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Ceia Kitchen & Bar

38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
+1 978-358-8112
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good26%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“charcuterie” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“duck” (9 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My wife wanted to check this place out for her birthday. I called and made reservations, when I told the gentleman that answered the phone that it was for my wife’s birthday and that she was also eight months pregnant, the he told me to...More

1  Thank jkirton
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We've been several times and they never disappoint. They have great offerings that you do not typically see at other restaurants. The staff is knowledgeable, fast and efficient. Great space as well!

1  Thank johnffrias
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Ceia offers a nice cafe setting in an old brick building--copper-sheathed tables, a bar, and reasonably-sized portions. Companion ordered a kale Caesar salad so that she had enough room for dessert. I tried their chicken garlic sausage on fettucine with pesto. The sausage and pesto...More

3  Thank StarWeez
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We were so excited to try Ceia and so very disappointed with the actual experience. The atmosphere was just perfect - though very busy - and we were happy they could seat us upstairs without a reservation. Unfortunately, the food was terrible. I could not...More

1  Thank Ilene
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This place really hit the spot. We greatly enjoyed the prosciutto and brussel sprouts appetizer and starters. We each had the mushroom risotto and salmon - both were excellent. The wine selection was diverse and we topped it all off with the Apple dessert! Great...More

1  Thank Joanna R
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Joanna- thank you for taking the time to make a note about your experience with us. we truly appreciate you helping us spread the word- NBC

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Menu was awesome, drinks looked good, my pork belly app was unreal, but the bartender only seemed to care about himself. When he was taking to me, 4times in an hour at the start of a shift, he was present and seemed to care. Otherwise...More

2  Thank EastCoastJedi
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Was staying on the north side of the river and walked over the bridge to the other side for dinner. Tried one restaurant (Ceia's sister restaurant across the street), but they were full. I did find a seat at the bar here (this place is...More

2  Thank slobird
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The wine list! The PATE?! OH MY! Rich and decadent, the gnocchi were ALMOST perfect (the bechamel had a slight flour feel...) crab sauce with a touch of truffle oil... is one of the most delicious things I've eaten lately. Duck? What a crazy good...More

Thank Rita V
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We dropped in after wandering up and down State Street and expected an unassuming pub. Instead, we found fine dining. The restaurant occupies the entire three-story building. We ate on the second floor. Even though there is a big bar and the walls are exposed...More

Thank JandFF
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

J- thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We enjoyed having you! Nancy

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing corn soup...silly, I know, but cooked simply and sublimely. The delicacy of this dairy free item is a clue to what their chef can do. We returned a second time on our short vacation to try it again and weren't disappointed. Ceia's Kitchen is...More

Thank enigmander
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Questions & Answers
26 March 2016|
Response from Marion T | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if the restaurant is open for Easter. As for nut allergies, I think the kitchen would be very attentive to any special requests or needs. There were not any dishes that I remember having peanuts. Almonds... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
    (Essex St)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-358-8112
  • E-mail
Where laughter is required. Jacket & tie are not. Going out with friends or a special someone means choosing a neighborly place that feels as comfortable as home, where conversation flows as easily as a smooth cabernet. Welcome to Ceia Kitchen + Bar. A new kind of nightlife in the heart of Downtown Newburyport, introducing this area"s first extended kitchen hours for later night dining or tete-a-tete cocktails with flavorful small plates. Our exposed brick interior with mellow lighting, cozy banquets and featured cocktail bar beckon even impromptu visits to this reliable neighborly eatery where singles, dates and a posse of good friends are assured of a comfortable night out with delicious food and great company. The spirit of Ceia (pr. SAY-yah) is in the translation of our name: "supper" in Portuguese, the language of one country included among the inspiring stops of our coastal European culinary repertoire.
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