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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)
“octopus” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The owners vision for this upscale food and wine bistro has been masterfully expressed with the warm dining area and cozy bar. The wine selection is excellent and pairing with the artful food is wonderful. I love Paul on the bar! My one and only...More

Thank Vacationdiscount
Reviewed 25 February 2017

They were hosting a bday party upstairs so we sat at the bar. The service was extremely slow and the food was bad. The bartender returned the wrong credit card to us twice and didn't give us an itemized receipt but by that time we...More

1  Thank Candace914
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Candace - sorry you were disappointed with your experience but after reading your review with you staff- my bartender remembered having you at the first floor bar. To our understanding you didn't order any food. I imagine by saying bad you actually ate it. Can...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very small and quaint setting. The food is excellent and the menus is up scale. We go for special occasions just us.

Thank pblanchette
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We (mom, dad, 12 yo son) stopped in on a Saturday and felt lucky to get a table, but were seated upstairs. The food was very nice. I had the duck. Very tasty. The drinks and beer selection was very good. The service was friendly...More

Thank twschoenfeld
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Ceia just by chance walking the streets of Newburyport on January 2nd. It appeared to be a nicely appointed establishment with an interesting menu. The restaurant was almost empty when we arrived for an early dinner. This allowed for a choice table...More

Thank Vesper5555
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Went here for our anniversary because our fave restaurant Loretta was having their one year anniversary party and altho' we were invited-we were looking for something more intimate and quiet that night. Figured we try Ceia. Service was great. Food was okay-not great and frankly-I...More

5  Thank lisac1962
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Ceia is a beautifully appointed restaurant with the loveliest servers. I have been there three times recently. They were all underwhelming. This is the kind of place I used to come for a cozy experience in a warm environment yet for a hearty meal ,...More

3  Thank Denise G
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Denise- any chance you can connect - I read your review and i want to make sure we are speaking about same ceia- when you note Iberian i believe your speaking of Portugal and Italian dishes we prepare. We have been in business for a...More

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived upon their opening at 4 pm for an late afternoon gathering of family and friends. We ordered the cheese and meat tray (the large version) and it was all very tasty. Wine selection from the bottle was very nice. Rave reviews for the...More

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a local diner and have eaten here many times. On the plus side the food is usually fine, not great. My big issue is the value. I get farm to table, local ingrediants and paying for quality. But tonight was ridiculous. First, there were...More

3  Thank R J
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is wonderful and very relaxing; service was outstanding with a friendly and courteous staff, especially the bartender Jeremy and our server Julia, made the experience even more enjoyable. Food is amazing!

Thank Rob Q
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
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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