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Ceia Kitchen & Bar

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38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610 (Essex St)
+1 978-358-8112
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon 16:00 - 22:30
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Had a really nice dinner at Ceia. Lovely food and atmosphere. They were fully booked so service was a bit slow though. But overall, very nice!

Thank Luis Filipe B
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I confess that I have mixed feelings about Ceia. I have eaten here several times. About a year ago, I thought I would never try it again, but did. The dishes ranged from OK to quite good. My quarrel is that it is not great value and the service I experienced was indifferent. My experiences are mostly at lunch and... More 

Thank Travelingman074
Newburyport MA
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Met some friends here for lunch recently. We sat at the bar on the street level. Quaint eclectic vibe. I found the menu quite limited, not many choices (I'm gluten free). Ordered the farm salad topped with fresh lobster; it was quite good. The service was friendly, but super slow which was surprising since it wasn't crowded at all. I've... More 

Thank sweetjayne7
New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Went there with my friend, made reservations for later the same night. 7:00 came back and was seated on 3rd floor. The bartender was our server, he was a bit too busy but answered all the questions we had for wine and food. Had the code. It was so good it melted in my mouth. We spend around 150 with... More 

Thank ritaanders
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Had a great dinner. Three of us order different meals and all were excellent. Waiter was familiar about requests for similar wines to what we favor. Atmosphere also very good. many different apps to chose from. No room for dessert.

Thank mmem7
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We are from DC, in Newburyport for the weekend celebrating a friend's bday, spent the last three years in the UK, and on holidays eating our way around Europe, and found this to be a very memorable meal and dining experience. Firstly, lovely space. The service was very good. My husband had the seasonal gaspacio and fillet steak and I... More 

Thank doe74
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

stopped in for a quick bite and a glass of wine on a wednesday night not knowing too much about the place. the interior just looked very nice. was quite pleasantly surprised by the food and staff too.

1 Thank jenchan000
Conway, South Carolina
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384 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I had so wanted to rave about this restaurant and looked forward to a great meal with family. The atmosphere was very nice and comfortable and on a Sunday evening, there were few patrons so the service was very good.... The food was just OK.... We had an array of different entrees so we got a chance to taste from... More 

2 Thank ggcaiazzo
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Visited for a special occasion on a strong recommendation. Service? Requested an appetizer with 4 portions rather than 3 (we were a party of 4 and would pay the extra) and the waiter refused. Ordered wine and waiter brought over different vintage and chose to lecture table on how white wine doesn't age and the younger, poorer year would be... More 

4 Thank Robert C
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We made reservations based on a knowledgeable persons recommendation. We were having dinner with family from out of town on a Friday night. While we were seated right on time, the actual service was frustratingly slow throughout the evening - so slow that the second bottle of wine was never ordered. The bottle of wine that we ordered was actually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?