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38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610 (Essex St)
+1 978-358-8112
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11:30 - 23:30
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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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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner on a Saturday night is not my favorite way to try a restaurant for the first time, but I went ahead and gave Ceia a try this weekend. I'll be back! The ambiance is lovely, if you are partial, as I am, to exposed brick and burnished woodwork. The banquettes look like restored church pews, but they cannot possibly... More 

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Thank amherst_reader
boston
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 criticism would be the number of choices on the menu can be limited thought they... More 

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Thank Vacationdiscount
Albany, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 were so cranky from low blood sugar, the long wait, and bad food, that we... More 

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1 Thank Candace914
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

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 we connect to further discuss your experience- I would like to make sure our staff... More 

Newburyport, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Thank pblanchette
Peabody, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 and efficient. This is not the cheapest place in town, but the food quality and... More 

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Thank twschoenfeld
Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 and excellent service. The menu is very interesting, but is also quite pricey based upon... More 

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Thank Vesper5555
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 think 11$ for 6 tiny pieces of pasta as a appetizer is outrageous. The funny... More 

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4 Thank lisac1962
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 , inspired in Iberian culinary traditions. The last three experiences have unfortunately convinced me to never... More 

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3 Thank Denise G
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

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 long time and i want to make sure we are meeting all of our guests... More 

Hopedale, MA
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 fried oysters and burger dishes too. Decor and 3 story brick building were charming. Wait... More 

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 no appetizers that were at all appealing except for the Charcuterie board. Everything else was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
16:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?