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Ceia Kitchen & Bar

38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
+1 978-358-8112
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“charcuterie” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“duck” (9 reviews)
Opens in 4 min
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Soft shell crab special was excellent! The drinks were generous and well done. The tuna dish had a special sauce that gave a very interesting flavor. I did not care for the octopus appetizer, it was much too dry. Carrot soup was excellent. Should have...More

Thank AndresFortino
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved this restaurant for our rehearsal dinner to take place on Oct 2018. The owner Nancy Casewell charged our credit card twice for the deposit. When I contacted her multiple times via email or by calling the restaurant, I received no responses until i...More

1  Thank tiaparis2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner with terrible service. I later found $50 was added to my bill after I left. After emailing and calling restaurant, I never got a response. Food was excellent.More

3  Thank 84skier
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Can you please contact me directly Debbie- We have tried to connect with you- I believe I spoke with your Husband Joe - who had the sirloin. I don't have an email. 978 358 8112. you paid with a gift card and then the credit...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018

I have been to this restaurant on three occasions. The first time seated at the bar and it being very quiet the food and service were fine....not great just fine. The second time the food and the service were quite poor. These folks charge almost...More

1  Thank Sue P
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
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review about your experience with us. we look forward to having you back.

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 27 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

6  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 21 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

3  Thank EastCoastJedi
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27 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
Lunch, Dinner, 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 AM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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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