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The Poynt

31 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
+1 978-358-8501
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
31 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has some of the quickest and best service I've ever encountered. We decided to try it for a much anticipated date night on our recent vacation and it certainly delivered. We managed to get seated right away and shared a variety of appetizers...More

Thank Umpqua42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After wandering the sights and sounds of Newburyport's Yankee Homecoming, we sought to distance ourselves a little from the crowds and hubbub for an early evening relaxing dinner spot. - We found it at The Poynt. It was our first visit, and it won't be...More

Thank Marc H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on our last night, a party of 6 adults and 2 toddlers. They had highchair, and put us in a family friendly section of the restaurant. The food was great and the service excellent. Had fun!

Thank maxbeaupregagne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently hosted our Rehearsal Dinner at The Poynt, and we could not have been happier with the event. The Private Dining Coordinator, Jeremy, was helpful and easy-going throughout the process - he knows the menu like the back of his hand and was able...More

Thank mjswims27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular spot in Newburyport ... it's typically hopping on weekends. I've been a couple times and really struggle with the menu. If you are a foodie with diverse taste, you will probably enjoy this restaurant. I have more conservative taste and...More

1  Thank sweetjayne7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lively restaurant with great food and service. Would recommend the fresh seafood. Also serve several good craft beers, a good selection of Pilsener, IPA, and Lagers.

1  Thank Frank F
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Nice lively atmosphere, good menu with varied items to satisfy most in the crowd and nice beer selection. We have been several times and the service can be hit or miss, although the last couple of visits have been great.

1  Thank PEK5556
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We went for lunch had been a while since we went to Newburyport. So the look was new, the kitchen was clean, enjoyed watching the food being prepared. But the food, presented beautifully, fell short on flavor. I had the soup special, pulled pork &...More

Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were walking in downtown Newburyport and decided to stop in here for lunch. We were seated at a couch area on the deck. It was perfect: comfortable and casual. The sangria was awesome. The server, Benjamin, was excellent. He offered to give us samples...More

1  Thank Becky Z
Reviewed 6 July 2018

First of all the service was great. The atmosphere and decor was great. The food should have been a wow but it was so bland that it made me sad. I am not a salt fanatic, but it needs to be added even if in...More

Thank Ayrmid
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-358-8501
  • E-mail
Welcome! The Poynt is thrilled to be up and running in downtown Newburyport! We are serving up a unique menu unlike anything else in town that includes a little something for everyone! Our menu includes dishes, created by our Chef Peter Hansen, inspired by many different cultures and tastes including everything from sushi rolls + wood-fired pizza, to New York Steak! Owners John and Laura Wolfe, who live blocks away from the restaurant, are thrilled to have opened a restaurant in their hometown + look forward to seeing many new + familiar faces! Please note that we do NOT accept reservations at The Poynt!
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