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Ceia Kitchen & Bar

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38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610 (Essex St)
+1 978-358-8112
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Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Denise G
Hopedale, MA
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Diana R
Rowley, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 no appetizers that were at all appealing except for the Charcuterie board. Everything else was... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Rob Q
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Burger and Chacuterie are awesome. Rest of food is just overpriced and eh. Service is good at bar, but stay away on weekends.

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1 Thank NbptUH
New York City, New York
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156 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A three story brick building with exposed beams and tables outside provides lots of atmosphere . The food is eclectic American bistro. Good quality but not fancy. Oysters were fresh and local. Duck was cooked perfectly. We sat at the copper topped bar and enjoyed the wine list that included lots of interesting and affordable choices. The bar staff were... More 

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Thank Catherine c
Boston, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have usually appreciated and enjoyed the food at Ceia. We were there this past weekend for the first time in a while and and weren't impressed.We did not have a reservation and expected Ceia to be busy. It was surprisingly slow when we arrived on a Saturday night. Many open tables and open seats at the bar. They have... More 

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Thank ropqsr
Newbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Went for drinks and apps on a whim with my spouse. Drinks and apps were very overpriced for the quantity! Paid about 75 for a couple of drinks and apps. Bar tender ignored us and spoke with the only other patron (young female) at the bar. Will not be returning to this over priced, underwhelming restaurant.

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Thank Lobstashell
Naples, Florida
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Menu was limited, service uneven on a Sunday night. Prices were high for what you received. Salad was the winner. Had bluefish. Was diappointed. Haddock was good.

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Thank Skyydog
Hudson, New Hampshire
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217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stopped here after a day on the beach because it was the only place with open outdoor seating. The service was prompt and friendly with a very professional wait person. The wine selection was very good but no value-priced wines by the glass. We ordered the Octopus and Calamari appetizers. They were beautifully presented although the portions were very... 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?