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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%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“charcuterie” (7 reviews)
“octopus” (7 reviews)
“duck” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
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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

Thank Joanna R
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

Thank EastCoastJedi
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Was staying on the north side of the river and walked over the bridge to the other side for dinner. Tried one restaurant (Ceia's sister restaurant across the street), but they were full. I did find a seat at the bar here (this place is...More

1  Thank slobird
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The wine list! The PATE?! OH MY! Rich and decadent, the gnocchi were ALMOST perfect (the bechamel had a slight flour feel...) crab sauce with a touch of truffle oil... is one of the most delicious things I've eaten lately. Duck? What a crazy good...More

Thank Rita V
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We dropped in after wandering up and down State Street and expected an unassuming pub. Instead, we found fine dining. The restaurant occupies the entire three-story building. We ate on the second floor. Even though there is a big bar and the walls are exposed...More

Thank JandFF
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

J- thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We enjoyed having you! Nancy

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing corn soup...silly, I know, but cooked simply and sublimely. The delicacy of this dairy free item is a clue to what their chef can do. We returned a second time on our short vacation to try it again and weren't disappointed. Ceia's Kitchen is...More

Thank enigmander
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a busy place so you will want to make a reservation. We arrived early for our reservation and really enjoyed taking to the bartender who knew quite a bit about the delicious rose I was trying. Once upstairs, the service was good, and...More

Thank steph1
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Two friends and I ate dinner there on a Friday night. My friends were running about 30 minutes late, and I ordered an Old Cuban while I waited. The small bar was busy, and the drink was great. Service was matter-of-fact, not friendly or sour....More

1  Thank JeffK175
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Jeff- sorry you weren't met with a friendly focus on your experience. We will review this with our team. That is our main focus. Best Nancy

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Loved eating here! Food was eclectic & delicious, nice menu & drinks. They accommodated us outside with our big dog! Gave him water and didn't mind that a zillion people came over & said hello! Our server was Jeremy -- he was so kind, friendly,...More

Thank Masinir1
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Four of us came for brunch/lunch. We are not drinkers and so were not attracted by the cocktail and wine selections. We had a difficult time deciding what to order as the menu was very interesting. The waitress tempted us into starting by sharing their...More

1  Thank Marian C
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Questions & Answers
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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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