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Black Cow

54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
+1 978-499-8811
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Because of a dispute with the landlord, the black cow moved inland about 200 feet. Plus it lost its right on the water location, with the water view. It also lost its centrally located fireplace. It has two dining rooms—one also includes the bar. There...More

Thank 944S2
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gave it a second shot with a larger group. Our server was great. The decor is great. The food is good. The prices are off the charts for what you get. Been there twice now. Won't be back unless prices change or they come up...More

Thank Johnson01950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t realize the restaurant had moved it’s location. No longer on the water.. just water view from some areas. We arrived at 330 and found out we could NOT get the full menu, only the little muted bar menu. Had clam chowder and fish...More

Thank Mabhw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First it took almot 25 min after ofdering our drinks for them to arrive. We had a table near the window and there were at least 4 flies. Dinner was over priced and not very good. WHy does a filet in Newburyport cost 42.00 ???...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at new location. Inside is cool but you couldn’t beat view at old spot. View is of parking lot or street now. 2 couples ate and it was $300 with 1 glass of wine. Food was good, despite $44 steak being over cooked....More

Thank Mom2egad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fun time and great dinner. Haddock was great and liked the wine selection. Really like what they did to the new place. Like the ambience. Spared no expenses. Look forward to the next time.

1  Thank luckynbpt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner with friends. Had the lobster wontons, salmon pastrami and for dinner burger to die for and haddock. Loved everything! Highly recommend a visit! Topped it off with an espresso martini - yumm!

1  Thank cyndrougas120
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They seem to have had long enough to iron out kinks but wow... the service was really sluggish even with the dining room inly half full or less. Served wrong drink and coudnt even get a slice if lemon. Served steak and had to wait...More

Thank Veronica N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If a restaurant can get better moving 300 feet from the water this group had done it. The bar is amazing, service was the best, Wait was about 15 minutes on a Tuesday evening and was comfortable. We sat at the bar and enjoyed suggestions...More

2  Thank O359XGgarys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for an afternoon snack as we had late dinner reservations at another place. We sat at the bar and split the lobster tacos, which with fries and slaw. Excellent choice! We will be back for a full meal sometime.

1  Thank CornMann
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Response from Demi K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will:) Perhaps call ahead to let The Black Cow know so they will be prepared:)
Deanna L
14 August 2016|
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Response from RICK T | Reviewed this property |
4 of us each have a fabulous meal there. No complaints from us
3 April 2016|
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Response from sightseer12 | Reviewed this property |
They do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-499-8811
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