Ceia Kitchen and Bar
An exceptionally warm and friendly staff who took exceptional care of us, timing our entrees just perfectly when we asked for more time with our excellent cocktails. The flavors of the food were complex and new but not weird. We will go back over and over again.
This weekend's visit left much to be desired. Ceia should invest in better tables that can be stabilized, or fix the sidewalk bricks upon which their tables rest (but maybe a city thing). This distraction aside, my wife's pasta dish was so salty she couldn't eat it. And I like salt and also found it tough to eat (for her). I just couldn't bear to waste it. Dinner for 3, including a $46 bottle of wine (a cheap one on their menu), was $160. And that's with a shared appetizer, 1 burger, 1 ceasar salad, and a (too small) vegetarian pasta dish. No desserts, after dinner drinks, or coffee. To me that's steep for casual sidewalk dining in Newburyport. Happy to pay this kind of tab, but only if better across the board.
We went to dinner at 615 on a Saturday night. We had a reservation so that was good. We had a nice quiet table on second floor. We thought all was good but expensive. We knew going in that it would be. Food was very good. Linda had the burger and she really liked it. I had the lobster and scallop risotto. And that was very good. Pretty limited menu and definitely very high end.
Our favorite place. A unique, delicious meal with wine pairing everytime.
Food and service were fantastic. Our server, Paul, was truly the consummate host. He was always there to help, but never too present. Our meals ranged from burgers to lobster risotto, and everyone loved what they got. We had the large charcuterie platter to start and it was the perfect beginning. I had the halibut and was very pleased with it. Loved it.
Food lacked taste.
Cauliflower soup was bland.
Roast beef and lobster were disappointing. The dessert was so dried out we complained to the efficient waiter and she deducted it from our bill.
See Loretta Restaurant for a good example of quality, variety and price.
We thought we would be having a nice eating experience at Ceia. It was our 50th wedding anniversary.
Sadly, we came away disappointed in the lack of taste, presentation , quantity and Manhattan prices.
My wife and I went to Ceia's for our 2 year wedding anniversary and 1st Father's Day for breakfast at the recommendation of a friend. Everything about this place is stellar. The atmosphere is so relaxing with great design all throughout, and the open kitchen on the 2nd floor is such a great feature. Our server, Casey, was so welcoming & friendly. She also makes a phenomenal drink! My wife got the Avocado Toast and I got the daily special...two poached eggs with Hollandaise over Porchetta rolled with house-made sausage. No exaggeration, this meal was akin to a religious experience and we cannot wait to be back for dinner!!
Very pleasant staff and food.
Paul is the best!
The food was delicious! Presentation was perfect. I would recommend and define go back. The tuna was cooked to perfection.
Wrote a detailed Google review about a good but overpriced dingie restaurant.
We sat downstairs and review is based on our experience. Food was priced high, and the menu was limited. We ordered several appetizers to share. My Prosecco was warm. For the price, the serving size was very small. A $9 serving of epoisses was just 2 ounces. The Spanish octopus was severely overcooked, so we got one dry, chewy tentacle for $16.00. I understand that the restaurant business, especially in a seaside community like Newburyport is seasonal, and we expect a large-ish bill. But we expect way more from the kitchen!
Very disappointed. We got the octopus for an appetizer and it was fried tough and dried out. The risotto was very plain and the cheeseburger was well done when I ordered it medium rare. Wouldn’t recommend it to anybody
The food is always excellent, and entrees and presentation are unusually thoughtful. Nothing is plain, nothing is standard. Venue is romantic and comfortable without any pretentiousness. It’s a bit pricey for everyday dinners, but always worth it when we go.
Limited Mother's Day menu, reading 3:00-6:00 at the top. By 4:30, they were out of at least 3 of the limited options. Awesome wingback chairs and banquette pillows look good, from afar...they are so dirty it was off-putting. We had our charcuterie plate for 15 minutes before the bread to go with it came out.
Burger and salmon dish were tasty. Brianna was extremely sweet and accommodating.
Overall the experience was just OK. With so much competition in the area, I'd be hesitant to come back.
I've been to Ceia for a regular weekday dinner and it has been great- good food, good service. This was our second try at brunch. Granted, this time was Mother's Day, but both times the service was slow, the food was slow and cold. Try it for dinner, skip brunch.
I took my mother and other family members for Mother's Day brunch and it was a fantastic dining experience. The food was terrific and everyone enjoyed their meals, the wait staff was great, too. I actually just recommended Ceia's Kitchen to a friend who will be in Newburyport this week.
We love ceia. Everything we want in a fine dining experience without needing to go into Boston.
There was a bit of a long wait before we even saw our waitress (or anyone for that matter once we were sat down) which I thought was extremely odd since the place was not very crowded at all and we were the ONLY ones on the second level. However once they finally served us, the food was excellent and I would definitely head back there again.
Way too noisy on third floor. Service was adequate but on the slow side. Over 45 minutes to get meal
But main drawback was incredible noise level.
Stopped in for lunch . Service was exceptional. We had the lobster bisque and then spit their signature Burger. YUMMY! Cocktails were also different and delicious.
The staff was attentive. The atmosphere was quiet enough to have a conversation without raised voices. The rib-eye steak meal lacked in presentation but tasted fine and was a decent portion. The lobster and leeks pasta meal was not tasteful. The presentation was and portion was fine. The cocktails were excellent. Overall the meal was not a good value as the menu items were a bit pricey for the quality and portion. I would recommend a one time visit to experience Ceia for yourselves.
Very poor service and it wasn’t particularly busy.
Spectacular food, great drinks( thank you Paul), nice atmosphere. Service was a bit slow but all in all, I highly recommended Ceia!
My friend and I had an amazing lunch at Ceia. While I generally would not order a Hamburg in such a restaurant, wanting to try something a little more interesting, we did order one and split it. It was really delicious, with some great flavors provided by the unique cheese choice and other additions including a really great roll. We also split a shaved Brussel sprouts salad which was presented in the form like a crab cake with a crispy cheese medallion on top. It was so tasty and delicious! Last but not least, was the Flan which we also split. It had more of a consistency of a good brûlée but still the rich flavor of a great but delicate flan. The service by Paul, the manager was flawless. We will definitely return soon and if you have not tried Ceia, please do. Great environment too!
We enjoyed the service and food very much for our Easter Brunch. Charming and relaxing informal dining experience. Nice staff and great food.
One of my favorite restaurants ever. My husband and I always enjoy their homemade charcuterie. Great cocktails and superb food.
Too loud, too many seated at once, took too long to be served. Food good overall.
Lovely atmosphere, attentive service, and focused menu.
Worst Service Ever! Took 45 minutes to get a drink and another 35 to order food. Just the worst experience and so sorry that I recommended it to my friends.
Casual or fancy, you can't go wrong.
Limited menu for lunch. Bar keep less than attentive. We walked out after 10 min at bar waiting for even a question. We went down the block and had a much better experience at Black Cow.
Slow service. Waitress kept apologizing for the extremely slow service. The entrees were good not great for the price.
Enjoyable place, good food, been here before, will come back again, high prices though.
Burger that goes toe-to-toe with the Blue Ox burger. Ceia takes the split decision! Duck was darn good too!
Very cute and quiet spot. Kitchen easily accommodated our vegan requests with a four-course meal. We will be back!
Wonderful VDay meal at third floor bar. Kate very attentive behind bar. Four course meal was good. Not sure if it was worth $78/pp though. Definitely will return for regular menu.
Food is always good. They actually have three floors so dining upstairs is cool you get a great view and they have a separate bar too