Ceia Kitchen and Bar
Highly recommend a visit here to this warm, welcoming restaurant when in Newburyport. Beautiful environment, inspired menu ranging from delightful charcuterie all were terrific. Enjoyed the heirloom tomato pizza with flavorful thin slices of sauccison, green olives & arugula. Light but satisfying! Delicious seasonal duck entree was generous and perfectly cooked. The entire seasonal dessert menu all looked wonderful. Went with the Apple cannoli and did not disappoint! Clever & tasty. All the warm flavors of the season in a perfect ending to an enjoyable meal at one of our favorite local establishments!
The food was tasty and hot, I would go again but they had too many patrons for the # of staff and music too loud, liked the selection
Plan on 2 hours for dinner for 4
Late in season so not crowded. Quiet, beautiful atmosphere and lighting. The cold corn soup was great and much more elegant than the name suggests. Highly recommend.
I went to Ceia for brunch on Sunday and we had a great meal. Both drinks and food were delicious. Service was a bit on the slow side but overall an enjoyable experience.
4th time back, always a solid, reliable choice. Sat at the bar and kept it simple, had a burger which was very tasty. My wife had the fish special which was flavorful but a bit overdone. Shared some Oysters and the beer/cocktails were on point. Service was a tad slower than normal as they had a party upstairs, bar was competing for glassware.
Very nice ambiance and good service. Food was okay except for the fried chicken which was disappointing. What will prevent us from coming back any time soon was the bar service. It took forever to get our drinks. My extra dirty martini was a disaster and they didn’t have my husbands preferred scotch.
Decent food, but their policy of no substitutions for sides is stupid. Really, you cannot substitute mashed potatoes for farro? Too lazy or elitist? For $26 for fried chicken, they can do better. Also they were out of at least 4 wines. Will go other places before returning here.
Great place for lunch and a conversation!
We had been to Ceia once before, for their prix fixe New Year's Eve dinner. We were able to return in August for an opportunity to order from the a la carte menu. I can sum it all up by writing at the outset that we returned the next night rather than try another restaurant--it was that good. Over the course of the two meals we had tomato and feta salad, moussaka, lobster carbonara (the dinner special that night), oysters, halibut, and octopus. Every dish was just superb. The service was perfect: friendly but very attentive. The wine list was small but very well chosen. And the desserts: the peach cremaux is astonishing. We will return in September for the Sicilian wine dinner. All in all, a truly wonderful restaurant.
The menu was small but everything was delicious, get the burger!!
Ceia is always are go to when we have a special occasion.
Visited on a quiet Sunday evening so slightly lacked a “buzz”. Food was very tasty and a little eclectic. Portions not huge but sufficient. Cheese and cold meat had as a starter was excellent, but maybe a little expensive.
Had a cheese and sausage plate which was nice, and fried prawns which were in a very nice breading. Lamb ravioli was good, not afraid huge portion. Pan-seared scallops were good but salty, certainly a healthy portion. Desserts were excellent. A fairly quiet place, with seating on the sidewalk.
We has a casual lunch with friends and we were the only patrons in the downstairs bar area. Windows open to the street on a warm summer day. Waiter was friendly and attentive. Good comfort food.
Poor service . The food was not up to par. Humid night no air conditioning.
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.