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Ceia Kitchen and Bar

4.2
810 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Ceia—Portuguese for supper (pronounced “SAY-ah”)—.

Executive Chef Paul Callahan creates comfort dining by creating artisanal breads, pastas, braises, and entrées with ingredients sourced exclusively from local purveyors. Armed with bicoastal cooking experience, Paul creates the seasonal menu as if he was serving it in his own home, and he often improvises new dishes based on the daily haul. A casual New England Bistro
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Portuguese, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11am-3:00pm Lunch: Wednesday- Saturday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:45pm
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Phone number
(978) 358-8112
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Callahan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Essex St
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Special events & promotions
wine dinners monthly
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 810 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.6
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnnO (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very popular local restaurant with incredibly unique approaches to dishes. It is on the expensive side, particularly for Newburport, but for a special occasion or need to impress this is the place to go.

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vipFoodie (New England)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The good was mediocre at best I would not recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was wonderful but after our appetizers, it took a full 45 min for our entrees to be served. It was a long enough gap that everyone at the table was mentioning it and getting frustrated.

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panemvitaeest (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful dinner from start to finish. Our server, Eileen, was lovely and attentive. Octopus was as tender as any I've had. Oysters "Rockefella" were perfect, Tagliatelle was delicious, and the NY Sirloin cooked perfectly. The wine went beautifully with the meal. Other than a very loud and talkative woman at the bar whom we tried to just tune out (not the restaurant's fault, and we chose to sit on the first floor near the bar), it was a very nice, long awaited night out. We'll be back, and can recommend Ceia very highly!

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vipMJP2558 (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Same owners as Brine across the street. Food and service ok, nothing out of the ordinary or special. Mushroom risotto was good, sirloin steak average, octopus was good, signature burger was ok. Drinks were on the small side as well as the wine pours. Manager was very friendly and came over to introduce himself. Talked about both of their locations and menus. Been around for 8 years ??? I guess they are doing something right.

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CCCBoston (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Ceia is my favorite restaurant in Newburyport. Dishes are extremely creative with layers upon layers of flavors. Excellent charcuterie. Wonderful, diverse wine list. Delightful staff and manager. Great for date night, girls night out, or the whole family. The three floors ofter distinctly different atmospheres. I love the third floor the most!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

This experience was the same as our first. Nothing short of wonderful. Great location in a great town. Atmosphere is very welcoming and warm as are the staff. Servers are very nice and knowledgeable about the food and so is the bartender and managers. The food itself is just so good. Presentation to flavor. Quality is from when you walk in to when you leave.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a wonderful meal last time we went there and this time was a very different experience AND we ordered the same thing both times! We were puzzled as to why the meal was disappointing this time!?

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Our experience was perfect. Our bartender/server of the great bench/ booth seating aside the bar itself was so ideal. We never wanted for 1 minute a thing that was not at our table.

Time had not presented itself with the treasured friend that dinner was shared with in a year. Could not have been more of what we needed then to find ourselves at this spot!

Thanks for the patience on our improv picky photo sesh to capture the moment!

We will be back, when back on the East Coast again!

Cheers,
Kristina

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great meal!

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