Sea Level Oyster Bar- NBPT

4.4
450 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
A staple in Salem now opening in Newburyport in the historic Firehouse Theater. Offering front patio and deck dining overlooking the Merrimack river
Featuring fresh seafood, raw bar, pizzas and sandwiches, 20+craft beers and cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 450 people are saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
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MikeS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oysters, tuna, and salmon were all excellent, cooked perfectly. The sides of rice and asparagus were equally top notch. The beer selection is quite good. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

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Susan
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Excellent salmon (with the black skin left on which I didn't notice until I was crunching it!) with mushy vegetables. Server Kelsey was great! Not what I expected. The hype of this place made me think the food and ambience would be better. It's nearly impossible to get a reservation and there's always a line to get in. Not much different than NYAJ that was previously in the space except there's seafood. Maybe it's the Newburyport location that attracts people?

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BryanMaryM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting up with friends from the Midwest, we took a chance on our first visit to Sea Level Oyster Bar. The scallops were extraordinary, the service was attentive, and ambiance was perfect for catching up with old friends. Although many tables inside and out were occupied, the noise level was fine as they were not at full capacity in a weeknight. We loved the oysters and wine selections as well. We will definitely be back. A great find!

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ACT1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We will go back here only if we can eat outside. It is too noisy.

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Scout59
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Lobster Roll on the North Shore. Packed with 6 ounces of sweet and tender lobster meat with just the right amount of mayonnaise and celery. Only complaint was I wish the brioche roll was a little more toasted.

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LoriN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. Crystal and Jill took good care of us. Had great suggestions for us and everything we had was so so so good. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
40 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for birthday dinner. We all enjoyed our meals (Braddock with crab, broiled scallops, fish tacos, plus calamari app). Good beer and wine selection. All very good.

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SusieK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable oysters. Fantastic scallops with gnocchi. Delightful waiter. Really a memorable meal.

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ElDel
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was awful for all four of us. Waitress was unfriendly

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Topaz
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great view of the water from the back deck, and service was attentive. Food was good but not exceptional. Flavors were fine, but haddock was a little dry and gnocchi were a little dense.

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viphelthehammer
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, very pleased with everything! Beautiful day to sit on the back patio !

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GatcB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate lunch here and sat at an outside table in the rear of the restaurant, overlooking the harbor. Just lovely. Our server was friendly and helpful and attentive to my food allergy. We had Mahi tacos and the swordfish enchiladas and both were excellent, very fresh. We did have drinks and I have to say the house special Strawberry Basil Shrub was so good I wrote down the ingredients to try myself! (very light, not too sweet, refreshing with a kick!) Would definitely come back to this restaurant.

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Luv2dineout
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a marvelous dinner with a super waitress!! Ate outside and, while it was a very hot summer night, I would suggest a stand up fan or two to make it more comfortable AND to keep the flies at bay.
Our waitress was attentive and happy…..and isn’t that fabulous considering she had to wait tables outside in the high heat!
Would definitely recommend and will return!

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vipLuv2eatout
New England
45 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. Service was excellent even with a server shortage, Garrett was very attentive to our table. Food was very good and we'll be back again

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kiki
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will be back!

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BetseyC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food: Had seared scallops with greens and Old Bay potatoes. Very very good.
Companion had grilled swordfish with greens and Parmesan/truffles fries. Also very very good.
Service friendly and efficient. Ambience comfortable and attractive.
If I had the choice, I would have given 4.5 stars out of 5.

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KimF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, delicious food, great service. Sitting on the back deck is a wonderful experience. Thank you

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KaleighA
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful views of Waterfront Park. Plus delicious cocktails (one of then best Mai Tais I’ve ever had!

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great lunch! Lobster roll, crusted chicken, fish sandwich...excellent!

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wheatfree
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks for the great service and the fish was delicious!

MB
MikeB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Atmosphere was very nice and the food was excellent - I will definitely be back!

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Bubbles
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great birthday dinner! If you want bread you have to order it first thing (and pay for it). We tried once our meal came, asked 3 times and gave up when it never came. They tried to charge us for it. Otherwise an awesome food experience!

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vipShellyAnn
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Sea Level. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The drinks and food were excellent. Nice vibe inside restaurant; it was raining, so we couldn't dine al fresco. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly welcoming environment in a great location. Super dog friendly. AMAZING food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle was our waitress. Excellent. Food really good

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RayT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All meals were delicious. Staff was great. They opened up the doors to the outside which brought in the much needed sunshine into the room! Would definitely go back.

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LisaF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Wonderful service and delicious food!

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LauraK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Fun casual place to eat. bring the kids.very good lobster rolls but they ran out of clam chowder at 7 😳

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vipCherrocc
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

All good except sat a table with 5 kids next to us who screamed very loudly the whole time. So, not a relaxing experience to say the least. I’d go back, but sit at the bar to avoid this disaster again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views for birthday lunch celebration. Excellent service. Delicious fish.

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CassandraC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here so much! Food is amazing, service was great, and our drinks were delicious!!

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vipSara
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our reservation we made a week ago for our holiday vacation dinner and the restaurant had a sign on the door saying they closed for the day. Why wasn’t the reservation system shut down then????

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csgg
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We dined here for our anniversary. Food was well prepared and presented, although my fish was a bit dry. Service was ok. Wait person seemed like she was phoning it in; she wasn’t very motivated, and when I asked her opinion on one of the specials she said she hadn’t seen any of that night’s specials so she wasn’t sure about how it was prepared. The hostess knew it was our anniversary but the wait person didn’t. Dessert was really good. Ambiance was quite loud. Overall I’d give them a B.

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GloriaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the scampi oysters and seafood pie with mashed potatoes in sherry cream sauce.
The food was amazing! Would definitely go back!

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vipFitnessfrou
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thé fish and seafood is very very fresh.

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Sunny64
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Great food, service & views! We almost always eat outside facing the river. SO GOOD!!!

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KarenJ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and view!
Would definitely go back
Service was a little slow but we didn’t mind

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Cilly
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, service a bit lagging but server was very pleasant- A little pricey for type / quality of food but still worth it! One negative note: they put too much lemon on the vegetables as a side- so that when layered with the truffle fries and grilled fish they got soggy and tasted of lemon ( and I’ve had their truffle fries in the past separately and they are fabulous) Nice night overall!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. Our host had exceptional customer service. She was very warm, welcoming and ensured we had all we needed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, good location.

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You can order delivery directly from Sea Level Oyster Bar- NBPT using the Order Online button. Sea Level Oyster Bar- NBPT also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 499-8862.

Sea Level Oyster Bar- NBPT is rated 4.4 stars by 450 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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