Sea Level Oyster Bar- NBPT

4.4
389 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 389 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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patsfan
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was exceptional-raw bar oysters & shrimp cocktail, iceberg wedge salad and baked stuffed lobsters were all fresh & delicious! Mai tai was excellent. Our server was outstanding-attentive but allowing us to take our time. It was too chilly to eat outside but our bar top had a nice view of the water & a breath of fresh air whenever the patio doors opened. Highly recommend!

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CherylP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rebecca was a very attentive server!! Food was very good

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vipPuikaY
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great place to dine on a nice day out.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four went for an early lunch on a Sunday. The reservation made it easy to get a table. Our serving was so kind and welcoming and the food: AMAZING. The best mussels I've ever had. The food is well priced, but tastes SO GOOD. Even though we weren't outside, we had a beautiful view of the common.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good menu and service.

GM
GladforMMO
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such friendly people. They balance helpfulness with "letting you be" very well.

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vipDottiepat
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I know restaurants are trying to keep pace with things coming back online after Covid, but the service and set-up here needs to go back to the basics. We had three different staff people helping us, all of whom seemed to have no prior experience... or even just simple observational forethought. We had to ask for water, silverware, side plates, all at different times. We sat outside on the sidewalk and once the sun set we were completely in the dark. We had to use our phone flashlights to see what our food looked like. Please figure out the lighting situation if you're going to seat folks outside. The food was pretty good (cocktails nothing to write home about), so if you can get the staff game up to par it'll be a decent restaurant season for this place.

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ShelleyC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Eating outdoors was a real treat and everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested outdoor seating with my dog. So we got the front patio. Food was amazing and service was attentive and courteous! I love how dog friendly this location is as well as the staff.

Food was amazing. I got oysters, lobster roll with fries, calamari it was all so fresh.

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BrittanyN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the entire staff who made our first dining experience since early 2020 most comfortable and delicious! We only wish it was a warmer day to enjoy the patio, fresh air and views but it was still a great experience 😊

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vipNoValue
New England
35 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic restaurant. We had a high top table close to front. Our COVID concerns were of course were front and center, the restaurant relaxed our concerns and we felt very safe. Now to the dinner, we started with oysters Rockefeller, these were so tasty with a hint of spiciness. Today was the first day for they’re new menu. For our entree we has grilled salmon served with cous cous and a carrot vanilla purée. This was outstanding, the salmon was cooked medium rare. My wife had the baked haddock with roasted zucchini and mashed potatoes, the fish was moist and fresh...delicious. On Thursday’s from 2-4 they offer a buck a shuck, we ordered 12 oysters which consisted of 3 different types from cape cod and PEI. Outstanding briny, and so fresh. For drinks we had local night shift draft and a Spanish Tempranillo. We will be returning very soon.

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SeanT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good oysters, but they came after the meal arrived. Service was slow. Food was good but nothing out of the ordinary.

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kenS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Baked Lobster was over cooked. Made meat dry and tough.

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vipcarolh
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal on our way to Portland! Delicious ingredients and healthy options.

TC
vipTCL282
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the music was a little loud and made it difficult to hear the server especially through masks during these COVID times

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HayleyB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I wasn’t impressed with the food or the drinks but the service was just fine.

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vipSimina
New England
67 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Oyster-great, service very good, fish specials not good...had the halibut tacos (special) and fish tasted frozen, fishy. Ordered poke, came in a small mason jar...no rice, challenging to eat. Raw bar is best bet here

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vipJustforthe
New England
116 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have always been very pleased with this restaurant over all. One big downside, and more significant for me over the years, is the restrooms are located down stairs. I am unaware of elevator access to the restrooms. The restaurant is handicap accessible for those concerned with this.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great birthday celebration!! Amazing food, service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the birthday cookies & milk plate on the house! 🍪🥛🎉👏🏻😋

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were promptly seated. Our server was good. My only issue is that while the grilled shrimp tacos were tasty I think one shrimp per taco is insufficient.

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RobC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service, good food but it was cold inside, they didn't seem to have the heat on. The "market price" lobster roll was $27 with homemade chips, too expensive for the size and amount of lobster meat. draft beers averaged $8.50, with a decent selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The first time we were disappointed in our meal eating here. We’ve been here 6+ times, and always enjoyed our meals. They were average this time. We’ll give it another shot, but not loving this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great!!!

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RBDL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice birthday lunch on Saturday. Seafood was fresh, drinks were tasty, and COVID-19 protocols in place. But what really made it a great experience was the service. Our waitress, Adrienne, was so thoughtful. She was careful to adhere to our dietary restrictions and was just wonderful all-around. We’ll certainly visit Sea Level again.

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JillS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! We loved even how the meal and appetizers were displayed on our plates! We will definitely be back!

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DwayneC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the great food it was awesome!! We also liked the view while eating lunch.

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MKresco
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Sea Level.

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JessicaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Restaurant is really nice, spaced out and food portions meat their price. Great service, nice people and good vibes.

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Owoodrn
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

lovely quiet location with all safety precautions r/t COVID maintained. Returned for Chowder fries (definitely not healthy AND surprisingly delicious) similar to the French poutine that we have in Maine, but chowder is WAY better than gravy !! Comfortable, casual, adjacent to park and walkways by water, lots of little shops

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MichelleW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place and service was great. We went in off season and later at night so not busy at all.

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Cuzzin22
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food, not expensive. Great drink. I would definitely eat here again.

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SandraK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was outstanding. I had the crab-crusted haddock and my husband had the tuna steak. We had a great host and server as well to being the whole experience together!

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PattyM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Took over 15 minutes to get a drink.. Bar was way behind. Entrees were bland and overpriced. The calamari appetizer was very good however.

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kenh
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was easy on line
Service was great, food was prepared perfect.

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camper
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The waitress was very pleasant. We placed our order for appetizers and food. She brought them all out at the same time and when we complained, she said, I thought you wanted it that way. The manager also checked in and laughed and said the waitress was new. Three members of the party got the chowder which was cool when it arrived. They complained and it was taken away and more cool chowder was brought back. Over all is was a poor experience and we will not return. When asked why there were no fried clams, the waitress said it was because shipping costs for clams was too high - really ?????- we were on the seacoast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food an excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Host sat us at “best seat in house” Because we were first people there, place was clean and felt safe. Our waitress was extremely kind and made meal adjustments for us. It was my birthday and we got chocolate cake on the house. Onion strings and chowder fries were to die for and we will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s lunch. Food was terrific. Waitstaff accommodating and friendly. Felt safe social distances tables.

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Chris
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, but portions were on the smaller size relative to price. Good location and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal! A tad expensive in our opinion, but we always enjoy or dining experience here. Service was outstanding, but the restaurant temperature was a tad cold for us. That said can’t wait until we get back!

FAQs

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 389 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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