Perfect spot for a quiet meal. The view lends itself to watching the world go by, even on a rainy Saturday.
At West Row the food was fine, but not exciting. The service was very good but the restaurant is so loud conversation is a struggle.
Food was good but service was not. Restaurant was not at capacity and yet waiter was not attentive at all. Took over 20 minutes for us to receive our check after informing him we were ready for it.
The food and service was fabulous. My only complaint was the noise level got a little crazy and it was hard to listen to friends(there were only 4 of us).We ate at 6:30 and the noise level was fine then. But, the closer we got the 8:30 it got very noisy. We got a table away from the bar to decrease the noise level.That did not really help.
Best new eatery in Newburyport!
Wonderful service friendly clean accommodating, will definitely be back. Thank you
Great foods. Fun atmosphere. Outside seating is opening soon!
My friend and I went to this restaurant for lunch based on an in-law's recommendation. When we arrived there were two window tables available, but instead, they seated us in the middle between two other couples against the far wall. So much for making an early reservation. We both enjoyed our meals and had a very personable waitress, but my meal was mostly lettuce (curry chicken salad wrap) with a little bit of chicken salad. I literally forked lettuce out of my wrap to find the chicken salad. In the end, it really was delicious. It was just very skimpy. I was also surprised to get a bag of chips on my plate as the look of the restaurant led me to believe that I would get the chips on the plate without the bag. LOL Would I go back? If I was in the area, perhaps. Would I make a special trip out of my way like I did this time? I doubt it.
great addition to the Newburyport restaurant scene - not big but comfortable, nice artwork, great view of Market Square, and excellent service. Nice menu and great-tasting meals
We all loved our food, I had the seared tuna special. Cocktails are fantastic, love the ambience and decor and the staff are super friendly.
Very mediocre food, at best. Limited menu, what we had was not what we had hoped for.
I had the tuna tartar and the sliders. Both were delicious, but I especially loved the tartar. That will definitely be my go-to app in the future. My husband had the spicy shrimp with penne and that also was delicious. We've had lunches there as well, that have been consistently good.
Second time there. Great salads. Wine is very good. Menu is not overwhelming with nice selections and options but not too much. Recommend. Good decor. Comfortable.
Third time dining at West Row, food, service, and ambience above average. Noisy place hard to talk with friends and family during dining experience. Drinks were good !!
It was my second time at this rest. Sat at the bar the first time. Service and food was good the first time but this time food was ok and service was lacking. Could not get her attention for drinks water.
We’ve been here a few times for lunch and always have. Great time. The food is fresh and delicious. The decor beach and beautiful. A great spot!
Everything was great!!! First time eating there and we had a wonderful server and amazing food!!
Appetizers were excellent.
Entrees better than average.
Love the location and the ambience of the café/restaurant. We ordered a lobster dip for an appetizer, a chicken Caesar salad with shrimp and decided to split a cheeseburger. The dip was very tasty but there wasn’t much lobster and other items - although there was a ton of sour cream in the dip mix. The Caesar salad with shrimp was absolutely wonderful – the best item of the night. The cheeseburger wasn’t to my liking personally, (For the same price you can get the best burger in town at Brick and Ash) The waitress was great, she noticed we didn’t eat the burger and inquired. They ended up taking it off of the bill which was very nice of them. Based upon the ambience and the great service, I will definitely give this place another try.
Had a date night with my wife so we decided to try this place out for the first time. We've been to many of the fine restaurants around town. I saw an article in Northshore Magazine which is how we landed here.
I will say the place looked great aesthetically. Clean, modern, vibrant. Almost too vibrant (place was packed and loud) but we typically don't mind. Our server was training someone and probably over seated which made sense for the slower service. We weren't in a rush so no biggie.
I had picked out one of my favorite dishes in advance, the 1/2 chicken. I was disappointed however. It was overcooked/chewy and there was not much flavor/sauce to speak of. My wife's dish was great. She had the seafood stew.
The oysters to start were good as well as dessert (lava cake and creme brulee).
For the good and the bad, we will try this place again... perhaps on a weekday night as I think this visit was a fluke.
I love West Row! It's my go to place and I always have a great time.
Great food and drinks. Service was spot on. Music was a bit out of place - too loud and put of character for the setting. Overall I'd recommend it!
Excellent food, service & ambiance. I was there for lunch. Would go again, and am looking forward to going back for dinner and experiencing the evening ambiance.
Cute, unpretentious and friendly. Seafood soup was excellent. You can tell this is an owner-run restaurant.
Great time, great service! Loved the wait staff and the food was fantastic! Would definite visit there again.
Once again, we had an outstanding dinner at West Row. Food was excellent, service outstanding.
Beautiful restaurant with a nice view of Market Square. Food is really good. Quite reasonable price wise for NBPT
Had a nice birthday brunch for 3 generations. Food was good especially the fish stew, lobster dip, potato skins. The breakfast burrito was just OK - bland and no hot sauce or salsa was offered.
Crab cake appetizer was delicious but everything else was just okay. Cocktail was very good. Service was prompt and efficient but a bit unfriendly. Will give it another try for lunch.
This was our first time at the restaurant. We had a window table which was very nice. The inside was small with only 14 tables which were close together. The bar area took up the other half of the restaurant. The food was very good and the facilities were very clean. Our waitress was attentive. The only downside was the noise level. We were there at lunchtime and it did get noisy. It will be nice when they expand this Spring/Summer with tables on the outside patio. I will definitely be back to try other appetizer and entrees.
The steak sandwich was good but the pork was very dry. The rosemary cocktail was the best part
Valentines specials were great! West Row is local to us so we will be going back.
Our first visit to the West Row Cafe overall was very good. The waitress was attentive, pleasant, and was very willing to make minor changes in our orders. The menu is somewhat limited but certainly adequate. We each had a salad and an entree. The food was presented well; my wife's chicken dish was well prepared, and my pork tenderloin was good but a little over-cooked.
Dessert was also very good, so all-in-all a nice evening. We will certainly return, but reservations will likely be important to have!
3 out of 4 meals were very disappointing / all pasta dishes
Great food and drinks great friendly service!
Difficult to hear my friend. Food fresh and tasted good but I was surprised that the grain salads were ice cold. I had grilled shrimp on top so the meal was a jarring mix of warm shrimp and very cold grains.
Trendy new location with experienced kitchen. Noisy so better for parties than for conversation.
I’ve done multiple visits , food ambiance, service is great and makes you want to come back!
Friendly accommodating staff- a gem !!
Love West Row...everything is always wonderful. The only outstanding problem is that it is way too loud!
First time at West Row Cafe. Went for a Saturday night burger, which was good. The fries were very tasty. The fish tacos were just ok. Very loud. If return will sit at the bar.