Since its December 2010 opening (and even more so, since its 2012 move to more spacious State Street digs), Ceia Kitchen + Bar has earned rave reviews for sophisticated, flavorful fare inspired by the wine and food regions of Coastal France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. They've updated the casual dining experience with an upscale menu that is friendly and approachable yet still grown-up.
Ceia (pronounced SAY-yah, it means "supper" in Portuguese) cultivates a friendly, casual atmosphere. The exposed brick interior with mellow lighting, rustic wooden tables and featured cocktail bar beckon even impromptu visitors to this reliable, neighborly eatery where singles, dates and groups of good friends are assured a comfortable night out with delicious food and great company.
Seasonal menus, which change every six-to-eight weeks, feature daily sea catches, organic meats, fresh harvests from nearby farms and local purveyors' cheeses and cured meats. Pastas are all handmade on the premises.
38 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950