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  • Review Count
    6
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  • First Review
    October 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 3, 2015
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    4.8
 
 
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Where laughter is required. Jacket & tie are not. Going out with friends or a special someone means choosing a neighborly place that feels as comfortable as home, where conversation flows as easily as a smooth cabernet. Welcome to Ceia Kitchen + Bar. A new kind of nightlife in the heart of Downtown Newburyport, introducing this area"s first extended kitchen hours for later night dining or tête-à-tête cocktails with flavorful small plates. Our exposed brick interior with mellow lighting, cozy banquets and featured cocktail bar beckon even impromptu visits to this reliable neighborly eatery where singles, dates and a posse of good friends are assured of a comfortable night out with delicious food and great company. The spirit of Ceia (pr. SAY-yah) is in the translation of our name: "supper" in Portuguese, the language of one country included among the inspiring stops of our coastal European culinary repertoire.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
consistently best in area
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Having changed chefs I was expecting a couple hiccups from what is our normal smooth easy evenings here. But the new chef is spectacular- we had the hanger steak in a Portuguese setup, the lamb pasta packed with flavor. Appetizers we had the cauliflower, scallop and octopus dish all yummy. no room for dessert. The server was knowledgable- she was new and delightful. We had a bottle of Spanish wine she picked for the main course. It was busy and the experience was great. No question Ceia belongs in a big city."
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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B&G Oysters is a modern yet classic take on the oyster bar. Located in Boston's South End, B&G Oysters has a decidedly neighborhood feel, combining polished but friendly service with fantastically fresh seafood dishes and food-friendly wines. B&G Oysters has received many accolades over the years for its cuisine and wine program including "Best Seafood" in 2007 and 2008 by Boston Magazine. <br /><br />This subterranean spot draws energy from its open kitchen which is surrounded by a white marble bar. In warmer weather, enjoy drinks and more on the stone patio; a favorite outdoor dining spot in the city. Please note that all reservations are for the interior of the restaurant. Our patio is available solely on a walk-in basis.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
seems less inspiring
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been a huge fan of the space and food at BG oyster. I am disappointed in the food quality as of late. the lobster roll was so small. bread soggy, oysters were butchered. Server had a slight attitude - hoping it was a long night the night before that lunch was suffering."
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2007
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Dining:<br />In 2007, Chef Jamie Mammano took his experience and talents to the suburbs of Boston with the opening of L’Andana. Inspired by its namesake trattoria nestled in the olive groves of the foothills of Tuscany, Chef Jamie Mammano offers the simplicity and freshness that defines Wood-Grilled Tuscan cuisine.<br /><br />Weddings & Private Events:<br />L’Andana, an elegant interpretation of a Tuscan farmhouse is a unique and luxurious wedding venue North of Boston offering an abundance of fresh, seasonal Tuscan fare in a rustic-modern setting. No matter what the occasion, it truly is a magical place to share all life‘s special moments. A stunning, flexible space, with unsurpassed cuisine and service. Our dedicated coordinators plan and personalize your entire event so you and your guests have an unforgettable experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
charming
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"it is such a charming experience. the service is good, the food is food the atmosphere is romantic. Its consistent and always comforting. my husband and I really enjoy the layout of space and the menu. a win win."
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion
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BRINE is the newest of Nancy Batista-Caswell’s inventive restaurant concepts. With BRINE, her hometown retains the buzz from two exciting eateries that she’s brought to New England through picturesque Newburyport.<br /><br />BRINE’s sleek, stainless and Carrera marble bar, industrial lighting and ample galvanized furnishings make the fresh fish and butchered meats the stars of the show. Drop by to chose from a daily smorgasbord of Ceviche, Crudo — fresh Bivalves, Tartare, Sashimi, Carpaccio — Cotton, Brandade, and Espumas in addition to select prime cuts and butchered chops. Carpet Baggers, Daily Dock specials and Po’boys will round out a menu of Italian and Spanish influences.<br /><br />Fans of our sister restaurant Ceia will find operational and culinary fluidity between these two hometown Caswell Restaurant Group establishments. Cheers!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
best food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/08/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"its more then just an oyster bar that's for sure. Its seafood main dishes and steaks are crazy good. beef was so tender and flavorful. the tartar of beef out of this world and their tuna entrée mushroom broth was ridiculous. Best spot north of boston. no doubt."
Dined on 10/08/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Where laughter is required. Jacket & tie are not. Going out with friends or a special someone means choosing a neighborly place that feels as comfortable as home, where conversation flows as easily as a smooth cabernet. Welcome to Ceia Kitchen + Bar. A new kind of nightlife in the heart of Downtown Newburyport, introducing this area"s first extended kitchen hours for later night dining or tête-à-tête cocktails with flavorful small plates. Our exposed brick interior with mellow lighting, cozy banquets and featured cocktail bar beckon even impromptu visits to this reliable neighborly eatery where singles, dates and a posse of good friends are assured of a comfortable night out with delicious food and great company. The spirit of Ceia (pr. SAY-yah) is in the translation of our name: "supper" in Portuguese, the language of one country included among the inspiring stops of our coastal European culinary repertoire.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
still my favorite go to
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"over the years this place is still pretty spectacular. Having learned about the new chef and where he cooked before- I was excited to head back up to Newburyport. His food is crazy delicious.. the lamb (best I have ever ate), a broccoli salad with an egg, a beet filled ravioli with poppy seeds, and a chocolate dessert with butternut ice cream. crazy. Owner is always here and always smiling makes you feel good about supporting someone like that. if your up for it check out brine (sister spot) for oysters before.. we did."
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Welcome to The Kirkland Tap & Trotter Our food is simple, hearty and approachable. It is how Chef Maws cooks at home for friends and family. At the center of the kitchen is our hardwood grill where you can find us cooking up any of our options to share as well as other grilled fare. Tony has designed an affordable menu, making it easy to eat here often. Keeping with the theme of The Kirkland Tap & Trotter being an every night of the week establishment, beverage choices will also be representative of things we like to drink. We invite you to drop by after work to try something from our expansive beer list, a straight forward and delicious cocktail or one of our many wines by the glass with our usual preference toward wines with a bit of funk. We’re open for dinner seven days a week.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
great dishes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"really enjoyed the pork belly main course, the shrimp special. space is really open yet intimate. Kitchen is super clean. line guys have some personality so its fun to sit at counter if you can."
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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