Welcome To WEST ROW

An American Bistro & Neighborhood Eatery

Sun: 11am - 9pm
Tue-Thur: 11am - 9pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 11pm
Closed Mondays


Featured Dishes

West Row serves up American regional cuisine with a twist. Here are a few samplings:


avocado, seaweed,
sesame soy, crostini


Tuna Tartare


roasted apples butternut squash, spinach,
crispy potato cake


Maple Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

West Row Burger


fried wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, gruyere, roasted tomato aioli, fries & slaw


Roasted Chicken


garlicky spinach,
roasted fingerlings




West Row Cafe & Bar achieves that delicate balance between atmosphere and attitude – a neighborhood bistro for casual fine dining, whether you’re treating your family to dinner or looking to impress a first date.

From its prime location at 35 Market Square, the heart of the Newburyport restaurant scene, West Row Café & Bar has fast positioned itself as a hip yet family-friendly neighborhood bistro where locals come for a fun lunch or dinner.

Owner David Pierre and Executive Chef, Chris McGowan’s vision for a warm and welcoming neighborhood bistro begins with the soft blue-gray walls reminiscent of a day at the ocean.

The restaurant’s decor invokes pride of place, from the nautical theme of the menus to the historic photos of Market Square adorning the restroom walls. 

The restaurant makes smart and efficient use of the space, with a lively bar area and table seating for 40. In fine weather, an outdoor patio overlooking Newburyport’s pedestrian-only Inn Street seats an additional 38.



West Row Café is constantly offering special events, private Wine & Beer Tastings, Holiday Dinners and other special events.

Please check back from time to time to see what’s new!



What our customers say about West Row Cafe!

"YAY! The drinks, atmosphere, location and food were all parts of what I hoped West Row would be! The interior is clean and inviting, and the large bar is very welcoming! I was impressed by the selection of craft cocktails - I easily could have stayed the whole night and tried one of each. My friends and I split the lobster dip, crab cakes, sliders and tuna tartare - all of which I recommend ordering and splitting amongst your party!"

Alexandra D. - Melrose

"From start to finish, West Row offers a 5 star experience. Stroll through the quaint, gorgeous streets of Newburyport and find yourself wandering in the front doors. The interior design is nautical, upscale, and welcoming. A long, white marble bar invites you in for a glass of wine (or three). Stay for dinner, and prepare to be amazed. We started with the tuna tartare, lobster dip, crab cakes, and pulled pork sliders. The plates were practically licked clean. The tuna was seasoned to perfection. The lobster dip ventures far beyond the typical lobster flavors and offers a profile of taste that is unrivaled. The crab cakes were crispy, flavorful, and light. The sliders moist and well seasoned. West Row is a tremendous addition to downtown Newburyport. You will not regret stopping by and you certainly will not regret hanging around and trying everything on the menu."

Alexandra N. - Boston

"If I could give it more stars I would. Stopped in yesterday for a quick bite to eat and the place was extremely busy. The food came out quickly and was delicious. I had the french dip, which I would highly recommend as a great lunch item. The fries had a great crunch to them, the coleslaw was fresh, the sandwich had all the components of a french dip perfected. The service was fantastic and the whole restaurant had a great feel to it with a nice open kitchen. Great location right in Newburyport. I will absolutely be back again. Can't recommend this place enough. Well done!!!"

Cody T. - San Francisco

"Love this cozy new spot in town! Tables were booked up when we arrived at 5pm on a Saturday night but we were able to grab a spot at the bar.  The West Row martini may be my new favorite cocktail. Tuna tartare was delicious and the kind of thing I'll find myself craving. Entrees were also good: we tried the fish stew as well as their cheeseburger. It was a great crowd and wasn't too noisy despite the smaller size of the restaurant and the number of people in the space. Looking forward to returning soon!"

M.D. - Newburyport


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Contact us today and we'll be happy to assist you!



Check out some of the dishes we serve! View our Menu for more information!