Crave – A Modern American Restaurant with Exceptional Food, Service and Atmosphere

By Laura Bentley, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Owner of Newburyport.Com, Laura manages Business Development, Fundraising, the VIP Program, Blogging and the Events Calendar.
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Crave: Wine • Kitchen • Tap is a modern American restaurant and a true foodie destination that emphasizes local and seasonal menu items.  Crave is located in Amesbury’s lower mill yard in a renovated mid 1800’s Boston & Maine train station.  If you are looking for an exceptional dining experience close to Newburyport, be sure to check out Crave!

The menu at Crave: Wine • Kitchen • Tap is all about sourcing the best ingredients, including hand-cut steaks, local produce and fresh seafood.  Crave makes a strong first impression by greeting guests with freshly baked popovers.  If you have an appreciation for high quality food with creative preparation, Crave will delight you.  Both the appetizers and entrees are exceptional and make sure to leave room for something sweet.  This modern American restaurant has incredible desserts created in house by Crave’s Pastry Chef.

Crave: Wine • Kitchen • Tap provides customers with two outstanding dining experiences under one roof. The main dining room at Crave has an upscale atmosphere featuring a refined menu.  The Gastropub serves handcrafted cocktails and casual fare such as sandwiches, small plates, salads, and scrumptious bar bites.

Crave’s bar plays host to a variety of craft beers whether on tap or in bottles or cans.  They have a nice selection of beer from breweries in the greater Newburyport area.  This modern American restaurant features over 108 brands of whiskey, as well as a thoughtfully curated wine list offering something for everyone.  Crave’s wine offerings not only feature terrific value options, but also plenty of reserve wines for folks who are looking to enjoy fine wine.

Crave: Wine • Kitchen • Tap owner Sean Toomey has also opened VASA Waterfront Kitchen & Bar adjacent to The Inn at Ring’s Island. VASA offers beautiful waterfront views and is located across from Newburyport.

Enjoy the welcoming environment, thirst quenching bar offerings, and mouth-watering food when you visit this greater Newburyport modern American restaurant.

Picturesque Newburyport Water Views – Exceptional Food and Service

Newburyport Water Views, Vasa Waterfront Kitchen & Bar

Which Greater Newburyport waterfront restaurant do we recommend for dinner, lunch, or just drinks and apps?  VASA Waterfront Kitchen & Bar has it all, picturesque Newburyport water views of the Merrimack River, a refined fresh food and drink menu, and top notch service.  The atmosphere at Vasa is casual and welcoming yet the decor has a clean contemporary upscale look highlighting a beautiful dark wood bar and dining room and a polished beach club feel on the outside patio.

VASA features creative modern American cuisine with an emphasis on high quality fresh seafood including an exceptional raw bar. Order your favorite oysters, or try a variety of and compare the distinct taste differences.  Even better try the shellfish tower, a beautifully displayed sampling of oysters, clams, shrimp, crab, and lobster.  Prosecco is available on tap, to complement the raw bar experience and the drink menu offers over 100 rums in recognition of Newburyport’s rum-running history. Owner Sean Toomey named VASA after a Swedish battle ship that sank in the 17th century.  When it was raised up in 1961 a bottle of rum was discovered completely intact and said to be the oldest bottle of rum in the world.

Open year round, VASA is the ultimate destination for those who appreciate spending quality time relaxing with friends and family while savoring the natural beauty of the water.  Enjoy outdoor seating on the VASA deck during the warm weather months and stunning Newburyport water views year round from inside this beautifully designed and decorated Greater Newburyport waterfront restaurant.

Located just across the bridge from Newburyport on Rings Island in Salisbury, VASA features the best Newburyport water views, and is the perfect place to host an event.  The two elegant function rooms can host 20-80 guests and the newly renovated Inn At Ring’s Island is perfect for out-of-town guests with 14 rooms and 4 elegant suites.  The Inn at Rings Island is the perfect spot for locals to consider when celebrating an anniversary or just deciding to treat themselves to a local vacation.  The rooms feature a refined beach resort style and guests can enjoy exceptional cuisine from VASA as well as many fun things to do in the Greater Newburyport area.

You are certain to be delighted by this exceptional Greater Newburyport waterfront restaurant.  Owner Sean Toomey has an impeccable reputation for managing every aspect of the dining experience in order to ensure a strong loyal following.  Sean is highly regarded for his Amesbury restaurant, Crave: WINE | KITCHEN | TAP and also well know for giving back to his local community.  By participating in the Best of Newburyport VIP Program, VASA adds significant value to the VIP Card and Mobile App, thus helping to boost VIP Card sales and raise money for many local nonprofit organizations in the Greater Newburyport community.  Present your VIP Card or Newburyport App at VASA and enjoy 10% off the food portion of your check


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