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