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25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
+1 978-358-8479
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (93 reviews)
“tuna crudo” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was superb, friendly and attentive! Drinks unique and delicious! The Food, Unreal, the PEI oysters were spectacular; the chowder and beef tartare divine. The lobster dish with fennel confit,root vegetables and lentils was generous, a work of art and the flavors complimented each other...More

Thank K7196FClauriec
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We had dinner here and came away thinking that this chef is going places. The scallop dish I had was tremendously imaginative; my wife's cod entree was perfect; and the wine list is surprisingly long and complete for a restaurant of this size. The only...More

Thank JandFF
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were fortunate to get a table on a busy Saturday in Newburyport and are delighted that we did. Selected a couple of the oyster options and they were superb! Chowder is unique and some will not like it but we enjoyed it for the...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We went with another couple, on Monday night -Columbus Day. We had high hopes based on reviews and we were not disappointed! Everything was delicious and the service was superb. We all tried new things (only one of us is an "adventurous" diner--the rest of...More

Thank Peg9_13
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lunched at Brine with my BFF’s. It was loud and raucous when we arrived (small space), but quieted down as we were on the late side. The food was delicious - fresh and well-prepared. We hand the clam/pork belly chowder, crispy deviled eggs for apps....More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Just went for the first time. Excellent service and food. Had raw oysters and crudo, recommending both. Will return.

Thank LOandBO
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My wife and I had dinner here with my brother and his wife. It's easy to understand why this is one of their favorite restaurants in the area. Nicely decorated, great menu choices and in our case a wonderful server who took great care of...More

1  Thank Dale T
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Selected from trip advisor. Conclusión: Not good. But excellent. Exquisite. Wow. Flavors were soft but excellent. Service: friendly and great.

Thank Juan Ignacio G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We come back year after year since its inception 2013. The flavor combination and service is impeccable.

Thank CtNoname
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We sat on the window on a sunny fall day taking in the sights on State street. Service was very good and attentive. We had the chowder which was really and delicious. Different from the thick, heavy New England Chowder. We also had one of...More

1  Thank BeachcrazyBoston_MA
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Questions & Answers
14 April 2017|
Response from JackW5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have Caviar!
3 November 2016|
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Response from Kelly M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they are open for Thanksgiving. Does not seem to have reservations available so either full or not open would be my guess but give them a call! I am sure they would easily accommodate a vegetarian diner. They... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
    (Essex St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-358-8479
  • E-mail
Welcome To Brine! Newburyport's First Oyster, Crudo and Chop Bar! We have differant oysters available each and every day, the freshest seafood selections, and prime beef selections from the butcher. Enjoy live shucking behind our bar as well as intriguing seafood preparations created daily by our Chefs. Brine serves dinner until 10:30pm Monday- Wednesday, and 11:45pm Thursday- Sunday. We are also open for lunch Saturday & Sundays 12:00-4:00pm. The interior is beautifully decorated with notes of stainless steel and a beautiful marble bar as the focal point. Come enjoy a delicious meal with us at the bar or a table and relax a bit, in our fun, upbeat cozy spot right in the center of State Street!
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