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25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
+1 978-358-8479
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (96 reviews)
“arctic char” (8 reviews)
“tuna crudo” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was encouraged by other reviews to visit here, and I was a little disappointed overall. Some of our small plates were good, the crab and the crudo, but the lobster tartine (small and $18) was on a soggy bland piece of what resembled a...More

Thank JHM231
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Brine twice during our long weekend stay on Plum Island. It was our favorite restaurant in Newburyport. The staff was friendly, informed and attentive. The food was creative and tasty. Brine has a wide selection of seafood and non seafood offerings so...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to try this place for some time, so we decided to give it a go for a birthday celebration. We went all out with oysters, salmon crudo and salmon mouse to start (very happy with all three), we ordered the special "corn pudding...More

Thank coastie55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I decided to take a day trip up to Newburyport and poke around. We stumbled upon Brine and decided to stop in for lunch...what a perfect little spot!! The food was delicious! Fresh, trendy and a perfect match to the location and...More

Thank kseaman
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A small cozy restaurant with spot on recommendations from Karin who also provided excellent service. We made a meal with some tasty bread, fresh oysters on the half shell, Hackleback Caviar and shared Crudo of Tuna, Salmon and Halibut. To finish the meal the Poached...More

Thank fudgbug
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We met friends for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience. Clam chowder and lobster roll were exceptional. Our landlubber was easily accommodated and satisfied. Relaxed but attentive service. Looking forward to our next visit to try other menu options.

Thank betomval
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

After our Whale Watch we footed it over to Brine. The reviews looked good on TA, so we took a shot at it. At first they were apparently understaffed. The bartender greeted us from the bar, we awkwardly waited for some direction from someone at...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Brine has been around for a few years and we never tire of visiting this small but very comfortable restaurant. It may get a bit noisy on busy nights but the food is always terrific, inventive, varied and beautifully prepared. And then there are oysters...More

Thank marc c
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Came tonight with high school friends. I don't usually eat oysters, but my friends ordered them. I did try one and it was fabulous. I had the best salad and salmon crudo. Food was so good!!! Drinks were yummy. I stayed when my friends left...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We loved everything about Brine. We started with some wonderful wines. The bread served is homemade and was so delicious, we ordered more (there is a charge for a second helping but worth every penny & extra carb). I tried the cantaloupe soup special which...More

1  Thank Rhonda A
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15 April 2017|
Response from JackW5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have Caviar!
4 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
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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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