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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” (98 reviews)
“chowder” (24 reviews)
“caviar” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Service: Incredible. Absolutely incredible. It was my mother’s 70th birthday which I had mentioned while making the reservation. Upon arrival, the hostess wished my mother a happy birthday and made her feel like the most important person in the restaurant the whole night. It was...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner here with family...all our entrees were delicious and the drinks were great. Our bartender was so friendly while we waited for our table.

Thank cindy m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A sudden change in plans created the opportunity to visit Brine. We found that the creative combinations made for delicious dishes but also had traditional choices. Recommend the raw seafood appetizers such as the Tuna, and sea bass as the main meal. Also a must...More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to splurge and eat a late dinner at Brine. I'm not even a big seafood fanatic but this place made me a believer! The buck-a-shuck oysters were a great start. My wife and I both had the striped bass which was fantastic, cooked...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fabulous dinner for seafood lovers. We had the soft shell crab appetizer (the day's special) and jumbo shrimp with house made cocktail sauce and then the day's market fish. Generous portions that left us satisfied but not overfull. Great wine list with some really unusual...More

Thank johnB6501VB
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I brought a date here. The space itself is small, but that's hardly a reason to complain. We were seated right away. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. We ordered a lobster and caviar appetizer, which didn't take very long to bring out....More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Went here for a late lunch. If you enjoy raw oysters and crudo this place is a must. Each dish very pretty and tastes even better. Plates are small so if you are hungry be prepared to get a lot of dish ($$$$) or have...More

Thank Mike_bu_10
Reviewed 28 June 2018

It is hard to review this restaurant since there was not much for a vegearian to eat. It was really my fault that I trusted the description in tripadvisor and didn't check the menu. The ambience is casual and pleasant and the service was friendly...More

Thank NHtraveler60
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Eaten here for dinner three times and each one was excellent. The steak is incredible and my wife loves the seafood. The only downside to one of my meals is we got shoved into this table that shouldn't exist. We made a reservation so thought...More

Thank Johnson01950
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I love the innovative menu and selection of fresh oysters. The homemade bread is so yummy! Its a special treat to go there. I usually sit at the bar with a friend, not the most comfy bar seats but the bartenders are excellent, so its...More

Thank Paula Jeanne O
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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