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25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
+1 978-358-8479
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (92 reviews)
“arctic char” (8 reviews)
“tuna crudo” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been wanting to try Brine in Newburyport for some time so when his birthday fell over this past weekend, we decided to give it a try. I made 7pm reservations for Saturday night and we were seated right away when...More

4  Thank TravelJunkie01960
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

While walking around for a street festival we stopped in for some local oysters and a small plate. Our blue fish pate and oysters were very good and they have a wide selection of drinks. Worth a stop. Great atmosphere and a few tables outside...More

1  Thank Josh79b
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We decided on this restaurant because we knew who was the executive chef. He had been chef in a restaurant which is now closed. Although the menu does contain a few larger entrees we chose to have a meal consisted of four small plates and...More

3  Thank dandt65
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent selection of creatively prepared small plates and entrees. Server was well versed in wine pairings that did not disappoint. Tried the bacon, egg and fried oyster tapas along with the lobster tarantine with lemon aioli - both impressive dishes. It's a small place and...More

1  Thank dbdevlin
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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