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25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614 (Essex St.)
+1 978-358-8479
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location was fantastic. We traveled nearly two and a half hours in traffic one of the 8 best clam chowders in the greater Boston area. The restaurant itself was very nice providing a pleasant atmosphere with friendly staff, however, we waited nearly 25 minutes for two "clam chowders". This was not clam chowder, but rather salty water with three... More 

Thank T W
Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really good time at Brine during their anniversary weekif specials ! Oysters , ambiance good! Glad we got the dollar oyster specials! Good homemade bread. Small restaurant, quaint. Will go back

Thank c0l70
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Had very good food and service at Brine. Pricing is a little on the high side but food and service make this little place a good find! Seafood was done right. Oysters were fresh and a nice wine selection here pairs well with their menu. A little cold by the door so try and sit up in the back.

1 Thank Mark D
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

We recently visited Brine for dinner with a friend. The ambiance was nice but our table by the door was a bit drafty. Our waiter, James, was friendly, knowledgable and professional. We started off with a dozen oysters. They were wonderful but at $3 each a bit expensive. Each of us had steaks based on James' recommendation. The filets were... More 

1 Thank Harold D
Peabody, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

It took a couple of tries, but we finally stopped in on a night where we could be seated right away on a Friday night. It was worth the wait. The food was very good. We ordered a couple of different fish entrees. They were both creatively prepared and tasty. The restaurant seems like it was intended to be a... More 

Thank twschoenfeld
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere, good service, relatively reasonable pricing. Food is refined but neither unique nor innovative.

Thank emizco
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I went to Brine on New Years Eve for the first time with a party of 8. And typically thats not an ideal time for a dry run, especially with such a large group. All I can say is WOW. Perfect service, totally impressive food, excellent wine list, cool atmosphere. Is there anything else you could ask for? Several people... More 

Thank northshoregirl
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We had the good fortune of being able to get a last-minute reservation for six at Brine on a typically busy Saturday night, after cocktails at Ceia (Brine's sister restaurant on the opposite side of State Street). I'll say, in advance, that the only factor that kept me from giving a "five star" review was our being seated near the... More 

Thank AnnisquamAdventurer
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch at Brine. Place was full and there were only two tables left. Service was very professional we were warmly greeted by our server. My wife had a glass of sangria with some winter species that she really enjoyed. Our meal was first rate and the fish dishes all fresh. The soup deJour was especially good. We... More 

1 Thank Jim Boston M
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

If the line out the door doesn't convince you, hopefully this review will. If you like raw stuff, this is the place for you. Carefully selected oysters, creatively prepared crudo and small plates...and yes, caviar. All served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. They'll even tell you what kind of oysters are on your plate and what kind of finish they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?