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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%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (98 reviews)
“chowder” (27 reviews)
“tuna crudo” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had lunch at Brine and were pretty disappointed with the experience. The food ran the gamut from average (sausage sandwich) to good (chowder) but the portions were very small/limited at their respective price points. We left the meal asking ourselves...More

Thank irawine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant atmosphere was very nice, but difficult to find parking. We were with another couple and tried several fish dishes. However the food was fare and over priced.

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having dined here many, many times, I was very disappointed with the food the last two visits. The pretentious offerings didn’t live up to the hype. Food combinations and flavors were below average, and overpriced. Service, as always, continues to be superlative.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an upscale, trendy kind of restaurant. My wife started with the soup du jour which was a tomato with, to my taste fennel, but we were told it was thyme overtones. Excellent! I started with the clam and pork belly chowder, with a...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 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 July 22, 2018 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 July 21, 2018 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 July 13, 2018

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 July 9, 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 July 9, 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
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April 14, 2017|
Response from JackW5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have Caviar!
November 3, 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
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
  • 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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