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Bramble & Brine
Bramble & Brine
  • Address:
    315 Rehoboth Avenue
    Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
    Neighborhood:
    Rehoboth Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $30 and under

Bramble & Brine Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brambleandbrine.com
  • Phone: (302) 227-7702
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Churchman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For larger events, we are happy to rent out the entire restaurant to fulfill your needs. Availability is limited and seasonal rates may apply.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fifth Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bramble & Brine
Bramble & Brine, opened by husband/wife team Megan and Joe Churchman, is a neighborhood gem located in one of Rehoboth"s main street cottages. Originally built in the early 1900's and restored keeping true to its turn of the century charm, the atmosphere is both elegant and inviting. The ever changing, global inspired menu is rich with handcrafted dishes prepared utilizing a fusion of classic and modern techniques. A special chef's menu with meticulously selected wine pairings is available on weekends in a private room for parties of 2 to 12 guests on a first come, reservation only basis and is highly customizable with advanced notice. Antiques throughout the restaurant are offered for sale and provide an engaging setting in what feels like a formal dining room in a home from the past. Be sure to visit the marble top bar for prohibition era cocktails and pour over the extensive wine list. We can't wait to serve you a truly remarkable meal and unique dining experience!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent dinner and service. Fairly new restaurant that we heard many good things about. Certainly lived up to our expectations. Veal chop was fantastic"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Really enjoyed taking my family (2 kids 18&16) to dinner here. Everything was very good and I highly recommend visiting. I would not recommend bringing young children here."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Have been twice. Love the house for the restaurant. Cozy and lively. The food has been more miss than hit. The chestnut ricotta salad was a tangle of brambles that stick in your throat. The duck was tiny and over-salted. The pancetta wrapped rabbit loin was also briny, tough and tepid. The one hit has been the veal chop."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had the duck, halibut, beef short ribs, and a ribeye. All of it was fantastic, we all could stop ourselves from eating off each other's plates. Short ribs are especially recommended"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "By far the best meal I have had in the entire Rehoboth area. Creative menu, especially well prepared, good service. Everything from appetizers to entrees to dessert was excellent. I hardly ever post reviews and have gone out of my way for this restaurant. I will be back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had the rib eye steak it was worth the money. Although our waitress was very pleasant, the service was not satisfactory. When you are paying $35.00 for rib eye you expect a certain level of service, even at the beach."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The best meal the four of us had in a very long time. By far the best restaurant in Rehoboth!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was our third time at B&B and have never been disappointed. A huge upgrade to the Rehoboth dining experience. Food is beautifully cooked and presented, staff is knowledgeable and professional, and bar makes excellent cocktails in addition to the very satisfactory wine selection. Kudos"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were quite pleased to get a 6:30 reservation at the 11th hour. Food was good, small menu with eclectic choices. Our waiter Brian, was quite chatty, but knows his job."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "the best new restaurant in town...the 6th time dinning there and always a treat!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to our dinner at Bramble & Brine, however I was very disappointed. I made reservations once I heard about Bramble & Brine. The restaurant left a phone message to confirm our dinner reservation. We called back, for some reason, they had trouble finding the reservation because our name was in small letters-really-at least they found it. The next day, they called to confirm our dinner reservation again! How many times are they going to do this? Once we arrived , they seated us immediately, unfortunately, it was right next to the kitchen and every time someone walked by, they bumped into our seats--tight quarters! The portions were small and they were out of one appetizer and two of the maybe six entree's."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Nothing much went right the night my wife and I dined here. Served us warm Champgne to start, were out of at least 3 menu items, maybe more. My main course came out warm. Couldn't wait to leave. This Restaurant has potential. They need some SERIOUS Front End Management"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Caveat: short ribs entree is huge and enough to share but the duck entree was underwhelming and undercooked. Fuchsia puréed veggies are not for me. Tried something new but this restaurant is not my cup of tea."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in Rehoboth. The fresh ingredients, the perfection of blending the right flavors and the use of herbs is truly in sync at this restaurant. Be adventurous and try everything. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food one of the best restaurants in. Rehoboth Beach. I had the duck and chowder. Both were outstanding. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I are always looking for new places to try and this was a find! Great food, drink, and service. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I almost never write reviews BUT this restaurant deserves major kudos. My sweetheart and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary here. The table had lovely rose petals across the middle. Our waitress, Emma was lovely- bright smile and very honest, comfortable, and informative about the menu. The scallops were amazing- would like a double order next time:) I had the halibut, which substantial with an awesome puree and starch partnership. My boyfriend enjoyed the rabbit dish. Our desserts were equally yummy- chocolate chip cake and cheese cake. We will be back in August for sure!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "great service,knowledgable server,delicious food, creative menu, wonderful vegetarian meal, tasty cocktails, will go again soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have favorite restaurants at Rehoboth so it is a gamble to try something new. The locals probably know about this place and we have a new favorite. The halibut is a new entry and was perfectly cooked and presented. Our neighbors gushed over the duck and ribeye. I did have the ribeye appetizer and it was wonderful. And since the portions were not supersized we got to savor every bite and still want desert. I can't think of the last time I was remotely interested in dessert. For those with really small appetites, go straight to dessert. I am sure they are all worth the calories but my wife, who makes excellent cheesecakes, could not believe how wonderful hers was. I had the chocolate cake and I have never had anything like it"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is a great place with a good vibe. The food and presentation is excellent! Susan, our waitress , was terrific!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We made late reservations and still had to wait for our table. Not bad but a bit annoying. This restaurant is very loud (always is). It detracts from the FANTASTIC food. Biggest complaint for the night was our server. She was pleasant enough but had a definite opinion about the veal on the menu and over shared that opinion MANY times - she objects to the process to "make" veal and therefore has a "moral" problem with eating it. She shared this with our daughter at least 3 times when our daughter expressed an interest in ordering the veal chop on the menu. Our daughter ordered it, loved it but felt "lectured" (as did we) by the server."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a thoroughly outstanding meal at this restaurant. It definitely lived up to it's already lofty reputation, despite being opened for less than a year. The food is inventive and impeccably prepared. Service is outstanding and the room is incredible. We started with artichokes and wild boar served on bone, followed by an inventive chowder, rabbit wrapped in prosciutto, duck, and two great desserts, including a a completely new take on a banana split. All in all, it was one of the best meals we have had in Rehoboth."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Fantastic, delicious food served in a cozy room. The bar area is small, but comfortable, and the drinks are stellar. Fun menu and a comfortable place that has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant. Don't miss B&B while in Rehoboth Beach. It's a special place."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is the best in our area. From the staff to ambience to food it's all perfect"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The restaurant has received many very positive comments, so our expectations were high, but they were not entirely met. The "clam chowder" was a pleasant broth with small clams, but it didn't have much flavor impact. The loin of rabbit was cooked well, but the miniscule amount of sauce made the dish a bit spare. The pasta with fresh peas, etc. was okay, but angel hair pasta made the entire dish merely fair. Service was very good and attentive. In general, Blue Moon is still a better choice in the same price range."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Bramble & Brine has become a favorite for that special meal."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Opening last October, I began to hear rumblings about this new restaurant...excellent from the start. I've finally been able to get to Rehoboth to try it for myself. All four of us had a wonderful experience starting with the well decorated, charming ambience, friendly, attentive service and divine food. I especially enjoyed the beautifully presented and tasteful duck. Others with me enjoyed their choices of a very generous sized veal chop and stuffed cabbage. Desserts were well worth the calories. Looking forward to returning before I leave the beach. Fabulous addition to Rehoboth."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "One of the best meals we've had in Rehoboth Beach! The food was wonderful and the service impeccable. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Superb meal, even better than our first visit, if that's even possible. Perfectly coked ribeye and delicious halibut. Service so friendly and very professional. It's now become our favorite dining location in Rehoboth."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Megan, the owner, is fully engaged in the business and is amazing. She is personable and attentive to her guests. The food is really awesome. There is no rushing the customers out even though there is high demand for seating. The ambiance is perfect."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is a great, overpriced restaurant. Wine list is OK. Service was excellant, although server's knowledge of wine was minimal. Space is small and crowded. I found this restaurant to be consistent with friend's comments - Great, but overpriced."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Having heard the foodie raves about B&B we decided to celebrate our anniversary there. Tables are a bit close together, but the overall atmosphere is quite friendly. The house salads were superb offering many seasonal vegetables in an excellent dressing. My wife ordered the veal chop — easily the largest we'd ever seen. And, quite delicious. Hearing they specialized in duck, I ordered the duck breast.Extraordinary. Save room for dessert -- all of which are meant to be shared. Case in point, the cheesecake/parfait/ice cream -- that's one dessert. Wines were well priced and the cocktails serves in quirky pseudo-antique glassware. Consider this the perfect place to splurge for that special occasion (with prices to match)"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Much better restaurants in the area. If you were a regular patron, you received great service. If you were from out of town, expect no service. Food was a 3 out of 10."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Every year we try a new restaurant during Restaurant Week. We do so for the experience as well as anticipating a great meal at a reasonable price in that restaurant week is advertised that dinners are $25,$35, or $45. I will be clear that the food was good, but the portions were small and there were only two entrees that were $45. The rest were upwards to $65. We have been to Michelin rated restaurants that were less expensive than Bramble and Brine. To add insult to injury when the dessert was discussed we learned that there is an up charge on half of the choices. Our party of six left the restaurant very disappointed, likely never to return. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We went for Restaurant Week expecting special prices, etc. What we found was that B and B had at least doubled the prices of the entrees', but you received a starter, soup OR salad along with the entree and dessert. We dined there two weeks ago and I had a wonderful $23.00 pasta dish and a $9.00 Market Salad. This time the pasta dish was priced at $45.00. We were not offered the option of just ordering a course. We are not dessert eaters and it seems as if we paid around $11 for a piece of cake that we really didn't want. We think this was a rip-off. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "As always, this place never disappoints! We just love coming here. The entrees are outstanding along with the presentation. The wait staff and everyone involved are all so friendly and helpful. Best addition to Rehoboth dining in quite some time!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Dined during restaurant week in Rehoboth. Service was rushed & very inexperienced. Salad offering was substituted because they did not receive delivery but we were not informed of change only found out when asked what we were actually eating. Admit that entree was good but not generous. Would only recommend for drink at bar & dessert."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten at many fine restaurants in our 40 years of marriage and the meal we had ranks in the all-time top 3. I had salt baked trout and my husband had pork tenderloin, both excellent. The dessert was to delicious for words. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Went here for restaurant week in Rehoboth to try it out and I thought I was back in Washington DC. The food was incredible, with beautiful presentation to boot. Service was friendly and prompt. The decor was quirky and the place had a neat vibe to it. Will definitely be coming back. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014