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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
  • "From other reviews we had expected excellent cuisine. It was not."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "This is a wonderful little restaurant that aims to please and succeeds on many levels. The food is consistently spectacular, the service top notch, and the experience delightful. Just ask and the staff goes out of their way to accommodate your needs. If you are fortunate enough to go for brunch try the pastry sampler. A wonderful selection of homemade pastries, breads, and cakes. One is more delicious than the next. We have visited many times for brunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Duck, seafood, beef, all carefully prepared with just a bit of a twist that take them from ordinary to extraordinary."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "After a rocky first try, this was our 2nd venture to B&B and things have gotten much better!!! Yeah! Someone was a litle heavy on the salt in the kitchen which all but ruined the carrots but otherwise appetizers, main course & dessert were all home runs. Artichoke and heirloom tomato appetizers were solid and satisfying. We stuck to the meat and potatoes and the rib eye was flavorful and not too fatty. I liked the way it was cut, more thick. The short ribs were impressive and delicious. Ended dinner with the macadamia nut deconstructed dessert which was fun to try and very good, but not something I felt was so great that I would need to order again. Our server was wonderful and it was a nice satisfying evening. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Excellent food. Felt rushed by the server. I was there last Friday night, and it was overall, an excellent experience. The food was cooked just right-- I wish I had room for more. The service was fine, but I felt like the waitress kept rushing us (party of 2). We didn't order any appetizers or salads-- just entree and dessert, and we didn't linger. I got the feeling that she pegged us as a young couple, with small bill = small tips, and wanted us out of there ASAP. She came over and asked about drink orders before we had even finished reading the drink menu, and she dropped the check before we were done eating dessert. Our bill was still >$100, which in my mind, earns us at least the time to finish our food before we're rushed out."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Don't miss this place - the food is spectacular. The duck was sensational - and my wife and I shared 4 appetizers - all excellent. The lighting in our section was too low - could barely see, and the rear tables are cramped. But if you want good food, get there and sit in the dark and EAT!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We LOVE this place and are never disappointed! Great food, great service every time!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had the heirloom tomato and the ricotta salad to start. Both were good but we struggled to find the cheese. For dinner we had the rib eye and spare ribs. The rib eure if anything was a touch under medium rare, which is how I ordered it. The steak was cut more in the style of a fleet than a rib eye which was a bit strange. The spare ribs were great. The vegetables that came with both dishes seemed like an afterthought. The chard was overcooked and the twice baked potato was dry and not very good. For dessert we had the banana split, which may have been the best dessert I've ever had. Seriously delicious. We also had the buttermilk donuts which were very good as well. Drinks were also good. Service was great and ambience was excellent."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "It was a challenging night for the staff at B&B with the computer and billing system going down but they rallied with great food and hospitality."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Thought entrees should be accompanied by side such as pools ya rice potatoes... Not enough on the plate The veal chop was undercooked and sent back for finishing Bread was under baked Really expected more after recommendation from friends"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We were excited to try this new restaurant in Rehoboth. Let's start with a lousy martini... An obnoxious table next to us.... Appetizers were a joke!! Here's where details matter! I ordered heirloom tomato salad.... 2 thinly sliced hard terrible tomatoes ( it's summer... Tomatoes are in season!!) with a tiny sliver of mozzarella and a few grape tomatoes. No heirloom here!!! Artichoke ap also a joke for what they charge. Entrees were just ok... Staff seemed miserable and annoyed with the crowded tables .. ( can't miss the facial expressions!) We dine all over the world and visit Rehoboth yearly ... If looking for fine dining go to Eden! We had a great meal at Salt Air and Lupe de Mar."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "A wonderful upscale restaurant that is very popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. Very interesting menu reflecting interesting appetizers and main courses. Unfortunately, the chef does not seem to prefer to cook meats much beyond medium. Both the duck breast and the veal chop could have used some additional cooking to bring them to the table at their best."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Exception food; perfect presentation; great service!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Beautiful dishes! Tasty honey juniper duck over scrumptious grapes...how did they do that?!!! My husband's rabbit was slightly overcooked but tasty nonetheless. A wine list with some delicious choices (and not outrageously priced!). Don't miss the dessert menu and the coffee served in French presses!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great food. The ribeye was impressive, perfectly cooked, generously portioned. The chocolate chip cake for dessert was a complex medley of sweet bites, cake, cookie, and sweetened condensed milk ice cream. Beautiful decor, great service. Well worth the hefty tab."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great little restaurant off the boardwalk. The staff was attentive and their recommendations of the short ribs & rib-eye as entrees were spot on delicious and beautifully presented. The short rib fell off the bone and the rib-eye had a flavorful salt-crust. And the desserts were a pleasant surprise, the grasshopper pie had many levels of flavors."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Absolutely loved this gem! We live in NYC with access to some amazing restaurants and food and I was beyond happy with every single bite of this meal. Everything on the plate added to each bite and had purpose. The bartender did a great job mixing our drinks; for dinner the meat was PERFECTLY DONE (do try the duck), the salads were interesting and they have an interesting and wonderful dessert menu. If we lived in Rehoboth this would be a staple for evenings out."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The food was great. The halibut was cooked perfectly and the rib eye was outstanding. Excellent service. Loved the decor!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This is an OUTSTANDING restaurant, not just for Delmarva, but anywhere. Cocktails are creatively handmade and delicious, service is of professional level, and the food is spectacular. We had 4 different dishes. The seared Duck Breast, Ribeye Steak, Halibut, and the Veal Chop. All were cooked perfectly (including the black and blue steak which the chef nailed). I had the duck and simply put, it was the best duck I have ever had…period. My wife gushed over the Halibut and my mother-in-law loved her Veal Chop. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a great meal with great service."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Wasn't thrilled w/ service. Took almost an hour to get entrees."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I have been dining in Rehoboth for over 20 years. I suggested that we dine at Bramble and Brine based on the reviews I read on Open Table. From the start, we were disappointed. My drink was quite simple,- a dry Grey Goose martini straight up. I was served a "dirty" version. My appetizer was sweetbreads, a favorite of mine. Unfortunately they were precut into very small pieces and over fried so much that I couldn't tell what I was eating. I think chicken fingers would have tasted better. My rabbit loin wrapped in bacon was so salty as to be nearly inedible. My wife's "hot" vichyssoise was tepid at best. Her duck breast, however, was good. The experience was definitely not worth $148. My suggestion - chose another restaurant."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Bramble and Brine is one of our new favorite restaurants in Rohoboth. Especially love the duck which I would highly recommend. Had not ever eaten rabbit but a friend insisted I sample his. It has now become another favorite of mine. Food prep is perfection. While I at first thought of Bramble and Brine as a special occasion restaurant I now frequent it often and always bring friends that visit. A couple of foodie friends from out of state recently confirmed my love of the duck. The co-owner Meghan is very warm and welcoming."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Excellent all around. Would suggest it to anyone!~~"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I think this was my 5th time to Bramble and Brine. A home run again. You can't go wrong here. The Duck is outstanding and the dessert was great!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Just when you think that it couldn't be better at this wonderful place, you realize that the desserts are created with as much imagination and care as the entrees. Worth the money for a memorable meal."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "In a resort area with so so many great restaurants, B&B is a real gem; right up there with The Back Porch and Zebra. Exotic menu choices at a price point comparable to Wash DC and New York city restaurants."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed my birthday dinner here last week and it was superb!!! Food was out of this world and the wine list is more than reasonable! Love this spot and will definitely be back soon! Thank you, B&B!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Food consistently terrific and exciting. Place is charming. Only knock this visit is that service was a bit rushed."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed our entire experience! The place is quant and decorated nicely. They have old music playing quietly. The waitress was very attentive and nice. The food was excellent. We ordered the rib eye which turned out to be a larger portion than I expected. I highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "There were a number of issues with our meal but the primary one was the substation of another cut of meat of meat for the $32 ribeye. Judging from the lack of flavor and seasoning I assume that the cooking method was sous vide with a finish applied by searing in a cast iron pan. The ribeye? was served without a fat cap and cut like a filet but the grain was all wrong for a ribeye and more consistent with top butt. This piece of meat was totally under seasoned and I couldn't find the server to ask for salt. BTW, it was my wife's birthday and the server performed the elaborate birthday ritual with the table next to us and ignored us (In addition to never being told specials and my wife waiting too long for a glass a wine."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We've been vacationing in Rehoboth Beach for years so we know the restaurants well. Decided to try Bramble and were extremely gald we did. The cocktails weer delicious and they do not skimp on the pour. My husband had the trout which he stated was 'out of this world". The wait staff went out of their way to make our dining experience pleasurable. can't wait to go back in the fall."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Bramble and Brine is outstanding! The Juniper Honey Duck Breast and Seared Halibut are especially good choices. Service is excellent."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "First time here. We were impressed with the open airy and light decor. The server was on his "A Game." Normally we go straight for wine but they had interesting and well made cocktails. A nice change. The menu choices were diverse and interesting which is part of why you go. The scallop appetizer was a bit skimpy, but good. The Trout was excellent and well filleted. They are very difficult to fillet so every bone is removed. Portions were fine. The timing was correct as we never were in the position of rushing to finish an appetizer because the entree had arrived. We would go back but not for a few weeks as the price is not for the faint of heart. It was busy but not uncomfortably busy."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Loved this new place! Awesome ribeye! Service was good, not rushed but then again we had 6:15 reservations. By the time we left, it was packed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We dined at Bramble & Brine on a busy Saturday night in late July. We arrived a little early and sat at the bar until our table was prepared. We were seated about 10 minutes later at a wonderful two-top near the entrance. Our waitress was efficient during the course of our meal but she conveyed little personality or enthusiasm about anything. And strangely, I would say the same thing about the food. Our entrees included the salmon and the pork tenderloin. Both meals were good but nothing special, as they lacked 'personality' or a 'wow factor' that you might expect given the cost. Perhaps in time the owners will fine tune (lose the Werther's Originals please), but until then, I'd suggest trying the chef's tasting menu at A(muse) instead."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is my third visit and I have always enjoyed my meals in this charming and intimate restaurant. The menu has some interesting items and nice choices. However, it was out of my first choice entree this time and my companions said they had the same experience when they had previously dined there. I have heard great things about Sunday brunch and want to try that next. The service is perfect, attentive, yet unobtrusive."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This was our first time at this new Rehoboth spot. Based on the reviews I was unsure what type of experience we would have but my fears turned out to be unfounded. The food was excellent as was the service. Previous reviewers mentioned and I agree, ask to be seated in the main dining area not off to the side of the bar. While they have rearranged the area to make it feel less crowded and more private it still feels a bit like being shunted off to the kids' table."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This fairly new addition to the Rehoboth dinning seen is top notch. This would be my 5th time and have yet to be disappointed. Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "You will be well taken care of by Rob, meet great people, and receive same excellent meal with much more ambiance and charm!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "They don't have a website yet so we couldn't review the menu ahead of time. Great food selection and updated versions of classic cocktails. Small space. Give a good hour and a half to get through the meal. The rabbit was outstanding. My friend said the salmon was the best he ever tasted. Nicest rib eye steak I've ever seen and cooked to perfection. Service was outstanding. We were a party of 7. One meal did not come out with the rest of the food. The wait was about 5 minutes but they apologized profusely and took the meal of our ticket. A true gem hidden in Rehoboth Beach. If you want to do a special dinner while on vacation, this is the place to go. Note: Bar area is small and tightly sits about 10 people at max."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This place has a lot of personality! Cute restaurant in Rehobeth with great service and ecclectic menu. If you're a very picky eater, I'd steer clear, but otherwise it's a must-try. The pastry chef made us a delicious cake to order (ordered in advance) for a birthday celebration and that was a nice option."
    Dined on 7/16/2014