New and NotableOur Mother's day dinner at Brine was perfect. A table tucked into a front window corner, delightful server, fun cocktails, and a wonderful dinner from oysters, lobster bisque, steak and lobster benedict to a superb little three chocolate dessert. We can't wait to go back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day LunchMy daughter and 18-year-old granddaughter went to Brine for Mother's Day. We all loved our choices--lamb hash (shoulder), little neck clams, chowder, steak, a selection of oysters -- every item was perfectly executed and was timely delivered by a charming, knowledgeable young woman. Find a table with a view of the chef opening oysters effortlessly so you can practice at home. We three are Foodies, excellent cooks and superfragilistic hypercritical. Our unanimous opinion was that if you want to eat out for a change and not be disappointed -- go to Brine. We look forward to sampling their dinner menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favorite restaurant! Can'tNew favorite restaurant! Can't wait to go back. Must try the crudo, bacon and eggs and of course the oysters. Amazing food and friendly staff5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest new restaurant north shoreHoly smokes this place is out of this world! We dine out often and we were so happy here. Oysters were fresh and handled perfectly. Service was great we had Liz (knowledgable, sweet and genuine) and we had a chance to meet the owner who was so passionate. Dinner lobster and beef (great textures and flavors), ribeye (tender, meaty, large), chocolate (rich, dreamy), beef tartare (best ever). We left making thinking about next time we were returning. Open in Boston!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant on North ShoreIncredible food. The best we've had on the North Shore. We didn't have anything from the raw bar but the salad, small plates, entrees and dessert we had were divine. I had a lobster and beef cheek dish with potatoes and a saffron broth. The beef cheek was melt-in-your-mouth tender. Delicious. Highly recommend!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal. Oysters wereExcellent meal. Oysters were great and small plates were terrific. Great service with Alana as our waitress.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for dinner on a SaturdayWent for dinner on a Saturday night; arrived early and sat at the bar rather than our table. Good cocktails, list of bottled beers, wines and oysters, which were shucked right in front of us and were very clean and good. We had small plates and the house-made sausage, all very tasty. It's a small space, and tables are very close to the bar, which was very busy. Service was excellent. It's a bit pricey, but the quality was very high. We will go back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal. Food outstanding.Wonderful meal. Food outstanding. The beef was wonderful, salads delicious, chowder drew raves and the lobster and beef sandwich was very very very good.
REALLY delicious food and we are "foodies".4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is excellent fromThe food is excellent from start to finish! Waitress was extremely helpful with the food choices and able to discribel with great accuracy. Very attentive but not overbearing. Can't wait to go back4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem!Excellent food - we started with oysters (several options to choose from); shared a salad - the fried goat cheese - yum!; my date had the wild &he said it was cooked perfectly and delish; I had the tuna which was cooked perfectly and melt in your mouth. We finished off with desert and coffee - also yummy;
We sat in a window table - a little chilly - they may want to think about some type of heat since the door is literally in the middle of the dinig room and on cold nights - brrrrr.
The wait staff was attentive but not lurking. DInner was perfectly paced - 7:15 reservation and left about 9:45.....never felt rushed at all.
We will certainly go again - and again - and again!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBrine is an excellent localBrine is an excellent local restaurant (more a 4.5 than a 4). Everything we tried was delicious; the monkfish was truly outstanding. Our server, a former chef, was a delight and extraordinarily helpful. And the wine list offers interesting options with plenty of very good choices by the glass. The one downside is that the restaurant is extremely noisy. On a Thursday night, the locals took over the restaurant, with diners talking across tables & moving around the restaurant, to the point that we had trouble hearing each other speak. Still, the restaurant is terrific overall--definitely recommend.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA great new spot in NewburyportA great new spot in Newburyport that is otherwise seriously lacking good restaurants.
Pricey but excellent food3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh and delicious. We haveFresh and delicious. We have been three times since opening and continue to be thrilled with the food.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM