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Brine, Newburyport, MA
Brine, Newburyport, MA
Brine, Newburyport, MA
Brine, Newburyport, MA
Brine, Newburyport, MA

Brine

4.5
4.5
1452 Reviews
$30 and under
Oyster Bar
BRINE, known for fresh oysters, crudo, and prime cut chops, is Caswell Restaurant Group’s second foray into the eclectic and innately New England dining scene of Newburyport, MA. Proprietor Nancy Batista-Caswell’s appreciation of the local harvest and her affinity for European classics results in a restaurant devoted to flavorful seafood—ceviche, crudo, sashimi, and beyond—and butcher chops, with a healthy dose of Spanish and Italian influences throughout the menu. The main attractions at BRINE are backed up by soups, salads, Po-Boys, and “off the page” daily specials to provide plenty of variety.

This neighborhood hangout welcomes all and leaves pretension at the door. The low-key design and elevated standards of service allow the food to speak for itself, and Manager Gissele Tache and her staff are always on hand to recommend an adventurous catch, a fine bottle of wine, or a sweet after-dinner treat.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Oyster Bar, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (978) 358-8479
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Justin Horyn
  • Private party contact
    nancy@caswellrestaurants.com: (978) 358-8479
  • Neighborhood
    Newburyport
  • Cross street
    Essex St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,452 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Metro North

    Innovative

1,452 Reviews
  1. JaneE

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very pleasant servers. The oysters and tuna tartare were amazing. There were. the background music was wonderful but a bit to loud.

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  2. RubenM

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wine dinner! Fantastic pairings and the chef was on point! Delicious!

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    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious from start to finish. The tuna tartare was amazing! I had the Halibut and it was cooked perfectly and my husband ordered the duck and said it was the best he ever had. We had a special Brie ice cream that I was apprehensive about, but was so delicious I could not stop eating it! The service was fantastic as well. This was our first time at Brine, but it most definitely will not be our last.

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  4. ravici

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is excellent. I hate leaving reviews for places like Brine bc it means everyone will flock here and I won't be able to get a table!! ;-) Seriously, this isn't for a quick in and out meal (I'm sure you can do that??), this is an experiential dining experience. From the seating to the service to the food to closing out the check, they have mastered this. I felt like they knew me and I was at home and it made the entire night awesome. I selfishly hate myself for saying it, but go to Brine. If you like seafood, you won't be disappointed.

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  5. Soos

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful sunny day with the windows open in the front, nice touch. The burger was delicious, fries were great! We also had the little necks and shrimp cocktail...all delicious. Our server was delightful. The restaurant is WAY TOO LOUD! Love vibrant, but you really need to be able to hear the people across the table from you.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food served by a caring staff.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brine’s chef is very talented, let’s start with that. Unusual, creative flavors. Every bite was delicious. The salmon crudo, Brussels sprouts, clam chowder with a bacon emphasis - all beautifully cooked with surprising tastes. The only negative of the whole evening was that my octopus was over cooked, therefore more tough than necessary. But otherwise, a winner of a restaurant. Excellent, skilled service. Nice, full wine list. We will return often!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitstaff and restaurant manager were all very attentive and accommodating. The food is consistently delicious. I ordered a drink (tequila) which the waitress said was really good, but unfortunately did not like it. She apologized and offered to bring me a new drink. I had a sangria which was delicious! It all worked out very well! Thank you!

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  9. HappyWeWent

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu was inventive. Drinks and entrees a bit expensive. Service was impecable and very friendly.

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  10. MrsB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently outstanding here. The duck was perfectly seared and not greasy, which was appreciated. The kitchen accommodated food allergies and food preferences without any judgment, and the service was impeccable...friendly, caring and gracious. This is our favorite restaurant north of Boston hands down.

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FAQs

Brine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 358-8479.

Brine is rated 4.5 stars by 1452 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Brine

17 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Essex St.
  • Neighborhood
    Newburyport
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Oyster Bar, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Justin Horyn
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (978) 358-8479
  • Private party contact
    nancy@caswellrestaurants.com: (978) 358-8479
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