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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
10:30 PM
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Brine

4.5
605 reviews
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$30 and under
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Oyster Bar
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Oyster Bar, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday: Noon – 10:30PM*
Monday: 3:00 – 10:30PM
Tuesday: 3:00 – 10:30PM
Wednesday: 3:00 – 10:30PM
Thursday: 3:00 – 11:45PM
Friday: Noon – 11:45PM*
Saturday: Noon – 11:45PM* *Raw Bar-Only 3-4
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Phone number
(978) 358-8479
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Callahan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Essex St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 605 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alleycat (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent dinner with attentive service in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

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katef 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious. Life changing lobster croque monsieur!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Just a really great meal. Everyone was warm and accommodating. All if the food was perfectly cooked and presented. The cocktails were outstanding as well as the service. Will definitely enthusiastically return.

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vipFrank (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant with original and quality entries

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

First time. Great service and lots of interesting menu items. Everything was fresh and the place was very clean.

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Jammie (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great. We were pleasantly surprised to have a dessert on the house in honor of my husband's birthday. The music was a bit too loud, which was the only drawback.

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Jelli (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Reason for low ambiance rating— Biggest problem was that we were seated in the very leaky window nook on a frigid night. Made for a very uncomfortable experience and cold (expensive) meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I had an early New Year’s Eve dinner here and enjoyed it very much. The hostess was extremely pleasant and offered us a choice of the front window table or in the back. We chose the back as it was a particularly cold night. We shared a variety of oysters, beet salad, carrot soup, and the sausage of the day - all very good. Also tried and liked the Left Handed Milk Stout beer.
Service was attentive and friendly. Definitely will go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding as always, food is to notch. Drinks are always fun and creative.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great wine and small plates.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

I was expecting a lot more for the hype on this place. While the environment and staff were great, for the prices I was expecting more. Got decent fish and chips plus an oyster roll which was on a massive bun with only 3 (yes 3!) fried oysters on it. I was expecting at least double that amount.

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vipdiningoutoften (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Went there with a large group as we were visiting friends- they accommodated us no problem. Everyone is just so kind here. Food is delicious - their steaks beat most of Boston steak houses. We each tried a different cut. Wine list was moderately priced. Worth every penny!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Planned on going for last 4 months...didn’t disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a delicious meal and enjoyed the lively, celebratory atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner thoroughly. Such a wonderful presentation of foods and so many lovely flavors.

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