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Bramble & Brine at The Buttery, Lewes, DE

Bramble & Brine at The Buttery

4.4
4.4
199 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Bramble & Brine at The Buttery!

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lewes

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Second Street and Savannah Road

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Outdoor Dining

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Romantic

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Special Occasion

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  1. BG

    BGMaryland

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went to Bramble and Brine for the first time to celebrate a birthday. We dined early but still found the service to be rushed and the waitress forgot to inform us of the daily specials. The house salad was limp and uninteresting and we found the entree (crab cakes) to be reasonably good but the plate additions overwhelmed the entree, especially the seared pork belly. All in all, a bit disappointing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Service and food were amazing!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a celebration of becoming engaged 17 years ago. Loved the food - rockfish and meatloaf Wellington. It was delicious. French onion soup and Caesar salad was also wonderful. Owner stopped by the table and the decor is great! We will be back again!
  4. DS

    DannyS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful setting, always pleasant and attentive service.
  5. D

    Donna

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was good but not exceptional for the price.
  6. BS

    BryanS

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This was our fourth time at the restaurant and probably the most disappointing. Nothing was bad, it was just that the service was very uneven (cutlery removed then not replaced in time, breads not offered though every other table had them, waiter never returned to check on how the food was) and the food seemed to have lost some of its previous sheen. Hopefully this was just a midsummer night's swoon and the quality will return soon.
  7. BG

    BarbaraG

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great adult evening. Food was incredible and our waiter was THE best!!!! Definitely will return.
  8. GK

    GregK

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Crab cakes and biscuits were excellent. Staff was friendly and efficient
  9. BS

    BobS

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a Sunday evening dinner. Enjoyed the ambiance a lot. Had a drink in the bar while waiting a few minutes for our table. It was a bit noisy in the bar. The bartenders were great and made us a few fancy cocktails. For dinner we sat inside. It was comfortable, the service was great with Rachel. The duck eggrolls were fantastic along with the biscuits. My wife had the crab cake and raved about it. I had the rockfish which was also very good. We'll definitely be back for special meals.
  10. JP

    JedParc

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal with friends. The rock fish was prepared just right!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Biscuits and the salads were very good watermelon first ceasar second needed more dressing and brambles was good but overdressed. service was very good eggplant was great pasta and crabmeat was very good. The "wellington" was too dense and lacked a pinch of salt. Potatoes and very were very good but the overall dish suffered from the density and lack of tang in the sauce and meat.
  12. BF

    BobF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Al though I made a point of saying it was a special occasion no one on the staff mentioned that it was. I was looking forward to the trout almondine but I loved the catfish. Our only complaint was that for the price of the wines by the glass the pour was too small, way too small.
  13. v

    vicki

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    David was an amazingly wonderful waiter!
  14. s

    susans

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good…not great…
  15. CE

    CindiE

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We ordered the biscuits, duck egg rolls, empanadas and the charcuterie board. All of those very delicious and I would definitely order all of those again. For entrees we ordered the meatloaf wellington and the filet. The wellington was delicious and my husband was happy with the cook on the filet. The potatoes served with the filet were nothing special but we aren't going to let potatoes ruin our meal. We also ordered some cocktails- they were well made and refreshing. Overall, I would return and enjoy another meal.
  16. BS

    BrianS

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We’ll be back. The charcuterie board was a good value.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time dining here. Our waitress Ashley was great! We sat on the covered porch where there was a nice breeze. Duck egg rolls, biscuits, scallops and the halibut special were all delicious. Prices were a bit high as they are everywhere but you do get quality food.
  18. MH

    MicheleH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    A rough experience. The wait staff were delightful yet inattentive. Despite me asking for a soft piece of fish, the fish came out firm. No one then came by the table for 20 minutes so my dinner partner ate while I waited until it was really too late to eat the main course. While my dinner was not charged, I never ate the main course anyways, no other service nor accommodation was made. Really disappointed.
  19. B

    Broadway

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Service was slow but friendly and apologetic. So if you’re in a rush or really hungry plan accordingly. It’s worth the wait.
  20. AG

    AshaG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Excellent food. Loud room. Fish ( Halibut ) was excellent . Wait staff was good.
  21. MB

    MattB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top service, great atmosphere and great food. Ask for David to be your server. He rocks !!
  22. LZ

    LisaZ

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere Great service The manager was wonderful The food was great as well Would go back -lisa from pittsburgh
  23. JC

    JCKP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very warm and friendly staff. Everyone helps each other. We met Greg earlier in the day as we were walking in town. He helped us to be seated at a great table on the porch later that evening, lovely. Thank you!
  24. l

    love2eat

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered salad, duck egg rolls and crab cake entree. The meal was fabulous start to finish. If we lived nearby we would probably go weekly! We’ve traveled the world and this was among the very best we’ve ever had.
  25. CM

    ClaireM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous brunch and great service! The only thing for improvement would say to have your prices match your menu!
  26. MA

    MariusA

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were wonderful. The extremely loud atmosphere put a damper on the evening. Conversation was not possible! They could have spaced out the diners as there were open tables in other sections of the restaurant.
  27. DA

    DebraA

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening as always. Brought out of town guests and we all loved our selections. The quail special was Devine!
  28. IM

    IrishMike

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Having been associated with the ownership of a fine dining establishment in Wilmington for 13 years, I know chefs and owners of fine dining restaurants now must be struggling to balance serving delicious meals at reasonable prices especially given the rising food costs. Chefs can be very creative and that is why Meatloaf Wellington is even on the menu substituting hamburger for a more expensive beef cut. If the taste matches the presentation they have a hit. I ordered two specials: Caprese salad topped with a softshell crab and Stuffed Quail topped with a Quail egg. The softshell crab is meant to take the dish up a notch but it failed in this regard as the crab was so small it had no taste and thus did not enhance the flavor palette of the dish. It might have been beeter to substitute a heaping tablespoon of lump crabmeat although I admit I do not know the difference in price. Quail are small birds and it is not uncommon for the chef to overcook the bird making it dry but not so here as it was tasty and moist. I would have liked a slightly bigger bird but really the only issue with this dish was the delicate quail egg. Either the chef was not paying attention, or, more likely, the skillet was overheated, as the egg was scorched and it would have been better to leave it off for the presentation. Service by Rachel was efficient and pleasant. On the way out, I passed thru the Pink Pony Room which pays homage to a former Rehoboth restaurant. Parking is on the street in downtown Lewes which is sometimes an issue but not this time as I got a nearby spot. Overall, promising.
  29. BT

    BettyT

    Baltimore

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal last evening, starting with the charcuterie which was prepared to be gluten free with some really amazing cheeses. We both ordered the Flat Iron Steak special and it was superb! David took special care to make sure that my Celiac husband's food was not contaminated. This has become a regular spot for us, and we highly recommend it!
  30. SO

    SteveO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place to dine and enjoy!! Our server David was amazing and we can't wait to go back and try more of the wonderful food. Emily was also very nice. Highly recommend everything about this place. Also fun to see cute little "Buttons" out front.
  31. IS

    IdaS

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was David was the best. He made the dining experience special! Will definitely recommend
  32. ND

    NancyD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, David, was outstanding! The food was also superb.
  33. MK

    MerrillK

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I was disappointed with my recent meal, as I was with my earlier meal. Not only did I not care for my meals, but I felt the restaurant gave no breaks with expense. $17 for a martini, $6.00 for bread. 2 appetizers and a drink and my bill, plus tip was over $50.00. I will say the staff was very attentive in making sure we were enjoying ourselves, not only the waitress but a couple of others passed by to check on us. Of course I was having a good time with a good friend in a lovely setting. I appreciate all they have done to make the old house and grounds very attractive, but I am not sure I will be back any time soon.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh and delicious. Clever and interesting menu. I think the tea brined scallops were a winner but the seasonal biscuits won my heart forever with the savory flavors. The restaurant staff were amazing, gracious and professional. I have a new favorite restaurant.
  35. L

    Laurainnj

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service from the “welcome” to the “good-byes”. The food was excellent ! We both had the evening specials 1) seafood Diablo 2) short rib and ordered the biscuits for a side. Amazing date night !
  36. MC

    MsCavapoo

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were entertaining friends for a special occasion; dinner was delish, ie, crab cake, short ribs, scallops, and rockfish. The chef does a nice job preparing the entrees with roasted side potatoes and sauces to complement the entree. Atmosphere is so nice! Feels like “Old Lewes dining!” Rachael was our server and was very attentive and efficient in serving our meal. Thank you! Will come again!
  37. n

    ninak

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Definitely overpriced. Wellington meatloaf was burned at the bottom, rock fish had unusual chocolate sauce, but ribs were very good. And the noise...It was really hurting my ears. Don't think that will come back, which is a pity, because the place is beautiful.
  38. BT

    BettyT

    Baltimore

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinners were great. Laura, our server did a terrific job taking. are of us.
  39. EB

    EliseB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely dinner on the porch to celebrate my birthday. The crab cake was one of the best and I enjoyed the rockfish and all of the veggies. Highly recommend the melt in your mouth biscuits. We are still enjoying them. It was a busy summer night and the servers were attentive even though they were on the run.
  40. CB

    ChristineB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Bramble & Brine was quite expensive for what we ordered. The oyster stew was $15 and seemed to be absent of cream, had very few oysters, and a weird taste. Our cocktails were $14 each and were disappointing in terms of how we felt after two each.

FAQs

Bramble & Brine at The Buttery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 703-2818.

Bramble & Brine at The Buttery is rated 4.4 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Bramble & Brine at The Buttery

102 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1324

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Second Street and Savannah Road

  • Neighborhood

    Lewes

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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