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25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
+1 978-358-8479
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (98 reviews)
“chowder” (23 reviews)
“arctic char” (8 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the delightful opportunity to dine her for the first time last evening and sampled a wie variety of the menu. The oysters we're a treat and served beautifully, the lobster and caviar small plate was delicious as was the clam and pork chowder....More

Thank George C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great place for an afternoon or evening meal. Seafood is fresh and extensive. Oyster menu is out of this world! Extensive wine list and large bar. A little loud for a couple, but very fun for groups. Staff is attentive and helpful.

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Decent oyster selection + raw bar. Oysters seems fresh and were properly chilled (important to me). Enjoyed a glass of Champagne with the oysters. Always such a great pairing and only place in town I noticed a true Champagne by the glass. Only Vasa across...More

Thank Roland H
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Well, let me say this restaurant is not my cup of tea. Small portions high prices, they even charge extra if you request more bread while you wait for your meal. The staff is friendly and the food was good but in my opinion I...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Brine has the best ever-changing oyster selection on the Northshore. My wife and I have been many times and there is always a new oyster offering on the menu.

Thank johnffrias
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Go! They also have chops for us meat lovers but my friends & wife who are experts on oysters loved the sample platter they ordered. Serves East & West coast oysters but I’m told East is the way to go.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Just celebrated my wife’s birthday with our daughter. I can’t speak more highly of all aspects of the evening. We tried a lot of items on the menu and they were all outstanding from appetizer through dessert. The cocktails were absolutely wonderful and the service...More

Thank MRoberts1960
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We really did not like this restaurant. First of all, it is so cramped that if you arrive and your table is not ready they ask you to go outside to wait! We have been having record cold temperatures…standing outside was awful and certainly did...More

Thank Marshendplum
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great place for oysters and awesome clam chowder! Not typical chowder but delicious anyways. Have yet to get a real dinner but never been disappointed.

Thank emily g
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Always great food and service. Met an old friend and had cocktails and charcuterie before enjoying Invitation Night.

Thank Marion S
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Questions & Answers
15 April 2017|
Response from JackW5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have Caviar!
3 November 2016|
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Response from Kelly M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they are open for Thanksgiving. Does not seem to have reservations available so either full or not open would be my guess but give them a call! I am sure they would easily accommodate a vegetarian diner. They... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6614
    (Essex St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-358-8479
  • E-mail
Welcome To Brine! Newburyport's First Oyster, Crudo and Chop Bar! We have differant oysters available each and every day, the freshest seafood selections, and prime beef selections from the butcher. Enjoy live shucking behind our bar as well as intriguing seafood preparations created daily by our Chefs. Brine serves dinner until 10:30pm Monday- Wednesday, and 11:45pm Thursday- Sunday. We are also open for lunch Saturday & Sundays 12:00-4:00pm. The interior is beautifully decorated with notes of stainless steel and a beautiful marble bar as the focal point. Come enjoy a delicious meal with us at the bar or a table and relax a bit, in our fun, upbeat cozy spot right in the center of State Street!
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