Brine in Newburyport bills itself as “New England’s First Oyster, Crudo and Chop Bar.” Don’t miss Buck a Shuck on Thursdays from 5-7, when all oysters are just a dollar.
I opted for one of Brine’s craft cocktails that was simply named #4 (vodka, sparkling wine, cranberry, elderflower and orange flower water). The drink was refreshing and light, AKA dangerous. I could have easily tossed back three or four of these pretty little cocktails.
Next, we selected a small assortment of oysters from different New England locations. The oysters come with two sauces of your choosing. I’m not much of a sauce-on-your-oysters type gal, but the Sauce Louis with loads of garlic tasted delicious. If you want to go all out, the Power Tower, an assortment of all the raw items on the menu, is your best bet.
Brine is one of my favorite spots in town to go out for dinner. If the cocktails and oysters persuade you to stay, you will not regret it.