BRINE Oyster Bar Now Open at 17 State Street, Newburyport

Featuring Expanded Seating and New Dining and Beverage Menu Items

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (May 2021) – Newburyport oyster and steak bar BRINE has reopened at 17 State Street, the former longtime home of Fowle's News. BRINE’s new location provides expanded seating in a beautifully renovated space featuring exposed brick, a sleek, stainless and Carrera marble bar, and industrial lighting and furnishings. The restaurant has almost doubled its seating capacity with the move.


Guests will enjoy an extended steak menu, complementing the oyster and crudo offerings. Additionally, a new beer list will include many craft beers, as well as draft beer. BRINE will also have an in-house retail line including sweatshirts and pants, tee shirts, hats and sauces.


“BRINE is thrilled to welcome our guests to our new location. Our restaurant has evolved into a larger floor plan and expanded menu offerings including prime steak, locally harvested oysters, caviar, refreshing crudo and a well-balanced beverage program including a new beer menu,” says Nancy Batista-Caswell, Proprietor of Caswell Restaurants of Newburyport and Boston. 


BRINE features a daily selection of Ceviche, Crudo — fresh Bivalves, Tartare, Sashimi, Carpaccio — Cotton, Brandade, and Espumas in addition to select prime cuts and butchered chops. Carpet Baggers, Daily Dock specials and Po’boys round out a menu of Italian and Spanish influences. For more information, visit


Newburyport Development

Newburyport Development, a New England Development Company, is located in the heart of downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts, where you’ll find historic neighborhoods and cobblestone streets alongside contemporary restaurants, a shopper’s paradise, and modern galleries. As one of Newburyport’s leading property owners and property managers, Newburyport Development owns more than 50 prime retail/office locations and residential units throughout downtown Newburyport, plus Newburyport Marinas, and Michael’s Harborside restaurant.


Newburyport shops include Native Sun, Lively Kids, Best of British, Talbots, M.K. Benatti Jewelers, SOAK and many more. Dining selections feature Michael’s Harborside, The Poynt, Brick & Ash, Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante, Tuscan Sea Grill & Bar, and BRINE Oyster Bar, among others. All are part of Newburyport’s vibrant waterside setting, which offers some of New England’s best fishing, boating, dining, and shopping. For more information, visit and


New England Development

For over forty years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management - delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types. These projects transform complex challenges into preferred locations, generate long-term value to communities, afford compelling opportunities for local and national businesses, and offer sought-after experiences to a wide range of consumers.


The company is acclaimed for creating some of the country's most widely-recognized and successful regional centers, as well as multifaceted developments that combine retail, residential, hotel, and office uses. Outlet centers, high-end and street-front retail, airport retail, golf courses, restaurants, and marinas round out New England Development's robust portfolio. For more information, visit