About Bramble & Brine
Housed in a restored circa 1900s Rehoboth Beach cottage, the three minimalist dining spaces of Bramble & Brine impart a tasteful yet intimate tableau from which chef/owner Joseph Churchman showcases his diverse and evolving global menu.
Hours of Operation:
Full Dinner Service from 5:00pm-10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
For larger events, we are happy to rent out the entire restaurant to fulfill your needs. Availability is limited and seasonal rates may apply.
Private Party Contact:
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
Bramble & Brine Ratings and Reviews
Not worth it! 'Heirloom' tomato small pl ...
Not worth it! 'Heirloom' tomato small plate was not heirloom in the least; Cherry tomatoes found anywhere, anytime of the year. Whole fish which was described as 'easy to flake off and eat with the chopsticks' was raw and had to be sent back. Obvious the deep fat was at too high a temperature to cook it through before it was nearly burnt on the outside. It was a tasteless deconstructed take on a Chinese classic...gone all wrong. We will never return. The saving grace was the cocktails and our server, Ryan!
My sister and I had a wonderful dinner a ...
My sister and I had a wonderful dinner at Bramble and Brine. We decided to go for the 5 course pairing. Great choice. Inventive with a familiar touch. The restaurant was full but not noisy. My neighbor had been there before and highly recommended this fine restaurant. I will pass on the favor.
Very impressed with Bramble & Brine earl ...
Very impressed with Bramble & Brine early in the summer when I had dined with friends. I had reservations this past Sat evening and the service was not good. What was suppose to be a special evening for my best friend who was visiting for the first time from NYC turned out to be a not so good dining experience. Disappointed!!
We had the 7 course tasting menu and tho ...
We had the 7 course tasting menu and thought it was great. Standouts included the duck, the steak course and the apricot sorbet. Wines were delightful and well-paired with the courses. Highly recommend for a special dinner.
Our first time at this Rehoboth restaura ...
Our first time at this Rehoboth restaurant. We did the 5 course tasting, as we are fairly adventurous eaters. The concept is that you know the wines in advance, but the food for each course is a surprise. Luckily, we liked the option for each course. The chef is inventive without going over the top. $45 for 5 courses including wine is a pretty good value! Would definitely go back. I very much enjoyed the low key atmosphere and it was so quiet-- what a refreshing change from so many ( intentionally ) noisy restaurants !
Charming decor and attentive, friendly s ...
Charming decor and attentive, friendly service. We had the Chef's 5 course tasting menu which paired 5 wines with 5 courses. It was VERY reasonably priced and gave us a chance to try some dishes we would never have ordered independently. All were outstanding. We have been eating out in Rehoboth for over 20 years and have put this restaurant at the top of our list.
We had the 7 course tasting menu which w ...
We had the 7 course tasting menu which was fabulous. Each of the savory dishes was beautifully presented and inventive. Of particular note was the scallop ceviche with yuzu foam. The only course that was less impressive was dessert. The service was impeccable. Our first course came out so fast, I was worried we were being rushed out. I mentioned it to our server who agreed it was fast and the pace after that was perfect.
I was looking forward to this restaurant ...
I was looking forward to this restaurant given the menu and the reviews. However, we were quite disappointed. Service was slow and incomplete (serve soup without spoons). $7 for a bottle of sparkling water was inconsistent with the rest of the pricing including good pricing on wine. Given expectations, food was just OK across the board. Best part of the meal was the cheese board which I figured I could have come up with on my own.
We had an absolutely wonderful dinner. T ...
We had an absolutely wonderful dinner. The service was fantastic our waiter was very helpful in navigating the menu and the food was perfect!! We started a girls weekend for my sisters upcoming weekend here and it couldn't have been more perfect! We are from out of town and I told my husband when I got home that we would have to vacation in rehoboth if only to dine at bramble and brine again!!
It's a tiny converted beach bungalow wit ...
It's a tiny converted beach bungalow with a beautiful kitchen, dining area and small bar. The cocktails were exquisite. The dinner, glassware and flatware was very classy and the tables had white linen cloths. The food rivaled any I've had here on the Culinary Coast of Delaware or in any big American city (i.e. New York, DC, etc.) I can't wait to go back.
Outstanding meal, but please explain why ...
Outstanding meal, but please explain why we have to decline the cramped tiny corner table offered when the room is practically empty. The "worst table" in the room should be saved for late-arrivals or those without reservations. This is the second time we have been thus greeted at this restaurant. Will they ever learn simple courtesy.
Fantastic appetizer - asparagus with che ...
Fantastic appetizer - asparagus with cheese and bacon. Country fried oysters were delicious as well. Ribeye was perfectly cooked. Both of our deserts were exceptional - panna cotta and grapefruit cake. Nice atmosphere, waitress, Annie, was attentive and nice. Everyone who worked there was warm and inviting. One of my new favorite restaurants!
Really excellent food
We haven't been to Bramble and Brine since early in the season last year, when we were disappointed -- pricey meals and food okay but nothing special. But this meal was excellent in every way. All three of us were really pleased, and we tend to be picky about what we like and dislike. I'm looking forwards to returning soon.
The food and the service were outstandin ...
The food and the service were outstanding. I really enjoyed the avocado toast with quail egg and the octopus was full of flavor and cooked to perfection (soft, not chewy). The pink grapefruit cake was good, but the entrée overshadowed it. The staff was very professional. The ambience was elegant, not stuffed, and quiet.
Excellent Dining -- Once Again
Despit a recent negative review for this restaurant, it was our anniversary, and we had had several excellent meals at B & B in past years, so we decided to try it again, and it was a winner. The current menu is short but provides sufficient variety. After splitting a very good salad my wife had her favorite, the duck breast, and I had the strip steak; both were outstanding. The portions were more than adequate but did not leave us feeling 'stuffed'. We accompanied dinner with a very good but relatively inexpensive pinot noir recommended by the server and then finished up with a wonderful chocolate-y dessert. The bill was equally 'easy to swallow' too. We will return again soon, and will not need an anniversary as our reason..
For Adventurous Eaters
If you are looking for an unusual dining experience in Rehoboth Beach this is a great place. No burgers and fries or children's menu here. Well thought out and interesting combinations of ingredients used to create the meals. The menu changes frequently but the fish, steak, soups and salads were different but delicious. Service is smooth and unobtrusive and it was relatively quiet. Definitely will return to see what they cook up next.
Will keep coming back!
This is our fifth time coming to Bramble and Brine. I would keep coming back each time. The atmosphere has continued to improve with simplistic decor and the seating is always good anywhere in the restaurant. The food is always outstanding, creative, and using local resources as much as possible. The service is great. They can recommend any wine on the menu with appropriate pairings. There is a great beer selection, and the mixed drinks are creative and tasty. I highly recommend to try the three course meal with wine pairing.
Bramble and Brine has really turned into ...
Bramble and Brine has really turned into one of the best restaurants in town. We loved the new look and atmosphere. The food could not have been better. We recommend the duck dish! Superb!
You can not skip dessert there. One of our favorite spots in town!
Joe and Team knock it out of the park, yet again!
We started at the Bar with Anna, enjoyed the happy hour specials for drinks and appetizers. She makes a yummy vodka martini. My husband and I enjoyed the chicken fried oyster appetizer and the 5 tastes for $20 appetizers the octopus was my favorite, followed by the duck mortadella and pimento cheese spread on their version of an everything bagel chip. Pickled Salmon and one other tastes were divine.
We sat in the room by the kitchen, waited on my Mike. I had the halibut for dinner and my husband had the spring chicken. We enjoyed both. We shared a bottle of AR, an Argentinian Blend. Friday night they have 25% off bottles of wine. Yummy and great presentation.
One of the best in Rehoboth
We had been meaning to try Bramble & Brine for a while, and took the opportunity Easter Sunday. While the menu is a little 'foodie', we all really enjoyed the quality, and presentation for each course. Our wine selections were great (helps to have oenophile friends), and the options were varied enough to satisfy them. Would certainly highly recommend for a special occasion, as the prices were on the medium/high end, but even with that taken into account, we still felt that the prices were very reasonable based on the quality of the meal and the experience.
Wonderful food and servicw
This restaurant is not for people who like large portions and common food choices. I fit neither of those categories, and we loved it form soup to spaghetti to pink grapefruit cake to duck. It was a wonderful evening and meal in every respect. A foodie's dream.
I must admit that after reading some of the reviews, I was a bit concerned about going there.After dining there, I was pleasantly surprised and thought that "those people"must have eaten elsewhere.
It's a bit pricey,but not over priced.
Our meals were 5 star to say the least and so was the service!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.