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“Excellent Again”
Review of The Brine and Bottle - CLOSED

The Brine and Bottle
Price range: US$7 - US$28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Now serving dinner only, the Brine and Bottle specializes in seasonal Southern cuisine; unique wines; craft beer; and house-made canned goods, including, among others, old-fashioned bread and butter pickles and bacon jam.
Reviewed 25 October 2013

The fried pickles were again outstanding as were the two entrees (1) shrimp and grits and (2) scollops. The wine list has been expanded but still with only one Chardonnay. Overall an enjoyable experience again.

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Thank endjed
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Everything about this place is perfect. The menu is small but confined to fresh local ingredients that make the offerings truly exceptional. This place offers something truly different in the OBX dinning scene. The menu is imaginative and perfectly executed. The service could not be better, and the view is one of the best in the area. I wish I could eat here every day!!!

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Thank moondogg57
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Brine and Bottle is not your usual outer banks dining experience. We have made several visits and it is the one place we always go when we're close enough. The chef is a master; we have never been disappointed. Tonight we had the exquisite shrimp and grits and an equally commendable sea trout. There are no fillers or extras on the plate; everything blends together and is to be eaten and enjoyed. Service is impeccable. Value is excellent. Brine and Bottle is a fine dining must.

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1  Thank CHOref
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

This is a small restaurant with a small menu that is big on imagination. The menu changes daily and if you look on-line you will see the day before's menu. Most items will be similar but there will be changes when you see the actual menu of the day when you arrive. Reservations are a must during the busy season; there are only 5 or 6 tables for four inside (plus seating for 6 or so at the "bar".) There is outside seating overlooking the sound that can be wonderful...or not, weather dependent. Their take on shrimp and grits is totally different than any other we've had...and absolutely delicious. Baked rockfish, rack of lamb, steamed clams, short ribs -- all have been perfectly cooked with imaginative sides. Prices are on the higher end, but good locally sourced food, cooked excellently, doesn't come cheap. A nice selection of wine and beer is available. Service is attentive without being intrusive. We love this place and have been here several times in the past few weeks.

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1  Thank FingerLakesTraveler1
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

We went inside the Brine and Bottle to get some of their famous Bacon Jelly. It is a bit pricey but we brought two home, one for the housesitter and one for ourselves and it was delicious

Thank Jill C
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