Brine at Mosaic
Along with his family's famous Rappahannock and Olde Salt oysters at the raw bar, Croxton has enlisted renowned Chef John Critchley to set a menu leveraging the best of Mid-Atlantic bounty from seafood to regional meats and produce. Leveraging a wood-fired grill and rotisserie, guests will have a unique dining experience whether they're watching the chefs in our open kitchen, or talking to the shuckers at the raw bar. Expect to be wowed!
Great service and good food.
Overpriced, underwhelming. I received a gift card to Brine, that's why we went. We had sticker shock at the end of the night. The table-clearing verges on obsessive -- it felt as though someone was always coming by taking something off the table. Our waiter was good, but our it took 12 minutes to get our initial drinks: an Aperol Spritz and a draught beer to our table. My $13 ceviche was served without crackers; mostly shrimp and pineapple and no fish or scallops or calamari. I won't be back.
The noise level was low when we dined because it was already late, 9:30 pm, perhaps it was much busier earlier. We ordered trout and scallops and both dishes were excellent. Finished dinner with shared creme caramel, yum! Worth going back again and will highly recommend.
The food was ‘alright.’ Very interesting dishes on the menu, but they lacked the ‘umph.’ Either not too much spice or salt, not sure. We ordered the ceviche, and it was a bit too sweet, not savory for us. Portions were on the smaller side (which we liked), but limited flavors were making us ask for more bread (which was sweet, too).
The food was really really good! Service was fine, just a little slow when we were trying to get the check. We enjoyed ourselves.
Very fresh oysters!
Very accommodating for seniors requesting quite table
The food was bland. Our server seemed a little frantic or out of sorts in a way. Food was bland and the chopped salad seemed days old.
Oysters were good, oyster chowder was really quite good. Tuna tartare was way too sweet and squid ink linguini had overcooked shrimp.
Waiter forgot to put in our Tuna tartare order in for about 25 mins.
Otherwise pleasant experience
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Brine the other night. Service was prompt, and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Most of us had scallops, and we all agreed they were delicious. We would definitely go back again.
It was greAt! J.C. Who was our server did amazing and took phenomenal care of us!! Love brine!! You guys rock
Excellent food, fantastic decor and ambiance, great service! You must try this place. You will come back again.
Four of us went on a Saturday evening. Food was outstanding. The restaurant was not packed but waiters were splitting time between outside tables and inside so service was a little slow. Otherwise, it was a great evening!
Our server, the whole roasted fish, and everything about Brine was wonderful. I haven’t had such an overall great experience in a long time.
My first time to Brine was a great experience! Need more desert diversity!
We went to Brine for our anniversary. They reserved the same table at which I proposed and the service, food, and ambience were outstanding. We love this place. Steak was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. My compliments to the chef!
Our server was absolutely amazing!
It’s a little more on the pricey side for everyday dining but it is not an upscale atmosphere.
The restaurant has a great vibe (lots of patrons sitting outside enjoying the sunshine), and the waitstaff was attentive, which I appreciated, especially due to food allergy. Although what I had for dinner was good (ordered steamed shrimp, and cauliflower side), my tab seemed high (almost $30) for the amount of food -- there could have been more of the "sharable" shrimp. It was great catching up with my friend though; Brine was a great spot otherwise before heading to the movies!
The place to go for oysters. We also like the beer and wine by the glass selections and fresh fish. Neighborhood gem.
They really do need more food options. I love the oysters and that's why I come here but I feel like I don't have enough warm food options for dinner. On this particular day they had the door open so it felt really muggy inside. There aren't enough cocktail options either. I feel like I get much better cocktail options and drinks at other fine restaurants like McCormicks. Even True food Restaurant has better cocktail options
We've been to this restaurant several times before so decided to go in for dinner over the weekend. Boy, what a huge mistake. Our server never showed up until we had to flag down the host after waiting for 5+ min. Then I watched a confused food runner put down a basket of bread on a table next to ours, go back to the kitchen area to talk to another food runner, walk back to this said table, take the basket of bread back saying he put it there by mistake and put that same basket right on our table. Gross! We got our appetizers and entrees--they were mediocre at best. Our kids then were handed bowls of completely melted "soup" of ice cream with their kids' meals. The food runner that brought those bowls literally just threw them on the table and ran off so fast and ignored my repeated call. When I could finally get our server's attention, she said it was because it was warm in the restaurant. Yeah, ok. She did offer to bring out new bowls but they weren't any better, at which point, she said the freezer was broken. Our server was unattentive and slow, the food runners were completely incompetent and rude and honestly, the food was overpriced for its quality. With so many great restaurant options nearby, we'll never return to this restaurant.
Pretty loud, menu wasn’t clear if you weren’t ordering from the raw menu
Food was okay but nothing to write home about.
Dessert was definitely the highlight of the meal.
Great food. Great service. Great for a date night.
Nice meal, nice location, good service
Hidden gem in Mosaic district!
Everything about Brine was great for a Friday date night. We sat outside, had oysters and brussel sprouts for appetizers, and a salmon and burger for our entree. The food was wonderful and our server was attentive and courteous. This is definitely a must-visit the next time you're at Mosaic.
We all ordered the Rib Eye and it was extremely delicious! The cauliflower mash and asparagus were excellent sides.
For being a seafood focused restaurant, it really leaves you longing. The oysters were inconsistent and didn’t taste fresh, and the shrimp couldn’t have been more overcooked:(
Returned burnt trout twice. $16 burger, so-so, kale salad, blah. Never again.
We go quite out of our way just to come here for the oysters. They are always so good and consistent!
Scallops underdone. Service not so hot.
our server Janette was brilliant! served us quickly and in a friendly enthusiastic way
Food is very mediocre, little flavor and not very fresh, but prices are high.
Great fresh variety of seafood, friendly service. Great value.
We thoughly enjoyed. My wife east Paleo and plenty of choices, and they agree to customize. My only wish is that they have fresh fruit as a dessert choice.
Brine was a lovely discovery, and I'll definitely go back! The food was uniformly yummy, with very fresh seafood and interesting flavor mixes. Staff were incredibly helpful and kind throughout our evening as we juggled tables and bills. The chairs look uncomfortable, but don't believe that - they were just fine!
Fish dishes and the oysters were all excellent and service was friendly and efficient.
Outstanding service and delicious food in a comfortable, informal atmosphere. The roasted red snapper was superb, as were the “Lamb and Clam” appetizer and the scallops. We shall return, many times.