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Brine, an Oyster Bar With a Standout Burger, Is Closing in Mosaic District

Plus, local gelato powerhouse Dolcezza is raising $2 million from investors

The sign at Brine at Mosaic District in Fairfax
The sign at Brine at Mosaic District in Fairfax
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One less piece in the Mosaic

The sprawling Mosaic District development in Fairfax will lose an option for locally sourced oysters, wood-grilled fresh catches, and attention-grabbing burgers this weekend. Brine announced on Facebook this week that it will close Saturday after five years of business.

Come celebrate the past 5 years with us this week! There's never a good time to say goodbye, but Brine Restaurant will...

Posted by Brine Restaurant on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The seafood restaurant, which opened in May 2015, comes from Rappahannock Oyster Co. owner Travis Croxton. Opening chef John Critchley designed a burger that stole attention away from raw bar and earned a fawning review from the Burger Days blog. Critchley went on to open Robert Wiedmaier’s Siren, a short-lived seafood restaurant in Thomas Circle that won a Michelin star in 2018.

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Brine

2985 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031

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