Brigantine Coronado
Brigantine Coronado

Brigantine Coronado

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brigantine.com/
  • Phone: 6194354166
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday -Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00-9:30pm, and Sunday 4:30-9:00pm
    Oyster Bar: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10:30pm, and Sunday 4:30-10:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:00-6:00pm, Sunday 4:30-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Sergio Castillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Brigantine Custom Catering offers cuisine options from our Brigantine Seafood Restaurants and Miguel's Cocina. From take-out hors d'oeuvres and party platters to full-service dinners with bar, Brigantine Custom Catering will tailor a menu & service package to meet your individual needs. With more than 15 years experience in San Diego, your most important occasions will flourish under our attentive expertise. Call Gabe at 619-298-9840.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private event areas are available for groups of 20-60 guests. Del View Room - Seating for up to 60 guests. Crown Room - Seating for up to 30 guests. Food & beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for current menus & detailed information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Hawley 8582681030

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adella Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Enjoy free private parking in our restaurant lot, as well as plentiful metered parking on the street for overflow.
A word from Brigantine Coronado
A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received numerous accolades during our 40+ year history: "BEST SEAFOOD", "BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD", "BEST HAPPY HOUR", and even "BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD", according to USA Today - just to name a few.

Well-known for our signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish & Crème Brûlée, the Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks & grilled meats.

A favorite destination for locals & tourists alike, the Coronado Brigantine is located in the heart of the village, immediately adjacent to the historic Hotel Del Coronado.

Completely remodeled in 2005, the "new" Coronado Brigantine is an elegant adaptation of its former self. The addition of an intimate private dining room, a surround-seating bar and street-side outdoor patio have been equally well-received.

The Coronado Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, as well as lunch Monday-Saturday.
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Brigantine Coronado reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since June 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (29)fit for foodies (22)romantic (22)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (14)vibrant bar scene (13)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (7)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (6)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • long time favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    food, service just great! reasonable prices, server Outstanding, highly recommend the swordfish and the sand dabs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Welcoming and Wonderful
    LABrad
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    A highl reviewed Coronado Island treasure that lives up to its positive reviews. Great service, great food, friendly locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little place in coronado
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is a good place on the strip on Coronado right across the street from the Del hotel
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice ambiance
    allieoop
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    my group of four loved the decor and the food; parking can be tough in Coronado so my advice is to allow plenty of time before a reservation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor experience
    Foodie2
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Very disappointed in the food. Not at all tasty and had the appearance and taste of a TV dinner. Nice restuarant and the staff was very good but because of the food quality we wouldn't return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Everything was great, the food, the hostess and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad Meal through the years!
    Carter
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been to Brigantines twice (2009 & 2014) and have had great meals and service. We have also recommended it to family visiting the area who rave about the experience afterward. A must do for any meal on Coronado. Its location is also great for an after meal walk around the Hotel del Coronado, the Ocean front and Orange St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dannyboy
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We enjoyed a set menu with wines that were perfectly paired for the food. The restaurant staff and management were very professional and provided personal service throughout the meal. Our server, Heather, was OUTSTANDING! She demonstrated a remarkable ability to provide attentive service without being overbearing. All food items were prepared and presented in a pleasing manner and the wine (selected by the chef) paired nicely with the food. We especially enjoyed the sea scallop appetizer. The table was split on the proscuitto wrapped shrimp; some found it too salty and others thought it was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything was pretty solid top to bottom. Seated quickly; served quickly; food tasted great and the waitress was very nice. Only minor complaint would be the parking. Had to drive around a bit to find a spot on the street. Other than that, high marks all around.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still A Hot Visit!
    davidVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoy dining here. The atmosphere and great service make for an enjoyable and pleasant dining experience. The food is well prepared and served in a timely manner. Will, return often when I dine in Coronado.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful experience !!
    queenbees
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary at the Brigantine. The staff all helped to make it very special. They were very accommodating to my husband who is in a wheelchair. We had a perfect table with a lovely view. Colleen ,our server was warm and attentive without being intrusive and she never called us"guys" which is one of my pet peeves with servers in San Diego. My husband had the Red Snapper Almondine which he enjoyed. I savored the Bacon Wrapped Prawns . All side dishes were also well prepared. We were treated to a lovely creme brulee to celebrate. The clam chowder was also one of the best we have had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependale and delicious
    Kitt
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We love the Brigantine! We sat outside and watched the crowds go by while enjoying a fine meal for my birthday! I had the Ahi and it was done to perfection. Our waiter reminded us of the delicious gratis dessert (mud pie) that was my birthday reward. The fact that we had forgotten about it made it all the more enjoyable! You will not be disappointed at the Brigantine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good evening dinner
    akts
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great place. Outstanding interior and prompt service. Clam chowder was best we ever tried. Other food was good too.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    SoozieqzVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were staying nearby and a friend recommended Brigantine to us, and it was great! It's not a hip/modern place but an old school joint with solid food and service. We ordered the crab & shrimp fondue to share and it was diabolical...SO delicious! I had the special wild caught sockeye salmon, which was very, very good! There's not much that's better than fresh sockeye! Yum! The hubs had swordfish and also loved his. The Brig Lemon Drop, I think it was called, was incredible! A few of those could get a gal in trouble...ha! We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprising location
    Magda
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had to attend a lot but the food satisfied our goals. Service good and kindly, location interesting but a lot noisy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Circusman
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is a great seafood restaurant that has been a fixture for many years. Every time we eat there we are amazed at the selection and freshness of the seafood. Prices are reasonable for Coronado and the wait staff is the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    MssybrittyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was our first time here & the food was very good. We will be back again when we visit
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good for price
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The fish was very good and overall everything was reasonably priced. Service was good and friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Brigantine Coronado
    KikiVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Every time we stay at the Hotel Del Coronado, we walk across the street to dine at The Brigantine Coronado at least once! The food is delicious, the fish is fresh, the service attentive and friendly, and you can eat outside on the patio (facing the Del) or inside. We love it and not only dined there twice, but met some friends on the street and recommended they try the Brigantine for lunch. Just looked on Facebook and they not only tried it, but loved it! It's a wonderful place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had friends travel by train, then ferry, to visit me in my new home. So, I wanted to find someplace special for our lunch. Brigantine came highly recommended, and it did not dissapoint! I enjoyed fresh oysters (and was so pleased that you can order just one or two if that's all you want). We then shared the crab & shrimp fondue and some onion rings. DELICIOUS! Superberb service and free parking rounded out a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaleC
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food and service were very good. Had the signature swordfish. Seating not great. This section had booths opposite with a narrow aisle in between. Opposite table carried on a loud conversation that could not be tuned out. Recommend seating in a different location if available
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • usthree
    usthree
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a very enjoyable evening. We were able to have conversation as the noise level was not overpowering our voices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster disappointment
    AlbertaBound
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Overall all was good but we found the lobster meal to be a huge disappointment.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LVMummyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Brig is always good. We like the new additions to the menu - scallops were wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Coronado icon
    NadoFoodFan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had a good dinner with family. Service was a little slow, but restaurant was very busy. Food is very reliable,biggest complaint was lack of parking nearby as restaurant lot is very small.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ahhhhhh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went for dinner.... we were sat quickly. That was good. Server was horrible. Server was not to be seen. Server never came by to check on us. Server seemed disinterested....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinerdaveVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    service way too long food ok nothing exceptional typical sunday night meal
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service. Medoliocre food.
    OUTABOUT
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wait staff seems young and inexperienced. We went our entire meal without anyone clearing used dishes and empty cocktail glasses. Food was ok, nothing special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fancynancy
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This restaurant (The Brig) is the finest in Coronado, maybe even all of San Diego. Food selection, quality and diversity is amazing. Service is very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great!
    Kitt
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was my dad's favorite restaurant years ago and is my husband's current favorite! The fish is beautifully and deliciously prepared and I love to see the historic photos of Coronado. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Restaurant
    JGrim63
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The only disapointment was in the lack of top shelf whiskey. If you're not looking to add that to your experience, then the Brigatine moves from Very Good to Outstanding. The food was attractively presented, fairly priced, and delicious. The cheesecake was noteworthy. The service was good, and our waitress was funny and helpful. I took my lady friend there for a date, and I recommend it for special evenings. The booths were private, but not isolated, and kept the noise level down. The bar was nice in passing, but that's all I can say about that. Very good start to our night! I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brigantine Coronado Outstanding!
    Jarvis
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Have been eating at Brigantine Coronado every time when in San Diego. It's always excellent food and value. Haven't had anything bad. Sand dabs are my favorite and my daughter has swordfish or halibut. Their crab cake is heavenly. Service is friendly and wonderful. You can't go wrong here...excellent meal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit desappointed
    F2BP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I am familiar with Brigantine restaurant but this one is far behind the quality I am used to. Very small table for 4! Glasses unclean! Food was just OK!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I had hoped
    Cfleming
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Friendly staff and nice location. The menu had recently changed and it was a bit dissapointing. The crab cake appetizer was very good but the entres themselves left something to be desired. The swordfish was not cooked very well and the sides were very un noteworthy. I had high hopes and overall not a bad restraunt, just not a really good one. Perhaps other menu items were the real deal. Had hoped for more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 465 reviews are from the Brigantine Coronado reviews archive.
  • Not as good this time
    drummerboy
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I have eaten here a number of times, and have had great food most of the time. This time they were real busy, and some of the food came out overcooked or cold (sitting under heat lamps, bad timing on delivery). I had the seafood boullaibaise, and all of the seafood items were tough, and the soup was mediocre. Your best bet is the seafood platter, it always seems to be good. The mud pie is great for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    WillBeBack
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Went on a weekday for dinner & it was great. Menu had an excellent array of choices. Servers were very attentive yet didn't interrupt your conversations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy Dinner hour
    Mush
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Enjoyed the meal, but not the meeting that was being conducted by the six people next to us. Very loud and at dinner hour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable Great Food
    fancynancy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Coronado Brigantine has a menu with so many varieties, especially if you love seafood, that everyone will leave there pleased and satisfied. We tried 3 kinds of oysters, salad, burger, and grilled seafood, and everything was delicious. The recommended wine was right on, and the price reasonable. You can count on quality and consistency with all their dishes. We've been dining there for over 30 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    LAguy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Cosistently good. Not necessarily great but almost always very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    mom2three
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My family recently went the Brigantine Coronado to celebrate Father's Day. Shortly after we arrived we were seated in the beautiful dining area. We were promptly greeted by our waitress who was very helpful and accommodating. The entire meal was excellent and we highly recommend the Brigantine's Mud Pie. It was the best dessert we have ever had! This was our second visit to a Brigantine location this year. The other location in North County was also very pleasant. Love the location of the Coronado restaurant and will definitely be back for future events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.