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Brigantine Escondido
Brigantine Escondido

Brigantine Escondido Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brigantine.com
  • Email: ESC@brigantine.com
  • Phone: (760) 743-4718
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:30 - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Marcelino Moreno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, 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, 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 and 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 dining areas are available for groups of 20-80 guests.

    Rock Room - Seating for 60-80 guests
    Patio - Seating for 30-75 guests
    Pond - Seating for 20 guests

    Food and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for current menus and detailed information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Hawley (858) 268-1030

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Centre City Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Brigantine is located at the south-east corner of West Felicita and Centre City Parkway. There is ample free parking in the shopping center lot, as well as two handicap spaces in front of the restaurant's entrance.
A word from Brigantine Escondido
A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many accolades in 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, and Crème Brûlée, the Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks and grilled meats.

Located near the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, the Brigantine features fireside seating in a casual dining room, and in the adjacent lounge. Outdoor dining is available on one of our intimate patios, which include both fireplace and water features.

Private dining is available in the elegantly-appointed Rock Room.

The Escondido Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch Monday-Saturday. Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The new remodel left us cold just like the decor. TOO MUCH NOISE. We use to love this place with the wood and quiet dining. Now it looks like a Denny's remodel. Food and service still very good but its no longer a welcoming place to dine."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going to the Escondido Brigantines for years. Food was always good, but the restaurant was getting tired looking and old fashioned. Not Now! The redesigned restaurant looks great. The food still as delicious as ever and the prices are still very reasonable."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The place was always a neighborhood favorite of mine-- good for a girls lunch, or appetizers and a drink or a nice dinner. I loved the cozy atmosphere, the fireplace, the outdoor patio that felt like a garden. The recent remodel left me so disappointed. I understand it needed freshening up, but I think they made poor choices. The bar area was enlarged and is attractive but noisy. The dining room lost the fireplace and did not seem upscale in the choice of furnishings. The white chairs and cheap-looking brown tables looked like a pancake house. The lights above the tables are nice but the mass of white bulb lights overhead were awful. Outdoors, they lost the garden feel and pond. Food ( fish) was very good but ambiance may keep me away."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The restaurant just reopened after a major renovation. I liked the old nautical decor and romantic ambiance so much better. The new layout makes the restaurant very noisy. The food and service are always great."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A new look & feel and probably more improvements than not. V lively with an apparently huge increase in staff. All the familiar faces but the restaurant has a fresher, 'with it' look. The menu is inviting & more varied. What was coming out of the kitchen, which is now largely open, looks great. It's not the same place but that's not a bad thing!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Friends that have been to Brigantine pre-remodel were eager to see the improvements. We were not disappointed. We had the best seat outdoors at the fire/rock table. Looking forward to returning when the water feature is up and running. Food was excellent. Nice wine selection. Will be making plans to come by with more friends for lunch and brunch."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I think the Filet Mignon could use a bit more flavor."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Quality meals at reasonable prices. Very good seafood. Excellent wait staff."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We arrived at our reservation time and were promptly seated. The restaurant staff was festively attired with beads and hats, and were also distributing these items to guests that wanted them. We ordered beverages from the bar and were quickly served. We shared a salad which was tasty but had a little too much dressing. There was a short wait for our entrees, probably due to the amount of diners in the restaurant. Both entrees were served hot, attractively presented, and delicious. We would certainly dine at the Brigantine in the future."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Stayed at the Welk Resort in Escondido over Christmas week; looked for a place to eat Christmas Eve. Went to Brigantine and enjoyed it so much, we went back 2 days later! Innocente was an excellent server; we asked for him the second time there. Nice nautical atmosphere, warm and inviting. Varied menu. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Staff was eager to serve but slow on the follow up to deliver. Food was very good and ambiance very nice. Over all was a very positive experience."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "If you enjoy great presentation for food, a unique taste for dishes, and a pleasant atmosphere for a meal this is the spot."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I had the ahi stir fry; it was incredible. Serena, our waitress, went beyond what was expected"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Enjoyed our meal. We didn't hear about the nightly special, though, and would have really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We absolutely loved our choice for Christmas Eve dinner....very Special. Our waitress was a gem (Brittany). The food was beyond compare to other restaurants. This will be a tradition for us now. And more than likely for other times througout the year. We have always liked The Brigantine and have eaten there many times over the past 25 years. Thank You"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Food and service was good. The main reason we went there was to celebrate a birthday. I noted it when I made the reservation on open table. When we were walking to our table the hostess asked if we were celebrating something special. I told her we were celebrating a birthday and she said oh okay. Well we had our meal and no birthday acknowledgement at all. After we paid our bill I said to the waitress, I thought you do a little something for birthdays. Her response was you should have mentioned something to me. My advice is to mention to everyone that works there so they won't say they didn't know. Also there was a foreign object in my food , the manager came out to apologize and didn't charge us for the salads."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I arranged a farewell luncheon for an employee of a nearby hospital, and had all the food pre-ordered. They were on top of it and it was waiting for us when we arrived, even the to-go. We sat right by the fire as I asked; the server could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The down-side: the lunch menu is priced much higher than any other restaurant in the area.The crab cake sandwich I ordered was VERY small, as were the 2 sides. I had expected the portions to be larger & more flavorful than they were. The crab cake did not even cover half of the bread. We will probably return for dinner, but not fo lunch. I really wanted this to be a go-to place for us, as I coordinate such events on a regular basis, so I am doubly disappointed."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "From the moment we were greeted at the door we felt welcome. Our server Serena was amazing- she made great recommendations and was incredibly attentive. The food was great - the swordfish was perfect and my companion had the seafood combo and said it was really good. The mud pie was a perfect sharing dessert I highly recommend dining here and hope you are lucky enough to have Serena as your server :)"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food, the atmosphere, and the service were just right."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Love their sand dabs but they are not always on the menu- we asked and we received! Great job in preparing them so they were tender and moist. Excellent light lunch choice."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "To be fair, the Brig had a special party. The food was the usual exceptional fare, but the service was unfortunately quite slow."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The food was awesome a little suprised they didn't have a surf n turf option on the menu but they did have one and it wasn't much h more then the cost from regular menu. Yumm yumm A+ Star"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Lovely meal with great service. Table too close to the kitchen, but not a big deal."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This is a great place for good food and a nice ambience for a special lunch or dinner"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We had a delightful meal buy the fireplace. Very nice Christmas decorations, warm, cozy. Excellent server, food, and ambiance."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Wonderfully prepared sea bass, fresh and crisp veggies, decent rice pilaf dish. A great surprise for lunch and good service too."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "The only good thing was it was quiet enough to hear each other talk. They forgot one of our dinners, another didn't come with the vegetable ordered, the steaks were tough, they didn't sing happy birthday as we asked. A real bummer."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Excellent and widely varied menu choices for fish and seafood lovers that are prepared to meet the customers' special needs by a very helpful and attentive wait staff."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "The prime rib was one of the best I have had this year! Good service made this a pleasant dining experiance. We will return soon."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "The Brigantine in Escondido was wonderful as it always has been. There is a 3 course menu for early diners that includes soup or salad, a choice of several entrees, and dessert. The macadamia crusted ono was delicious, and the chocolate desset was very rich and melted in the mouth. The Service is always wonderful and the atmosphere lends itself to a nice meal out. Prices are reasonable especially for the three courses."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "My Mom and I shared a wonderful lunch recently - cioppino and the fried shrimp entree. We also had the appetizers of blackened ahi and fried claims - with 3 or 4 dipping sauces - all were crazy delicious. Our meals were made even better with the amazing service from Hector - he's the best server...ever. Be sure to ask for him when you go. Another delightful lunch at the Brig....."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "My wife and I, as well as friends, have scheduled dinner at the Brigantine Escondido at leat once a month for the past few years. You can count on the menu selections, great service and up beat environment for a pleasant evening out"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "We were seated and attended to right away, The food was delicious, Most notably the fresh Oysters and a steamed mussels appetizer. Prime Rib was perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Brigantine continues to be my favorite place to eat. We don't go out much, but when we do, this is my first choice for both beef and seafood. It is nestled into a Vons parking lot and may not be easily found by folks who have not been there before. Once inside, you forget where it is located as the ambience is outstanding."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "I took my older sister out for her 71st birthday dinner. She doesn't get to go out much , and lives on a fixed income, She loved the menu , and she really liked it when I told her to have whatever she liked. Crab and lobster cob salad , 16 oz. prime rib, a tall screw-driver , baked potato with works , tall screwdriver. She was in heaven , I scored a ton of little brother points!"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "The dinner was great as was the service but the watered down drinks were a MAJOR disappointment. I can`t say that I would return or recommend to anyone this establishment after such an obvious glitch. The soda was OK but you owe me a bourbon which was so obviously missing. and this was not the first time. How sad!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We've been coming to this Brig for years. About 6 months ago, we had two pretty horrible lunches in a row. I let management know but have stayed away because it was that bad. Recently had company in from out of town - wanted something close - so crossed our fingers. We went for an early Friday lunch - and had a wonderful meal. I mentioned to the server that the cioppino was exceptional - much better than before. He mentioned that a new chef was on board. Yeah! We will be returning...."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "My friend & I share a birthday. To celebrate our special day we went to the Brigantine, Escondido. The service was excellent, the fish was fresh, well prepared & delicious. The atmosphere was quiet & relaxing, great for catching up with a long time friend."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Had Fish and Chips plus a Ceasar Salad with Anchoives. The Fish was Blah, Blah, Blah. The Anchoives saved the salad. After ordering the salad with Anchoives, it was delivered without the Anchoives, and had to be reordered, by someone other than the person taking the order. This is an example of poor "team type service" My companion, who also ordered the Fish and Chips, said that "this was the worst that she had ever had. Nothing like Anthony's". A glass of Merlot wine was excellent. On another note, a male patron was observed wearing a ball hat while eating. This indicated to me that you are not an "up scale eating establishment""
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "If you are looking for a local restaurant in Escondido, California that serves excellent seafood, Brigantine is the one for you! Wonderful service and the "catch of the day" choices were wonderful. It might be a good idea to get a reservation to be on the safe side. My husband and I were there on a Wednesday, and it was very busy for a week night. This is a restaurant that we are definitely going to return to, when we get back to California."
    Dined on 10/16/2013