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Brigantine Escondido
Brigantine Escondido

Brigantine Escondido Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary on 7/4. We picked the Brigantine because they offered steak and seafood and it was some where we hadn't eaten. We had a great dinner everything was fresh and was prepared perfectly. The fondue we had as an appetizer was to die for. They were very attentive and even gave us a cute anniversary card. We had a wonderful night and we look forward to eating there again soon."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was our first visit after the new remodel. It is a lot lighter inside and a much better use of the space. We sat indoors , but the outside looked nice as well. The food was good , the service good. It seems they lost some people during the closure and the new ones are still learning. I am disappointed the prime rib is offered in only one cut size. They used to have a Mate's cut and a Capitan's cut. The salads were good, we will be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We took my husband here for Father's Day brunch. We sat in their new patio area. It was really pretty and relaxing with the water feature. We had the fish tacos and I drank their mango sangria’s which were delicious! My hubby was very happy with their beer selection as well. The children enjoyed their lunch as well. We will definitely come here again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had forgotten that the Escondido location had a major renovation done. All I can say is WOW - what a surprise. Open floor plan makes it a welcome site. As always the service was excellent and the food was good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been to Brigantine many times. We are very disappointed in the new decor. The place used to have a more ship-like appearance and romantic, dinner, atmosphere. Now it has a bright open look that resembles an IHOP only with fish on the wall. The food is still pretty good. our server Daniel was extraordinary. Knew his stuff and was extremely kind and attentive."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I know the staff was trying but the friendly place we expected has gone away. We did not enjoy the noise, lighting, A/C anything about the newly remodeled location we had recommended so often to others. We want our old great place back. The food was not as good. The service slow and the room was like a fast food restaurant. We missed the nice patio area with pond now a noisy and hot luncheon pit. I am sorry we will not return even though we have been regulars. So sorry new is not nice or better. Hope you don't ruin too many of your other locations. Sorry to be not happy."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We love the brig and your remodel is great.. wonderful food and service."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This restaurant looks amazing after its new remodel! It always had good food, but now it's actually hip now and a place where the young crowd will feel comfortable (not just a place you go to with your grandparents anymore). "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The service was great. Everyone was very helpful in taking care if us. I did order from the happy hour - taco Tuesday night and good good. We sat out on patio area as appeared a little more quiet than inside. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The newly remodeled Brigantine is impressive ,chic and definitely a place to go for special occasion as we did but just for a wonderful meal or brunch too. Highly recommended.. . "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Good before the remodel. Great job on the new look. better now!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "All new Brigantine still has great food and service and now a great new look. Will be back"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We loved the variety of choices as to where to sit. You could choose outside, bar area, inside next to windows, or inside a dining area. Our raw oysters were excellent. My husband had the tuna, which he thought was ok and I had the swordfish tacos, which were very tasty."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Service and food were great!! Everything wonderful. Only issue I have; I thought the portions were a tad skimpy based on prices."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We celebrated an anniversary dinner here. The waiter was good, but his timing was off a little. He brought out the first entree THEN the salads and THEN another entree! They comped the salads. Overall, the remodel made us feel like we were in a cafeteria. It was very sterile with NO character. And it's much louder than it used to be. But the food was delicious. SUGGESTION: One thing we didn't care for were the side dishes because of the lack of variety. There were WAY TOO many potato dishes. Why don't more restaurants offer mac 'n cheese, creamed corn, creamed spinach, fruit, or a micro-salad as a side dish? Nothing like this was available, even on the "Small Plates" section on the menu."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Can't believe how much this place had changed. Gone is the ambiance of a huge warm fireplace and coziness of the place and enter the very loud, cold modern, chrome feeling of the texting crowd. We Miss the good old place. Food was still good but service was not so good. This is our second visit since the new Brig makeover,may not come back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I recently went to check out the renovated Brig with my husband and friends for his birthday. The service was good and our waitress was very attentive, but we were all very underwhelmed with the portions of our food. My husband had the ahi and for $24, he barely had any vegetables and a really sad scoop of rice. Also, two of us at the table ordered the burger, and the maybe had about a dozen fries on our plates. We wanted to really like the new Brig, but it left much to be desired. The only positive was that my husband really enjoyed his oysters."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My wife and I looked forward to a quiet, romantic dinner at the Escondido Brigantine. We weren't aware that it had been renovated. The changes have, unfortunately, completely destroyed the atmosphere we loved so much. Too many hard surfaces make the noise level unbearable. It's light and bright, kind of like a hospital critical care unit. The warm and cozy ambiance that made the Brig ideal for an escape from the hustle and bustle, is now gone forever. Very sad. We did have a minor issue with our server seeming to ignore us for 10 or 15 minutes after she took our beverage order. No excuses were offered, but the staff bent over backwards to make it right once they realized what had happened."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "much improved from the last time I was there. food was great service was above avg."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Met my daughter for Mother's Day lunch, and had a delightful meal. The restaurant has been renovated and it looks very smart. The service was, as always, stellar--friendly and professional. We will return again next year!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very enjoyable patio atmosphere and service Seating on Mother's day very prompt with reservations."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We made reservations here for Mother's Day Brunch. Two days before, we had unexpected guests come in town. I called and spoke to a manger about increasing our reservation of six to a party of nine. I completely expected her to tell me it could not be done, as Mother's Day is a very busy brunch day. She looked at her seating chart, gave me a few options and made it happen! The brunch was wonderful, our server was great and we had a terrific time. The remodel is beautiful, too!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We liked the old ambience better. It's vey bright and sterile in the dining room "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We dined at the newly remodeled Escondido Brigantine location and the place looked fantastic. It was a vast improvement over the old dark and very dated "ship" motif of the old version. Our meals were all delicious but I must say that it was pretty obvious that the portion sizes have been reduced. Not sure if the prices went up, but it did seem rather expensive as 2 meals with 1 appetizer and no wine or alcoholic beverages was $75 before gratuity. Despite that, it was still a wonderful evening at a newer "upscale" restaurant in sunny Escondido."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I have been to the brigantine several times and love the food. However, the only comment i would make is that the dishes dont come out hot. I had some tacos for the happy hour and the tacos were cold. I enjoyed it, however if it was hot i would have enjoyed it tremendously"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I have been a frequent guest of the old Brigantine over the years and the one thing I really enjoyed was the warmth and ambience of the restaurant. It has lost that in the new Brigantine .The new Brigantine is all chrome and modern like a fast food atmosphere I also miss the ship The staff is still great and the food is good but I had a client from New York with me and she would have enjoyed the old atmosphere also. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The Restaurant has recently been remodeled and is beautiful, however the removal of carpet and acoustic ceilings has made the noise level intolerable. This has always been one of our favorite places to go for a romantic dinner out. The romance is gone. The food and service are still great, so if you like noise it would not be a problem. Overall we were disappointed"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the new Brigantine. However, it was noisey. The remodel job was very nice but needed better accoustics. Food and service was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I'm 83 and remember when and for a better price you could get a better flat steak with veggies/salad. All you provided was a steak not quite as good as Amtrak (on an overnight to Seattle) would provide, with 5 half pieces of small potato. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Been coming here for 10 years and know that since the remodel there are things to work out. New employees, traffic patterns etc. Food was just OK and had to sent back once. Server was fantastic and overcame the negatives about the food. We used to eat in the bar, this time chose the dining room as it was our anniversary. Bar volume and accoustics WAY too loud. Can no longer have a quiet evening there. Hard floors and open ceiling, sound bounces all over and you have to yell to overcome all the other people. Of course,, that makes everyone else do the same!. Like the outdoors areas and fire counters. I think that I would drive to Poway to visit the Brig in the future and I live in Escondido"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Hubby and I chose this as our date night dinner. Our food was fantastic and not overly priced. It was romantic and just fun! We loved it and will be back"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Congrats on the remodeled Brig! Still needs some interior glass walls to help dampen the loud noise. We sat in the corner booth & could hardly hear ourselves talk. I've always said that it's the sound of people enjoying themselves..and it is....but it's over the top! Calamari "strips" were extremely disappointing. Nice flavor but they should be called "sticks" and not "strips". Bring back the 1" wide strips! Prime Rib now a "wkend spcl" vs. daily. Big mistake. It was the best meat item on the menu before. We asked for a substitution from Chicken Piccata to the old Tequila Chicken (same chicken prep but w/ the Jalapeno Cheese Sauce.) It was SO good..thank you! Glad Stella is back on draft. Waiter, Ubaldo, was excellent! - John K"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The remodeled Brigantine is very, very noisy and has lost all the ambiance of a very nice place to have special occasion dinners. The food was delicious and our waiter was wonderful, but I am not sure we will return."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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
  • "Newly remodeled atmosphere is probably aimed @ 21-40 year olds. We are Seniors over 65, with money to spend on dining out frequently. Old ambiance was much quieter, more romantic, cozier. It was also more to the theme of the NAME of the restaurant, "Brigantine" and was a favorite of ours for Special Occasions 12+ times/year. We will likely replace our visits here with something like The Chart House or other high-end place to relax & celebrate. My lobster was tough & stringy. I won't order it if we ever visit here again."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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