Brigantine Poway
Brigantine Poway

Brigantine Poway

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brigantine.com/
  • Phone: 8584863066
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Oyster Bar Open Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Blake McElroy
  • 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, 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 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 20-120 people.

    Nautilus Room - 60 guests (with fireplace)
    Champagne Room - 60 guests
    Nautilus/Champagne Rooms combined - 120 guests
    Patio - 50 guests

    Food and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for menus and complete details.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Hawley 8582681030

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Community Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Brigantine is located in the Creekside Plaza, at the corner of Poway and Community Roads. There is ample free parking in the shopping center.
A word from Brigantine Poway
In keeping with the Brigantine tradition of excellence, The Poway Brigantine features a generous assortment of appetizers on their widely popular "Share" menu. An abundant selection of fresh seafood and grilled meats round out the rest of the offerings.



Newly redesigned at the end of 2006, The Poway Brigantine boasts a lively and contemporary atmosphere, unlike anything else in the area.



Whether you're joining us for lunch, dinner, or happy hour, The Brig's casual and unpretentious atmosphere makes it the perfect everyday restaurant.



With separate areas for private dining, The Brigantine is also an ideal place to make business connections, or celebrate special occasions with family and friends.



Start your own community tradition and Meet Me at The Brig.
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Brigantine Poway reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)special occasion (18)good for groups (15)great for lunch (15)fit for foodies (9)kid-friendly (8)romantic (8)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Business Luncheon
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I requested a table for 5 with very short notice. When we arrived, everything was set up and our drink orders taken immediately. Everyone had a great meal & the waiter was attentive. We are regular customers since our business is nearby. This is the best place in Poway to go with customers or business associates.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu! Great service!
    SuperFood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    When I booked the reservation with open table and arrived the restaurant I was greeted by name and sat immediately. The ambiance was nice and the server (Jenn, I believe) was memorable and cordial. The menu had a lot of variety and the food came out quickly. I would go back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner and meet up with wife
    RetiredButWorkingVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Good Dinner, entrees were great. Server was new, but did an adequate job.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm, comfortable place to enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had the prime rib dinner and were please from end to end. Wonderful, friendly staff; nice wine selection. We live in Escondido and have eaten at the Escondido Brigantine many times over he last 35 years. But now that the Escondido Brigantine is not recognizable and is incredibly noisy we had to venture forth and are very happy to have found a place similar in ambiance to what the Brigantine Escondido once was that we can now call home. It is well worth the additional 12 miles to get to the Poway Brigantine. Very well worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun birthday dinner
    zipporahVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed a crab cake - has a very soft texture and good flavor, clam chowder - rich and creamy, and two entree specials which were both good. Staff was very accommodating of our 6-mo-old and set us up with a highchair right away. Service was efficient and friendly. We've been here several times, alone and with others, and it's always been a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good.
    Bennyfanatic
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place is okay for a night out in Poway. My fish was cooked perfectly but the sides were weird; veggies were super salty and the potato salad was just mayo, as far as I could tell. On the other hand, where else are you going to go?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brigantine Poway
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Good food great service. Very accomdating. Do again for us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Lunch
    PatC
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was good, service was average ambiance, good...not all around spectacular, just average.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you like seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Brigantine is a great choice for seafood. The specials and the daily catches are always great. I will contine to visit Brigantine for special occasions or just a treat for myself.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday evening
    Kondor
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I went there with my daughter and we had a nice Friday evening. Service was excellent and food very good to excellent. This restaurant is on more expensive side compared to other places in Poway, but if you don't mind to spend money you get a nice dining environment and treated nicely. It was not ridiculously expensive either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smelled fishy from the start
    markVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our experience was not the best. The crab and lobster cobb salad was smelly and required a lot of manual doctoring to reduce the smell. Probably should have returned it. The fried seafood entree was also sub-par in flavor and was not fresh. The clam chowder had a lot of sand/grit and was over-salty. We saw another couple walk in, get seated and immediately walk out. That should have been a clue. Not going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really Enjoyed It
    sara
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a romantic dinner at the Brig. Petrale Sole was as good as I've ever had anywhere. Josh was a great waiter and made a great wine recommendation. Looking forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • just OK
    Tony
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    been here a few times and it always seems to just miss the spot. Nothing bad, just little things that you'd think a $$$ place would get right. This time, the waitress was a little forgetful with who ordered what and was slow bringing drinks out even through it was not very crowded. Bus boy gave me water, then put it down right in the middle of my menu. Again, nothing major, just when I'm going to spend $120 for dinner with my fam (wife and 3 kids) I expect something more from the servers than what I'd get at Outback or Chilli's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brigantine Seafood is good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food has decent flavor, but portions are small. Service is good and Ambiance is good. Relative to price, it is okay.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Satisfiedcostumers
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food was tasty and delicious. Among the three of us, we had Swordfish, Salmon, and Jambalaya. We all felt the portions were just right and the taste was superb. The service was amicable and courteous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The clam chowder was spoiled, tasted sour. The fish tacos were so dry and the taco shells were old. The lobster with bacon on top was a very greasy dish... horrible. The highlight of the dinner was a bottled peach drink.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy the Brigantine!
    Carson
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We were greeted, from the moment we walked in the door for our lunch, by a very friendly hostess at the front desk. She walked us to the table that I had reserved and then very soon our very sweet waitress appeared. Our waitress was very nice to let us visit for awhile before ordering our meals, as we had not seen each other for a bit and needed some time to catch up. When we did order our food and service were both excellent. I usually always order the delicious spinach salad and this time ordered a swordfish taco too. Great place, relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bittersweet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    First time here. Our server went on about them even said they were on special.we ordered the fish taco plates. Said she would be back with bread. Next time we saw her was with our fish taco plates. No bread. When the check came, the fish tacos were full price. When asked about it, the response was "oh you have to be sitting in the bar." This was slightly annoying since it was made know this was our first time here. The food itself was great.
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  • Bleh... Never again...
    TwoSnapsAroundTheWorld
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Pros: good parking, clean place, quick, courteous, great service. Decent appetizers.. Cons: food was mediocre at best. Not enthused about any of it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a Father's Day Brunch
    foodie4life
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my father out for brunch for Father's Day, and it was a very pleasant experience. This was a special occasion, and it meant a lot to take him out. The food was excellent! My father had the machaca and I had the brunch special steak and eggs. Whitney, our server was on top of everything, and provided great sevice. She kept our glasses filled and checked on us frequently. I would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judy
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food and service could not have been better. Our waitress was very friendly and helped make my birthday "dinner out" wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch in Poway
    WanttoLuvLunch
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    For lunch we want:Easy Access: Wasn't There. No available handi-capped parking; walk-up to front door was difficult. They had been told to expect a person using a walker. Either they didn't understand or didn't care. Little effort to aid the dining experience. Lunch Menu was not interesting Crab cake Sandwich was poor; side dishes unremarkable. Our drinks were not refilled in a prompt manner, Maybe if alcohol they would have been.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meeting Place
    PatC
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Nice service & atmosphere. Was surprised to see green chile posole on the menu. Had a sample & had to have more...delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    HarleyFrank
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Dine here all the time. Never had a bad meal. Best seafood within 20 miles, no question. Great for kids too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 270 reviews are from the Brigantine Poway reviews archive.
  • kabuVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great happy hour and then be seated for dinner. The food is very good and servers honest when asked about certain items.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal & great service
    Susan1484
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Wasn't sure how the place would respond to reservations on the Sunday evening of Mother's Day but was seated in a great spot (as requested), had excellent service with a smile, and great food. I was even more impressed because they didn't 'up the price' because of the holiday and while busy remained pleasant and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy chilkdren
    Judy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was excellent, as was the service. A table near us had 3 very young children among about 10 adults. The oldest child, about 3 years old was obnoxious and noisy. The babies fussed a little, but the toddler made the experience unpleasant for a nice dinner out. We don't dine out very often. Not sure how to solve this for the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great experience
    CMRob
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Nicer than La Mesa location. The server seemed a little out of it but was nice when we engaged her in conversation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Salmon was excellent - mix up about the reservation but a good recovery by support staff saved the day. Loved the food and the service. Good spot for a good meal, variety of food offerings, and great personal service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Dinner
    ladyjeanmarie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We always eat at Brigantine for Easter dinner. This year we chose the Poway location as opposed to the Escondido location because of the advertised online menus. Escondido did not advertise any macadamia nut crusted fish - which is my favorite. We did not know your Poway restaurant would be serving the prime rib which is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful waitress
    Qnance
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had particularly good service from our waitress (used to work in Myrtle Beach, can't remember her name). The food was great.. more than we could eat. The ambiance was great. The only negative was a noisy group seated by us... And that is not the restaurant's fault! Overall, we has a lovely Easter Sunday dinner!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    jena
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We decided to eat here for Easter brunch because it's closer to our church and they promoted that there will be an event for kids. So we were excited that the kids will beable to do egghunt but disappointed that it was over when we had our reservation. When they promote this they should be specific on the time for the egghunt because our kids were looking forward to it and I asked the hostess about it she just told me the waiter will inform us but the waiter didn't tell us. I won't be taking my family here for Easter brunch again. I felt bad for my friends who joined us and drove 45 minutes because I told them Brigantne has an event for kids.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Not a buffet brunch, but plenty of good, off-the-menu items to choose from. The service was exceptional and they had Easter festivities for the kids!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Evansmom
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The Brig has been a reliable favorite that we had not visited for years. The menu is great with a perfect number and variety of options. As crazy as it sounds, I decided against the prime rib (one of my favorites for a nice dinner out) for the good old fish tacos! They were outstanding as usual! It's a little pricey for us to make a regular habit of but worth it for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable and tasty
    Alvin
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I've dined here numerous times and have always enjoyed the service, atmosphere and food. Great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    Scott
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Our group of five included three older adults who have varied levels of hearing impairment. I asked for a quiet spot in my reservation request, and the restaurant seated us in a room with just one other party. The food (I had an Ahi appetizer and the scallops) was absolutely excellent, and our server was personable, accommodating, and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all aroind
    Chief
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Everything from first greeting to exit appreciation are very excellent. Hostess, waiter, and all are very friendly and attentive. Definitely holds up to their reputation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No on brunch, yes on lunch!
    Patriciappp
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I love the Brigantine for lunch and happy hour. However, my daughter and I am disappointed in their brunch. Not much to choose from the menu and the breakfast was good but not great? You order off the menu, no buffet brunch. Our waitress was great, the people friendly and we normally love going for lunch and Happy Hour and sit in the bar. Never had dinner there yet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Enjoy the Brigantine
    Carson
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Lori was very nice in changing our reservation by 15 minutes as I was running late so I called. I was happy to get the table that I requested and the service was very good as well as the food. I will always go back to the Brigantine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were disappointed with the food quality. The fish was over cooked and the plate lacked enough vegetables that would add to the presentation. the bread was just plain bread, although there was plenty, they should strive for quality bread, including a whole grain.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.