Brockton Villa
Brockton Villa

Brockton Villa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brocktonvilla.com/
  • Phone: 8584547393
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Limited Late Lunch: Daily 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Mareyja Sisbarro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prospect
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is parking available on public streets. There are also numerous per hour fee parking garages and private parking lot offered for large private events
A word from Brockton Villa
Great Food * Epic Sunsets

Brockton Villa is a beautiful historic home converted into a restaurant located directly across from the ocean. Our seaside location offers a spectacular view of the world-famous La Jolla Cove, and has become a favorite "show off" spot for locals and visitors alike. We are known for our breakfasts, including our famous Coast Toast. Our chef creates many other wonderful dishes seasonally for lunch and our dinner service.

Our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party. Whether it be a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, baptism, bridal shower, baby shower, or any special occasion.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Brockton Villa reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (107)great for outdoor dining (90)great for brunch (68)romantic (49)neighborhood gem (47)special occasion (43)great for lunch (33)fit for foodies (32)kid-friendly (18)good for groups (14)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)notable wine list (8)Show More
  • What a view!
    Scootermac
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    One of the best views in La Jolla Cove. Be aware of the stench that can blow in from to ocean however especially at low tide. Breakfast options are better than lunch/dinner in my opinion but the wonderful staff and historic building make it a charming and memorable location to take out of town guests. Especially with that view!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    Tommytitan
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Good food, great service and view. Gotta try their chowder!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Brunch or Dinner
    jgreyone
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was my second visit to Brockton Villa and on both occasions the food was excellent, as was the service. Although I did not notice it on my first visit to the restaurant for brunch a couple of years, on this visit for dinner the unpleasant smells rising from the birds and sea lions on the rocks below made enjoying my meal very difficult. For anyone with a weak stomach, I'd recommend indoor dining rather than eating outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sen2007VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were visiting our son in La Jolla and this treat was on him. The Cove is beautiful at sunset as we sat on the balcony upstairs with wide ocean views. The food and service were great- I really savored my epic chowder and shrimp wraps with mango/avocado as did my husband his ginger chili salmon. Our boys went for the tasty fish tacos and burger- this is a good seafood place and we enjoyed our family get together on this full moon night as we strolled out to the cove. For afters the dessert complemented it well- a delicious trio of creme brulee and a generous scoop of coconut ice cream- added much to this special occasion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smell Your Neighbors
    Stench
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Why would anyone want to have breakfast with such foul smelling neighbors!
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  • scenic spot
    lovetoeathome
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great place to take out of town guests - great view but bad smell from sea lions. Good service, not so impressive food (corned beef hash too oily, sliced tomatoes not fresh, almost spoiled). Our friends from New York enjoyed their food though, and the spot is in a perfect location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Disappointed at Service
    ERochelleVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My fiance and I always recommended this place. The Coast Toast is amazing. But, after our experience, we will not be back. We saw the waitress twice during our entire visit, once when she took our order (after we sat for 15 minutes after being seated), and once to bring the check. In between that my fiance's order came out wrong and had to be remade, which took another 15 minutes. She never came by to mention the mistake. We never saw her again after she brought the check--someone else picked it up. The food is just okay, and the service wasn't great, so we have no real reason to go back, especially with so many other options in San Diego. Yes, the view is great. But that's about it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy
    live2dine
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The view was great and it got even better at sunset. The servers were friendly and our water glasses were always full. The salmon dish was good, but the baby bok choy was over cooked. Good wine list but limited selections. Will dine here during the week night to see if the dinner menu is better. Be aware of the loud road noise with the heavy traffic on Coast Blvd.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great service, nice view, and the food was good. We used the public parking garage just before the restaurant since this was a busy weekend. There was a smell from the sea lions if the wind blew in, we just ignored it and enjoyed our time like everyone else.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and dining service
    Geomi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The scenery overlooking La Jolla Cove was spectacular. The restaurant could be modernized to better match the wonderful dining experience. Of note to all who dine here is the pungent low tide odor that seems to prevail based on the restaurant's location. Other other restaurants which are much higher on the bluff do not have this problem. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, nothing more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The view is beautiful. The rest is fair at best. There are sea lions across the street and the smell is overwhelming. Outdoor dining with horrible odors. You literally gag from the smell.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I've eaten at Brockton Villa for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it never disappoints. It's my go to place for out of town guests. I had the scallops crusted with macadamia nuts for dinner and it was outstanding. My friend had salmon with quinoa and broccolini which she also enjoyed. I appreciate the healthy and inventive choices on the menu. We ate outside on the patio and in spite of the stench from the cove on a warm afternoon, we really couldn't smell it from the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely patio
    Ssackl10
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurang is very lovely, food tasty. The smell of seals moderate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Hotperro
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very nice And pretty resturant witch sea lions on The bay .... The food in ok according to my expectations And The service was friendly
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Anonymous
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    For brunch on a Thursday, finding parking was almost impossible. The stench from the oceanside made it impossible to sit outdoors as we had planned. It made us nauseous. The food was OK. The service was very nice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find
    Muddycr33k
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Brockton Villa is a great venue with attentive service. Great prices on their menu as well in La Jolla which is great. Fish Tacos were great!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing
    Heloise60
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was a pleasant and relaxing experience with good food and very friendly service. I recommend it - better than some of the more prominent names in La Jolla.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Delicious food! Loved the Coast Toast and the Ginger Salmon! The servers were attentive and friendly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quite scenic
    DinerGirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A friend and I had dinner here just for the view and we received just what the doctor ordered....it was pretty spectacular. The cove itself stunk from the sea lions but to no fault of the restaurant. The service was great - we really liked our server. The food was good as well. I would definitely recommend dining here just for the scenic view alone - the food is secondary.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view, service can't be beat!
    Choux
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We always love Brockton Villa, the people are exceptionally nice whether it's breakfast lunch or dinner. Sun. Andrew was our server, couldn't have been nicer
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had no idea of the rich history Brockton villa had in La Jolla. The restaraunt is small but the food and service were excellent. Though they are known for their fish dishes, do not be afraid to try it all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best breakfast spot in San Diego
    Ben68
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I love the legendary and super tasty cove toast and the beautiful setting, including the ocean view and the wildlife with seals and pelicans.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view!
    TomR
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant was a great place to enjoy an afternoon wine and cheese plate while enjoying the ocean view. The kitchen was accommodating by serving a cold item from the breakfast menu for our young daughter.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Fish tacos were alright. Halibut dish (actually made with black cod because halibut wasn't available) was great. And yes when the wind blows you can smell the seals.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Secluded Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The Chowder is what you will dream about for weeks later...Super delicious as was the coast toast served with coconut gelato....Yummy!!! The view is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seaside tables
    Freetofly1234
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We enjoyed the views although the bird smells were bad at times. 3 out of the 4 entrees were great. The one overcooked halibut ruined the perfect score. Service was slow if you are in a hurry but nice if you don't want to be rushed. We had a great sunset for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food and Amazing View
    Local
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We took some very dear friends from out of state to this restaurant and had a marvelous evening. Our waiter was personable and attentive. The food was delicious and we even got the recipe for the chowder and the dessert. This is definitely a place we will visit, as locals, over and over again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice casual outdoor option
    Picc
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The crab cake eggs benedict and Coast Toast on the outdoor patio made a delicious brunch. Both entrees arrivedquickly and were a notch above a basic breakfast spot in quality. The historic building makes a fun visit . . . great spot, interesting menu, and good service. Only service issue - bar service for our mimosas was very delayed, arriving when we were half way through our brunch. Perched high above Coast Blvd, the oceanside tables enjoy the sea breeze and a nice overlook.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Brunch Spot
    Marco
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Happened to be there during a rain storm and sat out on the balcony. Not a drop of rain hit us, but loved every second of being outdoors having a wonderful brunch. The food was excellent and the carafe of mimosas was a great way to enjoy the company and the amazing views and smells of fresh rain.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    cmcleod
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I love this spot for it's location more than anything else, though the service was good even though they were quite busy. Menu is a little uneven. My husband and step daughters lunch looked great and while I enjoyed my meal, I personally don't care for their special overly soggy french toast, which was a disappointment. The raspberry stuff that comes with it was amazing though. I'd go here again whenever in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    JonathanGee
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Always great and interesting. Excellent, quality food and great service. Amazing view. I always try to get out-of-owners to come here...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • A view with good food
    RobinRachel1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The veranda dining with a gorgeous view makes the restaurant. The food is good, some dishes are outstanding and others are just plain good. The restuarant is wine and beer only, but with a creative wine-based cocktail list so they make the best of it. It's a great place for a sunset dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    BEARVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    What a beautiful view. The wait staff is very friendly and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We loved everything about The Brockton Villa. If you are looking for a breakfast location in La Jolla that has it all, you won't be dissapointed. The service was friendly and responsive, the view was spectacular and the food was awesome. If you like French Toast, then you have to try their Coast Toast. It's the best. I would highly recommend this location and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Greatniteout
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food, excellent service and perfect view. Brockton Villa is by far our most favorite spit in SoCal. I cannot say enough good things about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and View
    BillieS
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went for dinner on our 9th anniversary. We had reservations and had requested a table by the window. Although the restaurant was full, our request was honored and we had a lovely view of the ocean. We were seated right on time. We both had the filet. It was perfect. I would also recommend the artichoke. The sauce was outstanding. The view was the best part of the experience. Not a bad seat in the house!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an evening treat
    Ekktar
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We made reservations for 6:30 and were seated at a wonderful veranda table overlooking the ocean. The atmosphere is casual and the service was friendly and attentive. We highly recommend the clam chowder—some of the best we've ever had. The Coast Toast for dessert was also a highlight. Our entrees were all tasty and we enjoyed the sunset with our dessert. We have been to Brockton Villa for their famous breakfast and were pleasantly surprised that our dinner experience was also so nice. We will definitely be going back.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Limited dinner menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Although the scenery is beautiful the food was definitely a disappointment. At least the dinner menu anyway. Nothing great for non seafood lovers or kids
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and beautiful view
    mbso
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Good food, we liked the scallops, no problems eating with a child. It is possible drink win by glass. We suggest it :-)
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • great ambiance, average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We recently had brunch there, both of us having omelets. Beautiful setting, beautiful views, cute converted house into a restaurant. The food however, was only fair. Parking rather difficult to find.
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