Lost Diamond Ring!
This really was a bummer way to celebrate our 57th wedding anniversary! Other than that we still think it is a good place to eat.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good
We frequent the Brigantine because we often receive gift cards. The food was delicious, but for what you get, it's a bit pricey....
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy classic seafood restauarant
This restaurant has lots of booth seating, it's kind of dark. Service was fast and good. The food was delicious. Husband had fish tacos, very tasty. I had wild salmon, also very good. They brought crayons and stuff for the kids to do. Prices are very reasonable, and portions are quite large. I would definitely go back. It is classic seafood fare...you know, fish and chips with cole slaw, Louis salads, oysters, shrimp cocktail, etc.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exactly what we hoped
Brigantine was exactly what we hoped to experience. The wait staff made good suggestions. The food was excellent. We wanted fresh seafood in a relaxed atmosphere. Mission accomplished!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and wonderful fresh food. Prices were very moderate and portions were sizable.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good and the
Food was very good and the service was excellent. An unexpected treat.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The crab cakes were wonderful
The crab cakes were wonderful and reasonably priced. A nice dinner.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Brigantine Experience
We have a yearly golf tournament at Coronado that started in the 60's. Many of our group have been dining at the Brigantine each year since it opened in the 70's. It has always had the highest quality seafood and ambiance. It never gets old. We are generally from the Orange County area so we only get to the Brigantine on this yearly golf outing. It is one of the things we all look forward to each trip. Our thanks to the owners, chefs and servers for continuing to present a great dining experience for customers at the Brigantine.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A memorable meal
My husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary recently at the Brigantine in Coronado. We enjoyed two delicious entrees from the lunch menu. The salmon with lemon/capers sauce was so good and the Ahi Poke tacos were surprising delicious and full of flavor. Of course we enjoyed the skinny margaritas...yum! The overall service was excellent. We were greeted and seated promptly, the waitress accurately took our orders and offered us some meal suggestions, our food came to us hot and quickly. The atmosphere was semi-private and romantic. Overall we enjoyed our visit and definitely will stop by again.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat at an intimate booth in the interior of the restaurant. Very nice ambiance. We ate two the three course meals: ahi tuna and swordfish. Both were excellent. The Swordfish was the best I have ever had.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been coming to Coronado for years...and always spend more time at Brigantines than anywhere else. Everyone is so nice..Eileen...Penny.. and all the waitstaff (particularly Sara)
Especially good are their hamburgers,
shrimp and crab salad, fresh fish, and prime rib when they have it..
Its a GREAT all around restaurant with a great bar...
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always. Our table
Great as always. Our table was in the walk way of the waiters and one of our guests was bumped repeatedly throughout the meal which was a bit of a bummer.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant second visit
We had enjoyed lunch here a couple days before, so made a reservation for dinner (a must during high summer). Lots of people enjoying drinks, dinner and friends at the tables in the big bar area. We had a nice table back in dining room. My son loves the ribs here--very generous serving at dinner. My husband and I weren't that hungry so got light fare, which we also enjoyed. They have yummy half portion salads.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had not been here in a while and glad to see the extension outside. We were in the area for the Lamb's Theatre and a walk to the
Del and the streets of Coronado and everything worked out just fine. The food was presented as ordered and will go again when in the area.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly people, consistently good
The menu has been cheapened up a bit in the last couple of years (no lobster tails or king crab legs, more fried food), but I still like it as a place to take guests. We always have a good time here, and the food is consistently good. I wish they would ban kids, or at least have a separate section for them, but I guess a tourist friendly restaurant can't do that. I would never put in the recommendation "Kid-Friendly" as a good thing. We spent over $500 for dinner for 4 at 1500 Ocean, and there were kids running around the restaurant, crawling under tables, and screaming. I'd never go there again. The Brigantine is laid out in a way that gives you a little bit of privacy almost anywhere you are in the restaurant.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite go-to spot for casual, friendly meal. Food is always well prepared and the service is always great! Lunch or dinner, we'll go back again and again!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
We went for the early bird ( they call it "First Catch".) It is a good value for an upscale meal in a nice atmosphere! We had asked for a certain corner table when we made the reservation through Open Table, and I was happily surprised that we were given that table! We have been going to the Brigantine for years and we always have a good expierence there.....it is one of our favorite Coronado haunts!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good seafood menu
This was recommended to us by locals, and it did not disappoint. The seafood choices were excellent.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My twice a year vacation favorite.
We come to Coronado twice annually and would not feel our trip was complete if we did not eat at "the brig". Love the food, service and atmosphere.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sea food at its best
We had a good experience and the mahimahi....so good !
Service friendly but they seem to rush around a bit. Easy access to the Hotel. Please try and stop by. Reservation are recommended.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
best scallops ever
I will be back for them and try other dishes as well. great atmosphere as well. did I
mention service? excellent
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Early reservations meant lots
Early reservations meant lots of noisy children. Our 2-top was sandwiched right next to a table of 10. Hard to enjoy our excellent meal
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dining experience. Service, food and friendly atmoshere makes it a favorite place to dine.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place is really nice and
The place is really nice and the food excellent!! Service is a bit less remarkable...
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Brig is always a Coronado
The Brig is always a Coronado favorite. Party of 3 before going to the theater all coordinated by opentable. The meal was superb with special 5 stars for the encrusted halibut and the softshelled crab entrees.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner as usual.
We celebrated my birthday and had a great time.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made a reservation with Open Table and requested outdoor seating. When we arrived, we were told that we had an indoor table, that outdoor table was a seat-yourself process. We were told to wait in line, while we noticed that others were going in ahead of us. It was "Tuesday Taco" night for fish tacos, so it was busier, but it would have been nice, first of all, to know that a reservation was not possible for outdoor; next, to have gotten some consideration for having made the reservation and at the very least had some help in getting a table. Food, however, was very good. I would just recommend indoor dining; the ambience is actually better inside, although I normally think any meal is enhanced by eating it outdoors.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Excellent Local Eatery...
We had no real complaints about this restaurant. The menu is a little pticey but the fare is very good. You will need a reservation and the tables by the window provide a truly winderful view.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the food. The clam Chowder was amazing. I especially liked the First Catch menu. I was able to have three courses and still not worry about the price. It was I loved the fact that I can sample so much of the menu. The creme brule was also amazing. The service was great. Everything was well timed. My server was a very nice as well
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Great service!
we made a reservation for 5. we were 15 minutus late for our reservation and they got us right in to a nice round table of 5. (the restaurant was busy too, so I highly recommend making reservations.) Had a very nice time. Great food, ambiance and service!!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Swordfish was moist and
The Swordfish was moist and flavorful. Service friendly and attentive. Conveniently located within walking distance of most hotels in Coronado. This place is always on our list when we are in the area.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had our table Ready for us
Had our table Ready for us upon arrival, at reservation time. Great Job!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I used opentable app to make my reservation, and they had my name, reservation, and table ready. My 6 mos old was welcome and the waitress was a gem. My husband and I met a really awesome mother & daughter that had awesome conversation and was even offered a business opportunity. We had a blast. My only regret was spend that kind of money and only getting 7 fried shrimp. But before we were due to leave, the waitress came with a huge piece of mud pie gor my hudband.(as I made a note of that in my reservation, and they remembered. The service made the price worth spending.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
No complaints, I had a nice dinner with my father, who was in town visiting, and his friends. There wasn't anything spectacular about the restaurant, but the service and food were good and we had an enjoyable time.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good value in Coronado
We had spent the day sightseeing and kayaking on Coronado. It was a splendid early fall day. We decided to stop off for an early dinner before returning to San Diego. Brigantine offered a 3 course early bird dinner with prices ranging from $20-30. I had a Caesar salad and the catch of the day which was a well prepared snapper almandine, DH had the mussels and pork chop. Dessert was a choice of Creme brûlée or cherry crumb cake. With a cocktail for me and a beer for DH, the bill was about $60. Pretty good for a good meal.
Service was prompt and attentive. Waitstaff friendly and helpful.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, ambience, and service
Via OpenTable, I had requested an intimate table for two. They honored the request with a perfect half-circle booth near the back of the restaurant on an aisle with a partial wall so that we didn't look at any other customers. Our waiter was Neal who made recommendations for wine and menu selections and was terrific in serving us. I have allergy dietary restrictions which the chefs accommodated perfectly. It was my first visit to the restaurant and we both were so happy in the selection that we plan to go there again. It is definitely worth 5 stars in every category.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a nice family celebratory
Had a nice family celebratory lunch here. Food and service was great. We would love to try them out for dinner.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
This was a wonderful find for an anniversary dinner. The food selection was spectacular and the recommendations from our server spot on. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, wine, and dessert choices and our server Billy made a special night for us wonderful. This is a place we would not hesitate to come back to and look forward to dining there again.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location in the heart
Great location in the heart of Coronado. Started with coconut shrimp and calamari both were good.
I had the Ahi for dinner which was excellent, others ordered fish tacos and swordfish and both were very good.
Prices were reasonable. Would definitely recommend.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fish tacos
My husband got the grilled swordfish tacos & I had complete found envy. MY scallop special was just ok.
Service was great. Everyone was very nice to our 3 young kids.
Would definitely go again or order tacos next time!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, outstanding service. Was highly recommended by our hotel staff. Location great. Walked around the Hotel Del Coronado before dinner and strolled along the streets of Coronado. Best meal of our vacation.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
New favorite restaurant
This was our first time to the Brigantine but it definitely won't be our last! We made a reservation and had to change it because we were running late which wasn't a problem and when we got there we were sat right away. The food, service, and ambiance was excellent and I would recommend everyone to try it once. Even if you're not a huge seafood person they have other options that are just as delightful!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Brigantine has been my
The Brigantine has been my favorite place in Coronado for fine dining for over 25 years. Great food, warm ambiance, and attentive staff.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Coronado visit rewarded
I was in SD for business with some colleagues who tasked me with finding a dinner spot for Monday night. After some net-based research, I decided on Brigantine based on other reviews and a nice selection of seafood and preparation styles. We were not disappointed. Outstanding appetizers (DO NOT MISS the crab/shrimp fondue), great soups, and fantastically prepared meals. We were not able to sample desserts due to the large portions of entrees served, but what I saw at other tables looked fabulous. We will definitely return to the gem on our next trip!!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Wife and I went here for
The Wife and I went here for a "date" night after the reservations for another spot on Coronado fell through. We were able to get in right away and were seated at a nice booth. Wine Wednesday was the day, getting us a great bottle of cab for half off. Can't beat that. I had the fish and chips and the wife had the ahi. Both our meals were excellently done and the cost was very reasonable. the staff was very friendly and pleasant. Our server, Sarah, was very helpful with picking out the wine and was attentive, stopping by several times to see if we needed anything. We have been to other Brigantine's in the San Diego area and this is one of the better ones. We will probably make this a regular Wednesday "date" night.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a perfect evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary and J's birthday. We had an intimate booth, the food was marvelous, and our server was wonderful. Our thanks to the entire staff.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We both had swordfish, but my wife's fish was thicker, and it was not cooked all the way.
She had to send it back to get it cooked completely, and it still was not that good.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good dinner experience
Parmesan crusted sand dabs were wonderful!! The scallops were very good as well but the rice pilaf was dry and boring.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We'll remember you !
We browsed your menu on our first vacation day in Coronado and returned three times during the week to enjoy your cuisine.
Your pork chops, steaks, and halibut were nothing short of amazing.
Thank you for helping to make our week memorable.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
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There are reasons restaurants have longevity.... Consistency! Never disappointed.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM