Birthday Dinner done good
Dinner reservation was for 6:45 p.m., Opentable.com confirmed the reservation by e-mail, then the Brigantine called to confirm also. The waiter was excellent, not too much - just right. The food was good. My only concern was the noise level. The acoustics in the room were not the best and we ended up competing with a very loud table next to us. It may have been a one-time happening, but we will be cautious with reservations again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and the service was fantastic!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I came in with
My husband and I came in with my 4-month old son, niece and nephew. I come here regularly for happy hour and brunch, and I always invite friends and family to join. Our server, Miles, was excellent at anticipating our needs. He was also very attentive and accommodating. Due to our dinner experience, I've now added the Brig as a good dinner spot for us to bring the little one. Miles did a fantastic job making sure our overall dining experience was outstanding!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at the Brig
We started with the crab and shrimp fondu and it was excellent. It's a must have. We continued with the bluecheese wedge salad and French onion soup. Both were very good. The salmon with horshradish was very good as was the tempura sea bass.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent way to spend a Sunday morning with friends on the outside dining patio. Eggs benedict and endless champagne is wonderful. Definately would recommend!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cel;ebrating our anniversary, here is always special because this is where we came on our first date, many moons ago.
Waiter was great, gave us free desert, and then an extra -$4.00 from him. Service good, food always good.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
favorite local restaurant
Always good food and service. Best in East county!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this place was amazing from the food to the service. The food was fantastic especially their jalapeno sauce. Service was great as well they were friendly and really nice to make the experience rememberable.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The good and the bad
The Brigantine-La Mesa-generally has good food but it's a popular spot and tends to be noisy. Booking through Open Table assured us a nice booth somewhat away from the noise. We enjoyed our special lunch and our attentive server, Mitchell.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was it ever "kid-friendly"!
I just wish that people who aren't dining with kids and babies have to be so close to them in restaurants. This was supposed to be a special occasion, but we had to rush through dinner to escape. Our waiter was great, though, and very efficient.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food salmon a little
Great food salmon a little dry but good gastric spices
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tyler, our waiter, was exceptional. His recommendations were spot on.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our reservation was for 7, but we didnt get to out table till almost 730, but we were comped 4 appetizers for a party of 12. I really appreciated it, and it more than made up for the time. I could not have been more happy.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALWAYS AMAZING FOOD! ABOVE
ALWAYS AMAZING FOOD! ABOVE STANDARD SERVICE, MEALS SERVED EFFICIENTLY & GREAT PRESENTATIONIS A PLUS! NICE DINING ATMOSPHERE W/ FRIENDLY HOSTS ETC... BEEN A LOYAL CUSTOMER FOR 15 YEARS! ONCE YOU DINE WITH " LA MESA BRIGANTINE" YOU'LL BE HOOKED :)
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still loving it..!
came for my birthday party with my mom and dad and my brother.
everybody enjoyed their meal
we had a great time
not our first time here and will be back again!!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ribs and Salmon
My second time for BBQ ribs, and they were excellent. My wife had salmon, and it was over cooked.Our server was very apoligetic and even offered to serve another however my wife declined. She maynot order Salmon again.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood Eats
We also have wonderful food. The fish is always fish and top notch.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were, as
Food and service were, as always, exceptional. All wait people are energetic and appreciative of customers. Dining is a very pleasureable experience. Thank you.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brigantine for brunch
We went to the Brigantine for brunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had the special which was a quiche Lorraine. It was different but very tasty. Served with a spinach salad. I would have given 5 stars for food but since it was Sunday brunch, I wish they had more breakfast selections. The mimosas were served differently also. A flute filled with champagne and orange juice on the side. As you are drinking you refill with orange juice and the server refills your glass with the champagne. I like that. Recommend The Brigantine for lunch or dinner also. Probably the nicest restaurant in east county.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for celebrations
we come here for every Birthday, Anniversary or just to get out of doing dishes at times!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made reservations and still had to wait forty minutes, but once we were seated we had a very good experience. Waiter was very friendly and professional. Would have given the food five stars except the shrimp on my husbands salad was overcooked and had a fishy taste. My scallops were excellent as was my mom's prime rib. Looking forward to going back to enjoy the oyster bar or to have lunch.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Friends Catchup!
My friends and I had a wonderful lunch together. We needed a nice place that was mid-way between El Cajon and Kearny Mesa and this was the spot we decided on. We had lots to catch up on so the fact that we had a nice booth made it possible to chat our little hearts away!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at the Brig
We enjoyed our salads. I especially like the brown bread served with entrees. We splurged with mud pie for dessert. The best mud pie anywhere.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
best 100$ I've spent
Food here is delicious as always, our server Rodrigo was very nice
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a disappointment...
The servers are SO professional- and pleasant. Every request is answered with "Of course!" Attentive but unobtrusive.
The food is predictably just darned good. No big menu surprises, but no disappointments, either.
We live in the area, and dine here often.
Wish there were a "quiet area," since we often go here with friends - to visit.
The hostess honored my request for a quiet corner, but within 10" a HUGE crowd arrived for a birthday celebration. It was a sweet group, but...visiting requires being able to hear and be heard, y'know?
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fixed price menu a bargain
My wife and I both had the 3-course fixed price offering (good until 6:30 most nights). The main course featured a large piece of albacore tuna with rice and green beans as accompaniments. There were excellent, as was the house salad. The desserts were standard (cold creme brulee, lava cake), and unneeded by us senior citizens. A pleasant (early) evening.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was outstanding. The noise level is a bit high which was perfect for us because we like to talk and laugh so we felt very comfortable.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch experience was terrific
It was my husband's birthday. There were six of us there for Sunday brunch. The servers were VERY attentive and the food was delicious. They made sure we had everything we needed (including free flowing champagne and juice) and brought out a lovely MUD pie to celebrate the birthday. Everything on their menu is great, but three of us had the calamari relleno. Delish!!!!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner Oct 9th
As always, an outstanding dinner , 5 star in every way !!!!!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for business lunch
I always love the Brigantine for fresh seafood. Great for a business lunch. Excellent service, good prices.
Make a reservation!!! Definately a Neighborhood Gem
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husbands work gave him a $100 gift card and so glad they did VERY good food and friendly staff.
We will definitely be back soon : )
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great place for lunch or dinner. Some of the best seafood around!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food was outstanding &
Our food was outstanding & the service was impeccable.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice get-together with children and grandchildren for a birthday celebration. We're never disappointed at the Brigantine.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
AS usual, we had excellent
AS usual, we had excellent service and great food. The wait staff here is exceptional..... every time we've eaten here, we have wonderful, caring waiters and waitresses. They must do some good training!!! (and select good people!)
The menu is also good.... something for everyone.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consstantly Great Experience
We have been going to the Brig for years and it never disappoints. The food is great and menu is varied. They offer "small plates' to full delicious dinners. The staff is always accommodating and professional. One of the great things is that you can eat there with people of all ages. It is lively enough to bring the kids but cozy enough for a romantic dinner out.
We pick it because we always know we will have good food and be treated with great service.
Side note- They had a deal in the lobby that if you bought a $100 gift card, you got $25 gift card free. It is a great holiday gift but we used it for dinner that night. What a great deal!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always the service and friendliness of the staff were excellent!!
We went this time for a lobster dinner special. Although not the best lobster I have ever had was
Very good. My husbands steak was excellent.
I think the only time we have been disappointed at the La Mesa Brig was
When it was too crowded and we couldn't get in... Love this place!!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best fish tacos anywhere...and for dessert, their Crème Brule is better than any restaurant in town.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently reliably good
Consistently reliably good food, well presented, very attentive wait staff. Noise level was not so high that we could not have a reasonable conversation. First time I had used OpenTable reservation system, it worked like a charm and our table was ready right on time!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the Brigantine!!!
My dining experience was great!!! My waiter was outgoing, helpful with suggestions and I never felt rushed. Everything was well-presented & delicious from the house salad to the macadamia crusted halibut. As a returning customer, I had a $15 off $30 coupon for my birthday and a free slice of mud pie dessert . . . which I totally appreciated and did not feel distracted from the quality of service or food. The Brigantine used to have lamb on their menu and I was sad to see it was no longer offered. However, I was told that it may be returned for the holidays or can be requested given the chef at least a week's notice to check availability from their butcher. I consider The Brigantine a gem of fine dining in La Mesa!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are regular customers of this restaurant because of the quality of the food.
I noted on my paperwork the notation "this reservation not eligible fro Dining Points. Why?
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The swordfish here is some of the best anywhere. On this last visit, one serving was a bit overcooked, probably because the fish was thinly cut. Otherwise, the food is really good and the service usually outstanding. Be aware that if you have a birthday coupon, you must order off the regular menu to apply the discount.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brigantine La Mesa
My favorite La Mesa eating experience. My friends and I enjoy at least once a month, but usually more. We especially like the 1/2 price bottles of excellent wine on Wednesdays and celebrating our birthdays there. the food is always outstanding, as is the service. Such a good value for the money.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at the Brigantine
Had a nice evening at Brigantine with friends. Nice atmosphere, good food and great service.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Busy for lunch
We celebrated a friend's birthday and were surprised at how busy it was. Full house for lunch! We understood its popularity once we tasted the food. The food and service was great and we never felt rushed. Our birthday girl got a delicious slice of mud pie to celebrate.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the La Mesa Brigantine
The Brigantine in La Mesa is a neighborhood favorite of ours......usually order fish, but we ordered a little differently this time...I had the crab-stuffed jumbo prawns wrapped in bacon and topped with a jalapeno sauce... and hubby had the ribs. Both were outstanding and again. Of course, couldn't pass up the Mud Pie for dessert!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, great dining experience. Great food, and great service.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
East county institution
Top of the list for nice places to go out here for special occasions, happy hour, meet and greets, and weekend lunches. Just say - meet you at the Brig and everyone knows they're in for a good time, good food and great appetizers. The calimare is the best in town.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service.
Great food, great service. Their waiter, Tyler, went out of his way to accommodate me with my food allergies.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good night out
We went here for my husband's birthday with another couple. Overall, things were good. The hostess stand was a little snooty, but everyone else that works there was very nice.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM