Brigantine Del Mar
Brigantine Del Mar

Brigantine Del Mar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brigantine.com/
  • Phone: 8584811166
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Champagne Sunday Brunch: 10:30-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Mason Garske
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, 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 event areas are available for weddings, receptions, and special events of all kinds.

    Dining Room - Seating for 80-100 guests
    Deck - Seating for 80-100 guests
    Garden - 160 seated; 250 standing

    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 8582681030

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Via de la Valle
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Del Mar Brigantine offers valet parking at lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch for a nominal fee. Limited street parking is also available.
A word from Brigantine Del Mar
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.

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.

Perched between the spectacular Pacific Ocean and the hills of Rancho Santa Fe, the Del Mar Brigantine sits high above the action of the Del Mar racetrack.

A lushly landscaped garden offers an unparalleled setting for weddings and outdoor-themed events. Indoors, a formal dining room looks out to the garden through floor-to-ceiling french doors. For more casual dining, the glass-enclosed deck is a year-round favorite.

The Del Mar Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, lunch Monday-Saturday, and brunch each Sunday.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Brigantine Del Mar reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (114)great for outdoor dining (92)vibrant bar scene (60)special occasion (53)neighborhood gem (45)great for lunch (44)romantic (42)good for groups (41)great for brunch (39)hot spot (30)kid-friendly (26)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (15)late-night find (10)Show More
  • Never a disappointment
    perfectpatty1VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    The new remodel expanding the bar areas and putting wonderful glass windows on the deck makes it very "today". Overlooking the race track and the wetlands makes for a pleasant and different view.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great post Del Mar dinner spot
    Andrew
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Located overlooking the Del Mar racetrack, Brigantine is a great spot to go after racing is over for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    like2eat
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Service and food really good but way too noisy and distracting for a relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite!
    GoToMauiVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    I haven't been to the Brig in quite some time. The renovation was a huge improvement. View of the race track is amazing. My husband and son had the filet, and I had the scallops. Food, service, ambience and cocktails were excellent. We liked it so much, my husband and I went back the next day for lunch. We sat at the outside counter facing the racetrack. We watched a couple of races and had excellent apps and cocktails. We will be back again! Fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Got this recommendation from a friend, we were very pleasantly surprised. Spent the day at the race track then to the restaraunt for appetizers and drinks. It was a great end to a wonderful day
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brigantine location!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Excellent food, amazing remodel, perfect view of Del Mar Racing. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Food and service were excellent. The raspberry mojito was to die for! Definitely returning if we are ever in the area again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    I had gone to Brigantine, Del Mar for lunch with my husband and in-laws. All of us loved our experience there. The view was terrific- the ocean on one side and the rail track and race track on the other. We were seated outside on a lovely day. The crab and shrimp fondue was excellent. My cucumber margarita was one of the best I have had as well.This was my third visit to Brigantine, Del Mar. I have also been to the Brigantine in Coronado before which was also a good experience. I love this restaurant and will definitely return. The food and the views are worth the price. Highly recommend. Keep up the great work Brigantine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THE ONLINE SERVICE! NICE!!!
    MEGAN
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    IT WAS GREAT. WE FOUND IT LOUD BUT KNEW IT BEFORE COMING. WAITRESS OUTSTANDING. OLD FRIENDS OF OWNER AND OUR FAMILIES ALWAYS OPT FOR THE BRIG BECAUSE IT ALWAYS DELIVERS ON FOOD QUALITY, SERVICE AND VALET PERFORMANCE! I REALLY LIKED HOW QUICKLY THE ONLINE RESERVATION WAS ACCEPTED. HAVE A GREAT RACING SEASON!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was told recently this restraurant
    SDNATIVE
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Was told recently this restraurant had a remodel....The atmosphere was of a high end beach restraurant with good food, service and well priced food items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was very poor. The soft
    guitarichVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    food was very poor. The soft shell crabs were fried in thick batter and the poorest rendition I had ever eaten. THere classic ahi dish was also the poorest rentition of charred ahi I had ever eaten. The restaurant was a fun place more suited for a bar crowd and small plates. If you love fried foods that are battered so that you cannot discern what is underneath the batter then this is the place for you. The staff was courteous and efficient and we were given one of the best tables in the restaurant but overall it was a a dissappointment. we would not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice Dinner
    BlackhorseVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    My wife and I had a relaxing dinner on the patio. Waitress was helpful and attentive and the food was very good. Great menu selection and drinks as well. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We were a party of 8 and we were seated promptly. Great service by Madison. Food was fresh and imaginative. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice remodel!
    SD2tVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We have been coming to The Brig for a number of years and have always enjoyed the food and ambiance. The is the first time I have been there since the remodel and thought they did a wonderful job. The food was excellent and so was the service. A beautiful warm evening in Del Mar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watch the races
    ppilot5
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    A bird's eye view of Del Mar Racetrack and the Fairgrounds. What a great location. Excellent burger at lunch but I'm not a foodie. Noise level a tad bothersome for oldsters and the mandatory $4 parking a bit of a downer. Couldn't they offer optional self-parking?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    This was our second time eating here and we will defiantly be back! Both times we have had exceptional food and service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    RUN2EATVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    I had much higher expectations. We chose the restaurant because of its location (Del Mar) since we were meeting our niece for lunch. The food was so-so. Both my husband and I had the salmon special. The vegetables were very oily, almost inedible. The salmon was OK but mine overcooked. We would not return to this restaurant in the future and would dine at another establishment in Del Mar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great early dinner
    patty01
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    The Brig is a great place to eat! the food was excellent! The service was top notch!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Forgotten how nice
    DMRESVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    We had forgotten how great the view is--beach, Fair , racetrack and getting to see trains go by! Food was great--very good selection on menu. The remodel they did is very very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT VIEWS!
    SandiegoVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Wow we had such a nice table. I had a reservation. The prices were spot on and the food was very good. Very busy. I felt like we had the best table in the house! I would call it California causal attire with elegance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent for weekend brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    The breakfast menu is amazing. Each dish we have tried is superb. The bacon and sausage is wonderful. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Great food, amazing ambiance! Love the bar!!!! Our local hangout.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Beautiful ocean views from this Brigantine. Great service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Patio
    PatC
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Nice work on the patio windows--makes the patio brighter, better view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Do not be seated in the area directly behind hostess stand leading into restaurant. Very noisy, chaotic and you can't hear yourself think. Between the freeway of waiters and dishes clanking into the bin adjacent to table it was very unnerving. Ask to be seated away from entrance between bar and restaurant
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newly renovated and well done
    perfectpatty1VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    This old Del Mar favorite has had a great face lift with much more glass for their view of the neighborhood and the race track. The bar is larger, better to have their wonderful oysters and a glass of wine! The service friendly and the food reliable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for an enjoyable dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We had reservations on a Friday evening and were seated at a large booth right away. Our party of five had plenty of elbow room. Everyone was able to find a selection from the diverse menu options. Service was friendly and prompt. The food was served not too quickly and not too slowly, just right. There was no feeling of being rushed out the door after the meal. All in all it was a very pleasant dining experience and we will definitely be back. We took out of town guests there and it is a very good option for that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Our table was ready when we arrived and in the location I requested. Service was perfect, attentive but not hovering, and all dinners arrived as ordered. The food was very good and priced right. I get tired of paying exorbitant prices for mediocre food. The restaurant was very busy, but we were allowed to enjoy our meal and visit with our friends without having someone hanging around looking at us and encouraging us to leave. My only complaint would be the noise level. It was very loud and hard to hear each others conversations. But, all in all, a lovely evening and we will return.We'll be back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After-golf dinner at "The Brig"
    Bruce
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Nice afternoon out on the golf course. The Brig was a good, relaxing, and comfortable place to dine as it was on the way home. Service: Quite good. Menu choices: great for seafood or meat folks. Outdoors view: Superb during the pony season at Del Mar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Swordfish Tacos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Amazing Swordfish tacos. Drink Menu is good and affordable. Have to go if you are in the area. Note: It is Valet Parking. Make sure to bring cash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating at The Brigantine Del M
    Localvore
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    My birthday dinner couldnt have been more perfect. Our server Jackie was attentive and happy! Nice portions at great prices. Sangria cocktail was great too. We are always made to feel welcome at any Brigantine but the view here is exceptional. We arrived early and stayed on till sunset but never felt rushed. ALthough we didnt visit the bar, it looked rockin'. Valet parking is required (for a small fee) and it is a blessing due to location. It was all so very very nice. We will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and good company.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Good food and good company. The server was friendly, fun and there when we needed him but not checking on us every second.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best for Location, View, Mud Pie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    A great location and a beautiful, recently renovated restaurant. Parking is limited - valet only (and they charge $4) if you don't want to hike it there. We went on a Wednesday night and it was packed. Made it feel lively and popular, but also crowded and noisy. Could barely have a conversation (we were seated in the patio area which I think is more noisy than inside, but also more scenic with big windows looking out to the racetrack). Our server was friendly, but the service was slow - I am sure due to how crowded it was. The food was pretty good, though San Diego has many fine restaurants that would make this food taste mediocre. Those who ordered the fish & chips and the ribeye steak were happiest with their food. Mud pie was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed.
    dixieVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    This used to be one of our favorite restaurants. However, the remodel and expanded bar area has made the whole restaurant very noisy, even in the dining room. We were with one other couple, and we had a hard time hearing each other. My husband's sea bass was very dry, and the waitstaff seemed too busy to be attentive. This was early evening on a Tuesday, and the whole bar area was crowded and noisy. We don't plan to ever go back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant is very busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The restaurant is very busy and the noise level was high. We got there early and had to wait another15 mins past reservation time in the bar in very uncomfortable seats. Bar items were good and drinks were large with plentiful menu. Once seated in middle of the restaurant at a table with a single outdoor chair mixed in with the others that we had to move ourselves I could see this was going to go downhill. A booth was available but not offered. Slow table service. The highlights of the menu were just Ok. Took the waiter too long to collect the bill. The bus boy service was excellent and deserved the tip. We like the area but will probably choose another restaurant and save the $4 valet charge. Food also a bit overpriced for portion size.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good - server Renee
    GlennHVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Food was good - server Renee was great! Seated in enclosed patio next to Screaming baby table. Reminded me of a friend who said- "Kids should not be allowed in a restaurant until they are old enough to order a cocktail!". We will give it another test drive and sit in dinning room that looked nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Andrew was a very attentive
    dktrjane
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Andrew was a very attentive server; food very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Fish
    PatC
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    I had some bad fish...not the norm for this place. Usually great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Client Lunch Spot in N Cnty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    I've given Brigantine DM rave reviews in the past and continue to rank it highly on my list for lunch spots in North County. I've enjoyed service from various wait staff and they all have been exceptional. Additionally, when I have booked through OpenTable and asked for a specific location within the restaurant I have always gotten my request fulfilled. Great job Brigantine DM, your food and service is living up to your fantastic remodel. Cheers! -Scott
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a wonderful time. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Had a wonderful time. Service was outstanding, food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic