Brigantine Coronado

4.6
2050 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received numerous accolades during our 40+ year history: "BEST SEAFOOD", "BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD", "BEST HAPPY HOUR", and even "BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD", according to USA Today - just to name a few.

Well-known for our signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish & Crème Brûlée, the Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks & grilled meats.

A favorite destination for locals & tourists alike, the Coronado Brigantine is located in the heart of the village, immediately adjacent to the historic Hotel Del Coronado.

Completely remodeled in 2016, the "new" Coronado Brigantine is an elegant adaptation of its former self. The addition of an intimate private dining room, a surround-seating bar and street-side outdoor patio have been equally well-received.

The Coronado Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, as well as lunch Monday-Saturday.
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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TracyT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saying goodbye to neighbors who are moving

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PaulG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing as was the rest of the service. Only complaint was that a family near us let their kids run around and lay on the floor but that was not the restaurant’s fault. We LOVED the restaurant otherwise.

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vipDSAII
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience1

Charlie was the best server ever! He treated our 10 year-old boy like he was a king (celebrating his birthday!). He made the entire experience worthwhile.
Sitting in the parking lot when there were tables on the sidewalk was a big fail. It felt as if we were put in the trash area. Very uninviting.
The food was bland at best, definitely will not return for the $100 spent on meals that left nothing to satisfy anyone's culinary interest.

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EduardoO
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time here. The quality of food and service is always incredible! My wife and I went on a “date night”. The food was spectacular! Our server was very helpful and attentive. Our overall experience was wonderful. We will definitely be back again. Kudos to the chefs and waiting staff!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there 3 times in the week we stayed in Coronado. Did entrees some time and shared small plates another. Consistently excellent food and service!

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LeeJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful table right outside in front with a beautiful view of the Del and all the flowers.
We started with delicious fried calamari, which was prepared so well and probably my favorite of any I've ever eaten.
I had sanddabs, broccolini and parmesan risotto, my husband had the grilled swordfish.
Our server was very attentive, helpful and nice. And one of the nicest gesture was that we received a huge piece of Mudd Pie for our Anniversary on the house. Doesn't get much better than that!!

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AmberB
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are at Brigatine you have to order the Brussel sprouts. They are life changing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The swordfish dish was perfect. The Ahi tuna as well. We sat outside and it was pleasant. The service was perfect. We really enjoyed it and will be back.

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AnnemarieB
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal! I had NO IDEA grilled swordfish could taste that good! No dense & dry fish here. Also, the best risotto I’ve ever had. Nothing lumpy or pasty about this risotto. And, a clam chowder where you can actually see & taste the clams? Amazing! This was not a “potato soup”, this was CLAM CHOWDER!

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Chimom6
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Great service! We will definitely be back!

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DianeC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute decision and we were very pleased with the restaurant, service, and food was delicious. Would definitely go back

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vipMialjohnson
Palm Springs
60 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The weather turned cold so the hostess found us a great table inside. The service and food was very good. This has become one of our grandsons (teenagers) favorite restaurants.

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AnneP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff went over and above to help me and my friend celebrate our b-days, including a slice of mud pie. Love the Brig.

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SueB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Close to where we were staying. Food good. Reservation so no wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time and the food was to die for.

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AFScott
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Decent food with excellent service from Alex. A bit more sports bar than fine dining with associated hustle and bustle.

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AleciaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Overall experience was poor. The waiter was not attentive and the food was mediocre. I was expected more food quality and service based on the reviews. Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This amazing Sunday was sunny, outdoor brunch we had enjoyed delish Ouster Rockefeller twice and a salad. Our server was great she recommended the skinny margarita which was tasted amazing. Thank you for a great day!

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JeffreyL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really good food and service. Parking hard to find.

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John
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time getting out after a long year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lobster fondue

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CGBEAR
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brig is consistent, and one of our favorite places to have dinner and lunch! My fav is that they actually have a salad on the happy hour menu! Perfect! Love the Shishito peppers appetizer. Service is also very good, and consistent. Our waitress was friendly, engaging and very professional. I'm sorry I do not remember her name. Glad you are open again!

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KimT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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shawn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Mediocre food the clam strips were fine the crab cake ok but the rest of the meal was not on par with the ambiance, pricing and certainly the competition in the area. The service was bland and absent. Disappointing experience especially compared to other meals had in walking distance.

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ErinC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brigantine is awesome! Great menu and service.

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vipmrsteve1
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

No points awarded no review

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife’s birthday. Special in all respects

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ChristianK
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great seafood in a world class location. I like the Brigantine because it offers a great menu with offerings and choices to suit individual tast, apatite, and budget. This a local chain of restaurants that have consistent quality among locations.

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vipMrsJamesMD
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The rib eye steak with the blue cheese and truffle crust was to die for! I’m going to be dreaming about this steak for a long time!

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VickyK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The worst table outside, heater lamp didn’t work , we were cold as it was a night dinner and the waiter didn’t try to offer us another table.
Not coming back!

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48andy
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Again, Izzy’s service was superb, and the food fantastic. The only drawback was sitting outside, as it was pretty cool even with the heaters.

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ToddV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Started off great, then the service dropped way off. Had to ask for water multiple times, salad and soup came out with the rest of the meal. Food was just warm when we got it.

Couple hundred bucks to eat in a parking lot.
All in the name of the pandemic

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LouAnneR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My New York steak was very tough for medium rare. Not impressed, it was NOT fine dining for my anniversary and birthday dinner out in Coronado.

Waitress never asked how my steak was prepared to my liking.

We initially sat outside hoping when the sunset that the outdoor heaters would be turned on. For us unfortunately they were not refueled with propane. Has to move inside due to drop in temperature.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!! We eat at all the Brigantine locations! Grew up going to the one in Del Mar.

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Karen
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was cold, the NY was tough and flavorless. The cobbler dessert was under cooked and cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Easter brunch. Everything we ordered from food and drink was delicious! Highly recommend.

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JJP23
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Stuck us in dark corner inside after making Easter reservations a month in advance and had requested outdoors. Food was very average. Been going there for years and never had a bad experience. This one was poor.

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Brigantine Coronado is rated 4.6 stars by 2050 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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