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Brigantine Coronado

4.5
4.5
2589 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Oyster Bar Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 435-4166

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sergio Castillo

  • 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 & 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 Jenny at 619-298-9840.

  • Private party facilities

    Private event areas are available for groups of 20-60 guests. Del View Room - Seating for up to 60 guests. Crown Room - Seating for up to 30 guests. Food & beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for current menus & detailed information.

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant Manager: (619) 435-4166

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Cross street

    Adella Avenue

  • Parking details

    Enjoy free private parking in our restaurant lot, as well as plentiful metered parking on the street for overflow.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. F

    Flyfisher

    San Diego

    245 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    245 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the swordfish and my wife had shrimp. Both were great
  2. TP

    TomP

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great Service……. We love all the Brigantine Restaurants. We live in Point Loma and walk to that location often and visit the new Bay location on Sundays. Today we visited the Coronado location because we were going to the Lambs Theatre for their afternoon performance of “Million Dollar Quartet”. The Brigantine Restaurants are never a disappointment.
  3. BH

    BrianH

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good quality and quantity, and fairly priced for Coronado.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Every Brigantine I go to they have no problem doing tacos in dining area. This place was not as accommodating and made it feel like a big deal to do it & then brought the wrong tacos. Made us late for our appointment after. Usually love this restaurant but may think twice about this location.
  5. MB

    MarilynB

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My reservation was honored the minute we arrived and we were shown to a window table. We each chose from the small plates menu and were impressed with the shrimp and crab louis "half portion" salads that we ordered. They were filled with lots of fresh seafood, crab and shrimp in every bite! The service was efficient and accommodating. Overall, we were both impressed with our first visit here and we will certainly return the next time we want a "before-the-theater" dinner!
  6. MT

    MarisaT

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartenders were attentive and kind when we stopped for a drink before dinner. Our dinner was fabulous!
  7. TS

    TimS

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Lovely place, ate outside next to very noisy folks. Service was good but very slow and price increases are noticeable
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my daughter!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service and great place.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Disappointed the location we got seated for a special occasion when it was a 5 pm dinner and many open tables. We voiced concern and they were clueless about what to do.
  11. c

    chuck

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food, drinks were well done. Free parking, although limited spaces
  12. SC

    SandyCK

    Tucson

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  13. DB

    DenneyB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very happy with our server. She helped to make my wife's birthday celebration memorable!
  14. TH

    TomH

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A outside lunch for 6 was just perfect.. The food and drinks were all pleasing
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, as always. We’ve been coming here since the 70’s when we were stationed in Coronado. We travel back for a visit at least twice a year and always eat at the Brigantine
  16. EC

    ErinC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I was very disappointed with the food. After reading all good reviews I thought it would have been better. The mahi had no flavor at all. I couldn’t even finish it. Service was not great. Took over 10 mins to get water. No bread came. Our plates weren’t cleared in a timely manner and our water never refilled.
  17. m

    mm1234

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time celebrating my wife’s 35th birthday. Great food and ambiance.
  18. EM

    EmmasMom

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Sad to say it was the worst meal we had on the island. Extremely poor quality seafood. Oysters were awful and whoever shucked them does not know how to do so properly. The shrimp and crab Cobb salad was terrible! The shrimp were warm and mushy, so little crab not sure there actually was more than one piece in the salad. Fish and chips, fish super dry and the fries were mushy. Clam chowder was the only edible thing we had.
  19. MG

    MatthewG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing! From the oysters to the swordfish to dessert, there was no missing the mark. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.
  20. DH

    DebraH

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice atmosphere, good food witg a lively bar. Recommend the chowder.
  21. DJ

    DouglasJ

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great time, food & service!
  22. KY

    KathyY

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good last night. Will definitely go back there when I next go to the Lambs Theatre in Coronado next month.
  23. DS

    DonnaS

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anna was a terrific waitstaff person. She was friendly, helpful and attentive. Food was great and well-prepared.
  24. MA

    MichelleA

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, Madison our server a Was excellent❤️
  25. KH

    KathyH

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Visit this restaurant every time I come to the island.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    As far as the positives, the servers were very nice and attentive. We were underwhelmed with the food. The vegetables that came with my meal were good as were the oysters. But the chowder was not very good. It had a unappealing texture - almost like too much flour. And the flavor wasn't good either. The tempura tacos were super average. I just don't have anything positive to say about them. The calamari was soggy. Also we had to wait over 15 min to be seated despite having a reservation and they gave us an outdoor seat in what seems like a parking lot despite my booking an indoor table.
  27. a

    amyk

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I've been going for years. Now it seems like they just want to crank out as much food as possible and. have sacrificed quality. They even have tables set up in the parking lot. It's just sad. Also nothing tasted good.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Just average....expectations were high. Expensive for amount of food.
  29. BE

    BlondieEsq

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Only in Coronado could a restaurant get away with this level of quality in San Diego. Our waiter was the best part. I asked if a drink was sweet and he candidly told me that while everyone else is doing craft cocktails, Brigantine Coronado is not. And all of the drinks are sweet. I so appreciate the honesty and had a lovely glass of brut rose. The wine list is great. We sat outside and there was a band in the parking lot, which made it very hard to hear each other. We ordered a dozen oysters, brussels sprouts, coconut shrimp, and fish and chips. We received 11 oysters that were underwater in a metal plate with very few ice cubes. None of the oysters were shucked and we didn't get individual oyster forks, which made it hard to eat. The sauce was also under water. The coconut shrimp were fine. The first two dishes were delivered before we had silverware and we had to ask for share plates. The fish in the fish and chips was the highlight of the meal, but one of the pieces was inside the ketchup ramekin, along with several french fries. The fries were not good--mostly black spots and skin. The brussels sprouts were undercooked and hard to eat. If Coronado weren't such a tourist trap, I can't imagine this restaurant would still be open. No photos because nothing was photo worthy. This was our first time at Brigantine Coronado in five years, and we went back at the request of a guest staying on the island without a car. We learned our lesson and won't be back. (But grateful for the good service from our waiter!)
  30. j

    janicerhea

    San Diego

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I had cordon bleu which was good and my husband had the filet which was good
  31. RB

    RueB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food is really good / service below average - ambiance was good
  32. b

    babsone619

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I ordered crab stuffed prawns and was given bacon wrapped prawns with no explanation. We were headed to theater so I just ate what I got do to time But not sure what happened to the crab.
  33. DS

    DonnaS

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitstaff. Busy but managed to be attentive. Food was fresh and prepared well. We dine at The Brig frequently and always have a good meal and excellent service.
  34. DM

    DonM

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our server was good. One of the meals was a salad and was supposed to have crab but it did not. The manager apologized for the mistake and took the meal off the bill. My experience at the Brig has been great and we eat there at least once a week.
  35. BT

    BTrenchi

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Fish tacos were delicious as always! Love them!!!
  36. M

    Mom2boys

    Phoenix

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the service was terrific. Will be back for sure!
  37. SA

    StephanieA

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great breakfast at the bar as it was a little chilly outside. The service was great, food and options good and the restaurant location perfect.
  38. CA

    CharisseA

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Fernando was wonderful, attentive and the food was delicious. Perfect dinner for my family.
  39. LS

    LauraS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to eat in Coronado. Service and food are great
  40. LB

    LloydB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    My only complaint is regarding the four women that were staffing the front check-in desk. Clearly there were patrons arriving after us that were either given priority over us, or had no reservation but knew they would be seated upon arrival because they were locals. I overheard one lady at the desk who said they had no reservation, but gave her name, and were immediately seated. I was told we should just have to wait 5 minutes. After 15 I approached the desk again and after giving my name, I was told they had no reservation for me. I had to show them my reservation on my phone. Four employees doing one job poorly, and preferentially.

FAQs

Brigantine Coronado is rated 4.5 stars by 2589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Brigantine Coronado

1333 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Adella Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Hours of operation

    Oyster Bar Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Enjoy free private parking in our restaurant lot, as well as plentiful metered parking on the street for overflow.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sergio Castillo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 435-4166

  • 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 & 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 Jenny at 619-298-9840.

  • Private party facilities

    Private event areas are available for groups of 20-60 guests. Del View Room - Seating for up to 60 guests. Crown Room - Seating for up to 30 guests. Food & beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for current menus & detailed information.

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant Manager: (619) 435-4166

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