Brigantine Coronado

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$30 and under
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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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F
San Diego
167 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My wife had fish which was good.
I had a lobster tail and a 14 oz New York stake.
The lobster tail was good, but the steak had about 6 oz off fat.
Not a good deal.

y
Orange County
71 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service in the bar and a great happy hour before dinner.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good seafood. Attentive wait staff.

NH
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My mom always enjoys going to the Brigantine, so that's where we took her to celebrate her 90th birthday. We noted the occasion on the reservation and when we checked in with the hostess. We opened gifts at the table. There wasn't one acknowledgement of her birthday. A candle stuck in a piece of cake would have been nice, but it didn't happen. Disappointing.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! The food was fantastic, my wife and I shared the Halibut special of the day. What was the best part of our experience was the way we were treated. We had made reservations and were originally seated in the far back room which felt very isolated from the rest of the restaurant. I asked for a different table and was told none were available. We then decided to eat in the bar area, and wow were we glad we did. Desi (sp?) took care of us so well! She was friendly, offered suggestions, made sure to check in often, and was filled with a great attitude. She obviously loves what she does. She was the nicest wait-person we have encountered in a long time! Really nice experience for our annual holiday trip to Coronado!!!

JC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Brigantine restaurants. Always consistent quality, service and deliciousness!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Sarah. We were celebrating a birthday and enjoyed great food and wonderful setting

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, even better service! Our favorite place on Coronado

JM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food quality. I would definitely return. The outside location was comfortable

K
San Diego
58 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to the Brigantine to celebrate his birthday. Our waiter was outstanding. He made us feel welcome and gave us special attention at every turn. The restaurant is decorated beautifully for the holidays which made the visit even more wonderful. We both had the halibut, which was perfectly prepared. It was an outstanding experience at one of our favorite restaurants!

L
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

g
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Nicole was lovely and attentive. Food was delicious. Drinks were yummy!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

LO
El Paso
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit Coronado we have dinner at Brigantine. This time we brought family who had never been there and we all enjoyed our meal. The service was great and the food was delicious.

BD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything! but love the fish tacos the best!!! kids meals were great too...good service

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

TH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration!

RP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Every time I eat there the food psd too salty despite that I ask them to tone down the salt.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious bacon wrapped prawns, crab and lobster salad, and clam chowder. Service was excellent.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Coronado Island... very enjoyable dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Sunday evening so we sat at the bar and watched the football game. My drinks were the best so far since coming into town. The crab and lobster salad was soooo good. My husband loved the scallop special.

K
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed the 50th anniversary special very much. We both had the swordfish which was perfectly prepared. The servings were generous. Our server was pleasant and appropriately attentive. We sat outside so the people watching was fun, too. We love the Brig!!!

l
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Too crowded tables too close together noise level over the top. I liked it better before the mbas and bean counters took over

SL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was not that great. Clam chowder was thick and jello like. Luke warm. Lobster taco was heavily breaded not “tempura” like I expected

F
San Diego
168 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the steak and my wife had the swordfish.
Both were great

HH
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the full menu and bar menu. Great swordfish! Ate there twice while on vacation.

TF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My order was steak, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. The meat was chewy, the asparagus was stringy and under cooked, while the mashed potatoes were dry and bland. My friend and I ordered the two dinners for $50, a special that was offered. The waitress took our order, asked if we would like any drinks, and when we said no, the only time we saw her after that was when she delivered the food. We had to flag her down to get our check.
Brigantine was recommended by the hotel we stayed at, and I found the visit disappointing.

RO
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new Brigantine in Coronado is a great place to eat before a play at Lamb's Players Theatre. A short walk from the theatre and the food and service is always good. Since the remodel the restaurant is more open and upscale then it's previous configuration. There seafood dishes are some of the best we have found in San Diego and at reasonable prices.

S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual. Been coming here for many years and it remains consistent!

ES
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We felt very rushed. Dinner served just moments after appetizer served. Then we got the wine we had ordered. Food was great as always but did not enjoy feeling rushed!

N
San Diego
119 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been to Brigantine before and the food and the service are always consistently good.

L
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great time would definitely recommend the lobster tacos.

N
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were very accommodating! After we were seated & ordered drinks, we requested to be moved inside due to temperature.

They allowed us to choose our area. We were able to chat & catch up quite a bit.

Food was yummy.

SD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food.

BJ
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Sand Dabs Parmesan fish was delicious

F
San Diego
168 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the steak special and both steaks were great

PS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service was above and beyond. We always share meals and when we told them we were sharing, all the food was brought to the table as two separate servings. We didn't have to decide how the split a crab and lobster cobb salad (fresh and exceptional) or have to divide up the swordfish (very tasty). We truly appreciate the extra effort!

MH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was the best. Took great care of us and steered us in the right choice direction.

t
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service started slow...but got better after we let him know we were waiting. My husband ordered the salmon, he thought it was very good cooked well. I ordered the macadamia nut mahi-mahi. It was served with very dry mashed potatoes, no butter, or gravy. I would’ve preferred rice. My mahi-mahi was very small in size and you could not taste the macadamia nut at all. It was covered with a white cream sauce, which made it soggy! Overall disappointed the mahi, normally it’s five star!

F
San Diego
168 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the Swordfish special and bot meals were great.

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