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About 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.
Del Mar, CA 92014
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch Sunday: 10:30-2:30pm; Oyster Bar Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm; Oyster Bar Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-10:30pm; Oyster Bar Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm
Via de la Valle
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 Jenny at 619-298-9840.
The Del Mar Brigantine offers valet parking at lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch for a nominal fee. Limited street parking is also available.
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:
Melissa Besada: (858) 481-1166
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Brigantine Del Mar Ratings and Reviews
My reservation was for 5pm and the fact that we needed handicapped seating was included.
My partner is blind and has Alzheimer disease. We arrived at 4:40 or 4:45pm. I thought it was
4:50, but no matter that. The Brigatine policy is that there was no seating in our reservations designated area before 5 pm, due to scheduling of servers. We were offered seating elsewhere, however our choice was the window area. that was closed. Please understand that I had only requested seating appropriate for my partner, Okay,
A 15 minute wait, we were seated in chairs, by the front door across from the desk, separated
by the Xmas tree. The 2 hostesses weren’t rude exactly, they were self involved and to busy to smile at us or speak. We felt awkward and the walker was in the way.
I suggest that the staff have enough flexibility to adjust policy to fit the situation. Where do people wait? Why are they waiting? And, sensitivity training that mentions treating customer’s
nicely, all through the encounter.
Our valet and table service was outstanding. Great salmon dish.
We had a great experience at Brigantine! We started out with happy hour appetizers - panko fried shrimp and artichoke hearts. They were fabulous. The atmosphere had a nice feel, not stuffy but high class. The dinner entrees were excellent. And Matt the waiter did a great job of balancing his time with many tables, but was always there when we needed him. He did a great job! One last thing - the cucumber jalapeno margarita was spicy but fabulous! I highly recommend Brigantine!
Upon arrival slipped and almost fell on roll and butter on the floor. Then they tried to fit six large adults in booth. When steak was rare after ordering medium well they took the steak back on a separate saucer and left original plate with blood on it. It then took a long time to have steak returned still not cooked correctly and then it took a long time to receive bill.
Been here several times and it has been good, on this ocasdion service was poor, took 30 minutes before our order was taken then waited almost 1 hour for food - not impressed ! It was my fathers birthday I asked staff to bring a dessert with a candle -never happened. Unlikely to return after this poor service.
We each had a salad and an appetizer. My husband's salad was advertised as a Kale and Beet Salad. Hard to find any beets in the salad. My salad was the House Brig advertised to have cheese cranberries, and nuts again mostly lettuce. The appetizers were both very good.
Requested table with a view and were seated immediately upon arrival on a busy Sunday after thanksgiving At a window table. Food...lobster crab salad was the best..dressing exceptional. Only complaint was tha drinks were over priced for wat you got. Had specified birthday special occasion but it was never acknowledged
We sat at our table, ignored, for 15 minutes before we finally were able to flag down a waiter. Maybe the waiter thought he was making up for ignoring us for so long when we first came in because, once we ordered, the food came very fast, in fact, too fast, before we even finished our appetizers. Large tables of very loud groups nearby - our party of four had to shout across the table at each other. The food was mediocre. I'm not sure why this spot is so popular. We probably won't be back anytime soon.
The food is good and so is the view of the Del Mar Racetrack. Service is good. However, Brigantine Del Mar is fairly noisy making it a bit difficult to hear someone seated across from you. Valet parking has at least four cars in front of you when you arrive so it takes a bit of time (5 minutes or less) to get into the restaurant. Normally not a problem but coming from the North you might be hung out on the main road waiting to valet. Overall, a good restaurant, we enjoyed it.
We just moved to the neighborhood, and this was our second dining experience with once on a weekend, and the other a slow week day. Both times the the drinks were horribly slow to get to our table during the entire service, so we finally ordered a bottle of wine and asked for it to be left on the table. Regarding the food, we ordered the Halibut special this week, and it was unbelievably overcooked. We informed the waiter, and was provided a dessert. However, we would have much preferred a properly cooked fish. We are hoping that the third time will be the charm.
The meal was excellent with the exception of the filet medallions, which tho perfectly cooked, lacked seasoning and were bland. The restaurant is nice but the patrons were exceptionally loud and our party of four were barely able to hear one another speaking. Our waiter was very busy with large groups and therefore forgetful of us and our requests.
Service was poor. We literally had to track down a waiter. Prior to that, nobody from restaurant even looked at us for 15 minutes. Once we found waiter, he was helpful and courteous. Food was good. Mildly overpriced. Didn’t use valet, because in past they were rude. Overall, this place is trendy and busy and seems to rest on that a bit too much. I’d be more impressed if they actually seemed to care about service more. Might not return for quite awhile given the number of other local options.
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