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Brigantine Del Mar

4.5
1426 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(858) 481-1166
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Reymundo Baez
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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.
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Private party contact
Melissa Besada: (858) 481-1166
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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 Jenny at 619-298-9840.
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Cross street
Via de la Valle
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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.
Additional
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
What 1426 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Superb ......... as always!
Our guest very pleased!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Amazing location with great views of the ocean and the race track. Fabulous food and great service.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2018

noise level was high, the floor gave way everytime somebody walked by our table, value of the food is low, service not good, the server was serving another room and was never around.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Affordable and good quality seafood. Nice view of the beach and the Del Mar Racetrack. Ask for a window seat. Our server was very nice. The valet was full so we had to park across the street. Don’t forget to pay the meter when you park.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Have come here several times and it’s always worth the trip.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The red fish was absolutely delicious!

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We had a nice table overlooking the track. It's a pretty nice view. The restaurant was vibrant and crowded. Hostess team was pleasant and nice and sat us promptly. The waiter seemed both bored and stressed at the same time - sort of a type A; he got the job done though we waited quite a while just to get the first drinks order and some water poured. Food was just ok really. The coconut shrimp appetizer was tasty, crunchy with a nice spicy orange jalapeno dip sauce. Pass on the calamari strips but the breaded cauliflower was good. Everything was breaded so caution on the greasy beginnings. We had the hamburger - I'd pass next time and stick to the seafood. I think that's the better choice. Overall, good ambience, pleasant meal and I would go back to try other things on the menu.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The Brigantine is a very lively, fun place to hang-out after the races at Del Mar. Nice view of the track from the patio windows.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wedge salad was underdressed, sword fish was over cooked. Gumbo was very good, needed a little heat.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Brigantine does a good job and has excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Such a great experience the server was amazing and the view from our table was phenomenal. We will definitely be back for girls brunch!!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Went for our three year anniversary; our server was very nice, pleasant, and wished us a happy anniversary which is always nice when it’s acknowledged. We were brought a complimentary creme brûlée for our occasion, service was attentive, and the food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We were so glad to discover the room without large screen TVs. It was peaceful and had the beautiful view. The fish of the day was wonderful as was the Seafood Louis salad. There were four of us and none of us left unhappy. We'll be back!!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It's a great place. We had lunch and the oysters to start were excellent. Only real negative was the noise level generated by the gaggle of geese from two nearby wedding/baby showers.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Service was great as usual. We both ordered the special, which was mahi-mahi over risotto with vegetables. The risotto actually was more like cream of wheat. No discernible rice kernels, just kind of mush. The taste was very good, but it was weird. Perhaps just overcooked? At any rate, the vegetables were supposed to be green beans and carrots. There were multiple beans, though not many, but only one tiny carrot (on both of our dishes). All in all tasty, but I would not call it a $36 dish.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Very good service from valet thru dinner and depart valet. Our server was knowledgeble and polite. We had a very fine time. Our seafood was incredibly good. Highly recommended and we will visit again.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We celebrated two ladies birthdays and we all had a blast and half price on bottle of wines was a great value 👍🏻

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We had a great window table, food was really good. Our server took a long time to take my drink order and deliver. Once our food was delivered she was MIA. I had to ask bus boy for more water twice. Customers shouldn't have to ask for water refills.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great for lunch! Scenic view, great service and good for drinks

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great atmosphere and excellent seafood selection! Will definitely go back

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Although our server was great he was clearly rushed off his feet and had way too many diners to look after on his own. He was a very experienced server and conscientious and courteous. Because it was incredibly busy the service was super slow. The noise level was awful and it was difficult to have a conversation across the table. Really annoying but I don't expect Brig. will do anything about this.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Family had a wonderful Sunday brunch. Service was excellent and food was good. The ambiance was perfect

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I come in from Chicago every year and always make sure I have dinner here. The variety and quality of the fish is always great. The servers are always knowledgeable of the menu and the ambiance is relaxing with great views of Del Mar race track

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love the Brigantine!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had the Ahi Tuna and the Mahi Mahi both were excellent!!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I eat at various Brigantine Restaurants on a regular basis. As such, I am very familiar with the menu. I ordered the macadamia crusted mahi mahi which is my absolute favorite and was totally disappointed. There was no nut crust and my fish was floating in oil. The taste was nothing like my memory or the description on the menu. I was so shocked because this dish is always superb. Our waitress was lovely and graciously replaced it with a different order.
For years my family and friends have enjoyed countless meals at the Brig but this was really a let down. I hope it was just a one time slip in quality.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food and service. Sat at window with wonderful view

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Requested to be by the window with my reservation and they accommodated the request with no issues. The food was great. The only issue were the cocktails, with my friend’s drink it could’ve been that every place can make a common drink slightly different/ also she wasn’t feel that great so maybe her taster was off. I was a great friend and drank it for her. My drink didn’t have enough spice as listed in the ingredients.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Very enjoyable for our 54th wedding anniversary night. Thanks for the very tasty dessert and complimentary wine.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I expected their fish taco, but it's gone and replaced with lobster taco. Acceptable. Otherwise, scenery and interior is good and gorgeous.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Delicious fish tacos!!! Lauren was great. Loved sitting outside in the sheltered patio so it wasn’t too cold but we still got to enjoy the view.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Scallops were sensational
Our waitress was outstanding
Also enjoyed the beautiful view of the racetrack and ocean
I would recommend for any occasion
We will be back

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

You can never go wrong at the brigantine! On either
The bar side or the dining side, it’s just great. And the fact that they fresh stuffed my blue cheese olives upon request is huge kudos! :)

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always really crowded so be prepared to wait! But the food and views are great!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We had an overall OUTSTANDING dining experience here. We have driven past this (Del Mar) location many times, but had never dined here. We were seated on the patio area, which has window that fold open, giving it a very pleasant ambiance on a beautiful San Diego evening. There are views of the racetrack and the ocean, which was unique. Our service was provided by "Matt", who was attentive, knowledgeable, and pleasant. Our started off with calamari appetizer, bread, and Caesar salad. Entrees were filet "Oscar" , coffee-rubbed braised short ribs, and a lump crab cake. All were beautifully plated, and tasted even better than they looked! Finished off with a (shared) slice of the flourless chocolate cake. What a tasty, tasy dessert!. We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food is always good. The only negative experience we had with our reservation was the hostess. When I booked through open table I indicated that this was for a birthday. However, when we arrived the hostess took us to a table that was in the middle of the traffic flow with people constantly walking by on one side, which was obviously not special. When asked if we could move to a different table the hostess rudely noted "this was the table that we reserved" (note I did not reserve a table in the middle of the traffic flow) that "all the other tables were reserved" (I didn't realize that you could call and say I want the second table from the left by the left side of the floor - how are ALL the other tables specifically reserved) and told us our other option was to head to the bar where there was open seating. After that she just simply walked away and didn't even wait to see what we had planned to do.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Delicious food in a relaxing and scenic atmosphere. Do not pass up this spot!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very good food and service

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had 4 different dishes and they were all delicious. Some of the ingredients were left off one salad but the server quickly took care of the problem. The view was wonderful: Del Mar racetrack and the ocean. Great place for lunch. We were celebrating a birthday and when the server found out he compt the mud pie that we split. What a nice thing to do.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Coming back to Del Mar, after living here in my 20s, I was pleasantly surprised to see The Brigatine. It was walking distance from where we were staying. Decided to grab an afternoon lunch on a Sunday. The views, food and service were all outstanding. Wanted to return again a couple of nights later for a cocktail and it was just minutes past closing time on the off season but they said they would be happy to serve cocktails. WOW, now that’s service.

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