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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.

3263 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Via de la Valle

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 481-1166

Website:
http://www.brigantine.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Reymundo Baez

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

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

Brigantine Del Mar Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
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Great for Lunch (31)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Casual (28)
Fun (28)
Good for a Date (28)
Bar Seating (28)
Good for Groups (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Romantic (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Business Meals (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
People Watching (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Waterfront (14)
Authentic (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Cozy (11)
Healthy (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great Beer (4)
Live Sports (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This is a popular watering hole for a younger crowd. Looked like a place people meet at after work to have drinks and some dinner. The food was ok but wouldn't consider it great. I ordered the scallops and the plate had only 3 scallops and some chopped veggies, my wife ordered shrimp and she also had only 3. We ordered a spoon cake with ice cream and what we got looked like a brownie with ice cream on top. All in all there are better restaurants in Del Mar with better food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The view and food was amazing. The device was top notch.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

went with my boyfriend and this is by far one of the greatest dates we had because : amazing food, service, ambiance, and GORGEOUS VIEW!! The Brig in Del Mar completely surpassed our expectations and we cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was amazing! The atmosphere and views were spectacular.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Loved our experience! Our waiter was on point and made my birthday special.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Five friends met at the Brig before the track at Del Mar on a Friday afternoon. Fish tacos and halibut sandwiches were the order of the day. The food is fresh and very good and is enhanced by the great views and ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quick Bite, People Watching, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Average food – wonderful ambience - waitress was crabby

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great view of Del Mar. The horses were running so it was fun to glance but didn't really pay attention. Best fish tacos, EVER and the calamari and brussel sprouts notable. It was very loud and energetic . Nice place, nice ambience, good food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Scenic View, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (México)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Fantastic place great food and service. Super time had by all

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Nice waterfront restaurant. Very good service. Menus was not impressive and food was average.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

This was a very disappointing meal. We love the Brigantine, but both food and service were very poor this evening. We started with a glass of wine and shared the coconut shrimp appetizer, which was good. We had consumed about one-third of our drinks when the waitress asked if we were ready for another round (?) My niece and I both ordered the NY strip steak medium rare. The steaks were thin and overdone. The vegetables that accompanied the steak were fine. We pointed out the doneness of the steak (neither piece of meat had a trace of pink inside) - the waitress said "it looks medium to me." We shared the key lime pie for dessert, which was good. There was never one word of apology for the preparation of the main course, but our dessert and appetizer were comped on the bill. It didn't help that we were surrounded by three tables with screaming children. We'll skip the Brig next time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We were tricked into sitting in the banquet area to the left of the restaurant. Horrible area with banquet tables and plastic folding chairs. Service was not sincere. Plates are auctioned off at the table when they arrived. Caesar salad was bad scallops were nice .

If you sit in the main dining area or the outdoor balcony the ambiance is nice.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

The Brigantine in Del Mar was, as always, a perfect restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The service, from everyone, but especially our waitress, was phenomenal and the food was great! And the atmosphere is great! The views to the race track and the beach are incredible! A must for anyone wanting to enjoy a great meal and an incredible atmosphere at reasonable prices.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Cozy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our server, James, was outstanding. Food was good and the view of the track and beach are unbeatable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fantastic service! Great food! Can see ocean and Del Mar track

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The worse crabs cakes ever!! Dry dry dry, unedible

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always a good choice. Hadn't been to this location in a few years but glad we went back.
Can't beat the view of the Del Mar Racetrack

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Really a hit or miss.
For the starters the calamari were great, but some of the shrimps were dry, others nice.
For the entrees the cod was great, the gumbo was just pain salty, etc.
This restaurant needs some consistency.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Like always the Brigantine Del Mar was excellent again. The service was good and the food amazing. A very live place till 10 pm, the Brigantine has been making our family and friends happy to visit

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Enjoyed the drinks, appetizers, entrees, service, and views from the patio. Only downside is the occasional train that passes nearby between the restaurant and racetrack/fair grounds.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I ordered their signature swordfish and it was delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A trip to Del Mar racetrack wouldn't be complete for us out-of-towners without visiting the Brig! Always fun, food is always terrific, the servers look like they enjoy working there...this is a great spot!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had awesome food and awesome service. And Camilla was a wonderful server. And the clam chowder was to die for. Yum!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our server was the additional treat to a wonderful brunch. Great food, great service and beautiful environment.

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, People Watching, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

My beautiful and sweet wife and I always go there after visiting Del Mar Racetrack. We love the Brigantine, it's always a funn time and never have we been disappointed!!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

A great place to dine for a casual or an evening out. Great view of the lagoon and the Del Mar race track. Been here for lunch too. Would highly recommend requesting patio seating. It also has a unique grass bar area down below, good for happy hour. Bar gets very loud and packed so if you want a quiet dinner ask for inside seating. They are great a trying to accommodate you even on the busiest of nights.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The Brigatine is a great location, across from Ocean in Delmar with deck dining overlooking the Delmar Race Track. Lunch was delicious (the shrimp tacos), great selection of beer, service was polite and overall atmosphere upbeat and nice vibe on a Friday afternoon :)

Tags: Tapas, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Business Meals, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Steak was very dry and the Cobb salad was flavorless. Overall it was very disappointing.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I had reservations last night for 6:15 PM and arrived at approximately 6:20 PM. When I arrived, the valet parking was backed up enough where I had to sit in my car and wait about 15 minutes before I could get my car in position and a valet came to give me my claim ticket. It was my first time at that restaurant, so I don't know or didn't see any alternative to valet parking, plus I had a handicapped person in my car and couldn't park far from the entrance. So last night I found a reservation no show in my email and tried to use the link to correct it. The link didn't work so I searched all over Open table to find out what I might have overlooked to access the link. I finally found that I received my Open Table points for last night's reservation. So I noticed that Open Table sent me my reservation no show at 6:27 PM last night. I believe that since I had to wait 15 minutes for the valet and couldn't check in on time, the restaurant listed me as a no show on Open Table. I had to spend 15 minutes waiting for valet, about 30 minutes trying to find out how to correct a reservation no show in Open Table and also about another 10 minutes writing up this review, just to dine last night. I believe that there were not enough valets to handle cars trying to enter or maybe they ran out of parking lot space. Either way, the valets should have told the hostess that there were delays in parking people and that they might be late for their reservations. Also at the end of our meal, we asked for a dessert menu and we had to wait about 10 minutes to get it. One of the people at the table said if we have to wait that long for the dessert menu, he didn't want to find out how long it would take to order and receive our dessert. So we decided to ask for our check and leave. That was my first time dining there and will be my last time dining at Brigantine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Due to racing season, this is a jam packed place at lunch hour. Service was slow, food ho hum, but nice setting. My lobster/crab salad was flavorless, even with addition of salt and pepper I had to ask for. Watery iceberg lettuce, bread that tasted like styrofoam. Not a good experience compared to other Brigs we've been to.
Voracious Foodie

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I have been to the Del Mar Brig many times, but this time I was disappointed. The waiter was quite pushy about getting appetizers, seemed put out that we did not want any and that I did not want ice in my water, he was only moderately interested in our party.
The mussels were very disappointing. They were minuscule in size, and the broth was awful. The waiter did not bring a dish for the shells or a spoon / little fork for the dish.
I will still go back, but I hope they address this.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

The setting was wonderful (view of race track and hills and the restaurant had a pretty garden) but the food was bland. We had four different meals amongst us and I was not impressed with anything. I didn't think you could mess up a Moscow mule but they figured out a way to do it. I wouldn't go back unless I wanted a good view....

Tags: Scenic View, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The service was outstanding as was the food. Great local restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went there for our 20th Anniversary. The hostess congratulated us when we arrived and so did the server. The server was good but could have been just a bit faster on the drinks. The food was good and was well priced but the halibut and fillet both needed a little more seasoning. They were both a little bit bland for my taste. Also when we sat down they need to make sure all place setting and menus are clean. We did not receive any candle or dessert for out anniversary which I don't know if they do but they do it for birthdays. Over all we were a little bit disappointed this visit but really love coming to the Brigantine because they have a great menu and drinks for the price and the staff always have great personalities.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I asked for a quiet table when making the reservation, and they put us outside as far away from people as possible. While I appreciated them trying to place us somewhere quieter,it was a chilly evening and heat lamps were not available. Ultimately they moved us indoors. I appreciated their flexibility, and our waiter Chad was awesome. We always enjoy dinner here...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good food, great service, but very loud on the deck when full.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great seafood one of the best in San Diego. Lively and crowded for a reason. Love.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Found them through Google & was extremely happy with the choice

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great spot! Great food!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Took my wife for our 25th Anniversary based upon reviews as we are not from the area. It was loud, extremely loud actually. The food for the price was mediocre at best my wife's food the filet medallions were not good. Not a spot for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour
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