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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (51)
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Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Romantic (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Business Meals (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Waterfront (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
People Watching (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Authentic (12)
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Healthy (10)
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Quick Bite (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
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Live Sports (5)
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Afternoon Coffee (3)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2017

great fois service and view

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Celebrated our daughter's 15th birthday
Servers were great and all enjoyed the food

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 8, 2017

My food was inedible. I realize seafood restaurants are not known for their beef dishes but the skirt steak I ordered was as tough as the soles of my shoes. It was horrible.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Good food, extremely busy, good service, waiter was good

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great seafood in a fun atmosphere. Love this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Live Sports
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Came here for my mom's birthday before the horse races! The view is stunning. Overlooks the Del Mar Race Track! We ordered from the brunch menu and everyone was pleased with their meal. I would recommend the surf and turf breakfast burrito... soooo good! Bloody Mary was delicious and the bottomless mimosas were great! I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This restaurant was on the Marriott Del Mar website and was recommended. We made a reservation a couple of hours before and were pleasantly surprised. We will go back when we are in Del Mar again.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

A group of 6 met here instead of going to Del Mar early and trying to fight for a decent meal.

Matt, our server was excellent and I ordered your famous 'cheesy bread' (twice) which was a huge hit appetizer. For me it brought back fond memories of the Morton family while Mike and I were active in the San Diego Downtown Rotary Club many years ago. The overall setting is spectacular!

Most of us had salads of one sort or another. They were plentiful (1/2 orders mostly) and delicious. We needed additional dressings, and Matt was quick to resolve that issue.

Our time at the Brigantine, Del Mar added to a wonderful 'day at the races'.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

A/C was on full force which made it difficult to enjoy our meal but everything else was good😊

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Took my mom for her 94th birthday. (She wanted scenic views.) Overlooked the Del Mar Race Track (wish there had been a race going on). The food was interesting: the seared ahi was delicious! The shrimp and grits combination was tasty. Mom loved the scallops. To top off our celebration, the waiter brought her a gigantic slice of mud pie on the house!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Fabulous, as per usual!

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Good eating, good food, great atmosphere, service was good,

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

View was great. Service, fair. Food was nothing special. Portions very small. Fish was dry.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

I love this place, right next to Del Mar Racetrack, offer the best seafood, including oysters and catch of the day! Sit down enjoy a cocktail and watch the races on Sunday afternoon!

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

overall good, but disappointed in service. also went there last year and my wife had a fantastic Bloody Mary, but this time it was so so. I believe it was the waiter's attitude, he didn't really seem to care about making sure the Bloody Mary was as good as last time.
Anyway, we love the Brig and will be back!
Thank you,

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We enjoyed celebrating our engagement!

Staff was very friendly to provide a great seat at the edge of restaurant outside.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I enjoy Brigantine for the view of the Del mar and water, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Fun for afternoon cocktail. Food ok. Only valet, $5. No other option for parking.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Patio table overlooking Delmar & Ocean was a nice view. Food: Octopus was amazing, along with the fresh oysters....

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We had a great table on the patio with a great view of the racetrack and the ocean. Our waiter Matt was extraordinary! He made the day for us---so pleasant, very attentive service without hovering, and got everything perfect! We were there for a small business meeting and the noise level was energetic enough, yet quiet enough to easily carry on conversations. Great experience! We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Scenic View, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 25, 2017

There were 6 of us. We all thought the seafood was very dry and over cooked. 3 of us had the Sand Dabs. They were heavily breaded and very crusty. Hard to even cut. The Fish and Chips were very dry and overlooked. Disappointing. The chairs around our table were so uncomfortable, we were sitting on wooden slats! Finally at the end of the evening we saw that many chairs had soft cushions. Why not ours? This turned out to be a very disappointing evening. Not sure if I would go back.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The setting is wonderful! Very beautiful. The Medallion large plate was great. The skirt steak was a little tough. Service was quick.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Good seafood. Great atmosphere. Friendly service. I recommend.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I always enjoy going to the brigantine, but the view is better than the food.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Service, service, service! In my opinion, that is what makes a fantastic experience at any restaurant. Clayton, our server at the Brigantine in Del Mar, was exceptional. We never felt as if he forgot about, as can happen at many busy restaurants. Before this experience, I was ready to give up going out to eat. Thanks, Clayton, for renewing my confidence in the restaurant business. We shall return!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Brought us to undesirable table, had to request a move.
Crowded, noisy, inexperienced server. Didn't bring one meal till reminded, so one person had to eat when everyone else finished.
Twice brought wrong things. Cold side of fries.
Just overall poor for a special occasion

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Love the fish tacos at happy hour-$3.25 and big! Drink prices are moderate. View of the Del Mar Racetrack.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Chicken tacos where great, very live atmosphere, love the place

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2017

You go for the atmosphere and the views but also the food is good and reasonably priced.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The food was good, however the service was terrible. Mike was our server, He never one time checked for refills , He waited on everyone around us, Even those that were seated after us .
Very frustrating to spend this kind of money for that kind of service .We were here on vacation and this restaurant was recommended to us as top pick , We will not be recommending it to anyone .

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food was very good. Cost was high but acceptable and the portions were small. Service was great.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 16, 2017

First visit to the area. Recommended as a good seafood restaurant. Food wad delicious. Great outdoor/open air seating with a perfect view of the DelMar Race Track and ocean. Our service and server, Matt were very good. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I love the Brigatine and especially love the ambiance and view at the Del Mar location. And the staff is marvelous.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was excellent! Lobster tail with Ribeye was FANTASTIC! So was the crab and cheese fondue. We only had 2 challenges.....we requested a window table in reservation, but given an internal table - even tho there were 2 that were open. Asked about them, but told they weren't available :(. Second challenge was the noise. Patio dining was LOUD! Great food and service tho. We will be back!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food. Fun atmosphere. Scenic views. Friendly service.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Sorry, but this will be our last time here. Went a couple of weeks ago and the chicken I ordered was completely dried out. Gave it a one time pass and then dined again, this time it was worse. The surf and turf was really bad. The lobster was tough and the meat was fatty, loaded with butter that pooled and completely non edible. I sent it back. Service was bad, it was wasted night out. Do not know what is going on there, but in the past, it was always reliable. New management, or new chef? I give up.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Liked the feel of being out on the patio. Felt like home.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Wonderful meal and great opportunity to catch-up over dinner with my cousin. Encrusted Mahi-Mahi was very good.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 13, 2017

There are no vegetarian sandwiches. I was surprised.
It was expensive. The atmosphere is nice.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Very disappointed in my experience! An out of town visitor and I had dinner and hardly nothing went as I had hoped. The good part was that we were immediately seated.

The noise level was so high neither of us heard anything the server said, although she seemed rather animated. I sent back a strawberry Margarita because it was so bitter tasting and the server was pleasant about doing that. The food was the biggest disappointment. We both ordered fish tacos ($21.00). The tacos and fries (there were very few) were cold. The Cole slaw tasted like cardboard. We both went away hungry because the portions were so small. The tortillas were soggy from the sauce on the fish tacos. I won't go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The Caesar salad is VERY small. I was hosting this dinner, and was embarrassed by how small the salads were. The dinner menu needs to be as varied as the lunch menus. Our waitress said we could not order appetizers from the bar menu . We just wanted more choices.

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