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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

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Special Occasion (29)
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Good for a Date (27)
Bar Seating (24)
Casual (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Fun (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Romantic (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Business Meals (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
People Watching (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Waterfront (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (9)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Live Sports (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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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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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2017

In a very nice spot of Del Mar the Brigantine has been one of our favorite spots. The food and the service is usually very good there. prices are reasonable for a mainly seafood place. And the view of the famous Del Mar Horse racing Track amazing. Valet parking is only $5

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I went there for an anniversary dinner with my girlfriend. We had a wonderful experience, with a great view of the track, and the food was just perfect! Couldn't have asked for a better night

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We come to the same location twice a year. The food was so bad last night. I can't see us ever returning again. Very ! Very ! Disappointed

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Took my in laws from Pennsylvania here because all the locals say 'Brigantine is a must!' Unfortunately we had a awful experience. I work in a restaurant and am easy to please. Our server didn't make eye contact. He seemed so distracted and annoyed by anything we needed or asked for (which wasn't much). He forgot my drink order, we were only a table of four. The food took FOREVER! Like over 45 mins... drinks took over 25 mins... they brought out the wrong food for my husband and I. So we have to wait an additional 15 mins. Our food was over priced, cold, and small. We went to Cucina down the street afterwards and split a pizza. Will never go back. Food was nasty, service sucked.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

A great place for brunch on Sunday but table for six was in the middle, noisy. Service outstanding. On a nice day sitting outdoors at the bar counter overlooking the Racetrack looks like best seats. Very reasonable prices. Bottomless mimosas a plus! Gave the birthday girl a free dessert, wonderful location, friendly staff, good food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We enjoyed our anniversary meal and drinks, great view of fair and water.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We love this place ! Amazing views and service is always great.. you can never go wrong with any fish item. My favorite is the fish tacos!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We stopped here after seeing a wonderful play in San Diego (we did mak reservations).
We had the Oysters Rock which were the best we have ever had. I had the fillet medallions with small crab cakes, grilled asparagus, and béarnaise sauce, It was absolutely scrumptious. My wife had a special of halibut with scalliops and a special sauce. The scallops were huge and the best my wife had tasted ... ever. The halibut was prepared perfectly. A couple came in while our meals were being served and asked what my wife had. Well they both ordeed that special. We are hoping they have that halibut special again.

The service was great and the meals were served fairly promply. Note that the parking is necessariy valet ($5.00). We will be back again soon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was good and my parents really enjoyed the restaurant. However, the bathrooms needed to be cleaned and were out of toilet paper. Also, our waiter didn't stop by very often so there were things he forgot to bring us, our waters were not refilled, and bread was not given though I saw it on other tables.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We're in town to welcome home our favorite sailor on the Carl Vinson, and loved having time with him at one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Healthy, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We are vacationing here and have already eaten at the original Brigantine three times, two with family and friends. Josafin was an extraordinary wait person and Stephanie was not far behind. The guy servers we had, Mat and Somebody, were perfunctory. We were celebrating the return of our nephew, Brendon, who just concluded six month on the Carl Vinson which arrived Friday. Cheers!

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We went for dinner here on a thursday night, busy because of the fair, didn't like that everyone has to valet for 5$. We had a reservation and there were many open tables on the patio, but they tried to seat us right next to the server station, we were quickly moved to another table. Ordered wine, which was fairly priced, ordered salads, which were fine, our waiter seemed to have disappeared, we had empty water glasses, etc. we then noticed he had tables inside and out on the patio, no way can you take care of this many tables and do a good job. Entrees arrived, my husband was missing his knife (it was taken with the salad plate), no server in sight to replace it, so I shared mine. Food was ok, i had fish and chips, good fish, cold fries, no no waiter to say anything to. There are many other places to eat in Del Mar for the same cost, go to Sbicca or Jakes, much better food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great place over looking the fairgrounds and you can see the beach.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Food was not good. Tasteless. Loud. Food seemed to have been pre-cooked, which was surprising for salmon and filet. Steak was ordered medium, but delivered well-done. Salmon was delivered barely seared. No taste at all to the salmon.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Food is mediocre and overpriced. Service was slow but friendly. Valet parking is the only option (despite there being a parking lot) and there's a $5 charge for it. It's also very noisy, even during lunch. Overall, a disappointing experience.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 18, 2017

our reservation was late (2:30p) and could tell that our waiter had probably been there since the morning. We also were probably his last table and it seemed he just wanted to get out of there. Seldom came back to see if we needed anything, always had to flag him down when he forgot something.
Overall so disappointing, wish we would have picked another restaurant , like Jakes, Chart House or even Pacific Coast Grill

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The service left a lot to be desiresd. It took 30 minutes to get water after being seated. However, when we finally did get a server she did her. Eat to make sure we had everything we needed.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fathers Day. Perfect. Bloody Mary was superb. Oyster shooters....Seafood Omelet was excellent. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Must do this again.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day Brunch

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2017

They gave us a crappy table when there were many tables with views available, food was average and waiter wasn't very nice or attentive

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great place to go to. Just next to Del Mar Race Track. Best grilled octopus I've ever had. The sliders were remarkable. Great service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great service and quick seating with a reservation. We had a view of the fairgrounds. The food was delicious! We wee tended to on a regular but not pushy way. While noisy, we were able to visit at our round table. A very nice time with friends!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Nice place, great views, very good service, food was good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Pretty views. Food is ok but not great. Service was very good

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We came to celebrate my girlfriends 22nd birthday with 4 of our friends and we had exquisite service. We ordered the amazing coconut French toast and brig scramble with endless mimosas and we were treated like royalty. There was never a moment where our glasses were not topped off and our waiter checked in on us frequently to see if we needed anything. A+ dining and service!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The dinner was excellent! This is my favorite Brigantine location, when comparing it to both San Diego and Escondido Brigantines.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times. We usually stop by at least once a year when we are in town. The quality of the food, service and overall atmosphere has all gone down since we were here last year. It's very disappointing since this was a restaurant we could always count on for a good meal.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Loved the food! The location was great. Service was good. We were seated in the casual dining section of the restaurant. We were close to the bar so there was more noise then we were expecting but we were still able to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We visited this restaurant 3 times the last 20 days and we spent over $1200 combined. Our last time which was also our 32nd year anniversary was not as good as the two previous times. The food was good but the service was abrupt and non accommodating for the what we visited this place for.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Vacation dining with Granddaughters. Steaks were all over cooked. Lobster tacos need some type of sauce. They were bland.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Friendly, knowledgeable waiter steered us to some very good choices. We enjoyed the meal and drinks. Great view and friendly staff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Delicious food and wonderful selection. Great service! It got pretty noisy right at the lunch rush but the view is worth it.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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