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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

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Special Occasion (35)
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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)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The view since the remodel and the atmosphere is amazing. The service is attentive. Our meal was pretty good in particular the cocktails and the appetizers. One dish came not as described but otherwise a lovely evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 17, 2017

ate there May 8, had grilled fish sand. , not blackened, best I ever tasted. Had the same yesterday, blah, did not compare to May 8.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Beautiful location.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We went there for dinner for the 40th anniversary of announcing our engagement. We had a reservation for 6:30PM and arrived on time, actually a bit early. We were told that they were clearing the table and that it would be a few minutes. After 10 minutes, we were told the people at our table were still lingering and it would be few more minutes, so the clearing the table explanation was not true. Thirty minutes later, we were asked if we wanted another table and we agreed only to get a table next to the ice machine where all the servers were, so we asked for another, that ended up being in the middle of the restaurant. The floor is made of wodd almost like a deck and with all the servers walking around us, the floor was constantly literally moving. There was also no light above our table so after about an hour it was very dark. The steaks and the seafood were mediocre AT BEST! We had another reservation planned for this weekend, 5/20 to celebrate our actual wedding anniversary of 38 years and have cancelled it due to our experience of last week. The only positive was that Matt, our server did a great job.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The restaurant was very busy since it is prom season. Another family with the same name took our reservation. The front staff was very helpful and apologetic. We were seated in no time. The food was good. Our service was lacking. It took a while to finally order. Server not too attentive about filling water glasses (several guests only drinking water) or serving bread (which came after the appetizers). He did do a good job with desssert even bringing a candle on the birthday dessert. I would try this restaurant again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This is our favorite GO TO when we leave the mountains of Idyllwild and stay at the beach. The food and vibe are amazing and the staff is so friendly. If you have never been to the Brig you have surely been missing out.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Enjoyed the evening, food and friends. Would recommend this to all my friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

the server seemed to be new at her job and was very slow. She really did not have any social skills and seemed uncomfortable at the table. Some of food did not come out right and the French onion soup was a joke.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

It was a pleasant day, My first time trying a Brigantine and we decided to go to Del Mar, I wanted to be at the patio that day but there was a wedding, Maybe next time there should be a little alert is the restaurant is being used for a venue. But over all it was great, food was good, the food came pretty quick and the server was very attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Mediocre food and service. Overpriced. Won't be going back. For the price, I'd expect much more.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 6, 2017

It was prom night - very noisy and food was mediocre at best - view beautifil

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Always a great experience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Good food. Great view. Great atmosphere.
We loved it.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 2, 2017

VERY loud! We were there on a Tuesday evening and apparently Tuesdays are taco Tuesdays in the bar area. It was very crowded and very loud! The food portions are small compared to the Brigantine's in Coronado.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Seating was reasonably fast; we had reservations. The table was near the kitchen but was no more or less noisy than many other tables. Service was good but the server had tables scattered throughout the venue...seemed a bit inefficient. Still, he provided very good service.

We each had the spinach salads and as an entree the lobster tail dinners (2 tails for $30) and it was excellent. We'd order it again.

Overall, a very good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We received an excellent table with an exceptional view overlooking race track and ocean. All the seafood was superb , New York steak a little chewy. The service was very slow. Noise level is very high. Dufficult to hear the person across the table from you. But the view, good company and excellent food made up for the slow service and high noise level.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Wonderful as always. This time sat in the main dining area. We had great service and great food. However, I was surprised to learn that you can't order the infamous fish taco in the main dining room which I had boasted about to my out-of-town visitor. I can see why perhaps you want to make sure that it is part of a larger meal order but you should be able to order it as an appetizer. The Ahi-poke and lobster taco are on the main dining room menu though so why not the fish one?

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

This was our first visit after several years and we enjoyed our anniv dinner. Our waitress was very attentive and service was fast. It was a bit noisy but not unexpected for a popular place. The menu has a good variety. Prices are moderate.but drinks are a bit higher than we expect. A free desert for our anniv. was a nice bonus. We will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Went to the Del Mar location, overlooks the race track and mtns in the distance. Three oyster choices, swordfish and lobster taco were all very good. Brig hand shaken margarita is a good option. We had a slight mix up on reservation on a busy Friday night, which was resolved quickly and to our satisfaction

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Food and scenery are great but dining room is way too loud. Dining room needs some sort of carpet or soft fabric to diffuse sound. Very hard to enjoy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Brigantine is wonderfully warm and set at the ocean and Del Mar Race Track. The food is a wonderful mix of seafood and land favorites. The soups are exceptional.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Drinks at the bar to watch the sunset, then dinner outside in the garden under the stars. Waiter service was attentive and the chosen dishes were extremely flavourful and thoroughly enjoyed by us all. Looking forward to going again sooner rather than later. Really lovely Saturday night.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Drinks were too pricey, and valet should have been optional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great place with a great view. Service isn't always the best if you're in a hurry. Otherwise, I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Brigantine's Cheesecake with the raspberry reduction was great! A nice way to end the night.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The waitress was very kind and patient as my date and I decided on sharing a meal with oysters on the side to fill us up. The Malbec wine was delicious

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Initially was expecting a great experience. Server send personal and professional. But once did was ordered he was done. Had dirty plates on table for 20 minutes after completing course. On the different occasions our silverware was taken away and not replaced - even leaving the plates one time!) Did not pour wine. Empty drink glasses cluttered the table. Stuffed shrimp entree were like hockey pucks. Bacon was so over cooked you couldn't cut it.
Really bummed. Wish like hell we could take that evening back. What a waste of money and time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2017

GREAT FOOD. GOOD SERVICE, WOULD RECOMMEND FOR ANY OCCASION.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We had a reservation and our table was ready upon our arrival....good menu selection and each of the four of us had something different....everyone enjoyed their meals....we were celebrating 3 birthdays and our server brought two complementary desserts which were delicious. Enjoyable evening with good friends

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Nice view of Del Mar racetrack but tables are very cramped and chairs are uncomfortable. We had various "small bites" for dinner and the food was pricey and mediocre.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 9, 2017

First time eating there and the service was excellent as well as the food

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Wonderful Sunday Brunch. The service was par excellence and the food was outstanding. The Brig has a wonderful atmosphere with a world class view. I would go back every Sunday if I lived close by.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This place is the place to go for a nice Sunday brunch. Bottomless mimosas at a price you can't beat, and the friendly service was just so great. I will definately be returning!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Our small 4 person group spent a lovely sunny lunch at the Del Mar Brigantine celebrating a birthday and a work anniversary. The service was fast, the food was good and the occasional train running by added atmosphere. Would go again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

This was my second trip to this restaurant and the Friday night crowd was lively even at 6PM. Service was great and efficient while not feeling rushed and food was delicious. A special view of the Del Mar racetrack and the every half hour or so Coaster train passing by only added to the ambiance!

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

60th birthday. Oysters on the Half shell were fresh and delicious. Sea bass could have been cooked just a bit less, but very good. My husband enjoyed his surf and turf. We were treated to a mud pie. The view is lovely. we sat on the covered deck. Valet parking a must. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Bit below expectations based on the reviews. My main course arrived at the same time as my starter. That is unacceptable. Food was ok, but not blown away, especially when compared to the prices.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 27, 2017

The service was excellent. The food was ok but nothing spectacular.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We considered the restaurant to be overrated, overpriced and the portions were small. My fiancee didn't care for the lobster. I liked the halibut, but the portion was small.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We an extraordinary experience at The Brig last Friday evening. Although it was a busy evening we received excellent service from our waiter. My halibut was cooked to perfection! But I must admit our favorite part of the evening was the outstanding view overlooking the Del Mar Racetrack! We'll be back very soon.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options
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