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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.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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
Via de la Valle
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
The Del Mar Brigantine offers valet parking at lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch for a nominal fee. Limited street parking is also available.
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
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
Well, ordered a Bloody Mary, too spicy and did not have any garnishes. 2 of the guests food came out 15-20 minutes before the rest of the parties came out, so when it was finally eaten, it was cold. Ordered veggies, got chips. Calamari was greasy....we usually have a good experience at Brig. Not a good day.
Brigantine Del Mar never disappoints. Great atmosphere, beautiful view of the ocean, racetrack and lagoon. Menu choices are all excellent. We always leave feeling like this redtaurant was a wonderful choice, no matter what the occasion was. And today, lunch was no exception!
We went there for Valentines Day. I ordered the Halibut special and he ordered the swordfish. When the server delivered our food (not our main server) she got the orders mixed up and gave me the swordfish and he the other. We didn't even realize it at the time as you would think the halibut would be nice and thick. Anyway I got the swordfish and it was delicious! It had a great smokey flavor, I was happy with it. My date got the halibut which was not very good, a thin piece and the avocado frisee was too spicy for hm and a little overcooked. I had a cup of clam chowder (couldn't find a clam) but the flavor was acceptable. We also had a spinach salad and a iceberg wedge with bleu cheese, both very good. Creme Brûlée and mint cheesecake and coffee finished the meal. Mat, our server was great, with a very charming personality and everyone was friendly and made us feel welcome. Yes I would recommend this restaurant. Pre dinner drinks and a bottle of wine also. Prices were reasonable as well.
It was a special day, Valentine and Anniversary, often celebrated in exotic locations such as Thailand, Hawaii, and Monterey that didn’t always meet expectations. We chose Briggantine Del Mar because of its excellent reviews and it’s proximity to where business was conducted that day. It was a choice that we will forever cherish.
Request for seating ,and what a view, was met, and impeccable service that was open to alternatives to a full menu that would appeal to the most discriminating pallets set the perfect ambience for a perfect evening. We ordered Halibut, Salmon and Gumbo that were some of the best we have savored.
Paradise is where you make it and our choice for that special occasion will be Briggantine Del Mar. It was a evening that met all our expectations beyond imagination and that we’ll never forget.
Great ambiance and fresh oysters. Bit disappointed in the overall taste and quality of shrimp Louie and crab and their famous fish tacos. Tacos lacked flavor and taste. Oysters on the rock were the best and very fresh. I would come here for lunch but will skip dinner. Great atmosphere and excellent service by Hailey.
Nice restaurant location with a great view of the Del Mar race track while on the covered patio. The food was good (best crab cake I ever had), except they messed up our order. I would have given five stars but the service was poor. We did not want to wait for two of our three meals to be sent back and made again. They didn’t offer to take a penny off the bill. Also, they didn’t even refill our drinks or offer bread. We had to ask after seeing other tables receive bread. Hopefully the service isn’t poor all the time.
Had a good lunch overlooking the lagoon and railroad tracks. Not a sea view but pretty. Great folding glass window. Comfortable but no sun control. We had to keep shifting our chairs.
We left with a surprise $6 valet fee. When we arrived, there was no option, even though I would’ve been happy to park myself in their mostly empty lot. The valet never said anything either. I paid, after tipping, almost the same amount lunch cost.
It was a beautiful sparkling California day. The views were magnificent. The service was excellent. The menu is a bit dated but the food is always very good. There are not, however, enough options for people with specific food requirements, ie. gluten free, dairy free. Vegetarian, etc.
Had not been to the Brig in years and was happy to see that mot much has changed. The food is still great, service good and in general just the best value in the area for a nice casual evening. You can get a great main course, or just have a burger or great tacos.
I had the most amazing time celebrating my engagement with my best friends, who officially are now my bridal party! The table was ready for us when we arrived right where I had specified and the service was great. The waitress advised us of the special and also recommended other items on the menu. I decided to go with the special, which was grilled mahi mahi with a crab risotto- it was delicious! Everything was so fresh and well-seasoned, which I definitely appreciate. The Restaurant even paid for the desserts we chose to have due to the occasion. It is well worth the price!
My reservation was for 5pm and the fact that we needed handicapped seating was included.
My partner is blind and has Alzheimer disease. We arrived at 4:40 or 4:45pm. I thought it was
4:50, but no matter that. The Brigatine policy is that there was no seating in our reservations designated area before 5 pm, due to scheduling of servers. We were offered seating elsewhere, however our choice was the window area. that was closed. Please understand that I had only requested seating appropriate for my partner, Okay,
A 15 minute wait, we were seated in chairs, by the front door across from the desk, separated
by the Xmas tree. The 2 hostesses weren’t rude exactly, they were self involved and to busy to smile at us or speak. We felt awkward and the walker was in the way.
I suggest that the staff have enough flexibility to adjust policy to fit the situation. Where do people wait? Why are they waiting? And, sensitivity training that mentions treating customer’s
nicely, all through the encounter.
Our valet and table service was outstanding. Great salmon dish.
We had a great experience at Brigantine! We started out with happy hour appetizers - panko fried shrimp and artichoke hearts. They were fabulous. The atmosphere had a nice feel, not stuffy but high class. The dinner entrees were excellent. And Matt the waiter did a great job of balancing his time with many tables, but was always there when we needed him. He did a great job! One last thing - the cucumber jalapeno margarita was spicy but fabulous! I highly recommend Brigantine!
Upon arrival slipped and almost fell on roll and butter on the floor. Then they tried to fit six large adults in booth. When steak was rare after ordering medium well they took the steak back on a separate saucer and left original plate with blood on it. It then took a long time to have steak returned still not cooked correctly and then it took a long time to receive bill.
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