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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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89% would recommend it to a friend

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Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Waterfront (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Fun (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Romantic (10)
Cozy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Comfort Food (7)
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Notable Wine List (5)
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Disabled Access (4)
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Tapas (4)
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Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My first time there and it was great love the atmosphere and the food

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Lively and loud. Good meals but conversation at our table for 4 was difficult. Service was slow. 10-15 minute wait after being seated to be greeted or served water or drinks order taken.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Excelbt service, great food. Very pleasant overall experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Well I reserved a table for an anniversary with a view and they sat me right in the middle of the crowded room with NO view. Was nothing special although we enjoy the restaurant and the food.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

We go back as often as we can when visiting San Diego and Carlsbad. Love it!

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant. Very friendly waitress was a delight. Attentive an helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2018

I love the Brig - always a go-to place. Good food, excellent ambiance.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 13, 2018

Recommend a reservation. And don't waste time - pay the $6 for valet parking and get inside. Service was great. We experienced being taken care of.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

FOOD WAS COLD. My date was asked what he ordered 4 times. We got asked for appetizers twice after we already ordered. Meal came out same time as dinner. Terrible

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Visiting from Denver. We really enjoyed the mahi mahi and scallops. Looked like a gorgeous patio out back where a special event was being held. The bar was packed when we arrived at 6pm, so I’m guessing they have a great and very popular happy hour.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Took more than 1hr to get food; had to ask twice to get bread; never got water refill; waiter mixed up order; forgot to split bill as asked. Food was excellent as usual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had an obnoxious table next to us and our waiter was more concerned about moving us out..... really kind of indifferent

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was rough

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, People Watching, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food and service was terrific. Always consistently good.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We sat on the outdoor patio! It was lovely! No view of the track or ocean but still a great atmosphere. My husbands burger was under cooked and not only did they make a new one they also took it off our bill! Great customer service!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fun festive atmosphere for my birthday. Four of us loved our meals

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food, small portions large price tag. Waiter Chad was awesome.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I have been coming here for over 25 years. It is always welcoming and the food and service (not to mention the racetrack/ocean view) is fantastic. Everything is good on the menu, but the fish tacos are a classic.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Tapas, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We come here once or twice a month while our kids are at Cotillion and the food, service, drinks have always been phenomenal! We look forward to those nights! :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A bit dark a bit chilly but the service and food was wonderful

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The Brig is definitely one of our go to spots. The food is consistently very good and the service is always friendly and welcoming! The patio view is really nice as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Very comfortable atmosphere and excellent service. Highly recommend this establishment for any occasion

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.
Linda white

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great atmosphere and food as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Really nice dinner, good service . Always can count on a good meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at Brigintine Del Mar. Matt, our server, was excellent. He was quick, made great recommendations, and was friendly. The food and drinks were perfect thanks!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lively and fast paced. Great service. Good to great food. Enclosed patio seating overlooks Del Mar racetrack.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was very nice except for the very loud tables around us. Not the fault of the restaurant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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