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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

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (29)
Good for a Date (22)
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Bar Seating (19)
Happy Hour (18)
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Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fun (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Waterfront (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Business Meals (11)
Romantic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
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Live Sports (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined on January 8, 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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·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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·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 6, 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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·Dined on January 5, 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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·Dined on January 2, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great atmosphere and food as always!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 30, 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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·Dined on December 30, 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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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 28, 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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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall the place is okay- I would probably not come back because this is just an average restaurant, in my opinion. Nothing was bad, just average.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Been here several times and it has been good, on this ocasdion service was poor, took 30 minutes before our order was taken then waited almost 1 hour for food - not impressed ! It was my fathers birthday I asked staff to bring a dessert with a candle -never happened. Unlikely to return after this poor service.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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vip
·Dined on December 18, 2017

We each had a salad and an appetizer. My husband's salad was advertised as a Kale and Beet Salad. Hard to find any beets in the salad. My salad was the House Brig advertised to have cheese cranberries, and nuts again mostly lettuce. The appetizers were both very good.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

There are little to no vegetarian options, I had to watch my friend eat while I ate a plain bagel for lunch. It would be nice to add a few items to the menu for Vegan/Vegetarians.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice brunch menu and I enjoyed the Champagne option with the meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful! Great place to bring friends from out of town!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a nice lunch. Open Table showed a brunch menu, so we were expecting that, and were disappointed they didn't have it. But lunch was great. Open Table app should clarify brunch is only on Sunday.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Restaurant has potential but you must control children RUNNING and SCREAMING throughout restaurant. Obnoxious behavior of rude thoughtless guests RUINED our evening. There has to be a balance between casual and upscale customers. If not, Pick ONE and advertise accordingly

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vip
·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great meal and great service!!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went there for a family special occasion.
James was our waiter and did an excellent job.
Food was great and the scenic overview made it all work for a very special night.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Requested table with a view and were seated immediately upon arrival on a busy Sunday after thanksgiving At a window table. Food...lobster crab salad was the best..dressing exceptional. Only complaint was tha drinks were over priced for wat you got. Had specified birthday special occasion but it was never acknowledged

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Really great food - very nice atmosphere - however the waiter seemed to be MIA most of the time.

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vip
·Dined on November 25, 2017

We sat at our table, ignored, for 15 minutes before we finally were able to flag down a waiter. Maybe the waiter thought he was making up for ignoring us for so long when we first came in because, once we ordered, the food came very fast, in fact, too fast, before we even finished our appetizers. Large tables of very loud groups nearby - our party of four had to shout across the table at each other. The food was mediocre. I'm not sure why this spot is so popular. We probably won't be back anytime soon.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food is good and so is the view of the Del Mar Racetrack. Service is good. However, Brigantine Del Mar is fairly noisy making it a bit difficult to hear someone seated across from you. Valet parking has at least four cars in front of you when you arrive so it takes a bit of time (5 minutes or less) to get into the restaurant. Normally not a problem but coming from the North you might be hung out on the main road waiting to valet. Overall, a good restaurant, we enjoyed it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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vip
·Dined on November 14, 2017

We just moved to the neighborhood, and this was our second dining experience with once on a weekend, and the other a slow week day. Both times the the drinks were horribly slow to get to our table during the entire service, so we finally ordered a bottle of wine and asked for it to be left on the table. Regarding the food, we ordered the Halibut special this week, and it was unbelievably overcooked. We informed the waiter, and was provided a dessert. However, we would have much preferred a properly cooked fish. We are hoping that the third time will be the charm.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Love this restaurant and the service and food is excellent.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Got the worst seat and the restaurant wasn't even busy. Ahi tuna was awful. They told open table we didn't show for our reservation and we did, unfortunately. Would never go back

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The meal was excellent with the exception of the filet medallions, which tho perfectly cooked, lacked seasoning and were bland. The restaurant is nice but the patrons were exceptionally loud and our party of four were barely able to hear one another speaking. Our waiter was very busy with large groups and therefore forgetful of us and our requests.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our family has dined at this Brigantine for many years. We like their fresh fish and seafood, and the portions are always generous. Service is good and reliable; we like the view and the vibe, plus sometimes the sports on TV in the bar.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing fish tacos. Sat at the raw bar and was amazed at how efficient the kitchen staff was. Great group of guys. Delicious!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Arrived earlier than planned, got us right in. Excellent service. Food was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We are in Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup. The Brigantine was recommended to us by a friend as a must go to place. It did not disappoint! Nate was a fantastic server and the food was outstanding.

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vip
·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent service.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent, reasonably priced entrees. Sat at window in glassed in dining room. Great view, romantic setting. Service prompt and competent.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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