Wow! We have not been here in years. The place is remodeled and uodated. The food is great and the service is outstanding. I had the special coconut panko encrusted sea bass and it was wonderful. We will be back.
Family dinner and was absolutely spectacular
Ordered 2 adult meals and 1 kids meal. The fish we got was undercooked, and had literally no seasoning. The manager was good, and took my meal off, but my husband had to split with our daughter because her fish had no seasoning. We left hungry and paid $100 for it!
Heading to Escondido for a concert, not familar with the area, at all. A lot of the choices seemed either too fancy or too casual, and then I found the Brigantine. A perfect place. Nicely decorated and very open made the place feel friendly and inviting. the ONLY issue I had was that I was not allowed to choose a table inside the restaurant and was offered seating in the patio - it was windy and 55 degrees outsdide. Well, the manager was able to find us a table inside - in their bar area. Since there really doesn't seem to be a distinction, we opted for bar table. What a nice surprise! Happy hour on Saturday evening was amazing! The clam chowder is a must! All in all, this was as much of a delight as the concert we attended immediately after dinner. We WILL be back!
When we arrived we were told that we had to sit on the heated patio despite it being 50 degrees outside. Everyone was cold and there were open tables inside the restaurant that were already "committed to other reservations". Not sure why a later reservation couldn't be put outside. Food was mediocre at best. Nice server. Won't go back.
Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Our waitress Maria was Outstanding ! Service was above and beyond any other restaurant in the area! Food was generous and tasty. First timers here and we will definitely return again !
Terrible service!!! Went on an special occasion from out of town and the whole experience was awful. No service attention at all. We were never asked if we wanted something to drink. Ordered lobster that was over cooked. Instead of comping our bill they offered us free desert. We don’t even live anywhere near here just came down for the weekend. I wouldn’t recommend it.
We booked a reservation for a booth to sit next to each other but got a 2 person table and had to sit across from each other.
The restaurant was packed on Valentine's Day but we were seated outside and it was very pleasant. The service was good and prompt. I think the noise level inside would have been uncomfortable. Food was tasty.
It is a neighborhood restaurant for us and we plan on going more frequently.
I took my daughter & granddaughter out for Valentine's Day; the waitress didn't do anything special for our granddaughter who was clearly energetic and we were busy entertaining her. And, my green beans were very under cooked and the only side on my entree. It was also a bit crowded and noisy. So a not-to-repeat for anything but happy hour to get a better value experience.
Food and service was excellent.
We had a good time visiting with friends, as we enjoyed the good food. The service was
excellent, and the environment was pleasant. We will plan to keep this restaurants on our
"list" of places to visit.
Servers were friendly and prompt. Food was excellent
I ordered pretty modestly, opting only for the mussels and a Caesar salad. The cocktails were okay and the server was friendly and ready to keep our water glasses full. This is basically a chain restaurant but it has better offerings than the other local restaurants (Ruth's Chris and whatnot). Food was ok. My dad got chicken marsala and the portion was generous and the sauce had cardamom or something in it which we really only taste in the marsala we have in New England, where we live. I might go back again if not just to try the sand dabs!
We went on a Sunday evening for a birthday celebration. Enjoyed having Pacifico and Sculpin on tap. Yum. Service was a little slow but it was obvious our server had a really huge section, was really hustling and we weren't in a rush and she was very pleasant despite the obvious intensity of her section so it worked out fine. The food was excellent. Shared coconut macadamia shrimp which were outstanding, also the shrimp and crab fondue which was just crazy delicious. I don't want to know anything about how many calories are in that! The surf and turf filet was cooked perfectly, the sand dabs were reported to be excellent as well. I ordered the gumbo which had great flavor, legit dark roux, good spice and I can't believe I'm saying this but a little too much sausage but overall delicious, I would order it again. We accidentally left a $100 gift card in a blank envelope laying on the table, the manager tracked down our phone number and called to let us know right away. That could have easily gone the other way. Much appreciated. We'll be back.
We arrived a bit early and got seated right away. The food was great and we had a super nice waitress who was very attentive and a genuine delight. The staff is always good with attention to all our needs. Food was very well presented and served hot and tasty.
Disappointed that I had to pay extra to sit in the dinning room for Taco Tuesday, when we order exactly the same tacos they serve in the bar area.
Great food, great service! Will definitely come back!
The food was good, but one of the dishes the scallops were very burnt, but we had a lot of fun talking to the staff so we forgot to tell them and just let it go.
Always love the salads here because they have full salads and half orders which are plenty. The booths are great for conducting business and chatting without 'bar noise' drowning you out.
It was very good. Service could have been a little more attentive but the food was great.
Maria was an above average food server. She was a bit slow to serve a beverage that I had asked be served with the meal. She and all the staff we came in contact with were very friendly and accommodating. The food presentation and taste was excellent.
We dined here for New Years celebration! Had a great dinner and enjoyed time with our friends. We had our favorite waitress Rica!! She always goes the extra mile to make us happy! We love her!!
Excellent food and service! We had a lovely booth that overlooked the entire room. Great ambiance!
Our go to when in Escondido. We always enjoy our food and time here.
It was a lovely evening as always!
The evening would have been perfect except they could not accommodate our request for dining room seating ( 3 + a high chair) they put us in the bar, service was great but the noise was too much for the 13 month old
A friendly place with an excellent staff and a tasty menu. We go there every few weeks and we’re always happy with the food and service!
It was a great dinner. Love the fish tacos. Had great service and the food was awesome.
Good food and service. We could actually have a conversation - the room was not noisy.
We had eaten at Brigantine several times in the past.I do not know what happened but I was not impressed. The start was an appetizer of calamari. My wife insists that it was not calamari. I thought it may have come from a freezer from Wal-Mart. I was looking forward to the bacon wrapped shrimp. I had to go for fried shrimp. Could have been from Gorton's.
We had a wonderful time at the Brig! The food was excellent and the service was good. It is a bit loud for my taste, but really very nice!!
We always enjoy the Brigantine. It has a nice menu of dish and meat. Wish there were more options for our vegetarian daughter.
We dropped in for an early dinner after a road trip. Staff was friendly and helpful, very attentive to customers. Service with a smile! Food was great!
First and last visit. The patio is quiet and was decorated for the holidays. The heater lamp above made it tolerable on a cold night. The ocassion was seeing my sister. We have not seen each other for over a year. The bread was as hard as a rock. Not better when exchanged for new bread. The fish and chips was the worst. The fish was shaped like a hard cylinder. Overcooked. The fries were hard and not hot for long. Overall, the patio was the best part of the evening. The service was great, but we infrequently saw our waiter, Incenti. However, his helpers kept up with our needs.
Enjoyed a delightful casual lunch with friends here in Escondido. Food was unbelievably good . . . Great spinach salad, excellent fish tacos, and loved the brown bread.
We all enjoyed our selections. The calamari taco was the best (better than at The Brig in Point Loma) and is always my first choice. I am rarely disappointed at The brig.
The food was incredible - our server was attentive at first but slowly became harder to track down. We were the only group outside so that might have been why.
We have always enjoyed dinner here. Modern interior, ambiance, good food and reasonably priced.
It was a perfect experience all around. The people, food, and ambiance was wonderful.