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Brigantine Escondido

896 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual (22)
  • Good for Birthdays (18)
  • Special Occasion (17)
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 - just to name a few.

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.

Located near the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, the Brigantine features fireside seating in a casual dining room, and in the adjacent lounge. Outdoor dining is available on one of our intimate patios, which include both fireplace and water features.

Private dining is available.

The Escondido Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch Monday-Saturday. Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:30 - 9:00pm; Brunch Sunday: 10:00am-2:30pm; Oyster Bar Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-9:30pm; Oyster Bar Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-10:00pm; Oyster Bar Sunday: 10:00am-9:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 743-4718
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Blake McElroy
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Private party facilities
Private dining areas are available for groups of 50-60 guests.

Dining Room - Seating for 60 guests
Patio - Seating for 50 guests

Food and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for current menus and detailed information.
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Private party contact
Restaurant Manager: (760) 743-4718
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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.
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Cross street
Centre City Parkway
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Parking details
The Brigantine is located at the south-east corner of West Felicita and Centre City Parkway. There is ample free parking in the shopping center lot, as well as two handicap spaces in front of the restaurant's entrance.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 896 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

MarkB (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Servers were friendly and prompt. Food was excellent

JuliaMacEwan (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Neal (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Pnkness (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

Forlaprofonline (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food, great service! Will definitely come back!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

vipSusan1484 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

It was very good. Service could have been a little more attentive but the food was great.