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About Brigantine Escondido

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.

421 W. Felicita Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Centre City Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 743-4718

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 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.

Executive Chef:
Blake McElroy

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.

Private Party Contact:
Restaurant Manager: (760) 743-4718

Additional:
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

Brigantine Escondido Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (22)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Special Occasion (18)
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Great for Lunch (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (8)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
People Watching (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 17 hours 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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was excellent.

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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Servers were friendly and prompt. Food was excellent

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food, great service! Will definitely come back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·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.

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vip
 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and service! We had a lovely booth that overlooked the entire room. Great ambiance!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our go to when in Escondido. We always enjoy our food and time here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was a lovely evening as always!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was a great dinner. Love the fish tacos. Had great service and the food was awesome.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food and service. We could actually have a conversation - the room was not noisy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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!!

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We always enjoy the Brigantine. It has a nice menu of dish and meat. Wish there were more options for our vegetarian daughter.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have always enjoyed dinner here. Modern interior, ambiance, good food and reasonably priced.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was a perfect experience all around. The people, food, and ambiance was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our waitress, Heather, was fantastic and friendly. She was very comfortable with engaging our table, yet she made sure we were pleased with our meals and continued to check on us. We celebrating my husband's birthday and she added to the evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always a great spot to celebrate a birthday. Food was delicious and service was perfect!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic evening, food was spot on, decor was very nice, Liz was on her game for sure.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our server made great recommendations. Everything looked so good on the menu that I couldn't decide and she suggested the Seared Ahi Bok-Choy. It was very delicious, I enjoyed the veggies more than the seared Ahi! It will be hard to order anything else the next time we visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Nice atmosphere... cool bar. Lunch menu varied and good. May need a few more servers if crowd gets big at lunch.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very friendly server Jason, was so friendly going way beyond what was necessary. We will definatelly come back.

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