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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-10:30pm; 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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Special Occasion (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 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 26, 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 25, 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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 (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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 (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 12, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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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·Dined on November 4, 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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·Dined on October 30, 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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 (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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·Dined on October 23, 2017

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 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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 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Date night with my husband!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Outside patio has a nice atmosphere. Service was great and the food was perfect.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Unfortunately, both our steaks were scorched - otherwise done as requested. Steak was good -- but the grill was too hot.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a birthday/family visiting from out of town dinner. It was the best!! The food was great and the service was impeccable!!! Our waiter was great! The food was tasty, fresh, hot and very nicely displayed. Thank you all for serving us! We will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Seasonal, Organic, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

The ambience of the Brigantine is lovely, maritime but modern. Quality of the food - excellent; portion size for lunch specials too small. Excellent customer service. Noise level hindered any easy conversation amongst the 8 of us. As a location for business meetings with more than 2 people not recommended.

Tags: Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Decor up to date, Waite staff well trained, and all is well.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food and atmosphere, staff was courteous and professional .

Highly recommend the Swordfish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Innocento is our favorite waiter. He is friendly, knows the menu and can help with the wine selection too.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Went here for b day/ anniversary. .was very nice atmosphere. ..food was excellent...scallops were cooked perfect...service was great..waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. ...will recommend to friends....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Salad was soggy, fish was over cooked, the coconut shrimp was overlooked and somewhat flavorless. The chowder was too salty.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Oyster appetizer was very good. Value went downhill after that. Surf & turf was dismal at $47.
Salmon was not fresh, was tough, seemed old. Small martinis for $15.

Server Shayna was exceptional!

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always great food and service. Very efficient staff and we have always have great service from the hostess to the waitress/waiters. Liz was our waitress and she was great! I had Lobster tacos which were delicious, and the other people in our group had crab cakes, and shrimp and grits. Everyone loved their choices. We were commenting that The Brigantine restaurants have lasted so long because they are consistent with everything. Thanks so much.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Our visit was with old friends for lunch. The room was comfortable and noise level acceptable. The food was very good, plated well and looked appetizing. Everyone had a different meal, but there was not one thing with the food to complain about. Server was very nice, but she could have been a little faster, and checked if everything was o.k. All in all, it was a very nice experience and we will be eating there again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Picked this place out of a hat. I don't live in Escondido but was there for business and needed to meet up with a friend. Brigantine did NOT disappoint in any way! Easy to find, super friendly service, AMAZING food, and comfortable environment. Super affordable and fulfilling happy hour. This place is truly a gem! I'd make the two hour drive just to go back and eat the chicken nachos and artichoke fritters.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was wonderful, and our server, Heather, was AWESOME!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our server, Micah, was great. Food was excellent. Nice place to meet friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We have dined at the Brigantine many times over the years and we loved their salmon with dill/caper sauce. As the French say, it's all about the sauce. They recently changed their menu and have now gone to a Greek style yogurt type sauce for their salmon. It was very disappointing. Their bread was also very lackluster. The goat cheese appetizer was quite tasty and the creme brulee dessert was nicely done. The service was excellent. Overall Brigantine is a quality restaurant, but we probably will look elsewhere for our salmon in the future.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great appetizers and really good service. Definitely be back again when we're in town.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I loved my dish which was the wok-Inspired Ahi, the only thing that was too much was the pile of wonton strips on top that made the dish more bland than I thought it would be. I had to put some more hot sauce on it to give it a kick. If I get it again I'll ask for no wonton strips.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Date night with my wife.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent dining experience! The food was great, our server was on top of things, and they even gave us a complimentary dessert to help celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Was disappointed with the limited menu. We had someone who doesn't eat seafood and there was little else to choose from.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I had the sand dabs and spinach salad. Both were great, as was the service. Restaurant is much improved since my last visit quite some time ago. Very pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was good. Our server was very nice, actually, but it was clear that there was a communication error between the service staff and the kitchen staff. I hope that's not a regular occurrence!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I ordered raw oysters and the grilled octopus. The Octopus said it had a citrus aioli. It was more like a mayonnaise, not an aioli. I know there is mayonnaise in aioli, but this was just plain mayo. The oysters were good. Cocktails, not so great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I've been to the Brigantine one other time for lunch and had a great experience so I came back with several family members. We had a great lunch. I had a cup of their clam chowder that was one of the best I've had. Also had a fried shrimp taco which was also very tasty.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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