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Date
Thu, 4/26
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7:00 PM
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Brigantine Escondido

4.3
920 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Cuisines
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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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.
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Neighborhood
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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.
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
What 920 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Fish tacos were rather dry...fish is breaded and in a tortilla with cabbage. Some type of sauce, dressing, or topping would have improved it.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

People were very nice and food is great.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Halibut special was delicious. Lobster tacos a yummy surprise

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Loved the fresh oysters!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Had a nice lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The food was good (you can’t beat the Brig’s fish tacos!) and though it was busy, it wasn’t crazy -the services was good. Nice, reliable dining location.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

First time at this location. Same great value as other locations I've visited. It was our anniversary so request for window seating was granted and complimentary dessert ended a very nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We always got to the Brig for family gatherings. Never been dissapointed.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always a delight to dine at the Brigantine. Great service, good food, reasonable prices.

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Beautiful interior, nice bar area. Food was at best fair. Fish and chips was mediocre , shoestring fries rather than traditional "chips" very bland coleslaw, needed vinegar and spices.
Mahi was dry and overcooked, just nuthin special, very disappointed.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

OK restaurant, but the service was just passable. Waitress didn’t get us our drinks until we were half way through our salads. mahi mahi came just warm, shrimp and grits was OK, but nothing special. Just below average.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a reservation for 6:15 and we got there on time. We were seated in an outdoor area and there were no other customers there. We waited 15 minutes and no service. Another couple were seated and when someone finally someone showed up the other couple were servived first! The waiters passed by us twice before they served US! Now as a Hispanic couple it did make us fell like a second class citizen, we almost left! The waiters were courteous after I complained that we had been there first! I think waiters should be aware of this, especially in an empty room! The food was great and all else was well..

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Server and Mgr were exceptional!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch. We had an early reservation and they weren't at all crowded then but I expect it picked up later. They had the expected breakfast items as well as some specialized versions. Presentation and taste were perfection. They started us with some fresh pastries. Then we shared the crab & lobster fondue which was absolutely wonderful! My entree was the coconut-macadamia crusted french toast and it was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

they remember my favorite table! Sand dabs on the menu! yum. My business acquaintance was Very late, they didn't rush me, brought refills, offered to contact the missing associate, and when she did appear, graciously brought a menu, food, coffee, etc. Great meal, wonderful service.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We spent over a hundred dollars for dinner for 2 people and left hungry. My husband ordered scallops: three small over cooked scallops, a few small undercooked potatoes, and a few stalk of broccoli. I felt so bad when I saw his dinner, I offered him half my non seasoned steak. Fill up on the bread, and bring your own seasoning if you choose to eat here. I certainly will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, good friends, best of times! I would recommend the spot for healthy casual dining.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had not been to the Brigantine since the remodel. We were surprised at how nice it was! The decor is up to date and very nice.

Ur Waiter was very friendly and attentive!
The food was prepared perfectly and tasted wonderful!

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Oysters were fresh but expensive. Red fish and risotto was very good, wife very much enjoyed filet mignon OSCAR with crab cake!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Family dinner and was absolutely spectacular

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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 !

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service was excellent.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Servers were friendly and prompt. Food was excellent

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3.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food, great service! Will definitely come back!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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