Brigantine La Mesa
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.
With an updated nautical decor, the busy Oyster bar is hands-down the local favorite. Lush flowering foliage outdoors creates an elegant dining experience on one of two charming patios.
The La Mesa Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, lunch Monday-Saturday, and brunch every Sunday.
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We had the best time! It was our first time at this location and first time for our friends! They said they want To come back next time they are in town! We will
Come with them! Fantastic!!!
We were fortunate to have had Forest as our server, although all servers seemed to be efficient and friendly as well. The overall experience was outstanding -- quiet room, nice ambiance, very organized and trained employees at all levels, great tasting food, nice food selections, and other diners appeared to be having a satisfing experience as well. I highly recommend the La Mesa/Grossmont Brigantine Restaurant.
Had a great time with my family! Service was great and we loved the ambiance. Will be coming back.
We had a reservation and we were given an awful table right next to the noisy kitchen entrance. Two nice booths were opening up and when we asked if we could sit at one of them instead we were rudely told “they were for regulars”. We decided to eat outside where we could hear each other. We were with friends from Olympia, Washington and we only have a chance to get together once or twice a year.
The terrace table was great (a little chilly). I’m a realtor with Coldwell Banker West and I bring friends and clients to the Brigantine all the time. Was just there with clients 2 weeks before and would have appreciated the reception staff being more accommodating.
Perfect meal and service. The swordfish was extra good, juicy and not over-cooked. Salad with bleu cheese and ranch dressing outstanding and fresh and crisp. Loved the mud pie.
Fantastic dinner! Had the swordfish and it was really good while my sister and her husband had the artichoke and crab stuffed sea bass. Great time and our server Tammy was a real doll.
As expected, outstanding food, and A+ service! East county premier location.
Better than I remember! The smoked rice was yummy!
I went for the first time for my 5 year anniversary and I absolutely loved it. The oysters were the best I’ve had and my mahi mahi plate was so delicious. Our server Armando was amazing as well.
Great meal overall as usual, service was spot on, food was perfect, my only gripe was the table location being in a high traffic area, servers and wait staff passing between the tables was a little distracting. Next time I’ll be sure to reserve a booth. Thank you
The ambiance was wonderful, the service outstanding,the seating was great, the staff were amazing, and the food was so good. Our party had San dabs, filet mignonette, and salmon, all very tasty!
Always good prime rib and an excellent atmosphere to take your spouse or out of town guests. Never
I highly recommend Brigantine La Mesa. Food is outstanding, service is great, the restaurant very nice and simply had a great date night out with Charlie Mr. Jones, husband.
The place was busy but the wait was not long at all with a reservation. The food was great and Coco our server was outstanding, attentive, and personable. Definitely going back!
Food was very good, great service. Our server was very nice and funny.
Reservation was right on time, excellent table, service and food! 👍
Our server was awesome, food was DELICIOUS. Would highly recommend this restaurant to our friends & family
This restaurant never disappoints. Whether you are catching a quick meal in the bar or having a dinner in the main dining area. Service is always great, food excellent and atmosphere relaxing. Our go to place in East County.
Everything was wonderful...Staff even helped add an extra person...Brig is our favorite place to go for all occasions...Thank you, and Happy New Year...Debra Emerson
Wonderful New Year’s Eve experience. Food was outstanding.
Coco was a wonderful server. The filet mignon was superb. The white asparagus was under cooked. The grilled salmon was excellent.
Our wait person (Diane) was exceptional. Would return if she was working.
As always, La Mesa Brig for a holiday dinner with family was perfect. Angel and the wait staff were all fantastic. From the crispy coconut macadamia shrimp, to the lobster/crab cobb salad, to my favorite crab stuffed white sea bass.....everything was absolutely wonderful. Thank you, Brig and Happy New Year!!
Our meal was wonderful! It was our first visit to Brigantine La Mesa and we will definitely be back. Thank you!
I invited 2 girl friends for lunch. Neither liked the clam chowder saying no flavor and a lot of potatoes. Then one of them wanted baked potato, which was not available. They will not return.
Me, on the other hand, liked my food and have been enjoying ALL the Brigantines for many, many years. As a matter of fact, the previous week I brought a couple from Texas and they loved it!!
The food was great. I had the sand dabs and the house pinot. The sand dabs were served over vegetables with rice - delicious. Service was very nice. For two people it was $100 before tip for 2 seafood entrees, 1 shared appetizer and a glass of wine each. Well worth the price.
There is an upper & lower level to the parking. Our reservations were for 6:30PM on a Friday evening. We lucked out and got the very last available parking spot. When we left at 7:45 there were plenty of open spots.
I can't wait to go back again!
Always great service and food. The Old Fashion was nothing to write home about, but the prime rib and halibut were awesome! Thanks!
The Brigantine is always an excellent choice for a great meal. We met an out of town friend there who was delighted with all the seafood options
We were there to celebrate my birthday. Food, service, and atmosphere were exceptional.
Went on recommendation of a friend. Clearly a good friend well worth listening too!!
Everything was excellent- cocktails, oysters on the half shell, appetizers, main courses, desserts, wine by the glass
It was a great supper.....best oysters (blue point) I've had since Grand Central in NYC. Coco was a great and attentive waitress. Looking forward to my next visit.
Parking was a nightmare. Otherwise, this is a great place for lunch.
Christmas celebration with my friends. Our server, Miles, was great and the food was fantastic, as usual.
We go here regularly, and this visit was as good as it gets. Our server, Karla, was exceptional, friendly, efficient, and delivered all that we asked. The swordfish and halibut were perfect, along with all the side dishes and margaritas. Timing of drinks with entree was right on, and our special requests were honored with a smile. We left very satisfied and anxious to return.
The best restaurant in the east county. Food is always delicious and service is outstanding.
Overall a very good experience with attentive service and good food. Price is a little high but still acceptable.
Patio was very nice. Inside during a busy lunch time is quite noisy. Hard to conduct a business meeting when you are shouting!!! Food was excellent and fish was well prepared. Service was attentive but not pushy!
I have been to Brigantine too many times to count. I love going there because the food is high quality. This time was particularly noteworthy because of our server, Forrest. He was very attentive and offered excellent recommendations. He clearly knew his food and drink. My prime rib with the homemade horseradish was deliciously prepared, and my sisters enjoyed their seared Ahi. We all thought his wine recommendation was perfect. We sat in the main dining room which can sometimes can be noisy, but on a rainy day my friends and I enjoy the fire pit in the bar. The outside patio has a lovely ambience on a warm day. I’ve never had a bad mealy at the Brigantine.
Excellent food and drinks, served at the right time. There were 2 large tables of 15 people near us, which were noisy so hard to hear each other talk. But a great birthday experience none the less. Waiter could have smiled at least once but didn’t. I will return, maybe different area for table, different waiter. He was very knowledgeable of all foods though.
Great service and tasty, fulfilling cuisine