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.
Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
Mt. Helix Room - 70 seated
Patio - 60 seated; 80 standing
Food and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for current menus and detailed information.
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.
Great return visit to a place we used as our go to spot in La Mesa when we served in the Navy. Swordfish is the best in the world.
Amazing great place and the food was the best I have ever had. Service was on point.
Halibut - large for lunch, excellent, love the macadamia nut crust preparation.
Stopped by for a late dinner after a long flight. We got there just before closing, but they welcomed us with a friendly greeting and seated us right away. Food was very good and service was as well. We will dine here again.
service was great, personable without being in our faces. Food was amazing, This was our first time there and it was for a birthday. It would make a great special date night, or I saw the bar and it would make a great happy hour hangout.
Always a good meal, good wine list, relaxing, casual atmosphere and close to home, too! Our server was friendly and efficient. Appetizer of seafood fondue was delicious but rich. Invite others to share it! Seafood entrees were well prepared and portion size was perfect. Dessert list was inviting and worth saving room for - although we didn't.
every thing was great they seated us right away and our server was very nice she kept checking to make sure everything was good. Great food.
Daughter and I got sick eating their salads. I had lobster and crab and she had chicken Cesar
Food was pricey and tasteless. Atmosphere was nice and the service was great.
Food was delicious and well presented. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable about both food and wine.
We really enjoyed are dinner and birthday celebration at The Brigantine. The food and service were SUPERB and I want to THANK our server MILES who has an AMAZING personality and a great sense of HUMOR to match for his entrée recommendations and OUTSTANDING customer service, we look forward to dining at The Brigantine soon.
Great food, attentive service. Made for a lovely birthday lunch!
The waitress was fantastic, great energy and detailed with our dinner. She was aware of that fact we where celebrating a Anniversary. It made us both feel special.
I was really disappointed that they no longer serve cioppino-my favorite dish-😞
Fantastic service and food. We had such a good time.
Fingerling potatoes were hard, not cooked through.
ENJOYED BEING ABLE TO MAKE RESERVATION ON-LINE. NO WAITING WHEN WE ARRIVED. EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE.
Always great food, excellent servers. They’ve redone the menu with much more variety and the new updated interior is a welcome inviting change.
This is my La Mesa friend's go-to place for birthday celebrations and for anytime we want a good meal in cozy atmosphere with great service.
As usual, food was excellent and the service was superb.
We don't eat out often but, when we do, the Brigantine is one of our regular go-to's. The food is consistently good and the calamari appetizer is a must-try. Service is friendly and good. The decor is good, but we preferred the original layout. It was a bit more intimate and quieter. The noise level is a bit more irritating than it used to be, Great overall experience though.
We always have a great time at the La Mesa Brigantine. We had a fabulous waitress wish I could remember her name. We always have a great time here. Food was delicious as usual 😊👍
As always we enjoyed our dinning experience. It was a birthday celebration with our two daughters from Virginia Beach. We all had fish and it was outstanding and the service impeccable.
Everything was exceptional, couldn,t be happier. waitress was delightful, food prepared as you wish, cannot wait to see you all again
The sand dabs are my favorite and my sister loves the macadamia nut crusted Halibut- yum!!! Always a good wine list and waiters are helpful and friendly. Open Table reservations make it easy. Love this place!!!
Meal was outstanding. Mahi-mahi stuffed with artichoke crab. My husband had Macadamia crusted salmon that was exceptional as well.
I go there for the fabulous fish tacos as well.
Another great meal.
Good food and good service. My only complaint is that they are falling into the "under-seasoning" trap in an attempt to reduce sodium in their dishes. Some dishes are rendered too bland.
I had not dined at this restaurant for quite some time as my friend and I both had a good visit and a bad visit, so it seemed very hot/cold on whether it was good or not.
Service was great, but the portion sizes for the $ was very miminal. I had an appetizer (which was very good), my meal and dessert and was still hungry because my main course was really skimpy.
Probably will put this restaurant on the pass list and let's try somewhere else next time .
Excellent food and service. Excellent bar drinks as well. One of our favorites.
This restaurant was upbeat and the food was absolutely delicious. Forest was our server and he made the experience a great one. Make sure you make it to Brigantine La Mesa and make sure you ask for Forest!
Good consistent faire. Nothing really interesting or outstanding. Our waiter was excellent. I had requested a booth and it was accommodated.
It was easy to make a reservation on the same day as the event. Food was great. Service was great and the ambiance was great. I haven't been to the Brigantine in La Mesa in years. The remodel is awesome, so many areas for dining and the decor is great We had a great evening.
My husband and I have celebrated our Anniversary at The Brigantine in La Mesa for the last few years. It has become one of our favorite places to go for celebrations. The wait staff is attentive and are very aware of the menu/specials and can give you great advice. If you like the bar scene, they have a wonderful bar here too.
Early dinner for 4 was handled well by servers. Each order was a modification of a menu or daily special to switch out a vegetable or change the toppings on the fish. Food was good, service was good. New pork chop item is very good.
The food was delicious as always, our server Emir was great & the new busboy Dale was so delightful that I’m sure he’ll be a server soon!
As good as always the Brigantine never disappoints
ALWAYS AMAZING FOOD AS WELL AS SERVICE. A 20 YEAR PATRON
Went to the Brigantine for our anniversary and as usual the food was delicious, service outstanding and was surprised when the waiter brought us a dessert to finish off our wonderful meal.....at no charge. Loved the idea that we were able to make our reservations at Open Table, so convenient. Always love it when we go to the Brigantine for dinner, never disappointed!
Very nice, Tate was a great server.