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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Me, my son, and husband had a nice dinner at your restaurant. I had been to a Brigantine previously, but they had never. They enjoyed the food very much and the dessert was awesome. Our server was very sweet and attentive. We will definitely be back!
Great Menu, great food, excellent service. From entrance to exit this is a great spot for a meal with friends.
We always enjoy the Brig but tonight's dinner was truly amazing. The halibut special was so delicious!! I would recommend putting that sauce on the menu permanently.
My boyfriend and I took my dad out for his 87th birthday. Forrest was our waiter and he was fantastic, played right along with all of my dads jokes. The food was as it always is, excellent and fresh. We started with oysters Rockefeller and calamari. Although I am not an oyster person, I am told they were fantastic, the calamari is AMAZING. The jumbo prawns, Halibut Special and Lump crab cake were all wonderful.
We love this place.
I changed the reservations and there was no problem what so ever, also added two people. Table in 5 minuets tops then we were seated and attended to quickly and the waitress was very knowledgeable and kind. The food was fantastic I ordered the filet mignon and it was to die for and the potatoes were delicious we ended trying each other’s items. The atmosphere is nice it’s a little noisy but seemed like a busy night but nothing too bad at all. Wonderful place and love to go back!
Our server, Forrest, was outstanding and top notched...he did your restaurant proud!
THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE VERY GOOD. Both my wife and I were disappointed in our salads. The lettuce tasted like it was old, very little crispiness. Although, when the bill came the waiter informed us that we weren't being charged for the salad, we had sent over half of it back. So, thank you for that. We have been eating at the La Mesa location for 20 some years and will most assuredly be back
My $20.00 lobster tail was surprisingly small 2 bites at best wont order that again. Especially after a tab of over $150.00 for 3 people. Total $193.00 whew!!!
Main course came before appetizer. Macadamia crusting more like breading than as have gotten before. Desert not offered. It’s a very busy day for restaurants so I’ll give it a pass.
Awesome food service was great.
All was well. It was a busy night and a bit loud in the slightly enclosed area where we sat, but the service and food were excellent.
Excellent as always. The crab and artichoke stuffed mahi was in my opinion a great dish.
Excellent food, top-notch service!
The reason for the 3 star was one dish was great and the other one was not. Fish and chips was really bad. Hopefully that was just a rare occasion. However, we will most likely be back.
Amazing waiter named Brandon. We have had a few bad weeks and he made us forget all that for just a few hours. Also Manager was very nice guy too.
Brigantine La Mesa has been a reliable destination for delicious food. This visit was a birthday celebration. Besides our yummy food, I was treated to a birthday dessert. Over the years we have ordered a variety of dishes and have never been disapointed.
The Brigantine-La Mesa made my birthday brunch quite memorable.
Very busy evening, large party by our table maybe causing slower service. Took a long time to get our check after dinner - waited 20-30 after we were done eating. My Wife got the prime rib and the mash potatoes. The mash potatoes tasted like they came from a box, not freshly made. Had the boxes after taste. Our waiter was great! Would recommend him, he was just very busy which caused slower service.
Great as always. Very good service and the menu is always of high quality.
Service was very poor although my guess is that was affected by a party of 20+ people right next to us. Our server was not efficient and seemed focused on the big party. We have had better service at other times.
This was the first weekend off for the both of us in years.
We Decided to have a quiet weekend brunch without overpriced food and over indulging ourselves.
The patio at the brigantine in La Mesa was the Obvious choice
Excellent service from our server and the halibut was perfect.
Always great food and wonderful ambiance!
Always enjoy our meals at The Brig! The food and service are great!
The food is usually very good. They had a new dish...Chicken Milanesa. Seemed like a Brigantine version of chicken Parmesan. I wouldn’t order again. Everything else. Very good.
Excellent dinner! Great service! It was a terrific evening with friends. Our waitress was awesome!
We had crusted mahi mahi and it was very delicious moist and flavorful. The vegetables and risotto were especially good. Our waitress was charming and vert efficient. It was our 60th wedding anniversary and we were treated with a delicious desert. We'll certainly return.
It's great to have luscious food and be waited on in a courteous, down to earth manner.
Perfect for our business meeting. Waiter was very helpful to accommodate our needs. Food was great too.
We love this place, but this is the second time in a row we have gone and our fish, mashed potatoes and vegetables were cold. For this kind of money, the food should be hot.
Spent time with family
Always have excellent food and service here. The horseradish salmon I had was tasty and of corse my weakness, the bread they always bring.
Excellent food and service... not rushed and each course was well spaced.. a truly enjoyable dinner experience...
It looks like the menu was changed since we were there last, and it's not quite as diverse as before. Otherwise, very nice place to eat.
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!!!
Our server Davia was outstanding. Very courteous and great service.
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.