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Brigantine La Mesa

4.7
4.7
3159 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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.



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.

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Booked 56 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Oyster Bar Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 465-1935

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Adalid Estrada

  • Catering

    Brigantine Custom Catering offers cuisine options from our Brigantine Seafood Restaurants and Miguel&#39;s Cocina.<br /><br /><br /><br />From take-out hors d&#39;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.<br /><br /><br /><br />With more than 15 years experience in San Diego, your most important occasions will flourish under our attentive expertise.<br /><br /><br /><br />Call Adam at 619-298-9840.

  • Private party facilities

    Private event areas are available for groups of 20-80 guests.Mt. Helix Room - 70 seatedPatio - 60 seated; 80 standingFood and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for current menus and detailed information.

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant Manager: (619) 465-1935

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • Cross street

    Severin Drive

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in upper &amp; lower lots.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • East County

    Best Overall

  • East County

    Best Food

  • East County

    Best Service

  • East County

    Best Ambiance

  • East County

    Best Value

  • East County

    Good for Groups

  • East County

    Great for Lunch

  • East County

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East County

    Outdoor Dining

  • East County

    Romantic

  • East County

    Special Occasion

  • East County

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East County

    Most Booked

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  1. TS

    TeresaS

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food as always and great service from our server Steven!

  2. TP

    TonyP

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Food is always top notch, service very attentive and pricing fair!

  3. R

    Rojo

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite. always available and always good. Our regular GO To spot.

  4. j

    jonk

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress Heather was awesome. Great food, value was on point

  5. B

    Babs

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was helpful and friendly. There was bo wait.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fathers Day dinner

  7. S

    Sandra

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Nicole was excellent!

  8. MK

    MKC70

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Service left a lot to be desired. I had to request water and then waited for over 30 minutes and finally the wonderful bus boy brought us water. The food was mediocre but nothing to come back for. I had a crab and shrimp Cobb salad but there was little no taste to the seafood or salad. The sea bass special was good but again nothing spectacular.

  9. GH

    GloriaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    It was a very busy night and some of the service slipped.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to The Brigantine in La Mesa for Father’s Day. The food was excellent, and, our server Gabriel, was very welcoming. My dinner was the halibut, it was sooo delicious! I plan on coming back again with my family. Thank you guys so much!

  11. DD

    DiscerningDiner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The lobster special easily exceeded our expectations. It will certainly remain a memorable Father's Day dinner for some time to come. The oysters weren't bad either (they were awesome)! Brigantine has certainly become one of my favorite seafood joints in the SD area.

  12. AL

    AlyceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    The service was great. I always try to get Coco's station as she is absolutly perfect!!! However, this time as I had requested a window booth I did not get Coco. However, our server, Monica was also very helpful and went out of her way to make sure all went well. My only complaint is that the lobster that we had so looked forward to was very dry and tough! No I didn't complain to Monica as she had been so very sweet in making sure we were taken care of, and really the rest of our meal was very good. I think the cook left our lobster under the heat lamp too long and allowed it to completely dry out. Very disapointing ! However, that won't keep us from coming back!

  13. PA

    PrissyAnn

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience4

    Love the Brig but very disappointed with the lobster special. The lobster was so tough, I could not eat it. My husband said the same thing although he finished his. First time disappointed. I think I’ll stick to the tried and true halibut.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal at Brigantine

  15. JK

    JacquelineK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All staff members were friendly and efficient. On time for reservation and seated on time.

  16. JS

    JuliaSaari

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had great service and was seated extremely fast after we arrived. I reserved the table in the patio but it was hot so our hostess found a table for us inside which was very accommodating, thank you for the great services

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Father’s Day and everything was superb. Took us in immediately with our reservation. Warmly greeted by our server Dale. Attentive service. Great job by all involved.

  18. L

    Lulu

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The lobster chef special was delicious!

  19. TH

    TimH

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Father’s Day lobster

  20. HB

    HughB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Father’s Day

  21. SC

    SusanC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best Fathers Day dinner! Lobster event was great and the service was excellent!

  22. BP

    BetsyanneP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    We have always loved the Brigantine. Last time we went for the lobster dinner and it was terrible and over cooked. My husband ordered the prime rib which was nothing special. An experience we are not going back anytime soon.

  23. RC

    RichardC1

    San Diego

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for the Father's day lobster dinner and they did not disappoint. It was super yummy nice size and cooked to perfection. Also the veggies and mashed potatoes were really good 👍

  24. SW

    StevenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Little noisy on a Friday night, but overall a wonderful meal and a great place.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful experience, drinks and food came out quickly and was delicious. The waitress was very informative and very sweet, we always had our drinks (water &amp; ice tea) full so we didn’t have to ask for refills which was very nice.

  26. PL

    PamL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Oysters on the 1/2 she'll were puny and dark colored, should have sent back

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Armando was a great server!

  28. K

    Kristi

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent fish, cooked perfectly. The place was pretty full for a Tuesday, but that makes sense, as it’s a great place to eat.

  29. DT

    DerekT

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great... Our server, Anthony, was wonderful and a real pro

  30. GM

    GregM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    With our Reservations we were seated right away at a table location that we requested. The wait staff was attentive and our drinks and dinner were great.

  31. MF

    MarinFoodie

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistent quality food and service for lunch or dinner. Enjoyed the cucumber-jalapeno margarita and fish tacos. Lovely ambiance. The Brigantine never disappoints for any occasion.

  32. JW

    JWP99

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A frequent visitor who appreciates the extensive menu and excellent staff. THANK YOU

  33. BD

    BonnieD

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was nice, though we were bothered by a fly.

  34. JT

    JesseT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    Ambience and service time are great, servers personable. Food, not so great! It was the first few orders of the brunch menu and two of our three plates of food were found to be cold, not even warm. When server was asked to reheat, the food came back the same way it left, just as cold. It was inedible and we were certainly not going to ask to reheat again since it seems that the whole point of warm food was a lost concept at this restaurant!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place for a business meal! Food and Service was exceptional! Highly recommend!!

  36. J

    Jody

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    Our server was superb The food was mediocre at best. Last time for us for awhile

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service was great!!!

  38. NT

    NightTrain

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    As always, a great place to eat.

  39. m

    mikki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    service was outstanding, atmosphere pleasant and food was outstanding

  40. JM

    JimM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great food, great service and reasonable (for the current situation) prices.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Brigantine La Mesa using the Order Online button. Brigantine La Mesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 465-1935.

Brigantine La Mesa is rated 4.7 stars by 3159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 56 times today
Google Map for Brigantine La Mesa

9350 Fuerte Drive La Mesa, CA 91941

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Severin Drive

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Oyster Bar Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in upper &amp; lower lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adalid Estrada

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 465-1935

  • Catering

    Brigantine Custom Catering offers cuisine options from our Brigantine Seafood Restaurants and Miguel&#39;s Cocina.<br /><br /><br /><br />From take-out hors d&#39;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.<br /><br /><br /><br />With more than 15 years experience in San Diego, your most important occasions will flourish under our attentive expertise.<br /><br /><br /><br />Call Adam at 619-298-9840.

  • Private party facilities

    Private event areas are available for groups of 20-80 guests.Mt. Helix Room - 70 seatedPatio - 60 seated; 80 standingFood and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for current menus and detailed information.

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant Manager: (619) 465-1935

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