Brockton Villa

4.6
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$30 and under
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Californian
Great Food * Epic Sunsets

Brockton Villa is a beautiful historic home converted into a restaurant located directly across from the ocean. Our seaside location offers a spectacular view of the world-famous La Jolla Cove, and has become a favorite "show off" spot for locals and visitors alike. We are known for our breakfasts, including our famous Coast Toast. Our chef creates many other wonderful dishes seasonally for lunch and our dinner service.

Our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party. Whether it be a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, baptism, bridal shower, baby shower, or any special occasion.

Brockton Villa loves families! Please don't forget to include your little ones in your reservation count!

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4.5
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Brockton Villa for a Galentine's Brunch this weekend. We ran into massive delays trying to get to BV because... La Jolla on a Sunday. I called BV to let them know that we were going to be delayed (like 20 minutes behind) and the hostess couldn't have been more understanding. She said not to worry and that they'd be holding our table and then told us to drive safely. So many places would be cancelling your reservation at that point, but they were super understanding.

Since our reservation was at 3pm, they were only serving their limited menu, but it still included some fantastic options! We definitely ordered the coast toast for the table as well as multiple carafes of mimosas with the chili mango juice.

The ambiance is always on point with great views of the water and such a cute and homey decor inside. HUGE fan of this place - will be back many more times.

JH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Came from DC and was able to order Coast Toast for dinner which was great.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was good

G
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic setting and view of LaJolla Cove and the Pacific. Very attentive wait staff and fantastic meal.

RD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentines menu at Brockton Villa was very nice.

JP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A late lunch on Valentines Day perched on the historic deck over looking La Jolla Cove couldn’t have been better! A BLT with a crisp salad with sherry vinaigrette, and a Mediterranean chopped salad bursting with artichoke hearts hit the spot. The weather cooperated with porcelaine blue sky , sparkling surf with bright red kayaks bobbing on the water, and cooperative pelicans swooping in our line of sight...was...well perfect!
Good service, and we will do it again!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love the view

KN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience! The view of the ocean set off the perfect beginning to our relaxing trip. My boyfriend and I loved the food almost as much as the ocean view. The reservation process was also very easy to navigate. We highly recommend!

CR
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a Valentine's lunch and were able to get a table outside on the upper deck overlooking the ocean! They had floor heaters as it was a bit chilly since it is all shaded. The lunch menu had several items that were intriguing and we settled for a cowl of their chowder, corned beef sandwich and the BV lobster sandwich. All of our food was delicious! As locals, we've forgotten how superb the food and view is at BV - prices are very reasonable too for a La Jolla restaurant with a view. Will definitely come back sooner than later!

MY
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and Clam Chowder!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch for my wife. Amazing view of the cove from the patio. Food and salted caramel lattes were great, service was exceptional (thanks Ivey!!) and we didn’t wait long at all to eat. Great experience, we’ll be back soon!

S
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first trip to Brockton Villa and it greatly exceeded my expectations. We were spending a few days in LaJolla wanted to eat someplace with a view that would also not burn a hole in our pocket book. Frankly, I was expecting more view than food, but the food was excellent - well prepared and very tasty. I had salmon and my wife had scallops (of which it would have been nice if there were four, rather than three), plus a walnut, pear and cheese salad that was excellent. We just happened to be there on a night when it wasn't very busy and managed to sit at a table in front of the fireplace. The service was excellent and the price of the meal fair for what we received.

LG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hostess and waitress were very friendly. Fruit was fresh (though could have been riper), and French toast was delicious! Wonderful view of ocean from porch!

FM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'v never been disappointed. The wait staff is superior. We' be back! Thankyou!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Darren was a great server. The Coast Toast and cinnamon roll pan ale are amazing.

JH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've driven to La Jolla several times to specifically eat at this resturant for brunch. We love their food and the views. The staff is always wonderful.

LO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We made a reservation prior and upon arrival waited for 10 minutes only and was seated with a perfect view of the water. We had wine and ordered the special menu for restaurant week. The pasta was perfect and the dessert World famous French toast ala mode was delicious.
Over all it was a good experience!!

KT
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The view in La Jolla cove you cannot beat. We were seated on the patio and it was amazing. Food and service was also great. I would recommend for brunch or lunch any day. A great find :)

JP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view of La Jolla cove. You can see the ocean as you eat!

BV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We went out as a family and were placed next to the toilet. We asked to move to the table next to us, however we were told the restaurant was busy that evening. We were moved to a table below the cash register outside. Not that great. Others after us got seated inside the restaurant or at the front by the water on the patio. Just wondering if it was discrimination as we were a mixed couple with teenage daughters. Or that we had teenage daughters. The food was great on the other hand.

T
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brockton is located right on the water. You can hear and watch the waves crash against the rocks. The setting is beautiful. The selection for lunch was good, you could order breakfast or lunch type meals. You could also order fancy drinks. It is a very nice place to enjoy the morning or afternoon or evening.

j
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice restaurant but slow service. If not in a hurry, it was nice.

P
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brockton Villa has been my favorite place for years in all of San Diego county.

MM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We came here for Restaurant week. Ambience and location are great. Staff was pretty friendly and accommodating. We were not blown away by the taste of the food which was disappointing. The upstairs patio is also very chilly. They should install some heaters to make the dining experience more comfortable vs trying to heat the whole space with a tiny plug-in space heater. They do provide airline-like blankets. They should consider upgrading those; I mean, the place is located waterfront in La Jolla. Patrons expect more quality.

IA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good but the service was a little lacking. Even with a reservation we had to wait about 15 minutes.

DD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for dinner, wonderful views of the ocean while dining!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and location. We have been there many times before.

OT
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience - great food, service, atmosphere, view!
Went during restaurant week and had a delicious salmon BLT and creme brulee...awesome! Ivy was an excellent wait person as well.

KA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place for a date night. Everyone in our group enjoyed the food and sitting by the fire was a nice plus. The staff was friendly and helpful. They did forget my wine but other than that the service was excellent. We’ll be back when it’s a little warmer so we can sit on the deck.

SW
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting on the front deck...view is wonderful. Appetizer (fried brie/candied figs anazing) and a great chef's salad with warm grilled chicken). Nice selection of house cocktails.

TH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Can't beat the view but service was a little slower than past visits. Food was good. We ordered a liter of champagne and the server was kind enough to bring us 2 juices to accommodate the table however the 1- guava was a thick puree and didn't mix well in the champs. Need to thin out to be a better juice option.

ES
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation's are a must for Sunday brunch. We were seated at a great table overlooking the water. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was excellent and coffee very good.
We will definitely go back next time we are in the area.

CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Excellent view of the ocean. Food was delicious. My friend appreciated the Meg’s Eggs without oil + egg whites only for her diet. Breakfast tacos were very good. So many good choices on the menu.

EM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the coast toast and a perfect view for Sunday brunch!

KH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good coast toast and omelette and you can’t beat the view! Portions are very large - but delicious!

C
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I wish I could have given this a glowing review but I can't. We wanted a restaurant with an ocean view and this restaurant was very quaint and looked perfect to celebrate my birthday. Upon arriving, hostess could not find our Open Table reservation and argued with us even though I showed her my confirmation, insisting that maybe we made it for another day. We arrived just before 3 pm, in time for the breakfast or lunch menu, according to our waiter, who immediately pressured us to make a decision if we wanted breakfast. As a result, the appetizer came out and was quickly followed by the entree--when we really wanted to take our time but maybe that was our mistake by ordering a couple of breakfast items. Nevertheless, we also ordered an Italian soda and the waiter (the rudest waiter I've ever encountered) said they have them all, "Tell me what you want and I'll let you know if we have it!" Well, he seemed too sluggish to reel off the list, so my son asked for a menu. Only then did he start listing the options but was obviously put out. My son ordered another vanilla in defeat and this one came watered down. Waiter told us to "make it yourself...it is only two ingredients: seltzer and vanilla syrup" and brought him the items to mix his own drink. Really??? On top of everything my omelette was rubbery. What a disappointing meal and a birthday meal to boot!! Would not come back.

s
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

You MUST get the Chilaquiles & add pork!!!! So yummy it keeps me coming back every other weekend.

LH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing food and locations....simply beautiful with the seals and sea lions out on the beach as it gets dark and a beautiful harbour area

JL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views! Kids menu upon request! Nice staff ... go for sunset and check out the seals on the beach across the road!

DW
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The salmon entree and crab cakes were delicious! Great view! Sit outside on porch. Inside seating area basic and boring..

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