Brockton Villa

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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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For $55 per person, get your romantic evening started with a decadent 3 course meal and a beautiful ocean view!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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j
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never disappoint!! Great mimosas and food.
Had an impromptu birthday celebration which the servers help with.. delightful!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A charming special spot with breathtaking views. My favorite is the eggs ipanema.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such a pleasant surprise! Every dish we order was fantastic and so tasteful! And the staffs were very attentive and friendly. We definitely be back. Thank yoh

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z
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got the coast toast, potatoes and sausage. Potatoes a little too spicy for me but I don’t like a lot of spice to begin with. Great service. Coffee and water glasses were always filled. Can’t pass up the view! Parking is slim but there’s lot of garages and street parking if you’re willing to walk around.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

It was just ok. The food was yummy, but the staff wasn't very attentive or efficient.

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went for our daughters birthday & always happy to celebrate at this restaurant!
we live in long beach & love the drive knowing the food is awesome, wait staff is awesome too!

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AI
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our New Year’s Day Breakfast was wonderful! Our server was attentive. I had the Resolution Bowl & Chai tea latte, both delicious. It is a small place do tables kind of close.

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! We ended up being almost 45 min late for our reservation due to traffic and they were able to keep our reservation for us. They were very accommodating! Food was excellent can’t wait to go back!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner at one of my favorite places. It had been years since I had been there, and it was just as memorable this time!! We had the filet mignon which was so tender and flavorful. Also had the burrata platter which included figs and prosciutto and was just delicious. The service was excellent and also so personable. The ambience is shabby chic comfy even though the restaurant faces one of the most scenic ocean views in one of San Diego's most prestigious communities. Brockton Villa makes you feel right at home.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I had not been to Brockton in quite awhile but their Coast Toast was such a delicious experience, it was first choice when a friend suggested we go to breakfast. We both ordered Coast Toast and were sad to find it had diminished significantly ... no longer fluffy and hot, it came dry, warm and even the orange flavor negligible! Plus, barely sprinkled with powdered sugar and no butter on side! Our 2 sides of crisp bacon were like jerky .... very tough and greasy. Even though our server was very friendly and asked, neither of us said anything ... trying to enjoy time with friend in spite of food. It was a busy day (we used OpenTable and were pleased to be seated right on time with window view as requested), and perhaps if we'd chosen a different entree it would have been different; but we didn't, so I would not recommend Brockton Villa to anyone.

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lugar increible, comida deliciosa y servicio excepcional. Gracias Darren, volveremos pronto.

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b
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always good and the view is great. Unfortunately there is construction next door going on so that makes it kind of noisy and parking brutal.

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San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

An excellent choice, great place if you are walking down la jolla shores, beautiful view and the food is great! Service not so much the restaurant was empty and the staff wasnt seatting anyone we had a reservation and it took them long to give us our table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Definitely use Open Table! I arrived with no reservation and was put on a 30 minute wait list. Open table had a reservation available immediately, so made it and was seated!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

snooty waiters, nothing was possible, overpriced food

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BF
San Francisco
120 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and the view at this restaurant are wonderful. Creative menu choices and great quality and taste. Two warnings: First, be aware there are quite a few stairs to climb to the second-floor restaurant. The website never mentions this. We were there with a 95- and 98- year old couple. Since the law requires ADA compliance, we rarely ask about challenges for elderly people. Turns out, this is an historic property and therefore exempt from the ADA requirements. It would be great if they say that on the website. Secondly, there is very little parking near the restaurant. If you have never been to Brockton Villa before, you wouldn't know this. Again, with elderly people, this is a real problem. It would just be nice to know the situation ahead of time.

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t
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Disappointed. I have been going to Brockton Villa since it opened years ago. Not sure what has changed. Extremely mediocre food. My soup was microwaved and barely warm. Salad looked old and thrown together. Service was good and the staff was very nice. Very few people in the restaurant tonight. Not sure if it was because of the time of the year or what. I truly hope this is an isolated incident.

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T
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful historic venue with an excellent breakfast and wonderful service. The breakfast burrito and the homemade hash hit the stop. Also the Keith Richards Coffee will keep you going for 24 hours.

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Y
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was adequate, the service OK, and the price was high for what we got.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful

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1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The chairs are extremely uncomfortable. It was very odd to be so physically uncomfortable while trying to enjoy a meal. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like that before. What’s most strange to me is how they could not know how bad their chairs are. Do their workers and managers not sit in them? Simply unacceptable.

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The view was amazing. Having brunch on the terrace overlooking the ocean makes the experience even more special.

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J
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The dinner menu is relatively brief, but what you get is very, very good. Apparently the chef is challenged by placing more items on the menu?

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food with an amazing setting/view of the water - we even watched a whale swim by!!!!!
Thank You!

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AB
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, the coast toast was amazing!

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had been here once before for brunch and remembered it fondly. The food this time was unfortunately not served hot, really not even warmish. I’m sure the recipes are wonderful and the food would’ve been delicious had it all been hot or warm. But truly everything was cold. :( we probably will not be back.

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TK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was ok- better options in land. We chose it for the view, but didn’t realize the smell from the seals would waft by- it is also in the shade, so chilly off season

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DP
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were very hopeful that this would be a great experience at the end of a scenic drive along the coast. However, the ocean view advertised was less than thrilling as we were seated on a porch that was enclosed with significantly weathered clear vinyl screens, leaving us to look out "as through a glass darkly." The tuna in the fish tacos was overdone, while the swordfish was bland in its preparation.

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l
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Major construction and big trucks with no stop noise pollution
It was unfortunate! I wouldn’t schedule if I knew about this awful dusty noisy construction next door!
Embarrassing when I brought people from overseas to enjoy La Jolla

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great view. Slow / inattentive service. Decent food.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El Coast Toast espectacular

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JT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this little gem in La Jolla! So worth the drive and finding parking. make sure you set your reservation on Open Table, it is busy for breakfast and brunch!

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AD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come to San Diego, we always make sure to drive to La Jolla for this amazing place. Must visit and try!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food I love the view of the ocean

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MP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was good but very poor service. We booked in advance and noted several open tables ouside on balcony with ocean view. Servers rudely told us they could not accommodate us but never explained why. We never saw any guests sitting there. Disappointing as we came from out of town and were told about great views.

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AM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic view, fantastic food! We had reservations for two but at last minute had an additional couple join making it four, staff accommodated happily with no issues!

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L
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Nice place to eat at the La Jolla Cove. Great view, good food, and reasonably priced.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very nice and the food was excellent. We were just bothered by many flies and the smell from the seals was not very desirable but other than that great spot!

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Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall our meal experience was good. However, the lobster roll was rather bland. There wasn’t a roll, only a piece of bread and it was more like tuna salad.

The cioppino was very good though.

The biggest disappointment were the drinks as the restaurant only has beer and wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a great place to eat and view is fantastic

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