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Brigantine at Portside Pier, San Diego, CA

Brigantine at Portside Pier

4.6
4.6
2475 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Brigantine is more than just home to some of San Diego’s finest seafood. It’s a place where locals and visitors alike come to share a lively atmosphere and authentic sense of community. The Morton family opened the first Brigantine on Shelter Island in 1969, with a vision that embraced the beach town lifestyle, a dedication to flavorful food, and a passion for friendly service.

Today, we’re known far and wide for our San Diego-style surf and turf. From our award-winning fish tacos and freshly shucked oysters, to classic filet mignon or our perpetually best-selling marinated grilled swordfish. Always prepared to exceed expectations, and served with a smile. You can stop in at any neighborhood Brigantine and get a taste of the local flavor, from regionally inspired specials, to custom cocktails and home town craft beers. At the Brigantine we make first timers feel like regulars, and consider regulars part of the family. So come by often, and share our taste for life.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 151 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 719-4960

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Ash Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • San Diego

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner there on Monday and loved it so much we went back on Wed. Food is amazing. Wait staff are great! Wed is 1/2 price bottles of wine. And sunset over bay is beautiful!!
  2. JO

    JoeO

    San Diego

    106 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    What a letdown after so man previous visits. The hostess did not properly inform the employee who escorted us to the table that we had a reservation soooo she wanted to seat use at a table for for in an undesirable location and we are only a party of 2. When I complained and said we had acreservaton suddenly we were talen to an excellent table and received apology after apology. The waitress seemed half asleep and when the meal arrived we received three dinners when we only ordered two and her reaction was....I'll just have someone remove it. The small plate appetizer took forever to arrive and the server who delivered it said the waitress should have told us that it required extra time to bake that particular choice. I'm afraid Brigantine has gotten swallowed up in its' success and needs to train train train and manage manage manage as everything has become TOTALLY lax. Not a good situation.
  3. MM

    MarioM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Million dollar view, wonderful service in an extraordinary ambience
  4. DP

    DanaP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Especially the view and the food. I will be back.
  5. TB

    TeresaB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Perfect day for our Anniversary, thanks
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The wedge salad was overdressed and the soup was cold. Can’t beat the view but food is sub par.
  7. JG

    JeannineG

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, great service and an awesome view!
  8. s

    seasontickets

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was spectacular, the entire restaurant is open and airy due to the glass walls with views of the harbor. Upscale, but down to earth feeling, service was quick and friendly and excellent as was the food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    42 Wedding anniversary
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is terrific, the service was efficient and our seafood salads were yummy!!
  11. BM

    BriM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks! The views are exceptional!
  12. DN

    DaniaN

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We went to celebrate our anniversary and our server was hardly ever seen at our table. The tables next to us had better service. The price for the food even when the server wasn’t even sure the size and price after we asked multiple times.
  13. J

    Jasmine

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Everyone enjoyed their food. Beautiful and new location
  14. BI

    BIRTHDAYGURLL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views, great food and AWESOME service by waiter (WISH I REMEBERED HIS NAME) who went above and beyond to get the best Pic of our group. Will return!
  15. BD

    BobbyD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Beautiful view. Service was slow, but not horrible.
  16. T

    Travelbabe

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    After a few initial mishaps with my reservation and initially being ignored, the recovery was excellent. This is one of my favorite restaurants and this was the first time that I was initially disappointed but the person who waited on us was sincerely apologetic and made the whole experience, another great one, even offering complimentary dessert.
  17. RB

    RobertB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!
  18. NH

    NathanH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Service was not the best, took a very long time for drinks. Front host was not communicating with the other host. Waited along time even though I had a reservation. She said you were not allowed to wait at the bar for your table. Was told I had to close my bar tab and go wait outside for my table . Food was good though
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Average. Dessert was the high lite/ Mud pie!
  20. MJ

    MJandGrub

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We really loved the location. The views were beautiful. The service was spectacular. The food was just ok though. I didn’t feel as though it equated to what you were paying for. Might have to give it another try though.
  21. AG

    AzucenaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here and all I have is a positive review to give! My husband and I reserved a week early to celebrate my birthday. Upon arrival our table was ready. We were served water and drinks and the came fast. Also our food came super fast and everyone is so kind and nice. They give you a free, big birthday ice cream cake. The food is so delicious too. 100/100 recommended! We will be back to take our family and friends 🤍
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The coconut macadamian nut shrimp was incredibly delicious and cooked to perfection. Fish and chips and oysters were yummy too. We finished the night with a mud pie for my husband’s birthday. The only drawback of the experience was the crab cake. It was cold and unappetizing so we had to send it back. They went ahead and remade it for us but we were faced with the same issue again. The ambiance was beautiful and the views were outstanding.
  23. L

    Lele08

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and view from the patio was incredible. It was a perfect place to celebrate my birthday dinner.
  24. LO

    LiliO

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Everything was delicious and service was exceptional:)
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were seated where the sun was burning us alive, but everything else about our visit was great!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, fresh vibrant piping hot food. Very polite and kind staff. And our server Jeannie was the BEST in helping me celebrate my wife's birthday! Thank you!!!
  27. EK

    ErnestK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great place for viewing and good service and the food was dey
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall I’d say a nice place. We had a reservation for outside over the water but at 4pm it was really way too sunny for that seating. We ended up having to move to the bar to finish our meal. To be fair we chose the seating but would be nice if they could provide some sort of temporary shading to allow dining waterfront during that time of day. Service was good both at the table and at the bar. Pricing on par with SoCal dining but in line with the type of restaurant. If you are looking for an upper casual place with harbor views , I’d recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    2 of us had mussels. They were some of the worst I have had. The sauce was very bland three of my muscles were not open for me to eat. The service was great could not beat the view! Our drinks were good. Our salad was pretty good too.
  30. MD

    MarandaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Plentiful portions. Cool vibe off the water
  31. EK

    ErikK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good service food was good to excellent nice table on the patio on the water
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Oysters were so amazing! Our server was super attentive and friendly! Love this place!!
  33. T

    Tylers

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Our waitress was fun and energetic. Food was excellent. She gave us plenty of time to enjoy our appetizers and cocktails (which also were amazing). We take out of town guests here all the time and it is consistently excellent.
  34. RM

    RobertM

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Made reservations for a four and had asked to be seated outside 24 hours in advance. Upon arrival, they did not seat us outside, but in an area where the doors open. There was a breeze that was constant that eventually made us cold. Also, there were tables outside that were available and they did not seat us there. Also, it was a birthday occasion and they did nothing special. They seemed to have forgotten. I wrote good as I have had better experiences with them, but this experience was not as planned and expected.
  35. SE

    SheriE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    We ate at 10 AM on Sunday yet there were very few breakfast options. Our waiter was less than enthusiastic and the food wasn’t nearly as good as when we have dined at dinner time. Develop a nice breakfast/brunch menu and you will be packed.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I hade made reservations way in advance they sat us in the sun with no umbrella.. we had to ask to be moved. They moved us but you would think planning ahead would give you better table.
  37. KS

    KarenS

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience1
    Loved the lobster tempera tacos! We sat inside because too hot and not enough umbrellas outside! Would be nice if there were more umbrellas available to take advantage of being near water! Service was so so didn't refill water or come back to check! Asked for bread never brought! Otherwise delicious meal!
  38. M

    Margo

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Gorgeous views of the water. Delicious food, and good friendly service.
  39. DS

    DaveofSD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Venue is certainly inviting and it's quite popular. However, food was not as great as one would expect for this kind of venue.
  40. JC

    JerardoC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good hhhhhhhhhhhhjjhhhjjjj

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Brigantine at Portside Pier is rated 4.6 stars by 2475 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 151 times today
Google Map for Brigantine at Portside Pier

1360 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3322

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ash Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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