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Brigantine at Portside Pier, San Diego, CA

Brigantine at Portside Pier

4.6
4.6
2327 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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Booked 33 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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What 2,327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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    Golfdiner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Waitress needed a busboy..asked for fish fork and was told none available as they were in the dishwasher, never asked about our meal, asked for an extra plate to put shells but came when we were done Needed a soup spoon but no server to ask The restaurant was much better last year…

  2. A

    Abjamesy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    loved this restaurant! booked a table outside for a client meeting. Been driving past this place on my last few work trips and wanted to check it out. Very good food. Was hoping for more gluten free options but overall great.

  3. H

    Heather

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, friendly staff, and all meals were delicious. Can’t beat the view on a sunny afternoon.

  4. GS

    GregS

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food with a view

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, and professional service. Highly recommend! And definitely will be coming back for another visit!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brigantine service was outstanding. A friend was celebrating her last cancer treatment and they made this very special for her. Thank you.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated promptly, with requested window table, server very attentive, order was correct and timely. All good

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a beautiful venue to entertaine out of town guests, food was good, mostly fired and could use some lighter fat free options.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Birthday month celebration for wife. Walking distance from hotel. View is worth it.

  10. DC

    DarleneC

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  11. L

    Labritt

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    I was so disappointed in the food! Really wanted to like it but couldn’t.

  12. TC

    TCWorld

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really great service, fondue was good! So was the filet, best part of the meal we had. Seafood Louie was good but needed seasoning of some kind.

  13. n

    noname

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    I made a reservation two weeks ago and requested an outside table. We were seated at an inside table at first and then had to wait for an outside table. It seemed "understaffed." Our waiter did his best, however. Food was lukewarm when it arrived to the table. Not what I expected.

  14. SS

    SarahS

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We had a great dinner when my Dad came into town for Father's Day. Him and his lady got the lobster/filet special. They loved it! I got the crusted mahi, which is always good. Risotto was a little sticky and kind of bland. My husband got the halibut and his filet was TINY. Over all pretty tasty, however the halibut and mahi dish could have definitely come out way warmer. They were not hot at all.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful early Father’s Day dinner. When I made the reservation, outside seating was requested and accommodated. James, our waiter, we was professional, personable and attentive. The additional servers who brought our food and helped clear the table of empty plates were great! (I wish I had their names to put in this review). The food was good and the portion size was sufficient. We capped off the evening with desserts that were equally as good. Great experience!! Thank you Brigantine!!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent and sure can’t beat the view!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    There should be an option to request an outside seating area ESPECIALLY when your window coverings (shade) doesn't even work... It's like inviting someone to your house to check out an amazing view from your window, but telling then that you can pull the curtains because they don't work. So disappointing! The service by our waitress was amazing as was the food, the lack of views during esrly dinner was what left a bad taste in my mouth.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Cumpleaños

  19. MB

    MichaelB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    food was bland, seating was less than optimal, despite better tables available.

  20. F

    Foodies

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visit with long time friends of over 44 years🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️

  21. j

    jbm360

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The lobster specials were outstanding!!!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I had a nice outside table right on the water! We enjoyed seeing the boats go by. She has chicken cordon bleu which she enjoyed and it was a generous serving. I had the oysters which was a combo of oysters from two different parts of the world. Very good!

  23. LS

    LoveSteaks

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Was a little disappointed with the way they set up their tables. Anthony’s, the restaurant that used to be there, had their tables perpendicular to the water so everyone had a view. Service was slower than in La Mesa but very friendly. Fries were super brown, never seen them like that, looked over cooked. The oysters, lobster tacos and burger were delicious. LOVE their mud pie!

  24. s

    sdnana51

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful spot! Loved the chowder & calamari!!

  25. GW

    GraemeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very good atmosphere on the water. Food and service is great.

  26. SB

    SabrinaB

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My fiancé and I are visiting from the east coast and were recommended this Resturant. The service was great and we were able to sit outside on the water. We enjoyed the margaritas coupled with fresh oysters. Highly recommended the oysters and octopus. Fabulous meals!

  27. p

    pats8hv

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Brigantine is great for ambiance, view, drinks and appetizers. For main plates, we had to return the steak, because it was very hard. We couldn’t even cut it with the knife.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Macadamia shrimp and brig salad are my go to. Husband does clam chowder. We split the shrimp. Delish! 70 and sunny San Diego!! A wonderful 17th anniversary. We live here. Why go anywhere else?!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely view, good service, excellent salad. We were able to take our time and fully enjoy the day.

  30. KP

    KayP

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The scallops were a so delicious! Service was fantastic also. Would go back again and again!

  31. k

    kismet

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seafood was delicious, well prepared and presented. Desserts were delicious and decadent. View was spectacular. No complaints about service either. Parking is hit and miss at the limited parking lot in front of Portside Pier. There are other parking options.

  32. SR

    SarahR

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kelsey was a fantastic server who went above and beyond for my family and i. our food was delicious, fresh and she was great. definitely coming back

  33. s

    scruffins

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Beautiful restaurant with views over the bay. The service and the food were great. I went with my older parents for lunch and the one thing that kind of spoiled it was the pop music that was so loud it made conversation difficult. I would expect that maybe in the evening in the bar area but not where diners want to speak with each other (at lunchtime).

  34. E

    Elizabeth

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    We had a reservation for 4 @ 6:30 on 6/12. We are local and have had dinner here several times. We were treating our friends who are in the F&B industry. Our server was so bad. Absolutely clueless and so inexperienced. You can’t charge $37 for a piece of fish and $16 for a starter salad and serve them at the same time. No one helped her. No manager- no busser- no one. She just failed over and over again. It was almost comical. This is not the service that Mike Morton’s restaurants built their reputation on. We won’t be back. There are too many other restaurants with good views, good food, AND good service.

  35. FS

    FrankieS

    Tucson

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular view and amazing food

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday rememberance

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleasant beautiful morning.

  38. MA

    MelissaA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    I requested outdoor seating, yet they sat us inside. We ordered the swordfish and filet mignon. The swordfish was decent, but the filet was not good. I ordered it medium and it came medium well/well done. It was tough. The indoor was beautiful and our service was good, until two servers began arguing to the side of our table. Drinks were good!

  39. BR

    BobR

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, great food. Great service.

  40. MB

    MarcoB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Buen restaurant relación precio con alimentos y bebidas buena.

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 2327 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 33 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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