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Brigantine Escondido

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.



Located near the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, the Brigantine features fireside seating in a casual dining room, and in the adjacent lounge. Outdoor dining is available on one of our intimate patios, which include both fireplace and water features.



Private dining is available in the elegantly-appointed Rock Room.



The Escondido Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch Monday-Saturday. Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
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297 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(297 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 297 reviews
5 stars
(128)
4 stars
(115)
3 stars
(31)
2 stars
(16)
1 star
(7)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(116)
  • good for groups(98)
  • great for outdoor dining(98)
  • special occasion(97)
  • great for lunch(85)
  • fit for foodies(80)
Brigantine Escondido Reviews List
Review 1 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Overpriced

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The dinner menu is overpriced for the quantity and quality of food. It is a better place for lunch. Since the remodeling, the ambiance is lacking and the noise level is up."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 3 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2005
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Review 4 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Review 5 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2003
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Review 6 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Always a pleasant time

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Been to Brigantine quite a few times and never disappointed. It is one of the few spots in Escondido that never wears out."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 9 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 10 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2012
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Review 11 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 12 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food not great, but service was!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had mahi mahi, and it was very dry and overcooked. This was disappointing, as a fish restaurant should be great at preparing fish. Two of us ordered the same meal, and were disappointed. Too much dressing on the salad as well. But the server was outstanding."
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2010
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Review 13 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good Escondido Restaurant

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"My husband and I had not been to the Brigantine in Escondido before -- even though we've lived here for 17 years. We heard that they had remodeled and some friends of our recommended it. The remodel is lovely (can't compare it with before). We both had the scallops. My husband does not like curry so he asked for potatoes instead. I had it as advertised. Loved it. My husband said it was very good. My opinion if you're OK with light curry, go for that. A little expensive but good."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 14 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 15 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Overpriced and ordinary

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We had a gift card for Brigantine from a colleague. I was really looking forward to it. We went to the Escondido location.
Even though the server was prompt and polite, when I asked for information on the Oysters, the response was minimal. Basically, I was told the location of origin and I guess I was supposed to know what that meant in terms of taste. I do think the server knew the difference, as I described what I enjoyed in some vs others and the two varieties provided fit that description. Maybe it was an off night? The oysters, however, were spot on delicious!
Sadly, the entrees left much to be desired. We had the "Angry" lobster, which sounded interesting. However, I think the whole process of cooking created a bit of a dry and rubbery texture. We also had the Chef's special, a prime rib with lobster & crab mac & cheese. The steak was ok, but the the mac and cheese was like Kraft with some lobster mixed in and crab sauce. Overall, it was good, but not impressive.
At the price, I would have expected more. If you claim to be fine dining, you have to be a step above Sizzler, which Brigantine isn't, in my opinion."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
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Review 16 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Dinner was perfect. Love the remodeling .

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 18 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 19 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2012
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2012
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Review 20 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 21 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 22 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2005
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Review 23 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Family Celebrations

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This is where we celebrate family birthdays. The food is always good & the staff is accomodating."
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 24 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 25 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Oyster Bar and Seafood selection!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our party of four all enjoyed their different entrees. Salads were fresh and inventive. Oysters were fresh and excellent! We finished by sharing the scruptious Mud Pie!"
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Love it!

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The Brig has amazing food and service! Highly recommend!"
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I was disapointed that you didn't offer prime rib for New Years. I was looking foward to having some that evening."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 28 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Keeps improving

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Since the restaurant was overhauled a few years ago it has improved greatly. The inside is spacious and the food is excellent. It isn't that easy to get good swordfish and the sauces were up to the level of French cooking. We have never been disappointed with the food."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great New Year's Menu

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Outstanding New Year's Menu. The server anticipated our needs! Heaters on in the outside garden area made it very cozy"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2005
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 30 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

New Year's Eve Dining

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Service was excellent, and the food presentation and flavor were very good.
A great place to go for a special occasion. We have never been disappointed when dining at the Brigantine Escondido.
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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 31 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Disappointed as I recommended it for our group of 12 and I was a little embarrassed. Much of our food came out cold after a long, cold wait at an outside table. Water and bread were never refilled. Not up to normal Brig standards that's for sure. We are typically big fans of the neighborhood gem. Next time.."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 32 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 33 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
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Review 34 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2001
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2001
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Review 35 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Pretty good

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2003
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Decor is very nice and restaurant is clean. Good: Tuna Tacos, Clam Chowder, Oysters. Just ok: Fish & Chips, Fish Sandwich."
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 36 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 37 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Just an average affair

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Took my stepson and his wife for dinner to celebrate my stepson' s birthday and graduation. This is the place they chose for dinner.
Everyone found their dish to be either average or good. Not worth the price.
The service was slow.
The renovation of the dinning area is a plus. It is now opening and nicely lit. I like the outdoor dinning area, too.
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Dined on 12/27/2015
 2010
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Review 38 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
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Review 39 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Seafood lovers paradise

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My wife and I had planned to dine at the Escondido "Brig" for some time. We weren't disappointed. The menu is extensive and the seafood we ordered was cooked to perfection. Our server, Ann, was pleasant and took time to confer with the chef on the ingredients of a delicious salad we ordered with our meals. All in all a GREAT dining experience."
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 40 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Not a good experience

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Dined on 12/15/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"After the two of us waited about 40 minutes to order (should have left when we waited for 15, but it was a birthday dinner), the steak was over cooked and the mashed potatoes were cold. To make things worsethe "bone-in" ribeye served was boneless.
After asking the waitress about the steak, she returned saying the cooks said they were out of bone-in.
In addition to that, the lobster was supposed to come with potatoes and corn. We got over boiled corn on the cob with what looked and tasted like a baked potato cut into four sections that had been sitting in a warming draw for four hours. I was also going to let her know the "drawn butter" noted on the menu was tartar sauce.
Not sure what that places excuse is, but based on reviewing their menu beforehand, I was expecting a lot more.
As I mentioned, the server was overwhelmed and was not available most of our dinner. It was cold in the restaurant, which also made the food get cold quickly.
My opinion, go to Fish House Vera Cruz for the money, you get way more. Otherwise, Eddie V's is another option.
Luckily the free birthday dessert was decent."
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2009
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Review 41 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 42 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/14/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 43 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 44 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 11/28/2015
 2007
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Review 45 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/28/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Very Good Restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food was excellent.
Service was excellent. We had a party of 11 and the service was very attentive."
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 49 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2010
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Review 50 for Brigantine Escondido
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent gathering spot

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food was well prepared; scallops were tasty and we'll prepared - not over cooked, salad crisp, shrimp and crab meat tasty."
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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