About Brockton Villa
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.
Californian, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm,
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Everyday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Everyday: 5:00pm - Close
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is parking available on public streets. There are also numerous per hour fee parking garages and private parking lot offered for large private events
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Our ocean front historic cottage has cozy home like charm. Private parties can take place in the entire cottage or in specific areas (the Nook, Veranda, Main Dining , Patio). Each seat has an ocean view. With our award winning menus, our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party.
Brockton Villa Ratings and Reviews
7:30pm reservation + 8:00 sunset = perfe ...
7:30pm reservation + 8:00 sunset = perfect night! The VIEW? One word... SPECTACULAR! Eating at Brockton Villa during the day, the view of the beach is unobstructed and within yards of you from the outside patio seating. After recently dining in the evening... SUNSET is now the time I highly recommend to people. Atmosphere? Sitting outside at Brockton Villa is surprisingly quiet. Set at the end of a one way street, it fortunately doesn't see much traffic. It's a bonus that there are heaters ready for you on the deck. Romantic? Romance is what you make of it with someone you love. However, if I was making a suggestion for an anniversary or surprise proposal this wouldn't be my choice. We took my 14 yr old daughter the last time we dined at Brockton Villa and can be a very picky eater. When she gets choices and a menu, just stop the clock! Lucky for us, our server John was unbelievably patient and professional! He made suggestions to her that wouldn't alter the integrity of the dishes but would fit her taste that she'd described. The food? The dishes are pretty standard, nothing too unique. I do enjoy when a restaurant puts their own touch on a seemingly simple dish. That's why I LOVE Brockton Villa's lobster roll!!! The bun comes to you still warm from being lightly toasted. It's buttered and oh so soft... So good! The lobster isn't drenched in mayo or other aiolis. Brockton Villa really does the lobster roll the perfect way for ME! So far we haven't been disappointed with anything we've eaten at Brockton Villa. They could use some more gluten-free options on the menu. However, they make it work for you. Lastly, if I was the owner of Brockton Villa I would immediately revamp the menu, redecorate/update the restarting, and get ready to retire because that location is a gold mine! My sunset scenario with my partner & daughter made this the perfect choice... Stunning view! Good food,made perfectly! Icing on the cake, impeccable service by John!
Dinner at sunset was outstanding. Everyt ...
Dinner at sunset was outstanding. Everything we ate was incredible.
Excellent for brunch. Coast toast is awe ...
Excellent for brunch. Coast toast is awesome. Great view of the ocean. Cute and quaint.
Great ambiance, food and a beautiful vi ...
Great ambiance, food and a beautiful view. What more could you ask for?
The view is all of it. The food was good ...
The view is all of it. The food was good and the service was also good, given the volume of patrons. The place will do well because of it's location. Very enjoyable and would definitely return for another meal.
I have eaten here many times. It is grea ...
I have eaten here many times. It is great value for the food and the view. I highly recommend the coast toast.
Location and history very special...howe ...
Location and history very special...however, be prepared for an extremely fresh fish aroma drifting up from the rocky beach. Asked for varandah dining, but hostess sat us (2) at a 4 top table in a odd, obscured view area on the patio....and told us there was nothing available on the verandah...not very pleasing....then suddenly we where moved, as there was actually plenty of room on the verandah???
Lovely dinner to celebrate a family birt ...
Lovely dinner to celebrate a family birthday. Service was lovely and the view was amazing. Food was very good. Had a wonderful time overall!!
Lovely ambiance and nice view of the oc ...
Lovely ambiance and nice view of the ocean, interesting menu, very good service and food. This is a unique location and a good choice for a special occasion or just a meal out with a friend.
We booked brunch at Brockton Villa fairl ...
We booked brunch at Brockton Villa fairly last minute and were lucky enough to be sat outside on the upstairs patio overlooking the Cove. The food was amazing, the white sangria was delicious. We will be back.
Come for the view. A great overlook of ...
Come for the view. A great overlook of La Jolla, especially at sunset. The entrees were all under seasoned and it took 15 minutes to get a spoon for coffee. I will say that the desserts were delicious.
Excellent location right across street f ...
Excellent location right across street from sea lions. Beautiful view
Great food... but no champagne until 11?
We were excited to meet there for 10:15 brunch, but a little bummed we couldn't have mimosas until 11. Overall, good experience. Great waiter, I just think you could start earlier with the champagne, or advertise when people make a reservation that they won't be served brunch beverages with alcohol until 11:00. Seems like a silly rule to me, but our server was ready with mimosas in hand at 11:00 on the dot for us! :)
Great Ocean View
I have been here for lunch and for dinner and both meals were very good and you cannot beat the view. The restaurant is very cottage like which I loved. I had the lobster roll for lunch which is fantastic, we shared a grilled artichoke which was wonderful and the Cioppino for dinner was great! You can even hear the seals from the beach below.
Don't believe everything that you read online
My friend and I decided to try Brockton Villa because it appeared on a list of the best alfresco dining in the U.S. The views are unbeatable, overlooking the La Jolla cove. That's where the compliments end. The waitress was inattentive, the food was passable. My friend had fish tacos that barely had any fish in them, and I had a completely overpriced and totally bland lobster risotto that worth one third of the $28 they charge for it. Get sandwiches somewhere and go sit in the park and you'll have a better experience than at this place.
Celebrating my friend returning to Europ ...
Celebrating my friend returning to Europe. Our meal was outstanding, service superb, personal attention and patience shown to my friend due to language issues. Obvious all guests received personal attention. What a gem!
Great food, friendly staff, amazing view ...
Great food, friendly staff, amazing view. The smell from the seals while you're eating can be overpowering at times.
View and food was excellent . The Frenc ...
View and food was excellent . The French toast was fine but my partners hash brown potatoes were not as good as we expected. Loved looking at all the activities in the ocean when we sat on the porch.
For foodies or tourists?
We had read and heard good things about Brockton Villa and we wanted to try it while visiting La Jolla. Made a reservation for 11am on a weekday, hoping to do a brunch meal. I love breakast foods and so their menu seemed ideal. Even had some menu items strongly recommended. The setting is outstanding with gorgeous views of the cove at LaJolla. Our table was right on the rail so we had a wonderful view. The place is vintage and charming. Service was very attentive. I found the dishes all to be under seasoned, a bit boring. In my mind the food is geared to a tourist audience and nothing is packed with flavor. It was all just "fine." We tried two of the Eggs Benedict style items, as well as their corned beef hash and their Coast Toast (French Toast) and it was all good just not what I was hoping for.
A nice surprise
We booked this at the last minute and added more people two times. They were very accommodating. The service was great and the food was excellent! Beautiful view.
I really like this place. The service is ...
I really like this place. The service is always good and the food is outstanding. I contacted the restaurant in advance regarding a food restriction the executive chef responded within a few days to give me a list of menu items I could eat which was very helpful.
Lovely place! Great location, good food ...
Lovely place! Great location, good food and service. Parking can be tough but we lucked out! Will come back again :)
The restaurant was nice and the view amazing.
The staff was very pleasant and welcoming and I have absolutely nothing negative to say and everything positive to say about my experience dining at Brokton Villa!
First time for dinner
Loved it. Usually here for brunch for Mother's Day or a birthday, but the dinner was great. Had the lobster roll, wife had the pasta, sister had the halibut. All were perfect. Can't beat the view. Yes, the seal lions reek, but its La Jolla, so not really a surprise.
Great view overlooking the water. Sea li ...
Great view overlooking the water. Sea lions can smell pretty bad but if you stuff your mouth with their delicious coast toast or pancakes you won't smell a thing.
Lovely Spot but Check the Scent
Great food, great service, beautiful view of the ocean and sunset. Only problem is that La Jolla cove sometimes has a very strong scent coming off and it would not be pleasant on those days to eat outdoors.
We dine here on the outdoor patio every year when we visit La Jolla. What a fantastic view! You can also sit on an enclosed veranda or inside. We always share an omelette and an order of Coast Toast, their scrumptious specialty! Our waitress was a very nice & helpful young woman from the Chicago area. The wait staff is always exceptional.
This restaurant used to be a home, it wa ...
This restaurant used to be a home, it was built in 1894! It was very charming on the inside, the fireplace is constructed out of Abilone shells. So just the existing ambiance is enough to make this place worthwhile, but the service was top notch! From start to finish, the hostess, our server, the manager, the busboy were all so friendly and wanted to ensure we enjoyed everything! If you're looking for a cute and quaint little place to eat with really good food and service, this is it! It doesn't feel too uppity or unapproachable at all! It's just perfect!
Eh, not the best experience
Came with my spouse for a birthday dinner. There was a party of 10 with several loud kids that made the small dining room very unpleasant. I know its not the restaurant's fault that the kids were unruly, but it definitely ruined the ambiance. Also, the busser (who I'm sure is used to working brunch) was tossing plates and glasses together and being quite sloppy and loud. Buzz kill! The food was good and our server Andrew was great but overall, its extremely tough competition in La Jolla and I definitely would not go back here for dinner.
Brockton Villa 4.25.2016
We had done our research and this was for the view. Unfortunately, our timing was off as it was overcast and rather cool evening. The view under normal circumstances would have been great but a little cool to be on the deck that evening. The service as acceptable or average and the food was just that food. Were I to go back to La Jolla soon, I would go up a street to another venue with a lessor view or around to cove and literally on the water. For the quality, the food was over priced. It would not be my first place should I return. Will not go as far as saying never but there are lots of other choices.
This is was my first time in Brockton vill. A friend was a recommended it and I decided to go with some friends. The service was perfect, the food was good but, the most impressive was the opportunity to enjoy a dinner on the terrace with those spectacular views.
On the beach with a LaJolla vibe
Great casual spot for brunch - unbeatable view of La Jolla Cove. We sat on the Patio and it was great. Don't come here if you are in a hurry. They go at La Jolla pace! As a result, it wasn't perfect for a business meeting, but it worked out because the out-of-towners were dazzled by the view!
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