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, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
This restaurant is strategically overloo ...
This restaurant is strategically overlooking one of the most scenic views in La Jolla! It was a beautiful sight to enough while having lunch and the seals were a delight to watch. The food was delicious. I had a organic kale Caesar salad with shrimp and my father enjoyed the Mediterranean chicken wrap - we wiped out plates clean! Definitely highly recommended!
The location of this restaurant is right ...
The location of this restaurant is right across the street from a cove where many seal are present. As we approached the restaurant by foot, we were suddenly overcome by what can only be described as a small more pungent than raw sewage. We thought it would pass. However, the smell was actually the seals' excrement and the smell floated across the street and consumed the restaurant. We considered not staying, but found a corner of the patio where it was not as bad.
The food was average, at best. Had the crab cakes, which weren't spectacular. The ceviche my husband said was really good. The fish tacos... average.
The view would have made up for the food, had it not been for the smell. I understand that with different tides, it could be really bad or not bad at all.
***Check the tide schedule before you go!!
This place is amazing. Cute building lik ...
This place is amazing. Cute building like a beach house that over looks the ocean right off the Main Street. Food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend this place. We were traveling through and will be back!
It was a very nice quaint restaurant wit ...
It was a very nice quaint restaurant with good food overlooking the ocean... We had to wait for an outdoor table with a view even though we had reservations..but it was worth it.. The sea lions or seals were kind of stinky though
Disappointed. Lovely location and view, ...
Disappointed. Lovely location and view, but food was mediocre at best. Our server was efficient and pleasant, but we should have stopped after the cheese platter and not eaten dinner. The roasted chicken was very dry as was the pasta bolognese. Maybe good spot for a sunset drink.
Awesome views, awesome service! Food wa ...
Awesome views, awesome service!
Food was large portions and the Coast Toast is a must try!
Downside, on Saturdays the garbage cans are at the entrance to restaurant. The smell was so bad we had to move our table inside! Recommend not to visit on Saturday mornings due to smell.
Ordered the some pancakes, coast toast a ...
Ordered the some pancakes, coast toast as well as salmon. Oh gosh it was absolutely delish. Coming back again just for the salmon. In regards to the view and service, both were truly great and make me want to return again. I do not recall the name of the waitress but she was very friendly and served our table well. Furthermore, I requested an outdoor seating close to the ocean and the seating was perfect!!!! I am actually very happy to have actually got the spot I specially requested. Definitely coming here again!
Sitting in the low lying fog, mist drift ...
Sitting in the low lying fog, mist drifting over our dew covered legs, under the bask of heaters on an open deck overlooking the La Jolla Bay, our breakfast was served in a timely manner and well prepared. Siracha seasoning abounds. Good but not creative or ideal in the presence of delicate fish or crab plates.
Take a date, enjoy life. The food was good but not great.
I took an out of town friend there to sh ...
I took an out of town friend there to show off La Jolla Cove with an ocean view she rarely gets to be around. The service was very good. My reservation was handled with efficiency. We got everything we asked for and our server was patient with us. We had not been there before and needed some extra time to look at the menu. Plus, we were catching up on old times. Nevertheless, he was kind and handled our bill with efficiency and no excuses. We asked to split the bill after it came and he handled it nicely without getting annoyed that we did not ask for separate checks in the first place. Kudos to him.
I took my wife to dinner here to celebra ...
I took my wife to dinner here to celebrate the anniversary of our engagement. I'd been to Brockton Villa once before, years prior. I remembered the lovely view and recalled the food being good.
The view, of course, is still beautiful. The smell, on the other hand, is awful. (I grant that the management has no control over this.) They're a stone's throw from La Jolla Cove, where dozens of seals defile the greater area with the atrociously overpowering aroma of their waste. It's a bit odd to sit on the balcony of a restaurant overlooking the sea, while being overwhelmed by what smells like an enormous stockyard.
Now, as I said, I understand that Brockton Villa's management has no say here. However, one would hope they would do everything in their power to overcome this deficiency by providing an otherwise excellent dining experience. One would be wrong.
We started with a cheese board. It was tasty. Had some nice offerings and was, by far, the best thing we had.
Service was friendly but slow, distracted and inconsistent. We're not picky. But we had to wait far too long for things like water, silverware and napkins. Important stuff. What's more, we could see that some of his other tables (the ones occupied solely by young, single women) received much more attentive service. Not unusual. But frustrating when you're thirsty and forkless.
As for our entrees, I ordered the burger (with bacon and blue cheese) and my wife ordered the rigatoni bolognese. Her dish was fine. Not great, but not awful. Just bland. My burger was pretty lousy. It tasted mostly of mustard and blue cheese. The meat itself was fast-food quality. My side salad was a joke. It was a small pile of spring mix greens with four carrot shreds. The dressing was so lightly applied as to be imperceptible. And that was it. No nuts, seeds, croutons, cheese, fruit - nothing.
Oh, and the seats were like torture racks. Apparently they're made exclusively for very small, slightly built women.
Beautiful location and view, but we were ...
Beautiful location and view, but we were disappointed with our food. One of us got the fish tacos and they were dry (major sin in San Diego). Two of us got the lobster risotto, which came highly recommended by our waiter. It was really horrible-- way too thick and sticky. While we enjoyed the ambiance we won't be back.
Brockton Villa is a long time favorite, ...
Brockton Villa is a long time favorite, the food is always delicious and the view is simply spectacular. We have recommended Brockton Villa to many people and have yet to hear of anyone who was disappointed with their visit.
We went with friends who recommended Bro ...
We went with friends who recommended Brocton Villa for brunch. It was everything they promised. The food and service were excellent and the view is to die for. The traffic was a little crazy but with the beach and cliffs and it being a Saturday it shouldn't have been a surprise. There is a public parking garage close by and there were a few spots still open. We will spread the word to all our friends. The next time we head to that area, we will not only eat there again we will find accommodations close by.
Service was ok, food was good, if you're ...
Service was ok, food was good, if you're sitting inside you have a bad view. Views from the outside are spectacular though. If you're bringing any children expect to be put inside even if they have open season the exterior.
There is a construction going on next do ...
There is a construction going on next door so there is some noise. The view is amazing and the food wonderful but the attitude and lack of enthusiasm of our server put a damper on our breakfast experience. Still very enjoyable!!
I was disappointed in my experience at B ...
I was disappointed in my experience at Brickton Villa. I have been there multiple times in the past 20+ years and always loved it. However, the smell this time around from the nearby coastal cliffs was a terrible nuisance. It interfered with the entire experience and I most likely will not return until that problem can be fixed.
I'm not going to blame the lack of parki ...
I'm not going to blame the lack of parking on the restaurant nor the bad smell coming from the seals and seagulls. But that certainly contributes to a less than desirable dining experience. Since parking is so limited, parties can't be seated until the driver finally parks the car and gets there, at which point several walk-ins were seated ahead of us, and then we were seated outdoors even though we requested indoors which was available when we first arrived.
We were finally seated by 10 and ordered Bloody Marys only to find out that they aren't served until 11:00 a.m. Whatever liquor laws are in effect don't interest me - we always start our Sunday brunch with Bloodys. Big disappointment.
The poached eggs were cold and tasted like vinegar. My husband had a very hard time getting a cup of coffee and subsequent refills.
We have two favorite brunch restaurants in Del Mar which we will be returning to from now on.
We got there at 5:30pm. They say us on t ...
We got there at 5:30pm. They say us on the balcony overlooking the most beautiful view but the sun hits you right in the face. They have made no arrangements to block it but could have put roll down screens. This happens each day for 2 hours. Killed what could have been a perfect score.
Even though we made a reservation, they ...
Even though we made a reservation, they kept us waiting for about 20'. I did not like that. It is a great place for brunch, but summer time is not the best time to go. Hot and sinky with the pelican poo on the rocks near by. Better to go in late fall and winter when it is cooler and the rain has washed away the bird poo. Did not like that the reception girls made us wait even though we had a reservation and were there on time. Not good. It was my wife's birthday. Not good.
I took my friend out to celebrate his we ...
I took my friend out to celebrate his wedding later that day. It was my first time to Brockton Villa and won't be my last. Food was delicious. I had the Corned Beef Hash and it was the best I've ever had. For dessert we had the Coast Toast which was every bit as good as I had heard. Our server was Ryan and he was awesome. Kept the drinks coming and was very knowledgable about the menu. Looking forward to next time.
Loved our server Darrin...we love good f ...
Loved our server Darrin...we love good food, and he had great recommendations. First time to LaJolla, visiting from the midwest. dined after a beach day at Torrey Pines, could not have had a better ending to a fabulous day!
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