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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.
San Diego, CA 92037
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
Little cold with no offer from staff to do things to warm things up or move us to warmer area
Overlooking ocean wonderful but aroma of bird p**p was distracting at the least
Bathrooms sub par
Drinks were not what was suggested
(No ' liquor' license?)
We had a good dinner at Brockton Villa, except for the unusually long wait time for our main meal,which was really good(salmon and rice)close to an hour after receiving our appetizer,it would have been nice to hear from the staff regarding the kitchen is running behind schedule, it would make it more bearable,,,,,The creme Brulee is short of being an empty plate with glazed sugar on top,it consisted of maybe a three inch plate with a huge glob of whipped cream more than anything else, and about no thicker than a pencil worth of creme burlee....
It felt as if was having to scrape the plate just to get a bite,, I gave up half way through it..
Overall our experience was ok. The hostesses were great. Our waiter was very nice and knowledgeable , however he was not attentive enough. Meal was ok. The cinnamon roll pancakes and the regular pancakes were very good. The angus burger was also very good. Especially the pretzel bun. The BBQ Pork sandwich was ok. Not what I expected it to be. The omelette of the day was not very good. Cheese was only on one side of the omelette. The view is great.
This place was highly recommended by a friend but my date and I were not impressed. The food was good but not great, the location was nice but the tables were cramped and the waiter who served our table was more interested in gossiping with his coworker than he was in serving our table.
The restaurant was plenty busy, so maybe our experience was not typical, but we would not recommend it to any of our friends.
One other thing we thought was strange the restaurant has brunch menus and the table were adorned with delicious sounding brunch time adult beverages, but when we tried to order one our server informed us that he could not serve adult beverages until after 11:00AM, If that had been clearly stated on the website when I booked the reservation I would have booked a later time slot.
Loved almost everything. Great place. Wonderful Food. Beautiful outdoor seating. Attentive service. We were 6 girlfriends all turning 60 out for brunch.
We were sad to here we couldn't order a cocktail until 11:00am. We arrived at 10:00am.
Also the bathroom was so dirty we felt like we were at a gas station restroom.
One of the best locations in La Jolla, parking is a challenge unless you valet up on Prospect and walk down. But not over priced & food is really good. Reservations are a good idea,. I highly recomend sitting out on the patio..they do have heaters if it's chilly out. Great for casual dining or special occasions.
went here with my project manager after the workday. we both got craft beers that were super tasty! i got the shelffish soup - zuppe de pesce? and the custard dessert ( i dont remmeber the name but they are famous for it) and it was all awesome! what an incredible view. be weary of parking - we had to park in the garage before the restaurant after doing several circles around it.
The food was great! There could have been a few more vegetarian options. I really liked the section with the menu mentions food is not cooked in oil. We had a great time and a great view not to mention the ease of reservation and great service. Thank you we would come again.
Went last Friday during the 'big storm'. We walked in super soaked and they were surprised we actually made it! Staff was super accommodating and friendly. Brought heaters over to help dry us out. We asked to move by their beautiful fireplace since the place was cleared out. After cleaning up following a wedding party, they moved us cheerfully. I had the lamb shank, absolutely delicious. Fall off the bone good! We came back for brunch on Sunday with friends and it was great, especially the seafood omelet special with truffled goat cheese. Sublime!
We had reservations for valentines, but we showed up early, so we were placed on the "patio" instead of the "veranda." That would have been fine, but we were right next to a tree, directly under a propane heater, and also about 2ft from another couple's table. The waiter came to our table about once every 15 minutes, and when he did, he had to stand uncomfortably close because of the previously mentioned obstacles. It was so awkward and weird, and unreasonably crowded because of the holiday. The food was pretty mediocre, I ordered the surf and turf, the steak was cooked as I ordered but the shrimp was rubbery and over cooked. Dessert was satisfying but also about 25 minutes too late. Honestly, I was ready to leave before our appetizer had even arrived. Ambiance was pretty terrible as we mostly heard the sounds of the kitchen, which came out of a window about 10 ft from our table. Some poor souls had to sit directly under the kitchen window. We could hear ourselves over the kitchen noise but so could about 4 tables around us because of how close the tables had been placed. For $50 a person the value was about as bad as it gets, if the food or the service or the ambiance had been any better I might be willing to overlook the crowding due to the holiday, but nothing was above sub-par so the crowding really was the straw on the camel's back. We don't even have like super refined tastes, we're just some normal people from Michigan, and I know maybe $50 a person isn't that much for fine dining, but this wasn't even close to fine dining.
My family and I usually go to Brockton Villa for breakfast, it is our favorite location. The Coast Toast is wonderful, our 4 year old grandson asks often if we will take him for breakfast. The Carne Asada Benedict is wonderful. Besides the wonderful food, the service is so quick that even a child can handle the wait. We had never had a dinner at Brockton Villa so decided to try it for Valentines Day and were very happy. We will definitely try it for dinner again.
The abalone shell-encrusted fireplace in this historic restaurant's main dining room will keep you cozy even on a cold or wet day. Otherwise you can dine on the covered porch overlooking the Cove area, or the umbrella covered outdoor patio. This place is beach house quaint in a wonderful way. Our special event was dinner with friends, but special as the friends are from a long ways away. They loved the place and the food, and conversation was easy on this particular weekday night when the place was only moderately filled. Brockton Villa is a local treasure.
I really enjoyed Brockton Villa! The beach cottage flair came out through the white walls and ceiling beams. The details of the place were adorable and the view of La Jolla Cove was breathtaking. My only complaint was at times it felt a little loud in there. With the noise from the surrounding people and the overhead music, the noise level seemed in-cohesive with the quaint cottage feel. But that could have just been the combination of people that were there at the time. I highly recommend Brockton Villa!
Stunning views, would come back for the view but the food was at below average. I ordered the carne asada eggs with breakfast potatoes Benedict and it was served cool and the asada was stringy. Also it was very very cold on the balcony despite the small space heater-- bring layers. The lower deck had very nice heat lamps.
We had brunch on Saturday. Bruch is served later, until 3 pm, on the weekend. The Coast Toast was AMAZING! Oh my gosh....light, fluffy, deliciousness that melts in your mouth. REAL MAPLE syrup is on the table, however, you will not need it - it is that good! It is like using steak sauce and a perfectly cooked prime cut of steak - why do you want to ruin it? We were able to sit outside with an obstructed and spectacular view of the ocean at La Jolla Cove. Eggs benedict was delicious. The chilaquiles was AWESOME. I highly recommend it. Service was very good.
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