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
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!
I found this restaurant on Yelp and want ...
I found this restaurant on Yelp and wanted somewhere romantic with a sunset view to celebrate our anniversary with my boyfriend. The view was beautiful, the tables and ambiance were very nice. The wine we had was a nice Italian wine that suited the meal well. The 1/2 dozen oysters we ordered for an appetizer looked and tasted old - my boyfriend got sick that night and we think that was what it was from. We both had the filets which were pretty good with the mushrooms and sauce. The mashed potatoes on the side were quite good but I did not like how they plated the salad on top of the potatoes.. All this did was make my salad soggy and very difficult to push onto the fork. It would have been better on the side. The hostess was very nice - we waited about 10 minutes for our table from our reservation time. The waitress was kind of flat in her personality but maybe she had had a long day. All in all it was a pleasant meal but I probably wouldn't go back because nothing wowed us except the view.
Gorgeous setting, divine and flavorful m ...
Gorgeous setting, divine and flavorful menu, and quite simply the best tasting french toast I have ever had. The scenic view of the beautiful Pacific made it that much more of a memorable experience. Looking forward to going back very soon!
We were a couple of newlyweds, and the s ...
We were a couple of newlyweds, and the stuff found us a fabulous table for two on the deck. The view was fantastic and romantic. The food was very good. A table size a bit too small though and the prices a bit too high. The stuff was considerate and accommodating to our wishes. Upon request, they provided me with hot tea with lemon due to my sore throat.
Unfortunately our experience at this res ...
Unfortunately our experience at this restaurant was one of the biggest let downs and a tourist trap to say the least. The service was spotty and it took longer than normal to get out waitresses attention, drinks, food and Bill. And the food - ugh that food - came out totally cold and hardly edible. The potatoes were undercooked, the eggs Benedict was bland and the "famous" French toast was a plate of mush. We had every intention to bring this up with our waitress, but seeing as it took SO LONG to get her attention and it had already taken so long to get our food in the first place we grumbled as we tried to eat our horribly disappointing meal. We didn't even get a chance to complain at the end because our waitress just dropped off the bill and didn't even ask how it was. For the price point we expected better overall. We would recommend people steer clear of this restaurant.
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!
Found this gem thanks to awesome reviews ...
Found this gem thanks to awesome reviews and just wanted to share that the rumors are true. Great views, awesome food and service. We had the perfect Sunday brunch with mimosas with the most perfect view thanks to Open Table! Make reservations in advance to make sure you get the best seat in the house!
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???
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