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Brigantine Seafood Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Cup $4.75
Bowl $6.50
Chef's Daily Selection
Caesar Salad
Romaine, classic Caesar, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese
Brig House Salad
Dried cranberries, candied pecans, hearts of palm, blue cheese, mixed baby lettuces, house vinaigrette
Spinach Salad
Bacon, diced tomato & hard boiled egg, cider-cottage cheese vinaigrette
BLT Wedge Salad
Iceberg​ wedge, chopped tomato, crumbled bacon, buttermilk blue cheese
Cup $4.75
Bowl $6.50
Brig Clam Chowder
New England style
Full $19.00
Half $12.00
Crab & Lobster Cobb
Lobster & sweet red crab, sliced avocado, diced egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese, mixed greens, avocado-lime vinaigrette
Sole Piccata
Lemon butter, capers, broccoli rabe, candied garlic, parmesan mashed potatoes
Blackened Northern Halibut
Parmesan polenta fries, asparagus spears w/ an avocado-fresno relish & red crab
Grilled Fresh Local Albacore Tuna
Truffled cauliflower puree, shaved brussels sprouts, shiitake mushroom salad finished w/ a honey Chile glaze
1½ Lbs Steamed Colossal Alaskan King Crab Legs
Lime-ginger sauce, drawn butter, creamed corn & house-made truffle fries
Daily Fresh Catch
Ask your server
Korean Style Marinated Pork Belly
Ginger-scallion sticky rice, pickled cucumber salad & a sweet soy drizzle
Sauteed Diver Scallops
Dashi-bacon broth, garlic-edamame mash & tempura beans
Shrimp & Grits
Sauteed wild Mexican shrimp, bacon, lemon pan sauce, creamed chorizo grits
Seared Salmon
Farro, charred kale, wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes & cranberry-beet puree
Prime “Baseball” Top Sirloin
28-day aged, 8oz prime steak w/ pt. Reyes blue cheese Bordelaise sauce, house-made frites & fresh seasonal vegetables
Little Neck Clams “Casino”
Broiled jumbo clams on the half shell w/ a prosciutto-oregano stuffing
Char-Grilled Marinated Octopus
Greek olives, olive oil, lemon, frisee & “tzatziki”
Oysters on the Half
Horseradish, cocktail sauce. Subject to availability.
Oysters Rockefeller
Spinach, bacon, parmesan aioli, pernod
Grilled House Oysters (3)
Shallot-shoyu butter, Wonton crunch
Crab & Shrimp Fondue
Crunchy garlic toast
Brig Classic Calamari Strips
Cocktail sauce, jalapeno white sauce
Brig Shrimp Cocktail
Crispy Coconut Shrimp
Blackened Sonoran Spiced Ahi Sashimi
Asian slaw, sweet ponzu
Signature Grilled Marinated Swordfish
Avocado-lime butter
Steakhouse Burger
Grass fed california beef, smoked bacon, avocado relish, caramelized onion, roasted garlic spread, bibb lettuce & aged cheddar
Parmesan Crusted Sauteed Sand Dabs
Caper​ lemon butter sauce
Seafood Combo
Batter-fried scallops, shrimp, clams & white fish fillet
Wok-Charred Ahi
Seared sushi-grade tuna, wok-tossed vegetables, wasabi-shoyu sauce
Halibut $+2.75
Golden Ale-Battered Fish & Chips, Wild Alaskan Pollock
French​ fries & cole slaw.
Macadamia Crusted Fresh Mahi Mahi
Coated in crushed macadamia nuts & sauteed, lemon beurre blanc
Crab-Stuffed Jumbo Prawns
Wrapped in bacon & broiled, served w/ jalapeno white sauce
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon
Broiled, whiskey-peppercorn sauce
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was our 1st trip to the Brigantine in Del Mar. Although we had reservations and had requested a specific table and were assured all was set, we were seated at another table. The table had a good view also so we adjusted out sails!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 367Advisor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This has been a staple in Del Mar for years!! I have watched it change and grow in the last 38 years and the view always is the key feature of this place. I want some new fresh selections...time for some seasonal specials? The staff...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bballwey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are like most of us, you have a mixed group you go out to eat with - the ones who can't eat wheat or won't eat pork or are vegetarian or want drink-with-a-view or or or... Brigantine manages to be a lot of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ASASG_7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place does t know what it wants to be. Food isn’t good enough to be fine dining and it’s too expensive and boring to be a casual dining hangout. I had higher expectations than Brigantine delivered. The wait staff was a little crusty, kind...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank iCriticSD
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The Brig has been around for years, but it continues to have some of the best, and most reasonably priced fish tacos out there. They are available on the bar menu. I am sure they must have them on the restaurant side as well. But...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jbmorris427
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

For years, if you haven’t been to the Brig, well you haven’t been to Del Mar. The menu is pretty much all that’s changed. They include new wave entrees like avocado tacos to satisfy everyone.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful setting and atmosphere Service was quick for such a busy place Started with the coconut shrimp with had NO taste of coconut and no seasoning and were way over cooked Other than that everything else was tasty Had the scallops over cauliflower puree which...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sylvies73
Reviewed 19 January 2019

Such a beautiful place and the food and service is TOP!. The Ahi add on any salad or meal is totally recommended!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joni M
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Love to go for happy hour or taco tuesdays there. I also love the location of it. Can either Valet park or park on street and pay

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MimoM90
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Came with friends for brunch and was amazed at the lunchtime vibe, as if everything in the town centered around the Brigantine. We waited 20 mins for a table, and sat outside overlooking the expanse of the hillside and race track, very nice. We ordered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rich G
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