Brandl
Brandl

Brandl

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brandlrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7322807501x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Wild Game, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Brandl
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Custom catering is available at Brandl. Brandl offers on and off premise catering to create the ultimate dining experience in the comfort of your own home. No two experiences are the same.
  • Private Party Facilities: Up to 90 guests can be seated for banquets at Brandl.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Brandl 7328141879x
  • Entertainment: Live jazz is performed on Friday nights and other events are regularly listed on Brandl's website such as a Night of Comedy once a month and a Night of Broadway once a month. Further details available at www.brandlrestaurant.com
  • Special Events: Brandl. Now has Chef Toni from the Famous Farmingdale House cooking a five course $45 dinnner every 3rd Tuesday of the month. November 18, December 16, January 20, to name the next three. Make reservations early. We will sell out.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Avenue & Main Street
  • Public Transit: Train (Belmar)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available, as well as parking in public lots.
A word from Brandl
Innovative American cuisine offering Live Jazz on Friday nights and specials events throughout the year. Our menu features Wild Boar Chops, Crispy Duck Breast, Lazy Lobster (a whole lobster out of the shell with a sweet Asparagus Risotto & an orgasmic Vanilla Bean Cream Sauce) in addition to many seasonal favorites and specials. Brandl Restaurant is THE Dining Destination for the Jersey Shore!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Brandl reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (66)neighborhood gem (60)great for outdoor dining (49)special occasion (44)romantic (33)good for groups (25)hot spot (18)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Party of six
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    All six of us loved our food and the service. I had not eaten inside before and thought the decor was very nice. Brandl is definitely on my rotation from now on
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant!
    BobM
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Brandl is my favorite restaurant. The food is excellent and the servers can't do enough to please you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality Food experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Yes, the some of the portions are small, but the flavors are huge. A must go and a must taste experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu limited. Way overpriced.
    Armsauce
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service excellent. Food excellent. Will not return based on $$$$. Too many options in area. Any other quality byob you can save 25%. Typical French arrogance.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing Food!
    Rodneyuk
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent food, good enough for foodies & a BYOB too!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    Tidesisfine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I just love this restaurant. The food is always excellent, the staff is friendly and attentive and the new wall of paintings is fun and colorful. A fun romantic spot that is very consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    peebsmom
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have eaten at Brandl several times & have always had top notch food & service. It is a bit on the pricey side but the food never disappoints. It is also a BYOB, a BIG plus! I rated the noise level quiet but honestly I have always gone there on off peak times when it was not that busy. Highly recommend for that special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always very good to excellent!
    Vern
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have been to Brandl's many times and have recommended it to many people! It is a great place and the food is great! The white chocolate raspberry soufflé was excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another nice dining experience
    Lainer105
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We are locals and tend to visit this establishment before or after the summer season. We took friends there who wanted to try the restaurant, needless to say it did not disappoint. The Signature Lazy Lobster Dish was a hit! The rack of lamb was cooked to perfection as well as the NY Strip Steak, both portions were a good size for the husbands. We topped the evening off by sharing the white chocolate and dark chocolate souffle...perfect. We also like the fact that this is a BYOB...a great bottle of French wine and a great meal, what more could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIX PRICE SUNDAY
    Sandy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The Fix Price Sunday options are limited to to two choices 1: Lobster with rosioto in a vanilla bean cream sauce. The lobster was smaller than expected the size was below average, my guess 1lb or less. The avg lobster serving is a 1 1/4 lb, however, The presentation was very good, but the dish was warm when served. The salad was average and desert and coffee were good but limited choices . . The second option was braised short ribs, but we opted for the lobster and can't comment. Overall the service was good, but the food is over rated and wouldn't return as there are many other restaurants offering better value. The BYO was the best part of the night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will return
    honest
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice evening. Mushroom soup special very good. Lobster bisque just ok. Wild boar dish was excellent. Need more vegetarian options. Good for friends. I would not say this is a special occasion restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 'Wonderful'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been here many times and the night is always delicious. The specials are so different and a must try. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    SarahJaneVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Brandl is a favorite neighborhood spot for my husband and I. Every meal is delicious! We always have such a wonderful time and the staff is always so kind and attentive. This time we had the wild boar pasta - to die for and the brick chicken, which was delicious and the perfect dish to head into fall. We absolutely love eating here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    1ofthebest
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Took my son & fiancé to celebrate their engagement. The waiter was very attentive & friendly. The food was excellent. Try to make reservations. The place gets packed rather quickly from 6 pm on. So yea if you don't have reservations expect a wait because this place is that good. "loved It!" Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GFINB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food and service. Easy to get to good location
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You've got to be kidding me!
    MrCos
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Have eaten here several time with mixed results but went back, on a Tuesday night, after getting a special occasion coupon. Only 2 other tables seated when we arrived and it never got busier than that. We were a table of 4. 2 of the 4 entrees came to the table wrong - one had the wrong presentation as stated on the menu, the other was a completely wrong dish. Server/manager/owner (???) gave a lame excuse when notified but NEVER offered to rectify either issue! When we asked for the proper side dish for the one entrée, it was delivered, but we were then charged for it - $7 for a side of fries, REALLY?!?! Finally, after telling the server 3 times we had a coupon for a free dessert, it was charged for on the check. Will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nj07976VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    not good - we arrived 5 min. early for a 7:30 reservation and were told it would be 5-10 minutes and to wait at the bar ( The restaurant doesn't serve alcohol so the bar is just a place to sit). No one asked if we wanted our wine opened while we wait. There were 3-4 tables available and we didn't get seated - so we left. When leaving the hostess said she could seat us - sorry for the wait, but understaffed. We didn't need to go through understaffed wait service so we left. PS went to Mattisse - they told us 5 min. wait at the bar. They opened our wine and served it at the bar - in 5 minutes we had a table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luvoysters
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food , better than the usual NJ Shore restaurant ,but the service was average at best.The desert was expensive and below average.When you charge 10 dollars for a sorbet that better be outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PhylVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Pleasantly surprised. Delicious food. Creative choices. Beautiful presentations Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Style is Thai Style!
    Bee5
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Thai Style shrimp dish made the top 3 dishes I've had on the Jersey Shore! Keep up the good work! It Kicks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't go back
    Redheadedfoodee
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Started off by calling on our way to say we wld be 5 min past our res time and than being told they might give our table away. then whn we got there we had to wait 20 min for our table.... Ok ... Not great but let's see how it goes from there. Straight down hill! Server made us feel like we were bothering him by being there .. Then we ordered and we barely saw him again during the course of our meal. Tasteless food + horrible service = never going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • worth trying
    springlaker
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    the best on the jersey shore, excellent food and service....our favorite place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always great and enjoyable meal love the byob not sure why I don't go there more often has been my favorite for years
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    Jack
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was a restaurant on our "list" for the summer to hit. It's in a small shopping center and pretty easy to find. There was outdoor seating and it was very romantic. The food was great. We got the cheese platter, wild boar entrée, tuna app. It's a BYO which is awesome because we definitely saved money since the food is more expensive. The only complaint was the service was slow. The service was GREAT, but slow. I swear there was only one waiter working the entire restaurant. Luckily, we planned to do ONLY this all night so it was fine for us. It took about 10 minutes while we were waiting for our table to get wine glasses and our wine open. The food came out quick and hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Read previous reviews about service
    Squanmom112
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We did and ignored them but they are too true. We had 8:00 reservations, were seated at 8:30 and didn't get out of there until after 10:30! They waitstaff only got attentive when they were trying to close and we were still waiting for dessert... Loved the food but don't know if I will be back due to the lack of attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Manhattan dining at the shore
    shorediner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The ceiling lanterns give the restaurant a romantic feeling whether you sit inside or outside under the awning you will find the seating comfortable and the service impeccable. The menu is creative, cooked to perfection and the presentation is a work of art. Brandi will stand up to any high end Manhattan restaurant. I am so glad we have Brandl in Belmar. A must place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    Iknowgoodfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    very good overall. Friday fish nite great deal . food was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good food
    Paula
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Brandl is a gem in Belmar, NJ. Located in the central business district Brandl offers its patrons consistently good quality food. the dishes are flavorful and prepared with care; presentation is consistently well done, too. I visit every time I'm in Blemar throughout the year - it's a really great place when the shore is snow covered and glistening! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bravo Brandl!
    patmayerrealtor
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Thank you for providing the most amazing fine dining experience in celebration of my health with friends. The service was #1 incredible. The food outstanding. Each of us had a different dinner entree and they were all delicious-- presentation beautiful as well. Thank you for providing us an enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food But
    Bkniteout
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The gentleman who sat us and took our order was a bit nasty. I think he is the manager and doesn't like waiting the tables. The actual waiter took our dessert order and was fantastic. On par with the level of the food. Keep the manager away from the tables please. Had we not been served by the warier we would not go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good, which is Great!
    WTrapp
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Enjoy going here, food always consistent, great service, solid experience every time I am here. Food is always good, but doesn't blow your doors off, ambience is fine, but not outstanding, however, service is always outstanding. I like the bring your own aspect, you don't feel like your being fleeced when you get the check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    foodieGirl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Really enjoyed this place with my friend. Would definitely recommend. Calamari was the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, but too loud
    Nila
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We all liked our meals, except we could not enjoy each other's company, too loud
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Live music
    DocDRNEMT
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Saturday evening dinner complemented with a local duo playing guitar and keyboard while singing some nice layed back covers of rock and pop. Not too loud and could still converse while outside under the canopy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening!!
    NotHappyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Brandl is located in the Pyanoe Plaza in Belmar. On this marvelous summer evening, not only did we enjoy an excellent meal but were treated to a live free concert in the plaza. Nice atmosphere. Service, food, drink were all excellent. After tip, bill was just over $100. How can you top a night like this!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Scott
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My wife and I hit Brandl once or twice a year when we are looking for a nice dinner. We have never been disappointed by our choice. The food is always good with some favorite standbys as well as interesting specials. We enjoyed her birthday there with a group of ten a few years ago. Service was attentive midweek. We are local and avoid weekends during the season...not just here but most shore towns.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a Winner!
    baseballnana
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food, great service, friendly atmosphere! Loved the Lazy Lobster. The reclaimed lighting fixtures from the Belmar Boardwalk were terrific. We look forward to a return visit!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Kobe burger ever
    solfaterra
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Brandl is a restaurant to go back to again and again. BYOB makes is especially good. The food is always unbelievable and the menu items are very different from anywhere I've been. The Tuesday Kobe burger special lured us in, but all the food was great. The server made us feel like VIPs! Also the paintings on the wall were great conversation pieces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Favorite at the jersey shore I bring all my friends and guests
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I decided to try Brandl as part of a dinner and show package. The staff greeted us and explained the prix-fixe menu. The selection was quite generous and allowed us to sample soup, salad, two entrees and two different desserts. I had the caesar salad, which was grilled and a terrific twist. My date had the lobster bisque, which had huge chunks of lobster. My entree was the wild boar, served over noodles with a fig sauce. It tasted superb. My date had mahi-mahi which was also perfect. Dessert topped off the meal: nutmeg ice cream and creme brulee. We will definately be returning here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate