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Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge
Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge

Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fratellosrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (732) 974-8833
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Gerardo Martinez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge
Fratello’s Restaurant and Lounge is Sea Girt’s premiere Italian Restaurant. Whether you’re looking to have a romantic dinner for two or host a big family gathering, Fratello’s is the perfect place for all your fine dining expectations. Known for the best Italian food at the Jersey Shore, Fratello’s has won the Boss of the Sauce competition five years in a row! 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012!!!!! Come by for dinner and the best martinis in town, or hang out at the bar and enjoy an appetizer and a cold beer.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The initial wait time seemed excessive, but it may have been an unusually busy evening. All food items were rated by my group as excellent, and our server was exceptional. The wine list was very complete and the prices seemed very reasonable. We'll definitely be back again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "If you want the old style local Italian bar restaurant , this could be your place. However the service was brusque , and the noise level made it impossible to have a conversation. Food was very good and chocolate cake was delicious ."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A wonderful place to dine we especially liked the dinner special prices. I would highly recommend this astablishment"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Fratello's is a great spot. It is a local favorite. It has gotten so popular, the locals have to make a reservation just to get a spot. That is what I did recently and it was very convenient. The food is consistently very good, the staff is very efficient and there is nothing to complain about."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Fratello's was able to seat us exactly at 8 PM, which was our reservation time. I thought we were off to a great night. Waitress was very impatient in us just trying to relax and have a few cocktails before ordering dinner. Made us all nervous (Table was for 5). She might have caught our vibes and brought us another dish of bruschetta. Food was just "ok". Nothing to write home about. We will give it another try as we have been there several times and most times it is better than this last one. Would have been nice if the manager had come over and said hello."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had an early lunch reservation for Father's Day - the restaurant was not crowded and made for an enjoyable dining experience. The bar makes an excellent Bloody Mary. The food was great and the service cheerful and attentive (which has always been the case on prior visits, crowded or not). I would choose Fratello's over other spots in Sea Girt for a nice casual meal or event. One caveat: watch out for the flatware - it likes to jump off the table!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This restaurant has great bar and waitress staff - friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable ! The food is outstanding ! The seafood is excellent ! Easy parking and a few blocks from the water. ! "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Great service and food and most importantly, extremely accommodating. We had made reservation for 5 (one grand hild) two days before and had to request making it for 9 (three grand children ) the night before Mother's day. Arrangements made with no fuss and a great time was had by all!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a Saturday night dinner here while waiting to pick up our daughter from an event. This is a neighborhood gathering place for sure. Everyone appeared to be having a great time at the bar. The booth we sat in surrounded the bar area so it was noisy but fun for watching some sports on the TVs and enjoying the energy of the bar area. The food was terrific...served hot and full of flavor. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I keep coming back…for a bite at the bar (the shrimp will blow your mind), for dinner (my favorite is the flounder francaise, but everything, I mean everything is delicious), and the music on Fridays. Make reservations! This place fills up fast!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Very comfortable ambiance. Nice welcome from host/hostess; friendly bartenders and waitstaff. Loved the lobster francaise and oyster appetizer. Rack of lamb was also nicely done. Would definitely go back to try other dishes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We decided to try Fratello's because of the Jersey Shore restaurant week. I had the oysters for an appy....WOW! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I am a local and have been to Fratello's several times. I never have had a bad meal. It was restaurant week and they had wonderful menu choices. I had the Scallops, I have them every time. They were in a vermouth sauce this time and fabulous - they are the best scallops anywhere! My boyfriend had the rack of lamb, it was wonderfully presented and so tender and perfectly cooked. I must mention the appetizers, I had ravioli with vodka sauce and the sauce was so delicious. My boyfriend had the calamari and scungilli salad and he said it was the best ever. The only complaint is the desserts for restaurant week. I know they don't make the desserts there, they are made by an outside person. That being said - Fratello's food is perfect every time!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "WOW! What amazing food! What a selection to choose from! I had the lobster franchaise it was out of this world!The selections on the menu were all on a higher level, not your typical bar and grille,and the variety to choose from was like no other!The atmosphere was casual with great booths in the bar area that were very private and you can adjust your own lighting level,I thought was a great personal touch!My girlfriend ordered the Halibit,the portions, huge!My husbands Filet and her husbands lamb chops were tender as can be! I have never had loster cooked so perfect in my life!(one other time, MAYBE!) My only complaint is that they mixed up our to go tins.Other than that we will be sure to come back again !! The food was fantastic!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Very good Italian food, very friendly and professional waitress, lousy host, pricey house wines."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Overbooked restaurant week. Were placed in a back room that was being arranged for additional seating after we were seated. Away from the main restaurant eating area. Good food and service but we were shuffled out quickly for the next seating. Usually this place is a very comfortable, community hot spot"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed the dinner very much. Our server Rebecca was wonderful! This was our first time there and she was very helpful in recommending dishes. Service was very prompt and Rebecca was very attentive. A little pricey, but would definately go back again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went there on a Saturday night around 7:00pm, the bar was packed with gray hairs and the hostess who seated us made us feel like she was doing us a favor. I was looking forward to trying their award winning sauce and asked for a half portion as a side dish. The pasta was over cooked to the point of falling apart and the sauce was thin and watery and was lacking flavor. The rest of my meal including the stale cheesecake was only fair. When you boast in print and on your menu that you're the Boss of the Sauce winner you should make sure that the dish you serve today is equal to the one that got you that title in the first place. I'm not coming back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "An old style bar restaurant serving healthy portions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tried Fratello's on Valentine's Day after noticing it on Open Table. First reaction was "what an old crowd". The atmosphere grew on us as the night progressed - energized group. Our server, Rebecca was great from the start, made us feel comfortable, and didn't hesitate to suggest menu items. Soup or salad were included with our dinners - my wife opted for shrimp bisque and I had a house salad with a tangy vinaigrette dressing. For the main course, we chose Atlantic sea scallops stuffed with crabmeat in a champagne dill sauce and Veal Desta (veal medallions with eggplant, prosciutto, cheese, onions, mushrooms in a light tomato sauce) - both were excellent! Drinks were good (nice selection of wine by the glass). We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came to Fratellos on Valentines Day as first timers, and the food and people around were great! But our waitress not so much, she treated us like three year olds not expecting much but a couple of "punk kids." Right after we got up she rushed to the table to pick up the check with her tip, we were not even two steps away from the table. We found it rude but the food and ambiance made up for it. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went with friends for Valentines Day, had heard good things but we were disappointed. We were seated in the back room by an exit door with a very cold draft. The table was an expanded square top to a rounded 6 top which tilted down in front of 4 guests. Sauces and soups could spill onto your lap if you weren't careful. The guests enjoyed their meals three did not. The ravioli special was tasty as was the flounder francaise but the stuffed scallops and swordfish were poorly complimented with too much sauce. Service was acceptable and pleasant. Won't go there again as it wasn't inexpensive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had another wonderful dining experience at Fratello's with our good friends this past Wednesday evening. As always, the food and service were terrific and we all had a most enjoyable evening. Start the night out with a specialty martini made by Joe, the long-time bartender. He is the best! All of the dishes containing red sauce (house specialty) are excellent, along with the Rigatoni Bolognese."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Our waitress was exceptional. This is the "Cheers" place in Sea Girt, NJ. Lot of regulars who were well known to all - no different to first timers though. We had the early bird specials and the portions were huge. All the people in my party had something different but each said theirs was delicious. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food is great. The bartenders, joe and Jess and Jill and Jackie are all very attentive and friendly. Our waitress was Susan and she is the best. Chris ,the owner, knows how the run a restaurant and is very. Welcoming to everyone dining here. We would tell everyone to go there at least once and then it would be their favorite also"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We went on a Friday night not anticipating the crowd and live music. Everyone enjoyed their soups and salad. Eight of us had different entrees including pastas, veal, chicken, crab and pork chops. We loved them all. Service was a little slow because the place was packed. We will definitely go back many more times on a less busy night."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I hadn't eaten here in a while and I had forgotten how good it was! We ate early so we may have gotten better service due to the emptiness of the place. The food was really wonderful and we will be back again soon."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Always enjoy our dinner as the food is very good and the service more than friendly"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "After reading some reviews, we requested to sit in the dining room instead of the bar. Thank God we did that, because the volume of the band in the bar was DEAFENING! My artichoke appetizer was very good, but the veal dish I had was bland, as was my husband's. The prices were reasonable, but the only reason we'd go back was if they had a band we liked, and decided to just sit in the bar (with earplugs) and have a couple of drinks."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We were there for the first time last weekend, found the food very good, -cant understand why it got so noisy all of a sudden. We had to raise our voices to speak across the table to our friends. The waitress was very good, and dealt with the allergy to certain foods I have."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening and dinner with our friends at Fratello's. Our table was reserved through Open Table and we were seated immediately. Service was excellent and our dinners were all very enjoyable. We look forward to returning in the near future."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Through Open Table I easily made a reservation for three for dinner. We arrived on time, had to wait about 15 minutes for our table; we were seated in a booth and ended up with the sweetest, most helpful waitress. We couldn't have had a better time if we tried. The food, as usual, was phenomenal. I always recommend Fratello's for a truly relaxing, enjoyable evening and food experience!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Overall just a very solid Italian restaurant at the jersey shore. I have eaten here many times and the classic italian dishes are very well prepared. Any type of parmesean is especially good...I believe their Marinara sauce won boss of the sauce. Another fantastic dish I had was lobster tail francese. Again the Italian classics are a can't miss and the early bird specials are a great deal"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I've been going to Fratello's for 20 years. Always a friendly greeting. Always excellent food. Warm and welcome atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Excellent food and service on a Saturday night. Loudest restaurant I've been in south of Manhattan. Three of us were seated right away, thanks to a reservation which I strongly recommend. Large menu which was a mild put off; I expected diner food quality. Not so. My mixed seafood in pasta with a cream sauce was a delight and enough for two meals. Halibut was moist and done to perfection. Tiramisu dessert was excellent also. I almost forgot appetizers. My artichoke hearts in lemon sauce was simply delicious. Have to add this place to my list of regulars."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Excellent food, service and atmosphere. An older crowd in general. Great bar atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "The back room where we ate was very loud and I didn't even have my hearing aid in. The food was very nicely prepared: mine - oysters nicely done; veal chop & shrimp w/scampi sauce - good flavors & presentation; the chop was a bit tough; desert - tiramisu was adequate - a bit juicy/watery partner's - pasta w/vodka sauce & seafood - flavor & presentation was good - portion was enormous(too big); dessert - eclair very nice What I enjoyed - food was served hot; ambience was just right for a neighborhood bar/restaurant w/entertainment; band very good What could be improved - training of staff - wasn't bad but it was our server's first night; too noisy - not the music just the conversation & laughter (room needs!!! sound deadening insulation)"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The staff went out of their way to please us since we had to wait a little longer for our table. Food and staff were excellent! Generous portions and plenty of time between courses."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The only down side of our visit was the noise level. Our party of five was seated at a spacious table next to the bar. Food and service were excellent but conversation at the table was hard to come by."
    Dined on 10/19/2013