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Brando's

4.6
1046 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Brando's was founded on the premise of great food made from quality ingredients, excellent service, and a warm atmosphere which we believe are the three elements of any enjoyable dining experience.

The chef/owner, Steven Botta, grew up in Brooklyn and learned many of recipes used at Brando's from his mother. Raised in this welcoming tradition, he believes when you enter Brando's, whether its your first time or your one hundredth time, you should always feel like they are dining with family.

Soulful Italian is the best way to describe our menu. Our culinary team has been trained at the finest culinary schools, and has over fifty years of combined experience. From our fresh pasta, to our line-caught fish, to our thirty-five day dry-aged steaks, the difference is discernible

























Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed
Tues-Thurs: 4pm-10pm
Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm
Sunday: 3pm-9pm
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Phone number
(732) 774-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Timothy Spielman
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Private party facilities
Private dining room available upon request, subject to availability
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Private party contact
Susan: (732) 774-2222
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Catering
We offer upscale private parties
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cookman
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking on Friday and Saturday
Metered street parking and metered lots at train station and on Lake Ave
*Helpful hint: parking lot 1 block south on southbound side of Main Street -Bank is closed during dinner hours and spots are usually available
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Public transit
NJ Transit train directly accross the street.
Asbury Park offers a seasonal "free ride" in a continuous loop from the boardwalk to the downtown- just flag it down...
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Entertainment
Tuesday: 20 select wines for $20/bottle
Wednesday: Burger Night!
Thursday: 1/2 price select bottle of wine w/ purchase of dry aged steak
Tues-Thurs 4pm-5:30pm: $35 3 course pre-fix
Sunday:Grandma's Traditional Sunday Gravy $31/person
Tues-Fri 4pm-6:30pm: Happy Hour (available at BAR and PATIO ONLY)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

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What 1046 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 14 hours ago

One of the best Italian meals ever!! Home made ravioli stuffed with filet mignon was out of this world!!! Home made zeppolis with vanilla ice cream was outrageous!! Highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food exceptional. Drinks a little pricey at $16 a pop. Waiyer was phenomenal. A little loud but that was because of large group behind us. We definitely will be going back. Just hate the parking in Asbury.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Table was decorated for birthday event...really nice touch. Server was extremely attentive.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Awesome as usual. Great job Steve and staff!!!!! One of our favorites for years

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food, Excellent service, wonderful time!! Second time here and it’s a keeper!! Worth it

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were six for a second go around and as before were super pleased with both their very gourmet style Italian dishes -- and their exceptional steaks.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Would definitely recommend it. Great service, very good food and decibel levels you can actually hear conversation with. Pleasant place to sit. A bonus in Asbury - free street parking! Winning combination. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Fantastic as always. Food is great probably best Italian on the jersey shore staff is knowledgeable and accommodating Waiter took it upon himself to get my daughter some cannoli’s with holly birthday in the plate. Excellent experience as usual with brandos. And the food is exquisite

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My family and I were looking forward to a family get together and your Sunday sauce . Our daughter traveled down from Jersey City as well. Our server Kyle was awesome. After we ordered we were told they were out of the Special Sunday sauce. We were there by 645 n ordered by 7. Are you kidding? Where could we go now? How could you be out of your famous special? How do you not tell your staff ahead of time that you are running low n to be aware? It truly ruined my evening but we made the best of it. Kyle went out of his way apologizing but we knew it wasn’t his fault. Lastly you would think a wonderful establishment would compensate your patrons with a drink on the house or a dessert . But that was not the case. Very unfortunate because You lost a returning customer.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Never a bad meal here my wife and I always enjoy our food and Brando’s in general!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a really wonderful evening. Service is top notch and food is always fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food is always delicious. The service is exceptional. You must try the octopus appetizer! This was our second visit to Brando’s and we will be back again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Abraham, our Server, was quite knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive! Outstanding food as well! Kieran the Manager was very personable! All around great experience! We can’t wait to visit again!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful early Easter dinner! For an appetizer the Beet Salad was delicious! As entree's we enjoyed the CHICKEN FRANCAISE which was a generous portion and FILET MIGNON which was cooked to perfection. Our server was pleasant, knowledgable and attentive. For dessert we shared the ITALIAN CHEESECAKE - for two. Having valet parking is a plus! Always a pleasant experience and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter was great!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday brunch. Food was delicious. Portions big enough for generous take-homes. Service was friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A very nice meal celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The service and food were excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were there Saturday night to celebrate my birthday. I had the lobster tail special and my boyfriend had the veal chop parmigiana both dishes were excellent. The service was wonderful and was surprised at the end with a Birthday dessert. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outstanding food and service as usual!

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I was looking forward to trying Brando's but unfortunately it was very disappointing. The noise level was unacceptable. Although the appetizers were great, the main course were horrible. Savoy Chicken was too sticky to be able to eat it properly. The special lobster dish was dry and difficult to get out of the shell. Won't go back.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The fried zucchini appetizer was just slabs of breaded & fried zucchini, not the more preferred crunchy stick type(like the have at Brioso's). The gnocchi trio and octopus were good however. Desserts were also good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Great bar and wine. Enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic as always

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was an unfortunate beginning as there were several very loud and obnoxious tables surrounding us celebrating birthdays. As I know we went out on a holiday, and it was expected, our family found it to be overwhelming. However, our waiter Chris was amazing at servicing our table and easing our bothered emotions. The food was second to none, and made the whole experience worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Dined on a Saturday night. The scampi appetizer was very good. Veal Napoleon and Rigitoni Bolognese were excellent. Fried Tortoni for desert is the best. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was the most delicious meal we have had by far in this area. The polenta and mushrooms and the linguine Sinatra were both beyond compare! For appetizers we had the clams with red sauce... equally exquisite! And finally, there are no words adequate to describe the pistachio ice cream pie for dessert...LOVE

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Veal Milanese was superb! Scrumptious! Best my better half ever had!
Chilean sea bass was delicious!
Bread basket with condiments was phenomenal! We ate too much we had to bring half our meals home!
Will return soon!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The Fried Calamari was a bit chewy and defiantly was not fresh. Our meals however were great! The pork chop Brando was amazing and the orrechiette pasta was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We had a business meeting and it was way too loud. I won’t be able to have any more meetings at Brando’s since there isn’t a private room.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Food and Service was wonderful. A must try at the Jersey Shore

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Went to Brabdo's to celebrate both my and my husbands birthdays, along with our daughter and her boyfriend. The service was great and the food was wonderful as always.

Have been to Brando's many times and never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Walked in at 3pm on Sunday when doors opened. Reservation for 4 adults-first visit-recommended by a friend. Floors had just been mopped and slight smell of bleach, which is a good thing to see, esp. during flu season... Warm, cozy, clean, nice staff-owner on premises. Attentive waiter. Brick oven pizza was outstanding. 'Sunday gravy special' is the way to go. Meatball, sausage, a pork rib beef and mommas gravy...very good-old school!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was great and service was excellent. Made reservations and sat immediately. Dining room was separate from the bar so it was nice and quiet. Also I put into open table that it was my boyfriends birthday and our table was decorated specifically for his birthday; Our server also knew it was his birthday. Complimentary Valet parking on the weekends was amazing and much needed due to the bad weather that day. 100% would go again.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Everything was great, great food, nice portions ,zero problems,zero complaints, I’ll be back for more

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The food and service and Brando's is fabulous! I keep telling myself " we have to come here more often "

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food and service were very good. Prices were more like a BYOB, a bit high. They serve alcohol.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food , great service. Our meal was wonderful from start to finish. Everyone in our party enjoyed every part of the meal. The service is top notch and the ambiance is really nice. Just be sure to make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Delicious food, wonderful service!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Truly enjoyed our dinner at Brando’s! Food was exceptional. Dylan, our waiter, was friendly and attentive. Although the dinner was expensive, it was truly worth every cent!

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