Brando's

4.7
1502 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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

























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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Everything is always amazing. We had the grilled octopus and meatballs for apps and had the bolognese and filet mignon for our entrees. For dessert we had the pistachio ice cream cake. Everything was delicious!! We always highly recommend Brando’s!!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food that is served by an extraordinary staff who are friendly and eager to answer questions or make suggestions. One of our favorite places.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brando’s is always consistent. Great food. Wonderful service. We love coming here.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit and we will return here again and again for the outstanding service, the dry aged steaks and gnocchi three way.

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DC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Food and service are top notch

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They stuffed Portabella mushrooms with cheese were spectacular. The mushroom burst in your mouth with flavor

The seafood Fri Diablo had huge shrimp and the sauce was moderately spicy and excellent

Don was our waiter, extremely professional and attentive.

I highly recommend

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GW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the drinks right thru to dessert. Would highly recommend. Looking forward to going back soon.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delicious meal! Our “go to “ place anytime!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday! Everything was amazing as always.

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NC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Great ambiance and atmosphere. Also great choices of wines by the bottles and drinks. It’s a bit expensive especially the specials which we ordered but it was really good. The sea bass was delicious, I would recommend that if you ever go there. The only thing I would give a 2 star about the place is the salad that we ordered . It did not have enough greens on it. I can count the leaves on the plate. Otherwise, this place is good for any special occasion you want to celebrate.

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GS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday or just any reason to splurge on phenomenal food! We will be returning soon for the food and the service and the comprehensive wine list. The entire experience was positive from beginning to end.

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was wonderful and attentive. Hanger steak was delicious. Carrots undercooked and mash potatoes room temperature. Looking forward to going back and sitting in the bar area and enjoy their specials.

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday sauce. Had to have it at work for lunch.

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here was fabulous!! I ordered two 'old school' dishes that were right on the money. Spedini and fried tortoni - both authentic Italian. They had Ciroc vodka available (specifically cocnut), which is may favorite. Wonderful bread with three different tastings to dip in. The manager came over, introduced herself and was very friendly. My best friend and I thoroughly enjoyed Brando's and will surely return.

Oh, and another bonus....complimentary valet parking!!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm welcoming experience that only leaves you wanting more. Will truly aim to make another stop at this charming restaurant.

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F
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Brando’s. Went because of all the great reviews. Three of us got veal dishes, the fourth got the Pork Chop Brando’s. While the folks who got the veal really enjoyed their dishes (I tasted them all), my favorite dish was the pork chop. We also got the meatball appetizer that almost everyone raved about in their reviews. It was outstanding! Seems like folks enjoyed their cocktails too. Service was excellent. Attentive but not intrusive. We all agreed that we look forward to our next visit to Brando’s.

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S
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a birthday dinner and it was fabulous!

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brando’s is the best restaurant in Asbury
Angry Lobster is the greatest dish I ever ate

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LT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a fantastic time at Brando’s! Brandis made my husbands birthday special for both of us. The food is always fantastic and our server was truly professional. My only remark would be the bus staff watching there language on the floor. I could hear a buster cursing at my server. Other then that we had such a great time and will be back!

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t
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Brandos. Awesome atmosphere, amazing dishes, delicious desserts, and attentive service.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our favorite place to dine in Asbury. Great service, great food and great cocktails. Only issue is when you’re seated in the bar area it gets much too loud. I suggest when making reservations, request a table in the dining room. I will certainly do that in the future.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I heard so many great things, I think my exceptions were a little to high. Upon being seated it was so dark we had to ask the waiter to please raise the lights, since we couldn’t see the menus. Then I ordered Prosecco which was poured into a wine glass. The waiter said the Champagne glasses were dirty but then must have cleaned them and took them out for the second glass. My main course the lobster Ravioli was under cooked. My husbands steak was seasoned and cooked to perfection perfectly. Our friend had the Veal Chop stuffed with figs which was average at best. Be prepared average food at a big price.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don was excellent and very knowledgeable. The food was very good and worth the price.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing veal parm

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s
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. wide variety, well prepared, top quality meats, fish.
Our server, Theresa, was superb. Reception left something to be desired. A man at the reception area was on the phone, and never looked up while we were standing in front of him. Waited 3-4 minutes before saying " excuse me; we have a reservation". Then he looked up and said follow me. No smiles or apology.
Noise level was louder in the bar area. We went early, but by the time we left, the restaurant was full and even the larger side area was loud.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday was my first visit to Brando's. Love love this restaurant. Food and service was wonderful. Can't wait to go again!!!

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TV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to enjoy a dinner here at least 2xmonth. It’s a little pricey but worth it. Staff is awesome!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!! Our server was amazing and very helpful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wings were great, the aged ribeye was amazing if you eat steak you will love it. My date had special requests for food; gluten free, no dairy, and something else but I don’t remember. The waiter made sure everything met her needs.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!! Service was perfect we were left to ourselves for our anniversary and never wanted, or waited for anything.

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We are not in a rush to go back. We have always loved Brando’s but the last two times we have been there we had to wait for over a half hour to get our entrees after appetizers. We were full on bread and water by the time dinner came around. It was not a busy night so we never knew why there was a delay in service. We gave them a second chance but it was not worth it. Plenty of other great Italian restaurants around. Too bad the food is pretty good.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Abraham was fabulous. Great night!

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PP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was excellent but very noisy when seated by bar.

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g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Brando's with my family for years now, and it is still my favorite restaurant. The service is great and the food is even better!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a delightful time spent with my husband for my birthday dinner. The food was spectacular! The best Bolognese I’ve ever had! Our server was delightful and kind. A terrific experience for any occasion. Thank you!

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BS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our first time experience was great! Our waiter was very attentive, we didn’t feel rushed. The quality of food was exceptional. Looking forward to returning to try different dinners😊

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place me and girlfriend had an awesome meal and awesome atmosphere

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O
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

After reading the reviews I guess my expectations were to high . The food was fair , we had the meatball appetizer which was ok , and the ravioli special that was very good . For dinner , the chicken francais was good , the veal and peppers not very good . The few pieces of veal on the plate were tough and chewy. The best thing of the night was the tiramisu.... fantastic . The zeppoles were disappointing. Overall not worth the money

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TL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Theresa the waitress was so professional, full of knowledge regarding the food and drink and was truly caring of our needs

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N
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this place is amazing. Food drinks service everything

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