Brando's

4.7
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1824 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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vipJohn
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service .,

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Larousse
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

We have eaten at Brandos many times before. Not sure if the same chef is there, food was not up to par.

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KimS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

birthday for a friend

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vipGreat
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don our waiter was great. The evening was perfect!

TK
TonyK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Attractive place. Very good food. Excellent Service. I'd go back again.

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Will
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service, reasonable price for the overall value

AF
vipAvonFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always

AO
AndrewO
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had and amazing service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wife birthday
Everything was absolutely terrific, except for the fried calamari which was uncharacteristically terrible

TB
vipThomasB
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome despite two loud tables next to us that made it difficult to have conservative among us

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my anniversary Last night (Tuesday night) and everything was amazing. When we first walked in the friendly host who I believe was the manager aswell greeted us and wished us a happy anniversary and showed us to our table which had rose peddles on it. We were greeted right away and shown the extensive wine/cocktail menu. Our server don was friendly, professional and attentive. The food and ambience was superb and the home made pistachio desert was the best I ever had . Definatly will be coming back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brando’s never disappoints. Staff is excellent and the food is superb!

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Walkmonk
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on a Saturday night at 6PM- somewhat noisy crowd at bar and tables. No yelling just conversations. After taking our order, the waitress mentioned that because the food was prepared fresh and the kitchen was backed up there might be a wait. We had ordered a bottle of wine and didn't mind waiting. Food came much faster than I expected. It was delicious!! From entree to dessert everything was outstanding. It is a bit expensive but you get what you pay for. The worse thing about going to Brando's is finding nearby parking.

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vipcindyB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service ! Came from Phila and totally worth the ride !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always the perfect place with the perfect food and the service is amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We’ve loved Brando’s in the past but this might feel short. Food and service not what we’ve come to expect when we go there.

CT
CherylT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! Service, food, ambiance was everything I anticipated.

We will be back!

MM
MeredithM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brando’s is ALWAYS 5 stars. Food is always delicious and service is always outstanding.

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, nice atmosphere. Make your reservations

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Pasully
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is fantastic place to either enjoy a great dinner or business meeting dinner. It got everything you could want. Wine list is wonderful and selection of Entrées is all across the spectrum!

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JohnF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was very good and food was excellent as always. Bar area was very loud. Overall a very nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and ambiance were great, and the food was delicious! My husband and I loved everything!

DF
vipDonnaF
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food! Excellent steaks! Always perfect! Highly recommend!

DS
vipDaveS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

mind blowing pasta dish in foil and the pork was awesome too

fantastic service too!

RK
RobinK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Brandos. Everything about it is wonderful. A great dining experience!

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I frequent Brandos quite often and love their food. Unfortunately, tonight, Valentines Day, was a HUGE let down. This streak pictured, was a $110 "Dry Aged" Porterhouse. I asked for it to be medium and specifically told our waitress to make sure it was medium. The steak we received was rare. I normally wouldn't mind, as I typically enjoy my streaks cooked medium rare, however, my fiancé at 1 Piece of the filet side which was cooked to a medium temp. Also, the strake has no flavors of the dry-aging process which made me wonder if the steaks were aged at all. I've eaten at some of the best steakhouse in the world, so I can taste the notes of a dry aged steak.

When the manager came by and asked how everything was, I told her we were unsatisfied with the temperature of the steak, she responded by saying that the kitchen would normally remake it if we told our waitress, which we did, and she kept it moving.

Also, I had a special request on our reservation which I made 2 months ago which was not acknowledged by the staff.

$200 later and a hungry fiancé we paid our check and left. We now have mixed feelings about Brando's. Prior to this visit we absolutely loved everything about Brando's and would frequent at least once if not twice a month. The value of tonight's dinner was terrible and the quality of the food and service we received was sub par to say the least. I wish management would have stepped in and offered to remake the steak.

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vipHerbie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. It’s are go to spot for special occasions and date night. This was a fourth year in a row for Valentines Day.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

LM
LaurieM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! Delicious as always. Went for 20th Anniversary, Hostess decorated table so sweetly and they brought an adorable anniversary dessert to surprise us! So great!

DP
DoreenP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing..service was excellent!! Will go back again. Highly recommend!

SB
StephanieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time - not disappointed!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Definitely recommend this restaurant. However, it is on the pricier side, but priced appropriately and fairly for the exceptional level of food and service provided.

KG
vipKatieG
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Brandos and believe I've written a review before. The service is great, the food is served hot and delicious and the atmosphere is just right. We usually order the Veal chop parmigiana...amazing. They always have delicious specials and choices for those who prefer steaks, fish or pasta. The only constructive criticism I could give is to have the bar use Luxardo cherries rather than the bright red ones. Luxardo = quality. Tks :) Lastly I think you may want to make an exception for men wearing hats (not baseball caps) Some men who are bald need their hat to keep warm.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food ,ambiance, and service were all outstanding.

DV
DawnV
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing food, amazing service. Always consistent, never disappointed

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Shellyt
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal. I love Brando's.

SG
SaraG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my 40th birthday. We were seated at the table which had birthday confetti on it. We ordered cocktails and the octopus. Whenever the octopus is available at Brando’s, you MUST order it - phenomenal! We each ordered something different for dinner and I had the lobster arrabbiata. I loved it. The flavors were wonderful. My brother had a pork chop that was almost larger than the plate. Brando’s is never a disappointment.

MB
MatthewB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday, food was outstanding and service was great.

MA
MATTHEWS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have excellent food and service. Never had a bad meal here and I go often. Filet mignon appetizer is a special on weekends and is great, pistachio ice cream is a must! Make reservations it's well worth it!

FAQs

Brando's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 774-2222.

Brando's is rated 4.7 stars by 1824 OpenTable diners.

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