Brando's

4.7
1475 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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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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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
4 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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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food, excellent cocktails , but unfortunately the restaurant was really cold.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing! I had Dylan as my server for the second time and he is always on point. Great food and top notch service!!!

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For my wife’s 70th birthday our family had an intimate party at Brando’s. It was a wonderful experience. We had salads, scallops, pasta fra diavolo, pasta Sinatra, meatballs and spaghetti, orecchiette, chicken Francese. All were outstanding! Then desserts. Oh the desserts! Brownies, tiramisu, and the pistachio ice cream cake. So good!
The waitstaff were very attentive, and fun to talk with. Everything was simply marvelous! The waitstaff made us feel very relaxed and special; and a good time was had by all!

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WD
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is always great and food is fantastic.

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O
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in New Jersey!!!! Highly recommend. 5 stars

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DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went with friends we all had an excellent dining expierience

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JC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super evening! Dillon our server is probably the best server I have ever experienced at a US restaurant!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our son's birthday and had a delicious meal with great service from our waiter Benjamin. The fresh pasta was excellent the filet mignon was done to perfection and the pistachio and caramel ice cream cake was a perfect finale. They were also very accommodating to my diet needs. We can't wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was exceptionally. My only comment is the table size for couples it’s to large to talk across the table and be heard . We sat side by side instead . The room off from the bar could use a bit more decor on the walls or drapes . We sat at the first table next to the wall it was lacking charm.

The portions presentation and food was fantastic !
Our waiter was also wonderful and attentive .

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MZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoy our meal. Great every time. A place you can count on.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful meal. Everything is delicious and our server Bobby is the best!

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MM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have friends come from NY and PA to eat here. Best Italian food by far. The steaks are steak house quality. No wonder why you need reservations weeks in advice for Saturday nights.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Heard good things from friends about

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SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was outstanding except for the noise level. Very difficult to carry on a conversation with all the noise.

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c
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not been there in a few years as we live about 1 hour away. Since we would be in that area for business decided to go once again. It was just as wonderful as I remembered. Suddenly the ride doesn't seem to matter. We will be back much sooner. Dinner and service were wonderful.

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CR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Italian food in Asbury. Not in the center of it but worth finding.
Great service and terrific food.
Love it

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary night. Great service. Wine was amazing. Food was so good. Overall great experience.

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BC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the staple Italian spot in NJ. From service to food it's beyond an A+. Get the pasta al forno as an app and the pork part special. You can thank me later. I can't believe I'm writing this with the possibility of even more people taking up my reservation spot, but Brando's deserves a stellar review.

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j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Don was a super waiter and the food delicious and plentiful

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BM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 6 and first time here. Certainly not our last! Our server was Theresa & she was terrific!! She gave us suggestions & everything she suggested was on the money!! The food was outstanding!!
When we return, and we definitely will, we will request her!!!
Five stars all the way!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time fabulous dinner - the steak was outstanding

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JP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely!! It was wonderful!! The food was spectacular!! and the service was great!

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RG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is simply amazing! If you are looking for a great steak place, look no further

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, BUT deception I believe mentioning specials in steaks.
No prices given and what I thought would be similar amounts as in menu at 44$-50$ suddenly turned into an 85$ and 70$ steaks when check arrived.

Great flavor and melt in mouth meat for in bone dishes

Cheese cake was scrumptious.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my birthday- great meal great night!

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v
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 6 was welcomed and treated warmly. The food was excellent- a great time had by all!

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