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
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Pistachio Caramel Ice Cream Cake
Our famous homemade pistachio ice cream cake with a drizzle of caramel sauce
Pork Chop Brando
14oz Berkshire pork chop - hot and sweet peppers - garlic - onions - bacon and onion potato tart
Our classic meatballs and pasta "old school" topped with ricotta
Always consistent! Enjoyed our meal.
Went early. Restaurant was not full....very enjoyable. Great waiter, food was properly paced.Not a big fan of the Cavatelli special with crab and a pea pesto...pizzas looked good. Tiramisu was divine as was the branzino.
We have been dining at Brando's for several years and when we make a reservation, we always request Teresa as our server. She is energetic, friendly and really make our dining experience the best. The food is great, but she makes it even better.
Food and service were outstanding! They made my birthday extra special!
Brando's was recommended to us by a friend....and we are so happy he did. We had a wonderful meal the spicy shrimp was so tasty everything was very good. Can't recommed Brando's to our friends. We will be back!
Amazing food, big portions. A little expensive but def get your money’s worth. To me the best food in the jersey shore
The Octopus was chewy and served with mashed potatoes and brown gravy under it??? Very heavy combination...why not arugula or something lighter on a summer menu? The pork chop was dry and basically smothered in peppers and onions, although the sauce was very tasty. The veal was very odd and again smothered in a very heavy odd sauce. Very loud.
Their food and service is always amazing!
Excellent Italian food. Spedini delicious. Shrimp and scallops with papperdelle superb. Best was the cannoli! Can’t wait to go back again.
I found everything really great. This was my fourth visit and the food and service was consistently good every time.
Everything we got was delicious. We love this place !
Never a bad meal!! We had the pork chop with bolognese and branzzino. Both were huge, 3 adults shared and we still brought home leftovers!! Service was amazing.....
Went on a double date here with friends and loved the experience! The waiter knew about almost every item on the menu, and was super helpful in assisting me in finding a gluten free option (that wasn’t a salad for once)! We ran a few minutes late as we walked over from our home and underestimated our travel time, and they were still able to accommodate us!
Food was excellent -- prices high but worth the price! Service excellent.
We were celebrating a birthday, Brando’s had table decorated with some confetti. Our waiter was pleasant, quick to serve, our glasses were never empty. Food was amazing. We ordered beggars purses and spedini for appetizers. Pacherri bolognese and pasta Stefano for first course. Dinner consisted of Brodetto, pork chop Brando and porterhouse for two. Fried tortini and sorbet sampler for dessert. Each course was delicious. We will definitely be back.
Put that it was a birthday celebration & they had happy birthday confetti all over our table. Super accommodating and nice staff! Waitor was amazing & knew the menu so well. Food was delicious&portions were big
Great dinner and service. Best pistachio ice cream cake and amazing food!
I love Brando's! Their veal parm is the best I have ever had. Great ambiance and excellent drinks.
Great food served with distinction. A true gem of a night out.
We were there to celebrate our anniversary and from the moment we walked in we were made to feel special by the entire staff. The food and ambience were amazing. Can't wait to go back again.
Excellent food. Teresa, our server, was amazing. We will be back !
I took my wife there for dinner for her birthday; the staff was aware of this and everyone not only greeted her, but wished her a happy birthday. When seated at the table, it was decked out with birthday wishes, very nice touch. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding and the birthday greetings made it a very special evening, we can’t wait to go back.
Overall dining experience was exceptional! Highly recommend and will come back!
Our waiter Giuseppe was AMAZING! The food was decent. Not the best Italian meal. I had the meatball ensalada, gnocchi three ways and the scallop with risotto. The drinks were good! Overall, this would not be a restaurant that would be on a top list to return to for the food.
Creative dishes with great flavors. Staff extremely knowledgeable and professional. Definitely looking forward to returning
Came to the area for Memorial Day weekend. Celebrated our anniversary here. Great place!!
There were 4 of us. 3 had veal dishes. The veal was tough. I had chicken with sausage that had a nice kick to it. My dish was very good.
Great service, friendly and knowledgeable. Chris, our server was great as well as the rest of the staff. The burrata and octopus apps were delicious. The hanger steak as well as the veal milanese were cooked to perfection and were also delicious. The homemade pistachio ice cream cake is a must have!
We were really happy with our choice
The waiter Dillion was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations
Great restaurant. Good food and atmosphere.
Food is always great, good size portions and professional wait staff. Our go to for special occasions!
Food is consistently very good! Our party of 7 was extremely satisfied with every dish.
Have dined here many times.
First time I have been disappointed.
Everything was amazing as usual we had Michael he was outstanding. Can’t wait to come back...
Brian our waiter was great. I asked for his recommendation for dinner, and he was spot on with one of the specials. The dinner was for our wedding anniversary. We will be back for sure. Looking forward to having the filet.
Wonderful spot; our first time here and really enjoyed the food and vibe.
Appetizers amazing, entrees good, drinks and wine delicious, cappuccino’s amazing. Dessert yummy!
Food was decent, service was awful! Will never go back again!
We celebrated a birthday with dinner at Brandos. This restaurant is just outstanding. One of our favorites in fact. They are really top notch. I marked on Open Table that it was a birthday. The table had little birthday decorations all over it! Our birthday girl was delighted. Service was excellent. Food was great. The polenta with mushrooms is so good. I like the pork chop parm Bolognese. Steaks were excellent. The pork chop Brando is next for me. I had a taste and it is the best around. The desserts are great as well. I forget the name but the almond coated ice cream is killer. Of course we will be back. Parking is easy across the street at the train station. Dont tell anyone. Lol.
Brando's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 774-2222.
Brando's is rated 4.7 stars by 1934 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.