Brando's

4.7
1943 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1943 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alexandra
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! The food is consistently delicious. The Gnocchi Three Ways is a must! Try it as an appetizer.

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vipYanke7
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were both exceptional. Could use some soundproofing improvement.

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Sued
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food and drinks were very good. We sat outside and it was too chilly but were not able switch to indoor seating.

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vipJoseph
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still digesting

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Garyr
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 66 th anniversary of my parents and thank you Josephy for your outstanding service

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JaeSea
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants around-and considering it is located in Asbury Park, a town chock full of great places to eat - that says something. Everything is consistently delicious. The complimentary bread is served with garlic olive oil, olive tapenade and ricotta cheese. The gnocchi trio is mouth watering. I haven’t had one of their famous steaks yet.... but it’s coming’! I like the dining outdoor option even though it’s Main Street which is a disaster. You can park a block away for free in the NJ Transit lot which great and gives you a short walk after the PISTACHIO ICE CREAM CAKE that MUST have for dessert. Do not try to eat your meal in one sitting - the generous portions will leave you feeling overstuffed. In Asbury, my go to is Brando’s!

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vipGailF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Giovanni was an excellent server, as he was very attentive. Food, as always, was wonderful. A great time was had by all!

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vipBobbyS
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a perfect meal

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David
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Classic and innovative Italian dishes done to perfection. Outstanding service. Highly recommend!

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vipDonnaF
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent! Enjoyed our meal.

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jetlag1621
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RickB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LaurenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! They made my birthday extra special!

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vipNJfoodie
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, big portions. A little expensive but def get your money’s worth. To me the best food in the jersey shore

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fuzzy
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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vipSusanV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food and service is always amazing!

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janea
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food. Spedini delicious. Shrimp and scallops with papperdelle superb. Best was the cannoli! Can’t wait to go back again.

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FaithC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found everything really great. This was my fourth visit and the food and service was consistently good every time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we got was delicious. We love this place !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.....

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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REGB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent -- prices high but worth the price! Service excellent.

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ThomasL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food

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AllisonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service. Best pistachio ice cream cake and amazing food!

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MichaelR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Brando's! Their veal parm is the best I have ever had. Great ambiance and excellent drinks.

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AsburyGrove
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served with distinction. A true gem of a night out.

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JeffN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LauraM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Teresa, our server, was amazing. We will be back !

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Sonshine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ElizabethR
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall dining experience was exceptional! Highly recommend and will come back!

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CMR11
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative dishes with great flavors. Staff extremely knowledgeable and professional. Definitely looking forward to returning

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ChristinaJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to the area for Memorial Day weekend. Celebrated our anniversary here. Great place!!

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KatG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Fredo
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time
Great food
Great service
We were really happy with our choice
The waiter Dillion was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Good food and atmosphere.

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 1943 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.