Brando's

4.8
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1805 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

We will be back!

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

JF
New York Area
5 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.

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

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

RK
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
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.

H
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
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

LM
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
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

2nd time - not disappointed!

OT
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
New York Area
41 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food ,ambiance, and service were all outstanding.

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

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

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

Always an excellent meal. I love Brando's.

SG
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
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MA
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!

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Good food. Very nice waiter. Beautiful ambiance. About 20% overpriced. Salad could be better. Fish good.

1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served by a friendly and courteous staff who are literally there to "serve" you and make your dining experience an enjoyable event. Staff is always ready to make recommendations and assist those people who have special dietary concerns. Drinks are on point and the atmosphere only adds to the entire dining experience. One of our favorite places to bring family and friends for either a special occasion or a relaxing dinner.

JC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

For an Italian restaurant, the pasta was weak. The steak was the best, pork chop dry, fish over done. Eh!

c
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at this restaurant gets it. They know how to make a dining experience special. From the hostess to the barmaid to the wait staff everyone wants you to be satisfied.
We were out for my wife’s birthday a special occasion but not interested in calling attention to it like some restaurants.
There was a splash of confetti on the table wishing her Happy Birthday. When desert came a Happy Birthday message written in chocolate sauce. Nice little touches my wife appreciated.
And, oh yes not to be forgotten the food was delicious and served properly we never felt rushed.
Perfect for a special occasion but we’ll definitely be back before than

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food Top notch

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and decor!

LM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Our sever Don was excellent!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. Try the octopus or filet bites.

PP
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a pleasant dinner it was our first time. We will try it again

TW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took some new residents for the first Time to Brando’s and they were duly impressed ...food and the wine were excellent...service impressive

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet ever! Entire meal was wonderful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food, service and ambiance is wonderful.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great, older gentlemen with an Italian accent. Great with the menu and was able to have the chef make a special for me that was on the menu the last time we were in. Easily one of the best restaurants in AP.

CC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant EVER! We have been there 3 times and always consistent

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early New Year Eve to celebrate my in-laws wedding anniversary. They had the table beautifully set up. From the drinks to appetizer's to our meals was amazing. Such attentive staff and food was so wonderful. The lovely manager made sure to recognize my in-laws anniversary with cannoli's and candles and the desserts were so so good. Everything was great!! Cannot wait to go back! Thank you for a wonderful evening!!

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was outstanding! Warm, friendly, great food. Plus Special XMas Eve menu along w regular favorites!! Best of both worlds

BN
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve at Brando’s was delicious. We have a Christmas Eve Tradition of going out for dinner and this is our new annual location! 🎅🏻🎄🤶🏻