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
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.
Thank you! Service, food, ambiance was everything I anticipated.
We will be back!
Brando’s is ALWAYS 5 stars. Food is always delicious and service is always outstanding.
Great food, great staff, nice atmosphere. Make your reservations
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!
Service was very good and food was excellent as always. Bar area was very loud. Overall a very nice experience.
The service and ambiance were great, and the food was delicious! My husband and I loved everything!
The best Italian food! Excellent steaks! Always perfect! Highly recommend!
I always love Brandos. Everything about it is wonderful. A great dining experience!
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.
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.
Excellent service and food!
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!
Food was amazing..service was excellent!! Will go back again. Highly recommend!
2nd time - not disappointed!
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.
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.
Food ,ambiance, and service were all outstanding.
As always, amazing food, amazing service. Always consistent, never disappointed
Always an excellent meal. I love Brando's.
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.
Took my girlfriend here for her birthday, food was outstanding and service was great.
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!
Good food. Very nice waiter. Beautiful ambiance. About 20% overpriced. Salad could be better. Fish good.
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.
For an Italian restaurant, the pasta was weak. The steak was the best, pork chop dry, fish over done. Eh!
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
Amazing service and food Top notch
Wonderful food, service and decor!
Everything was amazing! Our sever Don was excellent!
This was a great experience. Try the octopus or filet bites.
We had a pleasant dinner it was our first time. We will try it again
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
Best filet ever! Entire meal was wonderful.
Always a great experience. Food, service and ambiance is wonderful.
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.
Best restaurant EVER! We have been there 3 times and always consistent
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!!
Christmas Eve dinner was outstanding! Warm, friendly, great food. Plus Special XMas Eve menu along w regular favorites!! Best of both worlds
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! 🎅🏻🎄🤶🏻