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Brando's

4.8
4.8
2495 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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 774-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steven Botta

  • Catering

    We offer upscale private parties

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room available upon request, subject to availability

  • Private party contact

    Susan: (732) 774-2222

  • Neighborhood

    Asbury Park

  • Cross street

    Cookman

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking and metered lots at train station and on Lake Ave *Helpful hint: Free parking on Main Street, and pay-to-park municipal lot on Lake Ave, and parking garage on Bangs Ave

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit train directly accross the street.<br />Asbury Park offers a seasonal "free ride" in a continuous loop from the boardwalk to the downtown- just flag it down...

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday: 20 select wines for $20/bottleWednesday: Burger Night!Thursday: Complimentary Select Dessert w/ purchase of dry-aged steakSunday: Grandma's Traditional Sunday Gravy $31/personMon-Fri: 4pm-6:30pm: Happy Hour (available at BAR Only)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasta

  • Pasta E Fagioli$9.00

    Rustic Italian soup - pasta—organic cannellini beans

    • Zucchini Fritte$10.00

      Fresh sliced panko crusted zucchini - garlic aioli dipping sauce

      • Tuscan Wings$10.00

        Free range jumbo chicken wings in extra virgin olive oil, lemon and fresh herbs, topped with caramelized onions

        • Spedini$12.00

          Layered mozzarella with rustic Italian bread - lightly fried - lemon anchovy - caper white wine sauce

          • Beggars Purses$11.00

            Crisp won-ton purses stuffed with sweet Italian sausage - ricotta- roasted peppers - garlic aioli - balsamic reduction

            • Crispy Calamari$13.00

              Lightly fried serve with serrano peppers - savory marinara

              • Zuppa Di Clams$16.00

                Little neck clams - shaved fennel, red or white wine garlic basic broth

                • Clams Oreganata$13.00

                  Little neck clams topped with roasted garlic and parsley

                  • Mussels Fra Diavolo$16.00

                    Spicy plum tomato sauce, garlic, rosemary and Sicilian long hots

                    • Jumbo Lump Crab And Avocado$25.00

                      Jumbo lump crab, avocado, poached shrimp, lemon, mint

                      • Burata$19.00

                        Prosciutto, mixed olives, crostini

                        • Mozzarella Caprese$14.00

                          Imported buffalo mozzarella - baby tomatoes -roasted peppers - fresh basil

                          • Meatball Insalata$14.00

                            Two fried meatballs, one in Sunday gravy and the other with extra virgin olive oil and roasted garlic, served with old school salad in a red wine vinaigrette

                            • Polenta and Mushrooms$15.00

                              Creamy polenta with butter and parmigiana-reggiano with mushrooms sautéed in marsala wine and shallots finished with truffle oil

                              • Eggplant Tower$14.00

                                Eggplant fried in homemade bread crumbs, layered with fresh mozzarella and tomato, topped with arugula and a balsamic reduction

                                Insalata

                                Try Our Fresh Pasta

                                • House Salad$10.00

                                  Mixed baby greens - cucumber - tomato - onion - white balsamic

                                  • Beet Salad$12.00

                                    Organic golden beets - whipped ricotta cheese - pistachio

                                    • Insalata Calabrese$12.00

                                      Baby arugula with shaved fennel and red onion, tossed in a citrus vinaigrette and topped with parmigiano-reggiano and blood orange slices

                                      • Brando's Wedge$12.00

                                        Crisp iceberg lettuce wedge - maytag chunky blue cheese dressing applewood smoked bacon

                                        • Carpaccio$15.00

                                          Prime filet mignon, baby arugula- tossed in black truffle oil and topped with shaved parmigiano-reggiano

                                          • Antipasto All'Italiana$16.00

                                            italian cured meats and cheeses

                                            Wood Oven Pizzette

                                            Friday and Saturday served until 7pm

                                            • Classic Neapolitan$12.00

                                              Fresh mozzarella, plum tomato and parmigiano-reggiano finished with extra virgin olive oil and basil

                                              • Palermo$16.00

                                                Slow cooked plum tomato with roasted garlic and onions topped with fresh buffalo mozzarella and parmigiano-reggiano finished with extra virgin olive oil and basil

                                                • White Truffle$14.00

                                                  Fresh mozzarella - truffle - exotic mushrooms -ricotta - pesto drizzle

                                                  • Prima Tartufi

                                                    Fresh mozzarella white pie with roasted garlic - grape tomato - extra virgin olive oil topped with arugula tossed in truffle oil- finished with prosciutto and parmigiano reggiano

                                                    • Calabria$18.00

                                                      Fresh mozzarella with roasted garlic - caramelized red onion and long hot peppers finished with extra virgin olive oil and parmigiano-reggiano

                                                      Pastas

                                                      gluten free and whole wheat pasta available upon request

                                                      • Rigatoni Vodka$18.00

                                                        Crispy pancetta sauteed with shallots in a tomato cream sauce

                                                        • Fusilli Alla Primavera$18.00

                                                          Fusilli pasta - medley of organic roasted vegetables - roasted garlic - Sicilian extra virgin olive oil

                                                          • Pacheri Meatballs$20.00

                                                            Our classic meatballs and pasta "old school" topped with ricotta

                                                            • Gnocchi "Three Way"$19.00

                                                              Homemade ricotta basil gnocchi- savory marinara sauce- basil pesto creamy alfredo sauce

                                                              • Orecchiette$20.00

                                                                Broccoli rabe and sausage

                                                                • Linguini Vongole$20.00

                                                                  Vongole finished with white wine - garlic -roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil

                                                                  • Rigatoni Bolognese$22.00

                                                                    Our famous classic bolognese - homemade ricotta

                                                                    • Bucatini Tomato And Basil$22.00

                                                                      Fresh tomatoes slow cooked - infused with garlic and basil oil - finished with parmigiano -reggiano

                                                                      • Pasta Al Forno$26.00

                                                                        Fusilli pasta - pancetta and shallots in a brandy cream sauce - topped with radicchio - baby shrimp finished with mozzarella and basil - served in a foil pouch

                                                                        • Linguini Sinatra$28.00

                                                                          Shrimp - scallops - clams - gaeta olives - capers - light marinara

                                                                          • Pappardelle Toscana$29.00

                                                                            Scallops - jumbo shrimp - spicy garlic sauce

                                                                            • Seafood Fra Diavolo$34.00

                                                                              Shrimp - mussels - clams - lobster in a spicy red sauce - finished with extra virgin olive oil and basil over tagliatelle

                                                                              Carne

                                                                              Ask About Our 35 Day Dry Aged Steak Selection P/a

                                                                              • Chicken Francese$22.00

                                                                                Free range chicken breast francaise style - white asparagus - capers - white wine lemon sauce - crispy risotto ball

                                                                                • Chicken Capriccio$22.00

                                                                                  Free range chicken breasts sauteed in marsala wine - garlic - mushroomsasparagus tips - crispy risotto ball

                                                                                  • Chicken Savoy$24.00

                                                                                    Bell & Evans chicken on the bone - balsamic reduction - parmesan garlic crust - crispy risotto ball

                                                                                    • Chicken Scarpariello$26.00

                                                                                      Bell & Evans chicken on the bone sauteed with sausage - potato - bell and serrano peppers - lemon - herbs - garlic

                                                                                      • Organic Hanger Steak$28.00

                                                                                        Organix raised hanger steak served sliced - smashed potato - organic root vegetables

                                                                                        • Filet Mignon$32.00

                                                                                          10oz prime filet - smashed potato - organic root vegetables - barolo demi

                                                                                          • Pork Chop Brando$26.00

                                                                                            14oz Berkshire pork chop - hot and sweet peppers - garlic - onions - bacon and onion potato tart

                                                                                            • Veal Cucina$28.00

                                                                                              Pan sauteed veal scallopini - sweet and hot peppers - onions - white winekiss of marinara

                                                                                              • Veal Napoleon$28.00

                                                                                                Medallions of veal scaloppini stacked with crimini mushrooms - savory wine truffle reduction - shoestring potatoes

                                                                                                • Veal Chop Fuoco$42.00

                                                                                                  14oz prime veal chop simply seasoned and broiled - Italian long hot peppers - potato tart

                                                                                                  • Veal Chop Milanese$42.00

                                                                                                    Double cut prime milk fed veal chop pounded thin - lightly breaded arugula salad - baby tomatoes

                                                                                                    • Veal Chop Parmigiana$42.00

                                                                                                      Double cut prime milk fed veal chop pounded thin - lightly breaded - savory marinara sauce - homemade mozzarella

                                                                                                      • Stuffed Veal Chop$42.00

                                                                                                        Double cut prime milk fed veal chop stuffed with fresh figs - asiago cheese - wild mushroom cognac sauce - bacon potato tart

                                                                                                        Pesce

                                                                                                        • Spicy Garlic Shrimp$30.00

                                                                                                          Jumbo shrimp sauteed in a spicy garlic sauce- risotto

                                                                                                          • Peasant Shrimp$30.00

                                                                                                            Jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlic and Sicilian olive oil - hot and sweet peppers - cannellini beans - white wine sauce - risotto ball

                                                                                                            • Chilean Sea Bass$34.00

                                                                                                              Eggplant caponata - shoestring sweet potatoes

                                                                                                              • Tuna$30.00

                                                                                                                WIld mushroom farrotto - sherry vinaigrette

                                                                                                                • Scallops$32.00

                                                                                                                  Zucchini "3 way" risotto - pistachio brown butter

                                                                                                                  • Brodetto$34.00

                                                                                                                    Lobster - scallops- fish of the day- jumbo shrimp - mussel - clams in a traditional Mediterranean tomato broth

                                                                                                                    • Branzino$34.00

                                                                                                                      Roasted whole Mediterranean sea bass - beluga black lentils - white wine - capers - lemon

                                                                                                                      • Angry Lobster "Arrabiata"

                                                                                                                        Fresh Maine lobster in the shell - cut in pieces - sauteed in Sicilian olive oil - basil - hot pepper - garlic - white wine

                                                                                                                        • MP

                                                                                                                      Contorti

                                                                                                                      • Italian Long Hot Peppers with Garlic$9.00

                                                                                                                        • Crispy Risotto Cakes$9.00

                                                                                                                          • Potato Tart$9.00

                                                                                                                            • Asparagus Sauteed in Garlic and Oil$9.00

                                                                                                                              • Broccoli Rabe Sauteed in Garlic and Oil$9.00

                                                                                                                                • Mashed Potato$9.00

                                                                                                                                  • Truffle Risotto$12.00

                                                                                                                                    • Lobster Mac & Cheese$20.00

                                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                      What 2,495 people are saying

                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                      4.8
                                                                                                                                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                      • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                                      • 4.9Service
                                                                                                                                      • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                                                                      • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                                                        CarolZ

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined today

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We had a very good experience celebrating my birthday at Brando’s. Everyone wished me a happy birthday and there was cute birthday confetti on the table. The food was delicious- Grilled octopus with mashed potatoes as our starter, Sunday sauce and Chilean Sea Bass for mains and tiramisu and wild berry zabaglione for dessert. The service was great - thanks to our server, Dylan. We will definitely be coming back!

                                                                                                                                      2. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined today

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Last minute date…Food and service was outstanding. Brando’s never disappoints.

                                                                                                                                      3. S

                                                                                                                                        Stephanie

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        We took my sister here for her birthday, it was lovely sitting outside. The food was great, ambience was lively and great service.

                                                                                                                                      4. LG

                                                                                                                                        LGR1

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        The food was so so good. And the drinks were strong.

                                                                                                                                      5. SM

                                                                                                                                        SueM

                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                        47 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        47 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Food and service were outstanding. They have a large menu and are still willing to make modifications to accommodate customers. The halibut was one of the best I have ever had. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                      6. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We enjoyed the great dinner at Brando’s as always! Food was delicious service was excellent

                                                                                                                                      7. KJ

                                                                                                                                        KJack

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Giuseppe was fantastic.. Food was great..Service outstanding

                                                                                                                                      8. D

                                                                                                                                        Duke

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Brando's is consistantly superb. Sue, Natalie and Team always do an outstanding job creating a great atmosphere, and the food and service is second to none in the area!

                                                                                                                                      9. VC

                                                                                                                                        VincentC

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        38 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        38 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Brando’s is an excellent restaurant in a town full of very fine dining establishments. We were greeted and promptly seated at our reservation time. The staff is very attentive supplying water and bread without any prompting just through their observation of their guests. The food is delicious and the serving sizes are overly generous especially the deserts. One desert would have sufficed for our party of four although we ordered three and all were wonderful. The dining room is comfortable and the range in prices on the menus allow for many budgets. One nice touch is today many restaurants don’t offer bread or some even charge for it, Brando’s graciously offers it as a part of your dining experience. This is a “ Don’t miss “ restaurant.

                                                                                                                                      10. ME

                                                                                                                                        MEKH

                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Our meal was excellent, from appetizers to dessert. Absolutely would highly recommend this gem.

                                                                                                                                      11. DC

                                                                                                                                        DanielC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Food was delicious. Service was good, great spot for seafood and steaks. Will definitely be back. But if I post this…. The secret is out… damn

                                                                                                                                      12. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Oklahoma City

                                                                                                                                        30 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        30 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Food and service was excellent. It is somewhat noisy but calmed down around 8:30. This is a busy and energetic restaurant but worth any noise inconvenience.

                                                                                                                                      13. J

                                                                                                                                        Jessicad

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall1food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Terrific meal. We each ordered different dishes, and every one was excellent.

                                                                                                                                      14. PP

                                                                                                                                        PattiP

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Service slightly slow, had to ask for water refills & cheese for pasta

                                                                                                                                      15. S

                                                                                                                                        Sylvia

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Another fantastic meal at Brando's! Absolutely love this restaurant.

                                                                                                                                      16. TS

                                                                                                                                        TSkinnz

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        55 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        55 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We love Brando’s so we took our family from out of town out for Mother’s Day. Everything was amazing! The service was the best we ever had. Vlad was an incredible server taking care of all of needs fir a large party on one of the busiest nights of the year. The food was delicious like always. I had one of the Mother’s Day specials, mushroom tortellini with lobster in a brandy sauce. They should add this dish to their regular menu!

                                                                                                                                      17. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Had a delicious dinner on Mother’s Day with outstanding service!!! Love Brandos!!

                                                                                                                                      18. RB

                                                                                                                                        RonaldB

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Mother’s Day dinner was a hit with our adult children finally joining us at this fantastic establishment!!!!

                                                                                                                                      19. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        The food never disappoints!! Delicious!!

                                                                                                                                      20. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Very enjoyable

                                                                                                                                      21. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Mother’s Day

                                                                                                                                      22. MS

                                                                                                                                        MichaelS

                                                                                                                                        Cleveland

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Brandos is a great restaurant, food delicious and the wonderful staff including our server Brian makes a place you want to go too, highly recommend!

                                                                                                                                      23. B

                                                                                                                                        Bigbluegiantfan

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Excellent food and service

                                                                                                                                      24. MM

                                                                                                                                        MoMo54

                                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great dinner!

                                                                                                                                      25. s

                                                                                                                                        schnibbler

                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        OCTOPUS was yummy and adequate portion. steak was perfectly cooked with leftovers pistachio dessert was nothing special Server Brian was great

                                                                                                                                      26. j

                                                                                                                                        joehock27

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Slight delay with seating but enjoyed a drink at the bar while waiting. VERY healthy pours! Service was very good, food up to par with Brando’s pre-COVID standards. Pistachio dessert is still amazing.

                                                                                                                                      27. DR

                                                                                                                                        DonR

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                        This is a great place with outstanding food and wine list. Highly recommend the stuffed veal chop. Was the best I ever had.

                                                                                                                                      28. KD

                                                                                                                                        KevinD

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We had a waitress that was training and she did an outstanding job! Food, service and everything was fantastic.

                                                                                                                                      29. FS

                                                                                                                                        FlorenceS

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        It was the Best service Thank you for great food

                                                                                                                                      30. S

                                                                                                                                        Steve

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Brandos is amazing, easily one of the best Italian and best restaurant in the area. Food is always extremely consistent. My family loves coming here. The fried calamari, the octopus, is always on point, cooked perfectly, and has never been bad once in my 6+ times coming here.

                                                                                                                                      31. JW

                                                                                                                                        JosephW

                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Very nice menu and wine list, excellent service, pleasant atmosphere, parking can be challenging. We will definitely look forward to coming back again.

                                                                                                                                      32. s

                                                                                                                                        sandyd

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Love everything about Brandos! Service , ambiance and there are no words to truly describe the food and its freshness flavor palate DELICIOUS! Will be back next week!

                                                                                                                                      33. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Went for my birthday dinner & they really made it special! We marked our reservation through open table as a birthday dinner & they greeted us with saying happy birthday, we were immediately brought to our table upon arrival which was decorated with “happy birthday “ confetti I thought was a cute touch. Our waiter also said happy birthday which was very nice. My husband & I shared the beggars purses(yum!), I had the Sunday sauce (amazing), & my husband had I believe a pork chip park style (huge!!!), we finished with the pistachio ice cream (omg yum) i will say we can’t wait to go back!!

                                                                                                                                      34. RK

                                                                                                                                        RobinK

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Brandos never disappoints ! Food and service are always consistently great!

                                                                                                                                      35. t

                                                                                                                                        terryl

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        First time patrons. Food excellent both bar and waitstaff exceptional.

                                                                                                                                      36. r

                                                                                                                                        ready2dine

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        An outstanding shore restaurant, ambiance,food everything is consistent and first class

                                                                                                                                      37. k

                                                                                                                                        kevinl

                                                                                                                                        Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Excellent as always

                                                                                                                                      38. C

                                                                                                                                        Cr7675

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Food was delicious and well prepared. Service was attentitive and professional. We have been here several times and everything is consistently very good. We have never been disappointed.

                                                                                                                                      39. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Excellent meal and service. A bit pricey but worth it. Great service.

                                                                                                                                      40. J

                                                                                                                                        Janfome

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        It had been over a year since we were able to get a reservation at Brando's. It was totally worth the wait! The octopus appetizer was amazing. I had filet mignon and my husband had the swordfish special - both were so delicious! Brian took great care of us, and we're looking forward to our next time there.

                                                                                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                      • Screening

                                                                                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                        • Staff temperature check required

                                                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                                                      Brando's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 774-2222.

                                                                                                                                      Brando's is rated 4.8 stars by 2495 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                      Google Map for Brando's

                                                                                                                                      164 Main Street Asbury Park, NJ 07712

                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                        Cookman

                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                        Asbury Park

                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                        Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                        Italian, Steak

                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                        Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                                        Metered street parking and metered lots at train station and on Lake Ave *Helpful hint: Free parking on Main Street, and pay-to-park municipal lot on Lake Ave, and parking garage on Bangs Ave

                                                                                                                                      • Public transit

                                                                                                                                        NJ Transit train directly accross the street.Asbury Park offers a seasonal "free ride" in a continuous loop from the boardwalk to the downtown- just flag it down...

                                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                                        AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                        Steven Botta

                                                                                                                                      • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                        Tuesday: 20 select wines for $20/bottleWednesday: Burger Night!Thursday: Complimentary Select Dessert w/ purchase of dry-aged steakSunday: Grandma's Traditional Sunday Gravy $31/personMon-Fri: 4pm-6:30pm: Happy Hour (available at BAR Only)

                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

                                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                                        (732) 774-2222

                                                                                                                                      • Catering

                                                                                                                                        We offer upscale private parties

                                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                        Private dining room available upon request, subject to availability

                                                                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                        Susan: (732) 774-2222

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