The chef/owner, Steven Botta, grew up in Brooklyn and learned many of recipes used at Brando's from his mother. Raised in this welcoming tradition, he believes when you enter Brando's, whether its your first time or your one hundredth time, you should always feel like they are dining with family.
Soulful Italian is the best way to describe our menu. Our culinary team has been trained at the finest culinary schools, and has over fifty years of combined experience. From our fresh pasta, to our line-caught fish, to our thirty-five day dry-aged steaks, the difference is discernible
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Pistachio Caramel Ice Cream Cake
Our famous homemade pistachio ice cream cake with a drizzle of caramel sauce
Pork Chop Brando
14oz Berkshire pork chop - hot and sweet peppers - garlic - onions - bacon and onion potato tart
10oz prime filet - smashed potato - organic root vegetables - barolo demi
Brando’s really went above and beyond for our Anniversary dinner! From the hostesses, to the bussers. The attention to detail, and the ambiance was spectacular. The dry age steak for two was cooked to perfection! Our server was attentive, timely and very knowledgeable. Would go back over and over again. Thank you to everyone who made our 5 year anniversary special! 10/10 night!
The entire Brando's team went out of their way to make our anniversary dinner special. Giuseppe went above and beyond! The food is amazing...always top notch! I highly recommend a visit!
All I can say is that this was a full dining experience. When you walk in, the lighting and the atmosphere is cozy. It seemed noisy but one would expect a full house on a Saturday night. Our waiter was fully attentive and very pleasant. I highly recommend for a special occasion or just because.
Birthday celebration. It was excellent
Excellent, like usual!
Very enjoy enjoyable evening for our anniversary dinner for 2. Wonderful food great service and a pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend for a special evening or just to enjoy some great food and ambience!
Really, really good food. I had the The "Angry lobster" which was fantastic and everyone else in my party loved their dishes. We shared a bunch of appetizers and they were all good, especially the mussels. Pistaschio ice cream cake for dessert was terrific. Service was attentive but not intusive. Accomodated all requests, including an order of scallops to go. Great spot. Worth the money (Not inexpensive).
Is it Italian? Is it a steakhouse? Is it a seafood restaurant? Yes, and well done. Ample portions, great food. Great for dares and special occasions
Family liked their meal. Mine was meh. Restaurant is pretty and service is very good.
Will go back. But not order the halibut
My boyfriend and I loved it! Thank you so much!
Great food, there was a time limit but we got to stay an extra 1/2 hour. Dillon is the best waiter too.
We love this restaurant. The service and quality of the food are consistent every time we eat here.
Brando's NEVER disappoints. Outstanding service, décor, and the food, there are no words to describe soup to nuts ! Outstanding from appetizer to dessert . You want excellent food, Brando's is where you want to go !!
This was one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a very long time. My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary last night and we were treated so well!! The waiter, unfortunately I forgot his name, was so amazing and attentive! The bussers were amazing as well! We are definitely coming back soon!!
OUTSTANDING FOOD/NOISE LEVEL DISTURBING:
We celebrated our 53rd wedding anniversary at Brando's last evening. The food was absolutely delicious... especially the veal stuffed peppers appetizer topped with a perfect cream sauce & and the Pasta Fagioli. WOW! All our food choices were exceptionally prepared and brought to the table nice and hot. Unfortunately, Brando's review does not offer an appropriate rating for noise level... which is sad because the noise was disturbing. I would love to return with friends, but hesitate to do so simply because the dining room was way too loud. Noise absorbing wall panels might just do the trick!!
We ate outside and our server Mike was amazing! We will be back
Everything from appetizers thru dinner and dessert was superb.
Service and staff are very friendly and helpful. Dinner was fantastic!
Really good food and huge portions!
The food was outstanding, service was impeccable. Our waiter was very informative about the menu & wine pairings, highly recommend
We dined outside; that was very pleasant. Food and wine were excellent, as was the service.
Service was not as good as usual, had to ask for water & drink refills & were slow to come. Calamari food portion was smaller than last time we had it.
Food was absolutely delicious! Perfectly cooked with a beautiful presentation. Cocktails were great and my martini was not shy of alcohol as some are. Waitress was courteous as were all employees. Restaurant seemed to be well staffed despite work shortages. We were presented with a lovely tray of cannolis for our anniversary. In addition, the table was prepared with rose petals and confetti upon arrival. A delightful evening for sure!
Everything is amazing - we will be back!
Overall, we're extremely satisfied with our experience. Our server Don was awesome. Food was served hot and tasted delicious. I'm looking forward to returning.
Good food, a little pricey but excellent service. A nice evening for sure.
Great Italian food and steaks are great.
Always a great meal with outstanding service
Never disappoints !
Our server (Mike) was outstanding.
Was a fantastic dinner. My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Food and service was excellent!
It was my mother’s 90th birthday and Brando’s did not disappoint. I called ahead of time to inform then as we usually do with special occasions. They put Happy Birthday confetti on the table and put a sparkler in the dessert and our WONDERFUL waiter Giuseppe sang. He absolutely made my mother’s night. !!!!
Always a delicious meal here! We will be back!
Theresa was our waitress and she was tremendous! One of the best waitresses we ever had
I wanted to try a new restaurant for dinner with my family on my birthday. We all loved our meals. It was a little noisy because the restaurant was busy. But a busy restaurant always means good food and good service. We will be back!
When in Asbury Park, Brando's is a MUST. A great dining experience from start to finish. Service is excellent. Don Reynolds, our wonderful waiter was the bomb. We celebrated our anniversary this past Saturday and he was top notch. I cant say enough about this place. The lump crabmeat and avocado appetizer, meatball app and wine was delicious. Not to mention the butternut squash homemade pasta in sherry wine sauce with shrimp was so rich and divine we had to share it. Thank you Brando's for being original, consistent, and amazing to your customers. Will be back next month.
Delicious every time
All good - guissepe was excellent as always, good was excellent, as always - just found the undercurrent of music in tje back room - added nothing to the experience and made the room extra noisy ..
Always an enjoyable evening. Zuccini and Spedini appetizers and the Meatball Insalata and Brodetto for main courses. All were as described and delicious. Our server, Don, was very cordial, helpful and efficient.
Brando's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 774-2222.
Brando's is rated 4.8 stars by 2221 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.