Brando's

4.8
2221 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Brando's was founded on the premise of great food made from quality ingredients, excellent service, and a warm atmosphere which we believe are the three elements of any enjoyable dining experience.

The chef/owner, Steven Botta, grew up in Brooklyn and learned many of recipes used at Brando's from his mother. Raised in this welcoming tradition, he believes when you enter Brando's, whether its your first time or your one hundredth time, you should always feel like they are dining with family.

Soulful Italian is the best way to describe our menu. Our culinary team has been trained at the finest culinary schools, and has over fifty years of combined experience. From our fresh pasta, to our line-caught fish, to our thirty-five day dry-aged steaks, the difference is discernible

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2221 people are saying
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julieh
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipKarin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration. It was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, like usual!

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MarioP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipClemsonparents
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LauraM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Family liked their meal. Mine was meh. Restaurant is pretty and service is very good.
Will go back. But not order the halibut

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Aharv
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I loved it! Thank you so much!

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vipkellyw
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, there was a time limit but we got to stay an extra 1/2 hour. Dillon is the best waiter too.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The service and quality of the food are consistent every time we eat here.

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CVree
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!

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KelseyA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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LidoKeyIsMe
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!!

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AlyssaR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and our server Mike was amazing! We will be back

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Maureen
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from appetizers thru dinner and dessert was superb.

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vipBilln
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and staff are very friendly and helpful. Dinner was fantastic!

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MeghanS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and huge portions!

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CathyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, service was impeccable. Our waiter was very informative about the menu & wine pairings, highly recommend

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LillianA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside; that was very pleasant. Food and wine were excellent, as was the service.

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PattiP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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Strawberry
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing - we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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.

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SusanF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, a little pricey but excellent service. A nice evening for sure.

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NYC1perTripAdv
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food and steaks are great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with outstanding service

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vipDonnaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints !

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vipYanke7
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Mike) was outstanding.

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vipMicheleN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fantastic dinner. My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Food and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. !!!!

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SamA
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal

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vipTess
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a delicious meal here! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theresa was our waitress and she was tremendous! One of the best waitresses we ever had

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Sharonfromjersey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SophiaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Satisfied Customer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious every time

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vipJudypf1
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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 ..

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vipPumagrad
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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 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.