Brando's

4.8
2336 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 2336 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's both cozy and classic interior, nice ambiance, perfect music background, not too loud, acoustics overall hide the chatter of others that you feel alive in your own environment even in a full restaurant. Service is excellent. Seafood was incredible, delicious scallops, grilled Mahi Mahi, and absolutely incredible brownie, served a la mode, thin brownie and with a slight crust but warm and the texture was just right. Sweet but not overly sweet. Blood Orange martini was great, good wine selection. The only reason it's 4 stars for food is because pistachio risotto was not great, texture was off, it was probably undercooked, a bit runny, and rice in other Mahi-mahi entree was also not good at all. Deep fried avocado was great. I liked that the crowd overall was also diverse. I will come back because main key points of a great restaurant are there.

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LeslieD
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brando’s was wonderful as always. The drinks, the food, our excellent waiter Michael.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend here for her Birthday. Always a lovely experience!

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MichaelC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always worth the trip !! Really like gnocchi 3 ways !

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job! First time there, and loved the service!

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JuliaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from the first step inside! Pleasant staff, extremely great service and we felt like VIPs even with their extra touches for my husband's birthday. Thank you and we will definitely become regulars!!

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BNKRGRL
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious are always! The six of us treat ourselves a couple times per year!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a plus plus

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AndyF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, a first rate experience! Food, service and ambiance were fantastic. Will definitely come back.

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vipDelilahmarie70
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience at Brandos never disappoints. Enjoyed our favorites, grilled octopus, meatballs & Caesar salad then continued on with a delicious tomahawk steak & stuffed bronzino…wow just delicious! Service was stellar as well. Can’t forget the yummy zeppolis😋

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was unbelievable. The service was fantastic, and our waiter was incredibly informed about the entire menu. We asked for plenty of recommendations and he steered us in exactly the right direction! I will 100% be returning again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brando’s staff, from the moment we arrived went above and beyond. It was my fiancés birthday, so they put little confetti on our table which was adorable. Our waiter was so nice and funny, definitely a plus. He brought out a free dessert for us, and everything we had from beginning to end, including the bread and the spread that came with it was incredible.

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Roberto
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday,the table was decorated with little Happy birthday tags ang glitter which was a nice surprise
Food ambiance and service was excellent

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EyeS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated, quiet for a Tuesday night, excellent service, food was beyond superb, servings are generous also. It was my birthday and the table had sparkly Happy Birthday confetti, what a thoughtful touch!!

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vipLaura
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and wine as well as service are always outstanding . Noise level is up there. Gotta work on the acoustics but they have the rest of it bringing us back.

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vipMargie
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were happy with all of our meals including eggplant tower, spaghetti with seafood, pork chop Brando’s , chicken scarpiella and branzino. My friend wanted a sub for her fish dish from beans to greens and she got what she wanted. Wine was decanted, a nice touch.

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vipPrimadonna
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was the first time at Brando’s for me and my husband. The friends we were with recommended it as their favorite, and we all really enjoyed the evening. The food was really great. We started with.Calamari for the table and it was tender with a light batter, and not at all greasy. I am eating my leftover bolognese (next day) and it’s still so fabulous and very meaty. The pasta was al dente last night and still holds up after re-heating. My husband’s entrée was a veal dish with mushrooms topped with frizzled potatoes -so flavorful, lean and tender. No leftovers for him, cleaned his plate.
Service was great, too. We shared a salad and they split it in the kitchen for us, which I always appreciate- you’d be surprised how may places won’t do that. Plates were cleared as soon as a course was done. For dessert, I had the famous pistachio ice cream cake - but maybe I didn’t read the fine print, because it wasn’t cake at all, but only ice cream with a lovely topping and thin crust. It was still so yummy. My companions are very fond of the brownies and tiramisu, all great choices.
My only complaints, and they are minor, is the tight table spacing, which surrounded us with large parties of 6-8, and consequently, the noise level, which made it hard sometimes to hear our companions.
But that won’t deter us from returning. So much more on the extensive menu we need to try!

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vipMoMo54
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner and celebration!
Everyone was happy with every appetizer, salad, entre and dessert. Service was tops! Food was delicious!!!

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JohnC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great food, great service, definitely going back!

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JosephB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Use to go more frequently but haven’t been there since 2019 before going last night. Veal parm is excellent, atmosphere is calm and welcoming, tiramisu was out of this world. Highly recommend

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PattiH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Was turned off by the fact that a note was placed on the table stating that our table had another reservation at 8:00. The food was brought out very quickly. We just finishes our appetizers and our main dish came out immediately after. Over $200 and we were out of the restaurant in one hour. This level if dining should not be rushed. On another note, the waitress was fabulous and the ambiance was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the first dates my wife and I went out on after our daughter was born. Food was phenomenal and the menu is great. There is something for all, simple Italian dishes, more fancy dishes, and some chef specialties. We were in the dining room. The bar in the front looked pretty fun. We are planning on giving it a try for a happy hour date in the future

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vipJayF
North Scotland
21 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always exceptional. Food it perfectly prepared and timed nicely between apps, main course, dessert. This continues to be our “go to” for entertaining.

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ToniAnnB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised! Upon arrival at out table it was decorated with Birthday confetti. Such a nice touch. The one and only complaint we had was with the cesear salad. TOO DRY!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; delicious food.

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AlysonB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere

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RebeccaT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That pistachio ice cream cake!! Omg so delicious.

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Mich
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very pricey but was tasty. Service was not the best, bus boys were more helpful than our waiter. We had to waive him over way too many times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service!

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lobo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Terrific service.

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MariaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been there since covid happened...just as I remembered, good food, good service, great ambience for a very enjoyable evening!

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JackC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner. Outstanding meal and attentive service

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vipLuccabrazzie1
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Brando's!! Excellent food and service. Friendly atmosphere at all levels!! Going back soon.

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KristinD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Christmas Eve dinner everything was spectacular! Food and service are outstanding! Absolute favorite restaurant in South Jersey!

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vipEatsWell
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brando's is my go to restaurant when looking for more than the repetitive offerings currently found on many local menu's. The stuffed veal chop can not be beat.

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vipCharlesM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to have dinner with friends or family .

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Cathy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always. Our server Brian and waitstaff didn’t miss a beat always checking on us and making sure everything was perfect! We can’t wait to go back!

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DianeW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious holiday meal in this beautifully decorated restaurant.

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vipBG495
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for two of our birthdays. Chilean Sea Bass was excellent! So was beet salad, octopus, fried zucchini and veal parmigiana. Cheese cake for desert delicious! Service perfect . Noise level way too high!

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding as always Our waiter was excellent

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 2336 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.