Brando's

4.8
2280 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 2280 people are saying
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LynneS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, everything was excellent!! Food was unbelievably delicious and service was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious.

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georgeh
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and great atmosphere. Best Italian/american at the Jersey Shore.

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RonaldB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

server was very attentive to individual diner's needs! OUTSTANDING!!!!

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Laurie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous and the food was outstanding especially the specials

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vipHerbie
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific meal.
Always delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like usual!!!

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PeterJ
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Don, greeted us and explained the specials and took our drink order. Returning with our drinks asked if we had any questions which he answered and took our appetizer order. After a few minutes we ordered dinner. The food, service and ambiance were exceptional! Highly recommend Brando’s

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vipEric
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal Chop and Bone-in Filet were excellent. Service was outstanding as well. Look forward to going back.

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WilliamT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding and had one of the best waiters ever

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JackC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

In general, the food and service were excellent...slightly overcooked shrimp prevented a perfect rating. Noise level and the relative darkness of the tables in the room adjacent to the bar are a little off putting. Highly recommended but try to secure a table in the front/side dining room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Brando’s and sue is the best

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vipERICAP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. I will definitely be a long time customer.

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vipKevin
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent

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estelleb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Amazing service
Amazing kindness and care

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foodie1121
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

super delicious, great service, nice atmosphere. honestly can't recommend enough. it was a little noisy when we got there, but it may have just been the large tables near us. otherwise pretty impeccable. would love to go back for special occassion.

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Bamm
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and menu are always excellent. Service was spotless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was fantastic! My family throughly enjoyed everything and Giuseppe our waiter made it extra special!

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AnnB
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best appetizers anywhere!

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vipBelmarLocals
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal accompanied with great service. The food arrived quickly as did the beverages. Constant attention was offered by all staff members. I have never been disappointed in any of my visits to Brando's. Looking forward to my next visit!!!

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NickB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal meal, attentive service, exactly what we were looking for. Made us wonder why it has taken us so long to go back. Thank you Brando's!

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yumm
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Listen, the place is nice. Just way too cramped and noisy for a fine dining type of experience. The food was alright, wasn’t really that amazing. Honest first impression review.

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vipDanielC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

This new 3.5% up charge for credit cards usage is terrible. Give a discount for cash sure , why charge MORE for credit cards

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Except for parking, Everything about my birthday celebration at Brandon’s was EXCELLENT.

GREAT appetizers, great entrees, great desserts, our server Brian was super attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.
Very friendly staff from greeting to saying goodnight.

Top recommendations: fried zucchini, calamari, chicken capriccio, pasta w vodka sauce, scallops, chocolate mousse, fried ice cream with almond cookie crust.
Definitely going back soon!!

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vipMartinaM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Brando’s is impeccable. The food is amazing. We love it here. It’s definitely on our list of favorite Monmouth county restaurants. A must try for anyone who hasn’t been!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fillet pocket appetizer was not great. We sent it back. Waiter could have been more attentive. Have had a much better experience during previous visits.

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SueV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stuffed veal was not as described on the menu. There was very little stuffing which was just cheese. The rest of the ingredients were on the outside of the veal chop and it was too sweet. It was tasty but would not order again. The service was perfect. Prices were high and it was noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service waiter was excellent. Definitely going to return

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Kor0311
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Dylan was perfect. We dine out quite a bit. Brandos is one of those places you take friends ,family. We had taken our 93 year old Mother-in-Law for her birthday. She loved it. I'm glad they survived the Pandemic.

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Guest
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A 3.5% service charge for credit card use is not a customer friendly business practice for any business, but certainly not for one that is a premium, high profit margin establishment. Furthermore, to state such a policy as the check is coming out, is poor implementation of such a policy. Also, I do not have a law degree, but as a business owner I was always under the impression that you could offer a cash discount, but not charge more for credit card usage. Raise your prices 3.5% and avoid the petty negative message you are currently conveying.

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WarrenK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere, and service were all excellent.

Would recommend to friends and colleagues

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making a bangin birthday dinner

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BarbH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've heard so much about the steaks at Brando's, that we had to give it a try. My husband said it is the best steak he's ever eaten. The service and ambiance were top-notch. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dinner experience at Brandos!

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KellyD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and so was our server!

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BruceM
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, but a bit loud

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DMRS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, veal, and appetizers. Service was excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Brando’s and will not be our last. We loved it great cocktails followed by exceptional apps then our dinners and coffees and desert. A great experience with exceptional service

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RonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Saturday night dinner for my birthday. Server Giuseppi was fantastic and made it a very memorable night as did the rest of the Brando's staff. My favorite Italian restaurant in all of NJ!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently top notch!

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 2280 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.