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
Service and food were both very good. Brando’s has been consistent since we’ve been going there the last several years.
Charged $40 for what should have been a complimentary birthday dessert. If you are going to charge we should have been given the choice to order what we wanted!!!
Waiter didn’t disclose dessert charge in advance and told us our friends wanted to treat us to an after dinner drink. So we ordered think IoT was taken care of... only to get bill with drink charges. When asked the waiter was like oh... they offered but then left. ... shouldn’t he have told us that before we ordered?!!!
Excellent food. The tables for two are very tight and dark.
We always have a wonderful meal at Brando's. Old school red sauce is delicious. Glad they sized down on the meatball size, smaller but you get three in the meatball salad, Ambience is great. We like to eat at the bar, bartenders very attentive.
For a special occasion . On the pricey side but good. Service was excellent.
Had a wonderful dinner as usual. Ambiance is lovely and the service is always great. Food was fresh and delicious. Love this restaurant!
Outstanding service and food! Abraham made our dining experience perfect!
Excellent...... Great food
The food was outstanding! I had the pork chop and it was
so tender, and my friend had the filet mignon on the bone. What an outstanding meal! Our server was excellent! This is a very special place indeed!
From the time you walk in the door to the end of the meal you will not be disappointed. Our server was a lovely polite and knowledgeable on the specials and the regular menu. Or bus people were equally pleasant. Our dinners were delicious, perfectly prepared —the pork chop special was unreal. I cannot wait to return, this is what ding should be and so seldom is. 5 stars for Brando’s, bravo!!!
My wife and I chose to go there for our 15th Anniversary. From the moment we walked in the door to the time we left, we were treated like the most important diners in the entire restaurant. The waiter and busboys were so professional but kept the environment so warm and inviting. The cocktails were prepared to perfection. We recommend the polenta and mushroom appetizer. It reminded us of our many trips to our special restaurant in Bermuda. The chicken francese and halibut tasted so good followed by the ricotta cheesecake that was light and flavorful. The hostess/manager came over to make sure we were enjoying our experience. We could tell that she loves what she does. Overall, a great experience. We look forward to coming back with friends and letting others know Brando's is a top choice for a dining experience.
Love love love this restaurant. Everything I ever order is sooooo yummy ! Anytime I order something it never disappoints.
Upscale with food to match. Wine list follows that theme. A special place. Took 3 weeks to get a resevation and we will repeat as soon as we can. Service is particularly top notch!
Love the Porterhouse for two. Best steak in the country!!!
Horrible experience at this restaurant. Four of us came to this place anticipating a nice birthday dinner. We were met with an overly aggressive manager who upon sitting down at the table told my husband to take his baseball cap off. He said the owner of the restaurant has a policy that men cannot wear hats. We made the reservation on open table and no where on Open Table does it state that men cannot wear hats. Nowhere! This manager threatened my husband saying he would not be served unless he took his hat off! Arrogant, Condescending and completely inappropriate. My husband has been in professional baseball his entire career and always wears a baseball cap. Had we known this was Brando’s policy we could have chosen a different restaurant for our celebration. My husband takes off his hat so we can have a peaceful dinner. We spent $350.00 dollars for our dinner. After dinner this arrogant, overly aggressive manager comes back to our table and continues his bullying and says we are not welcome at this restaurant. Are you kidding me! We spent $350.00 dollars to be treated like this! We’ve dined all over the world and have never been treated in this way. This is not a country club or a 5 star restaurant. This is a local Italian bistro in Asbury Park, NJ. Get a grip Brandos, you’re arrogance will be your demise.... and this manager should be fired immediately for bullying customers and destroying the reputation of Brando’s.
Our hat policy is posted at the door. I keep this policy not with arrogance, but with respect for my mother, the way she raised me and to maintain the level of decorum our guests expect from fine dining restaurants. Gentlemen don't wear hats at the table. It's sad that my policy ruined your experience, and I respect your prerogative to choose bistros with no dress code. My manager does not bully guests. He remains polite even when enduring verbal abuse and profanity from belligerent people.
Amazing anniversary dinner
Great atmosphere Outstanding service , seated on time , portions were large . Highly recommend .
Our server Abraham was fantastic! Of course the food is always delicious!
The service is beyond attentive and the food is simply amazing. Highly recommend!
Amazing!!! Went above and beyond!
Food was excellent, and ambiance was perfect . Great date night out! Would recommend to everyone.
The food and the service were great. We were sitting next to a table of eight and they were very loud. That’s not anyone’s fault. It just was very noisy for us.
Very good, consistent food.
Fantastic food and wonderful service. A must for any occasion.
Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!
Fabulous food and service as always. Great ambiance.
Service was unusually below and inattentive with a restaurant usually so good at service. Waited for every course and it didn’t even seem that busy.
Excellent food and service!
Good restaurant! Nice Atmosphere and good service.
Excellent food. Excellent service. Great ambiance. Always a pleasure here. Our server, Don, was extremely accommodating and made us feel at home.
Great service, great food, always a perfect visit
Don is great!
The food was amazing!! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and was a great help.
Great food, great service
Service exceptional,there was a mix up with the 2 dinners that the ladies ordered(both the same) and they were prepared absolutely to hot/spicy and the waited handled this very quickly and professioanaly
We had reservations for 8:45pm and were on time, but had to wait 30 minutes for our table. The staff was apologetic and tried to make amends. The food was delicious and service was great once we were seated.
We have been going to Brando's for years. Our server didn't even introduce himself. He came off pretty cocky. He did warm up to the table. The veal chop was drenched in burnt tomato sauce. We will def. still come to Brando's and will not get the Veal Chop.
Never had a bad meal at Brando’s.
I don’t mind mind spending a little
extra for the best. Waiter and staff
we’re professional, polite and knowledgeable.
The food and service at Brando's was, as always, very good. If anything let's them down it's the noise levels, especially in the larger side room. With just a little sound baffling noise levels could be dropped significantly. You do end up hearing everyone's conversations and need to speak pretty loudly in order to hear and be heard by your dining partners.