Brando's

4.8
1534 reviews
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$30 and under
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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

























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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and Michael our waiter was top notch. Got the Sunday gravy meal with Big ziti, just like the Italian Sunday meals with the family back in the day!
Great Birthday meal!

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abraham made our night so special! Service was fantastic and the greeter took such good care of us, making sure we had “The Godfather Table”. What a phenomenal way to celebrate our anniversary! I have already recommended Brandos to numerous people! This was our second time at Brandos and this one was even better than the first!

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was probably one of the worst experiences at a restaurant. Pasta came out raw two times and I ended up eating half of it anyway. Server did not know all of the specials said he got the wrong sheet than the bartender got she handed me the sheet and I read all the specials. No personality. Manager stopped by doing her table touches asking how the food was we advised her that the pasta came out Raw twice and she said thank you for letting her know that she would check into it that was it. She actually should have done something for us but didnt we will not be back.

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PP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service excellent but very noisy

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend found out that he was cancer free yesterday from the dr!!! Thank you to all of your staff that made it an amazing night for our family!!!

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have had the pleasure of eating here on more than one occasion. The food never disappoints. We chose a couple of different apps and we all had a different meal every was on point . Service was polite and helpful great Mother’s Day dinner

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CY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rarely write reviews but Brandos deserves one. It was our first time at Brandos and we brought guests. We were all VERY impressed with the menu, the quality of the food, the service and the ambiance. Plus on a very rainy Mothers Day, they offered valet parking AND notified us individually of that before the date so we would know we didnt have to search around town for a parking space. Very thoughtful. No question, we will be back.

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful old time service and care. The manager was terrific. She came around to every table to touch base. No detail was left out. And the food was delicious and large portions. All 3 of us took home leftovers.

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b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Marvelous veal chop special! This is now a regular place for us.
The only reason we gave it less than perfect was an intolerable noise level that rose with the hour. Loud people ...avoid large tables...and it wasn't children.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Excellent and the atmosphere very warm. Our meal was served hot . I would go back again

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J
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and delicious food! Chicken was tender and flavorful, and the crispy risotto ball was to die for! Wait and managerial staff were friendly and accommodating! Overall a great experience, we will be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a date night, top notch

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FG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and ambiance. Asked server if my friend and I could share meals as courses, and it wasn’t a problem. Wedge salad and Buccatinni with marinara and basil cane plated for each of us. Double cut bone veal Stephen didn’t come plated separately but we received plates for sharing. NY cheesecake was fantastic and made on premises.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, desserts were amazing! Gluten-free friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food
Great service
Just very loud
But besides that 5 star

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brando’s was exceptional as always. I’ve been here a few times and I’ve never been disappointed. Easily one of my favorite restaurants.

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LF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as always

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MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic, home-style food. We loved it.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here with a sibling to celebrate a birthday. I select Brando's often to dine, and always for a special celebration. This place never disappoints! I had the scallops entree (with risotto) and started with a beet salad. Excellent wine selection, and the desserts were beautifully presented and were perfect. Highly recommend this place. Bruno was the waiter, perfect service and fun. Several other staff members have always provided great service. One server from past experiences also stands out, Michael - truly professional, and very knowledgeable about the wine and spirits. You can not miss with picking Brando's - just make sure you have a reservation. Parking is tough in Asbury, so allow time to find a spot, or use Brando's valet service. I used Uber , so that kept it simple. Noise in the restaurant is a bit loud, however, ever other aspect of dining here is superb!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so accommodating with my baby and service was excellent. Food was delicious!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg the service here was amazing Theresa was our waitress and let me tell you she knew the menu like the back of her hand! The service was the best I’ve ever experienced! The food was prompt and delicious from the appetizer all the way to the dessert!!!! I can’t wait to go back to Brando’s!

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my mother here for her 89th Birthday.
The food and service way was exceptional.
Nice cozy room and the seafood was fresh
and bountiful.

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E
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything top notch. Lobster tail and veal along with the bone in filet were amazing. Our server Jon was fantastic. The best restaurant in the area.

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KD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough about this restaurant!! They hit every point! Branzino was excellent and so were the stuffed mushroom caps and the shrimp and scallop appetizers. Loved our visit and will be back soon!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sea Bass - Wow, Just Wow and generous pours

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drinks are amazing and staff was good. Can’t wait to go back

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brandos never fails to deliver on exceptional food and service.

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AN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Service, great food

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K
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BRANDOS never disappoints. Michael our waitress excellent service. We try and go their at least once a month.

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RE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants and I am never disappointed in the food. We had a branzino dish to die for and the carpaccio appetizer. It's loud there but the food and service is always outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We've visited 3 times the first was outstanding. Two and three just average. Disappointing, steaks were not cooked as requested. Overpriced, over rated :(
Service is outstanding though and the wine list is great. Cocktails on point.

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BK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brandos never disappoints. We've been there many times as the menu's offerings are always consistently amazing. The nice thing is they always offer a full variety of new specials that are memorable and one can wish they had them regularly. This place is always crowded due to its popularity so highly encourage reservations in advance.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Everything is always amazing. We had the grilled octopus and meatballs for apps and had the bolognese and filet mignon for our entrees. For dessert we had the pistachio ice cream cake. Everything was delicious!! We always highly recommend Brando’s!!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food that is served by an extraordinary staff who are friendly and eager to answer questions or make suggestions. One of our favorite places.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brando’s is always consistent. Great food. Wonderful service. We love coming here.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit and we will return here again and again for the outstanding service, the dry aged steaks and gnocchi three way.

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DC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Food and service are top notch

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They stuffed Portabella mushrooms with cheese were spectacular. The mushroom burst in your mouth with flavor

The seafood Fri Diablo had huge shrimp and the sauce was moderately spicy and excellent

Don was our waiter, extremely professional and attentive.

I highly recommend

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GW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the drinks right thru to dessert. Would highly recommend. Looking forward to going back soon.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delicious meal! Our “go to “ place anytime!!

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