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Brando's

4.7
966 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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

























Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed
Tues-Thurs: 4pm-10pm
Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm
Sunday: 3pm-9pm
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Phone number
(732) 774-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Timothy Spielman
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Private party facilities
Private dining room available upon request, subject to availability
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Private party contact
Susan: (732) 774-2222
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Catering
We offer upscale private parties
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cookman
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking on Friday and Saturday
Metered street parking and metered lots at train station and on Lake Ave
*Helpful hint: parking lot 1 block south on southbound side of Main Street -Bank is closed during dinner hours and spots are usually available
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Public transit
NJ Transit train directly accross the street.
Asbury Park offers a seasonal "free ride" in a continuous loop from the boardwalk to the downtown- just flag it down...
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Entertainment
Tuesday: 20 select wines for $20/bottle
Wednesday: Burger Night!
Thursday: 1/2 price select bottle of wine w/ purchase of dry aged steak
Tues-Thurs 4pm-5:30pm: $35 3 course pre-fix
Sunday:Grandma's Traditional Sunday Gravy $31/person
Tues-Fri 4pm-6:30pm: Happy Hour (available at BAR and PATIO ONLY)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

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What 966 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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Richard (Atlantic City)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

This is what eating out is supposed be like.

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Hudsonites (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We drove an hour for this delicious meal!! We are big fans of this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Birthday dinner was so good! Wonderful food and excellent service - valet parking helps in this weather. A very warm and memorable dining experience. My date had the steak and said it lives up to the hype. Definitely recommend. It’s a splurge for us but well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

An absolutely outstanding place. The food and service are beyond reproach.

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vipMark (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Dinner was excellent. We’ve been to Brando’s many times and always enjoy the experience. The food was excellent. Our waiter Bobby went above and beyond to make our special occasion memorable. It’s our favorite restaurant in Asbury Park.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Outstanding service, fabulous food! A definite place to enjoy a good evening out.

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vipcpts2668 (Atlantic City)
4.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

I have enjoyed dining at Brando’s numerous times. However, this was the first time that I thought to scrutinize the bill. To my surprise, my wife’s usual eggplant parmigiana, was charged as “chicken parmigiana. I was told that this is how it has always been done. I understand that this is not a standard menu item but, in my experience, that doesn’t justify charging for eggplant as you would chicken. The dollar difference when compared to Michael’s of Brooklyn (I dine there at least every other month- just ask Enzo or John), Chef Vola in AC or any other fine Italian restaurant. It’s the principle and charge for the “accommodation” not the $4 or $5 that I find disturbing. Guaranteed this would not be the policy at Michael’s.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Have been here numerous times, and food and service always excellent.

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Out4fun (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

First time here. Great room. Great service. And great food! We’ll be back!

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amyHurlz (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

First time at Brandos and my husband and I will definitely come back. Food was delicious, from the appetizers to dessert.

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