Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge
Come by for dinner and the best martinis in town, or hang out at the bar and enjoy an appetizer and a delicious specialty martini.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
Cold Seafood Salad
in a white garlic sauce
egg battered medallions sautéed in a lemon wine sauce
Looking for an Italian restaurant down the shore instead of going to Pier Village. Well food is just fair. Had Chicken Parmigiana and Rigatoni Bolognese. CP was good but on the extreme small size. Chicken was cut so thin. Bolognese was super fair, hardly any meat, sauce was oily. Should have went to Pier Village. Venue is tired and old. Bathrooms are old. Sat outside which was nice. Won't be returning.
Fast service for a rainy night, good food and great service!
My husband and I brought a friend for a celebration dinner tOnight. It was so delicious. More than we could have hoped for. Food is amazing, as always. Flounder franchise, shrimp parmigiana and lasagna were all
So good. Service is always attentive and friendly….tonight with Susan. Can’t recommend more highly!
Our waiter ,Kevin, was attentive and helpful. He made excellent suggestions and the food was fantastic. We will definitely return
Solid neighborhood joint!!!
Service is excellent.
80th Birthday celebration and it took 2 hours for our entrees to come. It was a Tuesday night and early and so hot inside. I know everyone is struggling with staffing. But, it wasn’t even busy and there were very few apologies for the long wait. Will not be going back.
Solid Italian eatery. Chef and staff know what they are doing. Can’t wait to come back.
Weird night at Fratellos. We’ve eaten here many times but last night things were a bit off. I suspect they were short staffed. We were brought the wrong drinks and one main dish. One side dish was delivered three times over the course of our meal. A broken glass shattered nearby followed by a broken beer bottle. A waiter spilled water into one diner’s lap. The food was still good but the service was a bit of a mess. Our waitress was very sweet and apologized for the mixups. On a different note, there was a group of women dining near us who were loud when we sat down. Then one became extremely loud, using foul language throughout. Just made things very unpleasant.
Local neighborhood gem, friendly staff, food is always good.
We were not served our salads, waiter seemed more interested in serving another table.
Food was good.
Food & drinks were Excellent
Alex was personable & right on for drinks
Kitchen had issues... waited over an hour for our appetizer
Requested our soup & salad first since we were already waiting so long
Went to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
Food was amazing, as always. Tried items off the specials menu, a shrimp appetizer and soft shell crab and risotto dinner. both were fantastic. They also have the best eggplant parmigiana, so I ordered a plate to take home to my husband as a surprise.
The owner is always very friendly. He came over to say hello and ask if we were enjoying our meal.
Love this place.
Took my parents for the first time. First time on a Sunday also. Kinda quiet. Service a bit off, seemed under staffed, however, food was still very good. We all enjoyed our meals.
My husband and I truly loved Fratello's tomato sauces!
Food and ambience was delightful
My mom and I have been to this restaurant since I was a little boy.
However due to the pandemic the place does need to hire more help not to sound like a hypocrite of course but the other staff there especially the servers are very overwhelmed and need more help.
I loveeeeessss that place i get tje chicken cardinale everyyyyy timw
I will not go back, it was a horrible experience! Don’t waste your time I strongly suggest! First off my husband and I had a 7:45pm reservation. We didn’t get seated till after 8:00. Next our appetizer took over 30 min to come out in addition to our main entree we waited OVER an hour for! We wanted to leave, we were so frustrated and the waiting times were unreasonable. I called the manager over and stated to him our entrees are taking well over an hour and I wanted an update. His response was “we are very busy” and he was going to check on our food. Waited over 15 min for him to come back and he didn’t even make an effort to come back to our table at all. How unprofessional can you be? No empathy, nothing! Mind you our main entrees came out at 9:15. I will never go back to this restaurant. Service was on a scale of 1-10, I give it a 0!!!!!!!!!
Excellent food and great service!! A Jersey Shore favorite!!
My wife and I went to Fratello's for her birthday. Both our dishes were terrible. My wife ordered Shrimp Parm which was soggy and bland. I ordered the Chicken Cardinale which had an odd taste. Neither of us bothered to finish our dinners. We had remembered going there many times years ago when it was The Stadium which was excellent. We will not return to Fratello's
Service was excellent our waitress was very attentive and friendly !! The food was very average but we enjoyed our dinner with family.
Good food. Good value. We had a great server, Rebecca, but otherwise the service looks a little disjointed. Very good value
From the minute we walked in we felt unwelcomed. Our reservation needed to be moved to indoor dining bc of rain and the manager seemed very concerned with getting us in and out fast. The waitress was abrupt and short, not friendly and helpful. Our apps came out in record time, as if they were already prepared and just waiting to be served which seemed to confirm the rushed vibe from the manager. The food was ok, but not good. I will not return. And the prices were way inflated, especially for what was offered- maybe pizzeria quality at best.
This is a locals place as evident of all the loud drinkers around the bar. Don't waste your time or money.
Wonderful to be back! Our favorite summer date spot!
The food was decent when it finally arrived. We had to ask for the check and boxes when the food was served because it took so lo g. We had also asked for a certain order with the courses but that was completely ignored. Luckily we ordered the garlic bread because the bread that was brought was as usual was totally stale.
The cordiality of the staff was positive except for the 25 year server. This server did not greet us, and plopped down utensils, dishes, glasses, etc. throughout the evening. Even veteran servers need retraining. The flounder dish was very good, but the New Zealand rack of lamb had a very over powering sauce. Even the salad dressing was over bearing.
Treating friends from out of town to a “shore”favorite!
Awesome as expected. Veal Caruso was delicious. My husband had the scallops. Love coming here.
We moved into the area 2 years ago and finally decided to try this place for my birthday. Big mistake. The bus boy had earbuds in. The house salad was brown on the edges and my daughter wanted dressing on the side. Redid it and took 15 min. The fried calamari was ok. Needed salt. None on the table and server never came back. Water carafe was just literally slapped on the table. No plates given for the calamari. Entree's came out and appetizer dishes not cleaned up. My entree was in a brown brandy sauce which was not stated on the menu. I would not have ordered it. My daughter had homemade gnocchi and no salt in the dough and was heavy leaden and certainly didn't taste homemade. Service was horrible. We had to get the hostess for the check. Will not be back.
Good food , ( taste and portion sizes), good service, reasonably prices, BTW the mussel app special was delicious, will return!
Everything was as expected and always good. We will return often.
Amazing food. Loved Crab cake, Shrimp wrapped in angel hair pasta, Chicken Franchisee, Oysters Hot/Cold
This place was gross. The raviolis tasted like a bag out of the grocery freezer aisle and even adding more cheese couldnt make them taste better. Everything about this place was mediocre. Go over to manasquan if you’re visiting and want good food!
Always enjoy Fratello's, food in consistently good, prices are reasonable, and service is always friendly.
This was our first visit,and we will definitely be going back. Menu was varied with some twists on the usual fare. Everything was delicious
Awesome staff, owner and chef… food was outstanding topped only by Chris and Rebecca’s attentiveness !
Go often.. Stay Late… live entertainment on Fridays.
Sea Girt has its very own Cheer’s
We were seated outside and were the only ones out there for most of the evening. It seems they forgot we were there! The wait between courses was extremely long. We finally had to ask where our food was. Waitress blamed the busgirl and the kitchen but acknowledged she should have checked on us. No offer of even a complimentary coffee. Food was good but not worth the 2.5 hours it took for us to get it!
Unfortunately my husband and I were disappointed last night. In the past we really liked the food and the service was good. Yesterday the server messed up our order and the food was nothing to write home about. Sorry to report this, but that was our experience.
Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 974-8833.
Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 731 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.