Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge

4.2
528 reviews
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Fratello’s Restaurant and Lounge is Sea Girt’s premiere Italian Restaurant. Whether you’re looking to have a romantic dinner for two or host a big family gathering, Fratello’s is the perfect place for all your fine dining expectations. Known for the best Italian food at the Jersey Shore, Fratello’s has won the Boss of the Sauce competition five years in a row! 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012!!!!!
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.
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DA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a last minute decision after trying to get into another place that was over an hour wait and we were hungry! Always enjoy Fratello's--good place to grab a meal. And Monday through Thursday they have a great "reverse" happy hour from 8pm-10pm...can't go wrong!

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. They are so accommodating and helpful. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent.

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

Wonderful dinner. Food was excellent and staff was terrific!

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Enjoyed Mother’s Day lunch with 4 generations and found something delicious for everyone to eat. Great grandma was able to take home lunch for the next day. The service was great, food fresh and the desserts were a big hit.
Only issue was not being made aware that the early bird menu was not available until after we had all made a selection from it. It should have been brought to our attention, that although it was in the menu and posted on Open Table is was replaced with the Mother’s Day menu.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I went with a friend who talked up Fratello’s. What a disappointment!! For her too. She couldn’t get over the change from her last visit. It started at the bar when one of the bartenders saw we had a $20 bill on the bar and said that wasn’t enough for our drinks. We weren’t even done yet! Such rudeness! After that we declined anymore over-priced wine. We paid the other bartender and when we got up for our table, he ran over to insist we pay. I guess he thought we were degenerates, even though we were dressed very nice and are middle aged professional types.

Then we were taken to a table not set yet. We sat there while dishes and utensils were put in front of us. The waitress took forever to get to us. Short version - it took 2 hours to get a meal without appetizers and dessert. The table behind us complained and got free dessert. We should have but we were there long enough. Not once did the waitress ask us how things were going. When was the last time that happened?

Food was good, but nothing extraordinary. Fratello’s is a charming old-school restaurant, but it would be better to have charming old-school people serving you. My friend was devastated by the experience. Maybe we had an off night but we won’t be back.

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BD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation for 6pm with a party of 7. Large parties who arrived after us were seated. Took 45 minutes to be seated. All down hill from there. Would not recommend.

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R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I'm not happy with that place...Have to wait an hour when our server came to the table..food was arrived in a two hours.. Constantly have to ask for water refills.. And etc...

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

Good food, convenient and open for lunch on Saturday. Enjoyable

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HF
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always bring friends...
A menu to please everyone.

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KL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dinner, had the Lobster Francaise special!

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PD
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was very good! Our waitress was very sweet. We just felt rushed a bit a t the end.

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DP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fratello’s is the best place on the Jersey Shore!

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

Great food well designed plates and tiramisu was well made

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

We went to fratello’s For restaurant wee. It was our first time there and it was excellent. The service was wonderful and even my martini was made perfect. Cannot wait to go again! Loved it

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choices for restaurant week. Yay $7 martinis. Delicious oysters and lobster tail. Highly recommended

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there - amazing food and service.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We are local so Fratello’s is a go to restaurant for us. Because it was restaurant week and the staff was not the regulars, we waited over half an hour for our reservation. But, the server was great and we had a nice evening.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Cannot say enough about the food. Quite good, served hot, perfectly cooked and nicely plated. We were there on a Wednesday of restaurant week and the place was full and pretty noisy. Servers were attentive, pleasant and efficient, albeit rushed. First visit and we will be back.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Fratello's restaurant week deals! They always have a great selection of interesting appetizers, meals and deserts. It is really hard to beat anywhere. The desserts were amazing and we learned on Sunday night are all made on site. The service is always great also, both professional and friendly! I really also love the old school booths! I think Sunday was the 4th time there and we will be going back.

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fratellos's is always excellent! The food is outstanding, the wait staff is very friendly & accommodating, & they take reservations! One of our favorite places here at the shore.

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MH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service; a very good variety of food choices and excellent tasting. A nice fun ambiance and a great bar area.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious Highly recommended Service was great Definitely worth coming back

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TR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The waitress was not cordial at all, she was short and never smiled except when she presented the bill. We were a table of 5 women possible she didn’t think we would tip well, who knows! Because of her I would not recommend your restaurant again!

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RM
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Dirty martini was simply perfect! Solid Italian fare close to the beach.

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OT
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love the chicken parm here. Great sauce.

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VC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Birthday coupon appreciated.
Reliable food.
But tasteless vegetables.
Friendly waitstaff.
Good martini.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was awful. Calamari was rubbery, the mashed potatoes tasted like air, the risotto had no flavor, the shrimp was over cooked, the lamb didnt have a taste either. Couldn’t believe how much we paid for the terrible food. The service was fine and the ambiance was okay, but would not recommend or go back

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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, wonderful service and nice atmosphere

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RM
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Solid standard Italian fare. I got veal parm. Solid. Salads and veggies very fresh. The real noteworthy thing was the desserts. FANTASTIC!!!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

But if the waitress keeps forgetting stuff or not attending to you, go tell the ladies at the front end of the bar. The food is spectacular!!!! The ambiance is soft and home-comforting. The place overall is GREAT, but put a weak waitress in place and that can spoil the meal. This was my second time here, and we travel a fair amount to get here. The first waitress was outstanding, she was social and attended to us, even though she had more than six tables. This time, the girl we had was more interested in hiding with other kids and not attending to anyone in area near the bar. I had to ask one of the clean-up crew to get her to bring us more bottled water, we actually did not see her for 17 minutes at one point, I thought she went home, no joke. Outside this one bad experience, the food is still worth going here, it's a fairly priced place but if the service isn't what you expect, speak-up, the food is worth it!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was decent and the price was good. However, the service was pretty bad. Our waitress didn’t even greet us for 20 minutes and just kept disappearing throughout our entire meal. Another 15 minutes just to see the dessert tray!

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RE
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall fifteen star rating after the “new fangled” computerized reservation/seating system here in caused a slight but laughable backlog and delay at the entrance. That said, once seated, the system was seamless with friendly, helpful and professional servers and managers. The drinks and food were all presented timely and in more than ample portions. We came here for the steaks but the Valentine’s Day seafood specials sounded too good to pass up. In fact, both the creamy and the white, garlic sauce offerings were absolutely “to die for”. We’ll be back with our friends and family. But, don’t tell anybody. It’s our new secret finding.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Atmosphere was great but service was horrible. I own two restaurants and would not employee someone who treated customers like that

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a regular at the bar, I chose to make a reservation to celebrate Valentine's Day for my wife and myself. As was expected, the food and ambience were up to par and well worth the quality time that I'm able to spend with my wife.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice time. Great staff too.

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T
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great! Always worth it

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Wasn’t sure who was our waitress one brought the bruschetta over another took our order. Our salads came within seconds of ordering BEFORE our drinks ever came. Actually one of the two waitresses had to ask if we had ordered drinks. Finally got our drinks after our meal came. Meal wasn’t worth it. Grouper was almost Poached with stuffing on it risotto wasn’t good more like sticky rice. Meal wasn’t worth $32. Probably wouldn’t head back anytime soon

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite place to go because of the good food, service and comfortable atmosphere. My daughter had the steak Diane and didn’t think the steak was a good piece of filet mignon

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PL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - A+ Great Sauce - never disappointed - just a great Restaurant !

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K
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 3

We were not informed that their liquor license was suspended. Awkward with guests. Had to walk several blocks in frigid weather to get beer and wine. Thus should have been posted in the reservation site

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