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Brandl

4.6
4.6
1780 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Innovative American cuisine offering Live Jazz on Friday nights and specials events throughout the year. In addition to seasonal favorites and specials, the menu features specialities such as our Lazy Lobster poached in vanilla bean butter, served over asparagus risotto. Brandl—THE Dining Destination for the Jersey Shore!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 280-7501

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Brandl

  • Catering

    Brandl is pleased to offer on and off premises catering. Our comfortable and inviting space is the perfect venue to host your next special occasion. From engagement and rehearsal dinners, to bridal and baby showers, to corporate events, holiday parties, and just about any kind of social gathering, Brandl will treat your guests to an unforgettable dining experience. For your off-premises catering needs, you can choose from a variety of appetizers, sides, salads, and entrées, or design your own menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Up to 90 guests can be seated for banquets at Brandl.

  • Private party contact

    Chris Brandl: (732) 280-7501

  • Neighborhood

    Belmar

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue & Main Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking available, as well as parking in public lots.

  • Public transit

    Train (Belmar)

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz is performed on Friday nights and during special events. Live performances most weekends outside in the plaza with outdoor seating available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,780 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - Central

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food was fantastic
  2. DW

    DonnaW

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought some friends to try Brandl's last Thursday evening. The group all selected the nightly special of garlic steak. The group order an assortment of sides such as wedge salad. roasted mushrooms and fresh cut onions; all we fabulous. As usual, great hospitality and service from Vincent and Arturo! I know my friends will be back as will we.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing. We ate outside under the covered section and it was great. Service was excellent and you would be hard pressed to find a better meal.
  4. LR

    LoisR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good experience. Lobster roll night a great value for the money.
  5. MS

    MarianneS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was attentive and the food was enjoyable. Howver, I would have expected the food to be better given the prices.
  6. JP

    JPC1

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, enjoyed sitting in the "garden" area, food was amazing!
  7. n

    nouveauyorker

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Sat indoors; with so many folks outdoors, it was a lot quieter (except for one happy party) than ever before. Food was good: filet and salads. Service was outstanding: efficient, attentive and exceptionally friendly.
  8. DI

    DILO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak frites special is a delicious way to spend Thursday evening!
  9. FK

    FaithK

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was delicious but the overall experience was ehhh. The fans were on late in the evening in Sept. It was a little chilly. I asked can you lower them and was promptly told NO. Dinner was rushed. We paid in cash and they tried to say we didn’t leave a tip. I had left 16-17%. Since when is that unacceptable? He brings back a $10 bill insinuating I only left him $8. I knew exactly how I paid. It was shameful they tried to guilt me into leaving more of a tip. It ruined the whole night.
  10. M

    Mark

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was good but it was overpriced. The fact that you have to pay for each of your sides for a $50 filet is excessive.
  11. MM

    MoMo54

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good was as we remembered it. Delicious. Lazy lobster. Tender.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as usual! One of our absolute favorite places. The service was outstanding. Our waitress, Joanne, was an absolute pleasure. We took our brother and sister in law here and they’re big fans. Highly recommend Brandl!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my mom and her husband here for a special celebration- they are steak lovers and this place did not disappoint
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food tasted great overall, steak a little bitted over cooked, perhaps the grill needs to be cleaned better, service was excellent. Pricing was a little over priced for few items, such as steak was not worth $80.00 and desert sufle was good but not $27.00 worth.
  15. G

    Goodeats

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exquisite - best lobster I’ve ever had. Power was out and they did not miss a beat-outdoor dining at its best. Truly a wonderful experience.
  16. S

    Scott

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Brandl has been a good place to eat over the years but have raised prices to a ridiculous point. In addition, the add the interchange fee on the end of the check as a "service fee" which was another $9.87. This is their cost for doing business, I can go to dozens of other good rest. that don't do this. Sorry, dinner for 4, $350 with no alcohol? Ridculous!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was good but overpriced and the service was average. The giant soufflé is very good though.
  18. FG

    FidelG

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Was there for $25 Thursday steaks special. Meal was fantastic. Order 2 side salads at $6 each. Went early and place was busy by the time left. Waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and attentive.
  19. d

    debbiep

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Our first time at Brandl - not the best experience. Our waiter had zero personality - honestly didnt speak - the food was okay - not amazing as some folks had written. My husband and granddaughter ordered short ribs - never had short ribs that were tough - and i had the highly touted Thai Shrimp - nothing to write home about. Honestly with so many amazing restaurants in that area, we wont be back to this one.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good. Limited menu. Soufflé dessert amazing
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, a delicious meal and with the early bird specials, excellent value. Creative and tasty dishes that will tickle any pallet. Friendly service. Both outdoor and indoor seating and as a bonus last night there was a band playing on the plaza. An enjoyable evening
  22. DW

    DonnaW

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to try Brandl’s new Thursday night steak special. The meat was excellent, tender, juicy and well seasoned. The accompanying fries were generous. We also had the daily pot stickers, filled with garlic shrimp, and a side of shishito peppers, yum!
  23. DM

    DianeM

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was one of the worst dining experiences we have had in a very long time. We understand that the restaurant is understaffed and tried to be patient and tolerant of that fact. However, service was slow and spotty. The appetizers took a good 30 minutes to arrive. Three French onion soup‘s and one potstickers order were all underwhelming. Over priced and totally not worth eating. We then waited another 35 minutes for our entrées. We all ordered the lazy lobster at the recommendation of our server. It was over cooked and the risotto that accompanied it was little more than a bag of success rice with some peas and nasty butter sauce on it. All in all, this was an extremely disappointing evening at a price point that no where matches the level of service or food. Additionally, the noise level in this restaurant made it almost impossible for us to have any kind of decent conversation. We had to beg for salt and pepper, and when it finally arrived it was only offered to the one diner who had requested it. No one else was offered pepper. Salt was delivered in a large tablespoon – given our concern today with germs, it was pretty disgusting. We will not be back!
  24. K

    K9love

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First thing you should know, Brandl is BYOB. Something people from other states may not understand, but knowing the area, as we do, we know to check these things out. I can’t tell you about parking on a busy summer Saturday night, as we walked. It was a lovely safe walk through the area. The ambience and service are impeccable, but the food, OHHHHH, the food, was AMAZING!!!!! The Chef at Brandl puts his heart and soul into the food that comes out of the kitchen. You can taste it in every bite. Ambience: When we arrived there was a band of kids (teens) playing in the courtyard, really loudly, with a big following of family, friends and dogs. It was such a cool summer thing to see. However, this may sway your decision to sit outside, it is loud!! We opted for inside, which was initially much quieter. However, like any good “Jersey” restaurant the music and the patrons get louder as the night goes on. Service. Every single employee that “touched” our table or interacted with us was exceedingly polite. Our server, Vincent, was wonderful. I have a food allergy, that he made sure Chef was aware of, and after I gave him a couple selections, he was able to tell me what was safe. This may seem like something simple, but when you carry an epi-pen to stab yourself with if you eat something contaminated, it’s a big deal. FOOD: I had the Thai Shrimp with Purple Sticky Rice. I have been trying to figure out how to get Chef to come to the West Coast to make this for me again, maybe weekly? I LOVE food. I do not GUSH about food, in reviews. This dish deserves to be bowed down to. I have no more words, except. Thank you, Chef. My husband had the NY, rare. It originally came out a little over cooked. Vincent took one look at it and said, “That will not do,” and whisked it off to the kitchen. What came back was perfection. Chef added an extra piece of steak, cut open to show it was rare, on the side. Then, I’ll finish with this. Soufflé. YUM!
  25. GK

    GKennedy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beach Music concert
  26. GM

    GregM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We’d heard about this place awhile, decided to try it, and it EXCEEDED expectations. The steak was nice size and cooked to perfection! And the Brussels sprouts were great! Definitely going back to try other things-
  27. SN

    StephenN

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Disappointed Wife’s short rib was like leather Waiter wasn’t very happy of a guy. Didn’t like to open wine bottles Felt like he was doing us a favor by serving us.
  28. P

    Paula

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good selections are unique. Vincent is a terrific server & the staff is overall great! A favorite place for us!
  29. JD

    JoeD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    All three dinners were on point. I had the lamb chops, perfectly cooked. However, we were seated in the back of the restaurant when there were plenty of seating available, it was kind of lonely. 😂
  30. CZ

    ChrisZ

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine here often and always have the best meal and great service !
  31. j

    jpinbel

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Steaks were great . The service was very slow as the place was crowded and there may have been a shortage of help. Our initial table was covered in ants and we moved to another table .
  32. MC

    MrCos

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    6 out of 8 meals were very good. Very accommodating with multiple reservation changes. Server was a bit abrupt and not very cordial.
  33. T

    Toledo

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was great. The food was good, the steak was overcooked. It annoys me that Brandl doesn’t warn customers that they charge a fee for credit card use. Perhaps they could post a sign or a note on the menu.
  34. s

    shapin01

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Service and food was outstanding.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience will be back for shore (Pun intended lol!)!
  36. TS

    TomS

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner. The guitarist was great! Not too loud but a very nice addition to dinner.
  37. RP

    RaymondP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was prepared ok, however. Salmon was a little salty.Crab cakes was delicious!!!!
  38. H

    Hardrocker

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was excellent. Service was okay. As the evening went on it got very warm in the dining room. Was sweating. Became very uncomfortable. Brought a nice bottle of wine, would have preferred they offered to decant the wine. Would return. Nice date place. Food was very good.
  39. MK

    MikeK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Dinner, food and service were as good as always! However it was beyond hot and humid inside. Absolutely no air conditioning. Make dinning an uncomfortable experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandl is by far one of my favorite restaurants. The service, atmosphere and food are always always. Food is always fresh. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Brandl offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 280-7501.

Brandl is rated 4.6 stars by 1780 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Brandl

703 Belmar Plaza, Belmar, NJ 07719

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue & Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Belmar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available, as well as parking in public lots.

  • Public transit

    Train (Belmar)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Brandl

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz is performed on Friday nights and during special events. Live performances most weekends outside in the plaza with outdoor seating available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (732) 280-7501

  • Catering

    Brandl is pleased to offer on and off premises catering. Our comfortable and inviting space is the perfect venue to host your next special occasion. From engagement and rehearsal dinners, to bridal and baby showers, to corporate events, holiday parties, and just about any kind of social gathering, Brandl will treat your guests to an unforgettable dining experience. For your off-premises catering needs, you can choose from a variety of appetizers, sides, salads, and entrées, or design your own menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Up to 90 guests can be seated for banquets at Brandl.

  • Private party contact

    Chris Brandl: (732) 280-7501

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