Brandl

4.2
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1465 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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4.2
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ChrisD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Disappointing. We made a 7pm res and were not seated until 730 (not a big deal bc COVID so understandable). One of our party has a several gluten intolerance that we communicated to the wait staff. We had asked whether a particular dish contained gluten and it took 20 minutes to receive confirmation (again, excusable bc things are taking longer with COVID). The manager came over to pour more water into our glasses. He was not wearing a mask and attempted to extend his arm to pour more water and ended up partially missing the glass and spilling water on my legs and shoes. Not upset about missing the glass but certainly upset That he was not wearing a mask when all of the wait staff has to wear a mask. It took 30 minutes for the appetizer to come out (this was after the 20 minute wait for gluten-free confirmation and waiting 30 minutes from the time of the reservation). During all of this, the hostess came over to our table to set up a light and was not wearing a mask. Ultimately, we had to leave earlier And did not get to enjoy the steak / food we ordered because the person in our party with the gluten intolerance got sick from acid buildup by waiting so long to eat (part of the medical issue, which is why we scheduled the 7pm res). All in all not a great night and would not return.

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vipCNYC18
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for outdoor dining with delicious food and BYOB, a real plus.

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David
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandl is consistently good and often great. My two companions the other night raved about the tuna steak, perfectly cooked and brilliantly sauced. I went for the lazy lobster, a perennial favorite. At Brandl, if you really shouldn't have desert, don't even look at the menu. You are likely to be seduced.

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vipAmazed
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely come back!

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IreneNJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

One complaint about Brandl’s: the maitre’d did not wear his mask. He interacted with diners and should have been a role model for the staff, most of whom (especially the women) consistently wore their masks. A couple of the young guys kept masks below their nose or by the chin....not safe. But when the manager failed to wear a mask, it’s easy for staff to follow suit. Our waitress was excellent, and service was pretty prompt. As always, the food was very good.

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viplinae
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, never dissapoints, great service and love eating outside!

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vipBarryR
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great service from Samantha. Food is delicious. New employee, Jade, is unbelievable. She is the hostess who never stood still setting tables, cleaning tables and seating people. I got tired watching her.

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vipDonnaW
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're an early diner and like value, you must try Brandl's $40 Early Bird menu. You have choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. For the appetizer and entrée there are three items to select from and two selections of desserts. The portion size of each is nice and you'll feel satisfied once done eating. This past weekend Thai Shrimp, Garlic Steak (both on regular menu) and pasta Bolognese were offered. Overall, a delicious meal.

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vipJniz
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service as usual.
got a great table.

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donnab
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "Summer" Menu was smart and delicious! Outdoor dining was totally enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Brandl!!
Everything was perfection, including all the staff!
The food was seriously A M A Z I N G!!

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viphaydeeJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time at Brandl! Food was delicious and The steak was so juicy. The staff is very friendly and they adhere to Covid guidelines to ensure customers are safe. We will definitely visit again.

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TomD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

everything was good and great food but was told by the server that there was NO garlic in the dish I ordered. when it came it was LOADED with garlic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Awful service

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Barb
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in a lovely outdoor setting. The Thai shrimp and lobster risotto was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot the food is always consistently delicious and fresh. My family and I have been coming here for years and are always happy. The service is top notch friendly and clean. One of our favorite restaurants on the shore.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was not great. My soup was not hot, steak was salty, thai shrimp was good but rice was undercooked. Received the wrong dessert. Host is quite sassy. Saw a few people become disinterested and leave after their interaction with him. Waitress was pleasant. Outdoor seating was cute. Overall experience was just OK and a bit overpriced. Not sure if I will try again.

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Seabreeze
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had relatives visiting and wanted to go out for a great meal. The entire staff at Brandl never disappoints. We’ve been there 3 times in the past month, with friends and family, and all were happy with their meals and service.

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vipAdelaideB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal at Brandl! We highly recommend the chicken wings, a real winner.

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MichaelF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar salad and lazy lobster was one of the best I had ever had.

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Peter
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a good choice. Intersting and updated menu options. A staple for us during the pandemic. Glad to be able to enjoy the fine outdoor dining experience.

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FidelG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not many people that night. Food was OK and service was sometime missing. But overall good.

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Shimroon
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service 👍👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The owner was a complete turn-off. The food was delicious, the service was fantastic. He was just a dick!

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vipMrCos
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the outdoor dining area.
Service & food were excellent, as usual.

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PedroV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious from the appetizer to the main course. Waitress provided excellent service

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vipMikeG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went here on a Saturday night. Had the blue point oysters and the lazy lobster. Both were very tasty.
They were out of the tuna entree and the lobster bisque but that's what happens when you get seated at 9 pm.
Also they don't take Discover credit card.

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MariaS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious . Outside dining atmosphere was nice, the server was attentive and the meal from appetizers to the amazing dark chocolate soufflé was perfect.

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Cind
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The price was a bit expensive for what we ordered. I probably won’t go back due to the price of the food. The service was average at most.

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vipFrancoisN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way as always. Our favorite restaurant and we have never been disappointed. Food is always amazing and the staff is outstanding. Very friendly and attentive and very professional.
Thank you for a wonderful dinner and evening out!

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SueR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food was very good however the manager/host was extremely rude. We regret not walking out immediately after his rudeness.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Not familiar with the area but found this restaurant on open table and so glad we did. Good was fabulous

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CarolynM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was fabulous WaiterVincent was excellent. Social distancing was observed, Quantity and quality of food was Good. Don’t miss that lobster bisque soup

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ginab
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night! Dinner was outstanding! Would definitely return and planning on very soon.

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RonB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OVER ALL OUTSTANDING. CHRIS RUNS A GREAT SHOW, AND THE SERVERS ARE AWESOME. VINCENT HAS TAKEN EXCELLENT CARE OF US THROUGHOUT THESE PAST MONTHS. I'M A LIFER.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy and wait staff besides manager were great! Manager Paul came over to take order with no mask durning Covid pandemic! When I requested him to please put on a mask he stated”no, this is America” I’m so upset, he got way closer to me and my 64 year old mother than 6 feet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Scared and disappointed!
UPDATE: owner reached out and assured me all his staff including Paul will be wearing a mask. I hope people dine here bc food was yummy and owner is super nice. Health is important Esp now and hopefully Chris keeps his word. He seemed genuine.

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NoelleL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Brandl to celebrate my mother’s birthday and the staff made her night very special. Food was spectacular and service was great and very attentive. Highly recommend.

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vipAdelaideB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as fantastic as when we first dined here many years ago. I highly recommend this restaurant for it's amazing food. Dining al fresco in the courtyard was delightful on a pleasant summer evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Good enough food but the service was pretty flagrantly rushed... not sure

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