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Brandl

4.5
4.5
1720 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 280-7501

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, 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 1,720 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - Central

    Contemporary American

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  1. DM

    DavidM

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Uncaring service. Overpriced for small portions. Quality was subpar. There are better choices in the area.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    Everything was rushed to get the next table in. Never offered another drink besides water. Never offered coffee with desert. Food came out cold. What a shame

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4

    We went on Mother’s Day and eating out on most holidays is a mistake but what ruined this place was the overall attitude and vibe. Not accommodating or very nice, and mind you the price fix for the holiday was 75 per adult and 25 per kid for a bowl of pasta or chicken fingers. One of our guest’s lamb was raw and sent back. It returned raw and they handled the whole thing poorly, even arguing with staff in front of us. At $75 a plate, I expect more. I don’t mind paying for good food but this was just okay with a negative overall vibe and who needs that. I would never return but I am sure they don’t seem to care anyway. I never write reviews but felt compelled to today.

  4. BS

    BarbS

    Atlantic City

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We love Brandl but I must say last weeks experience was not terrific like it usually is! Didn’t know it was restaurant week so maybe that’s why but food was average! Service always good and love the ambiance! Will definitely try again ! We brought friends so we’re more disappointed that they didn’t enjoy it!

  5. P

    Paula

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Met a friend for dinner and the three of us had a fabulous meal! Warmly welcomed and attentive service we have come to enjoy at BRANDL. A favorite every time we are in Belmar!

  6. KM

    KimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We found this restaurant during a Belmar Food tour. We were impressed by the ambiance and their delicious pot stickers, so when we saw they participated in Restaurant week, we quickly made a reservation for 8 through Open Table. We then needed to change the reservation to 10 people. When I called they were super nice and gladly made the change. The day of, unfortunately, I had to change it back again to 8 and again they were super friendly. When we arrived we were immediately greeted and seated. Our waiter was very witty and personable. We all ordered off the Restaurant week menu. There were 4 choices of entree, 2 of them had a $15 upcharge but we did not mind. The portions were good size. The only reservation I had was that my husband is a bit of a picky eater so there werent too many choices for him, but no problem I ate mine and his appetizer. Both delicious. We had the fontina and spinach pot stickers and the ceasar salad. The pot stickers were amazing. For my entree I had the Thai Shrimp. I normally do not eat pineapple or coconut but our server promised that I would love this dish and I absolutely did. Everyone loved their dishes. The ambiance of this restaurant is upscale and trendy. They have a nice outdoor area too. The service was excellent and its a BYOB. Will definitely return.

  7. B

    Beth

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The space is very nice, and the servers were excellent, so we had a good experience. But the food was so-so. The crab cake was the best thing we had, but the pot stickers were more like empanadas, they were fried and greasy. The filling was spinach and feta, but the sauce was still soy based, which was a weird combo. The chicken was breaded and fried well, but there was nothing remarkable about it for the price, to be honest. The gnocchi were alright, but a little heavy. It might be due to being there for restaurant week, I know that’s a tighter budget, but I would have been really disappointed if I’d paid the menu prices for those entrees.

  8. RD

    RichD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brandl's offers excellent food. When it participates in promotions like Restaurant Week it also offers excellent value. This is extremely important to my wife and I who re retired seniors on fixed income. It was a joy to participate!

  9. AS

    AlexS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great, food was exceptional, service terrific!

  10. JB

    JBBB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Food was very good but the old grumpy man taking your order ruins everything. He has an attitude and comes off as a old grump. He takes the vibe away.l from this place.

  11. WH

    WilHokage

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My girlfriend and I visited Brandl Saturday night and it was a great experience. Love that it's BYOB, allowing us to bring a very special bottle of beer to enjoy with our meals.

  12. FS

    FoodSpy

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    All food items had a real taste and flair to it. Portions were way beyond other places. U get good vibes here from everyone I be back

  13. LD

    LuisD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    the food was excellent as usual. Our particular waiter spent most of his time playing on his phone If it weren't for the remaining staff, who were more than attentive, our experience would have been poor. This will not deter our next visit as I am certain to ask for Vincent who is an excellent waiter.

  14. T

    Tootie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Soup was cool, veggies too salty and limp, dessert a disappointment. Apple pie was not apple pie! Lamb chops were great! Disappointing Easter dinner!

  15. RG

    RobertG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Everything was excellent, except next time let me know about the “credit card convenience fee” upfront, It’s not the cost it’s the principle, I would have brought cash if I knew. I simply do not like paying fees when spending that type of cash at a restaurant.

  16. m

    maryb

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food, waiter was very good and overall service was excellent. Great that it was a BYOB, but it was a little pricey. (But what food doesn't seem to be expensive these days.) Would definitely go back.

  17. R

    Rochelle

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Let me start with the positive. the building and decor are beautiful. The bread and butter. . .VERY GOOD! The meals....Very overpriced. I ordered a Ceasar salad and received a small bowl of romaine lettuce with dressing...(and that's it) it was $17. My husband ordered a shrimp and avocado salad...two pieces of lettuce (seriously) with 3 small shrimp and a bite of avocado...$19. We don't mind paying for quality and not quantity, but this was really neither. We went in with the intention of eating light, (wasn't thinking 'that' light...but...) and our server was NOT happy that we didn't want to order a steak or one of the other many overpriced items, and treated us very rudely. . . .Also, we made a reservation and still had to wait for 45 minutes for a table. Will not be returning.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. Only disappointment is the Credit Card Convenience Fee. I don’t mind that there is a fee; only that it is not prominently mentioned on the website, so I didn’t know to bring cash. Other than that, everything is 5 stars.

  19. T

    Tizzle

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience. Excellent food and service. One of the best spots in Belmar.

  20. SM

    StinkyMH

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Waiter-Vincent was very rude. “what else do you want” is how he spoke to us. Delivered our entrees but never saw him again and we were given an incorrect item but had no way to correct. Bill was $10 higher from when I got the check to when I got my credit card slip to sign- Brandls now charges a service fee. Am I supposed to have$400 in cash in my pocket? Food is good. Service poor.

  21. B

    Bradley

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food + BYOB = Awesome Experience............

  22. DS

    DeniseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable

  23. BL

    BelmarLocals

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Early Bird specials are a real treat for a great price. We love to come and order order off both menus and get the best choices. We love to visit a minimum of once or twice a month and are never disappointed. BYOB is a another plus!!!

  24. JN

    JimN

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time

  25. RC

    RobertC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was good and the staff was very pleasant.

  26. BS

    BarbS

    Atlantic City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious! Service was terrific and I love the ambiance! Overall a great night!!

  27. KH

    KathrynH

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love my meal at Brandl with friendly service as always. 3 course offering has great choices. There was a group of friends celebrating a Birthday and a Mom and Son eating a few tables away. With so much empty space on a Wednesday evening the music could have been toned down a bit.

  28. SP

    ShipwreckPointis1

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The Good: Excellent attentive service. Delicious entrees with very nice portions. Highly recommended. The Unfortunate: Brandl has a peculiar gift card policy in which the gift card can't be used for the gratuity. As an example- for a $75 dinner a $100 gift card can only be applied to the food/tax. To pay the tip, the restaurant requires cash or the use of a credit card which includes a 3% or 3.5% service fee. In essence, cash is ok for the tip and a credit card is ok for the tip but the gift card can't be used for the tip. We ended up with a $14 credit on the gift card which we may never use.

  29. d

    dstant1012

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience at Brandl. We were greeted right away. By the time I sat down, we already had water poured for us and bread at the table. Service was great and food was amazing!

  30. JA

    JAGg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Brandles was ready for us when we arrived and the service was very good but the food / all courses =were excellent... Thanks for having us. JAG

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always creative and top notch. The staff treat you like friends and cater to your every need. A thoroughly pleasant meal.

  32. DM

    DawnM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant was incredible! Loved the staff and the live music was great. Our food was so good and I would love to go again!!

  33. LM

    LennyM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in the area. Time and time again they deliver the best food experience!

  34. BL

    BelmarLocals

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and meal. Never have had a negative experience. It’s a great go to location !!!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great food but pricey!

  36. RR

    RyanR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a winner. Great food, good service. NOT thrilled with requiring a credit card for a reservation.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always top notch and a meal that is memorable. Bon appetite.

  38. S

    Sissiem86

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect dinner. Upscale atmosphere, food and service. Food was perfection!

  39. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and incredible service! Just very expensive with the alacarte sides

  40. J

    Jenniferb

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service.

FAQs

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

Brandl is rated 4.5 stars by 1720 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Brandl

703 Belmar Plaza Belmar, NJ 07719

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue & Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Belmar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, 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, Discover, 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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