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Brandl, Belmar, NJ
Brandl, Belmar, NJ
Brandl, Belmar, NJ
Brandl, Belmar, NJ
Brandl, Belmar, NJ

Brandl

4.2
4.2
1956 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


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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

What 1,956 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,956 Reviews
  1. SeanM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated a few minutes before our reservation. Our server, Vincent was incredibly helpful and friendly. Our appetizers, entrees and desserts were amazing. I have enjoyed numerous restaurants in most major cities due to my work and I must say that Brandl is the best. The food is delicious, the menu is affordably priced, the service is impeccable and the ambiance is cozy and inviting. Their unique oven provides a dining experience like no other restaurant. Their food is savory and delightful. I will be returning soon to enjoy the outdoor seating in the warmer weather and I will be bringing a large group of my friends to enjoy such a unique dining experience. Thank-you to the staff of Brandl.

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  2. PeterI

    New Jersey

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. From the greeting when we arrived to the time we left. Courteous, friendly , professional service. Food was fantastic!! Recommend the veal chop and the octopus

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  3. linae

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I hope this was a one off experience as we have always had a good experience here. The food was not as good as it usually is .The noise level was ridicules as there was a very loud table of 10 and a singer trying to sing on top of all the noise. This they couldn’t control but maybe they could put large parties on one side of the room opposite the singer. Was disappointed.

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  4. Paula

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vincent was our attentive waiter and did a great job! We dined on Good Friday and there were enough choices to satisfy any dietary requests! Paul was engaging and our table company and conversation were great. The new addition of vocals to the music accompaniment was very good, too!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cake soufflé was the best Dessert. I have had in a long time.

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  6. DonnaW

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and recently entertained some guests for dinner. We chose Brandl’s for the food that is consistently delicious and creative. We ordered three appetizers to enjoy while selecting our entrees: the buffalo chicken pot stickers, Frito Misto and chicken wings. All came out piping hot and we love the dipping sauce for the seafood. Our entrees ranged from Chicken Milanese, Pan Seared Scallops and Everything Crusted Salmon. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was exceptional, warm and hospitable. It’s a gem of a neighborhood place.

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  7. VeryHappyFoodie

    New York City

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always reliable. Good food. Really missed the crabcake appetizer. Hoping it will return to the menu.

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  8. tommyi

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, smoked bacon and pineapple was incredible!

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  9. LynnM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very pretty, and we had a great table. However, we soon realized that there was only one waiter for the entire restaurant on a Saturday night. The Host had to take our order, and the runners bought our food. The waiter never came back to the table once to see how our meal was, or if we wanted salt or pepper, or anything. We most likely will not be back.

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  10. CathyC

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. The freshest ingredients, the Lazy Lobster was out of the world. The white chocolate raspberry soufflé to die for. the weight staff was very helpful with the menu very considerate of a gluten-free diner. We will return.

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  11. DonnaW

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal at Brandl’s the other evening. Crispy Cod with Carrot Lime Broth. The fish was moist and tender and the sauce complemented the fish perfectly. It had subtle notes of sweetness from the carrot and a hint of tartness from the lime. A delicious entree that I hope they’ll repeat again.

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  12. JSbd

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had such a fantastic experience! First time we went but definitely not the last ! Allll the food was excellent and the Banana tart was unbelievably good!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We never even sat down, but need to say thank you so much to Paul the incredibly rude host. We only attempted to go because someone gave us gift card. Which we have had for a year, we hate going there because of the consistently poor service by the mean host, (thats what people call you by the way, the mean host) Paul that was your last chance to be rude to us.. your final strike. Threw the gift card away. Thank you again we had an excellent meal with excellent service from two teen age boys at Rajin Cajin. You should go there and see what polite good service looks like. They didn't do anything extraordinary they were just kind and friendly. I am really curious why are you are so consistently rude and abrupt It baffles me. How Brandl stays in business with you as the face of this establishment is beyond me. Never coming back.

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  14. JeffreyO

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere is fantastic, staff is knowledgeable and polite and the food is spectacular!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had an 8pm reservation showed up at 7:45pm we’re not sat for our reservation until 9:30pm food was alright but not worth starving for over an hour. Seems like a very disorganized place. They can’t even handle the reservations they accept. The place is small and they obviously over book to the point their reservations were leaving due to the wait.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the second time we’ve been to Brandl. Both times there was an extended wait on our reservation time. 745 reservation and we weren’t seated until 820. Waiting in the cold area outside the main restaurant with several other couples was less than ideal. The service wasn’t stellar either. I think they just try to seat too many tables with not enough staff to accommodate it. The food was very good and priced appropriately. It’s a shame about the other issues because they are what will be keeping us from returning.

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  17. Roberto

    New York City

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Cannot rate the food as we arrived for our 6:45 reservation 5 minutes early only to be told by the non apologetic host that the wait for our table would be 45-60 minutes. This was on Valentine’s Day. This restaurant is a byo that does not have a bar where we could have waited while having a cocktail. Shore town in the middle of winter with not a lot of other options. We ultimately found another option elsewhere and did not wait. Extremely disappointed that they obviously overbooked,not respecting anyone else’s time or the reservation system that they clearly do not honor. The owner of this restaurant should be ashamed of himself.

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  18. TimM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a 6:45pm reservation for Valentine’s Day. Arrive at 6:40pm, wait 5 minutes, then was told by a very rude host our table might be ready in 30-40 minutes. When I said I had a reservation, the host smugly pointed to the 10-12 people waiting outside and said “so do all of those people, it’s a busy night”. Yes, that’s why I made a RESERVATION! The guy was so rude and snippy, we decided to just go home. What’s the point of having a reservation system if you still have to wait 40 minutes to sit down when you arrive? We will not be going back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a 630 Valentine’s Day reservation, arrived on time , to be told by the pompous and arrogant Maitre’D that there would be a 45 minute wait for a table after the 7 other parties in front of us ate seated. There was no apologetic response, and the attitude was too bad, that’s how it is. We left and went somewhere else never ordered a thing. Service from host was the worst I have ever seen.

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  20. NadaS

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience. Excellent service. Also liked the jazz background music.

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  21. AlisonR

    New Jersey

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Brandl. It’s a very nice place, very cozy. The food was very good, as was the service. We will definitely be back.

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  22. MimiP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very salty. Portions were small and a bit pricey.

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  23. DebR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and so was the service!! Would go back for sure.

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  24. MT80

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious. Our server was excellent and very attentive.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Phenomenal food, management and server were both very kind and accommodating the entire time. Will absolutely go back, food is pricey but worth it.

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  26. Suzi

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall a poor experience before we even had a chance to order the meal. Main server and host were rude when our party wanted to ask questions regarding specials. We ended up leaving , never ordered dinner.

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  27. FrankM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found this restaurant to be excellent. We were a party of 4 and 3 of us ordered the Thursday special while I had the Risotto with truffle sauce and mushrooms. Our waiter (owner) was very sociable and ambiance was cozy.

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  28. DonnaW

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On our recent venture to Brandl’s we opted to share an appetizer and the nightly pasta offering. We started with the Fritto Misto. This was a wonderful starter. The shrimp, calamari and sliced hot peppers had a crispy and delicate coating. The sweet chili sauce was the perfect complement to the dish. My husband loves Brandl’s Wedge Salad that comes with blue cheese dressing, pickled red onions and hot bacon. I had the Beet and Arugula Salad that had goat cheese with a champagne vinaigrette. We shared the Sunday night pasta special, Gnocchi with Beef Ragu. The gnocchi were light and the ragu rich and delicious. Overall, a wonderful evening.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brandls one of the best spots in the state, the waiting area was perfectly heated and so comfortable we almost ate their, along it being byob our server still on point, keeping our cups full, and the food was made with love. This my 4th time coming here. Got better each time

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible experience. The host needs to go. He lies and flat out threw the list of people waiting (who had reservations) in the trash. I was finally seated 1.5hrs after my reservation time.

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  31. DK21

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived at 7:15 for 7:30 reservation We were told it was a 35 minute wait, however, there were at least 30 people waiting to be seated, with more arriving. We waited approx 30 minutes -- only 2 tables were cleared and seated during that time. There was no way we would be seated for at least another 40 minutes. We abandoned our reservation/waiting in favor of eating before 9:30p Very disappointed.

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  32. EileenF

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    fOOD WAS REALLY GOOD. THE RESTAURANT IS WARM AND INVITING.

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  33. DonaldE

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent as usual - plan on about $100/per-person without drinks, including tax and tip (with appetizers and deserts). We did take home part of my dinner - and it provided dinner the next night. The quantities are generous and everything is freshly prepared. Parking is easy and safe in the Belmar Plaza behind the square that Brandl is located on. Handicapped parking is close by. We had no wait to be seated, we were perhaps a bit on the early side (4:45PM) for a New Years Eve dinner. I think the nightly specials are what we'll try next.

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  34. TrishL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, fresh fish and vegetables. Enjoyed every bite.

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  35. ElyseC

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    All started with a bad hostess that ignored us and was not polite. Server was awful… ( the food runner should have been the waiter.. he was nice!) Food choices were sooo limited. Dinner was ok .. but not worth the price. The poor service between the hostess and the waiter would not make me come back here.

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  36. Skitchy

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was salty, & the server forgot to put in our soufle order.

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  37. DonnaW

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For the past several years my husband and I have spent Christmas Eve dining here. Though the restaurant was bustling, service was attentive. We enjoyed the daily burrata special. My husband had the pasta special with lobster and shrimp in a lobster name sauce. I had the grilled Black Sea bass over red wine risotto and asparagus. Both were delicious, creative and presented beautifully.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    an all around great meal! delicious food and outstanding service.

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  39. Ilovefood

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for Christmas Eve and we never usually go out to a restaurant. It was beautiful. Lovely ambiance, food was amazing, especially the crab cake. My only qualm, which isn’t anything bad, was that we were sat by the window and I was cold. Not sure if it was drafty but my son, who likes it cooler switched and it was ok. We would definitely come back and our waiter was amazing.

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  40. ianm

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Decent food, no liquor license. Good service but the place was empty at 6:30 on a Saturday night. Need to find a way to fill the seats. Not a total fail but probably won't be back.

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FAQs

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

Brandl is rated 4.2 stars by 1956 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


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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