Brandl

4.3
1681 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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John
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal. We shared a Ceasar salad, my wife's filet mignon was excellent. I had the beef short ribs and they were wonderful. The jazz was perfect for a quiet date night with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and overall it was really great! Only thing keeping it from being 5 stars for me is the menu was a little hard to read (looked hand-written) and the booth side of our table wasn't very comfortable to sit at. It was very low from the table and on wheels so it moved easily. But the meal and the service was excellent and we will definitely go back!

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vipLouiseH
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great. A bit pricey. Tables close.

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RIch
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu selection and on the pricy side but food was delicious. Restaurant was small inside and tables are very close together. It’s a BYOB which is a plus. Service was outstanding. We would go back but perhaps for a special Occasion.

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MomEof3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a reservation for 4. They took a table for 10 and seated us at one end. Luckily for us only a party of 2 was seated at the other end so it didn't get too awkward. Unfortunately the waiter had to return to our table after our order was placed because they had run out of a soup special. That was a bummer on a Saturday night. Estimate 100 per person including tip. It's a BYOB which is awesome - I get exactly the bottle of wine I want :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service great food !

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Chris4shore
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended to me by a work associate, this is one of his favorite places to dine. I went with my friends and every dish was perfectly prepared and so delicious. I had blackened tuna over black rice and it was amazing. My friends ordered braised short ribs to die for and drunken lobster I think it was called , also delicious. The chocolate soufflé was amazing too. We also enjoyed the art work , music and ambiance . We will definitely be going back to this quaint , delicious , slightly hidden gem !

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JohnS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was a birthday date night. This place has changed, for the better. Great ambiance. Delicious food. BUT....Rather expensive. Will be back, Want to try the steak. (Saving up)

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vipGillesG
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative food. One of the best restaurants I have been in quite a while. Definitely will be back.

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vipmachugh35
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointing experience at Brandl. Started out fine with tasty appetizers - butternut squash soup, potsticker du jour, and oysters Rockefeller. Then things began to go downhill. Our waiter cleared the dishes from the table adjacent to ours and proceeded to dump most of the dirty dishes onto my wife's back. He apologized and offered to pay for dry cleaning, but really hard to recover from that.

While my wife and mother-in-law were in the restroom trying to get stains out of her sweater, our entrees arrived. Unfortunately, ALL of the food delivered was cold. I don't mean lukewarm or room temperature - actually cool to the touch. I can only guess it sat waiting to be delivered for a long time.

At this point, I think our server was trying to avoid our table as it took about five minutes to flag him down at explain everything was cold. He apologized and another man came over (chef?) asking if we wanted him to "refire" all our food. I reiterated again that it was all cold, and we had no intention of eating cold veal and steak. Plates disappeared and came back a few minutes later. The meat had been slightly warmed up but obviously just the meat as different cuts were put on different plates - my wife's steak came back on the plate my father-in-law had his veal on originally (obvious to us as he had put sides and sauce on his plate before we sent them back).

Our waiter comped us dessert to try and make up for everything but it was still a less than satisfying meal out. I don't mind paying for quality food but it irks me to shell out for a cold meal and mediocre to bad service.

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magoo1029
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lazy lobster risotto was delicious. My party also had the Braised short ribs off the regular menu and the Grilled pork tenderloin off the fixed menu.. Pumpkin cheesecake for dessert and apple strudel with ice cream. From the welcoming at the door to the check it was a great time. The Brussel sprouts with pomegranate molasses alone is worth the visit! Do BYOB.

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vipPaula
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The menu changes seasonally and the choices are not what you will find at other places. There is always a unique take on each dish. Servers are very good and will make your experience a good one no matter the occasion!

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Mallory28
Orlando
57 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Our waitress wasn’t very nice. Neither was the older man at the podium when we walked in. No one seemed happy to be there. 2 people in my party got filet mignon, both seemed very over cooked. I ordered the Lazy Lobster over risotto which was really good. And the other person we dined with ordered the dry aged steak, which was decent. Caesar salad was very bland, barely had a taste. Not sure if we will be going back.

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vipHollyH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but not as outstanding as expected for the price. Tables were extremely close and the music playing was a little too loud. Our waiter was exceptional! Very informative, attentive and personable. Overall good experience.

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vipTBuck
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Saturday, they have Jazz music. 1 artist, who did a wonderful job.

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vipMikeG
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed with our last visit. Last year was our first visit but wanted to give this place another try this past week.
The host is far from welcoming and our waitress was not very friendly which is why the service gets 1 star. I don't want to hear about service levels during covid-19 because there are a number of restaurants in Point Pleasant with much better service.
The food was just okay, the tuna was a little salty.
The soufflé dessert special cost almost $30 and came out scalding hot without much warning from the waitress.
It's a byob with potential since it's near some other restaurants with a parking lot, but we will not be returning to Brandl. There are too many other better options near the shore.

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SheriG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only negative was that we had to wait for our party to be complete to get seated. That made us anxious because tables that we were hoping for were getting filled. Fortunately the second half of our party was only a few minutes late and we had a nice table. Good and service was excellent

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vipChristaM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Had dinner in the last few weeks at La Modina, Barelis and hands down Brandl was the best experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Brandl many times and they never disappoint. We celebrated a 50th birthday and everything was great. The service by Vincent was top notch!

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vipBelmarLocals
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entrees and the service was on point as usual. I even ventured out and tried a new option on the early bird special menu and was quite surprised. Always great food and wonderful staff!!! Might be back this weekend!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Returned again to what is my favorite restaurant on the Jersey Shore. Went for the early bird special which is an exceptional value. Had the Thai shrimp which was delectable. Vincent the waiter as always was solicitous and attentive. Another enjoyable meal here.

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CathyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, pricey. Easy parking. Nice live guitar music. BYOB.

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JoAnneD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent, and we’ll definitely be coming back. Our server, Vincent, went above and beyond to make sure our evening was truly enjoyable. We’d highly recommend asking to be seated in Vincent’s section.

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Nlat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Perfect for special occasions.

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babs139
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Porterhouse for 2 - it was EXCELLENT! - ordered medium rare and it came out exactly as requested - started with Caesar salad, had 2 sides with dinner - it was a wonderful dining experience.

Decor is all fresh and modern. Our waitress was attentive and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the good was amazing . I highly recommend. We will be back

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vipPaula
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRANDL is one of our favorite places to dine! Changing menu, great ambiance and terrific service. Vincent is a very good server! ❤️

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KCCC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Great atmosphere!

CK
vipChrisK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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vipAdelaideB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times over the last 20 years or so. My husbands tuna was fantastic, he was raving about it for days. The food just never disappoints!

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vipLorraineM
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Repeat customers here because the food is that deliciously creative. The Thai shrimp is always a favorite but you could throw a dart at the menu and be thrilled. The service is a little slow but it's completely worth the wait. Oh don't forget to order the soufflé- you'll thank me later.

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vipDonnaW
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If you love to dine early, like a good value for your dollar and enjoy delicious food, the early dining menu at Brandl's should be a place for you to consider.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!
Quantities were small for the price but overall…great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food quality was good as always and it is nice that they still offer outdoor dining

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vipBelmarLocals
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment. We try and visit a minimum of twice each month, and even managed pickups during the worse part of the pandemic. The food has always been top notch. We ALWAYS look forward to our return visits!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great. Servers -ATTITUDE! if you angry being a server - don’t be one!

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DeeVee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

THE worst experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Especially for the price tag. From the angry host to the even angrier waiter.

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CAthyg
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Four of us had reservations for a Saturday night,upon arrival we found a line of approximately 15 people. Nobody seemed to know what was going on since the host hadn’t approached them yet. We waited over 15 minutes before I could get to the front to attempt to tell him our name, he wasn’t interested. Hex was quite rude and told me to wait……another 15 minutes and we were shown to our table. That too was disappointing. It’s extremely loud inside and our table was crammed in a corner, set for 2. We waited close to 15 minutes before we could flag someone down to at least give us wine glasses so we could open our own wine and pour a glass. It’s now 45 minutes after our reservation and we have a table not fully set for 4 of us and no water no bread and no wine. Finally the waitress shows up who is already extremely busy and now she’s stressed out that our table isn’t set and we have no glasses. She gets us set up and was pleasant enough but seemed overwhelmed. We finally got some menus and I was surprised at the high prices We had been years ago and things had definitely changed. In our mind for entrees where most are priced between 40-55.00, with no salad included we were expecting a much better experience, Instead we had a chaotic evening from start to finish that we felt was over priced. The food was fine, not plated well at all and we had had to ask for bread twice which finally arrived minutes before our meal did. Overall it was not a great night and that was disappointing since we were taking friends out. I’m sure they are short staffed due to Covid like most other restaurants, but in my opinion they need to scale back on filling all their tables and the host needs to pay more attention to his patrons and acknowledging the long wait would go a long way.

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vipChrisK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was fantastic but portions small. The pricing for the portions was a little off. This was byob so a $200 for two people for a mid week dinner was a little steep. Service was outstanding.

FAQs

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

Brandl is rated 4.3 stars by 1681 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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