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About Brandl

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!

703 Belmar Plaza
Belmar, NJ 07719
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
9th Avenue & Main Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 280-7501

Website:
http://www.brandlrestaurant.com/

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

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.

Parking Details:
Street parking available, as well as parking in public lots.

Public Transit:
Train (Belmar)

Executive Chef:
Chris Brandl

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our website brandlrestaurant.com for upcoming events and new specials.

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Brandl Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Special Occasion (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Casual (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Business Meals (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Scenic View (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We come here often. Chris Brandl does a nice job changing things up. Our last visit was during restaurant week on the Jersey Shore. Great value. Great food.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We arrived with an Open Table reservation. We were told to wait. When I asked about the two empty tables, the waiter rudely and sarcastically told me we would have to wait for the other 8 parties still to be seated. And it was so noisy there, we would not have been able to talk. So we left. (I had to click every item above. The food and value ratings are not real.)

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband & I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Brandl’s on Nov.11th. We forgot to bring wine and the waitress quickly arranged for one of the employees to purchase a bottle for us locally. Although it was quite cold outside, the employee refused to accept a tip for purchasing our wine, which we thought he well deserved. Our meals were served in a very timely fashion & were superb! I had the delicious short ribs & my husband thoroughly enjoyed his scallops over risotto. I am gluten free and had ample choices from their exquisite menu. We heartily recommend Brandl’s for an amazing dining experience!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Super small portions for restaurant week.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere.
Best calamari I've ever had. The steak was absolutely amazing. First time I ever had eggplant fries and they were so good.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Everything here was great! Food is always good and the service is friendly and fast.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always love our meals at Brandl. This was also restaurant week so enjoyed three courses and items I may not have otherwise chosen. Loved the cauliflower soup---a wow! And I had monkfish and enjoyed but everyone at table had something different and loved it all. Also---my friend was met with great accommodations for his food allergies. So that is also very much appreciated. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very satisfied with our meal prepared by Chef Anthony, from the roasted cauliflower soup, garlic oysters, Chinese five spice homemade paperdelle pasta, monk fish, lamb chops... and topped off with the pumpkin cheesecake and apple strudel ...Can't wait to go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Maitre'd / Floor manager was rude and did not greet us at the hostess stand. Ignored us and acted like we hadn't been standing there for 5 minutes. Food was super pricey for a very small portion. Appetizers were better than main courses. Waitress was delightful though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went here for our anniversary and it was one of the best meals we ever had. Lobster risotto and crispy duck were perfection. Topped it off with a white chocolate raspberry soufflé...like nothing I've ever tasted. FANTASTIC!!!!! Expensive, but worth every penny. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very bad, seated next to bathroom door, asked for different table, he said No!. Waited 15 minutes for someone to come over, no one ever did, got up and left. He asked what's wrong? I said never again! The place is going down hill!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went last weekend for restaurant week, and will definitely come back. The food was great!, and it's byob. I've already recommended it to a number of people.
I gave it a four because of noise level and ambiance. It would be nice if they had a fireplace, since the food is very comforting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Never saw the waiter other then when he took the order, and gave us the bill. Our water glasses were not filled until he handled us the check. Granted it was restaurant week, and busy...staffing was inadequate and they were very busy.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great restaurant we have been at this restaurant many many time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The first person we spoke with made us wait for our 3rd person to arrive before he seated us even though he had reservations. The a la carte menu got a bit ridiculous when we were charged $12.00 for a side of mashed potatoes, and the server brought my friend a crabcake when she ordered scallops. She didn't want to make a stink about it. He/they was/were very pleasant on the other.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Taylor was great She has a great personality and food recommendations Good luck with her acting career too

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent choice for dinning... great cuisine, excellent staff in a cozy atmosphere. Local fare, exceptionally done, that can’t be beat... I would definitely add Brandl to anyone’s “must dine” list and make it a regular stop...

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I love this place. I only wish I could stop myself from ordering the lazy lobster long enough to order all the other delicious food they serve!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful food and service. BYOB is a nice feature too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food every time! Highly recommend for those who enjoy seriously good food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Anniversary. Great meal and they put together my wife’s favor dish.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very attentive wait staff, great presentation, only issue really is the cost of the meals.

I'd either like to see a larger portion, or smaller price.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As usual the food and service were phenomenal. Continues to be one of our favor places

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

this place is WAY OVERPRICED...would never go there again. we just happen to have gift card for 100 bucks. it got us a small salad...and a few appetizers... a couple meatballs, wings, a crab cake , calamari, and cheese. the cheese plate had 4 tiny slabs of cheese with 4 breadsticks for 18.00 are they nuts??? and the cheese was nasty. the waiter was very nice and on top of things. The person at the front seemed snooty and rude. only two other couples there..place was dead probably because they are pricing themselves right out of business. Anyone can put a fancy name on a place and act ritzy...but charging that kind of money for regular food is off the hook. we laughed the whole time we were there at the scenario...the menu...the prices... zero recommendation on this

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always one of our Shore favorites though I thought some of our favorite dishes (e.g., the grilled Caesar salad) were not as good as on previous occasions. My husband has the grilled scallops and I had shrimp with grits and they were both delicious. Started the meal with their famous and delicious crab cakes and finished it off with wonderful home made ice cream. We will be back!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food here is consistently excellent, as well
as the service. We are here at least twice a month. There Fresh Catch Friday menu is diverse and original preparation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful food but miss the lamp chops! Service was great, as usual. A bit crowded and noisy so we sat in the heated outside area and had a wonderful birthday dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious food and atmosphere. Service, staff and food are amazing. We love this place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

outstanding food and service everytime we go. our favorite place to dine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Brandl is a very fine local neighborhood restaurant for residents of Belmar and Monmouth County NJ.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Simply one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always exceptional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent meal-enjoyed the Lazy Lobster. Service was great and friendly

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I went for dinner here last night we had reservations and was seated within 10 minutes, The host was very cold and very unfriendly . The server got our order took forever to bring our drinks ....we order the cheese plate it was $19 for four little pieces of cheese . It took 45 minutes to get our food the server never came back to us , the portions were really really small compared to the price. the food was OK but the server only came back when we told her us to bring a check. The restaurant is cute but the prices are way beyond expensive not really impressed at all .I'm very disappointed, i'm never going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The restaurant was half empty. The maitre d was not friendly and yelled at his staff. Overall, they were quite disorganized, only one person delivering all the food. The waitress was nice but if you ask ingredients of food she "guessed" and never confirmed from the kitchen. if you ask any questions of any staff member they get annoyed and snap at you. Pricey because it's a BYOB. We went there because everyone else was booked but that is the one and only time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I started eating here several years ago. Since that time the restaurant has gone steadily downhill. The server tried this last time but she had so many tables she couldn’t keep up. Quite apart from that the food was not very good and the host is extremely rude. Plus it could use a lot of cleaning as it appears to be very dirty. We did not enjoy the meal at all and will not go back. No one should.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was great but service was very slow, I believe they were short a server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I've been here about 10 times over the years if I'm bringing a guest I always know there will be a wow factor.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything was delicious. Interesting menu. Expensive but worth it. Would have liked to be told prices of specials. A bit of a surprise after ordering dessert that the 2 soufflés were $24 each.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had been recommended with such glowing reports that we made reservations for us and our out-of-town guests. While nothing was really wrong except that the food is drastically over-priced, nothing was really right either. The food was fine. Ther service was fine. The ambiance is fine. That's it, but for those prices, I wanted and expected more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Perfect except it was a bit too cold. The A/C was blowing on me the entire meal. Aside from that, it was really wonderful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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