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Brando's Citi Cucina

162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
+1 732-774-2222
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (51 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always amazing !!! The steak is cooked to perfection , pasta is so fresh , true authentic food. Have gone there enough to have tasted different foods on the menu and never have I been disappointed. The wait staff is so professional and attentive to...More

Thank kas12281
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried Brandos again... this time we ordered steaks and veal chops... and they were very good....still very noisy and pricey but I would rather pay a little more and something that is better...the dishes we had the first time were not nearly as good so...More

Thank Alvin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good meal for the two of us visiting the NJ shore. Food was good and service was excellent. Large delicious portions and good wine sellection.

Thank SailSunJay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice. Portions are very large and delicious. Classic Italian with a lot of selection. Very upscale

Thank mary4135
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had family in town for the weekend and wanted them to experience Brando's. Friday night in Asbury is always a fun time. Arrived a bit early but were seated right away for our reservation. Moran, our waiter, come quickly, delivering menus, the wine list and...More

Thank GPA4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bob was our waiter. Very attentive. Our order came out wrong and he fixed it immediately. 5 stars. Very good food!! I would suggest anybody to come here to eat!!

Thank Mel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the Shore for the weekend, and decided to try Brando's. We were so happy with our choice! First of all, our server Bobby was incredibly helpful. Perfectly attentive. Answered all our questions about the dishes and ingredients. He also became an "ambassador"...More

Thank NYC42372
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I just needed to give this place a great review because I went back even though I gave it a less than good review several years ago. The issue back then was the waiter (the worst I have ever encountered) but the whole staff seemed...More

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Brando's is an upscale old school Italian restaurant that offers the best Happy Hour in Asbury Park. 4:00- 6:30 T-F at the bar and outside. Inexpensive top shelf cocktails mixed by the fantastic Chris. $5 wines and $5 appetizers. Share 3 or 4 and you...More

Thank LP1960
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A revisit was a must. This place has amazing food and great service. The host apologized because he thought we waited to long for service and gave us free dessert. Thank you. The Sunday sauce and the bolognese sauce were super rich and hit the...More

Thank Damian A
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25 May 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
prices are moderate, especially for pastas and classic Italian dishes like chicken scarpiello (20 - $28.00). aged steaks are expensive. veal chop Brando is the best ($40.00). enjoy!!!!
16 February 2017|
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Response from Gale F | Reviewed this property |
No. Good select of wines & spirits.
26 January 2017|
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Response from nickb1a | Reviewed this property |
It's not cheap but definitely worth it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-774-2222
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