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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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“meatballs” (54 reviews)
“steak” (49 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
162 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7027
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

We went to Brando's last night to celebrate our anniversary. We had received a gift card for Christmas and thought this would be a great time to use it. It was fabulous. Starting with a cocktail, they make a great martini. Next, we shared clams...More

Thank Tom_and_Jo_Ann
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I dined here again about a week ago. The professionalism of Brando's staff is most impressive and pairs perfectly with the thoughtful menu and quality of execution in food preparation and presentation. I ordered the Lamb Shank (incredible) and risotto, pairing it with a bottle...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Everything at Brando's is delicious and the portions are very large. The restaurant is always packed and extremely loud but worth the trip. The rigatoni bolognese is exceptional as is the duck and all the monster size steaks. A definitive must visit. Valet parking makes...More

Thank kullerm1
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great dinner on the busy Saturday night in our favorite city, Asbury Park. The service, food, and drinks are truly fabulous. The atmosphere is wonderful. The management maintains a great vibe at a great restaurant.

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My wife and I dined here on Fri night to celebrate our Anniversary. Arrived a little early for our 7 o clock reservation, and was first led to a small noisy table near the bar. After a short negotiation we were led to a large...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Brando's is a great restaurant and bar in Asbury Park, which has sooo many to choose from. You won't be disappointed if you come here for either their awesome happy hour or dinner. Beautiful bar/dining area with old brick walls, copper top bar, classy dark...More

1  Thank Gerzeygurl
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The four of us heard how great Brandos Happy Hour is and decided to try it. Have to say this was amazing! Katie the bartender was absolutely wonderful! She was engaging happy and worked the entire crowd with great attention to all! We will be...More

Thank bparker0204
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Why we never came here before is beyond me. We dine in Asbury Park often but just never ate here until a friend chose the meeting place. We were not disappointed!! The atmosphere is very inviting...and the service is top notch. Very old school and...More

1  Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Absolutely delicious food, drinks and the best bartenders. always a great time and very consistent and great staff.

Thank whocares3156
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The food brings me back to Florence. Everything is delicious, fresh & excellent service. I have been there 5 times, each time was better than the next. Highly recommended.

Thank kimbodean
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What is the price range for dinner entrees
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!!!!
Is it a byob
16 February 2017|
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Response from Gale F | Reviewed this property |
No. Good select of wines & spirits.
NO mention of pricing never been here looking forward to trying it although $ isn't the most important item on my list, it's important.
27 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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