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Brandl

4.4
4.4
1735 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

9:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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

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What 1,735 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Robb

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    The hot appetizer we received was cold and that started out a meal that was below expectations for the prices the restaurant was charging.
  2. p

    puravida

    New York Area

    119 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    119 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    The service was outstanding, and the food was really good… But the prices are crazy very expensive!!!
  3. m

    michele

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Dinner was very good… I had the filet it was perfect. Gnocchi bolognese was delicious. Wedge salad was crisp and chilled, it could have had a few more toppings Noise level inside was very loud…we were looking for a quiet dinner out. Staff was pleasant, they can neaten their game, just a bit.
  4. P

    Paula

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful summer Friday night with outdoor music, great food and great service! Love BRANDL!💕
  5. NJ

    NJJacque

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly and attentive staff. Delicious food. A bit pricey for the sides offered for the amount provided but overall we were very happy with Brandl.
  6. m

    minnie

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delightful night, food was outstanding. Souffle was great. Two of three had the pre -fix menu .
  7. l

    louisf

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Kitchen has no idea what they are doing i ordered a Berkshire pork chop that came out RAW sent it back to to have it cooked properly. Waitress agreed and apologized when chop came back wife was done with her meal and my chop was charred on the outside and had to cut off some of the outer meat in order to eat the chop.
  8. I

    Img712

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    First-time here after being recommended by multiple people. The food was really good but pricey.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor area was really nice. Service was prompt and knowledgeable. Food was amazing! Definately going back!
  10. W

    Whitebread

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a foodie destination. The servers are all very skilled, well-versed. Sat outside on a beautiful night listening to a local band in the courtyard. Be sure to order the souffle for dessert.
  11. DB

    DamianB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food just ok this last trip. Lots of mosquitos in the inside patio area. Good service.
  12. JD

    JuDo

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service (Vincent), food, and atmosphere were wonderful
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, great food and selections, indoor, covers patio and fully outdoor dining options are all good
  14. P

    Peacock

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Outdoor seating. Tables nicely spaced. Very pleasant atmosphere. Waiter was prompt, friendly and helpful. Food was OK. Priced high relative to quality, reflecting the fact Brandl is a BYOB. Dumpling appetizer was greasy with a very thick casing. Pass. Filet mignon meat was good quality, overcooked though, after being ordered medium rare. Apple Strudel was an excellent dessert. $55 all in for my meal. Nicest outdoor dining spot in the Belmar/Avon/Bradley area. Good service. Food quality falls short. In summary, I'd recommend only if outdoor dining is desired. Food shortcomings would direct me to other "top end" dining in the area (Clementine's, La Dolce Vita) if indoor dining is a priority.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant has always maintained the quality of its creative food. Especially in this time of inflation, it’s early bird dinners combine said food with great value.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience our waiter was very helpful in describing dishes and helping us decide what to eat. It was a perfect night and food was amazing!
  17. JP

    JudyP

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit. We loved the early bird special, but we especially enjoyed our server Paul. Definitely we will come back real soon.
  18. DM

    DavidM

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Uncaring service. Overpriced for small portions. Quality was subpar. There are better choices in the area.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Everything was rushed to get the next table in. Never offered another drink besides water. Never offered coffee with desert. Food came out cold. What a shame
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    We went on Mother’s Day and eating out on most holidays is a mistake but what ruined this place was the overall attitude and vibe. Not accommodating or very nice, and mind you the price fix for the holiday was 75 per adult and 25 per kid for a bowl of pasta or chicken fingers. One of our guest’s lamb was raw and sent back. It returned raw and they handled the whole thing poorly, even arguing with staff in front of us. At $75 a plate, I expect more. I don’t mind paying for good food but this was just okay with a negative overall vibe and who needs that. I would never return but I am sure they don’t seem to care anyway. I never write reviews but felt compelled to today.
  21. BS

    BarbS

    Atlantic City

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We love Brandl but I must say last weeks experience was not terrific like it usually is! Didn’t know it was restaurant week so maybe that’s why but food was average! Service always good and love the ambiance! Will definitely try again ! We brought friends so we’re more disappointed that they didn’t enjoy it!
  22. P

    Paula

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend for dinner and the three of us had a fabulous meal! Warmly welcomed and attentive service we have come to enjoy at BRANDL. A favorite every time we are in Belmar!
  23. KM

    KimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found this restaurant during a Belmar Food tour. We were impressed by the ambiance and their delicious pot stickers, so when we saw they participated in Restaurant week, we quickly made a reservation for 8 through Open Table. We then needed to change the reservation to 10 people. When I called they were super nice and gladly made the change. The day of, unfortunately, I had to change it back again to 8 and again they were super friendly. When we arrived we were immediately greeted and seated. Our waiter was very witty and personable. We all ordered off the Restaurant week menu. There were 4 choices of entree, 2 of them had a $15 upcharge but we did not mind. The portions were good size. The only reservation I had was that my husband is a bit of a picky eater so there werent too many choices for him, but no problem I ate mine and his appetizer. Both delicious. We had the fontina and spinach pot stickers and the ceasar salad. The pot stickers were amazing. For my entree I had the Thai Shrimp. I normally do not eat pineapple or coconut but our server promised that I would love this dish and I absolutely did. Everyone loved their dishes. The ambiance of this restaurant is upscale and trendy. They have a nice outdoor area too. The service was excellent and its a BYOB. Will definitely return.
  24. B

    Beth

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The space is very nice, and the servers were excellent, so we had a good experience. But the food was so-so. The crab cake was the best thing we had, but the pot stickers were more like empanadas, they were fried and greasy. The filling was spinach and feta, but the sauce was still soy based, which was a weird combo. The chicken was breaded and fried well, but there was nothing remarkable about it for the price, to be honest. The gnocchi were alright, but a little heavy. It might be due to being there for restaurant week, I know that’s a tighter budget, but I would have been really disappointed if I’d paid the menu prices for those entrees.
  25. RD

    RichD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandl's offers excellent food. When it participates in promotions like Restaurant Week it also offers excellent value. This is extremely important to my wife and I who re retired seniors on fixed income. It was a joy to participate!
  26. AS

    AlexS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great, food was exceptional, service terrific!
  27. JB

    JBBB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was very good but the old grumpy man taking your order ruins everything. He has an attitude and comes off as a old grump. He takes the vibe away.l from this place.
  28. WH

    WilHokage

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I visited Brandl Saturday night and it was a great experience. Love that it's BYOB, allowing us to bring a very special bottle of beer to enjoy with our meals.
  29. FS

    FoodSpy

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All food items had a real taste and flair to it. Portions were way beyond other places. U get good vibes here from everyone I be back
  30. LD

    LuisD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    the food was excellent as usual. Our particular waiter spent most of his time playing on his phone If it weren't for the remaining staff, who were more than attentive, our experience would have been poor. This will not deter our next visit as I am certain to ask for Vincent who is an excellent waiter.
  31. T

    Tootie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Soup was cool, veggies too salty and limp, dessert a disappointment. Apple pie was not apple pie! Lamb chops were great! Disappointing Easter dinner!
  32. RG

    RobertG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent, except next time let me know about the “credit card convenience fee” upfront, It’s not the cost it’s the principle, I would have brought cash if I knew. I simply do not like paying fees when spending that type of cash at a restaurant.
  33. m

    maryb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, waiter was very good and overall service was excellent. Great that it was a BYOB, but it was a little pricey. (But what food doesn't seem to be expensive these days.) Would definitely go back.
  34. R

    Rochelle

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Let me start with the positive. the building and decor are beautiful. The bread and butter. . .VERY GOOD! The meals....Very overpriced. I ordered a Ceasar salad and received a small bowl of romaine lettuce with dressing...(and that's it) it was $17. My husband ordered a shrimp and avocado salad...two pieces of lettuce (seriously) with 3 small shrimp and a bite of avocado...$19. We don't mind paying for quality and not quantity, but this was really neither. We went in with the intention of eating light, (wasn't thinking 'that' light...but...) and our server was NOT happy that we didn't want to order a steak or one of the other many overpriced items, and treated us very rudely. . . .Also, we made a reservation and still had to wait for 45 minutes for a table. Will not be returning.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Only disappointment is the Credit Card Convenience Fee. I don’t mind that there is a fee; only that it is not prominently mentioned on the website, so I didn’t know to bring cash. Other than that, everything is 5 stars.
  36. T

    Tizzle

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Excellent food and service. One of the best spots in Belmar.
  37. SM

    StinkyMH

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Waiter-Vincent was very rude. “what else do you want” is how he spoke to us. Delivered our entrees but never saw him again and we were given an incorrect item but had no way to correct. Bill was $10 higher from when I got the check to when I got my credit card slip to sign- Brandls now charges a service fee. Am I supposed to have$400 in cash in my pocket? Food is good. Service poor.
  38. B

    Bradley

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food + BYOB = Awesome Experience............
  39. DS

    DeniseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable
  40. BL

    BelmarLocals

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early Bird specials are a real treat for a great price. We love to come and order order off both menus and get the best choices. We love to visit a minimum of once or twice a month and are never disappointed. BYOB is a another plus!!!

FAQs

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

Brandl is rated 4.4 stars by 1735 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Brandl

703 Belmar Plaza Belmar, NJ 07719

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    9th Avenue & Main Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Belmar

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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