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Brandl Restaurant, Belmar, NJ: A Restaurant Review

Brandl Restaurant, Belmar
Brandl Restaurant
703 Belmar Plaza
Belmar, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Contemporary American

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: 2 1/2 Stars

Service: 1 1/2 Stars

Decor: 3 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Serves well prepared, creative Contemporary American dishes using fresh ingredients

Service, from night to night, can be inconsistent

Value: Good

Noise Level: Moderate -High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy upscale trendy ambiance with creatively prepared Contemporary American food

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a traditional, casual menu with "Old World" dining amenities

Recommended dishes: When available, Lazy Lobster, Rack of Lamb, and The Mushroom Dusted Sea Scallops

Liquor: BYOB: Sangria & half bottles are avaikable from Domenico Winery

Restaurant Review

Brandl, is one of Belmar's top high end restaurants, popular with diners who come for creatively prepared contemporary American food in an attractive, rustic setting.

Owner and chef Chris Brandl is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University - Culinary School, He later honed his skills at Redington's Seafood restaurant in Point Pleasant and The Mahogany Grille in Manasquan before opening Brandl in 2002.

Chris Brandl is adept at creating imaginative dishes using the freshest ingredients from local sources.

The interior is attractive with a rustic, yet trendy look with dark earth toned walls, dark wood flooring and wood tables set with linen napkins. The lighting is soft with ceilings have double old waterfront oversized gas street lamps and tropical fans. Walls are adorned with oversized shell food and farm produce artwork

While the wait staff overall is attentive and knowledgeable, there tends to be inconsistency and on any given night there can be a fall off in service.

Except for the colder winter months, there is outside dining on the plastic/canvas enclosed front patio.

Not recommended for children.

Brandl's is open year round, six days/week for dinner from Tuesday - Sunday, 5pm-10pm

(updated: April, 2017)

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