Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
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592 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Fratello’s Restaurant and Lounge is Sea Girt’s premiere Italian Restaurant. Whether you’re looking to have a romantic dinner for two or host a big family gathering, Fratello’s is the perfect place for all your fine dining expectations. Known for the best Italian food at the Jersey Shore, Fratello’s has won the Boss of the Sauce competition five years in a row! 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012!!!!!
Come by for dinner and the best martinis in town, or hang out at the bar and enjoy an appetizer and a delicious specialty martini.
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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ES
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very comfortable and nice setting.
Never been here before but would definitely return.

FD
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service! Will definitely be back!!

JK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was great. I have never been there before. I love that place and where it is located. The people working there were wonderful.

j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My go to place for great food, great service in a relaxed friendly atmosphere

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was not very good and cost was high considering food quality

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

They were great for my b day. We got seated on time. Great service and drinks ! Great food. Will be back.

DM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Went to Fratello's and ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. Much to choose from. I chose for appetizer Jodee's Little Purses which were a great start, for an entrée Wild Boar Osso Bucco, Delicious and there was plenty. For dessert Carrot cake not so good, seemed dry and tasteless. We had to wait a little long for our meals. We have been here before and did not have that problem. I find the food to be outstanding. Never had a bad meal. Love the ambiance. Looking forward to my next meal at Fratello's.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Restaurant Week. Meal was delicious. Seafood cakes the best I’ve ever had. Service was spectacular!

L
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Service very slow tonight. Might be the restaurant week was too much for them. Food was good. Desert were average. Several parties made it too noisy to be enjoyable. This was not a typical experience at this restaurant.

h
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service. I had the pork chop Murphy. It had a wonderful taste & was very tender. My companion had the flounder francaise which he said was the best he ever had. We will definitely go back.

M
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great early bird specials. The salmon is outstanding! Service was perfect.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. The staff was all very friendly. Definitely happy we went & will be back! It’s going to be on our short list of go to restaurants

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was utterly fabulous along with the service at the bar, with Jackie, and at the table too. The band, The Zukes, was the best I've heard in a long time. Great time!

MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fabulous! We got in on the first night of restaurant week, so it was a fixed price for a 4 course meal. Great service, great atmosphere. Well done!

VP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our waitress, Kitty, was great. Unfortunately our table of 4 was surrounded by two large, noisy parties. Hostess claimed no other table was available when there were many empty booths. We had a 6:15 reservation, very early on a Saturday. She could have been handled it better.

DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food. Gluten free options as well!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The band that began at 7 pm was very talented but too loud for the restaurant. We couldn’t have a conversation with our friends!

WL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience and the food was outstanding. The staff were so kind and added to the experience as a relaxed and upbeat restaurant.

B
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our first visit. We had a reservation and was seated timely. The waitress was efficient and attentive; our food was delivered within a reasonable time and was hot and tasty. The noise level was a little loud but we were there at a very busy time. We look forward to our next trip.

OT
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Monkfish entree on the Special menu was delicious!

AM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner for our 14th Wedding Anniversary ! We had such a nice time and our waitress was so attentive.

OT
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal at Fratello’s! Lively crowd and music by Who’s those Guys!

CN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The service was horrible, our waiteress was not to be seen. Our waitress took about 10 mins. getting two more places settings, for a table of four. We waited about 20 minutes after getting wine for drinks before she took our order , we never got our water refilled, never got bread even after we asked for it when we got our food. She never came back to ask if everything was ok with the food. When we finished she never asked if we wanted dessert/coffee and then we had to ask the host to find her so we could get our check ! That took another 15 minutes to process and it wasn’t a busy night . The other tables around us were rolling their eyes as they were getting bad service too. I will never sit at a table here again, I’ll sit at the bar instead.

JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Place needs a facelift big time. Wait staff were courteous but appeared to be overworked maybe due to inadequate amount of help. Food was mediocre , at best.
If one judges the cleanliness of a restaurant by the bathrooms .. BEWARE! The ladies room was one of the worst I’ve been to in a very long time. ! Would NEVER go back!

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

1st time at Fratello's, will definitely re-visit.
Appetizer: Half dozen of oysters. Poor quality. Smallest BluePoints I've ever seen. If this is typical, PASS!!
Entrees: Blackened Chicken Salad. Ok, nothing special. Large portion which is more than enough for one person. Lobster Ravioli special....this was excellent tasting and cooked Al Dente. Six large ravioli for $24.
Dessert: Lemon layer cake was very good.
Server (Tracey) was excellent.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Bar atmoshere which was nice with a few outside tables
Specials excellent
Wild boar
Grouper and halibut recipes all very goid

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

After a long trip, and tho we arrived at almost 10 PM the night before Hurricane Dorian arrived, the restaurant owner and staff were very welcoming. We had a delightful, relaxing evening at a very pleasant patio table, with wonderful food and fun music, and we stayed til almost midnight, watching the football game. We'll be back!

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Now I know why this restaurant had an opening for 7 on a busy holiday weekend. We won't be back. Cocktails barely had any alcohol and weren't mixed properly. The waitress wasn't personable and barely checked in. We had to wave our hands around and chase her down to get service. 3-hour wait, from the moment we sat down to the time we left. We waited for about 45 mins to place a food order. The penne alla vodka was runny like soup. At least 4 others at the table barely ate their meal. It was brought home for our "pet" raccoon to eat in the back yard.

The restroom is so tiny! There's nowhere to wait while inside, the door will slam you either by people entering the room or leaving the stalls. There are barely any windows in the joint so if you like eating in a dark hole with beaming table lights then this is the place for you.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Had reservations for 8:15... didnt sit till 8:45. Waited till 9:30 for 1 appetizer. Followed by more waiting for dinner. Food was good but overall not a great experience. Oh and several wAter glasses had lip marks including pink lipstick on my daughters glass.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

It was a busy night... apps came right away but was more than an hour until we got our dinner. food came and was not so great. Maybe would have had a better experience another night.

M
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent meal at Fratello’s!

JC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and good food. Always enjoy our dinners at Fratello’s

SE
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usual.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

I have never actually completed an online review in my life, but there is always a first time. We had reservations for 3 through Open Table for 7:15 on a Sunday. The hostess seemed to be overwhelmed, which sort of became a concern, but we were seated relatively close to our reservation time. That was about the highlight of the experience. It took almost 15 minutes before we were acknowledged by any wait staff, so we were already good to order our drinks and food. We ordered two appetizers, three entrees, one martini and everyone else water. It took over an hour to get the appetizers!!! Garlic shrimp, which had no garlic or flavor to it, and five cheese ravioli. I had to keep flagging the bus boy to get refills of our water. Another ½ hour later came the salads with came with our meal. They managed to keep the one requested without dressing right, but served the other with some sort of creamy dressing on top instead of balsamic on the side. 1 hour and 45 minutes later, our entrees arrived. The gnocchi was just caked with garlic, we are big fans of garlic, but literally the sauce was garlic soup and you could not taste another thing. The Shrimp Andrea, came with over-cooked shrimp and an entire cooked box of fettucine, with absolutely no flavor. The salmon was also over-cooked and lacked any sort of flavor. Minus the food which, could have been an off night, we watched other parties of 4 get their food timely and leave the restaurant before we even received our entrees. So to call the service slow is a compliment. At the end of the day, what really was disappointing, was not even once between the long wait periods did the server come over to check in with us, apologize for the delay, offer us more water. Pretty sure we noticed while exiting, our server just hanging around chatting away with a co-worker at the bar. I would like to think she was waiting for an order, but I think that is being too kind. Inattentive would be the word to use and never going back.

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal seated outdoors. Friendly service. Kitchen accommodated my dietary needs. A very pleasant evening.

M
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious meal at Fratello’s this past week while on vacation on the Jersey Shore. Have passed it for years but thought it would be too fancy/fussy. Not at all, rather we found it to be comfortable and homey. Our food was very good and our server, Kitty, was friendly and efficient. We will definitely go again on our next trip down the shore!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and amazing service!!!! Definitely will be back.

VE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time at the restaurant. Overall, an excellent experience. The food is delicious and plentiful, the service was very personable, and the prices reasonable for the quality of the food. Will definitely return frequently.

I
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The food is worth it
Everything cooked fresh to order
Nice selections of specials
Unfortunately typical low end restaurant bs ie: tap water, moving around of tables and chairs while your trying to enjoy your dinner, dirty bread basket, not on top of water refills when that’s all ur drinking, not clearing the table when your all finished even though you didn’t want coffee or dessert