Jersey Restaurant

4.6
130 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The state of New Jersey, or Jersey, is many things to a number of people. It is the Jersey Shore, the Boardwalk, salt water taffy, ferris wheel rides; it is The Garden State; home to the Jets, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and much more. But to Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal, owners of Jersey Restaurant, on Second Street in San Francisco, it is more than that. It is Ferraro’s Pizza Parlor in Edison- dripping with not only great pizza, but old school family orientated hospitality. It is Chambersburg-- the Italian neighborhood in Trenton, where the restaurant doors are open day and night, for anyone to stop in for a reprieve of hunger, thirst, or the rush of their day to day lives.
It is these sentiments that inspired the Rosenthal brothers to add a fourth restaurant to their SOMA empire (Jersey being the youngest, after Town Hall, Salt House, and Anchor & Hope). Can you get true East Coast pizza out here? Hell no. Is Jersey going to fill that void? Absolutely
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 912-1502
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ramona Rillo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 130 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Jersey needs to update its menu on opentable. This is really a restaurant for a cheap date of pizza and carbs. While the menu shows fish as on option. There is no fish. We should have left. Its ok for pizza, but I was looking for the fine foods part of the menu and there really isn't much if you don't eat carbs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, very accommodating. Offered us a split pizza so that we were only getting one. Focaccia was great! Tomato sauce is heavenly!

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BM
San Francisco
327 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tables Are ridiculously close together. The food is certainly decent though my idea of a thin crust pizza involves and even thinner crust.

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D
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jersey is a great place for a casual lunch - SOMA. It's close to our office and so it's convenient; but mostly, they just make GREAT pizza and salads! Even though they have both California and East Coast pizza options, I suggest just going all out and getting the New Yorker! So perfectly traditional and delicious.

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San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Jersey is a great, casual primarily pizza restaurant but with good salads and sides, too. I work close to Jersey and it is one of my regular "go to" spots for lunch. Definitely try it!

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San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I grew up in New Jersey and on real Jersey pizza. This place does an extremely credible job. It transported me back there gustatorily, which is arguably the best way to go back. Great job, youse guys.

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F
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian style pizzas and sides. Very accommodating of dietary requirements. Great service overall!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fast and quality.

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JH
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a great place for good pizza! The service is helpful and we come periodically.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No one raised west of Chicago has any business judging pizza. I grew up in New Jersey and these guys really get it. My husband and I look forward to celebrating there with friends in November after the blue tsunami. We love that the owners are good with staff wearing this t shirt. Photo taken with permission.

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MH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly the best Pizza this side of the Mississippi! Great salads too.

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New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Scaling the food price/flavor/setting to determine an overall value against its competitive set other pizza locales the value is low - 2 adults for dinner - one pizza & one chicken parm with a salad and one drink each $100 plus w/ tip. Can do far better in other locales within SF.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salads and appetizers but their Pizza is outstanding! The service was very warm and friendly without being overbearing. Just the right combination of delicious food & perfect service for an enjoyable evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Warmly welcomed, prompt service. Shared a tasty asparagus & basil pizza - the garlic on it was creamy goodness.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and the food was amazing.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Yorker Pizza was amazing!

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KC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was delicious and the drinks were great too!

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c
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. Pizza is authentic and fresh. Had New Yorker pie and was fantastic. Also bartender was awesome. Good beer and got some tasters to help my decision. Definitely worth a trip!!

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San Francisco
198 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Personal pizzas are excellent and their drinks are good, however, no liquor license so no cocktails, only wine-based drinks. I had the sangria and it was great. Service was attentive and pizzas came quickly. The only thing I wasn't too keen on was the TV screens showing the Warriors game. It is a restaurant, not a sports bar!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was able to get in very quickly. Staff was very friendly & able to answer questions. Food came out pretty quickly & it was all delicious. Would definitely go back again.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pizza was ok. Coming from the East Coast we have high standards for pizza. Calimari was good and the portions were about right. Margherita pizza lacked a punch of basil. Overall good experience.

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WY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for a going away business dinner, and I wanted my longtime colleague (a born and bred East Coaster) to have a decent Italian meal before he left California. We were all new to the restaurant and very pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The service was on point, the ambiance had a cozy/modern feel to it, beer selection was pretty impressive, and the food quite simply blew everyone away.

We came in late for our reservation, but I think we were lucky it was 4/20 so we must have missed the normal dinner rush and they were able to seat us just fine. Otherwise, the place is a little small, so we might not have been so lucky any other day.

Then came the server, who was very helpful in our beer selections as well as our meal options. Everything, that came to our table was delicious and arrived in a very timely manner.

We had Brussel sprouts and Calamari for starters, then three different main dishes that we all split; Ahi salad, Spaghetti Meatballs, and the Chicken Parmigiana. As I said before, DELICIOUS!

Long story short, I couldn't recommend this place enough!

Good place for a date night or smallish groups.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Big disappointment from what used to be one of my favorite restaurants when I lived in SF a little over a year ago. It was obvious they’ve lost their chef

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent pizza, Brussels sprouts and tasty beef and beet salad. We’re a bunch of picky eaters and we all thought the food was excellent and the price extremely reasonable. Also, friendly, capable service. We didn’t order that much and didn’t order drinks (it was lunch and had to head back to work). Sometimes, servers will look at you funny. Not here. In fact, we booked for 5, but only 4 could make it. No problem. Our waiter pulled away the extra chair and said if your friend makes it, I’ll just bring the chair right back. Loved the can-do, welcoming attitude. Will definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and attention to customer's needs. Thank you!

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J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was so good - recommend the Bianca. The staff were great too. Fast service. Definitely coming back again to try the past.

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San Francisco
119 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick meal with 3 friends - wings, pizza and beer

Great selection of draft beers
Delicious wings
Delicious pizza - the prosciutto- fantastic

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San Francisco
198 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Their personal pizzas on Mondays and Saturdays are fantastic. A good selection of toppings on an 8-inch base, $2 per topping, and you don't have to worry about the other person's tastes and preferences, if you usually share a pizza. My creation was great. I wish they would have a better wine list and/or a full bar. No liquor so no cocktails. The beer selection is okay. Our server was great and it wasn't too loud. I will be back for my personal pizza!

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and grog. Perfect for lunch. Smells as good and comfy as the food tastes.

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e
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite neighborhood cozy good eat

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t
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pizza and beer. Always the go to place for me and my friends.

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NA
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Place was loud
And warm and some fruit flies.
Pizza was good. wines and beers were of a good variety but nothing high end.

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NB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The Fungi Misto pizza was great - crispy, filling, and delicious! The bits of broccoli were a flavorful crunchy contrast to the mushrooms. The sautéed spinach starter was also delicious. This restaurant could be my new favorite for pizza if it wasn’t so noisy.

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DB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dropped in after a visit to the SFMuseum of Modern Art and was delighted to find a casual, friendly restaurant with a happy hour til 7, really great pizza, delicious arancini and a shareable Caesar salad. Thanks to happy hour, the two of us had a full meal with one drink each for $60 plus tip. Great service too!

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San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great and authentic east coast style pizza, pasta, and apps! Reminds me of Friday nights growing up on the east coast :)

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Might be my favorite pizza in SF. (Worthy of note: I'm Chicago-raised and NYC-bred, so I have strong opinions on this topic.)

Also my fave place for a workday lunch. I'd go every day if I could afford it, both calorically -- the portions are huge -- and financially (it's a bit on the pricey side).

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our company comes here for lunches nearly every week and we have never been let down. Love how we are treated from the get go down to the little garnishes on each dish. Great place to grab starts with a cold beer then move to the pizza and salad with a nice glass of wine. We're temped half of the time to get desserts with some sweet wines... so we do. And we highly recommend doing the same.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place, fun menu, good salads, great pizza's, grilled chicken looked delicious. Close to SFmoma.

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J
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

People who work there are very nice, but the food except for the fried calamari and the pizza crust was not very good and tasted nothing like Jersey food.

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was awesome, very knowledgeable with the beer and wines selections. They were friendly and provided excellent service. We had the meatball crostini to start, homemade meatball, delicious. We shared a east coast pizza and it was fantastic. For dessert we shared a tiramisu, also homemade and very good. I would recommend trying this place with some friends.

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