Jersey Restaurant

4.4
144 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
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PB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a very good east coast (jersey style) pizza. Sauce on the cheese pizza was a bit spicy for some in the group.

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KM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza and the arancini at Jersey are definitely among the very best in San Francisco. The Trenton Tomato Pie is everything!

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NR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is great casual eats but the atmosphere is very loud.

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San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We took out a co-worker traveling from Owens Mills. We ordered 4 two different types of pizzas on two pies and a chop salad. I have been to Jersey Restaurant four times already but my colleagues have not. They were all raving about how tasty and delicious the pizzas were as well as the chop salad. The waiter was friendly and provided recommendations. We enjoyed a long lunch hour after a busy week.

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San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jersey is close to my office so I go there often. Always good, love the pizza but this time I tried the burger which was very good also.
Good place for casual lunch in SOMA.

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L
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Jersey! The food is fresh and good and the service is always great! Love the pizzas. Been going to Jersey for a long time and I have NEVER been disappointed!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is great and fun atmosphere. However, the service could be more attentive. For example, I was there for 2 hours and they only offered to refill water once.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jersey is always great - the pizza is delicious, hot, fresh. The service was on point. Will definitely go again!

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San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The Margharita pizza and steak salad were very good, but nothing like you would actually get in New Jersey. Turns out the restaurant is simply part of a big chain.

But, good stop.

Jersey Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2019

Hi Nancy. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your pizza and steak salad, Nancy. Thank you. However, we are not part of a chain at all. Our ownership team has three other restaurants in San Francisco, none of them with a menu anything like ours. Hopefully you do get a chance to visit them as well: Town Hall (specializing in Southern comfort food), Anchor and Hope, a seafood and raw bar spot, and Salt House, serving seasonal American cuisine with international flair (and outstanding cocktails).

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I think that pizza must really be the feature here, because I strayed into other areas of the menu, and the choices were limited and not very good. The service was excellent and the wine choices were great.

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RC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I come into SF once or twice a month and this is a must stop for us. The food is delicious and this place has a pretty cool atmosphere. Everyone that works there makes you feel welcome including the chef. If your looking for a good pie we suggest the Fungi Misto pizza.

Jersey Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2019

Thank you for our visits and kind words, Rhonda. We're happy to know you are a fan of our Fungi Misto pizza and we look forward to serving you again next time you are in town!

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SL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Spaghetti was really overcooked. Not particularly kid friendly as the pizzas are far too spicy for young ones. Wish the waiter would have said something when we ordered.

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Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our pizza!! The sauce is amazing. Our server Will was helpful not only about the food but also for fun things to do in the area. I highly recommend it!!

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RC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Layout of dining room was a little tight with tables pretty close together. Server literally had to climb over the table next to us to reach our table.

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K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
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 5, 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
336 reviews
Dined on December 4, 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
123 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
123 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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D
San Francisco
71 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
San Francisco
20 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
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 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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B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 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 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 7, 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 7, 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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San Francisco
2 reviews
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 12, 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 11, 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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F
San Francisco
203 reviews
Dined on May 26, 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 27, 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 26, 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 20, 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 13, 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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S
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 5, 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 29, 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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