Jersey Restaurant

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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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EB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great and pizza was good.

JP
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a small restaurant which is good in almost very respect, although a bit costly. The service was excellent as was the food and atmosphere.

h
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Relatively tasteless pizza served by very nice people. Restaurant has it all but the food, I feel bad saying it as they were so nice.

JH
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had pizza and my husband loves pepperoni and I don't. We ask to have it put on one side only and they happily complied. Very friendly and service oriented and the pizza was great!

WN
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time here! The pizza with Taylor Ham was delicious. The service was excellent. Altogether a fun night out.

F
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hesitate to recommend Jersey Pizza, because I want to be able to get in there for dinner when I want pizza! The pizza is excellent, the chopped salad and the caesar salad are terrific. I've tried very few of the other things on the menu, so I can't really say much about them - but order the Pepperoni East Coast pizza, and you'll be very happy! The service is also excellent - you'll walk out of there full, pleased and you won't be broke!

MJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, and our server was friendly and helpful! A perfect quick and delicious lunchtime meal.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly I keep coming back and back. They keep making their menu better and better. It's one of the best spots for pizza and for wine. You literally can't go wrong. So happy I came in. I'm gonna book an event for my company for sure.

Thanks again for the service and the delicious food and drinks.

LC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet up with some friends after work. Made reservations ahead of time because the last time I was here it was super busy and we ended up having to sit at the counter which is ok, but hard to have a conversation when there are more than 2 people. They also appreciate the reservation made. It was pretty busy at 6:00. We shared a salad, appetizer, and pizza. All of it was amazing and delicious. Definitely a go-to for me if I'm on that side of town.

RW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the pizza, but most important, my guest who was celebrating his B/D, enjoyed it a lot.

Best pizza ever!!!

Jersey Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2019

Thant's great to hear, Rita. Thank you for celebrating your friend's birthday with us and we're happy to know you both enjoyed our pizza so much. We hope to see you back soon!

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BA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant with pretty simple decor. My wife and I were there for dinner and started with a Caesar Salad which was very good. We split a pizza which had plenty of toppings but was lacking a bit in cheese for my taste. Overall, while not exactly “Jersey” Pizza, it was a good dining experience.

Jersey Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2019

We're happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed your visit, Brian. Thank you for your compliments and feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was...pretty good. We got the caesar salad, burrata, New Yorker, and Bianca. There were two things we wanted to order that they were out of (at 11:45 AM). The burrata and caesar were very good. The New Yorker was good, but there is something in the sauce I didn't love, maybe like curry powder? The Bianca had lemon in it which I was excited to try but none of us really liked it in the end. They had the World Cup on which was nice for the during the work day. Nice atmosphere

Jersey Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2019

Thank you for your visit, Regan. We're happy to hear you enjoyed so many items but please accept our apologies if we were out of something you wanted. We only serve the very freshest food using the finest ingredients and most likely something was unavailable that we didn't want to substitute with a different ingredient. Hopefully we'll see you back soon and we're sure we it will be a 100% perfect meal.

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CP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good value and delicious pizza! Service was a little slow but a very cute, family friendly place.

Jersey Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2019

We appreciate your kind words about our pizza, Cori. Thank you. Please accept our apologies if you felt the service wasn't as quick as you wanted. We're certain next time we see you everything will be perfect and please let us know.

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d
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timmy our waiter was fantastic. Oh so personable and very attentive. Made our dinner so much more enjoyable. A keeper.

Jersey Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2019

We are happy to hear that, Davidd. Thank you and we'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Timmy!

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k
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a casual lunch in the Financial District. Everything from starters to salad to pizza is really tasty. They also have an awesome happy hour which I can't wait to check out. It's beer and wine only, but what's not to love about beer and pizza...? :)

M
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the best I’ve seen in a long while. The host had a great attitude and made room for us when we had to bump our reservation up from 5 to 7. Could tell the server was crazy busy but he got to us quickly and took our full order right when we were ready. Our apps and then entrees came out in good time, and then our server personally boxed up our leftovers at the table. Oh, the food was fabulous too! Even the GF individuals looks very happy with their salads.

PB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

KM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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

OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

D
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

L
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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.

P
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NO
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go-to local restaurants both for dine-in and take out. Love this place ... as do all my friends to whom we introduce to Jersey. Never disappoints.

Jersey Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2019

That's great to hear, Nutrix. Thank you and we appreciate your turning on your friends to Jersey!

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NR
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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AM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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.

RC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

RC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BM
San Francisco
350 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

D
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

D
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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!

D
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

F
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fast and quality.

JH
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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