VB3, like many restaurants in NJ, are restricted to outdoor seating as of this review. Located next to a roadway and close to the Hoboken - Jersey City trolly, it can be noisy at times especially when the trolly passes by. Heavy metal music blaring also doesn't help ambience.
As with other places open for outdoor seating, the staff level is constrained due to decreased revenue. While there was an extensive wait for our food, the staff was accommodating and pleasant throughout. The food was the biggest surprise serving up large portions and good quality Italian favorites. Note not all items promoted online are currently available. Hopefully this will change once indoor seating is allowed.
Food was below average with above average. Octopus tastes like dry grilled chicken.
We were stuck looking for someplace later in the evening and came upon VB3 in Open Table. The reviews I read were, frankly, a lot better than the experience we had. While it was not awful, it did not live up to the levels of some of the reviews. The ambiance was as forgettable as the food. Skip it.
We booked this online before leaving the UK as the reviews had appeared good. However,we had failed to factor in that the Christmas party season was in full swing.
On arrival, an office party had effectively taken over halfthe bar and the noise levels were incredible !
The hostess initially tried to seat us at a table literally adjacent to the party group, despite there being several other options. We were reseated with no quibbles.
The food and service were impecable thereafter and decently priced for New Jersey. Would definately try a return visit but would choose our dates more carefully
cold food, a waiter who was not really interested, why go again?
Overall experience was great but wish the lunch menu would offer more options
Modern decor and casual sporty atmosphere. Good cuisine. Good value for money. Great cocktails! I will dine there in future....
Great food, friendly and attentive service (Thanks Star!!) and free valet parking.....what more can one ask for!!
Loved it! My only complain is I lost almost 7 years of deliciousness; first time. Not my last. BEST RICE BALLS (vegetarian) in Jersey City after Nonnas! 😋💚♾
We celebrated a bachelorette party dinner there. Food was great and drinks were strong! They brought out a dessert tray and sparkler to congratulate the bride! We appreciated the extra mile!
The food was delicious. We enjoyed everything we ate (kids fettuccine Alfredo, mussels, caprese, shrimp oreganata, fries) and you wouldn’t expect that from a sports bar.
Not a place for a business dinner. Good place for drinks.
Great experience. Food was great and we received great service. It’s a low key relaxed environment. Cocktails were also good, especially the white cosmo!
Superb service, excellent bbq wings, white pizza was tasty and just the right size, made well done just as we asked. It was Sunday afternoon so many TVs had football and the volume was a little bit loud making table conversation a little bit hard. Fried calamari was well done just like we like it and when we ran out of dipping sauce, the waiter brought us more. However, they do charge you for each soda you drink. NO FREE REFILLS !!
Great spot for happy hour and great food for takeout. Eating there at lunch reminds you that you're sitting in a loud bar at noon and it's pretty much empty. Will continue to go, just not a lunch spot.
Been here a few times - very good for lunch. Service was a bit slow on this visit.
I enjoyed the Bianco pizza that Star recommended.
Place was dead on a saturday night. Not sure what this place is going for...a sports bar, a lounge, a fancy restaurant, the identity is unclear which makes it awkward.
Girls weekend! Food and service was good.
I ordered fetucinni alfredo, the food was ok, but it was too oily.
The price, I would say - normal.
The staffs were terrible. I never use there.
Service and Food was great, however the parking validation process is a headache. Other than that overall I will return again in the future.
Everything was delicious. Best chicken Parm! Seating on the “couch” side was not good, as soon as you sat down you sank into the cushions. So we moved to the other side of the table to sit on the regular chairs.
Mr risque was great!! He made sure being visitors to the area that we knew about the choices at the restaurant and around town. The food was sooo amazing. Very authentic Italian with a twist. As a chef myself I was very pleased with the food coming from this chic little bar/pizzeria/restaurant.
The service was outstanding. Our server was extremely helpful both navigating the menu and picking a wine. Considering the fact that the place doubles as a sports bar, the food was great. Would definitely come back
Nice restaurant for being located in a bar! The food was great.
Although the food was authentic italian, phenomenal, the ambiance was very bad. There was a client by the bar who was drunk and was very loud and cursing and screaming all the time and the bartender and employees screamed and cursed along with him and the manager did not do anything about it until and called him and said it was not acceptable. They slowed down for a couple of minutes and then it came back to the same situation. I complemented the chef but I am not going back to eat at VB3
We had two different pastas which were both bad - one was way too oily with truffles and the other vodka sauce was tasteless. The only good thing was the meatballs. The service was subpar as they delivered our salad when they delivered our patas. We returned the salad as we didn't want to eat it with our pasta. The server never came over to apologize for the error. The music is loud, so unless you are going for a bar scene this place is not good for dinner ambiance. I would go here for a drink and meatballs. The meatballs are the reason they even got even a one star, otherwise one of the worst dinner experiences we have had in a long time.
My post birthday celebration.
More of a bar scene than a sit down restaurant. Good food, good value, but won't go back unless I'm looking for a happy hour
We were looking for a chill, half way decent and affordable Italian restaurant and came across VB3. Our waiter was very attentive but he should have known their wines better. The food was edible but that is about it. Barely Italian, they should just say that they serve various forms of noodles with jar-tomato sauce on top. I will not return unless I just want a drink at their faux-swanky bar.
We didn't find it special. The space is nicely done and the gentleman and the server who received us were nice. The food is ok and the service can use some work
Extremely slow for lunch. Kitchen seemed disorganized. Took over an hour to serve a table of 4 sandwiches. Wouldn't recommend for a "quick" lunch spot.
Excellent service. Potato gratin was amazing (side dish to the steak), Steak was overcooked. Ribs were great. They let us order mozzarella sticks which weren't on the dinner menu, that gave them extra kudos from us.
Very dark inside restaurant, salad didn't come as decribed and was drowning in dressing. Added steak to salad but wish I didn't as the meat tasted like it was cooked earlier and microwaved. BBQ chicken pizza was pretty good though.
This was the worst experience we had in New Jersey. The restaurant was so loud that I couldn't hear my wife. They were out of fish so we walked out. We will never come back.
VB3 does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.
VB3 is rated 4.2 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.