VB3

3.3
68 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
At VB3, fresh ingredients like heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella and lemon leaves combine with a festive atmosphere to create the ultimate dining experience. Our restaurant, pizzeria and bar in Jersey City offers lunch, dinner, cocktails, dessert and brunch, and we put our unique stamp on a range of delicious dishes and drinks. Chef Michael Colletti creates a modern take on classic Italian family recipes, incorporating gourmet ingredients and unexpected touches into beloved favorites like baby calamari, grilled hanger steak and wild mushroom pizza. Not to mention, if you’re looking to make your next event EXTRA special, we offer on- and off-site residential and corporate catering for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There’s always something delectable cooking at our Jersey City Restaurant, Sports Bar, Lounge, and Pizzeria. Make VB3 the highlight of your day. Come for the food…stay for the party!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(201) 420-4823
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
573670656608
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Entrance located on 6th St/Thomas Gangemi Dr
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Parking details
FREE Valet and Self-parking is available. Parking entrance is located on 6th St/Thomas Gangemi Dr (eastbound). Make a right directly after passing over light rail tracks; if valeting your vehicle, you may leave it here for the valet. If you would rather self-park, make left up ramp and park in any of the designated VB3 parking spots. If none are available, drive through the gate making sure to obtain a parking ticket and we will validate it at the host stand inside the restaurant.
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Public transit
VB3 Restaurant, Sports Bar & Lounge is located less than 5 minutes outside of the Holland Tunnel on the New Jersey side, a short walk from the Newport PATH Train Station, and mere steps from the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 68 People Are Saying
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3.6
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JR
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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 !!

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New York Area
296 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Been here a few times - very good for lunch. Service was a bit slow on this visit.

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OT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the Bianco pizza that Star recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goooooood good

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Girls weekend! Food and service was good.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe!

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered fetucinni alfredo, the food was ok, but it was too oily.

The price, I would say - normal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The staffs were terrible. I never use there.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and Food was great, however the parking validation process is a headache. Other than that overall I will return again in the future.

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DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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A
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 2

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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B
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent waitstaff!

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C
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

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

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O
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

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.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My post birthday celebration.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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C
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

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

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

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.

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MB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Maybe it's better earlier in the day, but we were just trying to grab a good dinner around 10 pm near our hotel. Food was great. But considering that there were more servers/bartenders than there were patrons, the service could have been a lot better. Everything seemed to take longer than necessary--even just getting a glass of water. I never received a second cocktail I ordered. Unbeknownst to us it was also "ladies night" and a DJ was there, blasting music to a near-empty restaurant. It was not a relaxing meal.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service great food and good timing

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place! Great ambiance! Excellent service! Inexpensive! My boyfriend loved it!

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WT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This restaurant seems like a place in search of an identify. The bar, the centerpiece of the main dining room, seems to be going for a cool vibe with funky lighting. The music being played adds to the atmosphere. However, the many, many TVs tuned to sports seemed out of place. The furniture was dated, especially the bench seats around the perimeter of the room were heavily worn. The food was decent, with exceptions. For example, the scallop dish was good, but the bacon that topped the scallops was cold and hard, like it had been sitting around for hours.

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NR
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was a very quiet night at VB3. Based on the previous reviews we expected outstanding food, which it wasn't. More upscale bar food. The food was good but given that VB3 is rated as a top restaurant in NJ we truly expected something exceptional. The service was very good and everyone was very friendly.

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f
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have outdoor seating.

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g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I had the pork saltimbocca and the whole entree was way to salty ..so when I told the waiter he returned the meal but when I received my check it was still on there ..so I mentioned it to the waiter ,he took it to the manager and instead of taking it off the bill he comp'd my drinks ...I still paid a portion of the meal...I won't ever go back due to poor management ...

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n
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my wife for Valentine's Day Dinner and was not disappointed. Appetizers of mussels with garlic sauce were great, i had the whole deboned bronzino, my wife had the lamb chops and as sides we ordered the cauliflower and the truffle parmesan fries. Everything was spot on and the presentation was great. What was also neat was that their bread basket was a basket of cupcake size yorkshire pudding breads with a sprinkling of cheese on them. Really fantastic! We will definitely go back. My only disappointment was that they took off the charcuterie board (italian antipasto version) off the menu but their chopped antipasto salad made up for it.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Every part of the meal was a treat from the appetizer to the main course. There were so many options on the menu but we opted for eggplant meatballs for the appetizer which blew my mind and tasted so unique. For the entrees we ordered eggplant Parmesan and lobster mac and cheese with a side of truffle fries and roasted potatoes. Each thing we ordered tasted great and the server was so polite. The ambiance of VB3 is romantic and inviting at the same time. The bar has every liquor you can think of and the drinks are well made too. This is a great place to dine and/or have group gatherings. I will return for more.

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R
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The service was very good. The food was adventurous and different. I thought it was flavorful and good. I'd recommend this restaurant. The bar is very interesting.

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P
London
30 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Our hearts sank when we entered. Huge TV screens and loud mindless music, when we wanted a quiet leisurely catch-up lunch. However, we were ushered to a quiet part of the restaurant and the waiter turned down the loudness. In fact the service was outstanding, and the food (we just had mimosas, salads and desert) was delicious and thoughtfully conceived, in fact deserving of a more pleasant setting. My only recommendation to the owners is to decide what clientele they want to market to.

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b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were really good (although the hummus tasted odd), but it felt like more of a club than a restaurant. Between the music and chatter, it's a pretty loud place. I'll give it another shot...

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W
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This was my second time visiting VB3 for lunch. I will definitely be returning.

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HJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual the food was good. However I did not receive my dining points.

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