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236 Pavonia Ave, Hamilton Park, Jersey City, NJ 07302-1738
+1 201-418-8800
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:30
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Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is outstanding. This place sets the standard in Jersey City for red sauce italian. They have other, fancier stuff but if the gravy is good, and the meatballs are big and tasty, that's all I need to know. I was recently there for Sunday brunch and the Jersey Boy is outstanding - we got taylor ham ovah... More 

Thank Jason D
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Different, but very good takes on many recipes! Loved the pasta and eggplant... great cheeses and wines! Always had a nice time when friends and I dined! Great salad greens too!

Thank joyb898
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Level Contributor
142 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were looking for a local restaurant to go to during restaurant week and we were fortunate to come across GP's. The food and service was very good. The meatball appetizer and the mussels were very good. We were very pleased with the selections of entrees from chicken to seafood. The wine prices were reasonable and the service was excellent.... More 

Thank Allan K
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Have tried GP's a few times. Consistently friendly and decent service but the food is predicable and stolid. We had veal and chicken. Both were over cooked, bland and the accompanying pasta tasteless with tomato sauce that felt straight out of the can. Disappointing especially as charging high end prices. Advice would be to change up the chef as it... More 

Thank Jamesdotkelly
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The dining experience was great and the food was out of bounds. If you're craving that down home Italian food, this is the place to go.

1 Thank Caroline G
Level Contributor
49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I would like to visit GP'S more often but their prices are high for Jersey City. The food is good although they changed the sausage in one of their pasta dishes that took it from one of my favorites to my least. Outside seating was nice but now you're in the middle of yet another Silverman project. Noise and dust... More 

Thank Williams86
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

My wife and i have been here a few times since we moved closer to Hamilton Park. The food is tasty and well prepared, with dependable, professional service and a good wine and beer menu. We haven't yet hung out at the bar, but are planning to do so soon. we like the look and feel of the place as... More 

1 Thank Joetzz191
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I felt like a VIP from the moment I walked in. The Staff is so warm, and the food is fabulous! My boy friend had the chicken parm, and I have to say, it was one of the best parm's I've ever had! I had the special Pork chop, the portions we're huge and it was super tasty! The outdoor... More 

Thank Heather F
Jersey City, NJ, USA
Level Contributor
205 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I own a brownstone right on Hamilton Park, noticed there was a restaurant there, but never thought about trying it until I read the reviews on TripAdvisor ! We had drinks and light fare, sat outside, and enjoyed every minute & morsel of it ! We recommend the eggplant caponata, the crostini (4 big ones !), & the kale/apple/cranberry salad.

Thank Hope Susan B
George P, Owner at GPs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, neighbor! Thanks for stopping in and trying us out. I'm excited that you all loved the patio and the food, and I can't wait to see you back here. Don't hesitate to say hi next time! Yours, George P. More 

Akron, Ohio
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

The evening started with the most perfect dirty martini...made by a hot bartender! I've only been twice..I live in Ohio but I've always had wonderful good and a wonderful time! Apps were beets and host cheese, burrata cheese with peppers...very yummy. Followed by 2 bottles of wine and great pasta. They also offer gluten free pasta. Cozy little gem and... More 

Thank 207jank
George P, Owner at GPs Restaurant, responded to this review

This was a gem of a review. It's so great to see that we started you off right with the dirty martini and that you finished on a perfect note with the wine. I can't wait to see you back here for more! Best, George P. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Pavonia Ave, Hamilton Park, Jersey City, NJ 07302-1738
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-418-8800
Welcome to GP's, serving Hudson County since 1934! A family owned and operated business, we believe that when fresh, classic food is served to customers with genuine care and respect, we create the recipe for a perfect meal. Today, we infuse time-tested, classic and updated Italian specialties with locally sourced themes and ingredients, producing a menu that is both heartwarmingly familiar and refreshingly unique. And while the cast of characters here at GP's know how to prepare great plates, it is equally as important that we know how to treat you when you walk through the door. Many of our employees have been with us for over 20 years and we are proud of our extended family that uphold our standards of excellence in service. We invite you to visit our website for full menus and catering information, then bring your friends and family to dine with us at our North Hudson or Hamilton Park locations tonight!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?