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GPs Restaurant

236 Pavonia Ave, Hamilton Park, Jersey City, NJ 07302-1738
+1 201-418-8800
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
31 Mar 2017
“Used to be a 5”
29 Aug 2016
“A nice Surprise”
Closed Now
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Italian, American
$$ - $$$
236 Pavonia Ave, Hamilton Park, Jersey City, NJ 07302-1738
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

Thank Jason D
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
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...More

Thank Allan K
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...More

Thank Jamesdotkelly
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
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...More

Thank Williams86
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...More

1  Thank Joetzz191
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...More

Thank Heather F
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 !...More

1  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.

Reviewed 4 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...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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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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!