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Verve Restaurant

18 East Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
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Ranked #19 of 66 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $20 - $25
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between North Bridge and Grove Streets
Transit: Raritan River Line-- From New Brunswick NJ-- to Newark-- to NY
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English first
New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Discovered this little gem by accident, or should I say by good karma. It is the current incarnation of a number of restaurants in this space and by far the best. The bar scene is hopping, the dining room is quietly elegant and the service is very professional, nicely paced and never rushed. Now about the food: delicieux!!! The menu... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We met friends for dinner here on a Friday night expecting some stand-out food. Unfortunately, we were all a bit disappointed. While the ambience was nice (and crowded) and the drinks were good, the food was just okay. The menu is very, very limited so some of us thought there might be a lot of specials but there was only... More 

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New Jersey
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202 reviews 202 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nothing to whine about - actually only compliments. Hate to sound like a shill, but hostess, bartender, waitress, busboy - all were very good. Our bartender was very friendly and made great drinks. Our waitress could have used some more help as it got very busy. As for the meal, it was very good bistro menu. Appetizers were very good... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been going to Verve since they opened and will continue to go for the butter braised lobster and good wines.

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North Plainfield, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We saved our trip to Verve for our 25th anniversary, we had a gift certificate, too. Beautiful surroundings, good drinks. the menu wasn't really that extensive - six entrees, tops. Two Caesar salads with good (if a bit too plentiful) dressing. One special left, seared scallops with brown lentils, and my partner had the entrée portion of crab cakes. Four... More 

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Bridgewater, NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Since we had a gift certificate to this place we decided to check it out along with a walk down Main Street, Somerville to check out all of the old cars that come into the town on Friday nights...we had to wait for a table because we wanted to sit outside...this place definitely has their regular crew because the waiter... More 

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Somerville, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had live entertainment in bar area as well as great service and varied interesting menu. Great cooked vegetable side choices also. Atmosphere would be nice for couple special occasion.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went for lunch on a Monday, 7 people with reservation. Food as always was quite good but pricey which we knew from experience. We tried to order drinks from their special drink menu only to be told that they were usually served at night with beer or wine being the most common lunch drink. WHAT? If you have a full... More 

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franklin park,nj
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

O.K.,I know Mother's Day is not the greatest time for dining out,but went there in party of ten 10.They had a special,price fixed 3 course meal with limited selections.I've got no problem with that as the chef should be at his/her best in this type situation.Appetizers were all excellent from the shrimp (3 Jumbo shrimp) cocktail to the crepes.Ran into... More 

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New York City
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I began my dinner with a Caesar Salad which included shaved parmesan and brioche croutons. The salad was crisp, fresh and well prepared and ample in size. My entré was the sesame Seared Tuna with avocado, tomato ginger fumet on a circular bed of black rice. The tuna was prepared exactly as ordered, thinly sliced, seared and wonderfully presented. The... More 

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Additional Information about Verve Restaurant

Address: 18 East Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone Number: 9087078655
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerville
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: French

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