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Verve Restaurant

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18 East Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876 (Between North Bridge and Grove Streets)
Raritan River Line-- From New Brunswick NJ-- to Newark-- to NY
9087078655
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
NOT a best NJ bar

I came here twice in the recent weeks especially because this place is rated "one of the top ten best bars in New Jersey." I have nothing against this place but I will say I was expecting something amazing. It is not. They are clearly pulling strings to win the best bar in NJ by saying VOTE on all... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Kelly W
Good for:
  • Romance
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sure there are places with better food, but there is no place in central nj that has better cocktails. Brian Mack is a real artist. And Rick is a great host.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Verve is the perfect place for excellent American cuisine and great for wine and drinks. Butter braised lobster is always a special treat.

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was truly one of the best meals out that I have ever experienced. This was a birthday celebration and it lived up to everything I hoped. I started the meal with a gnocchi appetizer that was outstanding, wonderfully prepared. For the entree, I opted for the duck breast with a fig demi-glace. Cooked to perfection, it was the best... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Between the quality of the food, the presentation, and very attentive service you can't go wrong dining at Verve, Great food. If you want more moderate fare, the bar menu offers excellent choices, not just pub grub but lighter food prepared with the same care and quality. Delicious.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I came here twice in the recent weeks especially because this place is rated "one of the top ten best bars in New Jersey." I have nothing against this place but I will say I was expecting something amazing. It is not. They are clearly pulling strings to win the best bar in NJ by saying VOTE on all their... More 

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Did you know that Verve has been named one of the top 10 bars in the entire state of New Jersey? Reason enough to visit! But the added attraction of a chef du cuisine who is nothing short of magic would be the other reason. The man is a magician and consistently serves imaginative, delicious offerings with a creative presentation... More 

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Ok so the food is just average, but Brian Mack makes the best cocktails in nj. And Rick is the best host. Really love this place

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Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had high expectations for Verve based on its reputation. The atmosphere is great... nice downstairs bar and fun upstairs lounge. The dining room was lovely with festive snowflakes hanging from the ceiling (particularly whimsical given there was a snowstorm outside). The cocktail menu is varied and unique and the cocktails are well crafted. The service (bar and waitstaff was... More 

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New Brunswick, NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Last night was Mardi Gras. Did you know that? Did you eat, drink, and partay? As I write this review it is Ash Wednesday. For those who may not observe the holy season of Lent, this day starts the forty days until Easter. For Christians, Lent is the period of spiritual renewal and physical fasting. That's why Mardi Gras is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This place (lounge wise) sucked! 20$ on two captains on the rocks. 18$ on two captain and cokes that didn't even have any captain in it. Way over priced for the fact that I am in somerville. If it was the city, that would be a different story. The atmosphere was nice but too small. Too many annoying young drunk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 East Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
    (Between North Bridge and Grove Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Raritan River Line-- From New Brunswick NJ-- to Newark-- to NY
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 9087078655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance
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

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