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Verve Restaurant

18 East Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
9087078655
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Ranked #27 of 65 restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: French
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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
Somerville, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Verve has a great atmosphere. Urban, urbane, and a speak-easy vibe make this a great place for drinks. The food is incredible, they clearly put a LOT of thought into the menu and my server was great at answering questions. The front bar was a little crowded when we were leaving, but the crowd was friendly and not rude. I'm... More

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New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We had dinner at this establishment; it had a very crowded bar scene. The appetizers were small, but the ahi tuna was great with an unusual presentation and a good sized portion. Sometimes the server was attentive and other times not. Food, in general is expensive and the menu is limited. Wines are not a good deal either. If someone... More

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central jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Made reservations to have a nice little romantic dinner with my husband for his birthday. Had heard mixed thoughts about resturants but decided to give try. It was okay, but probably will not go back. We were seated at a table across from each other, which made it difficult to talk. Light was out over table and even with small... More

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New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was our first stop at this little local hot spot and we were definitely looking forward to it. In the end though, all I can say is it was "so-so". From my perspective, VERY pricey. As far as my meal, this might have been my fault, I asked for the signature Strip Steak to be cooked "medium" thinking pink.....but... More

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52 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was our first visit to Somerville Main St. We were pleasantly surprised at the number of restaurants and folks enjoying a Monday evening in summer. We enjoyed the food and drinks at Verve. My husband reported the Tom Collins very good and I had a nice glass of Pinot Noir. We had 2 small plates - the hangar steak... More

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Glassboro, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a lovely time at Verve. It was our first time here and we would definitely come again. The atmosphere is a cool blend of casual and formal. We sat in the dining room, which had enough separation from the vibrant bar to give us intimacy, but we didn't feel secluded either. Our server, Brian, was... More

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Franklin Park, New Jersey
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27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband and I had a great time sitting at the bar. The cocktails are always interesting, delicious, and well thought out. Since they offer little plates, it's possible to taste different items on the menu while spending less money. The gnochi were the best I had ever eaten and the cheese platter is something special. Yes, the prices are... More

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New Jersey
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39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Where to start. The restaurant chose to substitute side dishes at their whim without asking. Ordered tuna main course the portion would have been unacceptable as an appetizer let alone a main course. If they can get away with it they will, we chose to walk out. Be aware. Horrible experience. Will not return nor recommend. Big disappointment. Shame on... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Been here three times now, always good. Fried calamares always a winner. Good wine list. Pleasant and attentive service from a garrulous young waiter.

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New Jersey
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38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Verve was once on our regular circuit of local restaurants but we moved further away from Somerville and haven’t been there for a few years so were glad to try it again with a group of friends just recently. First, as others have mentioned, parking is not the easiest and though the meters are free on weekend evenings just finding... More

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