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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
+1 908-707-8655
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

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  • 20
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always elegant

My wife and I have been here several times and have always been treated with full attention. Doesn't matter if you are just going to enjoy a drink or having a wonderful meal prepared for you. We even celebrated New Years eve upstairs. Outstanding atmosphere that is provided and the food is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
jbarbieri
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central nj
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Food and service are outstanding. If you drink, try the smoked Manhattan - yummy and unusual, and the other cocktails look good too (I tend to stick to my favorites!) The lobster mac and cheese is outrageous, the steaks are perfect, and the service is attentive and fun.

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central nj
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My wife and I have been here several times and have always been treated with full attention. Doesn't matter if you are just going to enjoy a drink or having a wonderful meal prepared for you. We even celebrated New Years eve upstairs. Outstanding atmosphere that is provided and the food is always beyond my expectation. Keep up the fabulous... More 

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new jersey
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had a small business dinner recently at Verve. Those who ordered the Ahi Tuna, Salmon and Duck were pleased with their meals. As a meat and potatoes person myself, I ordered the NY strip steak, not inexpensive at $34, and it was absolutely flavorless. The restaurant was hopping, though. Seemed like a good hang out place for the thirty somethings,... More 

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tsunamilotus, Owner at Verve Restaurant, responded to this review

We at Verve take your comments and reviews very seriously .. I am disappointed that our Black Angus steak that is aged for over 35 days was not of flavor for you .. I know that your gathering was a corporate special occasion and for you , the experience should have felt special with your guests, atmosphere and your food...... More 

Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Who new that downtown Somerville, NJ would offer such an array of fine restaurants and in particular, Verve. Great atmosphere, excellent wait staff / service and best of all - the food was terrific. From salads to oysters, lobster, chicken - great presentation and a taste bud pleasure! Met friends here and drove over an hour to dine - well... More 

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tsunamilotus, Owner at Verve Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments and reviews concerning your experience at Verve.. We are judged daily as a performance and execution and will strive to continue to warrant your fine comments.. Best and look forward to seeing you again ... Rick St. Pierre .. Vervestyle.com More 

Westfield, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Service ar Verve's is excellent and the creativity of the Chef is outstanding. Menu changes with the seasons and the food quality is always high. Our go to restaurant

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We decided on Verve for date night because we've heard good things. Upon entering the bar was pretty full but we were the only table in the dining room. First impression wasn't great as there was an ant in the salt shaker and the carafe which my wine was served was filthy. The service was pretty slow but as we... More 

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tsunamilotus, Owner at Verve Restaurant, responded to this review

As the owner of Verve , I am equally upset that you did receive the Vervestyle experimence in any way .. I will discuss with the chef your displeasure and the front of the house staff concerning cadence , cleanliness , and of course you may have a burger in the dining room !!! Please send me you name and... More 

Boca Raton, FL
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Lunch visit. Great wine selection by the glass. Limited menu. On street parking but they'll supply the quarters. Very pricey, even more so at dinner. Pleasant service and lovely atmosphere including outdoor seating or AC inside.

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Disliked everything, will not go back and will continue to tell people that!! Better restaurants in the area!

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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 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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52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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: +1 908-707-8655

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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?