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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 - 11:00 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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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 5
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  • 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
Great atmosphere but pricey

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
FrankBocaRaton_FL
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Boca Raton, FL
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Westfield, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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54 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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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Verve Restaurant

Address: 18 East Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone Number: +1 908-707-8655
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerville
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: French

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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?