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Verve Restaurant

18 East Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
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Ranked #23 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
Piscataway, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Somerville, New Jersey
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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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