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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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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best cocktails in nj

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Richard B
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW 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
175 reviews 175 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Somerville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Seasonal food menu always has something tasty to eat. Extensive wine list with amazing craft cocktails available. Dine for dinner or sit in the bar area for tasty treats. There's also an upstairs lounge to sit back and relax with a drink. Staff is always friendly and accommodating.

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Across from the courthouse in the county seat. Pleasant atmosphere, food is delicious, a little pricey, but... worth it. Give it a try.

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have eaten at Verve several times. Each time we have had to worm our way past the always-crowded bar to get to the well hidden dining room in the back. This dining room is civilized and generally quiet - a good place for a romantic dinner with real conversation. The food is generally quite good, but we've found inconsistent... More 

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Discovered this little gem by accident, or should I say by good karma. It is the current incarnation of a number of restaurants in this space and by far the best. The bar scene is hopping, the dining room is quietly elegant and the service is very professional, nicely paced and never rushed. Now about the food: delicieux!!! The menu... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We met friends for dinner here on a Friday night expecting some stand-out food. Unfortunately, we were all a bit disappointed. While the ambience was nice (and crowded) and the drinks were good, the food was just okay. The menu is very, very limited so some of us thought there might be a lot of specials but there was only... More 

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nothing to whine about - actually only compliments. Hate to sound like a shill, but hostess, bartender, waitress, busboy - all were very good. Our bartender was very friendly and made great drinks. Our waitress could have used some more help as it got very busy. As for the meal, it was very good bistro menu. Appetizers were very good... 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?