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Verve Restaurant

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American, French, Bar, Pub
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18 E Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876-2308 (Between North Bridge and Grove Streets)
+1 908-707-8655
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3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Branchburg, New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Verve has a varied and inviting menu, and the food is reliably excellent. The atmosphere is quite pleasant, and it is great place to meet or entertain friends. It can get a bit noisy during happy hour or whenever the bar is crowded

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Thank danmatyola
Lakeland, Florida
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter was superb....you can tell that he has a ton of experience. Very impressed! He lives in Florida part time and loves what he does and it shows. He alone is reason to go back. The food was good...drink very good. (Brussel sprouts AMAZING) Its a nice quiet place. Just what I need.

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Flemington
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152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a bustling bar and great Cocktail masters behind the bar! My husband ordered a Manhattan which they make with fig infused Rye and cinnamon bitters.. He loved it! The food was excellent.. They offer not only what is on the menu but also daily specials... You can't go wrong here!

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Thank Lisa V
New Jersey
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is fairly small and cosy. The menu is limited (not such a bad thing, but there were very few vegetarian options, for example). We chose two specials - pork chops and dorado. Both were cooked imaginatively, with tasty but subtle flavors. We were given a complimentary salad which had an excellent dressing. The prices, however, were high for... More 

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bridgewater, nj
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner on a Friday night, we didn't have a reservation but we were seated right away. Iam glad we got there when we did it started filling up right away. I order the golden beet salad and the prosciutto wrapped pork tenderloin, my husband had the mushroom soup and ny strip steak. Let me say , the... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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203 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We had my birthday dinner here because of Verve's dog-friendly reputation. We enjoyed the smoked ravioli and grilled octopus as appetizers to share with the table. Most of us had the duck and it was delicious. The peach bread pudding was a great dessert.

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Thank Cindy A
Belle Mead, New Jersey
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Have been here 1 or 2 times for dinner. Good steaks but of course its pricey. Nice ambiance and good service. Mostly I go for the drinks. Great bartenders down and upstairs. Make great interesting cocktails with exotic ingredients and served with lots of flair.

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Thank fespo7888
Somerville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant and bar at Verve are phenomenal and a real gem in the town of Somerville. The head bartender Mack whips up incredible cocktails and the food is always gourmet and delicious. This is the perfect place for celebrating a special occasion or enjoying a date night out!

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Thank Amy A
NJ
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203 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Stopped for al fresco drinks after enjoying the Friday night cruising. Most outdoor places were jammed, so we stopped at Verve. They have a lengthy cocktail list that looked inviting. However, 2 of 3 were swings and misses. Service was S L O W for a not so crazy time. $12 cocktails are expected in NYC, not Somerville

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always a special occasion when visit Verve. Especially when their butter braised lobster risotto is on the menu. Great wines, great ambiance, great service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
American, French, Bar, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876-2308
    (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
Description
Welcome to Verve Restaurant, where contemporary French infused New American food combines with artistic decor and ambience, giving genuine meaning to its namesake. Situated in the heart of downtown Somerville, New Jersey, our creative menu offers a variety of bistro dishes prepared with the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients. Our provincial country style is grounded with slow cooked flavors, presenting a creatively prepared dish for every palette. Visit our Soho inspired upstairs lounge for cocktails, parties and special events or enjoy eclectic music in our historic landmark bar, the very spot where the first drink was served in Somerville NJ after Prohibition. Rooms available for private parties. Please call for party bookings for lunch and dinner. History Established in 1996 by proprietor Rick St. Pierre. A former speakeasy, our historic building dates back to 1901. Our landmark bar was the very spot where the first drink was served in Somerville NJ after Prohibition.

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