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Verve Restaurant

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18 E Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876-2308 (Between North Bridge and Grove Streets)
+1 908-707-8655
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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203 reviews
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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.

Thank Cindy A
Belle Mead, New Jersey
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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.

Thank fespo7888
Somerville, New Jersey
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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!

Thank Amy A
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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

Thank Morog
Piscataway, New Jersey
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Thank antonia245
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is a very good place to eat exotic food. I came in with no bias just wanted to try something new, and I found a good one. We were there on time as per the reservation and was seated immediately. A small place but cozy. Price-wise is about right. I had a "coriander-crusted ahi tuna" just for kicks as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

Classy, comfortable restaurant. Excellent bar service and interesting selection. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. I specI ally like small plate appetizers that can be shared. I will be returning.

Thank BarbaraHollandtmd
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

I had butter poached lobster risotto - excellent meal! Homemade ice cream. Great friendly service, will try it again next time I am in the area.

Thank JPC_TP
Bridgewater, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

My husband and I love the bar here. It is sophisticated and cozy, interesting cocktails and yummy small plates/appetizers menu. And the bar is open quite late, even till 2am on many days. The restaurant itself is excellent as well, we have dined a few times and almost everything is great on the menu. I'd highly recommend the duck and... More 

Thank ProudCat
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Went there with 2 of my coworkers for dinner. We were definitely the youngest in the restaurant. The majority of the people there were middle aged or older. The food was great, a little out of our price range, but we knew with the white table cloth environment that we were getting exceptional service. The salmon was delicious and my... More 

Thank Brittany L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, French, Bar
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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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
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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