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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
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Somerville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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NJ
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3 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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Houston
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Bridgewater, NJ
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Branchburg, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We went for the first time in many years for Valentine's day. I was disappointed to see a fixed price menu, because it was definitely overpriced. Having said that, the food was excellent! My husband said the pork was the most delicious he has ever had. Our waiter was nice, but not quite perfect. Cocktails before dinner were top-shelf and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Verve, by far, serves the best drinks in the state! My husband and I have frequented Verve on many occasions and are so confident in the bartenders' talents that we allow them to select the type of drinks that we will delight in that evening. When my husband, who is a beer drinker, is torn between their unique selection of... More 

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tsunamilotus, Owner at Verve Restaurant, responded to this review

We at Verve thank you for your kind comments . The Barmen and Woman at the bar strive to " raise the bar" for each quests experience . We are happy that you were pleased and we look forward to serving you and continuing to strive to be the best in our craft . Best , Rick St. Pierre More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
American, French, Bar
Meals
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
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 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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