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“Exquisite French Cuisine”
Review of Verve Restaurant

Verve Restaurant
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Ranked #13 of 85 Restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 20 - USD 55
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, 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
Description: Continuing the tradition of the Court House Cafe circa 1901, Verve is your landmark 21 year bistro of excellence. Situated in the heart of downtown Somerville, NJ, Verve serves the best in French bistro fare and craft cocktails. The service at Verve is individual, professional, and above all, friendly. Our provincial country style is grounded with slow cooked flavors, presenting a creatively prepared dish for every palette. To enhance your experience, we offer carefully selected bistro wines from our cellar, European and domestic beers and fashionable martinis and cocktails. Rooms available for private parties. Please call for party bookings for lunch and dinner. We look forward to serving you soon and strive to create a comfortable and elegant experience for your guests, whether you are dining for two or hosting your private party gatherings.
Reviewed 13 June 2017

What an awesome French Restaurant located right across the Courthouse in downtown Somerville!

We came here on the recommendations of the friendly Judge in the Courthouse when I served on the jury of a case. After the case was all done, he came and talked to all of us jurors in a very friendly and relaxed manner. After he thanked us for serving, he gave us a little history of Somerville, and even made restaurant suggestions. Wow, that was nice. Listening to him, we made our rounds of the historical spots and stopped in here for dinner on the weekend.

We were greeted warmly, and then led to the cozy dining room at the back. Looking around we noticed the moody and romantic atmosphere of the place. There were lots of signed photos of celebrities on the walls. And, there were candles, flowers and sparkling glasses on the tables for wine and water.

We started off with a cocktail called “Nothin-Nothin” for me and a glass of Sophie’s Gruner Veltliner (a White Wine from Austria) for my husband to have with the starter bread. We skipped the Appetizer, since our dishes came with the Arugula Salad (topped with Pistachios, Fried Brie and Artichokes) anyway, and ordered the Branzino for my husband and the Maryland Crab cake for me. We finished off the meal with a shared Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding and Cognac Ice Cream for dessert. Oh my Goodness! Everything was so delicious, and so fresh. Our server mentioned that they get all the salad materials from their very own roof garden.

The portions were very generous, the food is plated appetizingly and our service from Erik was very polite and attentive. It was our first time here, and everyone from the host to the servers made us feel very welcomed.

The place is expensive, but the awesome food made it worth the visit. This was one of the best French meals we had ever had, and we would certainly return with the rest of the family, or for a special occasion.

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Thank TheExplorerFamily
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tsunamilotus, Owner at Verve Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you so much for your thoughts and fine comments concerning your experience at Verve . What is wonderful about Somerville nj is that the community works to support each other and the experiences that you receive coming to Verve are second to none because we care about you , our businesses and our community! I will relay your comments to our team and let them know how you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to serving you again so that you see that we strive to make everyday a special day . We are happy that on this day , you came to our Verve .. Best .. Rick St.Pierre

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This place was great! Probably 4.5 stars . We were a large party, and from when we got there, we were well served by a great fun pair of bartenders, and the as we got seated by a great wait staff. They were attentive, pleasant, patient, and very knowledgeable.
But the real star here was the food. Perfect in many ways.
Only potential negative was price, but in all honesty it was worth every penny. Go! You won't regret it.!!

Thank LJVISME
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tsunamilotus, Owner at Verve Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Sorry for the late response !

We are delighted that you enjoyed your Mother's Day with Verve !

Thank you for your fine comments and look forward to serving you in the future

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Fun, uniquely different bar, restaurant and club. Food is delicious. Drinks, many one of a kind. Club, safe scene.

Thank AprilfromJersey
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tsunamilotus, Owner at Verve Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank for your comments .. Fits us to to tee ! We do appreciate that you used the term " safe place" for we pride ourselves that singles and single travelers can find a comfortable place to relax , dine , drink and converse with knowledgeable and unique personalities

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We started our dinner with very ingenious cocktails and some appetizers. The gnocchi
was superb. The main course was just as good. I do not think you could go wrong with anything on the menu. Our waiter Jeffrey was extremely helpful. We will be back again!!

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Thank irby1234
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tsunamilotus, Owner at Verve Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank for your title as " Great" . It is earned everyday so we look forward in continuing to impress you in the future ...

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Had a family birthday dinner and once again verve did not disappoint! Excellent food no matter what you order, Tile fish , roasted duck, Alantic salmon, ny strip steak, pork belly and ravioli!
Service is excellent, portion sizes are just right!

Thank jennilynn574
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tsunamilotus, Owner at Verve Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Jenny ... sorry to respond so late to your comments .

We truly appreciate your time and thank you for your comments ... as always we look forward to serving you soon

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