this is our favorite and it
this is our favorite and it did not disappoint. each couple shared the poached pear salad and the dinners chosen were the chicken, 2 poached lobsters and i seared tuna. each dish was sublime!
4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant was more than expected
Restaurant was more than expected (great!), food was excellent, and service was great. A little more noise than I wanted for group dinner / conversation; maybe will use the downstairs dining next time.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Great Experience
Verve is always a terrific night out. The food is the highlight with this place. Always on or above par with many top-notch New York restaurants---we've never had a bad meal. Atmosphere is moderate in the dining room and the bar area is more lively. We certainly be coming back.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good experience...been back
excelelnt food and specials. Great cocktails as well. Love sitting downstairs in the "basement". much quieter and romantic down there. Servers are very persoanable and attentive. I noticed lots of "orange" flavors in hte menu the last few times i was there. I quite enjoyed it!
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch at Verve
My family dined at Verve for Mothers Day Brunch. The food was delicious and the service was good. It is a nice restaurant and I welcomed the opportunity to dine someplace other than the typical chain restaurants in the area.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Touch of France in Somerville
Verve is a pleasant surprise in downtown Somerville. Although the menu is somewhat limited, the selections are diverse. On my last visit, I had two of the specials, green tomato gazpacho and sautéed bronzini. Neither disappointed. My date had the Caesar salad and chicken roulade. We also had the creme brûlée. Verve is worth the visit.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Four of us were there on a
Four of us were there on a Friday for diner.
The draw back to your restaurant is the noise level which is much too loud.
It was hard to have a conversation.
Everything else was excellent.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time sitting outside. Food was great! Easy to get to and plenty of close parking.
I would highly recommend the Verve.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great but . . . .
We couldn't sit outside because there was a cigar smoker sitting at the front door.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I had a lovely time at Verve. It was our first time here and we would definitely come again.
The atmosphere is a cool blend of casual and formal. We sat in the dining room, which had enough separation from the vibrant bar to give us intimacy, but we didn't feel secluded either.
Our server, Brian, was fantastic. He provided five-star service, never missing a beat. He offered us a taste of champagne that he recommended to suit my girlfriend's picky criteria, and we ended up getting a bottle for $55, which was a good value.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go every year for Crab
We go every year for Crab Fest and are never disappointed! The best crab cakes and soft shells outside of Maryland!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy & Romantic
Verve never disappoints with ambiance, food & service! Love the new menu items! Highly recommend!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always On The Mark
Verve continues to be one of my favorite places to eat. Always a great experience from the food to the service to the overall ambiance. Worth the price.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was super friendly
Service was super friendly and knowledgeable. We were undecided as to what entrees to choose as they all sounded wonderful! On the server's recommendation we ordered the duck and short rib, we were not steered in the wrong direction. Both entrees were not only presented beautifully but were delicious! I had the duck it was rendered perfectly and had great flavor I loved the sweet and savory aspects of the dish. The short rib was incredibly tendor the meat just melted in your mouth. We finished the meal with the white chocolate bread pudding the ice cream and fruit sauce served with it were the perfect compliment to the rich bread pudding. Overall great meal! Looking forward to going back again and trying the chefs tasting menu!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
As many times before, Verve hits it out of the park. A great meal, great service in a vibrant setting. Always a nice time.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to this restaurant
We have been to this restaurant many times and it never disappoints us.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food quality lacking this time.
We usually go to verve 3-4 times a year, but this time te food was just ok. Not nearly worth the price. Crab specialty was what we went for, but I can't tell you that the crab was off the dock fresh. It may be a while before we go back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've always enjoyed Verve's sophisticated but not stuffy atmosphere and dine there once or twice a year. This visit, we were drawn to Verve for their advertised crabfest; indulging in a bucket of steaming, Old Bay-coated hardshell crabs is always a treat, and nice too that a portion of Verve's crabfest benefits local charitable organizations. The two of us also ordered a caesar salad to share, which arrived nicely presented on separate plates. Service was pleasant, professional, and accommodating--all around, a very enjoyable evening!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great cuisine and always consistent
We've been dining here for a few years and enjoy it every time. If your a Costco member, stop in the Bridgewater Costco to get the gift cards and save a little off your next visit to Verve. I recommend the short ribs or the duck.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an outside table on a
Had an outside table on a perfect evening. Two of our group started with the poached pear salad, which is large enough to split and my favorite. The other chosen was a summer gazpacho which was green but delicious. Dinners were 2 of the butter poached lobster, one if the monk fish, the tuna, a of course a steak! We were all in heaven.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delightful dining experence
My husband and I very much enjoyed our recent dinner at Verve. The staff was gracious and not at all pretentious, the food was amazing and the homemade tonic they use in their Gin and Tonics was delish !
They have a rooftop garden so the vegetables are amazing and fresh, my roasted beet and goat cheese salad was just wonderful and my husband couldn't say enough ( or share) his French onion soup. He also ordered the roast chicken entree that with its perfectly crisp skin and moist meat made him a very happy fellow. I ordered the butter poached lobster with risotto , in one word AMAZING! Needless to say we will be back.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had NY strip and date had
I had NY strip and date had salmon. Both were excellent.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Verve!!!!
If you haven't been to Verve you are missing out. I love going here. They make everyone feel special, the staff is great. The food is so good. The crowd at the bar all make you feel like you are part of a Cheers episode. A real "feel good" restaurant. Love it.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Low Key and Nice
With a menu a little out of the ordinary, very good food preparation, and excellent service, Verve gave us a relaxing mid-week evening. Not too busy, good food, a good wine list, and we were happy. A little pricey, but not bad, considering the quality. We'll be back another time. . . .
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been coming to Verve once or twice a year, for special occasions, for about 10 years, and it is consistently fantastic! The dinner menu is not vast, however we always find something that is prepared perfectly to eat for our main course. The portions are good - not too much, not too little. Service is always great - from the minute you sit down and are given ice water, and fresh bread with dipping oil. This time we noticed an even better cocktail menu than we can recall, so we experimented our way around that menu in lieu of their great wine list. Cocktails were great! We normally split a dessert, and there were interesting and fresh options - we had the pear tart which was great. Can't say enough about this place-we love it!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Verve is delicious!
I always enjoy dining at Verve because the food is fresh and deliciously prepared! The dishes taste like the chef specially prepared them just for me - with the perfect balance of flavor and cooking temperature. I don't live in Somerville - but will drive there to dine at Verve! From the first and second course to desserts - simply delicious!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noise level was high. 7:30 reservations but was not seated until 8:00, but overall would go back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a gift certificate
We had a gift certificate that had been donated by the restaurant. The certificate said "Dinner for Two" and did not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. We weren't sure what that covered, but we went to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was delicious and the service terrific. We each had soup, appetizer, entree and dessert. To our surprise, the manager told us all we owed was the tax and gratuity! The restaurant has an extensive wine list. We are not drinkers, so for us this is not a draw. My only negative is that the menu is rather limited. I would have like some more entree selections. Still a great place, especially for a special occasion. We will definitely return. Kudos to Verve for their generous donation.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. Lively
Food was very good. Lively bar area, but downstairs was perfect for quiet dining and conversation.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expecting a steakhouse, we were surprised that the menu offered only one steak. Seems that Verve changed it's menu to be more French, so we went with it and enjoyed a great meal. The service was excellent and everything was prepared to perfection. This was a birthday celebration (4 of us) so we sat at a table, but next time the two of us will eat at the bar for a more casual meal. The bar menu has variety and everything on it looks great.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Business Dinner in nice setting
There on a Wed night, business+related dinner with my wife along, three other gentlemen besides me. Nice to be in a place where no one was dressed like a schlub in jeans or cargo shorts. Bar was great, dining room conducive to general business conversation. Excellent food and attentive service. My only complaint was that for a restaurant that implies it's a great steak place, there was only one cut (NY Strip) on the menu.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always A Nice Experience
Verve never disappoints. Food the service the ambiance is all well worth the price.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food. Prices too high
Have been here a couple times. Food is aleays good. Prices are too high though for the quality. Sticker shock on what the charged for the special for the night. If you don't mind paying NYC+ prices, then worth a visit. Otherwise find another place.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM