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Verve Restaurant
Verve Restaurant

Verve Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://vervestyle.com
  • Phone: (908) 707-8655
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sundays we are open for your private parties and special events.

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: go to vervestyle.com to view options
  • Private Party Facilities: Our intimate private rooms can serve up to 50 guests and our offsite location can accommodate up to 150.
  • Private Party Contact: Rick St. Pierre (888) 924-1720
  • Entertainment: Please check our events section for DJ schedule and live music. http://www.vervestyle.com/somervillenjjazzfestival.html
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please visit http://www.vervestyle.com/somervillenjjazzfestival.html for upcoming events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between North Bridge and Grove Streets
  • Public Transit: Raritan River Line-- From New Brunswick NJ-- to Newark-- to NY
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking in front of or behind the restaurant. Free parking is available nightly after 5pm.

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A word from Verve Restaurant
Welcome to Verve Restaurant, where contemporary French infused New American food combines with artistic decor and ambience, giving genuine meaning to its namesake. Specializing in Prime steaks, Verve offers steak-house style sides and sauces for every taste. Also offered are carefully selected bistro wines from our cellar, European and domestic beers and fashionable martini's and cocktails. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, visit our Soho inspired upstairs lounge for cocktails, parties and special events or enjoy live eclectic music in our historic landmark bar, the very spot where the first drink was served in Somerville after Prohibition. Whether it's an intimate dinner, a casual evening, or a special occasion, Verve strives to make it a memorable experience.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary French
Diner Reviews
  • "Service was poor the server came around only once except when bringing food. If we did not order from the bar when we came in we would never of had a drink. Added automatic 20% tip even with 2 people. Food was ok will never go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fairly broad menu with a great cocktail list. Not a deep wine list but workable. Seems to be a hip spot later on Friday/Saturday nights as well."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We go to Verve for all our special dinners occasions. We enjoy every aspect of it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had been to Verve for dinner and was pleased, so I returned for a special lunch with my family. I wasn't aware that their lunch menu is a just collection of "small plate" items, not really the entree selections that I assumed would be offered. I guess I should have checked the lunch menu before I booked but didn't. Was disappointed in the food and service…."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this upscale, French influenced restaurant. Pleasantly surprised by the simple but tasty preparations and really nice wine selections, by the glass and bottle. Looked like a fun bar scene and even fun to hang out outside even though we did eat inside."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went here for lunch on a cold December day. The food was good, and the staff were professional, in there delivery of food, and menu advice."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The food and service is always excellent, wonderful ambience, the seating area is small but comfortable. It is also great for corporate and private functions in its private room."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "a strip steak came out cool. no food items had any flavor. server not very attentive. did not fill wine glasses until 95% empty"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I've eaten at Verve before, but this time was a disappointment.Server rushed us.We were mid-conversation and she didn't wait to make her presence known-she just talked over us to tell us the specials without even caring if we were listening!No sooner had our forks touched down after eating than our places were cleared and the dessert menu was put in front of us.From the time we got in until the time we got out, INCLUDING wine, appetizers, entrees, desserts it was an hour ten.The food was average;roasted chicken was okay, salmon decent.Dessert was a MAJOR bummer.I ordered the warm chocolate cake.It was stale to its core.It was hard to cut.I had one bite, left the entire cake on the plate.Server never asked me if there was a problem. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had an enjoyable dining experience. Stating with delicious cocktails, we had a spinach and strawberries salad and order of clams. Dinner was duck and lobster over risotto - both were very good. Finished off our evening with after-dinner cocktails. Our server was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu as well as the drinks. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Good food, great service, had a wonderful dinner. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice spot to have dinner."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Verve is one of our favorite restaurants in Somerville. The food is dependably good, and the service is prompt and friendly. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I recently held a business dinner here for a party of 10. The food was prepared perfectly, and the prices are within reason. I must say the service was a little slow considering I pre-ordered the appetizers, and you would have never known they were placed ahead of time as it took them an extremely long time to arrive. This did not take away from the experience though, because the rest of the food was timely and seriously cooked to perfection! I highly recommend and will go back very soon!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We had dinner here to celebrate my husband's birthday.The reviews seemed good so we gave it a try. The verdict- not worth the money. First it was uncomfortably loud in the restaurant. The service was acceptable. Our rushed waiter took our orders but added nothing to the experience. If he was knowledgable about the food or wine he did not let on. I would expect more from a dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I was very pleased with this restaurant. We went because we bought a $100 gift card from Costco for $80 and wasnt sure if we would it all the first visit. Well, we had to use the gift card and still pay more money. The food was fantastic but not more than some other fine restaurants that dont charge as much. Drinks were also great and very strong. One Cosmo was enough for me! Would definitely recommend but would not be going frequently due to the price. Oh and service was very good. The only negative is that the limited outdoor seating wasnt very nice. THere were people hanging around outside who werent eating at the restaurant. Its not a great part of the neighborhood either so i would recommend eating inside. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Have you ever been at a restaurant and a table of loud people ruin the ambiance? The table two down from us began getting loud and using bad language, which is fine in some places...but not with a romantic atmosphere. The wait staff actually asked them to quiet down for the other diners! On their own! And, the service, food, ambiance, all were just amazing. Rated the loudness 4 stars but was so happy that the staff took care of the noise before anyone else could even complain! "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We went for Mother's Day brunch. The food was excellent! The service was excellent! The ambience was lovely. So glad we tried this place, we will be going back for dinner. This is one to put on your restaurant list! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a lovely classy restaurant featuring delicious food and great service"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Received a gift card to Verve from my students at Bridgewater Raritan HS, and couldn't have asked for a better night. My husband and I ordered the flatbread with crab and avocado ice cream, and a perfect Caesar salad to start. He ordered the salmon with fava bean cassoulet, and I had the NY strip steak. Everything we ordered was presented beautifully, and tasted excellent. Our waiter was welcoming, efficient, and unobtrusive while still being helpful. His timing was perfect, which just complimented the perfect "date night" we had!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This is a small, discreet kind of place but top-notch in its food and service. I am a repeat visitor!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "As immigrants from Europe, we are long time fans of French cuisine. We've tried a few French restaurants in NJ that get good reviews, but Verve stands out a mile in terms of quality and value. Outside was informal street dining, through a rather dark but lively bar to a pleasantly spacious dining room. All 3 appetizers and entrees we had were authentic, freshly prepared and delicious. This is the one we will recommend to friends and to which we will be returning regularly."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This was a special night and the food was really excellent all around. The staff brought us champagne after I proposed to my girlfriend and everyone treated us very well. I highly recommend this establishment. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Always enjoy the food here. Great bar very knowledgable bartenders. Wait staff always attentive. The food is very good although not terribly inventive. However it never disappoints and is very consistent. I will return as I have numerous times before."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Verve was a great experience for our company's group of 10. Seasonal menu options and wine list were excellent. The spring pea soup, monkfish, and risotto were fantastic. Service is sophisticated, knowledgable and friendly. Quaint bar scene and some outdoor seating are a bonus. Definitely recommend for foodies, special occasions, smaller and larger groups."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. The service is great. The food is outstanding. The escargot and mushroom tart was excellent, as was the salad with poached pear. We both had the lobster with truffle mac & cheese. Unbelievably good!! We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I returned to Veve after a 6 month absence. My favorite restaurant in NJ, great food, wine was awesome and service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This restaurant has been around for years and has remained consistently good. I love the menu and the atmosphere here. The bar is great too. It's a great place for an after dinner drink."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was very good, but, my lobster bisque was borderline cold and my husband's poached lobster was overcooked. On the otherhand, the ceasar salad and my NY strip was awesome! Prices are reasonable and service is great. We will definitely go again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went here for the Mardi Gras celebration weekend. We got beads! We sat at a table, not at the bar. The bar was packed. The food was delicious. Loved the gumbo. The 5 rums Hurricanes really helped to keep us warm during this harsh winter."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was our first visit but it won't be the last. The menu is small but varied. There were 4 of us and I thought the Ahi Tuna was great, my friend really liked the salmon and both guys had the short ribs and said they were OK but were disappointed that they were boneless. For starters, the duck and goat cheese flatbread was outstanding, the crispy pork belly was very good but not crisp enough and the crab cake was good. We shared the chocolate soufflé with home made ice cream for dessert and it was wonderful. Our server was great and the hostess was very accommodating. Tables are small and close and the noise level was high but not disturbing. Looking forward to a return trip to try some other dishes."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Title says it all. A valiant effort but overall, quite average. Service was very good. Drinks, too. The consomme special was, well, frankly not special. Scallops were pretty looking but lacked flavor. An entirely average experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Excellent choice for Valentines day, very cozy and romantic. Absolutely amazing food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I understand the bar room noise but we were try to have a very nice dinner and there was one table of 6 very, very loud 30 isn couples that were just drinking and did not want to stand in the bar so they got a table in the dining room.. We had to listen to them for 1 hour of our 1 1/2 hour dining. I don't think this should have been allowed. Very glad when they finally finished doing shots, not eating and the left.."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food but it was so loud that we could not enjoy our guests. I would not go back on a weekend. there needs to be work on acoustics. I am planning on buying a business in Somerville and was hoping this would be my business entertainment spot. I will try it again during the week."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The restaurant was fantastic, it is not a BYOB, and has a bar. The drinks are not over priced, and the good was incredible ! We will definitely be back !"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food at Verve is OUTSTANDING and the service excellent. Meals are creative, reasonably priced considering the ingredients and delicious. The servers are well trained and attentive. The only issue is that it's a bit loud. The bar is very active (not rowdy), just a fun busy place, but the restaurant is on the small side so it gets noisy on a Friday or Saturday night. It can be hard to have a conversation with the people at your table. I don't know how you solve that problem and it isn't bad enough to keep us from coming back!!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "On my first visit with two other ladies - the mushroom soup, gnocchi and crab cakes were outstanding. Because my mushroom soup & gnocchi were so good on my first visit., I decided to order them again. The gnocchi was definitely not as good - they almost tasted like left over. My guest had the tuna with potato pancakes - awesome! I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The ambiance was perfect, service excellent and a great wine list."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "It was a very enjoyable meal and evening at Verve; our waiter was superb and meal was delicious. I might add that I wasn't sure what to expect when I first walked in and saw what appeared to be a local bar (they can perhaps dress that up a bit) but when you walk into the dining room the vibe changes completely."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Always a terrific experience, the food is outstanding and well worth the prices. I recommend Verve to everyone I know and all who have dined there have loved their experience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My husband and I decided to try something new for our anniversary. We love Somerville and thought we would try a new place. The Verve was the best pick we have ever made. The food and drinks were beyond our expectations. My husband has already decided that we are going again for valentines day and my birthday! He told a friend yesterday that the food was so good that he feels like he could order anything ( other than his lobster Mac and cheese) next time and he is confident that it would be amazing. That is a huge compliment coming from him. Everyone should give the verve a try if you have some free time and a little money to spend!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013