Verse

4.8
146 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Romanticizing the term Angeleno Cuisine- With Chef Oscar at the culinary helm, we bring together the best flavors from around the world to create that eclectic premium experience. Through constant discovery, Chef has crafted true harmony through fresh hand-picked ingredients that serve as stand-alone pieces of our identity.

Unparalleled sound- Under the guidance of grammy-winning mixer Manny Marroquin, Verse Los Angeles enlisted the best in the industry to provide a dining experience like none other. Through 11 subwoofers and 47 speakers, guests are treated to a fully immersive environment that blends perfect acoustics, enabling private conversation while enjoying live performances.

Libations- Catering to only the most discerning customers Verse's goal is to lead you down a path of discovery and inspiration through carefully balanced yet whimsical cocktails, a refined and thoughtful wine selection, and beers you’ve grown to trust.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 146 people are saying
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vipVegandiner818
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had such a good time. Service was outstanding. Ambiance was great. Food was delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipBelAir
102 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great live music, very friendly wait atadf

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! This is the kind of dining experience seldom found in the valley. This is West Hollywood vibes right here in our backyard. The decor is sexy and subdued. The food is beyond imaginative. The live music!!! Honestly, I’m a pessimist. Yet, this place made me happy.

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience! We're all about transporting you once you walk through the door and looks like we can call it mission accomplished bringing happiness to your night. Hopefully the start of many more special nights!

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AdrineS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience! Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Music was on point too. Pleasant but not too loud where you can’t have a conversation. Definitely going back again! :)

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words Adrine! We're all about providing a 5-star experience and getting reviews like these makes our day. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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Jfiwnfkguen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was marginal at best. Steak was Luke warm. Fish was over cooked and dry. Ambiance and service were both good. Just need much better execution of the dishes.

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

We're sorry to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves on only offering the best in each of the three areas (cuisine, sound, and libation) and we hope to have you back again for a second chance. Our dishes are made with care and are fresh every day so we'll make sure to address these comments and make sure we continue offering the first-in-class cuisine we're known for!

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vipBethG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service was great!

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words Beth! We're all about providing a 5-star experience and getting reviews like these makes our day. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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Skip
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food preparation and presentation was not very impressive My least a with lamb was in a bowl
Also their selection of desserts was limited to three options Not impressive

Apart from that the music was excellent t and waiters great
Disappointed

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback Skip. We pride ourselves on cuisine, sound, and libations and are sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations with the food presentation. Our bowls are carefully made by hand, one by one in a small village outside of Jalisco and pride ourselves on pushing the envelope with independent craftsmen and visuals. We'll make sure to take this feedback as an opportunity to always learn and evolve.

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Alex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This place is overrated and overpriced. We were told we only had a hour and a half to eat because they needed the table for someone else, to me that’s very rude. The food needed more salt and flavor, portions are rather small for the price. We were told we would have entertainment but it started 10 mins before we HAD to leave. Good service and ambiance but we won’t be going back

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Alex, first and foremost we apologize for your sub-5-star experience and appreciate you sharing your night with us. We pride ourselves on transporting everyone that walks through our doors but unfortunately, sometimes* we do have to adhere to timelines set when customers make reservations so that everyone can enjoy the same shared experience. Though we try to avoid this at all costs there are very rare occurrences where it's, unfortunately, it's enforced. Again our sincerest apologies.

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ChrisW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went out for our first date in a while since having kids and we were treated so well. Service was great, music was awesome and the food and beverages were so delicious. We’d highly recommend this space to anyone!

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback Chris! We're all about providing a 5-star experience and glad you felt the same way. we pride ourselves on offering the foremost in cuisine, sound, and libation and are glad to hear we were the perfect place to celebrate your night away from the kids. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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Quevaina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pastas are great! Everything we tried was, really. Going back soon!

Verse
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We're all about providing a 5-star experience and glad you felt the same way. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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EricW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a brilliant, hidden gem in the Valley. Very much a speakeasy vibe. Dimly lit, elegant yet contemporary. Fantastic live jazz (we sat right next to the drummer and it was brilliant!). The sound in this room is second to none. Tuned to perfection. The music was perfect and never felt intrusive. The "Call From Tokyo" cocktail was sublime. We absolutely loved the tiger prawns, duck bolognese, and sea bream. Capped it off with light and puffy beignets. Portions were perfect. And all of it was highlighted by the excellent service and fun vibe from Daniel and Melissa!

Can't wait to return!

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We're all about providing a 5-star experience and glad you felt the same way. We pride ourselves in offering the foremost in cuisine, sound, and libations and from what we see you enjoyed all 3! We'll make sure to give the team a shout-out and look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! It checks all the boxes in food,cocktail, entertainment, service, and ambiance. I highly recommend it!

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We're all about providing a 5-star experience and glad you felt the same way. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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JahmallE
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Place was great.. music exceptional, drinks and food and ambiance was awesome, the only draw back was there was no valet parking. Also it was my wife's Bday and for some reason they ran out of cake or whatever you guys serve with a candle. The couple next to us got theirs but for some reason we did not. Maybe we ordered it too late and they ran out but other than that.. pretty good experience.

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback Jahmall! Sorry to hear about your experience with the birthday candle but we'll make sure to look into it. We take pride in our cuisine, sound, and libations but looks like we fell short of 5 stars on service so we'll continue to learn and evolve to serve you better. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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vipGerhardL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Verse is unique. Fine dining in a high-end studio recording room. With a very pleasant and tasteful ambiance. Great cocktails and bar drinks. Great staff.

Verse
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We're all about providing a 5-star experience and glad you felt the same way. We pride ourselves on offering the foremost in cuisine, sound, and libations and it looks like you enjoyed all 3! Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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Foodie4life
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So I just can’t rave enough about this valley gem (it’s in Toluca Lake!). We usually venture out for a fancy night out but I was thoroughly impressed when I found out about @verse.la

Everything from the decor, food, to the drinks and music was perfectly and aesthetically
well-balanced and memorable .

Its an immersive dining experience I can’t wait to go back to! If you want to impress your date (or have a guys or girls night)

Service was top notch.
Food came on time.
Even though we were right in front of the band their sound system was so impressive David and I were able to hear each other perfectly while the band was playing.
And parking was easy peasy!

Verse
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We're all about providing a 5-star experience and glad you felt the same way. We appreciate you going the extra mile and sharing details, it's always about the details, right? We pride ourselves on cuisine, sound, and libations so so we look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved this place! Speakeasy vibes in the middle of the valley. I know it’s new so the service was a smidge slow but the food was OUTSTANDING.

Verse
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We're all about providing a 5-star experience and glad you felt the same way. We're constantly looking for ways to learn so we can better serve. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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KelliC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must! Our server Ashley was amazing and gave the best recommendations for food and drinks. The atmosphere is incredible and so different than anything I have seen in a restaurant before. Loved it and will definitely be coming back!

Verse
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback Keilli! We're all about providing a 5-star experience and glad you felt the same way. We pride ourselves on the details and will definitely be giving Ashley a shout out on our next family meeting. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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MichaelParrish
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Honestly Claire was amazing!! Great place, good food. Can’t complain at all.

Verse
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi Michael, thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We pride ourselves on offering the best in cuisine, sound, and libation and our in-house culture has everything to do with that. Claire will definitely get a shout-out during our family meetings and look forward to hosting your night again. If there's anything we can do to make sure you have a 5-star experience next time around, please let us know. We're always looking to improve especially when it comes to food, service, and value.

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IanB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Nice ambience. Drinks were good. Food was good. The service was not. Pleasant smiles abounded, but execution was pathetic. After being seated, no one acknowledged our presence for over fifteen minutes. It then took thirty minutes to receive cocktails, and our food arrived over one hour and fifteen minutes after we were first seated. The manager was apologetic and the check was adjusted (his suggestion, not mine). But this shouldn't happen; they need to do better.

Verse
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi Ian, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your experience, we're terribly sorry we fell short of expectations for the night. We pride ourselves in offering the very best in cuisine, sound, and libation, however; last night we had logistical issues that hindered our serving time. This is never an excuse as we only expect the very best of ourselves but we're always looking to learn from our service. Hope to welcome you back to show you why so many give us 5-star reviews!

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JustinRM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 of us had a birthday dinner at Verse last night. It's a stunning venue, with great food and live entertainment (jazz and similar).

It has great acoustics so the music is clear AND you can still talk comfortably all night.

It's also reasonably priced. Well worth it!

Verse
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind feedback Justin! We pride ourselves on having the foremost in cuisine, SOUND, and libations and it's great to see that you got to experience one of the things we're most proud of; along with the design and food made with attention and care, we're happy that the birthday celebrated was one to remember. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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RodB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance with exceptional service and food.

Verse
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind feedback Rod! We take pride in what we do and it means the world to see people like you appreciate our dedication to the craft. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone from Matias at the host stand to Jared behind the bar was absolutely pleasant, welcoming and very knowledgeable.

Jared made an unbelievable Manhattan and wine recommendation to compliment that savory and delicious mushroom linguini. I started with the croquettes, which were very delicious.

The Nick Rosen Trio played that evening and they were fabulous and where the cherry on top of the evening.

I found this place because it reminded me of a jazz bar in my hometown of Philadelphia and I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed my evening!

Highly recommend Verse!

Verse
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such an in depth and kind review! We pride ourselves on crafting the foremost in cuisine, sound, and libations and from what we see it looks like we're on track! Everything we do, we do it with purpose and intention so we sincerely appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JurgenW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had some really nice champagne and martini, the Hokkaido-milk-buns and the yellowtail crudo were flattering our urban souls with subtle boasts of surprising flavors, and very appealing looks. The live jazz and the vibe of this place is superb. The excellent sound system allows conversation for the most part, despite only medium distance to the performers. Ice cream with exciting though subtle turnip flavor: The chef is doing a great job on the menu and seems to be supported by a dedicated team. Aron was our wonderful host making our stay a memorable night out. We appreciate, we weren't pushed out when our assigned time slot of only 105 minutes ended, but instead were allowed to leave at our own discretion.
Habit and positive attitude of staff, guests and well organized bar and impeccable amenities supported a good start into our date night. We appreciated the check of vaccination cards.

Verse
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for leaving such an in depth and thoughtful review Jurgen! We pride ourselves on our cuisine, sound, and libations and happy to see that you enjoyed all three! We work hard towards crafting the perfect experience and get excited when we hear we've hit the mark however; we're constantly searching for ways to improve. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipLisaT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love VERSE!! Second time here and I’ll be back. Amazing atmosphere, food & live music. I always recommend it to friends, both in & out of the music industry. Great spot.

Verse
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind feedback Lisa! Thanks for coming back for more, forward to hosting your night again soon!

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KimberlyF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the music was a little louder than the last time I was there. the first time there were no horns, this time there was a horn and it seemed like the volume was too high. We were far away from the music. The food was absolutely fabulous I had three of the fish appetizers went crazy

Verse
Responded on November 15, 2021

Hi Kimberly, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We completely agree about that night and actually had a discussion with the trumpet player. We gave him a warning during the set regarding the volume and we assure you if he's booked in the future this won't happen again. We pride ourselves on cuisine, SOUND, and libation so everything is important. Thanks again for spending your night with us and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz band playing. Felt like old school dinner and a show with great good and drinks.

Verse
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind feedback! We agree, and try to keep it old-school where we can. Look forward to hosting your night again soon and offering the best in cuisine, sound, and libations!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find! First time visiting Verse to grab a quick dinner before The Eternals premiere night, but oh boy! We enjoyed the vibe, music, drink, food, and overall service soooo much that it made us want to cancel the premiere! We will definitely be back and enjoy Verse's other menus and Live music!

Verse
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind feedback! We pride ourselves on cuisine, sound, and libations but wow... what a compliment to want to stay with us! Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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DavidD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff. Food was very good with interesting and novel flavors (at least for me). Price was moderately expensive, like most places of this caliber. There was a musical performance the night we were there, as there is most nights apparently, but much to my surprise and enjoyment, the music was not too loud, not sure how they do that, but it was very nice, and we were sitting at a front table too. All in all, a very fine experience. We will be going back.

Verse
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write such detailed feedback and for the kind words! We pride ourselves in being the foremost in cuisine, sound, and libations and it looks like you had a pleasant surprise with the live performances and music. We typically have live music every day with the exception of a Tuesday here and there, look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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RichardVission
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Verse is the coolest restaurant in LA! The vibe and ambiance is Amazingggggg. The drinks and food are on point.

Verse
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thanks for the kind words and feedback Richard! You're family around here, look forward to having you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the all of the Valley!!

Verse
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind feedback! That's definitely the goal and to always be improving, look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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Brynn
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had such a great time! The staff was remarkably accommodating, the live music was so good (I got teary), the cocktails were killer, AND the food was delicious. Verse was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary and we will be back!

Verse
Responded on November 2, 2021

Brynn, thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback of your experience and share such kind words. We pride ourselves in showcasing our passion in cuisine, sound, and libations and from the looks of it you got to enjoy all three! It's a pleasure to host your night and we're glad we were able to make it extra special

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vipdiningismypassion
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Music was amazing. Very subtle and soothing! Food excellent. Ambiance above and beyond!

Verse
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind feedback! Looks like you got the full experience of our sound system and talented performers. Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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ClayJ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, entertainment, service and ambiance were all excellent. It's not inexpensive but prices are certainly in line with a restaurant of this quality. I recommend it without reservation and will return frequently.

Verse
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi Clay, thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We're passionate on what we do and it's so great to see feedback like this from those that appreciate it. Look froward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambience. I’ve never been to a place where I liked everything I had including the cocktail. Will definitely go back.

Verse
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind feedback, we're glad you liked everything (that's our goal and passion)! Look forward to hosting your night again soon and having you try our ever-changing libation menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful

Verse
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind feedback, look forward to hosting your night again soon! You're wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, the flavors were fantastic. I would say go here for a lite dinner. The portions are small so it won’t fill you up unless you order plenty.

Verse
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind feedback, we pride ourselves on offering the foremost in Angeleno Cuisine so we look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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BruceF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and ambience were outstanding but the most remarkable aspect was the very sophisticated sound system. You could hear and enjoy the programmed and live music (a wonderful jazz trio), while still being able to clearly hear fellow diners at our table, without over-hearing any adjoining diners' conversations, and without the cacophony which is so common in contemporary restaurants. An impressive achievement. Kudos to all responsible.

The service was also outstanding. The house cocktail I had was excellent. It was my first time at the restaurant. We had two starters, shared a pasta, a side and a dessert. The cuisine was very creative and tasty. Personally, what we ordered was not quite at a 5 star level but it was close (others may feel otherwise). I look forward to sampling other dishes on future visits.

Overall, this was one of the best LA dining experiences in a long time.

Verse
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to write such an in-depth and thoughtful review Bruce! We pride ourselves on being the foremost in cuisine, sound, and libations and from the looks of it you got to fully experience all 3! Your description of the sound is spot-on and we get excited when people can appreciate the technology. We look forward to delivering more nights like that for you in the future, you'll definitely have to try more dishes, and hopefully, you'll feel the same way we do!

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vipDAVIDBIANCHI
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent incredibly inspired and worth a very special date night with superb love true jazz

Ambience is exquisite and rich, the vibe is sexy

A truly special place in Toluca lake that competes with world class dining anywhere else

Verse
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback David and we appreciate the kind words! It's our passion to create an experience that leaves our guests feeling the way you do and it's the highest compliment to see the words on this forum. We look forward to hosting your nights again in the future and setting that vibe for every occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome live music.

Verse
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate the 5-stars! Look forward to hosting your night again soon!

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vipRealtorRaffiD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue. Definitely adding to my top to go list.

Verse
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thanks for the feedback Raffi! Happy to be at the top of your list, look forward to hosting many more of your nights!

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FAQs

Verse is rated 4.8 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.