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Verve Restaurant

668 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
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Situated in the heart of downtown Somerville, NJ, Verve serves the best in French bistro fare and craft cocktails. Our Provencal country style is grounded with slow-cooked flavors presenting a creatively prepared dish for every palate.

To enhance your experience, we offer carefully selected bistro wines from our cellar, European and domestic beers, and fashionable martinis and cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary French / American, Bistro, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 3pm - 12am
Friday - Saturday 3pm - 2am
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Phone number
(908) 707-8655
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Between North Bridge and Grove Streets
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Parking details
There is ample parking in front of or behind the restaurant. Free parking is available nightly after 8pm.

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Public transit
Raritan River Line-- From New Brunswick NJ-- to Newark-- to NY
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Please check our events section for DJ schedule and live music.
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Special events & promotions
Please visit for upcoming events!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 668 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Disappointeddiner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We love verve. Will continue to include in our rotation of restaurants!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

My appy was terrible, tough as shoe leather, smoked pork belly like smoked boot.
Other food was very good over all. Over priced for sure. Scallop special, well cooked and presented but 4 scallops for $40 a bit much. Short ribs very tender and flavorful.

Good4eating (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine's Day. Given it was a holiday, we made a reservation. We got there 10 minutes early and they were able to seat us immediately. It was different compared to most restaurants in the area, so we enjoyed that. Plus, it's in the middle of Somerville, a very nice town. Definitely plan on going back in the future.

NickDanger (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Verve took advantage of customers for Valentine's with a prix fixe dinner they did not tell my wife about when she reserved a table. (She did not check the website because she reserved just based on reputation and our prior experience.) $75/pp was way over the top. But they did take the trouble to call to reconfirm our reservation the day before, to protect their own interest. Verve is an excellent restaurant and we've been several times. Food is excellent as is the service. Drinks are among the best and feature home-made bitters. Ambience is very nice. But the prix fixe was over the top for a 3-course meal. If you figure $15 for the appetizer, $10 for the dessert, that leaves $50 for the main -- WAY over the top. The salmon was excellent and served piping hot, as was the parsnip soup. The chocolate desert was good. Other main courses were pasta, filet mignon, oso bucco. Nothing worth $50. Because service is always excellent, our tip would have been 20%. But on top of the $75 fixed price, a 20% tip was automatically added to our tab for 2. That was inappropriate. As a frame of reference, compare to Brian's in Lambertville, arguably one of the best restaurants in NJ: Brian's normal prix fixe is $45 during the week, $50 on the weekend. Reasonable for an outstanding restaurant, and the BYO softens the blow. Brian's Valentine's dinner was $70 prix fixe - for 4 courses. The $75 at Verve just did not add up -- over $220 for 2 for 3 courses might be justified at a place like Rats in Hamilton, but at Verve it was a rip-off. Please don't take gross advantage of your customers again just because it's Valentine's.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Verve is a high end restaurant with outstanding food, great service and ambiance.

mona (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Horrible service at the bar. It was also too crowded and we kept getting bumped into (we were sitting on the high tops in the bar). The drinks were awful too. The place looked a little dirty. Food was great and our waiter was good. Also I called to ask about vegetarian options and was told there are plenty of options and that the chef could accommodate me. There was only ONE option. No accommodations.

vipJohnF (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It was our first time at Verve. We were ushered downstairs where we ate in quiet ambience. I had a cocktail called The PCT which the main ingredient was rye pistacchio. It was outstanding. I had a second. Crab cakes were fabulous and so were the short ribs. Raspberry Sorbet was the finishing touch. It was like two restaurants . Downstairs was quiet and wonderfully romantic and upstairs was lively and more vociferous. Overall it was a home run and a definite revisit.

MAL1 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Too noisy for my liking. They got the salad orders wrong. The menu never really changes. Value is not that good. My wife and I had been there a few times before, but I don't think we'll be going back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious and the portions were just right.
The cocktails were out of this world.
The service was warm and friendly.
Everything about our dining experience was excellent.
The only negative comment would be about parking, or the lack thereof.

CristinQ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food, good ambience, good service