Verge Restaurant - Los Gatos

4.4
215 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Inspired by our location on the verge of town, VERGE is the new epicenter of social gatherings, get-togethers and milestone celebrations in Los Gatos. With a forward-thinking approach to dining, VERGE brings together a menu of culturally-diverse yet Californian-at-heart cuisine with a progressive, hand-crafted cocktail program. At the helm, Executive Chef Albert Nguyen-Phuoc’s inspired culinary concepts are authentic in its roots and sourcing while still fresh and unique in the combining of cultural regions and styles of cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(408) 884-1054
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Albert Nguyen-Phuoc
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Private party facilities
We offer a private dining room for 25. We also offer an outdoor chefs table for up to 20.
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Private party contact
Tyler John: (408) 884-1062
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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Parking details
We offer free parking with underground options.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 215 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It was fun. The server hector is amazing

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

The drinks were poorly made and the food was not up to expectations. Not sure how this restaurant was rated so highly on Open Table.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We have always received exceptional and friendly service here. Unfortunately our waitress was not available enough or well informed on menu items. The restaurant wasn't very busy it was only 10:30am yet she ran around frantically. This is our 2nd brunch here, we loved our first visit. Dinner is ALWAYS on point.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My friends and I really enjoyed the food and cocktails. My cucumber basil margarita was refreshing and had a generous pour of tequila. Three of us shared three starters and two entrees- plenty of food. The octopus and pork belly starter was great! The octopus was cooked perfectly. The mushroom cobbler was the bomb!
We sat on the patio so I can’t comment on the vibe inside. The only improvement I can recommend would be to make the parking situation clearer. There’s a little sign at the driveway entrance and you have to pull up pretty close to the gate for it to open. There is underground parking or you can head up the driveway to the hotel entrance and park. Make sure you stop by the front desk to get a card so you can exit for free.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food looked and tasted like it was prepared earlier and reheated. My husband’s risotto was ice cold in the center so they didn’t even reheat it properly. My short rib looked and tasted like leftovers but it was heated through. Very disappointed with this place. The service however was excellent!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Octopus and pork belly appetizer was very good and the Sea Bass entree was equally outstanding

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Hidden in Tollgate Hotel. Doesn't seem to get much foot traffic but the food was awesome. Beautiful presentation and our waiter made some great suggestions from the menu

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

From the food, drinks, service, and ambiance - Verge was a perfect place for a date night!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great place to go with friends for drinks and apps. The food is really good and service is great. Sit by the fire inside in the winter, or outside in the summer.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We went for my husband's birthday. We were very impressed by the creative and unique menu with perfect execution. Everyone loved their dishes and it was all amazingly delicious. We also had a wonderful waiter and very attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Always a delicious brunch at the Verge in Los Gatos. The ginger waffles are amazing. And the staff is always outstanding.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Nice restaurant with great food and service.
Modern look on food and interior.
Big sizes on most dishes. The corn chicken was huge!

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Considering it was only a quarter full, the service was slow. Lacked any cool vibe or atmosphere. Food just average, and portions on the small size
The Brussel sprout starter is a rip off. Just a big plate of deep fried outer leaves with the main body of each sprout missing. It was like eating a bowl of lumpy air. The Asian BBQ spare ribs were delicious, but a complete rip off at $16 for 4 ribs the size of my little finger.

All in all, just 'meh'. You can eat far better for less money at many other places in Los Gatos.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Verge is a solid local choice. The atmosphere can vary a good bit. There were a couple of corporate events on this evening so it was quite lively. It was also game 5 of the Warriors series so there was a significant crowd in the bar. While the service was excellent I found the food to be only right down the middle.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We had a lovely meal with absolutely excellent service! We went to celebrate Mother's Day. My Mom is 90 so the easy access to the dining room from the parking area was a plus. Can be hard to find in Los Gatos. My mom enjoyed everything about the Verge dining experience. The exceptional service by all made us feel like VIP's. The food was great! Every course was interesting and tasty. The popovers were a treat, as well as the complimentary "flight" of deserts. We all agreed to go again!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Very nice restaurant in downtown Los Gatos. Our cocktails were delicious, the staff was very friendly and the food was great.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Mother's Day Brunch was excellent -- great food and music, very good service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We chose Verge due to the good ratings on Open Table and availablility on the Saturday before Mother's Day., but were a bit concerned about bringing the family (4 adults, 2 childern, 1 infant) to celebrate a birthday, as there was no mention of a childern's menu or the like. We had early (5:30 pm) reservations and were pleasantly surprised by: The large square table we sat out gave everyone planty of room; there is a childern's menu, and crayons and paper to keep the childern occupied.
Now for the important things. The food was excellent! I had the hanger steak that was done properly (medium rare) that came with salsify, rutegbega and brussel sprouts. Not often you get that blend of vegatables in a restaurant, and also done right. My wife had the scallops, and she enjoyed the layers of flavors with the accompanying vegatables and sauces. My son had the rack of lamb (4 chops), and my daughter-in-law had the buttermilk chicken, which was very moist and no grease (though fried). The wine list is modest, but a good selection. The service was helpful and attentive, but not over-bearing.
One criticism: THe childern's mac and cheese came with french fries. Really, all that starch?
All in all, an excellent meal.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

First time here. The food and cocktails were excellent. Great service to boot!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Outstanding brunch and service! The gingerbread waffles are so... delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our waiter, Hector, was friendly and attentive. The food was all really tasty, as were the various cocktails everyone at the table ordered. We shared 3 appetizers - calamari (not on the dinner menu, but Hector recommended it from the bar menu), brussel sprouts with deviled egg and an Ahi tuna steak and tuna tartare dish. Everything was delicious. I loved my rack of lamb. Hubby had the pork & duck burger, which he thoroughly enjoyed. From short ribs to hangar steak to sea bass - everyone enjoyed their meals.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our first time at Verge and the food at brunch is outstanding. Creative, fun, very tasty. We sat on the patio with our dog. While I'm always skeptical of hotel restaurants, this one is great. Our server was a champ.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was excellent. Dinner perfect ! The hot rolls are delicious. Great wine list

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food and staff!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I met with the girls to celebrate a birthday! Super fun

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Have been there before for quiet business dinner, quiet being the rare but relished quality here in Silicon Valley. Seems they decided to have live performance on that Thursday, which made it impossible to converse anywhere in the restaurant so we had to eat outside on deck where heating was inadequate and conversation dwarfed by chattering teeth....Ours! Maybe it’s only Thursday’s, but check.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great place, we really enjoyed it, and with many of the places downtown full at the popular times, walking a block got us to Verge and it was great, we all enjoyed our food.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Beautiful location! Kid-friendly but still classy. I just wish it wasn’t raining so we could sit outside.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was ok, they tried to over-complicate the menu and thus lacked flavor in the meals. Wouldn’t come here again, overpriced for mediocre food

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great place. I really enjoyed the food, experience and ambiance. If there was one thing to improve I would say the tomato risotto needs work.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Nestled away in the Toll House hotel a few blocks from the center of Los Gatos, Verge offers a varied and well prepared selection of dishes at a reasonable price; the service is professional but friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Such a great find! The NY strip steak and mashed potatoes were luscious and our server was friendly and attentive!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We eat at Verge quite often . We think the restaurant is lucky to have a fine young man like
Hector on the staff. He seems to be able to do about everything and do it with grace and
efficiency. I have been ill for some months and we honestly missed our usual visits to Verge.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Normally I would neighborhood hotel restaurants but my wife and I thought to give it a try. The atmosphere is upscale-casual. What I liked best is that you can carry on a conversation unlike many new trendy restaurants. And, the food was pretty good, not outstanding and the dishes were creative. The wines by the glass were a little on the expensive side but the menu items were a bit more reasonable. We started off with the Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Deviled Egg. This was the best rendition of crispy Brussels sprouts I've ever had. For mains, we had the lamb chops and the pork and duck burger over a crispy mac & cheese bun with a fried egg. Both dishes were generous and good. The seasoning on the lamb chops was a little sweeter than my wife prefers, she likes more savory but she enjoyed them The burger was a very large portion with fry's. It was quite good. The bread they serve is delicious too - very airy but you can tell its not low in calories.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Over rated and over priced Valentine’s meal. The restaurant decoration was mediocre, the lamb of the 5-course special meal was tender but absolutely tasteless. The servers were nice and polite.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Outstanding brunch, ambiance & service from staff. Excellent choice of entrees, quick service & live music every Sunday.

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2.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Host and waiter was friendly; however, we experienced long wait times for our server to take our order for our main course. It took an extremely long time to get change so I can tip properly... ultimately I decided to leave with less than the ideal tip since there was nobody there to get me change. The fact that it was a slow weekday and less than a handful of customers, service shouldn’t have been that slow.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Verge is a hidden gem. Attentive, week trained servers and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Delicious popovers with butter and chocolate chips. Wonderful soup of apple and butternut squash. Great salad of greens, grapefruit and avocado. Best service ever. Loved it (except the music while nice was too loud for much conversation).

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Awesome food. Great service. A lot nicer than the hotel it's sitting in. Kind of like a diamond in the rough.

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