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About Verge Restaurant - Los Gatos
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.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Californian, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 11:00am, Weekends 8:00am - 2:00pm
Daily Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer free parking with underground options.
Chef Albert Nguyen-Phuoc
Private Party Facilities:
We offer a private dining room for 16. We also offer an outdoor chefs table for up to 20.
Private Party Contact:
Tyler John: (408) 884-1062
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Verge Restaurant - Los Gatos Ratings and Reviews
Service was excellent. Timing between the appetizers and main course was perfect.
I felt that paying $28 for 3 scallops was a bit much, even though they were prepared very well and were delicious. I was looking forward to the bone marrow appetizer, but that too, was very overpriced for the minimal serving. I would try going for drinks next time, but not for a meal.
I was gearing myself up for disappointment because the new restaurants in Los Gatos have not been meeting up to the high standards of the older long term restaurants. Well, Verge proved me wrong. Our group dined at Verge for a couple’s night (10 total) and everything was great.
The food was good (according to everyone I spoke with), the ambiance was great and the drinks were delish. Corkage was a little on the pricy side ($25 a bottle) but that’s pretty average for Los Gatos restaurants. I’ve been to a few that are $15 and $20 so $25 was a bit on the high side to me. I had the pork tenderloins which were very tender, juicy and tasty. In all, we had (7) apps, (10) entrees, (5) desserts, (5) five alcoholic shots, (2) alcoholic beverages and (3) bottles of wine. Bill came out to just $72 per person. Not bad for all that we ordered.
A few other notes:
Parking was easy; they have hotel parking with validation, or you can opt to park on the street.
This restaurant accommodates large parties easily. I was able to make a reservation via Open Table which usually limits you to 4-6, max 8 per table. Not this place. They take 10+.
I saw a PRIVATE room in the back. Not so private as it’s all glass and not actual walls, but if you wanted to have a separate room, there is one.
The restaurant opens up to the patio, great for post dinner drinks or just lounging.
Our waitress was awesome. Forgot her name but I’m sure by the time I go back, she may be on maternity leave as she is expecting pretty soon.
I would definitely go back again. Great for a couple’s night, date night and girl’s night.
Interesting cocktail menu, comfortable outdoor patio seating overlooking the courtyard, delicious food. We particularly enjoyed the mushroom cobbler and the brussel sprouts with deviled egg. Outstanding service from Hector.
While reviews seemed a little mixed went there with friends and was quite impressed. Sat in patio for dinner nice location and looking down on courtyard. Looked a great place to hang out for cocktails.
Dinner was really good, starters of Brussels sprouts and also calamari where excellent. Basil, pomegranate gin fizz delicious! I had short ribs, a tiny overcooked but still tasted really good. All members of my party were happy and vote was we would certainly go back. Oh - the staff were also very attentive and friendly, offered advice on their favorites.
The occasion was Saturday brunch to celebrate mom's birthday. Traffic was terrible through Los Gatos due to drivers bypassing 880 to go to Santa Cruz. Street parking was easy, though there are a few spaces in front of the hotel where Verge is located. Because the restaurant had a special event planned, our seating was bar height table and chairs which was not going to work for mom who is handicapped. Sitting outside in the heat was not an option. The staff was very kind to let us sit in the party area though we had to leave in just over an hour. The corned beef with potatoes was good especially with the real chunks of beef. The pancake waffle was a disappointment.
The breakfast options were unique and all were delicious! The bloody marys were super yummy too! Service was great, decor is beautiful, and there was live music as well but not too loud. We will definitely be back again :)
I was really pleased and happy with the place, the service and the energetic envoirament at Verge, but my disappointment was in the food. I believe either two things happened that night:
1- The cook there got really drunk and served me very bad food or
2 - The cook helper was the one cooking that night.
I got this pork and duck burger and what a disappointment that was . The burger was really dried and overcooked ( Notice that duck and pork are two of the most fatty animals). The egg instead of been over easy, were over done (yolk was really hard and dry to eat and the edges were burned) and the burger did not come with the buns. My wife got Brussels sprouts and they got really burned and uneatable and I end up paying almost $70 plus tip. I believe for that amount the money the food should be high quality.
We had a delicious meal. The only negative thing was the loud group next to us and that wasn't the restaurant's fault. The buttermilk chicken was tender and not greasy and very flavorful. It was a huge serving so we should have shared it. Our friends had the scallops and sea bass and liked them very much. We would definitely come here again.
The quality of the food at Verge missed the mark. It has potential and a creative menu, but there were issues with most dishes that we ordered. The popups were delicious but under-cooked and doughy inside. The butternut apple soup was a nice consistency, but just a bit too sweet. The beet salad was fresh and delicious but was missing the goat cheese. The "fried" chicken was moist, but it had been de-skinned, precooked, and then batter was added, and the batter really didn't have enough flavor or crispness. The best dish was dessert - the mango sorbet was excellent. Hector and the wait staff gave us fantastic service, so hopefully some fine tuning of the dishes will make this place more successful as I believe the restaurant is fairly new and still working out the kinks.
The decor is nice, but background music made it feel more like a bar than a restaurant. Food was OK, but seemed to be very "prepared" - i.e. like everything was pre-cut, pre-measured and had an instruction manual to put things on the plate so anyone could assemble the ingredients on the plate.
Online, this looked like it would be a fabulous restaurant, but in person it was really disappointing. There was a musician playing corny music. He played guitar nicely but had a synthesized back up track that made it seem awkward. There was no seating that wasn't in range of him or a speaker. Sitting outside, the portable shade canopies had collected water overnight, so when the server went to adjust one for us, water fell down. I did not get wet, but my dining companion did. The mimosa cart which we ordered was not a cart; it was a regular mimosa plopped on the table. The food was not impressive. I could have gotten it at a restaurant with pictures on the menu. $80 for two small, bland entrees and 4 mimosas, all in a really awkward setting with corny music, was not worth it.
There's a reason why locals don't go to this restaurant. When we arrived at our Mother's Day 1pm reservation time, there was a line of 50 people waiting to be seated. It took about 15 minutes to get through the line -- mostly b/c the hostess had a stack of carbon copy paper tickets that she was using to check people in and seat them at tables. They have no computerized seating system, so it's all done on paper! The food was just okay, and it was quite expensive. Overall, not worth it. I would have gone elsewhere if I had remembered how bad this place was.
From greeting us as we arrived to leaving was a wonderful experience. The singer musician played popular songs and was very good.
Everything we had was unique and delicious. Butternut squash soup, Kale salad, Roasted Sea Bass and Diver Scallops.
My husband was treated to a delicious cheesecake for his birthday.
This is a top restaurant - perfection! I hope they stay this great.
The place is real nice for a group dinner. We had a good time. The staff was great and accomodated some specific dietary needs. The desert however was bad. We ordered the bread pudding and banan flambe - both were way below average. In fact we ended up not finishing even half of the desert order - 2 items amongst the 6 of us.
Food is always tremendous. Staff is welcoming, as if you live there. The bar is fun, but if you are dining, just sit a bit away from it all. Summer dining is wonderful, and the room in the back for special events, perfect.
Love this gem and the great staff. The chef always has delicious options, and the plating is unique and exciting.
you have to become a regular here, and enjoy a new home!
The brussel sprouts were amazing, maybe just a touch too much pancetta (imagine that!) and the mushroom cobbler was rich and tasty. I also ordered a beet salad, it was refreshing. I did not order a main course, just those items. My friend ordered the hangar steak and it looked fabulous.
Very disappointing. Some plates were good, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms but the rest were poor. Scallops were not great and short rib was poor. Service was poor, drinks were slow to arrive, no concept of wines with food, and plates were being taken too early. Chocolate desert was bland.
We have had brunch at Toll House several times over the years, although the name of the restaurant has changed. This time we found the menu quite limited and the brunch was grossly overpriced. For example the omelet station had very few choices of what went into the omelet. Only very basic. Desserts were poor and not worthy of an expensive brunch. Waite staff was mostly inexperienced and had to be called in order to get service. No scrambled egg dishes. No french toast, pancakes, or waffles. The baked salmon smelled. Shrimp and prime rib were good. The sliver of pork from the crown pork was probably good, but was not served enough to taste.
We did get good Bloody Mary's at the bar.
While the restaurant menu, food and service was good once we were seated, the bartender seemed very overwhelmed and we had to wait for service for some time. The restaurant was not that busy when we arrived, so we were wondering why she couldn't seem to keep up with drink orders or patrons sitting at the bar (there were only 5 people at the bar).
Also, if you are looking for a restaurant where you can have a nice conversation with your dinner mate while enjoying your meal, this is not the place. It was so incredibly loud and noisy that it was difficult trying to hear my friend who was sitting to my right. Try the crispy brussel sprouts (yum). I would probably try eating there again when the weather gets warmer, so that we could eat outside (quieter).
The restaurant is in the Toll House hotel, which means you have plenty of parking including indoor garage for free with access through elevator. A great plus in Los Gatos !
The menu is limited but the choices were allowing all of us to throughly enjoy our meal. The octopus-pork belly starter was excellent, bread was puffy and very tasty, we had cod and flank steak both cooked perfectly. choice of desserts was a bit classic.
Full bar and nice cocktail list.
Being in a hotel, you have families dining and business groups on "business" trip... this is the -1 star.
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