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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.

140 South Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 11:00am, Weekends 8:00am - 2:00pm

Daily Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 884-1054

Website:
http://www.vergerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
We offer free parking with underground options.

Executive Chef:
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

Additional:
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for our Annual Thanksgiving buffet at Verge in Los Gatos, which features a carving station, seafood bar, bottomless mimosas (for guests aged 21+) and more! Credit card required for reservation, must cancel 24 hours in advance or guest will be subject to a $25 per person cancellation fee.

Verge Restaurant - Los Gatos Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.5

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4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
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Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2016

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2016

The food is amazing! Great friendly staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Awesome food and Service. Best kept secret in Los Gatos eating scene.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Food was cold and underwhelming.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Service and food here are both amazing. I've been three times this month and every time has been outstanding. I love this place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2016

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 :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Overpriced for food that is nothing special, except in the description on the menu with some sparse French words. Disappointment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Very well done dishes and great flavor. Sea bass was fantastic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2016

The food was great and unique. The duck burger was without a bun but so delicious. The cocktails looked beautiful, though quite expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Food was not worth the price and service workers unenthusiastic and uninterested. There were, however, very good and timely about refilling water - never had to ask.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Verge serves the Best sea bass I have EVER had! The squash soup was also amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2016

The restaurant was great for an evening out with hubby or girlfriends newly decorated stylish and fun!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2016

This is our second time at this restaurant and we loved it. The food is just great and the service is over the top, Really enjoyed it. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Ate outside, it is quieter than inside. Inside is a bit boisterous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2016

Outstanding service. Very relaxed lounge with unique food selections Fabulous wine and courteous service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2016

The restaurant in the hotel had been horrific and is on the right track. The food is ok, service as well and yet the ambience lacks a bit of warmth.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2016

We went here with a large group for a birthday party (12 of us) and the service, food, and drinks were great. It's somewhat unknown at the Toll House hotel which was nice because it wasn't crazy crowded like many Los Gatos restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Food was good and plentiful, but the champagne was really cheap and bad.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 27, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 27, 2016

First time to enjoy this hidden gem in Los Gatos. The Easter brunch was over the top...took the 11:00am seating and were blown away with the whole buffet. Kudos to the staff and the Executive Chef for making our Easter brunch such a memorable occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 20, 2016

Food was great as was the service; attentive without being around to much. But the noise level from the bar made it hard to have a good conversation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2016

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).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Overall the food and service was good. It was a bit noisy due to a private event and it felt like to bar area poured over into the restaurant area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Their outdoor seating area was great. Service was wonderful. Don't miss the Gingerbread Waffle for breakfast!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 26, 2016

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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