Verge Restaurant - Los Gatos

4.3
285 reviews
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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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mothers Day Brunch buffet, 11am-3pm. $75 Adults, $32 Kids 6-12, Kids 5 and under eat free. Complimentary Unlimited Champagne and Mimosa for adults with brunch. Dinner service 6-9 pm, off regular menu. www.vergerestaurant.com

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Easter Buffet $75 for adults, $32 for kids 6-12, Kids 5 and under eat free. Unlimited Champagne and Mimosa's for adults. Brunch hours 11:00am until 3:00 pm. Buffet Menu only. Dinner service 6-9pm, regular menu. Customary tax and service charge will be additional. www.vergerestaurant.com

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food here is very good. The service here is very poor. We booked a reservation for a Sunday brunch. There was a private party in a closed off room adjacent to the dining room. Our waitress was tasked with what appeared to be our table of four AND the entire private party of what looked to be 15-20 people. We were largely ignored. I had to get up at least three times to ask the bartender directly for drinks we ordered at least 15 minutes prior while we sat there. Our waitress was absent most of the time. We had to ask other servers to locate her two different times to order our food then to ask for a drinks. She never checked in with us or asked if she could get us anything. She was running around carrying trays of sliced cake for the party, pouring wine for the party. She also did that thing servers do when they do not want to be interrupted - no eye contact - she would not look our direction when she passed near our table on her way to and from serving the private party. We were there for about 1.5 hours due to the poor service and the huge wait time to order our food. Our waitress appeared to be trying but she never explained or apologized for the clear lack of attention or service. I suppose she thought she was doing a good job? It was disappointing to go to what at first appeared to be a nice place for brunch and then to be largely ignored/disregarded. The service was so poor I will really have to think hard about going back. I would guess that from our servers point of view someone (manager?) assigned her to our table but she never should have been given a table in the main dining room for brunch while she had a private party to serve. There appeared to be about three other servers in the main dining room - but they ignored us too - it was not "their table" I suppose? Very disappointing because the food itself was very good.

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C
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice brunch though quite expensive. Traffic on a Sunday is very heavy near the home and I faced two detours before arriving.

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LB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Took out of town guests here for brunch. I thought the food was very mediocre... I was honestly embarrassed that I chose it.
Will not return

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C
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed Sunday brunch--first time for this. Menu was

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OT
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Very good service just loud on a Friday night

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H
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for our daughter at Verge Restaurant turned into a success! First time to the Verge and we were pleasantly surprised. Excellent food, selection and service. We had a few appetizers recommended by our server and they were unique and delicious. The main courses: Rack of Lamb, Short Ribs, Chicken and Ahi-tuna were outstanding. Dessert menu was appealing, but only the kids had some room left They chose the S'mores: Great presentation (cast iron 'fire pit') and choice of Marsh mellows!
Thank you very much for making her Birthday dinner an enjoyable and memorable event.

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TM
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to the Verge many times. Often with friends. This was a group of six and we shared appetizers and desserts and had wonderful entrees as well. The service with Sergio was amazing.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Los Gatos at a local winery and stopped by Verge for dinner. We had great food, drinks and service. We will definitely be back.

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BL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We enjoyed our meal but from a very limited brunch menu only served on Sat/Sun.
The server was very attentive and not obtrusive (NOTHING worse than a waitstaff person barging in on your conversation blurting out the specials!). The Manager came by a few times and was very personable and engaging, and just enough! The meals were plentiful and of ok value but nothing spectacular or memorable so far as presentation. The corned beef I had was excellent but only cam with a few potatoes so again, the presentation looked akin to what I would/could get in a buffet line. The other issue we all had is lack of signage anywhere when you arrive. Other than having Waze or Google Maps for the physical address, you blow right by the place. Parking is tough but the manager did say she would validate us if needed. We were lucky to find a couple of "George Costanza" parking spots right out front.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 1

Amazing food, but the restaurant could easily improve the interior design using little effort. The vibe is modern, the bar area and surrounding bar seats are contemporary, but the actual dining tables and chairs resemble a cafe.

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BS
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Our server, Hector, was fantastic

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i
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Service a little bit confused at times. Quiet enough to enjoy conversation. Great overall night out.

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K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were meeting friends who recently moved to California for Lunch/Brunch and had the most wonderful time. Everyone working at Verge was so pleasant and VERY accommodating and sat us outside on the patio. To food was amazing, service was amazing and can’t wait to go back.

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PW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint. The risotto was fantastic but nothing matches the service

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend coming here for Brunch. The staff was outstanding! They listened to my special requests and the food was delicious! :)

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E
Portland
81 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat in the Verge often. We have come to feel very much at home in this place. The food is always excellent , service is outstanding and the prices are fine. And the most important consideration is to us
the people.....and these are fine people.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of six became four because of the rainy weather. We were celebrating our good friends' 84th and 87th birthdays. We had brunch and all of us had something different. Everything was delicious. We will be back!

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RN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Given the special occasion it was very disappointing. The idea of having a musician in a bar so close to a restaurant was very annoying couldn’t have a conversation. My friends really talked up the place but I’m not sure I would return. Octopus was a little tough. Ribs not the best. Staff was watching the basketball game and had to wait for them to look my way because they couldn’t hear me over the one man band!! I really wanted it to work out.. I work so close.
Sad.

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J
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch. Live music, great ambience. Highly recommended

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NJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed the cocktails. Wide selection and something for everybody's taste. The bread they served was my favorite item. It's served in a bag and is really hot. It just melts in the mouth. I enjoyed the Hanger Steak. Cooked perfectly and was tender. The Short Rib was good too. I had the Crab Toast. Not my normal choice for an appetizer, but it was really good especially if you like crab and pork belly. The Butternut Soup was my least favorite thing. The service is outstanding. Everyone was so friendly.

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ES
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice breakfast. Service very good. Would go back ahain

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was good. Service excellent. The music good but too loud so hard to have a conversation. I would recommend the place

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SR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Verge. The service was excellent, really! The food was decent... we had the Seabass, great flavor, but luke- warm at best, the pan seared rib eye- ordered medium rare, came well done and not hot. Believe it or not, the service more than made up for it. Great waiter and bus staff... we will go again, too nice of an environment to skip

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in a long time! I was pleased that there were vegetarian items on the menu. All the dishes are prepared with the freshest ingredients and the presentation is beautiful. Make sure you order the S'mores for dessert, which is enough for 2 to share. It comes with your own table top "firepit" to toast your marshmallows!

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PW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. Very engaging server who paid attention to details, checked in on a regular basis and made our whole experience tremendous. Can't wait to go back to try something new!

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LD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch and wonderful atmosphere at Verge. The menu choices are innovative, interesting and delicious. We could have gotten the basic breakfast fare, but all the choices made by our party were outstanding and delicious. Loved the Virgin Mary - it was practically a meal itself. Prompt service, coffee, tea and water kept flowing. Highly recommend Verge for an excellent brunch experience.

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J
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful find! Loved our Sunday Brunch here and will definitely return! They have live music (applause, applause) from 10-2 on Sundays and we were told it's also from 6-9 on Th & Fri nights. That's always a plus in my book, but their food was a plus, too! We had the corned beef and poached eggs, ham and bacon quiche and the pancake soufflé along with a bloody mary and french pressed coffee. Our server was attentive and informative. Everything was GREAT!

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance and decor were beautiful. The drinks were fun, exciting, and Instagram worthy! However, their limited menu has too little vegetarian options

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hector, Sergio and Maria are the absolute BEST!!! Besides the food being outstanding and delicious, the wait staff @ Verge is the main reason we keep coming back! They are some of the most attentive and friendly people and always make our time here special:)

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N
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Went for brunch - compelling menu, well-executed. Took a hint too long for service staff to attend to table but attentive after that. Only complaint was that live background music was too loud for background music.

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DJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our breakfast celebrating my husband's birthday. It was a very nice atmosphere with a multigenerational clientele.
We enjoyed delicious food off a great menu. The waiter and busboy were very congenital and helpful

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PM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service was fine, and the food was decent. Cocktails were somewhat creative, but nothing special compared to other options in the area. At 7pm on a Saturday night there were several groups (presumably hotel guests), and the dining room was really loud. Overall I would not recommend this as a date night option... best for groups and guests staying at the hotel.

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JZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

We were excited to try the new restaurant located in the Toll House Hotel in downtown Los Gatos because of a flurry of press about the new chef. Our first impression was that the decor is still the dreadful anonymous expense account beige which has no character. I suspect that the hotel would not let chef Nguyen redecorate to a more interesting look

. We ate there on January 5 and the dining room was cold, less than 65 degrees. Our server told us that there was a problem with the heating and that everyone who worked there was uncomfortable because of the chilly temperature. We could not enjoy our dinner despite being dressed in sweaters and coats. When we complained to the manager he refused bring a heater to our table, insisted that the temperature somewhere in the dining room was over 70 degrees, and flounced off when we said we could not enjoy our meal because we were on the Verge of shivering. He did not apologize or do anything to make up for the inconvenience. A savy manager would have at least offered to comp us drinks or dessert if only to promote good will and acknowledge that the customer is always right.

The new menu is interesting and we would have enjoyed our meal if we were not rushing to finish so we could get back home to warm up.

We will not be back.

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JM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked for new year's. The set menu was a little pricy but we had had wine pairing throughout
The table was ours for the whole night.
The food and wine were perfect

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Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a quiet night, but the setting was conducive to conversation around the holidays. We maybe had too much attention by waitstaff because there weren't many customers. I might have wanted more vegetarian dishes, but I chose the restaurant knowing it was heavier on meats. All in all we had a nice time. Better signage as to where the restaurant is would be helpful. As an older person driving alone it took me some time to find the entrance as I didn't really register that it was in the hotel. That might be my bad, but if I can't find it I'm sure others have the same issue.

I probably wouldn't return to the restaurant next time, but it's only because a greater vegie menu would be on my list next time.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent wait staff
Pleasant surroundings
Prompt seatings

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MM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for breakfast as lUnch is not served on week-days to celebrate Christmas with long time
friends. Service was good, one of the women, even took a photo of the four of us gals who had
worked together for many years. We now are all retired. The Holiday ambiance was lovely, food
delicious and we come here for our Christmas gathering for 3 or more years now.

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j
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Went for special occasion anniversary - bar area contiguous with restaurant with moderately high noise levels. Food good not great or special. Service good though not special occasion quality
Seems like mostly hotel guests eating at the restaurant

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S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Parking in Los Gatos! Need I say more? But seriously, Chef Albert is LG's best kept secret. The dishes are fun and innovative. I have been for dinner, brunch, and a quick salad and cocktail. The popovers are to die for and remind me of the Cafe at Jordan Pond in Acadia. You must try!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good. Can use some help in terms of ambiance. Just very old style American dining place with good food. Guess nothing wrong with it. :)

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