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About Verjus Restaurant

Owned by Chef Charles Tutino and his wife, Jane Witkin, Verjus serves contemporary French/New American cuisine in a stylish, understated dining room decorated with works by local artists. The menu changes daily and seasonally, taking advantage of local markets and direct sourcing whenever possible. Verjus has a full bar and a list of excellent wines, primarily French and American, at surprisingly low prices. Verjus also features an extensive line of single malt scotches.

1790 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Rutgers Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 378-8990

Website:
http://verjusrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Charles Tutino

Private Party Facilities:
Please inquire for details.

Private Party Contact:
Jane Witkin: (973) 378-8990

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Verjus Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for a Date (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous, as usual.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was very good but the decor was outdated and atmosphere way too quiet for my taste. It took us 3.5 hours to finish a 3 course meal mainly due to the fact that they were down one oven. Not their fault, but they didn’t seem apologetic or willing to make up for it in any way. At the end of the 2nd course (which was 3 hours until the meal), we had to ask to order our desserts twice. While the food did not disappoint, all the other negatives result in my not returning there for another meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

we have dined here several times and always find the atmosphere to be warm and friendly. the restaurant itself is very lovely. The food is always very well prepared and delicious. They never disappoint. I highly recommend Verjus. Try it you'll like it!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is a slow down and relax type of restaurant. Food comes out at its own pace. If you have good company you won’t notice. The food was really tasty. Presentation is a little old could jazz it up a little but it did not impact the flavors or desire to eat it. The price is on the high side so it is not a once a week affair. I had the escargot and hangar steak. Both perfectly cooked. The mashed potatoes are piped onto the plate so that is a little old school to me and were too smooth. Not really my style. That steak could have used a nice rough mash of Yukon gold potatoes with some fresh herbs. Anyway well worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overrated and overpriced. Lit up like a 7-11. The casserole was ridiculously bad but the branzino and escargot were delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Verjus continues to serve food at a higher level. We went on an" Italian Bistro" night. On these nights your choices are limited to 3or 4 appetizers , dinners, and desserts. It does not seem to matter. You can pick any and not be disappointed. My dinner of Berkshire pork tenderloin literally melted in my mouth. My wife had a steak which was equally as good. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Once again we had an amazingly exquisite and delicious dinner. The branzino was to-die-for! Great cocktails, yummy desserts, great value! Such a gem tucked away in Maplewood! I always look forward to eating at Verjus!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were both excellent. Very friendly staff and a nice relaxing calm atmosphere for a small get together.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always a good meal here. They have special nights, we went on Bistro night. Great 3 course meal, good selections, good portions, nice Amuse Bouche. Great price/quality. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Jane was a wonderful host and we felt like we were dining in her living room. The food was outstanding. I cannot believe we just found Verjus!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Verjus never disappoints. Love their French dishes, but last Friday was German night and once again everything was delicious -- from the onion potato rolls through to the apple strudel -- and everything in between (sauerbraten, schnitzel).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Understaffed. Had to pour my own wine. Plates not cleared quickly. Fine dining and casual service. The staff should be trained on the wine and how to treat customers as if they are fine dining. Fine dining prices without a fine dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I always very much enjoy Verjus. The food is so good, I leave with a smile on my face.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoyed the delicious pork chops with chestnut puree. My bass was ok but a little bland. Service was a little slow, considering there was only one other table besides ours.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious French food - classics with a twist. The crisp of the day was perfect. Good service too. And they have a parking lot.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was an off night for usually solid restaurant. Two hours for dinner (and we didn’t order dessert.) Waiting 40 minutes between appetizer and dinner was a problem.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful food
Great service
Definitely will go back
My only complaint is that I requested a
vegetarian option for one member of our party when I made advance reservations and the menu had none
A plate of vegetables doesn’t cut it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food - especially our French favorites -Beef Bourguignon & Tart Tatin

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We decided to give Verjus a try based on its mostly positive reviews and the fact that it has appeared on NJ Monthly’s list of the 25 best restaurants in the state for a few years now. Our experience was extremely positive and the food and service were top notch. The wine list was quite reasonable and there was nothing to suggest that Verjus doesn’t deserve its lofty reputation!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful restaurant - Chef was most accommodating with requests. Jane was very welcoming and service was great!! The food was delicious. This is now my favorite restaurant. Thank you, Chef Charles & Jane!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Best chef in New Jersey. Food is incredible. Excellent cocktails and wine list. A meal at Verjus always pleases. Enjoy!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food, super friendly owners

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A totally delicious creatively prepared dinner. Every item on the menu is superb!!!!
Excellent cocktails are a great way to begin and a wonderful wine list enhances what ever you decide to have for dinner: fish/seafood, beef and of course Charlies roast duck.
AND-nobody in the area makes duck like Charlie. All other items, both appetizers and main course and desserts are oh so good!
It's often hard to choose from the tasty selection of appetizers, main course items AND deserts.

We've been here for birthdays, anniversaries, mother's days, valentine's day and other special occasions, as well as our recent visit for no other reason than to enjoy a superb meal.
We look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Coming to Verjus is always special. Our party of 4 ordered the beef bourguignon and the filet of sole which we all agreed was very tasty. The service was excellent, and we had ample time to savor the meal and enjoy good conversation. Jane is an excellent hostess.
Definitely would recommend to others. Good value for a classy meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Verjus is an intimate French-inspired restaurant with a varied and creative menu. Once or twice a month on Sunday evenings they have "dinner and a movie" with a prix fixe menu and a classic movie -- this week it was The Lady Vanishes. The mushroom bisque and crab cakes were excellent. Even though there were some technical difficulties, the staff made it a wonderful evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is a wonderful French restaurant. Also outstanding cocktails.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

3 of the Red wines on list not available. Sauerbraten not marinated long enough for authentic taste. Duck tough and bland

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Verjus continues to deliver excellent food, lovely quiet atmosphere, and lovely staff...we are repeat customers when we want a special meal, or just a night out to treat ourselves...it never disappoints!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great French food. Have good wine list but can byob with a small corkage fee. Jane and Charles are awesome!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Another great meal with friends. Everythng was excellent, and the staff truly outstanding. The young lady who served us was super efficient and most pleasant. I had eaten here before, so the food was still as delicious. Loved my crab cake appetizer, and my duck for main course. Had to split a dessert as I was so full. Will visit again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Verjus is the best restaurant in the Millburn-Maplewood-South Orange and better than most similarly-priced restaurants in New York City.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The ambiance is excellent for a relaxed gracious meal. The food from appetizers to dessert while not extensive menu, does not have a bad choice on that menu. The wine list is modest and you can get wine by the glass. I recommend this place without any reservations. Just make sure you have a reservation before going.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We have experienced Verjus' Friday night prix fixe, and this was the season's final Shore dinner. I enjoyed a grilled rainbow trout with roasted vegetables and spouse was served a perfect lobster thermador (shelled lobster with sherry mushroom glaze).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food, service, price & location made our occasion a night to remember.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Lovely restaurant, nice ambience. The service was good but they wanted to rush us a bit, once we indicated that we wanted a leisurely meal it was fine. The food was excellent, but the menu is very limited, so if there is nothing to your liking, you might have a problem. I had to order soup and an appetizer for my dinner. I would still recommend this restaurant, but keep the above limitations in mind.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Versus never disappoints. The service and food is always excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Loved the combo of dinner and classic movie. Yet another good reason to come--and to get on their mailing list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Another totally exceptional dinner.
Delicious, creative foods and deserts, and tasty cocktails, as well a a nice selection of wines assure that you'll always be satisfied.
This is why we've been dining here for many years.
The only "problem"is in deciding which of the delicious items to enjoy!!!

The recent accolades about Verjus being of the best places to dine in NJ are wvell deserved

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Enjoyed a entertaining movie night with friends and had great food! Lovely restaurant with great hosts.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I and my family have eaten at Verjus on the chance of the movement many times , reservation of course, and each an every time the meals were superb, the drinks & wine very well prepared, and a certain amount of patience is required because the food is cooked to order. The wait is worth it I'm hesitant to write too good of a review because too many people will find it and we wouldn't be able to get in later .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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