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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

4.2

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (18)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Seasonal (2)
Casual (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 10, 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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 (Miami)·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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·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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·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 17, 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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·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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·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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

What a wonderful way to relax at the end of the day.....dinner at Verjus is gourmet food in a quiet, simple setting. You can actually HEAR your companions and enjoy conversation over delicious food with warm service. Classic dishes are served, many not found easily elsewhere. I loved the experience and recommend it thoroughly.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I'd been meaning to try this place for years. We went on an August Thursday night and the place was pretty dead, which worried me, but the food was terrific and since there was a very light crowd, the woman who owns Verjus (Jane) came by and talked with us for what felt like nearly ten minutes. That might not be everyone's thing but I loved it. From what we ordered I recall the crabcake appetizer, crispy Pekin Duck and hanger steak as standouts. Also the scotch/whisky collection is nearly perfect.

Ambience is very quiet. There's a lot of room between tables so it's very comfortable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We were in this French restaurant before. Many menu items did not change, and we were fortunate to find some of the dished we had liked very much the last time. The escargots are unbeatable, as is the garlic mashed potatoes as a side for the steaks. Good selection of wines by the glass, and even larger selection of wine in the bottles (leaning toward France, as one would expect).

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

If your want fine food, perfectly mixed cocktails and a quiet relaxed atmosphere, go to Verjus.

For anything else, try Bone Fish Grill, Outback, Carabas, etc. etc. etc........

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Most delicious food. Excellent succulent salmon. We all ate everything. Could have used another wait staff person

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent food, friendly and warm ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Fine dining. Food excellent and matching wait staff. Owner attentive and present for the right amount of time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

As usual, the food was great. You have to try the Beef Bourginoune. The owner/hostess is very nice. A little surprise but they always have fun drinks.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We love this place! This is an upscale, unpretentious, family-run, French food adventure. We like Friday's price-fixed theme menu featuring French interpretations of other cuisines. Whether special occasion or everyday dining, this is really great food. Lovely, genuine people greet you like you are friends and really care about serving great cuisine. Enjoy!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was excellent, very nicely prepared and presented. The service was great, pleasant and professional staff with a caring feel. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Delicious shore night dinner! Dinner is always delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Always wonderful. The duck liver terrine, the crab cakes, the creme brûlée and the craft beer were all perfect. Attentive but unobtrusive service. We ended up closing the place but never felt rushed. Just like our previous visits - as I said above, always wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Wait staff was a little slow. Had to remind them about taking our drink order and placing the first order in. After the appetizers came, they were on the ball. Food was good. Not the most amazing food at the $30+/plate entree, but it was fair. Definitely not bad food. This is not a place for a hip scene.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Excellent experience. Food was delicious. Service was attentive and very friendly. I highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Came here for my wife's birthday. Everything was perfect. One of the few restaurants in the area that is quiet. Good for conversation. The decor is nice and relaxing. Service very good and the food was excellent. Had a frisée salad with a wonderful dressing. I had swordfish which was delicious and the potato side was also great. My wife had a steak which was just right and very interesting French fries. In fact the chef does interesting things with the potato. Wine selection was small but adequate. We shared a crisp for dessert which, as expected by now, very good. I think it is worth the price. The owner was very friendly and attentive. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great chef. Great staff.

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

Meals at Verjus never disappoint. The menu is always an intriguing variety of options. The presentation and the cooking are always superb.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I've been here many times and have always had a wonderful meal with great service (something that I find lacking in many NJ restaurants). I have to keep reminding local friends to go as it is a little bit away from the normal local restaurants. Brunch and Dinner are both very good and their wine list is great - even at the lower end of the price range. I will definitely be back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I heard good things from friends so i figured I would try. Ill start with the ambiance. This place needs to be updated. There are no windows and it looks and feels very dated. Older crowd for a Saturday night
The wine isn't great. At least the organic cab I had. Tasted watered down
Now on to the food. The food was very good. The lobster crab gumbo app was great. My husband loved the scallops for his main. My beef dish was good but not outstanding
The dessert was phenomenal
I would recommend this place and I recommend they do some updating

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Verjus never disappoints. The Friday night regional menus are a wonderful deal and always a delightful experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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