Verjus Restaurant - New Jersey

4.4
1075 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French

About

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.
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NJAO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, especially the Friday night special menu. Nicest people.

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BarbaraG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Verjus is a lovely restaurant! It is low-key elegant. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. The service is attentive and friendly, but never overbearing. We recommend it highly!

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JanetL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, our guest, and I had a fabulous Sunday night dinner at Verjus. We enjoyed a relaxing time after performing at a Society of Musical Arts concert just a few blocks away. The meal was spectacular - starting with a duck foie gras terrine and a delicious beet salad. All of us had the spectacular venison medallions in a red wine reduction and black barley. It was out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went here for the first time. We were quickly seated and attended to by our waitress. The staff were very attentive and food was wonderful.

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vipGladysG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding Portuguese dinner...compliments to the chef!

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GordonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined here many times and it is always excellent

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Guest
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dining experience. Our meal was fantastic.

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MikeLinda
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delightful hostess/bartender/owner Jane made us feel very welcome. Wife was very impressed with her Cosmo!
Our hats off to the chef/owner. We chose the Duck and Verjus Beef Bourguignon and both were excellent.! Delicious and ample portions.
Wanted to order those yummy creamer puffs for dessert , but we’re both so full from apps and entrees, we were unable
Definitely will do next time!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Will definitely come back!

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DebraG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Warm and friendly with delicious food.

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vipABCDEF
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Beaujolais St Amour was featured this night - a fantastic buy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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vipRehana
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so surprised that I had not visited before. I love French food and this is classic great French food. It does not try too hard and the focus is on flavor and freshness. The cocktails were perfectly balanced. The food was amazing. I had the Black Bass and my extremely fussy husband had the steak. We were both so so happy with our food. They were short staffed but kept coming to us and checking in with us and apologizing for the wait. But the food was totally worth waiting for. It’s a place you go to when you want to sit back and focus on a fine meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience, the food was excellent, drinks Very Good service was a little slow (& they admitted as much, not planning for the pre Valentines day "Rush"), first time and will Absolutely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always civilized with thoughtfully prepared food in a friendly and grown-up environment.

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YisellaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will Definitely come back!

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Maplewoodian
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal in a great, quiet setting. Everything was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service and atmosphere.

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vipDouglasB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal! The cassoulet was great ( a yearly winter treat!) and Jane the perfect hostess as well!

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vipLoisK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband I went especially for their German night and we couldn't have been more delighted. We both had the tender, delicious sauerbraten. The appetizers (wurst platter and potato pie) and desserts (apple strudel, linzer tart and crumb cake) were also fabulous. Service was a bit slow, but everyone was a lovely.

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DennisK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Verjus competes with several upscale French restaurants in the area but, for me, does not make it less of a value since it has an interesting beer, wine, and specialty drink selection. The food quality and service are superb in all respects. So if a BYOB is not overriding, Verjus us a must try in all respects. Like lamb kidneys?

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DianaJ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Verjus never disappoints. From you he impeccable service to the delicious food and wine selections, to the calm and comfortable dining room. Really enjoyable.

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DavidB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed in a meal or service provided at Verjus. My dinners are lengthly, minimum 2 hours and often 3, and have never been rushed out the door.

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MaryF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed an excellent meal at Verjus. They never disappoint. Their crab cakes are by far the best crab cakes we have ever tasted anywhere. Everyone in our party raved about each course and the wine selection. An added perk is that you can have a conversation at your table without raising your voice. Very rare nowadays!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We ordered escargot and it didn’t have nearly enough garlic or salt in it - it tasted like the can they come in. We put the dishes to the side and about fifteen minutes later the server asked us if we were enjoying everything. When we explained that we weren’t enjoying it, the manager came over and asked if we’d ever had escargot before. We frequent French restaurants and escargot is one of our favorite appetizers - we know what escargot is. The assumption that we’d never had it before was very offputting. I got the scallops - $45 for scallops. We’d been told by the same manager that they were swimming in Nantucket not a day before - I wasn’t impressed with their softness, the sweetness, or the creaminess of the “champagne sauce.” My son got a contrafilet - he said afterwards that he wished he’d done more research before ordering the equivalent of fancy TV Dinner Meat Product. His exact words were “It tastes like brisket, and I hate brisket.” The service after the appetizer issue was very good and we appreciate the effort they made, but for people more accustomed to French cuisine - this is not the right place.

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PhyllisB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started the New Year with the most delicious dinner at Verjus. My husband said the crab cake appetizer was the best he ever had - all meat and no filler. The duck was cooked perfectly and served with a delicious sauce. The snapper with meyer lemon sauce was outstanding. The steak was cooked to perfection. We really didn't have room for dessert but were glad we ordered it anyway! Poached pears in wine sauce and the homemade ice cream were ideal toppers to a superb meal. The ambiance is what we love about Verjus - the noise level is perfect for conversations, the staff are professional and the service is attentive. There are always interesting specialty cocktails to start off your meal, and a very reasonable wine list to accompany dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a memorable dining experience!

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vipPeterH
New York Area
355 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was no better way to end the year than with another absolutely superb dinner at Verjus.
We began with terrific cocktails and our favorite appetizers. Our creative and delicious appetizers were followed by our equally creative and delicious main courses. We enjoyed our fish dinners with a glass of sauvignon blanc.

We'll be back soon-----

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ANDREAK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt our very favorite restaurant. We will be back for dinner next time my brother visits from Massachusetts

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Ellie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was fabulous. The bay scallops are outstanding, and everything else was wonderful! We always leave happy.

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StephenS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to enjoy a relax and quiet dining experience for a birthday (Thursday evening at 8:00) The food is always delicious and the drinks festive and creative. I felt as if I was dining with family with the hostess being so friendly but giving us enough space.

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vipJafem
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always excellent - great food and interesting wines.

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Jazzy456
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Be advised that this is NOT a place to eat and be out in 1-2 hrs. Many menu items take extra time, so check with your server! We were there 7pm - 9:30 pm, and skipped dessert because it was getting late and cutting into our evening plans.

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TwoFromSpringfield
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, leisurely service, quiet and soothing atmosphere. Verjus is a favorite for comfortable dining.

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vipchocoholic
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Verjus. The food was sophisticated, ample and delicious, the staff friendly and efficient, and the room felt warm and welcoming, with pleasant but not overloud music in the background. Have been here for non-holiday meals, never had a bad meal, or even a bad dishs here - which is why we'll be back again!

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DavidV
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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KimK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had brunch at this gem in hiding - right in Maplewood and I really enjoyed it. Of course I would love to see it updated and it could certainly use it, however it is spotless clean with lovely background music and a zen atmosphere that made our brunch wonderful. With it's own parking and wonderful cocktails it really is a special place. The food was fresh and delicious and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend looking past the decor and focusing on the excellent food and service.

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Walkerhart
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers- -come here for special occasions and have never been disappointed! This was our first Saturday night, and even tho' there was a large party in the next area, it didn't distract from our experience! Truly a mark of a great restaurant!

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RowenaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Verjus never disappoints. The food is excellent as is the service. It is a true French restaurant, elegant, calm, excellent menu coordination for appetizers, entrée and dessert.

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MizR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheesecake was the best I've ever had. Overall, food and service was really good.

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maryb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food superb; ambiance quiet and elegant; highly recommended

FAQs

Verjus Restaurant - New Jersey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 378-8990.

Verjus Restaurant - New Jersey is rated 4.4 stars by 1075 OpenTable diners.