Verjus Restaurant - New Jersey

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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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EK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal. Always a great experience at Verjus!

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was superb!

RP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for birthday brunch. Great price for the high quality food, service.

W
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Verjus has become our favorite place for special occasions or a quiet excellent meal as a family..we've been coming here for years and are never disappointed. French cooking in the traditional style, with new items for variety...with all the meals we have had there, his liver with sauteed onions is still the best I have ever had! Strongly recommend Verjus!

DJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great prix fixe dinner!

JH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cute family run place - nice and quiet on a Tuesday night - great food

n
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was excellent as usual. I highly recommend!

MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, service and ambiance--been here several times and it is always impressive.

AC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Verjus is a lovely restaurant with exquisite food. My husband and I find this charming restaurant a wonderful place to have dinner.

NB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Verjus is a wonderful restaurant! It is family owned and the chef and the hostess always make you feel special. The food is also amazing. One of my top restaurant choices in NJ!

CC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Verjus is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. It's a very nice upscale French restaurant with very good food and drink, great service and is nice and quiet. I highly recommend.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous little French restaurant In Maplewood.
Found it by accident and loved the online menu.
It exceeded our expectations with wonderful food and excellent service.
The owner greeted us and took us through the menu and wine list.
All fresh locally sourced ingredients and a great find for our Maplewood family

SL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our go-to restaurant. I not only appreciate the terrific food and attentive service, but I like that the restaurant is quiet and my wife and I can speak to each other.

PH
New York Area
330 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cuisine(appetizers main courses and desserts) wonderful service, classic and quiet ambiance as well as terrific cocktails and wines.
We have never been other than totally pleased with any of our dinners here through the years.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say...EVERYTHING was really good. The staff, the ambiance, the food...everthing. The hanger steak was cooked perfectly. They simply cannot change chefs ever! I brought my mom here for her birthday, although she wanted to try the new French restaurant in Montclair. I didn't really like the reviews for the place (Farouge) so I booked this restaurant instead. I'm so glad I did. My mom loved everything. The chef even brought out a nice birthday dessert for her! And, she's still raving about the coffee. Like I said, everything was great. If we ever make it to Montclair, that French restaurant has a really high bar to meet Verjus.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal with fresh seasonal ingredients prepared perfectly. Service was outstanding, even the owner came by and remembered us from months ago. All in all a delightful evening.

f
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An oasis. The quiet music contributed to the very relaxing ambiance. We ordered the bluefish and sea scallops. Both were expertly prepared. The usual mesclun salad was enhanced with endive and the shrimp cocktail was a very generous portion. The only downside was the wait between the courses, about a half hour between the first courses and mains.

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Verjus is just the right place to go for very good food, a good wine list, and marvelous service that makes you feel like they want you to come back, again and again.

MB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails. Always a great dining experience with delicious food prepared perfectly by the chef and a gracious staff who are attentive without being intrusive. The Friday night weekly themed menu is not only reasonably priced but has plenty of dishes to choose from. A+

C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Verjus! Hands down the best restaurant in the area!

E
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuisine made with care and style, adopting traditional French style with the chef's own touch. The house cocktails are an inventive addition.

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Atmosphere is great. Servers are attentive and the food is great. Would recommend to anyone looking for a pleasant, relaxing evening (with great food) at a reasonable price. Have been a regular for years, and can say (without reservation) ambiance and quality has never wavered.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Friday for the three course Shore Dinner which was outstanding. I had their delicious New England clam chowder followed by the lobster 🦞 thermodore entree with their to die for Verjus fries and summer squash. Dessert was excellently prepared blueberry crepes with whipped cream. My husband had gravlax (cured salmon wrapped in thinly sliced cucumber and a mustard sauce)for his appetizer, skate wing for his main course and he also had the delicious blueberry crepes for dessert. Everything was really, really good! Wait staff was excellent.

g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to restaurant close to home. Great food, good wine prices and menu which always has great dishes. Not the boring steak, chicken and salmon most serve.

M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I don't understand why this place isn't filled to capacity every night. Fabulous food in a lovely tasteful setting at a fair price. Uniformly excellent.

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. The best escargot I have ever had. Very calm and quiet atmosphere.

f
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thought the food and service were excellent. A little pricey, however worth the quality.

MJ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Verjus has been a mainstay in Maplewood forever, and their service and food quality never waiver. They are consistent in their offerings, their service, their ambiance, and overall quality. Would highly recommend.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A French jewel right here in Maplewood! Their bistro nights are wonderful. I recommend it for every occasion.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a quiet birthday dinner here the other night. The restaurant was mostly empty and very quiet. The host was very friendly and eager to make a special experience for us. The food was amazing. Will come here for many more special occasions in the future.

GB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have dined here on many occasions and always leave more than than satisfied. The food and service are suburb.

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch ever! Delicious! Wonderful service! We love Verjus!

p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s just a wonderful place—service, food, attentive

KA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pure hospitality! Soft lighting, jazz music, relaxing ambiance and the most perfectly cooked food! Can’t get better.

CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, as usual, was excellent and the service and friendliness of the staff was excellent.

PM
London
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden jewel! We had such a nice time. Foods are excellent and service is great. We highly recommend this place.

JP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food and service. Every dish was exquisite and service was very friendly. Considering quality price was reasonable. Strongly recommend for special occasions

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably delicious & gracious.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a friendly, refined atmosphere. Lovely!

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