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.
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Please inquire for details.
Private Party Contact:
Jane Witkin: (973) 378-8990
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
The food was very good but the decor was outdated and atmosphere way too quiet for my taste.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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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 .
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