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Review of Verjus Restaurant

Verjus Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 44 Restaurants in Maplewood
Price range: US$40 - US$60
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rutgers Street
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The pfiterol (desert) is to die for. Meal was great but be prepared to open the wallet. Wine selections are very reasonable.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Feeling celebratory last Friday night, we went to Verjus for the "Italian Night in the French Style." This is a 3 course fix price menu with many, many choices. I chose the cardone gratin - and of course I had to ask what cardone is (a cousin to the artichoke and grown for its celery-looking stalk). Absolutely delicious. For the main, I chose the Branzino with a drizzle of butter and balsamic. So so good. My husband had the bresaola (air cured beef) as a first and a very tasty hangar steak for the main. (The veal chop he ordered was gone by the time we ordered.) When our desserts came, I thought, "we'll never eat all of that." Well, we did. The biscotti with the berries and cream were divine. Other Friday night themes include German, regional American and a bistro night. We've been to Verjus many times and it's always a very special experience. On this particular night, the service was exceptional. The Friday night menus look very inviting. We'll definitely be back soon - even without a cause to celebrate!

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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Jane and Charlie could not have been more helpful - and nicer to work with - in planning a special birthday party for our daughter! They closed the restaurant for our 50 guests and provided a delicious and varied buffet, an exceptional dessert and excellent service. We have had very good dinners at Verjus in the past, but this experience put them at the top of our list!

Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

A tired urban area in the Springfield- Maplewood area is an unlikely spot to find fine French food yet such is the case with Verjus. At first, the duly lit dining rooms are a put-off. The first impression is more that of a sedate '50s tea room than a brasserie or bistro. Yet the art prints in a rather spare background are well chosen, the tables are nicely spaced with no hard surfaces in the rooms to stifle conversation, and the tableware and linen crisp.
The food is French accented throughout and the soups of the day a great start. This time it was pumpkin bisque with proscuitto and mushrooms enough to add woodsy zest but not overwhelm. The crab cake was good, the escargot better according to our companions, The steak au poivre had seductively homey fried potatoes accompanying, and the garlic mash with the beef borginone equally fine. The beef drew appreciative nods. The Peking duck, was understandably nothing like the Chinese dish of that name. Less understandable was the skin of the generous half of bird, neither crisp nor savory. It was the only sad note of the evening. The desserts, from profiterolles awesome in both size and flavor, to home made sorbets, to brownie with creme fraiche ice cream earned thumbs up, all around. Wine by the glass and bottle were from a well chosen list and of good value. The service was by a youthful bunch but neither bubbly nor obtrusive -thank God! All in all, a place whose menu and specials earn repeat visits

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Thank NYCDog
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Had a wonderful dinner with friends the food was very good . Country pate excellent and the scallops and pasta delicious and portions almost too generous. The soupe de jour was tomato and perfect .
Will go back soon. Service was very good but not over the top.
Next time we will try the deserts .
Good wine list.

Thank mal m
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