We had a delicious meal last night at Verjus in Maplewood. It's on the NJ Monthly top 25 list again this year, and while I can't claim to have eaten at all the contenders for that list, it was one of the better meals we've had in NJ. Two things stood out to us--service and simplicity. The service is very professional, pleasant, courteous. You can tell the moment you arrive that they really care that you have a great experience. It's refreshing. And the simplicity of the decor, the mood of the room, the menu and the dishes is just as refreshing. It's just delicious cooking without pretension.
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary last night, and didn't regret choosing Verjus as the site for the occasion. Lovely experience, and for what we thought was a surprisingly reasonable price.