I don't know where the previous ""author"" went, but it sure wasn't here. I've been several times, both in small groups and larger ones and its fantastic! The wine selection is just large enough not to be overwhelming, especially with one or two rotating special pours that aren't on the menu. The food, including the portion sizes, is great. Definately try the tasty Beef Carbonnade, and the gorgeous 5 cheese plate. (and those aren't craisins, you ninny, they're dried cherries. ) The lemon goat cheese tart with whipped cream candied citrus zest for dessert was AWESOME! As for the previous review, if you want big slabs of meat or hamburgers go next door to Jones or Geraldines. This is a WINE BAR people!; and I expect small plates, tastefully done, paired with great wine that I've not had before....all of which was provided at Verve.
Pros: Great food, great atmosphere, just what the neighborhood needs.