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Verve Wine Bar - 8 Reviews - 3820 S Ferdinand St, Ste 102, Seattle, WA - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (206) 760-0977

Verve Wine Bar

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3820 S Ferdinand St, Ste 102
Seattle, WA 98118
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(206) 760-0977
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My husband and I met a group of friends at Verve for my birthday. The food was fabulous and there was a wine to please each of our guest?s unique taste. The owner, Kate, is ext...

Worst

Went here with a couple of girlfriends and was really excited to try it. The menu was fantastic and we had a hard time choosing. The food was actually good--not amazing, but with...

Hidden Gem in Columbia City 5/10/2011

My husband and I met a group of friends at Verve for my birthday. The food was fabulous and there was a wine to please each of our guest?s unique taste. The owner, Kate, is extremely friendly, as is the rest of the staff. I highly recommend checking it out. Tastings are on Tuesdays. more

Condescending Wait Staff 8/21/2009

Went here with a couple of girlfriends and was really excited to try it. The menu was fantastic and we had a hard time choosing. The food was actually good--not amazing, but with the right service and atmosphere it would have been great. HOWEVER. Our waiter was AWFUL. Rude, condescending and completely put-out by having to help us. 1. asked for extra anchovies for my salad, to which he responded ""there are plenty in the dressing."" i said ""can i have a few more all teh same?"" never brought them. 10-15 minutes later (half of which i was trying to flag him down and he was pretending not to see me) he finally came back to the table. everyone's salad was gone except mine, because i'm still waiting for anchovies. i ask again. He first chides me for flagging him down too vigorously (all you had to do was and i would have come over. ) then goes to get them. When he finally comes back with them he can't just pleasantly put them on the table, but has to make me feel BAD for asking for them ""The chef is REALLY busy back there, but...i MANAGED to get some."" Gee. thanks. 2. Friend was considering if she wanted a strong bold wine or something lighter, because we'd ordered a bunch of share plates. She sort of said the two she was considering, knowing full well that they were vastly different and he was RUDE. ""WELL, those are VASTLY different options, so why don't you just tell me what you are in the MOOD for and i will make a reco."" It was just obnoxious. She knew that they were different, and even if she HADN""T, no need to be condescending. 3. just overall not good. slow service, messed up orders 4. when i left i realized i had a sore throat and buzzing ears because it was so freaking LOUD inside you had to yell to have a convo. Too bad. Love the neighborhood vibe and the food has potential. Service just makes it not worth trying again. Pros: Food was tasty, easy parking Cons: poor service, attitude, SO LOUD more

Gorgeous, gourmet food! 8/27/2008

What a treat to discover a wine bar that is actually a gourmet restaurant! The flights here are lovely and affordably priced, and the ambiance is great for a date night or night out with friends, but the best thing about Verve is the food! The menu is inventive and unique, with thoughtful bistro-style dishes and delicious combinations like perfectly seared fresh tuna atop a bed of lentils and a pork belly so tender you don't even need to chew. I don't even eat beef, but I made an exception after tasting my friend's short ribs--they were so good, I actually ordered them next time! My favorite dessert is the chocolate torte with peanut butter caramel and a hint of sea salt, but there's always something new to try, like that awesome earl grey creme brulee. The menu changes weekly, taking advantage of the best seasonal offerings, so you never get bored (though I could never get bored with that fabulous bacon-leek flan...) This place has become my favorite, and is well worth the trek to Columbia City. I bring friends here all the time, and wasn't at all surprised when Seattle Metropolitan chose Verve as one of the best new restaurants of 2007. They just caught on to what we regulars knew all along! Pros: inventive, gourmet food; great service Cons: none! more

Great Service, surpassed only by the Food 5/30/2008

We've been to Verve quite a few times, and it is always a positive experience. Definitely a place to bring friends to just hang out, eat some great, affordable and interesting food along with new and unique wines. The staff is always happy to educate about the wines to the level the diner is interested, and the chef Garrett Brown is completely into this job, and his passion shines through to his food. Definitely come here if you want a fun, unpretentious wine and dine experience. Pros: Service, and Great Food more

Excellent food - nice atmosphere 4/23/2008

Have been a number of times... and enjoyed everytime. The Chef is friendly and has come out to greet us to make sure everything is up to our liking. The food is unique and delicious.....different... but not so outrageous that you are scared to try it. (Did I mention it was delicious?) It is one of our favorite place for date nite. Pros: Great, unique food in a comfortable yet classy atmosphere Cons: Parking can be a challenge more

Great Food, Friendly Service 5/19/2007

I went back last night for Beatwalk not expecting much, but it was PACKED! My previous review was about the great food (which hasn't changed), and the bad service (no longer the case). Apparently the crappy, mean waitress we had is no longer there (so says the cute waiter I talked to), and the menu has been revamped with lower prices and a couple new items. Its great! Verve, whatever you did, kudos to you, its like a whole new place. Pros: Pretty Space, Food, Wine List Cons: Service vastly improved more

Great new find! 5/7/2007

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. more

Bad Service, Horrible Wine Selection and overpriced appetizers 5/4/2007

Service & Food: Pros: location Cons: wine selection is worse than applebee's, bad service, overpriced more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    A Danish modern sensibility pervades this functional neighborhood wine bar, seen in its blonde wood furniture, classy bamboo-embossed bar and funky/chic geometric hanging lamps....

  • 4/19/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tuesday To Thursday From 01:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 01:00 PM To 11:00 PM
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Ranier Valley, Columbia City
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