Verve Restuarant Bistro-Bar-Lounge

– The personalities –

The personalities

The personalities

Rick St. Pierre

Rick St. Pierre

Proprietor

Rick St. Pierre

Original creator and ringleader of Verve for 23 years. He brings his everyday presence and love for all that is Verve and community to create an atmosphere that is welcoming, comfortable, and always with sophistication and craftsmanship.

Rick St. Pierre

Mama Verve

The Queen of Verve

Rick St. Pierre

She sits on her throne on the first seat of the Landmark Bar Fridays and Saturdays. She gives love and advice to all who ask, or enjoy a seat next to her. She is the rock and foundation of Vervestyle.

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Those That Pour

Benjamin

Barman 1933 Room

Our resident farmer, naturalist, and experimenter of all that is natural and blended in the spirit world. As talented as he is humble, he is our unique presence, the principal in the 1933 Room.

Alejandro

Barman of our Landmark Bar

Alejandro comes to us with multiple pub bar and craft bar experiences. His stature is one of a gentlemen and a scholar looking to share those experiences with you at Verve.

Jamie

Bartendress

Steve Fette

Jamie is our Superwoman behind the stick. She brings her fiery presence and a smile that warms the hearts of all she serves.

Jory

Barman

Very talented in his understanding of spirit combinations, layering, and service, He has an engaging personality and looks to share his knowledge and his creativity with the Verve team and you, his customer.

Zoe

Barback

Zoe brings her special cocktail wizardly way from the west coast, now to Verve. She stocks, she cleans, she mixes, and she makes everyone feel warmly hugged by her engaging spirit.

Claude

Barman

Steve Fette

Our “Tall Drink of Spirits” who comes our way from Clyde’s of New Brunswick. He prides himself in tending the classic cocktail with elegance of hand and movement!

Chris

Barback

Our barback who brings the gift of craft whether he is working in wood, baking, or craft cocktails. Strong in body and actions, he works to support your Vervestyle experiences.

Mario

Barback / Server

Mario shares his time working behind the bar in support of our barmen as well as serving on our main floor. He always greets with a gentle "hello" and always prepares himself to serve.

Nick

Barman

Lead barman at Verve. Extensive kitchen and bar experience. Runner up contestant for Iron Shaker 2017. Artist heart, barman service.

Frances

Barman

Famed femme fatale of Verve. Loved by many, muse of some. Excellence in style, creativity, and craftsmanship. Has staged at the famous Employees Only of New York City and brings those touches to Verve.

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Benjamin

Barman

Our resident farmer, naturalist, and experimenter of all that is natural and blended in the spirit world. As talented as he is humble, he is our unique find, focused in the 1933 Room.

Carl

Barman

Our newest addition to the Verve Landmark Bar team, he shares time in the 1933 Room. Coming to us with extensive pub experience and craft knowledge.

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Jamie

Barback

Shares time as Verve's host and changes into her Superwoman costume to finish her night as Verve's principal barback. She brings her fiery presence and a smile to match that warms the heart of all.

Steve

Craft Specialist

Steve was the principal barman at Verve, now working for Allied Beverage as an exclusive brand manager and consultant to the finest bars in New Jersey. Bravo.

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Those That Greet

Xi and Jordan

Both Xi and Jordan bring sophistication, a smile, and professional phone and greeting service. They are the faces when you enter Verve and the warming faces who state, "we look forward to serving you and seeing you soon."

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Those That Serve

Steve Fette

(L-R) Floor Captain Marcelo, Brian, Miguel, Jeffrey, John

Serving you and Verve for 23 years to the present, our service team provides excellence, knowledge, humility, timing, and wonderful movement to create lasting dining experiences.

Missing in our picture is our lead waiter Don, Naomi, Little John, Frances, and Emily. They were too shy for the photographer this day.

Spanning serving you and Verve for 21 years to the present, our service team provides excellence, knowledge, humility, timing, and wonderful movement to create lasting dining experiences.

Missing in our picture is our two lead waiters, Don and Allison. They were too shy for the photographer this day.

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Those That Cook

(L-R) Chef Alex, Garde Manger Oli, Chef Bo, Roundsman Alberto

Educationally spanning, from staging in the best kitchens throughout the east coast to graduating from French Culinary in New York City to Johnson and Wales, our kitchen team brings you great cooking techniques and creates French comfort quality that keeps you coming back to Verve. More please.

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Our Patron Saint

N. Bryan Mack

N. Bryan Mack

N. Bryan Mack

To the barman and genius that brought the Landmark Bar to new heights in New Jersey's cocktail barman scene. Cheers to you Mack. "We'll see you when we see you, if not before."

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The House Artists

Joe DiGiacomo

Our Contemporary Artist

From the beginning, Joe helped Verve to create its lounge, to create its first website, to bring his whimsical paintings to life on the lounge walls. He is missed by all who love him.

Les Floyd

Our Renaissance Man

Steve Fette

Fine artist, craftsperson, designer, chef, and all around gentleman, who inspires and has the deepest and best laugh that can not be found in any other bar in central Jersey other than his second home, Verve.

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Verve All Star Alumni

Steve

Craft Specialist

Steve was the principal barman at Verve, now working for Allied Beverage as an exclusive brand manager and consultant to the finest bars in New Jersey. Bravo.

Frances

Barman

Steve Fette

Our femme fatale of Verve is now found at the famous bar in New York City called Employees Only. She is currently the principal picker, the only female ever hired, and looks to receive her jacket as a lead barman in the near future.

Nick

Barman

Nick brings his talents and creativity to our Middlesex County neighbor, Stage Left. We look forward to his growth and increased talents in the craft bar and culinary industry.

Roger

Barman

Roger is pursuing new opportunities in the craft cocktails and culinary world. We look forward to his next pursuits and creations.

Kevin

Barman

Steve Fette

Kevin currently resides at Nomad of NYC which is another of the ranked best bars in the world and honed his style with the likes of Verve Barman.

Andrew

Barman

A gentleman and a scholar behind the bar at Verve, now takes his talents to one of the premier restaurants in the world, Balthazar. He is their restaurant manager and general creative.

Pat

Barman

Steve Fette

A gentle giant behind the stick at Verve. Taught many the craft of cocktails throughout his work in the industry. He is thought of daily and missed by many.

Chris

Barman

Steve Fette

The truest gentleman behind the stick at Verve. He came to us from New Brunswick's Old Bay and was known for creating the craft beer presence in bars in the 80s. He steered the direction of Verve skyward when the seas were rough and tumbling. He will always be missed, but you can always see his smiling face in his picture behind our landmark bar.

Matt

Barman

Steve Fette

Jack of all trades and master of most. Another true artist of Verve. Besides waiting and bartending at Verve, he designed and helped to create our lounge as it is currently envisioned. The purple floor is in remembrance of him, for he loved the royal color purple.

Jeff

Barman

Steve Fette

Always with a smile, a giggle, and great craftsmanship. Worked behind the stick from 2006 to 2008, now resides in NYC and upstate, focusing on his bourbon knowledge.