Charming dining spotDinner at this charming neighborhood spot offers an excellent menu...so many options that we Had difficulty make selections. they offer a grand wine list. Can't wait to return.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchFor many in my group this was the first time at Matisse. We had a fabulous mother's day! Good food, great service, lovely venue and a beautiful day to share and celebrate.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. FirstThe food was excellent. First soft shell crabs of the season cooked to perfection. It was very noisy and we were seated by the door so conversation was a challenge.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMatisse's Consistent High QualtiyWhenever we visit the D.C./Maryland area once or twice a year, we've enjoyed Matisse's high quality, consistent food and service. We've had Sunday brunch, lunches and dinners over many years. The food is solid French food served by a competent staff. It's a neighborhood treasure.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI was a little surprised toI was a little surprised to get a nastygram from OpenTable the day after eating saying that the restaurant reported me as missing my reservation. That being said, the food was wonderful. The service was lovely. The crowd skews older. It is definitely a place to take mom for a nice dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAbove average French restaurantsAbove average French restaurants with some interesting Swiss and Italian entrees as well. Neighborhood gem for sure.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a wonderful brunchWe enjoyed a wonderful brunch with a group of boys from Georgetown.the food was delicious service terrific and the beighniers outstanding.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been going to MatisseWe have been going to Matisse for years and have always liked the food and atmosphere. Our last visit wasn't our best. The food wasn't special--not bad--but not terrific. It was a Sunday night and the place was almost empty. Not a good sign usually. We'll keep going there with the hope that we had an off night. The restaurant really is beautifully decorated and the maitre d'/owner is friendly and welcoming. We just llke the place.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you are looking for a moreIf you are looking for a more upscale venue in Northwest with consistently excellent food, this is a great choice. The clientele is older and the feeling is a bit more formal (but not stuffy or pretentious) -- most of the men on a recent Saturday dinner were in jackets and some in ties. Service was professional and the tables are sufficiently far apart that you can have a conversation. The food is French inspired, but not really different from anything you'd find at another high-end restaurant downtown. The appetizers and fish entrees we had at our dinner were uniformly excellent if unspectacular. I would definitely return, but it wasn't so exceptional that I would make it a "destination restaurant."4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy tuna tartar and searedMy tuna tartar and seared scallops were outstanding by my dining companion did not find his snapper quite as good, although it was very good and that is why the rating was not listed as outstanding. I have had the meringue dessert previously and it was excellent but this time I would only rate it as good because it seemed a little less fresh than I would have liked.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother outstanding Easter brunch!Another outstanding Easter brunch at Matisse!
Everything was delicious and the service was great.
Looking forward to our next visit, the beignets are RIDICULOUS-ly delicious. Wish I knew how to make them at home!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMatisse offers a consistentlyMatisse offers a consistently great dining experience.
We particularly like brunch - Great menu and meals are prepared very well.
Service is friendly and attentive.
And wonderful ambience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always. I'veExcellent as always. I've been dozens of times, and everything is great.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLike having Valentine's DayLike having Valentine's Day at home with a private chef. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. Thank you!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM