Mattar's Bistro
Mattar's Bistro
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Mattar's Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mattarsbistro.com/
  • Phone: 9088522300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am- 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 11:30am- 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Mattar’s Bistro has banquet rooms that will provide the perfect venue for private and corporate functions. The chefs will tailor a menu to please any palate and budget. During the event our professional staff will tend to each guest’s every need.

    If you decide to host an event in your home, your office, or any other location of your choice, let Mattar’s Bistro cater the party and be a guest at your own event.
  • Private Party Contact: Mattar M. Mattar 9088522300
  • Entertainment: Join us for entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings from 9pm-1am.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ridge Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Mattar's Bistro
Mattar’s Bistro, located in northwestern New Jersey, has been serving customers since 1984. The menu at Mattar’s Bistro features modern American cuisine with a strong emphasis on fresh and local products. Using the finest ingredients, the elements of each dish at Mattar’s Bistro are made from scratch with the up most care and attention to detail. Guests will enjoy their meal in a casual contemporary atmosphere. Outdoor dining is available on the new heated veranda, elegantly wrapped around the building.

The bar at Mattar’s Bistro features a diverse selection of wines by the glass and over 50 beers. For those wishing to dine in the bar area Mattar’s Bistro has Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7pm and all day Sunday. Entertainment, featuring local talent, begins at 9PM every Friday and Saturday night.
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Mattar's Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great menu and food
    captg3
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Consistently good food with interesting specials on offer for various palets. We've never got a bad meal at this resteraunt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A memorable night..
    Tabroman
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    I was there on Friday night with a group of 8 for my sons 18th birthday. Everything was excellent from the moment we were greeted to the delicious desserts. I have been in the food and beverage business for 20 years and the service was superb. Very attentive, very fast, very friendly. The manager (owner?) stopped by quite a few times and was very witty and cute with my kids. We had a great night and I want to thank them for making my sons birthday dinner worry free and wonderful. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Reviewer44
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    My wire and I had a lovely anniversary dinner at Mattar's Bistro. The server was great, food was tasty and prices were reasonable. An overall pleasant experience and would definitely is it again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    This was our first visit - sitting outside was nice but road noise was a bit too noisy. Food was "good" not OMG this is awesome... Nice selection - wait staff was a little too over the top - kept asking "everything OK"
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice!
    SizzleVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Wonderful outside dining with excellent service. This visit was for our daughter's 21st birthday, so the staff sang and sounded great. They have great martinis and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great night out
    sturm
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Excellent food with a very friendly staff. Couldn't ask for a more enjoyable night out with a close friend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale food, reasonably priced
    SaturdaysVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We visited Mattar's before they changed to a bistro and afterwards. The food is fantastic both before and after the change. Their arugula salad has been my favorite and both the seafood and steaks are mouth-watering. Service is very attentive - there are plenty of people to make sure you have all the accoutrements one could ever wish for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night out
    like2eatout
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Matter's Bistro offers a great menu with a wide range of options. Although our dinner was very good, service did not match the quality of the meal. Served somewhat stale, cold rolls which didn't start us off with a good impression. We did need to ask for butter which four little patties were then brought out. Good drinks and dinner with the meal nicely presented on our plates. Food was very good, but service continued to be questionable. My wife ask for her filet to be cooked a liitle more, but when brought back out the rest of us were almost finished with our meal. Oue guest asked for lemon with his fish, but never received it until we reminded the server. By then, it was too late. Good place but service needs fine tuning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was wonderful. It waw
    PequestRivergal
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Food was wonderful. It waw my mother's 93rd birthday celebration and she had a ball.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we were expecting
    MrSmith
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    We were less than impressed with this place. Our server was inattentive and we barely saw him 3 times. We weren't told about any specials. Yet, the table next to us (with a different server) gave a long list of delicious sounding specials. WE had to ask for another round of drinks (because we barely saw our server and he didn't ask if we needed anything when we did) and ended up waiting ANOTHER 15 minutes for them. We ordered the NY Strip steak which was under-seasoned, over-cooked (with a lot of fat still attached) and a very bland, gravy-like sauce. The salmon, on the other hand, was perfectly cooked and seasoned. My fiance barely touched his steak and no one asked WHY he barely touched it when the table was cleared.
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  • Perfect for spur of the moment
    SigmaChi
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We decided to go out rather than grill at home after a day of yard work. After making the reservation on Open Table, we arrived early, but were nevertheless accommodated in a friendly manner. The atmosphere is completely casual, but the quality of the delicio9us food was surpassed only by the attentive and friendly wait staff. This place is the perfect way to relax on a summer evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pricey for Average Food
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    I visited Mattars Bistro with my aunt who was visiting from Ohio. Our service was very good. Drinks were very good, but expensive for a small amount. We ordered shrimp bisque for an appetizer which was also very good. For our main courses my aunt ordered a pizza that was dry and very bland not much flavor and I ordered a chicken caesar pita sandwich, Im pretty sure the menu described this to come with avocado which it did not have and again flavor very bland and nothing special. Our bill was $75. for lunch for two. I guess I just expected for the prices that the food would be special and taste better. This is the second time I dined at Mattars and left feeling the same way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience at Mattar
    BeeMoVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Mattars Bistro has been our go to dining spot for years now. We have never been disappointed. Food and service are always first-rate. Great cocktails and beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience - very
    kate
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Excellent experience - very clean, attentive staff, diverse menu, excellent food, good atmosphere. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Dinner
    Blessedpr
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    The manager in charge was very friendly. The food and wait staff were very accommodating. We were late for our reservation time because we drove from 40 miles away But we were seated immediately anyway. The only issue my group encountered was from Some of the other guest who kept staring at us Because we were Hispanic. Ignorance can't Be fixed. We however continued to enjoy our Celebration dinner and ignored them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Supreme
    LVDiner
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Started with an outstanding shrimp bisque that we both loved. We both chose seafood dishes, one a shrimp dish with artichokes, tomatoes and pasta that was excellent and the other a grilled mahi mahi dish done tropically with pineapple and mango that was light and delicious. Enjoyed this with glasses of a Chilean savignon blanc that was an excellent match. For dessert we shared the best creme brulee we've had anywhere locally, along with coffee. Service was both courteous and efficient, but also allowed us to enjoy our meals without repeated "check-ins". We've been to Mattar's at least a half dozen times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, excellent service.
    TheBishop
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The food, decor, and staff are all excellent. I have been there several times, and have never had a bad experience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this placed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The food as always was great. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary and everything was perfect. I highly recommend the fondue appetizer and dessert. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff was very friendly and
    NEFoodie
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Staff was very friendly and helpful, and food and service were excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvalous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    Mattars is a great choice for a business dinner. The service is friendly and the prices are fair. Great martinis too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok place with good value.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    The wine list was good with a substantial selection of $25 bottles. I had a glass though. Watched other diners not eat their fish special and had it wrapped so I didn't order it even though the waitress recommended it. Had the veal Marsala Milanese with mushrooms. Mashed potatoes and green beans were excellent. However the veal was paper thin and breaded in a hard oily coating. The demiglase sauce was excellent and not overly thickened. The fondue desert was a bargain at $8. If I had it again I would ask for all fruit. Overall a good dinner with on a cool evening outside with electric heaters.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The longest dinner ever
    TraviskVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    I chose Mattar's because it has a reputation of being one o the best reputations in the area. We took my parents out for their birthdays so there was a party of 6. Drink orders were taken quickly but it took another 20 minutes for the waitress to take our food orders. After an hour wait with nothing but bread, water and wine, the whole party was getting irritated. The waitress came over and asked, "they didn't bring your appetizers yet?" She appologized but how does a waitress not know that he table didn't get their food? Btw, our appetizers were sushi, oysters and salad so nothing too difficult or time consuming. Our food arrived 30 minutes later with appetizers and dinner coming at the same time. There wasn't enough room for all plates
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was outstanding like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Food was outstanding like always but the service was very off. From time our appetizers were cleared until our entrees were served was exactly 55 minutes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our local go-to. Always a
    BeeMoVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Our local go-to. Always a delight. From the best burger in the area to full meals, Mattars never fails to satisfy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was very happy with brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Was very happy with brunch and also since my daughter announced her up coming baby to us at your Bistro. Thinking of having the baby shower with you since we had such a nice experience ther.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the Cobb Salad
    SlinkyPink
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    We enjoyed the Cobb Salad and Fish and Chips. We haven't been to Mattar's for several years, but would return to try more gr8 food!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently well prepared,
    BeeMoVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Consistently well prepared, fresh food. Best burger around! Mattar is a great host!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The watercress salad was yummy.
    luvagoodmealVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    The watercress salad was yummy. The ribs melt off the bone. The brushetta excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    Fridaynite
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Its the hot spot for Panther valley and Hackettstown, without a doubt
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great! From
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    The food was great! From the salads to dessert everything was well prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Normally Mattars is excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Normally Mattars is excellent, this time, food came out only warm, slower service,Saturday night 6pmm the waitress got my drink order wrong twice and our spinach tasted like "rubber". Must have been an off day as I will go back because that was the first "bad" experience I've had there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun-filled Friday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    The restaurant has a great layout for dining and the bar area is not separated or enclosed away from the dining area. Our waiter was excellent, he was upbeat and accommodating to our requests. The food was great. We enjoyed the Cauliflower Fritters - AMAZING! and bruschetta which was very tasty. We also shared herb cheese fondue which was great but i wished i had more things to dip into the fondue. It came with apples, foccaia bread and vegetables but i wanted more than carrots and cucumber. The lump crab brulee was also great. They offer $25 bottle of wine list. Only negative was the DJ started blaring music making it hard to talk over dinner. Also DJ ventured into dining area where some weren't intersted in bar antics.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good experience - will return.
    Visitor123
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Mattar's converted from a fine dining establishment to a bistro with great success. Service is prompt and attentive; the owner is on-site and actively interfacing with customers. The menu choices are wide, the wine choices numerous and fairly priced, and the overall experience very good. The crowd included a range from families, to couples and groups. The bar has entertainment and was pleasantly busy. Will definitely return.
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  • Unimpressed
    CandyLZVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    There are not many nicer places to go out in the area- so this place is a find in that regard.Had been here once before & had a very different experience. I think the main difference was the server, although they were busy with an event taking place downstairs (?) later that evening.First though I had a negative interaction with (I think it was the owner)- he was entirely unhelpful, even negative- really?I was unimpressed with the items we ordered- why would a cheese fondue be served with raw carrots? When I asked if we could get some brocolli or cauliflower to have with it we were told the kitchen had none.Was I unimpressed? Absolutely! Will I probably return? Yeah, probably, bit only for lack of other choices in the area
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we hAD AN EXCELLENT MEAL.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    we hAD AN EXCELLENT MEAL. ONLY ONE NOTE: I FEEL WE WERE A BIT RUSHED.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If it is a table for two or
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    If it is a table for two or a group of nine like on our last visit the service is great. The food was great and enjoyed by all. My shrimp and scallop risotto was done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • interesting menu selections.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    interesting menu selections. server Erika was exceptionally helpful! we are going to use the downstairs area for a party in the future.....
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  • Very enjoyable. Wide menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Very enjoyable. Wide menu variety at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was prompt, food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Service was prompt, food was excellent. Good place all around.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service at Mattar's is
    SMAASUE
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    The service at Mattar's is unbelievable. The owner, not only greets his guests but has eyes everywhere! His staff is trained to perfection even though many are very young. The restaurant was packed on Christmas eve. The wait staff moved like demons to ensure that they anticipated the needs of every guest! The scheduling was amazing. They avoid any annoying back up at the reception desk. As importantly, the food is great! There are all the basics and some very creative options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic