As always the experience of Chef Peter's creativity was extraordinary. There is nothing on the menu that isn't utterly spectacular.
Cafe Matisse is always an incomparable dining experience. The chef's creative combinations are amazing and beautiful to look at and to eat. This time the menu seemed to include very few dishes that did not include some form of meat (I only eat fish and some poultry) which limited the choices I had which I had not found before. Regardless, the food is wonderful and the service is as well - they always make us feel as though we are favorite customers even though we only dine there for special occasions. Cannot forget to mention the decor which is dark and romantic and it is BYO.
Perfect find for anniversary dinner with my wife. Passionate and caring owner and attentive staff. Food was great too and the ambiance is a perfect balance of kitsch and beauty. I would recommend for a lovely date to anyone.
Celebrated my father's birthday tonight at Cafe Matisse. Cafe Matisse is the BEST restaurant in the NY/NJ area. Chef Peter is a food genius, from the flavors he combines to the gorgeous plating of his dishes. Your dish will look almost too beautiful to stick your fork in (almost...) but when you do, your taste buds will sing with each bite you take. Larry is an absolute joy to be around and converse with, from the minute you step in the door, to your walk out to your car. The entire wait staff is incredible. They never leave you with an empty wine glass, they have expert knowledge of the menu and give wonderful recommendations. They all are a pleasure to be around and create such a fun memorable night. If you haven't been to Cafe Matisse you are missing out... make a reservation ASAP!
We celebrated our 45 th anniversary this week on a Sunday. Sat outside and it was really very pleasant. The staff was excellent, very attentive and friendly. The food lived up to all the rave reviews we have read. To top it off it's BYOB. It's pricey so good the special occasion.
Attentive service. The Chef utilizes a vast array of unique and robust flavors for his mains and the deserts are to die for. Loved the terraced courtyard for outdoor dining. The Halloween décor was stylish and amusing. Its going to be one of our go to places.
Just a fantastic dining experience. The service was exceptional.
Creative, delicious food set in a funky yet intimate setting. Attentive waitstaff and the 3, 4, or 5 course tasting menu will satisfy and delight you. Plan to spend at least 2 hours.
Only 4 star restaurant in Bergen County lives up to its billing.
Great food and service
Very attentive staff and delicious food. Although one would consider this 'fine dinning' expect to spend $$ for the meal. If offered the table in front of the back door, decline...
Not a comfortable table.
This was our fist visit to this restaurant. We were told of this restaurant by a family member who said they thought it was outstanding. And outstanding it was. The service was excellent; they were all very attentive and gracious. The ambience was very attractive, with a romantic feel. The food was amazing. Every dish we had was extremely tasteful and beautifully presented. The overall dining experience superb. I would definitely highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special dining experience.
Inventive and delicious cuisine all prepared by Chef Peter Loria. Our server Ahmed was excellent .
No fall should go without having a dinner in the garden of this restaurant. At least, I never miss one. For years, we go there in September - GARDEN IS THE MUST! - food is delicious, I like the concept of it: all small portions, all the same price.
We'll come again.
The place is beautiful. Small but well spaced out. The outdoor area is truly something. It's a little pricey, but it was truly worth it. Delicious, different, nice.
Absolutely love this restaurant!
Cafa Matisse is unique that's what makes is special.
It's not your average restaurant.
the place is awesome (comfortable, intimate) and they have lovely-nice super friendly staff that takes care of you the whole night without overwhelming you and being very professional. We ate in the outside garden, all the food was amazing and everything was worth it. I'll definitely go back.
I come here every year for my birthday and it just never disappoints. Each mouthful is artistry. There is no better place in NJ or NY, period.
The chef and staff clearly care about your dining experience. Not just a meal but a true experience. Items I would never dream of combining we incredible together. Looking forward to my next visit.