About Cafe Matisse
Think of us for artful cuisine and a great dining experience! For special occasions, milestones, corporate parties and presentations. Our elegant dining room is adorned with Matisse silhouettes and bejeweled chandeliers. We welcome parties of up to forty-five people. Chef's inspired Prix-Fixe Menu; three, four or five course, is offered Tuesday through Sunday evenings. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit us at www.cafematisse.com. Our team looks forward to providing you and your guests with excellent cuisine, great service, and a special evening to remember!
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Contemporary American, American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Café Matisse is open five evenings a week for dinner service – we do not serve lunch.
Wednesdays: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursdays: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Fridays: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturdays: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sundays: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Park Avenue and Highland Cross
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On request, we will provide for special events at a location of your choice.
NJ Transit Bus: Orient Way and Highland Cross. Rutherford Train Station.
Private Party Facilities:
Our main dining room can be reserved for any private event. We also have a smaller front room available for parties up to 12 people.
Private Party Contact:
Larry: (201) 935-2995
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call to coordinate your special event with us!
Cafe Matisse Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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 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.
Cafe Matisse is an absolute gem. I would recommend it to my most jaded Manhattan foodies. I have been lucky to have been able to dine in some of the best restaurants in the world and Cafe Matisse has never disappointed in me in 30 years of special occasion dining.
Cafe Matisse is such a gem! My parents have been going there for years for their own anniversary, and my partner and I have taken on the tradition as well!
Chef Peter is truly an artist, and the food is beautiful and delicious. The grazing menu changes slightly with the seasons, but I have never been disappointed or taken a bite that wasn't incredible. (Although, I highly recommend the beet tartare.. and the brown butter cake for dessert if they are available!)
The service is impeccable, and the maitre d', Larry, is always a pleasure! (He is so warm and personable - you always feel right at home when you walk in and see his smiling face.) I don't usually like to be heavily waited on, but their staff is trained so well that you don't even notice when they slip in and top off your wine (it's BYOB!), or change out your silverware. They are attentive without being overbearing, making it a seamless dining experience!
If I could give Cafe Matisse more than 5 stars, I would. Make a reservation, you won't regret it!
Food was delicious and ambiance was different .. they only served either 3,4, or 5 course meals where you pick from a certain menu .. the portions are a little bigger then appetizers .. it was expensive and although the food was delicious it was a bit overpriced for the amount of food that you get .. it is definitely worth a visit though
Absolutely amazing!!! My wife and I went here for our 10 year anniversary and enjoyed ourselves. Every dish/course was a work of art and delicious. We went with 4 courses each and it was more than enough food. We can't wait to go again to sit outside and dine.
this is a very nice venue for a special occasion. my husband and i celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary. the ambiance is perfect , very cozy . the decor is delightful , moroccan i would say , very colorful. they also have a lovely outside courtyard dinning area. if and when we make a return visit we would ,weather permitting, dine in this courtyard. food was wonderful and very unique, loved every bite. service was very warm and attentive. did i mention that the food was unique? very different, yet delicious. will return . louy
I don't know why we waited so long to go to Cafe Matisse. Food and service were exquisite except for when suddenly the kitchen seem to have shut down and no one was receiving food for 20 to 30 minutes. You definitely want to enjoy a slow superb meal here but that was a little too long
My husband and i celebrated our 2 year anniversary there. They had a grazing menu which was perfect. You can order 2 slightly bigger than an appetizer portion and a dessert for $75.00. The menu items were trending, delicious and superbly cooked and presented. It was a BYOB and they chilled our champagne. The waiter and all the other bus boys were highly attentive and informative. The interior is romantic and cozy. They had outdoor dining in the garden w/trees, shrubs and a water feature. My only complaint was that one of my meals touted a foie gras terrine which was nothing more than a melted smear. terrine denotes a mold so it was misrepresented. And I had to see a doctor for the immense amount of mosquito bites I got from being outside. Do not let the outside deter anyone from going there. It was absolutely fabulous!
Excellent! We brought our 95 year old mother (who doesn't eat much) there and she had the four course tasting menu thinking it was three. She cleaned every plate and loved every bite. We all did!
Menus is always a 3,4,or5 courses and changes with the season. This Is a good thing, as you would be hard pressed to decide on only one dish.
Expensive, but we will return.
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