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Cafe Matisse

847 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion (1105)
  • Romantic (1064)
  • Fit for Foodies (957)

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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 Our team looks forward to providing you and your guests with excellent cuisine, great service, and a special evening to remember!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American, American, Fusion / Eclectic
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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
Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: Closed
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Phone number
(201) 935-2995
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Loria
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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.
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Private party contact
Larry: (201) 935-2995
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On request, we will provide for special events at a location of your choice.
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Cross street
Park Avenue and Highland Cross
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Public transit
NJ Transit Bus: Orient Way and Highland Cross. Rutherford Train Station.
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Special events & promotions
Please call to coordinate your special event with us!
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 847 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

As always the experience of Chef Peter's creativity was extraordinary. There is nothing on the menu that isn't utterly spectacular.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

vipAlexaderA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

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!

miketish (Naples)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Backman (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Just a fantastic dining experience. The service was exceptional.

vipluv2eatGr8food (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

jpapaxle (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Only 4 star restaurant in Bergen County lives up to its billing.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and service

Foodlover (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017


OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

AnnM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

Inventive and delicious cuisine all prepared by Chef Peter Loria. Our server Ahmed was excellent .

elena (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Dani (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolutely love this restaurant!
Cafa Matisse is unique that's what makes is special.
It's not your average restaurant.

nikkocasas (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

koalaesq (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

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.