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Matisse

4.7
4.7
1390 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French


To our dear friends and loyal customers,

During this time Matisse will continue to offer our pickup and delivery options. Starting March 30th, our restaurant will operate 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday.

To ensure availability please make your reservations now.

To continue to safely serve you, and hopefully provide some comfort and deliciousness to your home. Matisse will continue offer curbside pickup from the hours of 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday.

Orders can be placed over the phone by reaching us at (202) 244-5222 or ubereats and doordash for delivery.

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Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 244-5222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thierry Bodin

  • Catering

    Matisse Restaurant offers full catering services. Please inquire further by contacting Fritz Siegfried or Deanna Siegfried at 202 244 5222. .

  • Private party facilities

    175 seated, 2 floors; 200 cocktail style

  • Private party contact

    Deanna Siegfried: (202) 244-5222

  • Neighborhood

    Tenleytown

  • Cross street

    Fessenden

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Friendship Heights Metro (Red Line), as well as Tenley AU Metro. Matisse is located in between these two stops. We are located 3 1/2 blocks south of Mazza Gallery.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Drink

  • Mimosas & Bloody Marys$9.00

    Sharing

    • Matisse Beignets$7.00

      Puffed Pastry, Cinnamon, Sugar

      Appetizer

      • Soup of the Day$9.00

        • Organic Lacinado Kale Salad$11.00

          Dried Cranberries, French Feta, Garlic Crisps, Aged Balsamic Reduction

          • Baby Arugula Salad, Poached Pear, Shaved Parmesan Cheese$10.00

            Main Courses

            • Local BQ Granola$13.00

              Berries, Yogurt, Raspberry Sauce

              • Local Smoked Salmon & Guac$15.00

                Smoked Scottish Salmon, Sunflower Toast, Guacamole

                • Prince Edward Island Mussels Provencal$18.00

                  Marinara Sauce, Capers, Parmesan Cheese & French Fries

                  • Frittata$15.00

                    Wild Mushroom, Spinach, Asparagus, Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella

                    • Seared Ahi Tuna Niçoise$19.00

                      Mixed organic Greens, Tomatoes, Egg, Olives, Seared Ahi Tuna

                      • Wild Mushroom & Pipe Dreams Farms Goat Cheese Omelet$15.00

                        Fresh Fruit & Home Fries

                        • Crispy Banana Pancakes$15.00

                          Whipped Cream & Mix Berries

                          • Brandied French Toast$14.00

                            Fresh Strawberries, Crème Fraiche, Chicken-Apple Sausage, Warm Maple Syrup

                            • Moroccan Eggs$16.00

                              Two Eggs Over Easy with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Merguez Sausage, Grilled Pita

                              • Classic Benedict$17.00

                                Poached Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Spinach, Hollandaise on English Muffin

                                • Jumbo Gulf Shrimp Provencal$18.00

                                  Oven Roasted Tomato Confit, Garlic, Grilled French Bread

                                  Sides

                                  • Grilled Bruce Adelle's Apple Chicken Sausages$7.00

                                    • Fresh Fruit$7.00

                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                      What 1,390 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                      4.7
                                      4.7 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.6Food
                                      • 4.6Service
                                      • 4.7Ambience
                                      • 4.4Value

                                      NoiseModerate

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                                      1. DB

                                        DoctorB

                                        Washington DC

                                        39 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        39 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Out first visit since BC (before COVID). While this is mainly a small neighborhood restaurant, we were frequent diners as we often stopped for dinner here after Sunday concerts. We’re so happy that they survived without us and were there to welcome is back now that concerts are pretty much 100% in-person. The menu has changed a bit from 30+ months ago, but the gold and red beet salad with whipped goats Cheese is still on the menu, and that was my selection. Excellent and topped with crunchy pistachios. My wife opted for fried green tomatoes atop a bed of minced tomatoes and cilantro. Also excellent. My main was seasonal special: soft shell crabs. Crunchy and tasty, but the base was simply kernels of corn—a bit pedestrian an accompaniment. The best course was my wife’s main: fettuccine with mushroom crema and lots of garlic. We’ll be back again when our concert season starts again in the Autumn.

                                      2. R

                                        Rosie40

                                        Washington DC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent for and service. Gluten free options on food. Deserts were great as well as speciality drinks.

                                      3. C

                                        Cangeles

                                        Washington DC

                                        94 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        94 reviews

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Whether dining in or out, Matisse offers a lovely setting for a nice meal.

                                      4. j

                                        john

                                        Washington DC

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always reliable neighborhood gem. Great for all occasions.

                                      5. f

                                        foodfans

                                        Washington DC

                                        56 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        56 reviews

                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Brunch at Matisse is always a pleasure. We highly recommend this dining experience.

                                      6. LM

                                        LMcA

                                        Washington DC

                                        13 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        13 reviews

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent food: fried green tomatoes, halibut, soft-shell crab, and crème brûlée definite winners. Comfortable, elegant restaurant for a gathering of four good friends.

                                      7. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Washington DC

                                        5 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It was good.

                                      8. AW

                                        AdornaW

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We loved the entire experience from walking in the door to leaving the restaurant! Great atmosphere, service, and the food was delicious!

                                      9. t

                                        trynewthings

                                        Washington DC

                                        9 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Matisse consistently delivers great food and excellent service.

                                      10. SV

                                        SandraV

                                        Washington DC

                                        27 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        27 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Matisse is a favorite. The food is exceptional, as is the service. Never misses a step.

                                      11. BB

                                        BarryB

                                        Washington DC

                                        10 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Outstanding meal from start to finish. Noise level was low since we were outside. Service was impeccable, not rushed, well timed.

                                      12. p

                                        peterr

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Matisse is our favorite restaurant in DC, and perhaps anywhere! The food is consistently outstanding and the staff are second-to-none.

                                      13. LG

                                        LindaG

                                        Washington DC

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Very nice restaurant in the neighborhood. Excellent service. Good food. A little pricey.

                                      14. j

                                        john

                                        Washington DC

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Food and service very good. Neighborhood gem. Always reliable.

                                      15. NW

                                        NativeWashingtonian

                                        Washington DC

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Anniversary

                                      16. m

                                        myrap

                                        Washington DC

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Beautiful pink cherry blossom branches added much to the decor and perfect for Easter. Great meal and service.

                                      17. LP

                                        LarryP

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Eating at Matisse is always a special experience. The ambiance communicates elegance, the service is professional, and the food Is delicious. Matisse is one of Washington's finest restaurants.

                                      18. D

                                        Dudley

                                        Washington DC

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        Great meal, great location, got noisy later as more customers arrived

                                      19. LL

                                        LindaL

                                        Washington DC

                                        10 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on April 12, 2022

                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                        A neighborhood gem, nice environment, friendly service, great menu and wine options and I have always had excellent meals there.

                                      20. DG

                                        DGDC

                                        Washington DC

                                        8 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on April 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent a d friendly service and delicious food

                                      21. A

                                        Anacapri

                                        Cleveland

                                        22 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        22 reviews

                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        Luscious food, always, in a very pleasant room with very good service. Not show-off-y, but seemingly simple dishes -- e.g. an appetizer of smoked salmon with endive, a few capers & tiny blood orange slices -- are so, so good that if I every win the lottery (though prices not unreasonable) I'll eat there every night.

                                      22. SW

                                        SamW

                                        Washington DC

                                        36 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        36 reviews

                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Good menu, excellent service, pleasant surroundings - who could ask for more?

                                      23. JR

                                        JamesR

                                        Washington DC

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        The food was excellent, and the service was perfect. However, the noise level was so high that my dinner companion and I had to shout in order to hear each other.

                                      24. DC

                                        DCDiner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        We had a later reservation (8:45) so some diners were just finishing, but the energy was good. Service was excellent as was the wine recommendation. I ordered the Branzino and was expecting both sides of the fish for the price, but was served just one half. It was excellent though.

                                      25. RF

                                        RodF

                                        Washington DC

                                        9 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        As always fantastic food and service. Easy parking

                                      26. B

                                        Bebe

                                        Washington DC

                                        57 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        57 reviews

                                        Dined on March 24, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always wonderful in every way. Fritz is a gracious host and it feels like a private party.

                                      27. G

                                        Gail

                                        New York Area

                                        11 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Superb restaurant - my favourite - food always consistently excellent . Not an every day place but for special occasions .

                                      28. LL

                                        LeeL

                                        Washington DC

                                        5 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        It is a very good restaurant. My main course was not very good but my friend's was. Salad and dessert delicious.

                                      29. SD

                                        SueD

                                        New York Area

                                        13 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        13 reviews

                                        Dined on March 15, 2022

                                        overall5food2service5ambience5

                                        Cold shrimp dish with salad had all of 4 shrimp. Not fair!

                                      30. c

                                        charlotteg

                                        Washington DC

                                        3 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on March 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        food delicious....server was lovely in every way.....had out of town guests and Matisse was the perfect choice.....

                                      31. f

                                        foodfans

                                        Washington DC

                                        57 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        57 reviews

                                        Dined on March 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This restaurant continues to be a favorite of ours as it has been for about 20 years.

                                      32. C

                                        Crouton

                                        Washington DC

                                        23 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        23 reviews

                                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Farewell dinner

                                      33. j

                                        john

                                        Washington DC

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Matisse always reliable and good choice for dinner with friends!

                                      34. l

                                        lindylou

                                        New York Area

                                        9 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                        It was a wonderful brunch and the food was superb.

                                      35. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                                        overall4food4service3ambience5

                                        Would return. Nice neighborhood place with two floors, lots of space. If upstairs, make sure to reserve table next to windows. Good food, excellent wine menu. Service a bit weak but post Covid, everyone short staff, and this restaurant is huge and needs more staff and a sommelier. But, if you are patient and don’t mind spotty service, this is a great easy option for a nice meal and good neighborhood feel.

                                      36. GS

                                        GSCMJOE

                                        Washington DC

                                        218 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        218 reviews

                                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                        Never disappointed with the quality, service and price at Matisse. Wine list is abundant and adequately priced. I had the fettucine pasta with mushrooms and she had the jumbo shrimp puttanesca. Both entrees superb!!

                                      37. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 18, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It is a beautiful restaurant! They have delicious dishes with beautiful presentation. Also a wide wine list and wonderful desserts. I will definitely be coming back and recommend! Our waiter Jaime made our experience great and took very good care of us.

                                      38. S

                                        Satisfied

                                        Washington DC

                                        15 reviews

                                        1.0

                                        15 reviews

                                        Dined on February 15, 2022

                                        overall1food3service1ambience1

                                        Matisse violated Covid-19 protocols, creating an uncomfortable, possibly dangerous environment. Vaccination proof was not requested or checked. Patrons, almost uniformly, were unmasked. Tables were close together. One table with twelve guests had people shouting from end to end to hear each other. It took over 30 minutes to have the preparation of food completed after the check was requested so that we could leave. We have long loved Matisse. It was an extremely disappointing experience.

                                      39. TT

                                        TimT

                                        Washington DC

                                        28 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        28 reviews

                                        Dined on February 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Valentines Day dinner with my partner of 10 years. Our first visit and definitely not the last. The fixed menu and the selections were incredible. Great, great food!

                                      40. A

                                        Anacapri

                                        Cleveland

                                        23 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        23 reviews

                                        Dined on February 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        All good: superb food, lovely low-key ambiance, attentive but never intrusive service and warmly welcoming staff. When I win the lottery I'll dine there every night.

                                      Safety precautions

                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                      • Physical distancing

                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                        • Extra space between tables
                                      • Protective equipment

                                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                                      • Screening

                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                        • Staff is vaccinated

                                      FAQs

                                      Matisse does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Matisse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 244-5222.

                                      Matisse is rated 4.7 stars by 1390 OpenTable diners.

                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                      Make a reservation

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                                      Booked 21 times today
                                      Google Map for Matisse

                                      4934 Wisconsin Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20016

                                      Additional information

                                      • Cross street

                                        Fessenden

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        Tenleytown

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Contemporary French, Mediterranean, Seafood

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Elegant

                                      • Dress code

                                        Business Casual

                                      • Parking details

                                        Street Parking

                                      • Public transit

                                        Friendship Heights Metro (Red Line), as well as Tenley AU Metro. Matisse is located in between these two stops. We are located 3 1/2 blocks south of Mazza Gallery.

                                      • Payment options

                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Thierry Bodin

                                      • Additional

                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                      • Phone number

                                        (202) 244-5222

                                      • Catering

                                        Matisse Restaurant offers full catering services. Please inquire further by contacting Fritz Siegfried or Deanna Siegfried at 202 244 5222. .

                                      • Private party facilities

                                        175 seated, 2 floors; 200 cocktail style

                                      • Private party contact

                                        Deanna Siegfried: (202) 244-5222

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