Matisse

4.7
1358 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.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1358 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at Matisse. So many things on the menu that looked good. I will have to come back so I can try other dishes.

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vipDebinDC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was lovely- the food and service both excellent.

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KGomar
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inviting atmosphere with a fireplace. Staff engaging and efficient. Food exceptional. Wine list complete.

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viptthecht
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As usual, the food and service were fantastic. But we were seated right near the front door with a blast of frigid air each time someone arrived. It was a very cold night. Also, the music being played was incredibly loud plus we were next to the bar which generated noise of its own. As a result we could not have much of a conversation.

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
208 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent New Years Eve fixed price menus with choice to suit even the most challenging tastes. Great martinis and wine list that will not break the bank. Service was attentive and not overbearing.

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rlknpb50
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service were outstanding. The restaurant looked lovely and the ambience nearly perfect.

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diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect

GA
GlazAlmaz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here, lovely place, excellent food and service!

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vipjohn
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good and reliable experience. Neighborhood gem.

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Pinguino
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this restaurant! Great date nite or special occasion place.

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vipopentablefan
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Matisse is our go-to for a special occasion, even if the occasion is craving a special meal. The food is consistently very good, and we were especially grateful that the owner helped us select a bottle of wine and looked long and hard for it. The service is gracious and attentive. And the atmosphere can't be beat. It's a white tablecloth neighborhood restaurant worth driving across town for.

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lbwelvis
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants - a winner on every front!

TK
vipTomK
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!

HM
vipHeatherM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a waitress who was new and she was fabulous! We would never have known it was her first day unless we were told. She provided a lovely dining experience and I am sure she will be a fabulous addition to the restaurant. Wish I had gotten a receipt so I could mention her name!

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vipdinerwiner
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matisse has good food and service. I have been going there lately and liking it more and more.

WD
vipWDC1
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Matisse is a true neighborhood gem. From the moment you enter you are treated as a true guest. The staff is attentive without being invasive and the food is alwasy cood and served to perfection. We were seated near the fireplace, which on a cool and rainy night was perfect. We have been to Matisse on several special occassions and look forward to returning again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience

KG
KelliG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of four all ordered different entrees. The scallops were outstanding, as was the Branzino. The lamb chop was equally delicious. We started with the tuna tartare and it was amongst the best I have had anywhere. The waitstaff was very attentive and the ambiance in the restaurant is very attractive.

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vipARCHIPAYO
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Matisse for decades and think the world of its owner and staff. Matisse is all about excellency and being consistent…..In other words, it’s ALWAYS excellent!

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vipmmcd
Atlantic City
109 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening and sat upstairs where the tables were well spaced. Bouilabaise was excellent (though really a ciopinno).

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Mirmar
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner in a refined but comfortable atmosphere. Bouillabaisse was outstanding, as were the desserts. We'll be back!

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vipMark
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was very expensive and not tasty. The meat was bland and overcooked, the pasta was uninteresting. Definitely not going back. Was disappointed because I hoped to find a good restaurant in my neighborhood.

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SusanH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Simple, well selected and attractively prepared, fare.

GS
vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
208 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

New waitress who was polite and prompt. Martinis were excellent, entrees were served at the same time to me and date. She had the oysters which were top notch and I the the romaine salad. beef medallions were superb. wine list is adequately priced.

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SWDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Civilized, lovely atmosphere, music appropriate in choice food beautifully presented and delicious

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vipBebe
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience after 23 years! xxxB

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vipJohnK
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Matisse never fails to delight. The special fish courses we had were delicious as was, as always, the apple tart dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

DG
DerekG
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening dining indoors at Matisse. The food was delicious as usual, the staff were attentive and professional and the ambiance allowed for quiet conversation with our friends.

JB
vipJeffB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service. Been going here for years and always have the best time.

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vipjjcc
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal at Matisse. The beet salad, swordfish, and apple tart were delicious. Matisse is always a pleasure, there is plenty of easy parking and we will return again soon.

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vipmaven
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy going to brunch at Matisse. Good food and nice atmosphere. Solid choice.

MG
vipMelissaG
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matisse always delights us. The ambience is really lovely and cozy and the food is solidly good all of the time. The chef particularly does duck well. I highly recommend Matisse and we have been going for many years.

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PhilipB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

For some reason maybe from data from open table they thought we requested outside seating (but I did not that night) and it was a cold night anyway. They sort of acted like they had to make a special effort to find us a table or we could sit in the bar. It was not a very welcoming feeling. Pro's : service and food were excellent. Con's : very loud, could hardly talk to each other. We should have sat in the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday
Good food and very attentive service

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vipLina
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect for a birthday with friends great ambiance

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mmw2018
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio on a balmy October evening. Food and service were excellent. My husband had the fettuccine with mushrooms and I had the scallops with couscous. Shared the excellent apple tarte for dessert. The tables outdoors are a bit too close to one another but given our need for outdoor dining space it is acceptable.

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vipPhyllis
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested the room with the fireplace and were promptly seated. Beautiful room. Our server was amazing and he was on top of everything. The restaurant was very busy but we did not feel rushed. There were 5 of us and after appetizers we all had something different. Plates were beautiful presented and the food was amazing. Four of our guests had dessert and again every one different and delicious. This is a restaurant that knows how to do it all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service! The duck was perfect.

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 1358 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.