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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff is vaccinated
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
organic mixed greens, endive, shaved asparagus, cherry tomatoes
Cape Cod Mussels
saffron, chili, white wine, garlic, herb broth
Jumbo Shrimp Puttanesca
house-made pasta, artichokes, green olives, capers, tomatoes
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Join us for a very special Valentine's Day weekend! We will be offering a three-course menu for $79++ along with our a la carte menu Saturday, February 12th through Sunday, February 13th. Monday, February 14th. Prix Fixe menu only. Please make reservations online or call us at 202-244-5222
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.
Brunch was lovely- the food and service both excellent.
Inviting atmosphere with a fireplace. Staff engaging and efficient. Food exceptional. Wine list complete.
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.
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.
As always, the food and service were outstanding. The restaurant looked lovely and the ambience nearly perfect.
Food was perfect
Second time here, lovely place, excellent food and service!
Always good and reliable experience. Neighborhood gem.
Love this restaurant! Great date nite or special occasion place.
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.
One of my favorite restaurants - a winner on every front!
Food and service were outstanding!
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!
Matisse has good food and service. I have been going there lately and liking it more and more.
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.
Great dining experience
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.
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!
We had a lovely evening and sat upstairs where the tables were well spaced. Bouilabaise was excellent (though really a ciopinno).
Excellent dinner in a refined but comfortable atmosphere. Bouillabaisse was outstanding, as were the desserts. We'll be back!
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.
Simple, well selected and attractively prepared, fare.
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.
Civilized, lovely atmosphere, music appropriate in choice food beautifully presented and delicious
Always a wonderful experience after 23 years! xxxB
The food at Matisse never fails to delight. The special fish courses we had were delicious as was, as always, the apple tart dessert.
Fabulous food and service!
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.
Consistently excellent food and service. Been going here for years and always have the best time.
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.
We always enjoy going to brunch at Matisse. Good food and nice atmosphere. Solid choice.
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.
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.
Good food and very attentive service
perfect for a birthday with friends great ambiance
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.
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.
Excellent food and service!
Consistently great food and service! The duck was perfect.
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.