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Matisse

4.8
4.8
1401 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 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

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What 1,401 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. i

    irabetsy

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Waitress not attentive to when food was delivered to tray by our table. Owner very helpful and fun.
  2. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The brunch eggs were delicious -perfectly cooked but the sides sad. Felt we should have been informed about price of sparkling wine when we did not want mimosas ($23 /glass). We sat at a small table but the noise level was so high we couldn’t hear each other. Ambiance nice but the experience was marred on several levels.
  3. B

    Bethesdan4711

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't believe we don't return regularly to this neighborhood gem! The food, service, & value are all great, and we even spotted friends there, who dine there frequently.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was attentive and engaging. Will definitely be back. Oh, and the food was divine!
  5. J

    Jennifer

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Incredibly slow service. Forgot salad prior to entree. Delivered salad half way through entree. Never apologized or offered any adjustments.
  7. J

    Josh

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I eat here frequently but the other night the food was all amazing! T bf and you!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matisse is great we always enjoy this special boutique restaurant.
  9. P

    Pacha

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I enjoy Matisse a great deal. The atmosphere is really lovely. The food portions are now almost half the size of what they have been in the past. The food is still good, just more sparse. I get that pricing is going through the roof everywhere these days.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and ambience
  11. i

    irabetsy

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother/daughter and French Bull Dog dinner. Everything was lovely including the weather.
  12. K

    Katherine

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch is GREAT! Not a bad price at all considering the quality of the food. Highly recommend!!
  13. GS

    GSCMJOE

    Washington DC

    218 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Never disappointed dining at Matisse. Fried green tomato appetizer, A+. She, the red snapper, I the fettuccine with mushroom reduction. Wine list is substantial and will not break the bank. Perfect entrees and service.
  14. DB

    DoctorB

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    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.
  15. R

    Rosie40

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for and service. Gluten free options on food. Deserts were great as well as speciality drinks.
  16. C

    Cangeles

    Washington DC

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Whether dining in or out, Matisse offers a lovely setting for a nice meal.
  17. j

    john

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always reliable neighborhood gem. Great for all occasions.
  18. f

    foodfans

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Matisse is always a pleasure. We highly recommend this dining experience.
  19. 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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good.
  21. 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!
  22. t

    trynewthings

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matisse consistently delivers great food and excellent service.
  23. SV

    SandraV

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matisse is a favorite. The food is exceptional, as is the service. Never misses a step.
  24. BB

    BarryB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. j

    john

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service very good. Neighborhood gem. Always reliable.
  28. NW

    NativeWashingtonian

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. 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?
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. G

    Gail

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb restaurant - my favourite - food always consistently excellent . Not an every day place but for special occasions .

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 4.8 stars by 1401 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 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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