Matisse never disappoints. The appetizers, main courses and specials for our group of four were each outstanding. The suggested wines were excellent and reasonably priced. Service was very good . The decor relaxing and we could carry in a conversation.
I really appreciated the quiet atmosphere. I could hear my dinner companion!
And the food was excellent.
This is an absolutely fabulous restaurant! One my favorites in DC. Everything about it is divine.
What a delight to discover this restaurant! They have a great menu with lots of varied choices. I opted for the omelet and it came with a generous portion of pommes fritte and a lovely side salad. My college had the chopped salad and it was great. I'll be back to taste some of the rest of this menu!
This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Always gracious welcome and service is attentive without being intrusive. Food is authentic and steak one of the best in the area. Great wine list and extremely knowledgeable staff.
Highly recommend this lovely restaurant!
As always Matisse is a pleasure, excellent food, beautifully prepared and presented.
Great bread and croissents! And service is very nice.
Three of us met to share memories of our dear friend, Anne Hale Johnson, also a friend of Fritz Siegfried. Matisse was the perfect place, a favorite place of Anne’s to honor and remember her.
Excellent service. Outstanding meal. Beautiful restaurant!
We went with friends on a Saturday night. This is a great place for dinner when you don't want to go downtown or to Georgetown. Our food was just the right level of creative and well prepared -- the gnocchi on the seasonal menu was exceptionally light and, served with mushrooms, perfect for our vegetarian guest. Service is excellent. The wine list is fine and the prices overall quite reasonable. And, although it wasn't exactly quiet when full, we were able to hear each other talk.
This standby has been remarkably consistent through the years offering up authentic French cuisine at prices that are not cheap but still good value. The menu is refreshingly comprehensive and much wider than those you find in trendy new restaurants and the wine list is outstanding. What our party of six especially appreciated this time in addition to the great food and wine was the relatively low noise level and the elegant ambiance.
This was my third visit to Matisse, and it's never disappointed.
Matisse is a gem of a restaurant! I love to go there anytime, particularly for lunch! Very special!
This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend during a visit to Chevy Chase. It is a quaint, charming restaurant with gracious service and tasty traditional french/italian cuisine.
Attentive service. Excellent brunch choices. We’ll go back.
Masala Art is one of our favorites, and once again, it did not disappoint. The lunch buffet is delicious, and the offerings are different every day. The staff is great about giving us time to talk with our friends.
My two dining partners were happy with their meals, but I found my snapper entree, which I had never ordered before, to be dry and tasteless. Since this is the first time I've ever been disappointed here, am assuming it was just an unfortunate day.
We went on Valentine's Day and the food was nice, but the service was mismanaged and slow, and the value you were getting for what you were paying was very poor. Probably will not go again.
Valentine’s Day at Matisse. Service good. Food good. Prix fixe $75. À la carte not available. How hard would it be to let us know in advance? Not hard. One point off. Appetizers very good. Short rib excellent. Scallops unimpressive. Desserts very unimpressive. Another point off. Value for money seriously lacking, even for Valentine’s Day. Sorry you lost a potential repeat customer. Was it worth it to make (more than) a few extra bucks on Valentine’s Day?
Went for lunch; chicken tasted and smelled 'wet'. It was served with a side salad, both the chicken and the salad were covered in the *same* dressing. Come on people, make some effort! Place looks nice, however there is only 1 unisex toilet on the main floor, with inadequate ventilation.
Unfortunately, I ordered the special of the day--bouillabaisse. The seafood in it was fine but the sauce was a total disappointment. Sort of like tomato soup and water with no flavorings. I regret that I didn't send it back. ( I had had the same dish at La Diplomate a few weeks ago and it was memorably delicious!) I would give the restaurant another go because I think this was an aberration. We were there for lunch and it was totally quiet, service fine. Enjoyed seating near the fireplace. Chocolate mousse cake was wonderful.
This old standby of mine is always a standout. It never fails to deliver--the ambience is lovely, the food is really spot-on, wine list is large with a great variety, and the service was absolutely top-notch. Somewhere the owner and management are keeping a firm hand on the wheel, and I'll happily remain a frequent guest.
The food was very good, but the service and noise level detracted from the ambiance. It was quiet and nice when we arrived at 7 and we were seated at a table near the bar. But by 7:45 a crowd developed at the bar and it became noisy and very hard to carry on a conversation at our table. The duck egg rolls were very nice as an appetizer and the main dish of braised duck was very nice. The poached pear with chocolate was excellent for dessert. The food was good overall, but with a glass of wine and dessert the bill with tip came to $328.
As always, great food and wine and wonderful service!
Great food in a very nice setting with very efficient service. We'll be back!
Es un restaurante muy agradable en el que se puede conversar porque no es ruidoso, la comida es sabrosa y el servicio especialmente amable. Buena selección de pescados.
Great service, delicious food
My wife was excited about taking me there. She had been there for lunch and enjoyed the food and the service. This time it didn't go as well. Food was pretty good. Service was okay. For this type of smaller/cozy place, I would expect better service. Had he been more attentive, we probably would have had another drink. As I passed him on the way out and said "Thanks" he didn't respond. Apparently my wife said something as well behind me and she said he didn't even smile. While I'm glad we went, we aren't planning a trip back anytime soon.
The food was excellent. The service was perfectly attentive without being annoying.
This is my favorite neighborhood gem! Good for business meetings. Great for brunch! Don’t skip on the dessert here! The Matisse Meringue and the Apple tart are unforgettable choices.
This is truly a neighborhood gem not to be overlooked. From the time you are greeted to the time you leave you feel like you are dining with friends. The food is wonderful, the roasted chicken is the best in the area and the tuna tartar is fabulous as well as the fried oysters. The apple tarte tatine is delicious and well worth the calories! We will be sure to keep this on our list of local go to restaurants.
Splendid New Years eve at Matisse . She the oysters to start and me the Arugula salad. Oysters were fresh, neatly presented and had sufficient garnishes to elaborate the taste. Salad was crisp, garnished with excellent shaved cheese and the house dressing was perfect and did not impair the crisp taste of the salad. She the lamb chops, tender and cooked as ordered. Me the Pasta in a very light sauce with different type mushrooms and shallots. Dessert was a sensational poached pear. One glass each of champagne and a bottle of French red wine that complimented each course of our dining experience.
As always, a real find in the area. Pretty, quiet with delicious food and great service.
Matisse is always good. White tablecloth but not stuffy, very good food and service. It's our go to spot for a special dinner or brunch in the neighborhood.
Brunch was fabulous. From the beignets to begin to dessert to the end.
What is nice is that the food is well prepared, the staff well trained and it is often possible to get a reservation at the last minute. Just a solid restaurant although with a better bottle of wine(excellent wine list) it can get a bit pricey.
Beautiful setting. Prompt service. Excellent and tasty food with generous portions. Matisse is becoming our go-to dining place in northwest Washington,
Matisse is a lovely French restaurant, a favorite of mine for its good French food and superb service.
We had a perfect meal in a quiet setting with excellent service.