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Matisse

4.7
4.7
1482 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 16 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 1,482 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time here.
  2. GE

    GailE

    Baltimore

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matisse delights as soon as you enter the cozy yet sophisticated dining room through a bar sparkling with lights and colorful spirits. The owner and staff are cordial and friendly, the food excellent and the daily specials worth special attention. The prices are worthy of its reputation, but not for everyday dining out-just too pricey for that. Still, it’s a special place for a special occasion.
  3. SR

    ShirleyR

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Limited menu -- though kale salad was terrific. Would be nice to have more starters and less fish. Though the place is so pleasant, I'll still go back again and again.
  4. R

    Reds

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It was so cold sitting upstairs next to windows and service very slow
  5. JB

    JeffB

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant can do no wrong . I go often and the food and service consistently excellent . Saturday night I had the cassoulet, hurry before it’s gone, best I ever had. Enjoy
  6. M

    Mimi6

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matisse is lovely and everything was delicious.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebrate multiple birthdays food was very good
  8. GS

    GSCMJOE

    Washington DC

    242 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always a pleasure to dine at Matisse, food quality is always top notch and presentation impeccable. Wine special price for Pinot Noir, $69, great!
  9. P

    Patricia

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful meal and great vibes at Matisse
  10. D

    Daphne

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyable as always! It was a little loud but that seemed to reflect people enjoying themselves.
  11. AR

    ARCHIPAYO

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding neighborhood jewel! We have been going for decades.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    New year occasion Everything was great only Salmon was very dry
  13. B

    barbarakBarby

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Food outstanding but entrees a bit small….but salad perfect.The service was fabulous…timely and so polite and pleasant! Can’t wait to return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    This was our third time dining here. The first time was our anniversary which was an incredible experience including the food, service, and ambiance. We actually enjoyed it so much we took our daughters for a family dinner. The service wasn’t as stellar but they were busy so we overlooked the experience and decided to go back for New Year’s Eve but early as to avoid the rush. I believe we were the first party to be seated where we sat for the next 10-15 minutes before anyone came over to even greet us. Which was weird because they were all standing at the bar talking. Our waiter seemed annoyed and when he came to the table it wasn’t to introduce the menu he simply said do you want to order food… umm yeah, can we start with a beverage and maybe an appetizer first? How about some bread? It was all so unprofessional. The food was bland, nothing special at all. Just disappointed and won’t return.
  15. j

    jjcc

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Matisse is always reliable. We had the butternut squash soup, beet salad and eggplant caponata to start. All very tasty. Our entrees were the branding and the arctic char. The char was especially good as was the spaghetti squash and hte side of fries we ordered. Mango sorbet for dessert. Our server was disinterested which is unusual.
  16. L

    Leenda

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were outstanding. The sommelier was extremely helpful. The tables were really tight and I didn’t appreciate being so close to our neighbors. That’s my only quibble.
  17. 5

    55dodgers

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    My ratings says most of our experience. We did, as asked, receive a window seat. The service was slow. The food has declined from pre-Covid experiences. The best I could say was we enjoyed our glass of wine. We won’t return.
  19. B

    Babs

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food was good but not great. Maybe brunch isn’t the best meal at Matisse which I remember (pre-Covid) as outstanding.
  20. JB

    JoshuaB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Awesome
  21. c

    chuck

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matisse is still a very well put together restaurant; ambience is great, beautifully set up, the service was excellent, and most importantly the food was too! In these post Covid times when service can be spotty everywhere, we were treated very well, and will return.
  22. LL

    LindaL

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best neighborhood restaurant. Ambiance, food and service can be counted on when entertaining guests. Thank you!
  23. S

    Scott

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was slow, but worth the wait! The cocktails and fish, delicious!
  24. P

    Patricia

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal!
  25. ES

    EllenS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    restaurant extremely loud not enjoyable when it's busy. Something should happen with sound. It's a beautiful restaurant but the dining experience is not fun when you can't talk.
  26. TG

    TimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was fantastic. We'll be back again.
  27. GS

    GlennaS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    We asked our server to please ask whoever was collecting the dishes to not slam the dishes. It was like our table was in the kitchen next to dishwasher. Food was just ok, It used to be a great spot. Too bad.
  28. t

    thetopdoc

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a pleasant experience. I requested and got a quiet table. All the meals were excellent. I had the mushrooms with pasta following a delicious anise salad. Hubby had shrimp Putanesca and practically licked his plate. He tried the Spanish gazpacho which was flavored with an herb I couldn’t identify. We skipped dessert Entrees were about $30.
  29. JN

    JanetN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Coffee was cold both times. It was also weak. Not enough cream. Bread was way too hard to eat. Frittata was cold. My friend got fruit and potatoes with her omelette. I got no extras with my frittata. Service was slow despite few diners. Waitress was not friendly. I will not dine here again even though price was reasonable.
  30. GS

    GSCMJOE

    Washington DC

    242 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Never a disappointment from the well-crafted martinis, wine list that will not break the bank with great half-bottles, appetizers, salads and entrees tasty, fresh and served at the correct temperature. The lentil soup was a welcome treat!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    The food should be very good to outstanding. However, all dishes (butternut squash soup; fettuccine; beef bourguignon) all suffered from a lack of salt/seasoning. This really is fundamental.
  32. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A member of our party is frail and our server did a tremendous job of being attentive and accommodating. Really first rate.
  33. r

    rafaelm

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Kale salad app and Entrees excellent. Frites average. Staff good. Fairly priced. Elder crowd.
  34. SV

    SandraV

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Matisse - great food, great service
  35. L

    Lovefoodlucy

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about this experience. It's the first time we go there and can't believe that we hadn't discovered this place before. It is excellent.
  36. K

    Kiki

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Matisse offers a reasonably elegant space and attentive service, but food that is little better than satisfactory. I’ve met friends here a couple of times in recent years. Matisse is a reliable neighborhood place but the quality of its cuisine doesn’t”t quite meet its aspirations.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Matisse and won’t be the last! Beautiful room, great menu and wine list and everything was great. Wait staff attentive but unobtrusive.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We had a 7 pm reservation on a Saturday night in the back dining room. It was crowded and so loud that we had to shout at each other to be heard. Most of the food was very good, including watermelon/tomato/feta appetizer, fried calamari appetizer, short ribs entree and jumbo shrimp pasta. However, the seafood risotto was bland and uninteresting, and presumably because the place was so busy the service was only adequate. Long waits for drink orders; entrees came within seconds after appetizer plates were cleared. We will not go back on a Saturday night.
  39. C

    Cangeles

    Washington DC

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dining on the patio of Matisse on a lovely evening is wonderful. The service is great and the food very good. It is a reliable venue to get together with friends.
  40. AG

    AliG

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food, nice setting (especially the back room). Highly recommend.

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 1482 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 16 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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