Matisse Restaurant- Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach

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120 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Matisse Restaurant offers delicious American cuisine infused with rich European flavor. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. The diverse menus will fill your day with freshness, tickle your palate and satisfy your fine tastes with quality. Matisse is one of the premier restaurants in Los Angeles.It was listed in Gourmet, The Magazine of Good Living rates it as “one of the best restaurants of Southern California” and compliments us on a menu that “offers an excellent selection”. Lavish events such as weddings and corporate functions, as well as small socials held at Matisse leave a lasting impression on your guests. Our catering services for events add a touch of class to any special occasions.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner there. Hector our server was just fantastic!

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vipjudyjetson
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place right off the freeway for easy access, Full day of meals offered. a bit pricey

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vipSarah
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was friendly but needs more knowledge about menu

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! The hotel where the restaurant is located, is like a museum. It’s not to be missed and very memorable!

JC
vipJC12
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was very attentive. The food had a good taste and prepared well.

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OMVS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The price is high compare to other restaurant.

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ErikaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent at Matisse restaurant. Food was tasty. The dining staff was so accommodating to their patrons. This was my first dining experience at the restaurant. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matisse has become the "go to" location for my son & me for special holidays when there is not a larger (extended) family gathering planned. Last night (Christmas) was another one of these occasions. Just as expected, the menu, service & ambiance did not disappoint. Of course, Beautiful Wendy was there to greet & seat us, just as she always is, with her warm & genuine smile. The chef always creates a very special 3-course menu for specific holidays, with DELICIOUS options! My son's prime rib was cooked to perfection, & my salmon & garlic shrimp was DIVINE, along with my quinoa & spinach! YUMMY! The staff is amazing! They are friendly, quick, efficient, polite & professional. As I mentioned, we have been to Matisse on a few occasions now, & we have seen the same faces there, which tells me Matisse takes care of their employees just as they take care of their customers! CHEERS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone at Matisse, & HEARTFELT THANKS from my son & me, for making our Christmas dinner (& all our other holiday meals we've spent there!) so wonderful!

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vipChristmasruined
Palm Springs
45 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

All courses were horrible. Get a new chef or close your doors
Salad was badly cut so impossible to keep on the fork.
Prime rib was shoe leather
Chocolate lava cake add very little lava and tasted like yesterday’s
Cake.
All three meals were bad, not prime, 2 very small shrimp with salmon
Restaurant used to be fantastic but is horrible now.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had the Australian Lamb Chops. They were good. I ordered them medium rare and I’d say they were more medium to medium well. A little smaller than what I thought they would be too for $38 plus $9 for a salad. I asked if they were good size because I was hungry and they said yes. Overall, the service was good from Hector, the surroundings were beautiful, and I’d come back for sure...but I’d probably do the filet or the 16 oz ribeye next time.

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EddieU
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

had a nice time with the family mom wife children for Christmas Eve dinner not a special menu on Christmas Eve but still nice ambiance Vernon wine and the same good food that Matisse is known for

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
486 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We've been meeting here for lunch with our group for quite a few years now, and the food and atmosphere has been very conducive to a good leisurely group lunch. Very consistently good food and the service is always excellent. Nice environment in the hotel's dining room

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Mike
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for a meal as a couple prior to a flight from LAX. It's a nice place about 10 min drive from most LAX airport hotels, we had steak and lamb main courses, both well cooked and presented, service top-notch even though they had a large group in another part of the restaurant.

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MDia
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are excellent. I love the decor and ambiance in the hotel and the restaurant. I look forward to dining at Matisse again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly very nice restaurant,food
and service. We will come back soon!
Cannot imagine from outside of hotel near freeway entrance. You feel like you are in Provence!

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jessica
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, everything was delicious! Will come back again.

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mangamaxx
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a casual dinner with family and Matisse provided great atmosphere, great food, and great service!

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Diana
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would recommend it, but not for lunch on Saturdays. There was a bit of a delay and my Caesar salad seemed to have "sat", top lettuce was mushy. Otherwise, the food was good and the ambiance great. The service is very good as well. I would like to try dinner with them as a "fine dining" or special occasion experience.

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JWGW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matisse is always a pleasure. The food is delicious and attractively presented. I always have salmon which is prepared to perfection. The salad is nicely dressed -- not swimming in dressing. My husband loves their clam chowder. Try it, you'll like it!

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vipFussydiner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gilberto went above and beyond the usual great service.

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vipDine4SouthBay
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating at Matisse; celebrating our anniversary. Parking is validated-no cost; Ambiance and noise level perfect for romantic dinner. Our waiter, Jose, was very attentive. Assorted breads with olive oil and sun-dried tomato spread provided at no cost. Both of our entrees were very tasty and appropriately proportioned. Free dessert for our anniversary! Jose even ran out to our car with my wife’s sweater she had left on back of chair!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was tasty. However, we had to remind the waiter to check on us periodically to refill the bottomless mimosas. It was relatively quiet as there was no one there.

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vipelliejersey
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had heard about this for years and decided to try. Even though in a weird location once inside it was quite lovely and the food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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JWGW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time we've been to Matisse. The staff are friendly and remember us. The food is delicious. I always mean to have something different, but I come back to the 3 Course salmon, because it's just so good. Eat here and you won't be sorry.

The first time I was taken aback by the gated parking, but they validate it. In LA free parking while dining is not to be scoffed at.

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vipFussydiner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matisse is consistently superb.

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jnjmags
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience on Mother's Day. The food was great and the service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On one hand, I almost hesitate to share how much I love dining at Matisse for special holiday meals, because I fear everyone will want to go there and enjoy, and will KNOW what I am raving about, and it won't be long before I won't be able to get MY OWN reservation! Still, on the other hand, Matisse deserves to be acknowledged for their mouthwatering & consistently delectable dishes! I made Easter brunch reservations for my family, knowing that there would be a special menu for the day, but not knowing what exactly it would consist of. From past dining experiences, however, I was confident whatever was being served would be above par. While the food is always spectacular, though, I feel many restaurants can do food, but if they don't hire the right people, it's all for not.

From the moment you step through the door at Matisse, you are greeted by Wendy, their lovely hostess, who makes you feel welcomed & special. The staff there is simply amazing. Gilberto and his team all work together to keep things running efficiently, quickly, smoothly and accurately, yet manage to ALWAYS keep smiling and remain friendly & accommodating. Many restaurants will have a time limit on how long you can be at a table, especially on a holiday, but Matisse is NEVER rushing you out of their dining room. Apparently, they realize the holidays are about spending time with those you love, & they allow us to do so!

If you haven't tried Matisse, you are missing out! Life is short, so treat yourself! :-)

JB
JamieB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very comfortable and good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

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JorgeF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place to go and enjoy a beautiful dinner with your honey.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Welcoming staff members. Host was particularly kind and polite. Waiters were attentive and accommodating

JC
vipJC12
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant decor was nice for a romantic spot. The server was attentive.

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minne
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would recommend the restaurant to many People if you would stop your false advertising of being in Manhattan Beach when you are in Hawthorne.

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ChillwithGil
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for a quiet evening with good friends or your loved one. Wonderful food and friendly but not overbearing service in an old-school maner. Outstanding in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Besides the hostess shushing my child twice and making us so uncomfortable we had to ask to have our table moved, the rest of the staff and experience was outstanding.

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GregH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service as always, friendly staff, great food, very good wine list.

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1Queencreole
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our server was nice but he need more training. They brought our salad lastthats all I got to say. The only reason I would go back again is the place ua beautiful and food is amazing like from Beverly Hills.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
486 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for lunch about once a month for several years, and their food is excellent with service to match. It's never crowded at lunch so it is fine for our group to converse. This is probably your best bet for lunch in the area.

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Matisse Restaurant- Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 120 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.