Matisse Restaurant- Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach
We had an excellent dinner there. Hector our server was just fantastic!
Nice place right off the freeway for easy access, Full day of meals offered. a bit pricey
Service was friendly but needs more knowledge about menu
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!
The server was very attentive. The food had a good taste and prepared well.
The price is high compare to other restaurant.
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.
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!
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
All three meals were bad, not prime, 2 very small shrimp with salmon
Restaurant used to be fantastic but is horrible now.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
Service was great, everything was delicious! Will come back again.
Had a casual dinner with family and Matisse provided great atmosphere, great food, and great service!
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.
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!
Gilberto went above and beyond the usual great service.
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!
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.
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.
Great service and great food. We really enjoyed ourselves!
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.
Matisse is consistently superb.
It was a very nice experience on Mother's Day. The food was great and the service was exceptional.
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! :-)
Excellent food and service!
Very comfortable and good food
Great food, great service and great atmosphere.
A place to go and enjoy a beautiful dinner with your honey.
Excellent service. Welcoming staff members. Host was particularly kind and polite. Waiters were attentive and accommodating
The restaurant decor was nice for a romantic spot. The server was attentive.
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.
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.
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.
Great service as always, friendly staff, great food, very good wine list.
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.
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.
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.