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Cafe Matisse

167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-2307
+1 201-935-2995
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-2307
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, the service and the ambiance. All three are the best I have ever had a restaurant. We celebrated a very special occasion last night and had dinner outside in the garden. We have dined at Café Matisse numerous times but never sat outside...More

1  Thank brntorun
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My mom treated me for my 18th birthday at this restaurant and it was the best gift I could've asked for. We made our reservation for the outside garden about a week in advance. We chose to get 4 courses (3 savory, 1 sweet). I...More

Thank farrelma
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Unique and delicious dishes and wonderful service. The summer patio is a great place for that special dinner. Pricey, but worth it.

Thank trichard1
Reviewed 2 August 2017

It's been over a decade since I dined at this restaurant, just too expensive for frequent visits. Intimate setting, nice ambiance, quiet without being stuffy. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, the wine service was impeccable as four of us celebrating a birthday drank our...More

Thank careertutor
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My fiance took me here for dinner, it was my second time there. The food was more of a culinary experience then it was a "dinner". Every course was unique and very well put together. You tasted every flavor in every dish included the dessert!...More

1  Thank Beautifulvanillagirl
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Sunday was my birthday and our grown children took my wife and me to Cafe Matisse, one of our favorite eateries. We were lucky to snag a reservation to eat in the picturesque rear Tuscan garden and it was a beautiful evening--sunny and warm. The...More

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 17 July 2017

...and it is. It took us more than a decade to get a reservation on a nice evening on the terrace, but it was worth it. The ambiance is unmatched in Bergen County. I had severe reservations that two small courses and a dessert would...More

Thank CapeJim
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Second time I have been at Cafe Matisse. Food is very well prepared and imaginative! Service is very good. I read other reviews that talked about portions and prices. Yes, portions are towards the smaller side, and prices are higher, but if you chose outside...More

Thank bolognafrank1
Reviewed 5 July 2017

There is not much that has not been already said about Cafe Matisse. I was invited by my sister to have dinner here with her. She was given a $250 certificate to Cafe Matisse from her company as a retirement gift. The dinner for the...More

Thank henryg12345
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The food presentation has improved in the years since we last visited Cafe Matisse. Everything looked pretty much as it does on the website. The Prix Fixe menu was fine and we were very happy that it was BYO so that we could enjoy our...More

Thank brads5
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25 March 2016|
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Response from L S | Reviewed this property |
Not likely. But as already said give this place a try.
Delia D
10 July 2015|
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Response from Joan S | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress code
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$85 - US$120
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
18:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-2307
    (Highland Cross)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rutherford
  • Phone Number: +1 201-935-2995
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Cafe Matisse’s mission is to provide our patrons with a fine dining experience in an elegant yet casual, convivial atmosphere. We strive to address every detail and exceed expectations to create an experience that is truly a departure from the ordinary. Chef Owner Peter Loria’s hand crafted dishes are presented in either a three or a four course grazing menu option. We look forward to providing you and your guests with a special evening to remember! Nestled in a renovated circa 1898 firehouse, Café Matisse’s elegant dining room is adorned with Matisse silhouettes and bejeweled chandeliers. Our European courtyard, complete with romantic water features, is open each summer season from May 15th through October 15th.
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