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Cafe Matisse

167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-2307
+1 201-935-2995
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-2307
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I have been going to Cafe Matisse since 2004. Larry does a tremendous job running the restaurant. Peter is a top notch chef, who constantly amazes me with his culinary creations. The menu changes with the seasons. Yes, the prices are high...More

Thank tdseifert0
Reviewed 1 week ago

I scheduled an early dinner as a surprise for my 10th anniversary and it was perfect. The portions are smaller than a regular dinner but larger than an appetizer. With so much flavor and variety you really don't need anything more. We some of the...More

Thank VrmSjm1018
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Cafe Matisse was very good overall. The service was excellent and attentive. The food was also very good. Obviously the price is high, but it is worth the experience. Happy to have tried it once.

1  Thank CGin23
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Went for the wife’s birthday, As always everything was superb. Food, service, atmosphere. We have eaten at the restaurant 15-20 times throughout the years, with couples, family, and just ourselves. It’s always great. To top it off it’s a BYOB, so bring your favorite beer,...More

Thank meisterNewYork
Reviewed February 11, 2018

I've been wanting to try this place for years and finally did last Friday night. It is just lovely inside. Cozy and well decorated and definitely a special, elegance about it. The servers were fantastic and attentive. The food was out of this world. It's...More

1  Thank Pinevalleyite
Reviewed November 11, 2017

This place isnt just a gem... its solid GOLD baby!! My wife and I have eaten at michelin star restaraunts all over the world and in manhattan and this place is on that level. If you know the price going in and are comfortable with...More

Thank TheRattla
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Finding a gourmet restaurant for a Sunday evening birthday celebration is very difficult in northeast New Jersey, or so my daughter thought, until she found Cafe Matisse in Rutherford, NJ. This small Matisse inspired restaurant was a delightful experience for the four of us, not...More

1  Thank ChicEats
Reviewed October 2, 2017

great service, simple and relaxed evening on Park Ave. would mean a stop at Cafe Matisse. Great menu and relaxed vibe give you the chance to sit catch up and enjoy.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Saturday, 9/23/17, another memorable dining experience in the life of yours truly. The question in dining at Cafe Matisse is never a matter of excellent cusine, which is a guarantee in life you can take to the bank. The question is getting an appropriate wine...More

Thank BonvivantNJ
Reviewed August 31, 2017

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
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March 24, 2016|
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Response from L S | Reviewed this property |
Not likely. But as already said give this place a try.
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July 10, 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
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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