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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%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (11 reviews)
“muscovy duck” (4 reviews)
“sirloin” (3 reviews)
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167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-2307
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

...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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We haven't been to Cafe Matisse in quite some time and are happy we have rediscovered this little gem and loved our back garden table on a lovely June evening. For those not familiar with the restaurant - it is only pre-fixe with the lowest...More

Thank Champers530
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Cafe Matisse's outside courtyard is so special. What a beautiful place to dine. The menu is great and the food is fantastic. Even though the plates are smaller, we left feeling quite satisfied. The quality of food is superior. Loved everything we ate. Our waiters...More

Thank Jackie V
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food is fantastic although the service is a bit slow. Overall the experience is great and the restaurant is beautiful.

Thank MoranoC
Reviewed 10 April 2017

If you wish to have a very romantic dinner with your sweetie this is the place! The dining rooms are gorgeous and the food is amazing. We are vegetarian so sometimes that can be difficult, but Cafe Matisse made it happen, off the menu! Very...More

Thank janl152
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

As usual Peters food shines ! Can't say enough good about Larry and all the wonderful servers either. Got in on a Saturday night but I have to say I enjoy dining here during the week much better. The noise level is much lower.

Thank Pat M
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24 March 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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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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