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Cafe Matisse

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167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070 (Highland Cross)
+1 201-935-2995
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Today
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant the food is amazing I highly recommend it. Good prices as swell. Great customer service.

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Thank junnels73
Nutley, New Jersey
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a special place to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The staff is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. They described the various dishes in a way that made your mouth water. Each dish looked beautiful and tasted fantastic. Don’t be afraid to try something different. My wife ordered the tacos with Asian sauce and we couldn’t believe... More 

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Thank joeandkathy93
Englewood, New Jersey
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time at this restaurant. I had very high expectations after all the great reviews it receives. The restaurant was lovely with a cozy new Morrocan dining room. We were seated in the traditional dining room which was surprisingly half empty when we arrived at 7 PM. The food did not disappoint. It was outstanding. We shared... More 

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Thank JB1145
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

have been here a few times a few years ago and finally revisited. the food is still top notch, one of the best restaurants in nj..a unique dining experience and Peter the owner is an amazing chef who creates the best choices...seasonal menus..it's a byob and a bit pricey but worth every penny.The new front moroccan room is open now... More 

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Thank hunblos
United States
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I looked forward to visiting Cafe Matisse for many years and finally got there. My first thought is - why no parking? We had to drive around the block several times to find a parking place. Next, when you walk in you see the kitchen staff to your left preparing the food. Not really exciting. The dining room can be... More 

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Thank Angela J
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Ok, I found this place on TA as a recommended spot. Great food Exceptional service BYOB so stop by one of the nearby wine shops for a bottle of your favorite grape juice Did I mention great food?!

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Thank tguelich .
Livingston, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

While pricy it's great for a special occasion! It's a BYOB which helps! Great food & service and a very pretty outside dining area.

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Thank BillyVn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

What to say about the best romantic restaurant in jersey. If you want to have savory deliciously presented dishes with a one of a kind culinary experience from chef Peter Loria this is the place for you. And please no cry babies. This is only for those who want the real deal in "haute cuisine."

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Thank Jesus A
Rutherford, New Jersey
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Wonderful ambiance, with great, rich food and excellent service! The staff are so friendly and fun and the food pairings are amazing!

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Thank Debby_SWB
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ambiance- very romantic! Larry is simply fabulous.dessert was wonderful. looking forward to dine in the garden.

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Thank Claudia D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$55 - US$87
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070
    (Highland Cross)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rutherford
  • Phone Number: +1 201-935-2995
Description
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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North Bergen, New Jersey
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?