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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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French, Vegetarian Friendly
167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-2307
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 October 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 26 September 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 31 August 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
Reviewed 22 August 2017 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

1  Thank farrelma
Reviewed 9 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 19 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

1  Thank LWL3333
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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.
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11 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
USD 85 - USD 120
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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