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Cafe Matisse

167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-2307
+1 201-935-2995
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sirloin” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
“muscovy duck” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
French
PRICE
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LOCATION
167 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-2307
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank ChicEats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

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

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 18 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
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Tracy29NewJersey
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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Delia D
10 July 2015|
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Casual dress code
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$85 - US$120
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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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