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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.
Everything is really sublime here. Eclectic interior design, whimsical and inviting. A different take on dining. Each course is bigger than an appetizer, and smaller than an entree. Concentration is on quality and presentation, not portions. Do not expect a big pork chop. That being...More
This restaurant has a grazing menu and it was superb! My sister and I shared each course half and half so we could enjoy everything. From the excellent food to the wonderful and personable service, it was the best restaurant I have been to since...More
I was surprised to find this gem of a restaurant in Rutherford - a really lovely small town surrounded by the highways of northern NJ.
We sat outside in the lovely garden courtyard and enjoyed a spectacular meal, made even more attractive by being able...More
Excellent food! Menu options are complex and creative, no “standard issue” dishes. All ingredients were fresh and seasonal, a delight for the taste buds.
Beautiful setting, perfect for a romantic dinner. If weather permits choose a table in the garden.
Strongly recommend this restaurant for...More
We enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Matisse. The service was friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. And the food was delicious. We did the 3-course with 2 savory and 1 dessert, and even though our waiter told us that the savory dishes are appetizer size...More
It's been about a year since we last dined at Cafe Matisse, but the food and service remain consistently excellent and the reception by the staff was warm and welcoming as always. The menu choices do not seem to have changed very much over the...More