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Matisse Restaurant

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1300 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, NJ (13th Ave.)
Belmar Train Station
732.681.7680
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8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Matisse can accommodate small or large groups and any dietary...
Matisse can accommodate small or large groups and any dietary restrictions. Open all year round with seasonal oceanfront out door dining. Please feel free to bring your own beer wine or champagne.
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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Belmar 5 weekend

Second year that we have been to Matisse...not sure if we will go back. My husband and I split a salad to start. As they didn't offer much in the way of seafood, my husband and I both had the same entree. We split a dessert. The service was very attentive but I would have to say the food was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
fitzfer921
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Wayne, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I can't remember the last time I experienced such abysmal service. The staff doesn't seem to have a clue. We had to ask for bread 3 times and then ask for the sundried tomato oil (which, by the way, is the absolutely best thing they serve) at least 5 times. I noticed that most table received bread without oil or... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Second year that we have been to Matisse...not sure if we will go back. My husband and I split a salad to start. As they didn't offer much in the way of seafood, my husband and I both had the same entree. We split a dessert. The service was very attentive but I would have to say the food was... More 

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Farmingdale, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Have been going to this restaurant for a long time. Always a great meal whether it is brunch, dinner or a sandwich. Service is excellent, the chef is creative, atmosphere beautiful. I love to cook and I wish I could cook like this.

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I hope their mothers day brunch is better than the brunch we were served. Go to Amys in Long Branch or All Seasons in Eatontown. Would love to have a great breakfast at the beach, but Matisse isn't it. Service bad, had to get up and ask for butter a 2nd time and ASK for more coffee,. For such, what... More 

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Service was a joke (if it ever happened). Took 25 mins just to get a wine glass even after a gentle reminder. Plates never cleared. Raw bar was unreplenished as another reviewer wrote. Smoked salmon and oysters were tasteless. Server unapologetic for clearly communicated request from us to be more attentive. Establishment imposes undeserved 20% gratuities. One flustered cook manned... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We began with French toast, chicken pieces, rigatoni with sausage and eggplant, salmon, tiny scallops, and clams with potatoes. The buffet included Caesar salad, brussels sprouts, bean salad, mushrooms, eggplants, grilled tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, lentils, steak from the carving station, a raw bar, freshly made potato chips, grilled eggplant, and rolls. There was an omelet station which we did not... More 

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Matisse is probably the one of the best restaurants in Belmar. They used to have a spectaular location right on the boardwalk, with wide open views of the beach and ocean. Unfortunately it was wiped out by Sandy. We made reservations for Sunday Brunch so we could visit the new location on Main Street, that is occupying a building that... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We recently got married and wanted to keep everything very local. We chose Matisse for our wedding reception. Tony and his staff made our day perfect. The food was fantastic and our guests had a great time.

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wow is all i can say😃 if your in belmar this is the place for a first class meal. You can bring your own wine or bottle . Best service and all with a smile. From the minute we walked in for my husbands birthday i knew we were in good hands. From the hostest at front door to our... More 

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Ocean County, NJ
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Recently stopped into Matisse Restaurant in Belmar, New Jersey as part of Belmar's Restaurant Tour. It is my understanding that Matisse holds itself out as an "upscale" restaurant in Belmar. Fortunately for me, however, unfortunately for Matisse, I have no plans on ever going back. Similar to many of the other restaurants that I visited on my Restaurant tour of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1300 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, NJ
    (13th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Belmar Train Station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: 732.681.7680

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Matisse can accommodate small or large groups and any dietary restrictions. Open all year round with seasonal oceanfront out door dining. Please feel free to bring your own beer wine or champagne.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?