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Matisse Restaurant

1300 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, NJ
732.681.7680
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Ranked #24 of 89 Restaurants in Belmar
Price range: $12 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 13th Ave.
Transit: Belmar Train Station
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.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Matisse is probably the best restaurant in Belmar. They used to have a spectaular location right on the boardwalk, with wide open views of the beach and ocean. Alas, that location was wiped out by Sandy. We visited the new location on Main Street, occupying a building that formerly housed another restaurant. The Matisse menu seemed the same, the chef... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Having been previous diners at the original Matisse located on the boardwalk in Belmar, we were happy to see the restaurant re-open after the original site was destroyed during superstorm Sandy. We went to the restaurants web site to see the menu and get a phone number to call for reservations. There was a site selection button for reservations so... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I had the lobster pot pie last week and it was as good as a real fish house in Maine excellent fresh quality and I loved the milky white New England Clam Chowder that was on the menu. I dont eat dessert so i cant comment on that.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Visited here with my husband and a friend and all 3 of our meals were out of this world! We had gone for a special they ran - $20.14 for three courses or $30.14 for three courses. No complaints here; worth every penny we spent. They are a little on the pricey side, but we will definitely return.

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New York City, New York, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I have been going to Matisse for years. We loved it on the beach of course and have been going back to the Main street location. We are so glad that Chef Wall and the staff are back ! The food is always great and the ambiance and service excellent. We were there last night for my... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Recently I attended a baby shower here and the food was outstanding and the staff was awesome. They were so helpfull and attentive. This is one place I will go again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

first time visit since the move into town. The food could not even be rated mediocre. Pan seared ribeye was Sizzler quality. I was a big fan when they were on the beach. At least the view was better there. The service was extremely slow considering on a Thursday night there were only a few tables. I won't be back.

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Belmar, nj
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food, great service at this recently relocated restaurant! BYOB. Highly recommend the goat cheese ravioli as an appetizer. A little pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

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Jersey Shore, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Matisse used to be in a very small little spot on the west side of Ocean Ave in Belmar. That's when it was great! Didn't like the food in the move to the old McDonald's. Have to admit the food here on Main St is better than on the beach, but not great.

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went for restaurant week. They posted their menu and when we arrived differe menu. I ordered clams appetizer Salmon entree and cheesecake dessert. Smallest clams ever saw. Salmon was good. Cheesecake was indible. On the regular menu prices seemed very high high. We would not go back.

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Additional Information about Matisse Restaurant

Address: 1300 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, NJ
Phone Number: 732.681.7680
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
Cuisine: Eclectic

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