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Matisse Restaurant

1300 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, NJ
732.681.7680
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Ranked #30 of 88 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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English first
Closter, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went over Labor Day wknd. with another couple. I don't belive they know anything about vegetables as in our 3 dinners (one ordered pasta la mer - loaded with bread slices). Two of us ordered short ribs w/crispy vegetables - you needed a microscope to find them, there was a very thin layer of mashed potatoes underneath. One dinner was... More

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Closter, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Overpriced, scant portions,with average taste---Would not go back-completely ignored our complaints-shrimp stir fry consisted of 5 average size shrimp with a ball of rice and a dozen peas

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Due to a last minute change of plans, my husband and I were free on a Saturday night and decided to eat locally. We had not tried Matisse in its new location yet but knew it well from its boardwalk days. Although we had no reservation, the somewhat unpleasant hostess said there would be a table in a few minutes.... More

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Ocean, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

So happy to see that Matisse was able to relocate close by after Sandy. They took over an existing space and kept it the way it was, so I do miss the bright and airy atmosphere over their boardwalk, nautical home. The food was good, but lack luster salad and crab cakes. Short ribs were excellent, Our server was pleasant,... More

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Wall Township, New Jersey
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I went for a birthday dinner with a very large group. The waitress, Cynthia, was rude and not good at her job. We tried to order appetizers for 11 people and she was wrong on the serving size. The shrimp appetizer gave the four people who got to eat it an upset stomach for the rest of the night. The... More

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1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We are not ones (my wife and I) to write a negative review of an independent restaurant, however we are disappointed enough to do that in this case. We will start with the two positives; one, while not exceptional, the sauce in the clam and pasta dish was good and the Caesar salad was not bad. Also, the atmosphere was... More

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Monmouth Beach
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The original Matisse, on the boardwalk in Belmar, New Jersey, went out to sea in Superstorm Sandy. It has now been reincarnated at 10th Avenue and Main Street, still in Belmar, and is just as good as it was before the storm. While the physical plant is somewhat different, it is still pleasant, if a bit louder, due to the... More

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The atmosphere and service is very good, but for the prices the quality of the food needs to be much better or, make it more basic and give you more. What we received was NYC prices for small average dishes. Probably a 6/10. BYOB is a bonus.

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Jersey Shore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Restaurant now at 1000 Main St., Belmar. It is BYO which we like. Three of us went because food at prior site was good. The busboy brought one wrong appetizer so one person had to wait while 2 started. The roasted Manila clams appetizer was uninspired and tasteless. The Atlantic Clam Chowder was uninspired. The PEI mussels with sweet chilis,... More

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Belmar, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

They just open recently for dinners and we were anxious to try it on a Saturday night and it was their first Saturday night for dinner. Both our dinners were terrible. The salmon was over cooked and my husbands ribs were mostly fat. The service was excellent and they didn't charge us for our dinner which was nice but we... More

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