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Matisse Restaurant

1300 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, NJ
732.681.7680
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Ranked #32 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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English first
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Howell, NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Matisse was a pioneer at the Jersey Shore when it first opened about 15 years ago. Since its move from the Boardwalk to downtown Belmar (caused by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy), this once excellent restaurant has changed. The pricey food is good but nothing above average. Service was good and prompt. Portions are small. All sides are extra. Please,... More

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Closter, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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