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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Matisse, Almost As Good As it Was.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Sam847
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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Farmingdale, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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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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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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33 restaurant reviews
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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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Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My sister made a reservation for my bachelorette dinner here (the old Nicchio's) and she was upset because the place was practically empty on a Friday night around 8. But that made for good service for us. The waitress was very nice and the restaurant was comfortable (a little chilly since we were by the side door in January), and... More 

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I ordered monkfish and it came out raw in the middle. I showed the waitress, she didn't say anything and took it away. It came back, the same piece I cut into and was a little overcooked. The waitress still didn't say anything, a manager didn't come over to the table, nor was it taken off the bill. My friend... 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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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: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?