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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/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty good!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Lauren D
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wow is all i can say๐Ÿ˜ƒ 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Ate here with a friend on a Wednesday night in February 2015. There was only one other party there. Service was fine. The salads were very good. The main courses were no good. I ordered the short ribs. They were very dry without any sauce on the side. My friend ordered the rib eye medium rare and it too was... More 

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

They had a prix fixe menu. We ordered the lobster bisque and lobster tails. The bisque was bland I actually poured some of the red wine we brought into it to give it flavor. The lobster tails were over cooked and mushy. Everything was bland including the coffee. Coffee was watered down and my husband asked me if I thought... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?