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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Average

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Riverviewone
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Wall Township, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wall Township, New Jersey
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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?