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Matisse Restaurant - CLOSED

1300 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2508
+1 732-681-7680
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good13%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
25 Jul 2015
“On a scale of 1 to 10--food was an 8, service was minus 17”
16 Jul 2015
“Belmar 5 weekend”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1300 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2508
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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

I can't remember the last time I experienced such abysmal service. The staff doesn't seem to have a clue. We had to ask for bread 3 times and then ask for the sundried tomato oil (which, by the way, is the absolutely best thing they...More

1  Thank Sightseer001
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Second year that we have been to Matisse...not sure if we will go back. My husband and I split a salad to start. As they didn't offer much in the way of seafood, my husband and I both had the same entree. We split a...More

Thank fitzfer921
Reviewed 4 July 2015

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.

1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 28 June 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...More

Thank tellme123
Reviewed 28 June 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...More

Thank VG R
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Re27k
Reviewed 14 June 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...More

Thank Sam847
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 25 March 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...More

1  Thank 007ll
Reviewed 9 March 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....More

2  Thank GSP67
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2508
    (13th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Belmar Train Station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-681-7680
  • E-mail
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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