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Café Matisse, opened in 1994 on Park Avenue in Rutherford, is situated in a historic building that was originally a horse and buggy firehouse. This restaurant has evolved over the years to its current design with 45 seats in a Henri Matisse inspired dining room, and an enchanting European Garden patio providing an additional 25 seats for seasonal al fresco dining. A recent interior expansion of the front room added new dining accommodations for parties up to 30 people in time for summer.

A simply magical space, Café Matisse’s colorful impressionist-style paintings and chandeliers create a playful, inviting atmosphere of simple elegance. The European style garden also adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the dining experience. The restaurant’s stunning atmosphere makes it the perfect place to celebrate special occasions and host private events.

Café Matisse, a “BYOB” restaurant, is open for dinner five days per week and offers a “Matisse Plates” Chef’s Grazing Menu presented in three, four or five courses. The menu is frequently updated to offer you the finest quality local and seasonal ingredients. All food is prepared fresh for each evening’s reservations. We apologize for any inconvenience; however, we are currently unable to accommodate gluten allergies, vegetarian or vegan requests.

Please note: Garden/Patio reservations cannot be made via our online reservation system. You must call the restaurant to request outside dining.

As always, reservations are highly recommended; however, walk in guests are also welcomed and accommodated whenever possible.  It is our pleasure to assist you personally; please call 201-935-2995. We also accept reservations via Yelp – click here.