News & Events
Cafe Matisse will be closed from Monday, November 20th – Tuesday, November 28th; reopening on Wednesday, the 29th at 5:30pm for dinner.
We thank you all and wish everyone happy and safe travels during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Cafe Matisse is hiring!
We are currently seeking to fill three positions: Garde Manger, Food Runner and Server. Individuals who have a great attitude, are willing to commit themselves to learning and providing quality food service are encouraged to apply!
Our exquisite garden, in all its splendor, is open for your dining pleasure (weather permitting).
North Jersey offers many al fresco dining options
Our thanks to NorthJersey.com for including Café Matisse in their list of great restaurants offering al fresco dining. Of course, we are very partial to our enchanted European garden. It is secluded, relaxing, and the weather has been perfect to enjoy it, so why not give us a call to reserve your table at 201-935-2995.
There’s something so relaxing about eating outdoors in the summertime — almost like a mini-vacation for a few hours. Thankfully, North Jersey has scores of outdoor dining spaces sought after in these balmy months. Read more…
NORTHJERSEY.COM | June 26, 2015
By ELISA UNG
Staff Writer | The Record
A few good men, a pile of bricks and a historic mission in Rutherford
A bit of history, Cafe Matisse was once a horse-drawn firehouse. We are installing a plaque to commemorate this history that will be placed on the front of the building. More renovation and front room grand opening details to follow. See you soon!
William Carlos Williams was right: So much depends on a wheelbarrow. If anyone knew what they were getting into with wheelbarrows and bricks, they might have… Read more…
NORTHJERSEY.COM | JUNE 25, 2015
BY CINDY CAPITANI
SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH BERGENITE | SOUTH BERGENITE
Check out this great “insiders perspective” article by Elisa Ung at NorthJersey.com on how to secure some of the most sought after tables at great restaurants in Bergen County!
April 19, 2015
By Elisa Ung
Restaurant Critic | The Record
North Jersey’s toughest restaurant table may be the one tucked into a sweet corner of the famously romantic Café Matisse in Rutherford – on Valentine’s Day. Haven’t booked Table 5 by December? Forget about it.
READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1JjhUlZ
Thank you John Shabe of NJ.com for listing Café Matisse as one of New Jersey’s most romantic places!
By John Shabe | NJ Advance Media The Star-Ledger on February 14, 2015
Thanks to Chef Carlos Valdez of Oceanaire Seafood for acknowledging Cafe Matisse as his favorite local restaurant!
February 4, 2015
By Steve Janoski
staff writer | The Record
Thank you to author Lisa Badach and photographer Anne-Marie Caruso of 201 Magazine for featuring Cafe Matisse’s Bittersweet Chocolate Tart in the Main Dish section of 201’s February 2015 Issue! www.201magazine.com
Chef Peter Loria is quoted in this article. Thank you Steve Janoski at NorthJersey.com!
Eating at restaurants might be familiar territory, but how they function business-wise – and the impact that has on their prices – is foreign to many of us.
January 20, 2015
By STEVE JANOSKI
STAFF WRITER | The Record
Our sincere thanks to Esther Davidowitz for her recent article in the Better Living section of the Bergen Record. Chef Peter is most definitely here to cook!
Mitsu Yasukawa/Staff Photographer
Chef/owner Peter Loria of the highly regarded Café Matisse in Rutherford says a nearly fatal brain aneurysm led to his becoming a better person.
October 29, 2014
By ESTHER DAVIDOWITZ
FOOD EDITOR | The Record
Thank you to Elisa Ung for highlighting Café Matisse’ cannoli cake in her recent article for the Bergen Record. It’s our longest running and most requested chocolate dessert!
July 27, 2014
By Elisa Ung
Café Matisse is proud to be a repeat recipient of the Gold Star Award for excellence in food protection from the Bergen County Department of Health Services, a mark of quality.
The Star Ledger and NJ.comfeature our Matisse Burger. It’s Chef Peter’s fave #SuperBowl game-day nosh.
Pigs in jackets in blankets, guacamole with crispy pork belly, burgers with pork roll … do we sense a pigskin theme?
January 29, 2014