Acclaim & Reviews

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“Elegantly prepared beautiful food, that tastes as good as it looks!”
– Reviewed January 10, 2015

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.

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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

Top Bergen County restaurants named in Zagat survey

Cafe Matisse is proud to be included in Zagat’s Top Bergen County Restaurants 2015 list!

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Picks include Cafe Matisse in Rutherford, The Saddle River Inn and three Ramsey restaurants.   Read more…

NORTHJERSEY.COM | MAY 21, 2015
BY ELISA UNG
STAFF WRITER | THE RECORD

Café Matisse in Rutherford is culinary canvas of sophistication and romance

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It’s a tiny jewel box of a restaurant that teems with the singular personality and vision of the chef: Food is art. Read more: http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/11/caf_matisse_in_rutherford_is_culinary_canvas_of_sophistication_and_romance.html

Teresa Politano | The Star-Ledger NJ.com on November 03, 2014

Café Matisse in Rutherford is culinary canvas of sophistication and romance

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It’s a tiny jewel box of a restaurant that teems with the singular personality and vision of the chef: Food is art. Read more: http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/11/caf_matisse_in_rutherford_is_culinary_canvas_of_sophistication_and_romance.html

Teresa Politano | The Star-Ledger NJ.com on November 03, 2014

Café Matisse is so pleased to be included as among the most Romantic Restaurants in New Jersey! Thanks Teresa Politano and the Star Ledger’s Inside Jersey magazine!

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30 Best Meals 2014: Jersey’s top romantic restaurants

You have your own quirky love story. Celebrate it at one of these restaurants.

By Teresa Politano | The Star-Ledger NJ.com on October 28, 2014

A special thank you to esteemed restaurant critic and connoisseur Elisa Ung of the Bergen Record for selecting Café Matisse as North Jersey’s top restaurant.

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North Jersey’s top restaurants so far this year

Creative and delicious cuisine. Attentive and professional service. Lovely and welcoming décor. A great restaurant has to have all that and then some. How are North Jersey restaurants doing? So far, so good, judging by Elisa Ung’s…

August 29, 2014
The Record

We are absolutely thrilled to be the only restaurant in North Jersey to have received four stars from The Record’s reviewer Elisa Ung – this year and in 2008!

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Restaurant review: Cafe Matisse in Rutherford

After almost two decades, is this restaurant still worthy of a four-star rating?

July 25, 2014
By Elisa Ung
The Record

Thanks to Jersey Bites for the beautiful write-up about Café Matisse.

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A Work of Art in Rutherford

It had been a long time since I visited Café Matisse (like at least 10 years). Sometimes you become enamored of the shiny new “objet d’art” and forget about the old masters.

Terry Krongold
jerseybites.com, April 14, 2014

Proud to be one of The Record’s 5 romantic dinner picks!

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Five North Jersey romantic dinners – NorthJersey.com

Here’s our picks for romantic restaurants.

February 14, 2014
By Ung, Elisa
RESTAURANT REVIEWER | The Record

One of OpenTable’s Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants, 2014

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OpenTable Diners’ Choice Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants 2014

A list of the 100 winning restaurants for the Diner’s Choice Romantic restaurants category, as voted on by OpenTable diners nationwide

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February 12, 2014

Open Table lists Café Matisse in the Top 100 American Restaurants in the U.S. We’re thrilled to have received this accolade!

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Rutherford, Ramsey eateries listed among top American-fare restaurants in U.S.

Cafe Matisse, in Rutherford, and Local Seasonal Kitchen, in Ramsey, made a list of the best 100 restaurants in the U.S. serving American cuisine

By Myles Ma | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com NJ.com on November 21, 2013

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A huge thank you to our fans and readers of Bergen Health & Life magazine, who recognized us as #1 in six categories! #1 French Restaurant #1 Interior Design and Best Dressed Restaurant #1 Outdoor Dining #1 Romantic Restaurant #1 Prix Fix Menu #1 BYO Check it out in the September 2013 issue of Bergen Health & Life!

Best of Bergen- 2013- Restaurants & Food Readers’ Choice Awards – Bergen Health & Life – July 2013 –

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Open Table names Cafe Matisse in Rutherford to its 2013 list of “Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.”

Cafe Matisse in Rutherford named to ‘most romantic’ list – NorthJersey.com

Open Table names Cafe Matisse in Rutherford to its list of “Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.”

Café Matisse Restaurant is one of Gayot’s 2011 Hot 10 North Jersey Restaurants!

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Café Matisse Restaurant Rutherford North Jersey NJ Reviews Gayot

Is Café Matisse one of the best restaurants in Rutherford? Read reviews of all the best Eclectic restaurants at Gayot.

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