Matisse

4.7
1351 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French

To our dear friends and loyal customers,

During this time Matisse will continue to offer our pickup and delivery options. Starting March 30th, our restaurant will operate 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday.

Due to strict adherence of safety measures, Matisse will only be seating 25% of the restaurant's capacity for indoor and outdoor dining (days and times subject to change based on demand and wheather conditions). To ensure availability please make your reservations now.

To continue to safely serve you, and hopefully provide some comfort and deliciousness to your home. Matisse will continue offer curbside pickup from the hours of 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday.

Orders can be placed over the phone by reaching us at (202) 244-5222 or ubereats and doordash for delivery.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1351 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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lbwelvis
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants - a winner on every front!

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vipTomK
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!

HM
vipHeatherM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a waitress who was new and she was fabulous! We would never have known it was her first day unless we were told. She provided a lovely dining experience and I am sure she will be a fabulous addition to the restaurant. Wish I had gotten a receipt so I could mention her name!

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vipdinerwiner
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Matisse has good food and service. I have been going there lately and liking it more and more.

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vipWDC1
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Matisse is a true neighborhood gem. From the moment you enter you are treated as a true guest. The staff is attentive without being invasive and the food is alwasy cood and served to perfection. We were seated near the fireplace, which on a cool and rainy night was perfect. We have been to Matisse on several special occassions and look forward to returning again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience

KG
KelliG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group of four all ordered different entrees. The scallops were outstanding, as was the Branzino. The lamb chop was equally delicious. We started with the tuna tartare and it was amongst the best I have had anywhere. The waitstaff was very attentive and the ambiance in the restaurant is very attractive.

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vipARCHIPAYO
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going to Matisse for decades and think the world of its owner and staff. Matisse is all about excellency and being consistent…..In other words, it’s ALWAYS excellent!

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vipmmcd
Atlantic City
109 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely evening and sat upstairs where the tables were well spaced. Bouilabaise was excellent (though really a ciopinno).

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Mirmar
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent dinner in a refined but comfortable atmosphere. Bouillabaisse was outstanding, as were the desserts. We'll be back!

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SusanH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Simple, well selected and attractively prepared, fare.

GS
vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
199 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

New waitress who was polite and prompt. Martinis were excellent, entrees were served at the same time to me and date. She had the oysters which were top notch and I the the romaine salad. beef medallions were superb. wine list is adequately priced.

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SWDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Civilized, lovely atmosphere, music appropriate in choice food beautifully presented and delicious

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vipBebe
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience after 23 years! xxxB

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JohnK
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food at Matisse never fails to delight. The special fish courses we had were delicious as was, as always, the apple tart dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

DG
DerekG
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening dining indoors at Matisse. The food was delicious as usual, the staff were attentive and professional and the ambiance allowed for quiet conversation with our friends.

JB
vipJeffB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service. Been going here for years and always have the best time.

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vipjjcc
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an outstanding meal at Matisse. The beet salad, swordfish, and apple tart were delicious. Matisse is always a pleasure, there is plenty of easy parking and we will return again soon.

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vipmaven
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We always enjoy going to brunch at Matisse. Good food and nice atmosphere. Solid choice.

MG
vipMelissaG
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Matisse always delights us. The ambience is really lovely and cozy and the food is solidly good all of the time. The chef particularly does duck well. I highly recommend Matisse and we have been going for many years.

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PhilipB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

For some reason maybe from data from open table they thought we requested outside seating (but I did not that night) and it was a cold night anyway. They sort of acted like they had to make a special effort to find us a table or we could sit in the bar. It was not a very welcoming feeling. Pro's : service and food were excellent. Con's : very loud, could hardly talk to each other. We should have sat in the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday
Good food and very attentive service

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Lina
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfect for a birthday with friends great ambiance

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mmw2018
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat on the patio on a balmy October evening. Food and service were excellent. My husband had the fettuccine with mushrooms and I had the scallops with couscous. Shared the excellent apple tarte for dessert. The tables outdoors are a bit too close to one another but given our need for outdoor dining space it is acceptable.

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vipPhyllis
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We requested the room with the fireplace and were promptly seated. Beautiful room. Our server was amazing and he was on top of everything. The restaurant was very busy but we did not feel rushed. There were 5 of us and after appetizers we all had something different. Plates were beautiful presented and the food was amazing. Four of our guests had dessert and again every one different and delicious. This is a restaurant that knows how to do it all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great food and service! The duck was perfect.

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vipWendyS
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great neighborhood spot for nice dinner. Always reliably good food, interesting menu, warm and professional service with lovely outdoors as well as inside space. Inside decor was designed by well-know DC designer including interesting metal work fixtures. Management is great and remembers old clients. Had perfect soft shells and my go-to octopus appetizer.

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vip16coop
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

Always love the food! Last two visits was VERY noisy and difficult to hear conversations. Both times in rear room.
Have not had that problem upstairs; but told it was closed.

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vipHoney
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Service was slow otherwise we were very pleased.

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Maggie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful experience. Sat outside, comfortable seating. Excellent service, excellent food. Great menu. I will return again and recommend to my foodie group!

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
199 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

From the perfectly crafted martinis to the extensive and appropriately priced wine list, exquisite service, superb entrees, what more could I ask for! Matisse will never disappoint.

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vipRoberto
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed the experience very much. The food was particularly outstanding and had vastly improved, said two of our party, from when they were last there a number of years ago. We will not hesitate to go back.

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vipCarky
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food outside on a balmy night - just perfect!

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vipfoodfans
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined here for about 20 years and it never disappoints in any way.

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JoanneZ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were sitting outside. The service was gracious and timely. The oysters were plump and delicious. Chicken schnitzel was moist. Merinque dessert always good.

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viputuathail
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

European atmosphere staffed by sophisticated, professional staff to prepare and present delicious food at a reasonable price. Perfect combination for a terrific value.

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Kiran
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing dining experience. Best service in DC, delicious food, beautiful ambience.

JB
vipJenBethesda
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always, our favorite restaurant in the DC area.

FAQs

Matisse does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Matisse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 244-5222.

Matisse is rated 4.7 stars by 1351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.