Full Bar, Notable Chef, Party Space, Prix Fixe Menus
$41 and more
Cash, Interac, Major Credit Cards
Getting There |
Bus 6, 24, 25
Cross Street |
Wed-Sun: from 5:30 p.m.
Sophisticated French Outpost
Tastefully colourful, fluid and expressive, the atmosphere at Matisse is much like the work of its namesake French artists, Henri Matisse. The small, sophisticated space at the foot of Yates Street features warm brick and yellow walls adored with a collection of Matisse prints. The tables are draped in long linens and the table settings are polished and formal. The service is superb at this French outpost, with a passionate chef who often steps out of the kitchen to welcome guests and a knowledgeable maitre d’, who expertly advises on menu choices and wine pairings. It’s no wonder Matisse has won a slew of awards, including a mention in the Zagat guide and a prestigious four stars from the Mobil Travel Guide.
Classic, Simple Cuisine
In true French tradition, Matisse keeps it simple and brings out the best in ingredients — local and organic whenever possible. Start your meal with an “amuse bouche” like chilled Quebec duck foie gras or escargot Bordelaise, before indulging in mains like slow-braised veal shank and over-roasted Fraser Valley duck. The prix-fix menu is always a good option and comes with a selection of perfectly paired wines from the cellar full of French and Californian varieties. Dessert is a must with traditional choice done right like crème brulée and chocolate truffles. With a motto of “food is art,” the presentation of the meals is truly impressive.
Stunning Setting for Special Events
If you’re planning a special event or dinner, Restaurant Matisse offers a unique alternative to hotel conference rooms and golf courses. The intimate, romantic setting is enhanced with attractive china, crystal and linens. Whether you’re entertaining a small or large group (up to 40 guests), from service to cuisine, Matisse will accommodate and impress your guests. The chef will work with you to design a tailored menu, including wine and champagne, to suit your taste and budget.