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Café Matisse In Rutherford Competes In DVlicious Outdoor Dining Contest

Café Matisse's secret garden is a Rutherford favorite.
Café Matisse's secret garden is a Rutherford favorite. Photo Credit: Yelp
Café Matisse's beautiful outdoor garden is, patrons say, the ideal spot for a romantic dinner, or lunch, for two.
Café Matisse's beautiful outdoor garden is, patrons say, the ideal spot for a romantic dinner, or lunch, for two. Photo Credit: Facebook
With all its trees, plants and lush flowers, Café Matisse's outdoor patio may make patrons think they're dining in Tuscany or Paris.
With all its trees, plants and lush flowers, Café Matisse's outdoor patio may make patrons think they're dining in Tuscany or Paris. Photo Credit: Facebook

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It’s hard to resist the summertime combo of sipping and noshing outdoors. All you need is some sun (or shade) and your choice of a secluded patio, sidewalk seating or a rooftop deck -- and someone else doing the cooking, cleaning and serving.

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What Restaurant Offers The Best Outdoor Dining In Bergen County?
Reader Results Voting Closed

What Restaurant Offers The Best Outdoor Dining In Bergen County?

  • Cafe Matisse, Rutherford
    14%
  • Le Jardin, Edgewater
    48%
  • Locale, Closter
    5%
  • Nellie's Place, Waldwick
    27%
  • Sofia's Mediterranean Grill, Hasbrouck Heights
    6%

You gave us five of your top Bergen County picks for our DVlicious "Best Outdoor Dining" contest, each of which has been highlighted this week. Read below for a brief profile, then vote.

Voting continues until 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 . You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Winners will receive a framed certificate along with the honor of having the most coveted alfresco table.

Café Matisse, Rutherford

Why It's Outdoor Worthy: The upscale café, although it's a new American cuisine and not a French restaurant, is aptly named after French painter and sculpture Henri Matisse, known for his use of color and fluidity of draftsmanship. Its Moroccan style décor and raspberry red walls carry the exotic vibe out into a secret garden filled with trees, flowers and other plantings. Patrons have described the downtown hideaway as lush, enchanting, romantic and thoroughly capable of making them feel like they’re dining in in high style somewhere in Europe.

Enjoy The View: 167 Park Ave.; (201) 935-2995; www.cafematisse.com /.

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