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Madame Matisse

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3536 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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(323) 662-4862
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Best

Like the place quite a bit, nice corner with a nice and cozy atmosphere. :)

Worst

After my second visit, still horribly underwhelmed by this restaurant. Now I know that silverlake/echo park isn't known for their taste in food so, granted, butl after a cold, tas...

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/22/2014

I enjoy coming here for breakfast. Usually they have interesting French toast specials, and the chef's revenge (sort of an egg/cheese/bacon scramble with a few more things) is great. more

Great Breakfast 2/3/2011

Like the place quite a bit, nice corner with a nice and cozy atmosphere. :) more

Wonderful Brunch, Staff and Food! 1/8/2011

As a denizen of Silver Lake, I adore brunch runs to Madame Matisse's. They have a wonderful staff, great Benedicts and are dog-friendly at the outside tables - they even let me get chicken in a to go container for my adopted shelter doggies! They have service to their exterior tables, so you needn't worry about tying your pet up until you run in to order and get your food. Their regular menu has something for everyone, and their seasonal specials never fail to delight.\r \r Currently I am simply besotted with their Truffled Eggs Benedict - it is a special for now, but I can only hope it graduates to the regular menu. It makes my weekend to have a lazy morning walk to a pleasant destination, friendly staff, delicious fare, and an eye-opening espresso. I couldn't ask for more!\r \r more

Central to the Silverlake/Los Feliz breakfast scene. 6/16/2008

I like Madame Matisse, but agree sometimes it can be Miss. I haven't had any problems with cold dishes or bad coffee, but every now and then the food is kind of bland. However, I like the location, its convenient for me to meet friends that live on the other side of town there. The staff is friendly and the patrons patient given the tight quarters. Parking is the only continuous problem since this venue competes with other similar restaurants close by. I can say I like this place, and have no problem recommending it, but its not my favorite breakfast place in town. Pros: Good food, conveniently located. Cons: Bad parking kharma. more

Strike 2 4/21/2008

After my second visit, still horribly underwhelmed by this restaurant. Now I know that silverlake/echo park isn't known for their taste in food so, granted, butl after a cold, tasteless omelet and equally cold, over cooked potatoes...i went back AGAIN just to be fair. Guess what? The food was terrible again. Okay, terrible may be a bit harsh but my wife ordered the berry pancakes and another omelet. Both freaking tasteless, the pancake in particular (although pretty) was just completely bland. The case is officially closed on Matisse for us. If the ""taste"" of your food is your prime directive, see you at The Griddle or Marston's. Cons: Bad food on multiple visits more

Cute, cozy and sophisticated bistro 3/16/2008

I love Madame Matisse. There is only room for about 20 people to eat at any given time, but the food is so good, and the ambience so inviting, you won't notice that the restaurant is rather petite. The breakfast is always tasty and cooked right to order, and the coffee is yummy too. I asked my boyfriend what he'd say about this restaurant -- he is a man of few words -- all he said was ""GOOD!"" So that sums it up! more

Fulfilling breakfasts! 10/30/2006

We had dinner here one night and it was intimate and simple, and we could see the chef through a part of the window making our meal from scratch. At dinner it's light and satisfying bistro fare, but what I love this place for is their breakfasts. I always tend to judge a breakfast place by the quality of the potato side dishes - the house potatoes at Madame Matisse pass my test, which means they aren't mushy, overcooked, or worst of all - FROZEN. These puppies were sauteed and then baked and made of cut up REAL potatoes. My eggs benedict was excellent, and I could tell from the folk sititng next to us that the omlettes were pretty tasty too. Come for breakfast on a Saturday morning and then walk around the adjacent farmer's market. A lovely weekend morning! Pros: Perfect breakfasts Cons: Sunset Blvd. can be very loud! more

Yummy & Funky 7/28/2006

I absolutely adore Madame Matisse. The service is attentive and friendly, but not pawing.\r \r Their breakfast is slammin'. My favorite choice on their menu is the Spinach Salad which includes bamboo hearts, pumkin seeds, carrots, avocado, and lots of other yumminess I can't think of right now. It's all lightly doused with their house vinagrette. Frigging yummy!.\r \r I like that it's a small place on the funky end of Sunset. It makes the dining experience intimate. And, if there's a wait, it's well worth it. \r Pros: Imtimate. Good food. Human beings eat there. Reasonably priced. more

A Family Staple 3/27/2006

This is one of our favorite restaurants and well worth the Sunset traffic to get there at night. The duck breast with cranberry is so moist and the calimari is flavorful and always fork tender. Save room for the warm flourless chocolate cake! Though I fit a party of 7 in for my birthday, and everyone loved the food, I wouldn't recommend the squeeze and the 99 cent store is a needed diversion from the long wait. It provides unconditional good food and the staff is friendly and attentive. If you live in LA, you must discover this restaurant! Pros: Reasonably Priced, Fun Ambiance, Good Service Cons: Crowded, Long Wait more

BYOB + Classic French Food 10/25/2005

In contrast to all the reviews, I go here for dinner. They are open Thurs-Sat evenings. Sometimes there is a long wait, but it's because it's worth it! \r The menu used to have more variety (Sea Bass with Anise Confit got taken away last year), and it's not vegetarian friendly (at all), but the calimari steak is amazing and there are always daily specials. Best salads - beet apple salad and endive smoked salmon. \r The mashed potatos are really good, vegetables crisp, prices reasonable.\r \r (UPDATE - 8/19/06 - They are permanently closed for dinner now. Only open for breakfast and lunch. This is a tragedy. We loved that we could eat here, BYOB for less than $50 for 2 people. LA needs more places like this place was. We'll miss you Madame!) Pros: inexpensive, BYOB Cons: not veggie friendly, parking can be tight, tables close together more

Fantastic 10/4/2004

Madame Matisse has become my favorite breakfast joint in LA. The pancakes are the best I've ever had--light and fluffy. Not for the butter-phobic, though. They pile it on! I've ordered a few other things, from waffles to omelettes, and have always been pleased. But I keep coming back for the pancakes. Pros: Food, Great service Cons: , Tight seating more

My favorite brekkie place in LA!! 9/13/2004

Everything is uber-tasty, good quality, service is quick and exceptional and --no-attitude!!! They are actual nice people and not snooty actors trying out their ""method"" skills. Intimate atmosphere, great food, love it! Pros: Inexpensive, Varietal Menu, Good Food Cons: , Small more

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My favorite 6/6/2002

This is by far the BEST breakfast/brunch/lunch place in Silverlake. Amazing food & good service. Try the chicken sandwhich w/ the pesto & cheese or an omlette w/ goat cheese (the best quality goat cheese I've ever tasted). LOVE IT!! more

Great food, strange space 6/3/2002

Madame Matisse is Silver Lake's best breakfast. The French owner serves up letter-perfect country-style omelettes and a number of breakfast specialties with some cool jazz in the background. Seating is a little problematic: just four two-person tables inside, one uncomfortably close to the constantly open-and-shut door, another jammed up against the cash register counter. If you're at one of the two preferred middle table and a party of three or four comes in, the owner asks you to move, which means you shuffle to a bad table. There are also some single seats. Sitting outside is not quite what you'd want in Paris -- the sidewalk slants and Sunset Blvd. is really noisy. Service can be excellent or indifferent, and if you're outside it can be REAL tough to flag down the help. Prices are a little higher than other local haunts, and way high for the ambience. Pros: Awesome food Cons: Poor seating, Iffy help, Long waits more
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Editorial

  • Located a couple doors down from Millie’s, which is usually mobbed in comparison, this tiny neighborhood café is best known for its all-day breakfast. Inside, a few tables and stools perched in the...

  • 9/3/2009 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sat-Sun: 7:30am-3pm, Mon-Fri: 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    East LA, Silver Lake

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