Restaurants & Bars 4

Matisse Belmar Sunday brunch with an ocean view

Freeholdtwsp88 | Dec 29, 200710:01 AM

We went last week had a very nice meal, we had a reservation and were seated promptly, firs a few random remarks

what You'll find, shrimp salad, smoked mackerel, salmon, herring, roast beef, turkey, assorted cheeses and salads (including goat cheese), tomato salad... and that's just a little of what you'll find on the cold line! On the hot side you've got smoked pork,General Tso's chicken, meatballs, braised cabbage, red potatoes,BBQ beef, lamb.... well, you get the idea. There are enough vegetables on the buffet to keep vegetarians happy, and enough meat selections to satisfy even the biggest meat and potato man...ME

1. THE VIEW is amazing ocean waves crashing 20 yards from your table, just incredible for $24 each its very reasonable
2. nice jazz duo, but live music is really not my thing but i still tipped them, hey its the season
3. perfect eggs Benedict, my wife liked the French Toast alot
4. nice carving station of Turkey,Ham Roast Beef & and a great Texas smoked brisket
5 raw bar was oysters, loxes,clam on the half & snow crab all you want
6. a couple of great chicken dishes, fish,and bbq beef ribs that are made to order instead of the typical scooping your meal out of a buffet buckets, they bring you any item you ask for off the brunch menu
7. the service was attentive and the place was 60% full, We had a nice table along the window
8. the place is BYOB so we brought a nice bottle of champagne and enjoyed our meal with some bubbles
coffee was served with one of my favorite New Orleans breakfast treats - beignets, not as good as Cafe Du mond ...but it was a very nice touch

Next time we will bring a large group and camp out with some great wines all afternoon...lol

dessert bar was your typical mix of made on site cakes and some other smaller pastries that tasted like they were made elsewhere bakery items

We will return, it had my folks talking about the old days when the Sea Girt Yankee Clipper was our favorite brunch spot years ago...the view is even nicer than the clipper and the food was much better than I remember it being at the Yankee Clippier

final thought if you are looking for a great setting and magnificent views low key, no rush atmosphere this is the place for brunch. Matisse is a wonderful choice,But if you are looking for mounds of food served like your at the brunch at Short Hills Hilton you may wish to look elsewhere. We really enjoyed the food, the no rush atmosphere, the crashing waves on a budget! with before tip the total for 6 of us was $160.00 with tax

I am always looking for these smaller type brunches than the normal wedding leftovers served by most big hotel brunches. please post about other Monmouth county area brunches...does mcclonnes? in Sea Bright have a Sunday brunch ?

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