Nice Matin
Nice Matin

Nice Matin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nicematinnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 873-6423
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Andy D'Amico
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 79th Street
  • Public Transit: 1,9 tr79th and Broadway.ain to
  • Parking: No
A word from Nice Matin
"Nice Matin, named after the largest daily newspaper in the South of France, gives the Upper West Side a splash of Provençal sunshine and a heady introduction to the cuisine of Nice, home of the pissaladière, pan bagnat and, if we are to believe the menu, a whopping big burger topped with comté cheese, smeared with aioli and served with a heap of rosemary-flecked fries. It's the best thing to happen to a hamburger since Daniel Boulud worked foie gras and short ribs into an all-beef patty. The pleasure is all on the plate, and it carries right through to the desserts.", William Grimes - NY Times.
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Nice Matin reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (89)fit for foodies (65)notable wine list (52)great for lunch (47)great for outdoor dining (46)great for brunch (36)special occasion (26)romantic (23)good for groups (20)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (12)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Brought friends from out of town to dinner to Nice Matin, a restaurant we love for its food and staff. Expectations were met on the great food and surpassed by a most professional and attentive wait staff and management. Will continue our love affair with this UWS gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Upper West French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    At the last minute we booked Nice Matin through Open Table. We had been there for perhaps ten years (or more). What a great pick. Food was excellent; service was great. We had wines by the glass and our server offered an excellnt choice. We highly recommend Nice Matin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great, attentive service, very good food; VERY noisy, but I guess that's the trend now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and excellent gluten-free options, too!
    Marauder19
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Took my fiance out to dinner here. Chose it because of its ample gluten-free menu and was not disappointed. They even had gluten-free dinner rolls, which is rare for dining out. The food was excellent, the wait staff very professional and courteous, and it was a wonderful dining experience. We also had a time constraint and our waiter was very accommodating. Will definitely go back! (The Fall Risotto and Hangar steaks were amazing!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff!
    mark
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Good food and lovely decor at this neighborhood gem. The friendly, professional staff made our evening with friends even better. Highly recommended. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening
    yankeegrl99
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was amazing. Had the escargot for the appetizer. I had the mussels for my main and my boyfriend had the duck a l'orange (Saturday night special). For dessert, I had the Creme Brule and my boyfriend had the gelato. I can honestly say that each item for our meal was the best we had ever had. Usually when we have a night of theatre, my boyfriend and I search for restaurants because we like to try new things. However, the next time we have a show at the Beacon, we won't look any further than Nice Matin for reservations. Between the ambience, service and food, we found a permanent restaurant to dine at. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • “Nice Evening in Nice Matin”
    SharonBVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Arrived in NYC and took a pedicab to Lucerne Hotel. Had been told of the lovely little French bistro in the Lucerne by a friend. I was not disappointed. The tuna tartare was delicious and the hanger steak perfectly prepped. When I told them I was gluten intolerant, they surprised me with a warm gluten free roll. A second dinner also did not disappoint. I had the tuna tartare (again!) and an artistic prep of Bronzino, also delicious. Since I'm staying at the hotel, breakfasts are convenient and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KimballVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The five napkin burger is no longer offered. This was a main reason for choosing this venue. The prime burger offered was okay; nothing special. The roll was bland, the sauce lacked flavor. The risotto was very tasty. The restaurant is very "tight" in that the tables are VERY close together. Every time someone walked by, our table got bumped.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never lets you down
    Goddessia
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We love Nice-Matin. It's like a gourmet restaurant at half the price. Wonderful food and an unusual menu you don't see everywhere and a superb wait staff. The ambience is terrific and it's in a great neighborhood so it's a great spot for lunch or dinner while doing other things. We have never been disappointed when we've dined here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies Lunch
    Westy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great place for lunch: spacious, not noisy, very good food selection and outside eating in good weather.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy.
    madison
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Much too noisy at lunch. Could hardly hear what my companion was saying. Staff was nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Travelers
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    A wonderful meal with a friend turned into a perfectly fabulous dining experience. We stumbled onto the Choucourterie festival and had seafood chocouterie which was truly divine. Nice Matin is a neighborhood gem of a restaurant for me but I cannot recall a meal that I've experienced in recent years that was so terrific! Wonderful half bottle of German wine to boot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty!
    Garyo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed our meals, all dishes were flavorful and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fish bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The service and atmosphere are all good. We ordered the sole milanese which was a big mistake. A 2 inch by 6 inch rectangle like a fish stick from a box. Salad above, which infused the salad with fish stick flavor and heat. Did not want to ruin the evening by sending it back. we will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • West Side Gem
    irene27
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Going to Nice Martin is always special. Overall there is a vitality and excitement there that enhances the food. It's just a fun, festive place all the time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Upper West Side Restaurant
    razfineVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We ate here while vacationing in NYC. We both had the prix fixe meal for $38 which was quite a bargain. Both the chicken and the steak were delicious. The service was excellent and our server was very friendly. If you like wine, this is the place to go. They have an excellent wine list and a sommelier to help you choose what you want. If you want a nice French restaurant on the Upper West Side, go to Nice Matin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great late summer outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Met friends from California and had a great 3 hour dinner (many bottles of wine). Food was very good, service was even better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very NICE!
    gatorjl
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Onion pizza a must + with anchovy. No cheese!Mussels divine and fig dessert was OMG.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Meal, Wonderful Service
    brig123VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Nice Matin is a consistently terrific restaurant with terrific, high-level service. Food is always terrific -- the Tuscan chicken cooked under a brick is a favorite as is the steak au poivre. On our last visit, the staff expressly went out of their way: my fiance left his credit card on the table. We had walked about two blocks when his cell phone rang. They had actually looked up his name in their previous reservations (this reservation was in my name) and phoned to say that he had left his card.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Reliably wonderful, I can count on Nice Matin for a great dining experience that is classy but also casual, and is it is well-located, easy to find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Super
    Bill
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Nice Matin never disappoints. Lunch the other day was delightful and delicious, and the friendly atmosphere (and exceptional waitstaff) allow for extra pleasure because two diners can actually hear each other talk, a rare experience in any New York restaurant. I will continue to come back to Nice Matin and will direct my friends to its door.--Bill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a pleasure!!
    DenLanNYC
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    First time I had the opportunity to dine at this fine establishment. Everything was excellent, from have to move my reservation as I was running a little late up to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice is always NICE...
    boyartist
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Nice Matin is always a pleasure. I've had one lunch and two dinners there this month. The food is excellent, the atmosphere delightful, and the staff do a terrific job of making you feel special. It's always good to have a restaurant that you can bring guests to, and know that they will most likely have a grand experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing wines..
    Darburro
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I booked this restaurant based on an article in The Wine Spectator where they rated it as one of the top wine lists in the USA. They certainly did not disappoint. It was extensive, and what I liked most about it, they had wines in every price range. We had a 1989 Pommerol and it was delicious. It was reasonably priced at $ 150.00. We also had a lovely bottle of Rose Champagne for under $ 90.00. The waiter was very helpful in suggesting apps. that went with the bubbly and mains that went with the Pommerol. He did a wonderful job. We sat outside and watched the world go by. The food was very good, the ambiance was wonderful. Sean, the sommelier was a wonderful young man, far from being stuffy, he was very approachable. I will come back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Bill
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We sat outside. Great fun. They need to replace the chairs with standard French cafe chairs. Very uncomfortable because the backs are sloped too much. Great food. Outstanding waitress. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KiskutyaVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food overcooked and dry. Service poor. Had to wait for 30 mins. for dessert. No explanation. Finally came and was given of to us free of charge. One plus in our favor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect day
    saddeclineVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We sat by an open full length window on a perfect early fall day. The food was very good. The setting was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Consistent and fun
    Ruth
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Fun atmosphere with consistently good food. Spacious and comfortable outdoor space for people-watching while you eat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively, tasty, and good location
    Cook4me
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Fabulous location and great place overall. But at breakfast they were out of bagels!!! Imagine that in NYC! At dinner my medium well hamburger was totally rare. They would have recooked it but it was actually very tasty, if rather rare for me. And I was hungry. I love the place but these things happen. Still it's good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy and fun
    swivyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great service, very good food, ample portions. It is always a pleasure to dine at Nice Matin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    MikeinDCVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    With a spectacular wine list that has 2,500 selections! Ask for help from the wonderful sommelier who will gladly suggest alternative wines at a better value than something you might have been considering. Food is fantastic and a tremendous value for NY, especially their price fixe dinner menu. I come up from DC at least once a month and make my way to Nice Matan at least 6 times a year as I love the warm, welcoming setting, the appropriately-available and knowledgeable staff and great value.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SabrinaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was exceptional The food great. We would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful Mediterranean Bistro!!
    BruceMAC
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    NICE MATIN is a wonderful Mediterranean Bistro on the Upper West Side. It was the "Right" spot for our family (1/2 from Boston & 1/2 from Graz Austria) to gather in NYC! The Grilled Tuna Nicoise was Fantastique!!! We were told that Avi's Wine list was its own NYC attraction & we must say Ausgezeichnet!!! Merci Beaucoup for a Wonderful Evening in the "Big Apple"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food amazing service
    Cr450VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We went for lunch last week and really liked the place. The whole team made us feel comfortable, our waitress B was outstanding and we had a nice chat with a manager . Food was nice and fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite breakfast place!
    DaleDine
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Good and varied menu items for breakfast, lovely ambiance and good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worldtravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Nice Matin is the perfect spot to dine alfresco and enjoy delicious food. The prices are fair for the food delivered and the service is good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Matin...VERY NICE!!!
    Wendy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Three of us were celebrating the birthday of two of us. We had a wonderful dinner; the staff was friendly, courteous, and accommodating. One amusing thing happened when 2 waiters brought out dessert with a candle in each of the 2 birthday celebrants' cakes, they did so in silence. (I would have at least expected a "Happy Birthday to You...". Oh, well.) My escargots as appetizer were delicious, and my main course - the daily special, brook trout - was also extraordinary. You don't need an occasion or a reason to dine here, but having one made the evening even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem
    tennisdiva
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The restaurant is very welcoming and beautifully decorated. Our waitress was very patient, polite and gave us excellent appetizer and entrée suggestions. We will definitely return to this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    SteveS92VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I went to Nice Matin for a dinner before theater. The staff was perfectly nice, but service was very slow and our food arrived half-cold. I'm sure they'd have fixed it if we complained, but we were in a hurry and didn't have time to wait for a re-do. We probably won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful time
    LuvUWS
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Welcoming atmosphere, beautifully plated, fresh ingredients,courteous staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate