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Nice Matin
Nice Matin

Nice Matin Details

  • 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: French, Mediterranean
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very friendly staff, but the noiselevel was way too high; conversation required shouting. Beef was tasty but tough. Disappointing visit."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Excellent food and wine with a very attentive, yet unobtrusive, wait staff. Very bright lights could be a bit dimmer to improve the ambiance."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This is a well-lit pleasant restaurant with courtesy but not fussy service. Food is fine and cooked the way you request it."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • ".................inside noise level - ridiculous (like many restaurants in NY Today......ENERGETIC??? no, just too NOISY to have a conversation. We ate outside and endured the heat/humidity so we could have a conversation over the sound of the trucks rolling up Amsterdam Avenue....easier than trying to talk inside. The food was as usual, delicious. Service was good."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "nice matin is always enjoyable the fish is consistently delicious i enjoy the steak friites excellent service very accommodating"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We came because the restaurant received a grand award of excellence from Wine Spectator magazine and were very pleased with our experience. Great food and the sommelier was very helpful and gracious. A wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Coincidentally I ate here two times in three weeks. On both occasions the food was good but not good enough to overlook the awful service. The delays the first time -- 30 minutes to deliver 2 glasses of wine? could have been a fluke. Alas, the second visit was even worse -- ninety minutes to deliver the main course? Plus other requests -- 2 plates to share a salad specified as being shared when ordered, fresh napkins -- were never delivered."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food is amazing, the best wine list, and unmatched service. Every trip to Nice Matin is a great experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Amazing wine list, ghastly food. There's no chain restaurant equivalent for French Food, but think Olive Garden quality."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I come to Nice Matin, frequently, and never have I been disappointed. The food excellent and the service: perfection!!! A great and friendly place, which I continue to adore."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Happen to the see the recent award by Wine Spectator for their wine list and it turned out the restaurant was right around the corner from where my wife and I were staying. Sat outside along 79th street on a beautiful evening. Very nice service. Our apps were exceptional, escargot and tuna tartare. My veal was delicious as was my wife's mussels. We made a mistake with our wine order and would have benefited by asking for some assistance. Would return on future visits."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This is a beautiful restaurant that forgoes the trend of squeezing in tables everywhere. The spacious seating area is enhanced by beautiful wall paper and friendly servers. Great service. And, the food was innovative, well prepared and delicious."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood gem. It can get loud inside, but other wise perfect in every way. The food is always great and interesting. The wine list is extensive and fits all budgets. The waiters know the menu and the wine. Eat here and eat here often."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We found the restaurant to be a fine combination of tastes with a French theme and undertones. Would absolutely return."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Always dependable for French bistro fare, Nice Matin was my choice for my friend's birthday lunch. We both had salads, which were tasty and interesting: She chose a vegan one and I had one served over a chicken paillard."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We were running late and they allowed us to move our reservations back. Then because we were in a rush to see a show, they got us our food in 15 minutes! Food was great and services excellent. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Always a good meal at Nice Matin. We had the tuna, a salad and the burger. Excellent."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "As usual the food, beverage and service keep us coming back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Attended an event that featured 50 restaurants from the UWS. this was one of them and on the basis of the samples they handed out we invited foodie Friends to join us. Three if us had fish: two spiced salmon and one cod. All we very good. The fourth order was for duck. Looked perfectly cooked. Very good wine options at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We both had a lovely meal and a very good time. I would suggest, though, that a few more vegan or vegetarian meals be added to the menu. It would help."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Reception staff is welcoming and tries to meet your table requests from OpenTable. For decades food, wine, and more recently beer, have been very good. Service continues to be helpful and efficient. Most recently enjoyed escargot, crab parfait with rice cakes, really good chocolate and coffee gelato and raspberry sorbet. I never have had a poor experience for any meal at Nice Matin. Daily specials are always good."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "New York's version of a a French cafe. Pleasant, soothing atmosphere, great french style food, very good srvice...what mre can you ask for at a romantic lunch for two."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "... but missed the Pasta Forte which is no longer on the menu. : ("
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nice Matin never disappoints; it constantly raises its standards and it is always a welcome opportunity to dine there. Better than courteous service, Schuyler was a great waiter. Sometimes the noise level inside is too much. I always recommend it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Nice Matin is consistent and reliable. It's particularly nice at lunch because there's so much light. If it's not too hot, sitting outside is pleasant. There is nothing earth-shaking about the food, you'd never come here unless you were in the general neighborhood, but it's solidly good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We eat at Nice Matin on each trip to NYC and it has never disappointed. We have also recommended to others on their trips to NYC. Excellent food and wine. We will return during our next trip for the US Open."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Had a perfect outside table & then it started to drizzle - host found us seating inside before we even asked - great staff & good food..."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My daughter eats gluten free and this restaurant has a fine gluten free menu with nice ambience and good service."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Fabulous dinner! Great fish preparation with greens. Good bread and olive oil. Wonderful meal. Would highly recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have dinned at Nice Matin and every time the food and service are outstanding."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It was my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Then it went down hill and I stopped going. Decide to try again staying away almost a year. It has greatly improved."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The din was so loud on a Thursday night that we had to shout to talk to other people at the table."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Friends were visiting from Florida and asked me to make a reservation at "that French Restaurant we ate at last year." I made the mistake of booking at my local for 20 years which was which was 9 blocks away. It was too noisy for my friends and I realized we were in the wrong place! I got a reservation at Nice Matin and we walked back up to 79th. What a joy! It was Tapa's Tuesday! We order 7 different small plates. My favorites were the Duck Confit Quesedilla, chicken taco's and the warm crap cocktail. The Lamb was also wonderful. We also enjoyed a lovely Rose from Provence. Service a bit slow, the staff could not have been nicer. Looking forward to my next visit and it will likely be a Tapas Tuesday."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "always reliable, great choice in the neighborhood, my go-to lunch restaurant"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I'm never disappointed when I eat at Nice Matin, (Dinner, lunch or brunch). Food is always cooked to perfection, great presentation, selections and service. My husband had the chicken, prefix meal, which came with the mussels (always a good choice). Chicken is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. I had the cod with vert, my son had the duck and his girlfriend had the lamb. Everyone of us raved about our selection. The creme brûlée is amazing, love the berries over it. Can't wait to be back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food here is always good -- such a pleasure to know you will get a good meal on the upper westside! Love their fish dishes! Service is pleasant, noise a little too loud, but the atmosphere generally nice. We always enjoy our dinners here."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "fabulous dining experience. service was phenominal and the food to die for. we loved it"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food is just so, so, but love the atmosphere, especially when it is nice out and all the doors are open. Even though they couldn't find our Open Table reservation, they were able to get us a table by the doors. We do not like to be out on the sidewalk, so this table was perfect. Salads good although a bit too small. Steak and veal were overcooked. Wine suggestion was great! "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Our waitress was amazingly personable and attentive (without hovering. I hate that). She was also extremely knowledgeable about the menu and quick to make recommendations when asked. Frankly, she made such a busy job look effortless. We were very impressed!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Nice Matin is one of the treasures of the Upper West Side. The food is incredibly good, beautifully prepared, and the wines are scrumptious. I've been there with dates, with groups, and have never known it to fail. In fact, the word "fail" shouldn't even be in this review! It would be wonderful if it were a little less pricey to go to Nice Matin, but the care taken with the service, the food, and the ambience are well worth the price tag. I hope to dine at Nice Matin frequently in the coming years."
    Dined on 6/2/2014