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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "... 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
  • "Fabulous dinner! Great fish preparation with greens. Good bread and olive oil. Wonderful meal. Would highly recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We have dinned at Nice Matin and every time the food and service are outstanding."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "fabulous dining experience. service was phenominal and the food to die for. we loved it"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We were very pleased with dinner at Nice Matin. There were four of us and we had fish, ravioli, mussels and chicken. All were prepared well and presentations were excellent. The food was outstanding and the server, Evan, was very knowledgeable and efficient. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Excellent and I will definitely continue to go to Nice Matin"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We shared an arugula salad. I got the Friday night special--bouillabaisse, which was quite good and generous. Ane got the NY strip steak, which she said was very good but was in too much sauce."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Felt like I was back in Paris! Delicious food -- portabello carpacio (pardon the spelling) was superb. The steak frittes was a tasty and large strip with bernaise rather than the typical hanger or flank. The wine was a bit pricey ($47 half bottle) but truly delicious -- suggested by the astute and gracious sommelier. And the service (ask for the nice young lady who graduated from SUNY New Paultz) was friendly, professional and unrushed as we dined for 3 hours +. Will be back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "had a very nice experience dining here with an old friend.able to be flexible in order,timing..Pistou soup i remembered as excellent,only fair..the risotto was excellent,as was desert. the service was outstanding. got very noisy,almost unpleasantly, as evening progressedbut it was a rainy ,cold eve so no outside dining."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Food is always wonderful and service is considerate."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We love Nice Matin - it is consistently great (food, wine, atmosphere, service). I am celiac, and I love the gluten free menu with lots of options. This is our neighborhood "go to" restaurant. We also love that the kitchen stays open late at night (after shows & concerts), as we've never been turned down for a late dinner or snack."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had two awesome meals at Nice Matin while we were in NYC this past week. On our next visit to the city we will definitely return to this superb spot"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We really like Nice Matin and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is a very solid neighborhood restaurant with an excellent wine list that have a wide price range. Lots of good bottles between $30 and $75 but you can spend more if you insist!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Delicious food and fair prices, Nice Matin has never disappointed me. Especially love the outdoor seating space - one of the few places where one doesn't feel hemmed in by other diners."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went to Nice Matin with my son on Mother's Day. I've been there dozens of times and it's usually good. Not this night. The server disliked us on sight. She took forever and eye-rolls accompanied the answer to any question I asked. If I had to guess I'd say she wrongly assumed that single women are bad tippers. This turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy but only because the service sucked. My son ordered a burger plain and it came with sauce and cheese. A question about a menu item generated this response "people like it." The risotto was great, but, I had to return the mussels after the second one I ate was bad. The chocolate pots de creme that I used to lure my son is no more. Next visit only a glass of wine at the bar."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Overall I like this place a lot. The food is great and sitting outside with friends on a warm evening can't be beaten. That being said, I have eaten here several times and the service has been consistently been that "little bit slow and disorganized"--not so much that you get totally irritated and swear you won't come back, but it is noticeably slow. Not sure what the deal is--if they are trying to keep costs down and running each shift a little too lean (usually when I have been there it is fairly busy) and perhaps they need one or two more people or what. At any rate, if you are mentally prepared to wait for your menus, your drinks, your bread, etc everything else about the place is good. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I dined here early Saturday evening before a show. We were seated immediately then waited close to 10 minutes for a menu and another five for a drink to be offered. Surprising because the place was not at all busy! There was extensive though pricey wine list. The crab parfait appetizer was delicious. I ordered veal cutlets with roasted tomatoes. It was very tasty. The other two in our party had the sole with arugula salad and enjoyed theirs very much as well. We skipped dessert based on time constraints of our own. So, all I all The food was very good. The service was the type where about 4 different people waited on us. This wouldn't have been bad but no one ever even came to check that our meals were good. Surprising for such a place. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great menu good selection of items food is spot on not heavy dishes yet perfect portios an very good attentive service."
    Dined on 5/7/2014