Nice Matin

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$31 to $50
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"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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4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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Hans
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My only complaint: Considering the corona-virus epidemic, I would have expected that the personnel would space diners out (there was plenty of space). Instead we were crammed together as if nothing was out of the ordinary, with plenty of space empty. An elderly gentleman (with a cough) was seated right next to us and this introduced some anxiety.

Hans Rutimann

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vipMichaelB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to breakfast and lunch spots. The food is so well prepared. I have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice-Matin is a beautiful restaurant with a warm and welcoming vibe. I have been here several times and it’s consistently good. The food is outstanding for its NYC prices. The pistou is divine, and the ratatouille is as good as my mom’s. The wait staff are friendly, and they service is low pressure and efficient. They offer a gluten-free menu and everybody understands how to accommodate a person with a food allergy. Once i tell them that I have celiac, they get it, and they offer GF substitutes whenever possible.

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tribecan
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was fine, pretty good, not amazing. But the wine list is huge and very interesting. Next time I shall explore that in more detail. I would say the wine list is the main attraction.

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vipNiceandreliable
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of the most reliable restaurants in the neighborhood. The food is always well executed and the service attentive . Great for for breakfast and an exceptional wine list for dinner.

KH
KathleenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday! The service was very good, the food ( I had the crab salad, was delicious , the ambience is very tasteful , the dessert with a candle was laden with rich chocolate.
It was a lovely lunch. We have had many meals at Nice Matin and we admire your restaurant. Good work!

BG
vipBrooklineGal
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lucky enough to be there mid week on a wine dinner night. So the vibe in the room was a bit more sophisticated than usual which was nice for a change. The food was a notch up and the sommelier took time with us despite our interest in ordering a half bottle of wine as we were opting to eat a la carte. Nice Matin is one of the longest standing and reliable local Spots on the UWS and this evening was a pleasure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , friendly and attentive

KE
vipKEVINF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. And they have changed their menu slightly - some new items.

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viprobb
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is always excellent, distinct, and consistent. Service is always friendly and attentive.

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vipjanetb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was beyond wonderful. and so was the maitresse, who remembered I couldn't eat salt and shared that information with the server. we felt very well taken care of.

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RobinT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and attentive staff, excellent food, reasonable prices

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vipjustintyme
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place with good food and wonderful service. The manager went out of his way to serve the wine and to be of service to answer questions. Nice Matin is a terrific choice on the west side. I would highly recommend it!

DM
DrMojo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have stayed at the Lucerne Hotel a few times and always look forward to eating dinner and brunch at the connected Nice Matin. Never disappointed with the food or sevice.

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AbigailB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service really could have been better. We had to keep flagging people down to refill water and coffee. No one brought us bread even though we could see other tables getting bread.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent experience. The service, the food and those peach Bellinis were terrific. I now understand why Nice Matin has been around for so long—it’s a great dining experience.

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vipnerowolfe
New England
69 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Pretty much a classic French bistro. The menu doesn't range much beyond that style, but the dishes are all well executed. The wine list is fabulous. There are relatively few inexpensive bottles, but if you are willing to get into the $80 to $150 range, the pickings are vast and the somelier very helpful.

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vipEpicuria
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I haven’t been here for almost a year after going frequently. Either it’s changed or I have because I liked it less than I expected to. Food was lackluster, service less than fully attentive though waiter was quick to problem solve when things were brought to his attention. Worst change is that the room was too loud for conversation to be comfortable.

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vipAMKo
New York Area
216 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect for lunch, perfect for dinner, even perfect for breakfast! Nice Matin has energy and great value, along with fine good and very good service. The menu constantly adds new and appetizing items, and the prix fixe is a real bargain.

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vipCiclismoItalia
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a joint birthday celebration. The service and food are exceptional! This is one of my favorite places. I had the prix fixe that started with a risotto with gorgonzola and roasted walnuts. It was so fragrant and light and perfectly cooked. That was followed up by a hangar steak a la Diane. They cooked the steak to a perfect rare for me and the cognac sauce over the mushrooms was divine.

SG
SandyG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I have had lunch there twice in 5 days. First lunch was 5 people. Service was terrible. We had to ask for everything: bread, butter, milk, etc. we could not get anyone’s attention. We have never had bad service there before.
The second lunch was a business lunch for 2. It was a repeat performance of 5 days before.
We have been eating there since it opened. For the first time I am thinking of not going back there.

JH
vipJasonH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

....one of our favorite restaurants......excellent food and service.....an outstanding wine list.......

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vipMerry
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything about Nice Matin was very good/ the noise level was a little high

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LYDIAG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.. great food and ambience.. a little noisy but that was okay..

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vipShelleyM
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the crisp Belgian waffle with fresh cream and berries. It was perfect. I was meeting a friend I’ve known for almost 50 years. We don’t see each other very often, so all we wanted to do was talk. The wait staff was very patient and still attentive. Coffee was yummy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the first time here... and after the meal we enjoyed the other night, it certainly will not be the last. With the attentive service from Oscar, and the help of the sommelier Carson (the wine list is extensive and includes some really nice half-bottles), the whole evening was a delightful experience. A fantastic steak frites and a delicious pasta with poached lobster, garlic, fresh tomatoes and herbs were the entrees we ordered and they were both perfectly prepared. It’s pricey, but not the priciest, given this is NYC, and we left feeling that it was a special evening and well worth the money. Highly recommended!

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vipelfink
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. My companion raves about his grilled chicken salad. I enjoyed my Nice burger. A wonderful place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch.

MD
vipMikeinDC
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Matan is my ‘go to’ place when I’m in NY and want to have a great, comfortable meal with friends and extended family. Food is great, the most fantastic wine list of almost any restaurant that I’ve been to (REALLY) and friendly, welcoming service. I love this place!

If you are a wine person, ask the sommelier for help exploring wine regions that you might not be familiar with. Tonight I asked for an alternate suggestion to the Vacqueras (Southern Rhône) wine we were drinking and he recommended a fantastic Spanish alternative at a lower price, That’s always been my experience here!

Couldn’t recommend Nice Matan more highly!

AJ
vipAJW56
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The smoked salmon was mealy and chewy-inedible. Very disappointed in my meal. My guest was not happy w her omelette either.

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LLLL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I will also no longer recommend you. As you now charge for gluten rolls, I will probably rarely come. This makes no sense and is unfair as you cover other expenses internally. This is an easy one.

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MarkG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. We enjoyed every bite from appetizer to dessert.

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vipPeruvian
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been at Nice Matin many times. Always good

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AGordon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice Matin is a terrific restaurant! I appreciate how excellence of t the food as well as the professionalism of the staff.

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AlexZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites and has been for years. Might be the most impressive wine list in the city.

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DougG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our go-to bistro for many years on the UWS. Highly recommended and the wine steward is renowned.

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AndrewV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omelette was delicious and quite abundant

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vipAlanT
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff & sommelier were expert & very helpful! We had a wonderful dinner!!!

JB
vipJB42
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Matin is one of my favorite places to eat, and our server, Michelle, was utterly delightful. Definitely, I will be back, and most definitely I would recommend.

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Annie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took advantage of Restaurant Week the day we came. The service, ambiance and, especially the food, was wonderful. We both had fish dishes, monkfish and cod, which were perfectly prepared. The entire dinner was delicious

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LeeR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The Restaurant Week menu was really interesting. I wish they offered some of these dishes on their regular menu. It's time for a change in the usual, usual....

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