Nice Matin

4.4
2345 reviews
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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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Nice Matin is an upscale French spot with lunch, brunch and dinner.

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MS
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent and so was the service. As a couple we 'shared' the Valentine prix fixe and a single entree and had plenty of delicious choices. Quite a nice evening with another couple. The only exception was the LOUD noise level making conversation difficult at time.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding evening at this restaurant. Took my wife out for Valentine's day it was better than expected. Had the prefixed menu, the food was so savory even the dessert parfait was beyond my expectations. Service was polite and attentive didn't have to wait too long either. Only thing was the drinks were tasty but a little weak and portions to small. Really had no complaints though. My card gave me some trouble but we worked through that. Altogether it was a wonderful evening thanks to Nice Matin.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very familiar with this res. The steak frites was greatly improved! Not the usual fried shoe leather that is served as NY strip but a nice steak and flavorful prep. Frites excellent as usual

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EM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a gluten free menu which always is a very comforting guide to the likelihood of a safe meal. In fact the omelet I order in a tomato sauce was delicious. We were uncrushed and lingered before and after the food. Very hospitable place.

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FM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Going at an off hour was much more quiet and enjoyable with friends.

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r
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite upper west side restaurants . They have a slightly new menu and I was very happy with my new choice, crispy salmon.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal & service

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was just great and service too

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great drinks took a while but food great

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We participated in the NYC Restaurant Week so we ordered from a set menu. I can't remember the french dish but will provide descriptions. So for our appetizers my wife and I ordered fried cauliflowers and a tomato based soup with bread. My wife loved hers but my soup tasted "fishy". I even said it was an acquired taste to be polite. Our entrees were braised duck leg with beans and I had breaded pork similar to tonkatsu in slices with sweet potato puree or squash puree and brocollini. My wife was not thrilled but I liked mine. It was nothing extraordinary about the taste. For our deserts, we got chocolate mousse and ofcourse a giant profiterole. I loved mine and my wife felt the same way with hers. Nothing can go wrong with chocolates. For drinks, we had a bottle of Pellegrino, an esspresso and a glass of Rosé for me. Our host,Caitlyn, was very charming! She served as well. Those other personnel who provided service were very friendly. Our bill amounted to $119+tax and tip. We said it's a date we splurge once in a whike and it's good. What isn't is the rush to go home in Jersey to use the loo because we experienced tummy ache half an hour into our train ride! in the way home! It's good we parkes at PATH JSQ and managed to do our business on time but it was not funny as we too were back to the loo twice in a row and slept with slighr tummy ache that night! Good thing, it's the weekend next day! What did you guys served?
It was a weird experience.
We did love the ambience and the servers.

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MD
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French Bistro on UWS!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was lovely. Food was great. Waiter was pleasant, helpful and didn’t rush us. The only downside to my first meal here is that the restaurant is NOISY!!!! Now I know why my friends who have been there before don’t like to go with older friends!!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the recipes - special!!!

don;t have time for more

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MS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The breakfast offerings were varied and the choice we picked was delicious. The staff was courteous and attentive. The service was on time.
Keep up the excellent service.

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O
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with attentive service, food quality & selection excellent, prices comparable for the area, decor comfortable, seating fine, not crowded. Was pretty full, but sat us on time for our reservation. Entrees were well presented, cooked properly, met all expectations! Will return in the future.

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DD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just what we needed — old friends catching up over a friend’s death — and the restaurant heeded my request and gave us a quiet table. Food good as always, and great menu choices.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wine. It is very difficult to choose what to eat, as it all appeals. Our group of three shared perfectly cooked mussels, an arrugala salad, tuna tartare, and a special burger, not to mention the best French fries ever! The wait staff was attentive.

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EA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant week menu on line was different than actual menu in restaurant. Disappointed. Duck was very fatty. All other food/drink was delicious. Service was good

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice wine list, pleasant lighting and sound level. Vegan and GF options. Enjoyed dinner pre Lincoln Center.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Steaks for pre theater were not good cuts, and were super rare even though one of us ordered medium. I was surprised as usually the food is so good.

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E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were there early so it was quiet. When it fills up, very noisy.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food but pretty noisy, probably due to the two tables nearby where the men were drinking too much and laughing and talking too loudly. I love this place and will be back, probably in the next week or two.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my go to lunch spot! Always welcoming, nice vibe , good food , good service and fun!

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SB
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed an excellent meal at bargain pre-theater pricing (only available between 5-6 PM). Overall the food was very good. Highly recommend the hamburger. You will not be disappointed.

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere were all fabulous. We loved this place and will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for restaurant week. Prices were good but the food was just OK. Nothing really special.

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W
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A friendly neighborhood spot. We enjoyed the bouillabaisse though a few more croutons with rouille would have been welcome.

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R
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chic french bistro frequented by locals. Great food and service

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute you arrive, you ar treated with such manners and proper etiquette. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The food is delicious & well prepared-a foodies delight. By far the best restaurant during restaurant week

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CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for restaurant week. Nothing but great service and amazing food to match! I had the gnochetti which was really good and cheesy. The branzino was cooked perfectly and the parsnip puree it comes with was buttery goodness. The bread pudding dessert was awesome!

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice people, nice food, nice ambiance, will be back

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T
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warmly, professionally greeted, excellent service. Great menu. Terrific wine list. A gem!

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OT
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent. Service gets 5 stars.

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A
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice matin is our favorite restaurant in New York. We discovered it in an ad in the program for the Metropolitan Opera, and have been enchanted every time we've dined here. Wonderful, classic, imaginative French food with frequent Moroccan additions, and luscious vegetarian specials. The service is impeccable, the staff is friendly and charming without being obtrusive. The wine list is sublime, and the deserts are delectable.

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1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb fish and the Burgundy we selected was outstanding!!!!

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food choices are very interesting and well prepared. The portions are a bit small but the prices are reasonable. The wait staff is attentive.

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PX
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely time. Good food. Tables with space in between. Enjoyable.

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and amazing service. My dinner-mate has Celiac disease and needs to eat gluten free. Nice Matin has an amazing gluten free menu and was able to accommodate them easily. It's a really great spot with great food and a nicely attentive staff that let us linger for hours. I highly recommend this place.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love eating here- great casual restaurant

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S
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

although the service and food were excellent and the location ideal for us, it was difficult to have a private conversation because the tables are so close to each other. I had made a reservation and upon arriving at the restaurant, had asked for a quiet table. We were placed at a table right next to a young family and although the youngster was well behaved, we certainly did not have the privacy we needed. Would I eat there again? Yes, but not at a time when I had something important to discuss.

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