Nice Matin

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$31 to $50
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French
"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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New York Area
75 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely dinner with friends. As requested we were seated at a quiet table and received very good service. Wide variety of food choices and it was a very good experience.

E
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waiter had a real attitude.
Food was delicious. Always is

AB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was inadequate - slow and unresponsive

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the place but it is too loud to have more than 2 people and comfortably. 4 is possible though difficult and any more you have to sit outside..

k
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service is always excellent. The menu has improved with the new chef - more variety and some good additions. The wine list is terrific and gently priced. The sommeliers are a huge asset - keep up the great work!

S
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood gem close to the Beacon Theatre! The ambiance, food and service are excellent. Great value for the money spent.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, loved the chicken pate mousse, steak Diane, halibut and warm chocolate cake.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Always look forward to going there and enjoying a great meal. By far the best Fries ever ate anywhere.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Sommelier was fantastic. The ambiance is lovely. The food was average.

m
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We chose this spot because they serve a late brunch and merge into a small plates/ bar bites which was perfect for the various preferences of our group. The menu is smaller, but had what we wanted. Food is above average, but I did have to send my burger back to be done properly. The service was the downfall. Although friendly, they were incredibly slow—particularly the drinks. We we’re almost finished with our first course before drinks arrived. And then took about 20 minutes for second round to arrive after ordered. Atmosphere is nothing special.

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always reliable - service is attentive, food is uniformly high quality and wine list exceptional. A go to for any night of the week.

JW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was just delicious. Took a friend there for her birthday dinner. This place came recommended by a friend who spends every three months in France. I had the prix-fixe menu so that I could share the appetizer and dessert. The risotto and the lobster forte were to die for! Lovely flourless chocolate cake for dessert, as well.

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food, drinks and ambiance.

GG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhoods staple. We’ve been coming here for years and appreciate the great staff and good selection of wines. It’s a very pretty restaurant with an attractive bar. Offers cafe style outdoor seating during the warm months of the year. We greatly enjoy the cheese platter, the arugula salad and the Ravioli Niisardi; our favorite!

E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine list

LP
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service slow. Hanger steak tough

LZ
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is nice as usual. But the only problem I met this time is that, the steak is not warm when it was served.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food just ok
Noisy
Good service

m
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The menu is very appealing and the food is very good. The staff put up with my party of five, including many special requests, and were both friendly and professional. I will be back!

s
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whenever I visit nyc I always go to Nice Matin at least twice during the week. The wine list is extensive and varied and the food fabulous!

W
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Main Dishes were ok, the appitizers we ordered were terrible. bad choices

NG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best lamb ragu with pasta I have ever had!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal.

SM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The duck was a little more fatty than I would have liked and it was very hard to cut. I’ve been there many times and the food and ambiance is overall very good.

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience1

I ordered Skakshuka. What I got was a bland dish if eggs poached in a bland tomato sauce. Shakshuka is ALWAYS spicy and is ALWAYS served with pita. Inform you chef.
Additionally, I had specifically asked for a quiet table. I and my companioznswere seated at a NOISY table right in the middle of the floor. Disappointing, to say the least.
Also, consider putting a bread BASKET on the table instead of doling out a single slice of bread per person. Additionally, who on Earth puts a blob of butter into a dish of olive oil??? Butter is butter and olive oil is olive oil; why would you put them together??

UC
San Francisco
182 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I mistakenly wrote about our breakfast experience in the wrong review, so now I'm writing about our dinners at Nice Matin. Staying at the Lucerne Hotel next door, we ate here frequently and were always pleased with the dinner experience. There were enough entrees to please everyone in our party, and the service was friendly and attentive. We especially liked the salmon, chicken and rabbit, as well as several of the salads. The soup and appetizers did not turn out as well, but were OK. And the chocolate mousse was everyone's favorite dessert here.

UC
San Francisco
183 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We stayed at the Lucerne Hotel and had breakfast here 4 mornings. Three of those four experiences were very good, with good food and service. The other breakfast experience was marred by a sullen and neglectful waiter, who forgot part of our order, did not refill coffee or water, and generally ignored us. Fortunately he was not there the next three days. Our favorites were the oatmeal (with fruit & yogurt) and the delicious scrambled eggs with lox, and a dollop of creme fraiche sprinkled with chives.

ML
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful meal at Nice Matin. The food is truly delicious and, as always, service exceptional.

JP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely early dinner here outside before heading to the Beacon Theatre. The waiter knew we didn’t have a lot of time and served us promptly. The food and wine were very nice. Would definitely go back.

s
New York Area
263 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Sunday brunch was very mediocre and the service is very poor

r
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love your mules frites!. Too bad we were seated next to someone who didn't have an "indoor voice."
Ill be back though.

P
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Burger ordered rare but served well done.

G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy to have found this neighborhood gem!
Food and service were excellent!
Staff is extremely accommodating!
We will return!

MM
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on our way to Central Park for an outdoor event. I had been there a few days before and had something to eat eat that was not good. We decided to eat before the event and this was nearby. The food was delicious! I rarely ever go out for brunch and I enjoyed this SO much. So did my friend. The wine was very good quality as well. We actually stopped back at the restaurant for a night cap on our way home from Central Park. The bartender was very nice. We told him it was the second time we had been there in one day. He got a kick out of hearing that! I highly recommend this place for classical French food. I will definitely go back there when I am in the area. It was outstanding.

DD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always elegant and charming, Nice Matin is my most favorite UWS cafe/restaurant

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Did not have signature dish( mussels)

SS
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just the place to have brunch on a Sunday afternoon. I could not finish my omelette! Nice atmosphere..

Z
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had the ravioli nissardi - the braised beef with the two sauces. Yummy. The chicken paillard was heavy with char from the grille, and had too many onions in it. Service was fine.

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service always consistently good!

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Unusual experience ordering steak . Overcooked twice . Never happened before even once in 15 years of patronage. I think the waitress was not listening