Nice Matin

4.4
2494 reviews
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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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Nice Matin is an upscale French spot with lunch, brunch and dinner.

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great consistent place for dinner. Love the outdoor dining

AL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is always very good and just the right proportion for a healthy lunch. We eat here and at French Roast quite often.

LT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good; our entrees were excellent, although it is a limited menu. The quality of the appetizers was less consistent. The drinks, particularly wines, are very overpriced. Service was excellent, and if the weather is good, the outdoor seating is very pleasant.

V
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible food, actually made me feel sick, no butter for toast awful waiter

DW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a guest of the hotel next door we experienced breakfast several mornings. The service was very good and the ambience was perfect. We also had after dinner drinks two times and everything was very nice. As it was also restaurant week we also had a tasty dinner at a very nice price. Thank you to this restaurant for a very enjoyable evening.

l
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I usually find the food at Nice Matin to be excellent but it fell down this time. Two of us had the lamb special and it was more grizzle and fat than edible meat. First time I ever walked out of this restaurant dissatisfied.

SK
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been going here for nearly 20 years but never tire of the combination of genuinely authentic Mediterranean cuisine filtered through a French sensibility and the best wine list in NYC. There are a handful of other first tier wine lists such as at 21 or Daniel but nothing approaching the special value here. Beautifully aged gems exist for less than price at wine store if they could be found. Beverage director Avram is an industry legend who has mentored sons at prestige locations all over city and he always has a spot on recommendation. My view is nobody has better Burgundy, Bordeaux or Rhône choices!

i
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Consistently good. Always enjoy being there. Please offer more selections

E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wine list especially for older Burgundies

WS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious salmon entree and chocolate dessert to die for. Also extremely pleasant baritone Happy Birthday on request

r
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A bit squeezed for 7 people and a bigger table extension with 2 top could have helped. Food and service always good.

BA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had yet another excellent meal at Nice Matin! Service was accommodating and flexible and allowed us to talk for a while without rushing the food. The quality of the food was excellent - as usual. Look forward to the next time...

AM
New York Area
196 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top-notch. Interesting food with new combinations (beet tonnato anyone? Olive-crusted salmon?) added to the regular bistro fare (escargots, pissaladière, pistou, steak-frites) — always excellent, and excellent value too. Amazing wine list, and very good sommeliers to help you out (Carson is terrific). They serve till at least 11.

SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

My salmon dish was served lukewarm, my wife's scallops were not served hot either, and the scallops were not well prepared; they were soft (likely over cooked ).

PF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To be fair, Nice Matin is one of our favorite restaurants, partially due to the menu but most certainly due to the staff - the welcome is genuine and the Ravioli Basarda exquisite.

b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , ambienace and staff, easy to make reservation .

V
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been there several times before, and it used to be fine, but this time it was really great, making me wonder if they got a new chef. While the space is a little tight, the room temperature a bit warm, and the noise level a bit loud (but really not too loud), it was all appropriate for a French bistro. Perhaps we were luckier than average, but the service was perfect, including from the sommelier. The food really shined. I had the tuna tartare and the roasted chicken, which were both sophisticated and delicious, and cooked just right (well, at least for the chicken). And good portion sizes. I’m told the burger was really good too. And the fries were great. Though I thought the chocolate cake was a bit disappointing. One difficulty was that the wine list is WAY too long, making it difficult to sort through - I wish they had a Cliff Notes version. But we ended up with a great Cote du Rhône. As it’s not the most expensive restaurant around, it’s a very good value. Highly recommended. I can’t wait for the building’s scaffolding to be gone to enjoy the outdoor seating!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was outstanding.

P
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I love Nice Matin. It’s a great halfway place to meet my daughter for supper . We normally spend Sunday supper together when she’s in town. This was Tuesday evening. I booked our usual table in the front corner. For some reason, the waiter was not on the ball. We waited and waited to be acknowledged. The food was great! As always. However, the noise level was unbearable and made family conversation impossible. Maybe it was being close to bar and the congregation of men. I don’t know..

Please do not post this for anyone other than Nice Matin.

LG
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is quite good at this UWS brasserie style French restaurant. Veggies were fresh in the endive salad and in the tuna Nicoise. A duck mousse appetizer was rich and delicious. Drinks are good too. The place is festive and a bit too loud so choose a table strategically if that is an issue. Service is attentive but not rushed.

CL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Would recommend for breakfast only, but hold the coffee, no taste. For dinner it is way, way too noisy. I was unable to talk with my husband due to noise, very unpleasant. I was so disappointed because I thought it is so nice to have the restaurant connected to our hotel.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service excellent wine

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately, Nice Matin has declined considerably over the last two years. I ordered a plain hamburger, medium rare; it arrived close to well done, with only the slightest hint of pink. The profiteroles were heavy and the ice cream filling and chocolate sauce not very flavorful.

A good comparison is the other neighborhood bistro, Cafe Luxembourg, which after 40 years in operation can still deliver a hamburger perfectly cooked to order and light profiteroles with excellent ice cream and a rich chocolate sauce.

J
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating here & we had a delicious dinner & great service!

T
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a terrific place. A very friendly, polished, professional team treated us very well. One great wine list, too. Great menu. Prix Fixe is excellent. Great people watching, too.

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned to Nice Matin because of the quality of the food, the lovely decor, and excellent service. In addition, there is an excellent wine list as well as a wonderful selection of beers!!! Being a couple who have always loved all things French, it was our way of celebrating Independence Day!!!

P
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been to nice matin many times and it is a,ways a good, enjoyable meal

R
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely take-me-away-from-NYC cafe. Doors open onto a very busy Amsterdam Avenue make for a pretty hefty noise level. Interesting menu for lunch. Attentive service.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Had Brunch with guests. Service was slow and disjointed. Drink was made improperly,Our guest had to go to bar to request a new one since server was non existent. Salad Nicose made with canned tuna. One entree comped because it was not prepared per the menu.
Overall poor experience for the price.

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Eggs undercooked

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and nice, quiet location by myself at a small window table.

c
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Prices are up there but the food is really good! Outside dining had temporary scaffolding over it which is a bummer. I love the romantic ambiance inside but my only problem, the chairs are not very comfortable. Tables have mixed booth and chair seating, booth is more comfy.

S
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food and nice wine list!

JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I have been dining at this restaurant for at least 10 years. I was appalled to discover that they are now charging extra for what used to be complimentary bread at the beginning of the meal. When we got our bill, I discovered that they charged $9 for a bottle of Pelligrino. The entree was well-prepared, but you need to know that I will not be returning to your restaurant because of your greed. Unfortunate.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food always good.

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Would not recommend based on recent visit - brunch was okay not outstanding.....server was wonderful but since the place was extremely busy could not keep up with any "additional" requests such as extra dressing for salad, ketchup, etc. However, would try again.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

AlwYs delightful! Nicely prepared and presented dishes. Informal. Attentive friendly servers.

P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for brunch. Food was very solid & service was excellent. We weren't rushed. Wonderful experience.

a
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They No longer offer the Pre-Theatre Dinner however its still offered on their website. The price of wine by the glass is pricey and the pour is smallish.

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