Nice Matin

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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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JH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SM
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

e
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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

LL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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

Been at Nice Matin many times. Always good

MG
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.

AG
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.

AZ
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.

DG
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.

AV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omelette was delicious and quite abundant

AT
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
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.

A
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

LR
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....

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday was fun.

ME
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good value for restaurant week or any other time. Enjoyed lunch very much.

EC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good cozy restaurant on a quieter night. Food was quite good, especially the grilled seafood salad and the creme brûlée as part of Restaurant Week.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and servers. All my guests were impressed.

t
New York Area
288 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always an enjoyable place to go for dinner before a show at the Beacon Theater, only a short walk away; Restaurant Week menu was available even on a Saturday night, if desired; we enjoyed our burger and chicken paillard dishes and very good service, looking forward to returning soon.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food felt like it was cooked the day before and reheated. Nice location, ambiance, service was lacking. Too many better places to waste a meal here. Will not be back, will not recommend.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The tuna in the tuna nicoise was flavorless and second-rate. The cafe americano was undrinkable - presumably had been sitting on a burner too long. The noise was unbearable.

DM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Been on our list for a while. Took advantage of Restaurant week. Not on the I will go back list.
Escargot and Waldorf Provençal we're very good.
I had the Roasted Cod, which was good, though small, did not care for the Winter Vegetable Caponata with Balsamic Emulsion, too over powering for a fish like Cod in my opinion. My wife had the Hanger Steak A La Diane, came out like warm, tasty enough.
Desserts, Banana Caramel Gateau was ok, Vanilla Creme Brûlée very good.
Service good
Wine: Glass of Pinot Noir $17 for a small pour
Noise level: Pretty Loud

g
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dependable but lacks a special touch. Maybe the lights are too bright? Silly observation but their brightness is a distraction.

t
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Like being in Paris. Really great food, service, friendly staff. Can get noisy, and tables are close, but I always enjoy the meal here. Great and generous grilled seafood salad, which could have been my entire meal, followed by tender and tasty grilled chicken. Fine. Will be back.

MS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful bistro with excellent food, service and ambiance.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is so nice and perfectly professional. Loved our waiter, and back waiter/bus man especially. Also maitre d, hostess and bartenders were terrific. And food was just delicious. Really fun, lovely, tasty night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal with nice service

NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and drinks were excellent. Service (Richard) was outstanding! Great dinner overall!

a
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite menus is at Nice Matin, whatever my mood is they have a chicken, steak, or salad to match.

The cocktails are pricey, but always done perfectly, and generously.

Great as a neighborhood place or for a celebration.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants on the Upper West Side!

s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Wonderful food, ambience and service.

t
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. Service a little slow. Restaurant was very busy for lunch.

EH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had a good meal at Nice Matin. The service was excellent and the ambiance was very good.

R
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant week lunch. Great value and excellent choices.

s
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We ate at nice matin two nights in a row, Sunday and Monday. Our meal Sunday night was so good that we went back the next night and ordered the same thing.

A mistake. The delicious fresh bread we ate on Sunday night had been replaced by stale, day-old bread.

Both the tortellini and risotto that were quite delicious on Sunday night were disappointing on Monday night. The tortellini was good, but the portion had been reduced by several pieces and was too small even though we don’t have huge appetites. The risotto was oversalted, And somehow as the meal progressed the salt became more pronounced. We didn’t send it back but told the waitress at the end of the meal and she said she would tell the manager but no one said a thing to us.

Disappointing experience from a restaurant that we have considered quite reliably good

WH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service and a nice space. The prix fixe menu is an excellent value. Will definitely eat here again.