Nice Matin

4.5
3205 Reviews
$30 and under
French
For nearly two decades, Nice Matin has been the Upper West Sides most elegant, beautifully designed and sophisticated dining destination. Featuring a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Wine List and an extraordinary, inventive, French Provençal-inspired menu created by Chef Andy D’Amico, who was named “Best Chef” by New York Magazine food editor Gillian Duffy, Nice Matin is the essential French Brasserie and Wine Destination of the Upper West Side.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3205 people are saying
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dutchgirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming back!

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LisaR
London
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sommelier Christian is one of the best in the City, period. Nice Matin has a vast wine list and he really knows his way around it. For the second time he selected a superb, perfect bottle for us at the right price. We have been going to Nice Matin for years, but lately the food is just getting better and better! Duck and cherries always a fave, and the devilled eggs with trout roe are delish.

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vipLaLalene
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Unfortunately the service was really bad, hard to get silverware and I do not recommend the oatmeal. It is a bowl of brown sugar - usually love the place, not sure what is going on.

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PeterS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always delighted by food here. The Covid inspire outdoor dining is awfully close to traffic and of some safety concern and producers an unpleasant traffic noise level. Not their fault and their only option...however loud noise level inside has always been a problem too.

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MicheleZ
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating here because it always meets or exceeds expectations. The food, service and ambience (eating outdoors is wonderful).

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Oldtimer
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside in front of the building. It was a lovely dinner and the food was great. It’s a nice atmosphere, you are on the street so there is occasionally noise from buses and motorcycles, etc. One minor issue is that the barrier between us and the rest of the sidewalk was a bit wobbly. The special thing of the evening was our wait person who was so fabulous, taking care of us even though we lingered for three hours! I would say the best service I’ve had in New York city in years.

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ArianneP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Service was great. We were there for brunch and they let us stay at the table for a long time while we were chatting, so we didn’t feel rushed. Only negative was outdoor dining had little shade in the middle of the day, so it was very hot and sunny.

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LeslieF
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. They seated us outside as requested > the servers were friendly , helpful and efficient. They have lots of outdoor seating which is a must right now and they were most accommodating. No problem reserving an outdoor table. Would definitely return.

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially appreciated the fact that they were flexible about our having to change to a later reservation time and they didn’t rush us out.

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StanleyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Salty chicken. Brand salad and lousy service for the money. It needs improvement.

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vipUWSider
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in awhile even though we live super close by. My cocktail ale Pampelmousse was delicious. The chickpea fries were yummy. The mussels I ordered were so salty it was inedible. I never send food back but they remade it graciously and it was so much better. I’ll be back.

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vipDiegoA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best upper west places

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vipAustin
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hands down the best duck I’ve ever had. Mussels were nice, with perfectly crispy French fries. The restaurant space itself feel like a very warm and inviting place to spend some time. Great place!

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Mike
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My first time for a meal and it was great. Service had room for improvement but really enjoyable overall. Definitely going back.

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NYCRT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its our go to in the neighborhood. The staff is always wonderful, and the food always good.

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bxg5
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a late dinner after going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sat outside, had a lovely meal, got to watch some hustle and bustle after a long dry spell. Plus, great wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Sorry to say that an old neighborhood favorite was a terrible disappointment last night. All of our food was either tasteless or just not prepared well - and not nearly of the high quality I’ve experienced from them in the past. Really hoping it was an off night and a result of the current later shortages. Will try again soon and hope for a better meal.

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a consistently delicious meal.

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vipNewYorkdine
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My time at Nice Matin was again LOVELY, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and the staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was disappointed to see that they were not requiring proof of vaccination for persons dining indoors as required by NYC.

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SaraS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Lovely place, delicious food, very over-stretched service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food and ambiance were great! I felt

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PaulR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was a terrific waiter!

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RandallDavid
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, great service. The soup alone is worth a return trip.

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TriciaT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience! Delicious food, beautiful presentation, fantastic ambiance, and incredible service. A wonderful neighborhood gem!!

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Lester
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

II've been here many times. It''s always a pleasure. It's not cheap so I can't go all the time nor is it so prohibitive that I have to wait for the once a year treat. But great food and delightful service.

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markusk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, helpful and pleasant service and good sidewalk cafe experience especially for New York City!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our 20 year old granddaughter to Nice Matin for lunch. The food and service was excellent. My wife wanted to have a BLT sandwich but it was not on the menu. She asked the waitress if she could have it and the waitress went to check with the chef and return to say yes. She said the sandwich was delicious. I had the summer salad which was just right for a light lunch.

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Debb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was very good including the service.

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vipChewey
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent end of summer menu - Delicious omelettes, superb sorbets. Socca crepes will be entree next time.

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vipSportsgirl
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good French Bistro food. A bit noisy inside although not full. Host did not check our proof of vaccination until we asked her to.

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vipLove2eat
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very good and consistent. One of our favorite restaurants on the UWS.

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PeppyD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for lunch - and the salads and omelets were perfect. We were checked for vaccination cards at the door. The service was very attentive but not intrusive. A very enjoyable and relaxing lunch!

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vipVero126
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Nice Matin since our last trip to NYC a couple of years ago. We were hoping that it would be as good as we remembered. We were not disappointed! The food, wine, cocktails and service were all first rate. We had a nice roomy booth to enjoy a leisurely dinner. Our waiter was attentive, pleasant and efficient. We’ll be back soon!

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WilliamB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Actually able to have a conversation!

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ronnibret
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time and even the weather cooperated!

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vipanniedelish
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The duck is always perfect as is the fish.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

overall food was good, croquette was salty but drinks and entrees were superb!

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vipTommyRocket
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Our hostess and server and table runner were all very polite and sweet. Food was excellent. The hummus was a surprise - so much more delicious than your average. Salmon with chickpeas was super. And the Saint-Tropez was an excellent starter. Nice Matin is it reliable favorite spot. But I haven't been since the pandemic began last year. What a welcome return to such friendly service!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nice Matin using the Order Online button. Nice Matin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-6423.

Nice Matin is rated 4.5 stars by 3205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.