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Nice Matin

4.5
4.5
3495 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.

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Booked 51 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–3:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 873-6423

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eric Starkman

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    79th Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    1 Train 79th St. and Broadway, Walk East to Amsterdam Avenue.<br />B,C Train to 81st St. Museum of Natural History<br />M79, M11, and M7 Bus

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Hors d'Oeuvre

  • PANISSE$9.00

    chickpea fries, smoked paprika aioli

    • FAVA BEAN HUMMUS$11.00

      lemon, black olive, chili, sourdough

      • SHRIMP PROVENCALE$13.00

        shrimp sautéed in extra virgin olive with garlic, shallots, Calabrian chilis, green olives, tomato sauce, butter, & basil

        • SOUPE AU PISTOU$12.00

          Nicoise vegetable soup, elbow pasta, basil pesto

          • PETITE LEGUME FARCI$14.00

            roasted tomato stuffed with beef, rice, peppers & mushrooms served over tomato sauce

            • ESCARGOTS$16.00

              ragout of escargot, bacon lardons, potato gnocchi, peas, shallots, garlic & thyme finished with madeira, butter & parmesan

              • ASPARAGUS & COPPA$18.00

                raw shaved asparagus, cracked black pepper, lemon & extra virgin olive oil with thin sliced pork salume

                • CHICKPEA SALAD$14.00

                  asparagus, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, red onions, olives, lemon vinaigrette, cilantro, mint, lemon yogurt

                  • BIBB SALAD$16.00

                    goat cheese, strawberries, pecans, balsamic

                    • TUNA CARPACCIO NICOISE$18.00

                      a deconstructed version of tuna Niçoise salad over a raw tuna carpaccio

                      • GRILLED OCTOPUS$20.00

                        marinated gigante beans, persillade sauce

                        Pasta

                        • GNOCCHI AU PISTOU

                          basil, lemon, roasted garlic, parmesan

                          • Appetizer$16.00
                          • Entree$24.00
                        • RAVIOLI NICOISE

                          braised beef short rib, Provençal tomato sauce, basil oil

                          • Appetizer$18.00
                          • Entree$26.00
                        • SPAGHETTI A LA MARSEILLES

                          saffron, prawns, mussels, crab

                          • Appetizer$20.00
                          • Entree$28.00

                        Entree

                        • ROAST GOFFLE FARMS CHICKEN$32.00

                          pomme aligoté, morel mushrooms, spinach, cognac - chicken jus

                          • MOULARD DUCK$34.00

                            roasted duck breast with chanterelles, carrot puree, sautéed kale, duck jus

                            • SOCCA CREPES$24.00

                              ratatouille, goat cheese, petite salad

                              • MOULES FRITES$28.00

                                white wine, tomatoes, butter, saffron, chorizo

                                • NORWEGIAN SALMON$32.00

                                  baby kale & white bean salad, red onions, parmesan, rosemary dressing

                                  • BRANZINO$34.00

                                    crispy potatoes, eggplant puree, tapenade

                                    • PRIME HANGER STEAK$36.00

                                      grilled romaine, creamy garlic - lemon dressing, parmesan, baguette crisps

                                      • STEAK FRITES$44.00

                                        chairman’s reserve NY strip steak, béarnaise sauce

                                        • TRUFFLE - CHEDDAR BURGER$26.00

                                          dry aged ground beef, truffle aioli, lettuce, grilled red onion, fries

                                          Last updated: May 3, 2022

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                                          What 3,495 people are saying

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                                          4.5
                                          4.5 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.5Food
                                          • 4.5Service
                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                          • 4.2Value

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                                          1. DD

                                            DougD

                                            Orange County

                                            17 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Reliable French food on the Upper West Side. Very good service and helpful wine steward. Mussels and fries for my wife, grilled octopus and duck breast for me. Both very good.

                                          2. M

                                            Micarl

                                            New York Area

                                            94 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            94 reviews

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We’ve always loved Nice Matin as our neighborhood gem but it seems your food has gotten even better. That and we absolutely love love love our favorite server Eddie Cruz. Keep up the string work.

                                          3. v

                                            visitwithfriends

                                            New York Area

                                            14 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                            Food is great for lunch. Service was excellent and attentive. Overall very pleasant. Note: we ate outside in the "cabana", which was fine, as the weather was perfect. You must be able to tolerate a very high noise level though, since it's technically in the street. Traffic pretty loud, especially when large trucks go past and go over a metal plate in the street. Good dog watching.

                                          4. MO

                                            MichaelO

                                            San Francisco

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This is my favorite restaurant. The food is wonderful and the wine service exemplory.

                                          5. I

                                            Intheneighborhood

                                            New York Area

                                            30 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            30 reviews

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                            Have always liked the restraurant. While waiting at my table outside for my friend, I was approached by an aggressive panhandling individual. A huge thank you to the staff and patron who came to my aid. Guess I cannot sit outside by myself yet in the area. Learning moment and just grateful nothing happened. Moved inside for a very nice lunch

                                          6. DK

                                            DanielleK

                                            New York Area

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                            Is there a new chef? The food is better than ever!

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            24 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            24 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall3food5service1ambience4

                                            Apparently this restaurant is understaffed (like many others) Very very inattentive service. The food is still delicious.

                                          8. AM

                                            AMKo

                                            New York Area

                                            257 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            257 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We love going to Nice Magín for breakfast when we are in town on Sundays. The offerings (such as avocado omelet, Brie omelet) are imaginative and delicious, and we recently discovered that ordering a side of smoked salmon makes the excellent bread even more excellent. The service (Jacob) is kind and professional.

                                          9. RB

                                            RuthB

                                            Atlantic City

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner on Saturday night. Everything and everyone was wonderful. Thanks especially to our waiter, Chester, who was at the same time friendly and professional and to the hostesses who made us feel comfortable and welcome even though we had missed our reservation due to traffic. On reviendra!

                                          10. O

                                            Owlday

                                            Toronto

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A wonderful meal with family. We had booked the patio, but we were given a great table indoors when rain was predicted. Incredibly friendly staff.

                                          11. h

                                            hostess

                                            New York Area

                                            29 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            29 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Overall Very good, traffic noise can be deafening is the only significant drawback

                                          12. LR

                                            LisaR

                                            San Diego

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            A little pricey but lovely. Good food. We sat on the patio, great for people watching. This place is really Perfect for two ladies who lunch, and it’s nice that there is something for everyone. My friend who ate earlier had creme brûlée and tea while I had the crepes and a glass of rose. The crepes were delicious. I didn’t taste the creme brûlée but it looked spectacular with a lot of fresh fruit on top. This is a go-to place for me, but the meal I just described came to over $70 with a tip.

                                          13. GL

                                            GraduationLunch

                                            New York Area

                                            73 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            73 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                            Outdoor seating in the shed felt and sounded like the middle of the FDR Highway. Nice menu. Service was slow. Many different service staff flitting around. Frequent solicitation from the homeless when dining outside; no effort by restaurant to remedy it.

                                          14. d

                                            dini

                                            New York Area

                                            149 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            149 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            terrific lunch spot. Staff is super friendly and service was excellent. Restaurant is bright, airy and lively.

                                          15. C

                                            Cjdh

                                            New York Area

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Service is excellent, both inside and out. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Delicious food.

                                          16. VV

                                            VirgV

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall4food3service3ambience5

                                            Couple ingredients and bread not available at 1:00

                                          17. KH

                                            KatherineH

                                            New York Area

                                            4 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 18, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Three of us very much enjoyed the evening at Nice Matin, and my out-of-town friends complimented me for choosing it. The server was attentive but not obtrusive. He consulted the kitchen about ingredients for one person with dietary concerns and was ready to change the sides to accommodate them. We all were pleased with our selections. All in all, a very pleasant experience.

                                          18. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service3ambience5

                                            Waiter basically ignored us after taking the order. Had to flag down a busboy for the check.

                                          19. D

                                            Dineomite

                                            New York Area

                                            11 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on May 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful food, service and ambiance. We were celebrating a graduation and couldn’t have asked for a nicer experience.

                                          20. CL

                                            CasaL

                                            New York Area

                                            407 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            407 reviews

                                            Dined on May 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            We have dined here often and always enjoy it. This time we came with friends. We all ordered different dishes and tasted each other’s. EVERYTHING was delicious, even better than usual.

                                          21. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Beautiful decor and amazingly good cuisine.

                                          22. JR

                                            JRWest79

                                            New York Area

                                            16 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I happen to have eaten at Nice Matin two evenings in three days. The first night (rainy) I sat at the bar and ordered the Spaghetti a la Marseilles which was excellent (a light, subtle but tasty sauce with prawns, mussels and crab). The service by the bartender was pretty good too ! Two nights later I ate at Nice Matin with my wife. This time I had Prime Hanger Steak; the side was grilled romaine lettuce with a little bit of creamy sauce and parmesan. The steak was very good, the romaine was unusual and excellent ... including the small toasts with melted cheese. We've eaten at Nice Matin since it opened, and it's menu always surprises.

                                          23. T

                                            Tess

                                            London

                                            50 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            50 reviews

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                            Best Halibut I ever had in my life. My friend had the muscles which she said was also good. Great wine, staff was very accommodating - nice and friendly and efficient. We sat outside but would feel comfy eating inside as they had a lot of doors open for fresh air. It seems like they went thru a kitchen upgrade since last i was there (pre-pandemic) Seriously, I'm still thinking about that Halibut...

                                          24. HG

                                            HowardG

                                            New York Area

                                            16 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                            We are very frequent customers/. Service was disappointing.

                                          25. JG

                                            JeffreyG

                                            Cleveland

                                            15 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Always enjoy this locale.

                                          26. l

                                            littlebort

                                            New York Area

                                            13 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined on May 11, 2022

                                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                                            I've been eating at Nice Matin ever since it opened on the Upper West side decades ago. It's always been dependable. More often, much better than that. The food has definitely taken a turn for the worse. Bland. Uninspired. Lamentable. The safest bets at the moment are the simplest, like the Roast Chicken or the Gnocchi with Pesto. The tomato soup which was the evening's special would pale by comparison to a can of Campbell's. It was supposed to have had basil but none was in evidence. Flavorless. Worst of all were the desserts. Inexcusable. I ordered the Gourmandise. In France a gourmandise is several small portions of different desserts with an espresso. Here, it was three misbegotten cookies and no coffee: A flavorless Madeleine, a sub-par chocolate chip cookie and an inedible sable disgustingly flavored with orange water. Service was friendly and the place still has its neighborhood appeal, but the kitchen needs to step up their game and fast..

                                          27. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            23 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            23 reviews

                                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Moules frites. Superb.

                                          28. EC

                                            EdwardC

                                            Charleston

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            An interesting and varied menu; nicely presented and delicious food; Attentive, friendly wait staff; pleasant ambiance

                                          29. o

                                            ocean

                                            Miami

                                            5 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            The manager Daniel was able to offer me an indoor table for my Mother's Day dinner, he saved the day. Thank you! Foud was delicious and the service was excellent. Once again Thank you. Norma Hirshfield

                                          30. RK

                                            RichardK

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Consistently dependable, fresh and tasty. Nice menu.

                                          31. LR

                                            LeeR

                                            New York Area

                                            20 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Always reliably fantastic...especially breakfast which I love.

                                          32. FA

                                            FAITH

                                            New York Area

                                            46 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            46 reviews

                                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The wait staff is lovely. I took a friend for 10 AM breakfast and mentioned that it was his birthday. I expected a little something perhaps a muffin with a candle or something but that didn’t happen. However the food, avocado scramble and the bread omelette were delicious. The Africa kiss coffee is smooth and so good. A beautiful environment, indeed, reminds me of Paris.

                                          33. JS

                                            JorgeS

                                            New York Area

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall2food1service5ambience3

                                            The steak was over salted!! Service and wine were ok, but you do not go to a restaurant just for that

                                          34. D

                                            Dinalady

                                            London

                                            5 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                            Had been here for breakfast but first time for dinner. Once we got over the "they're tourists we'll give them a rubbish table even though they booked early" attitude the evening was OK. For guidance on how to produce a good French restaurant try Brasserie Zedel in London

                                          35. BS

                                            BruceS

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food and service west side staple lots of fun

                                          36. ES

                                            EugeneS

                                            New York Area

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            One of our favorite restaurants for many years, always enjoy Nice Matin

                                          37. e

                                            ekzooks

                                            San Francisco

                                            217 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            217 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service3ambience5

                                            They are a bit understaffed

                                          38. EY

                                            EricY

                                            Pittsburgh

                                            11 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very tasty food in a well-appointed setting. Dinner was so nice we went twice! And then breakfast was very rewarding: fresh orange juice, fresh berries, and - well - we ordered oatmeal they made with cinnamon and dried cherries 🍒 and it provided that deep satisfaction.

                                          39. MA

                                            MAGS

                                            New York Area

                                            94 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            94 reviews

                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                            Delicious. Fabulous outdoor setting. Don't miss Panisse. Great cocktails.

                                          40. t

                                            tbdb

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 27, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                            Very good food, french speaking much appreciated, good service, good wine list

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Physical distancing

                                            • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                          • Protective equipment

                                            • Waitstaff wear masks

                                          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 3495 OpenTable diners.

                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                          Booked 51 times today
                                          Google Map for Nice Matin

                                          201 W 79th St New York, NY 10024

                                          Dining areas

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross street

                                            79th Street

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Upper West Side

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Daily 8:00 am–3:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            French

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Elegant

                                          • Dress code

                                            Business Casual

                                          • Parking details

                                            None

                                          • Public transit

                                            1 Train 79th St. and Broadway, Walk East to Amsterdam Avenue.B,C Train to 81st St. Museum of Natural HistoryM79, M11, and M7 Bus

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive chef

                                            Eric Starkman

                                          • Additional

                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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