Nice Matin

4.5
2854 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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 2854 people are saying
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StephanieJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and very good heaters. We brought stadium blankets to put on our laps and were perfectly comfortable in 45-degree temperatures. The food and wine was great and the waitstaff was lovely. Thank you for staying open and making it so easy, Nice Matin!

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vipBowler
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was terrific - good heating system and the glass panels facing street only allowed diffused lightening which was a nice touch. ing.er/evenWe had an excellent dinner

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vipPBluv2dine
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Matin has long been one of my favorite places to eat, and this time did not disappoint. The Sommelier recommended an excellent wine and the food was great as always.

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vipDebbie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great heated outdoor dining. Real tablecloth, dividers and good food. Will go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pls reorder Trois Montes French beer

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OmarM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Outdoor seating will require the use of more heaters.......maybe 2 per table, and wind blockers. It was far too cold 43degrees....or colder......

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Eileen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Christmas dinner. They did a great job. Service and food was great. Also the heat lamps really make it nice and warm.

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NinelR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice spot for a date, delicious food and good wine list. Outdoor seating is great.

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VicaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was great but unfortunately the ambience was not great having to eat outside. It would have been better if the heat lamps were closer to the tables or if they were willing to move another heat lamp over to our table. Considering we were one of two tables outside and there were many heaters unused, one would think they would be willing to accommodate with second heating lamp.

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vipJamesM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No restaurant has it easy these days. But the team at Nice Matin is doing a great job, from socially distanced tables and a clean environment to the always good comfort food and service (the new chef is off to a great start here)...

And of course the wine list is still one of the best in town.

The Upper West Side wouldn't be the same without this place...

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Both my husband and I had tuna salad which tasted ok but we were both unwell after the lunch. Disappointing.

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vipWayne
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dinner. Had halibut which was delicious. Service was terrific. Wonderful evening.

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vipSunshine525
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I missed the GF menu, but during COVID, it's completely understandable that this would go by the wayside. The pastries were outstanding always, and the bistro fries were perfect! Our burger cooked unevenly, but the manager immediately rectified the situation, and the result was melt-in-your-mouth delicious (kind of like the mac & cheese on special). We also loved the fall salad, a great combination of simple flavors.

Ambiance was great, but a little cold (however, ventilation is probably currently more important than comfort). Service was pretty good (manager was great), but our server kept trying to get away from us (may say more about me than the service. Heh.).

Dining here made our day, and we will be back to support the UWS gem.

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vipHedyC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought we’d sit outside, but it was a little chilly and there were few other people seated indoors. Service was attentive but not pushy. Food was terrific (avocado toast for one of us; socca crepes for the other; the profiterole for dessert). We lingered and weren’t rushed. Really nice experience.

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vipneighborlybarrister
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The service and food were great as always. But, none of the heaters worked!

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PamelaL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food as always. Great service. Outdoor heat lamps
provided good warmth. Tables good distance apart
for COVID dining. Birthday girl was happy! Thanks

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vipScarby515
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and wine list. Plus tasty wines by the glass and interesting cocktails. The service is professional and friendly. We eat here often and always look forward to it.

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vipDerekG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent thanksgiving special items with all the usual greats we know and love.

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vipbigbur
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal outside with great food, warmth and attention. They've definitely upped their game in the face of this terrible plague. They're also providing free meals to out of work actors. Can't recommend more highly.

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vipelip
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Flavor and presentation. Service was superb. We sat outside. Tables have good distance between them very clean. Will be back

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vipPattyE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good - cappuccino was not that good and was very expensive

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vipMaryAnneT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Over the many years we have been dining at Nice Matin we have found it to be a bit hit or miss. After a string of hits, even during the pandemic, Friday night was a bit of a miss. I made a reservation for 2 outside. I arrived on time, my husband was 10 minutes late. I was told I would not be seated until my party was complete. So with nowhere to wait I had to hover near the door and uncomfortably close to a gentleman dining. I mean, seriously? There was no run on tables at 8 PM outside with the temperature in the 50’s and a steady wind blowing up 79th St. Finally someone higher up than the hostess asked if he could help and I explained the situation and was soon seated. However- not a bit of attention from a waiter while I waited. I really would have loved a glass of wine but I guess I was also not to be served until my husband arrived. Poor RBG would be turning in her grave. I usually don’t complain but I really was made to feel unwelcome. Once my husband arrived we were given menus and water and finally were able to order a drink. The food when we did order was delicious but the service was subpar.

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vipdineout
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. It was an enjoyable experience.

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KateD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining is a must these days so a few more outdoor heaters would be helpful but all in all food to service was really, really good.

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vipMeghanF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Recommend for outdoor dining option and good brunch menu. Reservations needed at busy times.

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vipEatingAround
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A joy to enjoy nuanced cooking that we don’t have to shop for, cook or clean-up after, for a reasonable price with a commitment to COVID safety. I’ve always liked Nice Matin but now it has become a neighborhood crown jewel.

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FinleyH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant

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vipRick
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A nice place to eat in the neighborhood. Food is good.

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vipTracyP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank you to Nice Matin for staying open and making the outdoor dining experience safe and fun (and delicious).

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vipLounus
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Such a disappointment. This has always been a go to, but sadly no more. We arrived early and were told we couldn’t have a “4top” which was ok except we were seated adjacent to the bike lane. 15 mins later a couple arrived and were escorted to a 4top. I had reserved and requested a window seat but clearly they didn’t even look.
The meal: my companion ordered soup and a Brussels sprout salad. She got a weird salad type dish that was inedible it was so salty and a mystery. I had a plain chopped salad. The soup came as a second course and the steak tartare I had ordered was apparently the mysterious first course my friend was given. What a mess! We complained quietly and the offending dishes were removed from our bill but the Host didn’t even bother to come and apologize or to ask what was wrong.
Nice Matin, you have descended to a 1 Open Table star from a previous 5. Apparently there is a new chef. Not for long I hope.

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Albert
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Worst Bloody Mary I’ve ever had.
Very bland “Fall Salad.”
Slow service on a not-crowded day.

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vipDrCrawford
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and varied menu. My cheeseburger was really excellent, and my spouse’s salade nicoise was first rate as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food and drinks took over an hour and the food quality wasn’t good either but the manager took care of us as he knew we waited so long

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Opguest
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just a simple review great food
Would definitely recommend

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vipbonsai123
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful except for the Duck. Will not have it again.

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KarenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful family brunch outside at Nice Matin on a summary November Saturday. The staff was lovely--though we would have been happier if I saw that management had bottles of hand sanitizer and gloves for their use during these Covid times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food with beautiful presentation and even better taste

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vipWinewinewine
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Aviram the wine director recommended an outstanding bottle. Excellent service all around.

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vipHunryjackie1
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was cold escargot was chewy not a great dining experience.

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vipChristinaW
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My roasted halibut with fingerling potatoes and haricots vert was delicious. My dinner companion very much enjoyed her steak frites which was prepared exactly as she had requested. My rose wine was lovely; her Prosecco gave her festive pleasure.
We shared a creme brûlée for dessert with decaffeinated coffee.
We both loved the ambiance, the attentive service, and the thoroughly careful social distancing.
We will both be coming back soon.

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 2854 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.