Nice Matin

4.5
3374 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
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ZourabB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried the restaurant week menu - it was simple but very delicious. Exceptional wine list. Very recommended.

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VeraK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The service was excellent! Food need work. We took our 4 years old daughter there for her Birthday. It definitely not a restaurant for kids, more of a date nite kind of a place, fine dinning with nice decor.
Chickpea fries surprised me. I don’t like chickpea in general, but the fries were delicious.
Octopus risotto needs work, octopus was dry and chewy.
Steak was just ok.
Mussels with fries were nice, but sausage in the sauce was dry and sauce itself needs work.
Steak was just bla.
According to our server bread pudding was not on the menu and it should not be there. Bread pudding was super dry and flavorless.
Crème brûlée was not settled and sugar on top was not ready.
I’ve never been to France, I hope food there is better then at Nice Marin. Just like the name - place is just nice, but not good or great.
Only because of service I would give this place 4 stars.

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vipJuppstar
Seattle
450 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at Nice Matin. One guest did the restaurant week menu and had the bucatini, branzino and apple tarts. She loved them all. I had the gnocchi app and it’s the best gnocchi I’ve had other than my grandmother’s. My salmon was perfectly rare as ordered and on tasty bed of kale and navy beans. The pomme frites are excellent as well. Extensive wine list although large percentage very pricey. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and food was delicious along with great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is incredible and the food is as well. Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a French restaurant.

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HarishB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Eric is very dynamic and continues to introduce new exciting menus.

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vipTGCcc
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable neighborhood favorite— great staff and wonderful food.

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vipwurdgirl
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely first-time visit for NYC Restaurant Week. Great menu ensured all the prix fixe choices were winners from start to finish.

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vipCarmisa
London
51 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a neighborhood favorite. It’s never to be undervalued.

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vipTANO
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A reliable local spot. Good food, good service. I love the atmosphere.

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SophiaMurray
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you
Roger, Jonathan, and Aymane!!

Roger, You assigned nice table near window and enjoyed looking outside covered with snow.
Jonathan, Your service was excellent!!
Thank you for your recommendation of the appetizer and entree.
Aymane, your attentive service was also much appreciated.
The homey interior and nice table setting, flowers on the table, lightings are warm and lovely.
Enjoyed the soufflé with coffee.
Will visit again soon.

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vipSpecial
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the way the restaurant has set up covid distancing and separation. I felt comfortable and relaxed and we could thoroughly enjoy our meal and company

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Frances
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Restaurant was totally empty & they sat a couple right next to me. I moved my seat. There was a promotion for paying with Mastercard & when I presented it at the end of a pleasant mean they said it could not go through. Had to pay with another card. They never gave me my receipt.

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10075UpperEastSideLady
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice menu and good food but a little overpriced.

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Place is lovely, service is good, food is average, a bit overprice for what it is but would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outdoor heating set up is great — even in Jan!

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TorreyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and incredible wine list

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Scoting
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

OpenTable needs to add a toggle options for whether or not one's review is for inside or outside dining. :)

Things like "Noise Level" and "Ambience" are obviously rated on a different relative scale in one's judgement depending on indoor or outdoor dining!

Our most recent experience at Nice Matin for outdoor dining was really good. The server was excellent attentive but never intrusive. The hosts were very nice as well.

There are a lot of ugly parklets for outdoor dining in NYC amid the pandemic, but Nice Matin's is in the top 20% certainly, and more importantly, the heat lamps work well!

The food was good. The head chef is gradually rolling out new menu items, by the way. So, if you have not been to Nice Matin for quite some time (as of the date of this writing, of course), you may want to give it a try. So far, the changes are more among the starters than mains.

A special accolade for the truffle-cheddar burger w/ frites. It was excellent as always and the frites were perfectly done. The dessert, which I *think* was new but I'm not sure, the spice cake with ice cream, was lovely.

Nice Matin remains one of our favorite places and we love it

Alas, prices have noticeably increased! But this is common also everywhere one dines in NYC. It's definitely affected how much we dine out, more so than have any of the restrictions or risks directly related to the pandemic itself.

(The skyrocketing prices at restaurants is just one more thing fueling inflation and "lux-ifying" NYC and especially Manhattan. It's as if every aspect of changes to the city during the pandemic has only accelerated the already present trends towards turning the city into a playground for the top 10%. Another, different example: The ave. NYC co-op apartment sale price Dec. 2020 to Dec. 2021 increased from $1.13 million to $1.41 million. Condo ave. from $2.49 million to $3.2 million. While the number of active listings Dec. YOY was down 17%,)

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vipRonR
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Extremely mediocre food. Omelette slightly undercooked and side salad was salty. Asked repeatedly for bread. No spoon provided for soup. Never had this problem there before.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food portions have shrunk and so have the drinks

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thomas
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from all staff. The meal was very good including the suggested wine pairing as well as the suggested bourbon for desert. Price was reasonable for the Upper West Side. Want to try brunch next.

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Dennis
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful sophisticated homey atmosphere for a post holiday dinner with our son prior to returning home.

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vipRobinL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I usually love Nice Matin. I always get the salad nicoise. Today it was really cold so I decided to have the Pistou Soup. It was delicious but came out like the bowl was half full. It wasn't expensive but I felt like I got gipped.
Also the bread basket was just two small sourdough rolls that you could barely tear apart.

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vipPeruvian
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times. Food is consistent. It was less crowded than usual so very quiet

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Charlesd
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a sure thing, good food, good service, good house wine.

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vipChewey
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Matin is one of Manhattan's finest bistros. Located on the NW corner of 79th Street & Amsterdam Avenue, year-round outdoor dining is fun and people watching is excellent. Indoors as well as outdoors, the staff is attentive, pleasant, and always smiling. The menu is original and changes with the seasons. The quality of the food is excellent and consistent. The atmosphere is New York City-Paris.

Dining at Nice Matin is a pleasure.

Dimitri

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vipktel
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quality dining experience and solid, friendly service.

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vipFrankW
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good sandwiches for lunch. Spacious. Unhurried.

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vipjcjc
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wait staff not around. Hard to find them to take order or bring silverware

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NDallas
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New years eve

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MikeG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always depend on Nice Matin for a delicious meal and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and warm outdoor heating!

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vipdamtangolady
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable Christmas lunch and best regards to the Chef!!! Great service and delicious food...BRAVO!!!!

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on the early side for a Christmas Eve feast. It was really great. Everyone was very attentive, and it wasn't too loud. The food was great especially our Mediterranean ( I would call Jerusalem) fried artichokes. They are miniature artichokes. Things probably deteriorate as the place gets more packed. We left about 8 PM

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vipsara
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is not what it was

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vipTheBees
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Poor options for anyone with a stroller

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SuzanneB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love their outside seating area.
The heat lamps are right over the table and are very strong. Service as always is excellent.

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vipCathleenC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been eating outside in the comfortable heated cabana all year —enjoying the consistently excellent food and service. Heartily recommend Nice Matin!

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BenedictM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a very lovely French Restaurant on the Upper West Side.

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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 3374 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.