Nice Matin

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$31 to $50
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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.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My girlfriend and I loved this place the first and second time we’ve dined here. Since re-opening the menu has been reduced to non-special items, even the appetizers changed and not for the better. I ordered the steak frites medium rare and it came medium and was so tough I almost complained. I even made a comment to my girlfriend that the Trader Joe’s filet mignon I’ve made at home was better! Definitely not coming back...such a shame as this place had sentimental meaning.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

our first time back in a restaurant since March - thank you Nice Matin for making us feel special and above all, safe!

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vipSteveL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best to have you back.

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vipJamesM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great to have the neighborhood gem open again. Outdoor seating lets you people (and traffic) watch while you peruse their world class wine list. Casual vibe, always friendly service.

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matthewg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and service as well as comfort and hygiene

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vipEastsider
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A perfect venue four outdoor eating! Very good food and service and no need to worry about rain because the seating area is under cover. Will definitely return.

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Dumela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were seated outside for a 7pm reservation. Then the City of NY decided it was a good time to have two huge bulldozers start to demolish the intersection right in front of our table for the next two hours.

Note that the building is covered in scaffolding, which may protect against rain, but it is pretty ugly for an outdoor sidewalk location.

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vipDougP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great to have them open again- the food was delicious!

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vipSarahW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Matin always offers a delicious meal and excellent service.

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andreas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We ate there at the very beginning of the re-opening, eat outside time. The food wasn't as good as it has been at regular times. The noise level - trucks - was often deafening. Hard to hear the conversation. All that being said it was nice to eat at a restaurant after all these stay at home months.

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vipRichard
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Has been around for a number of years and served the community well.

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vipPlayaneuron
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside, the first day Nice Matin opened with tables outside. We had a wonderful white graves and an excellent sancerre, a spectacular appetizer of haricots in pistou sauce, a rather mediocre salade nicoise (which is why the 4 stars), and a world class burger. Eating out after three months of imprisonment was wonderful.

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vipJasonH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

.....just pleased to return to one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants........

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NYCRT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, and beautiful breeze!!! Thanks Tony and Staff!

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Hans
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My only complaint: Considering the corona-virus epidemic, I would have expected that the personnel would space diners out (there was plenty of space). Instead we were crammed together as if nothing was out of the ordinary, with plenty of space empty. An elderly gentleman (with a cough) was seated right next to us and this introduced some anxiety.

Hans Rutimann

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vipMichaelB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to breakfast and lunch spots. The food is so well prepared. I have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice-Matin is a beautiful restaurant with a warm and welcoming vibe. I have been here several times and it’s consistently good. The food is outstanding for its NYC prices. The pistou is divine, and the ratatouille is as good as my mom’s. The wait staff are friendly, and they service is low pressure and efficient. They offer a gluten-free menu and everybody understands how to accommodate a person with a food allergy. Once i tell them that I have celiac, they get it, and they offer GF substitutes whenever possible.

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tribecan
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was fine, pretty good, not amazing. But the wine list is huge and very interesting. Next time I shall explore that in more detail. I would say the wine list is the main attraction.

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vipNiceandreliable
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of the most reliable restaurants in the neighborhood. The food is always well executed and the service attentive . Great for for breakfast and an exceptional wine list for dinner.

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KathleenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday! The service was very good, the food ( I had the crab salad, was delicious , the ambience is very tasteful , the dessert with a candle was laden with rich chocolate.
It was a lovely lunch. We have had many meals at Nice Matin and we admire your restaurant. Good work!

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vipBrooklineGal
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lucky enough to be there mid week on a wine dinner night. So the vibe in the room was a bit more sophisticated than usual which was nice for a change. The food was a notch up and the sommelier took time with us despite our interest in ordering a half bottle of wine as we were opting to eat a la carte. Nice Matin is one of the longest standing and reliable local Spots on the UWS and this evening was a pleasure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , friendly and attentive

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vipKEVINF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. And they have changed their menu slightly - some new items.

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viprobb
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is always excellent, distinct, and consistent. Service is always friendly and attentive.

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vipjanetb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was beyond wonderful. and so was the maitresse, who remembered I couldn't eat salt and shared that information with the server. we felt very well taken care of.

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RobinT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and attentive staff, excellent food, reasonable prices

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vipJustintyme
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place with good food and wonderful service. The manager went out of his way to serve the wine and to be of service to answer questions. Nice Matin is a terrific choice on the west side. I would highly recommend it!

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DrMojo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have stayed at the Lucerne Hotel a few times and always look forward to eating dinner and brunch at the connected Nice Matin. Never disappointed with the food or sevice.

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AbigailB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service really could have been better. We had to keep flagging people down to refill water and coffee. No one brought us bread even though we could see other tables getting bread.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent experience. The service, the food and those peach Bellinis were terrific. I now understand why Nice Matin has been around for so long—it’s a great dining experience.

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vipnerowolfe
New England
69 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Pretty much a classic French bistro. The menu doesn't range much beyond that style, but the dishes are all well executed. The wine list is fabulous. There are relatively few inexpensive bottles, but if you are willing to get into the $80 to $150 range, the pickings are vast and the somelier very helpful.

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vipEpicuria
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I haven’t been here for almost a year after going frequently. Either it’s changed or I have because I liked it less than I expected to. Food was lackluster, service less than fully attentive though waiter was quick to problem solve when things were brought to his attention. Worst change is that the room was too loud for conversation to be comfortable.

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vipAMKo
New York Area
216 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect for lunch, perfect for dinner, even perfect for breakfast! Nice Matin has energy and great value, along with fine good and very good service. The menu constantly adds new and appetizing items, and the prix fixe is a real bargain.

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vipCiclismoItalia
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a joint birthday celebration. The service and food are exceptional! This is one of my favorite places. I had the prix fixe that started with a risotto with gorgonzola and roasted walnuts. It was so fragrant and light and perfectly cooked. That was followed up by a hangar steak a la Diane. They cooked the steak to a perfect rare for me and the cognac sauce over the mushrooms was divine.

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SandyG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I have had lunch there twice in 5 days. First lunch was 5 people. Service was terrible. We had to ask for everything: bread, butter, milk, etc. we could not get anyone’s attention. We have never had bad service there before.
The second lunch was a business lunch for 2. It was a repeat performance of 5 days before.
We have been eating there since it opened. For the first time I am thinking of not going back there.

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vipJasonH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMerry
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything about Nice Matin was very good/ the noise level was a little high

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LYDIAG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipShelleyM
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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!

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Nice Matin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-6423.

Nice Matin is rated 4.4 stars by 2697 OpenTable diners.

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