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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.
One of my go to breakfast and lunch spots. The food is so well prepared. I have never been disappointed.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great service , friendly and attentive
Service was outstanding. And they have changed their menu slightly - some new items.
Food is always excellent, distinct, and consistent. Service is always friendly and attentive.
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.
Friendly and attentive staff, excellent food, reasonable prices
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
....one of our favorite restaurants......excellent food and service.....an outstanding wine list.......
Everything about Nice Matin was very good/ the noise level was a little high
Great experience.. great food and ambience.. a little noisy but that was okay..
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.
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!
The food and service were excellent. My companion raves about his grilled chicken salad. I enjoyed my Nice burger. A wonderful place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch.
Nice Matan is my ‘go to’ place when I’m in NY and want to have a great, comfortable meal with friends and extended family. Food is great, the most fantastic wine list of almost any restaurant that I’ve been to (REALLY) and friendly, welcoming service. I love this place!
If you are a wine person, ask the sommelier for help exploring wine regions that you might not be familiar with. Tonight I asked for an alternate suggestion to the Vacqueras (Southern Rhône) wine we were drinking and he recommended a fantastic Spanish alternative at a lower price, That’s always been my experience here!
Couldn’t recommend Nice Matan more highly!
The smoked salmon was mealy and chewy-inedible. Very disappointed in my meal. My guest was not happy w her omelette either.
I will also no longer recommend you. As you now charge for gluten rolls, I will probably rarely come. This makes no sense and is unfair as you cover other expenses internally. This is an easy one.