Nice Matin

4.4
2474 reviews
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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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Nice Matin is an upscale French spot with lunch, brunch and dinner.

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CL
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Would recommend for breakfast only, but hold the coffee, no taste. For dinner it is way, way too noisy. I was unable to talk with my husband due to noise, very unpleasant. I was so disappointed because I thought it is so nice to have the restaurant connected to our hotel.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service excellent wine

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately, Nice Matin has declined considerably over the last two years. I ordered a plain hamburger, medium rare; it arrived close to well done, with only the slightest hint of pink. The profiteroles were heavy and the ice cream filling and chocolate sauce not very flavorful.

A good comparison is the other neighborhood bistro, Cafe Luxembourg, which after 40 years in operation can still deliver a hamburger perfectly cooked to order and light profiteroles with excellent ice cream and a rich chocolate sauce.

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J
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating here & we had a delicious dinner & great service!

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T
New York Area
220 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a terrific place. A very friendly, polished, professional team treated us very well. One great wine list, too. Great menu. Prix Fixe is excellent. Great people watching, too.

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned to Nice Matin because of the quality of the food, the lovely decor, and excellent service. In addition, there is an excellent wine list as well as a wonderful selection of beers!!! Being a couple who have always loved all things French, it was our way of celebrating Independence Day!!!

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P
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been to nice matin many times and it is a,ways a good, enjoyable meal

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R
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely take-me-away-from-NYC cafe. Doors open onto a very busy Amsterdam Avenue make for a pretty hefty noise level. Interesting menu for lunch. Attentive service.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Had Brunch with guests. Service was slow and disjointed. Drink was made improperly,Our guest had to go to bar to request a new one since server was non existent. Salad Nicose made with canned tuna. One entree comped because it was not prepared per the menu.
Overall poor experience for the price.

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S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Eggs undercooked

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Boise
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and nice, quiet location by myself at a small window table.

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c
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service

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JI
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Prices are up there but the food is really good! Outside dining had temporary scaffolding over it which is a bummer. I love the romantic ambiance inside but my only problem, the chairs are not very comfortable. Tables have mixed booth and chair seating, booth is more comfy.

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S
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food and nice wine list!

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I have been dining at this restaurant for at least 10 years. I was appalled to discover that they are now charging extra for what used to be complimentary bread at the beginning of the meal. When we got our bill, I discovered that they charged $9 for a bottle of Pelligrino. The entree was well-prepared, but you need to know that I will not be returning to your restaurant because of your greed. Unfortunate.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food always good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Would not recommend based on recent visit - brunch was okay not outstanding.....server was wonderful but since the place was extremely busy could not keep up with any "additional" requests such as extra dressing for salad, ketchup, etc. However, would try again.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

AlwYs delightful! Nicely prepared and presented dishes. Informal. Attentive friendly servers.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for brunch. Food was very solid & service was excellent. We weren't rushed. Wonderful experience.

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a
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They No longer offer the Pre-Theatre Dinner however its still offered on their website. The price of wine by the glass is pricey and the pour is smallish.

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JM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable. Good food, great wine list, friendly service and the buzz of the upper west side...

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T
New York Area
220 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for dinner on the UWS. Fantastic wine list. Professional service; sommelier went out of his way and topped of the experience. Prix Fixe is worth it. Chef came out and worked the room. Crowd was a mix of locals and business dinner groups for the most part. We keep visiting during bad weather and have been told and can see that is is usually open air with floor to ceiling windows open and a breezier, street level vibe.

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MG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender was great. Amazing drinks, great personality. Our waitress was wonderful and efficient. Dinner was delicious.

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J
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in NYC from out of town for our anniversary and this was our celebratory dinner of the trip. Nice Matin just plain knocked it out of the park. The food was exceptional and, honestly, probably a little under-priced for its quality. Every single staff member we interacted with was warm and welcoming and went out of their way for us. We would return here in a heartbeat

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L
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was very slow and somewhat inattentive.

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O
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love coming to Nice Matin for many occasions—for drinks outside with friends, for dinner with family—and Nice Matin never disappoints. The servers are very attentive and the food is consistently delicious. I appreciate the theater pre fixe menu that allows us to enjoy an appetizer and entree for under $30 per person—pairing that with one of their tempting signature cocktails (my faves are the St. Tropez and the Monaco!) makes the meal complete. I recommend this place for a meal for two to eight—they are kind to bigger groups—or for a refreshing drink at the bar. Such a fun place to people watch too, especially when the large doors are open!

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RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a quintessential NYC restaurant. The food is good, the ambiance is great, and
you will be treated with respect. It's not 21 ... but close enough.

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MF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Arriving before our reservation, we were seated outside at our request and then forgotten until we asked for a menu and a drink order. Once we were acknowledged things got better. The food was above average ( appy ramp tortellini and entree crispy skin salmon is recommended) and the service improved dramatically. The pre theater price fix menu fit our needs perfectly before seeing Seinfeld at the Beacon. I would go again.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Bright and beautiful, but slow on this particular visit.

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GL
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced for small portions and smug environment. Staff pleasant enough and food certainly adequate but a bit of a scene so overall not that special. They don’t even offer bread on the table. Works for the neighborhood given absence of stiff competition. Tight squeeze for table settings.

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F
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good brunch selections!

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Matin is wonderful. The food is prepared with great care and attention to detail, and the staff are all very gracious and professional. It's an underrated Upper West Side gem.

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KT
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always and the windows were open onto the patio so it was so beautiful!

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M
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stay at The Lucerne and enjoy having our breakfast at Nice Matin. We also enjoy dinner there too.

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MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice room, albeit very noisy. No need for music. I've eaten there many times.

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AM
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Maybe someone didn’t show up, maybe someone quit, whatever it was the last time we ate here the service was awful. I don’t simply mean inattentive and slow, but also reluctant, unresponsive and surly. ‘‘Tis is not typical, but management should take note.

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RG
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food always good but never excellent. We go for the ambiance, beautiful restaurant and a "vacation" from the hectic city.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too loud. Lost my voice after one hour and a half.

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KK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returning from a matinee with dark clouds threatening we were very glad we had reserved a table at our Hotel Restaurant. Surprisingly the bartender was familiar with a French 75 cocktail (Soixante Quinze ). It was most enjoyable. Crispy skin Salmon and Lobster Forte were expertly prepared. Who could resist a Calvados for dessert - not us. For an authentic French dinner any time of year, this is the place to go!

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early but was seated promptly. Table spacing was excellent. Conversations stay private. Menu was a great mix between traditional and inventive. Really enjoyed taking my upper West side friends out to dinner in their neighborhood and leaving them impressed. We were able to enjoy after dinner espresso and mousse and wine without being rushed. 5 stars all around with attentive yet unobtrusive staff. Not expensive!

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