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About Nice Matin

"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.

201 West 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
79th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 873-6423

Website:
http://www.nicematinnyc.com/

Public Transit:
1 Train 79th St. and Broadway, Walk East to Amsterdam Avenue.
B,C Train to 81st St. Museum of Natural History
M79, M11, and M7 Bus

Executive Chef:
Andy D'Amico

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Nice Matin Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (53)
Casual (35)
Good for a Date (32)
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Great for Lunch (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (16)
Authentic (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Healthy (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Business Meals (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Good for Groups (9)
People Watching (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Romantic (7)
Scenic View (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food though actual waiter Sunday night was not attentive enough.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Whenever we visit New York we find our way to Nice Matin. When we stay at the Lucerne it is a must for breakfast and dinner. It is always dependably friendly and flavorful. The service is terrific and I cannot understand any comments to the contrary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

As always, our dinner at Nice Matin didn't disappoint. Only one complaint ... they have an enormous wine list but a very small selection of wine by the glass. The food, however, was wonderful as was the service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always a West Side 'go to' restaurant. The food is consistently good and the service is attentive. We have noticed lately that the wine pours are a bit 'light' which I believe is a new policy.
Regardless, one can't beat the location, pleasant decor and consistency in a sea of UWS restaurants that come and go quickly.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Extremely disappointed. This place has gone DOWN!! Crappy low class service, zero ambience, attitude...never going back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our third New Year's Eve at Nice Matin. As before, the menu, the food and the service were outstanding. From salads to main courses to desserts the ingredients were fresh and blended artfully and deliciously. The diverse wine selection by the glass was fine.
This is the best managed restaurant from top to bottom that I know.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We dined at Nice Matin on NYE with our friends who were visiting from out of town. We had the most enjoyable meal. The food was delicious and the service was terrific. We were not rushed and yet we were well taken care of. Kyle the sommelier made an excellent wine recommendation to pair with our food . We always enjoy dining at Nice Matin and loved dining there on NYE!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food is very uneven, which makes coming back problematic.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice Matin is a staple on the UWS. The food is always excellent and the service is good. They are great with children and they usually have tasty specials. We will continue to go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service has gone down at Nice Matin. When the 4 of us arrived for our 11:30 reservation, were told on arrival that the booth we asked for was available. Then we were switched to another table. Got booth after complaining. Friend’s side greens didn’t come on the fritata plate as menu described. Had to ask for it. My Omelette was raw and had to be returned. Asked for bread three times before we got it. Asked for a cappuccino and got a latte.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

One of our favorites near our home. Always consistent.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Nice dinner on a chilly night. Nice Matin was warm and welcoming. Greeted upon arrival and taken to our table quickly. Cocktail and wine list well rounded with comfortable pricing. Prix fixe 3 course dinner at $42.00 kind of a bargain! Salmon chicken and lamb were all well prepared. Salad starters huge. Dessert offerings especially gateau chocolate delicious! Would recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Creative, delicious specials. Server was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Nice Matin is always a pleasure--great food, wonderful ambiance, excellent service, all the things I like! I will keep coming back to Nice Matin whenever I can!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Interesting menu. Duck was excellent . Service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I just love the cuisine here! Great location, not far from the Museum of Natural History.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The noise level is always a problem. My request for a table at the front honored and my daughter and I were able to converse! The food was delicious. As it was later than normal dinner time for us, we had small plate selection, with the beet and chèvre (?) to share. Fabulous. It is a go to spot for single bowl of soup on the way to do errands or meeting a friend or family member for EARLY supper.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A special time for Christmas with family. Staying at the Lucerne, which is attached to the restaurant. Just a joy ! Not a bargain, but well worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and wine, with a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Away from the maddening crowd of Midtown, but worth the trip. Food was excellent and they had a good wine list that was reasonably priced, or you could go with wine by the glass.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner with excellent service, cleanliness and attentive wine serving. Great selection of properly priced wine and wonderful bread. Some of the dishes were terrific like mussels and fries but the chicken dishes (both Tuscan and Paillard) were lacking and not up to the rest of the menu. We would have liked to see pate, charcuterie, coq au vins and casoulet. The mushroom and the onion tarts were okay but not terrific.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had never dined here before and were very delighted with our table # 72( quiet booth),
the food and the service were very good. What a nice gem to find in our area. We will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good wine, delicious food-great roast duck! (Saturday special)
We have eaten here many times for dinner and enjoyed lovely inlets for brunch

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

As always good food and service. And , this time our waiter went the extra mile. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday with our son and 5 and a half old grandson. Without asking our waiter said here is the child’s menu and I’ll put his order in first. A wonderful celebratory dinner for all.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Both cuisine and service excellent. We look forward to our next visit!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Dine occasionally at Nice Matin. Quality has varied over the years. Last meal was outstanding. I had excellent lamb chops, my wife the Chicken paillard which is her favorite. Wine list is First class. Restaurant seems to be on the up and up. Will return soon

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I was very disappointed with my lunch. I started with Duck Liver Mouse Pate. It came out ice cold. As it began to warm, the consistency was "granular" as if it had been frozen and thawed and frozen several times. I sent it back. My main arrived, ravioli, which was slightly cold and stuck together - plated and sat under a warmer. Staff was somewhat indifferent but said they'd tell the chef. Can't say I'll return any time soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

One of my favorites on the upper west side. The food is consistently good. I wish it weren't so noisy. It is hard to hear your dining partners.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I really enjoy returning to this UWS neighborhood gem. The food and service are fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good food, well-prepared, menu full of lots of choices. Gets crowded early so noise level makes easy conversation challenging unless you are luck enough to snatch a table on the sides of the room; many tables of 2 are very close together. Service is fair. We had a lovely waitress but her heavy accent made her input somewhat unintelligible.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was definitely lacklustre. The vegetarian dishes tasted generic, with a preponderance of potato. Not worth a trip.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

All of the food was well prepared and the service was excellent. This restaurant remains one of my favorites for New York City. It's got a very pleasant ambiance, the menu is varied, and the prices are not over the top. It's a large space and you don't feel crowded as you do in many of the other restaurants in the area.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great place to stop and to grab a bite!.... The food was definitely worth the (moderate) prices and the staff was great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Nice Matin is my Upper West Side standby, and it never disappoints. Its menu is inventive and changes regularly, the staff is friendly and accomplished, the atmosphere is relaxing and beautiful. It's one of my favorite spots and I'm so glad that after so long, it's still here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The magic of this restaurant has disappeared since it changed ownership recently.
The menu is the same but it does not have the great chef it once had. Service has also gone downhill.
The ambiance is still sublime!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This French restaurant is truly a gem on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Excellent service, tables NOT on top of each other, nice menu, wonderful food, and an outstanding Prix Fixe lunch option. The mussels were delicious and the portion was generous. The soup of the day - creamed cauliflower -was excellent, not weighed down by cream. What I liked best however was how comfortable the restaurant is, unlike my image of a French restaurant. So perfect for the West Side!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fantastic as always, sorry we stayed so late, but had a wonderful time. It's the perfect restaurant for a get together with good friends! Thank you!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Perfect for lunch with friends! Easy access from 79th.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The wine list was outstanding. The food was very good, especially the escargot starter and the bread pudding dessert.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

One of our favorite places. We have been going here a number of years.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Eaten here twice I nast week. Everything was excellent. Service was better than adequate, though I had to ask for bread. Big French wine list as well as a fair group of by the glass. Small number of lower priced 40 a 60 bottles, most in the 90 - 175 range. Very reliable not overly expensive local restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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