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Nice Matin

4.4
2061 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
"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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(212) 873-6423
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andy D'Amico
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
79th Street
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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
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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 is an upscale French spot with lunch, brunch and dinner.

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4.4
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience! Wonderful hot food! Great and yummy gluten free selection.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was outstanding. A little loud but it was packed.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food and service.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always excellent. My favorite!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here....food is delicious, restaurant is comfortable and service is courteous and efficient. Great neighborhood haunt.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Never disappointed here. Food and service really good. Good value as well.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very good brunch. I had the salmon benedict which was very good. My husband had the scrambled eggs and salmon, which he said was good. Our friends both had the yogurt and granola with berries, which they enjoyed. Nice atmosphere and good food.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Overall very good. Food well prepared. Great wine list. Excellent service. Only negative was that the special of the day had run out by 7:45pm, that should not happen.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love this restaurant. The decor is beautiful with large chandeliers. The service is very attentive. The food is delicious. There is a Somalier who is thoughtful and helpful. I almost hate to tell you about this restaurant so I can keep it from getting even busier, but it is a gem.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Charming and delicious! We very much enjoyed our lunch and experience there. Service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The tuna Nicosia was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was great burger juicy and cooked just right. Waitress very nice

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

consistently good; menu hasn't changed in years. good meeting spot.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Overall good

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This is a neighborhood place that is always my fallback when I’m looking for pleasant + reliable. Enjoyed lunch with my friend from DC and we were able to talk - which was the point of lunch. Would always recommend with qualifications.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was superb and Heather (who waited on us) was exceptional! Excellent experience!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Always a favorite for me! I had the tuna nicoise salad which I loved, hadn't;t had that before.

The service is always excellent.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

After taking our orders, our waiter never stopped by to see if we needed refills on our coffee. We tried getting his attention at least 6 times but he ignored us. Finally another waitstaff person got us our coffee. Other tables were served bread, we weren't and we ordered egg dishes. Finally another waitstaff person had to find our waiter to get the check. The food choices are limited and what we ate was mediocre at best. Very disappointing dining experience.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

"Go to" French bistro pre or post concerts and theater. Solid wine by the glass selection coupled with well turned out bistro fare served by professional wait staff in an authentic dining room. Excellent menu choices include: tuna tartare, Italian salad, moules frites and hangar steak. Easy access from Lincoln Center via #1 train at 79th & Broadway, taxi or on foot.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Near the Beacon Theatre where we had concert tickets. Was a very nice dining experience with prompt service that allowed us to get to our concert on time. Cocktails were delicious as was the braised short rib ravioli.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

we have been here often for dinner but this time we also had breakfast which was really good -- there were many choices and both of us enjoyed speaking with the server who was well informed about the menu

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The lamb salad is delicious. Perfect dish to share.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Both persons having salmon were served under-cooked fish. Branzino was dry. Person with couscous said it was inedible. Getting servers attention to report was very difficult. Too load to have conversations. Would not go back.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Amazing menu variety and choices, everything very flavorful!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Nice Matin is one of our go to places on the UWS. Always consistently good with a good bar and an amazing wine list. Good staff and service too.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Always reliable. Good meal and great neighborhood spot.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was great but lights were too bright

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was delicious!!! I unfortunately have celiac disease so im limited to where i can eat, this restaurant has a completely gluten free menu, the food was healthy and full of flavor, Service was amazing too, cant wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Perfect ... say no more

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Food was great, our server was lovely.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We are regulars at Nice Matin. Great food. Especially like that side dishes to regular entrees are changed up—giving variety & making it worth being “regulars”. Great cocktails & wine list. Also, spectacular non-alcoholic cocktails which, our guest who has an allergy to alcohol, raved about! Wonderful servers and service! Definitely a neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Never disappointed except for the escalation in the prix fixe dinner and general overall increase in prices. Service has always been good and the food remains better than average as far as French fare is concerned. We'll be back.

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Overpriced and overrated. The food had in-eatable pieces of gristle. The prices are very high for such simple fare. Why does the UWS have such poor choices for eating out. Similar restaurants elsewhere, French Roast and Le Monde are better.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very good neighborhood restaurant. Food is quite good, nice menu selection for a variety of eaters. Beautiful, albeit imposing wine list, but the restaurant has a sommelier to help you through it. The only real complaint I have is that the noise level made conversation difficult.

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The first thing you taste in bouillabaisse should not be potato and the shrimp should be peeled. Very disappointed in this dish. When serving bacon with a burger it should be cooked, not look like it was boiled. Wine should not cost $16 a glass. The service is excellent here but I won't be back.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

A favorite neighborhood haunt. Dependable, enjoyable and I don't leave hungry.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food is O.K., but nothing exceptional. For me, personally, almost every item has something I dislike or don't eat - e.g. fennel, kale, bacon, polenta, etc. Why do restaurants insist on super unique menus without some basic foods - only the trout and the hamburger (deleted of bacon, aioli, etc.) are such foods. Place was quiet early, but soon got very noisy. Although I can recommend this restaurant, it wi with the preceding reservations.I have been here several times before, although not very recently, and do not recall such a menu in the past.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

thoroughly enjoyed our dinner
we hade wild salmon, duck and hanger steak, tuna tartar and beets and we enjoyed all the food

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had such a nice dinner at NICE MATIN! The food was interesting and delicious. The restaurant is appealing and has a wonderful ambiance. The vanilla creme brulee was incredible!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Nice Matin is a consistently good restaurant offering delicious South of France food, with touches of North Africa in the menu. The ambiance is warm and unhurried and the service is stellar. It's a treasured stop whenever we come to New York.

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