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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (58)
Casual (44)
Great for Lunch (29)
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Good for a Date (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Great for Brunch (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Notable Wine List (22)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Authentic (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
People Watching (12)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Healthy (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Romantic (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I had a delicious brunch! The ambience was so bright and cheerful, my server was amazing, and I really enjoyed my meal. I’ll come back soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Our lunch salads were good and coffee was consistently filled. However, it appeared that the restaurant had not actually reserved a table for us....

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Nice place near central park

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great location for breakfast meeting. Prompt service, but a little too prompt at times in trying to clear table while we were still eating. Generous with coffee & tea refills, avocado toast is on po int

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always pleasant to be here. Good food, congenial atmosphere, very nice lighting and ambience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2017

One of our favorites although usually for lunch

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My group really loved the food and service. They are from out of town and thought it was an excellent choice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always reliable for food and service. Never disappoints.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always reliable- have been going here for years

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I've been to Nice Matin dozens of times in the past decade and it always has excellent food and service. It's my go-to place when I'm in the neighborhood.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I had a veal dish and the meat was gristly- I couldn't swallow a good portion of it. The waitress was unapologetic, saying "Interesting. I'll mention it to the chef".
Needless to say, I did not enjoy the meal.
Not worth it!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very good sommelier. And attentive but not obtrusive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Consistently great food and service. Try the mushroom toast (seasonal) with the chicken under a brick or the Hanger Steak. Always have a great $45 prix fix menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We were treated well from the moment we walked through the door. We arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation time but we were seated right away. The food was wonderful and the wine was lovely (but rather expensive) . We would definitely eat there again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious food, inventive menu, great cocktails. We were there with our 25 year old daughter and 17 year old son, who is less adventurous than his sister. His burger and craft ginger ale were just as good as our food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have eaten at Nice Matin many times in the last 15 years and have always had really good food, excellent wine and good service. Sadly on Friday night...when we invited friends who had never been to Nice Matin...the restaurant really let us down. We arrived at 6:15 in order to have a relaxed dinner before an 8:30 movie. Our waiter was appallingly inattentive. We ordered drinks and placed our orders shortly after 6:30. Close to 7, two salads arrived. The third one appeared 10 minutes later after repeated requests. Our main courses finally showed up at 7:30 after chasing our waiter and reminding him that we needed to leave the restaurant by 8 o'clock to get to the movie. We gobbled dinner and then waited for the check. And speaking of dinner, that, too, was disappointing. I have had their sole Milanese a dozen times. Friday's serving was just ok. Not great fish, and not a great presentation. My husband's salmon looked lovely, albeit a rather small serving, but again was not great fish. Nice Matin has been our go to restaurant, but after this experience, we will be going elsewhere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We often go to NM. Food is good and the staff very friendly.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Uninspired kitchen. Whoever made our (3) dinners was bored or asleep or both. Chicken Paillard was bland and over-cooked. The chick pea flatbread entree would have been good if the veggies weren't overcooked. And BLAND. The third entree so bland it has been forgotten.
This is not NICE cuisine. Cute interior, robotic/tired servers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Have been to Nice Matin a number of times and liked it. However, we were not happy with the last time. We were there at 10 am on Sunday to meet two friends. By 10:55 we were presented with the bill and had the waiter and bus boys arriving several times to clear the table. We definitely felt we were being hustled out, despite the fact that several tables were still empty and we had only been there an hour. I complained to one of the managers and was assured that this was not a matter of policy. We left uncertain as to whether that was the case or not.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent wine list. Good-great food (a bit oo much use of garlic); lighter fare would be welcome in addition. Great ambience but a bit noisy.

Overall excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This used to be one of our favorite upper west side venues but it's dropping down on my list. Friday's dinner was only so-so. Husband's lamb and kale salad were very good. My mussels were either under or overcooked and the provencale sauce was heavy and salty but not flavorful. Apple tart was chewy like it had been microwaved warm. And the chocolate latte at the end tasted like someone dumped a bottle of Hershey's syrup in the coffee.

I'm not saying not to visit this restaurant. It is still nice French food with great service and value. I'm hoping we just hit an off night because the meal was definitely not as good as we have had there many times in the past.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food, friendly service in a lively atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

the food was good... but, the salad was dressed with oil... but, not a hint of vinegar.... or acid...?? Missing some of the wines we wanted.... but, the one for $2850 was definitely available...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Been here many times and enjoy the food. This time service was only fair.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Portions were good, prepared well , good price. Great breakfast .
definitely will hit this place again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My partner and I both chose fish which was overcooked and dry.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Been there many times as food is always good and is the service

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This restaurant has a good solid menu. The food is good and the waitstaff attentive. It has a lively ambience. The portions are generous.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

For a last minute, Saturday 9pm dinner with my older sister who was visiting, I wanted to take her to one of my favorites. Turns out, she reminded me that we had eaten here twice in the past under similar circumstances. Guess that means I really like the place. The noise level didn't interfere with our talk about an Andy Borowitz performance we had just gone to. And the cocktails and short rib ravioli were just right.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was tasteless. No seasoning at all. I could run that kitchen and I have no experience. The special of the day was bouillabaisse. No seasoning, two shrimp that should have been served two days ago, a few pieces of calamari overdone. My wife had the Chicken grilled under a brick I think they served her the brick! Unfortunate given the ratings we trusted that we would have a great experience. Other than the service completely disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Noise level so high you cannot have a simple conversation across a table. Salmon portion entree was microscopic. High prices. Don't go.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I will be going back. Terrific menu at reasonable prices. My recommended salmon was cooked perfectly to my request - rare. The risotto was sufficiently cooked (I find some chefs take al dente to a raw level). The recommended dessert, bread pudding, was not too sweet; the walnut ice cream on a bed of crunchy bits was the perfect sweet balance. Waitperson was knowledgeable. Food service not necessarily polished, but pleasant enough. Noisy. Clientele represented varied ages and ethnicities, but predominantly retirement age and Caucasian.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We made the mistake of mentioning to the waitress that we were in a bit of a slight rush when placing our order. They proceeded to seat, take orders from, and serve at least 4 other tables around us before we even got refills on our drinks. By the time we got our food (oatmeal, bagel, toast, bacon, one omelet) at least one of the tables that had come in after us had already paid and left. Overall, the waitress was rude, impatient, and unhelpful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food, good service, good time ....We enjoyed our brief visit before a show at The Beacon

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Nice Matin never disappoints. I have been going since it opened and I'm never bored. I love to go with friends as it is a happy festive place and the food is delicious!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had to get to a show and the waitstaff was very helpful and accomodating. Also, i have celiac disease, and they were extremely accommodating - the bread is a really nice touch. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We wanted to attend the First Baptist Church of the City of New York. Nice Matin is nearby as is Green Flea in the opposite direction. Generous portions, lovely food, charming decor, friendly staff--best way to begin your day or to be refreshed in the middle of it.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This is one of my favorite "go to" restaurants on the Upper West Side. It never disappoints. The food is better than average as is their wine selection.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (México)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was good, portions are generous

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our server was awful. She barely smiled, wasn't polite and didn't explain the menu well. Both my husband and I have dined at the best restaurants; if it hadn't been for the fact that we were staying at the Lucerne, we never would have gone. Our main courses were terrible.

Tags: Good for Groups
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