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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

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (46)
Casual (34)
Great for Lunch (25)
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Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for a Date (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Authentic (12)
Fun (11)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (10)
Special Occasion (10)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Romantic (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Scenic View (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

One of the diners at the table said the Steak Frites was the best he had ever eaten. Unfortunately, my dish was inedible. Just don't order the Socca!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It's always a pleasure to lunch or dine at Nice Matin. The service is always good; the food is always delicious. I especially love it in a season when we can have our meal outdoors.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great as usual. We had a lovely, leisurely dinner on Friday evening. The wait staff were great. We have never had a bad meal here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 10, 2017

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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