Nice Matin

4.4
3227 Reviews
$30 and under
French
For nearly two decades, Nice Matin has been the Upper West Sides most elegant, beautifully designed and sophisticated dining destination. Featuring a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Wine List and an extraordinary, inventive, French Provençal-inspired menu created by Chef Andy D’Amico, who was named “Best Chef” by New York Magazine food editor Gillian Duffy, Nice Matin is the essential French Brasserie and Wine Destination of the Upper West Side.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3227 people are saying
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FoodIssues
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

I did not like the new menu.

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vipDrgrace
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch last Sunday 10/10/21. it was raining and the place was really crowded because the outdoor dining was brought into the indoor and there was a party going on at the bar but the manager Daniel was seamlessly orchestrating everything and we had a wonderful time all the guests were happy and I was very impressed

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Johnd
New England
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had omelettes, fruit cup and coffee
All were delicious
Staff is very attentive

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Frank
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Went early in the new breakfast service and this restaurant was not ready to handle it. Service was VERY slow! Food was good, but incomplete. For example, a waffle was delivered without syrup and by the time syrup arrived the waffle was cold. This is normally a good restaurant, but Sunday, it was terrible.

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Emilia41
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

As usual, Nice Matin was delightfull. However, the cod dish I ordered was swimming in butter sauce--far too much butter for me.

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vipBarbMUWS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch. Eggs whites with avacado, included salad and potatoes. Food was excellent. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants!!

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JerryS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive and helpful. The fish I has was good but somewhat overdone. At 8:20, in the evening, they had run out of bread and had to bring out gluten-free bread that was nothing to enjoy. However, we will eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I have been to Nice Matin many times when I visited NYC years ago. Now I am living in the city and wanted to come back for lunch.

I ordered the crepes filled with squash and Brie cheese. It was not hot when it came but because I was with another woman whom I did not know very well, I did not want to complain to the waiter. The taste was good although the crepe was too thick and heavy and temperature was cool.

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vipJohnbud
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chic French bistro in the Upper West Side great for outdoor patio dining as well as inside: reasonably priced delicious French food with helpful friendly service and for New York moderate wine list

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vipJeffreyG
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner

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vipLindaP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Be sure to ask if there are specials. Our waitress did not volunteer them even though they had them when we asked.

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fixgeorge
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Portions were small, seemed expensive for what we consumed.

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GoodTimeOut
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good covid protocols with plastic screens between tables. Food was good and presented nicely. Only bad thing was that my scoop of coffee ice cream came half melted. Didn’t taste like coffee either. Seated us promptly. Very quiet so we could talk easily.

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jgny
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Outdoor seating is great for Covid era. Food was a little disappointing. They were out of many items at early lunch seating

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vipUWSellen
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great table outside, very good food and wonderful service from both our server and the sommelier.

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Kacey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good. I got the smoked salmon eggs Benedict and enjoyed it. It’s a great atmosphere. The only slightly negative thing was the service. It seemed like our waiter forgot our coffee so we had to ask for it twice and it took a while to get the check but that’s not something that’s a dealbreaker for me, personally. Just something to note. Would definitely recommend for a casual brunch or lunch but make sure your not in a rush because the service is kind of slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our only complaint was the portion size being very small. I left hungry after having the branding and grilled octopus appetizers The service and ambiance was great.

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vipshnh
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and efficient, friendly service. Pricey but well done and reliable overall. Salads and drinks outstanding.

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JerssonC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service

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lovely
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I couldn’t finish my canneloni. It was tough, cold & unlike any canneloni I have ever had before - practically uneatable. The first time ever I’ve had bad food at Nice Matin!

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TinaT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food. We’ve been here before and never had a bad meal.

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RazC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We order the Salad Nicoise, which was described on the menu as having "grilled marinated tuna loin" and was $28. We were told by our waiter that they did not have the grilled marinated tuna loin and were substituting canned tuna. Big difference. We assumed the price would be adjusted to reflect this change, but were charged $24.

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vipJunenyc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, lovely outdoor seating, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. But absurdly expensive. I think of Nice Matin as more of an UWS neighborhood joint more than a “specialty” restaurant in the area (which would warrant higher prices), but I can’t frequent it, say as much as I do other restaurants down the block. I don’t have the money. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful $110/per person meal.

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LisaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time: The service and the ambience were perfect. Thank you!

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vipSAL1
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've done a great job providing safe, comfortable outdoor dining.
And they have preserved food quality!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat there. And they are always very accommodating for my needing wheelchair access.

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vipCulinaryCurator
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Some of the shine has come off this restaurant. Over many years, it has been a great choice for our neighborhood, but last night the food was just so-so, it was loud with a guest’s dog barking intermittently and horns of the traffic on Amsterdam.

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dutchgirl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming back!

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LisaR
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sommelier Christian is one of the best in the City, period. Nice Matin has a vast wine list and he really knows his way around it. For the second time he selected a superb, perfect bottle for us at the right price. We have been going to Nice Matin for years, but lately the food is just getting better and better! Duck and cherries always a fave, and the devilled eggs with trout roe are delish.

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vipmcleandatenight
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor lunch, very good.

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vipLaLalene
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Unfortunately the service was really bad, hard to get silverware and I do not recommend the oatmeal. It is a bowl of brown sugar - usually love the place, not sure what is going on.

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PeterS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always delighted by food here. The Covid inspire outdoor dining is awfully close to traffic and of some safety concern and producers an unpleasant traffic noise level. Not their fault and their only option...however loud noise level inside has always been a problem too.

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MicheleZ
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating here because it always meets or exceeds expectations. The food, service and ambience (eating outdoors is wonderful).

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Oldtimer
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside in front of the building. It was a lovely dinner and the food was great. It’s a nice atmosphere, you are on the street so there is occasionally noise from buses and motorcycles, etc. One minor issue is that the barrier between us and the rest of the sidewalk was a bit wobbly. The special thing of the evening was our wait person who was so fabulous, taking care of us even though we lingered for three hours! I would say the best service I’ve had in New York city in years.

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Arianne
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Service was great. We were there for brunch and they let us stay at the table for a long time while we were chatting, so we didn’t feel rushed. Only negative was outdoor dining had little shade in the middle of the day, so it was very hot and sunny.

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LeslieF
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. They seated us outside as requested > the servers were friendly , helpful and efficient. They have lots of outdoor seating which is a must right now and they were most accommodating. No problem reserving an outdoor table. Would definitely return.

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially appreciated the fact that they were flexible about our having to change to a later reservation time and they didn’t rush us out.

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StanleyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Salty chicken. Brand salad and lousy service for the money. It needs improvement.

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vipUWSider
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in awhile even though we live super close by. My cocktail ale Pampelmousse was delicious. The chickpea fries were yummy. The mussels I ordered were so salty it was inedible. I never send food back but they remade it graciously and it was so much better. I’ll be back.

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You can order delivery directly from Nice Matin using the Order Online button. Nice Matin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-6423.

Nice Matin is rated 4.4 stars by 3227 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.