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Nice Matin

4.5
4.5
3559 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.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 39 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–3:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 873-6423

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eric Starkman

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    79th Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    1 Train 79th St. and Broadway, Walk East to Amsterdam Avenue.<br />B,C Train to 81st St. Museum of Natural History<br />M79, M11, and M7 Bus

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 3,559 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. D

    Dani

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious spot for dinner! This place gives me bougie French diner vibes! Our server was fantastic and the food was phenomenal. Great cocktails and dessert. Especially the summer fruit tart and chocolate soufflé. Great for date night and family outings alike.
  2. FW

    FranceskaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our need to reserve breakfast for 11 was graciously handled by Nice Matin’s host. I elected for outdoor seating on a weekday; because of traffic noise, indoor seating would have been a superior decision. The breakfast was delicious. As guests of the Lucerne, we received 15% - off for dining at Nice Matin.
  3. LM

    LindaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Nice Matin! The food is good, the service is great and it is fun sitting oustide and watching the world go by. I have had breakfast, lunch and dinner here and every experience has been good.
  4. M

    Micarl

    New York Area

    99 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    99 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I’m a big fan. Today was disappointing. Wilted greens and not much of them. Shrimp was tasty but minimal. Lots of scrimp shells only two shrimp with meat. My two guests thought the same thing. Mediocre.
  5. NC

    NewCavendish

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outstanding wine list is a main draw, but the special dishes for "restaurant week" were special and very good (sweetbreads and duck ragout).
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Mussels were trrrible- bar tender rude. Very costly.
  7. CS

    ChrisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Service. Good Food. Affordable. A great experience.
  8. N

    Newyorker

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great "go-to" restaurant. Prices were realistic for the area and it's the kind of place you can go to a few times a month. Good French bistro-type food, but up a notch. Restaurant Week didn't skimp on portions, as some places do.
  9. C

    Carol

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very nice experience
  10. RF

    RayF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and service. Servers and management are very attentive. One of my favorite restaurants.
  11. J

    Jovian

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter, great food, great atmosphere!
  12. LD

    LadyDoc1

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always delicious. Reasonable prices. Best coffee I’ve ever tasted in my life.
  13. LR

    LeeR

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently great. Lucky to live so close by.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant Week menu has an extensive selection of items that are on the regular menu but at a great value. And they don't cut the portion size. All the dishes are made with quality ingredients and beautifully presented. Additionally, dessert choices are from the regular menu, not limited to a preset selection! The chocolate soufflé is worth the 15 minute wait!!
  15. V

    Vannab25

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I had a delicious NYC Restaurant Week lunch at Nice Matin. We sat in the outdoor covered area..quiet, no sun and extremely comfortable. Best sourdough rolls complimented my chicken paillard with frisée salad, all lightly dressed. My sister had a peach and tomato salad along with a salad with enormous shrimp! And I enjoyed a hummus appetizer. Service is superb to make our entire experience perfect.
  16. P

    Pippahoney

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We took two out-of-town guests for dinner last night, and they enjoyed Nice Matin as much as we always have. They loved the decor, the food offered and the exceptional service we received!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the dinner. The portions were spot on and hearty for restaurant week. They even included the specials in the restaurant week menu which was awesome.
  19. c

    carolyn

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service was very poor last time and the menu is very limited compared to other breakfast restaurants. Nice location but needs alot of improvement
  20. S

    Sparky

    New York Area

    193 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Salmon was delicious. Service very attentive. Will return. Disappointed didn't have pinot gris as didn't cate for pinot blanc.
  21. CR

    ClaudiaR

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Decided to give it a try with Restaurant Week, since the menu is normally more on the pricey side and every time I’ve walked past it it’s full. However, it was sadly not a good experience and don’t plan to go back - went with my husband and both of our food was undercooked, from main dish (chicken and steak) to the desserts (soufflé and crème brûlée), we had to return the food and the second time was just plain tasting. The table next to us had the same issue but returned their salmon. The waitress was overall nice, but the restaurant didn’t seem too concerned about the incident. Even with Restaurant Week menu we ended up paying close to $200 for raw and bad food.
  22. l

    linda

    Washington DC

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food services and seating !
  23. AM

    AndreaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Restaurant week- overly caloric rest week menu, seated next to a wait station where they 2x refilled ice compartment Banquet seat too low; rushed service, when I said to slow down dessert course they didn’t come back for close to 1.5 hrs
  24. G

    Giugiu

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely great service, great manners, competent, I would say best restaurant service experience ever since I am in NYC. Food is also excellent, loved the authentic and still creative menu. We will certainly be back!
  25. MS

    MellieSue

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, creative, unique combinations of flavors. The Gnocchi with Duck Ragout were the perfect mix of tiny, puffy gnocchi and perfectly textured duck with cubed veggies. It was amazing. The Mussels were in a light yet flavorful sauce that was the perfect amount of flavor to not overpower the flavor of the mussels. The chorizo was the perfect size to compliment the mussels - I couldn't get enough! Can't wait to go back.
  26. NC

    NewCavendish

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice Matin offers good, simple southern French food, but the greatest attraction for us is its extraordinary wine list, with lots of great and interesting wines to choose from (including sometimes by the glass: try the Lustau Palo Cortado for an aperitif).
  27. KL

    KL185

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    This was our first time back to Nice Matin since the pandemic started in 2020. Surroundings still pleasant -- new chairs are quite comfortable. Service was attentive. The new menu has fewer choices and some items that were regular at lunch are no longer offered. I had the avocado and cheese omelette. The avocado was mashed and too much for my preference -- I wouldn't order it again. The Croque Monsieur was tasty and properly prepared. We both missed items that we had often ordered in the past.
  28. B

    Beano

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful food - really tasty. And our waitress was the best. Like all restaurants, it took a bit of time to get our food but the staff was wonderful. We had a marvelous time!
  29. I

    Insuranceguy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time back since the beginning of COVID. Just as good as ever!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A colleague left a briefcase. Within minutes I got a call to tell me. Briefcase retrieved successfully within an hour. Helped that I had reserved on Open Table so restaurant knew how to contact me. A disaster averted by thoughtful attention to details. In addition, service, setting and food were excellent. Will definitely return.
  31. b

    barbaral

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a perfect choice for a ladies brunch . We had a chance to talk and we did not feel rushed. The wait staff was attentive, brought me hot sauce, then salt and pepper, then butter with no problem. The food was delicious, the omelette was cooked in the french style, soft with no browning and perfectly complemented with a bit of salad, potatoes and grainy bread,
  32. B

    Balserbaby

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I like this restaurant and have been coming for a long time. During the past year, I thought the food had slipped a bit, but now everything is back to being very good. And the service too. I'll be back.
  33. M

    Malka

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The food and service were excellent. My outdoor table was next to a very loud band for the restaurant next door. The music was good but exceptionally loud. In 2-1/2 hours, the band only took one 15 minute break. It was way too much for people who wanted to have a conversation with those seated with them.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic cocktail and food menu . Staff were excellent .. our sever Maddie was exceptional.
  35. B

    Berliozsan

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to have dinner at 5:00 pm. It was a great idea. The place was open, peaceful and the service fast. The summer menu is wonderful. We both had the White Peach and Tomatoes Salad. A new item on the menu. It was so fresh and delicious. I had the special duck ragout over green beans (instead of pasta-I'm gluten free!). It was divine. The staff is so friendly and courteous. Nice Matin is one of my favorite restaurant on the UPWS. I come here very often.
  36. a

    andy

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I enjoy the dining experience at Nice Matin, especially when I book indoor seating: it is charming. Here are my quibbles: the food was acceptable, but overpriced given that it was unexceptional. The wine also was overpriced. Our service was exceptional. We sat outside at a lovely outdoor table away from the pedestrian traffic, so it was cool on a hot evening and mostly tranquil, although a bit loud at times when the fire engines and trucks came by. Overall, Nice Matin is a pleasant, local experience.
  37. CP

    CPA127

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great outdoor experience the wait staff was attentive and offered suggestions. The food was delicious. It was loud because we were on the street, but it didn't matter. That's part of the charm. I would definitely recommend Nice Matin as a Westside experience you will enjoy.
  38. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a pleasant and nicely-decorated outdoor cabana. My date and I had dessert only; the food was very good. The waitress was pleasant and attentive.
  39. DW

    DavidW

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. The octopus starter and the duck were amazing! Great service.
  40. JW

    JudithW

    Unspecified

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Ordered the Branzino because I have had twice before recently and loved. It was disappointing; possibly was precooked. At any rate, unsatisfactory. Also, was seated in the 'remote'cabana. Perhaps because our party was two elderly women. But primary issue is the food: disappointing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 3559 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 39 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Nice Matin

201 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    79th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–3:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    1 Train 79th St. and Broadway, Walk East to Amsterdam Avenue.B,C Train to 81st St. Museum of Natural HistoryM79, M11, and M7 Bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Starkman

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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