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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Nice Matin

4.4
2025 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
"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
What 2025 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmisstheclassics (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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vipbill (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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bets (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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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Affineur (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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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Choice (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We arrived at 7:45 PM. The sound level was still "boisterous" as I had read in a review. After 8:00 PM it slowly became more subdued. The food and service was superb. We look forward to next time.

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vipphilosophe31 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The staff was so kind. The sommelier is skilled and gracious . She recommended a lovely wine. And when we quietly asked to move to a different table , she made that happen. We will keep going back to a great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner. Very romantic. A little loud, but the place was packed. Wonderful service and even better food. Lovely place!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have enjoyed this restaurant a few times over the years, as it is not near my area of town. This time the meal was truly exceptional. Both the food (potato crusted branzino and the cod with arugula) and cocktails were really fantastic! I will definitely return soon.

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TakyS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent quality of foods and good value for money.

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inwoodart (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great French food act affordable (for New York) prices. We definitely will come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Love this restaurant. Consistently excellent

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

From the staff to the food, everything about the experience of dining at Nice Matin was outstanding. We chose Nice Matin based on their restaurant week menu choices. We were not disappointed. The Parmesan crusted lamb chops were cooked perfectly. The sole Veronique was wonderful. The apple tart and Meyer lemon tart were a perfect ending to the meal. We will d3finitely go back.

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RandB (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The restaurant was packed and a bit cramped, even on a Thursday night, but the service was attentive and the food delicious. Multiple vegetarian options for appetizer, only one for entree, but it was hearty, filling, and appropriately priced.

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nmfeb (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent service with quality food at reasonable prices (for NYC). Perfect amount of time between bread/drinks/starters/main course. Had passed Nice Matin hundreds of times in the last few years and this was the first time I went in - already looking foward to the second.

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vipAAAA (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

WAS HERE FOR RESTAURANT WEEK - LUNCH.
SUPERB VALUE.
ALL OF THEIR CHOICES WERE THEIR BEST - INCLUDING ANY OF THEIR DESSERTS .

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RMNYC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Combination of excellent food, great ambience and thoughtful service,

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vipFromNJ (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Creative cooking and a very nice and extensive wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding

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inwoodart (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Nice Matin exceeded all our expectations. We definitely will go back there for a delicious French meal.

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viplove3dine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I've been here many times. The menu always has interesting choices and it's good value for the money

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