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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

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (48)
Casual (32)
Great for Lunch (28)
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Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Great for Brunch (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Cozy (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Authentic (12)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Healthy (9)
People Watching (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Romantic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Scenic View (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great place if you enjoy wine - they have an impressive wine list and top notch wine service.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Place gets very crowded and NOISY at peak times; the kitchen messes up, too. Menu is formula French with to-be-expected prices. Service was lovely and the manager does keep an eye on things. Had to send my steak back because it was well done instead of medium. The second time it was medium but stone cold. My friends were done eating, and I was famished so I had to take it. My friend really liked the ravioli, although that too had arrived cold when the steak was overcooked. Dessert was good and coffee excellent. However we were there way too long, and it's not likely we'll go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Good value. Both good and service were very good. Dined outside on a beautiful summer evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

As always, the dinner was impeccable. All 3 of us loved our meals. Although the staff was friendly, the service was lacking. No one came over to see if everything was ok. And, when the bill came, I discovered an error: they had billed the next table's wine bottle order to our check, instead of ours, which was much less. It was a mistake, to be sure, but had I not caught it, we would have paid way too much for our wine. I had to flag down the wait staff to get the check and pay the bill. (Note: the restaurant was busy enough, but not enough to warrant the poor service we had.)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We've been coming to Nice Matin for years. It's generally been a dependable neighborhood restaurant that's convenient when in the Lincoln Center area. On Friday night, before the HD presentation of "The Magic Flute", which was magical!, we had a not very magical experience at NM. I should have ordered the "bouillabaisse" special-- fish soup-- but instead I went to the regular menu and decided on the "sole milanese". It was described as "lightly breaded and fried" and came with an arugula salad. I was feeling light and somewhat magical myself -- it being an uncommonly mild August evening and I was hoping to relive a memory of some of the lightly fried/sauteed fish I've had in Paris once upon a time. Instead I received a plate of the chef's revenge. Underneath the beautiful arugula salad lurked a brown sea monster: a HEAVILY COATED and DEEP FRIED bit of white fish that was more worthy of Madame Paul's kitchen. And vingt six dollars! Ecoutez, svp: YOU CAN'T CHARGE THIS KIND OF MONEY FOR FRIED FLOUR!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I like Nice Matin. Been there many times over the years.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

It's been years since I was there, and it was really disappointing. We decided to go because the geography was good and we knew they had outdoor seating. We did get an outside table. The food was mediocre at best. It was really overpriced ($20 for a hamburger that was over cooked and had to go back). The service was just OK. I am unlikely to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Massive wine list and expertly crafted French cuisine on the UWS. If this were across the park, it would be twice as much, but fortunately it's on the West Side. Golden ambience, great service, fantastic food. Try the escargot.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Dryed out overly fried fish with barely attentive service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Always enjoyable. Good food, good service. Gets a bit noisy so best to go on early side of conversation is goal

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Outstanding variety of French classics from various cultures. Everything delicious. Wine menu extensive and a little pricey. Prix fixe lunch a great choice.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

A friend and I went to Nice Matin to take advantage of the last evening of New York Restaurant Week. We were impressed by the variety of choices we had with the special prix fixe menu. We enjoyed our food and the good service. The design and decor of the restaurant is very attractive, with high ceilings and and a pleasing color scheme. The staff were pleasant, courteous, and attentive without being intrusive. We enjoyed the evening quite a bit.

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

My friend and I made reservations for the last day of Restaurant Week. We got there and they said they ended the special menu a day early. Big problem! We picked the restaurant based on that menu. I told the manager that that was unacceptable. And then, Everything on the menu was tomatoes. Even the dessert! I love tomatoes, but not like that. When we got our main course, the lamb was cold. Totally Disappointing. We got a free round of drinks... I think because they heard me say that we should, but he didn't tell us. They just took one round off the check. We also got an "on the house" appetizer... TOMATOES! Stuffed tomatoes. I will not be recommending this Restaurant to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Went for pre concert dinner part of Resturant Week as well. As we had to wait for courses we needed to leave hard to find our waitress. Worst was the Hanger steak, as tough as any steak we have ever had, 3 of 4 had the steak. Very disappointed

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We were here for restaurant week. We both had the cold seafood salad as appetizer and the poached halibut for main course. Both were very good. Our server, Maya, was attentive as were all the wait staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I requested a round table and got it even though it was in a less optimal area. Waitress was very attentive and even asked if we wanted our food sequentially or all at once. Three of our group had a long drive ahead so we opted for a more hurried meal, which was, nonetheless delicious!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Have been at Nice Matin many times. It is a local favorite for my wife and myself. This time we had friends come into town and they had not bee to this restaurant.

Staff was attentive, but not over much.

Hours posted did not say that there was down time between late lunch and dinner (on a Sunday). We caught the restaurant just before the "dead" time. Times when not serving should be stated for persons wishing to dine.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

One of my favorite Upper West Side eateries. It is always one of my go-to restaurants. It is consistently good, amazing wine list, and excellent service !

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

i wouldn't feed the tuna tartare to my cat. It had to be sent back. Service was slow and uninformed.

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