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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (56)
Casual (43)
Great for Lunch (28)
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Great for Brunch (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Notable Wine List (22)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Authentic (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Fun (13)
People Watching (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Business Meals (10)
Healthy (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Romantic (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 17, 2011

Great prixe fixe menu until 1830.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2011

Food was excellent as was the service! Had to postpone reservation due to one member of our party being late - very very accommodating. When restaurant was full noise level was too high for meaningful conversation. We hung out a long time and as the restaurant cleared, we had a great time. Sat close enough to the next table to make friends and we did!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2011

Everything was amazing. Nice Matin is not just your typical bistro. My only quibble is that it was a tad loud for me

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2011

The menu has something for everyone. The atmosphere is fun and upbeat and the wine list fabulous!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2011

It's French, but portion sizes American, which makes for an unappealing combo. Service was harried on the weekend; spilled water all over the table and didn't even notice. Won't be returning. Too many other bistros in NYC!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2011

Had another really good meal at Nice Matin. Wonderful food and great wine list. Only negatives are slow service and ear-splitting noise levels at peak hours.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2011

Very Noisy with Club Music , Very small & tight space. People bumped into us All night long

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2011

If they hadn't tried to place the two of us in an awkward table, the experience would have been very special.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2011

Second visit as good as the first. Service is a little slow, but excellent. Food is fantastic, prix fixe a great deal. Mushroom tart incredible!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2011

They were able to accommodate our gluten free requests, and the food was great. The chef knows how to combine interesting flavors in just the right quantities!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 6, 2011

I came in specifically for the gluten free menu which was quite extensive including gluten free bread. The waiter was very attentive to my needs and when there was a mix up with my food quickly apologized and remedied the situation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2011

At lunch, there was a large selection at various price points -- many of them familiar dishes but with a different take: cobb salad made with crab, for example, chicken salad in a Moroccan style. A casual, airy and cheerful place, bustling and a bit noisy, but with tables not pushed too close together conversation wasn't a problem.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2011

Always enjoyable; good options for everyone in your group and whatever is ordered is yummy

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2011

I decided to try Nice Matin after finding the restaurant on The Beacon Theatre site, since we were attending the "Il Volo" concert and needed something close by...boy am I glad we did.....Delicious Food, Great Prix-Fixe affordable menu, 3 courses at $35! My friend and I had the goat cheese mushroom tart, spaghetti w/ricotta, tomatoes, dandellion and bacon, and an a cookie platter that was quite devine with what seemed like homemade whoppie pies!Oh,we also ordered mussels which was an entree that we shared because we were so famished after we walked 30 blocks. Everything was excellent and quite tasty!!!And good service, which is hard to find! Definitelly coming back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2011

Delicious food BUT so noisy it's difficult to have a conversation. Tables are much too close together.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2011

Excellent food, excellent wine, will return soon

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2011

This was my third time dining at Nice Matin and unlike previous experiences, this was not relaxing and a disappointing experience. We felt rushed through our meal by overly attentive bus staff, who wanted to clear dishes as soon as one of our party stopped eating to take a break. In one instance, a wine glass was removed from the table, even though that member of our party had not finished it. It felt like the restaurant was more concerned in maximizing diner turnover rather than providing a fine dining experience appropriate for the restaurant's price point. If I wanted a rushed meal, I could eat at a neighborhood diner instead.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2011

excellent service. delightful menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2011

Went to Nice Matin because of the availability of an extensive gluten free menu. Would go back back for the food & service, which were outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2011

Pretty reliable, but nothing spectacular--haven't gone there in a long time since dinner is just too noisy--actually cacophonous!! But this was lunch...

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 21, 2011

Food is horrible. McDonalds is far superior.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 20, 2011

Great menu. Attentive service. Food hot and tasty. Noisy. Good value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2011

It was very good. Food was delicious and the service was courteous and timely. It was within walking distance to The Beacon Theater making it an ideal location if you are attending a show or concert there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2011

Nice French bistro with high ceilings and bright decor. Food delicious, the $35 Prix Fixe is a fab deal!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2011

Great, well priced prix-fixe menu for dinner. Well recommended wines for pairing. I had eaten brunch here for years and never thought to try it for dinner, but I do recommend. Overall a very nice UWS selection. Rosemary

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2011

We had lunch here, sitting outside on Amsterdam. It's one of the nicest urban outdoor spaces in the city (assuming you want a Paris-style city view and not a garden). The outdoor seating is two tables deep and you don't feel that your crammed into table the size of a nickle. The food is excellent for what it is. I didn't check the "fit for foodies" box only because what we ordered was more cafe style food (arugula salad, pizza, pasta), but the food is very, very good. All in all a very pleasant experience. We traveled from Tribeca for the great combination of decent food, ambiance, good service and relatively moderate prices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2011

Went here with a friend for a quick dinner. He ended up getting two appetizers for his meal and I got the garden salad with chicken(when I ordered the salad I asked if they could add grilled chicken; when I got the bill it was $10 more than on the menu and listed as 'Chicken Palliard'). Mine was okay--bland chicken and the salad part was ordinary and slightly soggy. My friend's soup was also just okay. He also got the corn risotto, which was really delicious, but I don't think I'd go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2011

Charming French Bistro. Very good food and outstanding service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2011

Always visited for brunch but never dinner until now. This restaurant has the most wonderful wine list and excellent wine steward (Gabriele) I've experienced in some time. The list covers the high end and some amazing wines in great vintages that folks can afford. I would return just because of the wine service. The food was not at its best this night, perhaps due to our later arrival on a Sunday night. This would be no reason for me not to return. A real great place in NYC.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2011

Had a reunion with a friend with a wonderful backdrop, relaxed and quiet. Food was quite good and served in a timely manner. A very good evening

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2011

The corn risotto was particularly good and my daughter loved the vegetable soup.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2011

I was pleasantly surprised. Nice Matin is a neighborhood restaurant that I had been wanting to try for a while. The food was great and well worth the 2011 summer restaurant week price.

I plan to go again, even if it's not restaurant week.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2011

Consistently pleasing Provencal style restaurant. service was very adept and accommodating. Outdoor eating most enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2011

pleasantly surprised at the great food, wine list and reasonable pricing

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2011

Outstanding meal, great service, and a great spot to take out-of-towners for a wonderful meal... definitely recommend to others.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2011

I had the cod which I did not enjoy. My wife had the chicken Paillard which was amazing. The carrot puree soup was delicous as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2011

The food was great. But the service left something to be desired. We were seated by the hostess and not given menus. After waiting for close to 10 minutes we had to grab someone's attention. Then after ordering the food took forever to come out.

we sat down at 6:25 we received our food at 7:15.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2011

Food is outstanding and portions are ample. Very well done French bistro a cut above most. Wines by the glass are excellent. Sometimes a bit slow bringing the next glass from the bar, but a minor issue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2011

great food, but we were all too cold b/c air conditioning was on even tho the outside temp was cool

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2011

The food was well prepared and served very nicely. The cocktails were well sized. This is a true French bistro experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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