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Nice Matin

4.5
4.5
3485 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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Booked 80 times today

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Hors d'Oeuvre

  • PANISSE$9.00

    chickpea fries, smoked paprika aioli

    • FAVA BEAN HUMMUS$11.00

      lemon, black olive, chili, sourdough

      • SHRIMP PROVENCALE$13.00

        shrimp sautéed in extra virgin olive with garlic, shallots, Calabrian chilis, green olives, tomato sauce, butter, & basil

        • SOUPE AU PISTOU$12.00

          Nicoise vegetable soup, elbow pasta, basil pesto

          • PETITE LEGUME FARCI$14.00

            roasted tomato stuffed with beef, rice, peppers & mushrooms served over tomato sauce

            • ESCARGOTS$16.00

              ragout of escargot, bacon lardons, potato gnocchi, peas, shallots, garlic & thyme finished with madeira, butter & parmesan

              • ASPARAGUS & COPPA$18.00

                raw shaved asparagus, cracked black pepper, lemon & extra virgin olive oil with thin sliced pork salume

                • CHICKPEA SALAD$14.00

                  asparagus, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, red onions, olives, lemon vinaigrette, cilantro, mint, lemon yogurt

                  • BIBB SALAD$16.00

                    goat cheese, strawberries, pecans, balsamic

                    • TUNA CARPACCIO NICOISE$18.00

                      a deconstructed version of tuna Niçoise salad over a raw tuna carpaccio

                      • GRILLED OCTOPUS$20.00

                        marinated gigante beans, persillade sauce

                        Pasta

                        • GNOCCHI AU PISTOU

                          basil, lemon, roasted garlic, parmesan

                          • Appetizer$16.00
                          • Entree$24.00
                        • RAVIOLI NICOISE

                          braised beef short rib, Provençal tomato sauce, basil oil

                          • Appetizer$18.00
                          • Entree$26.00
                        • SPAGHETTI A LA MARSEILLES

                          saffron, prawns, mussels, crab

                          • Appetizer$20.00
                          • Entree$28.00

                        Entree

                        • ROAST GOFFLE FARMS CHICKEN$32.00

                          pomme aligoté, morel mushrooms, spinach, cognac - chicken jus

                          • MOULARD DUCK$34.00

                            roasted duck breast with chanterelles, carrot puree, sautéed kale, duck jus

                            • SOCCA CREPES$24.00

                              ratatouille, goat cheese, petite salad

                              • MOULES FRITES$28.00

                                white wine, tomatoes, butter, saffron, chorizo

                                • NORWEGIAN SALMON$32.00

                                  baby kale & white bean salad, red onions, parmesan, rosemary dressing

                                  • BRANZINO$34.00

                                    crispy potatoes, eggplant puree, tapenade

                                    • PRIME HANGER STEAK$36.00

                                      grilled romaine, creamy garlic - lemon dressing, parmesan, baguette crisps

                                      • STEAK FRITES$44.00

                                        chairman’s reserve NY strip steak, béarnaise sauce

                                        • TRUFFLE - CHEDDAR BURGER$26.00

                                          dry aged ground beef, truffle aioli, lettuce, grilled red onion, fries

                                          Last updated: May 3, 2022

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                                          What 3,485 people are saying

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

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                                          1. KH

                                            KatherineH

                                            New York Area

                                            4 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Three of us very much enjoyed the evening at Nice Matin, and my out-of-town friends complimented me for choosing it. The server was attentive but not obtrusive. He consulted the kitchen about ingredients for one person with dietary concerns and was ready to change the sides to accommodate them. We all were pleased with our selections. All in all, a very pleasant experience.

                                          2. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall5food5service3ambience5

                                            Waiter basically ignored us after taking the order. Had to flag down a busboy for the check.

                                          3. D

                                            Dineomite

                                            New York Area

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful food, service and ambiance. We were celebrating a graduation and couldn’t have asked for a nicer experience.

                                          4. CL

                                            CasaL

                                            New York Area

                                            407 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            407 reviews

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            We have dined here often and always enjoy it. This time we came with friends. We all ordered different dishes and tasted each other’s. EVERYTHING was delicious, even better than usual.

                                          5. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Beautiful decor and amazingly good cuisine.

                                          6. JR

                                            JRWest79

                                            New York Area

                                            16 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I happen to have eaten at Nice Matin two evenings in three days. The first night (rainy) I sat at the bar and ordered the Spaghetti a la Marseilles which was excellent (a light, subtle but tasty sauce with prawns, mussels and crab). The service by the bartender was pretty good too ! Two nights later I ate at Nice Matin with my wife. This time I had Prime Hanger Steak; the side was grilled romaine lettuce with a little bit of creamy sauce and parmesan. The steak was very good, the romaine was unusual and excellent ... including the small toasts with melted cheese. We've eaten at Nice Matin since it opened, and it's menu always surprises.

                                          7. T

                                            Tess

                                            London

                                            50 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            50 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                            Best Halibut I ever had in my life. My friend had the muscles which she said was also good. Great wine, staff was very accommodating - nice and friendly and efficient. We sat outside but would feel comfy eating inside as they had a lot of doors open for fresh air. It seems like they went thru a kitchen upgrade since last i was there (pre-pandemic) Seriously, I'm still thinking about that Halibut...

                                          8. HG

                                            HowardG

                                            New York Area

                                            16 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                            We are very frequent customers/. Service was disappointing.

                                          9. JG

                                            JeffreyG

                                            Cleveland

                                            15 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Always enjoy this locale.

                                          10. l

                                            littlebort

                                            New York Area

                                            13 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined on May 11, 2022

                                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                                            I've been eating at Nice Matin ever since it opened on the Upper West side decades ago. It's always been dependable. More often, much better than that. The food has definitely taken a turn for the worse. Bland. Uninspired. Lamentable. The safest bets at the moment are the simplest, like the Roast Chicken or the Gnocchi with Pesto. The tomato soup which was the evening's special would pale by comparison to a can of Campbell's. It was supposed to have had basil but none was in evidence. Flavorless. Worst of all were the desserts. Inexcusable. I ordered the Gourmandise. In France a gourmandise is several small portions of different desserts with an espresso. Here, it was three misbegotten cookies and no coffee: A flavorless Madeleine, a sub-par chocolate chip cookie and an inedible sable disgustingly flavored with orange water. Service was friendly and the place still has its neighborhood appeal, but the kitchen needs to step up their game and fast..

                                          11. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            23 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            23 reviews

                                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Moules frites. Superb.

                                          12. EC

                                            EdwardC

                                            Charleston

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            An interesting and varied menu; nicely presented and delicious food; Attentive, friendly wait staff; pleasant ambiance

                                          13. o

                                            ocean

                                            Miami

                                            5 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            The manager Daniel was able to offer me an indoor table for my Mother's Day dinner, he saved the day. Thank you! Foud was delicious and the service was excellent. Once again Thank you. Norma Hirshfield

                                          14. RK

                                            RichardK

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Consistently dependable, fresh and tasty. Nice menu.

                                          15. LR

                                            LeeR

                                            New York Area

                                            20 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Always reliably fantastic...especially breakfast which I love.

                                          16. FA

                                            FAITH

                                            New York Area

                                            46 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            46 reviews

                                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The wait staff is lovely. I took a friend for 10 AM breakfast and mentioned that it was his birthday. I expected a little something perhaps a muffin with a candle or something but that didn’t happen. However the food, avocado scramble and the bread omelette were delicious. The Africa kiss coffee is smooth and so good. A beautiful environment, indeed, reminds me of Paris.

                                          17. JS

                                            JorgeS

                                            New York Area

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall2food1service5ambience3

                                            The steak was over salted!! Service and wine were ok, but you do not go to a restaurant just for that

                                          18. D

                                            Dinalady

                                            London

                                            5 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                            Had been here for breakfast but first time for dinner. Once we got over the "they're tourists we'll give them a rubbish table even though they booked early" attitude the evening was OK. For guidance on how to produce a good French restaurant try Brasserie Zedel in London

                                          19. BS

                                            BruceS

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food and service west side staple lots of fun

                                          20. ES

                                            EugeneS

                                            New York Area

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            One of our favorite restaurants for many years, always enjoy Nice Matin

                                          21. e

                                            ekzooks

                                            San Francisco

                                            217 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            217 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service3ambience5

                                            They are a bit understaffed

                                          22. EY

                                            EricY

                                            Pittsburgh

                                            11 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very tasty food in a well-appointed setting. Dinner was so nice we went twice! And then breakfast was very rewarding: fresh orange juice, fresh berries, and - well - we ordered oatmeal they made with cinnamon and dried cherries 🍒 and it provided that deep satisfaction.

                                          23. MA

                                            MAGS

                                            New York Area

                                            94 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            94 reviews

                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                            Delicious. Fabulous outdoor setting. Don't miss Panisse. Great cocktails.

                                          24. t

                                            tbdb

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 27, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                            Very good food, french speaking much appreciated, good service, good wine list

                                          25. n

                                            nancy

                                            New York Area

                                            66 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            66 reviews

                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            We sat outside in the shed. There were wonderful heaters and we did not feel cold. The service was a little haphazard, but OK. The food is lovely.

                                          26. DW

                                            DavidW

                                            New York Area

                                            21 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            21 reviews

                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                            We sat outside. Service was a bit spotty. Otherwise a great experience. Good heaters, almost too hot). Food was good.

                                          27. BR

                                            BradR

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Just perfect for my wife’s 50th birthday. Our server was a delight and the food was amazing in both flavor and presentation. A perfect way to end our 5 day trip to NYC.

                                          28. JK

                                            JacquelineK

                                            New York Area

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Lovely Saturday brunch, food was exquisite, service was smooth at a time when every table was taken.

                                          29. SS

                                            SusanS

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                            overall4food3service4ambience5

                                            A nice neighborhood spot. The service is very good. Ambiance nice. The only thing is the food which is generally good is often over-salted. Fresh food prepared well does. not require a lot of salt. As I eat here often this over-salting is consistent. I wish they would adjust that because it takes away from an otherwise very nice experience.

                                          30. JC

                                            JonathanC

                                            New York Area

                                            10 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                                            The menu can be hit or miss. Last night was a miss.

                                          31. AH

                                            AnneH

                                            New York Area

                                            12 reviews

                                            2.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                            Burger overcooked, omelette undercooked. Slow service, small portions

                                          32. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It’s a beautiful room, crowded but cozy. The food is creative, perfectly executed. The service is as luxe as Taillevent. Seriously.

                                          33. UE

                                            UESider

                                            New York Area

                                            11 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on April 20, 2022

                                            overall4food5service3ambience3

                                            Food was really good. Sat outside under heat lamps - very nice set up but tables very close together and the noise (though not their fault) was insanely loud. Heat lamps were great. Service left a lot to be desired.

                                          34. d

                                            dineoutlessandless

                                            New York Area

                                            17 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined on April 20, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Love this restaurant. The truffle burgers are legend along with crispy skinny fries. Thank you. What a treat. The staff is always very fast and accommodating and friendly. This is one of my favorite go to places in my neighborhood. I also had family visiting from the Midwest and California and they loved Nice Matin.

                                          35. DE

                                            DukeofEarlton

                                            New York Area

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on April 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            I always have a lovely meal at Nice Matin. Consistently well prepared, with a touch of sophistication.

                                          36. J

                                            Juppstar

                                            Seattle

                                            477 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            477 reviews

                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            This was our second visit to Nice Matin. We were drawn back by our experience with their gnocchi on our last visit. We had a good server although our water glasses were empty much of our visit. We love the warm sourdough roll and olive oil butter they provide. My guest ordered the gnocchi. She thought it was ok but not as good as our last visit. They were too mushy and had too much sauce compared to last time. Not sure if new recipe or different chef but wish they were like the last time. I had the branzino but requested french fries instead of roasted potatoes. Their french fries are the best in Manhattan. The fish was nicely prepared with crispy skin and on a bed of a tasty puree.

                                          37. E

                                            Ellie

                                            Seattle

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This restaurant was a treat. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was amazing. I had the duck entree, the carrot soup, a glass of Spanish wine, and the chocolate & banana bread pudding for dessert. My friend had the ravioli and crème brûlée and raved about it. Support this restaurant… go eat!

                                          38. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall2food4service4ambience1

                                            Service and food was good but even though there were empty tables they put us at a table in the back corner. That wouldn’t have been so bad but we discovered it was next to the back door for serving people outside and was frequently being opened and closed and cold air was coming in. Didn’t make us feel very special not to give us more consideration and give us a better table when they were empty tables available.

                                          39. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            We had a lovely Easter brunch!

                                          40. PF

                                            PeterF

                                            San Francisco

                                            8 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Pretty restaurant on the Upper West Side, suitably Gallic in decor and menu--steak frites, moules-frites. Good wine list, attentive service.

                                          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 3485 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                          Booked 80 times today
                                          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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