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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (53)
Casual (37)
Good for a Date (31)
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Great for Lunch (28)
Notable Wine List (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Brunch (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Cozy (16)
Authentic (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Healthy (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Romantic (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (7)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

thoroughly enjoyed our dinner
we hade wild salmon, duck and hanger steak, tuna tartar and beets and we enjoyed all the food

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Healthy, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent quality of foods and good value for money.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Love this restaurant. Consistently excellent

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·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 .

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Combination of excellent food, great ambience and thoughtful service,

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Creative cooking and a very nice and extensive wine list.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

waited 40 min. for food & then took it to go. day before for lunch, food came quickly( fair ) and service terrible. had to wait 10 min. for oil & vinegar.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Nice Matin does not disappoint. First of all, the hostesses are careful to give you the type of table you want, in my case, quiet. Secondly, the food is dependable, especially the fish dishes, which are nicely cooked. I tried their "Italian salad" as an appetizer for the first time and it was very good. This was part of a nice prix fixe menu.The sommelier gave good advice about a Gaillac red wine. Because it was a cold Monday evening, the restaurant was quieter than usual, which suited us to a T. Great neighborhood asset.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Lovely restaurant. Food and ambiance excellent. Love eating at Nice Matin. Only problem is the bathroom. Dirty and smells.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great. Everything we ordered was flavorful and fresh. There were some deliciously creative options and also the good old faves like steak frites which I always love.
Service was amazing, super attentive. We had show tickets and they made sure we were on schedule without being rushed. Very knowledgeable wait staff.
Now on to the most surprising part of the meal. The wine list and Sommelier! If you are a wine lover, and let’s face it, most of us are, then a visit here is in order just for the experience of the Sommelier visiting your table. So knowledgeable and friendly. But don’t let the fancy word scare you away! The price list on the , oh 2500 bottles I think he said, runs the gamut. You can enjoy affordable and recommended wines or go for a special occasion splurge. I’m sorry I forgot his name but either way he will make you feel like royalty no matter what you order and guide you to the perfect choice.
Next time we in the area we will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food and service were phenomenal, unique pairings and the cocktails were delicious and unique. Loved it will go again. So why 4 out of 5 stars? The restroom -- only two and not well maintained.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and vibe.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We ordered panelle and salmon. Both were Very good. Desserts were amazing.... creme brûlée (best I’ve ever had) and an apple tart (unbelievably delicious). Service was excellent!!!! Will definitely return to try other menu items.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We were there on a Thursday night and it was really packed. Truly a neighborhood spot. I will definitely return to try different dishes BUT if I had the fish again, even that would be fine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Honestly, this was a bad experience. Our reservation was at 7. At 7:15 they tried to seat three of us at a table for two. We said we would wait for a table that we could fit at comfortably. The manager said that they always use those tables for three, but I noticed that any three they tried to put there also refused. Both tables of that size ended up being used for twos. When I mentioned it to the hostess she said that it usually works if one of the three is a child. We didn't get seated until after 8. We didn't get a drink for another 20 minutes. We had to wait another 20 minutes for bread even though we asked for it twice. All three of our hamburgers that we ordered medium well came out rare. I have to say this was a bad night. The manager never came over to apologize for anything. It was just bad all around.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The Breakfast/Brunch food is still good! Fab location, too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The restaurant week menu was disappointing. We asked for the rack of lamb to be medium rare. It was practically raw. We had to send it back. Also, each individual chop (3) was covered with bread crumbs. Gave us the impression that it was industrially prepared and purchased by the restaurant for restaurant week and just heated. It did not seem to be prepared by the kitchen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

It was OK - just OK. It was Restaurant Week in NYC and the 3 of us each ordered from that menu and we had a total of 4 drinks. The food was OK; the Scotch (neat) seemed like a short pour, and the total bill (including tip) was about $250. We had a wonderful waiter initially; very knowledgeable and very personable. Toward the end of the meal, though, - about 10:00 P.M.- it was hard to find a waiter to order dessert and give us our bill. So, again, just OK.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Better than a diner, but very average food. Not enough cheese in an omelette to make it tasty or good value. Pleasant enough service, no pounding, blasting music so you can have a conversation. Convenient for an UWS outing to museum or movie.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Not that inspiring overall. Food was generally good but menu wasn't that inspiring and seating was a bit cramped for four. It took a good 15 mins before we were offered menus or wait staff came to our table after we were seated. I'd go back for lunch but probably not dinner.

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 (Fargo)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We are a group of five friends who, for the last 15 years, exchange holiday gifts at select restaurants that can accommodate the demands of our many packages, our friendly energy and dining demands without disturbing others' dining experience.

Everything was perfect. We were given special treatment and never felt rushed. Our server was attentive and the sommelier Megan addressed our wine requests. The Branzino was delicious and the short rib ravioli sauce was pleasantly different and so delicious.

Thank you! Looking forward to a return visit. Nice Matin is a truly fine restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Delicious food in a quiet bistro setting. Great for business lunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

It is such a pleasure to give this restaurant a Great Review. ! Everything from the welcoming greeting at the front door to a nice table to a great waiter and great food was perfect ! I live nearly and so many restaurants on the upper west side are disappointing . This is the best !!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food though actual waiter Sunday night was not attentive enough.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Whenever we visit New York we find our way to Nice Matin. When we stay at the Lucerne it is a must for breakfast and dinner. It is always dependably friendly and flavorful. The service is terrific and I cannot understand any comments to the contrary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

As always, our dinner at Nice Matin didn't disappoint. Only one complaint ... they have an enormous wine list but a very small selection of wine by the glass. The food, however, was wonderful as was the service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always a West Side 'go to' restaurant. The food is consistently good and the service is attentive. We have noticed lately that the wine pours are a bit 'light' which I believe is a new policy.
Regardless, one can't beat the location, pleasant decor and consistency in a sea of UWS restaurants that come and go quickly.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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