Nice Matin

4.5
3145 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
"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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3145 people are saying
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSeberus
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

good neighborhood eatery,brunch most particularly good.

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Abster
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was decent but uninspired. Moules were good but broth was watery and disappointing. I feel like this place needs a refresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside on a gorgeous night with friends. Everything was wonderful, the food was delicious, wines were lovely and the service is always great here.
Nice Matin is always a fantastic dining experience!

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Nyfep
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We absolutely love this restaurant!
But it seems they are understaffed and it shows. We waited 15 minutes to be seated outside and we had a reservation. We also had long waits for cocktails and food. We literally eat here at least once a week, and had our favorite waiter this evening. I hope they will be able to hire the staff they need! We will continue to eat here - it is our favorite neighborhood restaurant!

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Pgbb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and food wonderful. Lovely outdoor experience.

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vipbmaguide
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor seating. Enjoyed the duck entree. Perfect place to eat before Shakespeare in the Park.

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IrisR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sorry to report that the restaurant week lunch special disappointed. Both the food and the service was uninspired. I have been here in the past and had a much better experience.
This place may be past its prime.

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vipMerry
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The food at Nice Matin was very good as was the ambiance. The server was somewhat forgetful and had to be reminded at various times. The most egregious problem was that this was a Restaurant Week meal. Lunch usually includes an appetizer and main dish. There was only one appetizer and it was baked with a lot of onions, anchovies and olives
I can't eat onions like that and asked that they be removed from the dish. The chef said that couldn't be done, so I lost the appetizer in the meal. Nothing was done to make it up to me. After all, I was paying for 2 courses. I couldn't have known about this because they change the appetizer often. When I spoke with the manager about this issue, he said that maybe they could make some kind of change in the future but didn't seem to listen to my suggestion that they offer 2 choices of appetizer. I would really think twice about returning to this restaurant which did not try to substitute something for this problem.

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vipNormaR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to celebrate a birthday. Service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service here is wonderful, and I find the whole experience very relaxing, unusual in a restaurant. I had a couple of small complaints about the food, but not enough to change my overall opinion. The fried artichoke appetizer was delicious. We'll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great dinner

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vipPetite4
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Enjoyed the wine selection and food was good but service was a bit off: we had to request service several times, repeatedly explaining that our full group was already seated; wrong items were brought to the table several times and dishes were not prepared as requested (if the waiter asks how you'd like something cooked but the kitchen ignores your request, whose fault is it?)

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boyartist
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been dining at NICE MATIN for many years, and I have never had a bad experience. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Last evening was especially good.
A favorite dish, the steak frites, was the best ever. The steak was so full of flavor, and felt like it was melting in my mouth. It's always really good, but last night it was one of the best steaks I've had.
The roll was so good, and the size was just right.
My guest, from California, sent me an email saying that he was very happy with my choice of restaurant, and that makes me feel really SMART !

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vipMagda
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Escargot had no taste. No garlic. Tuna tartare mushy and tasteless. Very disappointed. Have eaten here happily many times but last night I as just not good

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's one the finest French bistros in Manhattan, with an emphasis on southern France, and one of New York's best wine lists. And the service is stellar. We had a friend unexpectedly join us half way through the meal, and they had no problem getting him a lunch as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and service!

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vipjrnyc
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great neighborhood restaurant with reliably good food and service

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SIfoodie44
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Retirement celebration . Everything was excellent except: NO AIR CONDITIONING. Unbearably hot inside the restaurant…..I hope it gets fixed before my next visit.

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dorothym
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Way too noisy. Hard to hear the conversation. Also did not like they had taken down dividers. Delta is here!

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viprestweek
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

the muscles were excellent, large, and very sweet. it was good to be indoors on such a hot day. the artichoke appetizer was nice.

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JillianN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly experience. The food was fantastic, the service was impeccable, and the outdoor seating was lovely.

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vipJudy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside so it was quite noisy, but the staff couldn’t have been nicer and the food was delicious.

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vipEater
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing wine list especially Burgundy including some older vintages

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good dining experience, recommend this restaurant.

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vipbat31
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to sit outside and were in the sort of temporary shed structure out on Amsterdam. It was comfortable, attractively appointed and the staff were very attentive despite the 'distance'.

As always, the food is excellent and beautifully presented.

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RealDominican
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit to this restaurant and I have to say that it met my expectations. From the hostess to the waiter and the rest of the staff you will received a very positive attention. The hostess was able to accommodate a very well position table even thought we were twenty five minutes early from that of the reserved time. The waiter “Joel” was very attentive and made great recommendations on the main courses.
I will follow up this review on my next visit.

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vipChristinaW
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our time there…food delicious, wine very tasty, pale ale pleasurable, water replenished swiftly….lived seeing the evening light seated near the windows as we were.
A very pleasant evening!

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BrianH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

My friends who came in from Carmel, N.Y., loved Nice Matin.

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MaggieW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has all the charm and ambience as if you were in Paris….. great atmosphere great service great food

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BethS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service okay. Never got the bread and drink order mixed up. Lovely space for outdoor dining.

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vipRonG1007
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent

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vipMaryJaneB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Matin’s food has always been great, but as they become more open and crowded, it seems even better. They almost seem back to full staffing and all the wait staff are first rate and lovely. Great on all fronts!

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vipjimd
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had another delicious meal at Nice Matin last night! My friend artichoke salad was superb and my ravioli stuffed with ricotta was sublime. Even though I'm on a diet last night I tried a soufflé...and can't wait to have another one at Nice Matin!

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TerryT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor dining with good food.

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autodidact
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to think of Nice Mat in as a 'go to' Over the pandemic year I forgot about it but I was reminded by restaurant week and wanted to take a new New Yorker out for a welcome dinner, it seemed the perfect place. A hubbub of happy noise in a warm and interesting interior. We were more than impressed. Perfect service and the FOOD. It was even better than I remembered. I am thinking of return I,g tonight, alone for a repeat. The fried artichokes and the Salmon. Wow!

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GourmetGarrett
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening! Restaurant Week menu was a nice surprise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had the restaurant week menu. My appetizer of fried artichokes was delicious. My main dish 2 pieces of crispy Brandi I on piece was 1’x2 inches the other 2x2 literally there was no fish to eat! Horrible

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Blakkat
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious fried artichokes. Dining partner had a yummy arugula summer salad. I had the duck breast which was good.

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vipPlayaneuron
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Begum Playaneuron and I had dinner with friends, sitting outside. We had an excellent pissalidiere and fried artichokes, good by not great escargots, and a boring salad. Our mains were a good steak and great fries, ordinary lamb shank, excellent magret cooked very rare with cherries, good tortellini. Nice cherry soufflee, and an ordinary creme brulee, with excellent blueberries and strawberries. A nice minerally Sancerre, and one glass of excellent Bordeaux. Basically good French bistro food, some spectacular (Pissaladiere and magret), some merely OK (lamb shanks). Nice ambience and service. A nice neighborhood restaurant, worth traveling from Morningside Heights but not from better endowed neighborhoods.

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OpenBook
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, atmosphere, and service. A neighborhood favorite of mind

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Nice Matin is rated 4.5 stars by 3145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.