- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
prime NY strip steak, sauce bordelaise, fries
yuzu, sesame, avocado, pickled ginger, soy sauce, chips
nicoise vegetable soup, elbow pasta, basil pesto
good neighborhood eatery,brunch most particularly good.
Food was decent but uninspired. Moules were good but broth was watery and disappointing. I feel like this place needs a refresh.
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!
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!
Service and food wonderful. Lovely outdoor experience.
Lovely outdoor seating. Enjoyed the duck entree. Perfect place to eat before Shakespeare in the Park.
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.
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.
What a great way to celebrate a birthday. Service was outstanding!
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.
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?)
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 !
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
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.
Love this place! Great food and service!
Great neighborhood restaurant with reliably good food and service
Retirement celebration . Everything was excellent except: NO AIR CONDITIONING. Unbearably hot inside the restaurant…..I hope it gets fixed before my next visit.
Way too noisy. Hard to hear the conversation. Also did not like they had taken down dividers. Delta is here!
the muscles were excellent, large, and very sweet. it was good to be indoors on such a hot day. the artichoke appetizer was nice.
Incredibly experience. The food was fantastic, the service was impeccable, and the outdoor seating was lovely.
We sat outside so it was quite noisy, but the staff couldn’t have been nicer and the food was delicious.
amazing wine list especially Burgundy including some older vintages
Good dining experience, recommend this restaurant.
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.
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.
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!
My friends who came in from Carmel, N.Y., loved Nice Matin.
This place has all the charm and ambience as if you were in Paris….. great atmosphere great service great food
Service okay. Never got the bread and drink order mixed up. Lovely space for outdoor dining.
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!
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!
Nice outdoor dining with good food.
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!
Lovely evening! Restaurant Week menu was a nice surprise.
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
Delicious fried artichokes. Dining partner had a yummy arugula summer salad. I had the duck breast which was good.
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.
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.