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Nice Matin

4.5
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2805 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 2805 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have heat lamps for outdoor seating, but the lamps do not cover every table. Food was great and tables were appropriately socially distanced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Since the pandemic forced outdoor dining, we have supported our neighborhood restaurants by eating out at least twice a week. We gave Nice Matin a try. It didn’t go well. The kitchen lost our order ticket (it happens) but during our 45 minute wait without food, our server didn’t check on us even once. My husband finally flagged down a manager, who gave us a complimentary ravioli along with an apology but sorry, Nice Matin. We will be supporting other restaurants in our neighborhood going forward.

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DeborahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Opera singer for the happy birthday song. Food delicious and unique. Very special.

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vipChewey
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I joined a friend for an outdoor lunch at Nice Matin. My omelet was the best I have had in NYC for years. I asked for a 'soft' omelet, and that is how it arrived. Our waitress was the most agreeable, helpful, efficient, charming waitress I can recall. Bravo, Nice Matin !!

Dimitri

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No complaints and the food was tasty.That's the way it should be. Great omelette,with avocado and gruyere (I think) and other stuff. A real croissant, not that bready version that's been floating all around town--it was a side, and they added jam (Bonne Maman?) and butter (!--for a croissant; they were just trying to be extra nice). The maitresse d' was especially lovely and accommodating. All adorable, really good-looking kids (i.e., under 40 y.o.).

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vipBronxBrooke
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent, attentive service. Indoor dining felt extremely COVID-safe. Food is pretty good, but not extraordinary.

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Vinzo
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Matin is a great place to eat in New York City. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is wonderful. The food is well prepared and tastes fantastic. The staff is friendly and attentive. Open for breakfast,lunch, and dinner.

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vipNoraK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is reliably good and the service matches.

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vipAnewyorkeater
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was too sunny outside. We were the only people inside.

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vipthepamrusso
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great neighborhood spot and an approachable menu of staples.

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vipsara
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good enough but not great. Charging for bread is tacky. Heat lamps make a difference, we were comfortable on a chilly nite.

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vipAlexG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our group of 6 felt very safe and had a lovely meal. The Steak Tartare app was disappointing, but the Halibut main course was outstanding. The Steak Frites was good. The chicken was fine, but nothing to rave about. The desserts were fabulous. A good option for the neighborhood. The staff was very attentive and efficient.

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vipMagda
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was extremely pleasant. Not too noisy except when an ambulance went by. Excellent avocado toast. Also the hummus and pita was very tasty. Enjoyed the pistou soup which was full of fresh vegetables.
The service was safe and professional.

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KarenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing too fancy, just authentic food and genuine service. What else can I ask for? :)

LK
vipLauraKDB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, great server, good value. A little noisy!

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WMichaelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upper Westside French place to eat and relax.

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vipFishLover
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first dinner out with friends since March. The 4 of us sat outside, which made it quite noisy as a lot of cars, trucks and buses go up Amsterdam. However, that's really the only "complaint" because everything else, the food, the excellent service, and the overall feel were just exceptional. I have been to Nice Matin many times for business lunches, but of course not during the pandemic. I am glad they were able to re-open, a real French comfort-food place that has earned a solid place on my list of restaurants I cherish.

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KathleenH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All satisfactory, however, service was a bit disorganized and difficult to summons.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I came back after not visiting for a long time and I was very happy about the food and the service was great. Dining outside on the street was definitely and a new experience and quite funny!

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LewisP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place Food is unusually creative and excellent Service was great and one of best wine lists in NYC

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JaneP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I love your restaurant. I completely understand that the outside dining experience is imposed, not a choice. The imposition is necessary. That said, sitting practically in the middle of Amsterdam Avenue, with exhaust fumes, noise, and in close proximity to parking cars, was not conducive to fine dining. In addition, our meals were delayed for quite a long time before arriving. Once it arrived, it was fine, if a bit over salted. Our waiter was solicitous and caring, poised and knowledgable.

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vipMicarl
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Eddie is amazing. Covid standards excellent. Sadly one homeless person asked us for food and since Nice Matin is next to the Lucern I guess we’re not the first. I volunteer at God’s Love We Deliver and maybe they can help.

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vipjimd
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely dinner at my favorite UWS restaurant. I can't wait to dine inside!

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vipgotham
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Nice Matin is a treat on every level. Food, service and safety were great. No problems at all around the Hotel Lucerne issues. Calm and quiet.

JD
vipJamesD
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A welcomed break from home cooking. Menu well chosen,as
is wine. Service was just right.

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TondaM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

"Energetic" is one way to put it... the street noise was pretty ghastly. But the food & service were great.

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Otto
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Probably the best aspect was the service of our waiter. He was polite, attentive and knowledgeable. My companion is very fussy about her martinis and he produced the right drink.
Our food was good. The Moroccan spicy salmon was tasty but not very spicy. The cote du Rhone was very good although not a generous amount.
There were many empty tables at our time so were happy not to have to leave after 90 minutes. My friend drove in from NJ so it would have disappointing if we had to leave.

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vipTGCcc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite, but we miss the tuna tartare! Please bring it back.

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Steve
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food has improved since my last visit. Happy to recommend.

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vipGourmant
New York Area
344 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For outside dining it was the most civilised in the neighbourhood
Enjoyed “dining”
Almost felt normal
Feel good moment

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DavidT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Appetizers, entrees and desserts all very good. Wine and cocktails excellent. Street noise due to mandatory sidewalk dining - this too shall pass! Recommended, with hope that soon some indoor tables will be available

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Matin was a wonderful night out!
The food and the atmosphere were great (and we felt safely distanced from our neighboring tables)
The restaurant next door had a jazz group playing and that added to the whole night
We’ll be back!

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andy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

In the new world of outdoor dining, our experience at Nice Matin was as comfortable as it could be. We were seated in the sidewalk section, not in the roadway, which was not different from any outdoor experience in the past. I had the chopped salad and hummus bi tahini small plates. Both were fresh and delicious. The pita bread and the vegetables accompanying the hummus also were fresh. I drank a lovely Cotes du Rhone.
The service was efficient and pleasant. We were not hurried. My companion arrived 30 minutes prior to our reservation and was seated without any problem while she waited for my arrival.
Nice Matin is expensive. I didn't mind the cost so much when I was in the lovely and lively dining room, but that's not a complaint about the restaurant; only a lament about the times.

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vipTexInTheCity
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The meal was very good and the ambiance but the service deteriorated after the main course was served.

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vipCattis
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good.

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LydiaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience. Good wine list, too. Our favorite in the neighborhood.

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vipjimd
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Matin is my favorite UWS restaurant and I always look forward to
dining there. The food is delicious, the staff is professional and friendly and
the ambience sort of makes me feel like I'm in France!

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vipAftinC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food menu is different than what is on website. Was looking forward to the mussels and not on the lunch menu.

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Jonathan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently good food, experience and overall value.

FAQs

Nice Matin offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-6423.

Nice Matin is rated 4.5 stars by 2805 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 bookings at the moment.