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Nice Matin

4.5
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2766 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 2766 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAftinC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently good food, experience and overall value.

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viprcm1
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining.

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Nativenyer
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Outside due to COVID... sad plate for bagels&lox platter. Snippy waitress. I guess everyone’s under pressure these days.

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vipSusie
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We dined outdoors and the street traffic was very noisy.

The cusine was very good and the server did his best to keep up as the place was extremely crowded.

If you do not mind bus fumes, honking horns and barking dogs, you will have a good experience.

We want to give the restaurants business as when the weather changes and becomes cold, nobody will dine outside so it is good to go now while you are still able to take a table outdoors!

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Elyotpetrov
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations for a later time because an earlier one was not possible. But an additional call later made it possible to seat us earlier, at our preferred time, but the host apologized for having to seat us in the roadway area. When we arrived, she had changed us to a better place—actually ideal—in the extended sidewalk area. What had started out as problematic the host gradually moved us up to the ideal, a quieter, breezily healthier place.

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vipNewyorker
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Nice Matin. Tables are nicely spaced, service is excellent, and food is better than ever. The wine selection is incredible - so much wonderful choice. We had 5 at our table and 3 of us ordered the Hanger Steak. It was fantastic and perfectly cooked. Fries are so, so good. Another guest had the Mediterranean Grain & Lentil bowl and loved it. Finally, one of our guests ordered the hummus as a main course and enjoyed a lighter dinner. The waiter was very accommodating, checking back in frequently. I highly recommend dining at Nice Matin.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Gabriel and team!

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vipnycconcierge
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They are navigating this pandemic wonderfully. We had a comfortable table with an excellent waiter and the food was just perfect. I’m so happy they are open and performing at this level.

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vipRella
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very nice. Tad noisy sitting outside. However, the weather was beautiful.

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vipjimd
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner at Nice Matin was absolutely superb! Delicious food and a very
accomdating staff!

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LANCEP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was delicious, the cocktails are wonderful, and the staff was out of this world. Outside dining only currently due to the quarantine but don't let that stop you.

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MaryJaneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nice Matin. The regular menu has something appropriate for your mood, and then there are specials! Attentive service. Amazingly quiet for being right on Amsterdam Avenue. We go there frequently.

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vipLovelorne
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love the outdoor space. Great salads.

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viplindat
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely service and food

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vipjimd
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion Nice Matin is the best restaurant in the Upper West Side!

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William
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Outstanding wine list specializing in Southern France and extremely knowledgeable and personable wine service

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JackM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always good.

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vipMikeD
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good brunch exactly what I expected from them

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vipTriestoeathealthy
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal at Nice Matin. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and attentive, and in this environment, we felt very comfortable with the distance between tables. One friend had mussels, which he thoroughly enjoyed along with the baguette and another had the halibut, which he said was one of the best preparations he had had. I had the grain bowl, which was delicious and plentiful. Highly recommend!

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DanielM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Really enjoyed my dinner with my sister

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is that they charge for iced tea refills.

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EvaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great to have a canopy over our heads to protect us from the rain. Good service, but the steak we ordered was tough and tasteless. Otherwise very good food and warm, friendly place.

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James
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch. Outdoor dining well done. Food was great. Service was oustanding

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vipmmac
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely lunch was had at Nice Matin Thursday, 8/27, at its outdoor cafe (of course). The Salade Nicoise and Lillet Spritz hit the spot on a warm sunny afternoon, as did the honey ice cream and coffee dessert. Despite the controversy roiling the UWS over the City sheltering persons in UWS hotels because of the pandemic, there was absolutely no evidence of any problems. I heartily recommend Nice Matin.

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MilesW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Unfortunately, given the times, all the tables are outside on the corner of one of the most noisy places in the city, with sirens and trucks. The lunch was rather expensive, without alcohol.

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vipJasonK
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first choice for the Upper West Side! Thanks, as always

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Luna17
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is much, much better than in the past. They must have a new chef. I have been here twice since outdoor dining re-opened and both times it was excellent. There was a lot of street and construction noise, but that could not be helped. I highly recommend.

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KathleenH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had a delicious meal with good wine and drinks at Nice Matin on Wednesday evening.
The ambience out on the sidewalk is okay but look this is the time of the pandemic. Oh yes, too many fire trucks and ambulances but again this is covid time.

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vipJohnP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We are delighted that there are so many New York restaurants that have expanded their outdoor service to deal with the restrictions we must live with during the Covid-19 crisis. Most restaurants that I've gone to have kept up their standards during this difficult time. Nice Matin has unfortunately not done so. The service was very poor, the menu has been drastically shortened, the food was so-so at best, and the espresso was undrinkable. I hope they'll ge t back to normal soon.

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vipRobertaS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurants have tables outside and well spaced. Service and food was excellent

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MaryF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

tough to create an atmosphere on the corner of 79 and Columbus but food always good.

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vipChristinaW
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit of a splurge since we’ve been dining at home 3meals a day! A nice place to catch up with a former neighbor who now lives In Chelsea.

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NoraW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first seat was on Amsterdam which was very noisy, they were kind enough to move us to a table on 79th street when making a reservation ensure you request the side street during Covid.

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vipRossi
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We ordered a medium rare steak frites to share, it was cooked well done. Had to ask for everything from plates to salt and pepper. The salad we ordered was basic and the fires were good. The second steak was still over cooked and not very high quality. The service was slow and weak, and there were only a handful of tables. They tried, but it was a really weak effort.

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null
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

nice ambiance despite some noisy traffic, distancing of tables good and area pleasant. Food excellent,
service rather slow

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veryjaw
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Sat outside, as required. Moved to a more private and secure today. Waiter was busy, so not his fault, but he disappeared for a long stretch. My salad was good (not exceptional, but fine) but came without dressing. I had eaten half it before I was finally able to attract his attention. An expensive salad without dressing, in the end. The restaurant should have embraced this in some way. A gesture. Nothing. Food was good. My lunch partner also enjoyed his.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway exceptional 😀

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vipmanhattansightseer79
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

this used to be a nice restaurant with nice food but, now it's aweful... over cooked fish, small portions for expensive items with nothing else on the plate... and to make matters worse there were two police officers watching the goings on at the Lucerne hotel next door where drug rehab, homeless, and convicted pedophiles are now residing... a lot of activity at that hotel now... we live 3 blocks away but, doubt we will go again.

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vipJasonK
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside seating is clear and feels safe.
The service is great and the food is always of a very high quality. Especially recommend the Fava Bean Tortellini!
We are going back tonight ❤️

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 2766 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.