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Nice Matin

4.5
2814 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 & 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 2814 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChristinaW
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My roasted halibut with fingerling potatoes and haricots vert was delicious. My dinner companion very much enjoyed her steak frites which was prepared exactly as she had requested. My rose wine was lovely; her Prosecco gave her festive pleasure.
We shared a creme brûlée for dessert with decaffeinated coffee.
We both loved the ambiance, the attentive service, and the thoroughly careful social distancing.
We will both be coming back soon.

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Claibourne
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming here since the week it opened. We have always been treated well, but they don't know us as regulars. They made an extra effort for our anniversary without our asking. Some years ago we dropped in on New Years Eve and they made room at the bar. The food is always good as are the drinks and wine list. A very civilized place.
We felt particularly safe with the efforts they have made for the pandemic. Plexiglass where needed and the manager mentioned they had upgraded the HVAC and had several portable air filtering machines placed about.

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vipwdc122
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

One of my favorite spots. Due to Covid, they have reduced the number of tables, which provides for a quiet and airy experience. The menu was also limited but everything was excellent. We finished off the meal with incredible profiteroles.

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vipGayle
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining experience!

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vipJamesM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A neighborhood gem that never disappoints. Great wine list too...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days 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 7 days 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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FernF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always and still love Nice Matin! Best restaurant on the UWS!

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vipchefmeche
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

We sat on the sidewalk, frequently distracted by traffic noises and fire engines. Surely not the restaurant's fault. A big cheer and a thank you to our attentive server. The pumpkin tart was excellent but very tiny for $14. The $16 octopus was a fail--very tough and hard to cut. The strudel dessert was the winner of the evening. Just perfect as a stand alone but delightfully accompanied by vanilla ice cream. The inside of the restaurant was lovely and sparsely occupied but we were leery of dining indoors.

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vipHollyS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for the outdoor dining with 5 friends. Everyone loved their meals and enjoyed the restaurant. Would definitely recommend for outdoor dining.

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DeborahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DrJR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch on our anniversary.

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vipChewey
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
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
9 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
10 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
76 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
111 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Great neighborhood spot and an approachable menu of staples.

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vipsara
New York Area
103 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? :)

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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
8 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
4 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.

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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
31 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

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 2814 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.