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Nice-Matin

#1,731 of 11,222 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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201 W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024-6200 (79th Street)
1,9 tr79th and Broadway.ain to
212-873-6423
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 215
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding breakfast venue

Really enjoyed the coffee and the breakfast selections. Window seat for 2 enhanced the meal. The restaurant is in an upper west side neighborhood one block from the subway. Good value for the city of New York. Will definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Many Glacier Montana
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Based on the good reviews, I expected to be impressed by this place. Instead, I was a bit disappointed that it was just an okay restaurant. Certainly nothing to rave about.

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Many Glacier Montana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the coffee and the breakfast selections. Window seat for 2 enhanced the meal. The restaurant is in an upper west side neighborhood one block from the subway. Good value for the city of New York. Will definitely return.

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Sweden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast. The restaurant is located in the Lucerne hotel. The hotel gave us tickets for free breakfast for a couple of days. Surreal to sit on the sidewalk on Amsterdam Av eating breakfast!

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I am surprised by the bad reviews for this restaurant. We loved the atmosphere, the service (personal and efficient and very timely) and the food. We were here on a Tuesday night and there was enough space (no reservation needed). We choose to sit outside and watch the people passing by, just as you would in Nice. But the inside... More 

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London
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had both dinner and breakfast in this restaurant. When the restaurant was quiet the service was excellent. However at peak times it can be difficult and you may have to wait. The menu is fairly standard and generally this is a cross between an upmarket diner and a full service restaurant.

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Freeport, Maine
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have visited Nice Matin a few times a year for several years. It's usually my first dinner in the city and I always look forward to it. I can dine alone and watch the street scene while enjoying good wine and food. While the service remains perfect, the food this visit was unremarkable. I will give it another shot... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A very good restaurant placed in a nice corner of NY. Better for breakfast but, they also offer a delicious meat for dinner with a nice variety of wines. Prices very correct and, the best is the service with nice bilingual people on charge of the place. Special atmosphere. Dont expect nothing further but, be sured is a good place... More 

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We have been here some time ago and really enjoyed our brunch, so were looking forward to coming back. This time we were very disappointed. There were several booths available but the host suggested a table in the center of the dining room. When we asked if we could get the booth, he appeared very bothered and displeased. We felt... More 

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gulfcoast florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I was pleased that we had a reservation on the Friday night that we were there. The crowd was light hearted and the food was very good. I Particularly liked the goat cheese tart and our two young guests enjoyed the hamburger. The wine selection was good.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has an extensive gluten free menu. We went for dinner before going to a show at the Beacon Theater. Everything was excellent from the gluten free bread to the knowledgeable waiter to appetizers, entrees and dessert. Will definitely go back next time we're on the upper west side.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024-6200
    (79th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 1,9 tr79th and Broadway.ain to
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-873-6423

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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