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Nice-Matin

#1,890 of 11,291 Restaurants in New York City
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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food and Atmosphere If Somewhat Too Noisy

This is a reliable neighborhood restaurant on New York's Upper West Side. Food is good and freshly prepared. Wait staff is inconsistent...sometimes very attentive and very inattentive at other times. Expect a large crowd at brunch on weekends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Thousand Oaks, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Excellent service. Quiet atmosphere. Delicious food. Loved the Belgian waffle. Dinner during restaurant week August of 2014 was superb!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing, amazing, amazing! This cafe was located just down the street from where we stayed so we found ourselves eating here every morning, it's that good! Service is absolutely wonderful and the breakfast is delicious! Nice-Matin is at the top of the list of places to return to when I visit New York again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Had the salade niçoise and my wife had the short rib ravioli. Portions were big but the food was nothing to write home about. Nice atmosphere and friendly service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a reliable neighborhood restaurant on New York's Upper West Side. Food is good and freshly prepared. Wait staff is inconsistent...sometimes very attentive and very inattentive at other times. Expect a large crowd at brunch on weekends.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

During the recent beautiful weather, a friend and I decided to try Nice-Matin for a late breakfast. Service was fast, personable and helpful. My friend had berries, yogurt and granola with a cappuccino, while I tried the Avocado Toast. Both dishes were just what we wanted--fresh, light fare at a reasonable rate for NYC. The Avocado Toast was excellent--nice grainy... More 

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was attached to our hotel and we got a discount from the hotel. The breakfast was fine but nothi g special and rather pricy even with the discount. The waitstaff was pleasant and accommodating.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've eaten several times at Nice-Matin, for lunch, dinner and afternoon snacks, and enjoyed the place. This was the first--- and last-- time I will have breakfast there! I had the "Shashooka" an egg dish popular in Israel, where I've eaten it before. I found it to be delicious then. At Nice-Matin, the egg itself was fine, but the underlying... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nice Matin is a solid choice for breakfast. The coffee is good, food is fresh and the service is quick. The al fresco dining is great for Upper West Side people watching.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I ate here 5 years ago, and then just this month. The contrast in the food quality is notable. This time, my strip steak was bland and overcooked, and the frites were mostly burnt ends. The meat claimed to be prime but I doubt that level of quality. My guest had the same dish, but her steak looked less like... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went in since it was part of the hotel we were staying at (Lucerne) and very glad we did! The eggs benny was the best we have ever had and the potatoes on the side were a nice addition. The only reason I didn't give this a 5 is because the service was very slow both mornings we went... More 

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Additional Information about Nice-Matin

Address: 201 W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024-6200
Phone Number: 212-873-6423
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: French, Bar, Mediterranean

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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

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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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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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