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Nice-Matin

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 203
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing Breakfast - great way to start your day!

My daughter and I were staying down the street and happened on this amazing find for breakfast! We were promptly seated at a great table - and quickly received our coffee and hot tea. We were so excited to see new and exciting menu choices! My daughter had an amazing Egg White Frittata and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My daughter and I were staying down the street and happened on this amazing find for breakfast! We were promptly seated at a great table - and quickly received our coffee and hot tea. We were so excited to see new and exciting menu choices! My daughter had an amazing Egg White Frittata and I had a delightful Asparagus and... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Hotel restaurants generally get a bad rap, and I'm guilty of having given a few of them less than stellar reviews before. There is so much good to say about Nice Matin (located inside The Lucerne Hotel), however, that I'm going to start with the one negative thing I encountered; entry from the hotel proper. The door from the lobby... More 

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Nebraska, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This was a great restaurant. Delicious! Ate here because we noticed it was full of locals on a Friday night. Wasn't disappointed. This was next door to our hotel so it was convenient after a long day/night out in NYC. The atmosphere was fun, sexy, friendly, happy and romantic. Ate here for dinner, lunch and breakfast. All great! I would... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Dinner with friends in this noisy restaurant, but we had a nice "banquette" where the noise didn't bother us and we could take in the entire beautifully lit, very busy restaurant on a Friday night in January. One of my dining companions enjoyed the mussels -- huge portion and she ate every one. I loved the Salade Nicoise -- perfectly... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Loved the French toast with brulee'd bananas. The restaurant overall was beautiful to sit in. The waiter kept our coffee full at all times. The location is within walking distance to many shops, we stopped here on our way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And there was a celebrity sighting :).

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After many mohths, my friend and I visited Nice Matin for lunch looking forward to having the great hamburger we had before. Alas, it was not on the the menu any longer and we asked the reason. We were told that since they discontinued since they own the Five-Napkin Burger chain. We were very disappointed and even though we had... More 

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Winston Salem, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Lovely French bistro on Amsterdam and 79th. Food always excellent and reasonably priced. Great steak frites as well as soups. Atmosphere is relaxing and not noisy.

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Hingham, MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It was a holiday weekend and brunch seating was at a premium. They don't accept brunch reservations, but we didn't have to wait too long for our table. Had all the usual items on the menu you might expect and several originals. Particularly enjoyed my egg scramble with spicy lamb sausage while my wife was impressed with her french toast... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My wife and I were visiting New York over the new year's weekend. Friends who live on the Upper West Side recommend Nice-Matin. it was a good receommendation. We had a lovely dinner, could hear each other talk and enjoyed the experience. My wife had Fall Rissoto which was wonderful. I went for the Hanger Steak au poivre which had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went to this restaurant after hearing about what a great wine list they had - it is the largest list we have ever seen - but the food also was great.

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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, Mediterranean, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
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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