After searching a few foodie sites, my husband and I had dinner last night at Nice Matin. We were expecting good food but this was surprisingly great in all ways. The restaurant is on a corner with outdoor dining which makes for great people watching. We decided to dine indoors surrounded by windows on two walls, hip mid-century decor and a cool bar.
It was 'Tapas Tuesday' and we ordered the tuna tataki crisps and shrimp lolipops with ginger/soy dip. Wow! Both were inventive combinations of flavors, textures and colors beautifully presented and even better tasting. Kudos to the chef!
The wine list is an enormous 3 ring binder of anything you can imagine. After starting with cocktails, we opted for a modest glass of Cote de Rhone which was lovely. Hubby had the steak frites with Bearnaise sauce--the best he's had and I had the Spinach Salad which had generous amounts of hazelnuts and Maytag blue cheese along with chunks of beets and pickled onion---amazing!
Service was perfect and understated so things moved at a relaxed pace--not always true of NYC dining. We finished with cappuccinos and lingered awhile. All in the bill came to $108--very reasonable. We will be back for sure!
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