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“Inventive and Delicious Food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nice-Matin

Nice-Matin
201 W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024-6200 (Upper West Side)
212-873-6423
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Ranked #1,489 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Bar, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Cross street: 79th Street
Transit: 1,9 tr79th and Broadway.ain to
Stamford, CT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Inventive and Delicious Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

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!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Skokie, Illinois
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“nice on a spring day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

comfortable french bistro with outdoor seating. Nice place to spend a spring afternoon. felt a bit rushed by staff

Visited May 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
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“Some food good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

French toast great, omelette not so good. Cheery decor, service unpredictable, one day good, next not good.

Visited April 2014
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Bennington, Vermont
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“great brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

beautiful sunny day after a brisk run in Central park with my college daughter..what's not to like?? Brunch selection great,, everything very fresh and outdoors open after long winter!!

waffles and omelette were great!

Visited April 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Food was good. Our daughter has food allergies and they were very acccommodating -they even took back something and removed the charge from the bill.

Visited April 2014
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