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Nice Matin

$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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201 W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024-6200 (79th Street)
+1 212-873-6423
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always loved this breakfast. Today the expresso machine was broken so no Cafe au lait ( best part). Also, ordered the oatmeal which came so hot from the microwave that we could barely eat it! For a Sunday morning, place was not busy! New (poor) management ??

Thank PM S
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had breakfast here while staying at the Lucerne hotel. It was your typical hotel breakfast--more than I needed but tasty. Excellent coffee!

Thank Susan B
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch after checking in to the hotel this restaurant is attached to because it was convenient. We came back for breakfast the next morning because it was delicious.

Thank Hillary R
Dix Hills,New York
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the corner of 79 and Amsterdam ave, Next door to The Lucerne hotel( actually shares a door in the lobby.. in case of inclement weather).. Serves breakfast , lunch, dinner..has a bar as well( for cocktails) We had Sunday brunch( can get quite busy)..the menu is not your typical American brunch , but rather a fanfare of French cuisine..... More 

Thank Puravida_7
Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at the bar for dinner, also via room service for dinner, and seated for breakfast. Enjoyed the Steak Frites and the Tuscan Chicken. Had American omelette for breakfast. All good.

Thank MarkTakesOff
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent eggs benedict and omelette. Comfortable and welcoming. Would head here for any meal and expect that it would be well prepared. Nice to know that this is an option in this neighborhood.

Thank BriaBoston
Smithfield, Virginia
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled through the snow storm into this charming and bright cafe environment establishment and I couldn't ask for anything better. The coffee, both regular and decaf, was flavor-fully robust. The avocado toast with heritage tomatoes was delicious, I asked for the egg on the side - and it arrived on a warmed small plate prepared just as requested. My... More 

Thank Paul S
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Breakfast and lunch.Welcoming and polite staff. Warm atmosphere. Not cheap. Serves as a breakfast place for the next door hotel.

Thank Yannis B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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144 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is attached to the Lucerne hotel. Had breakfast twice. Wide selection. Ok food. Was made better by the 15% discount voucher. Without this would have been 3 star. Have to say 2 for okish food but at least an extra star for great staff then as said another for discount.

Thank NZ88
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and drink are both Nice at this good-value a la Nicoise on the UWS, but the bonhomie and knowledgeable. friendly waitsfaff make every lunch (rarely there for dinner) a treat. The ravioli Nissardi, stuffed with short-rib ragout, is special, ditto the fine house breads, on the house. Interesting beer selection, split a Black Duck Porter for dessert if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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: +1 212-873-6423

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
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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