All Reader Reviews of...
201 W. 79th St., New York, NY, 10024
at Amsterdam Ave.
By erictour on 1/4/2013
Nice Matin has been a staple of the upper west side for years. Their wine list is incredible with their sommelier Avi always recommending excellent pairings. The food is always reliable as is the service. One of the main reasons I return is that the staff treats you like your king. The Front Door manager Eli is always so welcoming and accommodating it is a joy to return.
By Alex10024 on 12/30/2009
What a great place. I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner. My wife brought me here for our anniversary and it was the perfect spot.
A fantastic restaurant!
By brumpo on 12/30/2009
Nice Matin is one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan. With it's great decor, fantastic value and delightful staff- this is a place to visit on the Upper West Side. Their maitre'd, Sarah, is always a gracious host with a beautiful smile! I would highly recommend Nice Matin for breakfast, lunch or dinner!!!
so much fun!
By geovanni on 2/23/2009
I always have a great time at nice matin.. best french fries in nyc. I can always count on the VERY knowledgeable waitstaff to guide me, and they're so good at what they do, sometimes I say "just surprise me". I'm never disapointed, and living 5 blks away, not only am I fortunate to frequent, but it is also my choice, especially when I have out-of-town guest.
Forget about life for a while
By JaredMiller27 on 2/23/2007
My vacation spot in the city when I want to relax and eat well and get treated like royalty. From the moment you sit, you get transported to the south of France. I loved the hors d'ourves and the amuse of crispy chickpea fritters (maybe too many?). My appetizer of sauteed shrimp blew me away and the entree with the sweetbreads was worth ordering again and taking home so I could nibble on it later. The wine pairings were great b/c of our sommolier named Ari or Avi...I can't remember. Great experience...total date place!
A Nice Matin Brassiere on the Upper Westside
By martin_chamois on 10/18/2004
Nice Matin would be rated a top notched brassiere anywhere in France. It has the feel, look and energy of the successful places we all have eaten at in Paris or any major French city. The menu is short, to the point and focused on dishes that offer excellent flavors from great ingredients at reasonable prices. If there is anything to pick on it is the decor that while Parisian brasserie perfect, adds little to the overall dinning experience. Service can be acceptable to very good – however not consistent. Overall a pleasant dinning experience.
Nice Matin is Nice
By Victoise on 2/13/2004
We live around the corner and when we first went, at night, it felt rushed and we weren't impressed. After 2 more visits(lunch this week), I think this place is very fine indeed, but moreso at lunch. It's tres belle in the day, like being in a sunlit painting and the food was fantastic...rich onion soup with bits of brisket, a superb duck salad on frisee with lardon & poached egg, every component first class & delicious (pricey at $18 but worth it). Kobe chopped meat was good but too rich for me. Our waitress was intelligent, charming & ran to write down the name of the super Sicilian rose I had. Stick with lunch if you want a relaxing excellent meal.
Welcome French outpost on the West Side
By Jerry on 9/30/2003
We had a wonderful dinner at Nice/Matin. The bartender was very knowledgable, suggesting a wine while we waited for a table. Lots of activity at the bar. We were greeted by a friendly waiter when we sat down, who answered all our menu questions with aplomb. We both ordered fish dishes; codfish anchoiade and grilled salmon. We started with stuffed baby artichokes and fava bean tortelloni, both delicious. The cod and salmon were also wonderful. The salmon had a Morroccan glaze and tabouleh salad, while the cod was more Provencale, with ratatouille and aioli (flavored with capers and anchovy). Our dessert was a pear tart with vanilla ice cream. A lovely spot for foodies. A little loud, but charming.
By colpo on 5/21/2003
From the evening's outset, a proper tone was set here. The male bartender was friendly and communicative with wine suggestions. The space itself is exceedingly handsome. All of the dishes ordered by the four of us, with no duplicates, were exceptional, including the sardines starter, the sea bass main, and the tarte tatin. There was a real "feel" for the provencal-style food here, not a french-by-the-numbers job a la "Bicyclette"/Columbus. Highly recommended.
not innovative - just GOOD
By nibbler on 1/24/2005
the food, service, decor, ambience, and wine list are all well above average, but this restaurant gets an overall ratings boost by virtue of being the only place on the West Side above 59th street that I go back to regularly. The fava bean tortelloni is mind-blowing (get an entree-sized portion as your appetizer - it's only 6 oversized dumplings), and the fish is consistently perfect. Sunday brunch is also terrific - the crab salad is perfect when you're not in the mood for traditional breakfast foods.
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