We had the ravioli nissardi - the braised beef with the two sauces. Yummy. The chicken paillard was heavy with char from the grille, and had too many onions in it. Service was fine.
Food and service always consistently good!
Unusual experience ordering steak . Overcooked twice . Never happened before even once in 15 years of patronage. I think the waitress was not listening
Great food! Excellent service. Can't wait to go again!
Excellent food , specificly duck liver mousse. Excellent service. Little to noise on summer time due to open doors.
We had a wonderful meal. Our waiter of very knowledgeable and attentive. Each meal came out perfectly and we had a lovely booth giving us a chance to talk and hear each other. We will be back.
Always good with attentive service. Wonderful gluten free menu however they now charge $1.00 a slice for gluten free bread. Seems kind of ridiculous. Chocolate mousse dessert is in itself worth the visit
Not sure why this place has such high ratings. The food portions were scant ( particularly the crab Cobb salad), service was spotty and ambiance left much to be desired.
No return visit for us!
Altogether good, very recommendable. We found the noise level interfered with conversation which at brunch was a bit overwhelming. Brunch delicious and beautifully served.
This was a disappointing visit to Nice Matin, chiefly due to the erratic service. Example: After not receiving the customary bread and butter by the time my first course arrived, I asked for it. After a delay, a server brought a single slice of cold bread, telling me he’d be back with butter. The butter never arrived. The folks at the adjacent table had better luck, receiving a basket of bread with butter, after placing their order.
We enjoy dining at the Nice Matin when we visit New York City. It's a great location and the restaurant has a light, upbeat ambiance. The waiters are always very friendly, efficient and professional. The food is great.
Always consistently good food and service!
Our server Elizabeth was wonderful and took the extra time to make sure the dish we wanted to order could accommodate the various food allergies of a member of our party. The food was delicious and very promptly delivered to our table. Thank you for making our first meal in New York a nice experience.
Service was polite but indifferent
Had to ask twice for water refill
After a wait, had to ask another waiter to find our waiter to bring dessert menu
I often lunch at Nice Matin . Great atmosphere and service... food consistently good and this last time I ordered a salad that had a dressing that was spicy, I asked them to please redo the salad with plain oil and vinegar and they didn’t hesitate... they were extremely accommodating. That’s just another reason why I love Nice Matin . They are very customer oriented and aim to please.
I recommend it highly!
Excellent as always. My wife and I have been visiting for many years and still feels great to visit.
We ate outside which was very pleasant. The noise level was moderate because of that. Nice Matin has an outstanding wine list and a good selection of typical bistro favorites but well done.
As soon as we sat down the light were dimmed so low I needed a flashlight to read the menu. Food was very good but it was so dark I couldn’t see the food
Sat outside on a beautiful Friday night and really enjoyed despite the construction going on. Very well run restaurant.
Really love this place, but warning Amsterdam Avenue is busy and noisy during the day, we should have sat at an indoor table, though it was such a beautiful day when were there.
This was my third attempt with Nice Matin. The food consistently underperforms. The steak frites was tough. The octopus was slimy. The endive salad simply tasted weird. I'm sorry to report that despite it's great wine list, the quality of the food doesn't cut it. Also, our server was in the weeds all night.
Nice Matin is a terrific restaurant. At weekend brunch, it is too noisy and hectic for my taste, and the service suffers, but for breakfast, lunch, a late dinner, or just a drink at the bar, it is one of my favorite places on the Upper West Side.
Sat outside. Perfect when the weather cooperates
Nice Matin and it's "taste of provence" reputation were perfect for me and my guests.
Sadlly, it was nothing more than an breakfast/brunch diner. One guest and I had the chopped salad w/shrimp. The salad was very finely chopped and had little of any variety . The shrimp were all curled up and neither attractive to look at or eat.
The bread and rolls were fine, the coffee fine and the birthday creme brulee with fruit was both attractive and good.
The dinner menu may have more attractive choices, but , based on this experience, I cannot recommend nor nor wood I choose Nice Matrin again
Kindest personal regrets
Great place for a brunch on the Upper West Side to hang out with friends or family.
Great consistent place for dinner. Love the outdoor dining
I am pretty much a regular at Nice Matin and the experience has always been great; particularly when our server has been Caitlin Hammond.
The food is always very good and just the right proportion for a healthy lunch. We eat here and at French Roast quite often.
The food was very good; our entrees were excellent, although it is a limited menu. The quality of the appetizers was less consistent. The drinks, particularly wines, are very overpriced. Service was excellent, and if the weather is good, the outdoor seating is very pleasant.
Terrible food, actually made me feel sick, no butter for toast awful waiter
As a guest of the hotel next door we experienced breakfast several mornings. The service was very good and the ambience was perfect. We also had after dinner drinks two times and everything was very nice. As it was also restaurant week we also had a tasty dinner at a very nice price. Thank you to this restaurant for a very enjoyable evening.
I usually find the food at Nice Matin to be excellent but it fell down this time. Two of us had the lamb special and it was more grizzle and fat than edible meat. First time I ever walked out of this restaurant dissatisfied.
My wife and I have been going here for nearly 20 years but never tire of the combination of genuinely authentic Mediterranean cuisine filtered through a French sensibility and the best wine list in NYC. There are a handful of other first tier wine lists such as at 21 or Daniel but nothing approaching the special value here. Beautifully aged gems exist for less than price at wine store if they could be found. Beverage director Avram is an industry legend who has mentored sons at prestige locations all over city and he always has a spot on recommendation. My view is nobody has better Burgundy, Bordeaux or Rhône choices!
Consistently good. Always enjoy being there. Please offer more selections
Wonderful wine list especially for older Burgundies
Delicious salmon entree and chocolate dessert to die for. Also extremely pleasant baritone Happy Birthday on request
A bit squeezed for 7 people and a bigger table extension with 2 top could have helped. Food and service always good.
We had yet another excellent meal at Nice Matin! Service was accommodating and flexible and allowed us to talk for a while without rushing the food. The quality of the food was excellent - as usual. Look forward to the next time...
Always top-notch. Interesting food with new combinations (beet tonnato anyone? Olive-crusted salmon?) added to the regular bistro fare (escargots, pissaladière, pistou, steak-frites) — always excellent, and excellent value too. Amazing wine list, and very good sommeliers to help you out (Carson is terrific). They serve till at least 11.
My salmon dish was served lukewarm, my wife's scallops were not served hot either, and the scallops were not well prepared; they were soft (likely over cooked ).