Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Nice Matin

201 W. 79th St. (Amsterdam Ave.) Send to Phone
212-873-6423 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The fresh flavors of the French Riviera find a sunny locale in Manhattan.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast & Dinner daily, Lunch Mon.-Fri., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 3.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
3.0 rating over 5 reviews
Dining room at Nice Matin, New York, NY

Nice Matin Restaurant Review

: Past the curved zinc bar facing the entrance, a luminously spacious room, fringed by intimate loggias opens to a tranquil and handsome Upper West Side thoroughfare. The yellow, red and lime green colors of the décor are refreshing and relaxing and contribute to the sensation of free breathing in a cool environment. In this sunny brasserie, diners have plenty of elbow (and leg) room while they enjoy their meal and their company in an appreciably decent sound level. At Nice Matin, the name taken from the popular daily newspaper of the French Riviera, chef Andrew D'Amico (The Sign of the Dove) has chosen to reproduce the simple yet enjoyable fare of the Niçois populace. Specialties represented include the salade Niçoise to which you can't say no even if you are not hungry, the pissaladière which is the Niçois rendition of the pizza where tomato is replaced with onions, and the soupe au pistou perfumed by its basil base. For entrées, the daube of beef short ribs shows D'Amico's own great art beyond the Niçois inspiration. Other standouts include any of the plat du jour, which may include the aïoli monstre, a traditional recipe based around salt-preserved cod and plenty of garlic, or the rack of the lamb served with tomatoes Provençal and pommes boulangères (potatoes baked in cream)---another great Provençal recipe---as well as the chicken paillard and the juicy duck confit. The wine list is flush with Côtes du Rhône and Provence wines including rosés that in summer match well with this type of cuisine, all at enticing prices. Service is youthful and smiling.

User Ratings & Reviews for Nice Matin
Average rating    5
Reviews 1 - 1 of 11
all goood!
by giovanni on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:50 am
 
from up and down, and all around, this restaurant has it all! Food, service, and prices, all meet your highest expectations.
 
Reviews 1 - 1 of 11
New York City Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in the New York for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, happy hours, romantic dining and even gourmet food trucks. Find the best restaurants in New York here!

Discover the best restaurants in New York for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.