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Posted by Grace on 01/12/2009
I came here with a friend Sunday for brunch. I've walked by this resto. many times, and have always wanted to try it out. Our waitress was great, always coming by to fill up our coffees and water, and made sure that we were happy with our meal. We got a little basket of breakfast breads, which was really nice - most places don't do that in the city. I got the eggs benedict, which came w/potatos and greens. My friend got the poached eggs in puff pastry - which she loved. The atmosphere was very bright and cheery. My only complaint - and this is b/c of personal pref. - is that the potatos were kinda tomatoey. I don't like tomoatos, so, there you go. I will definatly go back!
Posted by Total Foodie on 09/03/2008
I'm really surprised at some of these bad reviews! Granted our server was a bit discombobulated (sp?), but she was very sweet, so it wasn't a problem. Besides, the wonderful(!) food and beautiful, sunny decor more than made up for it! I had their roasted leek frittata (delicious! and really big!). My friend had the orange scented buttermilk french toast (or something like that.. i forget the description), and it was wonderful! I had the apple tart for dessert served with cinnamon ice cream, and it had crunchy praline things.. it was heavenly! My friend had their dark chocolate pistachio dessert, and she loved it! Anyway, the food and ambience were wonderful, so i can't wait to go back!
Posted by What a Disappointment on 07/15/2008
Like other reviewer, so WANTED to like the place. Heard great things. Planned a Saturday brunch around it. I got there first and waiter was great - coming by 3 times in less than 10 minutes to see if I wanted/needed anything while I waited. Once my other party arrived, we only saw the waiter three more times - to take the order, for us to ask for the bill, and for him to bring the "change" from the cash we paid with. Except - as waiter pointed out himself - the change was about 80 cents short because he "rounded up...if you want the 80 cents i'll get it for you". The food was OK, but not worth the price, and we could never get what we needed - more sugar for coffee, more bottled water, let alone more tap water, clean silverware. Oh, right, and the bill, after we asked for it twice. All told, four people made up for this waiter's lacking - two busboys, another waiter, and a woman not in uniform who appeared to be a manager-type. All were friendly - but at the point they served us, we were frustrated and Over It. Too bad, too, as it could have been a nicer experience. What the Hell!!!????
Posted by treshold75 on 05/27/2008
Was very excited about the prospect of having brunch in the Upper West Side but upon being seated, the charm simply disappeared. There was a lot of difficulty trying to ascertain which server was serving which section and I supposed we had the audacity to ask the wrong one when we were met with a grimace and what looked like a grunt of displeasure. Our actual waiter seemed to be taking a holiday between serving us and whatever tables he was in charge of. The food itself was pleasant but was nothing special and that made the service more of a kick in the teeth. I would not recommend this place to anyone!
Posted by WestsideNewlywed on 05/19/2008
We so WANT to love Nice Matin...It is in our neighborhood and the atmosphere is charming. However, the food & service are often very hit-or-miss. We most recently dined there this Saturday with another couple. All 4 of us ordered salads & entrees and the waiter who was barely present only brought 3 entrees. How could any sane person do such a thing? It was just bizarre. I sense that the restaurant perhaps tries to serve too many people and has sacrificed quality control in the process.
Posted by Explorer on 04/12/2008
We had a very good grilled vegetable panini of eggplant, cheese & olive tapenade served with a small salad and Moules (mussels) Provencal served with small bowl of fries. Both were excellent. Service was a bit slow at first, getting my first cup of coffee, but thereafter was fine. The variety of breads served with the lunch were great - chewy sour dough, nutty whole wheat and some other kind as well. Finished off with wonderful bowls of creamy cafe au lait. The dark chocolate of Pot au Creme served with whipped mascarpone chantilly was great - especially if one is a chocoholic! Great place if one is in the neighborhood of the American Natural History Museum or Upper West Side.
Posted by Texas Jules on 03/03/2008
This was quite good and I would come back! My sister got a cafe au lait....she says it was one of the best she has ever had and very authentic....made and served like how they do in Europe! I got their crab salad....exactly what I wanted since I wanted something light and refreshing! My sister got a pastry stuffed w/ spinach, egg and other things...presentation was interesting and pretty....it was good but a bit heavy. My brother got their omlette w/ lamb + spicy sausage....he really liked it. This was a great place for brunch and we didn't have to wait too long to be seated...I would def come back! :)