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Posted by Patty from Philly on 02/26/2008
Just got back from a long weekend in NY and even though we stayed several blocks away, we ate at Nice Matin for breakfast both days. The fresh fruit is not the usual tired melon and citrus segments. Oh noit is lovely blackberries, raspberries, mango and pineapple. The egg white and one yolk scramble I had with leeks and peppers was excellent and tasty. It is not cheap, but it is well worth it . Service was good. Only minor thing is if you want half and half with your coffee you need to ask for it or you get milk. Coffee was strong and good.If you want a heftier breakfast, they have the waffle, pancake, bacon and all that stuff too!
Posted by Bill on 08/26/2007
Before going to Nice Matin, I thought that their menu was going to break the bank. I was wrong. Not only were the prices reasonable for the UWS, the food was amazing. The drinks were a bit pricy, and the lack of tobasco sauce was odd. The service was friendly and professional. I've been back many times in the last two years. Go for the fish.
Posted by uesider on 07/20/2007
I have passed Nice Matin almost every day on my commute, and finally wanted to give it a try. At first glance, indoors it looks a bit like an upscale coffee shop, so we were not expecting much. However, we had such an excellent meal at this restaurant!! We went during Restaurant Week, but only one person at our table (myself) ordered the 3 course special. The goat cheese salad was "the best salad" my friend has ever had. The short ribs ravioli dish has such interesting flavors blended together. The pork loin was very tender, and complemented by delicious apricots and risotto. The desserts were also wonderful! The blueberry crostata was like a piping hot pie crust (the best part of the pie!) with ice cream. Our service was very good and we were constantly checked on. The food was very comparable to food we've eaten in much more expensive restaurants. Overall, this was a very pleasant dining experience and I will definitely return!
Posted by etcmom on 05/17/2007
Visited NYC for a couple of days from VA. Selected Nice Matin from this site and so glad I did. Great food and super value for NYC. Had the cold sweet pea soup and moules frites. Was able to substitute asparagus for frites. Out of this world. Wanted bread to sop up the juices from the mussels, though; suggest including a nice soft roll with them. Traveling companion had the other hot soup special and the seafood salad. Also delicious. Service a bit slow and shouldn't have to ask for refill of H2O. Place very loud, but not there for a romantic dinner, so we didn't mind. Try the sour cherry sorbet for dessert.
Posted by Very Satisfied on 04/11/2007
We had guests visiting Easter weekend, so we took them to Nice Matin for Breakfast on Saturday Morning. It was an overall great experience. The greeting we received, the table, the overall atmosphere of the restaurant, the service, and ulitmately the food were all great. We had Croissants, Cafe Au Lait, Eggs Benedict, and French Toast with Bananas and Creme Fraiche. All were delicious and satisfying and served in a timely manner. It was a great experience for our guests, which made it a huge relief for us. We have had breakfast at Nice Matin many times, and were hoping that our out-of-town guests would like it as much as we do, which is what happened. I will continue to recommend this to restaurant to anyone looking for a great place for breakfast.
Posted by Downtown Mom on 03/18/2007
You can tell a lot about a restaurant in the first few seconds, and that is never more true when said restuarant is very crowded for Sunday brunch and you enter with a small child. Believe me, much can be assessed or judged on the guest's part in these awkward few seconds! (That being said, NEVER go to Elmo in Chelsea...) The hostesses greeted us warmly and said that they believed that they could seat us immediately and then helped store our stroller (and there were quite a few behind the desk). Having read about the "five napkin burger", we were pleased to have an opportunity to indulge ourselves (a wait would have meant another place having mentioned said small child). Our server allowed our daughter to order a grilled cheese off the menu - a generous gesture in my opinion - but one that goes a long way with parents of fussy children, mind you. The basket of bread, carrot muffins and jams was a really nice touch and the croissant in the basket - c'est bon! (Sorry, I just HAD to say thatt). The burgers were good and certainly hearty and I loved the presentation of mustard and ketchup in shallow bowls with a small serving spoon. The dijon had just the right heat. Next time, I will order one of the fabulous looking salads and split the burger with my husband; it was good but quite filling. And a girl does need her vegetables with her comfort food. Very "nice" (sorry, I had to do that, too) - but do go!
Posted by Kim on 03/03/2007
I walk by this place everyday on my way home from work, and I FINALLY went in to dinner last Monday. I can't believe I didn't go in sooner! We started at the bar, and had some beautiful starters... these spicy sausages, chick pea fries with a delicious aioli and beets with goat cheese (my favorite)! When we sat, the sommelier helped us pick out a beautiful Bordeaux (their wine list even has a table of contents)!! I had an amazing entree, short ribs (cooked perfectly) and my friend had the salmon, which was delicious. The portions were big enough to fill us up, but not so much, that I felt like a hefer. Haha. I definitley won't walk past this place anymore!