Of all the legendary eateries and high-profile restaurants on the Upper West Side, there’s one that stands apart from the rest. With an award-winning wine list and a French Provençal-inspired menu, dining at Nice Matin is more than just a meal - it’s an enchanting experience.

Dining at Nice Matin During Your Stay at

The Lucerne

When staying at The Lucerne, you’ve already arrived at your French dining destination. Nice Matin is serving up incredible fare and is available right at the hotel! It’s a four-star restaurant with a sidewalk cafe, making any time of day a great day to experience French Mediterranean cuisine.

Nice Matin is a favorite because it’s more than just a French restaurant. By morning, it’s a trendy pitstop for Upper West Side locals looking for fluffy omelets and café au lait. By lunch, it’s a premier hotspot for delectable salads and sandwiches. And come dinner, the space transforms its bar from a bustling morning coffee shop to a romantic and sophisticated “late-night Bordeaux.” During your Upper West Side stay at The Lucerne, make time to experience Nice Matin’s many atmospheres!

The Elegant Ambiance of French Provençal

When dining calls for upscale elegance, you’ll find Nice Matin dripping with sophistication. The dining room eloquently infuses the seaside charm of the Grand Promenade des Anglais and is adorned with Niçoise artwork. The intricate chandeliers accentuate the ambiance, making every dining experience feel luxurious. One step into this restaurant, you’ll feel transported.

You’re in amazing hands, too. Nice Matin earns its place among the greatest in NYC because of its people, dedication to authenticity, and rich French history.

The award-winning wine selection is artfully curated by the world-class Beverage Director, Aviram Turgeman.

The neighborhood legend and French Provençal-inspired menu is meticulously crafted by acclaimed Chef Andy D'Amico.

The New York Times says, it’s the Upper West Side’s “splash of Provencal sunshine and a heady introduction to the cuisine of Nice.” If you’re looking for a truly authentic French experience, Nice Matin is simply delightful with every sip and bite.

The Breakfast and Brunch Menu

Nice Matin offers an upscale breakfast ambiance that blends sophistication with warmth and charm. As the morning light filters through its large windows, the restaurant's airy and elegant interior sets the stage for a delightful breakfast experience. Guests are greeted by a welcoming atmosphere accented with stylish decor and cozy seating arrangements, evoking a sense of relaxed luxury. 

The ambiance is complemented by the soothing sounds of bustling city life, creating a dynamic yet intimate setting for diners to start their day. Whether savoring a classic, buttery croissant with a cup of artisanal coffee or exploring in a decadent brunch spread, Nice Matin's upscale breakfast ambiance invites guests to unwind, connect, and savor the flavors of New York City in style.

Lunch and Dinner Favorites

Lunch and dinner dining options are mouth-wateringly stunning, with ingredients and Provençal recipes. From savory starters to sumptuous main courses and decadent desserts, each Nice Matin dish is expertly crafted to tantalize the palate and satisfy the most discerning tastes. 

The attentive service and relaxed ambiance further enhance the lunch dining experience, making Nice Matin the perfect destination for indulging in a leisurely meal or hosting an upscale gathering with friends and colleagues in the heart of New York City.

Pates Artisanale

Nice Matin's pasta menu offers a delectable array of artisanal pasta dishes that celebrate rich culinary traditions with modern twists. From classic favorites to innovative creations, each pasta dish is meticulously crafted to delight using the finest ingredients and traditional techniques. 

With its diverse selection of pasta dishes, Nice Matin's menu promises to delight pasta aficionados and culinary enthusiasts alike with an unforgettable dining experience. Try the Mafaldine or the Ravioli Niçoise, which are guest favorites.

Hors D’oeuvres

Nice Matin's hors d'oeuvres menu presents a tantalizing selection of small bites and appetizers that reflect the restaurant's commitment to quality and creativity. Guests can indulge in savory crostinis topped with creamy burrata and ripe heirloom tomatoes or sample the signature Nice Matin tartare, showcasing finely diced beef tenderloin accented with capers, shallots, and Dijon mustard. 

The menu also offers Escargot al la Escargot a la Provençal, Soupe au Pistou, and Panisse, which are all dining favorites. With its diverse and sophisticated offerings, Nice Matin's hors d'oeuvres menu invites guests to embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the art of fine dining in the heart of New York City's Upper West Side.


The entrees are impeccable! Among the standout offerings are the Moules au Chablis, featuring plump mussels simmered in a fragrant broth of Chablis wine, garlic, and fresh herbs, evoking the flavors of the French countryside. For a taste of classic French comfort food, guests can savor the Confit de Canard, boasting tender duck leg slow-cooked to perfection and served with crispy golden potatoes and a luscious red wine reduction. 

Those seeking a lighter option can indulge in the Poulet Roti, a succulent roast chicken marinated in fragrant herbs and spices, accompanied by creamy pommes puree and seasonal vegetables. With its diverse and delectable offerings, Nice Matin's entree menu promises a culinary experience that transports diners to the heart of France's vibrant culinary landscape.

Desserts Élégants

Nice Matin's dessert menu offers a decadent finale to the dining experience, featuring a tempting selection of classic French desserts that promise to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. Among the highlights is the Baba au Rhum, a moist and tender rum-soaked cake that delivers a delightful balance of sweetness and warmth. 

For lovers of traditional French desserts, the Creme Brulee beckons with its velvety custard base and caramelized sugar crust, offering a symphony of creamy textures and rich flavors. Those craving indulgence can't resist the allure of the Dark Chocolate Souffle, a heavenly creation of airy chocolate sponge baked to perfection and served with a luscious chocolate sauce. 

The Award-Winning Wine List

With every delicate morsel, sip from one of the finest wine lists in New York City. Earning a Wine Spectator Grand Award for its expansive list of wines, guests can make every meal at Nice Matin feel like a celebration. 

From vividly crisp and refreshing whites to bold and complex reds, each bottle is thoughtfully selected to complement the flavors of the restaurant's French-inspired cuisine. Guests can explore a diverse range of wines, including rare vintages, organic options, and boutique labels, ensuring that there is something to suit every occasion.

Ask for the wine list when you arrive, and prepare to be amazed at the global profiles, custom cocktails, and liqueurs at your command.

For almost 20 years, Nice Matin has been a legendary dining experience on the Upper West Side. Experience timeless sophistication and incredible French cuisine. So, reserve your table for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and always book your stay at The Lucerne!