Three UWS Restaurants Receive Recognition For Wine Programs

Wine Spectator recently published its “100 Grand Award Winners” for extraordinary wine programs, and three Upper West Side restaurants were included on the list.

The restaurants were Nice Matin, Per Se, and Jean-Georges.

Nice Matin is located at The Lucerne, at 201 West 79th Street, which is also currently home to 283 temporary homeless residents. About the French restaurant, the publication states that it “delivers a high-caliber wine program in the comfortable charm of a French bistro on Manhattan’s bustling Upper West Side. The wine director hunts for values from just outside famed regions to create an especially accessible, well-priced list.” Nice Matin is currently open for outdoor dining. For updates, please visit


Per Se is located at The Shop at Columbus Center. “Per Se brings the top-tier dining chef Thomas Keller is known for to the East Coast. The nine-course tasting menus can be effortlessly paired with picks from the French-leaning wine list, all enjoyed with views of Central Park,” the wine magazine says. Per Se is currently closed. For updates, please visit

And Jean-Georges, at 1 Central Park West, is described as “The flagship restaurant of legendary French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten (which) delivers New York City grandeur. The wine list emphasizes classic French wines, supporting a menu that ranges from surprisingly simple to mind-bendingly creative.” The restaurant’s website indicates it is now open for outdoor dining. For updates, please visit

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