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Demarchelier - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
556 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Since Demarchelier Opened in 1978 it has worked to bring a little piece of France to New York City. Every meal that leaves our kitchen expresses the soul of authentic French bistro fare.
We continue to be a family-owned and family-run restaurant serving the Upper East Side. Our comfortable, colorful, warm, familial spirit makes us a neighborhood fixture, ideal for a quick bite to eat, romantic rendezvous or a meal with your family.
Our Traditional French menu is paired perfectly with our wide range of French wines.
We look forward to hosting you soon!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Tuesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 249-6300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marc Tagournet

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Madison and Park

  • Parking details

    Metered Parking until 7pm. <br />There also several parking garages in the area.<br />After 7pm free street parking is available.

  • Public transit

    Subways: 4 or 6 train at the 86th street stop<br />Buses: M86 Select Bus service, M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 556 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. CM

    CarlM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant is closed! OpenTable booked our reservation, but when we arrived, the restaurant was closed for good (and had been for 2 days)!
  2. I

    Irishfe53

    New York Area

    221 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Demarchalier closed for business and chose to not call its long term patrons that our reservation would not be honored. Disappointing ending. Hope owners will be more thoughtful of its diners when they open later in the year on the North Fork.
  3. j

    jeans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Hope they are open again somewhere - love this place!
  4. A

    Arleen

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My go to neighborhood restaurant. So sorry today is its last day in business
  5. TZ

    TiffanyZ

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    It will be missed, but I will go to it’s new location in Brooklyn.
  6. S

    Steve

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Probably just as well that the restaurant was due to close and move to Greenpoint the day after we dined there. Service was slow - only two servers for a full restaurant. One dining companion ordered the quiche of the day - which was unrecognizable and not very good. Frites were limp and soggy. Burger was fine, sausage on baguette was a skinny lamb sausage that was dwarfed by the roll.
  7. EF

    EmilyF

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes but it’s closing Shame as a great place Wish they were moving closer
  8. n

    nycm

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heartbroken that this neighborhood staple will be closing soon, but looking forward to seeing it reborn in Greenportl Long Island in the spring.
  9. R

    Radar

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Demarchelier was packed so the time getting our food was nearly an hour.
  10. AS

    AnnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice restaurant with great food--too bad it's closing since the building is being torn down.
  11. n

    nebur

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We are sadden that it is closing!!!! Hope it works out in Greenport we live on Shelter Isand over the summer and will visit you!
  12. RR

    RayR

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    My wife has been here many times in the past and has always enjoyed it. It was on her recommendation that we come here before a concert at The Met on Friday night. I'm sorry to say we were disappointed.
  13. TD

    ThomasD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Always meet our expectations
  14. RC

    RominaC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a favorite spot to eat and meet up with friends. So sorry to hear that you will be closing this location in the next week...which means we have to get back there ASAP!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Overpriced, poorly managed, thoughtless. Less than average food
  16. M

    Mae902

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We are so happy to have found DeMarchelier. It is a lovely neighborhood gem!
  17. B

    Bob2

    Tahoe

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family tradition on the night of the Park Avenue Christmas Tree Lighting is to dine at Demarchalier, and a perfect tradition it is!
  18. AL

    ALeo

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went with a group of seven and everyone thought it was great!
  19. LM

    LeMarechalNey

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My party of four had a most pleasant dining experience at Demarchelier. My wife and I have been dining there for many years, but our friends were new to Demarchelier. Their saying that they look forward to returning says it all.
  20. p

    peter

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    One of the few remaining time capsules of a French bistro with welcoming staff and very good cuisine. Deserves to be patronized.
  21. MG

    MichelleG

    New Orleans

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite neighborhood spots -- the perfect place for lunch after having spent a few hours at The Met, or, as was true this time, catching up with my two daughters. Good location, reasonable prices, dependable, delicious food, nice ambiance.
  22. C

    Cosi

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The place is adorable from the outside and my husband and I were excited to try it. We were a bit put off upon arrival because the welcome was lukewarm and the service rushed and uninspired. My escargots were so dry and devoid of garlic butter as to be barely edible. The hanger steak was pretty flavorless. My husband’s sole was merely okay. The atmosphere was on the frantic side, busboys moving huge trays of glasses, etc. To top it all off, while we were having espresso we were asked if we wouldn’t mind vacating our table and having a digestif at the bar because they were eager to get a large party seated. We fled.
  23. C

    Carolyn

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Classic old French style restaurant with both the charm and limitations. The staff could be friendlier.
  24. BV

    BarbaraV

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy eating at Demarchelier for lunch whenever we visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The food is wonderful. The service is attentive. They even charged my husband’s phone . It reminds me of our trips to France.
  25. EE

    EastEightyFourth

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Great ambiance and a wonderful neighborhood spot, but would have to say that in terms of the food, there are other French bistros nearby with better quality at a similar price point.
  26. G

    Ghiottone

    New York Area

    132 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The traditional French bistro is a dying breed in New York, and Demarchelier is to be recommended mostly because there are so few such places left. Everything is of its kind and pretty good: the salad, the bread, the dessert. Nothing to complain about, but also nothing to cheer very loudly about.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and very nice setting
  28. n

    nimrod

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    If only the food matched the warm and cozy decor and the service. My husband's filet mignon was mostly gristle; the scallops I had were not bad but undistinguished. I had often passed the restaurant while walking or riding on Madison Avenue and been struck by the great looking interior of Demarchelier. I had no idea the exterior was superior to the interior!
  29. SG

    StillGood

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    a resurgence Everything was lively, well-timed and pleasant
  30. k

    katenyc

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice servers, tasty food and a bustling but pleasant vibe.
  31. A

    Audrey

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebrated a birthday lunch with friends. It continues to be a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, always welcoming and such good food.
  32. L

    sallyL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very pleasant, kind of old fashioned French bistro.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Average good
  34. D

    Devotedyogi

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was great to be in a semi-private space that wasn’t too noisy. I only wish the waiter hadn’t abandoned us after the food was served. I was thirsty and wanted more water, and we waited a long time to find a waiter to bring us the check. The Asian chicken salad was OK, but why do chefs insist on grilling chicken breasts? They’re always dry and tasteless. At home I poach chicken thighs, which are moist and tasty. I’m a regular customer and love Demarchelier; you do a good job. Thanks.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful service Awful food
  36. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service in a warm friendly atmosphere.
  37. G

    Geoffrey

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good neighborhood place
  38. MR

    MichaelR

    Denver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The mailer d’ was rude, unlike another we have encountered there. She was like one in a typical mediocre Paris Bistro so perhaps an authentic experience. Food was over-salted. Coq sure vin: dark meat mushy, breast hard as a rock. Bar Boulud is magnitudes better.
  39. NK

    NancyK

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    For local lunches only. It feels very French. which is its most appealing quality, but the food is mediocre. The service is slow and, often, unresponsive.
  40. KW

    KatjaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just wonderful. We were a large group but Demarchelier worked with us and met all our needs. Outstanding service, food and wine! We will be back!!

FAQs

Demarchelier - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 249-6300.

Demarchelier - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 556 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison and Park

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Tuesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered Parking until 7pm. <br />There also several parking garages in the area.<br />After 7pm free street parking is available.

  • Public transit

    Subways: 4 or 6 train at the 86th street stopBuses: M86 Select Bus service, M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marc Tagournet

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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