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!
Very pleasant, kind of old fashioned French bistro.
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.
Good food and service in a warm friendly atmosphere.
Good neighborhood place
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.
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.
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!!
Demarchelier is always dependable for delicious French food and pleasant service in an agreeable bistro like setting.
Nice menu ... excellent service ... never rushed,,. Excellent food ... good sized portions ,,, convenient location ,,, a lovely lunch choice!
Always a great place to eat with friends!
The location and the French decor is the only good thing about this place .
I will not go back .I ordered a veggie burger and it was a microwaved overcooked burger served on a piece of bread with two slices of tomatoes and onions ,no cheese ,no dressing ,no flavor ,no care for the taste or presentation.
I ‘m French and I was very disappointed to have picked this place for what I thought would be a wonderful lunch.
Very cozy place, amazing muscles, great wine selection, very friendly bartenders. They could use better art on the walls however.
Very nice staff and servers and consistent tasty food. This is a neighborhood gem.
Late dinner on a Sunday night we had organic liver with beat salad and artichoke first and crepesfor dessert. All went very well despite the having run out of first choice was the cold salmon. After little waite one was more than satisfied with the excellent food and caring service.
Good location near Central Park. Had brunch. Brought us burned pancakes we had to send back. Service inattentive. Mediocre experience.
The service here is never friendly but we would go because there aren’t lots of good choices in the 80’s and 90’s. Tonight sadly, the food was really sub-par. The mussels were dry, the escargot were tasteless and did not seem fresh and our usual favorite, the fondue, was mostly butter and very little cheese. The champagne was $20/glass and not very cold or very good. There was one waiter for the entire dining room. Overall a really disappointing experience. I hope they tell the chef and bring back the quality of the food.
The food was O.K., nothing particularly special but perhaps I made the wrong choice. They forgot our dessert crepe for which we waited at least twenty minutes. The bathroom is small and not very well appointed and there can be a long wait. Considering the lack of moderately-priced restaurants in the vicinity of the Met it was a good choice.
Absolutely perfect in an effortless, understated way. Classic French dishes in a lively room adorned with original art. One of the best burgers around and tarte tatin not to be missed! Also the perfect simplicity of endive, apple and blue cheese salad was a lovely start!
Food (duck) tasteless.
Service ok, not great.
Tables right on top of each other.
Noise level was ..uber...and waitperson would not issue separate checks
I like the place and the ambience. It has good energy. I had the prix fixe and the food was not so great. It is well priced but the steak was very average and fatty. I do like that you can add sauce for $2.50 and substitute spinach for fries for 2.50 but it was better for a nice night with friends than for the food. hope it's better next time
Service was terrible. Others nearby were served before us.
Food was mediocre. Prices too high for what you get/
Demarchelier is a lovely authentic French bistro located near the Metropolitan and Guggenheim museums. It provides the perfect lunch before an art-filled afternoon. You can expect all of the usual French fare: nicoise salad, mules frites, eggs benedict for Sunday brunch. I will put this in my file for my next museum outing!
Excellent food and service
It is becoming our favorite neighborhood restaurant! Had a most recent terrific time with friends and the staff was so very accommodating of all our requests. Thanks for a great time by all.
neighbourhood bistro with good food and service, a decent meal but nothing special
Consistently reliable Upper East Side bistro. Convenient to Mad Ave shopping and museums. I wish duck confit was still on lunch menu!.
Thank you! Duck Confit IS still on the dinner menu! And we will start serving Cassoulet by the end of the month every Thursday for lunch and dinner. See you again soon!
Perfectly cooked (not over-cooked ), grilled swordfish accompanied by a delicious mustard sauce. That, along with excellent service made for a most enjoyable dinner in this lovely restaurant.
As good as any restaurant in France and I’ve lived in Paris for 22 years.
Great French food. Affordable prices
Wonderful neighborhood spot.
Great attentive service. The food was stellar. For dessert I had three lemon tart and rum cake . They were amazing, the lemon was strong yet not over powering. The rum for the rum cake was chilled and provided a great compliment to the fresh pound cake. The mussels were my favorite with the potchuto and mello a close second. This isn't my first or last time.
Terrible service on a not so busy night. Food was marginal. Prices have gone up considerably. Much better options in the neighborhood.
You kindly switched us to the coveted table in the window. Thank you!
I love Demarchelier for its classic French cooking and its location. On Monday this week I noticed that the menu no longer lists predictable daily specials; e.g., Thursday -- cassoulet. This is regrettable. I also regret that lobster bisque is no longer a daily staple, as this with an appetizer of six oysters makes an ideal lunch. As for foies de vileille, hot from the pan, with capers and onions, i have abandoned hope! But then, some people are never satisfied.
Michael P., We offer the weekly specials in the fall and winter months. Cassoulet and Foie Gras are quite heavy dishes and don't have much draw in the summertime. The only daily soup we have ever had in 28 years is the Onion Soup Gratinee and the Soup of the day. Hope you'll be back before then! Cheers, Emily Demarchelier
Pleasant place. Cozy and comfortable. Very good food and service.