Permanently Closed - Demarchelier

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556 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Tuesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 249-6300
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marc Tagournet
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madison and Park
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Parking details
Metered Parking until 7pm.
There also several parking garages in the area.
After 7pm free street parking is available.
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Public transit
Subways: 4 or 6 train at the 86th street stop
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 SayingWrite a review
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 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)!

I
New York Area
183 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.

j
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hope they are open again somewhere - love this place!

TZ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

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

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

S
Philadelphia
49 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.

EF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

n
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 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.

R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

AS
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.

n
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 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!

RR
New York Area
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Always meet our expectations

RC
Philadelphia
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!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Overpriced, poorly managed, thoughtless. Less than average food

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

B
Tahoe
20 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!

AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went with a group of seven and everyone thought it was great!

LM
New York Area
15 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.

p
Orlando
10 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.

MG
New Orleans
37 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.

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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.

C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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

BV
Philadelphia
2 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.

EE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 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.

G
New York Area
128 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very nice setting

n
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 13, 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!

R
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a resurgence Everything was lively, well-timed and pleasant

k
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

A
New York Area
77 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.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant, kind of old fashioned French bistro.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average good

D
New York Area
15 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.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful service
Awful food

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and service in a warm friendly atmosphere.

G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good neighborhood place

MR
Denver
4 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.

NK
New York Area
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.

KW
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!!