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50 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028-1039
+1 212-249-6300
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 11:30 - 22:30
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 10:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I asked for a recommendation close to the Metropolitan Museum and the security lady suggested this place after we left the building. The French Onion Soup was as good as it gets. Served hot right out of the oven with great flavor. The Escargot was also excellent. The avocado and crab salad had a little extra bite... More 

Thank Sandy R
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761 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We took a chance after reading the reviews, but the French Onion Soup and the bread was excellent. Can't say much about the other entrees other than good luck. Cute place.

Thank yogiacomo
Bronx, NY
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Mediocre to poor food. I had the steak frites. Steak was poor --a very low grade rib cut FULL of gristle, not hanger steak as it's meant to be. Frites were near tasteless. My rye manhattan was ok. We shared the profiteroles for dessert. Huge portion, but so what -- all the mediocre restaurants get them from the same place... More 

Thank BornToTravel01
Canton, Ohio
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

5 of us had dinner The service was excellent The food was good Nice quiet place They speak both FRENCH and English Had a nice wine selection Great atmosphere

Thank andymulvey51
Wilmington, Delaware
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136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I was excited to have dinner at this attractive French restaurant, especially once I saw the menu. We had wine at the bar before being seated. They offered a very nice selection of wines by the glass. Overall, service was friendly and efficient. Our server immediately heard my French accent and deduced that I speak the language. I always enjoy... More 

1 Thank lovestotravel013
Philadelphia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The wait staff was attentive. The tables are close together and it is hard not to hear your neighbor's conversations. I didn't like the white paper that covered the white tablecloths. It tended to pull up as glasses and China were moved--not very classy for the price we were paying, we enjoyed bring able to order wine by the glass.... More 

Thank annarc6
West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Friends recommended Demarchelier and we dropped in for lunch on Friday October 28, 2016 after walking in nearby Central Park. This item on the menu caught our eyes immediately: Weekly Specials: "Friday Bouillabaisse" It being a Friday, we asked and were informed that Bouillabaisse was indeed on the menu that day. My wife and I both ordered and ate a... More 

1 Thank Karwendel52
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been here a long time. Steady clientele. Food kind of boring, the usual salad Nicoise etc. Pricing on par with the neighborhood.

1 Thank newyorker7
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are looking for a quintessential old-school French restaurant, this is it.Typical menu items include pate de campagne, coq au vin, steak frites and on Fridays, bouillabaisse. Atmosphere is typiquement francais, white tablecloths, calm quiet atmosphere, attentive service. If you come early say 6:30PM on a Saturday or mid-week you can stay for almost two hours. Prix fix dinner... More 

Thank amyg352
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The manager of Demarchelier, apparently the owner's daughter is an erratic mess who offers nothing but grief and rudeness. The food is mediocre: who wants leathery steak and soggy frites?! The service is unpleasant and often rude. Save yourself the trouble and let this place flounder in its mediocrity.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028-1039
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-6300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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