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50 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028-1039
+1 212-249-6300
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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French, European
$$ - $$$
50 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028-1039
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come to this restaurant frequently on our visits to NYC. We really enjoy the atmosphere and feel that we're in France. The restaurant is filled with locals and we sat next to a French couple last night - always a good sign. I recommend...More

Thank Dee-Ann P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible food, horrible service, arogant, unfrendly, very expensiv. They insult us because was not enaf tipp ( we give 12 %) ... Don´t go there, there are so many restaurans in New York!!!

Thank santasol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with my family - so so so noisy. We all ordered the steak frites, which wasn't great. The french cider we got with it was good. Staff was friendly and attentive.

Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the mood for a French lunch at Demarchelier before visiting a favorite small museum. Our hopes were high, and with a couple of exceptions, we were disappointed. The restaurant is quite beautiful with many interesting features, including a number of paintings that...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Nice curb appeal...and we were tired and hungry after visiting the MET. The friendly and efficient waitress who seated us was helpful in explaining the menu and specials. My sweet pea soup was fresh tasting, and my husband enjoyed his white asparagus appetizer. The bread...More

Thank Lorraine R
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Mid afternoon stop for lunch. Onion Soup (average).Nicoise Salad (good but average). Angus Burger (average). Two glasses of wine (I like any decent red at lunch). Bottle of French sparkling water. $100.03. Place had a musty whiff inside. Filling portions. Good service. French cafe. It...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It is far uptown but worth the subway ride to reach an authentic French Bistro. From the exterior awning to the intimate tables and simple food, this is the real thing. Lovely white asparagus vinaigrette with a delicate dressing, followed by mussels and fries (moules...More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Cozy neighborhood place. Good place to go to after visiting the Met. The asparagus appetizer was good, my pork chop was tasty but a bit dry. It came with carmelized onions, apples and butternut squash. The softshell crab special was excellent, but pricey. Service was...More

Thank shel29Brooklyn
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A cozy and very French cafe on the upper East side. Lots of neighbors and French speakers. We went for lunch after a visit to the metropolitan museum. It's close to the Guggenheim as well. The food was good! We tried duck a l'orange, quiche,...More

Thank StLawrencelover
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....More

Thank Sandy R
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 80
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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