Just 30 minutes away from Harlem is the family-owned and operated Demarchelier Restaurant that has remained New York City’s little piece of France.
This piece of France is something that happened ever since opening on 86th Street over 25 years ago by owner and artist Eric Demarchelier, brother of famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Under the management of Eric’s daughter, Emily Demarchelier, the cozy French bistro attracts a loyal clientele who come for both the authentic French cuisine and the warm, familial hospitality.
Demarchelier Restaurant’s gourmet dining experience captures the essence of an authentic French bistro. This season’s signature dishes include Pate De Campagne, Filet of Herring with Potato Salad and Moules Mariniere for an appetizing start to a full course dinner. Delicious entrees taking your palate on a journey through France include the expertly crafted Duck Confit with white beans, Rainbow Trout Meuniere and Filet Mignon with your choice of side and sauce. The dessert menu boasts an assortment of sweet treats including the Crème Caramel (Flan), Profiterolles with chocolate sauce and Crepes Suzette with Grand Marnier.
…organic selections to accommodate various dietary considerations.
Demarchelier’s classic menu items are coupled with organic selections to accommodate various dietary considerations. Farm-to-table, natural, grass-fed, organic options include the Grass Fed Angus Beef Burger and Organic Pork Chop with caramelized onions, apple and butternut squash gratin. The traditional French menu is paired perfectly with a wide range of predominantly French wines. Patrons can also opt for perfectly crafted cocktails such as the Grapefruit Rosemary Mule (Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka, with Fresh Lime Juice and Ginger Beer with a Rosemary Sprig), the La Provence Martini(Empress 1908 Gin, Kumquat liqueur, a dash Lavender Simple Syrup Decorated with a Dried Butterfly Pea Flower) or the Kumquat Margarita (Casamigos Tequila Blanco, Fresh Lime Juice and Kumquat Liqueur).
The French bistro welcomes patrons to a daily Lunch. Signature dishes include Cold Poached Salmonwith dill sauce, Smoked Salmon & Avocado Tartine with fennel pollen on a French loaf, and Chicken Paillard Salad with quinoa, pomegranate and mint. The extensive a la carte menu features an abundance of the finest menu items at the Upper East Side eatery.
Affectionately known as an intimate gathering space for art lovers, family and friends will love Eric’s rotating collection of artworks displayed on the walls of Demarchelier Restaurant. Paintings are available for sale per patron’s request.
Authentic French Bistro Demarchelier was first established in 1978, and still attracts a loyal clientele who come for both the authentic French cuisine and the warm, familial hospitality. Located on the Upper East Side at 50 East 86th street since 1973, Demarchelier is owned by French-born artist Eric Demarchelier. Eric’s daughter Emily Demarchelier manages the family-owned restaurant, while Chef Marc Tagournet is in charge of creating their traditional menu selections.
Demarchelier Restaurant, 50 East 86th Street (Between Madison & Park Ave), New York, NY 10028, www.DemarchelierRestaurant.com,
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