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Posted by foodfan on 11/05/2008
This is a neighborhood restaurant: no more and no less. Sometimes the food is terrific and sometimes it isn't. Are they welcoming? No, but they are that way to everyone. A good place to go when you don't want to cook but don't want to travel farther to find something better. The drinks are good, and there's a terrific all-day prix fixe, which make it a nice place to know about.
Posted by Katie Lynn on 02/04/2008
Awesome! First time to eat here and the food, presentation, wine, atmosphere was incredible! Most patrons here we noticed all had french accents and so we knew we were in for a real authentic experience. The waiter did have trouble understanding us, but we worked it out. Honestly, I came for the liver and onions and it was the best I have ever had. The Tartane Fine for dessert was a delightful pancake filled with baked apples, served a la mode. Can't wait to go back!
Posted by lpink on 01/03/2008
Who charges $3.50 for a tiny club soda? A friend and I came in here on a cold night to catch up and eat some appetizers. Neither of us was in the mood for alcohol so we ordered two club sodas and were given looks by the bartender. So we ordered an appetizer. Even though club soda is only glorified water, I understand why some places need to charge for it. But $3.50 is exorbitant!! And the staff was very unfriendly on top of everything. The place is cute looking, if you're into the upper-east side faux-french decor and overly-perfumed folks dressed in black.
Posted by Fletch on 11/05/2007
Had a late brunch on Marathon Sunday and was simply taken away by the food. The steak tartare melts in your mouth and the escargot was just out of this world. I can not wait to go back. Demarchelier you have a new regular couple thanks for everything.
Posted by michelle on 06/14/2007
I've been reading the past reviews and feel I need to say that I have been there only once but I have been impressed by the quality of the food. Really. I am French and cook French at home and when I go out I do not bother to go to a French restaurant. Demarchelier served us a good quality bistrot cooking, really worth what we were charged. Were we lucky that evening ?! I'll definitely go back there, and I do recommend it to people I know.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/19/2007
Place looks cute and cozy and it is. Service just poor, arms in the air at least at 4 tables at a time. Food unacceptable, the coq au vin was actually dry and stringy, pink in the middle and came to the table actually cold and had to be sent back for reaheating. I would make better myself at home and thats not saying much. Wine very very overpriced. Nice for the bar only.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/16/2007
My husband and I go here often for dinner, since it's right across the street. We really like it. However, if you're looking for a "romantic French bistro", I don't really think this is the place. It is always pretty crowded because it is a popular neighborhood place and the bar is at the entrance (so a lot of people in and out). Tables are close together and it's not quiet because there are usually a lot of people there. Also, there's music and a tv at the bar, so it's not really particularly "romantic", but it's definitely cozy and warm and lively. Basically, I think it's a cute place to go, but you need to expect a little bit more of a "lively" environment before you go.