The North Fork’s New French Revolution
Family owned and operated bistro Demarchelier Restaurant has officially opened in November 2020 in Greenport, NY, bringing a taste of France to North Fork. Situated in the charming shopping village, the new incarnation of the Upper East Side classic is currently located in the heart of Greenport on Main Street.
Unlike the Upper East Side restaurant that closed its doors after 40 years in business, the Greenport location is more casual and extremely cozy. From marble top tables and the antique bar top (which was brought over from the former location) to the outdoor seating and colorful paintings by the owner’s father (famed artist Eric Demarchelier) on the wall, the atmosphere of Demarchelier makes it the perfect sojourn in North Fork for a quick bite to eat, a romantic rendezvous or a nice meal with your family and friends.
Owner Emily Demarchelier explains, “Greenport is very much a village where people are walking around and shopping and stopping at several different places, so I wanted to kind of attract that crowd of people that don’t necessarily want to sit for a whole meal, that wants to have a little bite to eat, taste a few things, have a few glasses of wine, and then go onto the next place.”
The bistro is not just your ordinary restaurant – in fact, there is nothing like it in North Fork dining. It has so much Parisian inspiration, Emily Demarchelier has heard people raving, “Wow this is incredible! It was like I just traveled to France!”
Imitating a café in France, you can expect to find small popular plates like Artichoke Hearts with warm goat cheese, Grilled Octopus with chickpeas, and Cheese Fondue. Specialty dishes include Roasted Salmon with mixed vegetables, Steak Tartare with pomme dauphine, Duck Confit with spinach. Last but not least, you can’t leave the bistro without trying one of the desserts like the Chocolate Fondant or Crème Brulée.
The menu, created by Executive Chef Michel Pombet, is paired perfectly with a wide range of predominantly French wines. Demarchelier has partnered with North Fork’s Macari Vineyards to exclusively carry their wines. Bottles range from $40-$250. The Libations menu also includes cocktails such as La Provence Martini and Grapefruit Rosemary Mule, Aperitifs, Cider of Normandy, Beers, Champagne, and Dessert Wine.
For more information including the full menu and drink list, visit www.demarchelierrestaurant.com.