Marché du Sud: French Restaurant / French Bistro, Market & Bakery, & Magic Garden / Private Room; all in one.
Our critically acclaimed, top Michelin rated (2012, 2013 & 2014), moderately priced French Restaurant, Marché du Sud, is inspired by markets of the Mediterranean region and their gastronomic specialties. We are a gourmet casual French restaurant and local neighborhood favorite (with French Bistro offerings), French bakery & market, and wine bar all under one roof, plus a magical French garden with (enclosed outdoor seating) in the back that seats up to 40 (perfect for large groups or parties).
Our most popular dishes include our bistro burger, homemade foie gras terrine, Chef’s country paté, beef short ribs, our grilled & herb crusted (served over sautéed kale artichoke hearts), our extensive cheese & charcuterie plates, and our duck confit. Additionally, we offer a critically acclaimed brunch which includes 2 hours of unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s; you can also order à la carte. A specialty in the restaurant is Alsatian Tarte Flambée, or “French Pizza”, and is consistently praised by NYC’s top food writers (we offer ten variations of our low-fat, low-calorie French Pizza). We were the first French restaurant in NYC offering French Pizza – once you taste them you will be amazed that no one has brought this low-calorie delight to NYC besides our top reviewed French Chef. We offer ample vegan and vegetarian options (in addition to a child friendly menu).
On the market side, toward the front of Marché du Sud, our French bakery offers homemade French croissants, breads, pastries and tarts, as well as our espresso bar. As you move along, our ceiling height wooden shelves are filled with French gourmet delicacies that you won’t find elsewhere. Toward the back are refrigerated cases of hand picked fine cheeses and homemade charcuterie and sausages.
Our Proud 2013 Michelin Restaurant Review : “Who says you can’t be all things to all people? Open all day, this French bakery/gourmet French grocery/wine bar/French restaurant seems to be wearing many hats without a glitch. Walk by the interesting imported products—you can pick up a jar of mustard on your way out. Snag a menu, printed on the back of Paris Match and other French language magazines, and you’ll soon see that Alsatian tarte flambée is de rigueur here. Go for tradition and you’ll enjoy this thin, flaky crust topped with Gruyère, bacon, and onions; or go house-style with crème fraîche, duck confit, and black truffle-foie gras. Chef/partner Adil Fawzi hails from Morocco, so the Marocaine, topped with hummus, harissa, merguez, cheese, and lemon confit is a sure bet. Don’t worry cherie, there’s dessert too”.
Our Proud 2012 Immaculate Infatuation Review: “The market meets restaurant concept is not a new one, and Marché du Sud isn’t all that new either. A few years ago, this place opened up in the East Sixties aiming to be a “French version of Citarella,” presumably without all the awful people shopping in it. The market portion of the restaurant sells a wide array of imported products that people from France and people that wish they were from France get nostalgic over, and there is also a bakery, a butcher, a wine bar, and a partially enclosed garden on site. Not to mention the restaurant itself, which specializes in Tarte Flambée – basically a French pizza for those of us that need our food explained in children’s terms”.
“Oh My! The service (our server was from Morocco/France), the meal, the liquours were incredible. Well worth a visit. The “authentic” pizza was to die for as was the duck confit with foie gras. Try it , you’ll love it.” ~ TripAdvisor
A really cool casual place with a small market in front, an indoor dining room and an enclosed and heated patio that is the way to go. A perfect place for an omelette and a glass of wine, or perhaps a salad with a little confit du canard. they also have arsatian pizzas – tarte flambee. Take some pate de champagne home from the market. A+++” ~ Zagat
I’ve been to the restaurant a few times. The style is more Provencal than Parisian French. I always get a French pizza (flat breads with extraordinary toppings small enough for one person). All of them are great. Great neighborhood gem. Go! ~ YELP
“Love this place. they have all the French products that you usually cannot find for sell in the us. very good saucisson, foie gras and many more” ~ Zagat
Last night, I had a meal of their namesake dishes of La Salade Marche du Sud, La Marche du Sud pizza, and La Souffle Marche du Sud. They were all pretty wonderful and easier to pronounce than other items. This isn’t the type of snooty French place where the waiters will roll their eyes if you didn’t pronounce it right anyways. ~ YELP
“We LOVE Marché Du Sud. The tarts (pizzas) taste just like what you’d get somewhere in Provence while sipping on a delicious rose. The staff is always amazing, and they make us feel like we’re right at home. Please try this wonderful little gem.” ~ OpenTable
Marché Du Sud
1136 First Avenue (62nd Street)
New York, NY 10065
Ambience: Casual, Free WiFi
Cuisine: French Provencal Restaurant/ French Bistro Offerings
Seating: Garden & Outdoor Seating Available (Great location for private parties)