Met friends visiting from
Met friends visiting from CA. for Sunday brunch. staff did not rush us as we caught up with old friends. Food was great! Would def recommend.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Would go again!
Surprisingly good - doesn't look like much, small and kind of cramped - but very clean!
Real bistro food menu - everything we ordered was delicious!
I would go again to try other items from the menu!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great UWS find!!
The food and service were excellent. They have a wide range of fare to satisfy any appetite. I had the lamb ragu (a house specialty) and finished with the chocolate mousse for dessert. The owner,Sanjoy, was very helpful when we had wine questions and the staff was super sweet. I can't wait to try it for brunch as they have lots of sweet/savory crepes on the menu!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved French Coast and
We loved French Coast and will make it a regular spot for us.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our second visit
This was our second visit to The French Coast. The food is excellent - especially the mussels and the lamb ragout.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
great neighborhood spot
We dined early, before a show, so it may be louder later in the evening, but its a darling space, intimate, with interesting menu options.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this place. Not crowded
Loved this place. Not crowded on a Monday night, which made it a nice, low-key, fun dining experience. Food was wonderful. My duck confit salad was a terrific experience.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've dined at French Coast twice, and both times the food was fabulous but the service unremarkable. Most recently, we felt for the waitress and bus boy, because it was clear no one had expected much traffic that night. Indeed, the glitches didn't spoil the meal.
The first time, however, the service was weak simply, it seemed, because the two waitresses didn't much care. They should. The food deserves gracious service.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful neighborhood find!
Delightful neighborhood find! The food was excellent and the service was very good. Reminded me of a true Paris bistro only on the UWS!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden Gem on the UWS for French!
Great hidden gem on the UWS for French food. I had octopus and my friend had the beat salad. All were good and flavorful. I had fish for dinner too with a few potatoes. I would have liked more potatoes but that's OK. I loved the brussel sprouts too. The lamb burger was tasty so I was informed.... I'm coming back when I can.... Great neighborhood gem!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall an Excellent Experience
Tried this restaurant for the first time recently and was not disappointed in the least. We enjoyed an excellent meal accompanied by a very nice (and not so pricy) wine. The meal was wonderfully done, the wait staff was attentive without being intrusive, and the crème brûlée is wonderful. I have already recommended The French Coast to several friends.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was a real surprise. It has a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere, an interesting menu, and a very attentive staff. The wine list (almost entirely French) has some good choices of medium-priced bottles. The ambiance is reminiscent of a Paris bistro. There is the option of outdoor dining on the sidewalk.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Place to Meet
Service was great and food excellent.
No liquor license, just wine.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Food, As Always
This was our third or fourth visit, this time for a special occasion, and French Coast did not disappoint. In the past, the service has been indifferent, but that was not the case this time. Often the wait for the food is long--though the food's worth it--but again that wasn't the case. I love peaking back into the kitchen and watching the chef: he is so graceful at his work! I sometimes think the restaurant should make more of that, though I imagine the chef is not ostentatious enough to put himself on display.
My only criticism: the bread wasn't worthy of the restaurant. Perhaps they had run out and were making do? I don't recall poor bread in the past.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would certainly come back.
I would certainly come back. Limited brunch menu. Having said that, my party of 6 ordered 6 different dishes. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I especially enjoyed the Provençal scramble. Additionally, the service was excellent.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Limited menu but great tasting food. Portion size is just the right size, and moderately priced. Will definitely recommend to friends.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paris on Amsterdam
We just returned from Paris and I love going there because it reminds me of the little gems you find in Paris.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neiborhood find
Consistently excellent food at reasonable prices. The portions are very generous - the small plates are often sufficient as entrees for modest appetites - however, there are so many good offerings it may be hard to eat only one.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paris in NYC
I have been to French Coast many times for dinner. It's my favorite because it reminds me of dining on the Left Bank in Paris. We have always had a wonderful meal.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM