French Roast Uptown
French Roast is just what a neighborhood restaurant should be--friendly, comfortable, open 24 hours. The menu is varied and suits any appetite pretty much any time of day. The wait staff is personable and helpful. The noise level is high, but to a certain extent this is a product of French Roast's popularity. There is outdoor seating. A reservation is a good idea.
Our server was very nice & attentive.
It’s really like a diner and they have low standards but it’s not the worst and the outdoor seating is nice.
Amazing friendly professional service by a very attentive staff in this neighborhood brasserie!
When I want to swoon over a burger and fries French roast is my happy place !
The food and service at french Roast are consistently great. Thats why its one of our favorite places.
When we walked in I thought we were in a neighborhood diner and was a bit nervous about what to expect. Don’t the the look fool you! Absolutely wonderful staff who were genuinely friendly. A menu that really was French! And very tasty food. And very reasonably priced.
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Great vibe, steak and peppercorn sauce was delicious.
always happy at French Roast
Everything was perfect, from the friendly and accommodating staff to the comfy seats. I can't wait to go back.
Bring back chipotle mayo please!! 😍
My first visit for dinner to this popular UWS bistro. My guests and I enjoyed ourselves and would definitely revisit.
Great amazing service, as usual, by Darwin! Fine food and ok presentation! Noise level okey! It has become overpriced: $5.00 for a regular cup of coffee?! Give me a break!!!
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. In a meet up with friends last night it was a wonderful experience as usual. We started with a scallops salad , escargot and hummus. The scallops were succulent and cooked to perfection. For entrees , we shared hanger steak cooked to a perfect medium rare, a lamb shepherds pie with creamy mashed potato and perfectly seasoned lamb and a salmon dish that was moist and delicious. The service was attentive and the server was knowledgeable and helpful.
Great variety of classic French bistro food and drinks
Food was good , service was decent , overall we had a good experience
A cozy energetic, during dinner time, brasserie. Short menu with interesting options. Great service. Olivia, our server, was gracious & attentive!
I love this place, though sometimes at dinnertime the wait staff comes to the table too many times....it can be a bit frustrating if you want to indulge in conversation with the person you're dining with. (Oh and word to the wise...do not order the Brussels sprouts. But, DO order the hamburger--delicious!)
Best Tart Tatin in town! Reliable food. Fun atmosphere. Very relaxed.
Lovely french bistro on the upper west side. Cozy retro atmosphere and great food. Perfect for a date night or dinner out with friends. The outdoor seating is nice in the warmer months with a view of Broadway.
Great UWS institution. Service is always friendly and the food satisfying.
Cool spot. Great food. Chilled and loved eating at the bar. Gem
An excellent place for low-key french food. Good wine list, decently varied menu, usualy crowded, but still one of my favorites.
Valentines Day at 5:30--nice and QUIET. WE COULD ACTUALLY CONVERSE!
Val Day Specials were excellent. The duck dish cooked perfectly Med rare and the wine infused deviled eggs, very prettily presented with herbs decoration, and fig jam mixed in with oyster was different and delicious. Bar cocktails, as ALWAYS, well done!
Caveat: to the excellent chefs: Specials were great, BUT, please don't blow off the usual fare; very important that boeuf bourgignon is not overlooked and dry (though the wine sauce was very good.) we would like to return and will recommend to others.
Oh; and would it be possible to have at least one fine red Bordeaux or burgundy or chateauneuf and one fine white burgundy for special occasions? The best we could do wasn't even French! (Malbec--not terrible, but we would have splurged on a good French or even Italian red.)
Anyway, kudos overall and see you again, soon.
Nice neighborhood place. Good service, good choice of meals, and libations!
There are very few restaurant options in the vicinity of 86th St. French Roast is passable; it’s fine for a glass of wine and a meal. I ordered zucchini noodles which were watery and tasteless but the mashed potatoes were outstanding.
I’ll be going back
The new chef has turned French Roast Uptown into much more than a bistro cafe. He actually makes a beef cheeks dish which is superb -only on the menu when he chooses. His lamb dishes in any form are incredible. And the bar tender does great drinks truly to order. This is a gem - not glam - just a true NY gem.
I love this restaurant for any meal. It's great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The food is great, especially the fish for dinner. I always take out of town guests here because I can count on consistently great service and not being rushed. You can have a good conversation and hear each other. The wine choices are great. They use these beautiful big Bordeaux glasses. It's definitely a neighborhood gem.
Food and service were great!
A marvelous place to go for delicious food and French cafe’ ambiance. Whether with a lover or a pal a great place to reunite in a stylish yet casual venue. Grand!
We had a business meeting and didn’t order much but the staff were gracious and didn’t rush us.
Good neighborhood spot for quick bite with solid bistro fare. My favorite in the area.
Disappointing service. Waiter did not know basic questions on menu and food was over cooked and fatty. The bread and dessert were the only good parts of the meal.
Restaurant Manager was not able to process my Open table reward even though both Opentable and the customer service company that manages the rewards cards said it should have worked. I ended up paying cash for the full cost of the meal.
This processing problem has been resolved with open table we apologize for the inconvenience this caused. Our system needed to be reprogrammed to accept the new open table points program. We assure you it wan't human error but was a technical glitch that needed to be resolved.
Great food...great service..highly recommended...A++++++++++++
We’ve never had a bad meal here!
We've been regulars for years when we lived around the corner, and after we moved a bit further away, at least once a month for Thursday night menu of Duck Confit at around $16.
The place is now under new management, have retained most menu items and apparently the chef too, but have done away with the nightly specials menu. We ordered the Duck Confit as per usual- albeit this was a Wednesday night. The price was now $22 and a shrivelled up bone-dry piece of duck leg was served....likely the last time we will eat there.
It was such a disappointing turn of events because we always regarded The French Roast UWS as one of the best kept secrets. We are very sad.
French Roast is always reliable for good food. The vinaigrette is first-rate.
food is absolutely delicious and a great neighborhood spot.
Tables are super close so can feel a bit cramped.