French Roast Uptown

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$31 to $50
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French American
As one of Europe’s largest cities, Paris is the center of France’s cultural melting pot. The cuisine of Paris reflects this diversity with influences from many regions of France and other countries. At French Roast Uptown, we try to recreate the lively atmosphere of a Parisian Bistro and pay homage to this lively and cosmopolitan city.

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AB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent onion soup, cheerful noise level, international voices

L
New York Area
167 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for pappardelle au ragoût. Perfectly cooked in generous red wine sauce with choice vegetables and herbs. Would return just for that. Very Parisian atmosphere except for local clientele.

CD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous duck, marvelous escargot, delicious cod and gnocchi! Absolutely superb meal!

JD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food is hit or miss. Service is very good. The value is not good; entrees above 30 for bistro basically like Steak Frites that offer mediocre steak quality and soggy fries. Better options exist for same or less money for dinner, but would return for brunch. UWS needs more casual bistros like this...too bad the food isn’t on par with the prices and the excellent service.

CH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS .

BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK , TRUE FRENCH COOKING AND NOT FRENCH COOKING FOR AMERICANS .

WE BOTH ARE FRENCH AND WE LOVE FRENCH FOOD SO WE CAN TESTIFY THE QUALITY AND THE FRENCH TASTE OF FRENCH ROAST .

I RECOMMEND FRENCH ROAST FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TRAVEL IN FRANCE THANKS TO FOOD !

THE BEST OF THE BEST !!!

AM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great table, NYC ambience, & positive team service!

CR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New York ’s wonderful French Roast lways a treat for work or personal meetings!

G
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Only one visit, and only one dish. But the Salade Frisée was absolutely delicious. I'm not sure there were a lot of other dishes on the menu that I would love to try. But I'll come back for the salade frisée! I WOULD try the salade niçoise except for the fact that they use fresh tuna. Big mistake. Definitely not French.

CR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Roast remains a favorite for business meetings and social. Bravo!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for Thanksgiving, as it was just the two of us.
Have eaten here before, delicious food, we have always had the roast Chicken, which is delicious, like a home cooked dinner, without the washing up!

KK
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect atmosphere and great cuisine made for the perfect meet up with out of town guests! Loved my Niçoise salad....very generous portion and my BFF’s mussels in a while wine saffron broth will have me coming back for more!

A
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lively place with good food. For some reason our Open Table reservation got us a miserable table when many others were open. The person before us did not have a reservation and got a nice table. We asked for another table and were told the one we were shown was the only one we could have because other people were coming in. A bit weird. Otherwise, it was a nice meal.

RO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love the onion soup and the cosmos! Great menu too. Very acceptable steak frites and FANTASTIC coffee!

ME
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was fine - nothing to write home about. I’d go back again, despite the very crowded table situation (we were all but on top of neighboring tables). The crowding definitely contributed to the noise level. Service was attentive. All in all, a pretty good value.

j
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go-to place for really good food. We love the Frenh onion soup and the salmon cake to start.
They make omelets just like in France. The burgers are outstanding, as is the roasted chicken and the steak frites. Bottom line - - its all top notch.

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Responded on October 25, 2019

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OT
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is Absolutely the Best anywhere!!! And the Service beyond comparison!!! Excellent!!!

French Roast Uptown
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, they are very much appreciated

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VM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant did not hold our reservation for an indoor table then tried to put 3 of us at a table for 2. Very disappointing.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on October 21, 2019

I'm sorry to hear we let you down. I understand you were not happy with the table that was held for you and perhaps were hoping for something larger or by a window. However we did hold your reservation and you were seated at a table for three, which there happen to be two of in the restaurant and that are continually used as three tops through day and evening service, in fact when you turned down the table a party of three from our wait list gladly jumped on the chance to sit at that table.

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GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a bit disappointing and our table was squeezed into a high traffic area...not ideal

OT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is great in a casual neighborhood vibe.

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Responded on October 21, 2019

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as the service!

French Roast Uptown
Responded on October 21, 2019

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RN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought two out of town guests here....they LOVED it. Food was superb...service was excellent...and atmosphere was quiet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A+++++++++++++

French Roast Uptown
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you for your kind words

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S
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the Kale stew with chick peas (menu said it came with favs beans) and I the sesame tuna. Both were extremely tasty.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good!

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The hostess did not acknowledge or look for my Open Table reservation, said she had ‘no reservations today’. Fortunately one of the waiters heard the conversation and escorted me to a table. His attention to me and my guest was excellent.

T
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come here, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner it is exceptional. And the people who work here are genuine, friendly and fun. I LOVE this place

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Tables very close together so very noisy. The five of us had mostly salads which were good and filling.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oodles of Zoodles!

R
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We come here frequently and like it very much; however, we veered from our regular fare after drinks of steak frites or burgers and were disappointed. This time we ordered tuna tartare (which unattractively presented and not very good). The scallops were dry. My husband had a vegetarian casserole (chickpeas and more), but it was too spicy and our friend had the mussels which were okay.

OT
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly, as usual, enjoyed breakfast at French Roast!
It is quiet, breakfast options are delicious, the staff wonderful!!
Our waitress Denise & others were their usual: attentive, courteous, friendly, & professional!!

JH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant

C
Cambridge
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Disappointed with the burgers. “Well done” should never mean “raw in the middle “. Good cheesecake though.

j
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bistrot. We had super shakshuka, beautiful salads, and great omelettes at our most recent lunch. Everything here is super, even the wine is lovely. And the best service. One of our favorite places.

UW
New York Area
225 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had the service been better, I would have given my lunch 5 stars! The salad nicoise was absolutely delicious! The piece of tuna was large and cooked perfectly. The dressing and salad were also wonderful and very appealing. I asked twice for some lime for my water and finally went to the bar myself to get some from the bar tender. The restaurant was nearly empty. Imagine what service would be like if it were full!

m
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I ordered the sweetbread special... but,think they should have been seered a bit more.... and there was some sort of membrane that was not completely removed... it seemed...

S
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was highly professional attentive without being intrusive. French Roast is a great place to visit, talk, refresh and dine with friends or take a date.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend for lunch. We had a terrific meal of classic salad and one glass of wine. The service was excellent.

G
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Salmon was amazing, Steak Frites was just ok ... but just a wonderful place to meet.

T
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tastiest, friendliest place on the UWS. My new go to restaurant.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast, your kind words are greatly appreciated.

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J
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood bistro. If I lived in the vicinity, I'd be a regular.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you for your kind words

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T
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal is a treat. I always try something new and am never disappointed. The staff is the Friendliest

French Roast Uptown
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you for your kind words

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