French Roast Uptown

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

French Roast is open 365 days a year and offers many Holiday and Seasonal Favorites

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

French Roast is open 365 days a year and offers many Holiday and Seasonal Favorites

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

French Roast is open 365 days a year and offers many Holiday and Seasonal Favorites

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

French Roast is open 365 days a year and offers many Holiday and Seasonal Favorites

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 168 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as well as the service!

RN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good!

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
87 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oodles of Zoodles!

R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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
98 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant

C
Cambridge
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

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

j
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
219 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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

T
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
61 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
87 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

French Roast is a lovely, reliable and elegant stand-by on the Upper West Side. The salade nicoise was outstanding with a beautifully grilled tuna and even the less expensive wine was delicious. Always a pleasure to meet friends here for dinner.

j
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat here frequently and love the place. The food is consistently great, whether the shakshuka, the tuna tartare, or the soups and tartines. We have tried many of the items onthe menu, and have always been delighted. The service is equally great. When I meet friends for lunch, they inevitably ask if we can go to French Roast.

R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem. Consistently good food, good service and good ambiance. Very comfortable.

KR
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great French restraunt in a perfect location. The service was incredible the server was nice and the staff was friendly. I had the escargot appetizer, the salmon for my entree and a nice sized glass of cabernet. I def would recommend to a friend.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast

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KD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at French Roast was fantastic. The service was impeccable, and the food was outstanding. We will definitely enjoy this again in the future.

j
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great! Best Shakshuka and onion soup. Omelets just like in Paris.

SS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Sat us next to a creepy lady by herself, talking to herself (and smelled). While you can’t always control who walks in the door, you can control how swiftly you move them through and out the door. She only left them $1 tip so surprised they didn’t see that she was someone they needed to “usher along”. My husbands pork chop was rare (he asked for medium well) and had to be sent back. My salads nicoise was only ok. Decor was nice. If I lived in the neighborhood I might consider this a weekday night spot. Good outdoor seating.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on May 24, 2019

I apologize for the inconvenience, as you stated we can't control who walks through the door and we never want to refuse any guest service. It is a fine line that is walked between New York eccentric and someone who is indeed a danger. I will certainly advice the staff to be more vigilant along those line. As for the food issues I have brought them to the attention of our chef to see what can be done to rectify your concerns. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience.

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KJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pleasantly surprised by revamped menu which has many more healthy and tasty options.

BL
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We eat here at least once a week. Food is always very good & we enjoy coming here.

Tonight was a bit different. We both ordered the roast chicken whiz is one of our favorites for years. The chef changed the gravy to an herb- wine base & frankly it didn’t go w/ the chicken. In fact we are toatally disappointed & didn’t finish the meal. They covered the chicken w/ it & it was too overwhelming & spoiled the meal. Go back to the former style gravy please.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for your input and taking the time to let us know of this issue. Obviously there are some kinks that need to be addressed on our new seasonal menu. I will certainly pass your thoughts on to the Chef.

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AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining here. It's one of our neighborhood gems. The onion soup is devine, as is everything else on the menu. Lovely wines and dining outside during the warmer months feels like one is closer to Paris.

PF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

French Roast is an old reliable: good food, great environment to sit and have a conversation, and the price stays affordable. Bravo French Roast - as always!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Petty good for food

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

2 birthdays

H
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service ea excellent, perhaps because it was Easter Sunday and the restaurant was petty empty. Portions were small. My risotto was swimming in liquid and flavorless. The duck was tender but very undersized portion. French Roast as long been a go to place, but the last few times have been gastronomically underwhelming. I may stick with either Le Monde and Nice Matin going forward. Rather disappointing.

MA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

AM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very nice & attentive.

G
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It’s really like a diner and they have low standards but it’s not the worst and the outdoor seating is nice.

OT
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing friendly professional service by a very attentive staff in this neighborhood brasserie!

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

When I want to swoon over a burger and fries French roast is my happy place !
So delicious

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