French Roast Uptown
Our Covid Policies
The next time you are at French Roast you will be sure to notice some changes
1. Effective August 16th French Roast, Like all NYC Restaurants, will begin to follow the new guidelines set forth by
the and will require proof of vaccination for all indoor reservation. All of age members of your party will be
required to show proof of vaccination.
2. Any guest that can not show proof of vaccination will be asked to move to our outdoor seating area.
3. We will accept the New York Excelsior Pass and proof of vaccination card, and will require a photo
ID with the name used on the vaccination record.
4. All of our staff will be vaccinated completely by the September 16th deadline and they will have to present
Proof of vaccination to the General Manager to be scheduled to work.
5. As of 8/4/21 our staff has returned to being masked whether the are vaccinated or not, for the guests
comfort and the staffs protection.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
French Roast BLT
Applewood smoked bacon, bibb lettuce, vine ripened tomato, chipotle aioli on sourdough
Pat la frieda, short rib and brisket blend, 8oz burger with bibb lettuce, tomato, red onion, house sauce served with hand-cut fries or salad
Grass fed 12oz new york strip steak, served with hand-cut fries
French Roast is my go to place. BUT, PLEASE PUT NICOISE SALAD BACK ON THE DINNER MENU!!! You took it off menu but allowed new to have it anyway, but that may be because you just took it off. PLEASE RESTORE!@
We love this restaurant for brunch! Been going there for years!
Great outdoor seating and a great happy hour. Totally recommend!
Ate early dinner outside - tables well spaced - great Happy Hour value with drinks & small dishes. My friend had the duck on the regular diner menu - said it was excellent - women at next table had same dish and also thought it great. Will definitely return.
I found this restaurant to be very disappointing. They did not have French Onion soup, can you imagine? They did not have the Cote du Rhone we ordered. The substituted bottle was very good, a 2015. The escargot was not buttery and loaded with garlic for dipping bread. I had the Moules w/white sauce, and they were quite acceptable. The waitress was very pleasant, however when I asked for the password to the Wi-Fi she said that she could not let me have it. Would I return, probably not. I never wrote a negative review, unfortunately this pick was disappointing.
Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. Certainly sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. We were sold out of Onion Soup it takes a day to prepare there is no quick option. the CDR is on back order from France, I'm sure you have seen the news where there are tanker boats just sitting in water and can not dock. Lastly the WiFi is used for our handheld computers and Point of Sales system, it is not open to the public as it holds credit card info and security is important to us.
They have a large outdoor seating area.
The food overall was just fair. Nothing special. I doubt I will go back. Lentil soup and chicken were good but the rest was average to below. Mussels were much too salty and tuna and broccoli were just sad. Disappointed in the profiteroles too. Service was pretty good but the crane at next door construction site was smelly and very loud. The manager had emailed me 15 minutes before our reservation to explain this but that was too late. Not a good way to handle the situation at all.
Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. We apologize for the issue of the crane but as you were told in the email we ourselves just found out about the change in the dismantling of the crane it was supposed to end at 5pm but instead went on until 10pm, and the moment we did find this out we contacted everyone so you yourself could make the decision to join us or choose another day.
Everything was great except for the loud construction next door which is hopefully short term!
It can't end soon enough for us. Thank you for understanding it is out of our hands
Always reliable- food and service. perfect for lunch with a friend
Perfectly prepared dishes and cocktails in a cozy and comfortable setting. A special place to experience a true UWS neighborhood restaurant
Roast chicken which mashed potatoes. Glass of red and crime caramel to finish. Yum. Comfort food. Just what I needed.
We enjoyed our dinner and surroundings. The only drawback was due to the fact that we ate outdoors on the Broadway side of the restaurant. As a result, traffic noise was loud at dinnertime. That had nothing to do with the restaurant but rather our own choice of table. The tradeoff was a comfortable table with great service. We'd probably choose the same table again.
Quality of food has gone down. I remember it being much better. Brunch food was mediocre at best.
Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. WE are certainly sorry to hear this, most feedback is just the opposite. May we asked what you had for Brunch ?
Excellent food and best waiter service in the UWS
I have eaten here many times. And the food was always ok. This time.the sandwiches for lunch were extremely salty and the Croque Monsieur had way too much cheese melted on the top. The bacon on the BLT was overcooked.We ate only half a sandwich.
Solid level of food and services. Happy hour 4-6PM menu is a good deal.
Wonderful waitress. Excellent burger.
I had a great burger and my wife loved her mussels. Always good!
We both had the short ribs entree, which was delicious. We couldn't quite finish our meals and asked to take the remainder home. When we departed, my friend forgot her bag, but our helpful waiter followed us and managed to reunite her with her bag just before we crossed Broadway.
The food was delicious, it had that something extra you can taste in every dish. Their restaurant week lunch menu was amazing. The salad alone was worth the price.
I'm a regular here at French Roast. Simple reason why: consistently great food and service.
Everything was wonderful! The hostess found the perfect space for our family’s needs and our server was beyond incredible. He was patient with both of our Children and engaged them in conversation. The only thing as wonderful as the service was the delicious food! Looking forward to coming back again soon!
The soup tasted a bit weird -- was it made with some dishwater? The hummus serving is miniscule. Nothing for vegetarians in Restaurant Week-- all entrees were meat or fish.
Well you caught us ...yes we make all of our soups with dishwater .....
Loved the food -- salade nicoise -- and the service. Asked for some bread and it was warm and delicious. My only complaint, and it is not the fault of French Roast, is the noise from the construction right across the street. I should have asked to be moved but I'm such a New Yorker that I "toughed it out!" Loved being able to "pay by phone!"
Understanding that restaurants are struggling and understaffed, the service was extremely slow to the point that we repeatedly had to ask for things such as the Restaurant Week menu (only the regular menu was provided) and then to the maitre'd for dessert and the check so that we would not be late. Salad was drenched with dressing that totally overwhelmed the greens. Everything else was OK.
Based on this experience, i would only return for lunch or brunch.
Meeting a friend. Sat outdoors. Pleasant and good food
Enjoyed outdoor dining and a wonderful meal. The menu is varied and the cooking is excellent!
Delicious meal and great service. Sean gave great suggestions. We were not disappointed by them.
Lovely evening to be people watching & enjoying the fine food outside. Consistent with the quality & service of past visits.
Restaurant week lunch was a good deal and food was pretty good. Outside setup is nice.
The quality of your menu remains top drawer! Thank you way alot!
My friends and I had an absolutely lovely dinner at French Roast last
night. I had a baby lettuce salad and a FR hamburger, cooked exactly the
way that I requested. Our server couldn't have been nicer, more efficient or
more accommodating. I'm happy to say that considering that it was a Monday
night the restaurant was packed!
Service could have been better. Customer service didn't seem important to our waiter.
Restaurant Week 2021
We went for brunch and both had classic eggs Benedict. Our first time two weekends ago, all was perfect! Eggs cooked to perfection, just enough and not too much hollandaise sauce, yummy hand cut French fries, and very good coffee. The service was also great. But this time, the eggs were a tiny bit runny, not enough sauce, small amount of salad and fries (as my husband d noticed the neighboring table got a larger helping of both!), and the service was very slow. But all that said, I really like it for brunch and we'll return.
What a lovely place to have brunch. We both ordered the classic eggs Benedict, and we agreed it was the best we’ve had in a very long time….perfectly poached eggs, just enough hollandaise sauce and toasty muffin (not soggy). The coffee was also very tasty. Service was great, very friendly staff. We I’ll definitely become regulars here.
Despite diners in the interior of the restaurant at less than half capacity, we had to ask several times for a new bottle of water for our table. It was unclear who on the waitstaff was in charge of our section.
A beautiful night in NYC for an early dinner. Great outdoor set up. Felt like we were in the streets of Paris. Restaurant Week Menu was delicious. Escargot, Steak Frites and Creme Brûlée and some delicious cocktails. Who could ask for more. The attentive friendly service made it even more special. There is a reason French Roast has been around for over 25 years . Their management / chef “ get it” .
Great lunch/brunch menu - better than dinner menu. Plenty of outdoor seating on Broadway/UWS.
You can order delivery directly from French Roast Uptown using the Order Online button. French Roast Uptown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 799-1533.
French Roast Uptown is rated 4.5 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.
French Roast Uptown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://frenchroastnyc.com/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.