French Roast Uptown
New policies have been put in place based on the guidelines set by the state. Our staff will be masked and gloved (where needed) to serve you. Sanitizer station have been set up in the restaurant for our use and for our guests.
Table settings have been changed to assure less contact., we will offer contact free delivery, and you may call ahead to place pick up orders, Our patio is spaced to follow socially distant guidelines and we are educating ourselves daily on any and all further steps to assure your safety.
All you have to do is relax and enjoy your friends and family while having a lovely time finally out to dinner again.
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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Portions are way too small. Some food came out cold.
Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. I have to admit you hit us with a complaint we have never heard before....we are usually told our portions are too large....May I ask what you ordered?
The only good thing was the service. It was friendly and attentive. We went to French Roast because it used to be a great place to eat and the courses we reasonably priced. Not anymore. The food was mediocre at best. A simple liver pate appetizer, which one would think cannot go wrong with, was so bad that after the first bite we left it there. They are quite pricy considering the food quality.
Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. I am sorry to hear we let you down. I will discuss the food issues you mentioned with our chef. Our pricing however is based on the cost of products . I'm sure I don't have to tell anyone in this time of Covid the pricing on the simplest grocery store item as skyrocketed, that being said we at French Roast have not raised our Menu Prices sin October of 2019.
Not really a French menu. More an American chain restaurant looking for some French bistro flair. Not bad, but not special either
I was expecting more from the previous reviews, this restaurant may have been good when it opened in the 90s, but the quality of the food is kinda stuck there. The pate reminded me of cat food and the duck was dry....something I thought would be physically impossible from a duck. May be keeping food a bit too long under the food warmers. Tough call. For the price, go elsewhere.
Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. I'm sorry to hear we let you down. I will address these issues with our Chef right away. Thank you for your valuable input as we always strive to do an be better.
Great happy hour deals and excellent service. Outdoor seating is spacious and staff is taking all safety precautions. Would definitely come back!
it always an enjoyable meal, with excellent food and portions big enough to have half for lunch the next day!
Place looks lovely and we have been meaning to try for as long time (we live 2 blocks away). Unfortunately the food was mediocre. The Mussels Mariniere had zero taste and were very small, the steak frites was below average. I am sorry to make this review...
Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast, I am sorry we let you down, you spoke of two of our most popular and well reviewed items and something clearly went wrong that evening and I will address it immediately with our Chef. I'm also curious as you said we looked lovely why we scored so low on ambience, is there something that would have made it better? We appreciate your input as we strive to always be better.
Great outdoor dining experience. Service and food were excellent.
Waiter was very attentive and the food was wonderful. They did a ice job of so axing out the tables too.
Great outdoor space. Good food. Friendly staff.
The food, as always, was delicious and plentiful. This is one of our favorite restaurants and as it is good quality food and reliable. In terms of health and safety during COVID, we were able to reserve a table (outside) and were placed in the perfect table for social distancing (they have spacing between tables as well as partitions between and close tables). We watched as they sprayed and cleaned each menu and all staff members wore masks, making sure we felt safe the entire time.
French Roast has done a good job of turning an indoor neighborhood cafe into an outdoor neighborhood cafe. They have plenty of sidewalk tables (thanks to their corner location), most of which are well-spaced, and are offering a complete menu, including daily specials and good wines by the glass. Yes, your conversation is occasionally drowned out by a passing M-104 bus less than 10 feet away, but we have all pretty much learned to live with that, in NYC, as the price of a nice meal out. The zucchinni noodle appetizer was particularly good, and the service was friendly.
As always, great bistro food with attentive service. We’ll be back!
One of my favorite restaurants. As many years as I’ve enjoyed this place, and no matter who is helping you, they have consistently provided above average service—even in the midst of COVID restrictions requiring outdoor dining. Yesterday we came for lunch and were seated an the location I’d requested. It was as quiet as one could expect. After 1/2 hour, construction noise began across the street. We were already eating when our waitperson came to ask if we would like to be moved around the corner where it was slightly less noisy.
Being treated this attentively is what you become used to at French Roast Uptown. Nice.
Very friendly , helpful service and excellent food !
Wonderful duck and roasted chicken dishes. Delicious crepe brûlée. We love this place. Excellent service and food.
A great neighborhood find with a more healthy version of classic french bistro.
the escargot was very good. we also liked the salad. sitting outside was very comfortable.
Great job setting up outside for patio dining , beautiful and safe ... the plexiglass shields between the tables are just the perfect touch to show how much they care
Went for lunch. Lots of good options on menu. The restaurant has done an excellent job of providing a dining experience with safe guards in place during this Covid time.
Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast
Wine list leaves quite a bit to be desired and only one vodka available.
Sorry to disappoint, in this pandemic world getting product as quickly as we like isn’t always possible, and we have shrunk and are reworking our by the bottle wine list as every penny we spend has to be monitored .... believe us we look forward to a time when we can once again be a little more extravagant. Thank you for understanding
Quick, easy, and consistent. Good for casual business meetings, or locals spot to eat.
DISASTER. We arrived 5 minutes ahead of schedule for breakfast. We were told, sorry the restaurant is closed at this time for maintenance work. No advance warning, no heads up message from OpenTable. Might be a nice venue, I may never know.
If they couldn't get in contact you should have been greeted at the door and had the circumstances made known to you and been offered complimentary coffees and patisserie until such time that we could operate fully. I apologize profusely that neither of these things happened. I of course would like to offer you and your guests a chance to join us again as my guest. if you are willing to give us another chance please let me know via the meial address attached. Thank you.
French Roast is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants, But, my most recent dinner was not good. I ordered the steak frites. The meat was extremely tough and chewy..I could not cut it with the steak knife! When I mentioned it to the waiter, he told me that the restaurant has very dull knives. You would think that a manager would come over and speak to me about this, but no such luck. What a shame...
Excellent onion soup, cheerful noise level, international voices
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.
Fabulous duck, marvelous escargot, delicious cod and gnocchi! Absolutely superb meal!
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.
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 !!!
Fabulous food, great table, NYC ambience, & positive team service!
New York ’s wonderful French Roast lways a treat for work or personal meetings!
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.
French Roast remains a favorite for business meetings and social. Bravo!
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!
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!
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.
Love the onion soup and the cosmos! Great menu too. Very acceptable steak frites and FANTASTIC coffee!
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.
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.
Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.
French Roast Uptown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 799-1533.
French Roast Uptown is rated 4.4 stars by 212 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.