French Roast Uptown

4.5
447 Reviews
$30 and under
French American

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 and a photo ID for all indoor reservation. All of age members of your party will be required to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID.
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, The actual vaccination card and the NYC Covid Safe App or any similar proof from other States or Countries and a photo ID with the name used on the vaccination record. There are no exceptions.
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. All staff is masked during this Omicron outbreak


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 447 people are saying
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vipTruewords
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a family fave night out. The Mussels with chorizo YUM! REAL French onion soup!

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vipribsman
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful space that has never changed over 20 years. Bistro with nice staff, good value menu and tasty food. Relaxong and a good vibe for lunch for sure

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vipMAGS
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, fabulous service. Every visit to French Roast UWS is a pleasure because of their wonderful, pleasant service staff!

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vipsoxfan
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Everything was as expected until the bill came. It included a separate charge of $24 for a course that was part of the Restaurant Week prix fixe. Do they really count on patrons not checking the accuracy of the bill?

French Roast Uptown
Responded 3 days ago

First let me apologize for any confusion. If you look at your bill again I believe you will see the cost of the entree is the cost of the Restaurant Week lunch special. The other 2 courses have no charge nor is there any charge on your bill anywhere listed as "Restaurant Week Lunch or Dinner" ...nothing on either the dinner or lunch menu costs $24 so there is noting to ring in that way. We value our guests and certainly wouldn't be in business for 25 years if we were cheating them.

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ParsifalinNYC
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I hadn’t been to French Roast in years so I brought a small brunch group together and did let’s check it out. We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and your bar staff made the best cosmo in the rocks I’ve had in a long time. We laughed, we ate, we loved it! Thanks for making it fantastic.

French Roast Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. One of the hardest things and at the same time most wonderful thing about being a restaurant that has been around for 25 years is staying on people's radar. We are always thrilled when people think of us and return and have a great time. In these "interesting" times it is a pleasure to bring joy to others .

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Jasper
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service, but quite pricey for the amount of food provided. Tiny portions for brunch, especially the eggs benedict.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious filet mignon, excellent service. Wife and I enjoyed our New Year's at French Roast!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary Classic French Cuisine!! Super service and delicious food!!! Fair prices for NYC

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent as always. We sat outside in the heated area. The heaters unfortunately could not match the cold weather so we were still quite chilly throughout our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent and the ambiance is lovely. My only complaint is our table was in the middle of the floor and we kept getting bumped into. Otherwise it was wonderful.

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MarkS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good menu. Good choices with a French theme obviously.

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vipCate
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just right. Food and service were great.

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viplisay
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

my local favorite for a quick relaxing yet upbeat great French bite to eat or glass of wine. yancy the hostess/manager is amazing and treats me like family. great for groups or eating alone at the bar!

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AndrewA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got engaged! Everyone was so great and the food was perfect!

French Roast Uptown
Responded on December 25, 2021

Congratulations!!!!

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DinnerChica212
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I ordered the plate du jour for lunch, steak frites. I ordered my steak medium it arrived medium rare (not a deal breaker for me). It was cold though, as if it was sitting out waiting for my lunch mates meal to be completed. I love a good steak frites, but I do not enjoy cold steak.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on December 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. So sorry to hear this while we do let our steaks rest before serving so the juices stay intact it sounds like this one may have rested a little too long, we apologize.

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Svntos
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food and nice personal i love it

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vipNickNYC
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood classic

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vipmargom
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant has very good food and service, but is cold and drafty. The door never quite closes after customers enter or exit.

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vipuwsanne
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good service; good food. We ate outdoors and even though there was a heat lamp overhead, it wasn't very effective.

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vipHappyinnyc
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect bistro. Food is imaginative and delicious. Would highly recommend it for any time of day.

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CarolW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

French Roast is a fun causal French Bistro with great food and friendly service. The menu features bistro classics like duck confit and steak frite. Highly recommended.

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Elizabeth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, excellence service, an easy fun experience!

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Panto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience in NYC
Prices really fine also :)

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Wine a little expensive but overall we had a great night.

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LiaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good simple food. Service a bit slow and could be more attentive. Food brought to the table to some in the dinner party with some delay.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quick brunch after the parade. French Roast never disappoints. Great food, great staff and always a good time . Thank you to everyone working today who gave up their Holiday to make everyone else’s Thanksgiving special

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vipAnthonyL
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to see it as busy as before the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on November 24, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed. May we ask what you had and didn't care for?

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vipGbelle
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot with really good food, service and ambiance.

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LindaP
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Don't be fooled by the name... this is not a coffee shop! It's a legit French restaurant.

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DianaD
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Roast is my go-to in the neighborhood. It’s always great!

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CharlesB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had to prompt for waiter service after at least 10 minutes waiting. No drinks orders, no food order; just menus from when we were seated.
Food was good and adequate, but nothing super special. Mussels were quite small, esp. for a French restaurant where it’s a std on the menu; broth was flavorful, however. Nobody came to check on us after food was served.

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vipPaul
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We waited 10 minutes for our table even though we had a reservation. Then we waited for an hour before we got our food. Tables around us ate and left while we waited. The waiter kept apologizing but it was absurd.

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Urban0traveler
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside; the food was great as was the service. The table next to us had young children who were very loud. After they left a group sat down and they were very boisterous. C’est la vie! Food & service A+

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice place, just not an extensive menu

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vipHollyY
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always…

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vipKatofnyc
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Although the food was great, as usual, I was disappointed at the service this time. It felt like we were being rushed. The condiment I requested was very long in coming, so that my burger was cold by the time I got to it. I'll still go back as it is convenient and good value.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. We apologize if you felt rushed, with limited seating we do have to turn tables quickly to ensure all guests get a chance, especially indoors, but we don't want people to feel like they are not welcome.

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KateM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tory was an excellent waiter to our table of 5. He was very attentive.

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vipThomasM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Always enjoy going to French Roast. Although it was not crowded on my most recent visit, the service was exceeding slow. The food was generally good, but my french toast was burned and not enjoyable. I'll give them another chance given past experiences.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on November 1, 2021

Did you alert your server about the french toast? we would have corrected it immediately

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FAQs

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 447 OpenTable diners.

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.