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French Roast Uptown

4.6
4.6
571 Reviews
$30 and under
French
French Roast has been fulflling the appetites and quenching the thirsts of Upper West Side residents at every hour of the day for over 25 years. The classic Parisian bistro offers a take on French cuisine that compels locals to return and new-comers to stop in. French Roast strives to offer authentic French and American cuisine to all. Find essentials such as pain au chocolate from the bakery, burgers and duck confit from the kitchen, and a variety of cocktails served against an antique backdrop of wood-polished chairs and vintage chandeliers reminiscent of a European café. Stop by to experience a little piece of Paris in NYC.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 799-1533

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive chef

    Loi Benitez

  • Catering

    Catering is always an option. From just our regular take out or delivery options for dinner to packed 3 course lunches or dinners. Take out for picnics in the park or cooked meals delivered to your home.

  • Private party facilities

    Outdoor pergolas are available for private parties of 8- 25 guests. Please contact the restaurant directly for information

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    W 85th Street

  • Parking details

    Central Parking: 214 W 88th St (Between Broadway and Amsterdam<br />Reliant Parking: 225 W 83rd St (Between Broadway and Amsterdam)<br />Garsch Garage: 175 W 87th St (Between Amsterdam and Columbus) <br />

  • Public transit

    Nearest subway (1) station is located at the corner of 86th St &amp; Broadway.C or B Train at 86th and Central Park West

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 571 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BA

    BarbaraA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and pleasant service
  2. RT

    RTSV

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Terrific meal al fresco on warm breezy summer night. Hostess was pleasant and very accommodating when we asked for outdoor table after booking indoors. Meal was delicious with highlights including champagne, snails and duck. Service brisk and efficient. Lovely neighborhood spot!
  3. AU

    AULS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Not the server’s fault but we were sitting under the outdoor shed and didnt get the best attention as it appeared they had too few servers. I had the avocado tartine and it was excellent. I was surprised that my friend’s omelet did not come with toast. She had to pay extra but would have gladly given up the potatoes for the toast. I would go back.
  4. A

    Agustin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place for breakfast. I had scrambled eggs with bacon and everything tasted great.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate date with my boo, it was the perfect place for some urban inner city kids not used to such experiences, will recommend
  6. NY

    NYCDiner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love French Roast. Awesome casual spot for brunch. Try the chicken sandwich!
  7. KA

    KAYLA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    French Roast always has good food and a good vibe.
  8. MG

    MartyG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent everyday dining.
  9. CH

    CarolynH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch items: Cheeseburger, Avocado Toast, Omelettes. Do not disappoint!
  10. KD

    KellyDines

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, great wait staff, beautiful ambiance, a perfect brunch or dinner spot.
  11. RB

    RaeB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch/lunch and was not disappointed! our table ordered the French toast, steak sandwich, salad lyonnaise and croque madam and all were delicious and would be ordered again. The sangria was refreshing and the service was great!
  12. RB

    RBMA

    Fort Lauderdale

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always enjoy our meals at this brassiere.
  13. P

    250Pipster

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I frequent this restaurant at least once every two weeks for breakfast lunch dinner and just cocktails. Never disappoints
  14. x

    xdancer105

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricier than before covid but the chicken is as good as before.
  15. k

    kbatta13

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing brunch spot, the pancakes are fluffy and delicious!
  16. FF

    FamousFresser

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    French Roast has been a favorite casual restaurant of mine for many years. The bread supplier must have been changed, for breads are now not unlike the stuff you get at a motel’s free breakfast. The bagel was anything but a New York bagel, the sandwich bread was dried out, and the baguette was not one. What used to be a delightfully chewy French baguette has been replaced with a soft sided, seeded sandwich roll. Service was slow, but since the servers were as accommodating and friendly as ever, I’m guessing that French Roast may be having the same staffing problems as many other such businesses. Serving great bread again would go a long way toward making extended wait times more tolerable.
  17. j

    juanl

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints, great restaurant week deal.
  18. JB

    JosalynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and well portioned. I would definitely recommend their restaurant week menu!
  19. M

    Mikey

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good, as was the service. We didn’t feel rushed at all by the waitstaff, which was very nice.
  20. MN

    MacNYC

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the sliced duck breast which was delicious as usual.
  21. D

    Dependable

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Tuna ordered medium-rare; served well-done, which was not so good. Took so long to get served, it wasn't worth trouble to complain.
  22. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food is good. Service is slow, even with an uncrowded room.
  23. DK

    DebK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server and staff were attentive and delightful. Enjoyed sidewalk dining for our party!
  24. M

    Mkay

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very dependable spot. Excellent egg dishes but I wanted a salad. The goat cheese salad was tasty but had barely any goat cheese in it. In the past I’ve ordered salad special but there wasn’t any this time.
  25. EM

    EdnaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It's always hard getting good service when you eat outside, so this was no surprise. The hostess was lovely, though. They make an excellent french omelet and it is a perfect might light lunch. The outdoor seating is very nice, though might not be the best on a hot day as they are on the sunny side of the street in the afternoon. It's a place that always gives you a full bottle of water at your table, so you don't need to be the servers to top you up, a big plus! It's a bit expensive for what it is, by reliably good with a broad menu that could please a lot of tastes and inclination.
  26. JW

    JoyceW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely lunch outside in the shed, with plenty of shade. Food was delicious.
  27. G

    Ginger

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very accommodating service.
  28. BS

    BarryS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside and the server timely took our orders, the food was brought quickly and was hot. Great coffee! We sat and talked for almost 2 hours and no one rushed us.
  29. A

    Anig

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good neighborhood spot. The mussels and fries are excellent and the arugula salad was delicious. We eat at French Roast regularly and are rarely disappointed.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Even though not very busy I took a long time for the wait staff to approach us for an order and we had to signal them to let them know I wanted to order.
  31. MB

    MikeyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Been coming here regularly and we’d like it. The food is always good in the atmosphere is nice
  32. O

    Oldtimer

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My date and I had a lovely dinner at a sidewalk table. a beautiful evening. Our waiter was awesome.
  33. JS

    JennyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new sophisticated menu with lots of healthy fish dishes. Also love the fact that there are fixed dishes and not the rotating dishes that the restaurant used to offer.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were top-notch!
  35. RF

    RFMK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious French Toast for brunch. Nice ambiance and noise level! Nice and quiet
  36. MF

    MerylsFaves

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friend was visiting from out of town. Great eggs Benedict Florentine and the FR burger both very tasty. We had time and space to catch up. A favorite neighborhood place.
  37. KH

    KathleenH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    We love French Roast but last night a solo customer and her two high strung barking dogs under her table ruined most of the evening. Other customers were commenting on the dogs persistent barking. I don’t understand why the manager did not act. Our waiter listened to our complaint and comped us on a glass of wine.

    French Roast UptownResponded on June 18, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. i can tell you as i was the manger and I am the General Manager of the restaurant that I indeed spoke to the woman several times about her dogs> It is legally tricky for us as the she immediately said they were 'service" dogs and that opens up a whole can of worms. We rely on our guests to be mature responsible adults and behave accordingly, be it barking dogs, screaming unruly children or rude, aggressive adults it doesn't always work

  38. P

    250Pipster

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Always excellent food and service and ambience perfect
  39. AV

    AlinaV

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a nice table outside. Tried capellini pasta and short rib. Both delicious. Portions are very generous. Service was wonderful. Will be back for happy hour
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was terrific

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.6 stars by 571 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for French Roast Uptown

2340 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W 85th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Central Parking: 214 W 88th St (Between Broadway and Amsterdam<br />Reliant Parking: 225 W 83rd St (Between Broadway and Amsterdam)<br />Garsch Garage: 175 W 87th St (Between Amsterdam and Columbus) <br />

  • Public transit

    Nearest subway (1) station is located at the corner of 86th St & Broadway.C or B Train at 86th and Central Park West

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive chef

    Loi Benitez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 799-1533

  • Catering

    Catering is always an option. From just our regular take out or delivery options for dinner to packed 3 course lunches or dinners. Take out for picnics in the park or cooked meals delivered to your home.

  • Private party facilities

    Outdoor pergolas are available for private parties of 8- 25 guests. Please contact the restaurant directly for information

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