French Roast Uptown

4.5
301 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American

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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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 301 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Never write reviews, but this place earned it. Sam was a great host, Nelson with excellent service. The mussels in lobster broth...the cod special...out of bounds. Everything was perfect. Thank you!

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vipLapdog1
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Would give it higher score except restaurant was short staffed. Took almost 20 minutes for a server to come to table and another 45 minutes for food. The staff was apologetic and nice

French Roast Uptown
Responded a day ago

We do apologize, the issue yesterday was not that we were short staffed, but that we had no internet which brings down our entire computer system so food ordering takes twice the time to do anything. We were literally running a restaurant with hand written slips, and authorizing all credit card purchase over the phone as if it were 1970. We apologize for the inconvenience, it was something however we had no way of knowing was coming. I hope you will try us again under better circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Roast is always a go to spot.
Great outdoor set up, heat lamps, dividers two nice pergolas.
Happy Hour prices and menu is great!!!
Food and Service are always on point

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vipsunriser
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Moules were moist and more than ample portion....

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Steak was not as I ordered - eggs were runny and French fries were tiny pieces of fries- not one whole fry.....

French Roast Uptown
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. Naturally we are disappointed to hear this. I hope you brought it to the attention of your server and it was fixed immediately.

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vipNYfoodtoeat
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very pleasant place to eat with a nice range of selections. They had a special brunch menu that included pancakes, omelet and croissants as well as their usual menu. Outdoors was particularly nice on a decent weather day.

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vipElinore
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our dinner, every dish, was so good. And the service was gracious and efficient. I'm eager to return.

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Barry
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

French Roast really figured out the outdoor situation. Our table was comfortable, and obstructed from other people. The food (and cocktails) were great. Highly recommended.

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Perfect
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We come here all the time. Known for their brunches their dinners are great and lunches too. Indoors or outdoors. Neighborhood friendly. Not fancy, just good!

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viplisay
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing for lunch! staff is the best; food delicious. love this place for classic French bistro dishes. hostess is the best and servers accommodating to any request. amazing coffees and croissant as well.

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StephenJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was disorganized, poorly done for dinner. Food was very good. But the culture of the restaurant was lacking all grace. Also, serve was very slow in all areas. I am going to say I recommend the French Roast because, as a neighbor down the street, it has been just fine until last night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good outdoor dining setup
Very efficient and dependable Host

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vipMarciaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow. Our salads were really good but big!

French Roast Uptown
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. May we ask was it the server that took too long to get to you or was it the food took a longer time than expected? Or worse yet both?

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JoannaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood staple for great food and service. their outdoor dining option is fantastic and hope it stays long after the pandemic leaves

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vipMike
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in the city for three weekend and this was a great chance to return to one of my favorite haunts. I have always loved the vibe of French Roast. The menu is more limited now, due to the pandemic, but still good. I had the steak frites, as good a always, my companion had the short ribs, which were also very tasty. They don’t seem to give out that great bread anymore, which made me a little sad. But the hummus was good and the profiteroles for dessert were very good, and as alway fabulous coffee. Great dinner at a great little neighborhood bistro!

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vipbirdwins
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always hits the spot. Niçoise salad with a huge piece of seared tuna, fresh greens, good dressing.

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Amerie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to come. Friendly staff, great service and consistently good tasting food.

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EthanA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place. Definately busy. Took them a minute to get to us. But was sat immediately, and friendly staff

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vipRaynaG
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good neighborhood place that is consistent and a go to fore lunch.

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TKC1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with a friend as he is moving to Miami. We had a lovely time. Excellent food and service!

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viptoddg
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Underwhelming experience this time. It’s been a neighborhood stalwart for years. This time food was overdone from duck to vegetables on the plate.

I will definitely try again because I want to support the neighborhood businesses, but not my first choice. Hoping for better things to come.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast . will bring your concerns to our Chef's attention. Thank you for the valuable feedback.

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RobertM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outdoors on Saturday, April 17. Food was slow to arrive but well worth the wait. Wait staff was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Overall a great dining experience.

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vipLarry
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Like being in a Parisian neighborhood bistrot.

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vipAnthonyL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We usually eat lunch here once a week and always enjoy everything we have ordered. There is a building being constructed across the street which can make outdoor dining noisy during the day.

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Graciellaluv2eat
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or a quick bite. The staff is very attentive.
The drink menu has some very creative options.

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vipMAGS
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Simple bistro dining. Menu for lunch/brunch better than dinner but overall a nice place on UWS. Very nice outdoor seating options. Gets busy on weekends.

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vipUWSDiner
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a beautiful day and I felt as if I was sitting on a street in Paris instead of on the UWS! I had just been to FR for dinner and it was very, very good. Today, however, the food was not quite up to their usual quality. The Mussels Marniere were somewhat flavorless. The mussels were well cooked but the broth left much to be desired. However, my companions eggs in the Shakshuka were cooked exactly as she had requested. I will definitely return but was a bit disappointed in one of my favorite "go to" French Bistro specialties.

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vipemlaz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space for dinner with two friends. Delicious & plentiful mussels, fun waiter & good value.

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RosemarieT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

There were too many people inside and tables were not separated by plastic walls or sheets. My friends burger was too dry.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on April 12, 2021

We have a 40 person minimum indoors at 50% of our maximum occupancy and all tables that aren't six feet apart are indeed separated by the same plexiglass dividers that are outside. If you were here in the evening they can be a little difficult to see but I assure you they are there. There are also air purifiers in the dining room. We take our guests and staffs safety very seriously.

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vipEricH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We ate at French Roast on the recommendation of a friend. I had the muscles with french fries and my wife had an omelette. Both were excellent. The muscles were plentiful and the sauce was wonderful. They provided a spoon to consume the sauce. My wife had the omelette which had pepper, ham etc in it. The service was good. This was the first we have eaten outside at a restaurant since the beginning of the pandemic.

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vipFoodie92
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Neighborhood favorite, food is always good and the staff is always friendly, helpful and attentive!

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AnitaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Also they are doing well with COVID safety. This outdoor seating was truly outside instead of an outdoor fully enclosed space.

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Went with friends who had not eaten inside a restaurant in over a year. They felt safe and comfortable and had a great meal!

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vipnewyorker
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The heat lamps just didn't warm the space they were intended to. So we froze while waiting for our food. My poached eggs were fine, but the service outside was quite slow. I think the dinner menu is much much better than lunch.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. Unfortunately Friday was a very cold day. There is really only so much the heat lamps can do when the temps are in or below the 30s. We do apologize for that luckily warmer weather seems to be on the horizon .

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vipTK719
New York Area
260 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superb meal at French Roast. My mushroom soup, Scottish salmon with lentils and profiteroles were all delicious. The service was excellent and the prices most reasonable. Always a great dining option on the UWS.

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vipAnthonyL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We don't eat inside yet, so it's worth noting that the heat lamps over the outside tables have two strengths and provide plenty of heat.

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shosh
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, service and outdoor seating were great!

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Skippy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious !! We went for brunch, but ended up also ordered onion soup and crab cake as appetizers. Everything on the menu looks delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a classic spot!

French Roast Uptown
Responded on March 29, 2021

No alcohol without food in NY: What you need to know about ... Do you have to order food with alcohol in NY? Why are NY bars selling Cuomo chips? New rules say no alcohol without food. ALBANY - New York's decision to require bars to sell food in order to serve alcohol came as a surprise to places that have reopened in recent weeks after being shuttered by COVID-19 since late March.Jul 17, 2020. We know its frustrating be we like our liquor license and don't want to loose it

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MyronK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ood was fine and reasonable. Service was excellent.

FAQs

French Roast Uptown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 799-1533.

French Roast Uptown is rated 4.5 stars by 301 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.