French Roast Uptown

4.5
386 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 386 people are saying
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vipMrCPW
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly prepared dishes and cocktails in a cozy and comfortable setting. A special place to experience a true UWS neighborhood restaurant

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LeslieD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Roast chicken which mashed potatoes. Glass of red and crime caramel to finish. Yum. Comfort food. Just what I needed.

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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EmanueleD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Quality of food has gone down. I remember it being much better. Brunch food was mediocre at best.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on September 13, 2021

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 ?

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vipSparky
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and best waiter service in the UWS

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vipTinaJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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.

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vipnychiro
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid level of food and services. Happy hour 4-6PM menu is a good deal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress. Excellent burger.

MN
vipMacNYC
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great burger and my wife loved her mussels. Always good!

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vipTat1
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipSusanV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem

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vipJeanH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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DarbyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular here at French Roast. Simple reason why: consistently great food and service.

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LJ22
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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morsel
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on August 21, 2021

Well you caught us ...yes we make all of our soups with dishwater .....

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vipUWSDiner
New York Area
232 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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!"

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vipSG914
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meeting a friend. Sat outdoors. Pleasant and good food

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Sangria
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed outdoor dining and a wonderful meal. The menu is varied and the cooking is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and great service. Sean gave great suggestions. We were not disappointed by them.

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vipEsaE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening to be people watching & enjoying the fine food outside. Consistent with the quality & service of past visits.

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RichardY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of your menu remains top drawer! Thank you way alot!

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vipjimd
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service could have been better. Customer service didn't seem important to our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Restaurant Week 2021

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vipLuvfoo
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

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.

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vipLuvfoo
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipwurdgirl
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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” .

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vipMAGS
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch/brunch menu - better than dinner menu. Plenty of outdoor seating on Broadway/UWS.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The server only checked in after I’d finished my meal- which was just okay, somewhat pedestrian.

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CarylL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I met a friend for Sunday brunch. The omelette was very cheesy and had a good amount of ham. The only thing missing was some delicious French baguette which didn’t come with the meal. Coffees were good but a bit over priced. Overall a good meal

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Restaurant Week food was poor. Salad and dessert bad, cheap, cheesburger was excellent.
Service, waitress horrible but the manager/hostess saved the day.
She was concerned and did her best. Waitress horrible, unattentive, never checked on food unless we asked. Took 2 hours, way too much time in between courses.
Kitchen was backed up but her bedside manner was nonexistent; no concern.

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OpenBook
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of my favorites on the Upper West Side. Reliably good, unfussy French-inspired bistro food. Good serve and atmosphere.

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vipHard2please
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We tried "French Roast" because of the Restaurant Week. We usually do not go that far up into the west side and the 80/90th streets restaurant scene. It was a good experience. Unpretentious bistro, efficient and fast service, food well prepared with quality products (the humus was OK, the mussels & french fries were great & the profiteroles tasty). Our waiter Darwin was very attentive. Thank you.

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NINGD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The attendants were friendly and helpful. Food was great! Slightly pricy, but on par with Manhattan average.

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ShainaM
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely lunch with family—salads, soup, and some fantastic fries ☺️

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vip250Pipster
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I eat and drink at French Roast at least once a week. Yesterday I brought a friend and she loved the Mussells. She will now be a fan, just like me...

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LaurieK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We dined outdoors at a side street table. The waiter was extremely attentive and helpful, always on top of refilling water and providing whatever we needed. The food was quite good (we had salads) -- but the added grilled chicken was a tad dry. The iced macchiato and iced fresh mint tea were very good. A good value and easy, local place to dine.

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vipeddy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very good service. We enjoyed sitting outside.

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French Roast Uptown is rated 4.5 stars by 386 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.