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French Roast Uptown

4.6
4.6
594 Reviews
$30 and under
French
French Roast has been fulflling the appetites and quenching the thirsts of Upper West Side residents 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 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

Offers

  • Monday All Night Happy Hour ...You Are Worth It

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
    Mondays are hard enough you deserve a reward. So we offer an all night Happy Hour 4pm - 10pm. $8 small plates, $10 cocktails, $10 wine, $6 beers. Get together with friends after work, talk about your boss over drinks, or just have some quite time. You deserve it !!!

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What 594 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
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always have a good time here. Celebrated my birthday with brunch and it was great as usual.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. Nice ambiance. Clean
  3. r

    rcm1

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Eggs Benedict in town! My daughter loves the onion soup. Always happy here!
  4. P

    250Pipster

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    I dine at French Roast at least twice a month either for breakfast, lunch or dinner I had lunch with a friend yesterday who has never dined here before. We were both quite astonished by the lack of service. IN the 1 1/2 hours we were there, I asked for a refill of coffee 3 times, with three different servers. It came when we were leaving. My friend asked for salad dressing twice. This is something I have not experienced before and hope not to again
  5. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Limited menu, but bistro fine. Good neighborhood hangout.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Late lunch outside on a beautiful day . Great waitress , one of the best burgers in NYC and a local brew on draft …. Great way to spend the final days of Summer
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    It’s not what it used to be. The food preparation was poor - my croque monsieur was over cooked and hard. So were the fries. And my salad was soggy. Only decent things were my mimosa and cappuccino. And the server came by twice during my entire visit. It sucked all around.
  8. DL

    DavidL

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Nice staff.. Reasonable prices..
  9. GB

    GreatBrunch

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for weekend brunch and they have a great menu.
  10. JS

    JudithS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good
  11. a

    actorc

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Happy Hour menu and delicious peach martini!
  12. MS

    MaxineS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. I don't know what else to say. I have eaten there numerous times, and hope I can can come up with fifty characters so I can go back to my day.
  13. f

    fisha

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Decent food not decent french food... crab cakes lacking classic French crispy exterior and chicken was a bit dry... partner loved the duck confit
  14. HB

    HowardB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The food was tired and over salted. The outside atmosphere on W. 85th St. was great. The waiter was so perfunctory as to give the impression he was doing us a favor.
  15. m

    maureenh

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and fresh.. so flavorful and worth every dime. I would highly recommend French Roast to anyone looking for a great restaurant. I can't wait to visit it again!
  16. K

    Kkkk

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Burger was great. Staff really nice. Sat outside. Not much of an experience tho
  17. TF

    TracyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow - this might be the best happy hour deal in town! The bread that came with the mussels was fresh and warm. The wine was superb. I will be back whenever my pesky day job allows me to enjoy this gem.
  18. SV

    SusanV

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is frequent stop in the neighborhood . Service is professional and food is consistent.
  19. RC

    RogerC

    Surrey

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favourite restaurant on the UWS… Great food and great service!
  20. EL

    EmilyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is always great. Service is a little slow and inattentive. Great place to go for catching up with friends and nice food.
  21. S

    Sangria

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love our neighborhood French cafe French Roast! staff is always welcoming, plenty of outside dining options (with reservations), delicious food and many drink options.
  22. LM

    LindaM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I always love French Roast. The staff is very pleasant and the food fairly basic and good. Nice place to go with friends, alone, other occasions......
  23. BA

    BarbaraA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and pleasant service
  24. RT

    RTSV

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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!
  25. AU

    AULS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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.
  26. A

    Agustin

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate date with my boo, it was the perfect place for some urban inner city kids not used to such experiences, will recommend
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. MG

    MartyG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent everyday dining.
  31. 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!
  32. KD

    KellyDines

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, great wait staff, beautiful ambiance, a perfect brunch or dinner spot.
  33. 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!
  34. RB

    RBMA

    Fort Lauderdale

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

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

    250Pipster

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 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
  36. x

    xdancer105

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricier than before covid but the chicken is as good as before.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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 594 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 13 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 10:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 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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