French Roast Uptown

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201 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American

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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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Daily Happy Hour

Starting Aug 18, 2020 · Sun - Thu 3:45 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri - Sat 3:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Daily 5pm -7pm $8 Small Plates, $6 Beers, $9 wine by the glass, $10 cocktail specials
What 201 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
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4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LJ22
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, as always, was delicious and plentiful. This is one of our favorite restaurants and as it is good quality food and reliable. In terms of health and safety during COVID, we were able to reserve a table (outside) and were placed in the perfect table for social distancing (they have spacing between tables as well as partitions between and close tables). We watched as they sprayed and cleaned each menu and all staff members wore masks, making sure we felt safe the entire time.

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vipBGReview
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

French Roast has done a good job of turning an indoor neighborhood cafe into an outdoor neighborhood cafe. They have plenty of sidewalk tables (thanks to their corner location), most of which are well-spaced, and are offering a complete menu, including daily specials and good wines by the glass. Yes, your conversation is occasionally drowned out by a passing M-104 bus less than 10 feet away, but we have all pretty much learned to live with that, in NYC, as the price of a nice meal out. The zucchinni noodle appetizer was particularly good, and the service was friendly.

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vipTgsm
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, great bistro food with attentive service. We’ll be back!

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vipFamousFresser
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. As many years as I’ve enjoyed this place, and no matter who is helping you, they have consistently provided above average service—even in the midst of COVID restrictions requiring outdoor dining. Yesterday we came for lunch and were seated an the location I’d requested. It was as quiet as one could expect. After 1/2 hour, construction noise began across the street. We were already eating when our waitperson came to ask if we would like to be moved around the corner where it was slightly less noisy.

Being treated this attentively is what you become used to at French Roast Uptown. Nice.

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vipKdining
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly , helpful service and excellent food !

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vipJanieY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful duck and roasted chicken dishes. Delicious crepe brûlée. We love this place. Excellent service and food.

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vipcathyweiss
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A great neighborhood find with a more healthy version of classic french bistro.

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viprestweek
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

the escargot was very good. we also liked the salad. sitting outside was very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great job setting up outside for patio dining , beautiful and safe ... the plexiglass shields between the tables are just the perfect touch to show how much they care

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vipJupe
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Went for lunch. Lots of good options on menu. The restaurant has done an excellent job of providing a dining experience with safe guards in place during this Covid time.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on 13 August 2020

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vipqwerty123
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Wine list leaves quite a bit to be desired and only one vodka available.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on 4 August 2020

Sorry to disappoint, in this pandemic world getting product as quickly as we like isn’t always possible, and we have shrunk and are reworking our by the bottle wine list as every penny we spend has to be monitored .... believe us we look forward to a time when we can once again be a little more extravagant. Thank you for understanding

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Phil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quick, easy, and consistent. Good for casual business meetings, or locals spot to eat.

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junior
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

DISASTER. We arrived 5 minutes ahead of schedule for breakfast. We were told, sorry the restaurant is closed at this time for maintenance work. No advance warning, no heads up message from OpenTable. Might be a nice venue, I may never know.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on 28 February 2020

If they couldn't get in contact you should have been greeted at the door and had the circumstances made known to you and been offered complimentary coffees and patisserie until such time that we could operate fully. I apologize profusely that neither of these things happened. I of course would like to offer you and your guests a chance to join us again as my guest. if you are willing to give us another chance please let me know via the meial address attached. Thank you.

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UWSfoodseeker
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

French Roast is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants, But, my most recent dinner was not good. I ordered the steak frites. The meat was extremely tough and chewy..I could not cut it with the steak knife! When I mentioned it to the waiter, he told me that the restaurant has very dull knives. You would think that a manager would come over and speak to me about this, but no such luck. What a shame...

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AnneB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent onion soup, cheerful noise level, international voices

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vipLarry
New York Area
167 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choice for pappardelle au ragoût. Perfectly cooked in generous red wine sauce with choice vegetables and herbs. Would return just for that. Very Parisian atmosphere except for local clientele.

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CeceliaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous duck, marvelous escargot, delicious cod and gnocchi! Absolutely superb meal!

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vipJasonD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Food is hit or miss. Service is very good. The value is not good; entrees above 30 for bistro basically like Steak Frites that offer mediocre steak quality and soggy fries. Better options exist for same or less money for dinner, but would return for brunch. UWS needs more casual bistros like this...too bad the food isn’t on par with the prices and the excellent service.

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CHIPIE25
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS .

BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK , TRUE FRENCH COOKING AND NOT FRENCH COOKING FOR AMERICANS .

WE BOTH ARE FRENCH AND WE LOVE FRENCH FOOD SO WE CAN TESTIFY THE QUALITY AND THE FRENCH TASTE OF FRENCH ROAST .

I RECOMMEND FRENCH ROAST FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TRAVEL IN FRANCE THANKS TO FOOD !

THE BEST OF THE BEST !!!

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vipAnnieM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great table, NYC ambience, & positive team service!

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vipCRAIGH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New York ’s wonderful French Roast lways a treat for work or personal meetings!

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vipGhiottone
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Only one visit, and only one dish. But the Salade Frisée was absolutely delicious. I'm not sure there were a lot of other dishes on the menu that I would love to try. But I'll come back for the salade frisée! I WOULD try the salade niçoise except for the fact that they use fresh tuna. Big mistake. Definitely not French.

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vipCRAIGH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

French Roast remains a favorite for business meetings and social. Bravo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked for Thanksgiving, as it was just the two of us.
Have eaten here before, delicious food, we have always had the roast Chicken, which is delicious, like a home cooked dinner, without the washing up!

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vipKnittyKitty
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Perfect atmosphere and great cuisine made for the perfect meet up with out of town guests! Loved my Niçoise salad....very generous portion and my BFF’s mussels in a while wine saffron broth will have me coming back for more!

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vipArbie
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Lively place with good food. For some reason our Open Table reservation got us a miserable table when many others were open. The person before us did not have a reservation and got a nice table. We asked for another table and were told the one we were shown was the only one we could have because other people were coming in. A bit weird. Otherwise, it was a nice meal.

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vipRonaO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the onion soup and the cosmos! Great menu too. Very acceptable steak frites and FANTASTIC coffee!

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vipMissElizabeth
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was fine - nothing to write home about. I’d go back again, despite the very crowded table situation (we were all but on top of neighboring tables). The crowding definitely contributed to the noise level. Service was attentive. All in all, a pretty good value.

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vipjogo
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is our go-to place for really good food. We love the Frenh onion soup and the salmon cake to start.
They make omelets just like in France. The burgers are outstanding, as is the roasted chicken and the steak frites. Bottom line - - its all top notch.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on 25 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff is Absolutely the Best anywhere!!! And the Service beyond comparison!!! Excellent!!!

French Roast Uptown
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thank you for your kind words, they are very much appreciated

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VictoriaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant did not hold our reservation for an indoor table then tried to put 3 of us at a table for 2. Very disappointing.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on 21 October 2019

I'm sorry to hear we let you down. I understand you were not happy with the table that was held for you and perhaps were hoping for something larger or by a window. However we did hold your reservation and you were seated at a table for three, which there happen to be two of in the restaurant and that are continually used as three tops through day and evening service, in fact when you turned down the table a party of three from our wait list gladly jumped on the chance to sit at that table.

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GregS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Service was a bit disappointing and our table was squeezed into a high traffic area...not ideal

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vipEugeneF
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food is great in a casual neighborhood vibe.

French Roast Uptown
Responded on 21 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent as well as the service!

French Roast Uptown
Responded on 21 October 2019

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RonNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought two out of town guests here....they LOVED it. Food was superb...service was excellent...and atmosphere was quiet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A+++++++++++++

French Roast Uptown
Responded on 21 October 2019

Thank you for your kind words

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vipSteve
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife had the Kale stew with chick peas (menu said it came with favs beans) and I the sesame tuna. Both were extremely tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always good!

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vipLeslieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The hostess did not acknowledge or look for my Open Table reservation, said she had ‘no reservations today’. Fortunately one of the waiters heard the conversation and escorted me to a table. His attention to me and my guest was excellent.

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vipTatesbug
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time I come here, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner it is exceptional. And the people who work here are genuine, friendly and fun. I LOVE this place

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Judi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Tables very close together so very noisy. The five of us had mostly salads which were good and filling.

FAQs

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

French Roast Uptown is rated 4.4 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

French Roast Uptown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://frenchroastnyc.com/.

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