French Roast Uptown
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.
Daily Happy Hour
French Onion Soup
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.
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.
As always, great bistro food with attentive service. We’ll be back!
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.
Very friendly , helpful service and excellent food !
Wonderful duck and roasted chicken dishes. Delicious crepe brûlée. We love this place. Excellent service and food.
A great neighborhood find with a more healthy version of classic french bistro.
the escargot was very good. we also liked the salad. sitting outside was very comfortable.
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
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.
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Wine list leaves quite a bit to be desired and only one vodka available.
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
Quick, easy, and consistent. Good for casual business meetings, or locals spot to eat.
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.
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.
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...
Excellent onion soup, cheerful noise level, international voices
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.
Fabulous duck, marvelous escargot, delicious cod and gnocchi! Absolutely superb meal!
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.
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 !!!
Fabulous food, great table, NYC ambience, & positive team service!
New York ’s wonderful French Roast lways a treat for work or personal meetings!
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.
French Roast remains a favorite for business meetings and social. Bravo!
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!
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!
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.
Love the onion soup and the cosmos! Great menu too. Very acceptable steak frites and FANTASTIC coffee!
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.
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.
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The staff is Absolutely the Best anywhere!!! And the Service beyond comparison!!! Excellent!!!
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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.
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.
Service was a bit disappointing and our table was squeezed into a high traffic area...not ideal
Food is great in a casual neighborhood vibe.
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Food was excellent as well as the service!
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Brought two out of town guests here....they LOVED it. Food was superb...service was excellent...and atmosphere was quiet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A+++++++++++++
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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.
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.
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
Tables very close together so very noisy. The five of us had mostly salads which were good and filling.
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/.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.