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French Roast Uptown

4.6
4.6
632 Reviews
$30 and under
Café
French Roast has been fulflling the appetites and quenching the thirsts of Upper West Side residents at every hour of the day 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 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café, French

  • Hours of operation

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

Experiences

  • Christmas Day at French Roast

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Three Course Prix Fixe Menu Featuring favorites such as Filet of Beef Wellington, Rack of Lamb, Lobster Bisque and Bouche De Noel

Offers

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

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 4:00 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 632 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

NoiseModerate

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  1. E

    Eatwell

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing find for us. . . we had just arrived in NYC and were staying on the Upper West side at a friend' s apartment and looked online for nearby restaurants We snagged a reservation online (totally necessary) and were thrilled to have found this cozy, bustling, wonderful neighborhood french restaurant. The wait staff were amazing, the food absolutely delicious, and the atmosphere so upbeat. My husband had the mussels which came in a pot hugely piled high with wonderful mussels and side of fries. I had the coq au vin and it was beyond my expectations. . . perfect for a cold evening! We were stuffed but had to try the desert and the creme brule did not disappoint!! If we were in NYC longer we could back in a heart beat!!
  2. s

    skippsgreen

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had booked “outdoors” but asked to sit inside due to extreme cold……the restaurant was very accommodating. ( Thank you!) My omelet was great. The service was good as well and the price!
  3. LR

    LeeR

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always reliable food and service. A real mainstay of the Upper Westside
  4. JS

    JuliaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Excellent, comfortable outside in the 50's with the shed and heat lamp. Inside is always noisy and crowded, particularly for Covid nerves.
  5. G

    Ginger

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place to watch FIFA AND enjoy French bistro menu.
  6. h

    hkwnyc

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving dinner. Could order à la carte so I didn't stuff myself needlessly with extra food. Absolutely delicious with a great, reasonably priced, wine menu.
  7. L

    Louise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is one of my favorite restaurants on the Upper West Side.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving
  9. RL

    RubenL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Love coming here . It reminds me of little bistro in Paris, we brought our kids here to get them exposed to eating good food that’s different from the typical fast food options and still allows the adults to have a good time as well.
  10. G

    Ginger

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great FRENCH TOAST!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect place to meet with a friend for breakfast. The food was delicious, the staff attentive, and the ambience comfortable. It got crowded toward the end of our stay, which told us that it was a good idea to make a reservation ahead of time.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WINE WEDNESDAY !!! Delicious wine , Delicious food , Grest service !!! I’ll be back soon
  13. SL

    ScottL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good food; terrible service Shockingly inattentive and incompetent waitstaff.
  14. JD

    JudithD

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration of new baby
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun time with friends. Great food ambiance and service! It was perfect. The service was awesome!
  16. UW

    UWSGuy

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I really enjoyed the food and ambience at French Roast. I had the salmon, and it was very tasty. The service was not great, though, and as it got later, the noise level increased.
  17. MB

    MichaelB

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants that always has excellent food at a fair price, as well as excellent service.
  18. AL

    AnthonyL

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I always have a great meal at French Roast, and the staff is well-trained and very pleasant. I eat here at least once a week.
  19. AK

    AnneK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice spot. Need a reservation
  20. MC

    MaryC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Marathon weekend in NYC. Happy to get in. Food great. Beer good. Cocktails fair. Service fair.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to French Roast for happy hour, sat outside and watched all the trick or treaters. French Roast must have had over 100 kids come bye. If you want to know how to run a small business come see what French Roast has done after the pandemic. They have managed to reinvent themselves and thrive when many restaurants have just closed up shop.
  22. BH

    BelleH

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    ate outside Took 1 hour after ordering to get our food The food was not hot the people who served were fine as was the receptionist but the overall experience was quite disappointing.Would not have brunch there again.

    French Roast UptownResponded on October 31, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. We apologize for the delay in food and we are working to correct the food prep times. As I'm sure you noticed it was quite a hectic day here Sunday with a line out the door. We have not seen these kind of numbers since before the pandemic and while we are thrilled to see it be busy we are well aware we have some issues we need to correct ASAP. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  23. MB

    MinnieB

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We all loved the food but service was slow and mistakes on orders. Another time I dined here recently service was excellent.
  24. TG

    TGCcc

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were fantastic. A great neighborhood spot.
  25. BS

    BarryS

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Wonderful variety so there's something for everyone in the group. The never rush you out so you can sit and chat. Of course, we take that into consideration when we tip the wait staff.
  26. GB

    GreatBrunch

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious.
  27. LA

    LizA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The burger was overdone and service a bit slow but I’ll be back
  28. A

    Anonymous

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food. Restaurant a bit crowded and waiter started clearing dishes before all of our party finished making us feel rushed
  29. JD

    JudithD

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family and friends reunion
  30. A

    Arriel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were wonderful. Tables spaced a good distance apart, made me feel comfortable regarding Covid. Waiter really nice and "on his game." Couldn't ask for more regarding dining out.
  31. B

    Basicme4u

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food Noisy droppings on outdoor dining shed ?

    French Roast UptownResponded on October 20, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. Sadly with Autumn comes the falling of eggcorns from the trees that surround the pergola.....there is even nature on the UWS lol

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner with larger group
  33. DG

    DianeG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I ordered tuna nicoise salad, tuna rare. The salad came with a good size chunk of tuna that was dried out and stringy. There was a large tendon that prevented me from cutting into a piece of the fish. The fish was not seasoned and had no taste. There were 4 large chunks of mealy tomatoes, that I wouldn't serve to anyone. The olives were mini and soft. The worst part was the lettuce was drenched in what tasted like bottled dressing. It was inedible. I will never return
  34. J

    Jamneister

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We did have to wait a half for our table, and it was outside instead of inside.
  35. P

    Peruvian

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Say outside on a nice day. Food (French Toast) was excellent as was the service.
  36. JI

    JIMNYC

    New York Area

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my go-to places on the UWS of NYC. They have been around forever. It's a classic French bistro environment, with most of the traditional favorites. Staff is friendly and efficient. I believe there is a new chef, or whoever is cooking in the kitchen is doing a great job. I had excellent snails and bouillabaisse. The wine is fairly priced. They have new tables (extra large on the two tops) along the windows and chairs that are much better, and they did some updates in the restrooms which are nice.

    French Roast UptownResponded on October 15, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review French Roast. Thank you for noticing the work we have put in, it is very much appreciated. Chef Loi Benitez has been with us for a couple of years and now and we agree with you!!!

  37. KJ

    KarenJ

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outdoors with a heat lamp. We all had the FR Hamburg with sautéed onions and they were delicious!
  38. CN

    CharlesNY

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The service was excellent, efficient and friendly. The food at lunch did not seem to be of the same calibre as that at dinner. The outdoor seating was comfortable and reasonably well ventilated and there was heating if required. It is a bit noisy, being adjacent to Broadway. Overall however it fit the bill of a relaxed lunch with friends.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. Nice ambiance. Clean

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 632 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 21 times today
Experiences are available.

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, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Café, 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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