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French Roast - Sixth Ave.

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West Village
French, Bar, Café, Bistro
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458 Sixth Ave., New York City, NY 10011
212-533-2233
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Proudly serving the West Village 24 hours a day for over 20 years.

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great French Bistro for People Watching

I enjoy having lunch here and people-watching the many New York characters that walk along Sixth Avenue in this part of town (upper Greenwich Village). This place makes a cafe au lait like no other, served in a big bowl with lion head handles. My faves are the arugula salad with grapefruit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Vacationphobic
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New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I enjoy having lunch here and people-watching the many New York characters that walk along Sixth Avenue in this part of town (upper Greenwich Village). This place makes a cafe au lait like no other, served in a big bowl with lion head handles. My faves are the arugula salad with grapefruit and parmesean, the classic salade nicoise, the croque... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Got food poisoning from eating there, go have a look at the kitchen or the downstairs area and you'll know why, the place is filthy

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This place is a total Scam! I went for dinner with a group of friends and ordered Duck Confit ($16 usd). After the frist bite I realized it was in fact chicken!!! I let my friends at the table taste it to double check and confirm that I was right. After telling the waiter that my plate was not duck,... More 

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Haledon, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were pressed for time and needed to have breakfast before heading out for an afternoon sail. We stopped in to French Roast at the suggestion of our hotel and loved it! The atmosphere is wonderful -- Parisian and charming. The service was great and quick (which we appreciated) and the crowd seemed to be a local group. Our food... More 

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Oslo
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We dropped by for a quick meal - eight people. Most of us ordered burgers. It was very tasty and the fries excellent! All at an affordable price! Enjoy!

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The staff were so polite, friendly and talkative and the food was incredible. I feel like we robbed them with the price we paid. It was a great night, thanks to this place. Well worth going.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Walked past this place a few times last week while in the village with my daughter and decided to give it a try. It's quite unassuming but after reading some other reviews here my husband and I decided to try it for dinner. It was terrific. The following week we went back one day for breakfast. Service was friendly both... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was right around the corner from our hotel, and the food, coffee, and service were good enough that we ended up eating breakfast there three out of our four mornings in the city (we only found it on the second day). I'm (ovo-) vegetarian and found I had several options, my favourite being the french toast with berries. Friendly... More 

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Four of us had supper here in October of 2012. I really cannot recall what any of us had but we all shared bites and we were all very pleased with our choices. This is a corner restaurant in the Village and I'm sure it caters to locals. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

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116 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We sat outside for a drink and desert. We had an outstanding creme brullee! Service was a bit inattentive, but on the plus side, we were never rushed...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 458 Sixth Ave., New York City, NY 10011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-533-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Café, Bistro

Description

Proudly serving the West Village 24 hours a day for over 20 years.

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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