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French Roast Cafe Uptown

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Upper West Side
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2340 Broadway, New York City, NY 10024-3202
(212) 799-1533
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Today
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Brunch

On the corner on the upper east side. Lovely enough of a place with really cool music playing. We came with friends that have a gluten allergy. The gluten allergy was clearly explained and asked to omit certain items from a dish. When the meal was served everything that was explained regarding... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
ugojoema
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
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English first
Pikeville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Typical French bistro in the city....quaint setting. We stopped in for after dinner drinks and were pleasantly surprised. Excellent handcrafted cocktails. House made bitters. We ended up eating a late night snack of Croque Monsieur and it was delicious as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

On the corner on the upper east side. Lovely enough of a place with really cool music playing. We came with friends that have a gluten allergy. The gluten allergy was clearly explained and asked to omit certain items from a dish. When the meal was served everything that was explained regarding gluten allergy was ignored. Fortunately, it was corrected... More 

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CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a late dinner with two very picky friends. They wanted to change tables and had very specific food issues. Although yhe cafe was very busy, our waitress was extremely helpful and patient. Food was good and reasonably priced.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped into French Roast for a quick brunch because of it was conveniently located. The food was good. However, the service was awful. Several times we had to go find our waiter to help with such things as ordering a beverage and paying our bill. We ended up asking passing waiters and waitresses to help us with the things... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I was close by when an associate of mine told me he was here and said why don't you join us for some dessert and coffee. I took him up on it and had a very pleasant business meeting and to boot the some delicious cappuccino. Really delicious.

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fort lauderdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have tried this place six times in one trip to NY. sometimes good, sometimes bad. the wait staff spend more time chit chatting with each other and you can often wait twenty mi nUtes to. BE served. their forte is the omelettes, the. Breakfasts, and the salads at lunch. the morning coffee is bitter, acidic and stale. AVOID it... More 

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Santa Monica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We ate here twice, it was so good and convenient. Terrific coffee, flavorful omelettes, delicious French toast, and the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch ... or any meal because it's open 24 hours.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Really good food and service. They bring you the food very quickly, and they are very polite too. The only thing that I didn´t like is the atmosphere, it was very recharged

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Campton, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I do like the food, but most times the clattering noise makes eating at the French Roast an unpleasant experience. I like to be able to carry on a conversation or be somewhat relaxed at a restaurant. The service can be good or very bad depending on who is serving. Nonetheless, it is convenient to our apartment and we did... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I wouldn't go here to drink. Some locals and industry workers do. The bar area is small but there are usually seats available. Wonder why? The drinks are tasteless and the barkeeps don't seem creative. The food menu changes according to time of day. And this spot does get busy.To accommodate the queue, tables are positioned one next to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2340 Broadway, New York City, NY 10024-3202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 799-1533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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