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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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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've gone here for years, primarily for dinner, and am never disappointed. The food is always good and priced very reasonably. The waiters are great and the wine selection is top notch. You can dine along the windows or outside. I find the fish dishes are great as are the vegetables. And, who can't pass up les frites!! Yumm.

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Thank hkwnyc
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133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is convenient if you are in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way. The food is good, basic with nice presentation. However service can ignore you for stretches at a time. Most importantly, it is quite overpriced, expect a hefty NYC sized bill.

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Thank Robert L
Boston, Massachusetts
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358 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute cafe in uptown. Lots of menu options and drinks. The hummus was great! So was the passim fruit mimosa! Plenty of shade of you decide to sit outside.

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Thank Cara C
Blakely, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcome to NYC,where even breakfast can be expensive.3 of us went for a quick breakfast before heading back home.Scrambled eggs,bacon,home fries,delicious,bagel,smoked salmon,delicious and our relative had a bowl of oatmeal.We also had 2 cups of Cappuccino and an ice tea.Most items on the menu are $12.00 and up.Was it worth $56.00? Not really,but it depends on how you look at... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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264 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us enjoyed dinner here last night. One had the onion soup which was exactly as expected. One had the cucumber soup of the day and the roast chicken and loved both. The third person enjoyed the leg of lamb. Service was attentive and friendly. The outside patio on the side allows you the be joy sitting outside while... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

On our resent visit, we enjoyed the dinner at French Roast. Our party included three adults, teenager and a child. We all were very happy with the Parisian cuisine and service of this restaurant.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly neighborhood restaurant. Prices are moderate. NY Strip was prepared just right. Staff was very attentive and helpful.

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1 Thank Dennis J
Alpharetta, Georgia
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I went to this charming cafe for a late breakfast on a Wednesday morning. I had the eggs benedict, and I truly believe that the hollandaise sauce was the best I have ever had. I had some fresh greens on the side, and they were dressed with an incredible honey dijon dressing that had a great kick to it. The... More 

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Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Pancakes, eggs benedict, omelettes, the best lemonade ever, .... great service and lots of people, great athmosphere and buzz here, well worth visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We've been brunching at the French roast since we met on there on match.com 14 years ago. We are locals and live only four blocks away and visit usually once a week. The food is always fresh and tasty. It's a bit more expensive than the diners, but the food is at least a level or two better. Friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
French, American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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