French Roast

French Roast

French Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Café$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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  • Gothamist
    "classics like Croque Monsieurs and Croque Madames."(13 Tips)
    Christopher L.
    "They always make an excellent cafe au lait at French Roast."(2 Tips)
    Marco V.
    "Try the Hazelnut latte - Holy smokes!"(2 Tips)
    Will B.
    "Get the French toast!"(8 Tips)
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  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    The best dishes come in sandwich form; the $16 signature burger is stocked with french onion soup, gruyere and an egg on top of the brioche bun, and classics like Croque Monsieurs and Croque Madames. Read more
  • Alex K.
    Alex KeslingApril 26, 2015
    Go for brunch and get the Shakshuka. Not mind-blowing, but solid with a dash of salt. Half way through, order a side of fries... and dump them in your leftover harissa red sauce at the end. Delicious.
  • Sameepa S.
    Sameepa ShettyJanuary 6, 2015
    Open 24hrs. Great place to get post drinks dinner. The Mediterranean platter is great. Carrots to die for. Chicken paillard ($6) w spinach ($6) make great sides. Crowd can be "eclectic" post 3am
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    In 18th-century a popular tavern known as The Old Grapevine (named for the grapevine on its walls) resided here. People came to gossip and say “I heard it through the Grapevine” Full history via<LINK> Read more
  • Bradley B.
    Bradley BeahenDecember 19, 2014
    I had the Croque Monsieur here and devoured it in minutes! The food was incredible, and the service was lovely as well! I will be back to this little gem again, and again...... :)
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronDecember 16, 2011
    It famous for coffe but had great food and great assortment of beer and nice humble comfy spot to eat that easily missable but thanks i didn't staff was friendly and knowledgable
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 28, 2012
    We love the old-world bistro ambiance and that it’s open 24-hours a day – you can get your Iced Cappuccino fix anytime you want.
    Downvoted Jun 12
  • Nikki V.
    Nikki VargasDecember 27, 2011
    Affordable, French food that doesn't skip on quality for the sake of price. Go for the crispy duck confit with the fig compote and balsamic reduction; it is delicious!
  • Toto R.
    Toto RigoloOctober 1, 2014
    Mussels are great - with ommegang beer. The steak and fries with bearnaise sauce is unbeatable. Try the lamb burger as well. My favorite neighborhood place!
  • Mark K.
    Mark KingsleyApril 25, 2013
    A croque monsieur has bechamel. Theirs does not. Also, the ham is poor quality & too salty. And, the bread has the texture & extreme heat that microwaves create. No French "resto" should accept this.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HealyOctober 9, 2010
    I would avoid the prime rib. It was cold, all fat, and tasteless. Perhaps the worst piece of meat I have ever had. I actually left it behind and my server didn't even ask why. Must happen a lot.
  • Justin P.
    Justin PoleraFebruary 1, 2012
    Try the coq au vin - Easily my favorite dish right now, I'm doing a tour of traditional French Coq Au Vin in New York, French Roast beats Pastis
  • James M.
    James MielkeDecember 29, 2013
    The food here is great and it's a better French café than most of the cafés I've been to in all my travels to Paris.
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CaloAugust 13, 2013
    Good spot to get some work done. In the back room, the back-right seat has a plug. I'm told there's another seat at the bar with power. Free WiFi.
  • Lynae S.
    Lynae SkookumchuckJune 19, 2013
    Ridiculously amazing spot for 24hr goodness, including mind blowing French Toast at 4am paired with ice wine & bacon. Yup. Only in New York.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JohnsonMay 27, 2012
    Never come here before 12 o'clock... They will only serve you the breakfast menu and half of it isn't even available. They had no baked goods... Service is spotty as well.
  • Katherine D.
    Katherine DAugust 26, 2011
    One of my all-time favorite places to chow down any time- day or night. Personally, I always go for the duck if it's available!
  • Jesse V.
    Jesse Van Der MeijFebruary 2, 2015
    The food was amazing (try the duck) but the staff wasn't that friendly and make sure your not sitting in the corner below the heater..
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpagnoloJune 24, 2015
    A serviceable breakfast place where a back room sits large groups. Pretty standard and quite reliable when you're with the family.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LarinoJanuary 16, 2011
    French toast was rough, only for real mountain men. Port wine selection fantastic along with frozen wine color of citrine Deliiiiiicious!
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BeckAugust 6, 2014
    7 out of 10 times I will end up having the Gratinee L'oignon Soup and the Croque Madame! It's delicious. You are welcome.
  • Fleur J.
    Fleur JulieAugust 7, 2013
    Great atmosphere and an amazing Foursquare special (check in with friend and receive a dessert) I would recommend the warm apple almond tart with vanilla ice cream.
  • Banue
    BanueSeptember 10, 2013
    A bit disappointed they don't have the banana Nutella on croissant at this location...definitely making a trip to UWS French Roast soon.
  • Pablo A.
    Pablo ArusOctober 29, 2012
    tasty sandwiches and great fries. i totally recommend to get a side of fries. service is well above nyc average!
  • Doris Y.
    Doris YeeApril 29, 2012
    Great for brunch. There is wifi but if you're having breakfast alone, bring the paper and ditch the laptop.
  • Jazmyn T.
    Jazmyn TubervilleJanuary 12, 2014
    Good wine and good food. Solid dinner spot in the village. The Croque Madame brought me back to Paris. :)
  • Guy B.
    Guy BoazyMarch 26, 2013
    Nice place, decor is a mix of French style, but mostly american. too noisy. food is good (French toast - 10)
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUOctober 2, 2015
    Curb your fancy for some French grub at this cute little cafe. Try the burger, its amaze.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SecklerNovember 29, 2011
    If French Roast starts to feel like a cutesy French-themed cafe, recall it as Jack Nicholson's hangout in "As Good As It Gets." Or rent the DVD.
  • Cauê
    CauêFebruary 8, 2014
    Great service and great eggs benedict. I loved it. Perfect poached eggs and hollandaise sauce
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CaloJuly 8, 2013
    For something light and healthy, go for the arugula salad. Lemon, olive oil, and grana pedano.
  • Julian W.
    Julian WanAugust 28, 2014
    There is a second restroom in the upper back room seating section! WIFI password is frenchroast
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 19, 2012
    French Roast's French Onion Soup voted #2 on The Village Voice's 10 Best Late Night Eats in New York City: http://bit.ly/y8CSci
  • Sergio C.
    Sergio CesarioMay 7, 2011
    Great tasting dishes and nice atmosphere, but waiting service is getting worse everyday. The face of NY?
  • Thaluana M.
    Thaluana MuscatJanuary 22
    They have the best capuccino ever! Loved this place the food, service, everything S2
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly Reeves 🐱March 29, 2009
    Brunch at French Roast. Order the Croque Poulet (grilled chicken, avocado, gruyére). It is magical.
  • jeff G.
    jeff GalushaMarch 10, 2012
    If you are by yourself, sit at the bar and ask Juan to make you a cappuccino.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MooimanNovember 3, 2013
    Expensive for what it is, not bad but not that great. There are certainly better places in the neighborhood.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalApril 28, 2015
    Great place to sit outside. Wonderful specialty coffees.
  • K
    KNovember 27, 2010
    Mmm to the hot chocolate and creme brulee- open 24 hours! dark and romantic vibe.
  • Marc B.
    Marc BuonMay 21, 2011
    Service a bit slow during weekends... The croque poulet is was dry and avo was not ripped enough...
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RuedaNovember 3, 2014
    very small starters, specially those beets, really overpriced. Good ambiance though
  • Carib R.
    Carib Rivera-GuerraApril 8, 2012
    There's a secret curtained bathroom in the upstairs back area. Excellent for pooping.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduMay 28, 2012
    Try the pear and talleggio panini. It comes with huge serving of arugula.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GellesFebruary 9, 2014
    For a place with 'French' in the name, these guys make a pitiful rillette. Avoid it.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MillerMay 15, 2011
    Try the Smoked Salmon And Vegetable Hash With Poached Eggs - Super healthy and yummy breakfast!
  • Paige C.
    Paige CApril 24, 2014
    Great wine. Try the mussels and pomme frites! Can't go wrong!
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluSeptember 20, 2015
    Brunch is not that great, but it's nice that they have outdoor seating.
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GreenOctober 14, 2013
    Great little French Bistro. Omelets, escargot, Croque Madame, etc
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CaloAugust 13, 2013
    The French 85 cocktail is wonderfully zesty and refreshing.
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