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Tournesol

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5012 Vernon Blvd, Ste B, Long Island City, NY 11101-5734
718-472-4355
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups
Description: Traditional French Bistro from south west of France.

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  • 48
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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we found tournesol about 9 years ago when we were looking in lic. we liked it very much. well fast forward we stayed in manhattan never to return... we are now in lic while we renovate an apt and we were glad tourensol was still on vernon. tournesol has become our sunday placefor lunch packed but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
wth2014
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we found tournesol about 9 years ago when we were looking in lic. we liked it very much. well fast forward we stayed in manhattan never to return... we are now in lic while we renovate an apt and we were glad tourensol was still on vernon. tournesol has become our sunday placefor lunch packed but you feel good. always... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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360 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't expect to find such consistently good food in a hole in the wall restaurant in Long Island City -- but all four of us had wonderful dishes, including both meat and seafood. You have to be in the mood for crowded tables shoe-horned together in a small space, but if so, this is your place!

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Thank Wanderlust777
Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Original French food and drink with great flavours. Friendly Family owned restaurant with a great choice of menu items. Fantastic desserts. Highly recommend

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Thank Sue221269
Sunnyside, New York
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Essentially French bistro food. Mussel lovers haven. Had their onion soup - I remembered a better, longer cooked beef broth underlying it and higher quality cheese. Figured I couldn't go wrong with beef bourguignon. Again, not quite what it should have been. Decent liquid and good ratio of carrots and mushrooms, but the meat itself not succulent from long slow... More 

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Thank JulesVerne1
Long Island City, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We've eaten regularly at Tournesol and it always impresses me. The service is excellent and the servers are sincerely glad to serve you. The menu, while not exhaustive, is well rounded and gentle on the wallet for such high quality fare. The wine list is priced very well and has some superb selections. What are you waiting for? Go!

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Thank Alan18S
North Palm Beach, Florida
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204 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We returned. The waitstaff and owners are the best of any restaurant we've ever been to. They remembered the wine we enjoyed from 5 months prior. The food was again excellent and the prices are very reasonable. We had the sole special-it was great. The creme brûlée to die for. We shall return.

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Thank MrTEastlake
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I am living in long island city but to be honest I need to explore a little bit more the area since I am really close to the Citi Bank building. I was walking the dog with my wife and They let us in with our dog. The good surprise it was the food, I love the french style with... More 

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Thank Andres P
New York
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217 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A very lovely French Bistro on Vernon Blvd in LIC. If you close your eyes for a moment you might even think you were in Paris. The Croque Monsieur was divine. Where has it been all my life?

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Thank DRoman
Belgium
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80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was our favourite restaurant when staying in Long Island City. The restaurant is near the Vernon boulevard subway station. Nice atmosphere, outstanding food and friendly staff. Tried the hanger steak, red snapper and boeuf bourguignion. Every meal was delicious.

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Thank PeterenDavy
Long Island City, New York
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have been there twice, had mussels and fish, both very good. Loved the fresh fruit verrine dessert (a sort of parfait in a glass). Very good presentation on the plate. If you have a hankering for French cuisine at everyman's price, this is the place. But bring American Express or cash, 'cause they don't take MC or Visa. (ATMs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5012 Vernon Blvd, Ste B, Long Island City, NY 11101-5734
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City
  • Phone Number: 718-472-4355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Traditional French Bistro from south west of France.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm

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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?