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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 - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional French Bistro from south west of France.
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Friendly neighborhood bistro

Headed here for dinner after a full day of sight-seeing. We made reservations that afternoon so were glad they had a table available. This is a small space with closely spaced tables. Since it wasn't too crowded when we were there it was fine. The food was excellent. All dishes, there were four... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
dese2
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Auburn, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is for real, we have gone to Paris many times and this place is like you were there again. The food is so delicious and authentic! I recommend it highly!

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NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a true neighborhood bistro that could easily pass for France! The people are charming and helpful. The daily specials are great and the regular menu has lots to chose from. The grilled shrimp app is delicious as is the skate. Don't pass on the special coq au vin, even tho you probably had it many times! Great value... More 

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Auburn, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Headed here for dinner after a full day of sight-seeing. We made reservations that afternoon so were glad they had a table available. This is a small space with closely spaced tables. Since it wasn't too crowded when we were there it was fine. The food was excellent. All dishes, there were four of us dining, were fresh and excellent.... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am a frequent patron of Tournesol. It is a bistro worthy of Paris, with excellent food and wine, reasonable cost and a cordial and knowledgeable staff.

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Bogota, COLOMBIA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Enjoy the salads,the onion soup (excellent),the chicken and the beer.Excellent location almost at the entrance Vernon Blvd./Jackson Ave. of subway line 7.

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Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a very good neighborhood French restaurant. The food was quite good bistro French; well prepared with well matched combinations. My wife had a special cod dish that she loved and I had duck breast that was good. We both had duck terrine w/fig, toast, and greens. This was a real foie gras terrine and was great a s... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Travelling from Manhattan may seem silly. I just like this restaurant probably because the food is quite authentic. Brunch last Sunday started with a spicy Bloody Mary followed by a flavourful vegetable quiche with artichoke that was delicious as was the salad dressing. We came late for brunch but there was no problem and the ambience was somewhat quieter. Good... More 

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Long Island City
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love going there. Great food and service. And wines and desserts (île flottante). A bit pricy but it is worth it. Book.

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LITITZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

First time visitor and what a find. The food is fabulous and the staff very helpful for those not familiar with french cuisine. Our waiter was an excellent food/beverage guide to show us the finer art of french dining. We all had a different dish and each was delicious. The recommended wine paired extremely well with our entrée selections and... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This quaint french bistro is in the heart of long Island City in Queens NY on Vernon Blvd. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The food was outstanding and filling. this is a great place for lunch or dinner with a date or friends sit back grab some wine and enjoy yourself

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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

Questions & Answers

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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?