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5012 Vernon Blvd, Ste B, Long Island City, NY 11101-5795
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Mendoza, Argentina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit in this French bistro. Superfriendly staff, amazing steak with french fries and delicious goat cheese balls. The desserts are also highly recommended! Not to miss when in the neighbourhood!

Thank Saritatravelsabroad
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This small restaurant offers French cuisine the way it's supposed to be served. The staff is extremely friendly and speaks English as well as French which was greatly appreciated. All the food we ate was prepared to perfection and tasted great. If you're looking for a place to have a romantic dinner with your loved one, go to a small... More 

Thank Veronique52
Bedworth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We were stopping at the Best Western Plaza and fancied a steak. After a quick search on Trip Advisor we found the Tournesol which was a 30minute walk from our hotel. My son & I both had steaks and they were spot on and we had a creme burlee to finish. The food was great and the service was good... More 

Thank Paul B
Long Island City, New York
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We just dined there recently for lunch with friends and had a good meal by the time it arrived an hour later. They had a party of ten or twelve come in after we ordered and that came first. This hasn't been our experience there. Service is usually great and the salad Nicoise is my favourite for lunch, the burger... More 

Thank Marlene D
Outer Banks, North Carolina
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I enjoyed this sweet French bistro, but don't visit this restaurant if you are on a time schedule. It took TIME for someone to give us a menu, it took TIME for a waiter to take our order, it took TIME for the kitchen to prepare our meal (how long does it take to make French toast?) and, finally, it... More 

Thank Elizabeththecritic
Kingston, PA
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

My husband and daughter and I stopped here for an early dinner, and were please to find that we could walk right in on a Saturday night. We enjoyed the calamari salad, and the endive salad. The steak and fries were perfect for our seven-year-old, and my husband savored every bite of the duck. The staff were very friendly and... More 

Thank L_LeChat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my two kids. The decor is traditionally French and it has a good ambiance. Food is amazing. The best escargots I have ever tried. Duck a la orange is very good. Strongly recommended. Good prices for the quality.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mount Kisco, New York, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a very Parisian place. One of the few where the servers actually speak French. They are really great and you can enjoy a fabulous hamburger. I normally get the Salad frisee avec lardons, my favorite salad from France. They have some great wines by the glass and a full bar. Nothing fancy for sure but they really exude... More 

Thank Harvey M
New Jersey
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98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

This restaurant was as good as any in NYC if not better and reasonable prices. The asparagus/goat cheese appetizer was delicious as was the endive salad with pear and blue cheese. For dinner we had the trout which was delicious as was the fish special. My husband had the Monday Sirloin which he said was very tasty but a little... More 

Thank Crackerjack1954
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Been here several the first by accident for breakfast. So impressed we came back for dinner, then again & again. Every time, no matter what special or what meal, the staff was wonderful & the food wonderful... mussels, eggs, steak, fish, etc. Whatever I've had here has been absolutely fantastic. I come every time I come to this wonderful city.

Thank Roger B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5012 Vernon Blvd, Ste B, Long Island City, NY 11101-5795
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City
  • Phone Number: 718-472-4355
Traditional French Bistro from south west of France.

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