Tournesol

French Restaurant$$$$
Hunters Point, Queens
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  • IrmaZandl T.
    "recommend the hanger steak, the mussels, salads, and the escargots."(5 Tips)
    Ben
    "Get the duck or the steak frites and a nice glass of wine."(3 Tips)
    Andreas K.
    "Great Hanger Steak, Coq au vin, wine and super friendly staff."(2 Tips)
    The Wall Street Journal
    "distinctively French brunches"(2 Tips)
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  • Aaron A.
    Aaron Allon3 weeks ago
    Burger at lunch is delicious - caramelized onions, gruyere, on brioche bun. So good!!!
  • Evangelia G.
    The creme brûlée was amazing!
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYMarch 5
    Been here 10+ times
    ONLY TAKES AMEX
  • Steven M.
    Steven MeyersNovember 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The eggs benedict is insanely good
  • Signs V.
    Signs VisualJune 8, 2016
    "Have breakfast at Tournesol, where you can order eggs benedicts royal with salmon served with french fries, and hollandaise sauce. For something more conventional, try the delicious bread pudding.
  • Peter M.
    Peter MalleyMarch 11, 2016
    The egg benedict was delicious
  • Fausto B.
    Fausto BragantiJanuary 21, 2016
    Good food and nice spontaneous hospitality, and not just because we speak French, the Japanese girls next to us seemed very happy. This was my second time, I will go again.
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooDecember 23, 2015
    The only I would get here is the homemade fois gras.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlyNovember 8, 2015
    Long Island City gem featuring outstanding specials and a prix-fixe Tuesday through Thursday. Top quality French cuisine.
  • John B.
    John BurkeJuly 5, 2015
    Steak and Frites are amazing!
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangMay 16, 2015
    Cute restaurant decor. But if you want a delicious French brunch, go across the street to Cafe Henri.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MarcusMay 5, 2015
    French onion soup, duck, profiteroles
  • Erina Y.
    Erina YoshidaMarch 18, 2015
    Authentic French Cuisine. Casual, romantic, and cozy atmosphere! Get the escargots & lamb shank. Delicious Sancerre wine at great value.
  • Ben
    BenMarch 14, 2015
    Get the duck or the steak frites and a nice glass of wine.
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KleinerJanuary 21, 2015
    Great French food with American Portions. Bring your woman or your friend and enjoy this local gem. Great Hanger Steak, Coq au vin, wine and super friendly staff.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BoccioDecember 30, 2014
    The chicken sandwich is worse than Applebee's!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BoccioDecember 30, 2014
    The owner has a nasty attitude
  • pamela f.
    pamela fDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The bouillabaisse on the specials menu is amazing, one of the best I've had. I've never been disappointed with the food here and the service is impeccable.
  • Anna O.
    Anna OhareNovember 6, 2014
    The French onion soup is a must. Steak is a little disappointing but a good price.
  • astami
    astamiSeptember 14, 2014
    The best french toast around!
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite restaurant in LIC. recommend the hanger steak, the mussels, salads, and the escargots. Service is friendly and super welcoming. The Sancerre is a great wine at a terrific price.
  • Sukanya K.
    Sukanya KurugantiAugust 10, 2014
    Great food...friendly service!
  • héloïse
    héloïseAugust 9, 2014
    Mediocre Eggs Benedict and French toast brunch. :(
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    A fascinating French wine list is just one of the lures that might draw you, fish-like, to this neighborhood bistro, just one stop into Queens on the 7 train. Read more
  • Nate L.
    Nate LundquistJuly 27, 2014
    Definitely try this place. It was fantastic and cheap!!
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportJune 28, 2014
    Throw rocks at the windows above and I'll come down and give you a hug.
  • TenantKing.com
    TenantKing.comJune 20, 2014
    You definitely should keep room for dessert at this French Restaurant. The profiteroles au chocolate will make you feel like you're in France.
  • Sachin B.
    Sachin BansalApril 20, 2014
    A little slice of Paris in LIC
  • Nilton Eduardo G.
    Wonderful for brunch or dinner!
  • Kelsey Taylor H.
    Kelsey Taylor HuntJanuary 1, 2014
    So delicious. Very small and very authentic. Lovely people and delicious/affordable wine. Highly recommend!
  • Attia N.
    Attia N.November 5, 2013
    Creme brûlée was ah-mazing and big!
  • Annette R.
    Annette RubinAugust 31, 2013
    Cute place, slow service...food was okkk but I only tried the brunch menu
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.August 4, 2013
    The steak was overdone & bland. The salad was nothing to write home about. The service was incredibly slow. I don't know how this place stays in business because everything about it was bad.
  • Alosha M.
    Alosha MuchnikJune 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Bread Pudding ever!
  • Gajtana S.
    Gajtana SimonovskaJune 9, 2013
    Try the steak-frites bernaise, which comes with a green salad. And the $18 carafe of red will make sure you don't break the bank. Sit outside if the weather permits. It's roomier than inside.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.May 26, 2013
    Very slow service. I can't even comment on the food cuz not sure when it'll come out. It took them over 10 mins to even take our order. Bread came 15 mins later while other ppl after us got it first.
  • Anne M.
    Anne MalyApril 15, 2013
    On a weekend night definitely get a reservation so you wait less than a walk-in! Definitely try the appetizers and dessert. Big portions though!
  • Tesalia d.
    Tesalia de SaramFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cute, inexpensive French bistro serving authentic French cuisine. Dishes to try: Reblochon tartiflette, cassoulet (special) and Ile flottante.
  • Sem
    SemFebruary 3, 2013
    Everything was delicious! Our meal began w/a few of the specials: scallops, endives & salmon and beef ragout. The lamb, veal, duck, steak avec frites and trout were fantastic (big portions).
  • Regina C.
    Regina ConnorsNovember 24, 2012
    A sadly mediocre meal. Tasteless papiotte of hake. So spice, no flavor. Really? Is this establishment resting on its early LIC laurels? Was there a change in ownership? Major slippage!
  • Katerina S.
    Katerina SmirnovaNovember 7, 2012
    Awesome desserts!!
  • Dana O.
    Dana OMalleyNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amex only.
  • Emmett O.
    Emmett OMalleyNovember 4, 2012
    Good food. Slooooow service. Onion soup and steak frittes are a must
  • Mitch Z.
    Mitch ZykOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place reminds me of Paris.
  • Sanje C.
    Sanje CSeptember 14, 2012
    Must have their bread pudding. It's orgasmic.
  • Nicole
    NicoleAugust 29, 2012
    Romantic little spot in LIC. Delicious French fare. Loved it.
  • Kathryn R.
    Kathryn RJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic French food that won't stretch your wallet...
  • Christina R.
    Christina RapestoApril 29, 2012
    Very good French cuisine, escargot very yum
  • Wayne E.
    Wayne EdelmanFebruary 26, 2012
    Chocoale mousse rocks!
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestJanuary 25, 2012
    In an area some believe lacks culture, Tournesol proves you dead-wrong with an authentic French atmosphere that rivals the Left Bank. Read more
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The hanger steak Is great as are the mussels. And the sancerre is The best price ever!
  • Colin M.
    Colin M.January 2, 2012
    Small but clean bathroom located next to the kitchen
  • Steve M.
    Steve MazDecember 21, 2011
    They have one of the best Steak & Frites I've had in NYC (over Les Halles and L'Express). Gotta try it!
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PeryerOctober 1, 2011
    Very fun and attractive staff that I've seen dancing in the restaurant late at night. Sit at the bar for dinner and they'll keep your wine glass full just out of habit.
  • Arminda G.
    Great wine selection, and affordable. If they have the coq au vin, definitely get it - warm, hearty and delicious.
  • Andrea D.
    Andrea DerricksAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Escargot sauce is to die for. If pig ears are a special appetizer, GET THEM!!!
  • Mitch Z.
    Mitch ZykJune 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite French restaurant in the city. Warm friendly staff and great food, what more would you want?
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah C.May 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Skate with white beans and chorizo - oh yeah
  • Veronique L.
    Veronique LeeMay 10, 2011
    Skip it. Lousy service. Eggs were cold by the time they got to the table.
  • Gina S.
    Gina StabileApril 17, 2011
    Service is a bit slow. Scrambled eggs with salmon are great for brunch. Comes with great skinny fries and salad.
  • Stephane V.
    Stephane VerziMarch 26, 2011
    Well been there few times. Food is ok. Service is slow and portions at brunch smaller than cafe henri. Overall it s nice once in a while. And yes i am french!;)
  • Juan
    JuanDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Escargot and the lamb shank
  • Eni Z.
    Eni Z.November 30, 2010
    Great food. Good prices
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca TrentOctober 2, 2010
    The best restaurant in the neighborhood. Stay for the whole experience from appetizer to dessert. I crave the Carrot soup almost every day.
  • Laurie R.
    Laurie RojasAugust 20, 2010
    Really great small french restaurant with reasonable prices.
  • Dana O.
    Dana OMalleyAugust 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak frites is great and you can't beat the price at $19! Great spot for a date.
  • Manuel M.
    Manuel MoralesJune 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best French toast ever!
  • Juan
    JuanMay 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Mussels from Brussels are fresh!
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The distinctively French brunches here feature croques madames and monsieurs and steak frites. After dining, check out the Manhattan skyline in Gantry State Park. Read more
  • Lann730
    Lann730January 8, 2010
    Going there to enjoy a cafe au lait- best place in LIC! Read more
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