The Bistro at La Tourelle

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$30 and under
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The Bistro at La Tourelle, located in Ithaca, New York, serves regional American cuisine and specializes in providing a farm-to-table dining experience. The restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The Bistro at La Tourelle provides takeout and catering services for its customers Õ convenience.

Start out your day at The Bistro at La Tourelle with an order of the stuffed Finger Lakes pancakes or the oatmeal crusted French toast. For lunch, choose from items like the Caesar salad or the melted steak sandwich. The restaurant offers vegetarian and gluten-free options for individuals with dietary restrictions. Additionally, the restaurant serves brunch on the weekends.
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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice but drafty sitting next to outside door with servers moving to patio

New England
9 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had discovered La Tourelle at freshman orientation four years ago and it was on my bucket list to eat at the Bistro before my son graduated!
We had booked brunch after the Ithaca College graduation for six of us and we couldn’t have been happier! Everyone was hungry and there was something scrumptious to please every taste bud! Two of us had the eggs Benedict which were delicious.
Two of our party were delayed by a flat tyre but the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and though our brunch ran late because of the flat tyre delay, we felt very non rushed and will definitely return again to this charming old world atmosphere! We also had savored the John Thomas steakhouse in the grounds of La Tourelle the evening before and had a wonderful experience there also!

New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for mother's day brunch as part of a stay at La Tourelle. Food was delicious and the chef was able to customize one of the dishes during a very busy service. Love this place for breakfast when visiting Ithaca!

New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious, our server was so friendly and patient with my 98 y/o Gramma. I was very happy with our brunch!

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely family crunch while visiting our daughter who is a student at Ithaca College. We wanted to go some place that was nicer than where she usually goes with friends and this was the place! Everything was special. We asked for a quiet table and they called in advance to warn us that there was a large group. The setting is charming. The food was delicious with great choices. I got waffles-not a usual pick for me- because I was tempted by the apricot compote. Others got delicious omelettes - to quote: the best I’ve ever had. They surprised us with danish. The breads from Ithaca bakery were also great as was the coffee with amaretto.
We’ll be back.

1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was ok. Bacon had been sitting for awhile before it got to us so it was not crunchy. There were incredibly loud children at one of the tables. They set the scene for the entire dining room. The wait staff was given an opportunity to control the situation but didn’t. Instead the comment given to the parents was, “they are fine, don’t worry”. It was clearly a missed opportunity.
The dining room could use an update. The air was stale and I was happy to leave. I will not return.

New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious & very friendly for gluten free eaters. Great menu options for a good price.

21 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We got free breakfast with our package
It was just ok average

25 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

They literally did not have enough menus for our large party, said they "ran out" of pastries and didn't have enough coffee brewed at the beginning. We had a reservation ... so... you knew we were coming? Server apathetic and not apologetic. If we weren't all thrilled to see each other as family that hadn't all been together in years it would've been even worse. La Tourelle, you're better than that. You're an institution. Act like it.

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