We went to Tournesol last night, it's been open about a month. Eric Aubriot is involved, but not the head cook. Very good bistro French food, not terribly high prices (avg. $14 for an entree) and an excellent wine list - interesting choices, reasonable prices (they are in their "transition" to having a liquor license, so you can still BYO, but call, because that may end soon).
The owners are there and busy helping servers and bus-persons. David had scallops - fresh and flavorful. I had roast chicken - the breast was not overcooked, and the sauce was REALLY tasty, lemony but not too lemony. The space seemed cozy on one side, not so cozy on the other. It was nearly empty at 6:30 (we had to eat early) but pretty full by 8 - not completely full, though, so walk-ins were still do-able. There were a lot of groups of 4, it was not noisy (which was so nice!)
It seemed a slightly older crowd, average age 45-ish, NOT trendy dressed-in-black folks.They do have a veggie entree or two, but I wouldn't say it was terribly vegetarian-friendly. Not hostile, mind you, veggies will find what-to-eat, but not a lot of choice.
Go, you'll like it :)
4343 N. Lincoln Ave.
(about 1/2 block S. of Montrose)
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