Introducing The Bistro’s New Executive Chef & Menu!



Introducing The Bistro’s New Executive Chef & Menu!

La Tourelle is thrilled to announce Ryan Solian as our new Executive Chef of The Bistro and a member of the La Tourelle family! With Chef Ryan in the kitchen, we are also expanding our dinner hours for 2023 and delivering delicious dinners seven days a week! We invite all past and future La Tourelle guests to sample the new culinary creations handcrafted by Chef Ryan. Read on to learn more about Chef Ryan’s culinary background, the updated dinner menu, and expanded hours at The Bistro

About Executive Chef Ryan Solien

Growing up peeling potatoes in his family’s restaurant, Chef Ryan has always had a passion for cooking. As he grew up, his passion led him to the California Culinary Academy. Since graduating from the academy, Ryan’s culinary skills have taken him worldwide, from New Orleans to Bermuda. During these travels, Chef Ryan impressed celebrities like Barack Obama, Tim McGraw, and the Cirque Du Soleil troop with his creations. We are thrilled to have Chef Ryan bring his culinary skills and expertise to our Ithaca Bistro!


 “You don’t work the kind of hours and days we do unless you have a passion for making others happy and get satisfaction from serving guests.” -Chef Ryan Solien.

Try Our New Bistro Dinner Menu!

The Bistro is now featuring a new dinner menu handcrafted by Chef Ryan! You can currently sample the new menu Thursday through Sunday from 4-9 pm. And in 2023, we will be open for dinner seven days a week, so you can stop by and try our menu anytime! Here are a few of the appetizers and main courses you can expect from our updated Bistro dinner menu

Ithaca Dinner Menu Beginnings

Start your dinner at one of the best restaurants in Ithaca with mouthwatering appetizers.

We offer classic options like salads and handcrafted soups in addition to unique culinary creations. These options include steamed PEI mussels, duck confit crepes, and mezze platters for our Vegan friends!

Our Ithaca Restaurant Main Courses

Our dinner menu mains have something to tantalize every guest’s taste buds. From classic french dishes to slow-roasted lamb and hand-rolled pasta, a delectable dinner awaits at La Tourelle with these main courses:


New York Strip

Coq au Vin

Grilled Salmon Steak

Borolo Braised Lamb Shank

Vegan Stuffed Pepper

Steak Burger

Chocroute Garnis

Pasta of the Day


Accompany your dinner with one of our delicious sides like creamy polenta, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, wild mushroom medley, organic vegetables, or gourmet mac and cheese!

Bistro Breakfast & Brunch

You can still enjoy the same delicious breakfast/brunch menu at La Tourelle! We are open for breakfast/brunch every day from 7:30 am to 12 pm. We offer something for everyone, including the full breakfast served with an entree, fresh fruit, juice, and Ithaca coffee. Choose from entrees like eggs benedict, pancakes, omelets, and breakfast sandwiches. Start your day with a hearty breakfast in Ithaca!

Visit us at La Tourelle and Try Our Dinner Menu for Yourself!

Visit us at La Tourelle and try the handcrafted menu by Chef Ryan today! Savor the unique flavors of one of the best restaurants in Ithaca before returning to your cozy hotel room. Browse our Finger Lakes rooms & suites and start planning your getaway today!