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Bistro Vatel

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218 E Olmos Dr, San Antonio, TX 78212-2026
+1 210-828-3141
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good13%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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French, International, European
218 E Olmos Dr, San Antonio, TX 78212-2026
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11 - 20 of 62 reviews

Reviewed September 27, 2015

We ate there recently for the first time in a couple of years. Not quite as good as I remembered it in the past. Service is still excellent; mature, really thoughtful. Food was generally good, but some issues, particularly with the quality of the beef....More

Thank doctoryes
Reviewed September 21, 2015

A wonderful neighborhood bistro in the best French tradition. Half the people there know the other half. But no one is a stranger. You want something? Just ask.

1  Thank southtexasguy8
Reviewed September 4, 2015

We dined at Chez Vatel Bistro twice in August...once as a part of Culinaria...both nights were wonderful. I can't say enough about how fabulous the Foie Gras is and I think that was the best veal chop we've ever had. While it is fine dining,...More

1  Thank dga120
Reviewed August 20, 2015

From the owner taking the reservation to the final "au revoir" after our meal, this was an exceptional meal and experience. The restaurant is located in small strip mall in Olmos Park near the traffic circle and is not very impressive from the outside, but,...More

1  Thank AKroaming
Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Is a classic french restaurant with great service and a very good wine list. Expensive but worth it. We went to celebrate my birthday and our experience was amazing, our waiter treat us incredible offering very good recommendations and wine. We had the classic french...More

Thank JLeuchter
Reviewed July 25, 2015

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Bistro Vatel and everything was first rate. My appetizer, pear and gorgonzola salad was the best salad or appetizer I have ever had and was big enough to have shared. My wife's appetizer was escargot and she pronounced them...More

2  Thank Patriot505
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lunch. Prices are very reasonable for lunch and the food is excellent; so is the service. We've always had excellent meals at Bistro Vatel.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed May 17, 2015

Watel brings generations of traditional french cooking to a varying menu and excellent cellar. With few exceptions we've spent every anniversary at Bistro Vatel for at least the last decade, never disappointed with a wide range of offerings. Being devoted foodies, and with the demise...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very good, pricy meal. Go ahead and have some wine. It won't kill you all at once. Really fun lazy lunch place.

Thank hdr206
Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We ate here for the first time yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had the goat cheese ravioli. The heirloom tomatoes. Lamb Oso Buco. A kobe steak au pauve (sp?) Each dish was so delicious. I am so happy that we found this restaurant.

Thank SallySaturday
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Anne R
March 29, 2016|
Response from marximo | Reviewed this property |
Bistro vatel is inside houses neighborhood ( alamo heights area) you can arrive to airport area or downtown area and taxi its the option regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 E Olmos Dr, San Antonio, TX 78212-2026
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Broadway
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
  • Phone Number: +1 210-828-3141
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