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Bistro Vatel

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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“dover sole” (6 reviews)
“escargot” (6 reviews)
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French, International, European
218 E Olmos Dr, San Antonio, TX 78212-2026
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Went to Chez Vatel for a special Father's day experience....their Dover sole has always been a favorite of ours in the past & has kept us coming back time & again. We had made dinner reservations for 7:30, but arrived about 10 minutes early &...More

Thank ron m
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Made reservations for a weekend and were seated promptly. But, that was the end of anything 'prompt'. What should have been a special dinner was a disappointment. Our appetizer arrived after almost an hour. Our meal took another hour! They were definitely understaffed, but the...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

My wife were here for lunch. We arrived about 12:15 but found the parking area to be full except for handicap parking. I walked in and asked if a table for two was available and there were tables available so I found a parking place....More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint neighborhood restaurant tucked away in a small strip center in the Olmos Park area of San Antonio. It offers a small menu of French cuisine unusual for this city. The food is usually very good to excellent with a variety of...More

Thank GG21GG21
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Chez Vatel Bistro is great for both lunch and dinner, but we prefer it for lunch. Their lunch menu changes daily and always has enough choices that make it hard to decide. Chef Watel is a true master who keeps his offerings pretty close to...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife were in San Antonio for the weekend and she googled best restaurants in San Antonio. Chez Vatel was on the list since we love French food we thought it was worth a try. I'm glad we went, it's a small little...More

Thank poppazo
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We had heard great things about this restaurant, but it did not live up to expectations. The decor has a tired feel. The food was average. I had one of the featured dishes - Coq Au Vin, but, while OK, it was nothing special. My...More

Thank BarryB10846
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I was in mood for some French, so I picked this nice little place. The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful. I wanted something they didn't really have on the menu, but they were able to prepare it. This is something I...More

Thank Gr_Aria
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Lovely traditional French bistro food, reliable, friendly waiters, sophisticated clientele, fixed price menu or alacarte, romantic atmosphere.

Thank jjerryk
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We were a party of 4 celebrating my wife's birthday. She loves french food so we decided on Bistro Vatel. Although the service was great, the food was not above average. We were disappointed that the lobster tail was advertised as two tails, but in...More

Thank vhg1
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Anne R
29 March 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
US$23 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
  • Phone Number: +1 210-828-3141
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