218 East Olmas, San Antonio, TX 78212
In the heart of historic San Antonio. Bistro Vatel endures as San
Antonio’s favorite French culinary destination, and has been hailed
as an oasis of intimate, unpretentious dining replete with a four-star
menu that rivals the best menus of France’s elegant, countryside
haunts. Critics swoon and locals swear by our unparalleled food,
service and atmosphere. Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch,
and Tuesday through Sunday for dinner.
218 East Olmas, San Antonio, TX 78212Get Directions
Sun & Tue: 5:30pm–9pm
Dining InformationExtensive Wine Menu
Additional ServicesPrivate Parties
Payment DetailsAmerican Express
Damien Watel's French upbringing sent him straight to cooking school in Paris. An uncle with two restaurants in Dallas gave Watel his American start, and he soon jump-started his career with a restaurnat of his own. Suffering burnout, the wandering Watel then came to San Antonio and worked with Bruce Auden. Bistro Vatel, dedicated to the simple but sophisticated French food that Watel seems born to cook, was eventually born as well, but culinary wanderlust remains: He has just opened Italian-inspired Ciao Lavanderia at the opposite end of the same strip center, adding buon appetito to bon appetit.