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top restaurants. best restaurants. French restaurants. Watel's Allen Street Cottage in Uptown State Thomas neighborhood, a top restaurant, in Dallas Texas, offering jazz dinners, gourmet cooking classes,specials, events, wine dinners, great French bistro food, regional French dishes, and global fusion cuisine. Private room available for parties, meetings, birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinners, business lunch, receptions, weddings, or any event.
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Welcome to
Watel's Restaurants and Stores


1802 Lowest Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX. 75206
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Restaurants . Events . Catering . Weddings & Receptions . Retail

acclaimed cuisine, friendly service, jazz dinners,
cooking classes, wine tasting, art & antiques, and more  
214 720 0323   

Look under "Events" for cooking classes,
wine dinners,live jazz, and specials.
For reservations please call 214 720 0323

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A guest comments:
"i have to tell you rene how very much we appreciate everything you did for our wedding. the setting, the service, the food..........absolutely amazing. everyone was so impressed! i just can't thank you enough for everything. the day couldn't have been more perfect...... thank you, thank you, thank you! :)..."

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NEWS:
 
Innovative, delicious, entertaining, and eclectic are just a few words that describe Watel�s Restaurants.  After more than twenty three successful years Watel�s is opening three new venues:
 
1)"A FEW of my FAVORITE THINGS"-an antique store/art gallery by day that transforms into a restaurant by night (available for events, banquets, and meetings);
 
2)�WORLD PIECE� �a caf� with a market and deli featuring food and non-food items from around the world; and
 
3)�ANOTHER WATEL�S�- a small gourmet restaurant, also available for private parties/events, on Lewis Street near Greenville Ave.
 
Whether you're nibbling on a small plate sampling, enjoying a scrumptious meal, soaking in a jazz dinner, or partaking in a wine tasting or cooking class, Watel�s has something for everyone.

See a quick video of "A FEW of my FAVORITE THINGS" at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iXirD1N-4Y





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A Few of my Favorite Things is below, World Piece follows


Tapenade and toasts 4.00
Goat Cheese Toasts 4.00

Appetizers
Sliced Duck Breast with Couscous Salad
Seared Rare Beef Filet w/ Mustard Vinaigrette
Polenta , Tomato, & Warm Mozzarella
Portobello with Tomato, Paula's Mozza, and Tapenade
Dill Cured Salmon w/ Cucumber, Capers and Croutons
Lobster Cocktail w/ saffron dressing*
Duck Confit and White Beans in Garlic Dressing
Brie Turnover w/ Sherry and Grapes

Salads
Mixed Baby Greens
Spinach with Mushrooms, Bell pepper, and Bacon
Small Caesar
Tomato and Dallas Mozzarella with Basil
Arrugula, Beets, Walnuts, & Blue Cheese


Main Courses
Spinach Filled Ravioli w/ Chardonnay, Walnuts, and Parmesan
Grilled Shrimp w/ Corn Tomatillo Relish
Lobster meat between pastry layers w/ spinach & mushrooms*
Grilled Salmon w/ Coconut Milk and Curry
Lobster, Shrimp, & Assorted Fish in Light Bisque*
Duck Breast with Dried Cherries and Ginger
Pork Medallions w/ Green Peppercorn and Cognac
Chicken Breast w/ Dijon Mustard and Mushrooms
Beef Tenderloin w/ Red Wine Sauce*
Cassoulet (White Bean Stew w/ Duck, Sausage, Bacon, & Ham)
Calf Brains with Capers & Lemon Butter 21.00
Sweetbreads with Chive Puree
Grilled Veal Kidneys w/ Grain Mustard Sauce


Desserts
Pear Poached in Spiced Port
Cheese Mousse Cake
Chocolate Truffle Loaf
Creme Brulee

1 course $16, 2 courses $23, 3 courses $29, 4 courses $ 34
* items with asterisk are $6 extra
If you don't see it, ask for it. If we have the ingredients we'll make it.



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WORLD PIECE
small plates from around the world at $8 each

Ceviche
Conch Chowder
Calamari Calderada
Joe's Flatbread Pizza
Chicken & Olive Tagine
Turkish Style Moussaka
Cuban (not Mark) Pork Roast
Grilled Haloumi & Sweet Belles
Salmon with Thai Coconut Curry
Kobe Meat Balls & Harissa Rouille
Dips & Pita: Whirled Peas, Eggplant
Seared Herbed Rare Tuna & Ratatouille
Muamba (Chicken in Palm Husk Sauce)
Dover Sole with Azedeh's Walnut Sauce
Pregos (Portuguese au jus beef sandwich)
Jumbo Sea Scallop with Green Papaya Salad
Smoked Pork Tenderloin & Mango Jicama Relish
Salmon Roesti (Smoked Salmon on Swiss Hashbrowns)
BLTease ( 2 chilled versions of BLT sandwiches as soups)

EURO-TEX SPECIALTIES
Crisped Slow Cooked Duck on Black Eyed Cassoulet
Vichyssoise with Fredericksburg Smoked Turkey
Flemish Beef Carbonades with Shiner Bock
Deep Ellum Tartine au Fromage Blanc
Big D Bouillabaise (not a small plate; a $24 large bowl that can be shared by 2 or 3)


As my vet friend says, Bone appetit y'all


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EVENTS
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6 course tasting "PREVIEW" dinner Sat Sept 26 at your choice of time starting at 7:00pm. $34 per person.
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COOKING CLASS with 3 course dinner at 5:00 pm Sat Sept 26.  After class you will be served a 3 course dinner.
Topic: Versatile Sauces; sauces that can change by adding or subtracting a few ingredients and can be used in a variety of dishes. We will also entertain requests.
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MUSIC EVENTS:

Live Music events with a 3 course dinner are $34. Dinner is at your choice of time, music starts at 7:45. Bar seating without dinner is available after 7:45 for a $10 cover charge.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for both dinner or bar seating by email or at 214 720 0323.

Thurs Sept 17 Jazz
Drake Adams Piper TRIO
Mike Drake (drums), John Adams (bass), & Brian Piper(keys)

Every Sun starting Sept 20
The Shelley Carrol Brad Leali Big Band featuring Sandra Kaye on vocals

Sat Oct 3 & 10
THE ROLLING BEATLES
Quartet plays jazz arrangements of Beatles and Stones
featuring the marvelous guitarist SAM WALKER

Sat Nov 14
Americana/TxMusic duo: T-Roy & Candance Miller
of "Pickin in the Pines" fame
see:  http://www.t-roymiller.com/

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FOOD AND WINE TASTING
5 courses paired with wines for $79 per person
By Appointment

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WINE TASTING CLASS

By appointment

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COOKING CLASSES are offered by appointment
in DALLAS, and in the FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE


2 in DALLAS
1)An interactive demo with tastings and three more dinner courses. $55 per person. 

2)Chef Rene' goes shopping with you and teaches you hands-on how to select and prepare a multiple course dinner from scratch, then serves you the dinner you have just prepared.
$400.~ per group includes shopping, transportation, preparation, class, and dinner service. Ingredients and beverages are not included in price, they are paid by you at cost at time of shopping.
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in French countryside

Chef Rene' takes you to a home in the French countryside, goes shopping with you and teaches you hands-on how to prepare a multiple course dinner from scratch, then serves you the dinner you have just prepared.
$500.~ per group includes shopping transportation and time, preparation and class time, and dinner service. Ingredients and beverages are not included in price, they are paid by you at cost at time of shopping.
We can help you with lodging arrangements.

E Mail us your address to be on our distribution list for upcoming events: mail@watels.com
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QUOTES:
Dallas Morning News:some of the city's best fare at fair prices
Southern Living:one of the best and least expensive
Observer:Best bistro
D magazine:a slice of heavenly French fare, "top french bistro"
Zagat:not to be missed,a little treasure

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 excerpts from reviews:
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Watel's offers one of the more purely enjoyable, reliable dining experiences in the city. Now with 20 years under its belt, Watel's knows better than ever how to deliver pleasure.

Always an understated study in elegance, the dining at Watel's oozes warmth and intimacy. I felt as though I was in someone's well-loved, art-filled, cozy home.

June Naylor THE STAR-TELEGRAM
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The Observer's Mark Stuertz suggests you "feed your culinary soul" at Watel's, a French restaurant that is one of Dallas' top eateries.
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...Fabulous appetizers and entrees were enjoyed...It is a joy to have a chef who understands and celebrates real food's many tastes and textures. Watel's deserves every one of its four stars.
 The restaurant is pleasing, with fresh flowers on double-skirted tables and background music played barely above a murmur. Dress is nice casual.
....French bistro with global-fusion accents offers an amazing amount of variety.
The wine list is well-chosen.
... I've always found the waiters to be warm, almost cosseting, without being smothering.

Excerpts from Guide review by-Waltrina Stovall, in Dallas Morning News
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Comfort dominates the cozy dining room graced with art deco accents. Service is uncommonly amiable, caring and personal without seeming the least bit intrusive. The kitchen feels confident enough to vary its mostly classic country French bill of fare with not-so-Gallic dishes as the notion dictates. Pasta and vegetarian dishes, even an occasional Asian accent, and daily specials are also offered.

D Magazine, "top bistro", one of "The 25 Best Restaurants in Dallas"
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Chef Peeters fare is full of surprises with exceptional sauces and a focus on rare menu items along with standard, but well executed choices. Avant influences are also apparent. Connoisseurs and dabblers alike agree that Watel's is reasonably priced, friendly and elegant without being stuffy.
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Since 1986, Watel's has been the most reliable Dallas spot for refined but not necessarily fussy cuisine. Watel's is both comfortable and elegant, as is Chef-owner Rene Peeters' exquisite food.

June Naylor Rodriguez, Ft Worth Star Telegram
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Everything about Watel's is engaging, and vigorously so. It is in the top tier of metroplex restaurants and most assuredly occupies the pinnacle of its ilk. Feed your culinary soul at Watel's

Mark Stuertz, Dallas Observer
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This amiable restaurant's gustatory delights are worth seeking out .The decor sets a smart scene for its pleasing-as-always fare. Service is caring, the ambience relaxed, and made comfortable by crisp surroundings.

Betty Cook
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one of the most thoughtful restaurants in North Texas... a highly evolved, fully functioning menu that needs no nips, tucks, or transplants.

Observer
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Watel's has been consistently wowing diners with great cuisine for over two decades.

Jim White
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A "little treasure" "elegant but not stuffy", "very good" at "reasonable" , "wonderful surprise", "excellent sauces", "specialties not found other places" , "not to be missed".

Zagat survey
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Thank you for your visit,

The staff and Rene'




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