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Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge, a Culinary and Lifestyle Experience Debuts in Dallas

By Tricia White

Co-Owners Jean-Philippe Bernard, Michael Martin and Paul Breuza have proudly announced the opening of their restaurant & lounge, Villa Azur. Located at the W Hotel in Victory Park, Villa Azur will bring a refreshing concept to Dallas with influences from the South of France combining excellent cuisine and an extensive wine list with the glamour and allure found in the French Riviera. In addition to the 3,500 square foot restaurant to bring a taste of the Dallas art scene to the space, a rotating contemporary art collection will feature works from Markowitz Fine Art Gallery for opening weekend, with more gallery features to come. 

Under the direction of Executive Chef Carlos Torres, Villa Azur will bring a taste of the South of France to Dallas pairing seasonal ingredients and international flavors with stunning presentation. Guests will embrace a true Mediterranean dining experience and indulge in specialty dishes such as Truffle Burrata, Seared Octopus, Pâtes à la Meule – served tableside in a Parmigiana Wheel and Cognac Flamed-, Dover Sole Meunière – prepared tableside –, Whole Roasted Chicken, Classic Tiramisu and, much more. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to open the doors of Villa Azur Dallas and welcome our first guests to experience the exceptional cuisine that Executive Chef Carlos Torres will be offering.”
Director of Operations Genevieve Bernard
Pan Seared Sea Bass

“Not only is Villa Azur a restaurant where patrons can enjoy fine French-Mediterranean cuisine but it is also a “destination” where friends can gather together in a cozy yet energetic atmosphere,” says Director of Operations Genevieve Bernard.

Villa Azur will combine superior service and quality with the vibe and energy of a neighborhood hotspot. The unique interior setting is designed to remind guests of the gorgeous upscale dining experiences found in ristorantes along the French Riviera while simultaneously incorporating the effervescence of Dallas’ vibrant lifestyle. 

Located in Uptown, at the W Hotel, Villa Azur Dallas will be open for dinner service all nights of the week, social hours beforehand, and breakfast and lunch offerings in the lobby of the W Hotel. 

Villa Azur Dallas will bring the Miami extravagance with late night entertainment, glamorous greeters, live DJ’s and fancy handcrafted cocktails giving guests the energy and after-dinner vibe.

Dinner parties will bring the vibrant and glamorous French Riviera vibe to Dallas. Villa Azur will be inside of the former Cook Hall space by the entrance of the W Hotel. The romantic decor – designed by leading interior designer Jose Jafif – will feature an elegant yet cozy mixture of neoclassical and modern trends, with eclectic details, seeking to evoke a refreshing classic French Riviera style. The indoor restaurant space will offer 150 seats. The Bar and lounge area will include 20 seating capacity.

Seared Octopus

“The design of Villa Azur Dallas is spectacular – I am very excited to be joining my friends and business partners in the opening of a restaurant in Dallas. We are looking forward to sharing with our future patrons a next-level experience, a place where they can dine, socialize, and celebrate, mixing culinary excellence and glamorous lifestyle. From the cuisine and drink menus to the overall atmosphere and ambiance, Villa Azur will definitely bring the authentic, vibrant, and festive South of France energy to Dallas,” said co-owner Jean-Philippe Bernard. 

Villa Azur is the result of a unique partnership between three longtime friends whose backgrounds and experiences combined have the winning formula of creating a restaurant & lounge that exudes delicious food, a complete beverage program, and friendly service in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. Jean Philippe Bernard brings over 25 years of experience in the operations of hospitality industry while Paul Breuza develops concepts around the world and Michael Martin, a staple in the Miami nightlife scene (Opium Group, The Mondrian Hotel, LIV, Wall at the W Hotel), brings his expertise and knowledge of the nightlife industry. 

Villa Azur will definitely bring the authentic, vibrant, and festive South of France energy to Dallas.”
Jean-Philippe Bernard

Villa Azur will add a European touch to the vibrant Dallas nightlife scenery. Whether for business lunch, date night or a get together with friends, be ready for fabulous and unforgettable memories. 

Editor’s Note: Villa Azur will be open 7 days a week for dinner from 5pm to 12am, social hours from 5pm to 7pm at the bar. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the lobby of the W Hotel 7 days a week. To make reservations, please call (214) 389-2602 and for more information, email info@villaazurdallas.com and events@villaazurdallas.com

Follow Villa Azur on Instagram @VillaAzurDallas, on Facebook www.Facebook.com/VillaAzurDallas and on Twitter www.twitter.com/VillaAzur

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