Village Marquee – Texas Bar & Grill Signs New Chef: Andre Natera

Chef Andre Natera. (Photography by Danny Fulgencio)

We all knew it would take some big clogs to fill in the void created when Tre Wilcox resigned from his duties at the Village Marquee Texas Bar & Grill. Owner Mark Hearl has done a fine job filling them. He just hired former Pyramid execuchef Andre Natera. Hearl says Natera will start on February 1 and will be implementing his style of modern Texas cuisine. It looks like Natera will be cooking downstairs in the cozy restaurant while Hearl creates a new concept for the space upstairs. Good news from the most expensive restaurant real estate in Dallas.


  • DGirl

    Great! I’m sure everyone will add their two cents but I hope they keep shrimp and grits on the menu.

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  • Guest

    Where’s Andrew Chalk when you need him?

  • nthemarkknow

    HUGE improvement over the “”Top Chef”” (or middle of the road contestant) they had at Marquis. Class act replacing a chef that was not so much… #truth

  • NorthD

    Tre totally ruined Loft610 when he came to DFW. Not surprised about the news from Marquee. Good luck to Andre.

  • Peter

    Great news and major congratulations to Andre. Look forward to tasting your Sweet Chili Brussel Sprouts:)


    You are the owner, you decide. A chef with a HUGE ego, or a humble leader. One who treats his staff with love and respect, or one who’s staff loathes him. One who loves his work and it shows, or one who’s just collecting a paycheck and would rather be anywhere (ESPECIALLY on T.V.) Been a LONG time coming. #MAJORIMPROVEMENT