My husband and I always enjoy our evenings at Pot au Feu. The food, wine, ambiance and the Pot au Feu family are always outstanding !
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A taste of France in Providence
Pot au Feu is a lovely friendly bistro type restaurant with a terrific menu of foods quite reminiscent of what one would find in provincial France. The cassoulet was amazing. Bob Burke, the owner and host, goes out of his way to make diners comfortable and has a terrific knowledge of French cooking and wines. Just outside the doors begins a marked walking trtail of historic Providence, which was Bob's brainchild.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Party of 5. Very cozy dining
Party of 5. Very cozy dining room with great atmosphere and brick walls. Romantics will enjoy. Great place for a date.
Started with small salads and delicious homemade dressings that come with each meal. Fresh baked French bread right out of the oven and still warm is passed out by servers and is yummy. Really enjoyed it with the salad. All 5 of our meals were perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. There is a nice wine selection and full bar. The service was excellent. Our server was very attentive and polite. Our water glasses never went empty.
It was a wonderful dining experience and I look forward to the next time.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
Homemade dressings, fresh baked French bread right out of the oven. Our meals were perfectly cooked and delicious. Service was excellent.
Wonderful dining experience and I look forward to going back.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid menu, solid dining experience - not memorable. The staff is very amiable and the service was terrific. The food was predictable, well made but nothing to rave about. As with many French brasseries, this was French comfort food. Too many menu choices perhaps doesn't allow the chef to create anything magical. But I am sure this is an eatery that will serve you well over extended visits. Good wine list would be improved with more by-the-glass offerings. I am unsure of other French options and if there aren't any then this is worth going to.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was great, the food was amazing. I will be coming back. French food at its finest/ Food in general at its finest.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time, everything was
Great time, everything was perfect, just as we expected
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old but Glorious Favorite
A true staple of the Providence food scene! Always perfect from greeting to goodbye! Sweet and russet friend potatoes with dill dipping are amazing! House pâté with the freshly served bread is a perfect start...creme brûlée is the perfect finish! The owner personally ensures your experience is grand!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hadn't eaten here in over a decade (rarely in Providence), and it was even better than I remember it. Spectacular service, food and persentation extraordinary, and having just returned from three weekks in Europe, still one of the best meals in a long time. Trying to get back to Providence in a month or two to eat here again.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I chose the Pot au Feu to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The night was wonderful, the food was fantastic, the wait staff was attentive and really made our celebration wonderful. We will remember our meal and intend to go back for another meal soon.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great French Restaurant
My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at how lovely Pot au Feu is, with good French food and ambiance. The level of service is excellent. Some drawbacks are related to the lack of valet parking and other variables, such as patrons talking too loud and thus interfering with the overall satisfaction of those on a romantic date.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This long-time country French
This long-time country French bistro has become sort of a hidden gem, as tourism in Providence moves more and more away from downtown and toward Providence Place. Still, Pot Au Feu is located on the Independence Trail in an historic district. Its downstairs location reeks with European charm and atmosphere; and its entrees, salads, desserts (especially the amazing creme brulee) and bread cannot be beat, even in parts of rural France. The owner and manager is an unforgettable character who cares deeply about his restaurant as well as his city. Providence is lucky to have him. Customers who love French food are lucky to have Pot au Feu.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the restaurants that
One of the restaurants that is in the rotation when we go out in Providence. Always good food and good service. Easy to park for the restaurant when attending a show at PPAC.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic French Bistro...warm, inviting. Wonderful owner and host, Bob Burke who oversees professional but friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Delicious food...done right every time.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Julia Child favorite restaurant in RI. Amazing French food. See you soon again.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A truly gem
My first visit to Providence and decided to try Pot au Feu. What a good decision.
The main course, with the restaurant name, was simply delicious. Our waiter was attentive and always trying to please.
I will go back
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
An unmemorable meal :(
The service and the ambience were very nice. Our waitress helpful in the wine selection. It was fun to watch the Chef in his one-man kitchen. My husband enjoyed his meal, but was not wowed. My chicken was overdone making it dry and a disappointment. Since we were from out-of-town and traveling we were looking forward to having the doggie bag for a snack, but I guess they did not have small takeout containers for liquids, because my husband's was missing the essential au jus. My husband did mention that if we would return to Providence in the future he would not plan to return to this restaurant.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Providence Restaurant
Went for Providence Restaurant Week and got a 3-course prix fixe meal. I got the chicken pate, savory crepes stuffed with beef, and the pot de chocolate au creme for desert. She got the smoked bluefin pate, salmon, and dessert crepes. The food and service was outstanding, great place for a nice night out.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, but the service
Excellent food, but the service was quite slow. Not sure if this was because of restaurant week, but for the prices, an second waitress would help.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely restaurant. great ambiance--
lovely restaurant. great ambiance--very romantic. i was very pleased that they were willing to offer me a vegan entree even though it was not officially on the restaurant week menu.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made Reservations here for a Romantic Evening which included Providence's Waterfire. A Great Staff, Food and Ambiance to start Our Date and Wonderful Evening together. Thanks to All at the Pot Au Feu!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
spectacular foie gras and
spectacular foie gras and coquille st. jacques with scallops and shrimp
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rustic, good food&excellent service
I liked the rustic feel of this space. It was earthy with stone walls and brick floor and low lighting and a view of the kitchen/chef. Service was wonderful, attended to every need and request. Food was very good, french fries, i.e., "frites françaises" outstanding. Had an enjoyable meal in a comfortable environment.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious romantic dinner
Cozy intimate setting, impeccable service, delicious food. We had a wonderful evening at Pot Au Feu. We especially loved the citrus salmon, bluefish pate, crispy dill white and sweet potatoes and chocolate creme dessert. Can't wait to go back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pot au Feu has long been my favorite Providence restaurant. Everything about the experience is first class, including its terrific owner, Bob Burke.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Date Night
Went to dinner, walked around for dessert and a movie at cable car. Good night!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have two July birthdays in our immediate family and began celebrating them at Pot au Feu years ago. It's a great family tradition that we wouldn't miss. Terrific food, service and atmosphere.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a gem of a French
This is a gem of a French Bistro as it is truly authentic in its ambiance and menu. All dishes are executed at the moment and to perfection, and the service is friendly, attentive, and polite. Excellent wine list.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food as always.
Excellent food as always. French food in a relaxed bistro setting. It's a consistently excellent Providence restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
temperature was warm inside,
temperature was warm inside, but the food was great.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and the atmosphere made for an amazing experience. My first time in Pot au Feu was above average but my second visit was superb. We will be back!
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, service, and ambience
Enjoyed every aspect of our experience here. We cannot wait to return.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Julia child was here
Incredible French restaurant in an Italian restaurant town. Great foie gras, amazing!!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were late for our reservation
We were late for our reservation due to lack of taxi, but they were very understanding about it and they held our table. Great service, great food, 2 minute walk to Waterfire.......
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was very good
This restaurant was very good from honoring a seating request to service to dessert. You don't find many restaurants that give you a complete meal anymore that includes salad, potato and vegetable. Even though it may be small, it enhances the ambience of the restaurant. The swordfish was absolutely cooked to perfection but the best part was the creme brulee. You may be a little shocked at the price of $12 but believe me two people can eat this because it comes in a soup dish not a ramekin that most brulees come in. I would definitely go back to this restaurant again and highly recommend it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid French food: bouillabaisse Marseilaise, pot au feu, steak frites--all done well. Salad with, marvelous dressings, Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette or Housemade Mustard Vinaigrette. Huge crock of superb onion soup. Cafe au lait, choclate mousse and crepe with orange sauce (which turned out to be berry sauce -- menu not updated) were perfect ending. Service the tops, no rush, everything spaced out with time to enjoy and savor and gab, decor, rest rooms, pleasant surprises. Pricey but worth it.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Husband and I loved it! Great food, great waitress, darling little place!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My all-time favorite!
Pot au Feu has been my all-time FAVORITE restaurant for over 20 years!! The food cannot be beat. Amazing!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter, who studied in
My daughter, who studied in France for 4 months, loved the dinner at this small and yet authentic French restaurant.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Little Piece of Heaven
My fiancee and I went there hoping for a romantic evening and good food.
This place is so much more. The atmosphere is charming and quaint.
We both ordered a glass of merlot and went with the waitresses suggestion.
The wine was subtle and not overpowering. I ordered a steak (filet) it was
so tender and flavorful. My fiancee ordered the crepe florentine which was
stuffed with chicken and spinach. We will definitely be back and hopefully
get the same table. I loved watching the chef in the doing a very difficult
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place to Celebrate
We recently flew to Providence Ri to get married. As French food is my Partner's favorite, we decided on Pot au Feu. WOW. What a great choice. It was intimate, romantic and the food was fabulous. The service was top notch. My Partner had the Steak Fritte' and I had the Salmon Citrone. Both were the best we've had. The owner stopped by the table and we had a nice conversation. What a great experience.
It's no wonder this restaurant has been around 41 yrs and was one of Julia Childs' favorite. We can't wait to come back to Providence and of course come back to Pot au Feu.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lovely French gem in Providence
We had an early dinner reservation on Saturday night at 6 PM. We got there early - just after 5:30 PM and got seated right away in the Bistro downstairs. Our server was very knowledgeable about the entire menu and the specials being offered for dinner. Everything was wonderful, including the California bubbly that we ordered by Chandon. We had the daily cassoulet dish with white beans, chicken and two kinds of spicy sausage, and one order of steak frites. The creme brulee and the chocolate dessert in the champagne flute were to die for - the perfect ending to a marvelous meal and experience. If you want to have a leisurely dinner with great food, wine and dessert, go to Pot au Feu in Providence, RI
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM