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The Pot Au Feu

The Pot Au Feu Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.potaufeuelpaso.com
  • Phone: (915) 503-8158
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: Roberto A. Espinoza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between N Kansas and N Stanton
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Pot Au Feu
THE KITCHEN - The talented kitchen staff at the Pot Au Feu come together every service to execute a menu prepared with the freshest of ingredients and with french cooking techniques. Chef Roberto A. Espinoza and Sous Chef Richard Mendez, both Le Cordon Bleu trained, collectively bring forth dishes that are comforting yet elegant. They are thoughtful and passionate about the recipes they create and aim to plate you the flavors of the world.

THE DINING ROOM - Life at the Pot Au Feu truly is a family affair. This space was constructed from the ground up by Roberto A. Espinoza, Roberto's father, Roberto Espinoza Jr., and Richard Mendez. The waitstaff have been here since opening day and share in the dedication to provide delicious food and impeccable service.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food here is amazing. We have gone a couple times now and every dish is very good. they have a nice list of import beers and a decent wine selection. I am partial to Italian wines so I was pleased to find some favorites on the menu. the only down side I have about this place is the noise level. it is VERY loud and even on a small two top table we had difficulty hearing each other all the time. that could easily be fixed with some carpet runners or better yet some fabric loosely draped on the ceiling to help absorb some of the noise. it isn't bad enough that I would stop going. just not a quiet romantic dinner kind of place."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We expected a lot more from the pot, in regards of both; service and the food. Fish and chips was fair for the price, lamb burgher on the other side we were not able to even eat half if it. Very overpowering flavors that make it un-enjoyable. We wanted to like this place but unfortunately we will not. Maybe for a drink but not for food."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The place is nicely decorated, the food is awesome, they could improve the service but overall they were nice and attentive. Great for couples and groups. The food is worth the price, it's delicious."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This was my first time there. I loved the historic feel of the restaurant. The server was attentive, explaining drink specials and what they didn't have. I was disappointed that they didn't have my top 2 choices: the pot au feu (not ready for another 45 minutes) and duck. I ordered the salmon and gnocchi. It was very good! My wife and friends had a combo of burgers, sandwiches, and entrees. Each of them loved their dish, and all of is were happy to say we would go back. The apple cheescake we had for dessert was amazing. Definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A rare very good french restaurant in El Paso Texas. A friend recommended this restaurant and we went right away since there are not many options for french food in our hometown. We ordered the duck (excellent) and the beef burgundy (very good but there were not enough veggies to go with it as we are used to). The wine (a Malbec regular $27) was discounted 25% to $21 due to happy hour so we loved it. We ordered the wings for appetizer (also discounted!) and loved them even though the style was probably not french (chinese?). In summary, we recommend you try this restaurant if you are craving french food."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The food was amazing. It was a little warm in the restaurant, but as soon as we mentioned it the waitstaff had the air conditioner turned on. Great experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had the tea smoked duck which was highly recommended and PERFECTLY cooked. My husband had the salmon, also perfection. Service was fine, and it's a nice place to be."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant based solely on the previous reviews. Our reward was an excellent experience. The service was swift and attentive. We selected four items and shared them. Each of the four were excellent including Pot Au Feu. The best was saved for last with a piece of cheesecake that we are talking about one week later. If you like an intimate dining experience with attentive staff and menu selections that are a twist on you favorites then you will like Pot Au Feu."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Beef burgundy was excellent, steak and frites was average at best. Not a fan of the hanger steak. Wine recommendation was not impressive."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The food, service and ambiance was excellent! My one complaint would be that the hummus was a tad bland. But toss finger wings, wow!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The Pot Au Feu was a delightful restaurant. Ashley was a wonderful waitperson, very knowledgable about menu items, service was friendly and it was a wonderful experience. We ordered an array of delicious dishes, including a hint of dill Caesar Salad, wonderful chicken wings and a most delightful fluffy, tasty omelet. Needless to say, this establishment will be our 'go to' place when visiting El Paso. Job well done..."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "The food was delicious, the service excellent, we were served in a timely manner (important when going for lunch), and there were many good choices on the menu. I would definitely return the next time I am in El Paso and would like to try dinner next time."
    Dined on 7/11/2013
  • "The reception at the door: "Open table didn't call in your reservation" then made us stand there while he went on about that. I had to interupt him to ask for a table. He offered a postage stamp table. My wife asked for one of the larger tables open tables and he pointed to one and said we could have that table but he had to have it by 8:30 (it was 6 p.m). Drinks - Mojito specks of ground up mint, no garnish, too sweet. The menu is poorly arrranged - small in size and options. Taste - I had the "signature dish" Pot Au Feu. A mix of stewed shanks and vegetables served in a broth. Boring. Salmon served with fried plantains. The Salmon was okay but just, and why the plantains? Still trying to find a decent meal in downtown El Paso."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "I was very impressed with the food. It is so tasty and different. The staff is very pleasant and just overall a really good place to eat. I definitely will go again."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "I always wanted to eat at the restaurant and finally got there. The food was good. Menu is a little limited, but everything was tasty and well presented. The waitress was extremely personable and attentive."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Good food and ambiance. Would not recommend the quail, as I think it would have tasted better out of the broth and without the beans. Everything else was great."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "An awesome menu in a nice atmosphere. Several options for all tastes offered. Quality is superb. Service is very good."
    Dined on 6/27/2013
  • "We were going to something at the Plaza Theatre and looking for somewhere new to eat downtown. Most of the options in downtown are VERY disappointing and we really only have one place we consistently go. When I saw the menu online I had big doubts about going here. There were so many nationalities represented on the menu I had doubts they could pull any of it off well, especially when other places downtown cant even do one food style effectively. We ordered the garlic wings, Pot Au Feu, Tea Smoked Duck, and dessert. I LOVED the duck. I really cant wait to try some of the other menu items now."
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "A pleasant surprise of a sort of high-end cafe. I went on an opera night, so there were other guests that were dressed in their best. The tables are small enough for an intimate dining for two and the presentation of the food was well done. The wine list included one called Jezebel which was neither sweet nor tart...it was excellently mild. Definitely a place to try out at least once as long as you don't mind the youth hostel next door and limited parking."
    Dined on 3/14/2013
  • "The food was great...they were consistent with every plate we order...service was perfect...the only thing we didn't like was the ambience of the place...because it's a fancy price place with out that chick touch in the ambience"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "service was excellent, food was off the chart!, music was great, overall 5+"
    Dined on 1/31/2013
  • "Everything was great. The only thing we didn't enjoy was the wait time for the the food it took a long time to get it. The appitizer came out quickly but the entree took forever."
    Dined on 1/25/2013
  • "Generally a good experience w/a couple of hiccups. The start of the meal was wonderful (appetizer, cocktails), salad was a bit of a bust (way over-dressed), the entrees were generally satisfying (I though the pot au fue was a little to much w/little variance, but I did finish it); dessert was slow in coming but good enough. The wine was a failure (& will probably bring my own next time if allowed). I see this place as a work process but look forward to a little more refinement."
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "Very good food. Menu has something for all budgets. Upscale dishes for special occasions and moderately price dishes making this attractive as a regular place to eat. Despite being downtown, parking (evening) was easy to find on the street less than a block from the restaruant. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/8/2012
  • "This is a very good restaurant that a lot of people don't even know about. It reminds me of the kind of neighborhood restaurant that you would find in many larger cities. They have very good food, service, and a nice little bar. They have limited seating, so it is probably wise to make a reservation. If you haven't discovered it, you're missing out on one of the nicer little restaurants in El Paso."
    Dined on 11/2/2012
  • "What a pleasant surprise! I was in town on business and found this restaurant on Yelp. The menu showcases a well-thought out list of ingredients for each dish which was enticing. It was a lovely atmosphere, the wine list was great, the appetizer list had just enough choices and there is something for everyone. Whether you are vegetarian or enjoy a dish with meat, the seasoning, flavoring and preparation of my order was fantastic. This was the best meal I have had in a very long time. I enjoyed the coconut curry vegetable over rice dish. This is a great place to check out if you are living in El Paso, or are in town briefly."
    Dined on 11/1/2012
  • "Very nice and cozy place. Service was very good, and the pancakes were delicious."
    Dined on 10/7/2012
  • "Tea smoked duck for dinner. Corned beef and eggs for breakfast/brunch. Amazing."
    Dined on 5/25/2012
  • "THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST DINNER EXPERIANCE I HAVE HAD IN A VERY LONG TIME!!! My friends and I are always looking for a fabulous place to take our possible funders for our non-profit organization. The FOOD, OMG, THE FOOD!!!! We had three appetizers, 4 entrees and a collection of mixed drinks that did not disappoint! I must say, that you have to experience the place for yourself! If you love food, you will love the art that Robert will serve to you. It’s very rear to find a place that can be visually delicious and pleasurable to your pallet. Robert delivers!!! It’s a place to sit and enjoy dinner, if you’re in a rush; Pot Au Feu is not a place to rush. It’s a place to sit, talk, eat, drink, eat some more and stay for the atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/18/2012