The Pot Au Feu

The Pot Au Feu

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.potaufeuelpaso.com/
  • Phone: 9155038158
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Pot Au Feu reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (3)neighborhood gem (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)romantic (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • DinnerDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Small friendly hipster downtown bistro with eclectic multinational menu predominantly. The duck confit sandwich with pomme frites (fries) was very tasty & was an ample portion. Smallish selection of interesting wines & beers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hutch77
    Hutch77VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a great meal, overall experience was very good. Service was very good as well. First time in El Paso downtown for dinner. I had the duck it was fantastic, there were at least three other items on the menu that I wanted to try. Next time in El Paso, I will return! It was a little loud, but not to bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great appetizers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    While the appetizers were delicious, two out of five diners did not like their food. One had a steak which tasted bad and was tough and the other had curry which was too watery. The two that ate duck confitte seemed to enjoy their food. I may return sometime.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find in Downtown El Paso
    LasCrucesFoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My partner and I recently had a lovely dinner at Pot Au Feu. Atmosphere was quiet and attractive, service was friendly, and the food was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downtown Find
    Cudine
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I decided to take a twenty minute drive to downtown on a weekday evening for dinner at Pot au Fue. The parking was easy and the restaurant was sparcely occupiate. We were emmidiately greeted, seated and courtesy attended. Our appetizer, my wife's soup and salad and my duck entree were absolutely excellent. The desert was delicious and our wine selection was perfect. We will definitely return on the weekend with friends and take advantage once more of the weekday dinning.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    shoeguru
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 28 reviews are from the The Pot Au Feu reviews archive.
  • No seconds for us
    JJ84
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Demi-French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in El Paso!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attentive staff plus creative chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • must try
    ezapatab
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    The food, service and ambiance was excellent! My one complaint would be that the hummus was a tad bland. But toss finger wings, wow!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool spot. Food was just OK
    AJLats
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Beef burgundy was excellent, steak and frites was average at best. Not a fan of the hanger steak. Wine recommendation was not impressive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Pot Au Feu was a delightful
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    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...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zzzzzz
    Zzzzzz
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was really really good.
    Phoenix
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whatta Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was delicious, the
    dhughesnm
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and ambiance. Would
    Reviewer
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of the Ordinary
    Memo
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    An awesome menu in a nice atmosphere. Several options for all tastes offered. Quality is superb. Service is very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown gem
    shoeguru
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pleasant surprise of a sort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great...they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service was excellent, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    service was excellent, food was off the chart!, music was great, overall 5+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was great. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Generally a good experience
    pEATer
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food. Menu has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Downtown Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice and cozy place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    Very nice and cozy place. Service was very good, and the pancakes were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An International Party in u'r mouth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An El Paso Downtown Gem
    Bird
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Tea smoked duck for dinner. Corned beef and eggs for breakfast/brunch. Amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet