Pot au Feu Bistro
Located in the Historic Downtown we are just minutes from all the hotels and convention center.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Absolutely fabulous! It was good to come back to one of my favorite restaurants!
Anyone who enjoys the uniqueness and exquisite flavor of fine French cuisine will find no better example in Rhode Island than locally-owned and operated Pot au Feu. For any special occasion, make this your first choice.
Always great food and ambience. the owner walks around and makes conversation. We felt like we were dining in a home away from home (with better food)
This is my favorite restaurant. I love all of the extra steps made to make the restaurant covid safe but still maintain it's ambience. They managed to keep the Parisian feel while also knowing that he has taken every step possible to keep the restaurant safe while being indoors. I can't wait to go back!
I love the old brick walls and the way they did the dividers added more ambience to the dining experience. The meal, the waitress and everything was exacly why we go there for special occasions.....Great job!!!
The food was excellent, Cooked to perfection, right down to the veggies.
We were very impressed with the level of COVID precautions taken by this fine restaurant, which were above and beyond any restaurant we’ve ever seen. The cuisine was superb as always. The service, impeccable. Don’t leave without ordering the Creme Brûlée for dessert (you’ll never find any better).
Great food and lovely decor. Time and love went into the updates for COVID making the dining experience not only safe but enjoyable too. The separation of tables was done in a way to enhance the decor not just to comply with regulations. The food was top notch with wonderful flavors. The staff where friendly and did not rush you out.
An established French Bistro with very Americanized French fare...
Amazing & Fantastic Mushroom soup...
Steak Frits - a Bistro standby - Steak was overcooked & Frits, tasted like McDonalds - echh !
It’s was another delicious meal to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The waitress provided excellent service, with lots of good recommendations. The bread is outstanding, the dinners were exceptional, the wine choice was great.
Can’t go wrong dining at Pot Au Feu!
Thanks again Bob for a wonderful evening out.
Unique bistro, food and service are always outstanding, romantic ambiance- a true favorite!
An exceptional dining experience. The absolute best creme brulee you will have in your life; spectacular onion soup; bread so good you can make a meal of it! Cozy and historic, this is the oldest french bistro in the country. Well worth a visit, and you will likely be attended by the owner himself. High level, personalized service.
We started our dinner with a drink. My wife selected a Beaujolais by the glass from the wine list and I had an excellent Beefeater martini of two. The wine list is wonderful whether bottle or glass. I think we’ll split a bottle of Bordeaux next time.
We always look forward to the warm French bread and salad made fresh with delicate greens and homemade mustard dressing. The raspberry dressing is also excellent. Our preference is the mustard.
Since we were eating an early dinner my wife decided on the Soupe a l'Oignon (best in New England) as an entree over the Terrine de Champagne with Beef and Mushroom crepes which she will have next time I’m sure because it’s her favorite dinner.
I had the Bouillabaisse Marseillaise which has a mildly saffron spiced tomato broth that is excellent to the last drop. It came with a piece of white fish, two pieces of salmon, a small octopus, mussels, clams, shrimp and scallops. Boy was it huge, I’m glad I opted not to have an appetizer too. I think I will have the Poutine next time. That way I’ll have room for the Soupe a l'Oignon.
We finished our meal with coffee, and we split a Pot de Chocolat with fresh whipped cream and a mint leave, my personal favorite. It’s hard to choose between it and the crème brulee.
Felt very safe.
First time dining out in over a year and we selected Pot au Feu because they made so many recommended safety changes for a positive dining experience. The food, staff, and overall experience were amazing. We felt confident as they are following all of the safety protocols plus additional mitigation steps have been implemented.
Owner and server was fabulous!!
Perhaps off night in kitchen. Escargots lacked garlic flavor. Filet ok. Crepe very cold and lacking flavor. House took them off bill. Very underwhelming experience.
Pot au Feu continues to be our favorite French restaurant
Food authentic and well presented. Distancing adjustments effective and elegant. Service impeccable.
Always a stellar meal at the Pot. Best restaurant in Providence!
We went to Pot au Feu on Saturday and we had a very nice time. Bob has broken up his tables so there is a division with dividers up. Food was excellent as always. My husband and I try to get in around Valentines to have our French food! I am hoping that more people will come and support Pot au Feu as a beautiful example of a nice restaurant in Providence, RI.
excellent service was great waitress was very knowledgeable good personality all the meals were delicous
We enjoyed the French ambiance and decor. The food was uniquely delicious.
Very nice historical presentation
This restaurant is always excellent. Great food, service and protocols in place for COVID.
The food and ambience was good. Our waitress took away from the experience.
Excellent experience!! Food was delicious from appetizers thru desserts. Presentation was beautiful!. Waiter was great - friendly enough mixed with the right amount of attention. And we loved Mr Burke’s visit to each table. This restaurant remains a “special experience” and we are lucky to have it in Providence.
It wasn't just one part of dinner that was great, every piece of the meal was excellent!
We love Pot au Feu for special occasions. Wonderful ambiance and food. They've done an outstanding job creating a safe dining experience during COVID and it's much appreciated
Very COVID-safe/intimate. Little nooks made for a minimally loud environment even though the restaurant seemed pretty busy. My group didn’t all arrive on time so I assume that’s why there was a delay in service. My filet was cooked perfectly. The “wines by the glass” choices were ok. Due to the delay in service, the owner gave us some after dinner aperitifs which were wonderful. Would definitely go again!
Bob Burke has done a wonderful job to ensure that the dining experience is awesome, while adhering to Convid safety measures.
Service and food were 5 stars.
Always a favorite! I never thought I would say this, but the dining room was even more romantic during Covid. They have beautiful partitions separating tables. A really magical evening.
Pot au Feu remains one of the safest restaurants to dine out in Rhode Island. The covid compliant barriers are beautiful. Great air purification system great. The food coupled with Robert Burke attention to detail is a masterpiece.
Excellent attention to COVId restrictions
Food delicious and impeccable
Service below par; felt like she did not really pay attention to questions and was less than attentive. Distracted.
Food was great as ever. Extra separation, cleaning, ventilation, tableware protection, and staff covering were effective, but done with materials and methods that fit in with the decor and style. Bob visited tables as usual caring for and informing his guests.
Beautiful ambiance, gourmet food, and excellent service.
What a FANTASTIC meal! The bistro is so warm and cozy. Our server Claire was excellent. So friendly, fast to get us anything we need and made sure every detail was perfect. I highly suggest the oysters for an appetizer and the bouillabaisse. The bordelaise sauce on my husbands steak was delectable. For dessert we just couldn’t decide so we got 3, the citron mousse was tart and light, the creme brûlée was toasted to perfection and my favorite was the pot au chocolate. The owner Bob even came by to visit and tell us about the upcoming Valentine’s Day event. I can’t wait to come back! Thank you for making everything so sanitary during a pandemic, everything was perfect.
Dining at this lovely, cozy longtime Providence restaurant on a chilly January evening, we were greeted by the owner, Bob Burke, behind the bar. When we told him that we were prompted to dine in with him after his appearance on a local morning news program, he was so appreciative and it made our evening even more special. We ordered the traditional pot au feu and the seafood pot au feu ending with the amazing creme brûlée! Can’t wait to go back to try something else!
Pleasant atmosphere and Covid modifications. Food was OK but not as good as in the past.
wonderful atmosphere, great food, reasonable prices
Pot au Feu Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 273-8953.
Pot au Feu Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 844 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.