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Another wonderful evening at Potente for the whole family. Celebrated our anniversary and had a couple of very nice surprises. Big THANK YOU to Amy our awesome server and the chef for, yet another, fantastic culinary experience. We’ll be back soon!
On an out of town visit, we booked this well recommended restaurant. We were not disappointed. The restaurant design was beautiful and the service was great. The food was very innovative. My wife had a Caesar Salad which was shredded for easy eating. I had the octopus which was outstanding. I had the snapper entrée which was excellent, and my wife had the filet which was prepared exactly to her expectations.
I wish I could remember the name of the server as he did an excellent job. He was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu.
The wine list was excellent and had a number of fine values.
We will be back.
Took a chance before heading to the Hobby center for a musical. Menu look incredible and Potente sure did not disappoint. Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, excellent wine list. Octopus app was delicious, and the scallops my daughter ordered were the biggest I had ever seen, they were cooked perfectly, and my veal was incredible. We found our new favorite downtown restaurant.
Great service ...Excellent quality ...memorable meal.
Awesome food and service. We will be back and will recommend to friends.
Amazing service, great food, very well priced wine menu!
This was our first time visiting Potente, had been highly recommended by my co-worker so our expectations were pretty high, It was very easy and convenient to make reservations which surprised me since it was a last minute decision to go out that night, accommodations, decor and atmosphere were up to par; our drinks, appetizers and main entrances were to die for, the portions are fairly small compared to the standard in Houston but it is the right amount of food (don't get me wrong), the chef is a Master, the flavor, presentation and temperature of the food were spot on, they know what they are doing in the kitchen, I highly recommend it for the quality of the dining.
Now the reason for the poor review on the service: even our waiter who tried very hard to keep us satisfied had to apologize for how slow everything was, but not to bail him out, he was not the most attentive waiter for a place like this, when you have an upscale kitchen you must provide an upscale service, maybe this was a one night off but we felt like IHOP could have had a better wait staff, took too long to greet us at the table, to get bread, to get drinks, to get appetizers and also to get the food, he even said that our order got caught behind a large party, well the place was only about 60% occupied.
So a 2 star experience regarding service but a 5 star experience once the food was on the table.
Amazing service and food. This place is now my favorite restaurant in Houston!
Great food and fantastic service! We’ll be back!
Exceptional in every way! Our drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts were fantastic. And the service was even better. We will be back!
Our server was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, Megan made our first visit worth giving the restaurant another try in the future. The bread maker was broken so we didn’t get fresh bread for the delicious hummus, so that was a tiny negative only because my fiancé is a bread fanatic, he was excited when told fresh hot bread was coming & then it never came. A waiter eventually brought hummus with a slice of cold bread. The hummus is so tasty that we’d come again just for hot bread to try it with!
Portions are small, but food is nice. We will give it another try and ask for Megan. She’s an asset to the restaurant for sure.
Our hats off to the staff at Potente! The food and service are over the top!
A great restaurant with exceptional service and attention to detail. Menu is broad, exceptional wine list. Great for business and special occasions.
Great food, Outstanding wine list & fantastic service
Outstanding food and outstanding service...
Potente is truly one of the finest restaurants in Houston.
Potente is a great restaurant that has it all. Great food, great wine list and cocktails, and is well managed. Our grilled octopus appetizer was an excellent beginning and the black truffle spaghetti is a dish that will make you comeback for more. Our main course of veal tender was outstanding. We are already planning a return visit.
Beef carpaccio was decent as appetizer. Frutte de marie was okay. Duck was pretty solid.
Service was good. Waiter was very nice and helpful. He recommended splitting a few dishes. Overall, just didn't like it. The menu is very random and more coastal/creole than Italian. I really think I would have enjoyed this more if I wasn't expecting Italian, because this place is really just the standard new American restaurant with more pasta. They tried to get creative and ended up with a disjointed menu and honestly, there was nothing on the menu that was even appealing. A salad that was shredded like coleslaw, butternut squash any place they could stick it, just really bad flavors. Anyways, I live above this place and had high hopes but this restaurant along with it's sister next door are just really unremarkable.
Very good food and service. Sommelier assisted in picking out a very nice Barolo at a reasonable price. Pastas were outstanding. We had two as appetizers -black truffle cacao e pipe(sp?) and wild boar Pappadelle. We will be back!
Very pretty restaurant and very delicious food! Really enjoyed.
Amazing. Everything was top of the line. You honestly can’t go wrong.
This food makes me happy
This is an amazing restaurant. Beautiful, great food and extraordinary service.
We really love it and look forward to enjoying many great nights with them.
Disappointing after hype of dress code, low noise, elegant ambience, showed none of the aforementioned . Food and service was average. Either you have it or you don't, they don't.
We had a great time. The food was unique and excellent. It was a wonderful birthday dinner celebration.
Food was awesome again and love the wine selection and fun carates
We have been to top restaurants all over. Potente was an awesome experience right here in Houston. Attentive service, knowledgeable sommelier, great food, great wine list price, beautiful atmosphere.
We will definitely be going back. Was very convenient for us to eat an early dinner then off to the rockets game!
Perfectly cooked porterhouse. Nice and knowledgeable wine service. A slightly more elegant than usual site for a pre-event meal.
One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Beautiful environment, impeccable service, and simply delicious food. Luxurious in every way without feeling overdone. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Exceptional food from chef's opening tid bit to Apple dessert coupled with attentive service and fine wine list.
Outstanding service, food, and Italian wine selection.
We went for a small dinner before the Opera. Had the Lobster Bisque followed by 2 pasta dishes (wild boar ragu on tagliatelle and pheasant and rabbit ravioli) and a bottle of wine. All excellent and we ate it all! The waiter was good enough to enquire when we started out if we had and subsequent engagements and when, so service was not rushed at all. A bit pricey, but the quality is what one would expect for the cost.
Great birthday meal. Enjoyed the food and wine. We’ll be back!
Creative recipes take classic dishes to a new level. Chef Danny is a master at mixing flavors and textures to bring out the very best in all of the ingredients. Every dish is a delight.
Amazing meal! The BEST truffle pasta I’ve ever had! The flavors made each bite an experience! Phenomenal meal!!
We had a wonderful experience at Potente! From the moment you walk in, you immediately admire the beautiful atmosphere. Our helpful and attentive waiter Cameron made delicious recommendations for everything from the starters (burrata & beets, charred octopus) to our mains (truffle pasta (YUM!!), scallops, and lambchops) with the Apple Galette and Htown Dream Cake being the perfect way to end the meal. There were a few hiccups in the kitchen due to a large party being there that evening, but the manager Craig and Cameron apologized profusely and went above and beyond to make amends. You could tell that that they have high standards and were just as bothered as we were about the mishaps. We were very impressed with how they handled it and will definitely be back soon!
This was our first time to dine here and we highly recommend this restaurant. The food and the service was outstanding. Nate was our server and made sure everything ran smoothly from appetizers to dessert. My husband and I split the beef carpaccio and the octopus appetizers. Both were outstanding! For our entrée, we ordered the sea bass which was cooked to perfection and had delicious flavors and presentation. We will definitely return in the near future. The decor of this restaurant was beautiful but one suggestion I would make is if you are a large man or woman, request to be seated at a table rather than a booth. The booth table seemed too close to the booth seating and since it was fixed to the floor , it could not be scooted out. We are average size people but felt a bit squished by the close proximity of the table to the booth seating.
The service is top notch, only complaint was the noise level rose increasingly throughout my visit 6pm-8pm, but there isn't much you can do about that.