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Food was absolutely amazing!!
I had a made a reservation for a birthday celebration and the restaurant didn’t had any attention to the occasion
We had a pleasant time with great tasting foods, beautiful presentations and excellent service.
The food was truly outstanding and the service was excellent.
Exceptional. In every single way.
Food was amazing! When the vanilla gelato didn’t meet chef’s standard,
He sent out 2 scoops of other flavors. Service was impeccable
Great food, great service, great prices.
Loved everything about Potente. Truffle spaghetti was delicious and we are already planning to go back for round two. Service was top notch and ambience was perfect.
Food was delicious! Great service and easy access from Westin Hotel.
Everything was really good -- steaks, scallops, pasta -- except for the Caesar salad that was just mediocre.
Everything was truly phenomenal.
Excellent food, wine and atmosphere! Hidden gem!
We had wonderful, attentive service.
The food was outstanding and delicious.
We were celebrating a birthday, and the celebrant was extremely impressed by her whole experience.
Atmosphere is great, staff is definitely on point. My water glass never managed to reach halfway, because they were constantly refilling it. Food wise I couldn't say anything bad about it, but honestly I'm just not sophisticated enough to really enjoy it heh. Everyone raves about the truffle pasta, and the sauce was good, but the truffles tasted like ... Mushrooms. Just regular old mushrooms to me. I probably wouldn't go back, but it is definitely a great experience, and would impress almost anyone for a date night.
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Potente was a superb experience. Our assigned team member was well versed on all the items in the menu, my wife selected the salmon that surpassed our expectations..,,,!!!!
The home made pasta with truffle shaved on the table over the dish ,, explosive!! then my frutti di mare felt like sea breeze... excellent!,,
I was invited to tour the restaurant, and cellar, ,, and yes, they truly nailed the concept. (met the sommelier)
We were delighted, with the freshness and finesse of the food. True farm to the table experience .
While in town the place is a must, won't be dissapointed.
Thanks to the Cheff, Owner and Team members!!
Service was great but prices were excessive for the quantity and quality. Very noisy too. Had been to Pappas steakhouse the week before and paid half the price for twice the food. I have no issues paying high prices, but the food was not worth it. Very small portions and my steak was cooked at the wrong temperature and after sending it back still came out wrong. Not going back.
Never have we had a more outstanding culinary experience. Chef Danny Trace is indeed a genius with the selected foods he prepares and serves at Potente. Service is artful.
Food was good. Service was good but felt rushed.
It's a dining experience not to be missed. Chef Trace and staff run a well-oiled machine.
The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because what happened with our credit card. My husband had left the card on a previous visit and we picked it up on the night we ate there again, using it that night. The next morning there was a $400+ charge on it to Abercrombie. Needless to say we had to cancel that card anyway.
Absolutely love the entire team at Potente. They always make you feel special and the food is heavenly.
We let the restaurant know in advance we were coming to celebrate Valentine’s Day and I requested a more private/romantic spot. We called to move our reservation up but I made it a point to still confirm we would get the table we requested. Instead of adhering to the special request they made sure to say they would accommodate, they sat us at the first table upon entry. I felt like the maitre d and hostess were staring at us the whole time. It ruined the whole vibe. My husband and I rarely have time to go out to dinner and we were celebrating Valentine’s Day. For such a nice restaurant I expected a lot more. In regards to the food, it was good but definitely not anything we will go back for.
Service at the table was bad. Multiple waiters and were not friendly. Ordered sea bass, was delivered another fish, possibly snapper, but definitely was not sea bass. Truffle pasta and charred octopus was good. Overall, I could tell it was a great place, just bitter on the actual waiting service. Oh yea, called four days prior to make the reservation for me and my wife, and got seated at the bar. WTF?! I spent $370 on wine, appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Price was good considering we had a $140 dollar bottle of wine.
We had the worst service I have ever had at a restaurant, much less one that is supposed to be fine dining.
Clearly one of the finest restaurants in Houston. The food is creative and delicious and the services second to none. The wine steward helped us with a pairing for each course, which was perfect. I have dined here previously, and each time I find the experience to be exceptional.
Thank you for visiting us Rick, we are happy to hear that you guys had a great time and that everyone enjoyed the creative dishes from Chef Danny's kitchen. We truly appreciate the support of our establishment. We look forward to seeing you come back soon.
First time visit. Service was excellent and great ambiance.
Food was some of best that I've had in quite sometime and we will be returning very soon.
Thank you for your recent visit James, we are thrilled to hear that we provided great service during your 1st visit with us, and that you enjoyed the dishes from Chef Danny's kitchen. We look forward to seeing you return soon!
We had an amazing business dinner at Potente! The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. I highly recommend the truffle spaghetti as a shareable, it is delicious!
Thank you so much for the recent visit Rachel, we are so happy to hear that you had a great time! We will make sure to pass this review to our team, they will be happy to see your kind words about them. We hope to see you come back soon!
Everything about our dinner was amazing! The wine list is extensive and the food is delicious. We will definitely be back.
Amazing food and excellent service. The Pappy Van Winkle bourbon was a great surprise and treat! See you again soon.
Thank you for your recent visit with us, we are happy to hear that we provided you a 5-Star visit! Looking forward to seeing you come back soon!
Our favorite restaurant! The pasta with the black truffle shaved on top is out of this world. Service is impeccable!
Thank you so much for your recent visit, we are happy to hear that we made your favorites list, such a honor for us to hear this from our guests. And yes, that Truffle Pasta is truly a local gem! We look forward to seeing you come back soon.
Food was excellent. Valentin, our server, was also perfect. Wonderful ambience .
Thank you so much for your recent visit with us! We are happy to hear that you had a great time, and that our staff provided excellent service during your dinner. We hope to see you back soon!
We had an excellent dinner at Potente. Douldn't get reservations for regular seating on open table however when we arrived the hostess offered us a regular table which we really appreciated. Our server was very nice. Happy hour had some excellent choices and the server recommended that we get the empanadas which we don't regret for a minute. The pasta is excellent and the branzino we had was excellent as well. Loved the dessert we ordered as well. All in all I would highly recommend this place.
Service and food was absolutely awesome!! Will definitely return.
Great food and wine! Highly recommended for anyone visiting the Downtown Houston area.
Thank you for the 5-Star review Joe, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you back soon!
Very relaxing, great atmosphere and the servers were very nice. Hats off to the chief ❤️
Thank you so much for your recent visit with us, we are happy to hear that you had a great time! We will pass this kind review to Chef Danny, he will be happy to see your comments. Hope to see you back soon!
This was a great place to have dinner and enjoy the conversation as much as the food. Great environment and incredible options from the menu. Definitely will be back.
Thank you so much for your recent visit with us Andre, we are happy to see that you had an excellent time and that you liked our menu options. We hope to see you back soon!
Overall good food but I personally did not find it worth the hefty price tag. The spaghetti with truffle was really good but too expensive for 3 spoonfuls. I also did not appreciate that the server forced us to pay for the dish after adding it on himself.
We also had quail, scallops, crab cake, pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate cake. While good, none of these were stand out dishes so I do not believe I will be returning.
Hi Sanjana, thank you for your recent visit with us, we are sorry we to hear that we did not give you a 5-Star visit, as we strive to give all our guest an excellent time with us. We will make sure to bring this incident to our Service Team to ensure we improve our services. If there is anything we can do, please feel free to reach out to us. Thank you!
Our first visit to Potente and it won’t be our last! I had read and heard wonderful reviews of this restaurant so was looking forward to our visit. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is one of the best I’ve been to in a long time. The food was interesting and delicious - with lovely presentation. The lighted menus were a delightful surprise! Highly recommend... do know that all this wonderfulness does not come cheap - so save your pennies for a special treat - you’ll be glad you did!
My wife and I tried Potente Saturday night. The service was fine but not outstanding. The food did not appeal to our tastes at all...until dessert. That was good! We won't go back.
Way overrated. Average all the way around. Service very lacking. Unimpressive. I’d not go back