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Our attire is business casual. Shorts and hats are not permitted.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
SPAGHETTI AL TARTUFO NERO
CACIO PEPE, FRENCH BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLE SHAVED TABLESIDE
GELATO AND SORBET
ITALIAN TUILE, SEASONAL FLAVORS SUGGESTED PAIRING | PROSECCO
14 LAYER CHOCOLATE CAKE
MILK CHOCOLATE PRALINE CRUNCH, COCOA MERINGUE, CHOCOLATE DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE SUGGESTED PAIRING | RECIOTO
Excellent food, great service, made our anniversary very special! Would recommend!
Would have been excellent, but sat for 15 minutes unattended with no drinks or menus.
Great place to be in Houston.
Quiet and great food
The food was fantastic and the service over the top.
I will definitely come back to eat here.
Wonderful way to celebrate a birthday. The spaghetti with truffle shavings is out of this world! I’ll be dreaming of it!
Celebrated my anniversary here.
Small portions for big prices. The experience is worth it but the food was not
Great food. Incredible variety offered on the menu. Attentive service. Looking forward to returning again & trying something new. Potente is a wonderful addition to downtown dining.
Everyrhing was excellent, we will be recommending.
First time eating here. Everything was outstanding!
We went with the tasting menu and wanted a particular menu item included, to which they they were very accommodating. The service was exceptional. I appreciated the backlit menus and they made a perfect Old Fashioned
I’ll definitely go back
Incredible food! Really cool spot in Houston with high quality food.
Everything was excellent! Great service ambiance and the food was on point. Will be returning
Food and service was excellent. Although social distancing could definitely have been better. The tables were very close to each other and the dinner room filled.
Will was amazing and attentive. As was the rest of the wait staff. Food was even better this time around. Wine list is excellent. Thank you!!
Went for last day of HRW dinner. Everything was superb from the cocktails to the dessert. Didn’t have wine in addition to cocktails because it was a weeknight. Restaurant is spacious so at 75% capacity still allows distancing between tables. Truly enjoyed our time here. Brought back memories from past few years when we’d frequently come before or after the baseball games since we are season ticket holders.
The truffle spaghetti is so amazing! I ordered this six times in this September. Highly recommended.
great service great food . this was the best HRW menu that we had this year
Was able to take advantage of the HRW menu. Good & service were outstanding and what we have come to expect at Potente. While all of the staff wore masks and hand sanitizer was available upon entrance the tables in the dining room were way too close together. They tried to seat the table next to us and two times the guests asked to be moved because of the lack of social
distancing. We also expressed our lack of comfort with guests being so close. That table then stayed vacant for some time but in the end they moved it a few inches away from us and sat another couple there. Potente has done nothing to adjust the distance between their tables and at a restaurant that is already an intimate size it was too close for comfort in the middle of a pandemic.
Too crowded for Covid times
Octopus appetizer was amazing. Truffle pasta was good but the octopus stole the show. Strawberry tart was also really good. I would come back to this restaurant. Waiter left a lot to be desired, didn’t explain the dishes and we had to hear what the dishes were made of from another table! Guess he didn’t want to serve us because it was hrw
The food did not come out as hot as my first visit a few weeks ago. The fish skin wasn't as crunchy. My tart was not as warm. The service was good.
The tables seemed to be unmoved and were closer than 6 feet apart.
We are never disappointed when my wife and I have dinner at potente.
Always a wonderful time at Potente!
Had a great dinner this week for my fiancé’s birthday. We sat at a high top in the bar area which was a good choice. We were able to order off both the regular menu and the happy hour. We tried the lobster arancini (awesome), octopus ( best I’ve had in Houston), oysters (weren’t my favorite), and two orders of the cacio e Pepe with truffles. Beyond beyond! I will definitely be coming back soon! I also want to call out that I posted on Instagram and not only did they repost but took the time to make personal comments about my fiancé’s bday and thanking us for coming it.
Excellent service and amazing food!! 10/10!!!
We went as first timers from out of town for higher end experience. Seated in the bar it was more casual than anticipated. Food was decent was not extraordinary.
Friends 30th wedding anniversary.
We were celebrating a special event and it happened to also be Houston Restaurant Weeks. The HRW menu was a wonderful representation of their larger menu, including some of the more popular items. Our server, Valentine, was very helpful in selecting a wine that could accompany various seafood, truffles, and dessert - he made a wonderful suggestion that worked well with our entire meal. All of our food choices were scrumptious (and made with Valentine's recommendations), but the diver scallop starter and the soft-shelled crab entree were to-die-for. Nate, the maître d', came to visit us and invited us back soon - and I think we shall take him up on it!
Birthday dinner. Top-notch service. Excellent food especially the truffle pasta! Treated us with a birthday dessert.
Valentin is the best... there is no potente experience without Valentin. Service is exceptional. Food superb
I can't wait to go back. Since the moment you walk in to the restaurant you know you will have a unique and priceless experience.
My husband and I love this place. The service is amazing...the waiter was so personable and the Maitre D came over and introduced himself to us. The food was absolutely delicious. You must try their signature Cacio Pepe...rich, velvety pasta with black truffle; absolutely scrumptious. Their soft shelled crab is to die for...it's huge, and very tasty. We were seated in the main dining room which is much quieter than the patio room. Drink and wine selection was very broad. Highly recommend this place...it has become my new favorite place to eat in Houston!
I came here just for the truffle pasta and it was very disappointing. The noodles were way under cooked so it was chewy and more like ramen and ends were crunchy. I’ve only had truffle pasta one other time in aspen and it was amazing so I had high hopes. On the other hand our service was very good. I don’t remember his name but he was super polite and very good to us. I’m not one to complain or send back food but with the appetizer and hummus I was full enough so we just asked for it to go. Great staff all around and the burratta was amazing
The service is outstanding! We tried the HRW menu, and added the roasted oysters. The oysters are amazing.
Will was a most attentive server with great recommendations. Drinks and food were stellar.
Excellent food combined with very good service, a winning combination!
Great new find. The food has amazing flavor and beautiful presentation. We all loved what we ordered.
This is my third time to Potente. The truffle spaghetti with extra crab meat and foie gras are super amazing! I already recommend my friends to come here and they also love cuisine here.
The food was amazing and our waiter Valentine was the best! We followed his suggestions on the menu and were not disappointed. I definitely recommend him if visiting Potente
Potente is rated 4.8 stars by 887 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.