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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
SPAGHETTI AL TARTUFO NERO
CACIO PEPE, FRENCH BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLE SHAVED TABLESIDE
FIRE ROASTED SEA BASS, GARDEN VEGETABLES, FAVA BEAN, HEIRLOOM TOMATO
SUMMER HEIRLOOM TOMATO, WHIPPED PUGLIA'S CHEESE, CUCUMBER TEXAS FIG SABA, 1836 OLIVE OIL
Always the best food, service and experience.
We loved our dinner at Potente. It was a lovely experience from food, decor, drinks to service. A memorable night.
Food was good but not spectacular. Price was high compared to food quality. Excellent service.
Excellent service. Delicious food. Great place for a fancy night out
Great date night spot for special occasions to get dressed up and have amazingly great food. Not one of those overpriced restaurants that gives you child portions but portions to share!
The service, food and atmosphere were excellent. The only thing that could be improved upon would be: to add some live music such as an instrumental guitar, soft trumpet or piano to enhance the ambiance ( no piped in music please).
Great wine list, great food and excellent service! We sat at the bar and Emily (I think that’s her name) waited on us. She is wonderful and helped to make our night out fun!
I can honestly say this is some of the best food I have ever had. The oysters were fire roasted and superb. We had scallops for our entree and they were cooked to perfection. I recommend making a reservation and getting there as fast as you can.
Really enjoyed everything about the evening except the initial champagne service. The waiter came up and said Happy Birthday and then said “Can we start you off with some champagne?” I like champagne but don’t love champagne but the way he said it seemed to indicate it was compliments of the restaurant since he wished me a birthday first. Well it wasn’t and it was $22 a glass.
Not a big deal but felt a little deceptive and we will know better next time.
The food was great, service was very attentive and the atmosphere was quiet. Really enjoyed the evening.
It was excellent as always. Potente is a lovely setting. The ambiance is fantastic along with the food, service and waitstaff.
New Year’s Eve
Some of the best pasta I have had. Food was excellent. Drinks are great and the wine list is top notch. Added to one of our fav’s in Houston.
Appetizers : Grill oysters and foi gras. They are okay. Not great
Entrée: truffle pasta and Scallops. Nothing spectacular. Just plain.
Dessert: dessert items are good.
Overall: not worth the hype. Food is okay-average
This is a A-list restaurant that we choose for business and special occasions. We are pleased with our service and can request our favorite staff member Valentin. That qarantees us over the top service. It is always a delight to see Chef Danny's presentations. Excellent caviar and wines. If you want the best try it.
Impeccable customer service and delicious food as usual!
A very nice place for Christmas Eve dinner. The food was excellent, if a bit unimaginative, and the waitstaff knowledgeable and friendly. The grilled oysters and truffle pasta were the standout dishes at our table.
The food, service and ambiance is always top notch at Potente. The pate appetizer was a trio of tastes. The white truffle pasta was amazing. Pheasant and iota red entrees were delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.
The Service here is always 5+ stars. The staff understands what true hospitality is...they always have!
The food is always excellent, but the menu hasn't changed in a while...wondering about that.
Date night for Christmas was the occasion and we had an overall nice time. I had the scallops and he had the filet—both well prepared and tasty. Not the caliber of fine dining we expected but still solid experience.
Amazing dinner experience. The food was incredible and the wine amazing. Loved everything about our dinner. It was on the pricey side, but overall worth it.
Valentin was wonderful and responsive. It was a quick drop in for a meal, so not your typical lounger dinner, but it was not as good as an experience as I had recalled. When I first arrived there was a manager at the door that seemed indifferent to my visit, as I mentioned last time I had come in with a regular. I will come again next time I am in town.
The food was amazing! Best steak and cacio e Pepe I’ve ever had
AMAZING food, cocktails and service!!! Potente has become our new HTown favorite!! The octopus, foie gras, black truffle pasta w/ crab…everything is delish!!
Potente MGMT: Y’all have a true GEM In Chiara…she’s helped us plan two group parties and her customer service is impeccable!!
We’ll be back soon!
One of the finest places you will ever dine.
Absolutely amazing. This was our first time in Houston. We will come back just for this place.
Once a year Christmas outing with great friends!
Superb. Dinner before show was perfect! Eat here and 15min walk to Ballet.
The white truffle shaved was small..
Houston has plenty of great restaurants, but Potente is at the top of my list. Chef Danny Trace is a master. I've never had a dinner there that didn't leave me thinking about it days later. On this visit the scallops were wonderful on a bed of creamy risotto that is cooked perfectly. The rabbit was terrific, balanced with pasta with a light gravy. The wine selection is largely Italian, but the staff is great in assisting with a selection with reasonable pricing. We had a 2016 Barbaresco which pared perfectly.
The wait staff is very attentive without being to much.
Also excellent food and superior service.
The experience was outstanding. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND AND WILL VISIT POTENTE AGAIN.
From the time you are actually 'greeted' at the door by the hostesses and Nate the Maitre D' with broad welcoming smiles to the engaging wait staff. There's an obvious investment in staff training.
The food was the best part. We started with the seafood puff pastry appetizer. The first thing you notice after the first bite is that there's no 'shaken' salty seasonings in the dish. It was clean and refreshing. Loved it.
The citrus roasted lobster tail was phenomenal. Again, no 'shaken' salty seasonings. It truly makes a difference when you taste the lobster, which was extremely tender. No chewy parts. The risotto was light and the rice perfectly cooked. This dish sort of melts on your palette. You eat it slowly and really enjoy the taste of every ingredient.
As a first time visitor to the restaurant, I encourage anyone who wants upscale ambiance with really special food to go. The service and food are unparalleled.
This restaurant is fantastic all-around: Great service, great ambiance, and most importantly, great food! The Cacio e Pepe (spaghetti with a light truffle sauce) is a staple and beyond delicious! The chocolate tiramisu is also a must!
Wait staff was wonderful. Food was great
Amazing experience. In an age where restaurants are a bit understaffed, Potente rises to the top. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Ask for Will, he is a true professional and gave awesome recommendations. The Sommelier, Vinnie was on point with recommendations as well.
It was great and very special experience
Gran ambiente buena música
La comida espectacular
Second time there. Food and service were outstanding. Great ambiance
We will be back
The food and service were excellent . Great recommendations. Definitely will be back here for dinner!!!
The black truffle pasta was superb! 10/10 would recommend!
Potente is rated 4.8 stars by 1235 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.