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Potente

4.8
4.8
1419 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Potente is a sophisticated and upscale Italian restaurant located in downtown Houston led by Executive Chef Danny Trace. Every dish is locally sourced and uses only the highest quality ingredients. Try our chef favorite homemade pasta with black truffles shaved table side, petite filet with pistachio gremolata and homemade desserts sure to delight!

Our attire is business casual. Shorts and hats are not permitted.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 237-1515

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Danny Trace

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for considering Potente for your special occasion. No matter the need for your event, we will ensure that we create the most memorable experience for you and your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Cristina Guyer: (832) 633-3447

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Crawford

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,419 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. s

    shamma1977

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Staff are professional, very friendly and made us feel special.
  2. ZB

    ZBoy74

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. The truffle pasta was amazing! It is pricy but worth every penny.
  3. R

    Rita

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danny Trace's elegant and delicious food was once again a huge hit.
  4. PR

    PedroR

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    José did an excellent job going over the menu and specials
  5. f

    funflyer

    Houston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Across the board excellent dining experience. Some items are greatly over-priced, but the service and ambience usually make up for that.
  6. HS

    HunterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think that may have been the best service I have ever had. The entire staff was so attentive and accommodating. The food is also as incredible as the service. The truffle pasta is a must have. We will definitely be back!
  7. D

    Darenp

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. Party of five had the private room and the attention to detail, wine options and that truffle pasta is legit. Incredible experience!
  8. DR

    DRR2013

    Austin

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting. Was not rushed through our dinner. Patrick our waiter was very helpful and hospitable, with good recommendations.
  9. BL

    BossLady

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in town. Ambiance is really cool and food is incredible. I drive a long way for that truffle pasta. Never had any like it anywhere else! Chef Danny Trace is killing it!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service I ever had and the food was so delicious.
  11. k

    kellys

    Houston

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the scallops and Cacio Pepe and can’t wait to go back for it again. Excellent service as well.
  12. MC

    MichaelC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, exquisite food, and intimate location. Would definitely return.
  13. B

    Beep

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday. Food was excellent. Service was exceptional. Great experience.
  14. MS

    MikeS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great food. The servers were some of the best I have ever had. The only negative thing I experienced were the tables were too close to one another, making it look cramped.
  15. A

    Ashley

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was amazing. Our server was great. It was overall a wonderful experience! Awesome way to celebrate a birthday.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was the perfect setting for a dinner date with my love. The food was amazing, and I do plan on coming back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, and service was excellent
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food but portions were smaller than I was expecting! Nice location too!
  19. MS

    MaximilianoS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am very satisfied with the place and will be back food taste is really good I like it very much
  20. RS

    RaphealSienteSe

    Houston

    265 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and phenomenal service! And thanks, Vinny, for the great wine selection
  21. MM

    MadelaineM

    Houston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, superb food, excellent service. We thoroughly have enjoyed a nice dinner before / after Astros games. Such a treat to have a fine dining experience where we can wear our game attire on game days. Thank you so much! We will definitely be back!
  22. MB

    MBRC

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Place! Loved Everything about it! Needs to have music playing but understand it was Astros Game night so everyone was into the game.
  23. RY

    RobertY

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. Everything was exceptional. The food is pricey, but delicious! The ambiance is perfect for a date night and the wait staff are friendly but very professional and attentive. I recommend asking for Will. You will not be disappointed!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience!
  25. SN

    SallyN

    Houston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! We’ll be back! 😊
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danny Trace is the best chef in Houston hands down. He is incredibly talented with food and the flavors he creates are outstanding. I highly recommend Potente. It will be an experience you will not forget.
  27. JS

    JennS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always amazing. I am Gluten free our waiter helped me to have an amazing pasta dish with crab meat and truffles 2 thing which I would not have put together. While the table received bread, I was treated with cucumbers loved how I was not excluded for having an allergy.
  28. SS

    ScottS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place with outstanding food. Now that I have seen the bar area I will be back for a bar visit as well
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class experience!! Highly recommended
  30. RA

    RayA

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, they prepare excellent seafood/fish plates.
  31. CC

    ChristopherC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Knowledgeable staff with excellent recommendations
  32. KF

    KimberlyF

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Amy is the best
  33. RM

    RodolfoM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place to go for a unique dining experience. Staff are all GREAT!.....
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was like a nightclub - Bar was so obnoxious. Not like our past experience there. Not sure we will be back.
  35. JB

    JoshB

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner tasting menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable on each dish and was excellent about checking in on us every so often. 10/10 would recommend!
  37. RI

    RICHARDZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not only was the food exceptional but the service and general congeniality of the staff were outstanding!! We will certainly return to Potente for special occasions.
  38. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely LOVED this restaurant. Would definitely recommend it to anybody. If you’re looking for an upscale place with great food and drinks, this is definitely the place to go
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience, highly recommend!!
  40. MC

    MrsCMR

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Potente is rated 4.8 stars by 1419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Potente

1515 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Crawford

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Danny Trace

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 237-1515

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for considering Potente for your special occasion. No matter the need for your event, we will ensure that we create the most memorable experience for you and your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Cristina Guyer: (832) 633-3447

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