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The Pot Au Feu

4.2
74 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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THE KITCHEN - The talented kitchen staff at the Pot Au Feu come together every service to execute a menu prepared with the freshest of ingredients and with french cooking techniques. Chef Roberto A. Espinoza and Sous Chef Richard Mendez, both Le Cordon Bleu trained, collectively bring forth dishes that are comforting yet elegant. They are thoughtful and passionate about the recipes they create and aim to plate you the flavors of the world.

THE DINING ROOM - Life at the Pot Au Feu truly is a family affair. This space was constructed from the ground up by Roberto A. Espinoza, Roberto's father, Roberto Espinoza Jr., and Richard Mendez. The waitstaff have been here since opening day and share in the dedication to provide delicious food and impeccable service.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(915) 503-8158
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Roberto A. Espinoza
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between N Kansas and N Stanton
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 74 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatW (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Love Pot a feu. It has never disappointed. Service is great and food is phenomenal. Kind of old world atmosphere, like a restaurant you might see in Brooklyn. Delicious! I have had pretty much everything there and loved it. Elevated cuisine and comfort food.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

My husband and I were traveling in the El Paso area and staying downtown. We found this restaurant just blocks from our hotel and what a lovely surprise it was! The restaurant is located in a historic building and is nicely remodeled. The service was prompt and gracious - we enjoyed our friendly server. The wine and spirits selection was ample. But by far the best part of our visit was the incredibly delicious food. Everything we ordered just couldn't have been better. I ordered the Caesar side salad with my fettucine alfredo while my husband ordered the beef bourguignon after an appetizer of hummus and naan. The salad had the perfect amount of dressing - I don't like my lettuce drowned in dressing - and topped with perfectly seasoned handmade croutons. We ended our meal with a shared creme brulee that was so delicious I had to order another for just myself! We could not have asked for a better dining experience. This was our favorite restaurant during our nearly week long stay in El Paso.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food, great atmosphere and best of all it wasn't too expensive.

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vipZzzzzz (El Paso)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

I was last here several years ago and was disappointed in the signature dish, pot au feu. This time I went for something less ambitious (flank steak and fries) and it was good.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

We were told most of the menu was old and inaccurate. The daily specials listed on the plaque in center of table were no longer correct. Were told if we wanted something she would tell me if they had it anymore. Restaurant was empty.

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Danica (El Paso)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

The only thing I did not like was how dirty the tables were when we walked in. Very dusty and you could tell they had not been cleaned in a while. The drink menus were also dirty and stained. It was not the best first impression and we seriously considered going next door for pizza instead. However, we decided to give it a chance and the food was good.

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vipDarius (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

We were two for four on food. The Bulekas appetizer was excellent and my wife's fettuccine dish was excellent as well. I ordered the bouef bourgignon and it was not good. It was not cooked in wine like it should have been. I didn't want to fuss but couldn't lie when asked how my food was. It was sent back and I got a rushed order of chimichurri ribeye. It was a solid "okay". I will try them again and try different menu items.

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DAnneF (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was fresh and delicious. Good selection for larger diverse group. Good wine selection. Overall nice experience.

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Bess (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Brought a colleague here for a business lunch, and as always, we got a great meal with great service. This is my favorite place downtown!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Charming atmosphere and great food. Excellent service

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Kris (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

The food and drinks were great, our waitress was awesome and my daughters bday was fun 😊

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Hidden gem. Particularly happy with service. Will be back.

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vipSavvyFairre (New England)
4.0  Dined on March 28, 2017

Cool little place attached to the Hotel Gardner. Outstanding meal in very modest surroundings. Unfortunately, no real desserts available at the time I was there.

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PabloALN (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

Great environment and service, food was delicious. Overall great value, definitely we are coming back

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Celebrated St Valentines with the wife. Steak and frites were very good. Fettuccine was fantastic. Ended with the crème brûlée. Highly recommended. Overall a great dinner date.

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2017

The food was great. Service was good. Very nice atmosphere. Parking was not bad. Going to go back to try more from their small but great menu.

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Bess (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2016

One of our favorite places in town. We were disappointed that a couple of our favorite dishes were not available, as I had been thinking about that duck for days. However, our second choices were also delish, and overall it was a great meal, as always. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner (Corpus Christi)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Went to dinner before a symphony concert. Food was very good. Bonus: Nice jazz group was playing. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2016

Each time I'm in town I endeavor to stop here for dinner. The duck is always great.

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akm76 (El Paso)
4.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

Wonderful! The tea-smoked duck is delicious, and my dinner partners enjoyed the steak with potatoes/plantains and the Pot Au Feu (which she said was even better the second day). The music was a bit loud for our taste; although the selections were fine, we couldn't really carry on a conversation. Must note that, while the staff is willing to pull chairs out of the way, the closest handicap-access parking was a block away at the pay-for-parking lot ... this was a bit of a problem for the lady in a wheelchair and the one with a walker. Be sure to add extra time if you need to circle for a closer parking spot!

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Enjoyed every minute of it. They treated us as royalty, our table was ready and the food was served warm and promptly. Will definitely visit again.

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Victor (El Paso)
4.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

We tried the evening special which was a German schnitzel. Although slightly overcooked, it had great flavor and impressive considering it is not a "German" restaurant. The creme Brule was the bomb! Excellent service from the very attentive young lady who served us.

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vipDoc4foodies (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Nice downtown café-slow in getting our drink order but food was served promptly. Had the
Salmon and it was tasty and cooked as requested. Wife had a martini which she enjoyed, I had
a French malbec that was adequate. Wine list seems limited. Overall a nice experience before the ballgame. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

Great, original food, pleasant service, and nice Jazz in the background.

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
3.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

No parking, service was slow, humus was dry, "special" was flavorless. Entrées brought out at different times. Way too expensive for mediocre food.

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vipDinnerDiner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 25, 2016

but a tad disappointed in the meal. Which is a first. The fried calamari appetizer was ample & cooked properly, but underseasoned. Easy fix with a bit of salt. The cheese ravioli with wilted spinach, mushrooms, cream sauce - the mozzarella filling was a bit chewy, the quartered brown button mushrooms were seemingly uncooked, the spinach & cream sauce were very tasty. The Italian red wine wasn't to my taste - too sweet - but the kicker was that it was served icy cold - too cold for a white wine, even. Although the meal wasn't up to their usual good standards, I'll give them some slack & will return.

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Yummie (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

It is hard to give a precise description of my feeling about this place. The food is definitely well prepare with good quality for the price, although there is a bit lack of excitement in the taste. I would say this is a place for a weekend relaxing dinner or a stop before events in plaza theater, but not the kind of place for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

By far one El Paso's best kept culinary secrets. Food is amazing. I have literally have had almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. From the Fattoush to the Curry and let's not forget their signature dish the pot au feu everything is worth the bite.

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vipSwimjim (El Paso)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

Went to Pot Au Feu on a Saturday evening. Glad I made a reservation as the place was crowded. No problem with my reservation, though. Staff seemed a bit overwhelmed by the crowd and it took a bit of time to place our initial drink orders. But, drinks came out fairly quickly. Food order was taken and food arrived in a timely fashion. Food was great. Only negative was the band playing that night. Good music but way too loud for the space. Conversations with my companions was quite a challenge. I'll go again, just maybe not when live music is on tap.

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2016

As usual the restaurant catered to our needs and requests and let us enjoy a happy get-together.

The only drawback is the parking situation.

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