The Pot Au Feu

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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.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was intriguing and the entree I had was amazing. The food was very well prepared with attention put into presentation as well. The tea-smoked duck was a highlight of my trip to El Paso.

CC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small cafe type restaurant. Food was very good. Friend stated best Mojito ever.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I wanted a date night out. Pot au Feu has great food, service, and ambiance. We really enjoyed it.

EC
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

All I will say is, first thing we were told was” we are out of this and that” and whatever we chose they “ didn’t have time to make”.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, cant wait to go back to try more of the menu.

C
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Send one of the dishes back to the kitchen. Got a new one, which was better. They didn’t charge us for one meal. It was oke but I would not go again.

MM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

DID NOT Enjoy the Food. The appetizer was very greasy. The dinners tasted as if the beef had gone bad. the duck was very tough and just too hard to eat. The pasta was overcooked and mushy. Service brought the food to the table for one us and a few minutes later the other. We left with our meals uneaten. Don't normally leave a terrible review but felt it necessary in this case.

OT
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband got the steak and frites, which was delicious. However, I got the braised short rib and it was terrible. The meat was bland and super chewy. I was really disappointed.

LL
El Paso
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant. It has the feel of an old Paris bistro. The service is impeccable and the menu is quite interesting and varied. I had the tea-smoked duck which was delicious. My friend had the rosemary penne with Gorgonzola and prosciutto which was delightful. The portions were generous, the ambiance is relaxed and I wished I was hungry enough to order another dinner.

EC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Frenchish food not remarkable. The reviews are misleading. Not bad just not exceptional.

JL
El Paso
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I ordered the tea smoked duck with noodles which was very good. My wife wanted to try the beef ribs but they were out so she settled for fish and chips which were just okay in her opinion.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great options. Space was a little noisy but it was a busy evening. Service was wonderful as our waiter was constantly checking on us, and offering to refresh our drinks. Can’t wait to go back.

RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usually when I visit restaurants multiple times, I find myself ordering the same thing over and over again. However, every time I visit the Pot, I try something different almost as a challenge to see if I ever leave disappointed. That hasn't come close to happening yet, aside from them not having the same soup I loved on my previous visit. But the different and unique offerings are what keep me going back. I've also managed to turn it into my parents' favorite place to have dinner before a show. Always looking forward to the next time!

OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak sandwich ever!

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EV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had quite pleasant experience with the restaurant. Food was delicious. Will be coming back.

C
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent! Service was ok. Our waiter could have come by a bit more often to refill our drinks and ask if we needed anything. Right as soon as we were taken to our table we were informed that several items from the menu were not available. Overall, it didnt affect us too much, just our appetizer wasnt available. Aside from this, everything else was great and my wife and I had a pleasant dinner.

CC
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the place is small, it is organized and the staff is more than capable to handle the crowd. The food was great, and the live music was fantastic.

PW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Always delicious and I love the decor.

OH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to Pot Au Feu many times and they never disappoint. The food is always great, I order the chimichurri steak when its available. This place is great for a date night or stopping by for lunch.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place great food. Mistakinly scheduled our date at the same time as winterfest, so lots of impulsive walk-ins for restroom or impromptu groups killed the initial ambience. Otherwise will be back again.

AS
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, small restaurant with international cuisine

MD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE, love, love the food...we will visit again on our next trip to El Paso. We were a group of three and each ordered a different dishes and ALL thought their selection was the best food we had in the city.

MD
El Paso
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the tea smoked duck. It is phenomenal. The wine selection is fantastic too with glass and bottle options. I highly recommend this for a date night. The ambience is perfect.

M
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

food was excellent. music was great. service was spotty but seems like they were missing a waitperson for the night. overall, it's worth coming to this place. a gem

V
El Paso
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food with some amazing live jazz. Had a great time. Those gentlemen musicians are unreal.

F
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I was really disappointed. We went on a advertised jazz night that was supposed to have drink specials. There were no specials and the recommended cocktails were strange concoctions that had no appeal. I got the fish and chips. Obviously the oil hadn’t been hot enough to cook either the fish or the fries since both were limp. I guess that’s a risk here if you are one of the first tables of the night eating pre-theater. My companion got the lamb burger. While cooked medium, it was extremely dry. The waitress seemed inexperienced and kept asking the manager?/Head waitress for guidance, but that lady didn’t appear to be interested. Altogether ok, but nothing special to entice me to ever go back.

CC
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is wonderful and there is something for even the pickiest person. Our server was new, and she did get the order right, but her ability to relate to her customers needs work.

j
Raleigh
87 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This place was right around the corner from where we were spending the night. The appearance is as much bar as restaurant and one woman was the hostess, bartender and waitress. She was great at all three. My date had the ratatouille sandwich with onion rings and I had the fish and chips. Excellent food. A couple of Texas golden ales rounded out an excellent meal. Very nice indeed.

RH
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing and all the food was fantastic, from the appetizers to the main courses to the deserts...everything was so good and the staff was awesome too!

EK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place. I will definitely be back for the beef bourguignon.

ND
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Overall disappointing. Had been once before about 2 yrs ago. It was a much better experience then. The dinning room was run down, crumbs on chairs and table felt sticky. Food was ok, didn’t know how to make a wine cocktail and martini was skimpy. There were only 2 other diners at the time. My friend had Steak and Frites I had Salad Nicoise. Steak a bit undercooked for medium, salad was large and fresh.

PW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

CO
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were very pleased with the atmosphere, ambiance of the place! The food was really good and the wine list, the service was good, overall I recommend this restaurant without hesitation!

DK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Z
El Paso
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

D
El Paso
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

D
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

DA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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