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About The Pot Au Feu
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.
El Paso, TX 79901
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
Between N Kansas and N Stanton
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Roberto A. Espinoza
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Pot Au Feu Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of five of us had dinner here on Friday evening January 8. I thought the French-themed food was very good and a nice alternative to El Paso's usual fare. The downtown location is ovely and even has a French feel to it. The hummus, the chicken breast, and the cheese cake were all exquisite. The offerings were somewhat pricey, but not exorbitantly so, and you certainly won't complain about the quantity. Overall, a good dining experience and a good ambiance for a group get together.
Our food was very well prepared and presented. My corned beef hash was great and my wife's Belgium waffles were equally good. The music was more fitting to the marketplace in Algiers and not at all keeping with this restaurants' objective of a pleasing dining experience.
I ordered the curry. Which arrived extremely oily. I was scooping up spoonfuls of oil and discarding into a separate dish. Sadly, there wasn't much else in the curry except the broth with a small sprinkling of sliced potatoes and onions mixed in. Fortunately it came with white rice which helped to break it up a bit. Very disappointing over all. The kids got chicken fingers and fries which were a sad mixture of greasy and dry with enough salt flavor to wither the ocean. Everybody enjoyed the hummus; it was spot on! I wish I would have just ordered a few more rounds of hummus and avoided the main course catastrophes. We had the chocolate cake for dessert and it was devine!
Can't say enough. The service was attentive and the food was excellent. We had the lamb burger and curry. Both were excellent. I also ordered the poutine as a side dish. Wow!
The menu has something for everybody and we plan to come back (often) to sample all we can.
Great food and great service. Been there many times and the food has always been amazing. Every time I've been there I have ordered a different dish. From their signature dish to the fish and chips everything is legit. Drop in and take a visit.....trust me you'll enjoy it.
Had a great meal, overall experience was very good. Service was very good as well. First time in El Paso downtown for dinner. I had the duck it was fantastic, there were at least three other items on the menu that I wanted to try. Next time in El Paso, I will return!
It was a little loud, but not to bad.
While the appetizers were delicious, two out of five diners did not like their food. One had a steak which tasted bad and was tough and the other had curry which was too watery. The two that ate duck confitte seemed to enjoy their food. I may return sometime.
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