About The Pot Au Feu
El Paso, TX 79901
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.
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
Roberto A. Espinoza
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Pot Au Feu Ratings and Reviews
One of our favorite places in town. We w ...
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 delici ...
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 ...
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 d ...
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.
Nice evening ...
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.
Great food, limited menu, reasonable price
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.
El Paso's Gem
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.
Great food - loud and lousy music
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.
Some bad, some good
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!
It was our first
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.
It's a Pot of Gold
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.
Small friendly hipster downtown bistro w ...
Small friendly hipster downtown bistro with eclectic multinational menu predominantly. The duck confit sandwich with pomme frites (fries) was very tasty & was an ample portion. Smallish selection of interesting wines & beers.
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.
My wife and I decided to take a twenty minute drive to downtown on a weekday evening for dinner at Pot au Fue. The parking was easy and the restaurant was sparcely occupiate. We were emmidiately greeted, seated and courtesy attended. Our appetizer, my wife's soup and salad and my duck entree were absolutely excellent. The desert was delicious and our wine selection was perfect. We will definitely return on the weekend with friends and take advantage once more of the weekday dinning.
The food here is amazing. We have gone a couple times now and every dish is very good. they have a nice list of import beers and a decent wine selection. I am partial to Italian wines so I was pleased to find some favorites on the menu.
the only down side I have about this place is the noise level. it is VERY loud and even on a small two top table we had difficulty hearing each other all the time. that could easily be fixed with some carpet runners or better yet some fabric loosely draped on the ceiling to help absorb some of the noise. it isn't bad enough that I would stop going. just not a quiet romantic dinner kind of place.
No seconds for us
We expected a lot more from the pot, in regards of both; service and the food. Fish and chips was fair for the price, lamb burgher on the other side we were not able to even eat half if it. Very overpowering flavors that make it un-enjoyable. We wanted to like this place but unfortunately we will not. Maybe for a drink but not for food.
Dinner with friends
This was my first time there. I loved the historic feel of the restaurant. The server was attentive, explaining drink specials and what they didn't have. I was disappointed that they didn't have my top 2 choices: the pot au feu (not ready for another 45 minutes) and duck. I ordered the salmon and gnocchi. It was very good! My wife and friends had a combo of burgers, sandwiches, and entrees. Each of them loved their dish, and all of is were happy to say we would go back. The apple cheescake we had for dessert was amazing. Definitely recommend this place!
Very Good Demi-French
A rare very good french restaurant in El Paso Texas. A friend recommended this restaurant and we went right away since there are not many options for french food in our hometown. We ordered the duck (excellent) and the beef burgundy (very good but there were not enough veggies to go with it as we are used to). The wine (a Malbec regular $27) was discounted 25% to $21 due to happy hour so we loved it. We ordered the wings for appetizer (also discounted!) and loved them even though the style was probably not french (chinese?). In summary, we recommend you try this restaurant if you are craving french food.
Attentive staff plus creative chef
We selected this restaurant based solely on the previous reviews. Our reward was an excellent experience. The service was swift and attentive. We selected four items and shared them. Each of the four were excellent including Pot Au Feu. The best was saved for last with a piece of cheesecake that we are talking about one week later. If you like an intimate dining experience with attentive staff and menu selections that are a twist on you favorites then you will like Pot Au Feu.
The Pot Au Feu was a delightful
The Pot Au Feu was a delightful restaurant. Ashley was a wonderful waitperson, very knowledgable about menu items, service was friendly and it was a wonderful experience. We ordered an array of delicious dishes, including a hint of dill Caesar Salad, wonderful chicken wings and a most delightful fluffy, tasty omelet. Needless to say, this establishment will be our 'go to' place when visiting El Paso. Job well done...
The reception at the door: "Open table didn't call in your reservation" then made us stand there while he went on about that. I had to interupt him to ask for a table. He offered a postage stamp table. My wife asked for one of the larger tables open tables and he pointed to one and said we could have that table but he had to have it by 8:30 (it was 6 p.m). Drinks - Mojito specks of ground up mint, no garnish, too sweet. The menu is poorly arrranged - small in size and options. Taste - I had the "signature dish" Pot Au Feu. A mix of stewed shanks and vegetables served in a broth. Boring. Salmon served with fried plantains. The Salmon was okay but just, and why the plantains? Still trying to find a decent meal in downtown El Paso.
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