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Pot au Feu

Downtown Providence
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44 Custom House St, Providence, RI 02903-2614
+1 401-273-8953
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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230 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came during Providence restaurant week in the end of January, it was just OK. It was four of us. Service was so-so, looks like waiters were busy, only two waiters for entire room downstairs. We got butter, but we didn’t get any bread until we specifically asked for it. Tables around us was served, but our table was ignored... More 

1 Thank RItraveler512
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff couldn't have been nicer, but the food was not bad, but horrible. It begins with the "French" bread, which doesn't resemble anything like bread. The salads, were wilted mescalun thrown on plates and then came right out the refrigerator to table. The escargot had no flavor - how do mess up garlic butter? The beef in each of... More 

Thank Anne-Marie F
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very much a "has-been". I wonder whether the owner actually tastes the food out of the kitchen because our meal there last Friday was more like cafeteria slop. It was totally without salt. The Escargot was totally tasteless. The duck dish tasted like it had been microwaved swimming in a very sweet sauce, and the chicken liver... More 

Thank Sari G
Lower Keys, Florida
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well overall a disappointing meal. I understand things may not be at their best during a restaurant week but this was poor. Let me begin by stating that the service was efficient and apologetic for the shortcomings of the kitchen. However, the food is where a restaurant is ultimately judged. The appetizers were sorry--the lobster bisque was remarkably free of... More 

1 Thank mkoi56
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This restaurant is truly a gem. It's authentic, the service is great, the atmosphere is cozy, the food is phenomenal and Bob Burke just puts the icing on the cake with his welcoming and warm personality. Go and treat yourself!

Thank Melinda R
North Canton, Ohio
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165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

What an experience to not only spend time with friends, but meet new ones! This was an amazing please to have a wonderful Dinner... perfect night at an Authentic French Restaurant! Julia Child would be proud! (No wonder she loved it here!)

Thank Angela P
Boston, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

delicious and tasty meals, interesting menu, great for foodies, just the right amount of "lively", recommend!

Thank MakeupArtist40
Rhode Island
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I always come to Pot au Feu for those special occasions. The food is consistently excellent and the menu has changed very little over the past 30 yrs! I especially enjoy the Beef Bouguignon served with potatoes au gratin made with gruyere cheese. They also serve a very good bouillabaisse and special French dishes like cassoulet. For... More 

1 Thank bioguy
Cotuit, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This gem of a restaurant in Downtown Providence, RI is simply wonderful. Authentic French cuisine, delicious food, great service and lovely French wine, and a very nice menu should be high on your "to do" list. We will be back again.

1 Thank Roland B
St. James, New York, United States
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201 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had 60 people in a private room upstairs and the service was so good you would think it was four or six of us. Bob Burke, the owner, was a show all to himself, giving us the true story of the history of Providence and Rhode Island. The food was excellent. I doubt you could find a better place... More 

1 Thank HarlanJF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Custom House St, Providence, RI 02903-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Downtown Providence
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-273-8953

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?