Potente focuses on sourcing local products whenever possible and uses only the highest quality ingredients. The kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Danny Trace. Chef Danny shops the local Houston Farmer’s Markets every Saturday morning to hand select the fruits and vegetables that he will serve at Potente. The modern Italian menu features all wild-caught seafood selections, USDA steaks and homemade pastas. In November 2020, Potente’s truffle pasta was featured as “One of the Best Pastas in the Country" by the Food Network.
The restaurant’s extensive wine list features a large selection of Italian wines, as well as a section of California’s finest vintners. Should you need a recommendation from our comprehensive list, a sommelier is available during dinner service to assist. In addition to our vast collection of wines, a selection of fine whiskeys, scotches, tequilas, spirits, liquors and craft beers are available.
Executive Chef Danny Trace joined Potente and Osso & Kristalla in 2017.
“The most memorable meals for me are of my grandmother and grandfather in the kitchen. My grandmother’s family was from Milan and Naples, Italy and my grandfather was a Cajun from Thibodaux, Louisiana. From étouffée to grand bowls of pasta, the marriage of these traditional dishes and family experiences is the very reason I am a chef.”
Potente boasts one of the best Happy Hour menus in downtown Houston. Happy Hour is weekdays from 5-7pm in the bar area.
CHEF'S EARLY DINING MENU
Potente is proud to offer a specially-priced 3-Course Dinner for $55. Chef Danny selected his favorite dishes to include on this limited-time menu. The menu is available Monday-Thursday from 5pm-7pm.
The Early Dining menu is available for dine-in and take-out!
CINCORO TEQUILA CLASS
Looking for a fun night out? Potente Bar Chef Emily Schmeltz will entertain you with her custom creations featuring Cincoro Tequila. Enjoy craft cocktails and paired small bites from Executive Chef Danny while watching a live demonstration at the Potente bar.
The Tequila Class is on April 15, 2021 at 6pm. Tickets are $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Purchase your tickets online by using the Buy Tickets button below. We look forward to seeing you there!
SPRING BURGUNDY WINE DINNER
Join us for our next wine dinner, featuring a unique and refreshing selection of White Burgundy wines from Potente Wine Director Vinny Montecuollo, paired with delicious Italian dishes from Executive Chef Danny Trace.
The Wine Dinner is on May 19th, 2021. Arrival at 6:30pm, dinner starts at 7pm. Tickets are $190 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Purchase your tickets online by using the Buy Tickets button below. We look forward to seeing you there!