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“Go! Eat! Enjoy!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Potager Cafe

Potager Cafe
Ranked #160 of 792 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Description: Local and fresh ingredients highlighted. Different menu daily, based on available local market. Fabulous food. Small place. Come early or risk missing a taste of everything. It's a "pay what you think it's worth" kind of place. Recent visit, there was slow-braised beef, couscous with fresh herbs and lemon, mushroom and gruyere quiche, roasted root vegetables, and a killer beet and sweet potato soup. Delicious!
Dallas, Texas, United States
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129 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Go! Eat! Enjoy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Different concept and DELICIOUS food. The restaurant doesn't have set prices. Instead, you "pay what you think your meal's worth." There are price guidelines posted, but you really decide what to pay - you pay cash, place your cash in an envelope, and put the envelope in a garden watering can! Also, there's no menu. the menu for the day is based upon what ingredients are in season and fresh for that day. Potager has an open kitchen so you can see the food being prepared. Photo is the menu for 6/6/14 lunch. We got there at 11:30 to make sure we'd be able to try all before ran out. We asked for a little bit of everything, then went back for whatever we preferred. We caught up with our visiting and were there til 2:30. Fun, very friendly place. No guilt over dessert because you have eaten so healthily. By the time we left, the panna cotta and tomato soup had run out and a blueberry trifle and onion soup were being served. Some veggies ran out, but they were in process of preparing a ham and other veggies for dinner. Go and enjoy!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Fran M
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Something Unique But Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

I arrived with a friend here for lunch. They mostly have soups, bread, and dessert. We both ordered a meat soup, French bread, and a slice of cranberry pie. It's interesting since you grab your own silverware and pay want you want to pay. They have a recommended price menu. The soup was good and the cranberry pie was very good. Later, we shared a slice of lemon cake which was very good also. We paid slightly more than $20 and left. Their menu changes every day.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Steve C
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122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Put it on your Bucket List”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

It's not just food, it's the whole experience. It's not just fresh locally grown, wholesome tasty dishes, it's the warm, caring, mindful people. This is a true gem, a real find and if you happen to go on a day when Essie the Blues Lady is serenading diners, your soul will be touched.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Alibri67
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Buda /Kyle TEXAS
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What a healthy, tasty adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Fresh to the max. I found Potager on Trip Advisor (but they are not open for dinner on Wednesdays), and when I got to Arlington I learned my adult daughter had already discovered this gem and wanted her parents to have the experience. We delayed the next leg of our trip in order to take her to lunch. Oh wow. Every "wow!" I saw in reviews was true, except the board with the day's offering did not have suggested pricing. We thought it was worth more than an average lunch, and dropped our anonymous payment in the can, per instructions. We got a portion of each unique option (included tomato soup, fish lettuce taco, brown rice, fresh mushroom quiche with tasty cheese, brown rice, salad) and went back for seconds on some. We heard the chef say one of the recipes came from something he saw on TV the night before. How cool is that? The eclectic assortment of plates and glassware added extra flavor to the adventure. The experience at Potager exceeded expectations, even after reading the rave reviews

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1 Thank SeekingSpeakingValue
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Grapevine, Texas
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Completely Unique and Thoughtful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

I wrote a full review of this over here at this blog (http://dallas.todaysmama.com/2011/03/potager-cafe-an-arlington-gem/), but I'll just say I LOVE this place. They respect people and food, and their quirkiness permeates the community in a good way.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Annie H
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