Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue
Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue

Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hipkittyjazz.com/
  • Phone: 9094476700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday -Sunday 6:30-2am.
    *Friday & Saturday- $5 cover for the band and a $10 per person food or drink minimum required. 21 and over. The last dinner reservation is at 8 pm, walk-ins thereafter for service until midnight. Walk-ins always welcome.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christian Morrish
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call the Hip Kitty to inquire about holiday parties or special events.
  • Entertainment: Live musical entertainment is provided every night usually starting at 8 pm. Live jazz is our focus, but we mix it up a bit so please check our website for our entertainment calendar. hipkittyjazz.com

  • Special Events: Valentine's Day Special: Two dinner show times available, 6pm or 9pm. Prefixed meals A)$135 include: Two $10 admissions,"Dinner for Two" Tax and 18% gratuity added.PACKAGES MUST ME PURCHASED BY CREDIT CARD IN ADVANCE. Please leave an evening phone number where you can be contacted by our hostess when making reservations online. IF YOU DO NOT GET A CONFIRMATION CALL FROM US, YOU DO WILL NOT HAVE A RESERVATION. Bottle service available. 21 and over.


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Indian Hill Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is FREE parking on First Street and in the public parking structure right next door (turn left into parking structure at Oberlin Street).
A word from Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue
Hip Kitty is a swanky and intimate jazz supper club and lounge located in downtown Claremont’s Village. Located in a renovated 1922 Packing House, the warm and eclectic vintage décor takes you back to an era when jazz was subversive and fondue was all the rage. Hip Kitty is classy but casual and over 21 only- a great place for a date night or a special celebration. The retro menu features a wide selection of cheese, chocolate, and meat & seafood fondues in addition to our lounge food menu. Live music is featured on our stage 6 nights a week. Check out our entertainment calendar and our full menu at www.hipkittyjazz.com. Hip Kitty also has a large outdoor patio with private cabanas and a fire pit. Reservations are for fondue dining only (cocktail and appetizer service is always first come-first serve). The last dinner reservation is at 8 pm, walk-ins thereafter for service until midnight. Fri/Sat-$5cover, $10 per person food requirement for booth seating.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (35)late-night find (28)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (21)romantic (18)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (17)fit for foodies (17)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • My Fav Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Fun, food, music... I love jazz and fondue and this place has it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot fondue
    Schmidtie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was great, band was great, but mgmt needs to put the air on! Hot hot hot. Unpleasant with fondue pots on, people were leaving quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Entertaining
    HipKitty
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The bands always put on a great show, very energetic and draw the crowd in to dance. Service and servers are great. Food is specialty and pricey but delish. Crowd varies from casual to dressy, young to old. Love to see people dressed in old styles. Fun for a date or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Live Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great venue for live music. Loved the way it's decorated. The two person booths are a little tight but they all face the stage.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To loud
    Sugarkatzen
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The band was turned up so hi I couldn't hear my date that was sitting right next to me, or the waiter. Durring the intermission they had music at a very nice level. When the band came back on (the band was good) we asked for the check.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jess2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great service with wonderful staff. Versatile with the option of a big group or a romantic experience for two. The entertainment was wonderful and the other people there we also very nice. Good experience and I would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Overall this place was good. Only down fall was that it was overwhelmenly hot. It seemed like they had no AC. Which made us run outta there early.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music and dinner night spot
    NightsOut
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Just a great place to enjoy music and have some food and drinks. Have been there several times now on the weekends and always a consistently good night out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere!
    lhspecialdine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I went for my best friend's 22nd birthday and the atmosphere was fantastic. They had great food-pricey-and really good drinks. My personal favorite was their Singapore sling. Overall, a great experience I would recommend to anyone who enjoys lounges over crowded clubs.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need AIR Conditioning!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a fabulous time, but how can you not have air conditioning. We noticed people leaving due to the unbearable heat unfortunately we left too. We loved the band but it was too hot!!i heard people complaining in the bathroom about how hot it was and they too were leaving. Please get Air we'd love to go back and not feel like we are in a sauna....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very cool spot
    louie00067
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been here before and i always have a great time , the food is good the bands are always on point what else can you ask for.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a blast!
    Alley
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Been wanting to go for awhile, did not dissapoint! Great atmosphere; the Tim Gill All Stars were playing, total time warp to the golden age of crooners and big bands. Cocktails are a bit pricey but food is reasonable. The bacon chicken asparagus was really good as was the montecristo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    DiningChimes
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is a wonderful way for all who have heard of fondue, but never experienced it, to embrace the ambience and fun of "at your table" cooking! The waiters/waitresses are super helpful, pleasant, and always eager to answer questions or help guide one through the no more that 5 minute cooking time! Hip Kitty makes it fun and "Hip" again to cook your food on skewers and dip, dip, dip! LOVE it! The food, stuffed potatoes, meat, sauces and SALAD/dressing were phenomenal!! Then to top it off, favorites like marshmellows, rice krispy treats and fruit to dip in chocolate, left this gluen-free girl VERY happy to be able to partake in the goodies. I just let everyone else eat the brownie and cookie :))
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A birthday to remember
    dessertfirst
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Came here for my mom's birthday on a Sunday. Happy Hour well drinks all night was a great deal along with the cheese fondue. The staff was really friendly, joked around with us and made us feel like we were at home. The music by Groove Session wasn't the jazz I expected, but still great musicians. Dessert fondue- the traditional- also yummy, but not as good as the bananas foster fondue. Also would recommend the chicken sausage Mac n cheese. The only thing that didn't have a good a flavor as I wanted was the cheddar-garlic fondue. It just seemed to be overpowered by the wine. Not enough cheese. Regardless. I will definitely be returning and telling more friends about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The band GROOVE SESSION was great!
    Jazzy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Ryan our server was attentive and friendly. The food and well drinks were decent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So fun!
    RobinsMommy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My hubby and I came on a Saturday night and had a blast! The drinks are a bit pricey but still good and they had great music. We'll most definitely be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • celebrate
    hipsteve
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our second time at Hip Kitty and it was a blast. We went for our anniversary and were not disappointed. The service was great and very good food and fondue. It was a bit warm, not sure if the AC was on the fritz or not, but that didn't keep us from enjoying the night. Definitely a good place for a date or a celebration with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue
    TSMO
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was the Best Experience for us! Amanda Castro is a Fantastic entertainer, the waiter was the best and the food was excellent! We will be back with friends and will be regular visitors. :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a kind, but...
    loveoldschooljazz
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The ambiance is as usual one of a kind and the food is always delicious. The only advice I'd give is to find out who will be doing the live entertainment for the evening. The difference in volume output and styles between performers greatly varies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun Place!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is by far not a foodie venue- but it IS a great place for jazz, sometimes danceable-- and there's a little dance floor right in front of the band. We went for the music and ended up doing a bit of swing dancing. Very fun. Staff is really nice. The people actually come to LISTEN to the music, not talk over it. Very enjoyable evening. I would definitely go back, especially if there is a band playing danceable music!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music good. Food not so good.
    Lovethemusic
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Excellent service. Didn't like the fondue meet and the cheese dips. Tasted kinda funny.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music
    BLAM
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is the only place I know in the area with truly great music on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome entertainment spot
    foodiezoned
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is a great place for great food and entertainment. It's a place for a more mature crowd. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I've been here three times and I haven't been disappointed. I recommend the cheese platter with a good wine. But the rest of the menu is just fine. The cheese fondue is nice because you can actually choose the cheese you want. That's a great plus. The drink menu is pretty good with great choices. The mixology was pretty good. This is a fun place for couples our groups. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tonyags
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Hipkitty is nice, food is good and live music is always interesting. The only suggestion would be to turn up the AC, it gets really hot when you are enjoying your fondue while you sweat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sauna
    mjfan
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It was EXTREMELY hot and humid in the place making it very uncomfortable. I was sweating more than I think I should have considering I was just sitting there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Entertainment
    advaita
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great Entertainment even on Sunday evenings. Good food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday fun
    musiclover
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Took a friend for her birthday..it was her first time there..we had a great time!! good music..good food great atmosphere..will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the live entertainment
    advaita
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This place has great live entertainment most nights of the week, including Sunday. Their fondues and mac & cheese are really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz, Fondue, Mac & Cheese
    advaita
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great live music especially jazz on a number of nights. Fondue and Mac & Cheese variety is great. Wine list needs a bit of expansion, but they have a couple of great Michael David red wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Step back in time..for a great time
    LoriVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    What a fun experience the Hip Kitty was! So retro 60's....I swear we had the same art and cork board in our house growing up. Fun fibe, good food, great first visit....we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fondue Fun
    Comelona
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We've been to Hip Kitty a half dozen times. It's a great place to bring out of towners. There's really not a bad seat in the place (all booths & tables face the stage or have a clear view of it). The cheese & meat fondue options are fine, but the dark chocolate fondue is deliciously decadent. The website said no cover charge before 8:00, but the hostess said cover charge starts as soon as the club opens. Although the waitress was new, she was very friendly & accommodating. However, she overcharged us & we had to do the math for her since we were 4 guests & she charged for 5... The entertainment was Ginger & the Hoosiers & it was nice to be able to still hear & converse over the music. Sometimes the bands can be too loud. Cute & retro space!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 639 reviews are from the Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue reviews archive.
  • WOW!
    MrBaritone
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I've never had fondue before, but my date was an experienced fondue-er and she guided me through the menu expertly. The food is AMAZING and the experience is so fun as they mix and melt the cheese and other ingredients right there before you. DEFINITELY a plus for anyone who's never had fondue before. Our server seemed a wee bit scattered, but her fun personality and attentiveness more than made up for it. Price was a little higher than I was expecting, but in retrospect seemed about right for the evening, so no complaints there. This is a perfect spot for dates because as you cook your food, there is plenty of opportunity for socializing and laughing over failed fondue techniques for noobs like me. I will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Cami1234
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I went her for my birthday to have my first fondue experience. I loved it! We will be back.They gave me a small, yummy lemon drop. I only wished they served potatoes with the fondue. But that's my only complaint. Everything else: AWESOME!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Hip Kitty was a great place to celebrate my friends Birthday! We had a large group that fit comfortably in a large booth. We had a blast eating fondue and listening to a great band. I am planning on returning to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun & Entertaining Night Out
    KenRhino
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The Hip Kitty was just the right choice to take my wife for her birthday. She loves music and unique food, so it was the perfect combination. Our waiter, Drew, was extremely knowledgeable about the food (which could be daunting for someone not familiar with fondue) and the beverages. We enjoyed our food immensely, and the music was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great entertainment, not fondue
    Glamguru
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was not good and overpriced. Service was mediocre. Entertainment was fantastic! Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night
    triplej
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great food, great service, great entertainment! Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Everything was great accept for our server. I already spoke with manager and most our meal was comped. But our server had no knowledge of the menu. I dont feel like that is all her fault. Was she not tested before going out on the floor? She didn't even know normal server knowledge. Maybe a new server shouldn't have been put on a full house, Saturday night shift. I felt really bad for her. So sad.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love This Place
    Samtotheme
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Hip Kitty has a fabulous ambiance. Great decor and lighting. The food and drink are excellent. I went on a night where the entertainment was also superb which MADE the entire experience that much better. Phat Cat Swinger was performing and they fit into this scene perfectly. The high energy and great music of this amazing swing band in combination with the hip hot spot made for an amazing night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere
    Ceci24
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a great experience..good food and service.Always enjoy the Hip Kitty!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.