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La Fondue
La Fondue

La Fondue Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lafonduedenver.com
  • Email: steakhouse5280@aol.com
  • Phone: (303) 534-0404
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arapahoe St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available for customers on the corner of 15th & Arabahoe
A word from La Fondue
La Fondue in downtown Denver is known for its unsurpassed quality of food service and dining atmosphere. A great place to celebrate all the occasions of life or just life itself. We offer modern French cuisine as well as a wonderful fondue menu, fondue is a fun place to cook your own food at your own table, have classic cheeses made in front of you and to finish it all off with chocolate fondue with all the goodies to dip into. If you want to celebrate, have a romantic evening or just being with family and friends this is the place that will entertain you and your taste buds!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. To begin, 3 of the 4 chairs at our table had rips in them--the place looks like a dump. Was dining with two 5-year olds. The bread basket had about 4 hunks of white bread in it and the rest was hard as a rock, cranberry-nut bread. When I asked for some additional white bread for the children I was told we could not have any. I had to ask another staff member for assistance. We cut our dinner short."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It was different! I am not a big fun of cooking your own food at a restaurant, but once in a while it can be fun. If I was to go back, I will only do an appetizer (It was awesome) and some wine."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We love fondue and went just for that....it was a great experience and we liked the basil cheese fondue with pistachios as a change to traditional cheese fondue we are accustomed to. The wild game fondue entree was exquisite as were the upgraded dipping sauces....would return as there are so few places that do fondue right and with the hot oil cooking method as well. Our server was very pleasant and courteous. We were surprised to see it was so slow the nifght we went but maybe just an oddity....keep up the good work!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This by far is the best fondue available in the Denver area - I refuse to go to the Melting Pot, which is not good at all."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a great time here for my friend's birthday. They were polite and very helpful. The food was amazing. I'll go back for sure."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We had a girls night out and it as great! Enjoyed the 5280 menu, which they extended thru March. We had a vegetarian in our group send they accommodated us by moving us to a table w 2 burners. 1 gal never had fondue before and was s little nervous... it's now one of her faves! Thanks La Fondue!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was ok. Service was good until we felt as we though we were being rushed out. Restaurant is in need of a face lift."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The burner was not working and we have to wait for the fondue to take forever to cook our meal. Most of the veggies and gnnochi items on the fondu were frozen and when cooked dissolved (even when timing it with a cell phone to make sure that it followed the allotted time. The fondu pot was extremely small for a party of four. The chairs were stained, dirty, and the fabric and foam teared up ( the fabric on the back of the seat had holes in it and the foam was teared up!)"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were put at a table that the space was extremly tight fitting. There was a table right next to us - there is a "wall" but it was like we were sitting with the other party. A divider that is a blocking the conversation from the other party would be great so your table for two doesn't seem like a table for four."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "went out for a ladies night, we were excited, but the waitress was the most horrible one we had ever had, when you try to strike up a conversation with your waiter because they are cold to you they should respond nicely we asked how do you like working here with an attitude she respond its just a job i guess its helping pay for school she only checked on us a total of 3 times when our reservation was at 5:30 and we stayed till 11:30 the poor water guy had to keep taking our request, when she had to do something she would slam it down on the table we are very very upset with how we were treated, and seeing the two other waiters in the room so active fun and nice to there tables at one point we even asked one to take our table!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A group of six of us visited La Fondue for a random night out. The food was good, but we felt that they went a little light on the amount of cheese and chocolate served. Service was pretty good, but we definitely needed water refills more often. Nice place to go though when you're craving fondue."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We dined here for "restaurant week" as we wanted to compare it to the melting pot. Ambiance was a little lacking. Cheese was really tasty! There were 4 of us and the table only has one pot. When making cheese (paid for per person) it should be for the quantity of 4 people. Our was hardly 1/2 full. Next course was salads, they were ok. Entrees, wasn't impressed. Menu said "peppered filet", I didn't taste nor see any pepper. It was just raw, unflavored, meat that you boil. yuck. chocolate was delicious of course! I never complain about price, but its the value that really gets me. Their RW menu is only a few $ less than their regular menu. A bit misleading. After a $200 plus dinner, I wasn't saying "wow, that's worth it!""
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I went there for a special occasion. I feel like for the price ot should have been more elegant. The service was great but i was dissapointed i couldnt get more dipping items like strawberries without being charged. For the proce that shouldnt be an extra charge"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The staff here is very attentive and patient with those who have never had fondue before. Even though it was 5280 week and I know they were booked, we never felt rushed or like an inconvenience. The restaurant could use a little updating, but the food was great!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The table we sat down at had glass all over the ledge, chair and corner of the table. It was near the window. You should check for cleaniness around and under tables before quest arrive."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Restaurant week menu is fantastic. Starting with the cheese fondue is a good first course. The meat platter is a good selection of quality beef, chicken, and shrimp. The dessert chocolate fondue is wonderful and very filling, so save room. Just a really fun time, and enjoyed it more than even the other restaurants with fancier dishes and menus."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I love fondue so we had to try this place for restaurant week. The menu was great and the staff was very friendly. The food was good and was a fun time. Will be coming back soon."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was okay. I think my server and all other servers were very busy due to 5280. The back of the area of the restaurant was uncomfortably warm. Everyone around us were complaining about the heat. Other then that, everything was okay."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Oh my goodness! What a find for Denver Restaurant Week!! The food is DELICIOUS! The service is wonderful!! Even my penny-pincher boyfriend would dine here again! Definitely save room for dessert."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "For the price, quality and ambience Melting Pot is WAY better!! Don't waste your $$ @ La Fondue"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Our server was very good, despite having the multiple duties involved here, which included setting up the fondue pot and mixing the cheese into the wine/water base for our first course. We were disappointed in the entrees (one meat variety platter and one veggies only platter) and the chocolate fondue dessert but would definitely come here again because of the location, which is right down the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Overall, a good experience. After refusing to be seated in a booth with a badly torn seat (the restaurant was less than half full - why would they want to make such a bad first impression?) it was a pleasant evening. The food was good and more than plentiful."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My husband and I came here last 5280 and we loved it. I liked it a lot better than the melting pot. This year however, the food was not as good. I'm not sure if it's because of the limited choices they had on their menu or what but I didn't like it. The ranch tasted like blue cheese, the shrimp didn't smell fresh at all. Not sure if we will come back."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We took the kids for dinner thinking it would be fun. It was for the kids. I can't say dinner was horrible. it wasn't. It wasn't anything awesome or to return for though. It kind of bugged me that I ordered a 2nd glass of wine and they brought it back in the same glass. I would think for the price a clean glass woudl be nice. What is not kid friendly is that they don't have a menu for them or even plastic cups. I think this place needs to close and open the space up to something new and fresh. It's connected to another restaurant which is always busy. I have to think that is how this place is still around."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Slow. Fumbling. Out of most of the wines we requested. No response from management when I asked for any assistance in my meal. Was overcharged $60 during restaurant week."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Although the fondue environment is generally a fun one, I was only moderately satisfied with this experience. The service was mediocre and the food was mediocre at best. Not really much flavor at all."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant during Denver restaurant week. We really enjoyed the food and the ambience. Service was good. We were seated later than our reservation"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This was a great place to eat for 5280 week. We had an enjoyable time, ate plenty of food and overall had a great experience."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My daughter and I have eaten at La Fondue twice now and both times we have really enjoyed the experience. Cooking your own food at table side while having a great conversation is a great way to spend an evening out in downtown Denver."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Made going out to dinner fun while still enjoying very high quality food! Great for first dates, the cooking of your own food helps with the awkwardness :)"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It was my teenage's son first experience with Fondue and he really enjoyed himself. The staff was friendly and patient with answering all of his questions. We had a great time =)"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I LOVE Fondue. Their fondue was awesome. I highly recommend the cheese & dessert courses. The meat course was good just not overly flavorful like the other courses. The food was abundant though. The server was nice. We went during restaurant week, so our server was overwhelmed. I don't think this place is usually as packed as it was this night. I really liked that Hogue was their wine partner for the week. They make great wine. Also, our table had a ghetto hot plate on top of the one on the table. I assume that one was broken. Because I am short, it made fondue awkward. I think we would have a better experience at any other table with a built in hot plate. Considering that, we will go again because the cheese & desserts were so delish!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The four of us ate at La Fondue during Restaurant Week after the show. Wow there was so much food and it was all so delicious. We had four courses, cheese fondue, salad, main dish fondue, and chocolate fondue. We saddled out of there happy."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went to La Fondue for Denver Restaurant week, first time and was not impressed. Got to table, looked nice until noticed wine glass on table was never cleaned, still had dried wine in it! Then I started looking around. Ripped chairs covers with foam showing, half finished construction projects, bathrooms gross and in taters. Still has the awning for the previous restaurant from 3 years ago? I wonder if the owner has ever been there to see what it looks like or if they know, but refuse to fix the simplest issues. This would be perfect for one of those remodel restaurant shows! Melting Pot or fondue at home for now. Would be great if Downtown had a great fondue place, my wife loves them, just not La Fondue."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Not quite the same historical/romantic setting as the melting pot, but a good runner up in every other regard."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went for 5280--staff was excellent--hadn't been there before and were impressed. Would definitely go back!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Really enjoy going with. Children - kids enjoy the experience and it keeps everyone engaged. It is expensive - so make it a special occasion ! The server was very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food was good, the service and ambience were very good, a good place for girls nite out, romantic dinner or special occasion. Good wine selection with entrees, very enjoyable."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Overall the experience was pretty good, but our server was extremely awkward and almost seemed nervous. He forgot a few things, but was still very nice. I would go back, but only if I was unable to get a table at the Melting Pot."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I honestly thought that this would be a good place, kinda like the melting pot; small but nice. The food was good so was the fondue, however the service was pretty lousy, waiting 15 minutes after being sat down to just get greeted waters took long no refills for 10 minutes. Just could've been better."
    Dined on 2/14/2014