La Fondue
La Fondue

La Fondue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lafonduedenver.com/
  • Phone: 3035340404
  • 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: Steak, Fondue, 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!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
La Fondue reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)romantic (45)good for groups (21)fit for foodies (21)notable wine list (14)neighborhood gem (7)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent Everything!
    dingdine
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Amazing food, great service and great drinks..what more could you want? Definitely will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs updatng/better food quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    La Fondue is in serious need of a remodel and the food was pretty poor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hot spot for a special occasion
    beergeek
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We bought the TravelZoo voucher which came with salads, a cheese fondue, two entrees, and dessert fondue. The food was absolutely wonderful, with only two of us we were STUFFED. Great service, awesome atmosphere. Would recommend this spot for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    ColoradoJ
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was super tasty and the atmosphere was perfect. By the time dessert came we were stuffed! Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Fondue - Outstanding
    OutToEat
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The service was splendid, the food great. If you enjoy fondue where you have a chance to talk and enjoy the company you are dining with while cooking your own meal La Fondue is certainly worth considering. The cheese fondue was fantastic, the cuts of meat and fish were superb and the chocolate fondue delivered a great finishing touch. Wonderful place for a date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not bad
    siena
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    It was pretty good! The service was great, the food was ok. Plan for 2 hours though! No idea it would take so long
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and Miss
    egpowers
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Pros: The food was very good, and reasonably priced Cons: Valet was no where to be found, circled the block for 20 minutes before he showed up Server was bored, disinterested, didn't really know how to work the heating element Heating element didn't work properly, cheese portion had to be melted in back and brought out, but didn't stay melted properly, Entrée and desert portion, same issue, I had to mess with it constantly. Was never offered to move to a different table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Front door locked???
    anonymous
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We arrived at the location close to 6:30pm and found the front door locked. Went into the building through another entrance, weaved our way through a maze, located the hostess station to wait for three confused people to figure out who should seat us. Finally we were taken to our seat....walking past other diners. Oh, if you are bigger than 5'3" and 100 lbs...you won't fit into the booth. At this size I had just inches to spare.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening
    FondueFun
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The restaurant was completely dead Tuesday@7:00pm. There were only 2-3 tables, so service was fine. Food was good but nothing out of the ordinary. It was a pleasant evening for a leisurely meal. We were originally seated in a rounded booth which was totally uncomfortable (absolutely no room between you & the table & no legroom) but since the place was empty we could move to another location. The tables themselves could use some updating -- the raw plywood around the burners looked tacky -- and given the price of their meals, the furniture should be nicer. Saw a note on the menu that if you only wanted dessert, you had to wait until 10:30pm. I'm shocked they would turn away business when they were so dead during a weeknight dinner hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but needs updating
    MamaLovesFood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    La Fondue has a delicious menu for fondue items. We enjoyed the cheese course and dessert course the most. I was disappointed that the fabric on the chairs were torn and very dirty. They need to update their chairs and carpet to give the feeling of an upscale restaurant. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. This was the first experience in fondue for my daughters age 13 and 9 and they loved the food and can't wait to go again. I hope they update the furniture before we come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    kurlandf
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went to La Fondue for our anniversary. It really was a special experience. We were seated in a comfortable private booth. Our food was delicious. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service and food, but...
    RBXDenver
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    ...you can tell the restaurant has seen better days. While we thoroughly enjoyed the service, the food and the extra attention we received for our wedding anniversary dinner, the restaurant itself needs some work. The staff's engagement and tableside preparation were the high points while the broken overhead light, accumulated dust and ceiling tile damage were some of the lows. Most areas show a need for additional cleaning and maintenance. That said, a little in-house TLC will make a big difference. We'd love to go back if these items are addressed. Your food and service are better than the Melting Pot, don't fall down on basic cleaning or repairs!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!!!
    MikeD
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was incredible and my family loved the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    disappointed55
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Through openable I mentioned we choose them to celebrate my wife's birthday and asked to help make the night special. They did say HBD when we arrived. However, we got the worst table in the house and the service was slow. I expected at least a celebratory drink or dessert. Instead we just received un-classy service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Some reviews I had read weren't as complimentary of La Fondue as I would expect. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and wine. Great service by Samantha, plenty of food and delicious dessert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Sums it up. Could have been Restaurant Week's regular decrease in service level, could have been mid-week blues. Whatever it was, inconsiderate service and awkward attempts at conversation made for a bummer evening. Don't recommend a visit unless you're paying top dollar and the A team of waiters steps up to bat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant evening
    MrsDeazy1
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Been a long time since we have been to this place. Had a wonderful evening, no complaints on anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Awful service. Even after we asked the manager to come by it was just one thing after another.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for Fondue in Denver
    RockyMtnDiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was the second time my girlfriend and I have been to La Fondue and we have been impressed both times, with this second time being for Denver Restaurant Week. The food is great (particularly the cheddar with fat tire cheese course) and the service was extremely quick. It's fondue, so we were in no rush, but as soon as we finished each course, we had the next course ready to eat in less than 5 minutes. Reasonable prices and a good selection make it a great alternative to the Melting Pot, with a better location in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, server was alright
    Sund3223
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was fantastic, as expected. Our server was not around very much, mentioned weed in conversation, and also how he would not be at the restaurant much longer. As my guest and I were both servers in the past, we were not overly thrilled with the service. Had to ask for water every time he decided to make an appearance at our table when the glass was empty every single one of those times. I would have filled it myself if there was a water pitcher near me. However, as said before the food was great and a nice treat to my guest and I.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed dinner
    punky31
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    There was 4 of us and we enjoyed the food, great server and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Laugh and Talk.
    Angie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was good. Servers explained the cooking processes and time. Fun and leisurely. The chocolate was to die for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love fondue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    La Fondue is a great place to while away a few hours eating great food and talking with friends. The purpose of a fondue is not just the meal, but the time spent with others. At La Fondue we spent at least two and one half hours having a terrific meal of cheese fondue, a nice salad, a main course consisting of your choice of filet mignon, shrimp, lobster, chicken, potatoes, vegetables, elk, buffalo and the like-all cooked at table-in a very tasty broth. For dessert there is a wide variety of milk, dark, white chocolates with various add-ins in which you can dip strawberries, bananas, candy pieces, marshmallows as well other delectables. Add a glass of wine, and how could you go wrong? La Fondue excels at all of this. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fondue in Denver
    DBear
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was really good and the service was timely and attentive, though somewhat forgetful. The tables are a bit close, so the dinner hour tends to be noisy making it impossible to have a romantic dinner. The view of the city through the front window is grand, unfortunately, at least half the chairs face the customers away from the view. All in all, we would go again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    DenverPippin
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Overall, I was disappointed in our dining experience. The food was mediocre. It was all "fine", but nothing was great. Even the chocolate fondue was just "ok". The servers were friendly and helpful. The ambience is a bit weird -- if you look closely things are dated, but at a glance it is fine. If you are in the area, and want the experience go..... but if you are looking for a great fondue experience, this is not the place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasion
    reviewVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great place to come for a special occasion, fun experience for a date night. Service was great. Loved the infused chocolate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun and yum!
    motherDaughterFavorite
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My daughter and I went to La Fondue for a special mother-daughter get together. She had never done fondue before, so it was a special treat! The service was very good and the food was generously proportioned, delicious, and fresh.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Fondue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Excellent experience with fondue. Although WAY too much excellent food from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodfood
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was fantastic! The inside could use a serious update. The service was great as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so Fondue
    Downtowngirl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We found La Fondue to be very average, the salad course was not good and the main entree was not great either. We chose an entree that had lobster, filet mignon, sirloin, chicken and shrimp and the only thing we enjoyed was the shrimp. The lobster was terrible and the beef seemed cheap, pretty disappointing for $37/person. The cheese and chocolate courses were good, but overall it was a very average experience. We were also the only, literally the only, couple dining in the restaurant or bar for most of the meal, which seemed odd for a downtown restaurant. Overall, I was disappointed and probably will not go back in the future.
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  • Fun place for dinner
    jrichard
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have been here a couple times now. The food is good and the atmosphere is good for a nice night out. We love doing fondue together because of how long it takes and there is always good conversation. La Fondue stepped it up this time. We were celebrating our anniversary and they had the flowers I ordered already on the table and had put us in a quiet corner. There were also candles on our table which helped enhance the feel. It was a great anniversary dinner for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat
    Sandi
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    A friend and I were going to a play and La Fondue was only a couple of blocks from the theatre. Our server Elisha was an absolute doll. She was so friendly that she definitely added to our dining experience. The food was fantastic! I would highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    mitch49
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Nice relaxing atmosphere. Went on a Sunday, less crowded. Save the apples for dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • charming
    crabby
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Excellent food, wonderful service although the staff were a bit stretched since it was a busy mid-week night! Ambience very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LaFondue on a weekday.
    JVP1
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My daughter (17), niece (10) and I went there on a weekday. The restaurant was not very busy and was very quiet. We had an expired Travelzoo coupon and were just going to order cheese and chocolate fondues. We decided to order two of the four course meals instead. The service was very good. The waitress kept our drink glasses full and brought us each course with little wait time in between. The food was good, as with every fondue experience I have had, I thought the meat portion was a little skimpy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice date night..
    lovtodine
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I booked this througy travelzoo for a last minute mothers day gift and just went here on Friday night. Food and service was great! But with doing fondue, be prepared to spend some cash...
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was ok, the atmosphere was ok and the service was ok. We went to La Fondue to celebrate our anniversary and we were not impressed. The restaurant was out dated, staff was not friendly and it was almost depressing being there. The food came out and looked like my 2 year old slapped it on the plate, not what I expected for a $37.00 meal. I would always go to the Melting Pot over La Fondue.
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  • good food & service, terrible music
    danfoodman
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The service and food were excellent, but they played the worst kind of semi-improv elevator keyboard music the whole time. Just not the right music for a semi-romantic, fun restaurant in downtown
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, poor service-
    Christmaslady
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Upon arrival we pulled up to valet parking and had to wait for at least 5 minutes before the valet showed up. We were seated promptly. Water was promised to us and never brought until asked. There was a wine mix up at the bar which delayed our wine order. Fondue was put on half way and then it would take the waitress many minutes later to come back and finish. We asked for additional mushrooms which were never brought until asked a second time. Water glasses were not kept filled. The entire dinner took 3 hours due to this service. Food was ok and their selections were good but I would rather go to the Melting Pot where the service is better and you receive a bit more for your money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1016 reviews are from the La Fondue reviews archive.
  • Clean & Dessert was ahhhmazing!!!
    risa
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I bought a travelzoo for use while we were staying in downtown denver. I was nervous based on some of the reviews about dirtiness and bugs. The place was very clean when we arrived. i found myself searching for rodents and never saw one or a sign of one. The salad and cheese dip were okay, but the meat and dessert were amazing!! It was a good last night dinner for our vacation and we both left soooooo FULL. Worth it simply for the dessert!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate