La Fondue - Saratoga
Great wild game.Very nice place but just too much food. A bit noisy but their desserts are Awesome!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place! I haveI love this place! I have been here about five times! I can't wait to come back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Party for 5We had a great time, once again! We had a first time birthday guest with us and he LOVED your staff and food. Such fun and kind staff made for the perfect celebration dinner. Great food, kind staff and yummy chocolate - best present of the night!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and great serviceWent there to celebrate my husband's birthday. Food was AMAZING and we were very lucky to have a wonderful waitress who really took the time to explain everything to us and was very vigilant to ensure that our fondue was at the proper temperature,etc.
We had a very grumpy 1 year-old with us (unfortunately no one could babysit him), but our waitress made sure he was happy by getting him little snacks and talking to him. Also, the restaurant gave us complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate the occasion. The only thing I would change about this place is the decor and perhaps the availability of high chairs/booster seats for children (I saw MANY children at the restaurant the night I was there!). Everything else was just PERFECT!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable diningA wonderful place. You will leave stuffed! They even give you complimentary champagne for special occasions!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and Great Food.The food here is great the servers know the menu very well. The food is great quality and generous portions are served. Dessert is Amazing!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasion go-to!We moved to the East Bay 13 years ago, and we still make the drive to La Fondue for special occasions. We have such great memories of our meals there. Our latest trip involved our 9 year old son and was his reward for a special achievement. I suspect he will have fond memories as well. Where else can you eat alligator, Kobe beef, and roast marshmallows over an open flame - all in one meal! Delicious!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Office Dinner spotLa Fondue is a great place to have a small team dinner. For best value, order the fondue combinations for two -- which include choice of salad, cheese fondue, meat/veg fondue and dessert fondue. The meal takes approximately three hours, so it is a nice team reward, welcome or farewell spot. Bring your wallet -- it is expensive.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the atmosphere. VeryLove the atmosphere. Very eclectic decor, wonderful service and the food was fun and delicious.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat NightMy wife and I had a wonderful dinner on Thursday May 2nd. Kyle was an awesome server and made some very good recommendations for us. The buffalo was an especially delicious surprise. Way too much food, and had to take the dessert home for breakfast :-)5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent dinnerWe had an excellent dinner at La Fondue. The service was fantastic and the food was great.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDark and romantic with largeDark and romantic with large booths to sit and cuddle up next to your sweetie. A great place to have conversation started . . but if you are looking for fantastic food - this is not the place. All the meats were pre-marinated with sauces that were less than extraordinary like Alligator slathered in BBQ sauce - what's the point of having expensive and exotic meats that they do not adequately tell you how to best cook in sauces that disguise the meat? The cheese was tasty, but the veggies were not exceptional to dip in the cheese. The chocolate was not amazing . . .Service was friendly and attentive. ..4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderfully romantic experienceA wonderfully romantic experience for me and my boyfriend. Service was outstanding, food was amazing.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is very beautifulThe restaurant is very beautiful but the crescent round booths for four are way too small. The food was okay but not spectacular. I really feel like you go to La Fondue for the experience and the desert.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter 28 years of marriage,After 28 years of marriage, it was the best anniversary dinner ever. The staff is very friendly. The owner took time to stop by our table to chat. The food was amazing.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingThe best experience ever. I took my girlfriend for her birthday and everything about this place is amazing. They comped a bottle of wine and a glass of champagne. Highly recommended.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing and ourThe food was amazing and our server was especially great! My fiancé and I were there to celebrate our 7 year relationship anniversary and Kyle helped make our dinner one to remember!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice novelty restaurantVery nice novelty restaurant for a special occasion. Quite expensive (considering the diners do all the cooking of the food---and no chefs or cooks are necessary). Serivce was excellent at the entry (hostess and maitre 'd, however) however our waiter and her helper were negligent or very slow in bringing things we asked for. The restaurant decor is beautiful, the chocolate fondue is to-die-for and it is a fun dining experience...but I still feel that it is (UNNECESSARILY) overpriced.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Dining ExperienceMy wife and I went for our anniversary and we had a wonderful time. The food is excellent and unique. This place is great because the food is interactive and you aren't rushed at all. We spent two hours there and enjoyed every minute. Thank you La Fondue!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here many times,We have been here many times, but our visit on 4/13/13 stood out as one our best, due in large part to service provided by Jonathan and Amanda. It was my girlfriends birthday, and from our greet at the host stand until the time we left 2 hours later all three of us in our party felt welcomed and totally taken care of. The food and the ambiance sale itself, service....GREAT SERVICE, is what we pay for. Thank you to your entire team for making this a special evening.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I came toMy boyfriend and I came to La Fondue to celebrate (both of) our birthdays, and we had a wonderful time. I had been there before but he had not, and I knew that it would be pricey so we saved up for it.
If you are going out to a pricier dinner, this is a unique, fun, romantic, delicious way to spend your cash. Make sure to get the Lemon Tarragon dressing on your salad, I'm certain that you can't go wrong with ANY of the cheeses or chocolates, and if you feel like having a bundle of new food experiences get the Wild Thing combination dinner (We did!). And pay close attention to your favorite dipping goodies, because they'll bring extras of whatever you want to dip into the cheese or chocolate.
Plan to diet the following day...4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my friends out for aTook my friends out for a celebration. It was an amazing experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the first time weThis was the first time we had dined at La Fondue. The hostess was amazing and our waiter was very attentive. Food was good. Will probably go back.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe music was too loud,butThe music was too loud,but we requested for it to be a bit softer and that was done.
It is a great restaurant for eating, conversation and a great way to spend a romantic evening. The waiter was charming and definitely showed his expertise.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing and theThe food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Great for an anniversary, big birthday and other special occasions.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for my birthday andWe went for my birthday and had a wonderful experience. The food, the decor, and the service were all top notch. Worth the pricey bill!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is pricey but is very tasty.It is pricey but is very tasty. If you have not had Fondue before you need to try it. It is a full meal from salad and appetizers to main course and desert.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing & theThe food was amazing & the service was friendly. We loved our waiter (Eric S.). This would be a great place to propose.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth itDelicious, my favorite place in the bay area for a romantic and delicious full course dinner.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur visit to La Fondue forOur visit to La Fondue for Easter was a very nice experience. Our waiter was outstanding! Kind of a foodie himself, engaging and attentive. The food is always good - the cheese fondue is GREAT and the meats are good too. If you are into wild meat, there is a large variety of alligator, Buffalo, etc. We stuck to Chicken and Filet of Beef which is pricey at $46 but 3 entrees were more than enough for 3 of us. The decor is trendy elegant but because it is too dark for my liking, I ranked it down to a 3.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFondu is fun to begin withFondu is fun to begin with but this spot adds arty decor and a slightly mysterious feel, you want to look in every room.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy experience at La FondueMy experience at La Fondue was a good one. Waitstaff very attentive and kind. Food was great, never would've thought about eating cheese for dinner but I was pleasantly surprised how good it was. Dessert was even better. Keep it guys you have gain another customer!!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter being escorted to aAfter being escorted to a room with 3 other tables, our waiter explained how everything works and the various options. The service was wonderful, and I like how each table in our section had a different "lead server", as it felt very personalized (I presume our waiter had a table in each room). Water glasses (chik design glasses) were never close to becoming empty and service was impeccable without being overbearing.
The Romantique ($125 for two): choice of cheese, main course cooking method, and chocolate. The salad was mediocre, but the four cheeses fondue was fabulous. You are the cook -- lobster tail (ready to cook), shrimp, chicken, and Filet Mignon. Chocolate fondue and complimentary champagne (b-day) was great!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was amazing overall. TheIt was amazing overall. The waiter was checking on us every 3 minutes though and it was a nuisance though. Perfect for a date.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about this restaurantEverything about this restaurant is the best. We can never get enough of it.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMReally was the best anniversaryReally was the best anniversary dinner...only issue was the lighting was a bit dark at our table...will go for outside next time! :)3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best fondue in the Bay.The best fondue spot in the Bay Area. Period. The meat selection is very diverse, they have about 5 different cooking methods, and the chocolate fondues are OUT OF THIS WORLD.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Fondue is consistentlyLa Fondue is consistently a pleasureable experience. The quality of the food is excellent, nice cocktail menu and wine list, great ambiance, and service is always attentive. The cooking of your own entree serves as a nice integrative tool for conversation and participation. Highly recommend for a romantic or special occasion.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my daughter here forI took my daughter here for her birthday. She had always wanted to eat here - I've been before. She absolutely loved everything, and that made me feel great. I've never been that crazy about this restaurant; I will always feel that it is way overpriced. Especially when you have to cook some of your food!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was such a fun experience.It was such a fun experience. The food was absolutely divine. The server we had was tenant to everything was kind and so sweet.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Date Night!!Loved La Fondue. Pricey but perfect for a special occasion!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI came to La Fondue for theI came to La Fondue for the first time and must say that we had a great time. We were seated outside so the ambience was really nice. Inside the resturant, it seemed like the guest were trying to talk over one another. But other then that, they were having a good time. Our server and wait staff did a really, really good job. They acknowledge we were first time guest and there for took more time to explain the dinning process with my beautiful girlfriend and I. The food was a bit above average. We had the Fondue Feast which included a bit of everything. The meats were good and the seafood was fresh. Over all the food was good. I would highly recommended this resturant to everyone. Good food, fun environment and great service.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMyummyI love eating here. The food is great, so long as you like to cook your own meat. The restaurant is dark and loud, but that doesn't take away from the romance if you are there on a date.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Fondue is a frequent spotLa Fondue is a frequent spot for us. Food/Drinks were perfect this time around too. The service, however got slow/sloppy toward the end.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the first time weThis was the first time we tried La Fondue. Everything was fantastic (except the bill of course).
Still, we will be back some day!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Night OutWe had a lovely night out for our anniversary. The service was great - they were the best trained staff I have witnessed in a long time! The food was great - we had a long, leisurely dinner, never felt rushed and well attended all evening. They even brought us a complimentary glass of champagne at dessert to celebrate our anniversary.
The food was top notch as usual. We had the La Fondue special and it was more than enough food for two. Everything was prepped beautifully and then we got to cook it in bouillon. It actually was pretty figure-friendly until we got to dessert!! We had the pecan, caramel, milk chocolate flambé and it was fabulous. Love the choices of dippers - cream puffs were our favorite.
Try it and have some fun3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place was outstanding!This place was outstanding! The service was incredible and so was the food. Would definitely come here again!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM"La Romantique" special is fabulousBetter than ever. I've eaten at La Fondue a number of times, but my most recent meal there was particularly memorable. The atmosphere was special and fun, and the food was even better than previous times. I got "La Romantique" special, and it was fabulous. The filet mignon was outstanding, as was the tiger shrimp. Yummy!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM