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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
La Fondue reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)romantic (50)fit for foodies (20)good for groups (20)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • favoritefoods
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The restaurant was practically empty. But the service was slow and confused. Difficult to order, difficult to get water refilled, although they were quick with the wine. I kept feeling that they forgot about us. There would have been a fire if I had not turned off the fondue pot. Food was OK, not exceptional. Courtney
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun experience
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    My husband and I went for his birthday with a TravelZoo voucher and had a good experience. I think they really want this to be an upper-scale restaurant but it doesn't quite hit the mark. The seat upholstery is ratty and torn. The service shows good effort but isn't ideal (slow at times, mistakes on bill, never anticipating what we need without us directly asking for it). Overall though we enjoyed ourselves and, with the voucher, thought it was a good deal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Fun
    PeteEatsDenver
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We go to La Fondue every few months for special occasions or just dessert. The food is always good. The salad, cheese fondue, and chocolate dessert is plenty of food even without the main course! Look for a Travelzoo voucher (like Groupon) and the deal makes this a no-brainer! They even have $8 valet parking.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mother's Day Celebration!
    Epicurian1
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Brought my Mom for dinner on Mother's Day and had a fantastic time! Great experience from the time we were greeted at the door to leaving 2 hours later! Table side service was attentive and personable. Excellent employee! Food was amazing from cheese to chocolate!! Make sure you go early so you can linger and savor every moment of each course. Such a treat! Can't wait to return soon!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fondue
    Disco
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Took my parents, sister and 6 year old niece here for Mom's birthday. We have often gone to another fondue place for special occasions and thought we'd give La Fondue a try. The food was really good and less expensive than the other place. The service was also good, but not amazing. My one reservation was that the restaurant doesn't seem well taken care of. Many of the chairs have holes in the upholstery and the carpet looks pretty bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over-priced for atmosphere
    LauraK
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It's very loud in the restaurant...we went for Mother's Day and my daughter sat next to me (instead of across) so we could hear each other talking. Service was s l o w (which was disappointing since we had a 5:00 reservation) and they were steady, but not crazy-busy. Wrong salads delivered to the wrong table, then taken back and re-delivered.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice and expanded menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Quality of good was wonderful with a great selection that satisfied everyone in our party.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Restaurant needs a sprucing up...location is a gem...menu too americanized...ketchup a dipping sauce, REALLY? Cheese fondue average but it has been for a long time...as is the dark chocolate...again marshmallows and rice crispies, REALLY...very expensive for quality...over $120for twp with house wine...could lesson quantity, up the quality and be more true to the art of Consuelo.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worst service ever. Also dirty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Supposed to be a nice dinner for my wife on her bday, + our 3 kids. 1st, we stood up front for 12 minutes before someone bothered to notice us. We were the only ones there. Once seated (chairs littered with crumbs & trash), our waitress couldn't answer questions about the menu because she was clueless. Cheese course was good, but once we received the main entrée, the waitress never checked on us. After 20 minutes of wondering why our food wouldn't cook, we flagged down a waiter, who noticed the waitress turned off our burner & never bothered to check on us. We never received water/wine refills. What a terrible experience. Wish I could get my $ back. Can't believe we spent $200 on a meal that wouldn't cook, where we didn't get any service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but over-priced
    Overpriced
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We took our daughter there for her 13th birthday. She had never been to a fondue restaurant. It was fun, and a special evening. Great service. The only downside was how expensive it was.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • La Fondue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was different! I am not
    Dimaro14
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gret expeerience...
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun for Birthday
    Britt
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food was ok. Service was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Fondue
    paletable
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • girls night out
    Husson
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hole-in-the-wall (literally!)
    Idal
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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!)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • went out for a ladies night,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seating is bad
    susan
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gotta love fondue
    froggie1013VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't meet expectations
    Redbarge
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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!"
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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
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  • A great time
    Lyman
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Good Food
    Stacy
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cleaniness
    Marliss
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    lilone
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    Cherrylush
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the price, quality and
    batgirl270VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    For the price, quality and ambience Melting Pot is WAY better!! Don't waste your $$ @ La Fondue
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location and service=best aspects
    karmag
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs sprucing up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not that great this 5280
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Embarassing
    LindsayLou
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum under the snow
    Mangiamangia
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    BJJM
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Save room for Dessert!
    abphgrl
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5280 dinner
    Food2di4
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We were seated at a booth, with a tear in the seat, that was big enough for a wallet to disappear into. We debated asking for another table, but our waiter was prompt, friendly, efficient and attentive. He made our evening! The food was delicious and the chocolate fondue dessert was to die for. The restaurant is upscale, so having a seat with a very large hole in it, is unacceptable. I could tell it had been there awhile, because the padding was well matted and worn looking. Other than that, the evening was great!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Fondue
    strive4impact
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    La Fondue is everything you would hope for from a Fondue Restaurant. Fantastic!
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Fondue was a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic