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
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
  • It was my teenage's son first
    Gomez
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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 =)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun eating experience
    pinklady
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff, horrible restaurant
    comatt
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for 5280--staff was excellent-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went for 5280--staff was excellent--hadn't been there before and were impressed. Would definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made going out to dinner fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good alternate to the Melting Pot
    James80214
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Evergreen
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, awkward service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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  • Horrendous
    MLLRTIME1388
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Mediocre fondue at best.... Would of rather gone to melting pot all said and done.... Highly recommended to look elsewhere... I wasted $200 here on valentine's day at an outdated (all tables were unfinished with grout and rough table exposed... Looks as if finished by a laborer) overpriced restaurant (melting pot would of been half the price) ... The reviews on yelp are spot on...
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  • Family fun
    Stephpicks2dine
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loud and expensive
    travelndine
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was okay, but definitely not at the price they charge. The restaurant was extremely loud, but the view was good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Once again the price they charge is ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fondue experience!
    Love2dineout
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    We chose LaFondue as a fun spot to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were not disappointed. The flavorful dipping sauces, the "community cooking" experience, the quiet, dimly lit eating areas and the cheerful, helpful wait staff made this the perfect dining experience for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great restaurant, good waitstaff
    livtofly
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    great restaurant, good waitstaff and great atmosphere! We enjoy this restaurant and will go back as we do each time we are there for a performance at the Denver Arts Performing Center. See private note - this restaurant is class all the way! The issue was handled with such finesse and expertise and indicated good wait staff training. Manager should be proud of her staff and the manner in which they handled what could have been a disastrous situation for my wife and customers sitting close by. We appreciated the "comp'd" meal - a gracious extension of what customer service is all about!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's okay....
    NMulvanyVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs repairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The inside of this restaurant is very old and needs a good cleaning. Pictures were dusty with leftover food splashes on them. Our waitress was very sweet and seemed to know what she was doing, but the food quality was poor. Our fondue pot did not heat, taking forever for our food to cook.
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  • Better alternatives
    MSDDDS
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Went there because both Melting Pots were closed. Regret the decision. Similar to other reviews, the meats were not great cuts. Our "waiter in training" out performed our real waitress. He hustled and did very well. Our regular waitress was quiet and largely non-existent. Timing of food was horrible, waitress/waiter hardly came around after the meats were delivered. Other issues just added to an overall poor experience. My opinion is that The Melting Pot is a much better experience. Been there a dozen times and never had an issue.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We always go here for my birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We always go here for my birthday dinner. It is still my favorite place for fondue and I look forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You will need 2+ hours
    David
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Been there a time or two. Good for fondue and a change in pace as a dining experience, but give it the time that it needs, which is 2+ hrs. Not to be rushed. The evening's server seemed to be "on something", and did not compliment the meal!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always love going here
    Jessica
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    It's one of our favorite places to have a special event at!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great fun
    YourRealEstateGuyVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Fondu doesn't have to be about cheese.......amazing Asian broth for my steak and shrimp. Our son loved it. A definite hidden gem. Perfect for date night or even groups. Looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice for Christmas dinner!
    denverdowns
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The Melting Pot has better ambience, and owns all the mind share in the fondue market space, but the food is just as good, the services is just as good, the wine list far more extensive, and it's a bit cheaper. Not a huge amount of places open for Christmas dinner in the first place, and this was a great find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    Like2trynew
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We were a party of four who arrived a little before our reservation time. We were greeted by friendly, pleasant staff and were seated immediately. The fondue concept was a bit strange at first, a little confusing when all skewers were in the pot at the same time, but we became comfortable with it quickly. A good variety of food combinations to choose from and the chocolate fondue desserts were great. You can't complain about how your food was prepared because the prep is left entirely up to you. From the time we arrived till the time we left was almost three hours in duration, but we were never rushed by anyone and we had plenty of time for conversation and to enjoy our dinner. Would recommend you try at least once and then you can decide.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Dinner
    Squid
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Had a wonderful time at the restaurant for dinner on Christmas day. While many places where closed this one was open and the staff, especially our waitress Alicia was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    ETDenver
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    This was a great place to go for a special occasion - something different and delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that good....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    We were a few minutes late for our reservation and then it took them 10 extra minutes to seat us. The food is marginal and the service was fine. Nothing is exceptional about this reataurant. When the chocolate fondue arrived, the dipping items seemed old and worn. Next time someone wants fondue, we will be going to Littleton.
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  • Good but expensive
    Denverfamily
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Great service, fun experience, too pricey. Dinner for two adults and two children was $175
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty food, good service
    C2computerVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Food is great, taste is good, price is reasonable but not low by any means. Infused cooking broth costs more which seems to be a bit much, already 37 per person so why charge for some more garlic and mushrooms in the broth? Overall though it s good, you just need to remember you are eating slower and not everything is cooked all at once so a different experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My daughter and I have made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    My daughter and I have made it a tradition to go to La Fondu and a Holiday show each year. La Fondu is incredibly relaxing and it is fun to create your own dishes. The wait staff is always friendly and efficient. Will continue this for years to come!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    LovelyLaney29
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    Overall the service was ok, but I think our waitress w as a little confused with our desert. We did the smores with the grand mariner and we were unable to eat it due to too much alcohol. She dumped some in realized she didn't have a lighter and walked off and brought more grans mariner and lit this one on fire. All the chocolate tasted like alcohol.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • La Fondue = yummy!
    Staciaxo
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    La Fondue is one of our favorite restaurants to visit when we are downtown. The atmosphere is sophisticated and comfortable. Employees are very attentive from the hostess to the server to the occasional table visit from a manager. The wine menu is extensive and reasonably priced. The food is wonderful. We especially like the 3 cheese fondue and the yin/yang chocolate fondue with white chocolate and dark chocolate. Its exquisite! We have never had a bad experience at La Fondue and we look forward to many more dinning experiences there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, Relaxing, and Enjoyable
    tdunc09
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Service and food at La Fondue are top notch. Friendly greeting from hostess and server. Service was spot on, knowledgeable, and kept the mood light and professional at the same time. A manager even came by to see how dinner was, which was nice. All the food was very flavorful, and tons of it too! Definitely order the four courses! I will certainly return in the future! Thanks La Fondue!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    Mark
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    A great place for an evening with that special someone or a group of good friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Joanna
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Love going to La Fondue. I am a customer for life. Fun dinner, good quality food, and a great wait staff. If you don't believe me when I say it is my favorite restaurant in Denver go check it out for yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Mixed Bag
    Theolddog
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    A new server + a lack of communication between the back and front of the house made this evening an uneven experience. It was clear that our server had not been adequately trained, which is, of course, not his fault. Not having salt and pepper shakers on the table was a minor issue; taking 10 minutes to rustle them up was inexcusable. Food was excellent and was a good value for the price. The delays in bringing items to the table indicated a lack of communication between back and front. Used plates were not removed in a timely manner, and the table became overcrowded. Why we were seated in the FAR rear of an empty restaurant was also a puzzlement. Still kin all, after seeing the Nutcracker, the experience was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wow! that was special!
    MileHighGirl
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    I loved the pace of this meal,and I loved cooking the meat myself at the table! It was so much fun!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    RoderickVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Best food, Best Champagne, Best everything. So Romantic
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive/Pushy
    Powley
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Tricky menu led me to believe my meal would only be $35, added on $8 for the broth, cheese, and desert even though it says on the menu it would be included. Ended up spending $96 on a dinner for two. Service was pushy and condescending, waited at least 20 minutes after finishing food to pay for check, another 10 for the return of my card. First time eating at a fondue restaurant, told waitress, and no instruction on how to cook food was given. Loud, couldn't have conversation. Wouldn't recommend to anyone looking to have a more romantic or pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food dipping fun
    LisavCo
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    First time for our party of 3 I highly recommend for a special occasion or If you are on a first date as it gives those awkward moments something To talk about... Great service, a bit pricey but a fun entertaining evening And the food flavores are very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique experience
    ChicagoanVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    This place never disappoints. The choices make it hard to decide and they're all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.