Simply Fondue Livermore

Simply Fondue Livermore

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.simplyfonduelivermore.com/
  • Phone: 9254436638
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday ~ Champagne Brunch 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday ~ Dinner Service 3:00pm to 10:00pm Monday ~ Thursday 5:00pm to 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm Full Dinner Service ends one hour before closing Lounge Happy Hour Sunday ~ Friday 5:00pm to 7:00pm Private Luncheons by request
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Executive Chef: Alden Faught
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries as well as corporate events, Simply Fondue welcomes private parties of any size. We'll work with you to design a set menu within your budget, or allow your guests to order from our extensive menu. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Alden Faught 9254436638

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Livermore Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking located in front of the restaurant, a large parking lot located behind the restaurant, and a 500 space parking garage located a short walk from the restaurant. Parking for guests with disabilities can be found in the lot directly behind the restaurant.
A word from Simply Fondue Livermore
Return to this celebrated art of cooking right at your table by selecting from a wide assortment of incredible fondue items. From our succulent lobster and beef to our out-of-this world imported cheese and chocolate fondues, you're guaranteed to please your most desirable tastes. At Simply Fondue, we are committed to bringing you simply the best fondue dining experience found anywhere. We guarantee a relaxed and casual dining atmosphere that moves along at a leisurely pace. We use only the finest ingredients and make all of our sauces, batters, and dressings from scratch daily. Enjoy a selection from our extensive wine list or one of the more than 100 hand-crafted martinis and specialty drinks during your visit.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Simply Fondue Livermore reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (128)romantic (103)fit for foodies (60)good for groups (58)hot spot (35)neighborhood gem (32)notable wine list (22)kid-friendly (20)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (14)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (5)Show More
  • Perfect Romantic Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My girlfriend and I chose Simply Fondue for dinner on our first anniversary. She arranged beforehand with the manager to be able to have her flower arrangement on the table for me and they were so helpful in preparation and everything was perfect. They had to change our table to allow for the massive flowers. Our waitress Alex was the best! She even made us complimentary drinks for our special occasion and really made the night special. It was my first time here and I can't wait to return! The only downside to the experience was they would not allow my girlfriend to set up our go pro as hidden camera to capture my reaction to the flowers/gifts as she wanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy happy birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    SImply Fondue made my birthday celebration with a great friend a night to remember! Thanks for an outstanding evening! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Bday24
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The restaurant was really nice. Good service and quite a romantic atmosphere. My only complaint is that ALL the things they brought us to dip in the fondue were not fresh at all. Every piece of bread was hard and stale and the vegetables looked like they had been sitting out for awhile. Again, that was the only thing that did not add to the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!!
    Arch
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Their brunch is relatively new, and a great collection of fondue choices, both for cheese, meats, and veggies! Wonderful service, and absolutely the best specialty martini menu ever. Great experience, definitely recommend. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    Barrie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I fondue for special occasions, birthdays or whenever we get the craving. We also bring our out of town guests to Simply Fondue. The majority of people still have not enjoyed the whole experience of fondue. Everyone we have brought to Simply Fondue gets hooked. Not only is the food delicious, but the staff is friendly and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    kJSJ
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went here for my sons 18th birthday. Everyone in our party had a great time and enjoyed their dinner. They have an extensive Martini list and even offer a flight of Martinis which come with 6 different flavors. Everything we ordered was delicious. It is a bit pricy but no more than other Fondue restaurants and the food and ambiance is way better than the Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always!
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Now, it's become one of our sought-after hang-outs!! Love the food!!!! Excellent service. Ask for Cholo! Best waiter ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    mcelroy5
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a great time with my husband for our anniversary dinner. Waitress was very friendly and even bought us a glass of champagne to celebrate. My husband raved that it was so much more than a dinner! He thought it was a very interactive dining experience - cooking the meats on the grill. Who can resist their awesome and unique Martinis!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dining Experience.
    ajtrinc
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our service alone will make sure that we make another visit to Simply Fondue. The gentleman that helped us celebrate our wedding anniversary was friendly and engaging, while making sure we understood our menu options. His name slips my mind, but he set the tone for a wonderful evening. The food was fantastic. We went with the four course feast as we could not resist trying a cheese pot as well as a chocolate pot. Both were excellent and we had to stop ourselves from sticking our fingers in the hot pot to clean the bowl. The main entrée was good, but the meet seems to lose some of its seasoning in the cooking process. One tip, they allow you to bring in a Livermore Valley bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner sans a corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your appetite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was wonderful!! As was the service. Cost was a little pricey, but when you factor in everything that you get, it's really a great deal. We left in a food coma, 2.5 hrs after we sat down. Nothing but greatness all the way around!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    JJEO
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Simply Fondue sat us on time. Was very attentive. We had the cheese & chocolate (Two for Tuesday) and was full by the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always great
    yeesh
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've always liked the place. Brought my brother and his gf who've been overseas. The cheese is just enough and the dessert is always fun. I've done the larger courses but cheese for two is always perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice for special occasions
    KenS
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My waife and I enjoy going here for special occasions. The food is great and have never left hungry. Servers are well trained and friendly. Great martini and beer selection. Good specials.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Dinner
    Anotheramanda
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a lovely time at the Simply Fondue in Livermore Sunday night. I love their martini menu and I'm slowly working my way through the lists (this time it was the Oreo and Red Velvet martinis). Dinner itself was great as always. The Spicy Jack cheese had a great kick. Services was great and timing spot on. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night
    aml4dbc
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took my brother and his gf for their first fondue experience. Incredibly yummy, as always.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with a group
    downtownfun
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Simply Fondue is a great experience with a group. It is fun to share all the dishes. It can get pricey fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a must!
    fondufanatic
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great for a romantic dinner or catching up with an old friend. Simply fondue has so many options and is friendly for all ages! A must for anyone in livermore!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Like most fondues, you get tired before you get full. It was my anniversary and my son asked to go to Simply Fondue, so we did. It was a good place to go, but quite expensive and you need to prepare to spend a couple hours cooking and eating your food. Nice experience, but won't go back anytime soon due to the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Barb
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was great, don't miss out on the chocolate fondue, IT IS EXCELLENT!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way better than expected
    lovegoodeats
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I have been to other fondue places so we knew what we would get. We were pleasantly surprised that it was the best fondue we had ever had. It didn't have to take forever if you didn't want and the atmosphere was lively and not over gushy romantic. Great service and great drinks. Being pregnant I did not drink and they even took the alcohol out of the fondue mixes for me! We are for sure going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time experience,
    perrysareus
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It was a great time. The food was good, the drinks were outstanding, and the overall experience was fun. It was a little pit pricey, but worth it for a very nice dinner outing. Our server Cholo was also great, he asked if we had been here before and when all four of us stated that it was our first time he smiled and slowed down to let us know what was available and how the dining would go. Everything was great!! We will definitely return for another fun night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stuffed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Love the good and service! Lots if fun! My absolute favorite is the Maple Beef. Yummy! Exceptional sevice! Had a wonderful experience. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasions
    Roselie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We usually go to Simply Fondue on special occasions. It is not a cheap night out, but it is always a very delicious and enjoyable one. We have loved everything we have ever tried!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent salads and cheeses!
    Pamaha
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    If you haven't tried the spicy jack/cheddar (don't think it's on the menu), it's sooo yummy. The salads are always fresh and their dressings pair great with them. we like the spinach/strawberry and the gorgonzola ones. There are a lot of options for meals, and if you don't know, they have mon-thurs specials that make going there during the week very tempting!! Also, you may find their loyalty program worthwhile as well! happy dining! (omg. best martini menu ever...like 100, and they are the go-to for a classic martini as well!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place in Livermore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We have been VIP members for three years now. Fondue is still our favorite spot in Livermore. Great food and amazing martini list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so special birthday!
    Zoey81
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Hostesses were very rude and non-accommodating. Our party of 6 did not want to be seated at a two burner table and was told no to a bigger table. We were told the restaurant was booked up and that they didn't know what to tell us. We asked if we could sit at a 4 person table and the remaining 2 party members sit at a 2 person table. This was met with attitude but eventually we were seated. Our waiter (who was great) was confused as to why we couldn't take the divider down off the 4 person table so we could sit together but he was also met with a no. The whole time while we were eating there were empty tables including the table with the divider. (Not booked up). I felt like we were being punished for 2 members being late. Happy b-day to me!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Fun"due!
    KrisC
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This restaurant had a great romantic atmosphere. The food was delicious! Having never had fondue before, my husband and I didn't know what to expect. We loved the cheese appetizer, and it was a lot of fun to be the ones cooking the prepared main course at our table. It's pricy, but a fun and romantic place for date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Katrinaaa925
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went there for a birthday celebration the kids love the experience and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great the 2nd Time Around
    ddotwdot
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The wife and I were craving fondue, so we came back to the best place around. Food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fun meal.
    Rebundtcake
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    What I like about fondue places is that it's a long meal. Lots of time to converse with your date. The fact that you're "cooking" the meal together makes it that much nicer. It's like a dinner and an activity all rolled into one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place to celebrate birthday
    inconnueVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had a lovely celebration with the Fondue Feast. Was definitely a lot of food that included a salad (loved the Greek), cheese fondue appetizer (Swiss), main entree of 9 different proteins (oil fry), and dark chocolate fondue dessert. Though we've been to Simply Fondue before, it was the first time we experienced coating some foods in batter, such as the cheese stuffed mushrooms and chilis. Didn't care for it much. Favorites are the coconut shrimp, scallop, pecan crusted mahi mahi, and jerk chicken. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply OK
    yumyum
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I've been here before & it was spectacular. This time it wasn't as good. For 3 people it was $161.00 not including tip.That was for food ONLY, NO drinks.We had the feast. The best part of our meal was the tiny pieces of bacon wrapped fillet mignon & the salad (spinach strawberry). This is a meal where you need to take your time & enjoy.We felt rushed through our meal by the server so we did not get seconds. It took away time we needed to enjoy the experience.The cheese fondue was not hot enough & lumpy.The items provided to dip were not as tasty as before.Because I have been here before & know that they are capable of doing better, I will give it another try but not for a while.They charge too much to provide substandard service & quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delivers every time!
    eslaa33
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I'm am always more than satisfied! Morgan is awesome! He's a gem! Great service, great food and fun! What more can you ask for? You won't leave hungry, but you will leave happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fondue
    Zapper
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. Although it's pricey it's worth every penny! Although, if you're looking for a quick bite to eat this is not the place to go it is a two or three hour process. SO WORTH EVERY MINUTE!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    italianfoodie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I love coming here for the cheese fondue and the martinis :) It was date night and we had the cheese fondue along with the grill style cooking. The mahi mahi we chose was very good and the cheese fondue was outstanding. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly and even gave my fiance's salad to me boxed up to go (he does not eat salad) so I had dinner the next night :) hehe. I love that they extended the restaurant to the back, which gave us a more private dinner feel. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    alliesweb
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is one of my favorite places in Livermore! It's a great place to go for a special occasion but also great for date night as well! They have over 150 different martinis..the peanut butter cup is amazing! I love their strawberry almond salad...so good! My favorites are the cheese fondue and chocolate. In regards to the meat portion I could take it or leave it! We has Jordan as our waitress and she was great! Would highly recommend coming here!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance
    Tmoney
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I went with a group of friends to celebrate birthdays and we had a great time! It's a fun way to have an interactive dinner. And there are good weeknight specials. Our birthday people were given a free champagne toast - way better than getting a hat :D
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made the birthday celebration
    marvsearcher
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Had a fantastic dinner with the whole family! Celebrated my daughter-in-laws birthday with no time pressure to eat and leave. Our waiter was fantastic, being child friendly and humorous. He was always available to suggestions to make the dinner flow and yet didn't hover. We really enjoyed the evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couldbebetter
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We always have a good time and great food! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jordan - our waitress
    Kacie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I think that Jordan our waitress was AWESOME! We had a great time, loved the food, my martini's were amazing! It was the perfect way to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! I'm sure we'll be back again one day soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.