Urban Fondue
Urban Fondue

Urban Fondue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.urbanfondue.com/
  • Phone: 5032421400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Kennedy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering available. Menu includes Northwest influenced cuisine. Fondue catering also available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Urban Fondue offer a semi-private dining area that seats up to 12 people. Large party seating for up to 60 people available.
  • Private Party Contact: Carla Byrum 5032421400

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking. There is a parking garage at 23rd NW Flanders ( 2 Blocks up 1 block over..
A word from Urban Fondue
Urban Fondue offers a unique perspective to fondue dining. From the indulgent cuisine, and boldly delicious and extensive martini selections, to the chic and smoldering decor and expert and personable service, Urban Fondue is a feast for the senses. Enjoy house made cheese fondue, succulent meat entrees cooked "fondue" style and delectable dessert fondues accompanied with side dishes such as polenta and grilled artichokes.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Urban Fondue reviews from OpenTable diners
201 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (148)romantic (128)good for groups (81)fit for foodies (75)neighborhood gem (53)hot spot (25)vibrant bar scene (24)late-night find (21)great for outdoor dining (19)kid-friendly (17)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Disappointed in the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Even though it was a weeknight and they were not really busy, service was extremely slow. When we told the waiter that we were in a hurry to order desserts it took forever for him to come back and take our order. I was also disappointed in the chocolate fondue. We ordered a raspberry swirl and could not taste any raspberry. (The chocolate was good, but we expected a raspberry swirl to have at least a minimum of raspberry flavor.) We also asked to split the bill and were told it would be too hard, only to find out it was because they had a mandatory tip with a group. Finally, in my reservation I did let them know we were celebrating a birthday and there was no recognition of that, not even a smile & happy birthday from the waiter.
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  • Special Evening - thank you.
    Margaret1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I made reservations for my 17 year old daughter and her two friends to have a birthday dinner on a Friday night. They got all dressed up and I dropped them off to have dinner on their own. The resturant treated them as young adults, with good service, recommending the right amount of food, a nice table and a birthday treat at the end of dinner. I really appreciate that she and her friends were treated so well and will definetly return and recommend the resturant. They enjoyed the food event (they did the three course meal for two and it was perfect for three teens.) The entire evening was a success. Thank you for making her birthday special and valuing her and her friends as customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Urban Fondue-one of our favorites
    Lindajane1324
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As always, such great great food, relaxing booths (ours had burn marks in the fabric and sad someone would do that), great service and fun! Our favorites are Brie Gorgonzola cheese, East meets West and the Heath Bar chocolate for dessert! Fun dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Didn't Care For It - At All
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We weren't fondue eaters so decided to give it a try. We left HUNGRY...their piercing forks need sharpening as it is very difficult to get the food to stay on the fork. It can take hours to get through the meal. If you are hungry this is not good. We ended up just dumping the food in each pot and scooping it out with a spoon. The sauces were not that good and it appeared some of the meats were slightly frozen - which kind of makes sense so they can keep some texture to put on the fork and then in the fondue pot. Would not do this again.
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  • Usually good, but my last visit :(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    So I dine at Urban Fondue very frequently. So again this year for my bfs birthday I requested a booth more toward the back & secluded & that it was my bfs bday Unfortunately I received none of this the hostess was rude & not welcoming when I was seated for a reservation they asked if I wanted a table & I said no so they sat me in a booth close to the door which I didn't want. The service was poor, as well as they forgot it was my boyfriends birthday so they brought his treat after the check. Once my server heard I was unhappy he started to offer me all sorts of things like take home ice cream but I was already upset and he was just worried about his tip. & when I ordered an artichoke & didn't like it he asked me if I knew how to eat it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service and wonderful food.
    K2K2
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I brought my mom here while she was visiting from out of state and we could not have asked for a better experience. The service was absolutely the best and the food was extremely good. We had an excellent time. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great fondue experience
    GuruLaghima
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Made reservations for my girlfriend's 21st birthday. Though we arrived half an hour early the staff was very accommodating and seated us immediately. The menus seemed a bit overwhelming at first but everything was explained very well by our server. As our drinks came (the peartini was tasty) a family with two kids was seated next to us. Though we weren't together we could hear every bit of their conversations and their obnoxious and overly spoiled kids made an impression, though this is the only slightly negative thing that came from the night out. Broth and meats were flavorful, and of course dessert was an experience in and of itself. Overall 5 stars, highly satisfied, and next time hopefully quieter more mature neighbors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    They billed me $20 million for my dinner and got my card shut off. They also did not honor my table request, nor called me to let me know they couldn't honor it. What a waste of time to book through open table. I should have called the restaurant directly.
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  • Always delicious!
    FoodFiend
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I first tried this restaurant as something new and fun before we got married 4 years ago and we have never been disappointed. This restaurant is intimate and fun, great for a romantic night, a family get together or a girls night. The food is delicious and there is such a variety of flavors that you can always mix it up to be different. The service is impeccable, everyone is very friendly and goes out of their way to make sure you have a great time. I recommend doing the fondue experience; you get a cheese appetizer, an assortment of meats and veggies with a broth of your choice for an entree and a dessert fondue. We recommend the ruby port cheese, yosenabe broth and marionberry cheesecake. They are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cumbersome
    Kreyn
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The cheese fondue ad dessert fondue was amazing but the main course was cumbersome to cook and pretty average. Drink selection was great!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for families
    mjp97113
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Enjoyed this experience with my daughter. Good recommendations from our server and quick service. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieLuv
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was really good here but it took us 2.5 hours to get all of our food. Our vegetables came out a little cold and when we were ready to order dessert. They service was good in the beginning but got worse as the night went on, the restaurant wasn't even that busy so I didn't understand what was taking so long. The food was really good and it was a fun experience but I hope if I ever go back the service will be a lot better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Couldn't of been happier!
    Happy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything about this place was amazing! Food was so good, the staff was awesome and we enjoyed every second we where there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Fondue
    epsherwood
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Delicious fondue and excellent service. The cheddar caraway starter is sublime and you cannot go past the dark chocolate with hazelnut dessert fondue. An excellent spot for date night or a bigger group!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am glad I am not doing the dishes
    Dribbles
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Cooking food in broth, not oil. Infuses flavor. Lots of options to choose from, as well as dipping sauces offered. Waiting for the food to cook, is hard. Need bibs to keep your clothes clean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it!
    Lunchbunch
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Urban Fondue did not live up to all the hype. There is a competing fondue restaurant down the road with superior food and service. The food was o.k., the server made us feel like he wanted to get us out of there quickly. The booth we sat in had burn holes in the seats and walls. The place was much smaller than I expected. Will not return!!!!
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  • Good food
    Smalltowndiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We arrived early at 6 pm for our 615 reservation. We were seated immediately. They had called earlier to confirm our reservation. Fondue was excellent - especially the one with port in it. Dinner took 2 1/2 hours for group of five. Let you substitute main dish meats and veggies. Forgot one of the parties drinks. When reminded rectified immediately and said wouldn't charge. Good time for all. Only complaint is the seats in the booth are a little uncomfortable since so soft.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Great Experience!
    TheCheerfulGivers
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our oldest daughter wanted to go to a well-known fondue restaurant for her birthday, but then I started researching reviews. I am so glad I did! We surprised her with dinner at Urban Fondue, and she was thrilled with the experience! We had reservations and were seated quickly. Our daughter really doesn't like to make food choices, so I brought a typed copy of our meal choices. Vince was our waiter, and he was wonderful! It was everyone's first time using fondue for all the courses, and he explained each step with such a great, up-beat attitude. He became part of the celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had never been before and the place was different than any restaurant I've been to. I loved it
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy and fun!
    Race
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    All the staff were extremely friendly. Booths are very private. Nice level of noise creates an ambience. Had our baby with us which they were very accommodating with. Waiter was helpful and extremely friendly! Food was fun to prepare, varied, and delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • server was excellent.
    dineforfun
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had fondue experience off the menu. It was good but we felt it was almost much food. Spicy cocktail excellent, fruity cocktail okay
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and great fun
    yensid50
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We started the night at Bartini (its an attached bar) and enjoyed half price martinis. We did not have any appetizers but saw them served. The plated appetizers looked great, the table next to us said they tasted as good as they looked. We then went and had the 3 course fondue experience.. The whole night was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do something different .
    Leo7
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food and the variety was good. The service was great.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • galgal
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had so much fun (and so much food!) Great place with great friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hubby's First Time
    Fafdenna
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have been to this restaurant a couple of times before, and had always had a delicious experience. My husband and I received a Groupon for this restaurant as a wedding gift. He had never been to fondue before and was not only pleased at the deliciousness, but also the variety. His horizons have been expanded. If you've never had fondue, Urban Fondue will show you all there is to fondue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for date night
    Steph9801
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was delicious and the experience was new for both my boyfriend and myself. We really enjoyed it. Our service was fantastic. Actually the service was the best I've ever received in all of my dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic martinis
    jackattack
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Overall we had a wonderful time, the drinks were especially amazing. The Marion berry fondue was a little lack luster, but the food overall was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondue!
    Kaileigh
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I decided to take my parents out to dinner and thought, hmm fondue would be fun! This place completely delivered within all aspects. Prices were reasonable, food quality was on par, and service was great! We did the fondue experience with all possible options of proteins and vegetables and it was perfect. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Overall, I was disappointed. The red velvet booth had cigarette burns. There were only a few tables occupied throughout our meal. This surprised me since there were only 2 reservation times available for that evening when we made out reservations. As for the food, my husband and I got the three course fondue experience with the entree that included a variety of meat and seafood. The cheese fondue was great. The rest of the meal was only so so. I liked that they used broth for cooking instead of oils. However, despite the "spices" in the broths, everything tasted very bland. You could hardly identify chicken from pork from seafood. The dipping sauces overpowered all of the meats and were the only thing you could really taste.
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  • Fonduefriendly
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great drinks, great food, but very warm inside. Could benefit from fans or a/c unit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back!
    KathyS
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I am so thankful that we had the opportunity to experience Urban Fondue. I can't wait to go back. The location is in a great neighborhood. The staff is wonderful. And the food is simply amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Experience
    andybug62
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I had been to Urban Fondue prior to this visit, but this time was different. This was my husbands and my Anniversary, and to top it off, he's a pretty picky "plain food" person. I didn't think he would go for something like this. We did have a Groupon so our experience included a cheese fondue, to entrees and a dessert fondue. He thought the cheese was excellent, and when we were asked if we wanted more bread, he was the one to say yes. The entrees were fabulous, all seafood for myself and steak and lobster for him. He ate it all! Did I mention he's super picky? He was too full for dessert, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. Our service was wonderful, and regardless of our Groupon, we were treated like royalty. And my husband said he'd go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Goto spot for Romantic evening
    Psyche
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We love Urban Fondue for special occasions. We're vegetarians (we eat dairy) and they are always very accommodating. The food is quite good. A great compromise between comfort food and upscale fair. All of the servers are wonderful - they really have outstanding service. My only complaint this last visit was the red wine by the glass. The selection was not great and all the wines were on the sweet side. I know they are catering to the younger hipster palette, but should have a few choices for those of us who are a bit more sophisticated without having to invest in a whole bottle.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good experience!
    htspdx
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was my first experience at Urban Fondue, and I was not disappointed. We did the 3-course meal, starting with the cheese fondue, then the entree, and ended with the dessert fondue. For the cheese fondue, we tried the Ruby Port with white cheddar, Swiss and Gruyere. It was excellent. The entrees were very good (we tried the NW chicken and Chef's Cut) - everything comes out raw or uncooked, and we cook it in the hot pots of broth that comes with the entrees. It didn't take long at all, and was a neat experience - especially with the multiple dipping sauces that accompany the entrees. Finally, we decided to try the Heathbar fondue for dessert, which was very tasty. Service and experience were great, and I'm sure I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great overall experience!
    Datenite72014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Must make a reservation. We were seated right on time. Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Drinks were amazing(coconut mojitotini). The three course meal was very filling. Go hungry! Everything was yummy! We will go back. Great for date or girls night out :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good!
    Cynthiaferguson
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I booked this restaurant for my best friend's 21st birthday and it was perfect! The drinks are classy and delicious. The food is amazing and it makes you communicate and pay attention to each other because of the cooking time, and hands on experience. So awesome and can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    friendlydiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was taking a girl on a first date, and these guys made everything perfect. Awesome service, not too long of a wait for food, and even though we got there early, they sat us immediately. I will be coming back here several times! And the food was so good that it is hard to find the right word for it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ajcop
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    my sis and i live out of town but we always make a point of visiting urban fondue - it's delicious every time we come!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fondue Lover
    FondueLover
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Must make a reservation, but well worth it. The food and service were great. It's a bit spendy but with Groupon it was a great deal. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fell in Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I took 3 skeptical teenagers to Urban Fondue. As we settled into the night, they enjoyed themselves more and more. It was decided that we MUST return! Christmas Eve? Dates before prom? Or just when we need melted cheesecake fondue and cream puffs. There was a calmness about the evening that helped create the chance to slow down their busy lives, relax and really open up. (Note: 1 hour parking spots are not enough time. I had to move my car twice!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate