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Der Fondue Chessel

4.1
373 reviews
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$50 and over
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Fondue
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Der Fondue Chessel is a fondue lover’s dream, whether it's a cozy dinner for two or a fun group gathering. Enjoy authentic a fondue experience atop Keystone's North Peak Mountain. It is a very cozy atmosphere with an element of adventure as you arrive by gondola.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fondue
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Hours of operation
Summer: Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:45pm
Winter: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:45pm
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Phone number
(970) 496-4386
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ric Reichert
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Cross street
Highway 6
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DIRECTIONS TO THE DER FONDUE CHESSEL
Drive through Keystone Resort and turn right onto East Keystone Road (River Run Village Sign)
Turn left onto Gondola Road
Turn right into "Montezuma Free Parking Lot" and park
Walk through the center of River Run Village toward the base of the mountain
Check in at the River Run Gondola exit lane and board.
Exit the River Run Gondola and walk across the summit to board the Outpost Gondola Enjoy a 20 minute ride to North Peak.
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Entertainment
Our strolling musicians will keep your toes tapping to their traditional Bavarian songs and don"t be surprised if you find yourself doing the Chicken Dance at 11,444'.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 373 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
3.8
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4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.2
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PjMcCown (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The gondola rides, view, and venue were truly amazing. Service was good throughout the ride up and during dinner with helpful lift operators, even a much needed blanket. My only issue was with the very heavy use of rosemary across most of the main course items, from the potatoes and sausage on the side - to the beaf and chicken that you grill at the table. Several in our dining party (all adults) found the rosemary to be overwhelming. Everything else was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic quality food and the gondola ride to get to the restaurant is spectacular! Service was average/ good, and ambiance for a large crowd good. For romantic or more intimate group, ambiance could be a little better.

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vipJPBoulder (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Very fundue

Live music, fun meal. Quite pricey but that’s what you get for being at he top of the mountain. Great for a celebration

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I took my son for a fun experience per recommendation. The concept was neat but the food was mediocre and wasnt worth thr amount spent. We could've enjoyed a very nice steak dinner for this price. Service was slow and we waited 10-15min per course. The whole experience took over 3 hours for 2 people and we brought half home. Meat was flavorful but tough.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The ride up to the restaurant on two gondolas was great. Blankets are provided, it's quiet and dark. Our kids loved the cooking their own meat. The standard chicken and steak were both excellent. We also added on shrimp which was good. Wagyu tri tip didn't taste all that different from the standard steak. Would have like cheese course to be a little larger. Dessert, on the other hand, was more than enough. We had the flaming turtle which was a lot of fun and quite delicious. Live music and chicken dance were fun too. It's expensive, but it's an experience. We are very glad we went.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful place. Ambiance was incredible and getting there was such an adventure during a winter storm.

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Kate (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We went out to celebrate my husbands birthday with a group of friends. I was told by the manager we can stay until 11. Yet from 9pm the staff was pretty much rushing us out. The instructions for fondue were not provided so we waited with platters of stuff not knowing what to do. The server offended my husband, who is from Argentina, saying that all the busboys there are from Argentina that’s why they don’t know what their doing. Obviously she had no way of knowing where he’s from, but innapropriate comment. I was told by the manager that they have a special dessert for the birthday person, yet we never received it. The staff was literally vacuuming next to us while we were still eating. The best part was the live band consisting of accordion, banjo and a bass and the costumes were cool. Food was ok, not worth 200$ per couple.

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PauR (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The experience was fun, to get 2 gondolas and see the amazing view, but the food was not that great, the cheese fondue was terrible but the rest of the food was ok. I really like that they had a musical group that made more pleasurable the stay.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

The “oompah” band that strolled from table to table was a great addition to the ambience of a true Fondue restaurant. Loved the huge fireplace! A very fun trip by Gondola, especially at night, and the blankets the lift operators provided were very much appreciated! We would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Cannot recommend this restaurant. Very expensive and not much value. I expect much more at this price level.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome fondu dinner with the family. We did a birthday party there

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Was a fun and different experience. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Very fun experience for our families and kids. From the gondola ride through the entire meal experience, the service is amazing and memorable.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

How often do you get to ride a gondola (or 2) to the top of a mountain and have an awesome fondue dinner? If you're my family, not very often! It was a great experience. Sure, it's pricey, but it's also different, and tasty, and fun. And so much food! My family, including 2 almost adult kids, loved it. Der Fondue was very good about catering to my vegetarian daughter as well as the rest of us meat-eaters. Very memorable evening, in a good way!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
1.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

We had reservations. We were seated on time. 2 hours later we still hadn’t gotten all of the courses of our meal. The burner they put the meat on fell over. They had to replace the burner and the meat. We were so frustrated we didn’t even stay for dessert. We weren’t the only ones who had problems that night. The manager tried to make it right but it was a bad experience. For the money I definitely would NOT recommend!

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