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Après Ski Fondue Chalet

70 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Cozy (3)
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Welcome to our Après Ski Fondue Chalet at Café Select open everyday from 7 pm. Walk through our kitchen in the back and you will find this hidden gem! In the winter months we serve Fondue & Raclette in our cozy backroom alpine lodge behind our kitchen. We also offer our regular menu items. We generally have two seatings (7pm and 9 pm). Cash only.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Fondue, Swiss
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 7:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(212) 925-9322
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Payment options
Cash Only
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ingrid Roethele
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Private party facilities
If you would like to book our backroom exclusively for a private event please contact us.
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Private party contact (212) 925-9322
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Cross street
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room
What 70 People Are Saying
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Back room cramped and people coming in and out to the bar. Also draft from the door to the basement kept coming in.

Food was amazing, would just recommend getting fondue in the front (main) area

Bertiebotts (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

This restaurant CONSISTENTLY overbooks reservations. It's happened three times to me that I've made a reservation and still had to wait 40 minutes for my table in the back because the party before isn't done. Clearly the restaurant does this on purpose to fill their own slots at the expense of their customer. Would not recommend.

ClemR (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Ran out of fondue... on a Monday night... at 9pm. We got there about 10 minutes early for our reservation and waited at the bar while our table was getting prepared. We ended up waiting another 30 minutes for them to take us back to the Apres Ski Chalet room. Finally, after we sat down, our waitress came to tell us that they were all out of Fondue. Absolutely ridiculous. At least have the decency to let people know you're out of your MAIN & MOST FAMOUS ITEM before you make them wait 30 minutes past their reservation time.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Horrible service. Never had such bad service in my life. The fondue came out wrong, and even the cook admitted that the fondue was made with too much liquor. The service was terrible, we ran out of bread and until we got the attention of the waiter, the fondue was burnt. What a waste of $65.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Weekend trip to NYC must. The truffle cheese fondue in the back ski chalet was amazing. Very cozy. Cool disco music. It was an experience we will never forget.

Elisa (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Repas excellent, plats typiques suisses. Par contre serveur et serveuses extrêmement désagréable ! Quand on commandait qqch on aurait dit qu'on l'embêtait ! Nous a poussé vers la sortie avant même que l'on finisse nos verres afin de pouvoir caser d'autres clients à notre table. Très déçu car la première fois que j'y suis allée c'était super !

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

We had a dozen oysters and the schnitzel, as well as the octopus salad. All delicious.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

From start to finish it was just perfect. Our bartender was awesome, the food was excellent and the price point was perfect. Thank you!!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Went for Fondue & Raclette. They no longer serve either. Very disappointing experience. Will not return.

Whutton (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Overall rating of 2 stars this time due to over crowding. I've been here before and the beauty of it comes from the cozy room made for about 4 tables of 2 total. Decided to take my friend here while visiting in town expecting the comfy semi private Swiss decor room only to find a party of 10 standing and taking up the entire space bumping into us and our table. All this plus a party of 4 and people at the bar. It did become a bit too cozy this time. Still good food and good service and I will be back.

Whutton (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 15, 2017

This place was adorable and perfect for a quiet evening date. Great ambiance. Great food. Great drinks. The ski chalet is a small back room behind the kitchen which makes it feel like a little adventure to a semi- private VIP space with only 5 or so tables and a small bar. Super cool. Highly recommended.

Haley (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 5, 2017

The back room at Cafe Select is perfect for a charming, romantic date night. Would absolutely go back!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2017

cozy and cool. speakeasy element leading to a small room, with kitschy "alps" decor that made one feel not fully teleported, but at least temporarily not in nyc. food: you had me at melted cheeses.

Gonzo (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2017

I surprised my girlfriend with this restaurant on the day before Valentines and we had a really lovely time. The place is a weird mix between fancy and casual. Our waiter was relaxed but not slow, and incredibly helpful. I got the lobster salad, which happily had more lobster than we expected, even after our server told us that it has a surprising amount of lobster. She got the Spatzli with wild mushroom, which was insanely good. I would recommend either, or both.

The one disappointment was the raclette. If you're seeing raclette on the menu and expecting a big hunk of cheese to be melted onto your plate in front of you, you're out of luck. It arrives as two cut pieces of cheese already on a plate. It's delicious, but it's not what we expected.

All in all, we would both happily go back. It's a cool backroom area, we love the atmosphere and the food was fantastic.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

We went there for Valentine's Day. Upon arrival we were walked through the kitchen and into what looked like a basement. It definitely didn't seem like a very legal setup. I would not recommend this place to anyone🤢.