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For 2
7:00 PM
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Fondue Cowboy

307 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Bar Seating (6)
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Fondue Cowboy offers a variety of flavorfully unique meal options. It is conveniently located in the SOMA District of San Francisco. Fondue Cowboy features a trendy setting. It is a great place to meet up with friends or take a date to try something new and exciting for dinner. Each fondue dish is -themed and playfully named after an element of the Wild West.

The menu at Fondue Cowboy features savory fare with options like the Outlaw with aged cheddar, slow-roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic and jalapeno or the Desperado with goat cheese, emmentaler, white wine and olives. If you have a sweet tooth, there are sweet dishes as well such as the Happy Trails with dark chocolate and cayenne. We also host parties and private events. Due to last minute cancellations, please call to make a reservation that may not be listed.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Fondue, Comfort Food, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner Monday-Thursday
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Dinner Friday - Saturday
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 431-5100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Mur
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Cross street
Russ Street
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Parking details
Plenty of street parking after 5pm. We are in a 2 hour non metered Neighborhood. Weekend parking is abundant.
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Black & white spaghetti westerns!
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 307 People Are Saying
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ENord (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Good food and good service. The dessert fondue (dark chocolate) was absolutely wonderful. Would go again, for sure.

vipTman (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service .... interesting place

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Food was AWESOME and staff was GREAT!!! THANK YOU!!!!

ranrose (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The owners made it a great experience. They are fun and friendly and made us feel right at home. Food was awesome, what's not to love about melted cheese :)

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great date night spot. They give you tons of sides to enjoy with the fondue. We were also glad we ordered the
charcuterie and spicy sausage. Save room for the chocolate fondue!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Attentive service, delicious fondue (both savory cheese and dessert), Westerns (movies) playing at the bar, good experience

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Bravo as always!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Love the place, I took my son there before we went to the theater. He loves food. I do wish that you might have a cooking fondue. Maybe to cook beef, or chicken, that would be yummy. Plus, a blender for mixed drinks. Not everyone wants alcoholic beverages. I would have loved to have a non-alcohol pina colada, especially with the fresh pineapple blended in.

vipFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was very tasty, but the servings are very small. Be aware on ordering multiple dishes, and though the fondue says that it serves 2 people, it really only serves 1.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service from the owners, very personal. They mentioned that they buy produce every day & don't even have a freezer. Cheese fondue for dinner was amazing with plenty of choices & plenty of food to dip. Chocolate fondue for dessert was also extremely tasty & again plenty of fruit & desserts to dip.

TeddySophie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic fondue!! The give you a variety of food items to dip in the cheeses. The savory fondue was full of flavor and filling enough that we didn't even want to try dessert because the savory fondues and eclectic selection of cheeses was all we wanted. Definitely worth dining at and it's not that far from BART so that's always a bonus.

EMF2 (London)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Enjoyed our delicious dinner at Fondue Cowboy. Mix of items for dipping were fresh and tasty.
Fondue was excellent with good flavor.

TheSteph (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

Our server was fantastic! He was extremely helpful in explaining the menu and helping us, as we had never had fondue before. Very attentive and friendly!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2017

Everything was great. The food was great, dessert was on point, and the service was good. Best restaurant we have been to on our stay in San Francisco. Would recommend giving it a try!

jheelg (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

I love going to Fondue Cowboy. This was my second experience there. The food is wonderful and delicious, however the service really stands out. We got great recommendations on food and wine and a very attentive staff. I have gone there for a date night or a girls night and it worked out for both. Highly recommend if you are looking for something cozy and fun.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Went with 2 friends for dinner. I wouldn't really call this a good dinner place but more of a place to grab apps or quick bite. Fondue was good but a little odd. The accoutrements that came with the fondue: olives, pickles, melon, broccoli ...huh? They also brought bread chunks and potatoes. It was ok but just odd. Cheese covered pickles? Everything is better with cheese but this was kind of pushing it.
Be warned that there is only beer and wine. They do have wine based cocktails. I was skeptical but they turned out to be good. However, the server kept comparing them to the actual "hard stuff". "if you like tequila you should try X or If you like rum you should try Y". They were good but wine just doesn't taste like tequila or rum.
Our server was fantastic. Really personable and attentive but not overly intrusive.
It was a fun little place but just need to come in with the right expectations.

Foodie5152 (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Don't let the neighborhood scare you off this is a real gem!! The food was good and so we're the drinks!! Give it a try .

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

The three cheese fondues we had amongst our group of 6 all tasted very similar which was a little disappointing and I would have enjoyed a wider array of vegetables to dip but other than that it was great. We nearly didn't get the milk chocolate fondue for dessert (we also had the white chocolate) and I'm glad we did as it was my favorite item. I also really liked the drinks selection. I had the mango moscato and there were a couple of cocktails I liked the look of which is unusual for me since I prefer sweet fruity drinks and those don't seem to be in vogue at the moment. Over all I'd say not was very good but not amazing.

threeredshoes (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

As always, the staff goes above and beyond to make guests feel welcome and ensure a fantastic evening. Tonight the restaurant had both large and small groups occupying tables, each with their own dynamic and ambience. The staff seamless keeps the coziness feeling for the romantic small tables as well as maintaining a joyful banquet for the larger ones. Fondues are spot on. Portions are generous. Wine too yummy for words. Thanks again FC!!

EastBayFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

We got the Gorgonzola Fondue. I was expecting a burst of flavor but it was quite bland. They served raw broccoli, which should have been steamed. All the flavors of the things your dipping overpowered the actual Fondue. Supposed to be the other way around.

The dark chocolate and chili Fondue was a nice dessert, but so expensive. Nearly the same as the dinner fondues, but with less Fondue.

Cute idea and ambiance. Loved the hanky napkins. The serving staff was nice but WAY overattentive and a little pushy with items we didn't want, like drinks or a salad.

They just need to push up their flavors. Seasoning the dipped items could also help enhance the flavors.