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About La Fondue - Saratoga

La Fondue in Saratoga has a lovely, verdant and pampering location that makes it ideal to stop in at for many people.

You can get plenty of different types of fondue from cheese to beef to chocolate at La Fondue. Choose a complete meal or order à la carte. Selections include chicken, vegetables, as well as more exotic meats like the wild thing, which includes alligator, antelope, buffalo, kangaroo, wild boar and venison. There are also surf and turf options. There is an array of different salads, as well. For dessert at La Fondue, many chocolate versions are served with fudge, amaretto, Frangelico and different liqueurs.

14550 Big Basin Way
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Saratoga, 95070-6014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Swiss, Fondue

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm

Corkage Policy: Mon-Tues-Wed, for every Combination Dinner Purchased, one corkage fee is waived.
Free Corkage is NOT applicable for Cheese & Chocolate Diners

We do NOT offer Chocolate ONLY fondue. Please join us for a 4-Course Combination Dinner

Cross Street:
4th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:

Website:
http://www.lafondue.com/

Catering:
There is convenient public parking located behind La Fondue in the parking districts. Lafondue has a valet parking service located in front of the restaurant on Friday & Saturday Nights.

Public Transit:
None

Private Party Facilities:
A special occasion warrants a special dining experience. Lafondue offers private dining for up to 12 guests and larger semi-private rooms for 20, 28 and 36 guests. All are ideal for special events. Or, if you would enjoy dining al fresco, take advantage of our 2 outdoor year round patios(heated and covered) with seating for 24 guests each. Each patio has 19th century reclaimed Provence Farmhouse tiles, Phillipe Starcke chairs and a wonderful Alpine setting!

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (408) 867-3332

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Mon,Tues and Wed nights are BYOB (One free corkage per Combination Dinner purchase) Free corkage is not applicable for Cheese & Chocolate Diners.

Christmas Eve, Valentines Day and NY's Eve, and Mother's Day are special prix-fix menus. Closed: July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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La Fondue - Saratoga Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

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4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Notable Wine List (9)
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·Dined a day ago

Valentine’s Day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We make it a yearly tradition to bring our kids here to celebrate Valentine’s Day “fancy” dinner. We all love it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

I honestly was disappointed with the serving of the sampler meat. I noticed that they reduced the serving size for each sample of meat they had since the last time I was there. Cheese and chocolate was good, but it was still a smaller portion. There is NOTHING special about the meat they serve. Anyone can cook better meat than what they cook. The only thing that was worth it was the cheese and chocolate fondue. And the sceneries.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Our servers were both very nice and attentive. The food was really good. However, I find the restaurant to be a little dark and loud.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had a great meal with my family thanks to Eva, Larry. The food was fun and yummy as always. Thank you.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing- my girlfriend was very happy! Appreciate the staff accommodated my special requests to make the evening even more special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Came for my birthday and was not dissapointed, can’t stop thinking about the bacon cheese fondue! It’s a must for anyone in the area, make reservations of course! Mine was for 9:15 and they let me in at 8:30, super flexible and kind.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Slow service. Hair in food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The person that was at the entrance was disorganized and not welcoming. The waiter was good and the food was very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My daughter and I had such an amazing dinner. We have been to LaFondue a few times and have never been disappointed. The food is absolutely amazing and the wait staff are incredible people and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this restaurant to anybody.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Celebrating a birthday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

What a phenomenal experience! The wild mushroom fondue was deliciously rich and flavored, and the dark chocolate fondue with cayenne pepper with cinnamon was the perfect finish to a truly lovely meal. Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This is my wife’s favorite spot to go to when celebrating any special occasion, this time it was her birthday... once again there were no disappointments... another awesome experience!!!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It was our first visit ans we're hooked! It was a great experience and the food was supurb!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service could have been better. Had to chase the server down a few times as she did not check back after initially delivery food to see if we needed anything else.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Cool lil spot, food was great, Service was excellent. Chair could've been a little more comfortable but not bad. Would go again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Eva was brilliant. Larry was a true gentleman. 10/10 on amazing service experience. Thank you for making my birthday with our girls so special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were given a grupon for Christmas. I hadn't been to the new location before. The parking is difficult but the restaurant is quite eclectic and interesting. Our waiter was excellent very friendly and attentive his partner Michelle was very sweet. We really enjoyed this experience and would definitely do it again. Maybe as a family get together would be fun!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Never had a bad meal. Always excellent and the service is second to none.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Eric, our server, was great! He was attentive, friendly, and offered suggestions and help as needed. Would highly recommend Eric! Great attitude!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great place to celebrate special occasion with significant other or family (with kids old enough to understand not to touch hot burners on table).

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My wife and I as well as friends have loved this restaurant for years. We moved out of the Bay Area therefore are no longer frequent customers. This is a great place to enjoy great food and drinks with good friends. Anytime we have a chance to come back we do.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great! Loved it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We really enjoyed ourselves so much. A great first dinner for 2018.
Thank you for great customer service and great food. Steve and Eric were great servers.
We will come back again.
Darlene, Wally and Family

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We always have a great time at La Fondue. Love the experience and the ambience. This time our server didn't ask if we wanted extras to dip in the chocolate until after we were done, but we were so full anyway it didn't matter.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Legendary place that I finally ate at. Great for a date or a group.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always fabulous. This is my ‘go to’ for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I are big fans of La Fondue. We go every year for our anniversary. Unfortunately, our 12-20-17 visit with my parents was a near-failure.

First, the music was very loud. When I made the reservation and upon arriving at the restaurant, I asked for a warm, quiet table. They followed through on "warm," but all four of us had to shout over the loud music.

Second, it was so dark that we couldn't see the menus. Even using two flashlights, we couldn't see the menu, and we had to order essentially from memory. Once the meat platters arrived, it was so dark that we couldn't distinguish among the meats. (We've never had a problem before.)

Third, the space and table was crowded. We had dined at the restaurant with another couple before without any problem, but we had to keep moving things around on the table to accommodate the plate(s) of dippers, the rescue spoon, etc.

Finally, our primary server seemed unfriendly. I asked him to give his explanations slowly, because my parents had never been to the restaurant before. He gave the explanation very quickly and with very little detail. (For instance, we had to explain that you don't eat directly from the meat fondue fork. Instead, you should remove the meat from the fondue fork and eat it with the regular fork.) Our primary server (whose name I can't recall) was awkward and slow when preparing the fondues at our table. I think I forgive a learning curve (everyone has to start somewhere!), but he did not show an ounce of friendliness or helpfulness. All of our assistant servers ranged from fine to great.

It's true that, even under the best of circumstances, bringing my parents (in their late 70's) to a fondue restaurant for the first time may not have been a great idea. It may have been too much of an adventure for them. Still, they were good sports and complimented the tasty food. But the noise, the very dark environment, and the unhelpful server meant we had a bad experience, overall.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place, always eat here for special occasions.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Punsch cooking method was awful. Instead of putting the herbs into a cheese cloth for flavor, they were loose. This meant that every bite you took had a tree of rosemary or a whole clove in it. Spent more time spitting out pieces of rosemary and cloves then actually enjoying the meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We celebrated my son’s birthday. We were all disappointed at the quality of the food and the service. It has been a few years since we have been here and I don’t think we will return.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very expensive but it's an event dinner that you can linger over. Your clothes will be smelly from all the fondue pots. The salads before dinner (if you order the full dinner) are great as well as every item after them.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife and I ate there the day after Christmas as part of our celebrations because I worked Christmas Eve. The food and service were incredible! Even though we were there using a groupon which saved us hundreds off the meal we were treated just as well as full price paying customers. Our meal cost 155 with Groupon without it was 403 dollars. Huge savings ! Wait staff were so friendly and professional and personable. We can’t wait to come back again. We have our 4 year wedding anniversary in February:) perfect place to have that dinner.
Lee and Theresa Knox

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

$85 each is a bit steep for a prix fixe menu. We were advised beforehand of alternative choices, but, found out afterwards that we were given the default choices without being offered the alternative choices. Our waitress dismissed me when I inquired about why we weren’t offered the alternative choices. She was a good waitress but, I wasn’t happy with how she handled our questions about the alternative choices for the cheese and chocolate fondues. I shouldn’t have given her a 20% tip for that reason.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We reserved table for 4 at 8:15pm. But we weren’t seated until 8:50pm. Only after repeated reminders. Perhaps they don’t honor openTable reservations

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our server kept forgetting to bring our drinks and we had to ask him several times for our wine bottle and champagne. When we asked for extra of the dipping snacks they came very late. At end of it all I gave the tip I think he deserved. He then comes up to me as I was leaving in front of all my guest I brought to dinner and tells me if anything was wrong. I guess he didn’t like the TIP. And pretty much forced me to give him more. I only increased my tip because I was embarrassed he asked in-front if my guest. Never coming back! I get servers main income is through tips. But I didn’t feel he earned my money. For the price of the restaurant I have descent expectations that he did not meet! I hope someone calls me in this (510-996-2624) but I’m not holding my breath.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We always look for Groupons and take advantage of those. The only problem is there's just soooo much food. But it's so very great. I think the dinner for 2 could easily work for 4.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The cheese fondue was delicious, as was the desert chocolate fondue. The meats and seafood that we grilled our selves was marginal at best. Lots of work to cook little pieces of protein took well over an hour alone. The expensive bottle of wine was brought to the table rather warm and it tasted "off." We asked the waiter to taste it, which he had to do "in the back" and he thought it was fine. It was not and they did not offer to replace it. The meal was very expensive and the service was below acceptable for the price range and expectations. It's a fun place but I would not return soon.

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