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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.
French, Swiss, Fondue
Hours of Operation:
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
$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.
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.
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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