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La Fondue - Saratoga, Saratoga,

La Fondue - Saratoga

4.4
4.4
4433 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
La Fondue is located in the center of Saratoga Village on Big Basin Way at the corner of 4th Street. The restaurant’s interior reflects a new interpretation of European design that avoids cliché interpretations. La Fondue offers a unique fondue experience serving over 50 different types of fondues served tableside. We offer a “chill out” dining experience, a little bit glamorous, a little bit classic. Try our Wild Game, Kobe Flat-Iron, or Private Reserve Filet Mignon cooked in one of our four cooking methods. Then top off your evening with a decadent chocolate fondue dessert. Mood and food at its best.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Swiss, Fondue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 886-4208

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    A special occasion warrants a special dining experience. La Fondue offers private dining for up to 45 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Roderick Sevilla: (877) 628-1118

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga

  • Cross street

    4th

  • Parking details

    There are several conveniently located public parking lots surrounding La Fondue. We also offer a valet parking service each night, located in the front of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • "Le Freak" A Taste of Everything

    $89.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at La Fondue to experience an array of meats with our “Le Freak” entrée! This experience starts your night off with a bottle of champagne to pair with your choice of one of our delectable cheese fondues prepared for you table-side. The wait staff will then give an in-depth explanation and demonstrate how to cook your entrée in one of our 4 cooking methods. Then finish your evening with a decadent pot of chocolate fondue. Making great memories last while experiencing every flavor on the menu! A 20% Service Charge will be included in the final bill.
  • Late night Chocolate only

    $24.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For a limited time, we will be bringing back chocolate only!
  • Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Join us at La Fondue for our holiday prix fixe menu and start your evening with a glass of sparkling wine! Christmas Eve guests will be enjoying our 4 Course Menu for $125 per person. Cancellations: 48 hours in advance. Cancellations made after 12/22/21 or no shows will be charged full menu price.

What 4,433 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Romantic

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  1. MK

    MarciaK

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We arrived a few minutes before our 6:30 reso, greeted by the young lady at the desk with “do you have a reservation!?”Oh hello, it’s always nice to be greeted with “welcome in”,waited for the other 2 in our party in the odd “waiting area”, then we got seated when they arrived.We were given 3 menus for the 4 of us….ok, we can make that work,then, nothing for about 10 minutes.Finally had somebody acknowledge us, take drink orders and move the evening along. After the drink orders were taken, we sat for quite a while before the salads were delivered.The salads are quite large but very good, and it helps to know there’s a lot more food coming for the “main event” so we didn’t eat too much of that. The cheese fondues we chose were the stinking rose and the 4 cheese.The stinking rose is the best, as it involves a lot of garlic.Another server showed up after the cheese was done with 2 large frying pan looking things.I asked what they were, and she said “for grilling”. We let her know that nobody had asked what cooking methods we wanted (there are 4 to choose from), but that we wanted the bouillon.She said there would be a bit of a wait for that, as it has to warm up.Ok, fine, please get it going! Another long wait, and the broth was finally delivered to our table. In the meantime, a table who were seated well after us already had their main entree meats and were cooking away. We had La Romantique, which was chicken, filet mignon, shrimp and lobster, and it was all very good. For dessert, we chose the dark chocolate fondue, which is always delicious, and our friends chose the flaming turtle, also very good. While La Fondue always used to seem like a “fancy” place to go have a lovely meal, it doesn’t seem that way anymore.Baseball caps on guests should never be a “thing” at a nice restaurant.The only thing that called to mind as “fancy” was the bill, which was dinner for 4 people, 3 cocktails, 2 glasses of wine: $670.00😳 I’ve paid less for way better meals elsewhere.
  2. LK

    LanceK

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at La Fondue was really great. The food, service, and atmosphere were all great. My only suggestion is that we ordered a menu item called "La Freak" which basically has a lot of exotic meat (e.g. Alligator, etc...). There is A LOT of meat on the platter. The waitstaff was extremely helpful in explaining which one was which. But, it is impossible to remember especially if you've had a wee bit of alcohol. I think a huge improvement could be made if they either gave you a note-card with all of the meat in order that they appear on the plate.... or, figured out a way to label the plate itself because we are talking like 15-20 meats.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Everything was great, and value was great because we took advantage of one of their experience deals. Only mediocre thing was the food itself. A lot of items that they explain to you but then you forget during the meal so you don’t really know what you’re eating. Grills are pretty much set to max so your meat sears and starts to char before it’s fully cooked. Maybe others are more skilled than we were, but for what we ate, “just alright” would be our verdict.
  4. PG

    PatG

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We come here almost every year for the past30 years and have always ejoyed it. For the first time we had spotty reception from the start. The waiters were fine.
  5. h

    heidi

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Although the service was slow (dined for 2.5 hours), when the waiters did come to the table they were attentive and patient. The food was not worth the price. The starter salad was quite literally a few leaves with raw mushrooms and tomatoes tossed on it - didn't taste fresh, and it wasn't tossed with dressing. Likely wouldn't come here again. Dessert was the only redeemable part of the meal, but it's really hard to mess up chocolate.
  6. VG

    VacayGrp

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Not worth the price! We went here to celebrate a birthday and were very disappointed. The server recommended the 4 course menu, which is very expensive and way too much food for one person. We could have ordered half as much food and still had plenty to eat. The service was very slow -- over 2 1/2 hours to finish our meal -- and a 20% gratuity is automatically included. The ambiance was also lacking. The seat cushions in our booth were cracked and peeling. The ventilation was very poor; we had to walk through clouds of grease and when we got home we still smelled like meat. Overall, can't recommend.
  7. B

    Brent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and chocolate fondue at the end is amazing.
  8. S

    Susan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Our burner was not working and after waiting over 30 minutes they finally but in another burner. Our food for dipping looked liked it had been sitting too long and not fresh and the dippers to be used for the chocolate fondue was frozen… I was very disappointed in the over all expensive experience.
  9. l

    lucypearl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Jillian was amazing! It was so nice to have a guide throughout our experience. The way she was able to take care of us as well as her other tables was very impressive. The rest of the team was just as excellent, from the moment we were greeted at the door, to the person who melted our cheese, to the gentleman who refilled our water. Thank you all for your efforts! We will absolutely be coming back.
  10. MT

    MichelleT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary with an incredible dinner here! TIP: Save room for the chocolate fondue!
  11. C

    Cher

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Kathy did a great job on service. I think the food is overpriced for what you get but good. I did not like having a 20% tip added automatically whether the service is good or bad.
  12. TC

    TammieC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We went to celebrate my birthday. It was my boyfriend and me. Our first time there. Our server was good in the beginning but once our salads came out it was hard to track down our waitress and we asked for things and it would take forever to get. The bill was was expensive and for the service and amount of food it was not worth it. Plus they automatically added a 20%tip A manager came by and asked how things were. We said not great we hardly saw our server and all he said was oh I am sorry about that. So I would not recommend unfortunately and I had really hoped for good results as it was recommended.
  13. J

    Jason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday. Ambiance was great, dimly lit and quiet. Service was great. Food was delicious. We will definitely go again.
  14. M

    Mike

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Well, they changed the menu pricing for more money , less food. The menu was all messed up. The entree I ordered , the waitress said it miswritten, and is swapped with another item that was right under it, go figure the more expensive. We get the food and the items on the menu is not there. The waitress said it was a misprint and the wagyu isn’t supposed to be on that entree , which if it’s the most expensive why wouldn’t it be, it was the surf and turf so it would be. The lobster was not worth it. It was just mush. It was our favorite place to eat due to where it was our first date years ago. Not sure if I will make it a list to go back to. Must be new ownership or something. It wasn’t a pleasant experience this time.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Servers were understaffed and we had to wait a lot. The server was nice, but she seemed to be reading from a boring script.
  16. M

    Mike

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Had asked Manager to do something for my girlfriends birthday and nothing was done. Very disappointing, as that was why we were there. Also, was not informed of the service fee on the bill. Luckily I caught it, overwise,I would have doubled tipped for our dinner.
  17. JV

    JohnV

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice experience - great for date night or couples out.
  18. B

    isaB00

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An amazing experience every time ! Food is very yummy & I absolutely love the dim lighting.. 9.2/10
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!!! Super experience all throughout
  20. LW

    LizW

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Always a fun way to have dinner but the restaurant was very loud so hard to visit across the table
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Waiter was not present mentally while taking our order 1- brought us wine when we specifically asked more than two times for veggie broth for our fondu 2- mixed up our salad orders for in restaurant and to go 3- food and chocolate fondu items were very late 4- waiter seemed to hate us so much for some reason
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    We requested outside and we’re out in a room that had one door with a curtain, not sure how that qualifies as outside in any way. Our table was crowded in the corner and on a slant, we all faced the corner.
  23. A

    Anonymous

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    We've been to La Fondu several times and last night was the worst experience. They've started including a 20% tip on every check which means the servers don't have to try to be nice or have good service. The server can make or break the experience and without a friendly attitude I'd prefer to take my money and go somewhere else. I was charged $50 for sub par service. The service did not come anywhere near our expectation and I will not go back unless I have control of the tipping. I like to leave a 20% tip when they are friendly, provide good service and help make the dining experience. The server asked what was the occasion we were there and we said a birthday, thinking there was a reason they were asking. There was no acknowledgement of the birthday and in fact they used to always take a picture of the dining party and they didn't even do that.
  24. CM

    CandisM

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Very pricey and wish they labeled the meats. Had the Le Freak $179… our bill at the end was over $200 for two. I think it’s tough to know what meat your eating. It’s really not a lot of food either. Love the cheese fondu (stinking rose) with the pretzel and carrots, chocolate fondu also with the flame! But meats are over priced. Better off at a steak house. This environment is so chic and cute. Great date night. Parking can be tough / tight squeeze. Nice to walk around after in downtown.
  25. SH

    SherreseH

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun for a date.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate a special occasion.
  27. t

    tlai

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was great, especially the manager Chloe who was wonderful from the moment we entered the restaurant. After learning that my girlfriend and I just got engaged, she looked around and gave us some options on where to seat. We finally settled on an area that is quiet for our party. She also made sure our server knows the occasion and gave us complimentary drinks. We enjoyed our experience and will be going back for other special celebrations.
  28. NM

    NMH22

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food is really good but the service was awful. All of the waiters had a bad attitude and every time we would get our food something was missing; either utensils, the sides to dip into the fondue, etc. We had our chocolate fondue on the table for 25 minutes before someone came by and we could ask for the food to dip into it. By the time we got it, our chocolate was burnt. This is the third time we've been there and experienced horrible service. All we got was cheese and chocolate fondue and we were there for over 2 hours since everything was so slow. The food is really great but I'm not sure it's worth the money to deal with such bad service.
  29. T

    Trevor

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    I’ve been coming to La Fondue since the late 90s. Unfortunately, it’s not the same place. The food tasted great but for what you pay, the service was not good. We had to ask for things multiple times and they put too much oil and butter into be grill pan which ended up splattering 3 of us leaving marks. We wanted more meat, so I asked how much the 12oz portion was compared to one of the portions that came out on the first plate. The server said 12 oz was a little bigger than one of portions. So we ordered that. She then brought out an entire plate. Over 4 times what we were expecting. Not even close to what she said and way more food than we wanted. That portion also came with a $70 price tag. I was not happy about that at all.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for my daughter’s birthday celebration. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Service was great and we had a good experience.
  31. LD

    LindaD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have been going to LaFondue for many years. The food and ambiance is amazing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Can be pricey but lots of options from cheese to chocolate
  33. RR

    RobR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was fun - good energy…kind of experiential, which makes for a good date.
  34. BK

    BiscuitKat

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    La Fondue is an experience to be remembered, but if you repeat it, skip the four course meal and just go for the just the cheese and the chocolate. The salad is mostly cheese, and it's not really fun to cook the meats yourself. The Cheese Fondue is amazing and the Chocolate Fondue is amazing and they stop by your table and ask you if you'd like more dippers, so you can have as many of your favorites as you want. It's super fun!
  35. KG

    KimberlyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, had dinner with my team of 7, could not have been more fun!! 2 of our team members had never been to La Fondue and are now excited to return!! Always delicious, always fun, never disappoints!
  36. TM

    TinaM

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is very yummy. Many options are intriguing. Very challenging to get the right amount of food for the table since the servings are very large. Thanks for a nice evening
  37. JO

    JamesO

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Seemed a bit short staffed yet overall the Experience was Lovely!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great waitress who knew all about the drinks and different cheeses and what goes well with what. Great experience
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kathy our server was fantastic! Also the other assistant waiters were also very charming. We love this place and look forward to coming back. So delicious!
  40. SC

    SteveC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    La Fondue is similar to other fondue restaurants I have been to in terms of menu and ambiance. The one exception is that they offered a grill to cook the protein rather than another fondue style. I liked that option.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Fondue - Saratoga is rated 4.4 stars by 4433 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for La Fondue - Saratoga

14550 Big Basin Way, 0, Saratoga, 95070-6014

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Swiss, Fondue

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There are several conveniently located public parking lots surrounding La Fondue. We also offer a valet parking service each night, located in the front of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (408) 886-4208

  • Private party facilities

    A special occasion warrants a special dining experience. La Fondue offers private dining for up to 45 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Roderick Sevilla: (877) 628-1118

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