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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (69)
Special Occasion (61)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
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Good for a Date (53)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Fun (28)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Cozy (21)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Always a great experience. It seems even better than when I was there 5 months ago!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

La Fondue is a gem in Saratoga. For those who want to get away for the evening and enjoy cheese fondue in one of the various themed rooms and also perhaps dabble in some surf and turf or other exotic meats (not kidding) this is the place to go

The service from Rod was fantastic and he ensured that we were attended to promptly and made sure that we were never without some portion of food in front of us. Even with the restaurant being relatively crowded he was able to check in on us to make sure that we were happy!

Adam the manager came up to us at the beginning of our dinner and explained the menu process (which can be quite confusing if you’ve never been there before)

Great experience, delightful service and a fantastic dinner!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

One of my favorite go -to places, especially M-W when there is no corkage fee. A tip of the hat to the manager who comped one salad which made me feel a whole better about the $30 corkage charge on a Thursday night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The staff was so friendly and the food was awesome!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Took my bf here for his birthday dinner and I loved every moment of it! Our awesome server (Adam) gave us great recommendations. Definitely try out the wild mushroom fondue. Thanks for a great night!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is seriously my favorite restaurant on the planet. It is a special occasion type place - not a weekly place you'd want to visit just because so much food is consumed during the meal. But I love it - everything about it...would highly recommend it to anyone. The food is creative as well as delicious, the service amazing, the ambiance funky and inviting...I just can't say enough about it.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for my sister's birthday. The fondue was amazing. We had a great time. Service was great.

They had a pretty good wine selection. I was surprised that they just poured full glasses of wine immediately after opening instead of having someone at the table check the quality before serving the table.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food, service & ambience are all very very good! This is by far our favorite restaurant, and we visit every chance we get. We’ve spent 5 anniversaries, countless birthdays, multiple double dates with friends at this fine restaurant! And will continue to do so! Looking forward to the next visit!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Really fun experience! Amazing cheese fondue and beers, great wine menu. Meats were super tasty!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We look forward to La Fondue every time. But this time it just wasn't as good. We were freezing the entire time with the AC blowing at us. Also, the filet taste was off, and didn't taste right.
Maybe some changes are being made. Otherwise, the cheese and chocolate fondue with all the fixings was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a Wonderful array of food. Lends itself to conversation since you need to cook and takes a while. All delicious. Unforgettable evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our time was great. We had had a previous visit that wasn't that great, and the manager, Larissa Sanchez, invited us to come back again. I am so glad we did. The food was excellent (as always) and our server, Jess, was fantastic. She was very attentive and contributed to a great dining experience. Highly recommended place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We came here with a Groupon deal. $150 for four course, including a bottle of champagne for a total full price menu item of $325. Very good deal. Catch is, it can only be used Monday - Thursday.
Few fondue specialty restaurants in the area. This one has impeccable service, and the cheese and chocolate fondue was delicious. We ordered the four cheese fondue. The consistency was perfect and they were quite accommodating about my no alcohol requirement. So they substituted the white wine in the cheese fondue for veggie broth.
The grill was ok - assorted meats of all their meat offerings with some exotic meats such as elk, alligator and kangaroo. It's hard to tell which of the red meats you're eating as the platter is so big and the meats are not individually marked. I would suggest use a toothpick flag to mark the meats. It was a good experience, but the cuts were so small, they dried out quick or became overcooked too fast.
Chocolate fondue was delicious. We got the choctastic, which i think is a little thicker than a typical chocolate fondue. Good quality chocolate.
This is expensive side for a date, so I would probably go back for VERY special occasions, and that too, only for the cheese and chocolate fondue.
Four star is for the cheese and chocolate fondue which were really delicious, and the great customer service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

La fondue has improved in the past year. Previously it was too dark and service was iffy. This time the light was good and service very good. Recommended especially with Groupon :)

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our server was very good that I ended up giving him a 25% tip.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Although rather pricey, it was a very unique and one of a kind experience. Had the "Le Freak" which comes with everything--so much food, we couldn't finish the salad or the main meat dishes in order to save space for the luscious desserts. Definitely recommend trying this place once in your life and if you can get a living social or groupon for it, even better!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We've been coming for YEARS and sadly the service suffered when the ownership changed. It has been very inconsistent since, however our last visit was fantastic! Probably our best experience ever at LaFondue. We were so pleased & hopeful that this trend will continue.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food, ambiance, and service was all great! My only recommendation is some kind of card or menu to leave with the table that explains the different meats. I couldn't remember what I was eating but it all tasted great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had a coupon for a Le Freak dinner for two with a bottle of French sparkling wine which is a taste of everything on the menu. The salad and cheese fondue (your choice of 7 or 8 options) were delicious. Over 20 samples of meat, poultry, and fish came next. While we were grilling our meats, I was wishing I had a map to remember all the types of protein we were tasting. Stuffed at this point but we moved on to dessert. We chose the Decadent One (from a list of 5 or options) which was delicious. Probably should have had some coffee as well. All around a very pleasant dining experience. Plan on two hours to enjoy your meal.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Me and my boyfriend go here every other week it is very expensive but we love the food, we are 18 and the servers didn't pay much attention to us, I understand we look young but we are still paying good money, also the bread was stale last time we went. but again we love the food.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good ambiance. A little pricey, but the wife was happy!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food and experience was, as always, amazing. This is one of my favorite restaurants! The cheese fondue and buffalo are my favorite two items. Flat grill is definitely the way to go for main course cooking method. I'll be back many times!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We always have a wonderful time, great food & excellent service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Outstanding service with Adam. Other staff were incredible and attentive as well. Amazing suggestions such as wine, sauces, meats, chocolates, cheeses, etc. to complement the dinner given by Adam. I completely trust his expertise and can rave about his service. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The meal was exceptional. We loved the choice and the ability to craft a dinner with so many unique tastes. The quality of the food was outstanding and the assistance from staff was invaluable. I highly recommend La Fondue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Just outstanding food and wonderful service! I cannot wait to go back again. Everything is perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My daughter wanted la fondue before her her flight back to college. As always, the food and service was amazing. Unfortunately, their bathroom was out of order, so we had to cross the street to use the bathroom at another restaurant. Very strange, and not comfortable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fondue always fun for sharing! Good quality food. Service could use some more effort and interest in what they are creating. Hostess very cold and unfriendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Nice place, good to communicate with friends or families.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

This place was great. They gave us complimentary champagne which I then proceeded to chug both glasses in half a second.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We have now been here for my daughter’s 16th and 17th Birthdays. Everyone was extremely accommodating for our large party and made both celebrations fabulous. I can’t say enough good things about this place. We have also been on other occasions and each time went away very happy. I would highly recommend. Thank you La Fondue!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Told them it was my daughters BDay and celebrating a Anniversary ignored it never

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Way too expensive for vegetarians. I had the exotic meat which was great. This restaurant is more for once in a few years kind. Service was awesome though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We celebrated my daughter's 28th birthday here over the weekend. We've been coming here since she was 5 every year for her birthday. Since the restaurant has changed ownership it's really gone down hill as far as food and service. It's not the elegant dining experience we used to enjoy.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Small birthday dinner. Nice people, over priced for what the food is but a fun experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Unfortunately, our service was pretty lacking. I had to ask repeatedly for a diet coke refill (and really, after paying $216 for two fondue feasts, they can't afford to offer free fountain drink refills? Kind of ridiculous) , and didn't get an extra skewer to cook meats until we were nearly done. I didn't get the welcoming feeling that our waitress wanted to deal with the single woman with 4 10-12 year olds celebrating September birthdays....so while the kids had fun still, I didn't feel like we got $258 worth of good service. Not worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

La Fondue turned out to be all I had heard of and everything I expected. There are many choices for the kind of Fondue you'll want, and entrees you can select from. I think my Fondue is better than the one we tried, but theirs wasn't bad. The meats we chose (surf and turf) and sauces/dips that went with them were all delicious. Each meat required a different cooking time, so I'm glad I had my smart phone with its timer to grill them all "just right." Two disconcerting things: one was the volume of the background music--way too loud. The second was the way we were sat in close quarters to other patrons, despite the restaurant being quite empty. This made things easier for our server, but ruined any sense of privacy or intimacy, which was too bad because I was there for a romantic dinner. Our dinner for two was fairly conservative and came in at $200, before tip, so plan accordingly. I considered La Fondue to be a once-in-a-lifetime splurge and that might turn out to be the case. I would, however, go back for a special person or celebration .

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great place for a celebration! Amazing service, atmosphere is so fun and unique! Delicious food and drink.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always an amazing experience! Our favorite family restaurant.

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