Simply Fondue - Ft Worth
Simply Fondue is a special place for us and where we go to celebrate holidays, personal milestones and more. However, this time...from where we were seated to the service we received, it was not up to par with what we have come to expect from this dining experience. The food itself, is still wonderful. The rating I'm giving this experience is not reflective of our past and when we return, we are hoping for a much better experience - especially for the dollars we spend there.
The food is fun and the staff is knowledgeable and very helpful in selecting what is best for your group!
It got really hot in the building, but other than that we had a wonderful time.
Don’t get me wrong this place is a unique change of pace, but for $50 a plate, I expect to get more than unlimited broccoli, celery, apples, cauliflower, and bread. It was an experience, but the meat comes to 3 bite size piece of 3 different types of meat, the most expensive meat they had was tuna, and for $50 I could of had a lot more decent sushi. The wait staff was great, the ambiance was nice, and it clean. I say experience it, but I won’t be going back anytime soon.
Over the last two years we came to SF every few months for fun date nights. Then it became just special events. We’ve meant to come more but something always seems to come up and we finally made it back. We are never disappointed by the excellent food and service. There was a Valentines menu for the whole Valentines weekend, but we still stuck to the regular menu and love the many choices that please us both. There are countless options and you never walk away hungry or wanting more of something. Our server Chris was awesome and timely. When it came to the salads and desserts Im allergic to many nuts and berries and it limits my options and I mentioned my fav part of the dessert fondue is just the rice crispies and s’mores fondue. He brought me a plate of rice crispies and it just made me feel so special and will continue bringing me back to SF. The manager Jordan is always a pleasure to see and talk to. He takes the time to help his staff and check on the guests about their visit. Jordan is also a legit bartender that makes delicious special drinks according to your favorite flavors and ideas! Simply Fondue in downtown FW is an experience you must try. The ambiance is great, the bar tenders and staff are true artists, the food is delicious and they take care of your needs and it’s all chosen by you to cook to your liking with the four courses. Worth the time and money to discover or rediscover this gem of a restaurant!
I would but not for a set menu and not for a holiday. Cheese dish and desert were great. Did not care for half the meat on the Valentine menu.
Great experience. Pricey on V-day but a fun date!
We want to Simply Fondue Saturday night. I have been there about 6 times now. We had the best waiter that I have had there. All the waitresses and waiters we had before always been great. Saturday was one of the best waiter we had. His name was David he has a great sense of humor and very hard worker! We enjoyed him being our waiter that night! The manager is also a great guy. My husband and I want there on our honeymoon back in October and we enjoyed talking to him. When we want Saturday he remembered us from our honeymoon. He didn’t remember names but remember our face which was very awesome! We will for sure still keep going when we get the chance!
Simply Fondue is a great experience from the moment you walk in. Great food, great drinks, and great service.
One of our burners wasn’t working and The general manager told the server that we would have to settle for one cooking method. To give credit where it’s due, the server went out of her way to make things work by bringing a portable burner that is used for catering trays. The experience was less than desirable and we had driven from Coppell because we had a friend in town from Canada. This Simply Fondue has always been a go to for fun occasions. I’ll never go back.
Excellent! The food was superb. Waitress was knowledgeable and courteous....
This place is always fantastic. I highly recommend it.
No service at the bar, table was separated at the wall and ugly appearance. Very Smokey environment.
Christmas gift from our kids
First time to experience a “Fondue” type restaurant. Was very impressed with our server David. His expertise and advise made the overall experience great. The food was good. We had the “Chef Special” which is the four course option. I recommend this as you get to experience appetizers, salads, numerous meat selections and of course deserts! Our favorites were the pepper jack cheese fondue with vegetables and bread. The experience was very good. If you’re ever in Ft Worth I would definitely give Simply Fondue a try.
Our waiter was great, very friendly and personable. My daughters loved the experience. It was their first time at a fondue restaurant.
Very good food. Ambiance---in a basement, small "corridor rooms", not much room; in short, no ambiance. Service at times slow due to the fact the servers here have so much more to do; they have to stir the cheese, bring out multiple courses, etc. Friendly service, and at times good, but there are times service is lacking. It took 15 minutes to get a bottle of wine, and that was hailing down someone other than our server.
Food good, but inconsistent quantities. Our previous visit, we got 40% more meats when we ordered the exact same thing.
Garlic Chicken was unbelievable and Jake our waiter was incredible.
If I could give this place negative stars, I absolutely would. First, the place was filled with REALLY REALLY stinky smoke from people cooking... well.. frying meat at their table. It got so bad that I asked the server if there was more ventilation and he promptly said no and seemed super bewildered why I would even ask (as if it was not clearly a problem)...This nasty smell permeated EVERYTHING... my clothes, my nice coat, my clean hair, my purse... everything I own that I was wearing STILL, two 2 days later, still wreaks of this nasty, dingy fried meat smell. I've never experienced anything like it. SO GROSS!!!! I'm going to have to pay at least $20 (maybe more) to have my expensive wool coat dry-cleaned. Next.. the server was.... wow... eccentric... but not in not a good way. On drugs maybe? Very erratic and seemed really perturbed by any questions or deviations from this memorized script he had prepared.. it was more like theatrics and a deluge of information about cooking times (yeah--- of the RAW MEAT) they bring to the table. I don't know why I assumed the meat would come out cooked and we'd just dip it in the cheese fondue. Nope. You have to cook your own meat here.. hence why the place was filled with the most disgusting smelling fried meat smoke ever. Last, I called ahead to ask if there were gluten free options and I was assured everything on the menu could be made GF and to just inform my server and they'd guide me. Refer back to the erratic script, the extremely fast and loud talking from the server.. and imagine how that went. Not good. He basically told me that making it GF would make the fondue gross, and not even be worth eating. I ended up deciding to only have a salad (and going to Salsa Limon after for tacos) while my friends had the fondue and meat. My friend also communicated to the server her DEATHLY allergic reactions to all nuts, especially peanuts. He said he understood, then had the audacity to PROUDLY deliver peanut sauce to the table.
Simply Fondue Made my Birthday wonderful!! Our server, Ian was outstanding!!! We will definitely be back and be sure to ask for Ian to be our server!!
We came here for my daughters 13th birthday as aa party of 6. We sat for about 15 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order. Our server seamed nervous or stressed and rushed us through ordering. Then we sat for another 20 minutes waiting for the cheese fondue. The 2 cheese fondues were not a hit. We sat for another 20 minutes as the cheese burnt and started to smell really bad. At that point my husband got the manager to take it all away from the table. Our girls were complaining that their eyes were burning. Our booth was dead silent and we asked to have the music turned up. The manager said that we were more than welcome to play music from our cell phone. Our food finally came out and I'm not sure if I get the whole fondue thing. Plain raw meat that is cooked in flavorless oil? I guess this is where the dips come in? I don't know. On the few occasions that we did see our waiter (We had to ask for him every time) he kept saying, Oh, sorry I was tied up with another table. I made sure to put that it was my daughters 13th birthday on the reservations I made on here and I also let them know when we arrived at the restaurant. They did nothing. Our bill was $266. 88 for 2 adults and 4 teens.
Our waitress was incredible and the food was awesome it’s a little pricey but definitely worth it for special occasions.
We enjoyed our time at Simply Fondue. It's more of an event than a meal, we were there 2.5 hours. Levi, our server, was very fun and charismatic. He was very entertaining during our meal.
Overall our service was great- it was our first time for my birthday so our server was great at explaining everything. The food was delicious- we did the original 3 course special. The drinks were great too! The lighting was a bit dark, but good for date nights. It also is a bit pricy, $49 a person, you don’t get ATON of food but it’s a fun experience. The chocolate s’mores was amazing. If I had another coupon I’d go again!
This is one of our favorite go-to places for special occasions. Anyone who arrives before 6:00 pm gets the early bird price of $40 per person for the dinner for two, four course meal. We had a great meal and walked out of there completely satisfied. We were even offered extra goodies to finish the chocolate at the end and they also brought us a slice of cheesecake to help us celebrate our anniversary. The place is very nice. In Downtown Fort Worth. We love Simply Fondue.
The hot surface, pointed forks, and complexity make it marginal for younger kids. Taste and service was good.
Had a great date night with my spouse here. The staff was friendly and the food was amazing.
Valet was next to restaurant. Bar was great. Seated before our reservation. Waiter was great in teaching us everything we needed to know. Many options to choose from. Great ambiance.
Everything was good. Took about 5 to 10 minutes before we saw our server and even got drinks for the first time but once he finally stopped by he was very nice.
Nice quiet evening to celebrate our anniversary
This was our 3rd dinning experience at Simply Fondue... and by far we were disappointed with our experience... Lower than expected for service, quality of entrees, and over all dinning experience... We made the decision we would not return to Simply Fondue in Fort Worth... too many other restaurants that we feel offer a better dinning experience.
Very good experience. Great food and service. One of my favorite places for sure.
Went for our anniversary. It was a little overwhelming because there was six of us, but it was a nice dinner.
First time for us at this location, live in Lewisville and have used the Dallas one a couple of times a year. Much nicer ambiance, Sundance Square location adds to the visit. All employees very pleasant. We will return, be aware the do not have Angle Food cake for the desert fondue. Manager said if we call ahead they can make it available. Enjoy!
We spent New Year's Eve here and walked up to Jackson Square... a GREAT experience!
The wife and I went for New Years. She has never tried Fondue, she was extremely happy with the experience. The food, atmosphere and staff were great and our waiter Johnny B was awesome! We also recommend the martini tree!
Oil was to hot. Very smoky and our table had no light
This is my 11 year old son favorite place. This time was different. We were in the back room and our eyes were burning from all the smoke. We were rushing to get out. Service was great as always!!
Had Levi as our server and he was great. The people at the booth behind us couldn't sit still so that was bit annoying! Food was fine as usual but it seems the portions are getting a bit smaller than they used to be - it may be my imagination.