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About Simply Fondue Livermore

Return to this celebrated art of cooking right at your table by selecting from a wide assortment of incredible fondue items. From our succulent lobster and beef to our out-of-this world imported cheese and chocolate fondues, you're guaranteed to please your most desirable tastes.







At Simply Fondue, we are committed to bringing you simply the best fondue dining experience found anywhere. We guarantee a relaxed and casual dining atmosphere that moves along at a leisurely pace. We use only the finest ingredients and make all of our sauces, batters, and dressings from scratch daily. Enjoy a selection from our extensive wine list or one of the more than 100 hand-crafted martinis and specialty drinks during your visit.

2300 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Sunday ~ Champagne Brunch 12:00m to 3:00pm

Sunday ~ Dinner Service 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Monday ~ Saturday 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Dinner Service ends 90 minutes before closing. Lounge appetizers, desserts , and drinks only the last 90 minutes of business

Happy Hour Sunday ~ All Day in the bar and lounge
All Day Happy Hour - Monday
Tuesday ~ Friday 3:00pm to 6:00pm throughout the restaurant

Cross Street:
Livermore Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 443-6638

Website:
http://www.simplyfonduelivermore.com/

Parking Details:
There is street parking located in front of the restaurant, a large parking lot located behind the restaurant, and a 500 space parking garage located a short walk from the restaurant. Parking for guests with disabilities can be found in the lot directly behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Alden Faught

Private Party Facilities:
Holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries as well as corporate events, Simply Fondue welcomes private parties of any size. We'll work with you to design a set menu within your budget, or allow your guests to order from our extensive menu. Please contact us for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Alden Faught: (925) 443-6638

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will be offering a special 4-course dinner package that includes a unique pre-fixe menu, champagne toast, long-stem rose, commemorative photo, and a special gift for each adult couple.

Simply Fondue Livermore Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (35)
Fun (34)
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Romantic (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Cozy (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Simply Fondue is always a great experience. I personally prefer their boiling oil option vs grill or broth.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food. Great time. Great service. Definitely coming back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This place came highly recommend. The hostess staff (3 ladies) were not very friendly. We were promptly seated. The waiter , Jacob, was awesome. This was our first time there and he explained the whole fondue process . He gave good recommendations and we had a really fun time and a great meal. We loved it. Got a little bit of buyers remorse when the bill was nearly $200.00 for 3 people having fondue. The food was good and we had fun, but it wasn’t worth it. Thank you Jacob, you were great!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Really nice time

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Super fun but also pretty expensive. Gastronomic experience for those that are not on a strict diet.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great overall experience, great food awesome menu. Would recommend to anyone.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fun night. We went for New Years. We go once every few months with the kids. My daughter is a vegetarian and they do have options for her. It was loud the night we went for dinner. Our waitress was GREAT!!!! She made the night perfect. Grapefruit Martini plus Chocolate/Bourbon one we’re the best. We will go again in a few months. 😌

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I've been to Simply Fondue probably 10 times over the years. The food is always great. It's been about 6 months since I was here previously and I have to say, they've brought the 'value' down quite a bit. I think we've gotten the Feast for 2 every single time just because it's got all the courses (ie: salad, cheese, main, and dessert), kind of a prix fix thing. So, it's $59 a person which isn't that bad (I believe this prices has gone up in the past couple years). But, since my last visit, you no longer get 'free refills' on the main meats/chicken/fish. I only mention this because each piece is about 1 or 2 bites (cooked), and you get around 4 pieces per item (choice of 6 items), and between 2 people, you really don't get much meat/chicken/fish, but they do give you a few slices of vegetables ;-). In the past you've gotten to get additional meat/chicken/fish at no extra charge. Now, each additional 'serving' is $7. It's not a huge deal because between all the courses, it's usually enough food. But, if you're new to Simply Fondue and not sure which meat/chicken/fish to order, you may get an item that you don't particularly like. There's quite a bit of room for error, since you are the chef. The 3 cooking styles, grill, broth (2 kinds), or oil combined with the different seasoned meat/chicken/fish leave a lot of variation in flavor, or lack thereof. The saving grace is the dessert, you can't really go too wrong with dipping delectables in chocolate.

I'm certainly not one to complain about the price of food unless things change, and in this case, it has. I've had to lower my 'value' rating because the price has gone up, and the amount of (main course) food has gone down. I understand inflation and the cost of doing business but there are a lot of good restaurants around and paying (even more of a premium) to cook my own food is losing some of it's appeal with me. I'll think twice about coming here next time.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The overall concept is great but the cost was too much! 85 per person and couples still had to share meal and then table shared two fondues. Waste of money in my opinion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food here is good and it's fun to cook your own meal with all the fondue choices. The cheese course is really yummy and you get many choices. We prefer the broths for the meat course and the choices here are many as well. If you go for the full package, you get the chocolate fondue as well. I highly recommend the dark chocolate.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been going to Simply Fondue for the last 5 years on NewYearsEve. It’s a tradition for our family. The only thing I can mention is that it has gotten expensive for our family . We enjoy the food and bonding time with our family.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

everything was great, the cost was more than we thought.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place, delicious food and a very enjoyable evening. We will return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I chose Simply Fondue to celebrate my 30th birthday with about 10 girlfriends and it was an amazing experience. Without request they set my friends and I at a table in a private room (good move bcuz my friends and I can get so loud!) The waitress was patient with us and explain everything we needed to know about the food/restaurant experience. All my friends loved this place, everyone said they want to come back with their significant other. I will be back with my husband for Valentine's day! Also to make reservations was super easy! Highly recommend this place! I loved the experience/food. Also forgot to mention, my friends and I love taking pictures anytime we get together, the restaurant closed at 11pm, they did not once tell us or push us out the door, without noticing we were hanging around until midnight before we left the restaurant. (That's how much fun we had, without getting pushed out bcuz the restaurant was closed)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated a very small company Christmas party. Everyone loved the variety of food and ways to cook it. The beverage, meat, and salad selections were outstanding. Zach our server went out of his way to ensure everyone was comfortable and needs tended to. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance!
Great for special occasions like birthdays and anniversary!

Would like to see more vegetarian options for entree.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We live an hour away but go here as much as we can. We love this place! The food is always delicious and the service is always great! Bring an appetite! You won't leave hungry, especially if you order the feast!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was great fun, really expensive but then most Fondue places are expensive. Also, if you get the grill, put oil on frequently. Our server forgot to mention it and we kind of ended up smoking out the restaurant. But the service was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very romantic and food was great. The martini's we're wonderful. It was a special date to end the year. Love the 4 course fondue. Salad, cheese appetizer, main course and dessert!! It is a special occasion place as it us a little pricey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our reservation was at 6:30 and we didn't leave until almost 10:00. In between courses we hardly saw our server, she offered to get us extra aides for our cheese but never came back to ask what we wanted. She was nice, I just think she had too many tables in Christmas eve.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bunch of kids. Loved it we got s kid haha

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Honestly, the food was just okay. I'm a picky eater with digestive issues, and I thought coming to Simply Fondue meant I could escape most of the garlic/onions/dairy/gluten/crap that most other restaurants sprinkle all over their menu. The grill option was good because it's just us grilling our meat on a cast iron skillet. But, the cuts of beef had too many tendons, and a few had some weird marinade that gave me and another person heartburn, and whatever oil they used on the skillet was tasteless. The raw veggie plate of sweet potatoes, zuccini and mushrooms was nice. The ambiance is a little boring and noisy. The booth benches felt constraining, especially with our winter coats bunched up next to us. The service was excellent though. So, not a bad experience, just wish they would work on food quality a little. You know... grass fed, organic, paleo (means no inflammatory cooking oils). Clean ingredients, healthy meals.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fun spot to drink and nibble on food.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Loved the cheese fondue, loved the dessert/chocolate fondue. What we all DID NOT like was the meat a la carte selections. PLEASE allow people to select one or two types of meat (e.g. angus beef) WITHOUT the full 4 course meal (which doesn't make sense for us due to dietary restrictions).

Tags: Tapas, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The service was great from the start and continued for whole experience. The Caprese salad was a bit disappointing but the fondue more than made up for it. My Sister was very satisfied with her Ceaser salad and fondue order
We had a great time together. I never regret going to this restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

great food, good variety, but would like slightly larger portions since its rather pricey

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

This restaurant is amazing! 10/10 recommend. Love how hands on it is. Not kissing friendly though if your on a date. Great for everything and anything. All the food is delicious! Enjoy!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We took our 10-year old granddaughter to Simply Fondue, prior to the Nutcracker at the Bankhead Theater. We thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday Brunch and our granddaughter had the cheese fondue, which she loved. Our sever was very good - explaining our options on cooking and the meal choices. A very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I am celiac and the waitress kept making mistakes with my food options, luckily I caught them myself before something bad happened. Hostess was rude but over all I would go back, just not with a large group again because they weren’t very accommodating even though we had reservations weeks ahead of time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Overall good food good ambiance. Although was scolded by a very rude hostess in front for not indicating a need for a highchair when reservations were made.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was delicious and we had a private room which made conversation easier. The portions were good. We had the two for Tuesday special of cheese and chocolate fondues which was plenty of food. Most of us also got a salad. The temperature of the restaurant was a bit cool for the members in our party. If we had mentioned it to our server she probably would have done something about it, but we just wore our coats. It’s a fun restaurant and different than many. I will be going back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great place with unique menu and the Tuesday special is a fantastic deal. Nice place to just enjoy thr meal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, People Watching
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

The ambiance in this place is great and the food was also very good. Its definitely pricey but I think the quality and feel of the place was worth it. Only downside was things took a bit too long to get started. I think we waited 30mins+ before our fondue was finally served and we got something to eat. Overall highly recommended this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

As always, a great service and food. Our waiter Zack, was very awesome. Great service, friendly, and fun.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

A great place to celebrate our 34th anniversary. Good quality food, a good selection, tasty, and fun. Plan on 3 hours of you have the 4 course dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Cocktails menu extensive but the waiters explanations limited leading to an initial poor experience !
The menu states fondue $13.00 per person which is reasonable for sharing a pot of fondue . What they don't state is the pot is not a pot but a dish of cheese . The pot is filled with water and a dish placed on top as a double burner effect. We ordered the traditional fondue and when we saw the small amount of cheese decided to order another Italian Fontina fondue. We were not told we would be paying another $13.00 each to eat our second fondue. I might add that the bulk of the their offering are meat bourguignonnes and not traditional fondues. We ordered a Caesar salad to split that basically was lettuce touched by a tasteless commercial dressing and scattered with some hard commercial croutons.
The traditional Swiss fondue was good, as was the accompanying dipping veggies Unfortunately the bread was not the crisp and fresh but rather soft and not great.
I have dined in may fine restaurants in my life. This is not one of them! A little training of staff on how to establish a relationship with customers would go a long way. A detailed description by the waiter of what we had ordered might be in order as it migrated quite a bit from the traditional fondue menu. Most professional staff know to do this when confirming an order. Mixing cheese with pesto and marinara sauce defeats the purpose of the cheese experience and creates a tasteless mess. The other choices of cheddar fondue and pepper jack with added ingredients seemed equally atrocious.
As to the overpriced meat fondue bourguignonnes the menu was packed with too many confusing choices of meats then flavorings or sauces ?
Not sure what they are trying to do here but quality is obviously not the goal ! If you want to go somewhere to be attended to by condescending waiters that don't really know fine dining service and food that is subpar, tasteless and deceptive pricing this is the place for you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was unimpressed. The meats were so over seasoned that all you tasted was salt! Our server was nice but preoccupied with a bigger party.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have been coming here for years. This time we noticed cheese pots only filled 1/2 way, very “skimpy” portions. We were really disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything was great, loved the service and food. But in my reservation I requested A secluded romantic table and we were seated in a small booth where only one person could sit in each side.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very fun way to spend a night out, dinner will take you about 2-3 hours as you get through courses. Go hungry so you can enjoy cheese, main course and dessert fondue! We had 7 people and enjoyed a good variety of fondue! Service was excellent, food very good. Prices are rather high, but look for their special during the middle of the week.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Special Occasion
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