Simply Fondue Livermore

4.5
2416 reviews
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Fondue
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.
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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for our anniversary. We’ve been there several times before and it never disappoints. Particularly enjoyed the new vegan sun-dried tomato rosemary cheese. Great flavor but didn’t leave me feeling too full for the meat course. I’m not vegan, but they’ve added several vegan/vegetarian options that are just tasty.

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San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for a girls night. I recommend the feast

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

18th birthday celebration

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AW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My daughter loved it. Price to value, it is not a go to restaurant but if my 9 year old wants to go 1-2 times a year we will do so.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Everything was great except the people that came in with 15 kids and let them run wild like crazy not cool I paid too much to have to sit around and listen to a bunch of screaming kids I’m a family of eight I would’ve never done that to other people

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely memorable dining experience. This is a very unique place, a place where you can get together with friends and family over a freshly cooked meal which you actually cook yourselves! An ideal place to meet for the very first time as the atmosphere makes for a great conversation starter, no awkward moments. Our table was at the very back of the restaurant so it was kind of like a maze getting there. We were here for Mother’s Day as well as our daughter’s birthday so it was a very special occasion. The menu was only for this special day, not offered on the usual menu so we felt we were on a real treat. I chose the Mexican Salad and it was refreshing, however I felt the mango was diced too small and forking it was a challenge. The cheese fondue was good, especially the jalapeño one, spicy! The selection of meats were adequate and we cooked them to our liking, cooking went smoothly, you just have to keep a watchful eye on your meats as you don’t want them over cooked. Good selection of sauces were served, I think one of them was a cilantro type sauce and that was pretty good! There was also teriyaki and dill. The finale of the night was the chocolate fondue with an assortment of bite size treats and fruit to dip them in. We chose the mounds chocolate sauce fondue and the blueberry lemon sauce fondue. The blueberry lemon sauce was divine, my kids preferred the mounds, we were all happy! What an end to a great meal experience! Definitely will return!

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B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great restaurant. Everything about it was top notch!

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NC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there to celebrate Mother’s Day and the food was delicious, the waitress was very nice and we want to go back. My kids loved the chocolate fondue. You get your Moneys worth.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Not realizing the true cost vs. quality, we paid over $200, for two adults and two toddlers, for a realistic $40 worth of food. Even though it was All-You-Can eat, there seems to be a systematic effort to serve small portions of food, while providing slow service, and a rush to move on to the next course, that you don't get what you are paying for-by design. This is a hugely profitable business. After almost there hours (and neededing to move on to other things) of being served little food, we left hungry and extremely disappointed. This was an absolute waste of time and hard earned money. I would never recommend this restaurant.

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N
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Simply Fondue. It’s fun. Always good food. Great service!

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MO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the BEST place to go for a celebration. Fun and delicious!

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WW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The prices went up by over 20.00 per person since last year. Less food too. We will try the melting pot next year.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived 15 mins early to reservation and was sitted right away

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CP
San Joaquin
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service food was delicious fun and different experience!
Pricey

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P
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Date night was great. Plenty of time to relax and enjoy the great food and company. Service and drinks were on point.

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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The experience was wonderful! At first we were given what had to be the worst table in the entire place, but after requesting another table we were moved. (I made the reservations 6 weeks in advance -no way I was sitting at the worst seat in the house - maybe if I had just walked in off the street ...) Our server, Jonathan, was great - very personable (even though he forgot to put in my drink order --- it happens :-) I would suggest foregoing to Jack Cheese fondue - though Jonathan swears it is normally very good and made with real cheese, it just seemed a bit processed. I'd also skip the Lime Tequilla shrimp - I like salty, but these were overly salty by a lot. If not for these reasons I';d have given 5 stars as the experience was great and we were treated well!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That’s was first time we were visiting this place, was so fun and different, and our waitress SARAH was super nice and give us very good customer service

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday and we came as a family. Every thing was wonderful!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, always a great dining experience! Not the cheapest meal you’ll ever have, but well worth the money!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danielle was the best waitress! We loved her so much and she was so helpful to all of us! Loved the food and the service! My mother had the perfect birthday!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wife birthday Service and food very good

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L
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

There was a time I would recommend Simply Fondue to anybody who inquired, but after this visit that has changed. The food offered in the bar was not available to all customers only those in the bar. Fondue was offered to all. My group wanted to order some sliders with their fondue but were unable. Also, they did not have enough help on the Monday I was there. The server put the base in the fondue to warm and by the time she was able to come back half of it was evaporated. The cheese was gritty and lacked the taste remembered.
Our waitress was excellent, kind, attentive, and efficient in a very busy atmosphere. I don't fault her for our disappointment. The management needs to look over their menu and core staff numbers.

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SA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The portions were too small and it’s too expensive! But the ambiance was good and it’s fun

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MO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Good bar, overpriced menu. Very loud and noisy dining room. Could clearly hear everyone else’s conversation. Swiss Cheese Fondue not very good. Had to order 3 minimum for the oil fondue and sauces not very good. Had to go once to see it but won’t go back!

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LA
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, service was great! jalepeno margarita was amazing!

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible, first time going and I actually was the superintendent building this project.

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D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bobbi and Melissa in the bar are awesome! Attentive, friendly and they make a great pot of pepper jack!

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DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rachel, our waitress did an amazing job and they made sure to have the flowers on the table I dropped off earlier in the day. They were very helpful in making the birthday celebration a very special day! I really like the new menu they have designed. It makes it so much simpler to read.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was really good, a little pricey but still pretty good.

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KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a feast! You will not leave hungry for sure.

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TD
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here before and knew not to waste time with the salads. But this time, since the cheese and chocolate are our favorites, we decided to have 2 cheese fondues and no meat entree. That way we had room for the chocolate fondue. Side note: I recommend the antipasto add-on for the cheese fondue.

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FN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Too expensive for lower quality food. Service also not good. Staff forgot to come back to check on the butter warming up in the pan and it burnt- twice.

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K
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was a little slow but the food was yummy. The prices are a little much for the 4 course meal.

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V
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It is a bit pricey for anything regular, but we go about once a year for a special event.

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SR
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love our dates here! Great service and yummy food.

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SP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Frankly, the food was abysmal. Serving a small bowl of huge poorly cut rock hard crunchy vegetables to dip in a acrid cheese mix is not worth even one dollar. It was absolutely unacceptable. The vegetables came right out of a restaurant depot bag and they were way too large for one bite and they weren’t even steamed a little bit they were hard and crunchy there was no effort made. Lazy lazy chef. In addition, the vegetable mix to dip in the acrid cheese included many pickles and cocktail pearl onions. What on earth was that about?

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K
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Our server was horrible! We had to ask to order drinks, he did not ask us. Burnt our chocolate and we had to ask him to stir in the sprinkles (funfetti) when we asked him to stir he grabbed my friends poker aggressively off her plate and started stirring. A poker she had been using from the cheese we had prior, he couldn’t go to the back and grab a spoon? He wasn’t personable which wouldn’t normally cause me to be appalled by the service but what he did and how he acted was absolutely horrifying and not what you would expect from a place like this... very dissapointing. The manager did take of 50% from the chocolate but at that point the damage was done.

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SV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Indifferent, non attentive waiter and rude manager on duty. Terrible service overall.

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DN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I can't recommend this place because their fondue pricing is outrageous. Our server was very sweet and attentive, the ambiance fine-a little dark. The fondue was good...but not great. The portions of bread/veggies very small based a $26/per person per cheese serving. I met a friend for dinner-2 drinks each and 2 shared pots of cheese came to about $130 with tip. CRAZY, even for downtown Livermore, where all the newest restaurants have jacked up prices.

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