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About Urban Fondue

Urban Fondue offers a unique perspective to fondue dining. From the indulgent cuisine, and boldly delicious and extensive martini selections, to the chic and smoldering decor and expert and personable service, Urban Fondue is a feast for the senses. Enjoy house made cheese fondue, succulent meat entrees cooked "fondue" style and delectable dessert fondues accompanied with side dishes such as polenta and grilled artichokes.

2114 NW Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97210
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
21st

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 242-1400

Website:
http://www.urbanfondue.com/

Catering:
Full service catering available. Menu includes Northwest influenced cuisine. Fondue catering also available.

Parking Details:
Street parking. There is a parking garage at 23rd NW Flanders ( 2 Blocks up 1 block over..

Executive Chef:
Kevin Kennedy

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Sip Dip n Dine
a new holiday tradition

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Sip Dip Dine
A new holiday tradition

Private Dining

Join us this season for new traditions. We have the perfect space for your holiday occasions; whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a company party, we can accommodate you. Cozy booths, a thoughtful menu and warm fondue are all you’ll need this season.

Urban Fondue Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
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Fun (22)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Waterfront (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Urban Fondue really blew it out of the water for me. Went because of a recommendation by my co workers for my husband and I's wedding anniversary. Making a reservation with open table gave me peace of mind that we would have a table waiting for us when we arrived. They opened the doors a few minutes early so we did not have to wait outside in the cold. Happy hour is Monday-Saturday till 6PM, so our package was discounted. They gave us complimentary champagne for our special occasion and our server was very informed and helpful. My only two complaints would be the parking situation, it was incredibly hard to find parking this side of town, and that the happy hour does on include the drink happy hour options. Otherwise this is such a great place for dates and special occasions :)

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Such a fun experience! Food was amazing as usual! Would highly recommend requesting a booth if you can get it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Food just okay, uncomfortable booth seating

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was our first time here and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our server was very helpful and friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was fondue week for us. Urban Fondue was our second fondue restaurant this week, the first restaurant was Melting Pot. My husband loved Urban Fondue but our daughter says Melting Pot was better. My husband liked Urban Fondue’s setting, we got a booth with a big red velour booth, which he felt was very cozy. Our daughter preferred the cheese choices better from Melting Pot. But Urban Fondue has some fun cheese choices that aren’t kid friendly but we’re definitely adult friendly:) My final vote (I’m the mom) is.....I felt the atmosphere at Melting Pot was more relaxing-the tables were bigger for spreading out the fondue dipping ingredients.....Urban Fondue has its own special touches for a couple’s date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love this place...such a fun eating experience!! The wait staff is very attentive and remember you when you come back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Parking was challenging but the service was excellent. Food was good but a little pricey.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Really good experience with nice wait staff and lots of options to design the type of fondue you prefer. Would like more fruit and less pastries with the chocolate fondue (which was totally yummy!) Tasty and interesting cocktails made at the place next door. Restaurant was quiet which is a lovely change of pace from the loud places in Portland where you literally have to yell at your table mates because no one can hear you! Looking forward to returning!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food, with large helpings on the dinner for two. Make sure to request a booth or you will get a table in the middle of the walkway, so not very romantic and takes away from the experience.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This restaurant is connected to and shares a kitchen with Bartini. However you will pay twice as much for everything simply because you have someone under 21 in your group. I would highly recommend that you go to Bartini for a better Value especially during Happy Hour which Urban Fondue doesn't do for drinks or appetizers only their rather spendy full meal plans.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I took my husband here as a surprise for his birthday, and we had an AMAZING time! The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and the simple act of creating each bite made for a fun activity and means for conversation throughout the meal. We will absolutely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my first visit. Came for my daughters birthday. Fun atmosphere, food was good, interactive. It was a little pricey but overall enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Table for 5 with Thanksgiving reservation. They allot 2.5hrs for full dinner service, which in any other place is generous. The service was terrible. This is the second time we've gone and both times service was neglectful and there was no sense that it mattered. The first time we went it took 2 hrs to get one drink. And we reminded them a lot. This last time the drinks (nothing mixed. I'm talking soda) took over 30 minutes. Our server said she'd be right back to take our order and forgot. Twice. That was an hour lost right there. We were actually fine with all of this. And I understand -- sort of. I was a waitress once. Nary a complaint. It's when they apparently had to turn our table for the next reservation and told us 15 minutes beforehand. This is just after they took our desert choices. They served us our dessert one minutes before our time was up and stood there, dish towels in hand to clean the table. I'm not even slightly exaggerating. They chargeded us for coffee they didn't pour. The food is fine. Nothing to brag about. It's not worth the bother or money. Go to The Melting Pot instead. It's a better overall experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We chose Urban Fondue for our non-traditional Thanksgiving feast - and it was a home run! The service was spectacular, the food tasty and even healthy(ish considering the dessert), and the adult beverages were tasty too! A neighborhood gem that we'll enjoy again soon!

Three cheers for Urban Fondue!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our waiter was so so fantastic. I put in a special request and he followed through sky high above expectations!

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We went to Urban Fondue for a birthday celebration. There was just two of us at our party and we did the Fondue Experience which was $37 per person that included a three-course fondue meal (cheese, broth, dessert) to be shared. I would recommend this place and I plan to return again.

Good things:
- We were sat immediately at our reservation time
- Our server took a lot of time going over the menu and specials with us and gave us lots of time to discuss between us what we wanted to share.
- All the fondues were delicious and all the ingredients tasted fresh (we had the white truffle swiss fondue which was so good we cleaned the bowl)
- We never felt rushed, even after closing, by the staff
- The staff was very friendly and outgoing
- We ate so much fondue that we could only eat half of our dessert fondue

Not so good things:
- We ordered cocktails with the appetizer but were never asked if we would like more cocktails or something else to drink besides water.
- My friend is a vegetarian and it was a little disappointing that there as only one cooking broth that was completely vegetarian
- The water has cucumbers added to it, which is refreshing when you first sit down however it didn't go well with the tomato fennel broth or the dark chocolate fondue. Next time I will request regular water when first sitting down.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had the best server which helped us have the very best experience. It was the first time coming here and it did not disappoint. Server was always present when we needed him and never pushy. Made many great recommendations. We loved the lavender Cosmo. The black truffle fondue was SO tasty! Banana foster fondue for dessert was the prefect ending.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was disappointed it took 20 minutes to get our drinks and server wouldn't take our order- kept saying "I need to get the drinks" I'm pregnant and I was hungry. Waiter was friendly but wasn't available much during the meal.
Didn't want to pay a 20% gratuity but felt forced to.
Probably won't go back to this establishment.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We started out with drinks at Bartini before our reservation and we were kindly ushered to our table when our table was ready. Vince was our server and he was amazing! Incredibly helpful and the perfect blend around when you need him to be and personal space. Everything about our special night went well and we will definitely be coming back in the future.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic food. Quick service. Good selection--menu is huge. Seating is uncomfortable. Very loud, and very warm. Parking is a nightmare.

I keep coming back though! 8th time this year!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Don't use OpenTable to make reservations, they bombard you with spam.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Healthy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was “ ho-hum “. Unfortunately my expectations were greater. The martinni menue from the adjoining bar was very good. The fondue portion was small and the cheese used may not have been of a higher quality The fondue experience is always enjoyable but unfortunately we were disappointed by the lack of flavor. Overall not a home run.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We love this place and have been going here for years! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food really wasn’t that great for the price it cost.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was fun and the service was great. It's a little on the expensive side but the food was really good. If you do the fondue experience it's a lot of food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Our favorite was the black truffle cheese fondue. Very enjoyable evening with a great ambiance!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We celebrate our daughter's birthday here every year and it never disappoints!! We always eat too much, but enjoy ourselves immensely!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I went to urban fondue for our anniversary and, as always, it was amazing! Great food, great atmosphere, cozy booths. Our waiter was very attentive and informative. Give yourself at least a couple hours if you want to do the full fondue experience, which I recommend. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Terrible service by an inattentive lead. Dinner took 3 hours when it ahould have been 2. My wallet went missing when I left and they never wven bothered to return my call.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

It's worth the money for a unique experience. My only advice is don't waste the time and money on the meat portion. It's fun and all but my husband and I were much more satisfied with the cheese/bread/dessert portion of the meal. Just get 2 pots of cheese with your bread, load up on the carbs because you know you want to. Don't fool yourself into thinking you're being healthy by getting a vegetable, you're dipping food in cheese embrace it. The service was phenomenal so go there budgeting in a good tip for good service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a great time and the are friendly and funny.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times, and always have a great experience. Best fondue we have ever had. Staff is wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Best service in my life, waiter was amazing. Great value, a little on the loud side.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great Martinis and Fondue selection is awesome. Lots of fun for families or groups. Loved the Brie and Gorgonzola Fondue!!!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We were visiting Portland and were intrigued by the menu. The restaurant is fun, both visually and in exploring the menu, and the food was also fun -- but we were a bit disappointed in the fish option, which sounded better than it actually proved to be, and in the dessert -- the chocolate was great but, unless you have a high tolerance for rich food, the dipping options were a bit challenging. Would have been happier to have an option to just get fruit to dip. Still, it's a really fun and unusual restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

First time at a fondue experience had a good experience

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Second time here and both times were a great experience. We were seated promptly and the wait staff is always friendly and answers any questions. Food is always good and fondue is such an experience in itself. Also doesn't hurt having the martini bar attached. The Diablo is one of my favorites.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The fondue is just amazing. Great choices of variety and the staff is wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great but they needed more servers to keep up with the periodic "check-ins" of the customers. Usually the server is constantly checking for drink refills but we had to wait quite a while for the chance to ask for another drink from the bar. The water refills we ok, but also lacked a bit in the frequency. At the end, we ordered or dessert fondue and I asked for a cup of decaf coffee. Our server said she would need to start a new pot, I said to not worry about it, but she insisted it was fine and said something to the effect of "that's my job". Unfortunately, my cup of decaf never came after grazing over our chocolate fondue for quite a while. The food was delicious though and the portions were perfect. (Although it is SO easy to want more bread with the cheese fondue! Yummm) Despite this experience, the high price tag and the pain to park, it's still a nice place to go to for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Had a wonderful Birthday Dinner for my 18-year-old daughter... Cheese fondue was AMAZING and LOVED all the dipping sauce options with our yummy dinner.

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