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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.
Portland, OR 97210
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Full service catering available. Menu includes Northwest influenced cuisine. Fondue catering also available.
Street parking. There is a parking garage at 23rd NW Flanders ( 2 Blocks up 1 block over..
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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 :)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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