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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Special four course pre fix menu
with chocolate covered strawberries served with dessert
50.00 no show fee

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (27)
Fun (26)
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Good for Birthdays (26)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Cozy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Casual (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was tasteless. The seafood wasn’t fresh. The noise level was too loud (sounded like a packed sports bar). For the price, an overall regrettable experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Urban Fondue is hands down our favorite place to go on a date. Definitely make sure that you make a reservation if you come since they often are booked and can’t accept walk ins. Fantastic food, friendly staff, reasonable prices. It’s worth the drive and struggle to find parking.

Tags: People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

All of the food is amazing !!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wife and went for our anniversary. The staff were helpful in picking out broth that would work with our main dish choices. We got the happy hour special which included the cheese fondue, main course, and desert chocolate fondu for two. It was a great value. Was a little to dark to read the menu, but we just used our phones as a flashlight.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always great service and great food. Restaurant isn't huge but can fit groups of 2 to 12 ish.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Rene helped me put together a special evening for my fiancé’s birthday. I brought a few special items ahead of time and he was fully prepared to present them according to our plan. The pacing of the dinner was perfect so that we were always engaged but never rushed. He was a wonderful part of the meal and my date and I had lots of time to share the food and talk.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

amazing food and service, the staff accomadated my uber cheese picky hubby and helped us celebrate our 10yr anniversary In style with a complementary champagne toast

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The only thing that would have made the night perfect would have been sitting at a booth instead of a table, because there’s not enough room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is one of my daughter's favorite places to eat, especially with her girlfriends, so when she invited me to join her I was excited to try it out. We arrived during the Happy Hour and had the Fondue​ Experience. The booth seating is ridiculously low and should be boosted up, it's awkward​ and uncomfortable. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The cheese​ and bread fondue​​ was good, we got the smoked cheddar. However, the Fin and Shellfish plate I ordered was SUPER fishy smelling and the oysters were inedible. They were apologetic​ and brought more tortellini​ and veggies and removed the seafood. By the time dessert arrived, I had an upset stomach. It was fine, and maybe a 20-somethings idea of a great place to eat but I just wasn’t a fan.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The fondue was great - the problem was our scatterbrained server. By the end of the evening, she'd discounted both our bottles of wine because they didn't have what we wanted in stock. She kept forgetting things, and it seemed like they may have been understaffed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a reservation and arrived about 5 minutes early since it was New Year's Eve. The hostess told us the wait would be just a couple of minutes. They ended up making us wait 30 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. The tables are so close together that we could barely walk through without tripping over other peoples chairs. The waiter was nice, friendly and helpful at least. The food was OK but definitely not worth the $200+ that we paid for 2 entrees and dessert plus drinks. The melting pot fondue restaurant at least is worth the price tag because they give you decent portions and the food tastes way better than Urban Fondue.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My grandkids and I look forward to our after Christmas get together. We love the cheese and desert fondue. I can't wait until next year. I do get together with my kids for happy hour next door. Love this place if you have not been its a must go to!!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

we have been going here for over 13 years and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was excellent. The negative, however, was we arrived early for our reservation, but had to wait 45 minutes to be seated because the previous party at "our" table would not leave. The hostess was kind and apologetic, but no concession was offered - Not even a free drink while we waited.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The booth seats sit too low for the table. Other than that, it was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It's a very casual and comfortable space, filled with good vibes and awesome music and would definitely come back again

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The cheese course and dessert were divine. Our water glasses sat empty for 10 minutes. It took 15 minutes to get a glass of wine after it was ordered. Staff was friendly and pleasant but slow.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious food! Our server was helpful and informative, he also made the whole experience fun! Would go back again and again!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for a family dinner for Christmas Eve and the waiter explained everything to us so well and encouraged us to order the fondue experience and what is included. Everything arrived timely and efficiently. The atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxing. And the best surprise of all was the amount of food for the cost; we were so happy we went and after looking at the total even happier. We will definitely go back again

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

A very fun place to eat and well worth the price. The service was great and so was the food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere. As with similar places, the cheese fondue is always my favorite part; the selections we sampled put other restaurants of similar caliber to shame. Great cocktails and great service rounded out a delightful and delectable experience.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The dining experience at Urban Fondue that I enjoyed last night was, bar none, the very best I ever had. We had an excellent waiter but every member of the staff made us feel welcome and looked after. From frequent refills on the delicious cucumber water to timely refills of the fresh and tasty bread cubes, each and every moment and every single mouthful was just exceptional. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We come here every year near Christmas.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (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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 (Chicago)·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 23, 2017

Urban Fondue is always amazing! I love coming here for a special evening!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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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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