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Urban Fondue

4.2
1723 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fondue
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fondue, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(503) 242-1400
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Kennedy
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Catering
Full service catering available. Menu includes Northwest influenced cuisine. Fondue catering also available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
21st
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Parking details
Street parking. There is a parking garage at 23rd NW Flanders ( 2 Blocks up 1 block over..
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 1723 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I love this place. Cheese and chocolate done right.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Phenomenal. This place is my all time favorite anniversary spot. The fondue is incredible, the staff is friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is great. I love the cucumber water (or lemon). The prices are fairly reasonable and the experience is worth every dollar.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I came for Mother's Day and it was great. The food was wonderful. We didn't get sounds with or sauces which was kinda weird. Or waiter was attentive except for the spoons

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I personally loved every part of the night. Our waiter did forget one of my friends entrees and he forgot to bring out one of our sides until we reminded him. I would have forgiven him really easy but last time I was there it was even busier and our waiter didn’t miss a beat. That was the only disappointing thing but I might come back because the food is good I just wish the service was better.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The fondue was thin at first but thickend up with tine,our dessert fondue kinda tasted like a candle for some weird reason. We ordered the raspberry swirl one and I tasted no raspberry.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

As always, Urban Fondue never ceases to amaze me. This is out "Go To" spot every time we visit Portland. A must for visitors. Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Atmosphere, Great Service.
Please open one in Seattle.
See you next time.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Way uderstaffed, per the norm. Frustrating.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The food was delicious

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Renee was our waiter and was an excellent server and explained the fondue process well. We had a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Fantastic! The manager was awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

My husband and I went there since we were staying downtown. We walked there from our hotel had reservations but arrived early they were able to seat us sooner right in the front window loved it!! Service was amazing and food was wonderful!! Thanks for making our evening so wonderful!!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Manchego cheese is the April special of the month. Delicious! The portions and style of dining reminds of tapas. Dessert fondue is decadent and very sweet.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Love this place. Always a good time. However I’ve noticed the portion size has decreased while he price remains the same.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The cheese fondue was good but the selection of dessert to dip into the chocolate wasn't good.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Love dining here! Always a great experience.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was not great. Our waiter was very nice, but not overly attentive. We waited a long time when we asked for things or when he said he would bring something.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Super interactive and fun. High quality as always. Would recommend to everyone we know.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food is always great here, and the atmosphere is great for special occasions, dates, etc. The smoked cheddar fondue is the best I've ever had. Love coming here!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I came in for my birthday and had a fantastic time! Arturo was wonderful, made us feel right at home! Thank you!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was good, however the portions were a lot smaller then they used to be. We didn't have enough cheese to finish our bread with.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Had to ask for more drinks, sides didn’t come out until we were half way through dinner,very slow service felt like we were ignored, if it was my first time I would not come back , dinner took two hours usually only 1.5 hours,desserts have change no rice crispys

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I thought the quality of the food was poor considering the cost. The bread and cheese was by far the best course. The meat was fine, and I thought the dipping sauces were sub par. The cakes and fruit that were sent out to go with the chocolate were nearly frozen and did not taste great. It seems that they bulk order baked goods, and freeze them all. Even with the discounted price for Dining Month I found myself wishing I had spent my money elsewhere.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First of all there was no parking so that started a negative feeling. The cheese fondu was very good, but the main course and dessert were not a good value for the effort it took to cook them and then they were cold. I would not recommend this restaurant nor would I ever return

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The brie and gorgonzola cheese pot was a revelation, and the white cheddar and caraway was also delicious. The amount and variety of things to dip in the dessert pots was also very impressive. Great atmosphere, great cocktails, although I wouldn't recommend getting the Diablo if you can't handle spice.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was excellent. We had an awesome server for our somewhat rowdy group which included two children. She was very flexible. She made excellent suggestions.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great dinner, our water Arturo was the best. Very attentive, great recommendations and fun. My daughter and I had a lovely dinner. The only disappointing part is the hostess was very rude. She could use a serious education on customer service.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Experience was not the good. Placed reservations online and requested booth seating (understanding that it was not guaranteed). Upon arrival, we asked about our booth request and our hostess gave what felt like a mini lecture about seat preferences not guaranteed (while taking us to our seat) - that should have been our clue to leave. We were seated in a booth by the entrance/hosting station and spent the majority of our time hearing the hostess talk to the wait staff about how people who are coming for Portland Dining Month aren't getting that good of a deal...we were there for Dining Month. The hostess was annoyed about the number of last minute reservations she was getting for PDM because it was ending that weekend. From a food perspective, very disappointing, fondue was warm and tasted like something from a can (not fresh or chef made as the menu described) and the same can be said about the dessert. On a positive note, our waiter was kind and did provide good service. But we will not make it a point to come back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

There was a waitress, and I feel bad for not remembering her name but she was fabulous! I read mixed reviews but went anyways. Me and my boyfriend had a blast! The staff was so helpful in cheap options and help us navigate meals on the menu when we couldn't agree haha. Definitely recommend going with 1 or 2 people tops! The restaurant is small but don't let that stop You!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Cheese fondue was excellent. Entrees were pretty good, but the vegetables took forever to cook, and one at a time. Sauces were top notch! I LOVED the lobster, wow. Shrimp was also super fresh. I was impressed with the seafood quality. Cheesecake dessert fondue was not something I’d choose again but that was our own mistake. We did feel that the cheese, broth, and dessert fondues were not hot enough. The dessert one was almost cold. Also we were mostly finished with the cheese fondues by the time the side of sausage for dipping in it came out. Some drinks took an entire course to arrive. But they were very busy. Overall, I’ll be back!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fondue is always great fun. Urban made a great experience with their easy, friendly service. The cheese and dessert rounds were incredible. There was some novelty to the seating and decor, but this did not detract to an otherwise super fun date night.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great experience. 2.5 hrs for 3 course.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was one of our Dine Out Portland choices and it did not disappoint. The service was excellent, the food was wonderful and we could just take our time and enjoy our meal. Everything was explained and any questions answered.It was a little loud, but we could still converse across the table. I would recommend, though, that you sit at a table and not a booth. The booth was so low, we couldn't see into the fondue pots, and the material on the seats made it extremely difficult to slide into. However, we will definitely put this on our go-back-to list.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very comfortable, relaxing & tasty meal! Enjoyed the Martini’s too!

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I did not have a good experience at Urban Fondue, but it's probably mostly my fault. I have avoided the place for awhile, because their food is too funky for me (apparently I am a SUBurban fondue fan). But when I saw the Portland Dining Month menu, I thought I'd give it a try. I have dined at a number of Portland restaurants this month, and enjoyed my meals a lot.

First problem: Urban Fondue is really not set up for people dining alone. The Portland Dining Month price is offered only if there are two of you, each paying that price.

Second problem: processed cheese. I know it's faster, but I think it tastes nasty. And as soon as I saw that the Black Truffle fondue was made with processed cheese, I began plotting my exit. The bread was lovely and soft (although fondue usually calls for crusty bread for a reason--it doesn't fall apart/fall in the pot when you dip it, as this bread did).

I went in looking forward to cheese fondue, an entree, and dessert fondue for $33. I left having had cheese fondue that was unsatisfying and a lovely dessert fondue...for just about $33.

If I went back, I'd skip the cheese entirely and have a salad and an entree and take the dessert home.

Or I'd go to The Melting Pot.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Was there for a birthday dinner. Food was amazing. Service was on the slow side and lots of little things in the restaurant needed work.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Not too comfortable. Tables small seats hard. The cheese fondue was good. With just a few minor upgrades, urban Fondue could rate much higher.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Awesome experience, will definitely be back. More casual than The Melting Pot but the food was just as good if not better. Every staff member went above and beyond, everyone was helpful and kind. Very glad we took a chance and checked this place out!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a great time. Great food, great service. The staff even handled themselves well when a mom and daughter were making things very difficult as soon as they opened.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was my first time at Urban Fondue and it was for my birthday. Our server sucked, she forgot to bring the extra add ons, our drinks took 20 mins to get, our sever didn't check in on us. The booth we got had burn marks and there was a large table directly in front of us! Getting in and out was awkward and it was a pretty disappointing first time.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Service was friendly, dinner took long in total about 2 hours? We did Portland Dining Month 33$ each for 3 courses. I loved the cheese fondue and we added asparagus. The entree was lobster and steak plus veggies, which was OK for me. We got two skewers each took forever to cook pieces of food at 3 mins a piece!! Lol. We dipped in 2 broth (they give you a timer and cheat sheet), which didn’t give food a ton of flavor. They also give you like 8 small dipping sauces, which quite frankly overwhelmed me. I didn’t know what to dip in what! The desert was also just OK for me. We got salted caramel sauce and a plate full of sweets (cookies, cheesecake) with like 6 pieces of fruit (two strawberries and 4 pieces of pineapple) to dip. That was too sweet for me, I think more fresh fruit would have been better. It was good to try it, but for a total bill (including 2 cocktails) plus tip close to $100 I’d go for sushi or something else.

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