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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, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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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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4.4

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 (21)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Cozy (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Second time to Urban Fondue, I think the first time was much better both in food, noise level, and seating and that could be because first time was just the two of us in a circle booth and this time was 6 of us at a table in the middle of things. Much noisier.
Our server was good at his job and helpful in selection of food. Some of the fondue didn't seem to be hot enough on a sustained basis (main course and dessert). They serve all these little dishes of flavored sauces and so many without a chance to memorize what they were. It would be nice if they provided a list (maybe with a picture of the sauce so you know what it looks like) so at least we might be able to match the list with what we think they are and to know the ingredients in the sauces.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

amazing service as usual.
great experience
way cheaper than melting pot

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

This is an excellent spot for an anniversary or celebratory meal. The booths were great and provided a good, private atmosphere to dine in. Would highly recommend this in the hip 23rd neighborhood.

The seafood selection was very good and very fresh.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Out of lobster! Something gross on our booth seat! Forgot to bring out side dish till after the meal! Decided to leave before desert!!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

My husband and I typically go to urban Fondue for our special occasions and it's always great, But I have to say that this time our server went above and beyond for because it was our anniversary. We have always had great service there but he seemed to truly enjoy being there 10/10 for that guy!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The bacon onion cheddar cheese fondue was to die for.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Daughters 16th birthday

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Having never been here before but having been recommended it by a few people I decided to take my girlfriend here for her birthday. I have been to the Melting Pot many times prior to visiting here. I find the melting pot to be a much more interactive and enjoyable option for fondue. Everything is brought out from the kitchen pre-made and placed on top of a Sterno warmer, where everything is done in front of you at the melting pot. You get more dipping options at the melting pot where if you want additional dipping items here you need to pay extra for them and the quantities are large enough you'll only really want to get one. The meat was sliced in fairly thin strips instead of cubes, making it more difficult to cook to my liking. The booths were very uncomfortable and for as long as a fondue experience takes, this was very unfortunate. Our booth also had burn holes in it. I don't feel like I will be a return customer.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 21, 2017

It's a rare moment now and days that our teenage daughter is willing to come out with the family for dinner AND appear to have fun. But Urban Fondue always does the trick. Between the staff and the food our experience is always exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The place is small & has a good atmosphere for a date night or a small intimate group of friends.
The cocktails (which come from bartini next door) are yummy & well done.
I would go back for the cheese fondue but I would skip the entrees/hot pot on the menu. The portion was small & nothing special.
The dipping sauces they include with the entrees are average.
Service/waitresses are really slow to get your drink & food order. A 25 minute wait to have our order taken in a restaurant this small that has multiple servers & a busboy & a hostess was ridiculous. But I expected to have slow service from reading the reviews on yelp.
I would recommend urban fondue for drinks & a cheese fondue appetizer before heading off somewhere else near by on 21st or 23rd.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

I was so pleased with Urban fondue. My husband and I have not had such a lovely dining experience in years. Everything was on point. The atmosphere was perfect, soft lights, low dinner music,not too loud. The staff is great. It was our first time in and our server was so patient with us and explained everything beautifully. We did the full experience and it was soooo worth every penny. 3 course dinner for 2 for less than $100 and I got a cocktail. We are definitely going back! My new favorite in NW.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great service great food

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Very nice experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent food & drinks.... fun atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We had a wonderful experience here celebrating our 6 year anniversary! Great food, great atmosphere, and amazing service! An unforgettable experience!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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