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1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY 12203-5367 (Washington Ave)
Public Bus Stop located near main entrance.
518-862-1292
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: fondue
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Long, relaxing, intimate night out

I love the whole fondue experience. It is quiet, intimate dining that is not rushed. In fact you can take you sweet time there! It is ideal for couples or small groups. As other have mentioned, it is expensive, but at least you can spend several hours there, unlike most places. We went with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
KristaJ
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Rensselaer NY
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Rensselaer NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I love the whole fondue experience. It is quiet, intimate dining that is not rushed. In fact you can take you sweet time there! It is ideal for couples or small groups. As other have mentioned, it is expensive, but at least you can spend several hours there, unlike most places. We went with the four course meal and, while... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sure, you could come in and grab a quick cheese fondue before the movie, but why not indulge? The 4 course experience is great and features a cheese fondue, salad, main course and chocolate - and there are so many options. We spent a solid 2 and a half hours enjoying our dinner - everything from the cheese to the... More 

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Laval, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was our third visit here. My daughter begs us to come every time we are in the area. The service in this restaurant is great. The owner is always around and always comes by to greet us and make sure all is good. It is nice to see a hard working owner that takes pride in his establishment. The... More 

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Latham
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I only gave 3 stars not because it wasn't good but because it's not for me. Food was tasty but I was so stressed out about cooking and timing my own food. It was over priced too. The ala carte menu did not come w enough veggies. I ordered sesame tuna, shrimp and sirloin all fantastic! The wine, beer selections... More 

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Green Island, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is probably not the the place you want to eat. Arrived about 6:15 after a movie did not get our main entree for almost one hour. This might not have been an issue, but they only had to put raw meat on a plate and send it out for us to cook ourselves. Now what we had was good,... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Wish I hadn't waited so long to try this restaurant. This was a very fun dining experience and can't wait to go back with my family. Everything we had was excellent, especially the chocolate and even the salad dressing. I would sooo recommend this restaurant.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Took my daughter out for dinner. Liked the privacy of the booth. Waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Fondue was delightful and fun. Mixed drink (Long island iced tea) was not done well..weak and not tasty. Dinner meat was good but I didn't really like having to cook my own food...that's why you go OUT to dinner, lol! Dessert fondues... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Walked in an hour before close. No one at front desk had to ask bartender to seat us. About twenty minutes pass before we even get water. Hostess, waiter both completely rude! Both had attitudes and we felt like we were burdening them by being there. I got frustrated and had to find the manager. I have been here 40... More 

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Ballston Lake, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Party of three visited on a Thursday around six pm. Not busy, yet we waited over five minutes to be greeted. With so many empty tables, they sat us in the dungeon room where we waited forever. For sure, I thought the server didn’t even know we were seated. Eventually a young woman arrived, presented menus and took drink orders.... More 

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Albany, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I hadn't been there before but had a coupon - which was not good the night we decided to go, but ate there anyway. It was a treat! Lots of intimate table spaces, nice overall atmosphere, great service (Cody is the best!) unique menu with enough choices for a big or small appetite and the idea of having something to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY 12203-5367
    (Washington Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus Stop located near main entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-862-1292

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

fondue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?