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La Fondue

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14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 (4th)
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(408) 867-3332
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3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 49
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    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting, and good dining experience

Came here on a Sunday evening for dinner. Ordered the "wild thing," which included cheese fondue, meat entree, and chocolate fondue. Cheese fondue: four cheese, assortment of vegetables and fruits, and bread. The cheese fondue was a bit winy for my taste, as it added Chardonnay. Meat entree... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a Sunday evening for dinner. Ordered the "wild thing," which included cheese fondue, meat entree, and chocolate fondue. Cheese fondue: four cheese, assortment of vegetables and fruits, and bread. The cheese fondue was a bit winy for my taste, as it added Chardonnay. Meat entree: alligator, antelope, buffalo, elk, venison, wild boar, and kangaroo. Grilled at the... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We visited on New Year's Eve to have a special night and they delivered. We chose the special Prix Fixe menu and it was complete and completely decadent. Yes, it was pricey, but it was over the top. They started off with salad and then melted a custom cheese fondue right at the table. They served a variety of items... More 

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Thank John S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

LA Fondue has always been my favorite Bay Area restaurant. The atmosphere is perfect, and the menu sublime. It is perfect for a date night out, or a nice dinner with the family. They always impress with their wide selection of exotic meats, and their knowledgeable staff never fails to impress. Amazing!

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Thank Heather S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Mediocre in virtually all respects. For the $$$, there are some terrific, innovative restaurants for virtually in Saratoga. In fact, the best thing this place has going for it is that it's in quaint, upscale, interesting Saratoga. You can do much better than the La Fondue.

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Thank ggrodhaus
Salinas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We have come here for the last 18 years for my birthday, and with this experience, we definitely will keep it coming. The server was great, the food was excellent, and the choices are always varied. As it was a birthday dinner, we got champagne as an extra and a birthday candle with the dessert. I love that they ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The only problem was everything was so good but so rich,that its impossible to not eat to much!!! The service was impecible ,the wine and waiters knowledge of local wines was great. strongly suggest reservations.

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Thank john c
San Jose, California
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Finally, after many years of being aware of La Fondue and never actually arranging a dinner there, we did it. It turns out that the ownership recently changed and not sure how significant any changes have been from a service, food, or decor perspective. Starting there, we were surprised at the heavily eclectic decor and dark/moody atmosphere. We thought it... More 

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Thank TripShawn
La Quinta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was a great experience in all ways. There were four of us and we celebrated my daughter's birthday. We were seated quickly in a semi-private area. The decor is funky an fun. Our waiter explained the menu along with a few great reccommendations. Food was excellent as well as very varied. It was a very slow dinner which gave... More 

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Thank Carol C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at La Fondue. The mixed drinks were wonderful. Our server explained the menu thoroughly. The cheese fondue was great. We tried unusual meats for our main meal. Alligator and elk were just two of the many we tried. The chocolate fondue was great. With the three courses, there was plenty of time to talk as... More 

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Thank SanFranciscoMom
Santa Clara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you want less cookie-cutter fondue than Melting Pot, this is your place. The decor is truly weird, but the fondue is good. They also offer dessert-only at specific times, which is to die for. Unfortunately the waiter told us ownership has recently changed hands, and the dessert-only might go away. I fear this is an investment for somebody and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
    (4th)
  • Public Transportation: None
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: (408) 867-3332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Swiss, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?