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La Fondue

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French, American, Swiss, Fondue
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14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 (4th)
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(408) 867-3332
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    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
Always a good experience

This restaurant is romantic. Dark, exotically decorated... The food is very good and they have the best selection of wild game I know of.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Johnny S
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San Jose, California, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saratoga, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Whenever our kids are celebrating an event this is the place they want to come to because the food is fantastic and the service great!

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Monterey, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

So, my friend had a Groupon for this place she bought to celebrate another friend's birthday. Unfortunately, the other friend passed very recently from cancer. We decided to go and have the meal in her honor. Arriving in the foyer, the decor caught me a bit by surprise- the machine gun lamps and the rather S&M looking maitre d' station.... More 

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Saratoga’s landmark La Fondue is a fun and filling special occasion restaurant that is great any time. Here is what to expect. The food: Its fondue. Many different cooking methods and a great variety of different meats. A generous and tasty salad to start. And a wonderful chocolate fondue in several different style to finish. The food is consistently good... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is romantic. Dark, exotically decorated... The food is very good and they have the best selection of wild game I know of.

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California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This meal was terrible. The only worthwhile part was the cheese fondue at the beginning, but the rest was - literally - a waste of time. Cooking our own food in a very dark environment, in skillets with oil spattering on us and worrying about which utensil to use so that we wouldn't get sick from the raw meats, is... More 

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Los Altos, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We purchased the Groupon coupon for the "Freak" fondue dinner. So apparently did 10,000 others. Had trouble making a reservation---staff however was greatly accommodating in getting us a table. Most of the restaurant now consists of out door "terraces"--poorly decorated and appointed rooms. Main restaurant is very small and dark. If this is suppose to be romantic or and adult... More 

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San Jose, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We went at 10:30pm for their dessert only Chocolate Fondue. There were four of us. The quality of the chocolate and the choices of what we had to dip were very good and our waiter was great. The disappointment was the presentation and the quantity of food provided. The waiter served a nice selection of items to be dipped piled... More 

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Saratoga, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always fun to visit. Fondue and salads are great. Don't order the combo, it's way too much food and you won't have room for chocolate fondue, which is a must have! It's pricey but good for a treat.

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surrey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were taken here by friends who have recently relocated to California. Wasn't sure what to expect but was really impressed by the quality of the food, the service and the atmosphere. Can't comment on the pricing as we were treated. We had the wild mushroom cheese fondue to start which was delicious. Then moved onto the meats with the... More 

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Cupertino
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This is my all time favorite restaurant ever!! I love the ambiance, the food selections, the offerings, and the staff! It creates a great culture of conversation! I could go on and on. This is a MUST try place! Way better than The Melting Pot!

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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, Fondue

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?