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La Fondue

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French, American, Swiss, European, Fondue
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14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 (4th)
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(408) 867-3332
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5:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Well thought out & served fondue experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
TripShawn
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
San Jose, California
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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La Quinta, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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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san francisco
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Santa Clara, California
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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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Boulder Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a great waiter named Cameron who was knowledgeable, efficient and joyfully informative. This is an expensive place so be prepared to spend at least $100. without cocktails. Also you cook your own meat, seafood and vegies. Take your time with this and listen carefully to the instructions. Once the place gets busy it becomes difficult to get help... More 

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Saratoga, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Went for a datenite dinner but it would've been better as a family dinner. When making reso the rest. Stated all over there are no accommodations for children. We have 2 young kids. Spent a lot of money to get a sitter. As soon as we walked in there were kids in pretty much every table. A funky section were... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went to this restaurant last Sunday afternoon. Everything was exceptional. Starting with a huge salad with excellent dressing, to the cheese fondue with unlimited bread and veggies. Then the grilled meat menu came out with 29 choices of different cuts of meat, shellfish, and other goodies! We managed to finish that massive plate and went on to the Decadent... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have been 3 times to the La Fondue and all have been unforgettable experiences. All 3 types of fondue (Cheese, Meat and Chocolate) are great and they come with many different variations, so there are combinations for all kinds of palates. The restaurant is on the high-end side, but not necessarily expensive. I have read some reviews complaining about... More 

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San Jose, California
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It takes hours to adjust to the darkness of the restaurant...whoever the exotic food was ok and I especially enjoyed the chocolate fondue dessert! I was quite disappointment with the absolute deplorable decorations! The table lamps were guns, and I saw lots of skull candles. Plus there were bag like asian vases with an unusually overused amount of gold! Gold... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

4/09/2015 We have been to La Fondue before,4 years ago, for a very special occasion, it was wonderful. Because of this we chose it as the place to celebrate a significant 5 year anniversary. We were seated in a private, intimate, booth for 2..directly behind a table of 10+!! More on that later. Our server was Nate, yes I called... 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, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?