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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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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

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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
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:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Santa Cruz, CA
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Saratoga, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Additional Information about La Fondue

Address: 14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone Number: (408) 867-3332
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: French, American, Swiss, Fondue

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, American, Swiss, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?