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La Fondue

$$$
French, American, Swiss
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14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 (4th)
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(408) 867-3332
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Today
3:30 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    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
Most recent review
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:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose, California, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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41 reviews 41 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Saratoga, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

novelty of 'fondue' will not carry this place with sophisticated diners. disappointing and the prices are not on a par with what is being offered.

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This dining experience is meant to be savored. It is a lengthy process. That said, the ambience is lovely. The fondue is excellent. The only complaint I had was that the lighting is quite dim. When cooking meats over a grill, it was difficult to see if the meat was completely cooked because of inadequate light. I guess one could... More 

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Salinas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We love coming to this place for 17 years and Thursday's dinner was no different. The server was so excellent and listened about the portions we wanted for the stinking rose cheese part and how much garlic we wanted in there. It was perfect. We will keep coming here as the food is so yummy, the service is awesome, 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, 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?