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Der Fondue Chessel

Gondola Lane, Keystone, CO
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Ranked #13 of 35 Restaurants in Keystone
Price range: $40 - $50
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 6
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English first
Denver, CO
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went here with another couple. My wife doesn't ski, so it was awesome for her to be able to see the mountain. Food was great. Service was great too. The manager, Dominic came over and talked to us for a few minutes. He really wanted to make sure we were having a good time. We are locals, but I would... More 

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Lone Tree, CO
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124 reviews 124 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's two gondola rides and a short trek through the snow to the huge, timbered lodge that houses Der Fondue Chessel. It's your basic "dip-it-in-cheese, grill it yourself" fondue routine, and the food is, in fact, very good. The fun is in the wait staff and the strolling musicians. The 2-accordion-one fiddle band has a very broad repertoire, performing polkas... More 

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Denver, Colorado
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Der Fondue Chessel is a must at some point when you visit Keystone - for the experience as much as the food - but go hungry and save room for the chocolate!!!

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Wildwood, Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

A delightful, but resort-expensive, experience. Two gondola rides up to the back of Keystone Mountain with nice warm blankets lead to the stone and lodgepole pine restaurant. We arrived early for our reservation (recommended) and walked into an empty room but for a family of 3; the hostess asked us to wait while our server okayed seating us early (really?... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Dom is a great manager! And overall the service was really good, despite the fact we were there on opening night for the season with lots of new staff that had never served there before. Things took a bit longer but they more than made up for it with their friendliness and even comping several items because they felt bad.... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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127 reviews 127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My husband and I went here for my birthday. It was a lot of fun. The experience is special because you ride the gondola to get there. We ski Keystone regularly, so a gondola ride is no big deal. But in December its a gondola ride in the dark, so it's different and a little exciting. They provide dinner guests... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is one of the most all around fine dinner experiences that I have ever had. The gondola ride up the mountain at sunset was spectacular. The servers were attentive to all details. The steak, lobster, bison, and elk fondue were delicious. I would recommend this to everyone who visits the resort.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When you dinner requires two different gondolas to ascend to it location, you know you are in for something unique. Granted it was expensive, but it was about the experience more than the food. The food was adequate, the service decent, the entertainment fun, the ambience was nice, the views were speculator. The downside was you had to decent the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

You start with skiing at keystone, as the sun sets you take a second gondola ride to the next mountain where the restaurant is. walking in you hear traditional Austrian folk music , they hang your coat and give you a mint. At the table the food was Austrian/Swsis- salad cheese fondue-Raclette (grill meat,vegi,potato)-Chocolate fondue then you dancing and talk... More 

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Miami, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I read lots of the Tripadvisor reviews before coming here. I have 3kids ages 13, 7 and 4 and they ALL loved it. Yes it's expensive. But it's a really fun experience. My 7 year old got a little burnt because he was not paying attention And touched the hot griddle so keep an eye on them. It wasn't a... More 

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Additional Information about Der Fondue Chessel

Address: Gondola Lane, Keystone, CO
Phone Number: (800)354-4FUN
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Keystone
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 50

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