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Der Fondue Chessel

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Gondola Lane, Keystone, CO (Highway 6)
(800)354-4FUN
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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So fun, a bit pricey but worth the experience!

This made for such a fun evening for our family of 8. Beautiful nighttime ride up the gondola under a gorgeous starlit sky. Fabulous food and huge quantity of it. The service was spectacular and the musical entertainment very fun! Our group ranged in age from 11 to 60 and each of us really enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Barbara P
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This made for such a fun evening for our family of 8. Beautiful nighttime ride up the gondola under a gorgeous starlit sky. Fabulous food and huge quantity of it. The service was spectacular and the musical entertainment very fun! Our group ranged in age from 11 to 60 and each of us really enjoyed it. I would have given... More 

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Thank Barbara P
Clermont, Florida
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173 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a perfect evening. The views on the way to the top of the mountain were fabulous! We had excellent service. The Bavarian style 4 course meal did not disappoint us. The strolling musicians add to the Bavarian atmosphere. Not sure why people complain about not having enough food. Our server was very happy to bring us more vegetables... More 

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Thank Cynmueller
Lakewood, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a bad experience but sort of a giant mess hall situation with better food. The food was ok but the experience is sort of touristy, give them a mountain top dinner event type of thing. I like fondue but am not seeking it above other types of food. Maybe nice for a family, not great for couples/friends, but it's... More 

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Thank Barbara P
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Terribly disappointed, booked 2 weeks in advance for special Birthday dinner for my wife at the last minute so impossible to get a reservation elsewhere. Reason was bad weather and wind. This is nonsense, because night skiing was open an people were happily going up with the gondola. What should have been a nice romantic evening turned out into scrambling... More 

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Thank Cornelis K
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Went to the Fondue Chessel for my birthday, and received such a treat! Excellent Swiss/German fondue & raclette, big roaring fire in the beer hall style log chalet, roaming trio of talented musicians... Made for a great family celebration. Order the traditional courses of cheese fondue, raclette & chocolate fondue & you will be delighted!

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Thank LisaD1995
Suwanee, Georgia
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Good up in the gondola is very nice and some great views! The restaurant is very charming and has super friendly nice staff. The service was a little slow and the cheese fondue didn't come melted (the first time I have seen that). Good selection of wine! The chocolate fondue (turtle flame) was spectacular!

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Thank MaferLuna80
Denver, Colorado, United States
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This was our third visit. The atmosphere is lively and the wandering musicians are a treat! We went for the basic package of food choices and everything was tasty. We had left overs to bring home with us even with two teen boys eating everything in sight. The service is always friendly and attentive. A fun place for a special... More 

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Thank JohnnyM99
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This place is a magical experience! The food is delicious and the service is on point! The staff is amazing, fun and great!!! I highly recommend for a romantic evening out or a group event!!!

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Thank Stephanie L
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Dinner went well a bit pricy but doable. Only way to from restaurant is via the two gondola. After dinner was over around 7ish pm we tried to leave but found the gondola not running due to high winds. Finally got to leave around 4 am. Treatment by staff was poor, we were sleeping on floors no blankets at first,... More 

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Thank jesus s
Montgomery, Ohio
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Somewhat interesting faux-Switzerland experience. Food (salad, cheese fondue, animal protein raclette, chocolate fondue desert) was good and plentiful. However, now worth the price. As an interesting watch-out: we got stuck on mountain because Keystone wisely decided to shut down gondolas for safety reasons until 4am because of high winds. Check the weather forecast :).

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Thank Andy J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gondola Lane, Keystone, CO
    (Highway 6)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Keystone
  • Phone Number: (800)354-4FUN

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?