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La Fondue

Certificate of Excellence
American, Swiss, European
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14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6014 (4th)
+1 408-867-3332
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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334 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is unique and definitely a special occasion restaurant. It is very pricey, especially for fondue. The menu is somewhat complicated, but the waiter will help you decipher it. The predinner salads are huge and there's lots of dinner choices including kangaroo and buffalo meats. They were very busy over the holiday and service was very poor. Water glasses... More 

1 Thank 2butterfly
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out I guerantee you will have a smile on your face. The service was great and the food was finominal. My boyfriend and I went for dinner time last week and everything was delicious. Be prepared to cook your own meats. The chocolate fondue was to die for. Simply... More 

Thank Zenia M
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We went for my birthday. The decor is eclectic. Large print wall paper in various themes, huge shaded chandeliers, skull candle holders, fringe curtains everywhere make for a neat but unrelaxing place. Its weird. The menu is VERY confusing, It had been a while since we had been there but we thought we knew what we were doing. You can't... More 

1 Thank Janet C
Saratoga, California
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72 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Fondue is so much fun, but it gets so expensive when they tally up the dishes. If you want to feel full, it will cost more than you think. I feel it's over priced.

1 Thank Cathy S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Yes, La Fondue is pricey. Yes, it takes a while for you to get through your meal. Yes, the decor inside is dark and, in my opinion anyway, it could stand to be remodeled a bit. But... it's still worth the time and money to go at least once a year. I think part of the reason for the higher... More 

Thank Vicky P
grass valley
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Six to sixty (?) types of meet, cheeses and Chocalate available on master menu. Very busy loud restaurant yet comfortable in your eating area. Servers and staff are efficient, fast moving and excellent. Costs are up there!

Thank wolfcreek7
San Jose, CA
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Put this on your list of places to go for that very special occasion. We went to celebrate my son's high school graduation. First thing to know, this is not an in-n-out joint. The meal is served at a leisurely pace, and can take 3 hours start to finish. If you get the "meal", it comes with a big salad... More 

1 Thank CasualHockeyFan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite splurge restaurants with diverse choices including alligator, buffalo, and kangaroo meats. Romantic ambience, interesting art. Waiting staff is very polite. We enjoyed the meats which we chose to grill. There are other types of cooking options too ( broth, wine etc.) Hint: For the best bang for your buck, choose the combination meals, and not a... More 

Thank Venkata W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We had the La Freak to try everything since it was our first time. I loved that there were such well mannered kids enjoying dinner with their families. The service was awesome and the place is pretty casual but if you want to dress-up a little more no worries. You will fit in just fine. If you liked a certain... More 

Thank Kara C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The fondue is as creative and delicious as the decor. We went there June 13 to celebrate a family birthday. I had cheese, seafood and, of course, chocolate fondue.

Thank LynnFishe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Swiss, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6014
  • Public Transportation: None
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: +1 408-867-3332

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