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La Fondue

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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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Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, there's simply no excuse for a restaurant of this caliber to have dirty menus, dirty stemware, and dirty silverware, yet that is exactly what we got. It literally took our appetites away, and we are by no means clean freaks. The cheese and chocolate fondues themselves were quite good, but we had this gnawing feeling about how it may... More 

Thank Matt P
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173 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

This is a most unique dining experience. The décor is an eclectic mix of Asian, European & Byzantine with a little 60's mixed in. The salad was good, but RESIST eating much of it! We ordered La Freak and it is SOOOOO much food! We had the Cajun cheese fondue (delicious!). You grill your own meats. You get a bite... More 

Thank vtowngirl
San Jose, California
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

I bought a Groupon for the La freak dinner here for our anniversary. My husband loves trying out different meat and this was the perfect surprise for him. We waited for about 5 minutes more than the reserved time. Once we were seated, the server was prompt to greet us and introduce us to the menu. Then the food started... More 

Thank Roma M
Saratoga, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

This is kind of like the melting pot on the upscale side. But different from the melting pot, this one serves many other exotic meat and the quality is finer than the melting pot. They have bison, alligator and other exotic meat. I didn't try it myself because I cannot handle any exotic meat. My son and my hubby did... More 

Thank Jennifer W
San Jose, California
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342 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

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 December 28, 2016 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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28 reviews
22 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!

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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?