What is your favorite fondue spot? If you have not yet had a chance to experience the delightful taste of fondue, you are in for a treat. Technically speaking, Fondue is a dish of melted cheese served in a communal pot (caquelon or fondue pot), heated with a candle and enjoyed by dipping bread into the cheese using long-stemmed forks. There are countless ways to enjoy fondue, and many restaurants offer a variety of cheese, meat and chocolate selections to help you decide.
Whether you are an experienced fondue connoisseur or fancying fondue for the first time, we have compiled our list of “Must-Visit Fondue Favorites in the USA”:
La Fondue — Saratoga, CA
Nestled in the Saratoga foothills, La Fondue combines quality service with a relaxing atmosphere that caters to the “communal experience” we all crave. The real selling point of this restaurant is the chocolate fondue, which is raved over by most everyone that dines here. Another unique fixture of this restaurant is the variety of entrée selections offered. Meat choices include alligator, elk, kangaroo, and buffalo!
Der Fondue Chessel — Keystone, CO
Restaurant patrons are whisked to the top of North Peak Mountain via gondola as they arrive in fashion to Der Fodue Chessel. The dining experience itself is equally impressive. Guests are welcomed by a warm fire and even warmer Bavarian-style entertainment. The food itself is impeccable, served fondue style so everyone can prepare each morsel to their liking.
The Melting Pot —Various Locations
Fondue fans may be familiar with The Melting Pot, a chain restaurant with locations across the country. The food and service is very good, and the restaurant provides reasonable priced dishes that agree with almost any budget. This is a very versatile place to eat, as you can go for a casual night out or for a special occasion.
Taureau — New York, New York
Located in SOHO, Taureau is an excellent choice for a date night or celebratory occasion. The food is a bit on the pricier side, although it is tasty! Freshly made from scratch, the restaurant’s cheese fondues showcase a unique blend of American cheeses with a French technique.
Simply Fondue — Fort Worth, TX
In addition to the delicious and unique cheese and chocolate fondues, Simply Fondue has crafted delicious entree fondues using prime beef tenderloin, fresh seafood, and free-range poultry. All dishes are prepared tableside using the restaurant’s house-made dipping sauces and batters. Yum!
The Magic Pot Fondue Bistro — Edgewater, NJ
This restaurant is one that truly lives up to its moniker of magical! Each month they feature a different dip, such as Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Fondue. The menu includes both dessert and savory fondues, each featuring flavorful dips that will surely satisfy your taste buds.
Mona Lisa Fondue — Nampa, ID
Celebrated as one of the Pike’s Peak region’s most unique and intimate dining experiences, this Idaho restaurant offers four-course dining options in a boutique style atmosphere. The dessert and cheese fondue menus are both quite extensive, and special menu items are also available to accommodate guests with dietary specifications.
Have you visited any of the above Fondue locations? Perhaps you have another favorite that you would like to see included on our list? We would love to hear from you! We invite you to share your experiences in the comment section below.