Fondue French Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

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My boyfriend wanted to go somewhere different for his birthday, so we chose La Fondue, which we never tried before, even though it is close to where I live. Off we went, and unfortunately, we were disappointed. To start, the place is not

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My boyfriend wanted to go somewhere different for his birthday, so we chose La Fondue, which we never tried before, even though it is close to where I live. Off we went, and unfortunately, we were disappointed. To start, the place is not

Pros: Good chocolate fondue, tasty cheese fondue

Cons: Bread for cheese was too stale, some fruits not very fresh, service is inferior

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Absolutely the worst dining experience ever...that rude french waitress insulted us before we even sat down. She was angry that we weren't ordering the full dinner & actually said, "I don't like you." We tried to brush it off & enjoy the meal but she kept interupting us to let us know how mad she was that we're only ordering the cheese dinner (after all, it is on the menu, it's not like we special ordered). She added the bill incorrectly and when we pointed out the error, she was mad that we wanted her to correct it. By the way, the rest of the staff was no better & had the similar attitude. All in all, it was a huge disappointment & horrible service to boot. I'll be taking the long drive to Pasadena the next time I get the urge for fondue.

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Absolutely the worst dining experience ever...that rude french waitress insulted us before we even sat down. She was angry that we weren't ordering the full dinner & actually said, "I don't like you." We tried to brush it off & enjoy the meal but she kept interupting us to let us know how mad she was that we're only ordering the cheese dinner (after all, it is on the menu, it's not like we special ordered). She added the bill incorrectly and when we pointed out the error, she was mad that we wanted her to correct it. By the way, the rest of the staff was no better & had the similar attitude. All in all, it was a huge disappointment & horrible service to boot. I'll be taking the long drive to Pasadena the next time I get the urge for fondue.

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went there at a slow sunday night. First noticed that\r
the restroom needed some work. the first course of\r
bread and cheese fondue was alright, but the bread was\r
stale. then since we still had some cheese left, we wanted to \r
keep

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★★★★★

went there at a slow sunday night. First noticed that\r
the restroom needed some work. the first course of\r
bread and cheese fondue was alright, but the bread was\r
stale. then since we still had some cheese left, we wanted to \r
keep

Pros: a fun, new experience

Cons: not so much of a pleasant service, boring courses

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First if all, I have never been treated so bad anywhere. Taco Bell has beter service,,,,,and food for that matter, The fatass french waitress should fo back to France. Who after spilling salad dressing on me told me "hold on lady,,,im

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First if all, I have never been treated so bad anywhere. Taco Bell has beter service,,,,,and food for that matter, The fatass french waitress should fo back to France. Who after spilling salad dressing on me told me "hold on lady,,,im

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Went with a party of 5 and we all agreed it was a bad experience. From getting the drink order wrong (multiple times) to the malfunctioning food heaters to the average tasting food, the whole night was laughable at best. I would laugh more

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★★★★★

Went with a party of 5 and we all agreed it was a bad experience. From getting the drink order wrong (multiple times) to the malfunctioning food heaters to the average tasting food, the whole night was laughable at best. I would laugh more

Pros: Fondue is always a good brea kfrom traidtional sit down meals

Cons: poor service, average food, hig prices, malfunctioning heaters

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I love fondue and it was my idea to come here. The waitress was pushy and wanted us to buy the full dinner, we did not want it and she did not like that. The tables were dirty with crusted food in the grooves of the table. The bathroom was filthy with paper towels all over the floor. The waitress interrupted us twice while eating so that we would pay her before she left. Once while we were eating our fondue and a later time while my boyfried was still eating fondue and I was on my dessert (which came early with the bill again - obviously the waitress was in a rush). Another waiter came with her to inform us that he had added on the tip for us since we used a coupon and they always add the tip when someone uses a coupon.

I understand people don't always tip properly when using a coupon but let me finish my dessert please! We both work in the service industry and know the way they presented the tip is illegal, but I signed for the check while eating my dessert without making a fuss because I wanted them to just go away. The food was good but not good enough for me to come back. We got terrible service and paid a premium for it and the place was dirty.

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★☆☆☆☆

I love fondue and it was my idea to come here. The waitress was pushy and wanted us to buy the full dinner, we did not want it and she did not like that. The tables were dirty with crusted food in the grooves of the table. The bathroom was filthy with paper towels all over the floor. The waitress interrupted us twice while eating so that we would pay her before she left. Once while we were eating our fondue and a later time while my boyfried was still eating fondue and I was on my dessert (which came early with the bill again - obviously the waitress was in a rush). Another waiter came with her to inform us that he had added on the tip for us since we used a coupon and they always add the tip when someone uses a coupon.

I understand people don't always tip properly when using a coupon but let me finish my dessert please! We both work in the service industry and know the way they presented the tip is illegal, but I signed for the check while eating my dessert without making a fuss because I wanted them to just go away. The food was good but not good enough for me to come back. We got terrible service and paid a premium for it and the place was dirty.

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La Fondue is fantastic! It readily takes me back to the 1970's when we used to eat this each and every Saturday night. The atmosphere is an extremely charming, dimly lit, country-french dining room. The severs are all very warm and

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La Fondue is fantastic! It readily takes me back to the 1970's when we used to eat this each and every Saturday night. The atmosphere is an extremely charming, dimly lit, country-french dining room. The severs are all very warm and

Pros: Food, drinks, prices, staff, service, atmosphere, location, parking, nostalgia

Cons: Eventually, you have to home :(

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I grew up eating fondue - it's very nostalgic for me - usually in Catalina on a boat or in ski areas - Tahoe etc... la fondue is great if that's what you're looking for - it's a throw back - to having a warm meal - it's a great way to eat

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I grew up eating fondue - it's very nostalgic for me - usually in Catalina on a boat or in ski areas - Tahoe etc... la fondue is great if that's what you're looking for - it's a throw back - to having a warm meal - it's a great way to eat

Pros: Great Evening

Cons: n/a

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My wife and i were looking for a good place to celebrate our aniversary and that was the place.Good food and nice service.Our waiter was a brazilian guy wich was wonderfull, very polited, with nice smile and professional at the same time.
That night was very busy and even like that, we had great time
very affordable price for the 3 courses also.

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My wife and i were looking for a good place to celebrate our aniversary and that was the place.Good food and nice service.Our waiter was a brazilian guy wich was wonderfull, very polited, with nice smile and professional at the same time.
That night was very busy and even like that, we had great time
very affordable price for the 3 courses also.

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For our first date I was asked to choose a restaurant. La Fondue has been featured on the T.V. reality show " Blind Date "....not living to far away we agreed to give it a try.\r
At first we were not confortable. The waiter must have

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For our first date I was asked to choose a restaurant. La Fondue has been featured on the T.V. reality show " Blind Date "....not living to far away we agreed to give it a try.\r
At first we were not confortable. The waiter must have

Pros: very romantic and fun

Cons: ?

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I went to dinner here with my boyfriend and friends. We were all lookinfg forward to the fondue. The fondue was disgusting and on top of that the service was horrible. We paid for dinner and did not tip.

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★★★★★

I went to dinner here with my boyfriend and friends. We were all lookinfg forward to the fondue. The fondue was disgusting and on top of that the service was horrible. We paid for dinner and did not tip.

Cons: service, food

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This is a rip off all we got was about a cup of melted cheese some stail bread and a few chucks of beef and chicken and melted chocolate for dessert. they charged us for refills even the diet cokes were somehow horrible( no carbination).

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★★★★★

This is a rip off all we got was about a cup of melted cheese some stail bread and a few chucks of beef and chicken and melted chocolate for dessert. they charged us for refills even the diet cokes were somehow horrible( no carbination).

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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I truly am sorry to say it, because I'll eat and have a good time pretty much anywhere, but this is one of the two worst meals I have EVER had in Los Angeles. It was between here and the place next door, ans I opted for La fondue as it

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★★★★★

I truly am sorry to say it, because I'll eat and have a good time pretty much anywhere, but this is one of the two worst meals I have EVER had in Los Angeles. It was between here and the place next door, ans I opted for La fondue as it

Pros: There were absolutely none.

Cons: Everything. The worst meal I've had in memory.

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this place isnt all about the ambiance but the fondue's great. id take it over the melting potrestauraunt in a sec.\r
my favorite is the chocolate fondue and all you can eat fruit. definantly a try.

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★★★★★

this place isnt all about the ambiance but the fondue's great. id take it over the melting potrestauraunt in a sec.\r
my favorite is the chocolate fondue and all you can eat fruit. definantly a try.

Pros: waitor hooked us up

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I came there once with 6 of us with the intention of getting some drinks and/or desert after already having dinner somewhere else. We decided to sit at the bar. Our bartender (older French guy) was entertaining for the first few minutes

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★★★★★

I came there once with 6 of us with the intention of getting some drinks and/or desert after already having dinner somewhere else. We decided to sit at the bar. Our bartender (older French guy) was entertaining for the first few minutes

Pros: Never had the unfortunate experience of ordering a full course meal

Cons: Rude, lazy service

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The owners are the smartest people on Ventura Blvd. Imagine serving 6 bite size pieces of "filet", er, flank steak along with 8 or 9 bay-sized scallops with 2 mushrooms and 5 nibbles of zucchini for $21. Genius that suckers still eat here.

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The owners are the smartest people on Ventura Blvd. Imagine serving 6 bite size pieces of "filet", er, flank steak along with 8 or 9 bay-sized scallops with 2 mushrooms and 5 nibbles of zucchini for $21. Genius that suckers still eat here.

Pros: Leaving

Cons: Coming

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Yes, this isn't a bargain-basement night out, but it IS the perfect environment to catch up with old friends! The decor is pure Betamax-era Valley, and when going out for fondue-- will anything else really do? The music is Muzak, which

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★★★★★

Yes, this isn't a bargain-basement night out, but it IS the perfect environment to catch up with old friends! The decor is pure Betamax-era Valley, and when going out for fondue-- will anything else really do? The music is Muzak, which

Pros: Kitschy fun, great for social "encounters"

Cons: Bring your wallet

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Despite all of the reviews not favoring La Fondue my aprty of four decided to give it a shot. We had a $40 gift certificate thinking that it would make an impression on the bill in the end.\r
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The first think I noticed about the place

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Despite all of the reviews not favoring La Fondue my aprty of four decided to give it a shot. We had a $40 gift certificate thinking that it would make an impression on the bill in the end.\r
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The first think I noticed about the place

Pros: Service if you are the only party there

Cons: Everything else.

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Where to begin....It is horrendously overpriced. $100 buys you full dinners for two (with a drink a piece), which includes a child's portion of mediocre meat, a torn up baguette, miniscule dipping sauces and melted cheese. The dessert is

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★★★★★

Where to begin....It is horrendously overpriced. $100 buys you full dinners for two (with a drink a piece), which includes a child's portion of mediocre meat, a torn up baguette, miniscule dipping sauces and melted cheese. The dessert is

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Rude service, overpriced, malfunctioning fondue heaters

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This was my second visit to this restaurant, its the only fondue restaurant in the valley. Our first visit was average, no complaints. Four of us went this weekend for dessert. When we told the server this he made a face and ran to get

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★★★★★

This was my second visit to this restaurant, its the only fondue restaurant in the valley. Our first visit was average, no complaints. Four of us went this weekend for dessert. When we told the server this he made a face and ran to get

Pros: Only Fondue in Valley, Prompt Seating

Cons: Rude , Lack of Options, Old

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What a great time we had! The food was great, the service terrific, and just everything was delish-tasticness! Whoever said this was a "fon-DON'T" has never eaten in a true fondue restaurant before! Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

What a great time we had! The food was great, the service terrific, and just everything was delish-tasticness! Whoever said this was a "fon-DON'T" has never eaten in a true fondue restaurant before! Highly recommended!

Pros: Delicious food, Great staff

Cons: A bit pricey

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We have to disagree some of the other reviewers. The food was excellent and the service was great. Nither of us could eat half of the food served. If you can't fill up on the meal then you don't like fondue and should go else where. The

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★★★★★

We have to disagree some of the other reviewers. The food was excellent and the service was great. Nither of us could eat half of the food served. If you can't fill up on the meal then you don't like fondue and should go else where. The

Pros: Great Food, Good service, Fun place

Cons: Parking

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If you want to ahve a romantic dinner go to La Fondue. They have good Fondue, and great chocolate Fondue. I would have to say leave the kids at home for this place.

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★★★★☆

If you want to ahve a romantic dinner go to La Fondue. They have good Fondue, and great chocolate Fondue. I would have to say leave the kids at home for this place.

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This was a miserable dining experience. The place has not been updated since the 70's, the table & chairs are grungy, and the food was tasteless. The cheese Fondue was good but was served with stale bread. The steak was very poor quality

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This was a miserable dining experience. The place has not been updated since the 70's, the table & chairs are grungy, and the food was tasteless. The cheese Fondue was good but was served with stale bread. The steak was very poor quality

Pros: Romantic, Good concept

Cons: Poor quality food, Poor presentation, Grungy Decor

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My friend and I recently wanted to go for a fun night out. We live in LA and the South Bay area, respectively, so this was a trek for us on a Friday night. We were warmly greeted and our waiter was really nice. If you're expecting large

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★★★★★

My friend and I recently wanted to go for a fun night out. We live in LA and the South Bay area, respectively, so this was a trek for us on a Friday night. We were warmly greeted and our waiter was really nice. If you're expecting large

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This is the absolutely the worst cuisine experience I ever had. Talk about throwing away good money for nothing. The place is old and dingy, the service snoody, and the food had no taste! For the money you pay, one would expect at the

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★★★★★

This is the absolutely the worst cuisine experience I ever had. Talk about throwing away good money for nothing. The place is old and dingy, the service snoody, and the food had no taste! For the money you pay, one would expect at the

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i disagree with another review about bad service, the servers were friendly and helpful with wine selection. yes, the place is pricey but you have to know that going in. the meal sampler is plenty of food and fun fun fun. i have to say

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★★★★★

i disagree with another review about bad service, the servers were friendly and helpful with wine selection. yes, the place is pricey but you have to know that going in. the meal sampler is plenty of food and fun fun fun. i have to say

Pros: fun, yummy

Cons: expensive

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I was a little disappointed with this restaurant. I admit, I am not a fondue connoisseur, but this fondue experience did not come close to my other experiences. I went on a Saturday night when the menu was already pre-determined. To me, part of the fun of fondue is to pick from various selections of cheese and chocolate and to order the one that sounds best. On this night, I could not order the cheese and chocolate dishes that I wanted. The meal was good, although the cheese had a little too much wine in my opinion. However, the salad dressing and chocolate were delicious.

PROS:
CONS: Limited variety

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I was a little disappointed with this restaurant. I admit, I am not a fondue connoisseur, but this fondue experience did not come close to my other experiences. I went on a Saturday night when the menu was already pre-determined. To me, part of the fun of fondue is to pick from various selections of cheese and chocolate and to order the one that sounds best. On this night, I could not order the cheese and chocolate dishes that I wanted. The meal was good, although the cheese had a little too much wine in my opinion. However, the salad dressing and chocolate were delicious.

PROS:
CONS: Limited variety

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This restaurant had very small portions. Not to much to choose from on the menu. Its very expensive.

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★★★★★

This restaurant had very small portions. Not to much to choose from on the menu. Its very expensive.

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La Fondue has the most delicious cheese fondue you could possibly imagine. I've had fondue throughout Europe and nothing tops this. Each table has a whole in the center of it for the fondue pot - a complete meal includes cheese fondue, the main course (where you can cook any combination of meats and fish in boiling wine or oil), and chocolate fondue. One of the best things about the restaurant is the staff - most here from France or Switzerland. My wife and I have been going to La Fondue for just about every special occasion for the past 12 years. I've been going to La Fondue for at least 20 years, and it's always an amazing experience.

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La Fondue has the most delicious cheese fondue you could possibly imagine. I've had fondue throughout Europe and nothing tops this. Each table has a whole in the center of it for the fondue pot - a complete meal includes cheese fondue, the main course (where you can cook any combination of meats and fish in boiling wine or oil), and chocolate fondue. One of the best things about the restaurant is the staff - most here from France or Switzerland. My wife and I have been going to La Fondue for just about every special occasion for the past 12 years. I've been going to La Fondue for at least 20 years, and it's always an amazing experience.

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With poor menu selection, below average service, and mediocre food, the descriptive word is 'Bland'. Parking is a nightmare, and the prices are insane, 2 people, 2 meals, a glass of wine and a soda, after tip we walked out for just over

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★★★★★

With poor menu selection, below average service, and mediocre food, the descriptive word is 'Bland'. Parking is a nightmare, and the prices are insane, 2 people, 2 meals, a glass of wine and a soda, after tip we walked out for just over

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Best place for a first date....good ice breaker....romantic...fun....relaxing....we were able to stay over three hours and not feel any pressure.....a good value restaurant $ 33. for a fixed price dinner : cheese fondue to start....a

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★★★★★

Best place for a first date....good ice breaker....romantic...fun....relaxing....we were able to stay over three hours and not feel any pressure.....a good value restaurant $ 33. for a fixed price dinner : cheese fondue to start....a

Pros: Europe w.o. jetlag, Great value, For special occasion

Cons: , parking in rear

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If you've never tried it, you should. Personally, I love fondue and do it at home, but it's fun to go out with friends and enjoy (and not have to do the work yourself). It is a little pricey, but if you have the Entertainment book, use

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★★★★★

If you've never tried it, you should. Personally, I love fondue and do it at home, but it's fun to go out with friends and enjoy (and not have to do the work yourself). It is a little pricey, but if you have the Entertainment book, use

Pros: Fun

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the menu is simple, and there are few choices. the food is medicore, on the tray you are given you receive about 1/4lbs of meat and maybe 2 mushrooms cut in half and 3 medium slices of zuccini. for 31-33$ its not a lot of food.

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★★★★★

the menu is simple, and there are few choices. the food is medicore, on the tray you are given you receive about 1/4lbs of meat and maybe 2 mushrooms cut in half and 3 medium slices of zuccini. for 31-33$ its not a lot of food.

Pros: nice wait staff, decent parking, nice ambiance

Cons: , price>quaility food

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The ambience was great - neat furniture, altho the leather weaving on the seats could stand to be redone. Saturday night they offer the "complete dinner" - the cheese fondu was tasty, the salad fresh & the dressing excellent - main course

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★★★★★

The ambience was great - neat furniture, altho the leather weaving on the seats could stand to be redone. Saturday night they offer the "complete dinner" - the cheese fondu was tasty, the salad fresh & the dressing excellent - main course

Pros: great service, nice ambience, valet parking

Cons: expensive, slightly run-down

 

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