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Ubervache Jan 24, 2007 06:53 PM

I am looking for a restaurant that specializes in fondue dishes. I am not looking for a restaurant that has a fondue dish, but a restaurant that bases their menu on fondue.

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    spiritflare Mar 8, 2008 04:26 PM

    In Toronto, a handful of restaurants serves fondue, including Far Niente, Reds Bistro, Beerbistro, Barberian's Steak House (after 10 p.m.), Biermarkt and Lakes (at the bar). Radical Jacks Fondue Lounge on Adelaide St. E. opened to less than favourable reviews in 2004 and closed not long after, but many fondue lovers still miss the 1980s and `90s hotspot Raclette on Queen St. W. It served both fondue and raclette – cheese of the same name melted in a portable grill on the table and scraped onto boiled potatoes and sour French cornichons.

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      vmc Feb 14, 2007 07:35 AM

      Reporting back on Caren's Wine and Cheese bar at 158 Cumberland. Highly recommend it for the cheese platters and the wines but don't bother going there for fondue. They only serve small, appetizer sized fondues that come in a dainty, white porcelain pot that we had to send back to be reheated, the cheese was solidifying so quickly. Also, they cut the crust off the dipping bread(!) which was a little airy and not heavy enough to support a good dip to begin with. The cheese did taste good once it was thoroughly melted but it far from satisfied my craving. Good atmosphere at Carens, though.

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        The Macallan 18 Feb 9, 2007 10:27 PM

        Fondue in Toronto...Lakes Bistro, Biffs and I believe beerbistro does some sort of a beer take on fondue as well. Mmmmm, dipping things in stinky cheese!

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          cream Feb 10, 2007 02:49 PM

          Barbarian's has a fondue that they offer as part of their late night menu.

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          Richard_S Feb 9, 2007 04:17 PM

          There is (was?) a Swiss restaurant in the Delisle Court mall on Yonge north of St. Clair that had pretty decent fondue. I have no idea if it's still around.

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            estufarian Feb 9, 2007 04:20 PM

            That would have been Raclette - long gone (it's now Cava).

          2. SushiZ Feb 9, 2007 11:51 AM

            Lakes on Yonge street has great cheese fondue. Le Pappillion on Church street is good as well.. However, for all types of fondue your out of luck but Le Pappillion on Lower Church street is your best bet.

            1. kawarthagirl Feb 9, 2007 11:36 AM

              Definitely missing...... We go to La Tyroleene in Quebec City, whenever we're there. It's not that it's that great, but fondue becomes one of those things that you get addicted to...

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                vmc Feb 9, 2007 11:35 AM

                Desperately looking for a good fondue place in town too! I'm trying Caren's Wine and Cheese Bar on Cumberland next week. They only do cheese fondue. I'll report back with my findings!

                1. emq Jan 26, 2007 08:08 AM

                  I recall mention of a place on Bathurst,Misto ?

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                    Cereal Killer Jan 26, 2007 08:24 AM

                    Yet another concept Toronto wasn't ready for: sushi and fodue. It closed in the fall.

                    CK

                  2. Mike from Hamilton Jan 25, 2007 06:47 AM

                    In Niagara on the Lake, there is Tetley's who do hot stone grill and fondue...it's a decent restaurant with some interesting options (ostrich loin) available...

                    http://www.wherediningisfun.com/

                    1. orangewasabi Jan 25, 2007 06:40 AM

                      I'd love to find even a good fondue dish in the city.

                      I don't recommend the fondue at the Biermarket.

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                        KitchenVoodoo Jan 26, 2007 12:16 PM

                        The Beer Bistro does fondue, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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                          Olivia Feb 9, 2007 12:33 PM

                          I second that. When I had it, it was cold in the middle (!), and tasted more like bechamel-based cheese sauce than true fondue.

                      2. Cereal Killer Jan 25, 2007 06:30 AM

                        I think that since Radical Jack's bombed so spectacularly (now Hal's?), it will be long time before someone tries that concept again.

                        CK

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