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Fond o' Fondue

SNDP Feb 8, 2007 02:51 PM

Any recommendations in the East Bay?
We had Raclette Night on Saturday, and allied memories are unleased.

  1. anna Feb 8, 2007 09:17 PM

    Sorry, not too familiar with the East Bay....In SF, Matterhorn has great fondue!

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      Janet Feb 9, 2007 02:38 PM

      There was a place called Fred's Fondue in Berkeley. Haven't been in a couple of years. But it was fun and the food was pretty good and worth the expense.

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      1. re: Janet
        Robert Lauriston Feb 9, 2007 02:42 PM

        Fondue Fred is fine for the low price.


        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          Glencora Feb 9, 2007 03:49 PM

          I see it still has all you can eat cheesecake AFTER the fondue. I can't believe I ate that in college.

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        funmarysf Feb 9, 2007 03:57 PM

        Is there anywhere other than Matterhorn in SF?

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        1. re: funmarysf
          Robert Lauriston Feb 9, 2007 05:06 PM

          I read in the Chron that Cav serves it sometimes, but I don't recall having seen it on the menu when I've been there.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            The Dive Feb 12, 2007 09:26 AM

            I've had the fondue at Cav -- very very good. Comes with bread, apples and walnuts. The last time I remember seeing it on the menu though was in October.

          2. re: funmarysf
            rworange Feb 9, 2007 06:25 PM

            South Beach Cafe on the Embarcadero has a special Wednesday night fondue. You have to call ahead and make a reservation. Haven't been there at the right time so haven't tried it yet.

            My understanding is the Melting Pot ... a usually berated chain ... though some people like it, they really like it ... was due to open this year in Union Square. I don't see that on their website anymore, but as far as East Bay, they have locations planned in Walnut Creek & Pleasanton.

            1. re: rworange
              Mick Ruthven Feb 9, 2007 09:13 PM

              There's a Melting Pot in Marin. Someone (can't remember who) told me they liked their meal there. It's located in the Brick Kiln building past Larkspur Landing.


              1. re: Mick Ruthven
                MSK Feb 12, 2007 09:56 AM

                I'm embarrased to say that I have been here a few times and had good experiences (the kids love it!!)

                I have an important recommendation pointed out by our server the first time we visited!!! Many people complain that it is very pricey and way too much food:

                Even though the menu lists per person prices...

                ****You do not need to actually order per person.....just by per serving..****

                For ex., you can order 2 orders of the "big night" (their 4 course meal which includes cheese fondue, salad, main course and dessert fondue) for 4 people and have plenty of food. You may be interested in adding a salad for $7 or so but you will have enough to eat and this bring your costs down considerably.

                Our family does have fun when we go.

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