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Fondue for 6 people?

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kam0424 Nov 7, 2007 08:56 AM

Which fondue restaurant would you recommend in the city for 6 people? It doesnt have to be insanely fancy or expensive, but we do want decent quality. I have never done fondue in the city so am open to any suggestions.

Thanks!

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  1. LeahBaila RE: kam0424 Nov 7, 2007 08:57 AM

    Artisanal does great fondue

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      Spiritchaser RE: LeahBaila Nov 7, 2007 09:00 AM

      Yup, I second LeahBaila. Always wind up at Artisanal when craving fondue. Be forewarned, it can get loud.

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        abud RE: Spiritchaser Nov 7, 2007 09:59 AM

        I third Artisanal. I hear their chocolate fondue is good too but haven't tried it.

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        financialdistrictresident RE: LeahBaila Nov 7, 2007 03:17 PM

        Another for Artisanal. The fondue looked amazing, regretted having the mac and cheese instead of fondue! I think they have a fondue of the day. It is lively, fun and noisy. We were lucky to be seated against a back wall beside the corner table. When we were there they also had a prix fixe dinner.

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        Lucia RE: kam0424 Nov 7, 2007 10:09 AM

        I'll throw in my vote for Artisanal as well.

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          MellieMac RE: kam0424 Nov 7, 2007 11:20 AM

          If you do go with Artisinal, get the gougeres too! Yummy!

          1. doona RE: kam0424 Nov 7, 2007 12:49 PM

            There is also a place called Swizz that always looks really cute

            http://www.1291swizz.com/gallery/inde...

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              Spoony Bard RE: doona Nov 10, 2007 10:09 AM

              Swizz is good, and they have a variety of non-cheese fondues such as bourguignon where you cook steak and veggies in oil and dip in sauces. You must call in advance for it, either day-of or early that day. They also have some decent Swiss wines, raclette and your choice of Valhrona or Toblerone for your chocolate fondue.

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              harrison RE: kam0424 Nov 7, 2007 12:53 PM

              i'll throw kashkaval out there

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                LeahBaila RE: harrison Nov 7, 2007 12:55 PM

                Good call...love Kashkaval

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                  Olive123 RE: LeahBaila Nov 7, 2007 01:28 PM

                  My vote also goes to Kashkaval. Artisinal is great and all, but Kashkaval is a very different experience. It is very small, and sometimes quite crowded. Service is absent, to say the least. Nonetheless, I adore this place. They have scaled down the menu a bit and the lighting is brighter (harsher) than it was a few years ago, but they refill your bread at no extra charge and have a nice assortment of dippers available. When I have gone with a few people, we have ordered different kinds of cheese fondue so we could mix things up. They also have chocolate fondue for dessert, but I have never had any room left over.

                  http://www.kashkavalfoods.com/

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                kam0424 RE: kam0424 Nov 7, 2007 04:10 PM

                These all sound great! Also, a coworker recommended Dip. It doesn't look very, um, gourmet, but who am I to say. Anyone been?

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                  Lucia RE: kam0424 Nov 7, 2007 06:12 PM

                  Yes. I don't like the atmosphere (wannabe trendy crowd) and the fondue was passable at best.

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                    LeahBaila RE: Lucia Nov 8, 2007 04:48 AM

                    Agreed.

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                      maxine RE: Lucia Nov 8, 2007 06:21 AM

                      I like Dip. It is not at the same level as Artisonal but it is a fun (yes wannabe trendy) space with good drinks. More of a lounge/club place than a restaurant but the fondue was pretty good. It is good for big groups since there is a lot of space.

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                    theonly RE: kam0424 Nov 10, 2007 09:01 PM

                    Well, fondue is traditionally made with cheese and Artisanal is all about cheese, you cannot go wrong. Plus they have great wines and hours.

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