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Jan 21, 2009 07:48 AM

Great fondue??

It might sound cheesy (haha) but I'm looking for a romantic place that serves great fondue to celebrate my first wedding anniversary. (My husband's family is Swiss.) I've tried the fondue at Artisanal and it was pretty good, but I find the atmosphere too loud and hectic. Any suggestions?

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  1. Oh I'm going to Artisinal tonight. I LOVE their fondue.

    Are you looking for just cheese fondue, or meats dipped in broth/ oil as well?

    Is there a Melting Pot in the city anywhere? I know its a chain restaurant in Fla, and it's quite delicious for their cheese and meat in oil fondues (not to mention the chocolate)

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    1. re: secondbecky

      One question: do you want to go to a plkace that has a WIDE variety of fondue's or maybe one on the menu>. There are TONS of place that have one or two options.

    2. Melting Pit is in LI

      62 Laight St., at Greenwich St., 212-334-4783;
      310 W 53rd St.
      Mont Blanc
      315 W 48th St | Btwn 8th & 9th Ave

      People may reccomend DIP, but don't go...its awful.

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      1. re: italianagambino

        Dip has been gone for 6 months. Yes, it was pretty bad.

        1. re: italianagambino

          My wife loves fondue, and of the above, the atmosphere closest to romantic to which I have been is Swizz. I've had better fondue, but it's still good.

        2. Melting Pot is very romantic if you can get out to Hoboken, otherwise, Artisinal is the best i the city. Too bad they closed DIP, that had a nice ambience with so so food. Swizz Manhatta isn't romantic, but cozy.

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          1. re: amedemonet

            The Hill, which is the new Dip, also has fondue. Never tried it so I can't say how good it is. Honey on 14th Street, I think has the same owners as Dip because the menu is identical and then scene pretty similar.

          2. The Hill is fun, but it's really a sport bar atmosphere. If you are looking for something romantic I wouldn't sugest it.

            1. I havent tried it yet, but a new fondue restaurant opened in Soho,
              La Cave Des Fondus

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              1. re: quizkiddonniesmith

                and here are some more!
                The Bourgeois Pig
                111 E. 7th St. (1st Ave. & Ave. A)

                Craft has an incredible fondue:
                Pecorino romano with honey and garnished with roasted hazelnuts and Pepperoncini...YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM