Berkeley >Food & Dining > Fondue Fred
2556 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA | Directions 9470437.863872 -122.259041
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
DELICIOUS – I was visiting from out of town and my wonderful friend took us to this restaurant, her favorite. We absolutely loved it! The Parmesan Cheese fondue is a must, the wine was absolutely delicious. The best way to end the night was the chocolate fondue, with the fresh fruit. So tasty! We had a great time, it was a beautiful night and it was the best way to spend it. Can't wait to go back when we are up in norcal again :)
I LOVE FONDUE FRED!! – Fondue Fred has the best fondue around! By far my favorite place to dine in the bay area, everyone I have introduced to this place feels the same. They start you off with a fantastic fresh salad, tossed with a unique house dressing you won't find anywhere else. They have the best selection of fine cheese (I recommend the Fiesta and Blue cheese fondue, they are to die for!) with delicious bread, chips and fresh veggies to dip. Then it is time for the chocolate fondue, served with an assortment of fresh seasonal fruits, I hear the cheesescake is very good as well. Overall a great place to dine, you can even come in just for the chocolate! you can sit indoors or out. A Perfect for a romantic evening or with family and friends. A++
Fun for everyone! – Fondue Fred is a cozy little spot on Telegraph ave that serves fine Swiss Cuisine. The service is great and the staff is very friendly, They greet you with a warm welcome and a smile on their faces everytime you come. The salad is very good i LOOOVEE the dressing. If its your first time i would recomend the Fiesta cheese fondue or the Parmesan cheese fondue both are VERY good. Then to top things off they serve a really good chocolate fondue with an assortment of fruits and marshmallows. I highly recomend Fondue Freds for a romantic night or fun with friends!!
Great Food, Great Service! – I have been coming to this place for ten years now and the service and food have always remained outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!
Rather all you get (inTime) than all you can eat! – Visited Fred with a group of 9. It was pretty cold outside so we asked for another heater - which we finally got after 30min and begging about 4 times. Fred was serving alone most of the time - so it's not his fault that it took quite a while to serve us the first round of wine (all you can drink!). The steak fondue is more a goulash than a real fondue. The meatball fondue is ok, though I think the meatballs were out of a can. Weak bread and raw veggies come together with cheese fondue. Mmm.
It always took ages before we got the fondue refill.
The coffee (served 15min after the cheesecake) was so cold it almost got warm again.
Still - all you can drink wine! Always fun with a big group! And he allowed us finishing the drinks even though hed to close! nice.
Quaint little spot with yummy traditional fondue which was very authentic. Service was attentive and couldn't have been nicer. Romantic for two on a cold evening, also tons of fun in a group. A great little find!
Fondue Fred's not worth a visit – Fondue Fred's can be fun, but the food isn't good and it's pricey. Chateaubriand? More mushrooms than steak, the steak is tough and smells off. Fondue Ticinese? Gooey and tasty, but the bread to dip into the pot is stale and flavorless. The cheesecake is "instant" mix very gross. The wine is horrible. Still it can be fun with a big group.
Tacky Overpriced and Stale – If you have very low expectations go here- otherwise- The decor is awful, think fake plants and vallentine vinyl clings-- the server was rude, he attempted to split up our party of five and very grudgingly set a larger table- the vegetarian tortellini was in a BEEF broth with one large chunk of beef and two uncooked hunks of broccoli-- the bread was both cheap tasting and almost stale-- the "unlimited salad" was a small plate of wet iceburg lettuce and carrot shreds with dressing-- The actual cheese fondue was fine but altogether overpriced for the poor quality of the food.
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