Fondue is a shared communal dish, served in a pot, and cooked over a small burner. The word comes from the French verb fondre, or to melt. Fondue is a great meal to share with friends or on a romantic date night.
Chicago may have other Fondue restaurants across the city, but these 3 are at the top of the heap. No Melting Pot on this list!
340 West Armitage
Chicago, IL 60614
For 45 years, fondue dining at Geja’s Café has been a favorite indulgence for Chicagoans as well as out-of-towners. It’s a perfect way to kindle romance, celebrate a special occasion, or simply join family and friends for a fun and unforgettable dining experience. One of Chicago’s most romantic restaurants features fondue dining and live classical and flamenco guitar. Geja’s also features an extensive, moderately priced wine list, with many selections by-the-glass.
Cheese Fondue: Imported Gruyere blended with white wine, Kirsch cherry brandy, and spices. For dipping: red and golden apple wedges, sweet grapes, French, pumpernickel and onion breads. Price includes Geja’s salad. (price per person)-$13.95
Chocolate Fondue: Flamed with orange liqueur and served with strawberries, apples, melon, banana, pineapple, pound cake, and marshmallows (price per person)-$11.95
2717 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
A fondue experience in the classic, European tradition.
Muenster Cheese Fondue: A lyrical blend of mild Muenster and Cheddar cheese, melted together with Kirschwasser (a dry white wine) and a touch of seasonings.
full order $17.50/half order $9.75
Cream Cheese Lox Fondue: An original Fondue Stube taste: bagel sections, cherry tomatoes, onions, broccoli, and mushrooms dipped into melted cream cheese, spices, and fresh lox. $18.00/add chives for $1.50
CoCoRo Shabu de Fondue
668 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
CoCoRo means heart in Japanese. CoCoRo is one of only places in Chicago that features shabu fondue. Sahbu fondue is thinly sliced beef and vegetables cooked in hot water.
Sahbu fondue is the specialty at CoCoRo. Thinly sliced beef and vegetables are cooked in hot water to lock in flavor. This method also provides a healthy alternative to fondue cooked in oil.
Be sure to try their sushi!