Unifying and comforting, sweet or savory, a traditional dish from many regions of the world, a good fondue is always welcome when it comes to sharing a good meal with friends. Whether it’s Chinese, bourguignonne, cheese or chocolate, here are the best places to eat fondue, in Montreal and surrounding areas.
Located on the corner of Christophe-Colomb and Gilford streets, La Raclette is a bring your own wine restaurant serving incomparable Swiss cuisine since 1985. A comforting and friendly location, perfect for a most enjoyable evening.
The traditional raclette is obviously on the menu, but also cheese fondue accompanied by delicious charcuterie just as Swiss tradition dictactes.
As you probably know, L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel was the first inn to open its doors in North America. Its incredible character makes it ideal for a fondue kind of evening, which is perfect because the Swiss fondue is one of their classics. Thanks to Chef Marc Bolay for sharing his delicious recipe so that it can be served at the Auberge.
Crêperie Chez Suzette
The couple behind Crêperie Chez Suzette had at first opened a very small restaurant with very few seats, but quickly had to expand due to their huge at the end of the 90s. Pancakes and fondues, what a wonderful combination! Cheese fondue, Chinese fondue or chocolate fondue are available on the menu with a variety of side dishes for each of them.
Zoé Fondues Karaoké & Cocktails
The Zoé is a very special resto-bar: you can eat fondue and sing karaoke in the same establishment! Isn’t it great? This is ideal for a birthday party with friends, gather around an appetizing fondue and then use your singing skills (or not) to impress everyone. You can choose between traditional Swiss cheese fondue or Chinese fondue. For the Chinese fondue, chicken and beef are served has an "all you can eat" formula.
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot
This restaurant is definitely one of Chinatown’s most precious secrets. Although the atmosphere is not their key asset, this Mongolian restaurant offers an out of the ordinary fondue experience. Once you are seated at your table the waiter gives you a pen and paper so that you can choose everything you would like to receive: broth, meat, vegetables, seafood, noodles, rice, everything is there and it’s "all you can eat". Don't be shy and try new things, we are sure you will love it.
Marché de la Villette
The Marché de la Villette is a cozy bistro located on the vibrant St. Paul Street in the Old Port of Montreal. Their cheese and white wine fondue is served with a plate of their delicious homemade cold cuts. Imagine savoring melted cheese with various charcuterie, tasty fresh bread and terrines, pâtés and homemade foie gras. That’s what I call a treat.
The Alpenhaus restaurant really has the character of an old Swiss chalet that you would find in the Alps, where you would go to warm up and eat a good meal after a long day of skiing. Since 1967 it has served cheese fondue, Chinese fondue and chocolate fondue. In addition to the sides that accompany the various fondues, you can also add different side dishes such as vegetables or sausages.
Shabu Shabu Kagayaki
Shabu Shabu Kagayaki restaurant serves its fondue according to Japanese tradition. The warm atmosphere and the traditional decor will put you in the mood. Enjoy a variety of meats, fish and vegetables in a tasty broth.
La Fonderie has been the place to gather for all good occasions for 30 years. You can choose from a variety of cheese fondue recipes, as well as the Chinese and bourguignonne fondue offered with a wide choice of sides. If you like it sweet, the chocolate fondue is served with succulent fresh fruit.
Le Fondue Caquelon
Fondue Caquelon is a unique restaurant, known for its fondues since 1981. You will be welcomed in a warm, intimate and rustic-style atmosphere. Fondues and raclettes are available on the menu. You may have a hard time choosing from the 40 different fondue options available, because each one looks just as delicious as the other.