Fondue is a ubiquitous staple of Swiss culture, matched only by neutrality, fold-out fish scalers, and the world's most easily cartoonified cheese. Dip in to a mouthwatering melting pot with today's Groupon to Simply Fondue in Queens. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a fondue meal for four (a $58 total value), which includes:
- Any full pot of cheese fondue (an $18 value)
- Chocolate fondue for four people (a $40 value)
- For $40, you get $100 worth of gourmet fondue-centric dinner fare for up to four people.
Furnished with leather seating, marble-top tables, and scads of heavy drapery, Simply Fondue oozes elegance even before its pots of gooey gourmand fodder enter the picture. Rich and decadent cheese pots headline the menu ($18 for a full pot; $13 for a half pot), and each is accompanied by an entourage of fresh bread, vegetables, and fruit, which carry the sumptuous substance to the lips without the need for industrial-strength Krazy Straws. These delectable dips hail from all over the world, from the Mediterranean's sharp cheddar, basil pesto, and sun-dried tomatoes to the Traditional Swiss Chalet’s blend of imported gruyère and emmenthaler cheeses, stirred together by the head chef’s left ski. Bid dinner a sweet adieu with chocolate fondue ($10 per person), whose flambeed flames subside to reveal molten cocoa ready to coat sweet treats including fluffy pound cake, juicy strawberries, and chocolate chip cookie dough.
Seek out solo entrees such as the beef tenderloin, which shines a spotlight on a variety of seasoned and aged cuts ($28), or the lobster trio ($35), or try one of Simply Fondue's specialty prix-fixe meals for two or more ($39+/person). These meals allow patrons to sample a wider variety of immersible mouthfuls. The proprietor's dinner, for example, includes four rounds of chef-selected bites, and the original house special awards sea scallops, black tiger shrimp, and farm-raised chicken with tender medallions of aged beef. Wind down over a dessert pot such as the Kahlúa Heath Krunch or the bananas foster fondue, then head home to start experimenting with other meltable foods, like potato chips or ice cubes.
Simply Fondue Queens
Under the mellow glow of Simply Fondue's chandeliers, small groups sit at marble-top tables, immersing fresh bread, vegetables, and fruit in bubbling pots of gourmet cheeses. Heavy drapery and metallic walls surround each semiprivate dining station, allowing diners to sink skewers into gooey cauldrons without having to worry about secret techniques, such as eating slowly, being revealed to those surrounding them. The menu showcases regional blends such as the traditional swiss chalet, as well as the italian fontina, infused with romano cheeses and a base of garlic, basil pesto, and marinara. More than 100 martinis supplement dessert fondues include the Rocky Road pot—marshmallow cream, nuts, and rich chocolate.
71-19 80th St.
Glendale, New York 11385