A tender touch of the toe into the ocean, a chip scraped across a ranch-scented surface—nothing tempts the senses like a nice, quick dip. Today's Groupon teases your taste buds with $40 worth of dunkable delights at Simply Fondue for $20. From fresh cuts to exotic cheeses and chocolates, the interactive eatery sets the mood for romance with its extensive and intimate menu. Redeem your Groupon at either the Mission Viejo or San Juan Capistrano location for a magical night of molten magic.
Served with a smattering of fresh breads, veggies, and fruits, Simply Fondue's standout communal cheese bowls take center stage. Try the beer- and garlic-blended Wisconsin sharp cheddar, or foodwoo your lover with the sexy traditional swiss chalet (half pot for $13 or full pot for $18). You can also dismiss fondue in favor of a lush salad, including a classic Caesar (romaine, parmesan shavings, and herby croutons, all tossed in a creamy dressing), or fresh spinach and strawberry ($9 each). Simply Fondue also offers a la carte entrees such as beef tenderloin ($28), a seafood dinner ($29), and a vegetarian and gluten-free menu upon request. Pair your meal with wine or one of SF's 100+ 10-ounce martinis, such as the almond joy or the banana cream pie.
End the meal on a sweet note with an original chocolate blend, flambéed tableside and served with a collection of delicious confections (pound-cake bits, marshmallows, berries, Rice Krispies squares, rolled cookies, cinnamon-sugar bites, and more). Re-create cabin fever with the campfire chocolate, a nostalgic mix of rich milk chocolate, jumbo marshmallows, and smashed graham cracker bites.
This Groupon is not valid on December 24 or 31.
Citysearchers give the Simply Fondue in San Juan Capistrano 4.5 stars, OpenTablers give a tad more than four, Yelpers give 3.5, and 76% of Urbanspooners like it. One hundred percent of Urbanspooners like the Simply Fondue in Mission Viejo, and Yelpers give 4.5 stars:
- We had the Champagne Lunch on Saturday and enjoyed everything about the experience. The fondue was some of the best we've ever had. Try the Mediterranean Cheese Fondue, it has an amazing arrangement of spices. We highly recommend coming for either lunch or dinner! – oconthetown, Citysearch
- The dining experience was excellent. Service was wonderful and the food was even better! – OpenTable.com user who dined on 12/21/2009
- I recently went into the restaurant with my family for my birthday on the first and we had an amazing time! The service was terrific, food fun to cook and delicious. It may be a little pricey but we got out of there for pretty cheap. Great times, I highly encourage going there! – nick, Urbanspoon
Simply Fondue's intimate, chandelier-lit dining room plays host to tabletop pots that bubble with warm imported cheeses, oils, and broths. The restaurant's cheese fondues from Switzerland, the Mediterranean, and England allow diners to taste the world's flavors without having to lick every country's flag. The eatery also simmers traditional canola and broth fondue using individual "fondue grills," which sear each morsel for lighter munching. For each entree, chefs pair simmering helpings with platters of meat, seafood, or veggies, all of which can be altered upon request.
Many meals conclude with chocolate fondue, which features an impressive coterie of sweets such as pound cake, triple-chunk brownies, peanut-butter balls, and fresh pineapple chunks plucked from the hats of local conga dancers. The dining experience stays casual throughout with plush red booths and upholstered bar stools set against textured stone walls.