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 at Simply Fondue. Choose from the following options:
- $20 for $42 worth of dippables, entrees & drinks
- $45 for a four-course fondue feast for 2 people (a $98 value)
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 dismiss fondue in favor of a lush salad, such as a classic Caesar (romaine, parmesan shavings, and herby croutons, all tossed in a creamy dressing) or fresh spinach and strawberry ($9 each), or an a la carte entree such as beef tenderloin ($28) or a seafood dinner ($29). A vegetarian and gluten-free menu is also available 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.
To get a sampling of Simply Fondue's most exquisite choices, opt for the four-course fondue feast for two. Choose two salads from four options, one of five cheese fondues plus bread, vegetables, and fruit, a meat and seafood platter which includes nine of 21 selections, and one of 17 chocolate fondue offerings, plus fruit, angel food cake, marshmallows, and more.
OpenTablers give the Simply Fondue in San Juan Capistrano a four-star average, Yelpers give it three, and 79% of Urbanspooners like it. Ninety percent of Urbanspooners like the Simply Fondue in Mission Viejo, eight Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average, and Yelpers give it 3.5 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
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.