If there was a rating for terrible, this place would take the cake! As we entered Fonduely Yours, people were smoking outside on the porch and there was a cigarette machine as you walked in..bad first impression. As we waited to be seated, we noticed a very dirty fish tank by the hostess stand. We were seated and the waiter asked us if we would like anything to drink. I stated "Can I have an unsweetened Iced Tea"..he stated "No." I at first thought he was joking, but he was not. Turns out Fonduely Yours does not carry Unsweetened Iced Tea. As we looked at the menu we noticed that there are NO free refills on any of the drinks, so we ordered water. Each of us ordered the Veggie Fondue Dinner. Our first course was the cheese fondue. The waiter barely talked while he made the cheese fondue. He did not fill it up all the way with cheese (there was lots of cheese left over in his serving bowl and we noticed that other people around us had way more cheese). With the cheese came a bread basket. The bread cubes were in a wooden basket without a liner or barrier between the bread and basket. (There is no way for this restaurant to wash/clean those baskets, it is impossible), so we found that to be disgusting. The carrots and celery that came with the cheese fondue were dried out and appeared to be old. The second course was the salad portion. I got a chef salad and was disappointed. The lettuce was iceberg lettuce and it wasn't even the green portion of the lettuce, it was the white portion. My Fiance had the mushroom salad, which was basically a big bowl of mushrooms sitting on top of a bed of (white) lettuce. Both salads weren't good. Finally, we had reached our main entree. We got the spicy chicken broth as the base. We each got the veggie fondue dinner. When the veggies arrived, we each received our veggies in very tiny bowls. We had asked who I think was a manager for a spoon to get the veggies out of the hot broth, at which time he stated that they don't 'do that' here. (Like I said earlier, the waiter barely spoke to us the entire night, and when he did speak to us all he said was "Tasty?" each time he came to our table between each course..while holding his hands on his hips.) Even though we finished the veggie dinners, we were still very hungry, because no were no refills on the veggies. The portion of vegetables they gave us was absolutely, positively not worth $13.95 each. We then proceeded to the final course, the chocolate fondue. We ordered the Amaretto Milk Chocolate Fondue. It came cold and allegedly already had the amaretto inside of it (which I did not taste). I'm not even sure the liquor was inside the chocolate, because we never saw the waiter put it in there and we did not taste it, even though he claimed it was in the chocolate. The fruit we got with the chocolate fondue was a joke. On the plate: Cubes of canned pineapple, cherries from a jar, 4 flattened marshmallows, apple slices, a few piddly banana slices, and some what appeared to be Walmart brand cake cut into cubes. We did not enjoy our experience. We were hungry when we left and actually went next door to Taco Bell immediately after leaving Fonduely Yours because we were still very hungry. The waiter barely spoke to us all night (while other waiters/waitresses were interacting with their customers seated around us) and when he did speak he spoke in one word increments such as "Tasty?" and "No". The place looked like the Regal Beagle from the TV Show 'Three's Company'..dated 70's decor. The staff wore T-Shirts and jeans. We were very hungry when we left and feel like we got ripped off after what we had received. Overall, a bad experience. You can tell that the management of the restaurant is poor based on the decor, food, and service. Will not recommend to family and friends and will never return.
A Hidden Gem for the real side of Mount Pleasant. More regulars than any bar in the Charleston area. If you want to really have fun, stop by some Sunday afternoon about 2pm. Yes, 2pm. We have had fun every Sunday for many, many years. Joel is a cheapskate, but you'll learn to ignore him.
I took my wife there for her birthday and we had a wonderful time. They have a coupon that is in the City Paper like every other week or something, that is a tremendous deal. Its like 40 bucks for 2 people and it includes everything even a bottle of wine! I went there fully expecting to be bombarded with upgrade possibilities and extras to raise the bill well over the $39.99 coupon price. I was almost shocked to find out with all the choices and options we had the bill was exactly what it said. The atmosphere was great the food was incredible and the price was insane. We would 100% recommend Fonduely Yours to anyone wanting a quaint date night at a great place.
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