There is something so low-maintenence (in a good way) about going to a fondue restaurant, it's about the easiest thing to order - 'I'll have a pot of cheese and a pot of chocolate' - simple. Attempting in your own kitchen may require a bit more attention, and a strong arm for cheese grating and stirring. My roommates and I used to have fondue night in SF and I'm having a craving. So here are the local dens to explore in NYC.
The Bourgeois Pig ~ East Village fave with savory and sweet fondue & elaborate wine cocktail list.
The Jakewalk ~ this Brooklyn wine bar is known for great flights of wines, fondue and other yummy dishes.
La Cave des Fondus ~ downstairs from Jacques in Nolita, this cave serves up cheap wine (served in baby bottles, that's a first!) & hot cheese.