About The Melting Pot - Larkspur
The Melting Pot is located in the historic Brick Kiln in Larkspur, CA. The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get-together with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. The Melting Pot offers the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique sauces & your favorite chocolate fondue. To highlight your meal we also offer a wide variety of wines to compliment your meal. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
Hours of Operation:
FONDUE DINNER HOURS
Monday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
AFTER HOURS -
Sunday - Thursday: 10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 p.m. - Midnight
Monday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
(Bar Only for guest 21 and over)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
CELEBRATE IN STYLE! We offer celebration packages that can be placed on your table prior to your arrival. Surprise your friends, family, or colleagues with balloons, flowers, or even champagne! Please make note of any special requests from the list below when making your reservation. Please give 10+ hours when making requests. • Balloon Arrangements with chocolate wafers $25 • Balloon arrangement, chocolate wafers and a plush bear $30 • 3 roses with vase $20/ 6 roses with vase $30/ 1 dozen roses with vase $50 • Seasonal flower arrangements small $20/ large $30 • Melting Pot logo-metal frame with digital photo taken of group $10 • Champagne toast for two $18 (must have ID present)
100 spaces of complimentary self-parking are available 7 days a week.
The Larkspur Ferry Terminal is located across the street, please click the following link for the schedule:
Private Party Facilities:
The Larkspur Melting Pot offers a semi-private areas accommodating from 15 to 150 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org: 4154616358x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Every third Wednesday is Ladies Night Out.
The Melting Pot - Larkspur Ratings and Reviews
Have always wanted to dine here & so hap ...
Have always wanted to dine here & so happy to have finally tried it. Was not exactly what I was expecting but was still a unique experience. Not as many menu selections as I would have hoped but everything we did order was good. My friends bday was not acknowledged as requested & that does not make me happy but other than that the staff was nice & helpful. Pricey for what we got but are also paying for the experience.
Here's my feedback sandwich (+ - +): Po ...
Here's my feedback sandwich (+ - +):
Positive - great atmosphere.
Room for improvement - seating comfort, service, communication, entrees.
Positive - convenient location.
Pretty lousy experience, but the fondue (cheese and chocolate) were both decent ... and I got to eat it in a cave. For that reason alone I likely will go back.
I must say I was really excited to celeb ...
I must say I was really excited to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and first time visit to the Melting Pot. Unfortunately I was sadly disappointed in the end. The first course was very good, and the rest was mediocre at best. Our server was very friendly and explained everything well but they were very busy and they did not check back with us enough. The chicken was dry and did not seem fresh. The tuna was bland. The salmon was the best for the main course. The vegetable servings we were to share were minimal. I would recommend for the uniqueness and the cheese fondue. But for the price, quality and end result we experienced I do not plan on going back. Also we did not get anything special for our anniversary like we were supposed to. That was also a disappointment.
Beautiful restaurant, Great Managerial s ...
Beautiful restaurant, Great Managerial staff, waitstaff needs training on customer service, grooming and menu. Tip is earned based on service not cost of dinner. Went to special lengths to make sure special occasion was recognized but that did not occur. Waiter abandoned table, waiters fingernails were dirty and his appearance was dirty. He brought wrong food and failed to recognize the guest of honor at the table.
This was a good place for a quiet intima ...
This was a good place for a quiet intimate dinner for two, although a loud young party of four near us got a bit annoying. Bring a $100 more than you think you'll need. I thought $200 was enough for two people but it wasn't. Service was impeccable as always. The experience is one everyone should try.
I love this place and have dined here se ...
I love this place and have dined here several times. The food and the experience is usually great, but the service is spotty. On the most recent visit, we waited for 20 mins past our reservation time for a table and our waiter went MIA several times during the evening. Eventually had to rustle up the check from someone sweeping the floors after it appeared that everyone else in the restaurant had gone home. Extremely disappointing and will be a while before I return... especially considering the cost!
This was our first time to a fondue rest ...
This was our first time to a fondue restaurant and the waiter spoke too quickly, threw too options at us and it gave us the perception that he was trying to add as many things onto our order as possible to increase the bill. Although it was slow the evening we were there, the drinks were delivered to our table mid-way through dinner. My husband ordered an IPA which was brought to him, not very cold and in a can. He did not pour even pour it into his glass. For the price of the meal, we expected the beers to at least be on tap, or they could have even poured it in his glass and delivered the glass to him. Just not as classy as we expected. This was a celebration for our daughter's 18th birthday. Her special treat was dropped off at her table. However, another customer with a birthday was given the whole production (birthday song, etc). We liked the food overall but won't go back.
We had never been to this location. It ...
We had never been to this location. It was a great historical building. The experience could has been outstanding IF our server had paid more attention to us - small things. She was friendly when she was at our table, but she did not check back with us nearly enough. We wanted her to adjust our first fondue (needed more garlic!), but we were done with it by the time she checked back in. We requested ice for the ice tea and and though I did not time it, it was at least 15 minutes before we saw her again. She did thank us for being patient .....so maybe something happened, but it could have been a GREAT night if she had paid attention to our table.
the usual satisfaction just wasn't there
A server was late, delaying our reservation. Then our server had to cover in another section, so was not available to us. We did enjoy our visit and will be returning, but hope that conditions are improved. We might travel to an alternate location... the San Mateo spot had a special that was appealing...
It was a great time. It's just too expensive.
Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed the experience, the food,drinks, and the service was great. It's just too expensive to be able to go very often. We are a family of 5, had a couple of cocktails, and it was almost $350. Just too much. If it were more affordable, we would definitely go more often.
I was very disappointed with our visit this time. The last time we went, they asked if we were celebrating anything & did a really nice Happy Birthday plate for my then boyfriend. This time it was our wedding day & no one asked if we were celebrating anything. Our server (Asian guy, not sure of his name) seemed less than pleased to be at work. Last time our server Chaz was very personable & made us feel like royalty. This time we had to ask for drink refills & felt like we were inconveniencing our server. It was not the amazing dinner I was looking forward to on our wedding night.
Booked two tables close together, one for my daughter and her friends (5) and another for my wife and I, to celebrate my daughter's 12th birthday.
The waiter “recommended” we order for both tables a set number of cheese appetizers, entrees and desserts. There would be enough food to go round without having to get too many portions.
At best the waiter was confusing, in what we would or would not be getting, we never had a clear picture and that was in spite of us asking him to explain multiple times. In the end our sides for dipping were flimsy. On each course we had to ask “is this it?” are we missing something.
The bill was not so flimsy, it ran over $300, originally it was over $400 but after some corrections – waiter said he had accidently left some items from the prior diners ticket on our tab (how do you do that? Don’t you closeout each sitting, an even if it did occur by accident wouldn’t you as a waiter notice and correct??). Again, even when we were questioning the bill the waiter came across as pretty slippery, we felt the bill error was not an accident and he was deliberately trying to get away with something as he had in the ordering.
On a night of fun for our daughter, who obviously did not know what we were going through, we left with a bad taste in our mouth and in no rush to return to the Melting Pot.
Great food but stuffy environment
This was my second and last time I will likely visit The Melting Pot in Larkspur. I love the old brick building the restaurant is located in but towards the end of the meal I had to go outside several times to get fresh air. There seems to be very little ventilation and I could see a thermostat and it was 77 degrees in the restaurant with steam emanating from every table! The food was great with very reasonable prices and our waiter was amazing!
Our waitress Kylie was wonderful! We vis ...
Our waitress Kylie was wonderful!
We visited for our wedding anniversary and we've been coming here to celebrate our anniversaries a few times now.
Food is good, waitress is great, and fun atmosphere!
Another reason we visited this restaurant is because they send me a emails about complimentary chocolate covered strawberries!! It's really free and delicious!! I really recommend this place :)
Reliably Great Spot for a Romantic Dinner
Melting Pot is our go-to spot for a romantic special occasion dinner. On our last visit, our food was better than in the past, but the service was slightly less attentive than it was in previous visits. The menu structure and the quality of the fondue meats was excellent. Minor service oversights - not cleaning/wiping down the table in between the entree and dessert, for example - surprised us but did not ruin the evening.
Not too fussy, yet a foodies pleasure
I've been to a few fondue places... There aren't that many. The Melting Pot knows what to emphasize and what to leave alone. The base is good protein in decent portions. There are plenty of sauces to please many at the table. And, although there are 4 choices for cooking medium... Stick with the broth. It cooks everything beautifully and gives you the flexibility to cook & eat more than one protein or veg. Ambiance is the signature of this location. Situated in a renovated brick company, the interior is softened by exposed brick, floor to ceiling.
I feel the price is way too high. I pa ...
I feel the price is way too high.
I paid over $170 for three people and this was with no alcohol.
The signature cheese dish had a very strong beer flavor and the chocolate dulce leche was oversalted to where I couldn't eat it. Our salads had very little salad dressing and still had water on the lettuce. For the price I paid I could of taken 5 people to a high end steak house.
A friend and I decided to have a girls night here last weekend, and we loved it. I had an 8:30pm reservation for two, we got there closer to 8pm so we sat in the bar and had a drink while we waited for our table. The staff was very friendly and courteous. They got us to our table at about 8:50 (it was a Saturday night and crazy busy so we understood). The food was amazing, everything was delicious. Personally I feel it's a little pricey but worth it. Next time though I think I'll just do cheese and dessert fondues because the entrees while very good weren't my thing. The decor and ambiance is very calm and rustic- a very comfortable place to relax and have a glass of wine. The whole dining experience took an ample amount of time but that's expected anywhere worth going on a weekend night.
The Melting Pot dinner was a surprise treat for my husband. We have always wanted to try it. The wait staff was wonderful, the host staff was not so much. Our only complaints were that we wanted two different cheese fondues and two different cooking pots, but for a party of three with one of them being a teenager, we had to compromise on only one. I would have liked to have tried the other options as well. The meat was tender, the pumpkin seed spinach salad FANTASTIC, and dessert plate incredible. I would go there just for the dessert fondue options again. It is pricey as expected, and the interesting make up and curvature of the ceilings had me hearing a woman's voice right next to us where she was actually many tables away. Haunting. Don't share secrets or publically unacceptable talk there. FYI, The birthday "Plate" they offered to bring out, was a plate with the words HAPPY BIRTHDAY on it in chocolate sauce and a candle, nothing else. With the full four course for each of us three, two sodas (refillable), and tip, the bill came to $160. Not bad for a birthday present, but not something I can afford but once a year.
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