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The Melting Pot - Brea
The Melting Pot - Brea

The Melting Pot - Brea Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/brea/specials
  • Phone: (714) 671-6000
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Sergio Morales/ Shane Schaibly
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot has private rooms for groups of 10-52 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Brea@OCFondue.com (714) 671-6000
  • Special Events & Promotions: Set menus are required for parties of 11 or more people. We offer multi-course party menu options to help make your dinner celebration a memorable dining experience.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brea Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A multi-level parking structure is located directly behind The Melting Pot.
A word from The Melting Pot - Brea
The Melting Pot is the premier fondue restaurant. Enjoy four courses of fondue, fine wine, and fun with your friends, family and colleagues. Savory cheese fondues, entrees cooked tableside that include filet mignon, lobster, and ahi just to name a few, and decadent chocolate fondue for dessert all melt into a unique dining experience. The Melting Pot has several creative martinis and a selection of over 300 fine wines to enhance your dining experience. Intimate booths for two or private rooms for 10+ are available nightly. The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is unique way to create memories with your party. Reservations recommended.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We really love this place and this was our first time trying the brea location. Our waiter forgot our waters the entire time, he forgot my wine then he forgot the extra plate we asked for twice. He was very friendly and maybe a bit busy, but the restaurant should have scheduled their employees accordingly. For the amount of money you spend here, you should be taken care of. I will continue going to the irvine location where I have always had wonderful service and sadly I will not return to the brea location again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our server was amazing. We are a bunch of foodies and he was amazing accommodating our requests and answering our questions with a smile. great place, great food!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The restaurant was beautiful, food was delicious but our server talked too fast, seemed impatient and only checked on us once. Told her we were there to celebrate my daughters enlistment in the U.S. Navy and she could care less. It was our first time and we were a little lost at first, but we ended up figuring it out. I would definitely come back, but hopefully have a new server....tip needs to be earned!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Overall - we had a wonderful time. The food was just as good as everyone told us that it would be. The choices and varieties were great. Service was wonderful. And for the quality of the whole experience, I personally feel the prices are very fair."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We went to the Melting Pot in Brea for my mother's Birthday. Everything was wonderful and delicious. The atmosphere is fantastic and we really enjoyed ourselves. We had a nice leisurely three course meal over a three hour span, so we were really able to enjoy the conversation, the food, drinks and each other. It was nice to be able to have a rose sitting at the table and she received a Birthday chocolate covered strawberry. I loved booking through Open Table and I am eager to make use of it in the future."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Worst dining experience ever. Raw meat told to use our phone to time it. Unfortunately we had 1 phone and 5 people. Potatoes came ice cold and did not finish cooking during our meal. Overpriced for a horrendous meal"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Went to the restaurant for a Birthday dinner. As always a very unique experience. Nice atmosphere, nice food, but the service was bit slow and incomplete. Not a reflection on the restaurant, but a reflection on the service ..... he possibly had to many table to tend to."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Have dined here a few times, and I always leave satisfied. Took my 9 year old triplets and they loved the cooking their food at the table. It was a little chaotic helping then, but a great.family experience. Good was great, as well as the service, just allow a little more time than normal"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I've been to the Melting Pot Brea many times. Only one time was I disappointed. The manager invited us back and things were just as I expected, wonderful. I truly enjoy a leisurely meal at Melting Pot, visiting with friends and enjoying good food. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I HAD THE ALL BEEF MEAL. THE FILET WAS GOOD, BUT THE SIRLOINS WERE VERY TOUGH, NOT GOOD AT ALL THEY NEED A BETTER GRADE OF SIRLOIN OR DON'T OFFER IT"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I took my wife out for her birthday and I made reservations with 3 roses for a center piece! The food was okay, and we waited 45 minutes to get out dinner! When we left we were getting into the car when my wife noticed she had forgotten the flowers, we went back to get them and the waitreses had them in the front askingm eachother who was going to take them home! I thought it was rude for them not to wait to see if we would call it come back for them!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was amazing, I got the 4 course meal with my boyfriend and everything filled us up because it was that good. The service was great everyone was nice. The only downfall is I got overcharged on my card, I paid most of the bill with cash and only like 4 bucks on my card but I was charged the whole amount of the bill on my card which I noticed when I got home. This just happened last night and I called today about it and I guess only the manager can talk to me about this so I left my name and number with the receptionist and she said he will call me back same day and I never got a call yet, I'm still waiting."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went with friends for a bday. Overall experience was awesome. Great food great service restaurant was clean and the ambience was beautiful. I'm definitely going back"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Service was great and the food was awesome! We loved it"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "As a family we go to the Melting Pot for special occasions a few times a year. The Melting Pot-Brea was a first time visit, and what turned out to be a disappointing one. Our server was just not attentive in the least. Because some of our party was having a tough decision deciding the main course, we gave her our cheese order first. From our experience with the Melting Pot, it took a extended time for her to come back with the cheese. For the main course the cooking pots were brought out at the same time that the food was brought out, so we had to wait a bit for the pots to heat up enough to begin cooking-this has never happened before. These are the major points that come to mind - just not happy will not be going back to this Melting Pot."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I've heard a lot about this place. Food is great but skewering raw pieces of meat and waiting for them to boil is not my idea of a good time, especially with the prices. I'd get dessert again but this is definitely not a place to which I'll return for an entree."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I spent my birthday at The Melting Pot in Brea. It was the best dinner I had on my birthday in a long time. It was incredibly perfect and I would gladly go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went to celebrate the achievements of several straight-A students (between 9-11 y.o.). They had a BLAST and felt special. The moms had a great time, too. The food is delicious, the wine decadent, and service impeccable. When the bill came, I lost my breath for a second……it was quite expensive! We were charged a la carte and per person for the appetizers, main course, and dessert. (E.G. $9.50 x 7 for spinach and artichoke cheese fondue). The cost for three moms and four girls was $320 (only one bottle of wine for $28 was part of this cost) without including tip. But, it was a very special occasion honoring some superb kids, so it was worth it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is always a great place for a quiet romantic dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was good, but pricey. Took dad their for father's day and they were half hour to closing. My dad asked for coffee and they didn't have any left brewed. So, instead they brought him an espresso, which he didn't want. Service was okay but it took to long between courses and it took us 3 hours to eat our 4 course meal."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The cheese and chocolate fondue is amazing. The "main course" meats are good but a lot of work to cook yourself. They do have separate full entrees that look good, but I have never tried them. I recommend going for drinks, cheese and chocolate and skip the main course. If you do the main course (or Melting Pots' 4 course meal) then have plenty of time on your hands because it is a slow process. This is an ideal spot for a date since dipping and cooking give you something to do while getting to know someone."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "What a great Father's Day dinner for just my wife and I (no kids!)! Everything was great! We want to go back soon just to get cheese and chocolate."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal for Father's Day. Great that they opened earlier. We love the choices of cheese fondue and the beef for the entree was even better than before. We always have terrific servers. Prompt, attentive, and friendly servers. No place else seems to have servers that spend time with you and triple check, at the least, if you need anything else. Management makes a point to stop by, say hi and check on you as well. I would recommend for lunch as well as dinner but they don't open for lunch -- the only problem we have with them. Highest of marks!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The potions were small and expensive. Ordering was confusing. Our whole party did not like the meal except for desert. How can you mess up chocolate. If you go there, go for desert only. I will never go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Melting pot was a nice place to celebrate birthday. Quiet booths, but energy around. Easy to talk with our group. Service was excellent, they brought us what we wanted , checked on us frequently and had a friendly attitude. The cheese fondue was awesome. We had spinach and artichoke with fontina cheese, Very tasty with vegetables and bread. The meat wasn't as good, I think mainly because we had to wait for it to sit in the bouillon and sort of boil.. I think the oil would have been better, Overall we had a good time"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is a fun experience cooking your own food at your table. It's pricey, like $100 for a couple, but it's a 2 hour meal. The cheese and deserts are excellent, but the meat by itself and the salads are so so."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a big group and they set us up in a private room just off the bar area. It was great to just hang out, chat and enjoy the meal with friends and family. Great food, wonderful service, relaxed atmosphere - just an absolute pleasurable experience. We did the 4 course meal and the timing on everything was just right - was a great 2 hours!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Server was amazing, very outgoing, and extremely knowledgeable about the menu and pairings. Made being a first time dinner experience a breeze. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Nice meal. Great service. Fun place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. The desserts are fabulous!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have never been in a restaurant that serves so little food. Beware: go there after eating home. I am not sure that they even put half a pound of cheese in that fondue. Otherwise, food quality is good and service is nice."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Unchis was my second visit here. This time we waited about 20 minutes for our server. I don't know if this was because they seemed busy and that's why they were delayed. With having a reservation we still had to wait to be seated about 10 minutes. No complaints about the food. They should change there booth. When you sat down It felt that you sunked down. Uncomfortable. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went here for our anniversary and didnt have a good experience. For the money I would have thought it would have been better. Our service was terribly slow. I felt bad because the waiter said he had only started a month ago, but waiting 20 minutes after we were done with a course (we did the 4 course option) for the next one was so long. Portions were small. We had to share one pot to cook our food and it mixed the flavors of my Cajun seasoned food and my husbands who doesn't like spicy. Each person should be able to get there own burner instead having to share all kinds of flavors into one. Just not worth the money! Do cheese and chocolate at home!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The Melting Pot in Brea was a nice experience for Mother's Day. Though a bit pricey for a "where should we go out to eat today" dinner for us, it is very, very nice for a different type of dining experience and special occasion. The service was great, food was good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for lunch on Mother's Day. Service was dismal -- lunch took 3.5 hours! Fondue usually takes longer, but it was PAINFULLY slow. The waitress was nice and meant well. But there was ZERO supervision. The manager, while at the restaurant, was no where to be found. He hadn't a clue on how my tables, and others around me, were being serviced. A ship without a captain... For example, it took 60 minutes for our appetizer (cheese fondue) to be brought the the table! 3.5 hours. Wow. I would NEVER recommend anyone going to The Melting Pot in Brea on a holiday. I have been several times, on regular evenings, and is has been very good. But it will be a LONG time before even think of about going back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went here for a date night, and let me just say it was not worth the money. The waitress that assisted us was nice, but was not very informative or inquisitive to ask if we were versed in the fondue process. The cheese and desert portion of our meal was the best; the “food” was terrible. They go through this fast explanation of directions to cook your food (you cook your own), but do not explain to wait until the water boils etc. (Can you say way over/under cooked.) Next time ill save money and go somewhere I know my $100 tab gets me more for my buck."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The Melting Pot in Brea was amazing! We celebrated my 25th birthday and it was great. Our server was kind, patient with us and helped us have a very enjoyable time. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary, selecting the "touch of romance" addition to our table. They had lit candles and rose petals on the table, which she loved! Very fun restaurant, great experience!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Fun place to celebrate. Not a dash n dine place but an enjoyable event dining place."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We made a reservation for a birthday celebration at my daughter's request. My first thought was that if I wanted to cook, I would have stayed home and cooked. I wasn't impressed with anything. Not busy at all, yet it took 2 1/2 hours. Server was nice, but slow. I was astounded how the bill was $300 for six people and we shared items and had water! I would much rather go to Ruth Chris where I know I will get the value for my money. First and last time at this place."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "i also left a yelp review. if i could describe the melting pot in 1 word it would be Outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014