The Melting Pot - La Jolla
family night out!Melting pot created a great environment for family night out. Food was great, service as well, and eating 3 courses by fondue made for great interaction and fun!!!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Anytime!We went "just because". It was my husbands first time at the Melting Pot and he could not stop raving about the entire experience! Our server was very knowledgable and friendly.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were good but I wasn't feeling well that day, so that obviously detracted from my enjoyment of the restaurant. I'll enjoy the experience more when I come back next time.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Melting Pot - La JollaThe Melting Pot - La Jolla was very delicious, the service was very good. But if I had to choose what I liked best it would be the dessert it was extravagant, simply delicious. the only draw back is that I expected the restraint to be a little more "fru fru" or lavish.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat CustomerGreat place for the wife and I to enjoy a date night, in a romantic setting. We'll definately be coming back again and again.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was a little pricey,Food was a little pricey, but overall experience was good. Service and attentiveness was great. We all had a great time and will be back again.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGirls night/ b-dayEveryone was wonderful at telling my friend happy bday; she was amazed at how many of the employees told her. We always tend to go on Thursday for girls night, I'm not to fond of the bartender that night because she pours extremely heavy, but other than that it is always wonderful!! I have never had bad service :)6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience!We were all first timers and we now love The Melting Pot!! The food and drinks were delectable and the whole concept of the restaurant is so much fun. Our server David was fun and energetic and extremely knowledgeable. He made the experience a hundred times better! We will be coming back, no doubt!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLadies night outWe went for Ladies Night Out. 3 course dinner for $20. Hard to beat. Had a lot of fun as always.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, very goodExcellent food, very good waiter. Pretty pricey, I would only come for a very special occassion, but everyone very much enjoyed their experience.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Crystal was an awesome server!! So friendly and knowledgable!!! Ying yang martini was too good! Loved the food, especially dessert!!!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful!The experience all in all was wonderful. The food was perfect made our waiter; john definitely made the experience. It was so nice my boyfriend and I were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and it couldn't have been a better place to go for the occasion. must go! But be prepaired to spend a good amount of money; worth every penny5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceThis restaurant is fantastic! It's definitely pricy but it is totally worth it! Great ambiance, excellent service, and delicious food! I was able to book my reservation online so it was super fast and easy. Will be coming back!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife now loves fondue!We very much enjoyed this fondue dinner experience and particularly liked the recommendations and directions of the wait staff! This is a great spot for you to celebrate a special occasion or just have a non-traditional dinner.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNiceMy friends recommended this place and so I took a friend for her birthday. We will definitely be back.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a fun dinner!We come here as a tradition to celebrate birthdays in our group of friends, and every time it seems to get better and better. The food is great, the experience is fun, and the service is friendly and unbeatable!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMnice changeThis restaurant is awesome.Took our daughter there for her birthday and the service and the food was excellent.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSix-Star ServiceSeated at a table, fondue warmer at the ready, made us a tad bit nervous ("how will we do this?") until our incredible waiter (Tony) made his appearance at our table. He took immediate interest in helping Mom understand the menu, the ingredients used in each of the four courses, recommendations based on her taste preferences, etc. He continually checked in on us, answering questions, varying the temperature of the oils, and making the whole process very enjoyable. It was the personal touch that made us want to return. ASK FOR TONY!
The ingredients were fresh, well-presented, and tasted great ... well, you only have yourself to blame if you under/overcook it. A little trial and error is part of the experience, I think.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDIY DinnerWe went for a birthday celebration and had an excellent time. Everyone gets involved by cooking their own dinner. Each person has a different colored skewer to be able to keep track of what belongs to who. We had our phones out on the table acting as timers. It was so much fun as the dinner truly is an entire experience.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and friendlyMothers Day outing last Sunday...service was top-notch as always. Food arrived quickly and at right time. Valet service available.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mom's day outingGreat service, great atmosphere, and most importantly great food. A perfect Mother's Day outing.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFondue experienceWas not sure what to expect, but wife wanted fondue for mother's day brunch. We're the first persons there and they opened up promptly at 11AM. We were greeted nicely and seated right away. The server was excellent and made the overall experience one to remember. She gave good recommendations on what to try. The food was well presented and was fun to cook in the fondue pot. While this was our first time here, it will not be our last. Good for a special occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat deal for ladies night!Great deal for ladies night! Tony (I think was his name) was a fabulous server!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMStellar service Festive diningOur party of 7 were treated like royalty to a gastronomical treat of excellent quality meats, seafoods and veggies. Our server, John, made great recommendations for all parts of the feast!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to the Melting Pot in La Jolla. We had reservations, but showed up twenty minutes late. The hostess was understanding and had no problem seating us after just a few minutes. We went for just the cheese and chocolate this time. Everything was yummy. Our server was friendly and prompt. It was another great dining experience for my daughter and I.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMStupendous food and an epicStupendous food and an epic waitress (Aimee) combined for a wonderful experience. Definitely coming back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experiance. food wasGreat experiance. food was fantastick. the cooked perfectly by me. Fun night.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI requested a drink that wasI requested a drink that was no longer on the menu. Not only did I get my drink the bartender wrote out the recipe for me. Excellent service!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTony, our waiter was awesome!!!Tony, our waiter was awesome!!! The greeter and hostess was awesome! We were really happy and we will be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTry it!It was a great experience, something everyone should try. Service was beyond helpful & patient. Food was great & preparing your own meat was a nice treat that I was not expecting. Overall I would rate The Melting Pot experience 5/5, if you've never had fondue I recommend this place the spot for you.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMKid friendly!We were worried about taking our 19 month old toddler with us for dinner. The staff did a fantastic job working with her high chair, picky palette, and curiosity. Of course the food and service were great on their own, too.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurants vibrant sceneRestaurants vibrant scene is perfect for groups. Romantic ambiance for two. This is a restaurant experience so eating will take time. Took us three hours from the time we sat down, ordered dinner then dessert we had spent close to three hours. Entrees are good not great especially since everything is basically boiled not grilled. Overall enjoyed it though if looking for a quite dinner ask the waitress since we sat down next to a birthday group and screaming child.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique!Excellent food and service. Unique to say the least. Great choice for a special occasion.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place, great food, butGreat place, great food, but most of all...great service!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy myself wheneverI always enjoy myself whenever eating fondue, and this time was no different. It is on the higher price range for eating out, but this is expected at a fondue restaurant. The ambiance was energetic as this is a place people often come to celebrate special occasion. As long as you know that you are going to a place that is not a quiet atmosphere, there will be no surprise. The food is always very good and our server, Tony, made some very good recommendations. I also found out that Thursdays is 3 courses for only $20, plus discounted drinks. I may have to go back sooner than later. Overall it was a good dining experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff were helpful, enthusiasticStaff were helpful, enthusiastic & attentive. They explained each selection carefully, and were extremely accommmodating about dietary constraints.
The fondues were delicious, inventive and fun.
Becasue the meal is designed around the fondue pot, there is a lot of interaction at the table. The meal is a fun activity for friends, and a wonderful activity for people on business who don't know each other well.
What a lovely evening!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great experience ourWhat a great experience our birthday party of five had Saturday evening.... the food was outstanding and the service was excellent!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, a great night outAs always, a great night out at the Melting Pot! The GM Frankie is a great host and the food is always top notch. Wine list is also noteworthy. Great, energetic atmosphere; can be good for group meals or even a romantic celebration. New menu is more flexible and the choices are endless.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe whole experience was extremelyThe whole experience was extremely positive. The service was excellent and the food was first rate.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was an experience. DefinatelyThis was an experience. Definately something that I was interested in doing. I can't say as the meat items were really cooked the way that I like. They are essentially boiled which is not so appetizing to me. I loved the dessert. It was wonderful.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur evening at The MeltingOur evening at The Melting Pot was wonderful in every way and we are looking forward to our next visit. We love the new menu and different ways of ordering. It is perfect for those of us who can't eat huge amounts of food at one meal. It was a special occasion for us that evening and it turned out to be special in every way. The young lady who took care of serving us was outstanding and so helpful. We've been telling all of our friends about the great food and smaller portions! Thank you for the birthday gift of dipped strawberries...what a nice thing to do!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was OK , the cheeseThe food was OK , the cheese fondu and the chocolate were great, but the meat an chicken not that good, the service was outstanding , the place is very nice.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMCarla F.Food excellent quality and presentation. Cheese decadent. Chocolate fondue wonderful quality chocolate and tasty dipping pieces. Ample portions and good variety of sauces. Always a fun experience!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service - Ask for Sammi!Time and again, I always return to Melting Pot. It's been a favorite of mine for years and I'm always impressed. I frequent 4-7 times a year due to the expense, but for the value, my favorite is the 4 course dinner. I especially love the pick 3 entree on the new menu. I love trying the new specials, like the Bacon and Brie cheese fondue, new Creme Brulee Chocolate, or coming in for special events like Brew and Fondue. Don't forget to sign up for the Fondue Lover's club - you get special offers and emails about events.
My favorite server and bartender has to be Sammi. She's very fun, attentive, talkative, and suggests new things to try (ask her about Curry-aki!). I've had her service twice and I will request her in the future!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDecor was great. Service wasDecor was great. Service was ok, we did have a newer server but he was kind enough to mention it at the beginning. We were all celebrating my birthday and they gave us a card! Not always the best for large groups because you only get one burner to share.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoy coming to the MeltingWe enjoy coming to the Melting Pot because it is a great time everytime. Fondue is a fun way of enjoying a meal together. It allows you to visit and converse with each other while cooking. We love it. The service was great too. Our waiter John had a great sense of humor and lets not forget our daughters really liked him :-)3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOh lordI am a big fan of food. Period. The simple fact of the matter is this is one of the best meals I have ever had. Our waitress, Frankie (not the owner) was a delight. The restaurant was beautiful. The food was perfect. If you have the occasion to do so, visit The Melting Pot. You will not regret it.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM