The Melting Pot - San Mateo
We were disappointed to beWe were disappointed to be charged extra for coq au vin option when the ad specifically stated fixed price. Also, the tv ads led us to believe that we would be given some chocolate covered strawberries whereas we were charged $9.95 for three strawberries.
The food was delicious.
John5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious FoodThe food is delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful. This is my second visit, the food is consistently delicious, and the staff is friendly. Our waitress was new, not really sure of what she was doing, moved us twice because she couldn't figure out "the numbers" of the booths. She was uncomfortable, sweating profusely and seemed like she had a terrible cold.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed Melting Pot; theyEnjoyed Melting Pot; they were very busy and service was a bit slow, but waitress was knowledgeable and friendly.We chose just seafood for entrees and it was great! Really liked the cheese fondue with broccoli bits.Dessert was great. Will return! We've also been to the other location in Marin County--would go back there too.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMParking close on the weekendsParking close on the weekends is tough, but once there it's well worth the expense, for special occasions, at least.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMUniquely awesome placeThe food is brilliant, the ambience is perfect for both friends and family. I always take people visiting us in bay there to give them an experience they never had anywhere else :)5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place for special eventsGood place for special events or gathering. A bit pricey and pretentious but can be fun!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for my sons 11th birthday.Went for my sons 11th birthday. Had never been there before, so the waiter made recommendations on the menu and how many portions we should order. We got 4 orders of cheese for 5 people (spinach artichoke was the favorite for both adults and 3 kids.). Then had 3 orders of meat, Lobster tail, teriyaki sirloin, and mahi mahi. We cooked them ourselves in the broth, which the kids thought was fun. You could cook 3 at a time per person, as we each had 3 cooking forks each. The highlight was the chocolate at the end. We got smores and flaming turtle, which were delicious and the kids loved the flaming aspect. Overall, it was a fun meal, great for the kids, and great service. I would go again for a special occasion.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy NoiseWe try to visit here on special occasions. This trip was our 4 year anniversary. We had great service and we like the new menu style. During our dinner the owner stopped by and inquired how the service was and how we were enjoying our visit. This was nice to see. It made the experience a friendly one. The noise was too loud. I could hear the converstions of a group of ladies a few tables over.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regulars at The MeltingWe are regulars at The Melting Pot and switch between drinks and fondue at the bar. John, the bartender, makes the experience as close to that of the neighborhood bar in "Cheers" as I could imagine. At the tables, this is the place to enjoy a sloe, relaxed meal and of course, the company you take.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVery romantic. Portions seemVery romantic. Portions seem small, but my husband is 6'4" and 250lbs, and he was full !
It was fun to "cook" at the table. Our waitress even brought us a container of a dipping sauce we liked for us to take home!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the first time ourThis was the first time our kids had fondue and our server at the Melting Pot was really great! He suggested a number of ways that we could configure the order so the kids could try just about everything, but that wouldn't cost us a fortune if our picky eaters didn't really love it.
In the end, the food was great and everyone was properly sated (not hungry and overly stuffed as can happen with fondue). We really had a wonderful time - thank you Melting Pot!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Waitresses wereWe have only gone there for special occasion (my birthday and our 30 anniversary) but we love the place. It is not some place that we could go really often due to the cost but it is SO worth the cost for special occasions. Everyone is very nice and professional. It is just a great place!!!!! We received a anniversary card signed by everyone which made it even more special.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything from the greetEverything from the greet at the door to the server to the food was wonderful.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time usingThis was our first time using open table and dining at a Melting Pot. Both were outstanding experiences. The ambiance, selections and price of the Melting Pot were remarkable to say the least. Our lead server Chuck, was the right balance of entertaining, knowledgeable and non-invasive. His co-workers were also great support for removing things quickly. They covered each other well. We look forward to a return trip to try other items on the menu. The Melting Pot is definately one of our new favorite dining adventures.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a fun timeWe have been there before they changed the menu and I like the menu changes. Making it so individuals could select different meats allows a couple or group to let the individual get what they want or to give a group variety. We also have family members with food allergies and it is easier for them to select a meal avoiding things like dairy. When it was based on a couple, we would end up with too much of the cheese fondue. My only wish would be to bring back the Boston lager cheddar fondue with the bacon. That was my favorite.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Love the choiceGreat food. Love the choice for smaller portions, so my wife and I could enjoy foundue without having to order for 4 people, like at most foundue places.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have tried the San MateoWe have tried the San Mateo melting pot a couple of times, and they always make it fun and enjoyable experience for us!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM