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The Melting Pot - Thousand Oaks
The Melting Pot - Thousand Oaks

The Melting Pot - Thousand Oaks Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/thousand-oaks/specials
  • Phone: (805) 370-8802
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm; Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 12pm
    Daytime hours available for parties of 10 or more.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: From 8 to 120
  • Private Party Contact: Liz Beddow, to_melting_pot@hotmail.com (805) 370-8802
  • Special Events & Promotions: Brew & Fondue Stone Brewing Beer Dinner
    Sept 29 - Nov 3
    Four Courses. Four Beers. $45. Perfect.

    Homecoming fit for a King & Queen
    Oct 1 - 30
    3 Course dinner perfect for a young adult with complimentary non alcoholic beverage. $30 per person

    CraveCombo featuring the wines of local Cantara Cellars.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marmon
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Thousand Oaks
The Melting Pot is the nation's largest fondue restaurant chain, offering a combination of great food, intimate atmosphere and interactive dining. The Melting Pot strives to help guest create memories through event dining as a destination restaurant perfect for a romantic dinner or a family gathering.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated my best friend's birthday here. I really recommend fondue when you want an interactive fun experience. Just make sure that the people you are dining with are fun and ready to enjoy the experience. We took a great group. The food was very fresh and the service was amazing. Great time all around."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is the third time I've been here. Each time the service was excellent. The fondue experience is great fun. The food while great is a bit pricey, So this is more of an occasion restaurant. It would also be great to just come for the chocolate fondue on a date. I would recommend that people come at least once to experience all that is fondue."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I booked my appointment online, simple & easy. Our server was good. He Spoke clear English and wasn't rushed. The food was to die for. No complaints here. Love this restaurant every time I go."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Skip the main course. The cheese and dessert is where it's at. Most of the steaks/duck had weird flavors unless you dipped it into the sauces. There's a reason most of the world doesn't cook meat that way. Just doesn't translate well. But the cheese and dessert were mad good homes."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I came here with my girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary. The ambiance is really solid, and the four-course menu is a decent deal. The food was all very excellent. One hitch was that our burner died right after the cheese fondue, so we had to move to a new table. But they were prompt about it and got everything running pretty quickly. They even comped part of our meal due to the inconvenience. We will definitely return again in the future."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The Melting Pot it will still give you good food and yummy chocolate. For those of us who have been coming for over 22 years now it's not the same and usually that's a good thing. Restaurants have to change and adapt to make it in this world but sometimes you just want what you want. I have tried most of the cheese and have been getting the fiesta cheese for 22 years. It has jalapeno peppers and salsa in it and it's the one thing I look forward to the most at this place. So when the waiter told us they don't carry it anymore and the closest thing they have to it is "baked potato" I was disappointed. Overall the melting pot is still a good restaurant but for over $100 bucks now it's not worth going anymore to me."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My little guy calls it this ! It is a fun thing to do with family or friends good for steak seafood or veggie lovers. Might go back just for chocolate fondue desserts !"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Seated early in a very nice private area for two. At our small table we were greater by a "happy anniversary card" from the restaurant. Our server Gregg broke down everything very thoroughly and checked frequently but was not overbearing. Food was fantastic and served in a timely manner. Great experience over all"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was delicious and fun to cook/dip yourself. Because of the nature of the restaurant you don't need too much service. With that said, the minimal service needed (drink refills and actually bringing out the courses) was a little slow. We had the first reservation of the night, and it didn't get crowded at all, so I'm not sure what the hold up was."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We have gone to this location for many years, multiple times and for special occasions. I was disappointed with the new menu style, it was confusing. The new salads we marginal at best. The rest of the meal was quite delicious. I was disappointed most with the fact that they sat us directly behind a family with a small infant. We were there to celebrate our daughter turning 17. It was dishearting to say the least to sit through a four course meal with an infant who was clearly tired, not wanting to sit any longer, parents who dropped f-bombs every other word and an iPad given to soothe the child with volume loud enough for me to know every detail of the show. Very, disappointed. Not the grown up,special occasion or delicious meal expected."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "All the service personnel are friendly and attentive. Our server was not only that, but he was and interesting. They were great at pacing the meal to each table's needs."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The Melting Pot in Thousand Oaks is a spectacular experience and my special occasion go-to. Outstanding food. My only problem is that they do not open for lunch. L Merrill"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a party of eight for a birthday occasion. I choose the tableside presentation and very glad I did. Only one of us had ever been to a fondue. The presentation made the evening entertaining and a very special event. I also choose the "Quick Dip". Great for us since we were able to get a sample of everything. The food was fresh and tasted delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. A very nice evening."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant by our frends avise and got very positive experience. The food and whle atmsphera great. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were there for our 22nd anniversary and from the beginning the staff made it a very special night for us. Great food and service. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Everything about our experience was fantastic. Every bite was delicious, every sip left me wanting more, and every part of the staff left us smiling. It was a great time and can not wait to come back"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Love the new menu! My husband prefers seafood and I prefer beef and chicken; the new menu allowed us to each order what we liked. No more Big Night Out on the menu, but that's okay!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great place, nice for something new. Had a fantastic server name Steven and the food was delicious (as well as a blast to cook). Noise level very low, and with a reservation you get a nice personal seating arrangement."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Took my fiancé here for her birthday. Made reservations before hand which is always suggested. Didn't wait long to be seated. As we approached our table we noticed a card that said happy birthday. All th staff had signed the card which made it extra special. Our waiter Gregg was phenomenal. He walked us through each part of the four course. Awesome experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Made my year! this was the best experience I've had at melting pot. We got there an hour after our reservation due to traffic; they stayed open an hour and a half late for us and the service was impeccable. My date loved it so much she thought I had arranged a private meal for us. It was extremely romantic. Thanks melting pot!!!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I was expecting gourmet food, but it was more like commercial food. Salad was pretty generic as the rest of the menu. I was very disappointed with the the overall quality. Shrimp was defrosted, meat wasn't marbled, and the chicken was old. There is nothing special with this place. It's like eatting at Denny's. Actually Denny's is better then the Melting Pot. Complete waste of time and money. Your better off eatting at a Shabu restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Good food as usually new alpine cheese item was good the caprese salad was excellent along with the potstickers"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went to the Melting Pot for Mother's Day. The waitress was really sweet and the food was delicious. My daughter would like to go back there for her birthday. We highly recommend the Bananas Foster fondue for dessert. Fun to see it set on fire. It was to die for! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I went to the melting pot for dinner saturday night. it was my third time there this month. im a fondue junky and in my opinion this is the best one to go to."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went to this location for an anniversary dinner. It was probably the most romantic night that we have ever had together. I would highly recommend the Melting Pot to any couple looking for a little getaway. They sat us in this super cozy booth in an alcove of to the side and it was private and the perfect booth for a couple, with ample space to take advantage of by cuddling closer with your sweetie. We did the 4 course meal and it AMAZING. I ended up pairing it with the wine flight that they offered and it was perfect. They have selected a flight of wines that perfectly accents the full flavors of the different courses. To put the cherry on the top, they can even handle my celiac. Anyone who needs to eat gluten free should go here."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had such a great time at The Melting Pot. My 7-year-old has such a fun time with the cheese fondu and cooking all the various meats. She's an adventurous eater so she will eat anything and its a fun experience to do together as a family (not recommended for all young kids since there is a hot pot on a burner in the middle of the table). This place is fun for adults and a nice restaurant for a special occasion. The back rooms can get very loud though. I would recommend asking for a quiet location."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "What a treat we had celebrating our son's birthday at the Melting Pot. It is such a fun dining experience, and the new menu is wonderful! Lots of options for ordering now. Our waiter had a really fun personality and knew just what we should order to maximize our dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was exceptionally delicious and the staff incredibly friendly. I'd eat there all the time if it wasn't so far or so expensive. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Top shelf drinks, quality delicious food, excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner, and it was an amazing experience. They gave us a secluded booth where it was quiet with light music playing, and even had a birthday card set on the table when we were seated. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful when it gave to deciding what to order, and everything we ate was delicious! It is a very nice restaurant for special occasions or romantic dinning, but can also be a fun place to eat with friends if you are willing to spend a little extra money on a meal."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The melting pot was ok. The food took forever to cook. Personally not my favorite although it was fun. The quality of the meat was ok, but for the expensive price you could have gone to a 5 star steak house and gotten a superior meal. Good thing to try and say I've done, bu will probably not go back"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had been dying for a night without the kids. The Melting Pot was the perfect treat. A little pricey for our budget but was well worth it."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We were seated immediately. Steven was attentive without being intrusive. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was great. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and will definitely be going again. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "This is a once every 3 months place because of expense. But food was great as always. One dig on ambiance: older decor, booth seats covered in duct tape. I do expect better than the dated and tired appearance. Overall a 4.5. We do love this place. Oh, careful on timing ...it was a three hour romantic dinner so careful if you have a movie planned for after."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. My only suggestion I have is maybe training your host/hostess better. They walk way to fast ahead of the customer and there was no greeting. Also when we left no one was at the desk to even say good night or thanks for coming. My score would have been very poor. It wasn't a good start. Thanks to JR he turned everything around."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The menu has changed since the last time I was there. I didn't realize until after the meal was over that we probably could have ordered less food, for instance my friend and I could have shared the desert and the main course. The service, once we got to the table was fantastic. When we first arrived the host was on the phone for a long time and he probably should have invited us to sit at the bar while we waited. We waited a bit at the bar for service and I think because I was hosting my friend I was anxious about the service. But all was well once we were seated. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday here with our two kids. We got a booth beside several other family booths. Our wait staff was polite and attentive. Our dishes were cleared promptly. The restrooms were clean and attractive. We had the loaded baked potato cheese fondue. The kids loved dipping the bread. We also ordered the mojo cooking style with 2 orders of meat (shrimp, sirloin, duck and salmon). I liked the duck the best. My kids preferred the salmon. Be careful not to cook the meat too long or it gets tough. We had the dark chocolate fondue for dessert. The kids liked dipping the brownies. I preferred the bananas and strawberries. Overall, the food was filling and fun but pricy. We also had lots of leftovers."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Fun and interactive dining. The meal is an experience. Definitely not inexpensive, but fun for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We enjoy eating "fondue style" & this was the only fondue restaurant we could find in the Valley. The 5 of us were squeezed in a too-small booth that had 2 heating elements in the table top. Because of the table configuration it was impossible to reach the fondue pots without knocking over glasses or elbowing one another. The oil temperature was insufficient to cook the food; the battered foods remained soggy & the meat had no color. The server was knowledgeable but aloof & condescending. He was slow to correct errors in 2 of our orders, didn't replenish the beverages without being asked, and didn't return to the table to check on our progress. The food was marginal considering the price. Someone please resurrect Le Fondue Bourguignonne!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our server Kevin was horrible. We ordered the wine flight and did not get it until the third course! He spilled wine on my husband cell phone. He told us he had a hard table he was dealing with who he must have spent all his time with since it took forever to get our food and drinks. Our bill came out to $198 and for that you would think we would get better service. I am saddened."
    Dined on 4/5/2014