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

The Melting Pot - Thousand Oaks

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/thousand-oaks/specials
  • Phone: 8053708802x
  • 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 8053708802x
  • Special Events: 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.
    WINE | CHEESE | CHOCOLATE | $25


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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Melting Pot - Thousand Oaks reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)romantic (41)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (20)notable wine list (15)neighborhood gem (10)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (7)hot spot (7)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Very disappointing!!
    Basler8VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food portion was really disappointing for the price they charged and the menus are really very, very limit, I think three or four different founde on their menu is really unacceptable for a founde establishment!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Danni2
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a great time!! Food was beyond wonderful ask for Jeff he made the experience a fun and entertaining evening!! The service (Jeff) was beyond 5 star rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissatisfied
    hummingbird
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Every booth had ripped seats! The manager and seating host poorly dressed for this type of restaurant. Was charged for the type of broth to cook our entrée. Very disappointing, especially since I have been to the one in Pasadena and the experience was Outstanding.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Staff
    GreatStaff
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went recently for a young adults birthday celebration. the staff worked together to make sure everyone in the group was happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy and fun experience
    Nicole
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was a great time celebrating our twins' 12th birthday. They loved cooking their food in the fondue pot! Yummy food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place for Anniversary
    Kgregdag03
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here for our year and a half anniversary and we could not have wanted anything greater! The service was great and the food made for an intimate and wonderful celebration. A table next to us left half a bottle of champagne that the bar tender gave to us. The food was fantastic, must try the dessert! We will be back many times in the future!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My family used to love coming to Melting Pot, just does not have the same old feel it used to have. Very dark inside and wait staff seemed not interested in serving us, at least our server. It is going to be hard to justify such an expense for this kind of dinner, surly it is not a good value at all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Bash
    oldcatlady
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For my 62nd Birthday, my family took me to the Melting Pot. We all had a wonderful dinning experience. Our server helped us decide on which way to go for the the menu items. The food was excellent. I received a birthday email that included a box of hand dipped strawberries and a birthday card, signed by all the employees. We all had a fantastic evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our waiter was very in attentive, never asked once if we needed refills. Silverware had dried cheese and the waiter didn't even seem surprised. We expected a nice quiet dinner, and what we got was rushed and ignored due to a birthday party with 15 screaming children that no one attempted to quiet them at all. Thankfully the booth next to us had a very attentive waiter whom did keep an eye and war open for our needs. Will not be going back to this location!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hidden gem
    1LionHeart
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Enjoyed the fondue and wine pairings. A delightful experience. A two hour romantic dining experience with my husband. Food was great; fun experience; enjoyable table side service. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food as the event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interactive dining experience
    Lali78
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    LuieLew
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondue or fondon't
    Bobby
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great For A Romantic Night
    RFLudwick
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the Same
    vale
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun-do!
    ForrozVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for anniversaries!
    BigNTall
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rookiefoodie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Common Sense & Courtesy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Melting Pot
    AMC22
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Fondue always make dinner a fun experience. We celebrated our oldest daughter's 22nd birthday there. Family enjoyed themselves.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Service
    Yumyum
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun times!
    Sassy1
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Gem
    June
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    mobpas
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We went to this restaurant by our frends avise and got very positive experience. The food and whle atmsphera great. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 740 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Thousand Oaks reviews archive.
  • Love the New Menu!
    KSLeClair
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for a special night
    Jazzakai
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greg L. Ventura
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best date ever
    Iheartfondue
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible food
    peterjna
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night food
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Good food as usually new alpine cheese item was good the caprese salad was excellent along with the potstickers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    MothersDay
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome dinner
    cheesehead73
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romance - Melting Pot Style
    CeliacFoodie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Dinner Experience!!
    sas75VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful Birthday celebration!
    ChristineWLV
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great eats & great staff
    DMed
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Da Dip!
    Gberdex
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Top shelf drinks, quality delicious food, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall