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The Melting Pot - La Jolla

4.4
4.4
1911 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
The Melting Pot Restaurant offers the perfect setting for your dining experience. The Melting Pot's fondue style of dining features the finest four-course meals, fabulous wines, great cheeses, decadent chocolate and a relaxed atmosphere. Our convenient location, unique menu offerings, romantic decor and dedicated staff make dining at the Melting Pot a truly unforgettable experience... Located in the Aventine, across from the Hyatt-La Jolla, and very easy access from the 5 freeway!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fondue, French, European
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Saturday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm | 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00 pm | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Happy Hour in the Bar and Front Patio: 7 Days a Week 4:00-6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-2:00 pm We are closed on the following holidays: />Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day Independence day Superbowl Sunday
  • Phone number
    (858) 638-1700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    In our fast-paced world, sometimes the best way to catch a breath and enjoy life's moments is around the dinner table. The Melting Pot aims to be your ideal venue for any occasion, especially for groups that need a place that pleases all palates. Please contact our banquet manager to learn more.
  • Private party contact
    Ryan Gomez: (858) 638-1700
  • Neighborhood
    University City/Golden Triangle
  • Cross street
    La Jolla Village Dr.
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available for $8. Hyatt Parking Garage across the courtyard is complimentary for 3 hours with validation. Street parking also available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,911 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 1.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,911 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great first time experience. Make sure you have room in your stomach and on your credit card as a full meal there is very filling but will put a dent in your wallet.we opted for the full course meal and it met all expectations. Slight learning curve on how it all works but easy to figure out. Food was excellent and both the cheese and broth selections were very good. The dessert was amazing. We went with the s'mores and had them flambeau it (even though it wasn't necessary). Service was good and staff was very helpful.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, opted for just cheese and drinks this time. Exquisite as always!

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  3. LBWJr

    Orange County

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We went for desert for New Years Eve, even though the restaurant was not busy, the floors and tables were filthy. Because we had to guarantee with a credit card, they wanted to charge us a $100 cancel fee so we stayed. I would not recommend this place for dinner or for desert unless they spend some time cleaning their restaurant to make it acceptable to dine.

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  4. MarcusG

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had horrible service, we had to wait over 30 minutes for one of our entrees to be brought out and when I went to ask someone what was taking so long, they brought the food out, when we first arrived we had 3 different people tell us they were going to be our waiter. It wasnt very busy at all. We almost left because they were taking so long. Honestly we wont be going back at all.

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  5. KElly

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was extremely slow, waiter got our order wrong, waiter had open gash on hand as he mixes our food. Food was poor tasting and extremely over priced. Will never return to a poorly planned “event” with nothing they advertised happened and our busses was extremely rude. Also, didn’t even consider the injuries party I was with a forced us to take the stairs. Never again

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  6. DavidL

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I always enjoy going to The Melting Pot. This time was not quite what I expected. It appeared our cable did not heat the cooking pot adequately and took our food longer than normal to cook. Prices even for New Year's Eve or rather extravagant. I am not a big fan of having gratuity automatically included on a dinner for just two people.

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  7. Lethal3324

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is definitely an experience! Don't rush--relax and enjoy. Variety of choices will make each visit unique!

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  8. MeghanM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Couple of things. 1. I know they were short staffed, but for something we had to cook ourselves, waiting almost 2 hours to get the food was not great. 2. The food itself, while most of it is completely tasteless, the “soup” you cook your meat in is not flavorful and makes all the meat; steak, chicken, shrimp taste seriously terrible. The cheese mixture was bland and unenjoyable with veggies that tasted like they were left out. Also, celery, broccoli, gross yellow apples and cherry tomatoes are what they serve you for the cheese fondue. And literally it’s old produce. The salad was not edible. The Strawberries for desert were clearly old. We both got sick after eating everything. 3. We went there for what was supposed to be a Star Wars theme. That was incredibly lackluster. The only thing they did was take the food from the regular menu, make a new “fun” Star Wars menu with Star Wars names to the food. Their add indicated they would have food and drinks shaped like Star Wars characters. There was nothing. They put as little thought into it as possible, but labeled it Star Wars to get a crowd. The decorations looked like a thoughtless amazon purchase.. with the same cheap/terrible things every other wall. The only two characters repeatedly displayed were yoda and r2d2. 4. The price. Outrageous in my opinion. I don’t mind spending money if the food is good, atmosphere and service are on point, but it wasn’t. It was 100$ for two meals and no alcohol, just tea. I will never go to another melting pot, ever. Again. Nor would even remotely recommend it. In fact, I now go out of my way to tell people not to waste their money.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Cannot recommend coming here if you want to cook your food

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  10. DarlaR

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible, food portions were horrible. We paid $250 for the surf and turf and it was not what we expected. You're better off getting a $250 surf and turf at a steakhouse. Unfulfilling when we left and very disappointed.

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Google Map for The Melting Pot - La Jolla

8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122

Additional information

  • Cross street
    La Jolla Village Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    University City/Golden Triangle
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Saturday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm | 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00 pm | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Happy Hour in the Bar and Front Patio: 7 Days a Week 4:00-6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-2:00 pm We are closed on the following holidays: />Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day Independence day Superbowl Sunday
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fondue, French, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available for $8. Hyatt Parking Garage across the courtyard is complimentary for 3 hours with validation. Street parking also available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 638-1700
  • Private party facilities
    In our fast-paced world, sometimes the best way to catch a breath and enjoy life's moments is around the dinner table. The Melting Pot aims to be your ideal venue for any occasion, especially for groups that need a place that pleases all palates. Please contact our banquet manager to learn more.
  • Private party contact
    Ryan Gomez: (858) 638-1700
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