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The Melting Pot - La Jolla

1927 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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! Check out what the media is saying about us (
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Fondue, French, European
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2pm

***Happy Hour in the Bar and Front Patio:
7 Days a Week 4:00-6:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-2pm

Happy Hour Menu: Brie plate, pure chocolate fondue, cheese fondue, any salad, on tap or bottled beer, well drinks and happy hour wines.

We are Closed on the Following Holidays:

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Independence day
Superbowl Sunday

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Phone number
(858) 638-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
La Jolla Village Dr.
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Parking details
Valet parking available for $8. Hyatt Parking Garage across the courtyard is complimentary for 3 hours with validation. Street parking also available.
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Special events & promotions
Service Appreciation Monday - we thank all of our service men and women with 20% off dinner on Monday nights!

Ladies Night Thursdays - Ladies receive happy hour drink prices all night long PLUS enjoy cheese fondue, salad, & chocolate fondue for $20 per person

Kids Eat Free Saturdays & Sundays - From 4 to 6pm, one child 12 & under eats free per paid adult. See store for details or restrictions.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1927 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always a great time at The Melting Pot La Jolla. The food was great, the service was good, and the experience was overall fabulous.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Belated Valentines dinner♥️
We love the melting Pot !!

KirstenVO (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our server was wonderful. Food and drinks were delicious! All completed in very timely manner!

3.0  Dined 4 days ago

After setting up the reservation for my sons 18th Birthday, I received a phone call, not recognizing the phone number I did not answer it but The Melting Pot left a message that they needed to speak to me to confirm our reservation. I immediately called back and got an automated message that asked I hold while being transferred only no one picked up and the call hug up. I tried 3 more times, my wife tried twice the same night and twice the next morning with either the phone ringing with no answer or the same message with being hung up on. This was strike one . Our reservation was at 7:45 and we arrived at 7:37. We were told it would be just a few minutes and we would be seated. We were called to be seated at 8:10 only to stand at the host stand and wait while the hostess went to check to see if our table was ready. Strike two. I have to say, the service was spot on. We enjoyed the appetizer cheese, bread, apples & veggies as well as the dessert of s'mores chocolate with cake, brownies, fruit. The main course we did not enjoy as much, if you like boiled steak, chicken, pork, you will love the food but it had no taste, even though the supply you with a variety of dipping sauces. In the past, we were offered more choices (two cheeeses, two types of cooking styles for the main course and two different desserts so it felt more like we received more of a value. This time for the cost (almost $300 including the tip for 4 of us) we don't see the value. If there is a next time, we might try the other location and we'll go for the appetizer and dessert.

2.0  Dined 5 days ago

We brought two of our closest friends for a special occasion and since neither of them had ever been we really hoped for a great experience. The food itself was great, but the service certainly left a bitter taste in our mouths, even after dessert. Just a few things that went wrong from start to finish, we arrived five to ten minutes prior to our reservation time, once checked in we were told it would be just a few minutes for our table. We were not sat until fifteen to twenty minutes after the reservation time. Everything was fairly smooth through our salads, it was maybe five to ten minutes after we finished that our coq au vin was set before us on the burner. After it was placed, at least twenty minutes passed before anyone checked on our table, when someone came by it was a completely different server who asked if we needed anything. She was very nice and helpful and she brought us our main courses and sauces. Once served she came back awhile later to check on us and one of my friends asked if we could get a new sauce since ours had hair in it, she apologized and was prompt to bring us a new one. About fifteen minutes, give or take, into our main course I noticed that our burner had turned off. It took five or ten minutes of trying to flag someone down before I stood up to find our original server and told her that our burner had been shut off. Apparently this wasn't a simple button to fix and she had to call over a man, maybe a manager, to crawl under our table and fix it, this took another five or ten minutes before they figured it out. After it was fixed we waited another five to ten minutes for it to heat up again and then we finished the rest of our meals and dessert without issue. Overall I spent over $300 and was hoping for a great night with our friends on a special occasion and what we got was a series of problems that continued to detract from the overall experience, overall maybe two out of five.
TLDR: A lot of waiting and lack of service, also a hair

JuanD (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was my first time there and i loved it, food was great are waiter was the best.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great! Quick service! Loved every second we were there.

Hemant (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything was great.
It took a while to get to our table even though we had reservation, but it was ok.
Tony was really helpful and friendly and gave great suggestions for the food.
Would definitely recommend.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great evening - enjoyed Ladies Night menu offer. Outstanding and friendly waiter- Tony.

encintaseater (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Super nice and competent server, Janet, and the staff was very pleasant. The only complaint is that I was told this chain was an upscale place to bring someone for a special birthday. When I got there the place was clean but rather run down. There are nicks all over the wood, it needed paint on the bathroom doors as they are all chipped and the toilet seats were stained and worn out. Also, our booth's fabric was torn and the booth bench did not reach all the way to the wall. There was a gap between the wall and booth which my guest almost fell into while sliding over to make room for others in our party. Pretty bad impression. Did not care for the entree, but the bread and cheese appetizer and the chocolate fondue dessert was a lot of fun to eat and tasted good. I'd go back for those but only super casually - not for anything special.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The reservation we made through Open Table was virtually ignored. We had to wait 45 minutes past our appointed time to be seated. Service was a little slow. Inefficient. I summoned the Manager to express our disappointment, but he said there was nothing he can do. Probably won’t return. Food was pretty good.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My wife’s birthday dinner. Josh was our server. He did an outstanding job and the food was great. He brought us what we asked for and kept it coming. I had chocolate dipped strawberries too for my wife. It’s $30 extra for the strawberries. Overall a great restaurant and fun to play with your food while you eat. Only bad part was one woman sitting a few booths away kept talking on her phone sort of loud but the rest of the restaurant was quiet as we went early at 4:30pm to beat the crowd. Very nice for special occasions. We will be back.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything was delicious and the service was terrific! So fun to come here!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We loved the service overall and we enjoyed our server Jonah very professional he has excellent attencion and service skills. It was a just because date/outing with my sister whom works 12 to 16 our shifts. I wanted to treat her to something good with extra special attention and we both were extremely satisfied with my Melt Pot dinner choice.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

After the salads, waited more than 30 minutes, no food no waiter. Ready to get up and walk out, but wife chickened out so had to flag another wait staff to get our food. Nothing spectacular foodwise, first plate of filet mignon and marinated beef were tender, not so for the second plate. Very disappointed.