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The Melting Pot - La Jolla

4.5
1908 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
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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 (http://www.sandiegometro.com/2006/may/dining.php)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
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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Cross street: La Jolla Village Dr.
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What 1908 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Srvdmy4usn (Phoenix)
1.0
Dined 3 days ago

We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time, only to walk past several open tables. After being seated it took another 15 minutes to get drinks, and this trend continued. After 2 hours of dining, we had just finished our salads (course 2 of 4). We asked the waitress to cancel the remaining courses and left.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Food was amazing! Service was excellent!

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Bbbb 
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

For what you pay, the portions weren’t really worth it. The waitress was very attentive when it was only a few people, and then we were forgotten about. It was annoying to constantly have the hostesses walking by us every few minutes, to check if we were almost done. It was hot where we sat as well.

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Sebastian 
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

We have been coming here for years, the atmosphere, food, and staff are always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

We had 6:30 reservation and arrived at 6:25. They were not able to seat us till 7:10pm

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent service. Waitress was very kind and accomodating

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Perfect, cheese and meat was 👍👍👍

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smason04 (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Great fondue experience - we have done both dinner and dessert now and really like both. Only comment on the sweets selection is the "portions" or sauces are quite small for what they charge but really like the fact that you can have unlimited dipping selections so we opted for more fruit as the Marshmallows are bit much to dip into the sweet sauces.

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AngieW (San Diego)
1.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Very sad about our New Year's Eve experience. I would normally chalk it up to being New Year's Eve but when your waitress proactively covers your drink bill due to the terrible service and encourages us to write an honest review so the "owners" can see how bad it was, there isn't much else I can say. We had a 7:30 dinner reservation. Upon arrival, we were told we would be notified when our table was ready, no estimated time, no offer of wait in bar...Once at our table about 20-25 mins later, it took another 15 minutes for a server to come by to ask if we had been greeted and said she would take the table...Clearly, we were not in her section and she picked us up. It was freezing in the restaurant - my daughter and I huddled together with my husband's suit coat over our laps for the entire 3 hour meal - yes 3 hours it took from reservation time to when we left. We would have left sooner but since it was a price fixed menu we had paid for our deserts and we figured we had been there that long....It took 2 hours to get to our main course, again a fixed menu choice. The best part was the bright shining light that hit my husband's face like he was being interrogated at the police station. Not only was the light there the entire time but for at least 1/2 hour the light brightness increased and took 2 times to request it be dimmed. I have dined at the Melting Pot before and specifically sought out this place for our send off of 2017. I will be hard pressed to want to dine at Melting Pot - La Jolla again....

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic! We come to the melting pot 5-6 times a year, and all was excellent as usual.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
La Jolla Village Dr.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(858) 638-1700
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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.
Additional
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
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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.