About The Melting Pot - Larkspur

The Melting Pot is located in the historic Brick Kiln in Larkspur, CA. The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get-together with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. The Melting Pot offers the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique sauces & your favorite chocolate fondue. To highlight your meal we also offer a wide variety of wines to compliment your meal. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.

125 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Larkspur, CA 94939
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, Swiss

Hours of Operation:
FULL FOUR-COURSE
FONDUE DINNER HOURS
Monday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

AFTER HOURS -
CHOCOLATE ONLY
Sunday - Thursday: 10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 p.m. - Midnight
(Bar Only)

HAPPY HOUR
Monday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
(Bar Only for guest 21 and over)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 461-6358

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/larkspur/specials

Entertainment:
CELEBRATE IN STYLE! We offer celebration packages that can be placed on your table prior to your arrival. Surprise your friends, family, or colleagues with balloons, flowers, or even champagne! Please make note of any special requests from the list below when making your reservation. Please give 10+ hours when making requests. • Balloon Arrangements with chocolate wafers $25 • Balloon arrangement, chocolate wafers and a plush bear $30 • 3 roses with vase $20/ 6 roses with vase $30/ 1 dozen roses with vase $50 • Seasonal flower arrangements small $20/ large $30 • Melting Pot logo-metal frame with digital photo taken of group $10 • Champagne toast for two $18 (must have ID present)

Parking Details:
100 spaces of complimentary self-parking are available 7 days a week.

Public Transit:
The Larkspur Ferry Terminal is located across the street, please click the following link for the schedule:

http://goldengateferry.org/schedules/Larkspur.php

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Every third Wednesday is Ladies Night Out.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate our Christmas Eve fondue tradition! Enjoy a prix-fixe 4 course dinner $50 per adult and 3 course dinner $28 per children 12 & under.Reservation with credit card required cancellation fee applies within 72 hours of reservation time.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at the Romantic Larkspur Melting Pot! $75 per person prix fixe 4-course dinner. Reservations with credit card required. Cancellation fee applies within 72 hours of reservation time.

The Melting Pot - Larkspur Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (48)
Special Occasion (43)
Good for Birthdays (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for a Date (34)
Fun (34)
Worth the Drive (27)
Cozy (26)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Groups (15)
Kid-friendly (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Casual (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Never disappoints. Always great service and amazing food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Perfect place for a wonderful birthday!

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·Dined 4 days ago

This review is for overall service. We were turned away, refused service, for my son’s birthday because his Aunt was vegan. Even though our reservation was at 4:30pm and there wasn’t a soul in the restaurant (every table was empty but our own), we were not allowed to move to a table that had two burners so that my sister could have a vegan meal. The host/floor manager even said she could sit there and watch the rest of us eat. Ha ha! Ridiculous to be treated so rudely and with such disrespect. Unreal they could not accommodate our open table reservation in a completely empty restaurant. Terrible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Really great food with a bunch of options to choose from to make your experience unique. Have been going here for 2 years and I love it more every time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great atmosphere, service and wonderful food. Would totally recommend this place for fun, special occasions or with family. A mistake was made after reservation was made on line. The manager called the day of the reservation and said they didn’t open till 5 pm and our reservations had been made for 4:15. The manager called in wait staff and promised he would even get us started if need be. They never skipped a beat from the time of our arrival and the experience was awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

The experience was great but our server was 2 weeks "new" and her response time was SLOW.. We waited 20 minutes for our first cocktail. She forgot things and couldn't answer some questions, when asked. She was sweet but because this was a birthday dinner... It was frustrating to wait so long between courses and wait again for 20 minutes for our 2nd drink. I was tired as dinner took almost 3 hours.. I normally wouldn't complain but I spent a lot of money that night and hoped the service would have been better.
Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great first Melting Pot experience here. Way cool building. We shared 4 classic 4 course meals amongst 5 people and still ended up taking a lot home. We'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was great. This is our absolute go to date night spot. Juan our server was the best.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The melting pot
was the Marin County’s worst restaurant we ever had a dinner!
Outrageously expensive for mediocre food they serve. Menu was a deliberately tricky so they could riff off the customers! We had a special occasion of 10 Tennis plyers gathering. We all are Terribly disappointed in this restaurant.

However, the server did her best to serve promptly, it is not her fault giving us tricky menu and outrageously expensive price.

We will not recommend to anyone!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

not a value for the money - meat wasn't seasoned well. and the vegetables looked like they came off a costco platter along with the desserts - nothing special

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My 15 year old daughter's 15th birthday
With her best friends. I gave them money and they figured out how to order and tip. The waiter was wonderful and they had a lovely evening!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Salmon was very shabby compared to the steak and chicken.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great place when you're not in a hurry. Loved it!

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food and service was great and i enjoyed the setting of the place

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Booking my reservation I read some less than stellar recent reviews. I had been in the past a few times so I was waiting to see how our experience would be this time around. Service was great. We were early for our reservation but they seated us immediately. Wait staff was attentive to keeping table cleared and any needs we had. Food was good. I was disappointed to see that for the cheese course the bowl of veggies/fruit we were served for 2 servings was miniscule. Truthfully can't recall if it has always been that SMALL but I was caught off guard by that. Overall a good visit. We will return for special occasions.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server Tim was fantastic! Always checking to make sure we were good. Explained everything, attentive, fun. The food was great, the cocktails were yummy, we had a lovely time!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This location of the melting pot is what makes it so special, the brick oven is such a cool setting. I have come here every year for my birthday for the past 10 years or more, and they make your special occasion feel special. The food is to die for, and the wait staff are all very well trained on making your food in front of you and making good conversation, considering they are very involved in your dining experience. Overall it's always a 20/10 experience and I always recommend it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Just wanted to say that the pace is too slow.
We sat around 7:00pm, our server took our order and brought our drinks but cheese fondue wasn’t served until 7:40ish. Then our entree and then dessert. We didn’t get out until 9:40pm which I think is too long.

Thanks

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Chain. Fondu. Booth for four was very tight seating. It was way too hot in the restaurant with the air heavily permeated with grease smoke from oil-based cooking. The salads were great and the sauces for cooked meats / shrimp / vegetables very skimpy. Maybe I’m not a “fondu person”, but the only thing I would return for is the chocolate sauce desert. The price was outrageous - at $300 party of four. Cheddar cheese sauce first course was very good, but how much bread dipped in cheese can you eat??!! I’m not coming back for dinner. Our server was very good.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very good food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Mike was our server for the night. He did a great job explaining to my SO and I the menu a couple times because we weren’t understanding it. Overall the experience was good. I was a little disappointed that our anniversary was not acknowledged even when I put it down in the reservation, might have been an error on the Open Table app though, so not a big deal. The cooking style we chose was mojo, didn’t enjoy it as much as we thought we would. But the dessert was great. We chose “the original”, loved it so much I kept eating even when I was full. My SO and I will have to come back just for the cheese and chocolate.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Smells dirty and is dirty. Hair in food. Overpriced. Waste of money

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

There were so many 1 star reviews on yelp, that I almost didn't go. My sis suggested we make 5:00 reservations, and if it was awful, we'd leave and go elsewhere. What a pleasant surprise. Darin was our server and he was attentive, personable and efficient. We didn't need the menu explained to us, but he did guide us which cheese fondue he thought was the better choice of the 2 we narrowed it down to.
Sis and I don't like meat fondue, so we had classic alpine cheese fondue that came with green apples, bread and a small bowl of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. She had a house salad and I had chevre citrus. I had their sunshine sangria and sis their freshly picked margarita. (A couple each). We were full and satisfied, but how can you pass up chocolate fondue? Impossible! We had the one that had caramel and pecans in it. The mistake we made was ordering a mocatini and a chocolate coffee drink to go with the dessert. For the first time in my life, I experienced chocolate overload. But it was worth it.
The fondue, salads, drinks and dessert were all prepared using fresh ingredients and far exceeded my expectations. We will be back.
WARNING: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. traffic was a mess. We were 15 to 20 minutes late due to the bumper to bumper traffic once we exited 101. It didn't affect our reservation and management was fine with it. I think it would be a big problem as the night goes on and they get busier.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

As always, the food was great. Service was kind of slow, and we had a hard time getting to pay our bill.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service, and the food is excellent.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love a leisurely meal here with family and friends. I come away feeling well cared for, nicely relaxed and very full of delicious food!

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waiter was amazing...made the night a special one. Food was very delicious. We had a great time and enjoyed the long, lingering time spent at our table with ambiance.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Juan carlos was amazing. Surprisingly the only down fall was the manager, he was rude and uninviting...luckily everyone else was amazing!!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Let me start by saying that I have always liked The Melting Pot. My daughter loves it and we went there at her request. I would have likely left the restaurant after the 45 minutes and I had not seen any food if this were a normal occasion. Our reservation was at 7pm and we arrived at 7:15 and left the parking lot at 10:15. That may not sound as bad as it was. We only received the chocolate at 10:00. I requested a dual burner table and was denied when I know that the place wwas not

Apparently, there was a banquet that slowed everything down. They just showed up? That doesn't make sense that they would not make a reservation, which would allow for proper staffing to be maintain.

Every phase of the meal took an hour whether we wanted I to or not. I was not impressed and thought I should have been compensated more that $25.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We were there for super long. Our waiter forgot about us so we were their even longer. My wife wanted to leave several times but we hadnt been in awhile so I asked her to stay. Food was super expensive you have to cook it yourself. Left very hungry. Hostess and manager were very nice but t h ey coudnt save our night. I think a more attentive waiter and some speed in which things are delivered it could be better.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and cozy intimate table for two as well as the unique architecture of this particular location. Our waitress was friendly, informative and efficient. We will definitely return soon.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food and service were good. A good variety to choose from and all our choices were very tasty. We had an incident at our table and it was handled very well. We all had a good time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our waitress, MS. Singh, was amazing and great with our kids.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was really good but the service was very slow. It is an experience so plan on at least 3 hours for dinner.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our 12 y.o. daughter loves the MP and requested it for her friends to join her for her birthday. Of course, it was her evening but I find the formula meal and routine is a bit much. Service was quite slow, more than a celebratory occasion would call for; the food is very poor quality (our dipping vegetables were dry and stale with very small portions; and the prices are exorbitant for poor quality food of very small proportions. The basic cheese dip was quite good though.
It feels like a factory routine. The wait people are quite friendly trying to do their job, but I would never go back unless my daughter requested it.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything about this place was phenomenal from the server, food, experience Etc... thank you for the four-course experience. I will definitely be back for more.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always a let down and still the place where our kids want to go on their birthdays. Three hour meals because servers ALWAYS disappear for 20 minutes at a time. A 6pm reservation, 20 minutes for drink order to be taken, another 25 minutes until they were at our table. Had to get up and walk to the bar mid meal for round two because our otherwise bubbly and enthusiastic server was MIA. Fondue is fun, I get it. But this is the last time we waste $300 on a birthday dinner here.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The restaurant has a very odd smell. The menu is very confusing. We would recommend having the cheese course, salad and the dessert. The main course is very messy to cook and causes lots of confusion and clutter. Very over priced, especially vegetarian.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food and service. Dining experience... not just another meal. It's worth the drive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Somewhat noisy for "quiet conversation" type setting. It was uncomfortably HOT and according to the staff the air was on, nothing else could be done.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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