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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

VALENTINES WEEKEND!!!! We are only serving a Prix Fixe menu for $75 per person. All reservations require a credit card. Please note the regular and ala carte menu will NOT be available this day & we cannot guarantee lovers lane seating. Cancellation fee is $25 per person 72 hours before reservation

The Melting Pot - Larkspur Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was absolutely delicious! All of the employees were extremely friendly. The bacon cheddar cheese fondue was amazing and the strawberry salad was the best i have had. The blackberry sage lemonade was so yumny. The presentation was exquisite. The dessert fondue was my favorite. I had the cookies and creme fondue with milk chocolate. This was the best food experience I had ever had!! I cannot wait to go back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Cheese fondu good. Salad was awful. Entree not good quality meat. Chocolate fondu nice. Wouldn’t go again. Service not great. Dining table and chairs didn’t look clean and need upgrading.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Best Food, Best Service and Best Everything!
I highly recommend it

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 7, 2018

30 minutes late to sit us

Then took another 20 minutes to get our order in

Other than that amazing

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great time, food was delicious and our server Jade was excellent!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was a truly enjoyable evening!!!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We always go to the melting pot for our anniversary. Being that we have been to this location many times we know what to expect. Unfortunately the food was not as good as it has been in the past. And the green goddess dip was runny and not thick as usual. Plus our pot wouldn't heat up as it should have and the cheese never melted to what it should have. The server was great, but tye drink runner was slow and we waited for 20 minutes for a drink.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I celebrated a friends birthday and he had never been. I wasn't sure if he was going to be okay with cooking his own food but he had read that it was a fondue restaurant and was up for the challenge. Being that it was his birthday, I put in a last minute request through my existing Open Table reservation to have rose petals put on the table not really expecting them to see it. Well, they did and he was pleasantly surprised as well was I that they had fulfilled the request. We were tucked in the back sort of secluded which was nice. Our server was fabulous, however I cannot remember his name. They were very attentive and since this was my guests first time dining there they took the time to explain everything in detail.

I have been here several times in Larkspur and more recently in Greenville, SC and my experience with the staff is always stellar. I even like that you can eat fondue at the bar :).

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fun place, food was good and the process of cooking and eating was something different. Great for kids, because they love to dip/cook in the pot. They have lots of cozy seating for a date night, too.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our experience is always a pleasure!
Teen son enjoyed it so much more than expected, and he became more and more creative with the food prep and sauces, etc.
Very pricey though still appropriately priced, imho. Good for special occasions.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

As always. Outstanding experience. The ambience is wonderful. Food is fresh and flavorful. Great Job!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service, usual menu. Only disappointment was I had booked for my daughter's birthday where we go every year for and they did not seem to have that info even though we had reconfirmed via phone. Waiter brought out generic birthday plate not the usual one which is personalized. I've attached a picture of the past. We didn't even take a picture of this year it was so pathetic it only had chocolate no pieces of cake, strawberries or even the candle.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The melting pot is a great fondue restaurant – beware when making reservations of their site through open table though. Call and confirm directly. Made our reservations more than a month ahead of time and when we got there ( after hiring a babysitter and making a long drive for our special dinner ) they had no record of our reservations even though I had gotten a confirmation from OpenTable the day before which I showed them. It was stressful and embarrassing, though we finally did get our table and enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I HAVe been here many times and I used to love this place. We had such a horrible experience. The food was good but the service was horrible. Our waitress would never check on us. We needed more bread and I needed to have a different person get it for us. My salad was lacking dressing and again I had to ask a busser to get some for us because she wouldn’t come by at all. After waiting forever after we were done with our food to get our check I had to go to th front to ask for it because again our waitress was nowhere to be found. We drive 45 to get here and I don’t think it’s wirth it anymore. I don’t know if we will be returning unfortunately.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great atmosphere. All of my special requests were met. Great hosts and overall an amazing time. I asked my girlfriend out officially and she said it was a perfect night. Would definitely go back

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The waiter messed up my drink twice and still charged me $10 for them which I thought was ridiculous. He kept taking our silverware which we needed for the other courses and also brought us the wrong cheese for our first course.

I didn't realize we had to cook our own food either, I thought the entrees would be prepared for us so having to cook our own meal was a bit odd and if I wanted to cook my own steak or chicken I could have at home.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Usually love going here but our waiter was lacking in service. He rarely came by to ask if we needed anything and in the couple times he did he took forever to bring back what we needed. Also food on average this time around. Cheese had too much beer base and our waiter brought out the brother not even half full. When it was time to cook the food in the broth, we couldn't place all our food forks in at once as the food would not be cooked. Disappointing experience the last 2 times we've gone, not sure if we will be back anytime soon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was not good (not just from our waitress, but other members of the staff as well). No one was talkative or inviting, I felt as if I was an annoyance for asking questions because I was not familiar with the menu. The service was slow, they brought out multiple wrong menu items to our table, and not all of our items came out (specifically drinks - even when we asked about it twice, we were told that they were coming but they came at the last course of the meal). Overall, it seemed that the staff had little communication with each other and no one fully knew who was bring what out and who was taking orders. I was really bummed because we came for a super special occasion and I talked up this restaurant a lot (I've had other phenominal experiences at other locations) and it turned out to be below average service.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food is decent and it’s fun to do something different but this facility is in need of a deep clean!!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were there over 3 hours already, and the pots were not even heated for our dessert yet. We could not be there another 1/2 hour especially with our 2 year old. When we told the waiter we will have to skip dessert (even though it was for his birthday) he didn’t have any response and said he would get the check. No apology at all that he kept leaving our table unattended for too long. Also our drink orders were forgotten three times. Even the bill took another 10 mins to show up. We were his first table and many of the groups that came after us were finished before. Was hoping for a more positive experience. The food was good, but service needs improvement.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I love the food, from the cheese fondue to the yin & yan chocolate fondue. Excellent service and the bartender made good drinks

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vip
 (México)·Dined on December 23, 2017

El lugar es lindo, pero el Fondue era como una sopa. Muy aguado!!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful food and a fantastic server. He told us he was very new, but we wouldn't have guessed! Food delicious and the wine pairing was excellent. Our server also made up this lil gem (picture) when we told him I had just graduated from Cal; so lovely!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Went there for a holiday work party. We had a great time. It was VERY hot and humid inside. The service was fantastic and the food delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

I don't see how this restaurant remains open in this area, with all of the truly good options. The hostess was a total grinch - snippety when we arrived and angry when we accidentally spilled a drink. Our waitress was nice but not that helpful about explaining the menu options which are complex. And it is SO SO SLOW. It's meant to be a long, coursed meal, but even getting waters and then the check took forever. The food was airline quality. Truly. It looked to be popped out of a prep portioned bag. So gross.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The Melting Pot is a wonderful place to go to celebrate a special occasion or to meet an old friend. The food is so fresh, the wait staff never rushes a decision or a meal. They are always there to give a suggestion or an explanation. The food is delicious and the ambiance like no other restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

Perfect place for a wonderful birthday!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (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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