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.

The Melting Pot - Larkspur Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Good for Birthdays (29)
Romantic (29)
Cozy (27)
Fun (25)
Worth the Drive (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Casual (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Seasonal (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Live Sports (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Took about 30 mins just to get the server to come and bring us drinks. But food was amazing I feel like they were understaffed for that day

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

It is pricy but the experience it’s Amazing! Great food!-!and Service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We had an amazing time! We were seated right at our reservation time. The ambiance is very romantic, good music and nice lighting. You feel like you’re in an Italian cavern. The service was amazing; our server answered all of our questions & made suggestions. She was so friendly and attentive. The food! Wow sooo good. We did the 4 course experience and were hooked with the appetizer cheese fondue! It was a 3 hour experience that didn’t even seem that long. It was nice to spread out the eating experience so we could fully enjoy all we had to eat and the extra time to just talk was well worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

First off they charge you a flat rate of $75. But they don’t tell you that certain cooking styles, salad and dessert are extra. So our bill came and it was $200.48 with tip, we spent $230 not worth it. Will never come back for Valentine’s Day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Good experience. Will return. Had a little time difficult with the tempura dipping, but fun experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

My first time there and was not disappointed!! Wonderful staff and amazing food!! Definitely going back soon!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Savannah was a wonderful server. She was attentive and knowledgeable ! And she made every aspect of the dinner a great experience for my partner and me!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My and wife and I went to have a nice dinner. While the food and service were awesome, there was a table of (8) sitting nearby that were completely inappropriate in their language and voicterous behavior.

Management did nothing to top stop their over the top behavior, and actually allowed the behavior to get to such a level that other patrons departed before eating.

In short, as along as management keeps patrons from rude and unruly behavior, we will consider revisiting the restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Really enjoyed the experience that is "The Melting Pot". The service by Javier was exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I was very taken back by the fact that it was actually kind of dirty. The silverware was terrible, and a coffee cup came to the table so bad I left seriously nervous for my well-being. right from walking in it smelled bad. The food was very unremarkable. what a shame. Not worth going to. I hope they clean it up.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a nice dinner at the melting pot here. Wonderful dining room!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was perfect. Took my girlfriend there in a date for her birthday and it was so much fun. Our server was friendly and came at the perfect times.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

New server who was lost! Otherwise love it every single time. We wish we could come more!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Single most horrific dining experience of my life. The server had the nerve to tell me that the reason he and the food were so behind was because he honestly had to take way too much of his time to explain the menu to me. The nerve! Unreal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was a fun experience but the food wasn't anything amazing. The service was pretty unimpressive. Server was slow and kept forgetting to bring things.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We celebrated my daughter's 18th here and all three generations had a wonderful experience. Our server was incredibly friendly and added to our fun. Great night - lasting memory. Just make sure you have plenty of time - the 4 course meal takes 3+ hours. Well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This restaurant is great, but a bit slow. Just be aware if you are visiting. Otherwise, great!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were early for our reservations but were able to be seated with out to much wait. The service was very good even though they were very busy. The food was all very good with the banafosters desert being the best part of dinner.

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 (London)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have visited this Melting Pot many times, usually for our daughter's bday. We went this past time for her 21st Bday. Our server wasn't very confident. Perhaps she was new? She spilled a glass of red wine on one of our guests at one point. She and the manager were apologetic. He offered to pay for dry-cleaning, etc. But he wasn't as polished as we have experienced in the past. One other point, the buss-er came and noisily piled the finished plates plates on the table...Everything felt not as nice as in the past. Yet, the prices are still top notch...Wonder if they are having problems.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very romantic

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fun experience trying different options. Friendly staff. Can be pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, good service. Very difficult to get water here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Was very impressed all the way around. The foot was great and the ambiance beyond my expectations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We’ve never been to The Melting Pot not have we had fondue before. I wanted to take my girlfriend out for a nice date night and this place was perfect! Our waiter Alex was very fun and informative. Made us laugh. He is excellent at his job. We will definitely be going back again and looking for him as our waiter!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Though the atmosphere of the place is kind of unique since it is built into like a brick building and the food is great. The service we experienced was a bit not to our expectations. This does not mean that it would be like this every time with every customer. We expectedd a server that would elaborate a bit on explaining the Process of what he was doing and serving at our table. We were over charged for things we did not order but the bright thing was that comunicating with the manager the day after to get a refund of the over charge was very smooth and succesful. Her comunication skills are great and she was very proffesional and promt to solve the problem. She provided a solution on retraining her employee and I think that is great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The bartender was upset and throwing a fit about every little thing and making it known to everyone sitting at the bar. Was not very professional.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Just great dinner with a friend to celebrate life and he service was simple but very friendly and made everything easy

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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 6, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was a truly enjoyable evening!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 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 5, 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 4, 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 4, 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 30, 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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