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About The Melting Pot - Thousand Oaks

The Melting Pot is the nation's largest fondue restaurant chain, offering a combination of great food, intimate atmosphere and interactive dining. The Melting Pot strives to help guest create memories through event dining as a destination restaurant perfect for a romantic dinner or a family gathering.

3685 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm; Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 12pm
Daytime hours available for parties of 10 or more.

Cross Street:
Marmon

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 370-8802

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/thousand-oaks/specials

Catering:
Please call for details.

Private Party Facilities:
From 8 to 120

Private Party Contact:
Liz Beddow, to_melting_pot@hotmail.com: (805) 370-8802

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

Special Events & Promotions:
NEW YEAR – FRESH START!
HEALTHY RESOLUTIONS
Experience our everyday gluten free and vegetarian options to kick-off your new year’s resolutions. Make it a ladies night, date night or just a night out with friends with our Good Earth Vegetarian 4-course experience for $42.95.

NOW THRU JAN 7 2018
SPICE UP YOUR WINTER
Spice up your winter with our seasonal Fresh Pressed Mule featuring Stoli Vanil Vodka, apple, lemon and maple topped with ginger beer.

Our iconic mule mugs make great gifts, and right now we’re offing a special of 2 for $22! Available in Red, Copper and Silver!

The Melting Pot - Thousand Oaks Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Cozy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Waterfront (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service was awful. Food was great. We won't ever go again due to the horrible service.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Service was good don't like the new menu
Should be able to make a review only

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

the food was okay, the dipping was fun, the price isn't worth either.
Considering there is no Chef preparing the entrees because the patron does it themselves not much to justify pricey menu AT ALL. Staff was friendly but a bit on the slow side, atmosphere was good, but I would go to a nice restaurant. The cost will be about the same and you won't have to cook yourself. Once is enough thank you very much.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I had visited The Melting Pot at a different location once before and had such a great experience. I was happy to learn that there was a location near my home. I took my family for New Years' Eve dinner. I was not impressed with this location, the set menu for the holiday and the raised pricing due to the holiday. This particular location was not a very nice restaurant and I was highly disappointed. I actually felt highly remorseful about what I spent on dinner this evening. We like to eat out and do choose nice places so we're not afraid to spend money on a nice dinner. This did not match my expectations.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is high quality. We ordered the 4 course "Big Night Out" meal for 2. But even though we cooked our own food right in front of us it took way too long for them to bring it out.
We had a small table in a private corner and it was cold, and I was wearing a jacket, and they couldn't do anything to control it. Server was going through the motions.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent service and experience! It was my first time there and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s a must try!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great and fun experience. Go for the four course!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent for a romantic night out. Wonderful for and a very intimate atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service from the waiter and support staff. Our waiter Sean was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was wonderful, but the I can’t find the value in the prices they charge. Very over priced.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I have been to the melting pot on several occasions and I am never dissapointed. Everything from the food to the impeccable service makes the melting pot a truely magnificent dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My husband and I have been dining at the Seattle Melting Pot for years. I was visiting my family in Thousand Oaks who hadn’t been to the Melting Pot. They loved it! You have new fans who will be back. Thank you for a fabulous experience.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Although our server Jeff was friendly and knowledgeable, when I paid cash for our meal and asked for the change, he gave me back ALL my money back (only broke the $5.00 bill down) and due to being in a deep conversation, I didn’t pay attention to what he brought back to the table (I just put it in my purse) then we left and ended up being called and having to put it on my credit card. Other than that, the food was good, but there was food (in differect areas of the restaurant) on the floor and our table was sticky. Overall not the best experience for 2 people who paid $132.76 to have a nice dinner while on vacation.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Went for our One month wedding anniversary. Made the reservation through open table app. When asked if there was any special requests through the website I asked for a private/semi private table and to have a bottle of wine at the table when we got there. No bottle of wine when we arrived and no mention of wedding anniversary! After seated we waiting 30 mins for someone to take our drink order and another 15 mins to receive them. And for a Tuesday night right at 5pm when they opened that was unacceptable! Food was great as always just waited a long time to get started.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was good. Just the coq au vin cooking broth was too spicy for me so I️ couldn’t eat most of my entree and there was nothing on the menu about it being spicy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Like always the service was amazing and the food was great. Perfect date night away from the kids. Lots of fun!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

So much fun! Best birthday dinner ever! Everything was delicious and the staff is wonderful!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Melting Pot is such a fun place to go, if you can afford it. Be aware that everyone at the table must agree on the cheese,the cooking style and the chocolate, as there is only one fondue pot at the table (more at the long group tables.) The meat and produce are all very fresh, and the staff will give you lots of advise on cooking time, and what sauce goes best with each meat/veggie. Plan for at least two hours for a full four course meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and service was excellent. Our waiter walked us though our options and explained everything. Had a great date night with my husband.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The cheese and food were amazing. I would skip the meats next time and just eat the cheese and chocolate fondue. The waiter was very good and explained everything we needed to know.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Calm atmosphere, real and unique dining experience. Good tasting food

Tags: Tasting Menu, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I love the cheese fondue. Had a salad that was very good. The chocolate fondue was too sweet for me. We got chocolate covered strawberries to take home. It is a bit pricey but it is definitely a fun thing to do for special occasion. Next time I will just do the cheese fondue and salad only.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Delicious food and a lot of it. They changed it so each person can customize their meat selection. Our server was attentive.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Sean was an amazing server to us thank you for making our anniversary special

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

My daughter's friend was home from college.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Servers were great. Kim and Jackie . Very friendly and attentive

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service level has definitely changed since I went years ago. The first 5 years it opened, servers were dressed like you’d see at a 4/5 star restaurant and they would spend a good amount of time going over the menu, talking about what pairs nicely with what, etc. A lot has changed. Our server was really nice and I have nothing against him but I felt like I was having my order taken at Applebee’s. The server was dressed in jeans, and unironed short sleeve button down— no uniformity in server dress (if they were going for a more casual look/theme) and dirty tennis shoes. This wouldn’t be a big deal if it wasn’t a minimum $100/couple type restaurant. Server threw our plates and silverware down very quickly and loudly (wasn’t angry, just sloppily).Food was fine, but it was weird being charged what we were for such a casual type environment. Probably not coming back unfortunately.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Since our usual Melting Pot experience in Pasadena closed, we were initially very saddened to think that the only other location near us was almost 2 hours away in Thousand Oaks (Here's hoping a new one opens up soon that's closer). However, our love for the food and experience makes the trip worth the distance. The bartender made a virgin Spicy Mule when it's not a regular option for that particular drink and it was phenomenal. The extra step for its patrons is a refreshing feeling while frequenting a restaurant. We are Melting Pot enthusiasts through and through. Thanks again T.O. Melting Pot. Cheers!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The Melting Pot was great. We took our daughter for her 17th birthday and had fantastic time. The food was tasty and the service was excellent. It was nice to enjoy the different courses at a nice pace not hurried. The Melting Pot was the perfect choice for a birthday dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is our family's go-to restaurant for celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries. We also enjoy introducing friends to it who haven't been there. Service was great and the food was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was my first visit to The Melting Pot. Service was good. Experience was fun. The cheese foundue was great and the dessert was fantastic. The meat was just OK. Don't know what I expected, but boiling your meat in flavored water was not it. Didn't taste all that good and it was odd. Anyhow, get the fondue, the salad and the dessert. All good. Expect to pay a lot. Go with a good attitude and have a good time.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Relaxing meal - Fun to cook and dip with friends. Loved the cheese fondue, broth for the beef and the dessert dip Bananas Foster. A great place to unwind and enjoy a leisure meal.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We'd been to another Melting Pot and we're underwhelmed with our experience. Our waiter kept forgetting our order, rambling on. The cheese which he made at the table had so much nutmeg dumped in it was nearly inedible. The meat was overpriced for the portion size. None of it was remarkable and given the cost for the experience, we'd have rather gone somewhere else.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Anniversaire

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

First time to the Thousand oaks location. We had a lovely birthday for my son. It is expensive, five of us split four dinners and ordered the extra salad. We had plenty to eat, but we did eat it all! Desert is amazing, I highly recommend both a white and a dark chocolate.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Always amazing. Service is top notch. Genuinely unique experience that never gets old. Our 'go-to' for over a decade.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent food and service! Great drinks, and a wonderful leisurely approach to dining. Wonderful!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I love coming to the Melting Pot with friends I haven't seen in awhile because you have TIME to talk and catch up while you enjoy your super yummy fondue! I love the cheese course, I love the protein course, and the best part is always DESSERT. The drinks are great, too!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Second time going. First time for Mothers Day, this time Birthday Day Party. Great place and fun.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

The service here was atrocious. We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation and were greeted in the lobby with a stern "can we help you" as if we were interrupting people who clearly had better things to do. We were the only people in the lobby at the time and stated that was fine, we would come back at our reservation time and sat outside. When we returned, the host was listening to music with her headphones, and rather than greet us, abruptly pulled the headphones out. When I made an offhand remark about us not meaning to disturb her, she made a remark about knowing she shouldn't be doing what she was. We were sat at a table in the back of the restaurant. The space between the wall and the table was loaded with straw wrappers, dirt, food particles, etc. It was filthy, but I chose to ignore it because we were busy waiting to be greeted by anyone for almost 25 minutes. As this was our anniversary dinner, and a novelty, we decided to stick it out. Our server arrived at the 30 minute mark, sweaty, admitting he was very busy, and could he get our drinks going? We ordered our drinks, two waters and two beers and made a quick decision on the cheese course, not knowing when our server would return. He came back with two waters and our cheese. It would be another 15 minutes and having to remind him of our drinks twice, before he finally showed up with them. The manager (I assume) was filling our waters the second time we asked, and she had our beers comped off the check. At this point, our server returned to with salads and told us that we were his last table, and so we would see a lot of him! "Yay." We did not. He occasionally popped in after long absences. Just how bad the service was almost became comical to my husband and I and we agreed that in the future we would look back on how bad the service was at our first anniversary dinner with a fond memory of it being an adventure. Of course in the moment it wasn't so funny. On the bright side, our food was delicious

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy
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