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“gotta cook your own food. ha!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
2646 Dupont Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-8887
949-955-3242
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Ranked #79 of 538 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French, Swiss
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Jamboree
San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“gotta cook your own food. ha!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

fun for the family. good for special occasion. a little pricey; but a different type of dining experience. Loved the chocolate fondue. we all had a happy chocolate type "high". sweet memory.

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Santa Ana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Not my type”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I understand some people like this concept of cuisine but is not for me. I don't like idea of eating out and have to cook my own food. Besides, I did not like the food. To be fair, I would not mind to go back dessert but that's it.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Come here for drinks or dessert”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I find this place to be very polarizing. You either love it or hate it.
I am mostly in the latter category, because I think for the price you pay, someone else should be cooking your damn food. All things considered, though -- right down the middle.

I would recommend, however, the S'mores chocolate fondue. Now THAT is pretty awesome. The Yin & Yang cocktail is also very good, but expensive.

Visited April 2012
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Ladera Ranch, CA
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Nothing to bring me back”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Not a big one for fondue to begin with, and this place would not make anyone change their mind. Food was plentiful, with a good selection, but not worth a trip back.

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sstclair812
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“a special treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Expensive? Yes! Fattening? Yes! Worth it? Yes! You're dipping bread in cheese, people, and it'll cost you easily $40 a plate, but it's awesome! Good service and great quality food. Good for a special birthday or anniversary dinner. I didn't try happy hour, but it looked good on the menu and affordable for a non-special occasion.

Visited June 2012
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