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“Some say better than "sex"”
Review of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
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Ranked #10 of 44 Restaurants in Larkspur
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Swiss
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: The Larkspur Ferry Terminal is located across the street, please click the following link for the schedule: http://goldengateferry.org/schedules/Larkspur.php
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Some say better than "sex"”
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

One of my favorite places to go and enjoy a fantastic dinner! It's setting and atmosphere is very romantic especially if you get one of the private "cave" type tables... Really makes the evening special. Birthdays there is great too especially when you go with friends that like to share! You can try more flavors that way! Yummy!

  • Visited June 2013
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California
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Amazing location, great experience”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The location is an old kiln on the shore of San Francisco Bay. Love sitting inside, with the ambience and lighting that you could never find anywhere else. The fondue experience is fun with plenty of options. Wine list is superior as well, I also enjoy the bar, great cocktails.
Not a cheap evening, but fun and worth it for a special occaision.

  • Visited April 2013
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San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Housed in a 100 year old brick kiln, the Melting Pot is worth experiencing. We fondued in the 60's, but fondue technology has changed considerably since then. My kids loved the whole thing and the experience generated much family interaction. What kid is not going to love a chocolate fondue? The menu is confusing as the devil (need a good designer?) but once we understood the four course approach, it was good food and good fun. Yes, it's on the expensive side, but this is a labor intensive restauarnt concept. Our server, Crystal, was very helpful, patient, and friendly. She did a superb job and performed the work of tableside chef. We'll go back again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank walter m
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Sausalito
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not so perfect if you are watching your weight!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This place is so decadently delicious! Love it...and when you think you can't eat any more fondue they also offer a wonderfully sinful chocolate fondue for dessert. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because its a little dark and the ambiance is a bit cavey but I think that's also part of the feeling they're trying to create.

Visited January 2013
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Thank C V
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Windsor, California
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good experience, but worth the price?”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is our second visit to a Melting Pot; the first at this location. The atmosphere is fun, and tasty, but seems very costly for what it is. I certainly wouldn't want to bring children. Staff was very friendly, explained the process well and was very attentive. The highlight of the visit was the building itself. Housed in a former brick factory the architeture was unique and beautiful. Maybe a drink at the bar would suffice.

  • Visited February 2013
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