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“Expensive average food”
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
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Fist of all we ordered the cheese pot , it came with some crumbles of tortilla chips, some cheap baby carrots from Safeway, and dried up french bread. $8 per person. Next the main course. 4 oz fresh raw chicken 1 piece of potato, 1 piece broccoli. $16. Fillet was 4 oz also for $22, a combo adds more. Water glasses slow to be refilled, the one drink we had from the bar was poorly mixed and had to be returned for another. On the plus side, the location is very cool. Overall, average, expensive, cool building. We will never return to this chain

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

If you love fondue, this is the place for you. The location set on the shore of San Francisco Bay has the ambience of a cave... but in a very cool way. It's an old kiln!! The lighting and overall feel is very intimate and cozy. The service was friendly and attentive. A little bit of a wait at times, but the place was super busy. Our French server had a very cute personality, and kept us entertained. The two cheese fondues that we tried were amazing. I loved watching them be prepared right at the table. The selection of different meats and seafood was very good. With all of the choices, plus an added salad, it was a lot of food! But, we still had to venture on to dessert. And, I'm glad we did. The chocolate sauces, which were also prepared at the table, were to die for! Excellent! There was a good variety on the wine list as well as a full bar. Although it's a little pricey, it is totally worth it. Be sure to bring your appetite!

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Thank VWalk78
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have always looked forward to dining at The Melting Pot in Larkspur. Unfortunately the service level has eroded so badly that we will never be returning.

While the waitperson was nice enough, after having to wait over 30 minutes for her to return after each course, we discovered that she was waiting on numerous tables on the other side of the restaurant. If The Melting Pot's philosophy is to make the restaurant more profitable by keeping labor costs down, shame on them.

The location within an old brick factory is absolutely beautiful and romantic. The food is good but expensive. The service level is totally unacceptable. Complaining to the hostess did little to make things better.

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Thank mavinman
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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!

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Thank Sweetfaerygirl
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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.

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Thank Jfeil
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