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“Good food but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Melting Pot - CLOSED

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The Melting Pot
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American, Swiss, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 1st
Transit: San Mateo CalTrain Station.
california
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Love their food but it is pretty pricey. And even when the run "deals" they are for Monday-Thursday. So pretty useless. Location is convenient with plenty of parking.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank kangatoo
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46 reviews from our community

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English first
San Mateo, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“TB”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The food at the melting pot is so good! You get a cheese course and dinner and dessert! All in founde form! The place is really nice went there while my grandparents were in town and they all loved it. They said although it is expensive they felt that it was worth it. Be sure to make reservations! That is the number 1 tip that I have at this place!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Tide B
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Seaford, Delaware
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181 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere for a celebraton or rendez-vous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Located in an old brick kiln, this location has a lot of atmosphere. The food was very good. We did a four course meal including cheese fondue for an appetizer, salads, a land and sea fondue for entree and a chocolate fondue for desert. We ordered 2 kids entrees and shared our cheese fondue and desert with them and had plenty. We might consider not ordering an entree next time and adding a portion to the cheese and desert. Service was fair. Pricing was a little high except that this is a major investment in building and low table turnover in a major city. Dinner lasted about two hours and ten minutes and we were rushing a little to get back on the road. Make sure you have the time. Would reccomend reservations.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Raymond A
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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Showed up at 5:30 on Saturday night without reservations on Father's day weekend. Got sat at the bar as no tables were available. The bartender was FANTASTIC and we got full table service. Amazing quality food in HUGE quantities. Have been to other fondue places and this one tops them all. Home run.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Kyle R
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Half Moon Bay, California
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“What a fun dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

I knew it would be fun because it is fondu!
But it was really good and special.

I am so sorry I cannot remember our waitress. She was fabulous. Danielle?? I am so sorry. It was freezing cold in there was the only complaint....We told or waitress and she had the manager right out. He agreed, turned up the heater and the rest of the night was magic!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank gotoborabora
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