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The Melting Pot
Fondue Restaurant
Today 4:00 – 11:00 pm
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1 Transit Center Way San Mateo, CA 94401
1 Transit Center WayUSCaliforniaSan Mateo94401
Fondue Restaurant, European Restaurant
Fondue Restaurant
European Restaurant
Swiss Restaurant
Today 4:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 4:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 3:00 – 9:00 pm
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Fondue restaurant chain offering heated pots of cheese, chocolate or broth for dipping & cooking.- Google
"Just had the artichoke cheese dish.very good tasting."
"Chocolate fondue was good."
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Lupe Hogan
3 months ago
Dec 28th, food was adequate, waiter was pleasant and nice. Restaurant itself was unkepmpt, not very good ambiance. Pricey menu did not meet our expectations for this restaurant.
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Nilton calderon
2 weeks ago
Good place for special person or occasions.
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Suzie Bruch
2 years ago
I would give a zero if I could. I will start off by saying that I have been a Melting Pot customer for ~25 years. It is a favorite place to celebrate birthdays and festive occasions. As the Melting Pot in San Jose has closed, we recently attempted to book a reservation at this establishment for my husband's birthday. We called to make a reservation and provided a credit card number before realizing that they would not provide a larger than 2 burner table for a party of 9. My husband told them he would call them back. We had a discussion and decided to book another venue as 9 people using 2 pots is unacceptable. My husband called back to cancel ~90 seconds later. The calls were made 9 days prior to desired party date. 4 days after the proposed date, my card was charged $225 (it posted to my account 2 days later). Keep in mind, I never signed an agreement, received any confirmation phone calls from the restaurant or any calls asking why we did not show up. In calling to review this situation, we have gotten nothing but the run around and excuses for why they could not talk to us, who we needed to talk to, etc. We have talked to manager and owner and submitted electronic records of phone calls to the restaurants (go Google Voice!), and they will not budge. Do NOT give this establishment your credit card! I have now filed a dispute with my credit card number. They really screwed the pooch, I was a loyal, lifelong customer!
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Willis Calkins
3 years ago
Just came back from the Melting Pot, and we had a great time! We had a reservation, so there was no waiting. One of our party had been here before and showed us the tricks, but there is a bit of an intro if you've never cooked fondue. The waitstaff was very friendly and quick to the point (don't burn yourself, and cook everything thoroughly). The service was timely and efficient - but be aware that Fondue is not a fast style of eating. Make sure you are with good company, and have scheduled 2-3 hours for dinner if you're doing the full 4 courses. They were happy to bring us extra tempura dip, and were very generous with drinks and goodies. We got the 4 course "big night out" which included lobster, filet mignon, shrimp, and more with a Latin American spiced theme (the theme changes every 6 months or so). The other 3 courses were great too. The desserts are AMAZING - do not skip dessert! As you might expect, things were a bit pricey, but considering the amount of high quality food & drink, we were happy with the value.
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Caroline King
10 months ago
Love this place! We go here for my birthday all the time and the staff is very nice, the atmsophere is fun and elegant, and the food is delicious. It's so fun to cook your own food and eat it at the same time! :-)
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Josh Pasqualini
a year ago
Went here with a Groupon deal and enjoyed it. It's overpriced, but anybody that's heard of Melting Pot should already know that you don't go there for a cheap date. Staff was welcoming and food was decent. I'll go back but I'm not in a rush to get there.
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George Jaynes
2 years ago
Just had the artichoke cheese dish.very good tasting... decently priced if you only have 2 people. ...However it upset my stomache afterwards andi am writing this on the toilet at home:(
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Alan Bayman
a year ago
I am boycotting this restaurant until their employees stop smoking on the train station platform during their breaks. I am allergic to nicotine, and that's just not cool.