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The Melting Pot

€€€€American, French,
2646 Dupont Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-8887
+1 949-955-3242
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“fondue” (40 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, French, Swiss, European, Gluten Free Options
2646 Dupont Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-8887
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with family. Gluten free options. Meat option include a variety of meats and spices. I was s bit disappointed that all meats had spices nothing truly raw. Desserts are great.

Thank Lori D
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This was a disappointing meal. It was my birthday and I was looking forward to a fun and enjoyable meal with my family. The food was very good, but the service ruined the whole experience. The server was very condescending and obnoxious, and he spoke...More

Thank amyincali2016
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We recently had dinner at Melting Pot, which chain has been one of our most favorite eating places. Our expectations were high based on our past experience, but must say that it was not upto the mark! Food was reasonably good.

Thank tnbala
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The Melting Pot is a casual theme restaurant that is very over priced restaurant. The decor is average and doesn't match the prices. It is so dark inside that it's hard to study the menu. The food was good, but we didn't realize only one...More

Thank Eliz329
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Our family visits at least once a year to celebrate a birthday. The ambiance is cozy and we enjoy the food- of course! This experience takes time and it's nice to be able to spend time together.

Thank HB_Quiche
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We were in town for a graduation and headed here for a special meal. Our waitress was fantastic. She even brought out a special strawberry for him. Everything was delicious.

Thank Jenmisstx
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Well fondue in So.Cal. sounds crazy but my kids insisted. Having taken them to Alps Several times and having fondue on many family ski trips I was very leery of results In Irvine. We settled on The World Champion Fondue. This came with a loaf...More

Thank charleshP1560LC
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My teen daughter & I were visiting from Australia. She had heard of Melting Pot & since we were in the US we wanted to try it. We were not disappointed. We were staying in Anaheim & made the trip via Uber to Irvine just...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

For the past several years, and any time we are in town during the holidays, our "go to" place is the Melting Pot for an early New Years Eve Celebration with family. Our visit in 2016 was even more special and made memorable by the...More

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Family fun, but not your go to neighborhood type restaurant. Adults would have a good time once and might only return when the kids want to return for the fun way to eat ( not unlike Japanese Teppan ). The food quality is good and...More

Thank TravelAgentDave
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Dana S
29 April 2017|
Response from JGPYMOS | Reviewed this property |
You can actually order different entrés and share the broth, get two different ones, and share the cheese has been my experience 😀
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2646 Dupont Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-8887
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-955-3242
The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant. If you aren't familiar with fondue, be prepared! You do cook the main course at your table. Here are your course options: 1. Cheese Fondue- Melted down in the pot at the table by your server. Accompanied by apples, breads and vegetables for dipping. 2. Salad- A la carte or prelude to your main entree (included in entree price). 3. Entree Fondue- A cooking style is selected and the pot is brought to your table to heat up. Choose from 3 different broths (French) or Canola oil (Swiss). Your meats and vegetables are cooked in the pot at the table. There are several sauces served with the meats & veggies for creating endless combinations for dipping after cooking. 4. Chocolate Fondue- Milk, dark or white chocolate melted down with bite-size goodies to dip into your specially selected pot of liquid gold. We look forward to providing you with a fun and unique dining experience.
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