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The Melting Pot

2646 Dupont Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-8887
+1 949-955-3242
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good23%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“cheese fondue” (13 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
“shrimp” (6 reviews)
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French, American, Swiss, European
2646 Dupont Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-8887
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The fondue is pretty good and the service is decent. It is a fun thing to do once in awhile.The parking is ok just head straight down the ramp and you will not have to valet park.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank peaceandtranquility
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The host Andrew said they were booked for the night which didn’t make sense! They usually never turn anyone down even if they wait a few minutes for a table. So disappointed really was looking forward to cheese and chocolate.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AAnonymousA
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This is an expensive four course meal experience. The best course was the dessert course. The first cheese fondue course was okay, but if you try to finish it all, and the following salad course, you will be overfilled with the next entree fondue and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dmhn
Reviewed November 7, 2018

If you are looking for an elevated "fondue" experience. This place is great. The cheese and deserts are by far the best aspects of the place. They are delicious. Paired with a good wine, nothing but YUM. However the main course is more "meh". I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JBoLaguna
Reviewed November 4, 2018

If you like fondue and are in Irvine, this is the place. First course is usually a salad and whichever one you choose, it will be good. A number of different main dish fondues, which are consistently good -- you have a choice of fondue...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank O9274YCrogers
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The Melting Pot is one of my favourite restaurants. The cheeses and desserts are SO good! Ask for Sierra if she is in---she won't disappoint as a waitress!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hursha6b5
Reviewed July 12, 2018

You cook your own food. They prepare the "broth." For the cheese course, make sure they use good wine that you choose and not the cheap cooking wine. For the protein, focus on just one our two options. For dessert, skip the cake and focus...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank blue95476
Reviewed May 31, 2018 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.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lorid206
Reviewed May 13, 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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank amyincali2016
Reviewed May 11, 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.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank tnbala
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Dana S
April 28, 2017|
Response from JGP_Esq | 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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