Fun and different experience!
First we were seated in a nice private area. The server was very helpful and on top of our needs. We chose the four course dinner with a bottle of wine. Although our server wasn't as familiar with the wine list, he did ask the bar tender for recommendations. As on a previous trip, the only complaint we have is that the wine was not cold and had to be chilled upon ordering it. Unfortunately, this resulted in the wine never really achieving optimum temperature. We loved the Boston Lager Cheese Fondue as well as the dessert fondue. The salads, especially the California Salad, were fabulous. The main course was our least favorite course. After two visits, we will probably just go for salad, cheese fondue and dessert fondue in the future.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great will skip the
Food was great will skip the meats next time was overstuffed....when we made the reservation we said it was a birthday......they never acknowledged it.....service was slow.....we ran out of alot of things like water and waiter was a bit messy. Was hoping for a better experience for a birthday....on a better note.....nice large quiet table!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant! Lived up
Great restaurant! Lived up to what I was hoping for. Great service as well!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were a party of four that
We were a party of four that thoroughly enjoyed the Melting Pot experience. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable. Only negative items were: Waiter delivered cocktails and wine after we received our first course, then proceeded to break off the cork into the bottle which he then had to decant as it was the only bottle of that brand left. My cocktail was so late the ice melted.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Live this place!
I'm never disappointed with The Melting Pot! Always good service and food, and you never feel rushed to finish your meal as if they're waiting for you to leave and get the next party seated! I recommend to anyone, except maybe the germaphob since double dipping is a must.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Melting Pot has such a
The Melting Pot has such a wonderful variety on their menu! You can choose individual fondue choices or choose the pre-predetermined 4 course meal! Or if you want to go for just dessert then The Melting Pot is a perfect spot - the dessert alone is stellar! Happy dipping!!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellence in dining experience!!
Our server Greg did a splendid job in service, safety and preparation of the food at the table. The overall staff were friendly and The manager Andrew also greeted us at out table. As a first time guest, I was impressed with the decor and style of the restaurant. The food was excellent having chosen the big night out 4 course menu. From the cheese fondue, to the dessert ( banana foster fondue was awesome with fresh strawberries!!) I definitely recommend this place!!!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
service & food were wonderful.
service & food were wonderful. Very friendly. The special that was advertised was confusing in that it was 2 for one on the cheese only, not the dinner. That should have been clarified by the server before I got the bill.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our visit very
We enjoyed our visit very much, only the couple next to us was extremely loud and this brought down the ambiance just a little.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was delicious.
Everything was delicious. It was a nice, leisurely meal.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the food, service
We enjoyed the food, service and experience immensely. Greg, our waiter, made sure to make our experience comfortable.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our very first visit
This was our very first visit to Melting Pot and we really enjoyed it! Our waiter Sean did an excellent job of explaining and serving us. Great place to pop in for dessert too!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my wife to the Melting
I took my wife to the Melting Pot to celebrate her birthday. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. They even left a card wishing her a happy birthday at the table. My only complaint is I ordered a beer from the menu and they were all out. It happens on occasion and is understandable. So I ordered a different one and they didn't have that beer either. Again, overall we enjoyed ourselves and had a great time, but if something's on the menu you should have it in stock.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great good, great fine, great
Great good, great fine, great service, but pricey.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice experience as I
Very nice experience as I was pleasantly surprised. Food was very nice; service was very good. We will go again particularly with our kids
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would highly recommend this place for a late night dessert prior to a movie date night...Very expensive and takes a looong time for a 4 course meal but that is part of the experience
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, great dessert.
Good food, great dessert. My only real complaint is that the floor under our table was sticky, like a movie theater. Kind of gross. But the rest of the place seemed very clean.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We tried to book our reservation for 8 and were told we had to come down and sign something, which is real stupid. We don't live nearby. We almost just moved on to another restaurant.
We simply booked it as two smaller parties online knowing it isn't that busy.
The menu is way too confusing.
Some portions of real small and grouping them by two or four is confusing. The four of us get a tiny bowl of dipping veggies??
The price is way too high for the novelty of a fondue. $47 is a lot.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
No creamer and smaller portions
This was my first time back at Melting Pot TO since moving to DC six years ago. A few things have changed. I noticed that the side portions for the cheese (veggies, apples and bread) are now served in smaller bowls and are not over flowing as they were before. It also looked like the veggies were cut in smaller pieces as well as the bread. We ordered two decaf coffees with our dessert and the waitress informed us that there was no more creamer. Really? Who has coffee without real creamer and why would a well established restaurant run out of this? It was disappointing. Our server was great and no complaints about her. I'm not sure if Jerry is still the owner there but I would think not because of the poor presentation and lack of creamer.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good and my
Food was very good and my grandchildren and I had a very nice time. Only negatives were: 1) The courses were rushed, e.g. the third course was served before we were 1/2 to 3/4 done with our salads and 2) The meals were a bit too pricey for the amount of food served.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Atmosphere, food and service is amazing! This is great restaurant that suits any special occasion.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining event
We'd never been to a Melting Pot restaurant so I was concerned about how it all worked. Our waiter (Andrew) was extremely helpful, engaging with just the right amount of attentiveness. It was much easier to enjoy the dining experience than I had thought it would be. The food was terrific.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
romantic and yummy
Romantic for two of you but fun as well. A nice selection of food and dessert. I really enjoyed myself. Excellent service too!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Fun Evening!
Love the Melting Pot for a special occasion! It also provides a relaxing few hours to be able to enjoy the company your are with! Never a bad experience at the Melting Pot!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative culinary experience
Blending and heating your individualized cheese fondue, broths in which to cook meats and chocolate dips for dessert is a fun way to either impress a budding relationship, or impress an out of town client, or just occupy time with tiresome relatives. The process creates its own enjoyment - everyone at each table has a smile on their face!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at The Melting Pot is fantastic. The spinach fondue and s'more chocolate fondue are to die for. A little pricey, but I would definitely go back for a special occasion.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Melting pot is the perfect place for a really nice relaxing meal. The food is always excellent and there are so many choices there's something for everyone's tastes. We go several times a year and have never been disappointed.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was amazing. Server
Dinner was amazing. Server was wonderful and attentive. Had previously dined at the Pasadena location and have to say the ambience of the Pasadena location was better however the service in Thousand Oaks beat Pasadenas.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great service and fun food
Had a guy named Bobby as our server, he was really great. Made the night. The food was as expected and had good flavor and was fun to do the whole fondu thing. Had a good time.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Andrew, our server, was the
Andrew, our server, was the greatest! Made the dinner a super time.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
"One thing I would like to
"One thing I would like to try is a small grill for the meat. I'm not "fondoodled" over boiled meat. It was great for the seafood and veggies. Maybe the oil fondue is what I'll try next. Think about the small open flame grills like Chinese places serve meat on a stick type stuff. Loved my visit, made my birthday special.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like eating here because we can take our time and enjoy a nice long meal with lots of conversation. We typically spend the evening here with a 2.5 hour meal set at a peaceful pace.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is one of our favorites. The food quality is consistently A+ and the service always professional. We go 4-6 times a year and every time we're amazed that the food is exactly as wonderful as our last memory. Don't miss out on this place!!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to many MELTING
We've been to many MELTING POTS, including the first one in Maitland, Florida, and this one is as good as it gets....
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
If u love cheese and chocolate, this is the place for you!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very unique dining experience.
A very unique dining experience. It was fun and different, but not an every day place.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time going and was very
First time going and was very enjoyable. Pricey but everyone should experience it.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a very good experience.
Overall a very good experience. Food and service was great. Out waitress was outstanding. Didn't really have any wine by the bottle.
Booth seats were a little tattered.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fondue is fun!!!
And incredibly delicious.....a great experience and wonderful as something different for that special occasion.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food--place is outdated
food and exp is very good---not cheap though so please keep that in mind---place is very dated and they have not put a dime into it in YEARS
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of food!
We went for their Homecoming special so it was only $30 a person. You received cheese fondue, entree (which included steak, ravioli, shrimp, and chicken), and chocolate fondue. It even came with two free non-alcoholic drinks. Our waitress was amazing as well. Great date night.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go here every year for our anniversary. The food is great (a bit pricy) but amazing. The staff is top notch and it's just a wonderful experience.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good choice.
My husband and I came here for our anniversary and as always we had a great time. The food was outstanding. Since we don't eat pork or seafood our server was able to modify the menu for us and did an excellent job of explaining our options. I have been here before and it never dissapoints!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Save Room for Dessert...
The appetizers and desserts are definitely the best parts of the meal. I found that the entrees weren't as great as I expected BUT they were still tasty. Just make sure to save room for dessert.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've dined in many restaurants but this was the first where we had to "learn" something. We were instructed on preparing our uncooked food at the table, how to use the hot pot, what sauces went well with which food items such as their angry cocktail sauce and Green Goddess spread for vegetables, and even to be careful of the hot plate in the middle of our table.
Definitely we'll make this a family tradition!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Dipping is Delectable
It starts when you enter the restaurant and are taken to your table. Your server explains the setup and how things work, shows you the specials and then gives you your menus. Each entree is spelled out and each combination lists everything. Then you get your pot with your chosen cooking flavors.
The entire meal is a game of selecting your morsal, spearing it with your fondue fork, placing it in the pot and watching your timer as it cooks. With two forks per person, the game of where-is-my-morsal can be fun (all forks have different colored handles so you know which belongs to whom). Once your food is done, the dipping can begin. A selection of dipping sauces are placed on your table and you pick what you want for each bite. Enjoy!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time.. Great Time
I have never been to a Metling Pot before, so when my girlfriend wanted to go for her birthday, I jumped on the opportunity. We started with a drink at the bar, the bartender made an awesome wine selection for us. As we moved to dinner we chose the 4-course. The waiter and staff serving us were awesome, and made the whole experience that more enjoyable.
Not sure if it was because it was a Monday night, but the plays was really dead quiet, which was a little awkward, however gave the place a little more of a romantic vibe over a busy restaurant.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM