Food was fantastic. Lots of
Food was fantastic. Lots of fun! Good for groups or couples. My only complaint is that it's quite pricey. Lunch for 3 with no alcohol was $150. But for once in a while or a special occasion, it's the perfect place.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went their for my 21st birthday and 6 others. Table was big enough with plenty of seating. Got 3 options of everything to choose from. Food was better when i was there for my first time. Dont plan on going here if you are in a hurry, as our courses took about 2 and a half hours. Excellent service and great night!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not your ordinary dining experience
Not your ordinary dining experience. Do you fondue?? Great place to bring a date for a special occasion like a birthday or celebration. For the bachelors out there if you're still looking to seal the deal this place will get u home. It offers a romantic setting with a level of seclusion if desired. Plus you basically get to cook the food yourself, she will enjoy the interactive atmosphere. I don't even wanna mention the chocolate! Expect to spend about $100, but its worth it.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great way to spend an evening with close friends.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love going to this place once or twice a year. A little expensive for cheese!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place for celebrations! excellent food .... service is quick and very friendly! have lived in town for over 30+ years and watched several places come and go...this restaurant has kept up its reputation and appeal for several years now....its a unique find and definitely a keeper!!
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
outstanding food and service-would
outstanding food and service-would not hesitate to recommend to friends.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
a great date night
While its not for every day- it is a really fun special occasion place and the service is always wonderful. The four course meal has to be experienced at least once but I must say its a LOT of food and I actually prefer the 3 course a la carte with cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue. Still plenty of food and doesn't take quite so long. Also the cheese and chocolate fondue are the highlights of the meal anyway so its the best bang for your buck.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the cheese, salad & desert course. I wish it was explained that the main course was "poached" in the pot--not fan. Smelly steam was in our faces. When told it was cooked in the pot at the table, we assumed it was more like hibachi style. The consensus of my family was they would definitely return for the cheese fondu first course & the desert course. In spite of that, it was fun to interact.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, but overpriced
Had a nice time at Melting Pot, because its a different experience, we were with fun friends, and the waiter was great, but the food was mediocre (not a fan of boiled meats, which is essentially what this is) other than the preliminary cheese fondue, and the proce was outrageous. I'm happy to pay these prices for fine dining, but this was hardly fine dining.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Experience
The atmosphere, the food and the server were all wonderful. Well worth the 1 hour drive there!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very romantic! Unlike any other restaurant that we have gone too. Great for when you want to enjoy the experience versus in a rush. The dessert was amazing and I loved how they will give you extra goodies of those that you like most. A great experience and we will be sure to return!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came a lil bit late and it wasn't a problem got seat right away and everything was great
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A different dining experience.. A bit high priced.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Change of pace
My only complain is that we we a party of 6 and the cushions in the booths need a little upgrading. It was very uncomfortable for a long dinner
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Social place to eat
Fun place to eat for all ages. Dinner becomes a very social event with time to chat between fondue fork fulls.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife for her birthday..
I took my wife for her birthday.. I thought they would give us a more private sitting. But overall my wife enjoyed it and that is what mattered most...
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to the melting pot before but it was a first for my boyfriend. We had the most amazing experience! The staff were incredibly polite and had amazing attitudes. The food was superb and the menu selections were very versatile. The dishes we chose tasted incredible and the ambiance of the restaurant was perfect. Our overall experience was incredible and I would recommend it to everyone.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been to one other fondue restaurant before and this one had better choices for types of cheese fondue and meats.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Atmosphere, Food and Service
Tittle says it all, now just need to have at least fifty characters!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place for a romantic dinner or a Girl's Night Out. The food is fabulous and the new menu helps to satisfy everyone at the table! Service is not as good as it used to be, but the food more than makes up for that.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Weeknight birthday celebration
The Melting Pot is a great spot for a special occasion. The atmosphere is interactive and conducive to stimulating conversation. It is not inexpensive so it is best reserved for special events. I would not want to do fondue every night, but every few months it is lots of fun.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service, wonderful food, and great selection of drinks! Our waitress was awesome and the host was more than accommodating. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to friends, family, and who ever else will listen :D
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great night out!
When we go to the Melting Pot in Darien, we know we will have a wonderful time. My friend has a food allergy, and they always make sure her requests are taken care of with safety in mind. Love it for a girls night or to catch up with friends. Relaxed atmosphere with knowledgable staff and delicious cuisine.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Melting Pot experience
It was my first time having dinner at the Melting Pot in Darien, I really enjoyed the cheese fondue. My main course was intimidating I didn't know we had to cook our own food using the pot with different sauces. All in all the meal was great and I was surprised at how easy and fun the food was to cook as well the great taste. The chocolate fondue was delicious. All in all a great experience and I would certainly go again!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish it was closer to home!
I have gone to The Melting Pot in other states, and this one is the only one in CT. We happened to be staying in Norwalk, so we were finally close enough. They aimed to please when I said it was my husband's birthday on the reservation, with even a card at his seat when we arrived! The set up of the restaurant makes it so that each table is very private. Very cozy for a romantic dinner for two. I love it.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in Darien
Celebrated our granddaugters 21st birthday recently and we all enjoyed it very much. Great service, like the enclosed areas for dining very condusive to a great family gathering.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my first time at The Melting Pot and I would certainly recommend to a friend. My friend and I did the four-course dining experience, based on input from our server Chris, which I think for the first time was definitely the way to go. I think next time I would do 'a la carte' and probably do the cheese fondue, salad and dessert fondue. I didn't care for the meat in the broth as it was a bit hard to monitor the actual cooking of the meat. The seafood was definitely tastier than the meat. I really loved the cheese fondue and the chocolate! Will definitely go back! The service was impeccable. Our server, Chris, was very knowledgeable of the menu; directed us to the right choices. He was friendly, professional, right on target!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ladies night out
I loved having dinner with friends where the service is great and we were able to catch up over 3 hours without being rushed.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first dining experience at Melting Pot. Family Birthday dinner. Server, Natale, took the time to explain how everything worked. Meal was highly enjoyable. Excellent service/attentive staff. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was interesting
I love this restaurant. It is romantic place. Service was fast and friendly. Food we "cooked on our table. It was interesting.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
SUCH A NICE EXPERIENCE!
Everything was delicious, a fun time, but too long a wait between courses.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional customer service!
From the moment we walked in the door received friendly service from everyone we came in contact with.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will definitely patronize this location again. I hadn't eaten at a TMP in five years, when I had tried a limited menu at the Atlanta location during Atl's restaurant week. The Darien experience was amazing! The service was excellent. I have nut allergies, and both the manager and waiter double-checked what I could/could not eat. The waiter was so friendly and thorough, and checked on us constantly without being annoying. I was there with a friend, but I would definitely go back with my boyfriend. I think Darien's ambience comes off as more romantic with the dim lighting and dark furniture. Everything tasted great, too. You will fill up quickly! If you like experimenting with your food, this is definitely the place for you.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, our experience
Once again, our experience at Melting Pot was fabulous. Our waiter was friendly & attentive. Land & Sea is my favorite, and it was wonderful. If you have never tried fondue, now is the time....
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out!!!
We had an amazing time celebrating our daughter's 21st Birthday!! Our waitress was so wonderful, kind, and fun!
Make sure to go there hungry because you get so much food!!! The food was absolutely delicious and it was an amazing night! It was different and a lot of fun to do some of the cooking ourselves. Go and enjoy!!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place.. A bit shocking when we found out we had to make our own food.. But ones we got into the whole process it was a great time! Great for anniversaries & birthdays for a older crowd. Definatetly enjoyed ourselves :)
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the Melting Pot Restaurant and wish there were more in the State of CT. But even though it's more than an hour's drive from where we live we always choose to go there for Anniversaries and Birthdays. A wonderful food experience !!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm fond-ue of you
Wanted to take my sweetie to someplace different for dinner. So we drove from Stratford to Darien to The Melting Pot. Had made online reservations for 6:30 but the traffic gods were smiling on us, and we arrived a half hour early. They seated us immediately, thanking us for coming, and explained the set up. You can have one course (fondue), two courses (salad also) three courses (entree also) and four courses (dessert). As we had both had lunch earlier in the day, we just had the two courses. The Bourbon based special fondue was awesome and the salads (Caeser and Spinnach) were adequate. It is a bit pricey but for a special evening with someone special or four a group getting together, it's worth $$. My sweetie greatly enjoyed it.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a favorite
Always a favorite! We love coming for cheese, a salad, and then chocolate!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
So nice to be back!
It had been about 10 years since I had been to The Melting Pot in Darien, so I was unsure of how my experience would be. After all, many things can change in 10 years! To my very pleasant surprise, the years have been kind to The Melting Pot! My friend and I were escorted to a small but roomy booth toward the back of the restaurant. Our server was very willing to educate us on the menu and procedure as well as recommendations. The food was fresh and so tasty! The specialty drinks were all winners and we left feeling completely satisfied! I guarantee that it won't be 10 years before I go back again!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful evening! It was our first time at a Melting Pot. Yummy food and sangria! We will certainly go again.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love The Melting Pot! We live
Love The Melting Pot! We live one hour away, and look forward to making the trip to Darien to eat at our favorite place! Nick our waiter was wonderful! His service is attentive, professional and top notch! We had the pleasure of dining in the afternoon, and loved the peacefulness of being the lone diners!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Melting Pot is a fun interactive experience that offers a wide variety of menu choices.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Melting Pot in Darien is our favorite place to go for my birthday and our anniversary. They know how to treat their guests and are always checking up on you to see if you need anything. We always walk away full and happy. I usually get the garlic and wine seasoning when we go, and this year I almost forgot it. When we were up at the front reception area I remembered and was given one on the house. It was great! Thanks again for always being so wonderful!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time there, it was great!
I had always wanted to try this restaurant but my husband was a little hesitant, he didn't think he would enjoy cooking his own dinner. Let's just say he was pleasantly surprised! The cheese fondue was creamy, tasty and more than enough for the three of us (we brought along our 10 year old daughter). Our main entrees stayed nice and hot due to the fact that we were able to cook and eat them at our own pace. And the milk chocloate fondue was TO DIE FOR! Our waiter, Frank, was exceptional; he explained the whole process step by step since it was our first time there and made sure we were ok throughout the whole meal. I even booked a table for my office holiday party due to this wonderful dining experince.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love everything about the Melting Pot. The fondue is fabulous. Our party our 4 all order different entrees. All were delicious. Great steak, lobster, shrimp etc. the Wisconsin trio cheese fondue is my favorite. Wonderful atmosphere and service.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating Another Year!
I love to take a few friends with me to dinner for my birthday and just celebrate being friends all these years.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 1st time at the Melting Pot! A unique & fun experience for all! We have already recommended you & will return!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
As a first timer I was a little confused on how the menu worked but the waiter was very helpful. The staff knew it was my gf's birthday as soon as I told them my name. I think that was very cool (when I made the reservation I made a note that it was her birthday). We both had fun and enjoyed the food, especially the duck. It was a unique experience and well worth it.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM