It was a Tuesday night so
It was a Tuesday night so the restaurant wasn't busy. The atmosphere was nice and pleasantly quiet. The waiter was very informative and helpful.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I LOVE the
My husband and I LOVE the Melting Pot in Poughkeepsie! The food is always to die for, and the staff is very hospitable and kind. Overall, one of our favorite places to go for a special night out. We always leave completely stuffed!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our waiter was amazing. I
Our waiter was amazing. I explained in my online reservation that I wanted them to make it special for my friend, as it was his birthday. When we arrived, the hostess wished him a happy birthday AND when we got our dessert, a sundae with a candle was brought to our table. My friend also received a chocolate covered strawberry and a plate with "Happy Birthday" written on it in chocolate. Our waiter was accommodating without being clingy. It was a great experience.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had been to other locations,
Had been to other locations, this one was just as nice for being in a mall. The food and service was great!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even A Bodybuilder Can Eat Here!
I was very skeptical about the whole fondue aspect of dining. I thought it was all about cheeses and desserts, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was able to actually eat. I am a competitive fitness/figure competitor and am constantly on a strict diet, so i wasn't sure how much I would be able to eat at the restaurant. I was able to snack on veggies during the first course (without cheese of course), i had a salad for the second course, and was able to have all my protein (shrimp, fish, and chicken) with some more veggies. The only thing I couldn't divulge in was the delicious looking dessert (I'll make sure that when I get a break from my diet I go back to The Melting Pot to enjoy it). Overall it was a fabulous experience.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellence, it
The food was excellence, it was a great experience. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable, but seemed a little robotic, and a little forgetful.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food and atmosphere
The food was great and it was birthday with about 9 people in total and they accommodated us greatly.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun night
3 friends from work went there... We had a great time.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good experience overall. A
Good experience overall. A bit pricey considering that the actual meal provided (1) isn't prepared by a chef and (2) doesn't have a lot of high-end ingredients, but to the defense of the restaurant, the average meal takes at least twice as long to consume so that the restaurant must compensate for a lower turnover of customers.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
i have been coming here for a while now and have rarely had anything negative to say. love it and I will keep coming back.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun experience
This is not cheap and the entire process takes a while but overall it is a fun way to go out fir dinner.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a fun experience. A little on the pricey side considering you have to cook your own food. Cozy seating for a couple as well as for groups. Everyone should try it at least once!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect dining location for
Perfect dining location for couples for a romantic setting.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE date night restaurant
Our old favorite from living in Fl - so thrilled to find a Melting Pot in the Hudson Valley!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Owner suggested a different chocolate and it was delicious
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better thans we remembered
We had been to The Melting Pot while in Florida more than ten years ago. We were very excited to find one near us in NY. We went on my 50th birthday as a special treat and it was even better than we remembered. They had new salads, new combos and new chocolates. Everything was fresh and well seasoned. The Flaming Turtle was stupendous!
When we arrived at our table the waiter brought a special birthday card signed by all of the staff and along with desert they brought out a special pate with two chocolate covered strawberries and Happy Brithday written in chocolate. It made the evening even more special.
We will recomend The Melting Pot to all our friends and will return as often as we can.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic and our waiter was fabulous. He explained everything and gave great recommendations. The overall experience was great.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
ask for joe.
The staff is great. We had joe who read us correctly right away. He was funny and attentive. I love going there because its a fun environment. Sharing fondue with friends makes it so we remain open. We had the cheese dish then the chocolate dish. I love that they are not shy about giving you things to dip. That's what makes it worth the money.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good from groups of people
Good from groups of people looking to make conversation and have a good time
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were greeted by a smiling face and seated immediately. Our waiter Vince walked us through the menu and catered to our every need. Our daughters were thrilled by the experience and were gleaming from ear to ear the entire time. I definitely recommend this place as it is kid friendly the food is scrumptious and the ambiance was perfect.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was very
Food and service was very good. Would stop there again.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the type of place , where there can be a great conversation going as well as eating at the same time! The ambience is awesome and the food is great not to mention the drinks!! off the hook with the sunshine sangria
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went there for date night. We enjoyed it very much. We were both very pleased with the food and the service. Service was OUTSTANDING! The staff was very attentive to what we needed.
We would highly recommend it!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bananas on dessert dish were embarrassingly small and impossible to dip. The kale garnish was old and very unappetizing to see on the entree plate. Would have given food 4 stars if not for 2 critiques.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the entire experience. The food was amazing and fun to eat. Our server Corey was terrific. He was personable and definitely went out of his way to make sure we understood everything and that we were happy. Great job!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little disapointing
The menu posted on line for happy hour was completely different then what it was when we got there. The waiter didn't even know this. The owner said he told the waiter to let us order what we wanted. That message was never given to us. Not a good impression for our first happy hour at your restaurant. The owner did nothing to compensate our visit. Website was changed that day after I said something. Food was good. Owner is not sincere. Just tried to pacify us. Didn't work. Happy hour menu is too limited. Wine choices are horrible. Who wants to drink sweet wines unless you're having desert?
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great but VERY short staffed
The restaurant was great. My boyfriend and I had an 8p.m. reservation and were told it would only be a few minutes. After a half hour of waiting, we said we would go to the bar, watching the three tables ahead of us complain of the long wait. 15 Minutes later we were finally seated and 10 minutes later a waiter finally made her way to us. After that, the entire experience was amazing. First timers here, we enjoyed our dinner from start to finish. The food itself was amazing and would absolutely go again, just maybe during the week!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, the experience was good . Our waitress was great. The cheese and chocolate fondues were great. The bread could have been a bit better for the cheese. I got the vegetarian entree, which was decent. The location we went to was in a mall and looked out onto a parking lot, which was less than ideal. A fun experience; I will definetly go back, but probably to a different one.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took our 14 year old out with 3 friends and they had a blast. Can't wait to go agine! Thank you for a wonderful night out.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family can't have seeds and our waitress Jennifer made sure out food that I know usually has seeds, was seed free. It was a smooth lunch. Loved it! Very relaxing!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I go to Melting Pot whenever we can, and it's been outstanding every time. The food is delicious, and the atmosphere romantic. You really can't go wrong with any of the food selections. Service is great. If you've never tried the Wisconsin Trio cheese fondue, you should! It's easily our favorite. Melting Pot is a wonderful place.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I must eat gluten-free. I provided the information through our reservation so the restaurant knew in advance. The staff is very knowledgeable and the menu in conducive to gluten-free dining. The restaurant even provided gf brownie bites and muffin bites for our chocolate fondue! Great experience!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The melting pot is wonderful!
The melting pot is wonderful! Our server happily moved us to a bigger table so that we could have more room. Our server was funny and helpful. The entire staff makes sure you are well taken care of throughout the night. We never had an empty glass or an empty plate throughout the meal.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was amazing. I received my free chocolate covered strawberries and a birthday card signed by the staff at the Melting Pot.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun & Food on a Saturday Night
The fondue experience was unique and fun. Perfect for two people, but a bit pricey. However, our waitress was very friendly and attended promptly to all our needs. The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening out or just for a quiet evening bonding with your child.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything that I requested for the reservation they gave to me, the waiter was excellent, the food was great. The melting pot shows fantastic hospitality, will certainly be making another visit! If you are having dinner with your special someone request the private booth!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
this is our third experience
this is our third experience at the melting pot in each time it has been a wonderful meal my chief complaint that has happened all three times I have gone with a gift certificate and have been unable to use it for various reasons. this time no exception I was not allowed to use my gift card because I used the special promotion for restaurant week and was not told in advance that I could not use my gift certificate
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fosters good conversation
Meal takes several hours to work through the courses. That gives plenty of time for unhurried conversation. Wait staff is very friendly and goes out of their way to serve your table, even if they are very busy. Have time and come hungary.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my first time going here and the staff were the most friendly people I've ever encountered at a restaurant! The food is also very good and the restaurant is just really fun and I would definitely recommend it for parties or just a fun night out.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our go to for special occassions
From my wife getting a job offer for a teaching position, when we closed on our house, when we found our we were having twins - The Melting Pot is always our go to celebratory place to eat. This time, it was celebrating a 30th birthday party (and another in a few weeks). We can spend 90 minutes slowly enjoying the meal. Cheese, salad, a main course, and desert is the only way to go. The menu system had changed since the last time we were here, but it was still a pleasure.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM