The Melting Pot - Tacoma
The Melting Pot - Tacoma

The Melting Pot - Tacoma

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/tacoma/specials
  • Phone: 2535353939x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Bar Hours:

    Monday-Friday 4:30pm-11:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday 4:00pm- 11:00pm

    Happy Hour in the Bar/Lounge:
    7 Days a Week 4:30-6:30
    Every day Late Night 9:00 - close

    Happy Hour in the Bar Only:
    Friday 4:30-6:30 & Late Night 9:00 - close

    5 Items for $5: Pure Chocolate Fondue, Cheese Fondue, Any Salad, On Tap and Bottled Beer, and Happy Hour Wines.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bring Home The Flavors Of The Melting Pot!
    Our Garlic & Wine Seasoning, House Dressings, Chocolate Bars, Beautifully Hand Dipped Strawberries, & more are available for purchase.
  • Private Party Facilities: We are the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends, host a luncheon, or hold a business dinner. Our managers are there every step of the way to guarantee the success of your event & to create a memorable and successful experience for you.

    We can accommodate personal & professional parties of all sizes: Cambria Room seats up to 16
    Rainier Room seats up to 40

    Special Occasion Packages:
    Whether you're joining us for a romantic evening for 2 or creating memories with family, friends, & colleagues, Celebration Packages & Keepsakes are available & will be set at your table, ready to surprise & delight upon your arrival!

  • Private Party Contact: Sean Hanson 2535353939x
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour in the Lounge
    Monday - Friday 4:30-6:00 &
    Every Day Late Night 9:00 - close

    $4 off cheese & pure chocolate fondues; $4 off brie plates; $2 off all salads. $5 well drinks & $7 select wine pours. Beer specials.
  • Special Events: Ladies Night Thursdays!
    Ladies receive happy hour drink prices all night long PLUS enjoy cheese fondue, salad, & chocolate fondue for $20 per person

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5 for valet parking
A word from The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Situated in the hub of Downtown Tacoma, the Pacific Ave. location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing 4 course experience begins with cheese fondue prepared tableside. Fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, & vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh, & flavorful. Entrees are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the fun. Your choice of chocolate fondue is the grand finale, served with a variety of delicious dippers. Many have stopped by to satisfy that fondue craving after a concert at The T Dome, a visit to the Chihuly Glass Museum, or a family outing at the zoo.
We feature an extensive wine list, fresh trendy cocktails, & specialty martinis.
It’s the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, overdue date night, family night, or a group gathering!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Tacoma reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (140)romantic (115)good for groups (55)fit for foodies (46)notable wine list (36)hot spot (20)kid-friendly (15)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (13)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • love it
    crazyscorpio
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We enjoyed every part of our visit. From the time we got there to the time we left. The food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    ez2plz
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My daughter is 10 and loved the experience of all of the food! The cheese fondue was delicious and all of the different meats we got were amazing! The best was the chocolate fondue at the end. The only warning I have is: we had a groupon and it was not calculated correctly. Luckily, we brought it to our waiter's attention and he fixed it after a few tries.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • date nite
    rfjdineout
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My wife and i went here for a nite out at the last minute. There was no problem getting a table. the staff was friendly and attentive. The whole experience was memorable. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    afan
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food, service, cooking instructions were great! I took my son here for his birthday and it was a success! We had an enjoyable evening and we will return in the future. Melting pot is now offering a four-course dinner for under $40 per person, which works well for our budget. The only thing that I will complain about is that the cheese course was on the skimpy side: we blew through the cheese too fast and wanted more chesse (and dippers). The cheese course is my favorite course of the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet evening squelch
    Splash
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Everything up to our mid meal time was great. We made reservations for a quiet secluded table to celebrate our 19 year anniversary. All was flawless until 3 drunk, loud, obnoxiuos ladies were seated right beside us(They were pretty lit up when they came into the bar prior to seating). There were tons of seats all over the restaraunt, but our quiet location turned into a "lets get out of here as quick as possible" experience. We had to rush our dinner and forgo dessert just so we could get some more quiet time outside. Thank you Melting Pot for an almost grand experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    FondueOhYah
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We had an incredible dining experience. Our server on Monday evening was incredible. He was friendly, courteous, thoughtful and enthusiastic. The food was exactly how we expected it to be - delicious! The food presentation was beautiful, and the atmosphere allowed for intimate conversation. We will definitely dine again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot B-Day Dinner
    sford
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was very good and we had an enjoyable experience. The downside was the service was slow and dinner took several hours.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Everything was great. I expected the food to be good, but when dining the biggest variable is service. Our server was Jose and he was Awesome. He certainly had a big part in making the experience so wonderful. I hope I left him a big enough tip. Lol
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 78 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1503 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Tacoma reviews archive.
  • Sceptic converted
    JWEagle
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I must admit that I was a little bit skeptical of going to a Fondue restaurant for a special occasion, but I absolutely loved it! The seating areas had high walls to give you lots of privacy, and it was nice and quite in the restaurant. We both got the four course meal along with the four course wine selection, and thoroughly enjoyed everything. While it doesn't seem like there is a ton of food in each course, I left absolutely stuffed, so it definitely adds up. It is not cheap, but I definitely felt like we got good value for out money. I would recommend this to everyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Service was great, but I really felt the food was mediocre at best. We spent $108+ dollars for 2 on poor quality product. Never again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Didn't like the location but...
    snsnk
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The location where it is located is a little scary I thought. But the restaurant itself was awesome. The staff was super friendly and the food was really good. I took my daughter to celebrate her birthday and my mother's day. I would take my husband here for a romantic dinner if he was here. It's a really nice place. Just make sure you lock your car lol.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    Crazymotheroftwo
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It was our first time to go to the Melting Pot. Great place for a celebration, a little pricy, but a fun "experience date". Don't be in a rush, your experience will take 2+ hours if you choose to do the 4 course deal. I Highly recommend The Melting Pot, and will definitely return. Our server, Mary Ann, was very helpful and perfect for the job telling us how things would progress throughout the meal. Excellent Service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the service
    mylife
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This was a great experience! Food and service was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luvfood
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great and friendly service. Many choices on food, drinks and wine. Will be back with more friends ;)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit ,great fun for all
    Teninogrl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The fondu was great from cheese to desert. Our server was very attentive to our 93 year old" Mom, grandmother, friend." We are had a great time. Wish we lived closer than a hour away Or we would come more often. Worth the drive though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jmp537
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food and ambiance as always. With it being Mother's Day, along with the new servers, the service was a bit slow and forgetful, but somewhat understandable. However, a glass should rarely ever be to the point of emptiness.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!!!
    MissyG
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have went to three other Melting Pots one in Colorado Springs, Denver, and Las Vegas...this one I would have to say I love more during the day because the lighting was great!!! My favorite so far!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time visit to The Melting Pot
    cookyourownfood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Had a great time with the family and enjoyed the experience. The food was good and the service was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and i would return in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Dining
    funtimes3
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We celebrated my daughter's 27th birthday at the restaurant and we had a blast. Used Open Table to book the reservation and everything went off without a hitch. Food and service were great. We were seated promptly and served promptly. We always enjoy coming to the Melting Pot. The 4course meal was a fantastic choice and very filling. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an evening with friends
    ceecee
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    for any age, melting pot is a birthday treat. it's pricey, so don't expect to make it a weekly outing. ensure plenty of time as the dining is an experience, not just a meal. cooking at your own table with friends/family makes a bonding activity, source of conversation, and is very relaxing. not something to rush.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Dinner with the Family!
    DV70VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The individual entrees make it easy for each member of the family to get what they want and it is so much fun dipping and talking over 4 courses!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Staff
    22tango
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was fun and yummy. The Staff were amazing. The Manager stopped by during dessert, we mentioned we like the fruit only. He went down and made us just a fruit tray to dip in the chocolate. How amazing is that. Thank you
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Daughters 18th Birthday Celebration
    luvgr8food
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I love the energetic environment and the helpful staff! My daughter and my family had a fabulous time. We will be returning guests of The Melting Pot and look forward to our next experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food was good, though a little pricey for how much food you actually received. The atmosphere was perfect for having conversations and just enjoying each other's company. Went for my boyfriend's birthday with some friends and we had plenty of time to visit. The whole experience took 3 hours, so do not go if you do not have time. Our server was very nice and did not hover, but we did not feel ignored either. This is something everyone should experience at least once.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Fondue Dining
    Libbi
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We had originally gone in for the Crave Combo deal. It was the last day for the cheese, salad, and dessert special. When we sat down tho, we decided that we would rather not have salad and dessert. I was a little distraught that they had taken the original Swiss Cheese fondue of the menu. It was my go to FOREVER! However, the new cheese they had was good also. We decided to each order an entree, but realized after we should have come to an agreement on one meat, as there was just so much food! And well the fun of fondue food is to eat it right when you have cooked it, not reheated the next day! Our server was great! The food was great! Everything was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    Cindy
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The waitress did not adequately tell us how to dip and cook our meat dish. The cheese and chocolate fondue was delish, the meat was not good. For a hundred dollars, we were disappointed on our first visit!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • jimandlilann
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had an enjoyable experience like we always do. I had seen some not-so-good reviews before we went to dinner but our experience was as good as we expected. The food, service and atmosphere were great. We were seated promptly, our waiter was very good (friendly, knowledgeable and provided great service) and the food was as good as we remembered. We would recommend The Melting Pot to our friends.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricing out of touch
    lastchance
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    For what you get and cooking your own meal it is way too expensive. I can get the same quality of food and better service at Applebees for a third the price.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melting pot Tacoma
    Fatgirlfoodlover
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    So delicious!! Love the melting pot every time I go! Didn't hurt that our waiter James was ridiculously good looking!! The food was amazing and the chocolate fondue... To die for!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My wife and I celebrated a birthday there with some friends. Everything was great. Our server was incredible. The food was delicious.it was a memorable evening. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late Birthday Dinner
    jake
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Unable to get off work early for my girlfriend's birthday, we reserved a table at 9:30pm even though I never want to be the customers that keep folks working late. The staff was warm and welcoming, dinner was outstanding, and without a special request (just the mention of her 30th birthday on the OpenTable reservation form), our dessert came with a personalized happy birthday message. I've been coming to this restaurant for a few years and always have a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing time at The Melting Pot
    Wisemans
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Came to The Melting Pot for the first time to celebrate my son's birthday. Absolutely enjoyed the experience and would love to come back again. And it is an experience. Sharing the fondue and cooking it was great entertainment and a great conversation piece. Service was excellent and very friendly and informative.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service ever.
    Neveragain
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our table was completely forgotten about. The restaurant wasn't even busy, but we waited for 45 minutes without being checked on. I finally had to go complain, and I just lost it. The bill was $200, and the worst service ever. I won't go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Special Date or Event
    Helmscrowd
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    If you want to have some extra time with a new friend or date, great place to linger and get to know each other. Do all the courses, though you will leave very full. You will enjoy this place and food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great evening
    aok23
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We have visited several times now and have enjoyed it just as much each visit. We have gone as just a couple on a romantic night out and also in groups for special occasions and we cant say enough...the staff is always attentive and helpful and we will be back again :-)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The food was great and the service was excellent. We were celebrating our friend who just finished her pro certification in teaching. We were treated great and the manager brought out a special congratulations to our friend written in White Chocolate with a big Strawberry
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Falling out of love
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The portions continue to shrink and the price does not. Many of the most popular items were removed from the menu this last revision. (They replaced the cheesecake at the end with two small brownie squares and a piece of pineapple) Overall not worhh the price unless you just want the novelty of the experience.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant.
    TonyW
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The Melting Pot was an excellent dining experience. Food was perfect. Service was top notch. Even being our first time to a fondue place, the server was very patient and went over all the questions we had. I would not recommend this restaurant for little children, but I would say around 5 or 6 years old they would be fine. Definitely make reservations. Parking is limited, so come early.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Not Great
    KT2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I've had good experiences at the Melting Pot before but this service was not great this time. The server was not very helpful when it came to accomodating our gluten free requests. He seemed confused and was telling us different things each time. Overall, was very disappointed with this trip. I will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best fondue place ever
    reppin2o6
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I love going to this place!!! Foods fantastic, drinks are great and service is awesome. I have never left that place unsatisfied.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.