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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Tacoma reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (138)romantic (114)good for groups (55)fit for foodies (46)notable wine list (35)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (15)neighborhood gem (14)late-night find (12)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • We waited an hour for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    We waited an hour for our table after the scheduled reservation time. We we're very unhappy with the arrangement. We all stayed and waited because we had already paid for valet parking and saved our appetite for melting pot. We will not be going back for a very long time.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Both the Hostess and the Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Both the Hostess and the Server did not seem very welcoming or friendly. I had friends with me who had not been to the Melting Pot before and was hoping for more descriptions on how the process worked and a server who would review the menu options with us. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My only complaint was that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    My only complaint was that on our drinks (beer, tea, soda) we had to mention to our waitress that we needed refills. We drank our glasses empty and put them on the edge of the table to no avail. For what we paid for our meal, I would think that'd be something minor to fulfill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time the waitress(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    We had a great time the waitress( Becca) was wonderful. Very helpful. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was our anniversary. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    It was our anniversary. The staff knew it was our anniversary. At the start was okay. Then a huge party came in and all of a sudden we felt forgotten. It took forever for us to get any attention. We would be done and waited and waited for stuff to be cleared away and so on. They were like sorry but all the helpers our helping with the big party WE wil get to you when we can. I think a party of two should be just as deserving as a party of 20. It was our anniversary dinner and it did not feel very special. Plus not crazy about your caribbean food theme. We have been one time before and it was great! This time was a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I find I am left lacking with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    I find I am left lacking with the breads and vegetables.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    We really enjoyed our visit at the Melting Pot on 3/29/08. The food was awesome, and the service was great. My only negative comment has to do with the gentleman that was greeting customers when we arrived at 5:15pm that evening. Another employee arrived at the front podium to discuss something related to work. The younger gentleman that had initially greeted us was extremely rude to the other gentleman that had arrived at the front podium area. The other employee left once the younger one became rude. The younger gentleman proceeded to discuss his frustration with other employees in front of customers who were entering the restaurant. This was extremely inappropriate and rude. I was very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband & I splurged and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    My husband & I splurged and decided to go to the Melting Pot for what we thought would be a quiet, romantic evening away from the kids. We were disappointed that there wasn't any music. We saw speakers but nothing was coming out of them. We wished for some quiet jazz, but instead we hear constant chatter from fellow eaters. The other thing that totally annoyed me was that several restaurant employees CONTINUALLY came down our alley of tables & constantly glanced at us and wrote something down on a tablet of paper. I'm sure they have a method to their madness, but we found it unprofessional and it made us feel rushed. We can only eat as fast and courses are served. Why do they do that? On the other hand, our waiter was awesome!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we have eaten there about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    we have eaten there about 5 times...and this is the first time we sat under the pipes. I did not enjoy getting dripped on all evening.....other than that, it was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All four of us that went said
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    All four of us that went said it was the best eating experience of our lives. It was fantastic! Katie was our server and she was excellent. Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very nice and relaxing way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    A very nice and relaxing way to enjoy a good dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They were so nice and even
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    They were so nice and even gave me a birthday card! This was our second time at this location and we will be back. Love the Big Event meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great time and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We had a great time and we usually do. We have been to the Tacoma Melting Pot twice and to the Va Beach melting Pot several times for ladies night out. Our server Travis was great and really friendly. We enjoy the food and the restaruant is nice and romantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My kids thought it was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    My kids thought it was the best place they have ever gone for dinner. Loved cooking at the table. Over all the experience was great. However, I did find a med. size bug in my salad. The server was great and offered another salad and I declined. The rest of the meal was fantastic. Could have offered more vegatables with the cheese fondue. I was given a discount on the bill for the salad. Still would recommend the Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The cheese fondue and chocolate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    The cheese fondue and chocolate fondue were very good. I would not buy an entree if we went again, definatly overpriced and not the best Ive had. Service was slow. We finally had to ask another server to find ours to get the check.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Melting Pot was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    The Melting Pot was wonderful. This was our second trip to the restaurant. I will go again for sure. The food was great and our server was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took four hours for me and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Took four hours for me and my friend to eat a little two long was expecting more of a two or two and half hours expierence.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The serving staff were wonderful,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    The serving staff were wonderful, they knew the menu and knew what they were doing and made the whole experience fantastic. The food was great. We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There was a discrepency on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    There was a discrepency on the bill and they were courteous and fair. Very refreshing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Had a very nice time. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    Had a very nice time. Our server was very attentive to us. We had our 2 children with us(9 and 13) and they really enjoy it for a special treat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perhaps, I caught the Melting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/10/2008
    Perhaps, I caught the Melting Pot on one of it's "off days." The restaurant was lovely but the food lacked much appeal. The fresh fruit was good!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a restaurant we like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/4/2008
    This is a restaurant we like to go for special occasions. We went with some of our best friends and had a wonderful time. Three hours of wining, dining and good conversation. Our server was terrific and we had the best time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you're looking for an involved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/27/2007
    If you're looking for an involved dinner, this is for you. From the multitude of food choices to the "sometimes strange" specialty drinks the menu will have your group debating what's best for the palate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun place to eat for a special
    farr76
    Dined on 5/2/2007
    A fun place to eat for a special occasion. Not quite right for really small children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dipping/cooking main dishes
    Catb1rd
    Dined on 3/2/2007
    Dipping/cooking main dishes in sauce just didn't cut for me for the price. My self cooked meal was somewhat bland. The dessert dipping was fun and tasty. I felt the meal was a bit pricey. Overall, a must to experience at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the melting pot. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/9/2006
    I love the melting pot. They have great choices for food and everyone can get something they like. I wouldn't reccomend having a large group only because I wouldn't like sharing the same pot with that many people. The Melting Pot is good for anyone because kids would have fun but there are intimate quiet tables for a romantic night as well. The bar has awesome drinks too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour specials!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2006
    Great Happy Hour specials! Wednesday bottles of wine up to $100 are half price during happy hour! Yum...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband an dI love The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/9/2005
    My husband an dI love The Melting Pot. We come here every year for his birthday and the people are always so wonderful. The food is fabulous, and the atmosphere is fun and romantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An exceptional restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/24/2005
    An exceptional restaurant with great service and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great family time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/30/2005
    My family of 4 (2 kids age 2 and 8) my husband and I love coming here. We come on average once a month. Service is always great as is the food. Great family time
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet