The Melting Pot - Bellevue
The Melting Pot - Bellevue

The Melting Pot - Bellevue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/bellevue/specials
  • Phone: 4256462744x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room Hours:

    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,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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: The Bellevue Melting Pot is the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion, 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 & successful experience for you.

    We can accommodate personal & professional parties of all sizes & feature separate, private rooms for your dining needs:
    The Champagne Room holds 10-12 guests
    TheOpus Room holds 20-24 guests
    The Chateau Room holds 30-35 guests

    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: Ray Thorkildsen 4256462744x
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour in the Bar/Lounge:
    Monday-Thursday 4:30-6:00 & Every Day Late Night 9:00 - close
    Happy Hour in the Bar Only:
    Friday 4:30-6:00 & Late Night 9:00 - close

    Enjoy $4 off cheese & pure chocolate fondues; $4 off brie plates; $2 off all salads. Discounted beer selection,$5 well drinks, & $7 select wine pours.
  • 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

  • Public Transit: Located one block from the Bellevue Transit Center on 108th Ave NE
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking or garage parking is available at no charge
A word from The Melting Pot - Bellevue
Situated in the hub of Downtown Bellevue, The Melting Pot 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 movie at Lincoln Center, a day of shopping at Bellevue Square or The Bravern, or a family outing at the park.

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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Melting Pot - Bellevue reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (109)romantic (79)good for groups (53)fit for foodies (34)kid-friendly (27)notable wine list (21)neighborhood gem (16)late-night find (12)hot spot (7)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Could have used a beer
    Cobbio
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Good food and one hell of a wine list...but the beer selection is pretty limited. Only Stella Artois on tap. Service was good, our waitress brought our courses out in good time, but you could tell she was getting bored explaining the fondue every time, not a big deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Melting Pot Bellevue
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food was good. Today the restaurant ran out of strawberry, so disappointed about that, but overall is good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kids Love it
    diner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My kids love it here. I made my reservation through open table after the snippy hostess told me the first time I could get in was 45 min later. We were still seated late. Service was painfully slow but we were finally done 2.5 hours later. The children had a wonderful time and the food was fine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bday
    groupongroupie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food was great, super full couldnt eat another bite. Fun activity to cook and dip delicious bites while talking to family. Just wished waiter would have written order down instead of arrogantly think he could remember.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special night out!!!
    Outandabout
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We enjoyed our time at The Melting Pot. Food was great! The sauces were great, tasty!! Love the cheese and chocolate fondue!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is too little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The entry is not enough for an adult. Comparing with the restaurant in the same star level, the food is far less and more expensive.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time
    TheVixter
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I wanted to try this restaurant for our "date night" without the kids. The Tuesday night "Endless Fondue" option was perfect to try four courses and to sample many of the entrees. Our server was very helpful teaching us about the process and cooking times. We both enjoyed our cocktails too. The dinner took about 2 hours, but it was worth it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Tessialee
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I can't be happier here with a groupon. I took my 17yo daughter there last night and we had so much fun eating and talking. I love dates with my daughter and this is the perfect place for it...a place where you can take a date, but is also very family friendly!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money:(
    Squirt47
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We tried the restaurant because of friend's recommendations. It was for a birthday. I was very disappointed by the service. We were new to this style of dining and got very little direction and even less service. The food is highly over-priced for what you get. Even though I specified in my reservation that this was a birthday celebration, they sat us at a table in the middle of the room, traffic all around us, and then proceeded to ignore us a majority of the time. Very uncomfortable. The concept is great but this particular place was very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected More...
    SadieDog
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have always saved an evening out at The Melting Pot for special occasions. On this occasion, the experience was so poor that I found myself and my date sitting there thinking of all the ways we could have spent $250. The service was extremely poor, slow, inattentive and unprofessional. Last time I will go here!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • :( A let down.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I've been here a bunch of times, but my last visit was just a mess. The one before was also not awesome. I will definitely try it again since long term the track record of success still stands, but the newer staff is just not doing it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melting Pot felt like a has been...
    Kirstin
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Server was really friendly, but took him over 5 minutes (almost 10) to even get to our table and get drinks, and then every single thing after that was either crazy delayed or forgotten. It even took him forever to get the bill back to us, after we gave him the card. Unimpressive. The cheese fondue was awesome, even though they don't serve their most popular dish anymore (the Fiesta Cheese) - the rest of the food was sub-par. If you want to go there, I would recommend going to do cheese as a fun appetizer & then leave and go somewhere else for dinner. It's over priced and it way under delivers. The only awesome thing was the Bar Tender. He was prompt, friendly and made excellent drinks. Definitely the highlight of the evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion--great choice
    CAKT
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The Melting Pot is a unique experience. The food we ordered was great. It's pricey, but fun to do once in a while when you need to celebrate something big. I also like that you don't have to order a main course. Our family just had the cheese appetizer and chocolate fondue dessert. Also offering a military discount is very nice of this chain.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mgmt Changed, Service Suffered
    Vapor
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Been dining here for over a decade and had a horrible experience this week. The best two cheese fondues are no longer on the menu (Wisconsin Trio & Fiesta). Tried the Classic Alpine instead as it has three different cheeses. We were served Swiss cheese only (which I hate). They said that was the Alpine Classic. I showed them the menu has three different cheeses and no Swiss cheese in this fondue. The manager and waiter had no idea that this fondue wasn't Swiss. They gave us a new cheese fondue per the menu description. The server spilled cheese in my daughter's water glass while mixing the fondue and never replaced the water. After nearly two hours we still had not received our salad course, so we left at that point to go eat elsewhere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday bestie
    Emwitte
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I took my best friend here for her birthday. They food was excipients, our waiter was informative and funny and the atmosphir was amazing. I would diff defiantly come back for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    animageofmine
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Its expensive, if you are paying for your family, but it is reasonable if you go out with friends and share the cost. I went for dinner with my family to celebrate my sister in law's b'day. We had Quattro Formaggio Cheese Fondue followed by Flaming Turtle Chocolate Fondue for dessert. Both are amazing. You can have extra refills for cheese fondue. Total was around 80 since we were 4 people. Overall, its good to go for occasions, but may be not the best idea if guests are around in town to visit Seattle, unless you have enough in your pocket. Last, but not the least, make sure you reserve a table before you reach there to avoid a long wait, even during weekdays. And if you still want to save money, go during happy hours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing apps and dessert
    cecile
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    love the melting pot and how fascinated anyone can be with the experience. from the food, the friendly staff and efficient service plus the great ambience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Took a friend and his wife out for a birthday dinner. The place is clean and the people are very courteous. The food is really excellent. The dining experience is a couple of hours so if you are in a rush this is not the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decadent Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    If you're on a diet, get ready to fall off the wagon because the food here is great and not particularly "lite." Our server was quick and well-educated, the fondues (we had the Swiss cheese for dinner and the chocolate for dessert) were outstanding, and the wine selection admirable. Thank you Melting Pot!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too few waiters, too many customers
    Brokerbreak
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    It was a busy Friday night and only two or three waiters on staff had to handle all the tables, so the service wasn't very good. Our waiter was very nice and helpful, but he was also rushed and absent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!
    Nanna
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We went to The Melting Pot for the first time and enjoyed it so much. There were many choices for the entre' which made it fun that we had 3 choices for our dinner. Then, we got to chose the broth we wanted to cook our meats in and had the plain vegetable broth. What a great choice! Also, the wait staff was so friendly. In all, a wonderful experience was had. Highly recommend the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JJinWoodinville
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Our waitress was friendly, if a bit slow. The entire meal took 2 hours and was expensive. Dinner for the two of us was $100 including tip. Food was good, but having to skewer and cook your own meat was an odd concept. We could not find any parking in the small area set aside for the Melting Pot and instead drove all around until finally found space at Office Depot and left the car in a lot with signs everywhere that there was "no walk away parking" and we would be towed, so I had that in my head much of the night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinnerdate
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    the Melting pot is an excellence dining idea, but we found the cost far to expensive for the amount of food you receive and it isn't exceptional food, but average.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Melting Pot has Melted
    Olivia
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The place needs some cleaning, including the bathrooms. I guess it needs to be updated. Why black curtains over the walls is beyond me. I guess I don't want my meat to look GREY when I eat it. We should have tried the tempura/oil cooking method, not the broth. The only good part of our meal was the desert. Who doesn't like chocolate. Would I go back, No.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We did not have a good dinner here
    biscuit
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I will never go back...the food was mediocre ...place was empty our waiter was great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Disappointing
    SMDJH
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We had looked forward to a fondue dinner, which is something we have enjoyed in the past in other cities. We found the restaurant not very well maintained....tables not very clean, carpet had food stains, etc. The service was very amateurish and the server not very interested in whether we understood the menu options or the meal. The food was mediocre and it took ages for the cheese fondue and the cooking oil to heat to the appropriate temperature. Overall it was expensive and disappointing and we won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dining
    dios
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We love the melting pot, we celebrate all special occasions there. Looking forward to all you can eat on Fathers Day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Fast Food! Fun experience...
    GarlicManVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I think it was in part our server, but we were there for 3 1/2 hours so I don't recommend if you're in a rush. It was okay but it was a school night so 7:45 dinner turned into 11:15. Our first time there for my 50th birthday. Plenty of food ordering 2-4 course meals and 1 extra entree (for 3 adults, 1 grandma (I separate her from adults because she doesn't eat as much as a "regular" adult) and a 5 year old). Nice place especially for a special event like this. Price was reasonable but not cheap. Manager very helpful and responsive. I for sure expect that I will go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different
    Eastsider
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    This is a great restaurant for a change of pace. There are a variety of fondue possibilities here, from cheese, to soup stock, coq a vin, etc. There's a good variety of meats to choose from along with vegetables. The chocolate fondue is incredible and is worth the visit all by itself. The 4 course meal is a lot of food, so you might be better off choosing a lesser option. Overall, I recommend this for a fun night out. Kids will enjoy this as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food-Some parts lacking
    Qlynn
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I made reservations for mine and my boyfriends 1 year anniversary, and called to confirm that we were celebrating something special. When we got their, our special day was completely ignored! There was another couple sitting right behind us, also celebrating, and their server made it a point to make their day very special, even covering the table in rose petals. At the end of the meal, I requested the strawberries we had preordered (per request) and our server went back, and had them make the strawberries on the spot. As a result, they were all very soupy chocolate covered strawberries. We paid quite a bit of money for this meal, and I honestly expected a great experience along with the great food, and I was disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    It was great celebrating my mom's birthday here especially being her first time along with my dad and siblings. The all 3 courses were really good. We all had a great time!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We came in just for dessert for my daughter's 16th birthday and she was treated on the spot with her own plate with happy 16th birthday written in chocolate and a box of dipped strawberries to take home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot
    MB123
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Would only recommend the chocolate fondue. The rest of the food has NO seasonings, and no flavor. Way overpriced!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 76 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1144 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Bellevue reviews archive.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This place is amazing and I cannot wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melt in my mouth good
    doxielover
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We were there to celebrate an anniversary for our friends. The special occasion was made even more special by the staff at the melting pot. They gave a card and Champaign to celebrate the anniversary. Both the service and food were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's day dinner
    RedmondYoungCouple
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Good food and romantic setting for any special occasion with your significant other.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FUN!
    Famof4
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    What a great place to experience something new! We had a great time celebrating our 17th anniversary dinner here! We can't wait to come back and enjoy dessert with our kids!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Yummy!!! The food is always great! We go there to celebrate birthdays and it's always a good time
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Delight
    Hard2please
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Have dined at this location several times before for special events. This time around was our wedding anniversary and they made it special. I notified them through the easy to use online reservation form that it was our anniversary. When we arrived there was a card on the table for us and they completed our meal with various chocolate covered strawberries and champagne to toast...all on the house. They are also very kid friendly and the kids will enjoy doing some cooking of their own. The meal selections for the kids are great as well. The staff was very friendly and made us feel special and right at home.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great for the price
    stickershock
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We went out for my mom's birthday, most of us not having been before. After almost a $300 bill, this is without drinks, we were a little shocked. You cook your own food and have to pay greatly to do so. Good to try out, for a special occasion, we will not be returning often. Our waiter Andrew was awesome though!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet