The Melting Pot - Center City
The Melting Pot - Center City

The Melting Pot - Center City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/philadelphia/specials
  • Phone: 2159227002x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Swiss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Melting Pot - Philadelphia Center City offers their Chocolate Fondue Fountain with fresh fruit & other delicacies for dipping.
  • Private Party Facilities: Melting Pot - Philadelphia Center City can accommodate semi-private parties for from 13 to 34 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Kimberly Hughes 2159227002x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 12th & 13th
  • Public Transit: Reading Terminal
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: $8 Parking Flat Rate at Parkway Parking Garage
    after 3:30 pm daily

    * Located Between 12th and 13th Street and Filbert*
    *Discount on parking is only valid when parking at Parkway Parking *
    *In order to receive your discount on your parking you will to need to present the parking ticket given from Parkway Parking Garage. You will receive this ticket upon entry of the garage.
A word from The Melting Pot - Center City
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & cocktails, as well as fabulous four-course fondue dinners.
No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get together with friends, meetings, or large groups, The Melting Pot always provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
The Melting Pot - Center City reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (98)romantic (77)good for groups (67)fit for foodies (47)hot spot (20)kid-friendly (19)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (14)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Friends Night Out!
    Fonduely
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My coworkers/friends & I always have a fun, night out, at the Melting Pot. It is the perfect way to reconnect, unwind, talk and just have fun! We love the food, the ambiance, and most of all... the dessert! As a "Fondue Fanatic", I received 6 free chocolate covered strawberries on my recent visit which was the perfect was to remember my night out with my friends. The manager on duty visited our table throughout the evening to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. Thank you to everyone for making our evening memorable!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    JimG
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My wife and myself went to the melting pot for my birthday, I love the place but it's not an every day kind of place. We made the earliest reservation we could, and after a brief wait of a couple minutes we were seated. We shoved our faces full of food and loved every moment of it. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overpriced,unimpressed
    lovemexican
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was not outstanding, the meal lasted 3 hrs!? and so not worth the money. Fun for the kids but not the parents.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time experience
    PRFoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The setting was very romantic. However; by the 2nd course we realized that we go OUT to dinner so that we don't have to cook! :) This was a novelty and way too expensive to do on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sipp'n and Dipp'n
    MizVal
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Our group decided to make our first City Sips Event of the 2014 season at The Melting Pot. I had been there before so I knew the food was good ,fresh, and fun way to eat it. The drink I had was good. The bartender was very nice and had a great personality. Our server was very efficient refilling bread baskets and vegetable baskets upon request. She was very eager to please and she explained every ingredient as she poured it into the heated pot to make the dipping mixture.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute Dinner
    Jerseygirl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was my first time and I love the fact that you cook the food yourself. The drinks were also good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Fondue!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We took our two daughters to celebrate Father's Day and my birthday. The fondue was delicious, our server was very helpful and the restaurant was beautiful. The chocolate at the end was my favorite part - I highly recommend the Yin Yang. What a wonderful way to celebrate!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ryan our server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our server was Ryan. He as EXCELLENT! We highly recommend him to our friends and family. The food was good and the atmosphere was very romantic and calming. Thank you for the good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!
    Stephanie
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great food!!!! Great service!!!!! Excellent portion for the price!!! Highly recommended!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melts in the pot, and in your mouth
    Babyg
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Maybe it's because I already love it, but I had a great experience at the Melting Pot, Center City. Our waitress, Alicia, was very attentive and sweet. She had great suggestions and everything tasted great. We tried the new "classic alpine" cheese fondue, and I didn't feel like I was missing out by not getting my regular choice of fiesta cheese. The only nit-picky thing I will say about the food is that the bread for the cheese was a little stale and that I really missed the cheesecake on the chocolate fondue plate. Otherwise, wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing in the end
    Aikbro
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We arrived for our appointment and were warmly greeted by staff and shown to our table. Our server was bright, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The food itself was decent, but nothing special to be honest. Choice of a la carte versus the 4-Course Experience was pretty self-explanatory... but wish I'd understood how much food would be served. Could have split the 4-Course rather than ordering individually. In the end the bill was $100, which is a bit much... but no fault of the restaurant really. Besides, the guy panhandling at the 7-Eleven next door was genuinely appreciative. What killed the experience was the fact that no one was around when we left. We could hear them having a good time in the back however. Not a good look.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last minute awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    It was a rough weekend and my girlfriend really loved this place. I hsd only been one time before for lunch and it was another lication. I found the service great and the four course meal was excellent. Cheese fondu, salad, entree, chocolate dessert.(I had the smores dondu, was very good). I would go again tomorrow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    yummy4mytummy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Totally awesome fondue! Will be back again. Mitch was the BEST!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Went here for an anniversary dinner. The service was good, the food was amazing. I would recommend this restaurant and I will come back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed our 32nd anniversary
    May30th
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This experience was very enjoyable we went for our 32nd anniversary. We had a fantastic time service was great food was fantastic very special place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 77 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1262 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Center City reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Had a great visit, a lot of food and fun with a group. Staff could not have been nicer, thanks Danny!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day favorite
    Hrtmomma
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This wasy first time at a Melting pot but it won't be my last... It was awesome!!! I loved the creamy tomato cheddar cheese and the original chocolate with crunchy peanut butter was PHENOMENAL!!! definitely would go again but next time not get the salad or entree... Just the cheese and chocolate would be enough... Plus soo much fun to use the skewer forks to eat
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my mom and family for mother's day. Had to wait about half and hour at the bar for our table to be ready, but it was worth it. To apologize for the wait, the house took care of our first round of drinks and gave us an extra large table with two burners! Excelelnt experience, would absolutely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    ellevestar
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My first time at this reastaurant, taking my son and it was a great experience. Food was delicious and service was excellent
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite restaurant ever!
    ChocolateWasted
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was my 5th time at the Melting Pot and it was the best yet! We took my mom for Mother's Day and she loved it! Especially love the complimentary vegetables and dippers for the cheese and dessert! Service is always outstanding and every time I have gone, it has been so quiet and clean! Love love love! My brother liked that our waiter made him a blackberry sage Coke instead of lemonade. It was surprisingly good! They should it on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leisurely dinner
    NJHousewife
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We enjoyed the 4-course dinner. It was delicious and fun for a group but be aware that it took 3 hours. this was a nice change for us since we weren't in a hurry. My only complaint is that when we finished it was late, we were full, and we were over "lingering". I had to go find the waitress to get the check. Don't forget to get your parking ticket stamped - $8 parking in the garage is a good deal
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    fonduefan
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I love the Melting Pot and always have a great experience there. Its great for a date night and for going out with a group.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    Phillyeats
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Great date night out! Friendly staff and nice curve ball to ordinary dinner date.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Fun
    Mimi
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Melting Pot was lots of fun for my children, age 13 and 15. The food was much better than I expected, as most Theme restaurants tend to have mediocre food. The meat and veggie course was delicious and the desserts were really fun dipping fruit and cakes in warm chocolate. Only the cheese course disappointed, but I think we may have liked a different cheese more. Really a fun and different restaurant experience!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Cheesy Easter
    BelleoRose
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Daughter and I recently enjoyed a leisurely dinner off a special menu prepared for Easter. Despite telling server we had never been to MP before explainations were given very rapidly and without great detail. Not to worry- we are quick learners and figured it out for ourselves. If you don't like preparing your own food or you are so hungry you can't wait to eat- this might not be the place for you. However, if you are open to a fun time and you enjoy tender cuts of meat, fresh fruits and vegetables and crusty bread smothered in cheese, wine broth or chocolate- RUN to this place. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great night
    Baconcroutons
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Tried the 4 choose experience with my girlfriend and had a spectacular evening from the spinach and artichoke cheese course all the way to espresso chocolate dessert. Stephanie was our server and she was fantastic. Would definitely recommend to anyone for a long sit down dinner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experience
    melanie
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    While the experience turned out to be awesome, we had no idea you cook your own good and were surprised so idk if it was written somewhere but it should be made more noticable because I looked online multiple times and never saw it. the service was also slow but I noticed it's because setting up tables with food can take a while. the experience ended up great overall
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    So much fun! Entree and dessert especially were the best. We had 3 courses and it was too much good but worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the experience
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Great fun for a night out with friends or family. It's a very leisurely dining experience over each fondue pot. Also great for just desert as well - try the classic which is chocolate and peanut butter or the flaming turtle. We usually share a four course dinner and get the bourguignon cooking pot to batter do the meat and shrimp.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    Marlene
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We went with all 4 kids this time and they had a blast. Our server Amanda was absolutely delightful. Great personality and funny to the girls ;) Thanks so much!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great relaxing experience
    MBJB
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This place is great if you have a few hours to kill. It's a nice place to enjoy the company of others and not feel rushed to get out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    amandar
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We had a special night there celebrating our 5yr anniversary and we had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT PLACE
    renia
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This was our first time at Melting Pot. I made reservation for my boyfriend’s birth day. At first I was skeptical but I decided to go for it. Have to say, we were both surprised how pleasant everyone working there was. Food was very good and privacy for two people could not get any more private. Working personal was awesome, pleasant to speak with and very good attentive but not overbearing. I would recommend this place to anyone. GREAT PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My girlfriend said desert was the best . Part of the meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although the entree is not
    Jrose
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Although the entree is not very large and it is a little pricey, the melting lot is a great place to go. I have yet to be there and not have a great time. Excellent food and a unique experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    becky
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    It was a great dinner and I was able to try new items on the menu I never had before! It was all so delicious and a nice way to end the weekend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Always great food, service and a great way to have fun with the family for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant
    Sammi
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant I go to this melting pot about once a month. Service is great good is great everything about this place is just awesome. It's also a fun dinner to be cooking your good yourself not just a boring place it's a great place all around. I would recommend the melting pot to everyone!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    MrsMorris
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I dined at The Melting Pot for an adults night out. We had so much fun and our server Mitch was a blast. He was so personable and full of energy. It was our first time dining here and we would definitely go back. I would even go back just for drinks and dessert. Definitely made for a great date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This is the second time I've dined here. The food is amazing I would recommend the four course option. My only complaint is the cocktails are very light on alcohol. However the ying yang martini is to die for. I had 3 drinks and barely felt buzzed. If drinks were made adequately they would not get me out of the melting pot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.