The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/bedford-burlington/welcome
  • Phone: 7817910529x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, European
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Network Drive, Burlington
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Unlimited free parking immediately adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from The Melting Pot
Looking for something different in the Burlington area? The Melting Pot Restaurant is THE place for a fun and unique fine dining experience. We offer multi-course fondue dining, perfect for all occasions.
Our menu has something for everyone! Choose from a variety of creamy cheese fondues, fresh salads, and fondue-style entrees (including seafood and steak), cooked right at your table. A trip to the Melting Pot isn’t complete without indulging in one of our decadent chocolate fondue desserts. We also have a full Gluten Free menu and can accommodate vegetarian and most other dietary requests.

We are located right on the Bedford and Burlington line and can be accessed easily from routes 3 and 128 (I 95). We are located less than 2 miles from the Burlington Mall and AMC Burlington Cinema and within driving distance from Massachusetts’ North Shore and Southern New Hampshire.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (12)romantic (10)fit for foodies (5)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (4)notable wine list (2)neighborhood gem (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Fun for kids!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    My kids (ages 8 and 10) always pick Melting Pot for their special birthday dinner...interactive, yummy fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    We had a lot of fun at the Melting Pot. The food was very good and the service was great. I particularly loved the private dining feel as each booth is completely sectioned off with walls. I wish more restaurants did this actually as it makes for a nice intimate dining experience where you can have a conversation and not have to hear the next tables conversation as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ended up OK after a bad start
    MikeFVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We had a group of 5 people, and they put us in a table for 4 with an extra chair. The manager had tried to call to tell me this one hour before the reservation, but their message wasn't saved on my voicemail, and I never received it. The manager insisted that they had left me a message, but in the end, what does it matter? We were still too crowded and had only one cooking surface on our table rather than two. The waitress saved the day. She was very pleasant and funny. She made things work by having some of the food prepared in the kitchen rather than at the table, and we got to have as much variety as we should have even with just one cooking surface. Food was fine, and, as always, it is a bit expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Strikes
    Lindsey
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    I LOVE the melting pot. The 'Girls Night Out' menu is great. However I think my next trip will be to another location. Even after telling the sever to just "keep the food coming" we were there for THREE AND A HALF hours. Most of which was spent sitting around waiting. A few times we even had to get up and walk around to find our server. This is now the second time I've experienced this at Melting Pot in Bedford/Burlington.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visit on 5/29/13
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Second visit to this location. Reliable delivery of trademarked experience. Food is good, but not exceptional, more of a novelty than a truly epicurean dining experience. That doesn't mean that you won't enjoy going there. Best for small groups (4 - 6) or intimate couple.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Worst Service I've Had In Years
    lovetoeatoutVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We arrive early as opentable still shows availability at 745/8/815 in the system--indeed we could see 4 clear tables from the foyer where we were greeted by 2 women on a hostessing power trip. "Your table will be ready closer to 815, the meaner one says". We have a movie to make, I tell her. In retrospect, this makes her seat us later. 25min later we BEG to be seated but are not. Finally we are. I grab a manager who thankfully get our waitress & turns on our pot. We have now been here for 40 minutes. We never got water. Only had time for an appetizer before our movie. I'm out of space. In summary: Lots of attitude from start to end; plan to wait for a low grade experience where you are seen as doing them a favor to be spending money there!!
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was good in general,
    Anonymous
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    The food was good in general, but overall seriously overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • our melting pot experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    My husband and I went to the melting pot on May 13 for our first anniversary. We had been to the one in Sarasota Florida and love it. I just realized while using open table that there are melting pots in our area and was so excited. I must say, everything was perfect during our dining experience. The food, service, and ambience was outstanding. I will recommend it to all of my friends and family and plan to go back soon .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, great for birthdays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    As always, the melting pot is a great place for special occasions. What failings there may be with service, are always made up in the amazing food and fun of eating it all (not to mention the calories on my beltline).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner
    Tobeywon
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    The Melting Pot was a wonderful surprise for me. I had remember them from the old days and was curious what I would find on my return. The food was very good, actually well balanced and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. The service was good and I most certainly will return. A great place for groups and get togethers and a lot of fun. Try it - you will love it
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  • Too long a meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    The whole meal just takes too long, towards the end of the meal its kind of dragging. I know each part of the meal takes time to set up and its a lot of running around for the waitress. All three times I went , I had made reservation and still each time the hostess doesn't seems to want to sit us, even the restaurant is less than half full, everything just seems so dragging with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. You'll just have to see for yourself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute little booths for two
    Lynne
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Cute little booths for two in an area I heard a server call "Lover's Lane." Clever design for couples to increase privacy in the dining room. Service was great, and even though we were 30 minutes late for our reservation we were seated right away. Our server was friendly but not clingy, offered recipe tips for making fondue at home, and alternate drink suggestions when the bar was out of an ingredient for the drink I ordered. Everything about my time there was wonderful. I have nothing negative to say about The Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cook own food?
    DivaLiya
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    I didn't do my research & so I wasn't prepared to cook my own food & it wasn't enough to fill up on @ all. Not my type of restaurant...maybe for someone else.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for the fondue experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Great for the fondue experience, but not something I would do regularly. Expect about $50 a head.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall it was a fun experience.
    jennieVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Overall it was a fun experience. The little, private booths are nice and comfortable and the food is unique since you don't eat fondue everyday. The negatives were the time we had to wait to be seated. We got there on time for our 6:15 reservation, but they told us they had to seat other parties before us (there were only 2 other parties waiting and many open tables) and we ended up waiting 15 minutes. What's the point of having a reservation if you have to wait anyway? My husband and I also didn't like the weird yellow light above the tables. It was meant to be romantic, but we found it harsh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pleasant surprise!
    MaryT
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    This restaurant has really worked to improve their pricing and their food consistency. The menu has been revised, the pricing lowered, and we really thought the quality of the food was improved. The service was exemplary (Thank you Keira!) and we had a lovely evening. Previously, this was a restaurant my children chose for birthday celebrations, but after our meal last week, I would revisit more frequently. The leisurely pace is nice, but it did take us 2.5 hours to finish our four course meal. Great for conversation and fun with teens.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great group dining experience.
    MikeFVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Great group dining experience. Wonderful food and fun to cook it all together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to The Melting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    I have been to The Melting Pot - Bedford twice, and both times have been great experiences. Not many restaurants give you the opportunity to be so involved in the preparation of your food, it is truly unique. Our waitress was very friendly and extremely helpful in our choices and how to properly cook the main course. When you get your food it never looks like enough, but the flavors, and the time to cook the food in the broth leaves you full before you finish. The restaurant is quite expensive, such that I wouldn't go but once a year on special occasions. But I think that on those occasions, given that it is more of an experience than just a meal, is certainly worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun with Friends
    Perfect
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    The Melting Pot is always a fun experience. They recently changed up their menu, so we had to be reintroduced to ordering the main portion again. Our waiter seemed new (even though he didn't state that), so he was a little confusing explaining it. They only offered specialty drinks listed on the new menu. And when asked about a specific wine, he ended up bringing the old wine list over and that had all the specialty drinks I remembered, but I order my stand by Martini already. When we ordered the wine, he clearly wasn't trained on how to present it. He simply poured everyone a glass. Overall, he was great and we let him slide with the wine since he was new . Cheese and dessert is ALWAYS outstanding! Pricey, but worth it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very tasty and
    sfab
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    The food was very tasty and the waitress was great with our kids, however she took over an hour to come back to us after serving us our main meal. This was a big problem because we had to scrap the chocolate fondue we had been promising the kids all night because it was way past their bedtime by that point. The food was very expensive for what it is, I ordered a glass of wine I thought was $6 but was charged $9 because the waitress brought me the wrong one. BUt it was a fun experience and I would go back and just get the cheese and chocolate fondue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Boiled food.. Gross. I don't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Boiled food.. Gross. I don't get the rave about this place.
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  • Highly recommend.
    Dana
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Great food! Since our last visit they have changed the pricing on the menu, allowing you to better order just the pieces of the menu that you want to have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the moola
    Jenelle
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    For a person who has never been to a fondue restaurant, I thought it was a fun way to incorporate playing with your food. But, I prefer a hot pot restaurant. This was way overpriced for the quality. The dipping sauces were okay at best, and they should have recommended what is best paired with what; and the batter? Forget about it. Not even worth it. They kept on falling off in the pot, and were hard to stick on certain foods like seafood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our server Jeff was AMAZING!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Our server Jeff was AMAZING!!!!!!! He went above and beyond. He made us feel like we like we were the only people in the whole place. Awesome awesome awesome!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good thing I had some coupons
    joel67VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Good thing I had some coupons (including a "bonus" from Open Table). It is expensive, but my grandson loves it, so........
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  • A fabulous, romantic dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    A fabulous, romantic dinner. We able to eat light as well. Just ask for the lite menu. Better yet put it in your request on open table and they'll bring it over automatically! Best service! Went for x-mas eve dinner and enjoyed every minute of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • An excellent choice for Date
    Steven
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    An excellent choice for Date Night. Don't be tempted by the Big Night Out menu, you won't have a chance of getting through it. We just got a cheese fondue and a chocolate fondue, and we were stuffed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The entire staff was very
    SerenaVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    The entire staff was very nice and extremely helpful when we had questions about anything - the menu, the wine list, etc. I love the tucked away booths.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The fondue was very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    The fondue was very good. The service was lacking, as it took way to long to get things and the pause between courses was overlong.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Herb Philpott
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    "Dinner and a show", where you are part of the show, is the way my wife and I describe eating at The Melting Pot. The fondue makes it much more interactive and entertaining than a typical table-service restaurant, and there are wonderful cooking smells during the whole meal. This particular visit to the Bedford location was not without some hiccups, however. They have a decent and reasonably-priced wine list, but the stemware is just a couple of steps above a sippy-cup. Despite making the reservation a month ago, our request for "Lover's Lane" seating to celebrate my wife's birthday was not honored. Overall, the price-quality of the meal was not as good as it should be.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For a chain it has an appeal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    For a chain it has an appeal based on the idea that all the food is served "Fondue" style. All the food is delicious. However, I felt that the price far exceeded what was provided on the entree. It was the first time I spent about $150 for two people each having one drink each and went away hungry. Somewhat romantic and fun to cook your own food - but pricey for what you are served.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The wait staff was atrocious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/31/2012
    The wait staff was atrocious. We say there for 40 minutes before we got our dessert and another 30 minutes before we got our check after we asked for it. That place was not that busy that night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Melting Pot is an enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    The Melting Pot is an enjoyable night out for a special event. We were celebrating two birthdays in our family. In the past, we have ordered the big night out, which is a lot of food. This time, we only ordered the cheese course and the chocolate course and it worked well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went with a group of 6.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    I went with a group of 6. It was definitley a fun experience. It's engaging and fun. If you're too tired and just want to order a simple dish and call it the day, this is not for you. But if you're up for some laughter, go... Service was really good. Very good selections of drinks too.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Usually a favorite but service
    Melanie
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Usually a favorite but service was slow and innattentive which was dissappointing as it was a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My daughter had wanted to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/25/2012
    My daughter had wanted to go here for some time, but we were waiting for a special occasion. Her 17th birthday worke. We were all Marketing Pot novices, so really needed the help off the wait staff, which was thorough and good natured. We were there for about 2 1/2 hours and had a great time experimenting with the different styles and sauces. The did was great too. Overall, a great experience!
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our first time at The
    Tomndebh
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    It was our first time at The Melting Pot, we love fondue and the waitress was very helpful with the menu. It was our 17 year anniversary and we went with our two kids, was a great time for all of us, especially the chocolate fondue!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    Pricey but tasty fondue. I can't rave about the taste of the boil-it-yourself meat course, but the opener and the dessert were really quite good. Excellent selection of martinis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The coupon that I had found
    joel67VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    The coupon that I had found made it acceptable costwise. My grandson loves it so we take him.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet