The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale
The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale

The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/ft-lauderdale/specials
  • Phone: 9545681581x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: Noon - 10:00pm
    Happy Hour At The Bar & On The Patio: M-F: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Private Luncheons Available
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, American, Swiss
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We offer a unique, interactive dining experience like no other.

    Gather around the fondue pot and enjoy table side preparation by artfully skilled servers in an atmosphere of casual elegance that is always relaxed and easy to enjoy!
  • Special Events: To find out more about our upcoming events, promotions, and club fondue member deals visit http://www.meltingpot.com/club-fondue.aspx

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. of Sunrise Blvd on Federal Highway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have plenty of self-parking directly in front and to the side of the restaurant.
A word from The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale
At The Melting Pot, the premier fondue restaurant, we offer an extraordinary dining experience that you won"t find anywhere else! Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, an award winning wine list & fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic occasion for 2, or a get-together with friends or group event, The Melting Pot always hits the spot.

To compliment your meal, choose from cleverly crafted cocktails or a glass or bottle of wine.

So come create memorable moments with that special someone, family and friends. Make reservations today and DIP INTO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
Thank you for understanding Open Table reservations are for dinner service only.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (30)special occasion (27)good for groups (14)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (6)notable wine list (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fun Girls Night Out
    TheBrowns
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We had 5 girls and the fondue was delicious. Have loved this restaurant for years, but one of our guests had never been. She loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Time, Server Needs Training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Service was a bit slow at first, waiter had to be reminded to take our drink order before the food order. Drinks (alcohol) were brought to my son and I, but not our wives (soft drinks were brought when food was brought to table), so wasn't timed well, and the ladies, of course, felt ignored by that action. As night went on, server was more attentive. As always, food was fresh and "the cook it yourself" was fun as always.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Expensive for What You Get
    Aiki
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    The tables are a bit pressed for room (both leg room and table room). Although my kids had fun with cooking their own food, I definitely do not recommend it for kid that are picky eaters; getting more than one type of fondue pot takes a special effort. I might go back for dessert, which was very good. I just felt the protein portions are bite size and you end up having to spend a lot of money of the other items (cheese fondue, salad, etc.) to fill up. Below is what $160+tip got 2 adults and 2 children: Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue, 2 servings 3 protein selection Main Entrée Fondue, 2 adult servings and 2 children servings Oreo Chocolate Fondue, 4 servings 1 glass of wine 2 beers
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took my daughter for her 21st
    Sampson
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Took my daughter for her 21st birthday. She chose that restaurant due to our prior experience. The service was excellent and the staff wished my daughter Happy Birthday which made her feel very special. She had a hand written birthday card at the table as well. It was a wonderful, relaxing dinner and our waiter, Josh, was so helpful and explained everything.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been going to the Melting
    msag
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I've been going to the Melting Pot since they first opened and have never been disappointed. Everything was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fondue!
    AshV
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Food and service were excellent. Only complaint is that there was only one other table occupied when we arrived and we were sat right next to them - some privacy would have been nicer, and I'm sure we would have been reseated if we'd asked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciousness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Melting Pot is always a fine dining experience. Great way to spend a quality evening with good friends and good food. Chocolate fondue Delicious! Staff - friendly and attentive!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a quiet birthday
    Johnny
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Our server, Grace, was very pleasant and personable. She explained the fondue cooking process and explained each of the 4 courses. She was attentive but not bothersome=perfect. The manager too stopped by to check on our experience. The cheese course is great, try dipping the apples! Salads were tasty and not too much to fill you up. The meat entrees we ordered offered good variety. The filet is worth it over the sirloin. Shrimp, chicken and pork were tasty. The selection of dipping sauces were amazing. The best comes at the end with the chocolate fondue. We go the ying & yang milk and white chocolate. Wow, awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FOOD WAS GREAT - BUT THE DINING
    Barbara
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    FOOD WAS GREAT - BUT THE DINING AREA WAS SO COLD I COULD HARDLY WAIT TO EAT AND LEAVE. PLEASE WARM THE PLACE UP!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service WITHOUT a Smile
    Fonduelovers
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    It was a good dinner. The only negative to the evening was our server, who was not personable. All the other servers we overheard were much more personable and interactive with their guests.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Night
    Greyeagle
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We had a wonderful time dining at the Melting Pot. The food and service were to die for. Our server, Grace, was to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheese and desert were great.
    JosefromBoynton
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Cheese and desert were great. However the meat was spiced too drastically and it distorted the overall tastes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    FoodboofVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I have never been into boiling my food from a fondue pot on a table with a built in stove but overall is was a great time and the Cheese Fondue and the Chocolate dessert fondue were amazing. The entree's we decent but overall, the ambiance and service were excellent. If you have not been, then you should try it at least once. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday tradition
    BET15
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Made reservation for my wife's birthday. Everyone knew, front desk, wait staff, assistant Manager, and wished her a Happy Birthday on first greeting. Had a wonderful evening. Recent menu changes are a good addition.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was a neat dining style but
    jlmm
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Was a neat dining style but the food was not that great , especially for the price tag. We really wished we would have spent our dinner money elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • never again
    dole
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    the staff was very pleasant and nice. place was clean . they are over priced and we left there hungry . portions are very small. its not an upscale place but with an upscaled price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Big 50
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    This is where I wanted to have my birthday dinner. Everything was great! We left stuffed and happy on a chocolate high~
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good place to eat
    Ericka0919
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    I have been going to melting pot at least once a month, sometimes more for the past several years. My only complaint is the cheese they give you for the fondue becomes less and less every time we go. I even ask the server for an extra serving, I don't mind paying extra, but it's always the same thing. The cheese is my favorite part of the whole experience so it is very disappointing when you are paying so much for a meal and always left wanting more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service
    Emvee27
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    By far the best service we've had in a long time.. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, we received nothing but attentiveness & outstanding service. We will definitely be coming back real soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Celebration
    dinner42
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    My husband and I went to The Melting Pot to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We arrived earlier than our reservation and were seated immediately. They seated us in a quiet corner table with privacy curtains. The waiter greeted us with congratulations and a card signed by the entire staff. Our dinner was phenomenal and the waiter was friendly and knowledgable. Everyone we encountered that evening (bar tender, hostess, manager, etc.) wished us a Happy Anniversary! We spent the evening enjoying our dinner experience not even know that anyone else was in the restaurant! Could not have asked for a better anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Restaurant
    misst
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    I went to the melting pot with some one foe thwor birthday for dessert. It was great. Everything was perfect. I left specific instructions in my reservations and they were followed to the t. Thnk you all for a great night. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    service was good, private room setting with curtains that close off you and your partner. makes the expierence more romantic
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great fondue place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We had a very enjoyable fondue dinner during our stay in ft lauderdale. The restaurant was very quiet and we had a nice private booth. We're vegetarians and were happy there was a vegetarian entree available as part of the 4 course experience. All of the food was very tasty. The ying & yang chocolate fondue was outstanding. My only input would be providing a few more of the staple veggies (ie the potatoes & mushrooms) and slightly bigger sauce dishes ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Fondue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I went back to the Melting Pot after many years because my dinner companion really wanted to try the restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised. We both choose the complete meal option and started with the Swiss Cheese fondue. The portion was perfect, the cheese delicious and the assorted dipping bits were fresh and bite sized. The California salad was good; perhaps a bit overdressed. I chose the Steak Lovers main course, my favorite on the plate was the teriyaki beef. The chocolate fondue for dessert was the best course of the evening. I was ready to lick the bowl. I was Thanksgiving stuffed by the end of the meal. Service was good, menu/course descriptions sounded over rehearsed; like a flight attendants announcement.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time we went for girls
    Serenity1211VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    First time we went for girls night out. Different atmosphere for this event, but if you are looking for a lot of giveaways and freebies, you will be disappointed. Food was good...we were there for 4 hours, so a good time to go if you want to chill and spend time with your friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what I was used to
    JenJen
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    Going to the Melting Pot for special occasions has always been tradition. For my son's birthday, he wanted to go for the chocolate fondue. Recently, we moved from Colorado to Florida, so the closest Melting Pot was in Fort Lauderdale, (we live 3 hours away). I was so unimpressed with the atmosphere, the hostess sat us in a terrible spot, right where all waiter traffic was most prominent. The chocolate was cold, and when we sought more "dippers", the waiter came out with two extra dippers. Ridiculous. I will never attend this restaurant again, which is really sad considering all of our other Melting Pot experiences (in Colorado), were great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Trying2GoVegan
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    This was always my son and daughter's favorite restaurant. It is so much fun to play with your food:). The service was almost horrible, they were not even close to being busy...really slow. The food was less than impressive so unfortunately we were disappointed. We were there for a birthday dinner and in the past they always set up balloons and a card, they did offer a candle and extra sweets but I think the service ruined it for us....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Long time diner at the melting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Long time diner at the melting pot all over the east coast. Food and ambiance was on point as usual. Service was good except the waiter seemed to be too busy for us. Dinner lasted 2.5 hours because we were waiting between courses 15-20 mins on average. He was very nice but eating for almost 3 hours just two of us is unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place, Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    I've been going to The Melting Pot for many years now and I don't think I would ever get tired of going! The staff are great! Definitely a place to try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Flawless great service. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Flawless great service. I had a really great time. I just wish I knew what wine was recommended by our wonderful server.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TOok my boyfriend here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    TOok my boyfriend here for his birthday. Everything about our dining experience was amazing. He'd never been here before, but after the other night, he can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Melting Pot is a great experience!
    Daniel
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Had a great time at Melting Pot. It had been a few years since I visited and they have a great new menu that really allows everyone to enjoy a great portion! The Spinach dip is to die for! The whole experience was great and everyone should stop by!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was satisfactory,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    The food was satisfactory, slightly flavorless. Unfortunately the sauces are not too great either. We did enjoy the 50% off wine special.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is the first time we
    Serenity1211VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    This is the first time we have been back since they have revamped their menu. They have new offerings for those who want more bar options, but the menu itself has very few new additions. The only thing that changed was now people can order meals to be more individualized, so if two people are dining together they can now order their own entree selections. While The Melting Pot has been one of our favorite restaurants, we were disappointed that the "new menu" wasn't really new at all...just redesigned. As long-time patrons we probably won't go back as frequently because we are tired of the same stuff month after month.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Surprisingly very good. I would ret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    First time I've been back since I was a teenager. It was wonderful. All of the food was very good. (And I'm critical) The waitress was very informed and everyone was friendly. We experienced the entire thing. Dipping things in cheese. Salad. Steak, chicken, shrimp, veggies, apples, and bread. Then of course everything with chocolate. (i.e., strawberries, rice krispies, etc)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    A very welcoming atmosphere from start to finish. Excellent service, ambiance, and food. All in all an excellent way to spend a few hours with someone special.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    This is a great place to go for something different.My wife and I loved the food and always have a good meal. Come on an empty stomach it is a lot of food. Definitely a perfect place for a small group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fair Novelty Dining.
    Daryll
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Fair Novelty Dining. The staff were friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish I could go weekly!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    I loved it! Nice place for a quiet celebration. Prepare for a long meal, of deliciousness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a great evening as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    It was a great evening as always at the Melting Pot. We have been there several times and will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet