The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee
The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee

The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/ahwatukee-az/welcome
  • Phone: (480) 704-9206
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Vegetarian, Shabu-shabu
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Room has a capacity of 48 and has AV capabilities at no additional charge.
  • Private Party Contact: Devin Gilbert 4807049206x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2 miles west of the I-10, north side of road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Well lit lot in front of the restaurant.
A word from The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee
The Melting Pot Restaurant is where fun is cooked up fondue style.

Romantic for Couples and Great in a Group.

Our Ahwatukee restaurant is easily accessible from I-10. Take the "E Ray Road" exit off the I-10 and travel 2 miles west into the Ahwatukee Foothills.

The modern yet warm casually elegant atmosphere sets the mood for a relaxing evening. The leisurely paced four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood and vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale, all served with decadent dippers. Most make reservations for the four-course dining experience but more than a few have stopped by to satisfy that cheese fondue or chocolate craving. Hand crafted cocktails and great wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)romantic (102)fit for foodies (45)good for groups (36)notable wine list (21)neighborhood gem (17)late-night find (14)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 4-Courses of happiness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We tried the 4-course dinner and it was amazing. The courses were all brought out at perfect times and we left home with our bellies full.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pay attention to the bill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We've eaten here before however on this occasion our server was inexperienced and we had to ask for drink refills and wait quiet a bit in between app to entree to desert. The whole process was 3 hrs. She also double billed us for dessert which was rectified.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    Annie
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We are often asked by our friends what is a good restaurant. The Melting Pot always is first on my list. Although it is a special night out kind of restaurant, I would love to go every day if I could afford it!! The food, wine, and the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is wonderful-dark and mysterious. We brought friends who had never been there this time, and they absolutely loved it. I know that they will be back, as we will too. We always say, it isn't a restaurant, it's an experience!! Thanks for your consistency in your quality!! We love it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
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    MaryVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    JoeNPhx
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We took a break from parenting to enjoy a quiet dinner. The food was great, but the hostess could use some training. The restaurant was empty when we arrived (with reservations), yet we were seated in the back of the restaurant in a very small booth that was separated from a much larger table by a small partition. Later, she seated a large party next to us, and they made clear from the time they arrived they wanted a larger table and they planned to be rowdy and boisterous. There was a larger table directly across from us that would have met their needs better, but it would have been smarter to seat us in a location away from larger parties altogether. Next time I would be much more vocal about the seating arrangements and would ask to be moved to a more quiet area. Otherwise, everything was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable...but music could improve
    Kiteflyer
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had a nice time and the food was great. We had the spinach/artichoke cheese and the yin/yang chocolate and a couple of salads. Salads could be a little bigger...but were fine. The one thing I didn't like was the ambient music. Jazz band and Big band music and ballads. Probably appeals to a much older crowd...but It was really annoying to me. It would be the only reason I might not return. Perhaps if it hadn't been so loud, I might have been able to ignore it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Anniversarydate
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food was wonderful and our waiter was amazing. He was so professional, efficient and a genuinely nice guy. The kitchen staff sent out a Happy Anniversary plate with our chocolate course and the hand dipped strawberries were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    we went we another couple and we hada great time. the food was delicious and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too long
    Luke
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was good but the portions over time have gotten a lot smaller. The service was good but our dining experience lasted way too long; 3 hours total.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Time
    Anonymous
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Fun for a special occasion, and tasty, but pricey, too, and you must allow plenty of time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful date night
    DateNightPlanner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was looking to do something different for our date night. I'd been here several times with my older kids for dinner, but never as a date night. This will be the BEST and most ROMANTIC date night you will experience. We both had a wonderful time. I look forward to us doing it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first visit was a hit
    mtsweet
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Loved my first visit. My gf has been there in the past which is how I found out about the melting pot. I must say the food was excellent and the staff was excellent. I will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had a great time and food was great, however a little confusing menu and very little help with the waitress trying to explain it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This is our 7th anniversary we have spent at the Melting Pot. The atmosphere is always quiet and romantic. The personal booths for two are perfect for a quiet dinner, and the food and service is outstanding. Would always recommend the Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience but not the Food
    IBMe
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The ambiance and service were both very good, and the experience of dipping in fondue unique. However the food is nothing special. We had the four course dinner. The cheese fondue had Bud Lite in it. Yuch, the worst beer on the planet. I thought it lacked flavor. The salads were nice but nothing special. The main courses tended to lack flavor. I had to put seasoning on them to have any. My favorite was the lobster. It was high quality, but very expensive. The coq au vin did not seem to add much flavor to the meats or vegetables even though it looked quite good. The desert was the flaming turtle. It was good, how can chocolate be bad? Too bad the food was a bit disappointing given the high price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Dining Experience
    Mack
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This was my first time at the Melting Pot and it was the best dining experience I've had. I highly recommend the 4-course meal when going the first time as it gives you the complete experience of fondue fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite place
    bcspears
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It's one of me and my hubby's favorite places to go for a romantic date!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat concept
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    That was about all. it was expensive for what you received.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Location
    Fire2fire
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A great experience for a date night or wanting a quite evening with great food and great servers. We have been there Multiple times with and without reservations and longest waited for seat has been no more than 5 minutes. I continuously recommend because never had a single bad experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fancy restaurant
    happyanniversary2
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was the nicest restaurant my husband and I have ever been too. We are new to the state of Arizona from Kansas and were at melting pot to celebrate our belated anniversary. Our waitress was the sweetest, the food and atmosphere were so neat, and we will definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite.
    msbetsy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have been going to Melting Pot since I lived in Orlando, FL and dined at the original restaurant in Maitland, FL. I love it and have enjoyed attending with others, mainly to introduce them to the dinner. Everyone has loved it. Everyone I have gone with has never been before so it's fun to introduct a great place to new people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • daughters birthday
    25thcelebration
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    it was a great experience great wait staff the manager was very accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was good but a bit high priced. We were charged extra for "mojo" that we thought was included. The waitress took it off the bill and told us that the mistake happens all the time! Our fondue pot boiled over several times during our entree making a mess on the cook top. We were left unattended for long periods of time. At least 15 minutes at one point where no one even walked by the table. When the dessert fondue came the waitress served it on the mess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely but pricey
    foodies4ever
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was great, food was pretty good (steak was flavorless despite waiter recommendation for spicing/flavor). It was our anniversary and this was a nice place to celebrate. For the price though, we could have booked a hotel and had a great dinner. It was a nice once-in-a-while treat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Marshall86
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything about the dining experience was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great start to an awesome weekend
    Nova
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is where my girlfriend and I went for our first date. We came here again to start off what is now the weekend we got engaged. Had the private room. Everyone was so nice, service was excellent. Wonderful memories.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excellent wine selection. Romantic atmosphere and great for a special occasion. Pricey. I felt that our waitress checked in too often (every 10 minutes?). Also, there was an obnoxiously loud lady who was very demanding sitting next to us which made enjoying dinner less than desirable. Overall the food was good even though the waitress talked to us like we were uneducated when ordering. Ahi tuna was subpar, but we enjoyed everything else. The chocolate fondue was fantastic! We will go back, but maybe we will try out a different location or maybe just for the chocolate fondue :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place for a romantic date
    AnjuAlphy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The ambience was awesome, the food was mind blowing and the waiter was very helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had to try it because everyone raves about it. Had a 4 course meal and still left hungry. For 3 people the total was over $ 100.00 and thank God we had a Groupon. Not really sure what the rave is about the place. Maybe because we had the Groupon we received less food? Not sure, but it was insane how small the portions were. When I say 4 course, had the appetizer which was cheese and some bread with apples, then a tiny salad, main course, which my wife and I got the sampler, which was a choice of 3 items, so we were expecting to be extremely full. 2 slices of steak that were so paper thin and small that they wouldn't even stay on the skewer. Well, we tried it, won't ever so it again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    lovedit
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The only thing that would have made our experience more enjoyable is if the tables were separated better. We did not enjoy sharing our romantic dinner with the couple next to us and I am sure they felt the same. Otherwise, what an awesome place! The food was fabulous! The ambiance is nice. The staff is friendly and attentive. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing experience
    foodiedes
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was our first time dining at The Melting Pot and it was amazing. The atmosphere was welcoming and sophisticated. Our server was so knowledgeable and we could tell she knew the menu and how to execute being a server fabulously. I cannot wait to go back! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom and Daughter night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My daughter and I enjoyed our experience at the melting pot. We had a groupon for cheese and chocolated fondues and both of them were wonderful. I thought the items to dip were not going to be enough for the cheese course but turned out we finished the fondue first. Then on the chocolate we did run out of the dipping items but we were full by then. The drink we had was so beautiful a vanilla martini it was a great recommendation by our wonderful waiter who we so enjoyed. Great service he was right on it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit diappointing
    wjnewell
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Fondue event didn't allow any substitutions. Should advertise that. Ordered off the regular menu. Ordered the steak, shrimp and chicken. Steak tasted old, not fresh. Service was good. Food not up to exoectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday wishes
    dine4fun
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a fabulous time. We were in AZ for my son's wedding on Sat. but my daughter's birthday was Sunday so we needed a special place to make her birthday stand out! BRAVO!! You did it! We all had a wonderful time. The food was great as well as entertaining. The service was OUTSTANDING!! I forget the gal's name but she was amazing!! My son said it best...it wasn't a dinner it was an experience. We live in MN and will definitely be visiting the one in Minneapolis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheese and Chocolate
    PoMaddict
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had a groupon for this and enjoy the an early Sunday dinner. We added salads to complete the meal, never even missed the entree!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had Better Experiences Here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Ore reservation was for 6:30 and we were seated right away. The restaurant was very quite for a Saturday night (except the blaring BAD jazz music they pump in). They have changed the menu and the portions seemed smaller. The house salad was the smallest salad I have ever seen. Our waitress was a very nice young lady but extremely slow. She never offered to refill our drinks, we had to ask. When it came to the cocktails, she cleared the glasses and didn't ask if we wanted another. Having waited on tables for many years, a good waiter knows to push the drinks to raise your tip up on the tab. I know this type of dining experience takes a little longer than your normal dinner but we were there for almost 3 ½ hours.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night at the melting pot
    Datenightdine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was mine and my partners first time at the melting pot and everything was excellent! The service was great! The food was amazing! I will definatly go there again!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Overall the fondues were absolutely delcious and came with a good variety of dippers. The service was great and the fondue is made by the staff right at the table! - To start of with had the artichoke and spinach cheese fondue which came with bread, crackers, apple and vegetables and also got the optional meat dippers (really good). - Then had the house salad and gorgonzola salad (which were both also delicious). - Accompanied by the Ying Yang martini which was to die for. - The Finale was the 'Flaming Turtle' chocolate fondue option which came with lots of goodies including fruit, brownie and cake. - Also had two of the liquer coffees which were nice and strong. Overall a great evening out and great value!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Bernie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We go to the Melting pot a couple times a year. The food is always good, we get an opportunity to slow down and reconnect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Mac2001
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent food and great service. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.