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The Melting Pot - Albany
The Melting Pot - Albany

The Melting Pot - Albany Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/albany-ny/welcome
  • Email: themeltingpotalbany@nycap.rr.com
  • Phone: (518) 862-1292
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: We can do Fondue events for large functions.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have private dinning for small and large parties up to 35. We have a meeting room that seat up to 35.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Ave
  • Public Transit: Public Bus Stop located near main entrance.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Located in Crossgates Mall In Albany, near Dick"s Sporting Goods.
A word from The Melting Pot - Albany
Welcome to the Melting Pot Restaurant of Albany NY. We invite you to indulge in an interactive authentic fondue dining experience. We provide many private dining options for parties of all sizes, including our famous lovers’ lane romantic booths for two. You can also bring the whole family to experience the Fondue Effect. Join us for the perfect night out whatever the occasion.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My first visit to the Melting Pot...the whole process was very confusing...food was bland...outrageously overpriced. There are far better restaurants in the Albany area at half the price."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "it was my boyfriends 21st birthday and our waitress went above and beyond to be personable, make great conversation and make sure we were well taken care of. it made a huge positive impact on our night and I couldn't have been more happy with the service. the food I always amazing and the consistency with their portion sizes and dishes is phenomenal. we'll be back soon for sure!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "While the food was just ok in my opinion, the ambience and service was very good. I like that each table is separated so you only really hear your own party which makes it much more private and romantic. If I were to do it again, I would skip the appetizer and salad and just do the main entree and dessert. The appetizer cheese fondue while the main attraction for most is just kind of plain for my taste. The salad is good but only because they add candied pine nuts in it. The entree was enough and the variety of broths could provide some good tastes if you experiment."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I was so excited to introduce three friends to the Melting Pot! We had a great time. I'm still trying to figure out how to have all four courses without being completing stuffed. This time we skipped the salad and had cheese, an entree and dessert. We were all so full. It was a wonderful night."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We chose to go to Melting Pot because of an email announcing new selections for Spring. They turned out to be wonderful choices, including the Peach Cosmo, and we are hoping they become regular menu items. From the moment of walking in the door and being heartily greeted by the manager himself through the entire meal (with the best waiter ever, Daniel) our dining experience was top notch."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "When we want to get away from every thing and relaxe, enjoy good food and distress, all we have to do is go to The Melting Pot, from the moment they walk you to the both you feel this peaceful and positive envioment. There fondue selection are awesome, they just added fresh Pineapple for the Chocolate Fondue, OMG it's AWESOME, They will be seeing more of me :-)"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was my first time at the Melting Pot. My oldest daughter and I took my youngest daughter there for her birthday and totally enjoyed the entire experience. We plan to make this our special birthday place for all of our birthdays. Great food, wonderful atmosphere and terrific service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This the first time at a place like this, and I was amazed. We went there for my wife's birthday, and wanted to try someplace different. Loved everything about the place. They have private little nooks for an intimate dining experience as well as room for a small group get together. They give you plenty of food and a good variety of items to choose from. Highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was the first time that either myself or my companion had eaten at The Melting Pot. We were both very pleased with the choices. We had salads and entree fondue and a specialty coffee for dessert; too full for chocolate fondue! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the layout is conducive to a relaxing, quiet meal. We were there during the week so they weren't very busy, which also contributed to the relaxed atmosphere. The staff was wonderful.Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions. Will definitely go back ."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great for a laid back evening with friends or loved ones. Delicious food served fondue style at a casual pace. The staff are very friendly and personable, they make the extra effort to make u feel welcome and comfortable. The spinach and artichoke cheese is delicious and every chocolate we have tried has been outstanding. We love just going to try different combinations FOOD IS AMAZING!!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I've only been to the Melting Pot 3 times now and have loved every experience! I just find it nice to be able to go out and have a long dinner and sort of be entertained during it. I like being able to have a way of making the meal take a while so you have time to chat and spend time with whoever you are with. Great place for dates or just a special occasion!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was pretty good as usual but the price seems to go up despite what seems to be diminishing portions. I wish they gave alittle more portion wise as they use too. Also they changed the fondue dippers of broccoli and cauliflower with celery and cherry tomatoes and I was disappointed. The salads were smaller and they only gave one set of premium dippers when we bought them but you use to get two. The food was still pretty good overall and so was the service, i'm just not a fan of the changes."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The experience was fun. Cheese and dessert, awesome."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was decent, nothing special but the fact that you had to cook it yourself really made this place nice. I like changing it up and having something different, so this was a good change of pace."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I have been here many times and was somewhat disappointed with this visit. The service was not compared to what it usually is. Also I know the restaurant isn't going to be completely quiet. However, the table somewhat next to us sent an alarm for their food and it went off every few minutes for about half an hour, it got annoying."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The cheese fondue is delicious, but the rest of it is unnecessary."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My friend and I came in for just a girls day out lunch. It was great and just what we needed. A nice quiet lunch away from our busy lives and the kids. Quiet adult conversation, a bottle of wine and some amazing food!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "food is ok over priced even with groupon came out to the same price if we didn't have one."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Was there for 3 hours and we had better service from bus staff, then waitress. There was four of us and I feel we were really shorted on food. And took aleast 1/2 hour to receive another drink after asking. They were not busy at all. My first time was great and I am extremely disappointed this time. I doubt I will ever go back."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Outstanding specials incorporating brewery Ommegang!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I went for the first time to the Melting Pot in Albany on 2/27/14. I had never been to a place anything like this so did not know what to expect. The waitstaff was very friendly and did not make us feel rushed at all. Overall the whole experience of eating here is different from a regular restaurant, in a good way. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a great dinner out!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The ambiance at The Melting Pot is what makes the restaurant. It'd be great for romantic dates. The food, however, was just ok - definitely not worth all of the hype. It's way overpriced for the quality of food received, so I probably wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "It seems when I used my Groupon coupon it was not deducted appropriately and I only received credit for the amount paid and not the full value."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Everything about the dinner was great. However, I was charged twice"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I came out with another couple. Eaten here before but not one of the other couple. We came in w/o other couple at first. Hostess said it would be five minutes. Waited five minutes. No table. made reservations. Told hostess we would go to the bar and wait. Couple came in and joined us. After 15 minutes or so, we were talking about waiting and the bar person said she would adk. She came back and said they were wiping a table for us. 5 minutes later a person came and seated us. We were next to a very loud group and couldn't hear the waitress. The waitress was very nice and friendly but it took a LONG time and a couple of reminders to get what we wanted. Still, loved the food! wish the noise was less and waitress more receptive."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was good, but very little food and very over priced, and that's with using a Groupon. Great to experience once, but price kills the novelty. For the money, I expect a lot more food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had the four course special with cheese course, salad, entrée and of course chocolate. Everything was delicious. We especially enjoyed the entrée portion - filet mignon, shrimp, ravioli cooked in their coq au vin style. The original cheddar fondue was excellent. Very nice choice of salads. The chocolate was scrumptious!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We have eaten at the melting pot several times and it is never a disappointing experience."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 7pm. We arrived on time and were not seated until 8 o'clock. Our waitress was very nice and helpful but the time between courses was very long. It took 3 hours for our meal. We have dined at this location many times and were surprised and disappointed at how things were run on this visit. They also replaced the broc. And cauliflower with cherry tomatoes and celery. Yuck!!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We made reservations, didn't end up getting seated until 45mins later. Owner came to apologize and said he could not get his staff moving. Didn't seem like a great excuse coming from the owner seeing as how its is job to make sure his business is run right. we were not pleased with the food. We ordered the chedder cheese fondue, which didn't even taste good to me and the only good thing to dip in it was the bread, it also came with apples and vegetables to dip in I thought didn't go together at all with this cheese. We ordered filet mignon I used the recommended base to cook it in at the table didn't like the flavor of it. The ceasar salad however was delicious, unfortunate that it came in such a small portion. overall not worth the prices."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "You are not rushed while eating here which is nice, but this trip was dragged out way too long by the waiter. Great food but due to timing, may pick a different restaurant for a night out without the kids."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Our visit was not as good as it usual. We celebrated a birthday and they usually give you a birthday card. They did not this time. Waitress was not as personable and attentive. The fondue took long to heat up and she didn't check on us or ask if we wanted another drink. I was disappointed."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We love going to the melting pot for date night. Most booths are private enough that you can't really see many other people. When going plan to be there 2-2 1/2 hours for the 4 course meal. We like that it takes a long time because we can enjoy eac others company and relax while we eat. The staff is Always friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Although it took 30 minutes to finally seat us even with a reservation, I enjoyed eating there and liked all the new choices on the "Valentine's Day" menu. I also choose to add "premium meats" to my fondue dippers and they were pretty good!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a great time, loved the food, and the service was wonderful, even on Valentine's day. The only thing I would recommend is to ask for a table away from the kitchen. It was quite busy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The wait staff takes their time for you to work through your menu and choose what you want. You cook the food yourself and is a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My Fiancé and I had our Valentines Day dinner on Sunday February 16, 2014 and the experience was exceptional. Our server Daniel went above and beyond to make experience what it was he was very personable and very professional in explaining the various courses and what they consisted of and how to properly cook them. My fiancé was very pleased and thought it was a wonderful experience. Keep up the great job you folks are doing. Dale Kleitgen"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I have been to the Melting Pot before for a birthday/engagement party. The food is good-nothing to write home about. I feel that it is expensive for some thing that you cook yourself. You are most definitely paying for the dining experience here and a pretty location. The drink menu was good with some interesting selections. I think there needs to be more creativity with the menu in general. It was the same menu as the last time I was there a year or so ago. They did offer a Valentine's Day menu- but it was limited in choices. i do like that you can take your time with the dining experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was my first time as melting pot and I was impressed until I found out they were over booked...and my reservation was set for 845pm ..while waiting a gentleman and his family with no reservation caused a fuss and got seated before my wife and I.... the service when we were seated was moderate art best considering we didn't get Sat for an hour after reservation time...all in all bad time"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was a great experience dining on Valentinea day. The menu and the offers were incredible. It made for a romantic lunch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014