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The Melting Pot - Albuquerque
The Melting Pot - Albuquerque

The Melting Pot - Albuquerque Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/albuquerque-nm/specials
  • Phone: (505) 843-6358
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities:

    The Melting Pot is able to accommodate intimate gatherings to larger affairs, tailored to your desires and expectations. Our Rhone Room can seat 20 guests comfortably, while our Meritage Room can seat up to 54 guests for larger parties.

    For parties of 10 or more we ask that you choose a package from our Party Menu. Pre-selecting your menu will ensure the party runs smoothly and in a timely manner. If any of your guests have food allergies, please bring it to our attention so we can accommodate them.

    We also offer the option of pre-selecting wines to complement your fondue dining experience as we have an extensive wine list. If you do not choose to pre-select beverages, we can run a cash or host bar as you desire. We can also arrange for audio-visual equipment if needed at an additional charge.

    The Melting Pot does not charge room rental fees, however we do require a minimum charge on the final guest check before tax and gratuity.

    For more information: www.meltingpot.

  • Private Party Contact: Aletha Myers-Taylor (505) 843-6358
  • Special Events & Promotions: Go to www.meltingpot.com/albuquerque and select specials and events tab.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Indian School and Uptown Loop
  • Public Transit: For more information check out:

    http://www.cabq.gov/transit/rapidbus3.html
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large parking lot north of the restaurant.
A word from The Melting Pot - Albuquerque
At The Melting Pot of Albuquerque, fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where you can truly dip into something different. Come discover The Melting Pot’s relaxed atmosphere, private tables, fine wines, attentive service and exceptional fondue dinners. Start with a creamy cheese fondue, then choose one of our delicious fresh salads. Then choose from four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of entrées including filet mignon, lobster, blackened chicken, duck, shrimp, salmon and more. For dessert, enjoy mouthwatering chocolate fondue served with dipping items including fresh strawberries, cheesecake, marshmallows, pound cake and brownies. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We go to Melting Pot for special (and romantic) occasions, several times a year, and have always found the food wonderful and the service attentive but never intrusive. The food is fresh, high quality, well presented, and interesting, and nothing beats the fun of fondue! The service is more intimate than at most restaurants, and the staff friendly and efficient without being too much. The ambiance is calm, quiet, and private, making it a great romantic destination, but is also great fun in a more open setting for a group. The wine list is great, and desert ... well who wouldn't like chocolate dipped everything?"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everything was excellent. It was a perfect way to celebrate my husband. The food and the service was absolutely wonderful. We were able to spend time together uninterrupted as we don't normally get that kind of alone time. Every time we dine at the Melting Pot it's incredible. We love everything about the place. Thank you for everything and we will be back soon."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our waiter James was outstanding. He did a great job and made our visit very good. Food was great and it was a great vibe. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Overall a fun experience. It was almost too much work, though. The appetizer/cheese, salad and dessert/chocolate are great and just fun. However, I would rather see the main entree come to us cooked."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Although I can see the appeal for some folks, this format was just not right for us. We did not realize the entree was self-cooked (boiled) raw meat, and that really turned off my wife. Also, the amount of food for the price seemed quite small. Service was good, and the quality of the food was also fine. Just not for everyone."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "What a wonderful dining experience. The service was even better, in fact, it was the best! The manager, Tony, was very welcoming and checked on us often. Since it was our 40th wedding anniversary he offered us a complimentary dessert, which we loved . Our server, Nysha (I think that was her name) was very efficient, friendly, and made great recommendations (since it was our first melting pot experience). We definitely recommend The Melting Pot in Albuquerque."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Wonderful food and great service but many servers were interrupting us every few minutes so it was difficult to truly enjoy our rare night out away from children. Our own server did a fantastic job and didn't need the help."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The service was wonderful. The food was great. Especially enjoyed the tenderness of the duck. The menu has something for everyone's taste. It was an adventure in dining. Enjoyed every minute."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was my daughter's birthday and The MP was her choice for dinning that evening. We had a wonderful evening. We even got a free coconut margarita (from the manager) because the waitress (great waitress, by the way) forgot to bring the third plate needed. The Yin Yang Martini was our drink for the evening. A little pricey but well worth it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "OK so I go to the melting pot about 3 times a year. This time I went the fiesta cheese was off the menu. So we tried the loaded baked potato since there is nothing similar to the fiesta cheese and we are in New Mexico. The baked potato cheese was horrible would never order it again. I usually went just for the cheese portion of the meal and now I don't know if I will be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is good but not a primary reason to go. The service was excellent. Its a great place to mix conversation with dinner, especially friendly, informal and/or romantic talk - not so much for business or other serious talk."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were in town for a soccer tournament and wanted to take our group of girls (ages 14-15) for a special night out. We were a group of 21 and were able to get 3 tables all near each other. We had 2 waiters and the service was superb. They were very patient with our girls and with us and everyone enjoyed the food immensely and all had a fun time."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Delicious and fun. We take the whole family and always enjoy the experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going to the Melting Pot for the last 7 or 8 years of our 13 anniversaries. We are never disappointed and it has become our anniversary dinner tradition. This is a wonderful, romantic, special occasion type of restraunt. Dress up and don't take the kids!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Prompt seating. Clean. Great wine and beverage selection. Wait staff made it fun. Lots of food great eats."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was excellent- the ambiance was perfect as well. Each course was more delicious than the last, and the waiter was very helpful. The location of our table was perfect, quiet and secluded. It was a perfect night out."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Was a good time, enjoyed the experience, great place to celebrate a special occasion!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The service lacked. The waitress forgot the cider for the table and were confused and overcharged for flowers bought by customer. They took extremely long in service. However, the manager on site apologized and corrected the situation, but had I not stayed the entire dinner and left, it would have been a not so memorable night. They also forgot the picture for poem special."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "In the top 3 most expensive restaurant in Albuquerque, so be prepared for an expensive bill. Otherwise, it is so a great place. The food is great and so is the atmosphere. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was an exquisite dining experience. The secluded booths were very nice and quiet. The dessert is perfect choose anyone with a sweet tooth. I would recommend this to any couple looking for a nice, quiet date. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The only good thing about this place was the dessert. Overpriced and service wasn't the best. We had 2 adults and 2 toddlers and they added gratuity. Maybe our waitress was just unhappy. Wasn't too friendly and when she had to repeat herself on the entree part because we didn't hear her she was somewhat irritated. Hardly came to check on us, only to bring out next entree. I wouldn't recommend this place only if it's to the $5 happy hour dessert. So not worth the money you pay. Very disappointed. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Food was delicious service was great but entree portions were way too small and price was WAY too high.. Spent over 100 dollars for 2, and had to cook my own food and left still hungry. Was only worth the 1 time visit.."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Over all very pleasant was on a first date nice ambience great service good food "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We hadn't been to The Melting Pot since moving to the new location and had been meaning to go for some time, finally found the right day and made the reservation. As expected, the food was very good - the spinach artichoke cheese fondue was delicious as was the main course meat selections and of course the chocolate fondue dessert. I guess the only problem I had was eating too much and feeling very very full!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The wait staff and management have been well screened and well trained to deliver customer service that exceeds expectation. I haven't seen dining service so good in all of ABQ; this is Ritz C level. Wait staff was unobtrusive but available. Anticipatory service from order timing to refills on beverages. Someone set standards and management watches. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Service was extremely subpar, the overall experience was lacking anything that would cause my repeat business. I would not recommend the melting pot to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Perfect venue for a family graduation celebration. Fun and delicious."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We were there at 6 pm on graduation night. Very busy, but we were seated right away. Our server was fantastic, and the amount of food available was just perfect. Family from out of state (first visit to Melting Pot for them), enjoyed everything. Thanks so much for making their visit memorable."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "too expensive, and too much food. The service was good and the reservation and seating was good."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "we had a mother's day reservation for 1:30. waited for a table until 2:10. didn't see the waiter until 2:30. didn't finish until 4! t know this is supposed to be a lingering experience, but we had terrible service. we came hungry but didn't want to spend the whole day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good. Server was very nice but the service was so slow, it was pretty bad. We had to wait a long time for everything but I know it was a busy day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have no idea what kind of cheese, it looks like a processed cheddar cheese, meat full of BGH, I realized that this restaurant is not for me. It will be my first and last. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took my wife with my teenagers for dinner on Mother's day. Had a great time."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my whole family for late lunch on Mothers Day and we had a great time. The waiter was great and food was delicious. We will definitely go back for more of the same!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our server was amazing. We went for my wife's birthday and the staff did a great job to make us feel important. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were seated in the "private room". Seats up to 8. Would ask for this again. Spent 3 hours eating the various courses which were all awesome. Manager came by like 3 times checking on us. Wait staff was great. Waiter was James. Did a super job."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had very good food and service as my daughter and I took my wife out for Mother's Day. The service was very good and we all had a fun time 'cooking' our own food at the Melting Pot. A bit expensive, but worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The ambience has diminished since their Old Town location. It is now too bright and loud with blind corners and a staff that rushes around like the world is ending; which is unprofessional as well as unsafe. The booths and tables are smaller which makes a meal difficult since you have so many dishes on the table while dining. The presentation is fair-poor; the staff seems to takes less time and care in the table side preparation of the cheese and chocolate courses and makes a mess while doing so. The portions have decreased in size since they were near Old Town which makes price outrageous for what you receive. This is not a fine dining experience. Your time and finances would be better spent at the Ranchers Club or the Corn Maiden."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Totally an enjoyable dining experience. Took my 9 year old daughter and a friend for their birthday dinner. the staff was attentive and caring. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was very good. The service was outstanding - the server was right there just when we were ready for the next course. The prices were steep, and they made a mistake on the bill that I did not notice until the next day."
    Dined on 5/2/2014