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The Melting Pot - Ann Arbor

The Melting Pot - Ann Arbor Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/annarbor-mi/welcome
  • Email: themeltingpot_2@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (734) 622-0055
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for all of your large party needs. Whether it’s a feast with friends or a corporate gathering our private dining room offers the atmosphere and functionality you need to enjoy a Perfect Night Out.

    Party Room Features Include: Seating for up to 36 guests, frosted glass doors for privacy, projection screen for presentations, structured seating layout perfect for guest speakers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Liberty & William Streets
  • Public Transit: The City of Ann Arbor's Transportation Authority Terminal is located behind the restaurant, providing bus transit services throughout the area.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and public parking lots are available throughout the area. Closest parking lot is the 4th and Williams Street structure.
A word from The Melting Pot - Ann Arbor
Welcome to The Melting Pot. We offer a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a great experience at the Melting Pot. Very clean and professional service. The only weak spot was the main course. The salad, cheese, and dessert courses were fantastic, but when it came to the meats they were subpar, tough, and over seasoned. Having said that, I would still definitely recommend dining at this location."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Exceptional food, drink, and service for a special evening."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My wife and I go to The Melting Pot every year for our anniversary and it's never disappointing. The intimate setting, the clearly laid out four courses, and the real ability to just enjoy each others company is very different from any other restaurant. The first course is traditional fondue - snacks and melted cheese. The second is a small salad that you can't go wrong with. The main course is a selection of meats and vegetables that you get to cook with or without batter in your choice of oil. Lastly small desserts that you can dip in a melted chocolate creation of your choice. Overall my wife and I are usually there for two to three hours. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My mom took me here for a belated birthday dinner and it was absolutely amazing!! Excellent food and service! Everything was fresh and flavorful! Will definitely go again!!!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Our date was kind of early 4:45pm; which was nice the restaurant was nice quiet and romantic. Our waitress was nice and informative for my date had never been to the "Melting Pot" It was just overall perfect."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Be sure you have an entire evening if you plan on dining here. Took us 3 hours for a party of two. Most of the time was spent waiting for our next course. It got pretty boring"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Great experience! It takes an evening, but it is so enjoyable! I have been to MP three times, and I can say that having the right server makes a difference in the experience. In A2, ask for Matt Stump! He is entertaining, knowledgeable and professional!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This location has been delicious and very knowledgeable about gluten free options whenever I visit. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Food at The Melting Pot is always delicious. We did the beer pairing deal they had going on and it was a really nice touch. Our server was fantastic! Our only real complaint is that the restaurant was nearly empty (it was an earlier dinner for us) and the hostess sat us directly next to a couple that proceeded to argue through their ENTIRE meal. Since it's nearly impossible to move once your meal gets underway, why don't they allow at least one booth's space between parties so it's more private? That was a major bummer."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was the first of many more planned dinners @ The Melting Pot. The food was great, but the staff was phenomenal (Matt Stump?) He was very knowledgable and accommodating. He made the the meal that much more enjoyable with his explanations and recommendations. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Service was slow but overall process is not meant to be quick dining. Plan for about 2 hours if eating a full meal. Unique dining experience if you are looking for something different. Food was good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The wait was to long and they were under staff. If our waiter was not good as he was we would have left. And the hostst kept coming to see if the tables were clear very annoying!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I would recommend the restaurant but not this location. The other locations are more intimate. Our table was by the front door, it was really busy, loud and extremely COLD!!! All of that took away from our dining experience. My date was here from North Carolina and I wasn't impressed with the set up. Dinner wasn't the quiet, romantic, intimate night I expected."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was amazing as always. My girl and I go there on every special occasion and we are never disappointed. The service can tend to be a little bit slow but the food and atmosphere make up for it. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a nice dinner or celebrating any occasion."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Just needed a night out with the wife. Great service and the food was awesome. We only go about once a year and every time it is great."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Adequate but unexceptional. If you've got a severe jones for fondue this might be the right place but otherwise there are many better choices within a block."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Given that I went the day after Valentines Day to celebrate, I was thinking it wouldn't be too busy but unfortunately it was. This still did not stop our waitress from giving us excellent customer service. Even when the bar took forever to make our drinks, she apologized multiple times and checked back with us often until our drinks were ready. The food was good, especially the cheese and chocolate fondue!! Definitely a good place for a date or an adult birthday gathering."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My sweetheart and I went here for valentines day which was our first mistake. It took a waiter 10 minutes to even come to our table and take drink orders and when one did, he claimed our waiter must've forgotten about us and that he would ensure us that we would get great service, which was a lie. Our waiter forgot our salads and when he brought them out they weren't the right ones and rarely came to the table to check on us while in the meantime spent most of his time interacting with one table of girls the whole time.All the food that we ordered was skimpy and our dinner should've barely even be considered an appetizer let alone an actual four course meal.Not impressed at all for how much we paid and most definitely will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I was told to expect over 2 hours for the experience and at least $150. It was exactly that. Time between courses were lengthy. It was a neat experience for those who have never done fondue. Otherwise I would rather go to a local restaurant to really get my mo dies worth. Btw we did go on valentines weekend and they didn't have any specials or happy hour."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Although the food was good my girlfriend and I were really lookin forward to having what had been waiting for for a year and because of the speciality menu for Valentines Day we couldn't get it. I would have like to see the normal menu and then have the specialties as well. But overall great experience for a special day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have returned to the Melting Pot for Valentine's Day now three years in a row because it's always such a fun experience with great food and service! Carly was a quick and very friendly server!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The only reservation available for dinner was 9:15 and I'm not sure why they even offer this time as available when at minimum it takes 2 hours to eat here.The bartender, with a very full house, was new and not only could not make a mojito for the couple next to us, but was not able to make a bloody mary and had to have the manager come & make my drink which took about 20 minutes. We were not seated at our table until an hour after our reservation and then it took about 10 minutes before our waiter even came to the table. We ordered food at 10:45. Before finishing, we had a waitress vacuuming. The only good part of our dining experience was the waiter, who was extremely friendly and helpful in explaining the food choices and preparation."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "It was very good, good food, good times, I liked it. I was very full after."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Such a great place for a special occasion! We took our daughter there for her 19th birthday. The food is amazing and the service was wonderful!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband and I usually go to the Novi location but for this trip we wanted to try Ann Arbor. We have been there twice before and both times were not up to par. We were seated on the second level and had a great server named Josh. He was very personable and easy to chat with. My complaint was Josh had tables on other floors which made him almost non existant during our meal. Our reservation was at 4:30 and we did not leave until after 7:00. It took us almost 45 minutes from when we finished our entree to get our dessert fondue. This normally wouldn't be an issue but we live in Toledo and the roads were very bad Saturday night and we had an hour drive home. I don't think we will return to the Ann Arbor location."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My wife and I went to the Melting Pot in Ann Arbor for dinner before attending the Purdue/Michigan basketball game. This was our first time attending a Melting Pot and we loved it. The food was never ending and delicious. We enjoyed the experience with our waiter and had fun taking pictures and eating all the delicious foods."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The cheese fondue and dessert fondue was excellent! The meat choices are good, pot stickers, filet etc...they come with delicious sauces that you need since cooking the meat in the pots is as you would expect from fondue. The service (we had Christian) was excellent and attentive. There was no rushing you at all, and because the fun is in the cooking of the food, we had so much fun (we had a group of 7)"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The whole experience was just perfection. We had been to the melting pot before and this time was just as wonderful as every other time. The service is always excellent - they are so attentive and always there when you need them (but not there so much that you feel like they are hovering). The food is always exquisite and I love the whole fondue concept - everything is always tasting so delicious. Personally I had the entree with the lobster and I would recommend that to anyone"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We really had a nice time. The waitress was super accommodating to special requests and even helped out with some of her own."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Great for special occasions with your special someone, very intimate as well, allowed for a perfect anniversary date with my lady."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I would highly recommend Melting Pot for a romantic date night. It was perfect - great food, great service and great atmosphere!! LOVED IT!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Delightfully quiet and relaxing. Do not go if you are in a hurry. Take your time and enjoy the experience and good conversation. All ingredients were top quality from lobster to beef to strawberries!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great food, pretty expensive pricing but overall worth it."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Each time I dine at the Ann Arbor Melting Pot, I have the absolute greatest time. The staff is friendly, the restaurant is lovely. The food is amazing and decadent. Try some of their special cocktails as well!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Overall, my fiancé and I had a great experience. The restaurant was able to fulfill my request of having a more intimate dining experience as we were celebrating his birthday . However it took the restaurant over 45 minutes to seat us even though we had a reservation. The food was great and enjoyable. Would go there again. We would just make sure that we didn't have plans for awhile as our whole dining experience took 3 hours (and that was with taking out dessert to go)"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "First timer. I did not know it was solely a fondue style cooking. To my surprise it was a lot of fun to share the meal with friends and quite entertaining. It was a fresh dining experience. Even though it seems pricey, it is definitely worth the experience, and it is some where I would go back again. The food and drinks were great. the service was good."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This was a great experience overall... Something different with the fondue. There were a few details that were really disappointing, given the overall price of our dinner. We were missing napkins and when we requested some.. they brought paper. We were missing knives.. Not a huge deal since most of three food is already bite sized. Towards the end of the meal... The floor manager kept checking on us to see if we had finished.. Since they needed the table for others waiting and we had just ordered dessert. This just left us feeling rushed."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "What I came to learn is that fondue is very similar to Korean hot pot, which I have had more than my share of. Also not even the best hot pot in terms of taste. Not very filling either."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I had an amazing experience dining at The Melting Pot. It was my first time there and it was fun from the beginning to the end. The waitress was great and the food was even better. The meal kept me entertained and was absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Every aspect of my meal was enjoyable! My daughter said she's never been happier with a restaurant, and that's amazing coming from a teenager."
    Dined on 1/12/2014