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The Melting Pot - Austin - Northwest
The Melting Pot - Austin - Northwest

The Melting Pot - Austin - Northwest Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/austin
  • Phone: (512) 401-2424
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Swedish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chocolate Fondue & Chocolate Covered Strawberries are available for catering events & take out.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot in Northwest Austin has two private dining rooms. Our large room can accommodate up to 32 guests, while our more intimate room can seat 12. Group menus are available for your convenience.
  • Private Party Contact: Hollie, hollie@austinmeltingpot.com (512) 401-2424
  • Entertainment: We host periodic wine dinners, wine tastings and "Girls Night Out" events. We offer e-mail event listings. Please let us know if you would like to be included in our e-mail list.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Anderson Mill Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Austin - Northwest
The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won’t find at any other restaurant. 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 date to a get-together with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. The Melting Pot offers the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique sauces & delectable chocolate fondue desserts.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "While the awkward location in a strip mall-esque area is not appealing, Melting Pot still delivers. I arrived 15 minutes early to a 7PM reservation and was told I was a bit early and would have to wait to be seated closer to 7PM. No big deal, but were there really that many people there? Not at all, many open seats. Service was a bit slow, so they may have been short that night. Waiter did bring two champagne flutes as an anniversary gift and apology for any delay in service. That really kind of made up for it. Most locations have always given my wife and I one large plate to share from, but here, they really stick to the "individual" entree with separate plates (even if it's the same entree)."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We didn't have a problem with the food. We had a problem with our waiter, Adam. He mumbled and was not very personable. It was like he was reading from a script. He knocked an empty beer bottle over and never apologized. He also wobbled a pitcher and didn't say anything. Explanation of the batters was poor. One of our batters for dipping was too thin. When I mentioned it to him, he said," I'm sure it's awesome, but I'll take it back." It did come back thicker and he admitted we were right. I believe the manager had to take our oil pots away after the oil steam had been blowing in my face for quite some time. I had to move over in the booth to get out of the way. We will go back, but will request to not have Adam as our waiter."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Seen better times. The food was great. Never had issues with that before. The company is what makes the experience fun. The server we had was not the greatest. Sometimes it took 20 minutes before seeing him to get refills on drinks, sauces and other condiments. A little disappointed in the service. The bartender that night was definitely off. Had to return 3 drinks. And others were just made either too strong or just incorrectly. The food and friends made up for the rest of the night."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Took my brother here to share the wonderful experience. Food was awesome as usual. Blake and Adam took care of the table well. Everyone makes us feel so welcome at the Melting Pot! It's the absolute best in our books. :)"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went for the brunch special of about half-price cheese and chocolate, about $15pp total for both. The cheese was great, just like I remember. The chocolate was great, but there wasn't as much of it as I remember. I got it and said, no, we wanted chocolate for 2. She said it was... Also, they replaced the crown jewel of the desert tray (cheesecake) with pineapple. The lunch drink specials were great ($2 mimosas) and the restaurant was very quiet. Overall the food was great, but I hate to see high end places cheapen the experience with cost cutting measures."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was the perfect place for a intimate dating experience. We had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It's our go to date night locale. Too romantic and expensive and takes too long (for dinner at least) to do on a regular basis, but perfect for a special date night. Romantic, great food, great service, great wine list, few great beers. My wife and I have this great agreement. I get to choose and eat most of the cheese and all the seafood. She gets to choose and eat most of the chocolate and all the steak and chicken. We always leave full and HAPPY!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Myself and 3 friends made reservations for our First Ladies Night Out this Monday at the Melting Pot and we had a fantastic time. We enjoyed sampling wine, delicious food and a great atmosphere. And to top it off I won a $50 gift certificate. Will definitely make plans to go again soon."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We ended up at Melting Pot at the last minute. As usual, the food was good and the dining style allows for lots of conversation. Our server was very sweet and accommodating. The only downsides were that it took about 20 minutes to get a drink I ordered from the bar and even though I don't mind shelling out money for a good meal I still feel like this place is overpriced. Fun for an occasional evening out though. We had a great meal and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Three hour dinner with the wife on our anniversary. Food was awesome, great service and great company. The cost of dinner was less than I expected!! Will be back with the kids in tow soon!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Nice to be able to spend 3 hours at dinner and really visit while eating fun food."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Took my significant other for a romantic night out. Food was awesome. The whole experience takes a good amount of time so plan accordingly. Allow atleast 1.5 hours. We weren't aware of this and had another event to attend so our wait staff was awesome at getting us out a bit quicker. Noise level was very high with not many customers in. Mostly due to some employees talking extremely loud a few tables away. Defiantly will be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As usual I was impressed by the melting pot food, staff, and the overall dining experience. they were helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly and the food was delicious! This wasn't my first visit and it won't be my last."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We took advantage of the "Fairytale Fondue" special weekend event to introduce our two boys to fondue (esp. the chocolate course). The grown-up costumed prince and princess was a lot of fun, as were the kids' parade and the toy swords and crowns our boys received. The food was great, but we wish the kids were allowed to choose which of the four kids' entree items they wanted. We knew they would not want spinach & artichoke ravioli, and one does not like beef, but our waiter told us very cheerfully that they'd get all four items (chicken, teriyaki beef, ravioli and shrimp). We didn't like wasting unwanted food. The other tough part was that service, though pleasant, was very, very slow (2 hr. lunch). This doesn't work well with kids."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My experience here was beyond words. It was the best romantic spot ever. The meal was good, the mood was right. Definitely a keeper spot for me!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Have eaten at melting pot multiple times and this time the service was the worst we have ever had. Waitress was rude and put out. Left cheese on table cold and unmixed. Did not want to be serving us."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I was at The Melting Pot in Austin Monday night with a girlfriend, and while the food was great as usual, and our server brought us everything we requested, his service was at a snail's pace. We waited too long between courses, and would have a course 1/3-1/2 finished before we would get the additional items we had requested. I am not sure if he had too many tables? or if he just wasn't efficient in his movements. Either way, we were there for over 2 hours, and only had a 3 course meal."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Hard to find the restaurant as its kind of hidden in a strip mall. Our waitress did a very poor job of explaining how the process worked. I'm sure we ended up ordering/spending way more than we needed to. For $45 a head had better meals but it was nice to have 2+ hours to visit unhurried through the meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Nothing like a big pot of melted cheese to soothe the soul. Include lots of fresh bread to dip, fruit and veggies, then follow with a great house salad and then chocolate fondue for dessert. Just the best. The wine was also great, and the waitress was superb. She was attentive and friendly but not overbearing. Good job all around!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our server was very slow. I think he was new and kinda felt like he could not handle serving us. Both of our drinks ran out twice and we finished each course and it took over 15 mins for our plates to get picked up or the next course to come out even thought we put our whole order in together at the start. We knew exactly what we wanted. It was a little upsetting for our 4 year anniversary dinner. At the end of the night on our check we gave the waiter 40 dollars in cash and our card to cover the rest of the amount. He kept the 40 dollars and applied the whole amount to the card. We had to flag someone down to get it fixed because that is not what we asked him to do."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our experience was amazing! I picked the Melting Pot for my partner's birthday and knew it would be a special occassion. Everything was perfect and the service was more than I could ask for. Thank you so much!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The melting pot was amazing! Loved the server Mikey G and the food tasted great as always!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Having been to The Melting Pot in other states, the Austin Melting Pot was disappointing. First we waited for 30 minutes between the appetizer and the meal. Next, the chocolate portion of the meal was skimpy on the chocolate. We will go back because we love the fondue experience. Just wish there was another restaurant in Austin that did fondue."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Had a good time without the vultures around :) Can't wait to see the full-fledged wine list!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Ok, maybe fondue style is a "thing", but this is not really what we expected when we visited the restaurant. It was my wife and I and it took us over 2.5 hours for a full four course fondue meal. And for the price, I honestly would have expected more. For the price, I prefer my steak grilled (a-la-Brazilian) rather than boiled... They weren't even really that busy when we started dining at 3pm, and it seemed like it took forever. (We waited 25 minutes just for them to clear main course and set up Dessert). So, IF you're a fondue lover, that's great and I'm sure this would be perfectly in your style, but it just didn't appeal to us."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It is always a great time when we can make it down from fort hood to have dinner at the melting pot"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is a place to go if you want a more interactive experience with your food. We chose the four course and truly enjoyed mixing and matching the veggies and the different meats. It was simple, fun and tasty! Our waiter, Michael only elevated the experience further, as he was professional, personable and allowed us to really take our time. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed The Melting Pot, but this location is getting dated. The wood finishes and seats in the dining booths were worn and cracked, the hostess gave us menus with crusted food on them and there was crud on the seats. The service and food was excellent as always, but their prices are spiking and they are trading out more expensive items with cheaper alternatives while raising the price. For instance, they claim they are now making their bread in-house. It's ok...not as good as what they had before but it's likely saving them money. Also, they cut out the cheesecake on the desert plate for a blondie brownie and pineapple. Another cost cutting measure."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had excellent service from Mike! We had a wonderful time!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We always enjoy coming back to The Melting Pot in North Austin. This location has maintained the excellent service, great ambiance that is perfect for couples to share a special occasion. We tried the featured cheese fondue, Garlic and Herb Quartet Cheese, and loved it. We did stick to our favorite dessert, however, the Flaming Turtle Chocolate! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Melting pot was great for 1 person. Most places do not cater to a singleton, but this place was perfect. They were attentive but not too often letting me read my nook and take in the atmosphere of a quite evening out. This place would be nice for special occasions and half price cheese and dessert fondue happy hour is awesome!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything about our visit. We dine there often and will continue to come back again and again. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Everytime I go to the melting pot, it's amazing! We just discovered brunch there. It's a but cheaper and there was really no need for a reservation at noon. The waitress was very very good!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It's our 1st time & it's my b'day. The booths are private, which we like, but the bench was sunk in & I felt too low & the table too high. The hostess greeted us, the waiter was attentive & the manager came by to welcome us. They seemed to care & were all great. We got the 4 course. The cheese & dippers.. all delicious. The salad was amazing! We all 3 got a diff one, delish. The entree was our least fave. We ordered 2 Classics (lotsa diff meats) & a Vegetarian. It was beautifully presented but the meat was tough & you have to cook your dinner in the pot instead of dip. None of us enjoyed this. The potatoes were hard, we didn't know how long to leave in & it took a long time. The chocolate & dippers ..excellent! Very generous portions."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "After making a reservation, we arrived a few minutes early and then sat and waited to be seated for about 10 minutes. They also seated a large group who came in after us before my party of 2. The restaurant was far from busy. It left a bad taste in my mouth. Luckily our server did a decent job and the food was good."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Used to be me and my wife's favorite restaurant. We haven't been there though in about 2 years, and we noticed this time out that the food quality, amount, and choices (including sauces) has been stripped down. In doing this, you have also stripped down the experience. Trying to save money by taking short cuts with the food is NOT a good idea when people are paying over $100 already to eat at your restaurant. At that price, we expect nothing but the best, and now it is disappointing. Whoever made this decision is taking a risk, the risk that me and my wife, and discerning people like us will stop going to the Melting Pot and find a fondue restaurant that still has the food as its top priority. The 2 hour drive is no longer worth it."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had a fantastic experience celebrating our 2nd anniversary. The food was excellent, all 3 courses. It was very romantic and made us feel very welcome. They even brought us champagne at the end. Thank you Melting Pot"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Joe provided excellent, girls night out, friendly service. He was quick in everything, also. The food was great, as always!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "It was my lady and mines first time at the Melting Pot and I have say that it was absolutely fantastic. The experience is like no other and the staff was very knowledgeable. We will be going back soon!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I came here for restaurant week and they had a set menu which was amazing. We had the spinach and artichoke cheese fondue as an appetizer followed by the cajun and classic entree options and finally for dessert the bananas foster. The server was extremely knowledgable and friendly and there was soo much food. I couldn't believe we could get that full from fondue"
    Dined on 5/18/2014