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

The Melting Pot - Austin - Northwest

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/austin
  • Phone: 5124012424
  • 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 5124012424
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Austin - Northwest reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)romantic (113)good for groups (46)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (28)late-night find (10)neighborhood gem (6)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fonduely Remembered Event
    Lindino
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Eating at the Melting Pot makes any day special and a fonduely (fondly) remembered event. Trying the different dippers for the cheese, meats and desserts turned eating into an tasting adventure, and nothing was Ho Hum. (Would like a cocktail sauce for the shrimp). From watching the wait staff mix the cheese dip to noting the pleasing placement of the meats on white platters, everything has a visually pleasing flare, as it also whets your appetite for the tasting part as well. Even the house salad dressing was especially zesty and unique. The white chocolate with peaches and almonds was fun and tasty. And just when we thought it could not get any better, we were treated to complimentary champagne in lovely flutes to cap off our night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our waiter, Tony, really distinguished himself and made our experience enormously fun! My wife and I had a blast trying all 4 courses. We will definitely be back for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but over priced
    loves
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Love the cheese and chocolate. Entres are mediocre. Good service. Unfortunately we were seated next to a very loud, obnoxious table. When the bill came, we were shocked. There aren't prices on the menu so it adds up quickly. There were 3 of us. We each ordered one drink. We shared the cheese fondue, each had a salad, and shared a pot of chocolate. The bill was $95.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    datenightwiththeWalls
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was amazingly delicious ! Top Service from Blake ! Great place for a romantic date it is now on the top of our date night list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow and expensive
    NoNickname
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Dinner took over three hours. We saw our server about every half hour. By the time we were waiting for the check the child in our party was melting down completely - we had to leave cash and go. The staff are nice but the waiting time is absurd. Don't bring kids.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, terrible service
    Foodie25
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was delicious as always, however, the service was awful and took away from the experience. We sat for 10 minutes with empty plates waiting for our check and once we paid had to wait another 10 until she came back to run the card. Our waitress never refilled our waters and we had to wait between each course. I don't normally go to a restaurant on a Wednesday night that costs $150, but it was our anniversary. It was very disappointing and became a night if frustration instead of a night if celebration.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service
    2124
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was great and so was the service.The ambiance was very good. The meal is a long experience, it took 3 hours, since you're cooking your own food. The chocolate and cheese fondues are so amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for anniversaries
    djspanky
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I celebrated my 5th anniversary with my fiance recently. Our favorite thing to do is go to the Melting Pot. I highly suggest it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We go to the melting pot every year for our anniversary and it's always fabulous! Great food and awesome service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Extremely pleased!
    Cher
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The staff at The Melting Pot is outstanding! We missed our exit on the expressway so we were late and when I called they were so gracious about holding our table. When we arrived everyone was so pleasant (not annoyed that we held anything up). It was our anniversary and they gave us complimentary champagne! Our server was perfect, he was attentive but not too much and very pleasant and knowledgeable. It was an excellent evening overall, not a single complaint. Well maybe just one, we were too full for the chocolate fondue :( lol..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great all around.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    What a pleasure. Everything just keep getting better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot
    Cookie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It is a fabulous place, the waiter was very experienced, intuitive and knowledgable in all aspects. Everything was fresh and crisp, we had the broth with citrus, steak, pork, duck and lobster along with fresh vegatables, and a crisp green apple. The meat was cut without fat, in great portions and didn't take long to cook. Later we had the Ying and Yang chocolate served with sliced strawberries, pound cake, rice crispy, marshmellows encrusted with dark chocolate and much more, we tried everything and loved it!! As far as the noise level there wasn't much at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude server ruined birthday
    MissPaisley
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The server was one of the worst servers I've ever had the displeasure of meeting. She single handedly ruined our evening. After informing her we were celebrating a birthday she said "fine" and not so much as a happy birthday. Several members of our party are deaf and the server seemed severely put out that we were signing and translating what she was saying. She spoke as few words to us as possible and tended to us as little as passable. One of the broths had an ingredient my friend was allergic to - we requested a new broth and the server was visibly annoyed and quite rude the rest of the evening. We had been looking forward to celebrating at the melting pot but if this is how the waitstaff is trained, I doubt we will ever visit again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome date night
    dinnerdate
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful food excellent service great atmosphere for a romantic date night out would definitely recommended to friends and love the groupons offers makes it affordable to go and have a wonderful night out
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Had an A+ experience. Server was very helpful with recommending the cheese and main course.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jmazz
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Though the waiter was polite and knowledgeable....I felt he rushed us a bit and was not as attentive as previous waiters had been. I couldn't tell if he was rushing because there were quite a few tables or the fact that there were people waiting in the lobby. But I have always felt like I could take my time. For example, we weren't done with our cheese entree when he put the next pot on our table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a favorite
    Stina
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I have never been disappointed with this restaurant. The servers are always attentive and the food is always amazing. The only reason I didn't give an excellent rating on the service this time is bc they forgot one of our cheese dipper add ons and the bartender was pretty terrible. The drinks were great but she is not up to their service standards. She was pretty curt when I asked for change at the bar. She stood at another booth right next to me talking to people I think she knew and talked about how bad the food is calorie-wise. WHAT? Why would you do that in a fondue restaurant? No one goes to a restaurant that serves you a bowl of cheese and expects it to be diet food. We don't want to be reminded of that while we are eating it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was perfect!
    Newfavespot
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our waiter was awesome, the food was outstanding and really fun to dip and cook and they brought us complimentary champagne for only our 6 months which was really sweet of them to do!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DIY dinner
    CDub
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very neat place to eat all the food was delicious. I needed the waitress to explain exactly how it worked (Type A) and once I fully grasped what I was getting myself into I was on board 100%. The oddest thing was with the entree's, you actually cook your own meats/veggies. So I had my phone out with the stopwatch going, but trying to juggle my and my wife's skewers in the pot while trying to pull them out at their optimal 'doneness' was nerve-wrecking, so in the end I just dumped all of one kind, let the timer go and use the slotted spoon to divide and conquer. WIN! Sauces were great and we were full well before dessert, so the 4-course meal was more than perfect. Not sure if folks would like it because of the DIY aspect, but I had fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Birthday!
    Bilbo84
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We celebrated my husband’s 29th birthday and everything was wonderful. The food and service were spot on. We enjoyed the more romantic atmosphere but also commented on how great it would be for a group of friends. They were even nice enough to bring us a complimentary glass of champagne because we were celebrating a birthday. Absolutely zero complaints about our visit there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    thebighnf
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The service was outstanding; well above any restaurant in the area. The food was excellent and the menu supports a diverse group of people if you want to go with a larger group. Vegetarians, vegans and ovolactarians as well as those who have a broader food spectrum can all find a very nice meal with no difficulty. And the desserts are absolutely heavenly. The ambiance is more geared toward a private couple's evening than an evening with friends. You do need to be prepared for the bill. Ours was about $135 before tip for a 4 course dinner without drinks, but we decided to add duck to our entree selection which would be equivalent to drinks for others. You can get away slightly cheaper, but for a truly special occasion, you won't want to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration
    Lisag
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had wonderful service. Our waiter took his time explaining everything and answering any questions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Favorite
    mavsmom
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Melting Pot has always been a favorite of ours and we are always pleased with the food and atmosphere of the restaurant for a night away from the kids. However, our service left us a little lacking this time. Our server was nice but she seemed slightly overwhelmed by the number of tables she had and that created problems. We got our salad before we finished our cheese course but our wine flight to go with the salad didn't come out till we were almost done with the course. Then we were left with empty glass and fondue pots for long periods of time between courses several times throughout the meal. I think there are a lot of new staff members and their training is lacking. Otherwise, it was a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Keeping it real.
    funsize
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I loved the atmosphere because it was a special date for me. I found the love of my life and we where celebrating his birthday. His from Switerland and he said it brought back memories of eating fondue with loved ones.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for date night
    jj1mp
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a great spot. Intimate setting for dining. A lot of food. Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awkward location, but still decent
    Matt
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not good experience
    Bigmouth
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Better times
    Jptx11
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    ChristineVIP
    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. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch / Brunch
    aarong
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was the perfect place for a intimate dating experience. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Melting Pot!
    wjm4
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ladies Night at the Melting Pot
    Ericapaige83
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Last-Minute Night Out
    ATXnorthie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for special occassions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Nice to be able to spend 3 hours at dinner and really visit while eating fun food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jsg521
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very accommodating
    meltingpotfan
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid Event at Melting Pot
    DCvisitor
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best Romantic spot
    Keeperspot1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.