The Melting Pot - Bellevue
The Melting Pot - Bellevue

The Melting Pot - Bellevue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/bellevue/specials
  • Phone: (425) 646-2744
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room Hours:

    Monday-Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Bar Hours:

    Monday-Friday 4:30pm-11:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday 4:00pm- 11:00pm

    Happy Hour in the Bar/Lounge:
    7 Days a Week 4:30-6:30
    Every day Late Night 9:00 - close

    Happy Hour in the Bar Only:
    Friday 4:30-6:30 & Late Night 9:00 - close

    5 Items for $5: Pure Chocolate Fondue, Cheese Fondue, Any Salad, On Tap and Bottled Beer, and Happy Hour Wines.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,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, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bring Home The Flavors Of The Melting Pot!
    Our Garlic & Wine Seasoning, House Dressings, Chocolate Bars, Beautifully Hand Dipped Strawberries, & more are available for purchase.



  • Private Party Facilities: The Bellevue Melting Pot is the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion, host a luncheon, or hold a business dinner. Our managers are there every step of the way to guarantee the success of your event & to create a memorable & successful experience for you.

    We can accommodate personal & professional parties of all sizes & feature separate, private rooms for your dining needs:
    The Champagne Room holds 10-12 guests
    TheOpus Room holds 20-24 guests
    The Chateau Room holds 30-35 guests

    Special Occasion Packages:
    Whether you're joining us for a romantic evening for 2 or creating memories with family, friends, & colleagues, Celebration Packages & Keepsakes are available & will be set at your table, ready to surprise & delight upon your arrival!

  • Private Party Contact: Ray Thorkildsen 4256462744x
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour in the Bar/Lounge:
    Monday-Thursday 4:30-6:00 & Every Day Late Night 9:00 - close
    Happy Hour in the Bar Only:
    Friday 4:30-6:00 & Late Night 9:00 - close

    Enjoy $4 off cheese & pure chocolate fondues; $4 off brie plates; $2 off all salads. Discounted beer selection,$5 well drinks, & $7 select wine pours.
  • Special Events: Ladies Night Thursdays
    Ladies receive happy hour drink prices all night long plus enjoy cheese fondue, salad, & chocolate fondue for $20 per person!

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Located one block from the Bellevue Transit Center on 108th Ave NE
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking or garage parking is available at no charge
A word from The Melting Pot - Bellevue
Situated in the hub of Downtown Bellevue, The Melting Pot provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing 4 course experience begins with cheese fondue prepared tableside. Fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, & vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh, & flavorful. Entrees are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the fun. Your choice of chocolate fondue is the grand finale, served with a variety of delicious dippers. Many have stopped by to satisfy that fondue craving after a movie at Lincoln Center, a day of shopping at Bellevue Square or The Bravern, or a family outing at the park.

We feature an extensive wine list, fresh trendy cocktails, & specialty martinis.

It’s the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, overdue date night, family night, or a group gathering!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Bellevue reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)romantic (64)good for groups (46)fit for foodies (38)kid-friendly (17)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (12)late-night find (9)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Everytime we dine here we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    Everytime we dine here we receive nothing but exceptional service...it keeps us coming back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great! The restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    The food was great! The restaurant was noisy - the only drawback.... Wonderful server - very knowledgeable - most willing to help!! Will definitely come back!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient location, easy
    different
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Convenient location, easy to find, comfortable seating, free parking, excellent service but the steak was flavorless and tough and certainly not fit for the prices they charge, it was very expensive,$100.00 for two people. Their cheese fondue was very tasty and the lobster was good but what can you do to ruin a lobster? We wanted to have a little of the entree and cheese plus salad which is all inclusive in "The Big Night Out", for one price. We didn't want the dessert but there is no option to have everything except dessert so we had to pay for dessert even though we didn't want it. The only other option was to buy everything ala carte and pay MORE money for the same dinner. Wouldn't go there often; too expensive, but will go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The melting pot in Bellevue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    The melting pot in Bellevue should be aware that I had a wonderful time and the service was amazing on my last visit. I did however have one issue, I was sat in the area with the tiny booths behind a tall wall and I'd just like to say that this area is too small for such a large spread and of food. It's also awkward to sit in. I hit my left leg twice sitting back down and no it's not because I'm overly obese because if i was there would be no way I would have fit at that tiny little table. I understand that knowing where my thigh is in accordance with the table is my responsibility, but I still hated the booth Please consider using these two booths for couples ordering dessert or salad, not a four course meal. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second trip to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    This was our second trip to the Melting Pot in Bellevue. The quiet, private seating arrangements, combined with the slow pace and the leisurely, conversational nature of a fondue meal sets the Melting Pot apart from other special-occasion restaurants we have patronized. And the food and service are wonderful! Our waiter never hovered, yet we never wanted for anything for more than a few seconds. All in all, a wonderful experience. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    We had a wonderful time. We got the Special Feast, and were amazed at the variety and quantity of food. Definitely for a special occasion, as we were there almost 3 hours! When dessert came, we thought we were too full until we saw the fantastic array of items to dip in chocolate - we ate it all! Can't wait to go again! Note: Wednesdays is half off any wine bottle under $100.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The small portion (dippers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    The small portion (dippers & chocolate) for dessert was just right for the two of us. Our only dislikes were that the lobby area was warm, along with parts of the rest of the restaurant. Otherwise, we enjoyed it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WAY OVER PRICED NO BAR AERA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    WAY OVER PRICED NO BAR AERA VERY FRUSTRATING WOULD NOT GO BACK WILL NOT RECOMEND SERVER WAS GOOD
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It is my FAVORITE place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    It is my FAVORITE place to do dessert. Their chocolate fondue is exquisite and worth it every time. Plus all the waiters are always friendly, and it's nice and quiet with good lighting, so you can talk to the people you're with and not have to worry about anyone around you.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A+! It was our first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    A+! It was our first time there and it will NOT be the last. Had a great time. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Dipping the food, cooking the food, everything was a blast! The dessert... MMMM... awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a new server - she
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    We had a new server - she was wonderful and very pleasant, though I don't remember her name.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I celebrated my birthday with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    I celebrated my birthday with my husband and another couple. The waitress was great fun and it is nice to eat somewhere and not feel rushed to leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The cheese and dessert fondue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    The cheese and dessert fondue were excellent, and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rarely do we find a place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Rarely do we find a place that we are so happy about and our experience was so perfect. The service was great and our server was charming, the manager even came over and asked if there was anything he could do for us. The food was excellent and we even thought with the service, quality and courses it was well worth the money. We had a great time and a meal we are still talking about. We will definitely be back on another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very expensive. Very poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    Very expensive. Very poor service. Not enough bar employees or waiters. Okay food but not for the price. Not enought pots to cook for 4 on the table. Not going back...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had excellent service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    We had excellent service and delicious food at The Melting Pot in Bellevue. Next time we visit this restaurant we plan on just getting a cheese fondue and a dessert fondue instead of an entree. The entree was delicious, but we liked the cheese and dessert much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have always had wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    I have always had wonderful experiences at the Melting Pot until the 29th. The service has been spectacular. On the 29th it took them over 20 minutes to seat us and our dinner experience was over 3 hours long, not by choice. Our waiter kept forgetting parts of our order and we ended up cancelling our drinks at the end since it took us reminding him three times and still not ever bringing them. He didn't take any cost off our bill even though he didn't come through. It also took over 20 minutes to get the bill paid and out the door. Yikes! Great food but the service was poor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our overall dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Our overall dining experience was good, but not the best visit to the Melting Pot. We were celebrating two birthdays and when the waiter gave one birthday person a card (with gift card) and we said someone else was having a birthday too he said he would bring another card, but never did. The waiter was very slow with our drink orders, and really, really slow at actually bringing the drinks. He brought one wrong drink, and forgot another drink all together. He was courteous, and friendly, but not very attentive. I would have like to hear a little background music. We love The Melting Pot and will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and i took my parent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    My wife and i took my parent out for a special occation on the 28th of March. We enjoyed the food and thought the atmosphere was pleasant. However, our waiter ruined the night for us. There was little cheese left in the pot when my father asked for more bread. The waiter looked into the pot, laughed and stated "are you kidding." Reluctant to bring more bread, he took twenty minutes to do so. This remark was condescending and inappropriate for how nice a restaurant we were told the Melting Pot was. We will not be going back to this location again due to this waiter. It is unfortunate because we would have really enjoyed this restaurant whenever we visited the Bellevue. We were very disappointed in our experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was not good and forced.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Service was not good and forced. Server was annoyed when I asked for a different drink because I didn't care for the one I received. (A Martini isn't usually mixed with RUM!) And the drinks were weak and too juicy. She also never checked on us, nor offered us another drink, nor refilled our coffees. The food was fine, but for the cost we could easily do it at home ourselves and have done similar before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had heard good things about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    We had heard good things about the Meltin Pot restaurants so to celebrate a birthday, we decided to try it and found that it really is a fun place to dine. The food is very good and the service we received from our server was excellent. It was a unique dining experience that I will recommend to others. The location is convenient and parking was eary to find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for my daughter's 13th
    johnnyallnight
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Went for my daughter's 13th birthday. The whole dining experience was great interactive fun for her, not to mention delicious for everyone. She told me it was her best dinner ever, and I've taken her to some notable Seattle-area restaurants. For a 13-year-old, that's high praise. Our server, Natasha made the evening complete. She was attentive, yet unassuming. She seemed to anticipate our needs, and fulfilled them swiftly and competently. Nice job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server Stella was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Our server Stella was wonderful and had a great sense of humor. Unfortunately, we had an Entertainment coupon for $15 off the dinner and it didn't apply on weekends. We usually just go to the Melting Pot on the special occasions due to the expense.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the perfect place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    This is the perfect place for a special occasion. It can be perfect for an intimate dinner or a girls night out! The courses come at a steady pace keeping your taste buds ready for the next. The entire process leaves plenty of time for great dinner conversation and definitely full by the end! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a really good time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    We had a really good time. It was our anniversary and they gave us a great private table. More money than we would normally spend, but great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am extremely impressed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    I am extremely impressed with open table! I was also very pleased when the maitre de mentioned Happy Birthday when we checked in without having me say anything. The maitre de provided excellent service! However, once we reached our table...service went down hill from there. I know the melting pot is in experience, but I wasn't expecting to spend 3 hours there and not on our account, but more or less watching the broth boil for 30 minutes when all they are bringing out is raw food. It has been a few years and I may go back to the Seattle location, but I do not plan on going back to the Bellevue location any time soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our service was very poor.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    Our service was very poor. I spoke to the manager and he carefully listened to our complaints. He was glad to get feedback (negative or possitive) from his customers. He invited us back to the resturant to give it another try. He gave me a certificate for 2 complimentary entrees and 2 desserts. We will give it another try. The bartender was very helpful in filling in where the server did not!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server Robert was new
    JLreviewer
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    Our server Robert was new and not very attentive. We were left between courses for long periods of time and he forgot to bring a fondue fork to replace the one that he dropped while serving desert. Over all the Melting Pot is a great place to go for special occasions. The food is wonderful and I've enjoyed great service in the past.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for the impatient kiddies.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/9/2008
    Not for the impatient kiddies. Great for adults that need some time away.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a relaxing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/5/2008
    Great place for a relaxing meal. No rush, take your time and enjoy the wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great experience. Waitstaff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/16/2007
    A great experience. Waitstaff is extraordinary! Fun and delectable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is my favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2007
    This is my favorite restaurant in the seattle area with the exception of Daniel's Broiler at the top of Bellevue Place. Come to The Melting Pot to enjoy a dining experience, not just a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thought it would be romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2007
    Thought it would be romantic but the place was a bit dirty, the food wasn't that good, and it was filled with rowdy teenagers on prom dates or something.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I am not sure if it was my
    tryanythingonce
    Dined on 7/6/2007
    I am not sure if it was my system being sensitive to the rich food, under-cooked meat or mishandled food, but both my husband and I got violently ill 20 minutes after eating here. The food at the time was great, but not worth losing an evening in the bathroom over. If it had not been for the illness which ensued, I would rate this restaurant higher. We're from Vancouver Island, and Unfortunately, we were on vacation in July 2009 when we ate here and never followed-up with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would suggest only getting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2007
    I would suggest only getting an appetizer and dessert. The dinner was so-so. The dessert though was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I think this splace would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2007
    I think this splace would be much more fun with a group of people as opposed to couples dining (which we did.)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey, but fun to do once
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/30/2006
    Pricey, but fun to do once or twice a year for special occasions. To save, you can just do the cheese and dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was surprised at the good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 3/15/2006
    I was surprised at the good food quality. I expected a fondue place would have mediocre quality food and that the expense would be primarily for the unique experience. It's a fun place to go with a group of friends. Would definitely go back for a fun social dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate