The Melting Pot - Bethlehem
The Melting Pot - Bethlehem

The Melting Pot - Bethlehem

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/bethlehem/specials
  • Phone: 4842414939
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00 - 11:00, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Aubrey Straton, fonduebethlehem@gmail.com 4842414939

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New Street
  • Public Transit: Bethlehem Transportation Center located at Broad and Guetter Streets.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is pay station parking in the Broad St lot at the corner of Broad and Long St, just East of the restaurant, at a rate of $0.75 per hour. Also, there is metered parking along Broad St in front of the restaurant. All meters require $0.25 per 15 minutes and have a Credit Card feature along Broad St only. Our restaurant is happy to provide change if needed. There are also 2 parking garages within walking distance for $0.75 per hour. The garage addresses are 33 W Walnut St OR 75 W North St.
A word from The Melting Pot - Bethlehem
The Melting Pot 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, fine wines & cocktails, as well as 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 provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
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The Melting Pot - Bethlehem reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (124)romantic (102)good for groups (79)fit for foodies (55)hot spot (24)neighborhood gem (24)notable wine list (23)kid-friendly (18)late-night find (18)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    we celebrated our 16th wedding aniversary and it was a really nice night. we really liked the resturant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time is a charm!
    SirNigel33
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    First experience for me but not for others in group. Highly enjoyable; management and waiter made us feel special. Knowledge of food and beer selection was impressive. Will definitely be coming back soon. Bar was more than I expected - didn't expect it to be so nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun eating experience.
    Buddy27
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    For a fun eating experience out with friends and family I would highly recommend the Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was my husband and I's first wedding anniversary & his first time dining at the melting pot. We had an awesome time & everything was literally perfect from start to end. We both agreed as we were eating our dinner, we would come every year for our anniversary. We will try to go back soon. It is one of our favorite places to go! Excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were a little disappointed. It was fun and interesting but we would not return. The drinks were good but the food wasn't. It was hard to tell what you were eating because the cooking styles and dipping sauces were overwhelming. The flavors all sort of ran together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Night Out
    happygirl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Recently, my 16-year old daughter, my daughter-in-law, and I went to the Melting Pot for girls night out. What an enjoyable time we had! Our waiter, Zach, was attentive and very personable. He and the other wait staff were quick to replace drinks and remove empty plates, although we never felt rushed by anyone. Dinner was delish from the appetizers to the dessert. Although we were a little confused about ordering, we felt better after Zach nicely explained our choices. We had the cheddar cheese dip for the appetizers, and the flaming turtle for dessert. We had both the Classic and the Seafood entrees at our table, and we enjoyed both. Dinner lasted 2 leisurely hours. Thanks for a delightful evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Experience
    Schnitzelboy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It used to be that every newly married couple was given a fondue pot among their wedding presents. Most sat unused until the couple decided to split and have a yard sale of their communal property. It turns out those fondue pots can conjure up some pretty tasty meals. The word "fondue' usually corresponds with thoughts of melted cheese but it is much more than just that gooey repast. Dinners at the Melting Pot generally start with a melted cheese course, but it is so much better than the cheap wine and Swiss cheese infused gloppy mess most of us are familiar with. The main course and dessert were even better. Delicious bits of steak and fish cooked communally to your particular preferences.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELENT
    Gr8place
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    First time here was little nervous but our server Mike was outstanding and explained everything!! Will definetly be going back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    VERY NICE ROMANTIC PLACE TO EAT. CHICKEN WAS A LITTLE OVER SPICED, BUT OTHER WISE, FOOD WAS REALY GOOD
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Romantic!
    Cindy711
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My Husband and I come here to eat every year for our Wedding Anniversary, and look forward to dining here all year long. The lovers lane is so Romantic. The food is fantastic and service is great! Can't wait till next year!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissatisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Despite having a reservation my wife and I were forced to sit in the noisy bar area. Not good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    All waiters were accommodating and patient as I'm very fickle about choices. It was my first time back to melting pot after over a year and I think they updated their menu with new selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    VIPAngel
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun and delicious dining experience. I ordered the Fondue You, which included 3 entrée selections so you can try a few, and the portion was enough for 2 ladies to share. You also get a salad of your choice with this option, so we added a second salad and a lobster tail for $9.95. This left some room for dessert....not a lot of room....but enough that we were definitely feeling up for it, and it was amazing! You MUST get dessert!!! We were totally stuffed when we left....and so happy we shared the dinner. I will go back for sure! My husband would not like the idea of having to cook your own food, so I will make this a spot for girls night out again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fondue
    wineNdine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Just went for dessert fondue-- it was pricy but delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It was a fun date night that was much needed. Making your own food there at the table was a different experience & I loved being able to try so many dipping sauces. It would have been tasty to try dessert but the price was a bit too much for us. I would like to go with friends or our kids just for dessert for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Stephanie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I've been going here for over 10 yrs. would drive to nj before it was here. Love it. My kids love it. Went for MY anniversary and my children had to go too!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    tdavis
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We did like the Bethlehem location better than Harrisburg. The service though lacked a little. Seamed that there was not enough wait staff on call. I would dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for an occasion
    Mikedawg89
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My wife and I have gone to this place several times a year for the past 5 years. It is always a wonderful experience. Fantastic place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner took hours!
    Diner3
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food was mediocre & way too expensive. Portions getting smaller everytime we go there. Worst part was the service! Our server was so slow & kept disappearing. Restaurant was nearly empty yet we found our selves with empty glasses & dirty dishes in front of us, wondering if he was coming back. Random other staff would deliver our food to us but no one would clear our dishes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful night
    skipsand
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had the perfect dining experience. Our waiter was Mike W. and he was terrific. He was very attentive and personable. He was very knowledgeable of the menu. He was available whenever we needed him without him hovering. That was impressive especially since we were seated on "lover's Lane". We had a wonderful meal and a wonderful time. Thank you Melting Pot for a wonderful night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Jwaib
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great experience. We did bring our son with us. They have a kids menu, but it's 13.95 and includes just dinner. If you want you kid to enjoy dessert with you, it's 9.95 extra. That seems extreme for a 7 year old to have dessert. There should be a kids dessert price. Esp. after eating dinner there. Overall, a great time...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fun
    potsticker
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great place to go with a group. Leisurely way to have a meal and enjoy your friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Evening
    nepawb661
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I was looking for a nice restaurant where my wife and I could celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We chose the Melting Pot at the suggestion of our Daughter. I couldn't be happier with our choice. The atmosphere was fantastic, my daughter upgraded our reservation to an anniversity package. This package gave access to "Lovers Lane" an intimate setting, a champagne toast(we keep the glasses), a box of chocolate dipped strawberries and a framed picture. Unfortunately the camera was not working that evening. One of the Lady managers ran out to a local florist and left a half dozen salmon colored roses at our table. Our experience was fantastic, customer service above and beyond, staff friendly & professional, impeccable restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Bday spot!
    ThinkBigDreamBigger
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I've choosen the melting pot for a girls night out for my birthday a few times! It's cheap and great to just relax, try something new and be social!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way
    reklaimer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My fiance and I went out for a date night recently and I surprised her by going to the Melting Pot in Bethlehem, PA. We were never here before. The side of the resturant is ample and fit for couples, small groups, and even large groups. Our servers were very attentive and friendly. They explained how the experience worked and assisted us with the menu. The food was amazing. The flavors were extremely "potent" and I felt like we had plenty of food. Dessert was pretty much "to die for" as well. The whole meal took about two hours from start to finish. We also were seated in their "lover's lane" section which had controllable lighting and corner-style tables for closeness to the one you care about. We will certainly come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to done
    Tangosfamily4
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have dined at the Melting Pot many times. It's always a fun and tasty experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Came here for my birthday and it was so fun and interactive. We loved it, especially the chocolate!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very unique dinning experience
    fondueyou1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have become "regulars" at the melting pot! Choices and food is always amazing! my absolute favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three cheers for fondue!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We went here for a date night / husband's birthday. Very impressed! The 4 course meal is sooooo much food for your buck. And most of it extraordinary! Excellent service, very friendly and knowledgeable. Great cocktails and beer list. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique dining experience!
    Diners
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Melting Pot for our anniversary. My daughter enjoyed it as well. All the servers were friendly and helpful. Super quality of food!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good. Great Experience!
    PickyEater
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first experience at the Melting Pot and it was very enjoyable and a different dining experience. All the staff were very pleasant. Would definitely recommend the restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    MeltingPotManiac1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food is so delicious. Every course. No matter what style you pick it will taste amazing. Cooking each bite at a time is tedious but it is well worth it. The dipping sauces are terrific. Get the lover's lane seating if you are taking that special someone. The staff will do anything to make sure you have a perfect date. The price is fair for the quality of food, service, and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food would dine again
    hungryGirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    everything was delicious! I really enjoyed eating my salmon, tuna and filet. who would've ever known a fondue place would be filling! Desert was absolutely divine. I will be seeing The Melting Pot in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little slow, menu changes
    Pastymage
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Service was slower than usual, but they may have been busy or short-handed. The dipper options for desserts have changed...pineapple and blondies have been added, but cheesecake has been removed. :( Tried the white-chocolate and peaches dessert chocolate, which was quite good. Also the Yin-Yang Martini, which is pricey, but is basically a milkshake - order a virgin version if you just want the ice cream.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cooking at the table is unique.
    Margot
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was good, fresh and service was superb. Prices are on the high side, especially considering that diners have to cook their own food at the table, but that's an enjoyable part of dining there and feeds conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place for friends
    Sarah24
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always good food and impeccable service. This is a great place for a group if you don't mind spending a long time out. I personally like to have cheese, salad, and my favorite the dessert. Everything is fresh and yummy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    Marj
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It's was exactly what I wanted and currently my favorite restaurant to go to!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    kemjris
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We were here to celebrate a special occasion. The package I ordered was not available, however the manager made up a gift package and removed the cost of the original package. That was very professional and well handled. The only challenge we had was that our server was not around very much. He forgot some of our food. We were almost finished eating before we saw him again to get the missing dish. We requested water refills, but he forgot them too. Dessert was served, but we had no forks. It was very frustrating because no one was around when we needed them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Went to Melting Pot for a date night with my boyfriend--the food and service were great and we really had a nice night out. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic evening
    DBT749
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My wife chose this for her birthday. We were led to a very private table at "Lovers Lane" in a secluded spot in the restaurant. The hostess addressed us politely,asking if this was a special occasion. The waiter was extremely cordial and knowledgeable about the menu. We were promised that there would be no rush. We chose a four course dinner, and the entire meal was definitely set at our speed. The waiter was extremely attentive but not annoying. The manager also visited twice, very courteous. At the dessert course, my wife received a special Happy Birthday plate. Upon leaving, the hostess wished my wife Happy Birthday using her first name, a nice personal touch. Our experience was over 3 hours long. Definitely memorable and special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.