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The Melting Pot - Boise
The Melting Pot - Boise

The Melting Pot - Boise Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/boise/specials
  • Email: boisemp@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (208) 343-8800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is unique way to create memories with your party. Our event coordinators can help create customized menus, menu print-outs, wine pairings, and bar packages. We offer romantic private tables for two, and can accommodate private parties for up to 30. We also offer an A/V ready room for up to 16 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason Chaddock (208) 343-8800

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th and Idaho
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available outside the restaurant. There are also two pay-to-park surface lots, one to the north and another to the south. The closest parking garage is 1.5 blocks away on Idaho.
A word from The Melting Pot - Boise
At the Melting Pot we specialize in fun and interactive four-course fondue dinners, great for every occasion. The fondue experience begins with a savory cheese fondue prepared tableside, followed by your choice of fresh salad. For the main event, choose from a wide variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, and fresh vegetables, certain to please even the most particular of palates. Then cook them tableside in one of our savory broths or even in traditional oil. All of our entrée selections are paired with our famous house dipping sauces, including the garden fresh green goddess, our sweet teriyaki glaze, and the tangy ginger plum sauce. And just when you think it couldn't get better, the grand finale: a choice of decadent chocolate fondues presented with a platter of sweet bits for dipping.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My husband & I came here for the 1st time for my birthday, & it was amazing. Food, setting, drinks & of course the dessert was great!! We will be coming back for sure!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Every time we go to the Melting Pot, we know it's going to be a great night. The music is lite and not distracting and the privacy of the tables allows you to feel special. The wait staff is excellent. The Melting Pot is simply a great place to take your date."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My son chose the Melting Pot for his birthday dinner for his 13th birthday. The staff was fantastic and the food was incredible. This is not an experience they will soon forget. Thank you for helping to create a memory!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My lady loved that I took her here for our anniversary. The food and service were great! We are not the richest of folk as we are very young, but this was great for our date. The setting was perfect and we had lots of fun."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "For several years, since Monalisa closed, Boise has been missing a fondue restaurant. The Melting Pot fills that void and offers some innovative choices."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I wish we could have shared the fondues easier. There was five of us and it seemed like I always needed someone to do the honors of dipping for me. (Maybe it's because I'm only 5'2). It would be nice if waitstaff could offer to switch the pots half way through the course. I think I will be coming with just my husband next time, instead of bringing more people along. My server was very kind and had an excellent memory. She was a gem!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very pleasant. All the staff were attentive and helpful. The best part was the fondue dessert plate."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Loved the ambience and the quality of the food. Would come back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary at the melting pot this past monday. We had both been there before but it was over 5 years ago. From when we walked in we felt special as they wished us a happy anniversary and had a card on the table for us. Our sever, Daniel, was good and knowledgable about the menu, which was great because we had a few questions. I choose the wine flight to go along with our 4 course experience. It was matched well! The food was good and timely. It took us about 2 hours to complete the four courses which is nice because everything these days seems so speedy, it was great to sit back and relax. Cooking your own foor was great!! We really enjoyed our time here!!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I go to the melting pot once every few months and it is always amazing. I take my friends for special occasions such as their birthdays or congratulation dinners. They always love it and its a real treat for me too. It is great for romantic dinners because of the private seating and soft lighting but its also just a great place to eat and share the experience of fondue!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We love coming to the Melting Pot for the overall experience. The food is great and the service pleasant and efficient. Along with the scrumptious eats, the privacy in the back is a real draw. This is the place for romantic, one-on-one events. If you need more people-watching or exhibitionism, the front rooms provide an open, elegant experience."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We went to eat here for our anniversary the other evening and upon looking at the menu decided to go with the 4 course experience.. I'm not sure how other types of meat hold up to being boiled in a water and herb mixture, but the meat itself ended up being quite chewy being cooked that way.. all the rest of the foods and sauces however were wonderful! ESPECIALLY dessert. So I would recommend choosing carefully what to cook and how it's cooked when it comes to the entrée or you may end up with chewy meats. The Duck I found to be ESPECIALLY chewy."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Took my wife for our 6 year anniversary. It was our first time having fondue. The waiter explained everything graciously and had some Amazing recommendations. Will go again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I proposed to my girlfriend as the dessert fondue was heating. It was the perfect spot. The restaurant gave our table complimentary champagne and other diners picked up our check at the end of the night. Was so delighted with their support I'm recommending Melting Pot as a LGBT supporter. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We celebrated my sons bday. Great night with great food! Service was amazing which is hard to come by these days!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our waitress was amazing!!! She made the entire night even more memorable...pleasant, funny, helpful, and really made our night that much better. For the cost, I was disappointed in portion size."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The melting pot was by far the best experience I have ever had. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. I will be coming back as soon as I can. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I went there for a special occasion and i found it was near perfect. The food was great and they kept the water coming. The only bad part was it took far too long for the fondue to get to the table."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great meal, great service, definitely will be back again. Desert was a tremendous finish to the meal."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I absolutely love Melting Pot and the experience is always great. The price wasn't that bad either for how stuffed we were after! I would've liked to sit on the other side of the restuarant in one of the more dim and romantic tables, but we got put in a bigger and brighter room, which he didn't seem to mind for his birthday. Everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Celebrated our anniversary-had never been to the Melting Pot before. It was a very enjoyable experience...a little pricey for us, but for a special occasion it was perfect. A waitress Was wonderful-plenty of food although it didnt seem like a lot of food when we saw it on our plates-but, when it was time to pay the bill...we felt that it was too much food-we were definitely full- The food was delicious-it was quiet-"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "From beginning to end, this is a great place all around. From quickly being seated, the attentiveness of the wait staff to not being rushed out the door. Above all, the food is fresh, both to the eye and the taste. It is nicely arranged as advertised on their site and menus. The lights are dimmed, but not too much that it feels like a cave. The music is not blaring, it is just subtle in the background so you can actually talk to your company without yelling or raising your voice. The table was clean, no smear marks from when they wiped it down from the previous guest. This was not my first visit to Melting Pot in Boise nor was it my last!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This place is amazing! Its a must if your looking at trying it, the food and service is great!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Was able to enjoy a great night out without the kids. I love the food and always leave so full!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We are a family of three, and sometimes can't seem to find a topic of conversation that all of us can join in on. Our dinning experience at The Melting Pot solved that problem; we talked the whole time about the food and ambience! It was a wonderful change of pace. We went for lunch, and were the only patrons there at the time. It is located in an historic building (old fire station), and the manager took the time to explain some of the buildings history to us. It is a bit expensive, but worth saving for!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "It seems most women regard fondue-style dining as "romantic". Most men I talk to would rather have food already prepared. So, it's a great place for women to meet and dine and a great place for men to provide a romantic dining experience for their women. The quality of the food and the dipping sauces was excellent. Waiter provided very attentive service."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "My husband and I took our 9 yr old son for his birthday. It was one experience he had never tried and he LOVED it! He has already requested to go next yr!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This was the first time we have been there but for what we paid for the dinner we expected much more. The cauliflower was black, and we expected more choices of bread & fondue. The carrots were dried out and wasn't very appetizing. Thanks"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We always have a great time at the Melting Pot restaurants. The raw meats are always fresh and everything is attract and laid out in an appetizing manner. We love the cheese fondue starter and yummy salad and wine dressing. The deserts create a rush even before tasting :) Our server, Meagan was excellent. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Our first time at The Melting Pot - we decided to keep it simple. We had the basic cheese fondue with the bread and extra meat and vegetables. Prepared table-side, and tasty. The entree we ordered was very fresh. As expected the dessert was delightful. The fun of fondue and chocolate was enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We came in to celebrate Solstice and had a great time."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great fondue place. The staff is always excellent, energetic and very helpful catering to individual needs well. Expect to spend about $50 per person for the four course option with drinks."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We had a blast. Nothing wrong with a 3 hour dinner!!! We cooked, and laughed and had a great time getting to know each other better over some awesome food. Our waiter was wonderful, helpful and didn't rush us at all. Very good experience. Will go again."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "We had never been to the Melting Pot before but my wife really wanted to try it. We had a small booth in a back corner all to ourselves for most of our meal. Our waitress was great and very personable. We had plenty of time to cook and eat our food as well as time for just spending together. It was a great experience!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The Service and the food was excellent. I would recommend to friends."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This was our fist time eating at The Melting Pot. It will certainly not be our last! My husband and I and 2 friends ate here and we were all absolutely impressed and thrilled with our experience. I've never been so excited to eat a meal in my life! The service was exceptional, the food was delectable, but it was the total dining experience that made the Melting Pot so wonderful. The interactive nature of the meal, the dipping, the sharing, the cooking and eating together, it's like time slows down. It creates such a wonderful atmosphere for enjoying each others company and savoring each bite. We all loved it! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Melting Pot is always a very fun and romantic treat for us. The booths are very private, the ambience is very nice, and the food is always excellent. They even accommodate for my husband's shellfish allergy by allowing us both to custom design our entree plates that would normally include it."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "It was are first time and not our last. The staff helped understand how the systems worked and helped us pare the dips and meats. It was our daughters birthday and we had a very nice and relaxed time. Servings look small but we all were stuffed at the end. Cooking the food at the table gave us time to talk and enjoy the night. Looking to come back soon."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "This will be our 3rd time at Melting Pot and it was just as great as the first 2 times. Had my step-daughter along and it was her first time since she lives out of town. She really enjoyed herself with a new eating experience. Service was great even though our server told us she had only been waiting tables for 3 months. As an ex-server (15 years) I felt she did a great job. And the food was fabulous! We will be back."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Took my boyfriend there for our six month anniversary. The whole experience was worth the money. It's one of those places that you always want to try but hear that it's expensive. If your going for the wow factor or if you just like to try new dining experiences, like we do, then the price is definitely worth it."
    Dined on 11/18/2013