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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
  • 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
  • "The food and service were good but the price per person was outrageous. We will not be coming back anytime soon."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our dining experience at the Melting Pot this time around was subpar. We went on a Sunday night, late evening, and still had poor service. It was the servers first time on the floor alone, but as it was quite empty in there, there was no excuse for the service. We often went without drinks, they neglected to explain the menu properly to those in our party that had never been to the restraunt before. Also the manager was always lurking awkwardly in the background. I'm sure he was supervising his new server, but it was weird and a little unnerving to see him just staring in the background."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Awesome experience! Great food! Best service I've ever had!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is a wonderful special occasion spot. We celebrated a special birthday and had the full fondue experience. It is a pricey option but something to try. We will definitely return, but maybe opt to enjoy just a cheese and chocolate meal which would be an easier option on the wallet and something to enjoy more frequently. Love it."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Celebrated my parents anniversary with my husband and kids. The food was fantastic, especially the last course, dessert, and our waiter Will was very good. Would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Was extremely surprised to see how accommodating the Melting Pot has become for folks like me that can not tolerate wheat (basically a gluten free diet). I can't thank you enough for all the menu items you've added! It was so wonderful to dip gluten free brownies and pound cake into the chocolate fondue. Yum. Looking forward to our next visit to the Melting Pot!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "loved the private setting (had a booth seat). however, did not like the lack of table space for all the dishes that were presented at once. food was excellent! this is my 2nd time dining here and this time i tried the dessert menu. i can't believe i finished all 4 courses! highly recommended if you're willing to spend about $100 for 2."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My friend and I really enjoyed our experience here. The brick building was charming, the service was outstanding, the food and sauces were delicious and the ambiance was relaxing. One thing I would improve on would be that they should include a kosher option that has no pork or shellfish. They did substitute other items for us, which was nice of them. For the chocolate dessert, I would nix the marshmallows and include more cookies instead. I would also try to include more tables with a view. Since there is not much of a view, adding some plants and small water fountains would be a nice touch. It feels a little sterile inside. It was still an excellent dining experience and I would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed a very interactive dinner. The food was top quality. We did not care for the black berry margarita ~ it tasted unnatural ~ the wine however was a hit! Over all a great experience, however having the manager come to the table 3 times, just because HE wanted to know how things where. It was auquard the last time as he just lingered at our table in silence. I was however very happy that the server read all special instructions and followed them to a tee. We will try again soon, and this time I'll note for the manager to let us alone. :-)"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was the worse dining experience we've had in a long time. I was raised in France and lived in the French Alps. I know fondue. I think this will be the LAST time we dine here. We were taking my dad out (he's lived 30+ yrs in France) and discovered upon arrival that the traditional swiss fondue was no longer available having instead been substituted for a mix of Swiss, Fontina (Italian?!) and Raclette (a separate meal in France). Our server prepped the cheese too fast and ruined the texture... of course, messing with the original cheeses and dropping the Kirsh (b/c "kids don't like it"?!) doesn't help. What a disappointment. Not to mention he burned himself and when I asked for burn cream, she brought him an open packet..."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great place for special occasions. Fun place if your looking for a great experience around the table allowing for great conversation with table guests. My wife and I enjoyed an anniversary night out stuffing our bellies over the course of a couple hours enjoying each others company Food is Great! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My husband and I went there for a nice get away and it was so nice! Private and really good food! We will be going there again!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food, service, and the experience at the Melting Pot was amazing. With secluded seating areas it's a perfect spot for couples to enjoy a romantic night. Good explaination of the fondue process with friendly service while preparing each course. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice night/ romantic night out. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Came here for 5 year anniversary. The food and service were outstanding. The restaurant was nearly empty at the time of our 5:30 reservation, so our dinner started out quiet. 10 minutes into dinner the hostess sat a group of noisy 11 yr old girls right next to us, when there were several other unoccupied booths that were further away. I could barely hear our waitress over their noise, so was a little disappointed to have to ask to be moved. Once we were moved to a smaller table in the hallway, our experience was 10x better. Overall, we really enjoyed this restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Took my mom for Mother's Day and the food was amazing it was just the server that was the problem. Every time I spoke the server would roll his eyes and make some snide comment. I felt very uncomfortable with him being our server and lost a good experience with my mother. If you get Jim for a server watch out. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took our family here for Mothers Day and it was a great find. Reservations were easy on line and seating was immediately available. We had the four course dinner and it tasted great. Be sure to split the portions as they will easily serve two. Don't expect fast food, this is definitely a slow food restaurant in a good way."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great 'daddy-daughter' date with my 17 year old. Had dessert that was nearly more than we could eat while having great conversation. Server was checking on us and the meal regularly, as was other staff. Food was great, service was excellent!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great experience. Awesome service. My only complaints are the booths are not big enough depth wise. Parking is horrible next to the restaurant. Still, a very nice experience. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We opted for just the cheese and chocolate courses. Very delicious. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The food was wonderful! It is so nice to be able to just sit and chat and really enjoy our special night out! Everyone was so friendly and helpful! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to melting pot numerous of times and we personally love it. This was our second time in a weeks, and mostly we make it for romantic dinners,dates, or simply a enjoyable quiet dinner together. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Loved the ambience and the quality of the food. Would come back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Had a blast with my date for a late valentines dinner. Food was delicious and very filling. Service was outstanding with anticipated moves without coming by our table too often. Well done overall!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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
  • "Great meal, great service, definitely will be back again. Desert was a tremendous finish to the meal."
    Dined on 2/13/2014