The Melting Pot - Boston - Back Bay
The Melting Pot - Boston - Back Bay

The Melting Pot - Boston - Back Bay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/boston-back-bay/specials
  • Phone: (617) 357-7007
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Friday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Saturday: 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Sunday: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, European, Continental
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arlington and Columbus
  • Public Transit: Stops Green Line to Arlington
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is available for $10 at the 200 Stuart Street Garage, adjacent to the Revere Hotel (formerly Radisson Hotel).
    Rate is valid for up to three hours after 3 p.m. weekdays and anytime weekends with chaser ticket provided at The Melting Pot.
A word from The Melting Pot - Boston - Back Bay
Welcome to The Melting Pot. We offer a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for cheese fondue paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie. Make reservations today, and see what people are talking about.
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The Melting Pot - Boston - Back Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)romantic (44)good for groups (36)fit for foodies (26)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (8)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • pleasant evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    nice food and helpfull waitress although dipping food veg looked like it had come from a packet
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dream fuel
    viniusolive
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The Melting Pot is so delicious you dream of it for weeks after. This last time I went, I got to take my book and relax with my fondues and salad. My server, Morgan, was new, but extremely attentive and helpful! The waits can be a bit long, but I think that's mostly because people end up chatting more than eating, and I noticed that more than a few people thought that taking about 85 pictures per morsel was necessary. Overall, it's an expensive treat, but very much worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Careful with Kids
    Matti
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Nothing specific to kids on the menu and I was with three 6 year olds, so I asked about kids and she said yes, they has kids portions for everything - we were doing just cheese and the meat. I asked fro the most mild cheese and they are cheese lovers and didn't touch it - too strong. They ate the bread, apples and carrots that came with it. Then their meat came and it was like 10 huge pieces each of meat they ate 1 or 2 of - a terrible waste. Then the bill came....one adult and 3 little ones having just the 2 courses and I was socked with $125 plus tip. Yikes. The kids had great fun, overall her service was good, and the food was excellent in terms of my taste - but what a disaster for my pocketbook and terribly wasteful in terms of all that meat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Horrible service and experience. Will never go back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Out of both dry vermouth and sweet vermouth, strange for a bar. Very slow service! Restaurant was freezing, had to keep my jacket on the whole time. They had issues reading my 100$ gift card took almost 30 minutes to figure out the issue.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Quiet, Decent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We were some of the only guests there, and sometimes too awhile for service despite that fact. Food was good, and of same consistency and quality as other Pots. Portions are good, and if you get the 4 course, plenty to eat. Good for special occasions or small groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I expected a lot more. Service was slow and not very polite. The food was very low quality, it was all very tasteless. The best part of the night was the company if my friends, and the over priced bottle of wine. I should have known better than to go to chain restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An eating event
    Anne
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A dining experience for a special occasion or to make an occasion special. Service was great, food was great and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • after show dinner
    JB70VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We arrived early for our reservation as the show ended sooner than expected. They took us even though we were early. It did fill up quickly. There were only a few wait staff on so it was backing up. In fact our waiter said he came in from Providence to help. We were asking questions about the menu and I stated I have a "shellfish allergy" and can we have a separate pot to cook in and the waiter said NO it burns off not an issue. I was shocked and we of course did not order any shellfish. The food took a long time to come out and the waiter was scarce, Let's say we placed our order around 5:15 and we left the restaurant at 7:30. I will say we will not be back there any time soon. Answering #2 above , should have "would not recommend"…
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Music
    leticiapepe
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A nice restaurant that offers a nice experience which is not too pricey but still is so so quiet. There s no music !!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Try very good meal & service
    EpcotVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    First time at Melting Pot. They explained exactly,how the meal works and also how to select from the menu. It is not a very large place so you do really need to make a reservation. The food was very good and they will bring you more items to dip in your fondue if needed. The prices were reasonable and we enjoyed the service. It was also a nice touch that management came by several times to see if we needed anything or just to fill our water. Great teamwork! Would return for a special evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely best Melting Pot cheese.
    Jenn
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I've eaten at Melting Pots way too often. As in, as a member, you get a gift cert at $300 spent. I've gotten a number of them. So when I say I know their cheese, I'm serious. The classic/traditional cheese here is the best I have ever had at a melting pot. I don't know what they did differently, maybe the wine? maybe the quality of the cheese? I don't know. But... I will return as often as I can to the Back Bay Boston location. p.s. while I usually get the chocolate fondue for dessert, we were pressed for time so I got a warm brie with honey and almonds. Just breath-taking. Now, I'll be stopping by on my way home from work to get that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    PHENOMENAL is all I got!! The staff here is amazing, knowledgable and so kind, the atomsphere is quaint and romantic, and the food what can I say nothing short of spectacular!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay, not outstanding
    CherryVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Been to the Melting Pot a good number of times, and it seems like the times themselves have left the melting pot. The store feels repressed and a bit depressed, although the service was better than what some other reviewers mentioned. Our server was good, offering to add more cheese to our pot when it tasted overpowered by wine. Overall, it feels like it restaurant could use an update and facelift. Good, private spot for get togethers though. Come here if you are ok with regular food quality and in need of some peace from Boston's hot spots.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food good, service bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Melting pot is very cool, and the food was good, but our server was never around and that made the whole experience so-so. They also didn't have the cooking guide I was used to in other restaurants, which would've helped a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad compared to past experiences
    BostonTechie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I typically go to Melting Pot for our anniversaries. It's not because it's the best food out there, but because it has been reliably good, I love chocolate, and it's a nice and long relaxing dinner. I have been to Melting Pot in Portland, OR, Grand Rapids, MI, Framingham, MA, and Bedford, MA. This experience with the Boston, MA location was by far the worst of the group. The portions were skimpier, the salad limper, and the thoughtfulness of items with the cheese dip more limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun - bring your appetite!
    MosWoman
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Enjoy the four course meal to get the most of the experience of this unique restaurant and eating style. Great for a group outing or a romantic dinner for two. We left without finishing our entire meal but felt like we ate enough for two days!! Great variety of choices - such fun especially when it came to dessert! I cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate and delicious
    Robert
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My experience at The Melting Pot was wonderful. The atmosphere in the restruant was very quiet and the place was well maintained. We were quickly seated and did not feel rushed in any capacity. We chose the four-course selection and each part was well paced and delicious. Our server was helpful and available without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Shared the 4 course special with my husband - we loved every bit of it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Romantic Place
    DonS
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went to this restaurant the night I proposed to my fiance recently. The restaurant is so beautiful and romantic I could have proposed in there and it would have been special. The food is amazing and the service was exceptional. Cooking together just made the night so special. It was fun trying to work together and figure out what we wanted to cook in the fondue pot next :) Highly suggest taking a date here if in Boston.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laidback Informative
    LUVABLE
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Fun with a sense of Adventure and sensuality on the Table
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was amazing! The only thing that we didn't like was our waiter he was rude and in a bad mood. There was a second waiter who wasn't even our waiter but was so nice. We would have preferred him. Actually everyone else but our waiter was polite and made sure we were comfortable. Next time we go we will make sure not to get that rude waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    backdeckdiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I love the Melting Pot, but I don't get a chance to go there very often. The menu is kind of pricey, but it is worth every penny! Great food, great atmosphere, and great drinks. I would definitely go back and would recommend others to go there as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service was very slow for such a slow night - not many customers. Made a reservation and was placed at a small table in the corner - asked for a booth instead and when hostess said "Oh, you'd prefer a booth?" I answered: "That's why I made a reservation". No one ever refilled our water - I was dying!! Yes, I should have asked, but most places keep up with that automatically.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique find in Boston
    Pittyman67
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Was going to try the Melting Pot whilst in Chicago however Trip Advisor reviews put us firmly off. The same can't be said for Boston. A very enjoyable experience at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A fun place to go
    Great
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had a great time at be Melting Pot. We had two kids with us and they gave us our own room. It was perfect. The food was so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary and date spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I went to the Melting Pot for our anniversary. This is a terrific place to go after theater or a night on the town in general for a quiet, delicious meal. Perfect when you are not in a hurry and want to relax and enjoy each others company. The combination of a quiet atmosphere, and the fun fondues for each course make this a lovely romantic setting. I'd recommend to anyone celebrating an anniversary or any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner!
    LeslieHaji
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I travelled to Boston for our anniversary. I have always loved fondue and was excited to hear about The Melting Pot. Everything was wonderful from the moment we walked in. We had a four course tasting menu and everything was lovely. It was fun and interactive. Thanks for an amazing evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Service!
    judelly7
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were visiting Boston for the weekend and decided to stop by the Melting Pot, which we have been to a number of times in Chicago. The staff was wonderfully helpful and friendly, especially our server, Hannah. We would happily visit the Melting Pot on our next trip to Boston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hannah is Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our server Hannah made the trip to the Melting Pot better than expected. I have been to the Melting Pot a few times and always have agreat time. However, Hannah made this visit even more wonderful!
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  • Awesome Birthday Dinner
    Maddie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My boyfriend and I came to the Melting Pot last week to celebrate my birthday and we had an amazing time! The servers were quick and attentive and I even got several "Happy birthday" wishes! The food was nothing short of delicious, and although it's a rather pricey restaurant, it's definitely worth it for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not their best showing
    Laura
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our first experience was much better then our last. We were uncomfortably hot and the server was apparently new and was not very helpful. We probably will not return for a while.... Unfortunately
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    app and entree were good and well timed. We sat for 15 mins after we finished our main dish awaiting the server. then she came back and offered us desert, which was good since we were doing DineOut Boston and that was part of the deal. She disappeared another 5mins to get a menu and to check what was offered for the deal. then disappeared for 5 minute before we could put in our order. Got the choc and then waited. the hostess brought our check and ran the card. we were standing up leaving and our waitress suddently reappeared asking if we wanted our bill.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love love love!!!!
    Maineac
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been to a Melting Pot before but this experience was even better . Gluten free menu was great-even had gf bread for the cheese fondue and gf cake and brownies for the chocolate fondue. They didn't disappoint . Our waitress was fun and attentive. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely time
    KandJforbrunchVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our waiter Brian was very good - not too intrusive but certainly helpful. The only complaint is that the chicken was a bit sinewy and the potatoes were sliced too large to cook well. We had them immersed in the pot the whole entree time and they still didn't cook.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Melting Pot - Restaurant Week
    jmalk125
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My experience at the Melting Pot was less than stellar. This was my first time going and probably my last. Our waitress seemed new but also didn't put in the effort with our table. She put the burner on incorrectly for both the main course and dessert. She didn't check on our table at all unless we specifically called her over, including having to ask her for more waters. She also got two of the our three orders wrong. The entire time lapse over the course of the meal was 3 hours. We had to wait 45 minutes just for her to clear our table and bring out dessert menus. Needless to say I will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • After Dinner come here
    steakhousereview
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Though the food was not bad it was little messy and kind of a pain. But it was not all bad. The MElting Pot is perfect place to head after dinner for Drinks and Desert. The desert was amazing the Chocolate Fondue and all the stuff you can dip was amazing. Have some wine, beer, or dessert drinks with some melted chocolate,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Third time there
    sjlhd
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food, quality, ambience, were great. Service was very slow and the waitress didn't show up for a half hour on multiple occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe just a bad night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food quality wasn't good. The veggies were cut so small. The quality of the Italian meats was lower than even anything that you could get in a supermarket like Star Market or Stop & Shop. The bread tasted stale. I was surprised that the cheese for the fondue was shredded. The potatoes still had roots & black spots. The broccoli tasted like it was pre-seasoned-too much pepper? Weird vibe. Everyone seemed really nervous like something was going on. The Coq au vin cooking style was the best part of the night with teriyaki sirloin.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for any special night!
    cheeseconnoisseur
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Went here for a friends birthday and shared fine wine with good company around pots of molten cheese. Really, how much more could you ask for out of life?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.