The Melting Pot - Castleton
The Melting Pot - Castleton

The Melting Pot - Castleton

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/indianapolis/specials
  • Phone: 3178413601
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Swiss
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Chocolate fondue only - dessert
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party room is available - seats up to 30.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 3178413601

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Allisonville Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot parking is limited.
A word from The Melting Pot - Castleton
The Melting Pot provides a unique, upscale & intimate dining experience with its assortment of fondue cooked at the table by the guest. It is a perfect location for a romantic evening, corporate dinner party or friendly gathering. Guests can enjoy a variety of tasty entrees served with special dipping sauces. The menu also includes creamy cheese fondue, fresh salads, fine wines & mouth watering chocolate fondue desserts.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Castleton reviews from OpenTable diners
199 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (168)romantic (152)good for groups (64)fit for foodies (50)notable wine list (32)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (16)hot spot (16)great for lunch (9)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The melting pot never disappoints. We have eaten there many times over several years and over and over again, the food, service and atmosphere is exceptional. They are accommodating with substitutions if you desire them. The servers are focused on making your dining the best possible experience. It is truly a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We may make it a tradition every year to go to the melting pot for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • melting pot
    familyfun6
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I would definitely come back for the chocolate fondue. The main entre was ok
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Visit
    Jackson2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We previously had a bad experience here and came back to try it out once again. The service was excellent, the food was prepared great, the food tasted great. This was a wonderful experience and definitely change our mind about this place. Happy to say that one previous bad experience does not reflect what this place truly is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellant service - our waitress was great, helped with the menue , made recommedation of food, and most important what was the best deal $$ since we had our 12 yr old daughter with us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    fonduelover
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a great time dining here on our anniversary. The food was delicious as usual. The atmosphere was great and we even did ok with our two year old along. Oh, and the waitress was the best ever.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    nichxestes
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Second time there. Still amazing. Will be going back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love It!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is one of my favorite places to eat for a special occasion. Although pricey, it is very worth it. The servers are so nice and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I absolutely love this restaurant, wish I could afford to eat there more often. I left a message asking about a diabetic availability too late before we went and didnt get a reply till I came back home. So for dessert I cheated with the chocolate now the old blood sugar will be high for 4 to 5 days but that is my own fault. If you have an issue likemine call ahead of time to make arrangements. The message when I got home on my email is that if I could find the sugar free chocolate myself they would be glad to accomodate me. The waiter was knowledgeable and helpful and did not pester us every time we turned around. It was a very romantic birthday meal. Very laid back great atmosphere were you can take your time relax and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time!
    Happyman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been to the Melting Pot a dozen times or more with my wife. This was the first group dinner I have had there. It was great. They set us up in a private room and we had a blast. The food as always was out of this world. Great Idea to make the entrees for an individual rather than a couple. We will definitely be back as a group again. Great job by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Priced for Average Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The dessert was amazing, but the actual food was average. For all of the money, I would have liked to get better food. I only went here because I had a Groupon and it was our anniversary, but we were not impressed. I would go back, but just to get dessert. There are many other upscale restaurants with far better food for the same price or even less.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The service started out rough. We had a waitress that forgot about our table. Therefore we were left waiting for our server to return for 40 minutes. However once we spoke to a manager about the situation they resolved the issue. The manager helped turn the experience around for us. He was very friendly and checked on our table regularly and He even cut the bill in half!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing experience
    amazing
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I go every year for our anniversary and other special occasions and we are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great server and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love the food!! Great service. Loved the choices of food. Very delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    Birthdaydinners
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We visit there almost every Birthday, and we never are dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    nikkihey
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My visit to the melting pot was outstanding. My husband and I went for our and it was a very quiet romantic setting where we got to enjoy one another. Thank you for the great service and wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    Smeade
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I recently celebrated our 6 year Wedding Anniversary recently and I wanted to suprise her with something different. I planned a small getaway which included a bed and breakfast & spa combo and a lovely romantic dinner. When I say "small getaway" I am referring to the fact we live in Lafayette. I asked a number of friends and coworkers. This fondue place place called The Melting Pot came up several times. After reading over reviews (I am huge on reviews) I made the dinner decision. Our reserved table was quiet and away from the other tables and the rose I asked to be placed at our table was there! I was impressed before we took a bite! Excellent food, service and overall dining experience! Well be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romance at The Melting Pot
    LadyTee056
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first experience at The Melting Pot. We celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. We both enjoyed the cooking experience. We laugh and my hubby had a ball! This was something we should remember the rest our of lives. The atmosphere was lovely. The music was nice. Our waiter was very informative and friendly. It rekindle our love we had for one another.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Bearcat
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The $120 ripoff. Way overpriced for what you get. Boiling meat yourself in a pot of sauce is not my idea of fine dining. Filet (if that what it really was) was tough of course after boiling it for almost 2 minutes. The music piped inadequate me feel like I was stuck in an elevator for 2 hours. Desert was best part - but it took more than 15 minutes for the chocolate to get warm enough to enjoy. We will never go back and I will never recommend this place to anybody. Save your $125 and go to a real restaurant. Very disappointed
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but expensive !
    Newexperience
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was a great experience but overpriced. Menu was confusing but food was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Romantic
    romanticDine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Mix a great services, with great atmosphere and food and you get a very romantic and intimate evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dining experience
    fonduelove
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and excellent service! Wonderful menu even for a vegetarian like me!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. I wish it was closer to my home so I could just stop in and get dessert only.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy!
    SKesq
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went to the melting pot for my sister'a birthday and what fun we had! Still talking about the dining experience days later. Plan on about 2+ hrs to dine if you go with the 4 course meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey, bad greasy smell
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Cheese was skimpy! We had too much bread leftover, no more cheese. Greasy smell as soon as we walked in. Very pricey. They did give us a great private booth but if you don't get one of those it is very noisy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the the best time we have had there
    WestfeldFoodies
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Normally we have a fantastic time at the Melting Pot. This time was disappointing on many levels. We had a reservation for 3 at 8pm. we arrived on time and expected to be seated immediately. The hostess was was over heard saying to the other that just because our reservation was at 8 does not mean that we have to be seated then. it was 15 min before we were seated in an area that was already and there was no reason to wait. Secondly the waitress seemed rushed and took forever to take our full order. we ended up eating our cheese with the menus still on the table. The rest of the meal was good but when the chocolate came the marshmallow fluff wasn't mixed in properly and we ended up mixing it ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • simply amazing
    fatguy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was our first time and we were not let down. Our server helped us navigate the menu and helped us make the best choice. We were there almost 3 hours and we enjoyed every second of it. The food is amazing and worth the money we spent. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary and were seated in one of their private booths away from main dining area. The food and service were excellent and the atmosphere was excellent. I am gluten free and didn't have to worry a bit about the food. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The actual fondue was delicious. And the quiet restaurant made it easy for our group of 4 to visit. But the service was just average. It was not the experience we had the first visit about a year ago. Perhaps our burner was on the fritz but nothing every heated up quit right and the consistency of the sauces was off. So, we have had an excellent evening and an average. We may give it another try sometime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Proposal Nighterfect
    DRSKLS
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I proposed on this night (she said yes) and it was a very romantic time. The waitress was excellent and the privacy booth was perfect for the occasion. The food was also excellent and was just an all around great experience. We will be back...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pr1ncess5230
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Never had thought of this place as a kid friendly restaurant, but I took my children (14 and 7) for a special occasion. The waitress was great! I had been there before but my children obviously had not and she did great explaining the menu and how to cook things to them. They loved it...especially dessert!! Have always highly recommened this place but now I have another reason to tell people why to come. Thanks so much!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    After being seating in a less than ideal table for a romantic meal, we were changed to one of the private booths, as requested in our reservation. As always, the food was excellent and we had a very private, romantic, and relaxing dining experience. Our waiter was attentive, but not annoying. He was polite and subtle when entering the booth. Our only complaint was the music volume. It was loud for a romantic meal. I believe we were seated near a speaker. We asked, the waiter attempted to reduce the volume. We were told that, because the volume was for an entire half of the restaurant, they did not want to reduce it too much. I understood, but have never known anyone to complain at a restaurant like this that the volume was too low.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were given a gift certificate by some folks to the Melting Pot. We had never been before. We had a quiet isolated table and really enjoyed the food. It was a 2 hour dining experience that we will not soon forget!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I always get the 4 course and end up very satisfied and full. Everything is so yummy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peppery
    Peppery
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My 12 year old grandson has wanted to visit for 3 months. I took him midweek. We had Cheese Fondue. He then ordered the Chicken. I had the Sirloin. The waitress was friendly, but she put far too much worcestershire sauce in the cheese fondue. It was bitter and overpowering. The sirloin had so much pepper that it caused me to cough when I ate it. I gave my grandson a bite and he coughed as well. The waitress should warn people that the steak is very peppery before someone spends premium pricing
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timer app
    DineFor2
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I think it would enhance the experience if there was a IPad app or another Electronic device where someone could enter what they placed in the fondue pot that is labeled (1,2,3) and input what they place in and would get a quite alarm that the food is safe to eat. I did find it hard to have a conversation while thinking about if I get sea food in needs to be in for 1.5 minutes and the steak I placed on the another fondue fork need to be in 2 minutes. It is hard to concentrate on a conversation, this would help by keeping "just right" or undercooked esp. I just felt it was hard to have a conversation when the entree was given. I know that is the experience, but feel conversation is the biggest reason for spending that amt. of $ on a night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place revisited
    goddessdines
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It has been a while since we have been to the Melting Pot but we so enjoyed our unrushed time with family as we cooked our meal and chatted. Our waiter was always available but did not hover around us and we certainly did not feel rushed. It is a great way to celebrate life together.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food...
    ColombianIndy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    amazing! It's a place where you take you love for a romantic evening with GREAT service, GREAT wine, and the food...again AMAZING!!! Will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Job, Melting Pot
    JMcDee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had a reunion with my cousin that i havn't seen in over 20 years! It truely was an amazing experince and agreed that this will be our choice everytime we get together from now on! All the food was a delight! Fresh! Fun! Definatly 5 stars in our opinion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • date nite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was my date first time going there and I've been there few times. He absolutely enjoyed himself and it was a great date nite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.