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The Melting Pot - Castleton
The Melting Pot - Castleton

The Melting Pot - Castleton Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/indianapolis/specials
  • Phone: (317) 841-3601
  • 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 (317) 841-3601

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "The Melting Pot is a wonderful place where the dining experience is unique, the atmosphere is elegant, and the food is well prepared. The fondue four course meal is an excellent choice with the chocolate fondue being the highlight. The service was excellent and made you feel that they truly wanted you to take your time and enjoy the evening."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Made reservations thru OpenTable & these were honored without question. Not an inexpensive establishment but perfect for special occasions. Had a pre-meal cocktail in the bar & bartender gave some dinning menu suggestions. He nailed the marinated sirloin as one of the best proteins on the menu! Waitress (Nikki) was exceptional in explaining the fondue menu, process & cooking recommendations. She was extremely helpful, attentive, professional & engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed her service. Food was outstanding & portions were more than enough for the both of us. Thank you for making our 32 year wedding anniversary dinner relaxing & enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We come to the Melting Pot for our annual mom/daughter date night. It has become a tradition and we have a nice experience each time we dine at this restaurant. We get the four course experience and can highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My 14 year old daughter was bringing a friend to celebrate her birthday. They wanted to sit at a separate table for privacy, but yet we still wanted to be close by. I noted on the Open Table reservations our request for 2 tables near each other to celebrate my daughter's birthday. I couldn't have asked for a better location - we basically had our own small room with a wall dividing our booths, so it gave the girls their privacy but yet we were together. It was my daughter's first time at The Melting Pot - we only had the dessert fondue, and she LOVED it! And they brought a lit candle for her to blow out, so that was special. Thanks for accommodating our special occasion!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My wife heard about this place thought it would be fun, different treat for our anniversary, so I made reservations with OpenTable. I knew it was going to be expensive for us, but I wanted to spoil her. We dressed to kill. It took 7 minutes from the time we walked in the door until a worker even came to the front. It was more than 5 more minutes before anyone spoke to us! We were seated late even though it was a slow night with many empty tables. At the table, we never received napkins or a wine list. When we asked for the drink list the waiter made a suggestion and barely gave us the opportunity to accept. He conveniently chose the most expensive glasses on the list. Not once did we feel welcomed or comfortable. Do avoid this place."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Once again the Melting Pot served as the perfect backdrop for an annual friends' celebration. The food has never disappointed and our waiter was super!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I totally enjoyed our evening at The Melting Pot. It was a very special occasion - my 65th birthday. The waitress was great. The food was good. It couldn't have been better."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The Melting Pot as always delivers! Your staff continues to treat my wife and I like we are the best guests ever! We frequent your restaurant a few times a year for special occassions and you never cease to amaze me with your kindness, professionalism, and great customer service! We will return at some point soon I'm sure."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Lovely, delicious meal. Romantic ambiance in table for two. We left full but not stuffed. Perfect."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have been to the melting pot twice now and both times were wonderful. It is on the expensive side but the food and service is great. The chocolate...to die for!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The cuisine was wonderful, as always. A unique and indulgent treat each visit. Many choices to make with the menu and making a mistake is not a factor. The wine pairs were fun and a delicious addition to each course. The atmosphere was relaxed and intimate. The service was efficient and attentive. Looking forward to our next celebration!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "AMAZING! This restaurant was absolutely great! The service was amazing and we felt special. Our waitress was also amazing. We will absolutely go back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is the second time that my husband and I have visited the restaurant for our anniversary, and it didn't disappoint! The food and service were great. My only complaint was that we had to sit at the very first table, so there was not much privacy, but we still really enjoyed our meal. We absolutely love the shrimp In the mojo cooking broth!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "While I and my party enjoyed the great food and location (nice tables, tons of privacy), the service was really bad. It took us more than 2 hours to get through the two courses of fondues we ordered. Just between the first cheese fondue and the second meat one it was probably about 1 hour pause..."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for the endless entree fondue for our early anniversary dinner. It was delicious, everything was great. The only problem that I did have was even at the beginning our waiter was very slow and would disappear for at least 10-20 minutes at a time. (Keep in mind, this dinner takes a long time without the endless entree). This is our 4th time coming to the melting pot and never during those other 3 times did we have waiters or waitresses that didn't check up on us frequently. I completely understand that they try to make it slow for you, so you eat less and get full quicker but it was a little bit frustrating when I had to wait 10 minutes for a refill on my water."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My husband and I came to the Melting Pot through referral from some friends. We went for our anniversary and they seated us in a little private area for 2. It was very romantic and we really enjoyed it. The food was wonderful and the waitress was very helpful since it was our first time eating there. Everything was great and we will return to dine there again."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The restaurant was great. The food and staff were wonderful. The only problem was that it was a little pricey, but the it was great for special occasions or a date night. The atmosphere was very romantic an private."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food, service, and ambience. Who could ask for more. Lindsay was our server and she was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was fantastic, will have to dine again sometime"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "When the table has two cookers it need to be so the cookers are closer to the servicer to place the food on the table then reaching over the customers space with food, drinks."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I went here over the weekend for our anniversary and it was fantastic! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. We got a private booth in the back, which allowed us to focus on the food and each other. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have come to this location 4 times now since our greenwood location was closed unexpectedly. This time was just not that good. It started out ok I guess, 10 min wait to get a drink order during lunch, and there was only 5 tables sat when we arrived. Our Swiss cheese was Swiss soup, and our bread seemed like it was leftover from the night before,and it sat out so long it was almost considered croutons. We waited well over 20 mins for our server to come back and get us softer bread and by the time she came back, our cheese had burnt. Also I made it a point to make sure I placed in our reservation that it was our anniversary and all other servers were congratulating others on theirs,we weren't told anything for ours,again just disappointed"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Every time my nephews (ages 12 and 9) come to visit they always want to go to the Melting Pot for a "Fondue Fun Night". It is always a great time. Our waitress was wonderful and anticipated everything before we asked. She was awesome! There was also a waiter who was not serving our table but overheard my nephew talking about Harry Potter and he made relevant comments. My nephew loved it. He said that that was his favorite waiter of all time - and he was not even our waiter. He was so kind to make a little boy's day. What a great staff!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food wasn't that great for the price. The restaurant was nice and the service was good but the meal was drug out. I didn't need or want a 2 hr dining experience."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "took our 11 year old grandson for his birthday. Loved seeing his face as he had lobster, shrimp, filet mignon. He loved the cheese fondue, salad and, of course, the Ying & Yang chocolate fondue at the end of our meal!! Our waitress was great, the food delicious. A great way to spend time with our grandson: quiet..so we could talk; great food he doesn't usually have a chance to eat; and enough time in-between courses to just be together. We all had a wonderful evening! His smiles said it all!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great new dining experience. We enjoyed the food and server was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Wonderful. Very romantic. The waitress was great. Thank you for a great time"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Didn't enjoy most of the food. I did not realize before I bought a certificate to eat there that I had to cook my own meat that was brought out raw after already eating other food and then more food was still to come. The experience was not what I expected and the service was extremely slow. Our reservation was at 2:45 and it was almost 5:00 when we left. We went large periods of time without a drink refill because the waitress just left us sitting for long periods of time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "it is very different and nice to feel like you are away from everyone else"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our server was wonderful and made the meal that much better. Couldn't have had anything better. Love the melting pot!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I hadn't been to a fondue place since Schaeffer's across from Glendale closed way back when. The Melting Pot was a fun experience. Our server was fun, attentive and helpful. Just because they use small plates doesn't mean you won't get enough to eat! We did the four course which included a cheese fondue, salads, main course fondue and dessert fondue. I would consider The Melting Pot a special occasion place. I'm sure they are busy in the winter months around the holidays. Summer seemed less busy, but the earliest reservation we could get on a Friday was 8:15. But that wasn't a problem. A friend had wanted to try it for some time. A Groupon offer sealed the deal."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We chose melting pot to our friends anniversary. They had never been and enjoyed the evening. Our server did an excellent job and the food was delicious. We chose the four course."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "You come to this restaurant for the experience. Server prepares the fondue at your table. They bring a variety of things to dip in the appetizer fondue. We only chose the fiesta cheese fondue appetizer & main course of filet mignon & 2 beers. Everything gets cooked at your table in the fondue pot. You can get salad & chocolate fondue for dessert as well. Our bill was $89.00, so a bit pricey but good. Don't go here if you are in a rush to get somewhere. We had a reservation and still spent over 2 hours at the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Had a great time for our Anniversary. Went with the 4 course dinner (Cheese, Salad, Meat, Chocolate). It was our third time there and it was another great dinner. Lindsey was a very attentive server and the manager was very friendly making his rounds. Also took advantage of Get My Perks and got a $40 gift certificate for only $20 which made for less sticker shock at the end of the night. I was very pleased with the ease of redeeming the certificate as internet "coupons" and scam tend to go hand and hand."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food, service and a fantastic time was had. Excellent choices (had a hard time deciding what to have for each course). Will not only recommend this to everyone who might be interested, but will be back as often as possible. Thanks for a memorable evening and anticipating the next time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our experience was fabulous. We will come back agsin. Soon I hope!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "we went there to celebrate our 43 wedding anniversary and my wife's 62 birthday ...it was again a pleasure to dine at your place. the food was excellent and plenty of it..we got the father's day special and would think that you might reduce your food amounts to match the price but that was not the case. We barely finished. It was a delight. Sometime though we did have to wait an excessive amount of time to get the next course.The meat pot was cooking for sometime before we could put anything in it as was the original ordering. We needed a moment to see what we wanted .but waited a little too long. She was excellent otherwise and have had her before. As of the next day I was telling two ladies at Walmart of our wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have been to the melting pot several times and always enjoy the experience! the food is phenomenal and the environment is excellent!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This place was absolutely amazing! I really enjoyed the experience since it was just so different from any other restaurant I have been too. It has such a wonderful atmosphere and everyone we dealt with was super pleasant. If you are looking for something different and/or just want to wow your girlfriend this is a perfect date spot!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If I had anything negative to start with it would be pricing but I anticipated that walking in. I reserved a table for my anniversary dinner and they gave me the best seat in the house. They even arranged rose petals in a heart shaped pattern and a full rose onto the table. We were tucked away in a dimly lit corner and felt like the only ones there. We had the four course experience and everything was so good I almost ate a little too much! Definitely pace yourself and don't attempt to clean your plate. Great for a special occasion with an intimate setting."
    Dined on 6/13/2014