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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
  • "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 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
  • "It was fantastic, will have to dine again sometime"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great food, service, and ambience. Who could ask for more. Lindsay was our server and she was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great new dining experience. We enjoyed the food and server was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "it is very different and nice to feel like you are away from everyone else"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wonderful. Very romantic. The waitress was great. Thank you for a great time"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Our experience was fabulous. We will come back agsin. Soon I hope!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "So we sat in the bar for the first time after years of dining at this location. I probably will not do that very often. The atmosphere was great, but the bartender that evening was extremely LOUD!! not sure if that was her regular tone of voice but the bar was not crowded or "noisy" but she seemed to shout at everyone. On the flip side, everything else was FANTASTIC!!!! Great drinks. Great Food. AND CHOCOLATE!!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a great time. We just stopped in on a whim for cocktails, cheese and chocolate and The Melting Pot did not disappoint."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My new beau and I enjoyed a very romantic dinner at The Melting Pot on a Tuesday evening. We tried to book for the weekend, but due to everyone wanting to use the Living Social deal, they were fully booked. Our server was phenomenal and very conversational. The cheese, salad and chocolate were delicious!! The entree was good, but I think my particular entree (Land & Sea) would have been better with a base other than the complementary vegetable broth. However, my beau ordered the French Quarter, which is covered in Cajun spices, and he said his was delicious in that base. Next time, we might both order the same entree so we get the best base for both meals."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Nice intimate setting. Highly recommend the dark chocolate with disaronno for dessert. Amazing."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I went to the melting pot with my girlfriend for her birthday and we loved every minute of it. The cheese fondue appetizer was fantastic, and it just got better from there. I think the turtle fondue for dessert was probably the most delicious thing I've ever tasted. That being said, your dinner will probably take at least two and a half hours, so don't go expecting a quick meal."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My wife introduced me to fondue a few years ago on our wedding anniversary. Ever since then, it has been a tradition of ours. It gets better and better every year."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Melting Pot is great for conversation. We enjoy the process of cooking the different foods. Paired the wines for each course if a wonderful exploration."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "And the Melting Pot never fails to score a home run every time! This was our 4th visit and it was just as good as the first. I love how each dining experience feels "intimate" with the high booth seating, the noise level is low and you feel like (except for the full parking lot!) that you are the only ones dining there. Our server was cute as a button, attentive and efficient. This visit was because I had a coupon that was going to expire. We will return again...and again... NOTE: YOU HAVE to make a reservation at least 2 weeks in advance if you want "prime time" dining on a week end as they book up quickly. I highly recommend for special occasion that you will remember and everyone will enjoy. Oh and it's healthy too!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was going to be our first time dining at this restaurants. We couldn't make a reservation from 4pm-9pm because they were booked. So, we made a reservation at 10:15pm to grab dessert and drinks and we arrived at 10pm to just check in and maybe get seated early. The hostess was a bit rude and it may be because she was exhausted for the night. We finally got seated, but the hostess took us to a dirty table at first. Then, she found another table, but the walls were dirty like food had been splashed on them. We waited 15 minutes and no server came. We left after that. My advice to customers is to make your reservation early, preferably 2 weeks prior and choose an early time to dine. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is a very romantic place to eat, but we have also spent a lot of Special Occasions here. The Service is impeccable, and the food is different than any where around, the Cheese Fondue is probably our favorite, they now give you more of a variety of items to dip in your cheese. The House Salad dressing is to die for and the Chocolate fondue is also great."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was a great dinner. Tried the oil this time with steak. Great combo! Half the cooking time too."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We tried to reserve at 6:30 but were told it would have to be 6. When we arrived, we were placed in a room with about ten other tables. Our room was empty for the full 2.5 hours? Food was ok but it took way way too long. 2.5 hours for dinner? Our server was quite nice and personable but I do not know if she was overworked or what - we did not see her nearly often enough. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great place for group dinning. Quiet and outstanding service."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Melting Pot is a fun fondue restaurant perfect for special events. A little pricey, but we enjoy the quiet time together."
    Dined on 5/31/2014