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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
  • "Mix a great services, with great atmosphere and food and you get a very romantic and intimate evening."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great food and excellent service! Wonderful menu even for a vegetarian like me!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    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..."
    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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I always get the 4 course and end up very satisfied and full. Everything is so yummy"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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