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
201 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (166)romantic (149)good for groups (66)fit for foodies (57)notable wine list (35)late-night find (21)hot spot (20)kid-friendly (19)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Very poor experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Level of service, food quality, amount of food was not very good at all compared to price paid.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Experience
    CraigandKim
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The Melting Pot is always a special experience to be enjoyed with your significant other. I hadn't been there in 15 years but it was just as I remembered it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a superior experience
    HowardParty
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Once again The Melting Pot has risen to the task of making a special occasion the best possible. Our server was extremely friendly and attentive. Since we come here at least 3 times a year we know the drill and she was more than willing to skip the usual walk-through of the menu and cooking process and let us have more time to ourselves. Our requests for extra sauces and batters were promptly fulfilled, and our glasses of water were never in danger of being empty. As always, The Melting Pot has succeeded in making our night out special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for anniversaries and such
    Snapper
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is the second time we've celebrated or anniversary here. Service and food were great as always. Will say that the scroll with things that happened on our wedding date was much cooler than the hand written note. However, the handwritten note was still a nice touch. ~Cheers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun fondue
    dave0126
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great fondue restaurant that my wife has been wanting to dine at for a long time. We did the 4-course experience and the Pacific Rim and Seafood Trio were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun but expensive
    Apick
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Fun for the family but still Very expensive. Some course are strong (meat and desert) but other items are not great--dipping uncooked broccoli and cauliflower in cheese is pretty blah. Kids enjoy it but $17 to share the cheese and chocolate course is steep.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robinson96
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall it was an amazing experience, but it took a long time for the server to get back to us. Our drinks were always empty, but I'm really satisfied with the food and the area around us.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good
    Penny59nc
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a great time-great food and plenty of it! Food was tasty-cheese was awesome-alpine swiss and chocolate was incredibly smooth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Any occassion
    Silverstreak
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have had business meetings, birthdays, anniversary's, and just a night out. Awesome place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay if you have days to spend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The service was not slow and relaxed...it was terrible lethargic slow. It took over 15 minutes from the time were seated until we were offered to order drinks, we told them in our reservation is was our daughters Birthday, there was NO MENTION of it at all....no card, nothing. The server was clueless, we even told her and she still did nothing. It was horrible service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    IndyAngie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was my third visit and I brought my teenage son. The food was delicious, service was wonderful and I will be back for more! It's such a fun, interactive experience that can be customized for a romantic date or fun, family gathering. Top quality food with enough options to suit everyone. The shrimp is always fresh and plump; the chicken pot-stickers are a personal favorite. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours there and do not miss the dessert fondue especially the flaming turtle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fondue!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We eat here pretty regularly and have no complaints. The staff is very nice and very professional. And of course, there is cheese and chocolate!!! SO its a pretty winning combination. We've already made a reservation o go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, fun, romantic
    Frugalfoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our first visit the the melting pot and even my very picky husband was impressed! All the choices available were part of the fun and the pace at which the courses were served was just right. The cheese fondue, cooking pot and chocolate fondue were all prepared table side - it was nice to see what was going in, all fresh. Everything was a treat to the tastebuds and we will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place to visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I haven't been to the Melting Pot for years, but I must say it did not disappoint. My husband and I reserved our dinner to celebrate our anniversary. I loved the private area we sat in. There was little noise and it was romantic. The food was incredible and reasonably priced. We will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert Only
    Indysocial
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband and I had the 4 course meal. The service was great as was the atmosphere. Unfortunately, we found the food to be so-so. If we were to return, we would only have dessert. I also witnessed a female staff member exit the ladies restroom without washing her hands. Because of this, we will not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic evening
    jkraze
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We like to ask for a secluded table when we go, and they are very accommodating. The food and dipping sauces are excellent. I especially love the shrimp. We both enjoyed the 3 meat combinations, since we are able to get whatever we want.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    tryingnewthings417
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A first time experience for both me and my husband. I took him there for his birthday. What a wonderful experience. We had the four course special so we were able to try a little of everything. We had the four cheese blend and it was excellent. The spinach mushroom salad was a nice alternative to normally bland salads offered at other places. The land and sea was fresh and tasty. And the finale . . .Yin Yang Chocolate (white & dark chocolate). We both had specialty whiskey cocktails from the bar that were yummy! Our waitress was attentive and provided great service. My tip to everyone is to not do this if you are starving or in a hurry. The whole experience takes about 2 1/2 hours but it is worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    childress4me
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We dined with our children and grandson. This was our first trip to The Melting Pot. Our server was wonderful -- very knowledgeable about the menu and was so helpful. The food was great and the atmosphere was family friendly. I would highly recommend The Melting Pot to diners looking for something different.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    Emily
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Meal was remarkable as always! Wish we could have tipped the waitress better as she did a wonderful job. Will be coming back again next year for sure
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious1
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Outstanding! Everything was just great. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly. Our reservation was ready at the assigned time. The service was superior and the food was marvelous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Once in a while
    aprilfaery
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Not something I would enjoy on a regular basis but nice for once in a while. Not somewhere I would take children due to the need to cook part of your own food and the cooking element in the tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • skeptical husband
    CShoe
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    When i told my husband that i wanted to go here for our first anniversary, he was skeptical. When we left he raved about how awesome it was and plan to go back sometime!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food is outstanding, and has been on every visit. The new "four course" menu allows each person to choose their own main course entree, versus the past "Big Night Out" option that allowed for only one choice per couple. This allowed us to mix and match more than in the past. We were sat close to the kitchen, which is a big noisier than past tables we have had, but still better than most restaurants. Our server did a great job explaining everything and meeting our needs. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best resturant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The melting pot is so good. It's fun and can be romantic if you want it to. I come here a lot with friends. It just depends on what the occasion it is but it's good for all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hawkeye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We hadn't been to the Melting Pot for several years. When our grandchildren turn 16, we offer to take them out to dinner to a place of their choosing and our granddaughter choose the Melting Pot. She had a great time and enjoyed her dining experience and thought it was excellent. That's what counted the most. For my wife and I, we thought the service was excellent, however, we thought the food was "okay". Had the cheddar cheese and for our part, would have enjoyed a caso dip better. As for the main entrée, every thing tasted very bland and the filet I had was tough, sort of like a sirloin. We did enjoy the dessert, had the ying & yang. The important thing was our granddaughter thought it was excellent. Jim Lenz
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Melting Pot is more rasonable now
    Jaduce
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had been many years ago and were pleaseantly surprised too see that the price were more reasonable and that the menu had changed. Our waiter Dean was very knowledgable and made polite conversations with us. I have a sensitive stomach and Dean helped me order selections that would not cause any problems for me. The cheese appetizer was good, we got the cheddar but I would ask you waiter to go light on the mustard podwer. It can be very over powering. The salad sizes are perfect. The main courses had a variety of meats to chose from with chicken, steak, seafood and even vegetable option. The best part of the whole meal is the dessert. Make sure you save room for it, the chocolate id to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    Steve
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Took family to celebrate birthdays. Food was outstanding and service was great. Everyone enjoyed themselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    fonduelover
    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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great anniversary dinner
    rglm
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.