The Melting Pot - Center City
The Melting Pot - Center City

The Melting Pot - Center City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/philadelphia/specials
  • Phone: 2159227002x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Swiss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Melting Pot - Philadelphia Center City offers their Chocolate Fondue Fountain with fresh fruit & other delicacies for dipping.
  • Private Party Facilities: Melting Pot - Philadelphia Center City can accommodate semi-private parties for from 13 to 34 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Kimberly Hughes 2159227002x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 12th & 13th
  • Public Transit: Reading Terminal
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: $8 Parking Flat Rate at Parkway Parking Garage
    after 3:30 pm daily

    * Located Between 12th and 13th Street and Filbert*
    *Discount on parking is only valid when parking at Parkway Parking *
    *In order to receive your discount on your parking you will to need to present the parking ticket given from Parkway Parking Garage. You will receive this ticket upon entry of the garage.
A word from The Melting Pot - Center City
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & cocktails, as well as fabulous four-course fondue dinners.
No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get together with friends, meetings, or large groups, The Melting Pot always provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
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The Melting Pot - Center City reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (99)romantic (85)good for groups (71)fit for foodies (57)kid-friendly (19)hot spot (19)neighborhood gem (16)late-night find (15)notable wine list (11)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Thank you so much Melting Pot
    inner34VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    It was our 7th years anniversary and the Melting Pot made it a night to remember. From the romantic corner booth to the excellent service, from the friendly staff (hostess, manager) to the great food. It was quite an experience. We had a fantastic time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and different
    Mimi
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Melting Pot is my teens favorite. Great fun making your food at the table and dipping combinations. The food is quite good, and plenty of it. Come hungry. Service was excellent and our waiter Eric was very good at explaining how to use the fondue pot for meats, veggies, etc. Very good creative drinks and wine list. Overall a special restaurant in Philly!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Melting pot
    Chima
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food and great service . Jenna and Eric and the best servers
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best first impression
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Had an EXCELLENT time there. The server walked us thru the experience, since it was our first time there. She was very patient and friendly. She even answered some of our silly questions in regards to the experience. It was fun and different for a date. Great place for a first date or just a fun date night. And the layout creates an intimate atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    KIVUCanada
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was great! The service was excellent! We really enjoyed our time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go for a date
    bakercakes
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I went to the Melting Pot for the first time with my boyfriend and the staff was very accommodating. They explained everything to us very well and were extremely friendly. I would definitely recommend this for a nice date night or a nice night out with the family(as long as your family can keep it down).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get rid of the swiss cheese!
    stinkycheese
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My visit to the melting pot was going great up untill we started our desert, that is when the people next to us started on their swiss cheese dish. The smell of that dish made me and my girlfriend stop eating and we actually left our table because we couldnt stand the smell. After standing by the front desk for 10 minutes, the manager came and rung us up. While paying the $100 dollar bill for 2 people Our server came up to the manager and said "they were at my table but they just got up and left." This was well after i complained about the smell to my waiter and also the manager. He did not care about are dinning experince, he just wanted to make sure he got his tips. Also paid for the flower package and did not reciver our picture!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family gathering at Melting Pot
    Dining2Enjoy
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Family was in from out of town who had never been to the Melting Pot Restaurant. The Melting Pot is unique in its food offerings, with a comfortable, special atmosphere. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening with great food and service..While a little pricey, it will continue to be our every-so-often special restaurant to share a relaxing dining experience with family and friends...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best date night spot
    loviedovey
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    If you are looking for a romantic place to go for date night this is the place. Get a table out of the way and the celebration package and your night will be perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat next to screaming infant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I loved Melting Pot, having been here before. It's a great place, and we were able to catch the Restaurant Week special. Unfortunately, the night we went we were sat next to a screaming infant. Other than that I'd give 5 stars.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a 8 reservation. We sat on time just too long when we were done
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 year anniversary surprise
    Res3cueVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here for our three year anniversary, I took advantage of the rose and picture package where melting pot staff has a half dozen roses in a vase on the table when you are seated and then take a picture and frame it for You in an actually nice frame not just a cardboard frame like other resturaunts. The service was great. We have been to different melting pots but this one was by far the best which did surprise me considering the location. The food was great my girlfriend is glueton free but I am not and they were very accommodating towards that am it actually got us extra dipping choices. I do recommend te gluton free brownies they are better the. The normal brownies but the blondie bites are the best! Overall a 10
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    AprTry
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My experience at The Melting Pot was so great. We heard from our friends how great and different it was and they were right! I was celebrating my 2 year anniversary and The Melting Pot made our experience so wonderful and even gave us complimentary champagne. It was such a great day and to end it at the Melting Pot was the cherry on top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I went with two other couples for a date night. Our waiter Eric was amazing. He really made us feel welcome and appreciated. We had a blast and would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Philly Restaurant Week menu!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Anytime The Melting Pot is mentioned in conversation my mouth starts to water. Anyone who has not been I urge them to give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group Dining Fun
    FoodieFanatic
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Definitely a place for group dining. The experience started a little sketchy because the server was impatient and rushing. Once the issue was addressed it got a little better but unfortunately the mood was already ruined for most.... Overall the food was tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fondulicious
    Unhappy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was good, the service great. We had a party of six with varied needs and wants. Everyone went away full, happy, and destined to return. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    mrssancheztoyou1430
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I put a request of acknowledgement it was our anniversary and everything went smoothly and perfect restaurant week put a great touch budget wise and the food and atmosphere was PERFECT
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overwhelming in a good way!
    Blevoniafoodie101
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The dining experience was nothing but Greatness! I went during restaurant week to get a good deal but I'll defiantly visit again soon. Well worth regular price but the deal made it even better!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    ColleenR
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Easy to get/change our reservation for a Restaurant Week. They were ready for us when we arrived. Food was amazing. Eric was a very patient waiter, and on top of everything. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food reasonable price. Great scenery love the secluded booths. I wish the bar wasn't hidden from the entrance however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I went with a really good friend of mine for her Birthday. We had an excellent time. Our server was above and beyond her expectations. She was a fabulous server. The food was fantastic. We both had the Fusion Delight. We will be back more often. All of the staff were great and very accommodating to all of our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love love it!
    ErikaClare
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was only my second time at the Melting Pot but I'll definitely be planning another visit. There's not a thing not to like from the food, drinks, ambiance, ect. It's a nice place to go for a date or special occasion just because it's fondue. How many fondue restaurants are there out there? The Melting Pot is the only one I'm aware of.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot review
    scott
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It is not worth the money. The drinks are expensive, the quantity of food is small. The temperature was to hot. The server forgot to bring me a plate. When I requested one it took about twenty minutes to get one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Lovebug
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The Melting Pot is definitely a cute little spot that the Hubby n I enjoyed. I loved the ambiance, and felt almost as if we had a small section to ourselves. The chocolate fondue was amazing. The only complaint would be that we didn't really care for the beer and garlic flavoring to our cheese.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food4thought
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    first time at the melting pot, very enjoyable, food was great, my cosmopolitan was excellent, staff very friendly and attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!!
    LoveCelebrating
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    For our three year anniversary my boyfriend and I chose The Melting Pot. It was PHENOMENAL!!! The atmosphere was very appealing and since we were sat in a small corner booth, quite romantic! I would absolutely come back for a special occasion or even just to hang out with friends at the bar. Perfect restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was our first time at The Melting Pot and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent from the cheese to the chocolate and everything in between. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly as was the host. Great place for a small group or just two. Only draw back is the price. Great for special occasion. Yes we would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, Good times
    Sara
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My friends and I went for restaurant week. The food was good, it was the same quality as you would get on a regular night (which doesn't always happen during restaurant week). The waitstaff and management were great, very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Fondue42
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was delicious, the service wonderful however it was so hot in our area of the restaurant! The other dining areas felt cool but we were toward the front of the restaurant and it was stifling. We still enjoyed ourselves though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Tancred
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Went here during happy hour for my first date and it was simply lovely without being too expensive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Server
    mpdiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I dined at the Center City MP location on Saturday night, and our server was by far and beyond the best I have ever had at any Melting Pot, and at any restaurant overall. Our server, Alexis, truly went above and beyond to deliver excellent service; she even made two individual chocolate portions when my partner and I were torn between two options. Alexis made our night so special and memorable - we will definitely be back again and be sure to request her for the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We spent our 7yr anniversary there for dinner and the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    erintheapple
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a very good restaurant for a special occasion or a get-together with someone who means a lot to you. It is on the expensive side, but the experience is well worth it! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twins2mommyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Took our 8 year old daughter for her back to school dinner. She LOVED every minute of it! Thought it was neat to cook her own food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Amazing food and wonderful experience as always :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, value questionable
    scotto
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was good, waitress was attentive and polite. The food was fresh, though I wasn't sold on the value. You're doing a lot of "work" at your table, timing how long your food is cooking, fish 90 secs, meet 2 mins, veggies 4 min. And once the meats are in the broth, they all begin to look alike so "what's this?" Is usually heard as each piece is fished out. Overall, the place was nice though very chopped up by rooms/walls. It's kind if a one time thing. Glad I went but no rush to return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was the issue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We are frequent diners at the melting pot restaurants and we very displeased with our last visit. Everything just took way too long. Entrée sizes seem to be getting smaller while prices don't.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    Tracymanning
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A wonderful experience at The Melting Pot. We have visited many different locations in different states and this location is definitely special. The only negative experience was the bar area. They were not busy and yet we waited at the bar a considerable time for attention and were not checked on again. The service at the table by our server and management made up for the bar experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    gmenfan
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went here for my wifes' birthday. A beautiful vase of roses was on the table when we arrived. The staff was very friendly and professional. We had a wonderful experience and the food was great. My wife has been wanting to go there for years. I wasn't sure if Fondue was for me, but I really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.