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: (215) 922-7002
  • 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
152 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (116)romantic (94)good for groups (79)fit for foodies (68)hot spot (23)kid-friendly (18)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (14)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (5)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • great fun for date night
    Michele
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We went on a Sunday night with a reservation for Double Date night, the price was completely reasonable and it included photos for the couples. Our server was amazing and engaging. You could tell she really enjoyed her job. Management also stopped by our table to see how things were going. Having been to a melting pot before I knew what to expect and had a great time! Set aside at least 2 hours if you're having all the courses (it is a relaxing and enjoyable experience but it takes time.) However I feel as though the cheese and dessert were the best courses overall. I would go back again just for the dessert portion of the meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    Dave615
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We normally went to the Chestnut Hill location but since that closed down we tried this location. Awesome! Food, service, everything was great. MOJO pot is awesome I recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful for first timers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the food, place and service! Cant beat it!
    Lisa
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to the Melting Pot for our 4th year anniversary and had a great time! The food was delicious as usual and the drinks (the ying and yang and the blondie) were perfect. The restaurant was quiet and the seats were very secluded. Our server also arranged for a candle with our desert, and for a photographer to take our picture for our anniversary all for free! All in all it was a wonderful restraint with great service, of which I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ever
    Birthdaycelebrator
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The best place to celebrate. We love the whole experience. The Melting Pot has become a birthday tradition. The staff is so friendly and helpful with great recommendations for new items to try. Once you try the chocolate fondue you will be hooked too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My experience at the melting pot was amazing. The food our server and the staff was so kind a helpful. I love it there and hopefully they will build one closer to where I live.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place awful service!!!!
    MrbubusVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I love the melting pot but when you get very bad service it ruins the whole experience. It usually takes 2 hours for dinner, it was over 2 and 1/2 hours and my kids had enough at 2. I was very disappointed!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GoodFun2night
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Something different for date night, keeps date night with your significant other exciting. Will be doing more frequently.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Something Different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food and a great way to eat it. Whole family loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondue is fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great dining experience. Service was perfect. All courses were spread out just right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting pot philadelphia
    Chima
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great time and great food ! Always love coming here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing 1st Experience!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It was our 15th wedding anniversary and they went over and above to make it such a memorable night! Service was wonderful, the table they picked was perfect for privacy! They gave us a card, candle and glasses of champagne as a gift. Food was fantastic. It is an experience that we will never forget!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    SammiVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant my boyfriend and I go there atleast once a month we just love the melting pot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress was amazing.
    SnakeJRVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Amanda was awesome. She made our visit memorable and was very outgoing and helpful with suggesting items on the menu as well as drinks. My boyfriend I ate there close to closing time and she wasn't hesitant with us at all. She totally be me the waitress I ask for when I return next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    artvan1
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Overall it was a very good night! Food and Service were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go-to Birthday Spot
    Pandraffe12
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My girlfriend and I spent our first anniversary together at the Melting Pot in Las Vegas, then went to our second at Melting Pot in Wilmington, DE and then we made our way to Philly for her birthday last April. We had just a lovely, romantic night that we did it again for my birthday. The melting pot is THE special occasion spot. I'd recommend the 4 course meal with wine flight to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Our waiter was great. The food is mediocre. A little over priced, the experience is awesome
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Biggrlathrt
    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.