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

The Melting Pot - Center City Details

  • 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 (215) 922-7002

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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Diner Reviews
  • "The melting pot center city was amazing. We celebrated my birthday and they did everything in their power to make it special."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Kids had a ball. We were there three hours from appetizer to dessert. Not cheap though. 4 kids & 4 adults well over $300."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great experience at the Melting Pot. I took my son who loved every minute of cooking his own food and trying new things. We had dinner and dessert which was delicious and very filling. Wonderful mother and son time!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were sat in a secluded booth by the window looking out onto Filbert. It was great to have a little privacy. The noise level was low even though there was a somewhat big party in the same room as us. The waitress was very enthusiastic and sweet. She helped us along the menu and helped us make decisions. It is always a fun date night because you actually get to do something besides sit there. The food is always good and you choose how well you want it done. If no room for dessert, get the chocolate covered strawberries to go."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Small portions. Too expensive for what you get. The 4-course meal is not worth $40. The server spilled ice water all over the back of my shirt and pants. She did apologize and comped my $8 drink. I did not enjoy my meal and evening as I was cold and wet the entire 2 hrs."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "But not by much. We ended up cancelling our last drink orders because we were finished eating. The restaurant was not crowded and there was no reason for the bar to be as slow as they were."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We arrived and only waited 45 seconds. We had the cutest table in the corner; very private, very romantic. On the table was a card that said Happy Anniversary and little candle as a gift! It was so sweet, I've never seen another place do that. Our server was great. She was personable, friendly, attentive, and turned out to be living in my (Shannon's) hometown. The food was very good, of course, but I believe that you come to The Melting Pot for the overall experience of cooking and dipping. We give it a 10/10. Thank you to the entire staff for making out first anniversary and Harry's first trip to The Melting Pot so unforgettable and romantic!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I remember the melting pot in chestnut hill- it used to have a much more intimate feel, tables were farther apart, and the plates & utensils were different- the ones at this restaurant are like cafeteria trays. This place is WAY overpriced for the overall experience. The food is OK- the best parts being the salad and the dessert. I don't think I'll ever go back- unless someone else was paying- and even then I'd probably advise them to spend their money elsewhere"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We found that the number of meal decisions was almost overwhelming. The product was fresh and our server was knowledgeable and and friendly. The 2 and 1/2 hour meal time was a bit long."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Went for the first time with wife to celebrate our anniversary and birthday. Service was amazing. Food was great. Great place for date night."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went on a Thursday night for a date night. The two of us did the 4 course experience. It was a lot of food. If you are not a big eater, I would recommend sharing an entree. Also, plan on spending at least 2 hours if you do all 4 courses. The server was very friendly and checked in just enough."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My coworkers/friends & I always have a fun, night out, at the Melting Pot. It is the perfect way to reconnect, unwind, talk and just have fun! We love the food, the ambiance, and most of all... the dessert! As a "Fondue Fanatic", I received 6 free chocolate covered strawberries on my recent visit which was the perfect was to remember my night out with my friends. The manager on duty visited our table throughout the evening to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. Thank you to everyone for making our evening memorable!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My wife and myself went to the melting pot for my birthday, I love the place but it's not an every day kind of place. We made the earliest reservation we could, and after a brief wait of a couple minutes we were seated. We shoved our faces full of food and loved every moment of it. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was not outstanding, the meal lasted 3 hrs!? and so not worth the money. Fun for the kids but not the parents."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The setting was very romantic. However; by the 2nd course we realized that we go OUT to dinner so that we don't have to cook! :) This was a novelty and way too expensive to do on a regular basis."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our group decided to make our first City Sips Event of the 2014 season at The Melting Pot. I had been there before so I knew the food was good ,fresh, and fun way to eat it. The drink I had was good. The bartender was very nice and had a great personality. Our server was very efficient refilling bread baskets and vegetable baskets upon request. She was very eager to please and she explained every ingredient as she poured it into the heated pot to make the dipping mixture."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "It was my first time and I love the fact that you cook the food yourself. The drinks were also good"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We took our two daughters to celebrate Father's Day and my birthday. The fondue was delicious, our server was very helpful and the restaurant was beautiful. The chocolate at the end was my favorite part - I highly recommend the Yin Yang. What a wonderful way to celebrate!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our server was Ryan. He as EXCELLENT! We highly recommend him to our friends and family. The food was good and the atmosphere was very romantic and calming. Thank you for the good food and great service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food!!!! Great service!!!!! Excellent portion for the price!!! Highly recommended!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Maybe it's because I already love it, but I had a great experience at the Melting Pot, Center City. Our waitress, Alicia, was very attentive and sweet. She had great suggestions and everything tasted great. We tried the new "classic alpine" cheese fondue, and I didn't feel like I was missing out by not getting my regular choice of fiesta cheese. The only nit-picky thing I will say about the food is that the bread for the cheese was a little stale and that I really missed the cheesecake on the chocolate fondue plate. Otherwise, wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We arrived for our appointment and were warmly greeted by staff and shown to our table. Our server was bright, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The food itself was decent, but nothing special to be honest. Choice of a la carte versus the 4-Course Experience was pretty self-explanatory... but wish I'd understood how much food would be served. Could have split the 4-Course rather than ordering individually. In the end the bill was $100, which is a bit much... but no fault of the restaurant really. Besides, the guy panhandling at the 7-Eleven next door was genuinely appreciative. What killed the experience was the fact that no one was around when we left. We could hear them having a good time in the back however. Not a good look."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "It was a rough weekend and my girlfriend really loved this place. I hsd only been one time before for lunch and it was another lication. I found the service great and the four course meal was excellent. Cheese fondu, salad, entree, chocolate dessert.(I had the smores dondu, was very good). I would go again tomorrow."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Totally awesome fondue! Will be back again. Mitch was the BEST!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Went here for an anniversary dinner. The service was good, the food was amazing. I would recommend this restaurant and I will come back again soon."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This experience was very enjoyable we went for our 32nd anniversary. We had a fantastic time service was great food was fantastic very special place to go."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Had a great visit, a lot of food and fun with a group. Staff could not have been nicer, thanks Danny! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This wasy first time at a Melting pot but it won't be my last... It was awesome!!! I loved the creamy tomato cheddar cheese and the original chocolate with crunchy peanut butter was PHENOMENAL!!! definitely would go again but next time not get the salad or entree... Just the cheese and chocolate would be enough... Plus soo much fun to use the skewer forks to eat"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took my mom and family for mother's day. Had to wait about half and hour at the bar for our table to be ready, but it was worth it. To apologize for the wait, the house took care of our first round of drinks and gave us an extra large table with two burners! Excelelnt experience, would absolutely go again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My first time at this reastaurant, taking my son and it was a great experience. Food was delicious and service was excellent"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was my 5th time at the Melting Pot and it was the best yet! We took my mom for Mother's Day and she loved it! Especially love the complimentary vegetables and dippers for the cheese and dessert! Service is always outstanding and every time I have gone, it has been so quiet and clean! Love love love! My brother liked that our waiter made him a blackberry sage Coke instead of lemonade. It was surprisingly good! They should it on the menu!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed the 4-course dinner. It was delicious and fun for a group but be aware that it took 3 hours. this was a nice change for us since we weren't in a hurry. My only complaint is that when we finished it was late, we were full, and we were over "lingering". I had to go find the waitress to get the check. Don't forget to get your parking ticket stamped - $8 parking in the garage is a good deal"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I love the Melting Pot and always have a great experience there. Its great for a date night and for going out with a group."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Great date night out! Friendly staff and nice curve ball to ordinary dinner date. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was lots of fun for my children, age 13 and 15. The food was much better than I expected, as most Theme restaurants tend to have mediocre food. The meat and veggie course was delicious and the desserts were really fun dipping fruit and cakes in warm chocolate. Only the cheese course disappointed, but I think we may have liked a different cheese more. Really a fun and different restaurant experience!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Daughter and I recently enjoyed a leisurely dinner off a special menu prepared for Easter. Despite telling server we had never been to MP before explainations were given very rapidly and without great detail. Not to worry- we are quick learners and figured it out for ourselves. If you don't like preparing your own food or you are so hungry you can't wait to eat- this might not be the place for you. However, if you are open to a fun time and you enjoy tender cuts of meat, fresh fruits and vegetables and crusty bread smothered in cheese, wine broth or chocolate- RUN to this place. Delicious."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Tried the 4 choose experience with my girlfriend and had a spectacular evening from the spinach and artichoke cheese course all the way to espresso chocolate dessert. Stephanie was our server and she was fantastic. Would definitely recommend to anyone for a long sit down dinner."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "While the experience turned out to be awesome, we had no idea you cook your own good and were surprised so idk if it was written somewhere but it should be made more noticable because I looked online multiple times and never saw it. the service was also slow but I noticed it's because setting up tables with food can take a while. the experience ended up great overall"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "So much fun! Entree and dessert especially were the best. We had 3 courses and it was too much good but worth it"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great fun for a night out with friends or family. It's a very leisurely dining experience over each fondue pot. Also great for just desert as well - try the classic which is chocolate and peanut butter or the flaming turtle. We usually share a four course dinner and get the bourguignon cooking pot to batter do the meat and shrimp."
    Dined on 4/8/2014