The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
The Melting Pot - Cincinnati

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/cincinnati/welcome
  • Phone: 5135305501x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday: 5 pm - 10 pm
    Friday: 5 pm - 11 pm
    Saturday: 12 pm - 11 pm
    Sunday: 12 pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We would love to cater your dessert at you next function. We have a chocolate fountain that fits into the most elegant of atmospheres. Chocolate fountain, chocolate & dippers, labor, and plate ware (optional) provided.
  • Special Events: We enjoy working with groups of all types and sizes. From hosting a private holiday party, work function, to catering dessert at your next event. Give us a call and we will take care of everything.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
The Melting Pot provides a unique & innovative experience with its assortment of fondue cooked at the table by guests. It's the perfect location for a romantic evening, corporate dinner party or friendly gathering. Guests enjoy a choice of 4 flavorful fondue cooking styles & a variety of entree selections combined 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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (136)romantic (116)good for groups (56)notable wine list (43)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (12)hot spot (7)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and were hoping to have a romantic evening. A table of two couples was seated directly next to us. The two couples were extremely loud, (sounded) intoxicated, and rude. We will not be going back for any special occasions/romantic dinners. The restaurant should seat people who are expecting a romantic evening away from people who are there just for drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience but very expensive
    looksbothways
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I took my daughter to The Melting Pot for her 18th birthday. The service was excellent, and everything was explained well. The food was filling and delicious. Individual portions look small but we were full over several courses. It is *very* expensive, though. We paid just shy of $100 for two people, not including tip. We drank no alcohol (1 soda each, & coffee with dessert), either. This was just drinks, cheese, entrees, and dessert. Pricing can be a little confusing to figure out because of "per person" and "per table", but nothing is hidden. Meals can be done a bit cheaper, I'm sure. It's a nice special occasion place, but I would not consider it worth what we paid. It was also very dark, which made it tough to tell when food was done.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, not a great value
    mk859
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The entree and desert are the best part. The main course meats were great quality but too much effort to cook it yourself, especially for over $55 per person (with tax and tips, without alcohol). Unless you like boiled meat, stick to the oil pot. In France fondue is a very casual thing, in this restaurant they tried to turn it into a fancy affair, with mixed results. Did not have a bad experience but will not go back because the price is too high.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Above and Beyond
    jnTracks
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went to the Melting Pot for our anniversary and they really put extra effort into making it a a nice night for us. At this place you can really take your time with the full 4 course fondue meal. The service is outstanding and they do a great job of helping when you need help, and staying out of the way when you don't. They also brought us a card and champagne toast! The food is wonderful too; it's a fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mightme
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ryan was our server and he did an excellent job. My table was set up per my request to have rose petals and roses waiting when we arrived. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Special Occasions
    winendine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We visit The Melting Pot for our birthdays. We don't go more often because we always eat too much. :). The quality is always consistent. You get an experience here. Also, they have a corking license!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fun, good food, great service and overall would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Raw duck
    Anonymous
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here for our anniversary and it was both of our first times dining at this restaurant. We had heard good things about it so thought it would be perfect for the occasion. We were pretty disappointed. The service was fantastic but the price was extremely high considering the fact you cook your own entree at the table. We ended up eating raw duck because we were new to the experience. I would recommend coming to this restaurant for only the cheese fondue or the chocolate fondue. The entrees are not worth the high price. We were willing to spend more that night for a nice dinner, but we would have gone elsewhere knowing what we know now.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointment
    Nexus
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was good and service great but we were seated by a very loud, intoxicated party which really ruined it for my wife and I.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Woner Place for a Romantic Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Melting Pot is a great place for a romantic or special dining experience. Service is excellent and the knowledgable staff can steer you in the right direction in the menu becomes overwhelming. John S. is the best server that I have had in a long time and gave us a number of great combinations to try to enhance our experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    BravoSierra
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our second visit (our first visit was almost 4 years ago). We decided to go here for our 5 year anniversary and were extremely pleased with the service and the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious.
    foodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our first visit at the melting pot for our 6th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent and was a lot of fun to cook. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • May Varns
    MB2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My first time at the melting pot was a great one. Service was good really didn't have to wait long on anything and everyone was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    meltingpotguru
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have been going to the Melting Pot for years! For this year's anniversary celebration, we took advantage of the Endless Fondue special and we were not disappointed. It is such a fun interactive experience and the food is so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening Out!
    GerriHVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had not been to Melting Pot in a long time. Went because I am providing a coupon to my clients for Melting Pot and decided to sample the experience. It was a fun evening and glad we went. We shared the 4 Course Experience. Shared the Alpine Swiss cheese fondue. So yummy and gooey! On to Caeser salad for him and house salad for me. Nice sweet and tangy dressing on house salad. We both chose the Classic as our entree, offering a great selection of meat and shrimp. The meats were high quality - pork was sooo tender. Shrimp great too. And love all the dipping sauces. Ryan was a very attentive server and created a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a special treat
    Diner
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Melting Pot is always a great place to celebrate an occasion. Fondue requires more time than casual dining and the experience is worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fondue = fun!
    Foodieatheart
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful, romantic dinner. Our server, Brittany was very friendly and hospitable. Highly recommend the cold-water lobster tail!! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Enjoyable!
    Pegasus
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Melting Pot is a wonderful dinning experience. Went with 3 sisters to celebrate a 50th birthday. Did the 4 courses which took a long time but that is good for us as we like to take our time and talk. Food was excellent and it was fun trying a new place. Waiter was excellent as he took his time to explain the choices we needed to make from the menu. A little pricey but well worth it. Would like to go back with husband for maybe two courses. Would be a very romantic date night for any couple.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to go!
    ChefEddieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We've eaten here many times and have always had great service and good food. I've read several bad reviews from other people and don't quite understand where they are coming from. Rule 1: Have reservations. If you have to wait a few minutes, don't fret, they have to turn tables just like any other restaurant. Rule 2: Learn what fondue is and isn't. This is a great place to explore what you like, if you know what you are getting into. They changed the format of their menu a while back. I have noticed that it is actually CHEAPER to eat there now then in the past, but with no change in quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fondu!!!
    fancy12284
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great night with a group of friends. The cheese and chocolate courses were great. There is soo much food if you do all 4 courses. It is a little pricey, so great for special occassions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    kmfoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I've been several times and absolutely love it. Took an out of town friend there for a nice dinner & they too were impressed! Always great service and fantastic food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Makes food fun!
    Lpurtell
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Waiter was very nice and gave our daughter a birthday card.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • epic
    whodey513
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Melted cheese delicious steak and melted chocolate how could it get any better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here. The music was a little loud but great food and nice setting. Wonderful gluten free accommodations!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Might be our last trip to TMP...
    HappyGuy99
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We have always used TMP as our go-to spot for special events. It is a unique experience.... but all things come to an end. God bless our hostess but she was un-prepared, shy and inexperienced. Affordable price, value and portions are a thing of the past --- the side salad at Fast Food restaurants provide more lettuce than what we received. TMP has even instituted charges for cooking styles. I purchased a Birthday package for $19.95. Balloons were half full; chocolate bar was a bag of wafers; and the picture quality lights up my daughters face like sitting in a dentists chair. Good luck to the franchise, staff and management but unfortunately we've had our last TMP experience. Boi Na Braza in downtown Cincy please get our table ready...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first experience
    Happyfirsttimer
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We really enjoyed our first visit at the Melting Pot. It was our anniversary and they helped make it a special night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    Skyresh
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a wonderful time at the melting pot Cincinnati! We went because they had a 4 course deal going on and kids ate free! It was also my husband's birthday. The food was delicious and our server was fantastic! It was good we hadnt scheduled anything else that afternoon because we were there for 2 hours total! They accomadated my 4 year old very well!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grumpy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    started out ..... we had a reservation , means you thought a head right got there five minutes prior to reservation was told it would be ten minutes ok can see that but a half an hour later we were seated then complained to the server they basicly we can't control how fast people eat NO apology at all his service wasn't bad but menu was confusing . Food was realy good but the melting pot in Indianapolis was an experiance we could have been at an apple bees. Next time we will try Dayton
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great food, service and experience at an affordable price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food too spicy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The cheese fondu coarse was nice as was the dessert (chocolate). However, the main coarse has meat and even vegetables which are pre-spiced and it is just too much... So much that you can't taste the flavor of the fondu or meat or chicken. The dipping sauces helped a little to deal with the spices, but the only thing that was truly edible was the shrimp as it was not spiced. The salads were so-so.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unique
    yummy
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    great food and fun every time. When I bring guests they are always impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melting Pot
    livabus
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner on Sunday. Our server was fantastic and our dinner was terrific. We enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Jake
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Started with having to wait for our reserved table - not a huge issue - got seated and the server promptly dumped a glass of ice water onto her lap! Not a little, the whole thing! I am sorry was all we heard from her! Nothing from management, nothing from anyone - not that we wanted to be comped, but at least some recognition that she was eating while soaked through at her birthday dinner. Woefully slow service, charged for spices we did not order. Not the same Melting Pot we'd been to before. If I am going to spend over $200 for dinner - I expect better! We won't be back !
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tazmania.jy@gmail.com
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    1st time visiting. I loved everything. Will recommend this restaurant to my family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Once in a While, Expensive Treat
    BJinCinci
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The melting pot is quite expensive, but nice once in a while for a treat. My husband and I had 2 beers, a bottle of the most inexpensive wine they had, and a 4 course cheese, salad, multiple meat entrée, and chocolate fondue desert, for a grand total of $140 before tip. Always fun, but bring money!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    food and service are excellent but the background music is somewhat obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very loud on ladies night!
    momof4
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Of course the food and service was great, but the noise level was so high, I had to keep getting up to move to the other side of the booth so that I could talk to my mom. There was actual shouting and cackles throughout our dinner...for being such a classy restaurant, we were a little frustrated with the inability to chat over the noise level.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night place to be!
    Kristen
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The melting pot is the best place for your next date! The atmosphere is romantic and the waiters are so friendly! The food is amazing. The cheese and chocolate are by far the best (s'mores chocolate;). I celebrated my 3rd anniversary here and it was perfect! Ask for John whn you go! He is an AMAZING server and made our night!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Mike
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary and wanted to go to place different. We had a wonderful time and the food was great and so was the service. We got a lot of food for our money.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting, helpful service
    morespaghettiplease
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I took a date here and neither of us had ever been. Our server was patient and really helped our night by explaining what should be ordered with what, and why. The server at the table behind me seemed to be the same way, so the helpful service is probably restaurant wide. The lighting was romantic and the noise level was minimal so our conversation was not disturbed. Great night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.