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
143 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (119)romantic (108)good for groups (52)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (34)neighborhood gem (19)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (13)hot spot (8)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Melt Your Partner's Heart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Melting Pot was a tremendous experience. While we got there at 10:30 and the kitchen closes at 11, we were never rushed, the courses were timed perfectly, our server Brittany was knowledgeable and friendly without being obtrusive and the food was delicious. You made Sweetest Day special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondue
    parkerparker
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    So I remember seeing TV shows (That Seventies Show, amongst others) making fun of the fondue trend that occurred during the time period. But it was really very good. It is a interesting mix of service and self service...as you essentially cook your own food in the fondue pot. But the food was good, the dessert was excellent (chocolate fondue...amazing). Not exactly a standard night out place...but great for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband & I went to the melting pot for our 7 year anniversary. Was a little shocked at the price, but we still had an awesome time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Luv2findgreatfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fantastic service and great food. Our waiter, John, was fantastic and really went the extra mile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So good, but too loud
    UnpickyFoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food was amazing! Only problem we had was that we were put into a room with a bunch of groups that were loud and obnoxious. We couldn't really hear what our server was explaining to us as it had been all of our first times at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    Din4two
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Was great. Once dinner rush started it was a little noisy. But still great food and staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Melting Pot is on my top favorite places of places to eat. We tend to save it for special occasions mostly because of the distance we live in Indiana. But it is always a awesome experience for us whenever we go.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Quick
    lmbcritic
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had a relatively pleasant experience at the Melting Pot (Cincinnati.) Our server was very friendly and outgoing, asking him questions were never an issue, and he was well-attentive of our needs. One huge thing that I am dissatisfied with is how rushed I felt. He kept returning way too frequently to offer getting rid of food that wasn't even finished and replacing with new food. I felt like I wasted a lot of food and the bill amount was frightening. I was also supposed to get an additional salad which I never got. Atmosphere was no issue, but the rushing thing makes me not want to return here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Jennifer
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I was disappointed in my dining experience. I thought the selection was limited and you didn't get much food. The dessert was the best part, may go back for just dessert. Our server was very monotone. He didn't explain what sauces were, I had to ask.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Each Time, Every Time!
    iheartbuca
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great atmosphere and energy. Fantastic food!! The Melting Pot delivers a tremendous experience each and every time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressively accommodating
    LuvAGreatRestaurant
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Aside from the food being delicious, I was very impressed that the restaurant allowed the four of us to have a table with 2 burners so that we could try 2 different fondues for each course instead of all having to agree on one, even though we were taking advantage of one of their best special offers of the year (4 courses for 2 for just under $50).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening
    ChrisDelVecchio
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My wife and I went on a double date to The Melting Pot. It was an amazing evening. The communal atmosphere is perfect for a small group or a romantic date. The 4-course option is great to share with two people. We told our waitress that we had just gotten married and she surprised our table with a complimentary champagne toast. It does take a while to get through the meal, but that it is part of the ambiance. Plan for a couple hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ann
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner and excellent service. The concept of the fondue was unique and made dinner out a little different than the norm. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great date night
    animalb4u
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The melting pot has always been a favorite location for our date night .the food is top notch and the staff has always been a treat professional and friendly
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusually bad experience
    bltsports25
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This would be our 7th year of regularly going to this Melting Pot location on 6 month intervals, where we've had a bad waiter before, but all hyperbole aside, this was the perfect storm of horrid. Our waiter was nice and friendly, but his table assignments must have been spread out because we saw him rather infrequently and even garnered a fellow server starting to attend to us. The waiter started off strong by coming to us soon after we had been seated and greeting us and engaging us, though cheese/salad didn't come until much later. The main course broth boiled for 15 minutes unattended and manager took no heed to address the issue (by the end of course there was barely enough left to cook in). Generally frustrating experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! Great experience!
    dot80
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The Melting Pot was a little on the expensive side, but you definitely pay for what you get! It was definitely a dining experience not just a meal. The service was friendly and the food was amazing! Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were a party of 4, buying balloons, expensive bottle of wine. Ordered our food, which some was wrong, then we received enough vegetables for only 2. I never went to a restaurant where I felt SO hungry upon leaving. We were pretty much ignored the entire evening. I will NOT return......
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding.
    Astra
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Having worked in the restaurant/service industry for seven years, I appreciate going out to eat at a place that really shines. From the food itself to the friendly and professional staff, The Melting Pot quickly became a place I can't wait to tell my friends about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion destination
    BNLG
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My husband and I come here for every wedding anniversary and valentines day. It's a tradition that will carry on for as long as you stay there!!! Thank you for making our special dates amazing!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Firsttimers
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The experience was one we will never forget. Our waitor was so helpful and explain everything to us and even gave recommendations. The dessert was unforgettable. If you have the chance to go, go!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our server was Matt, and he was excellent. We've patronized this restaurant more than a decade, this was our best visit yet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Family Favorite
    SouthernStylingVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We love to go to The Melting Pot to celebrate special events. The food is always delicious and it is an experience that takes several hours if you do all of the possible courses. The only reason I didn't give all stars is because we got put in a side "hallway" type of room that had three or four tables. I had never even noticed it before in all of the times we have been. The ambiance wasn't as nice and it was extremely loud due to the people at a table beside ours. We still loved the food and our server did a wonderful job. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our birthday place
    SpecialK56VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    When you pick a place as the place to celebrate your family's birthday dinners it had better be good and consistent. Melting Pot is both. The only issue we have ever had was service. This past Friday Brittany was our server and she erased the past server issues. She was awesome and made our gluten allergy member feel at ease as well as the birthday girl. It's not cheap but for our family this is a great experience as we cook over communal pots. If you have 4 or more people make certain you get a two burner table
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot = Specialty Crowd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Melting Pot is designed for a specialty crowd that enjoys boiling their food. If they had timers available to time the cooking of the entrees and veggies it would have been better. You can not time cooking your food and have a conversation. Also, the food was bland tasting.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The service was great. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. I was a little upset the host didn't notice I booked our reservation with the picture until after we paid. She was very nice and apologized, I just didn't get the picture because I didn't want to have to repay our bill. I don't see the point in having special options for reservations if they are over looked. Overall, it was a great night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Melting Pot - Cinci
    XandraBe
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great food and a great experience. Be prepared to eat a lot, so come hungry. Generally a 4 course meal place. Unless you make boat loads of cash, it's more a special occasion kind of restaurant, even when they have specials going on. 2 dined on a dinner special for 60 bucks, no alcohol. Service was excellent, and everyone was knowledgeable. Fun restaurant for a do-it-yourself kind of place. Since there are many courses, be prepared to spend a few hours. Would definitely come back for the dessert round!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every course of their 4 course meal had amazing food! The atmosphere was very intimate. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I felt the food was good and fun to eat but a little to expensive. For two of us with drinks and bottle of wine was $200 Service was excellent We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our waiter, Matt was awesome. We would take more advantage with more specials.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    mommy3
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My husband and I were there for our 13th anniversary and were a little disappointed. We were sat in a table right next to the front desk, and it wasn't the most quiet of evenings. Also, there were many kids in the restaurant who weren't all that quiet. I would suggest sitting families in the area towards the front of the restaurant and couples or adult groups in the back section or other room. We have 3 kids of our own, and came for a quiet relaxing night without them for once, but didn't really get it. The food was great, but wouldn't recommend it for a quiet/romantic night out. I have my own fondue pot at home that we can use, but we came there for the alone time. I just felt that for the money we spent, we didn't get what we hoped for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    GoodEats
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I have been here many times. Love the experience. Food is so good. The chocolate turtle fondue for dessert is absolutely wonderful. We were not seated in the best spot this time, however. It was kind of a long hallway. Very narrow, plain, and stuffy. Service was good, if not a little rushed (clearing table while I'm still eating). Overall great food, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding! 10 out of 10!
    zestyzak
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The ONLY improvement I could think of would be a bigger building! It is officially my girlfriend and I's new favorite restaurant! We will most definitely be coming back soon! Thank you for a wonderful experience. -Zak
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Anniversary!
    aandmegansays
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is our fourth time eating at the Melting Pot, the third at this particular location. We always come here for our anniversary! It is always great food and service and well worth the price tag! They even gave us a cute little card congratulating us on our anniversary, which was very thoughtful! I suggest doing the four course dining experience, it is worth the money and it is so yummy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the Time and Money
    Pav2
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner celebrating our son's birthday. Good food, excellent service and reasonable prices for the quality. Very kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience. As always.
    emorgn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We come here at least once a year, usually for our anniversary. We always have a great time and enjoy the oh so yummy food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must try
    FoodyCintiVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Melting Pot is one of my favorite restaurants. We dine at this restaurant every other month. Typically the food AND service are outstanding. However, the latest experience was probably the worst one I've had in the 16 years of dining at the Melting Pot. The waitress was obviously new and didn't yet know the in's and out's of the job. I would have understood more if we were given good service. I rarely saw her throughout the meal and she never came back to ask if we wanted refills (which we did). The food was great as always, but the dining experience is definitely diminished when the service is lacking
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • noisy
    Loud
    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