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The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
The Melting Pot - Cincinnati

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/cincinnati/welcome
  • Phone: (513) 530-5501
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Waiter was very nice and gave our daughter a birthday card."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Melted cheese delicious steak and melted chocolate how could it get any better"
    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!!"
    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..."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our first visit at the Melting Pot. It was our anniversary and they helped make it a special night."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food, service and experience at an affordable price."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "great food and fun every time. When I bring guests they are always impressed."
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "1st time visiting. I loved everything. Will recommend this restaurant to my family and friends."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • " food and service are excellent but the background music is somewhat obtrusive."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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!!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The great service and food is why we keep coming back. Thanks to Robert and Ryan"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had such a good waiter, Ryan. It was my first time to the melting pot and he was so attentive and nice and make it such a great experience! He knew everything I asked about and made me feel good about my choices. And he was right, the chocolate milk was amazing! Haha great job! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This place is in serious decline. Our service was horrible! It began when we were seated by the hostess who told us we would have to share a menu that evening which made it very difficult to pass back and forth between people who had never dined there. It took 3 additional requests before I received my glass of wine that I ordered at the beginning of our meal. Our warming plate was not turned on prior to our cheese AND chocolate arriving so both of those courses where delayed because we waited for our pot to heat up before dipping. We were never asked if we needed additional drinks,refills, etc. It ended when the manager double charging one of our credit cards. I'll never dine here again & it used to be my favority place."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This restaurant exuded a warm atmosphere which include personable and friendly staff as well as delectable food.The food was utterly delicious and presented beautifully. The waiter helped us and we greatly appreciated him making our date so much fun. He really made our dinner lighthearted, he was incredible. Our experience all together was perfect, simply perfect."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Not sure why we didn't think of this spot before... A great evening after a fun day at kings island! 2 of my favorite things!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The servers were very friendly & informative, introducing & explaining the menu & operations perfectly as this was our first time. We had the 4-course experience for 4 people (entertainment book). We had the Classic Alpine Cheese Fondue. It was good on the palette w fruits & veggies & a variety of bread cubes. 2nd was the Salad, I chose the California & loved it, however I would advise you request the dressing on the side bc it is sweet & abundant. We chose the The Classic as our individual entree w the coq au vin cooking style substituting the filet mignon for the BBQ pork medallion. This was wonderful & very filling. My favorite sauces were the curry & green Goddess. This was a great choice for my husband's birthday. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had reservations for 830, got there at 750, were not seated until 855. Waitress literally threw our drink napkins on the table, very rude. Food was pretty good, service and staff terrible. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Cheese had a off taste and was really thick was hard to eat with the bread it was the Chedder cheese"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I wanted to treat my 8-year old niece to her first fondue experience. Her mom and I went on a Saturday afternoon, around 4pm - knowing that the restaurant should be relatively quiet and slow - which it was. Yet our waiter rushed our service, food, and what was supposed to be a relaxing and fun experience instead turned out to be a hurried event. We weren't even halfway finished with our cheese fondue when the waiter pushed the pot aside to start the only entree we had ordered - a kid's size entree specifically for my niece. He then proceeded to dump the entire bowl of vegetables into the boiling pot. We ended up having three different waiters serve us during the whole experience. I won't be back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went with my daughter for mother's day. We had to buy a $40 per person dinner with minimal choices. Neither of us eat meat so we got a few small pieces of shrimp, few chunks of chicken, and some veggies, tofu that was horrible. Not happy that I spent over $100 for dinner and didn't even get what I wanted for mother's day. Not rushing back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food and experience at the Melting Pot. It was a lot of food though. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for my wife's Birthday / Mother's day. Been before, first time with the kids. Great dining experience and the food was great. I could barely walk out! :) Didn't feel rushed, everything tasted really good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for the first time on Mother's Day! My mom and I had so much fun! The food was fabulous and our waitress was fantastically attentive, helpful and sweet! We plan on making this an annual diner! We'd recommend The Melting Pot to everyone!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my mom here for Mother's Day and we had so much fun! It was a great place to catch up and eat great food. Both of us have eaten here before, and it is great every time. The chocolate is always by far the best part. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The atmosphere was very nice. Unfortunately, I sat next to a table that had a very loud gentlemen. Other than that, it was quite the experience. My date and I came here for a few drinks and desserts and had a very nice, relaxing time. Our waiter was excellent."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Every time we have been to this place we have had to wait atleast a half hour if not more past our reservation time. The manager is more concerned with talking to her friends than running the restaurant. I think the third bad experience will be our last."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I have been to the Melting Pot quite a few times and the food is just amazing. Thank you for another great night!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014