The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Little people everywhere.My husband and I came because we were celebrating our anniversary. We were told by a friend that it is a really romantic place. We really enjoyed the arrangements until the room we were in started filling up with children everywhere. They were playing video games and talking loudly. We had a couple screaming babies in the room. It just really took away from the mood. Maybe a no children room for couples would be nice.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThis is an excellent restaurant for romantic, special occasions! The dining experience was very unique because you actually cook the food yourself, which very fun and easy since it arrives ready to cook. The wait staff was very hardworking, very helpful providing instructions, and highly knowledgeable. There were also excellent menu selections and the portions were more than plentiful. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone, but everyone should keep in mind that this is a higher-end restaurant and not necessarily for quick and meaningless dining. Overall, this is a really fantastic restaurant!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for girls' nightI visited with a group of girlfriends, and we all had a great time. It takes a little longer than your ordinary meal, and for us that was good -- plenty of time to chat and catch up. Plus, it's fun!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDelishExcellent food and a very unique dining experience. Definitely expensive, but great for a special occasion.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceThe service was great for my first time there. Our waitress made great suggestions and coached us through the process of fondue cooking.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great timeSo many laughs! Wonderful service, great evening!!M6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Date Night!My husband and I visited the Melting Pot for the very first time last weekend. It was a perfect dinner to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Not only was the food fabulous, but the service was fantastic. We definitely go back.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMelting at the Melting PotThe value and the ambiance were even better than the food, which was excellent. We did the $69 meal + movie deal for 2 - you can't beat that. You have to have Land and Sea as entree, but we still picked everything else. Land and Sea has filet mignon, chicken, and shrimp, so what's not to like? Our server Brittany served us perfectly - we went early so there were mostly families there and so they seated us in a different area, a cozy candlelit table for 2 off to itself. Sinatra and Billie Holiday was a perfect background and we really forgot the world! We happen to enjoy the interactive cooking session, and it was still relaxing for us. It was our first night out in a long time without the kid and totally worth it.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMenjoyableMy sister has lived in California and other places from me so it's a tradition that we always go to The Melting pot her last evening in Cincinnati. We always enjoy ourselves. My girlfriends and I also love it when we get the chance to go.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall goodWe really enjoyed the cheese, salad & dessert was so delicious. But we did not like the main course. We did not like having to cook our meats ourselves and my husband ordered Cajun spiced food which then caused everything to taste Cajun. We did not like having to get our phones out to time how long to cook our meats and veggies. If we go again it will probably be for dessert only. The dessert was fabulous. It is very expensive for what you get.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!The food, service and setting is perfect for a group get together or a date night. I surprised my wife by taking her here and we had a very romantic and exciting evening. Be prepared to drop $50 a person for a full meal, but it's worth the experience.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a special favoriteMelting pot, no matter where, is always a good choice for a special event. At this location though the service was excellent, which is what separates the good from great.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special occasions.I have heard about this place from a lot of people and heard that it was great. It was my girlfriends birthday and decided to take her out some place special. I chose this place and don't regret it one bit. It's a great place where you and your date can interact with each other unlike a normal restaurant. It got us talking more during the dinner rather than before and after. Really great place to eat and will be going back again.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a reservation but wasn'tHad a reservation but wasn't seated until a half hour after time of reservation. Once seated service was fine and foud was good but that's pretty frustrating. I had kids with me who were hungry. Ses the reason for a reservation is to avoid this. Hostess did apologize but a half hour is certainly at the point of excess. Not what one would expect with that hefty price tag5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server Ben was great!!We had a late reservation on a quiet Wed. night. The staff members were very welcoming and not bothered by us being there late. Ben was very accommodating to our inexperience with the menu & gave excellent reccomandations!! We will definitely return & appreciate his service!! Thank you for a great date!!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite for our familyMy husband and I, along with our two teenaged daughters love to go to The Melting Pot for special occasions. It is a cozy setting that always promotes great conversations and quality time with each other.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time...as alwaysWe dine at the Melting Pot about every two to three months and we always enjoy it. Out kids are old enough to come with us (10 and 14) and it's a great family experience.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time!Four of us, all foodies, went for Mother's Day and left happy. The mojo cooking broth was a huge hit, as were all but one of the sauces (the curry). All agreed, though, that the shrimp didn't pair well with any sauce. The chocolate dessert course was all that we'd hoped it would be and more. And to top it all, I was surprised with the most remarkable gin martini I've ever tasted. The entire staff, and especially our waiter, went out of their way to please us. I would give a 4.5 rating if I knew how. Well done!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerI absolutely love this place-great food, service, and all around place!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial atmosphereWhen I want to celebrate in a special place with special people, it's the Melting Pot for me. Our server was excellent and very attentive.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood overall experience.Wait staff was great, food was deleicious. The number of people that brought their children was surprising. They screamed and cried pretty much the whole lunch. Not melting pots fault just more than a little annoyed to pay that much money and have that going on the whole time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ChoiceI took my fiance here for her birthday. We got the Four Course Experience and loved everything in it. Our waiter Aaron was very friendly and very helpful to us as first time customers. The food had tremendous flavor and was served to us in a very presentable manner. Our booth felt very private which we both enjoyed. The only thing I could honestly complain about was that my Mojito was a tad too minty with not enough citrus to complement it. Other than that I absolutely loved my experience and plan on going back often for our date nights.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen a fan for yearsWe have been going to the Melting Pot for nearly 15 years. It is one of our favorite places. Takes about 2 hours to eat since its fondue. Makes for a relaxing evening to just talk, catch up with friends and family. The kids love it too because its fun to cook your own food and use all the dipping sauces. The highlight of the night for us is the "Flaming Turtle" desert. Usually the waiters do some sort of flaming waterfall into the chocolate. We had a new waiter that night and he was nervous so he didn't do it. that was the only bummer of the evening...the kids love that part!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThi is my new get away spot!Thi is my new get away spot! Wonderful atmosphere, the most friendly service and dining experience I have ever had!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to celebrate my birthdayWent to celebrate my birthday on Ladies Night... Great food with great friends!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiter was wonderful andThe waiter was wonderful and personable. He checked on the table through the night. The food was great especially the turle fondue.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I come hereMy friend and I come here once or twice a year for a girls night out. We LOVE the food, but also the ambience of the restaurant. From the music to the lighting, it is the perfect setting for conversation and enjoying the fabulous fondue. Definitely will be back again.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress, Amber, was excellent.Our waitress, Amber, was excellent. She was patient when it took us awhile to figure out our order. She was knowledgeable of the menu options and helped us select the perfect meal for our occasion. I accidentally knocked over and broke my wine glass. When Amber came back with another glass, she had already filled it with wine. She really helped to make sure we had a great experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was excellent,Our server was excellent, it was our first visit and she walked us through everything and was very accomadating. Everyone worked together well as a team. I believe we had at least six different employees touch our service in one way or another. Whether it be to clear a plate, bring our dishes, adjust cooking top, fill our drinks or ask how everything was. The food was great, the portions of some items could have been larger. The timing of the service flowed to move everything along timely. We had a balloon/picture package added to our experience and they had it on the table before we were seated.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for romantic nightExcellent for romantic night out or for a family dinner. Choose lunch for a more quite experience or dinner for a more lively crowd. Excellent food and knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at this restaurant and we have a great time. It was a very neat experience and different than the normal dining experience. The food was great, the service was great and we will come back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful andThe food was wonderful and they let us take our time, but the people at the front desk/hostesses were very unpleasant. They were not nice to us at all when we were only 5 minutes late to our reservation.. They were rude and not friendly. But other than that, the food was good.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought my friend to theI brought my friend to the melting pot for her birthday. It was one of the best choices I've ever made. Our waiter (who also happened to be the owner) was extremely friendly and made the evening loads of fun. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was very pleasant. I would absolutely go back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food, awesome service.Awesome food, awesome service. Courses timed well.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy fiance and I had alwaysMy fiance and I had always enjoyed the food, service and ambience of several Melting Pot restaurants while living in the DC-Metro area for years. Following our recent relocation to Cincinnati, our first trip to the Norwood venue did not disappoint. We were treated to an expanded menu, with notably prompt, pleasant and interactive service, which made his birthday all the more special.
The remaining court boullion - fragrant with the Classic's ingredients - will serve as a marinade for tonight's at-home entree.
While the restaurant is a bit of a hike from our house, we will be back for another celebration!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our visit,myWe really enjoyed our visit,my son was totally enthralled with the experience,hope to visit again soon, our servers was awesome and made the experience even more enjoyable4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely delicious.The food was absolutely delicious. Very high quality cuts of meat and cheeses. FRESH food items.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMreally great lunch to celebratereally great lunch to celebrate easter and my birthday. staff made me feel super special, wishing me a happy birthday upon arrival and when seated. the waitress amber brought out a candle for my desert and waited for my mom to get back to the table to light it :) so fun!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but too loudWhile the food and the staff where excellent the restaurant is not very big so therefore, it's extremely noisy inside. So while it is romantic it is extremely loud and you can hear other people's conversations.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to have friendsGreat place to have friends celebrate your birthday with.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Melting Pot is hands downThe Melting Pot is hands down the best restaruant I have ever ate at.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved it! it was my secondWe loved it! it was my second tine and my boyfriends first tone they're. They are always so helpful and explain everything to make you feel comfortable and have a wonderful time! if it is your first tine at a fondue pave it really is kind of weird at first bit they do a heat job at making you completely comfortable. The good is great! my boyfriend is a super picky Eater, he won't eat anything! But he really loved it! i love all food, but this is such a nice treat! I would recommend it to anyone!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent as always!!Food was excellent as always!! Our waiter was awesome, we will request Tony again!!!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Meal for FoodiesDelicious fillet and herb encrusted chicken. Try the Mojo cooking style. It really makes the veggies pop. Make sure and treat yourself to all four courses! Had the milk chocolate for dessert but wish I would have had white chocolate because I feel most of the dessert dippers are better suited for that3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere was perfectThe atmosphere was perfect for our anniversary date! The table was private, the food great, and Brittany, our server, was knowledgeable and helpful. This was our first trip to The Melting Pot, and I'm glad a friend suggested it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good romantic date optionVery unique experience, something I have wanted to try for some time and just never had the opportunity until now. This is the perfect place to take a date and the 4 course option works out very well. The staff is very pleasant and great at explaining the whole process which for a first timer can be a little overwhelming.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a return trip to theThis is a return trip to the Melting Pot. The service was fabulous. Jared was very attentive and kept the meal moving. We will definitely be back again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good service as always!very good service as always! My cup never went empty for more than a minute (never had to ask for a refill) If I could offer one suggestion-try not to rush the courses until it is clear all parties have finished3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ServiceI was really taken aback by how professional/polite our waiter, Jarrod (sp?), was.
I noticed all the waiters around us were great as well. That really is a rare experience when you go out these days and will ensure a return trip from me!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall experience was good.Overall experience was good. Our server was excellent. The only thing that bothered me was I had a coupon for the box of strawberries. I had even made a not of that while making reservations and we never received it. I was going to ask the server but after he gave us our bill we never saw him again. It seemed like the managers and some of the employees were sitting on the bar and I stood by the front hoping someone would respond to me but everyone ignored after standing there for 5 to 8 mins, my husband and I decided to leave dissatisfied.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM