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
149 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (129)romantic (108)good for groups (51)fit for foodies (38)notable wine list (36)neighborhood gem (18)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (8)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration----food and service was very good---our waiter was attentive---& helped suggest alternate choices for dietary restrictions. It was great to be dining here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.