The Melting Pot - Dayton
The Melting Pot - Dayton

The Melting Pot - Dayton

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/centerville-dayton/specials
  • Phone: 9375678888x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Fondue, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a screened off private party room for up to 40 people. Great for business meeting, or any other occasion, like birthday parties, rehearsal dinners and such.
  • Private Party Contact: David or Matt 9375678888x

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are in a big shopping center and have ample parking.
A word from The Melting Pot - Dayton
At The Melting Pot, fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where guests can truly dip into something different. Following a creamy cheese fondue and lively salad, guests choose from flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of entrées including filet mignon, lobster, breast of chicken, duck, shrimp, salmon and more. Dessert features mouthwatering chocolate fondue served with dipping items like fresh strawberries, cheesecake, marshmallows, pound cake and brownies. The Melting Pot offers a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, fine wines, attentive service and signature fondue dinners.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Dayton reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (95)romantic (94)good for groups (41)fit for foodies (40)notable wine list (25)late-night find (11)neighborhood gem (11)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Perfect
    Lovesocheesey
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We always enjoy going to the melting pot for our special occasions. We go twice a year (to keep it special) and we are never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced
    Potter
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It's a do once type of restaurant. The place was hard to find, we drove by it twice. The outdoor sign does not light up well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Night out with the Wife
    Live2sitandEat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I made the reservation know that it was going to be a special night. My Wife and I went to a Melting Pot in Gatlinburg, TN on our Honeymoon and were very impressed. I was ready to expect the same thing... but we had an even better time the second time around. The menu is a little daunting at first but is worth it once you know what to do. We had a great time just eating and talking and drinking. Our table was more secluded (by my request) and was definitely the right choice. We got to be closer and just feel like our normal goofy selves. I highly recommend it to everyone who asks me.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful for anniversaries
    LDSH
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is our second time going to the melting pot for our anniversary and weve loved it both times. The food is awesome and there was a special for the 4 course meal both times that made it cheaper. The wine is great. The experience is fun and unique.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pass if you have ANYWHERE to be!
    anthonym10
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been eating at The Melting Pot on romantic occasions for 8 years now. We have been to a number of their restaurants: Myrtle Beach, Dallas, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dayton, etc. One thing I have learned is that if you desire the experience to be less than 3 hours, find another place to go. We had awful service on a Saturday night, when we had clearly indicated it was our anniversary. Every course took excessively long with the wait between entree and dessert clocking in at 45 minutes. I had informed the waiter on two separate occasions we needed to speed it up because we had a movie we planned on going to. I even complained to management. NOTHING changed and we had to find another theater. We weren't even compensated for the trouble.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fondue for two
    Atempletime
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    An amazing time to just spend with love ones. It's a very intimate setting that is relaxing and fun experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent gluten-free options
    KMc987
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to answer our questions about gluten-free options. They were able to modify the dips and offer gluten-free bread, chips, pound cake, and brownies. It was an excellent meal!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sub-par Service
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a reservation, we're seated 30 mins late and waited another 30 mins for our drink order to even be taken. Our server was apologetic but continued to dissapoint, getting our orders wrong, not refilling drinks without being asked and just generally not paying attention to details. We've never had bad service here and hope it was an isolated event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HORRIBLE
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Waited 20 minutes for our order to be taken. Then waited 10 minutes for drinks. Then literally waited 45 minutes watching a pot of boiling water on the table, while our waitress disappeared. Finally had to talk to the manager, who gave us a new waitress, but nothing else. Didn't even seem to care. The only thing that saved the evening was our new waitress, who was absolutely awesome. We finally had to ask for a reduction in the bill, to which the manager finally complied with. I wish I would have remembered the waitresses' name, as I would have mentioned it here. We gave her a 25% tip on what the original price would have been. Would NEVER come here again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Slower Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Melting Pot has a great new menu. Choose your own entree is a great feature. My wife had duck for the first time with her meal and we shared a lobster tail. Price is the same as before with the "Big Night Out." Could have a little bit better wine selection. Our server was friendly, but we waited 15-25 minutes between courses which seemed to make the evening drag a bit. Overall a very good experience. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only for special occasions.
    Nerfsmith
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were seated right away in lover's lane, booths just big enough for 2 to sit at. (This proved awkward, when the number of plates severely crowded the small table.) We got 4-courses, & though our waitress was a bit forgetful throughout the evening, the service was fine otherwise. The food was good, though though potatoes took more cooking. I regret springing for an entree with lobster, because preparing it in this manner, it wasn't worth the cost. I was disappointed in the broth method suggested for us, since we had both meat & seafood in our entrees. It smelled like chicken ramen broth, & though it cooked our food, I can't help but feel it subtracted rather than added to the meat we prepared with it. Entrees: too expensive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time...
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Whether we go as a family or just a quiet night night for the two of us. We always have a great time a the Melting Pot. The servers are always attentive and helpful, regardless if it is your 1st or 10th.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had a great time celebrating my anniversary. The food was awesome. And i would definitely want to come back again.luv
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is the fanciest place I have ever been! I went to celebrate a special day with my girlfriend so we got the area thats secluded for couples. The atmosphere and service was perfect. The food was also amazing! We used the Groupon so it was a lot cheaper. My only complaint was there wasn't a large amount of food for the price but it was still very good!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    Fireandice
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great place to spend an anniversary!!! Would also be a fun place for a small group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth the cost
    namesnatcher
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Melting Pot allows dining to be what it is suppose to be...a relaxing, friendly, and conversational experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungry for a experience
    HungryVeteran
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have heard all sort of "rave" reviews on how splendid this restaurant is but my wife and I couldn't figure out why especially on our first time there. Didn't get seated till 30 mins after our booked "reservation", quantity of food doesn't fit the menu's pricing, shrimp was improperly "deveined", and we weren't expecting to have to actually cook my food. The food did taste good since we were the "cooks" but definitely couldn't justify paying full menu price for what amounted for no less than an appetizer sized meal. If we didn't have the "Groupon" certificate, we would have been majorly upset. Needless to say, my wife and I (plus our 2 girls) will not go back to this establishment. Good luck and good eats to you out there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I went for date night and absolutely loved it! While we were there we booked our next visit for my daughters birthday. Such a great place!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waited and disappointed
    Datenite
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had to wait 20 minutes for our table.After booking our table early that day I called when they opened at 5pm to arrange two fondue pots at our table for two cooking styles for our entrees which they have done for us 6-7 times before....they said they couldn't do that because of other reservations etc.the whole time we were there, over 2 1/2 hours there were at least three open tables that had two burners available.. They could have accommodated us and they would have made more money!! I brought it to the main hostess when we left and she was very confrontational and inappropriate!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUM!! YUM!!
    tvia
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I love going to the Melting Pot. We always watch for their specials, which they seem to run pretty often, and try to take advantage of them as often as we can. My personal favorite is ladies night the last Thursday of the month. Love the $5 drink specials!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    LoversCorner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I made reservations for two online and when we arrived we were seated promptly. They even put up in the "lovers corner", even though this wasn't requested...I was VERY impressed! This is a place we will continue to go to for special occasions and for a romantic evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The portions are quite small for the price. The house salad was smaller than a childrens salad and quite plain.The small bowl of veggies was barely enough for one person no less two.The small pieces of tuna almost disappeared in the broth and reminded me of dice.I had to wonder if these are the usual portions or the size Groupons patrons receive. Service was great. I will not return even with a Groupon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My daughter and I went to The Melting Pot in Dayton for the first time. Prior to that, we hadn't been to a restaurant like this. The appetizer (cheese) was pretty good. The dessert was excellent. The main course was just okay. The cuts of beef I ordered weren't as spectacular as I had expected. It seemed just like normal cuts of beef. The meat I cook for myself at home is actually better than this was. Also, the food was too overpriced for the quailty. If I go back, I will probably just order an appetizer and dessert and skip the main coarse.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impeccable
    Foodie4Thought
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Not only is the ambiance well placed, but the informative staff make the experience that much more. Management takes a hands on approach with greeting every guest and making sure the experience is everything you ask for. The staff (Sarah) was informative and warm. She not only paired the wine well but she informed us of ingredients and cooking Instructions. And absolute must to go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and relaxing
    SandraC
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our first time dining here and loved it. My husband was a little thrown off by cooking your own food at the table for the fear of undercooking it, but quickly realized it was pretty easy to prepare you meal at the table. Our server was FANTASTIC! We later complimented her on how well she does and she told us she had only been serving there for a month! Cheyanne (sp), your a gem! The food was great. We got the basic boil for our food and it was FULL of flavor. My husband went as far as pouring it into a bowl after the cooking was done and enjoying it as a soup... although it is very salty so I wouldn't recommend this on a regular basis!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Love this restaurant! It's a great choice for an intimate night out. My husband and I have come here for our anniversary the last two years and have not been disappointed. It was a quiet atmosphere with great service and of course great food! We plan to go back hopefully before our next anniversary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    FirstTimeDiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our first time at The Melting Pot was an excellent dining experience. It starts with the server and ends with exceptional cuisine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always exceeding expectations
    Kkdoseck
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    As usual, Melting Pot made our special occasion wonderful. The spinach and artichoke fondue is the best. The new strawberry and mozzarella salad was delicious too! I love all the options you have to choose from. Definitely something for everyone! The service is always wonderful. We will definitely be back for our next special occasion!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    foodie17
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The melt in pot dayton continues to be a go to place for special occasions! You will not leave there hungry! Sit back relax and enjoy your food with good company!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Evening!
    Greatfood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Melting Pot is always a wonderful dining experience with fabulous food. The chocolate fondue (any choice) shouldn't be missed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steamy nite
    None
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Steam from the fondue pot blew in my face all nite. Wine list was very limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome
    BearcatKris
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was great along with service. Very accommodating for my two kids. Overall very decent price for the experience you get. Cheese is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • missing waiter
    sharzy1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our waiter would be MIA for long periods of time. It takes around 3 hours to have 3 courses, so it is a good place for friends to catch up.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happyhour
    Jean
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The cheese and chocolate happy hour is a wonderful value. It's too bad it's only offered at the bartop, not at the tables in the bar area. It was a little tricky reaching in for the fondue with 3 people. We had great time. We would definitely go for happy hour again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I always have a great time at The Melting Pot. A bit pricey so use a coupon if you can. A good place to go when you want to spend a few hours with family or good friends. Never feel rushed. They have nice seculuded booths if you want a romantic dinner and big tables if you're celebrating with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    JeepingMom
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. My daughter in law was visiting for just a night. This place was the perfect place to enjoy her visit. This was the second time we have dined here and we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Converted
    dmvanlandingham
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Before this visit, we've never been a fan of the Melting Pot. It just always seemed like a lot of money for a meal we cooked ourselves. A friend passed on a Groupon that was about to expire so we gave it another shot. Perhaps it's the service here that makes the difference. Our server Melody was fantastic. We had a perfectly paced meal. If we had trouble deciding, she made suggestions that were spot on. My only complaint was that even though we had a reservation, we were seated in the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good!
    Malowe701
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our party of 4 used two coupons to dine at the Melting Pot. One was $79 and one was $69 and each included a bottle of wine with the dinner for 2 on each coupon. Our server Cheyanne was knowledgable and agreed to split all the food on the coupns between the 4 of us. Anyone who has not eaten at a Melting Pot should be aware that one eats slowly because the the "work" involved in doing the fondue. I was fully satisfied after the cheese course and salad! BYW: The spinach salad with warm bacon dressing was delicious! After all courses we were more than full! Remember this when ordering. All the sauces were very good but the cocktail sauce was fire with lots of horseradish!! We thought the broth was peppery too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Great Visit
    BKuhn
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We really enjoyed celebrating our tenth anniversary here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will never return to this location
    Bgifford
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation time when manager, Matthew Dornacher simply stated "you will have to wait closer to your reservation time" without any warming welcome. After waiting for approximately 10 minutes another party of 2 had arrived and were also waiting and I received a call from my son and daughter who have been out of town and stepped outside to speak to them and left my fiancé on the couch to wait. While outside a party of 3 arrived After I came back in both parties were seated before us although we had been there before the others This was absurdly unacceptable and find that Matthew was not professional in handling this matter. We left due to the unprofessionalism and due to understandable resentments
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    • Noise LevelQuiet