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
99 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (85)romantic (78)good for groups (36)fit for foodies (26)notable wine list (15)late-night find (8)neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • YUM!! YUM!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the variety
    Luewel
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    As always always we liked the variety of meats, veggies and sauces. This franchise might want to consider offering "small plate" options with the same variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time, would go back
    Cimmone
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was really great, as it always is. We've only been there a few times, but it was another great experience. The only problem with this place is is it's cost, which makes it a relatively rare treat (but that's ok, since it keeps it special).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique experience with tasty food
    anon
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    No complaints. Food came out quickly. Service was great. The experience of essentially cooking your entree is a bit unique in how they do it and it does offer some 'excitement' that is not found in traditional restaurants.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Night
    trynewthings
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A group of my friends and myself attended for ladies night. We had a fabulous experience and enjoyed every minute we were there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    You get a little bit of food for a lot of money. Of course, I knew it was a very pricey place, so I bought a really good Groupon deal. Im glad I had the discount. I didn't find that the salad and entree was anything special. They do provide several sauces to eat with it, since we found out the meat is quite bland (hence all the sauces?). Unfortunately for me, I don't eat condiments. We did not get the cheese fondue so I cannot comment on that, but the desert fondue was amazing. I would go back for only desert. I learned to stick with what they are known for. Their cheese and chocolate fondue!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious
    Katie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The Melting Pot is always delicious with great service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Chris
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife and I love to go to the Melting Pot. We typically go on our birthdays and anniversary. We always have a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brooke
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The meal was exquisite and the host were very pleasant and personable. The manager even checked on us and offered a celebratory birthday drink which was to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    takinabreak
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I wanted to go on a date night while the kids were away. We wanted something different so we chose to go back to the melting pot. It was great. There were a lot of menu choices and the food was great. We enjoyed cooking our own entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation success!
    MiamiValleyDiner
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our party of six arrived late evening for a family high school graduation celebration. The restaurant was quiet at that time, and the service very good. We shared two different types of chocolate fondue which was a hit. We'd originally planned to do the cheese appetizer fondue and then the chocolate, but very happy that we went straight for the chocolate! Serving sizes are large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet 16 Celebration
    BakeryMom
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I took my daughter, two of her best friends and my two sons to the Melting Pot for dinner. While I have gone many times over the years, it was a first for all the kids, who ranges from 12-16. They all said it was one of the best times they ever had, and they all loved the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Service
    Jason
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Emily was our server and she was the best we've ever had at The Melting Pot. She was exuberant and funny and inviting - absolutely perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter!!!
    Austin24
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Our waiter Brett made our celebration one to remember! We had seven in our party and most of us it was our first time experience! He was great, food was good.... Loved the whole experience! Made for great memories. Id advise The Melting Pot to hold on to Brett as he's one waiter who goes above and beyond to come the night great X & T
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at the melting pot
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    It was our first time going to the melting pot, I went to celebrate my birthday. My boyfriend and I sat in the lovers lane section of the restaurant, it was quiet, peaceful, and romantic. There's so many combinations of food and cooking styles you can order it was hard to choose just one. We tried the coq au vin cooking style and it was very good! We spent over 2 hours there and it felt like we were only there for maybe 45 minutes. This is a place to go to spend some time with each other and enjoy the experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night!
    JimD
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Service, food, and ambience were outstaning. I planned a Mother's Day dinner for my wife and I and the restaurant went the extra mile and made the dinner special!!!!! I highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a wonderful time and it was so great that our waiter made our favorite cheese dip that wasn't on the menu!! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    weeatouttomuch
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Our server was clumsy. It was our first time and we didn't understand how things worked. It was our 2 year anniversary and our first visit. We spent about 150 dollars just to have the server keep telling us you go in order on the menu that's the only direction we got. We kept asking how does the 4 course meal work and he kept telling us you just start from top left to top right. It didn't make sense. We picked out what he said and then he came back to tell us we did it wrong. He was rude, the food sucked he dropped several shrimp and steak. The manager checked on us when we first got there but after we got any food. our waiter dropped the bottle of wine we bought,dropped a lime into my wifes dress. The food was fair. We will never be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We have been here several times and leave very happy. But this most recent time the service was terrible.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Chocoholic
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food was amazing... particularly the chocolate. We had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.