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The Melting Pot - Dayton
The Melting Pot - Dayton

The Melting Pot - Dayton Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/centerville-dayton/specials
  • Email: the-meltingpot@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (937) 567-8888
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Steak, 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: Mike or Matt (937) 567-8888
  • Entertainment: Live music occasionally on weekends.

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The melting pot is one of my favorite places to go, especially for special occasions. We go every year for my birthday and other special occasions. The servers are also nice and friendly and take the time to get to know you. The atmosphere is fun and enjoyable. This visit to the restaurant, I was asking my friend to prom. I called ahead of time and they were very helpful in planning this event. The chef's wrote, "Prom?" on our desert plate in chocolate. One of the workers even came and took a picture of us and had it framed so we could take it home and remember our experience. I would recommend The Melting Pot to anyone."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "First time I have been to the Melting Pot and it will be a regular occurrence from now on. Amazing food, outstanding service, everything about it was exceptional."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "the experience is fun. Our server was just ok. he wasn't very engaging and seemed in a hurry to get us out. the manager did come by and say hello. I have nothing against long hair, but his was very long and wasn't pulled back. It was hanging all over the front and back of his jacket - doesn't seem very sanitary in a restaurant. I realize he wasn't serving food but he should have had better kept hair."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went to The Melting Pot for my birthday. It was the whole family, party of 8. They had a room set up just for groups and it made for a very social experience. Everyone loved the food and we had so much fun. The restaurant is set up so well. There was the large group room that was very separate from the rest of the diners, because groups can get loud. Then a section perfect for parties of four and all though we didn't go in there, there were 8 private booths for couples. Perfect for romance or groups!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always great service and quality food! I am never disappointed and i do go there about 4x a month and it's always been great!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The server kept apologizing because the kitchen was slow--she said they had new people in the kitchen. The seasonings on the meats were not that good. I would have preferred meat without so much of the seasoning. We don't plan on returning."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "A very nice unique experience! I will return soon!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We loved the way we had our own little cove. We rarely get date nights so it was great to no compete with other peoples noise. And our server was great! She explained everything for us so we felt like pros by the end! Lol. Thanks for the great time. Jamie"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "(This is a corporate issue) When I received an email about buying two coupons that gave $20.00 off of a $50.00 for $10.00, I was glad to do it! I gathered my aunt and sister to go on Thursday for girls night out. They had a special for a three course meal for $19. I thought perfect, I could treat my aunt to a great night. First, they don't combine coupons and specials. The waitress really didn't explain things specifically. However,she made it clear about not using two discounts. Needless to say, for two people with a coupon, that I paid $10.00, the bill was $65.00. This was not a great ladies night out deal for a week night meal. I was disappointed (and starving an hour later). The coupon was a rip off!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The Melting Pot in Dayton/Centerville is not your run of the mill chain. Independently owned, classy, great wine list, fantastic staff. if you are looking for a special occasion restaurant, this is THE PLACE. Do not the stereotype of fondue not making a real meal fool you. there is an overwhelming amount of QUALITY servings, beautifully presented. No one goes away hungry. There is no where better in the area for a special date night or celebration. from an intimate party of 2 (lover's lane) to a large group (private room) the food, atmosphere, staff, wine list and ambiance are second to none. Thanks Matt and company for this great place to gather and celebrate!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We had another great experience at Dayton's Melting Pot. Look forward to returning again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I took my wife to the Melting Pot for get birthday. She loved the place and it was the perfect end to a wonderful day. We only had one hiccup for the entire experience, we got a new waiter and he forgot to ring in our initial bar order. It took a little longer for our drinks to get to us, but the manager made it up to us with his helping our server during the desert service. All in all, it was a wonderful experience and we will gladly go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our server was less energetic and happy to help than any of our servers in the past. Anything he did felt like he was doing it grudgingly. He was polite and all, but was not as great as other servers in the past. Also, the noise level ratcheted up quite a bit - especially for Lover's Lane - since the couple sitting next to us was loud and boisterous and TWO servers kept going over there and carrying on loud and lengthy conversations throughout our dinner. It was distracting. The Melting Pot is, as always, a wonderful and unique establishment. But this experience was lacking in terms of hospitality and tranquility."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We've been there before so we brought along another couple and it was their first time. The server was very informative and friendly and it was just a very enjoyable and delicious experience. Our friends said that they will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "the food was great. we left stuff. Everything was good. no complaints"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I made reservations for my girlfriend and I for her 23rd birthday. When making the reservations I ordered a half dozen of chocolate covered strawberries to take home. Those where not prepared and ready for us. Also, our server was not the greatest. I was told they would write happy birthday on the desert plate and that was not done. Lastly, I don't think it was worth the money. With the cheese fondue there were barely any vegetables to dip. It was $40 just for cheese fondue and desert fondue for two and there wasn't very much food to amount to that value. I will have to say the desert was very good though and that was worth the money. It was very romantic."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was a little pricey but worth every cent. It is an easy pitch for a great romantic date night. One call and iI had roses on the table our photo taken an placed in a crystal frame, a secluded private booth, and a great experience. Book far in advance because reservations book up early. If you've never done fondue it is an experience, so plan an evening of it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We asked for a romantic dining table and we were given a private booth. The booth definitely fit our expectations. It was quiet and private-just what we needed for parents night out!! The service was amazing-Tara was great!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Melting Pot never seizes to amaze me. The atmosphere and the experience is second to none. It is most definitely a restaurant to go for special occasions and will be memorable for all. Great!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This place was just flat out awesome. Great food great service awesome atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We took our daughter for her sweet 16 birthday. We had her friends and brother arrive early to surprise her. They accommodated our special requests for the surprise and special seating perfectly with only a phone call. The teenagers enjoyed a fun evening. The food was fun and tasty. This was not our first visit, however the most special. Thank you very much for helping make our daughters birthday specsil."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The restaurant had a quiet and intimate atmosphere coupled with the uniqueness of cooking individual items in a communal cooking pot was quite enjoyable. There are multiple courses with the afore-mentioned cooking pots changed out for each one. Be prepared to spend a while as the process is slow and measured but very condusive to conversation."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I eat at the melting pot a lot and Tuesday night was no exception it was just amazing. Service is top notch, food is amazing, drinks are delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys food and enjoys a great night out."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I assumed we would get a private booth since we made reservations . Instead we were seated at a table in main dining area for families.. There were several empty tables in back area where we could have been seated."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Have been eating at The Melting Pot since 1983 in Tampa, FL when the meal for two was only $25! Now have eaten at several in different cities. It is perfect for a romantic occasion especially if that particular location has the "Lover's Lane" private booths for two. Also is good for family birthday or other special times. You can't hurry in eating with fondue so it forces you to "stop and smell the roses" and spend time with others. It is healthier (except for the dessert) than most fine restaurants. It is unique and different than the same old same old. All the food is fresh and high quality. You will not be disappointed. Save room for dessert - can't resist the chocolate fondue!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We went for dessert and enjoyed it very much. The food, while pricey, was unique and tasted delicious. Wouldn't frequent, but would highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Delicious, romantic, fun...I can't say enough about how wonderful everything was. Every time I go it's like I forget how amazing it was the last time I went, and it blows my mind all over again!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "When we want to get away for a relaxing and romantic meal we always come to The Melting Pot. The exceptional food and service are the icing on the cake!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "There with my daughter while visiting her at school. Fondue is always fun for a special occasion and Melting Pot does this well. Definitely a date night place."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had two birthdays to celebrate, after a hectic week full of noisy activities, and I wanted someplace special, with great food, but quiet. Melting Pot was perfect. The music was audible but not overpowering, and each table is enclosed on three sides, so conversation was effortless. Nothing felt rushed or hectic. The food was delicious, and portions were good, with something special for each of us. Service was great, and the wine list should satisfy anyone."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I can always depend on The Melting Pot to deliver for what I want to be a nice time. I've gone for my anniversary and for birthday's never yet to be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This has been a main stay for us on anniversarys and romantic evens/holidays. Service is always done well and food excellent."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went for our one year anniversary and absolutely LOVED it. Such a neat idea for a dining experience. Can't wait to go back. Our server, Caleb, was wonderful!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Always enjoy when we go to the Melting Pot. Never had a bad experience"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Service was slow. Server was scattered. Never brought water or eine"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is not a get in get out Restaurant, come here knowing it will be at least 2hrs, and you will have to engage your food, along with the person/people you're with making it a great date night spot. Also it is not cheap, plan on spending about $100.00 but if you come prepared for the time and money you will have a great time with the experience."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had a great experince. This night we had kids and grandkids, waiter was great with all their changing of orders. Two nights before this was a romantic dinner for my husband and I, great waiter, geat food."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful server, and the food was great. :) 4 courses--it was very worth it."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Overall, a good experience but would have liked to sit when we got there rather than waiting for whole party. Could have explained we could only get drinks until whole party was there, since it is communal dining, rather python making us wait."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Our waiter ensured we had an exceptional experience by being charming and talented, some of the best table side service I have seen in a long time. The food was delicious with dessert being the pinnacle of the evening. I had to keep myself from licking the bowl."
    Dined on 1/24/2014