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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
  • Phone: (937) 567-8888
  • 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: 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: David or Matt (937) 567-8888

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 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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We really enjoyed celebrating our tenth anniversary here!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A group of my friends and myself attended for ladies night. We had a fabulous experience and enjoyed every minute we were there!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is always delicious with great service and great food."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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. "
    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 "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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"
    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!! :)"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We have been here several times and leave very happy. But this most recent time the service was terrible."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was amazing... particularly the chocolate. We had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday. Will definitely go back. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Wonderful service, romantic and private, intimate booth seating in the back makes for a great date or anniversary location. Our server and the staff was great. I recommend the Mezzanine Corona Italian wine with the cheese and salad portion of the meal. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant! The staff is always outstanding as well as the food."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The service was phenomenal. Our waitress was very attentive and professional. The food was well seasoned. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I found the dining experience at the Melting Pot to be a very unique and fun experience. My daughter took me there for my birthday and Mother's Day. The food was wonderful although it was too much for us. We did the 4 course meal. I really enjoyed everything about the meal."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our first experience at Melting Pot was amazing. Our waiter was super helpful in explaining the process, food, etc. Food was outstanding, will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "A very nice unique experience! I will return soon!"
    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
  • "(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