The Melting Pot - Farmingdale
The Melting Pot - Farmingdale

The Melting Pot - Farmingdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/farmingdale/specials
  • Phone: (631) 752-4242
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please note: two burner requests can not be honored via online reservations. To request these tables, you must call the restaurant and our Hospitality Specialist will be happy to assist you.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer large party rooms that can accommodate 26 to 68 guests. We are happy to accommodate lunch parties for 20 or more guests with adequate notice. Please visit our website to view banquet menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Gracia/Christina Costanzo 6317524242
  • Entertainment: Enhance your dining experience with one of our custom celebration packages! Simply state which package you would like waiting at your table.
    Roses - 3 for $20/ 6 for $30 - both include vase, greenery and a photo of party.
    Balloon Package: $12 - includes balloons, a Melting Pot chocolate bar and a photo.
    Golf Package: $25 - pint glass, logo balls, tees, a towel and a photo.
    Teddy Bear: $18 - includes balloons, bear and a photo.
    Souvenir Package: $25 - logo pint glass, t-shirt, balloons and photo.
  • Special Events: Join our Club Fondue to receive emails regarding special events and coupons! Visit www.meltingpot.com for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Smith Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking with handicap accessibility.
A word from The Melting Pot - Farmingdale
Join us for a fabulous fondue feast at the nation's largest fondue restaurant! The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & cocktails, as well as fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get together with friends, meetings, or large groups, The Melting Pot always provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Melting Pot - Farmingdale reviews from OpenTable diners
178 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (142)romantic (114)good for groups (101)fit for foodies (58)notable wine list (40)hot spot (32)late-night find (25)kid-friendly (24)neighborhood gem (22)vibrant bar scene (10)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great service and food
    Fletch
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    What sold me about this place wasn't the food or the employees that work there, but the leadership involved on the floor of the restaurant. I got the rundown of how the menu works by our host along with our waitress. To top it off the general manager Chris was also helping out on the floor, it just felt like a place where the employees genuinely care about the customers experience. Coming from a retail background through my college years I would assume GM's to only take conference calls or go on business meetings, but this man asking the guests if they needed anything else made my visit here worth the while. Great job
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    It's a nice romantic setting and gives a sense of fun and something a little different. Nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience, all I can say is you must go!!
    AnthonyMoreira23
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The foundu is to die for, salad is beyond amazing. Entree was great and the experience of cooking your own good was something new and different. The desert was what you think it was no need to explain. I also tried they wine and it was also very great tasting. Basically I have nothing but good things to say about this place. A+++++ go!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service and food!
    Yessyj91
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    From the moment my boyfriend and I entered the restaurant, we were greeted and treated with such great service and kindness. Our waitress was great (her name is Angela) and made our first experience at The Melting Pot a great one. The food was amazing from the cheese fondue, to the entree, to the chocolate fondue. I would definitely come back and recommend for others to try it out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD EXPERIENCE
    BONNIE
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    PERFECT FOR A EASY GOING, RELAXING MEAL. WHERE YOU CAN TALK AND ENJOY THE COMPANY AS WELL AS THE FOOD WITH OUT BEING RUSHED
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I absolutely loved this place!
    Futurefatgirl
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I absolutely loved this place! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different
    Baldwin
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This was our first time dining at The Melting Pot and it was different to what we gave ever tried. The spinach and artichoke dip was very good. The Fondue for you was interesting. I'm not sure I liked preparing my own meal in the broth though. It just wasn't what I was expecting. It was fun, and different but the wasn't the flavor I was looking forward to. The decor at this location needs to be updated. Looks outdated and smells weird. Otherwise our server was was very pleasant and accommadating
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Love this place. Courses are nicely spread out. You don't get over powered with all the food at once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Yisk
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went for my annual birthday dinner and it was as good as we remembered it. Our server, Chris, was very attentive and amazed us with his excellent memory! We were pleased with the variety of choices for cheese fondue, salads, main courses, and desserts. Most of the main courses were delicious and the cheeses and desserts were excellent. I forgot to request a double-burner table and, after some pleading from my girlfriend, the manager decided that he could accommodate us. I will make the request the next time we come for dinner. We spent about $300 for the four of us, but that is what we expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The outer kitchen experience
    Hulkthechef
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    If I had to find a faux paux about this place, it would be the time it took to be seated. With an 8:00 PM reservation it took a little under 22 minutes to be seated. Other than that, it's a wonderful experience if you're either a cheese lover or a first timer with fondue. We chose the 4 course meal but ended up reverting back to 3 courses, I'll explain why later. The first course involved a combination of instructions and fondue preparation done in front of us by the server, as the cook top and fondue station are each table. Course 2 consisted of salad, I had the caprese. 3rd course our entrees are brought out to us prepared for cooking. The experience of cooking our OWN food at the table in the fondue pots was a blast, each piece of meat took about 2-3 to cook in the pot which provided the an avenue for social interaction. We didn't have room for the fourth course, which was the chocolate fondue part of the meal. All in all it was a good experience, if dinner conversation isn't your thing you may be in trouble.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open table app lifesaver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Since there is only one location. It can be difficult to get a reservation. So I highly recommend calling head or using the open table app
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for kids
    AniaR
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I really liked the fondue appetizer and dessert but not a fan of the fact u have to cook your own entree. I don't like cooked meat, no matter how yummy the broth is. Kids had fun and we will probably come back for the bar option where u can do the fondue part only. Hated the decor, dark, without any idea behind it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Chesca226
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I highly recommend the melting pot as I have been to many locations around the U.S. The service is always stellar and the food is never under par.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Date
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This restaurant is great for a first date I was there close to three hours you really would get to know someone with the time you have to cook your own food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Foodieforlife
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The melting pot is a great night to get dressed up and enjoy a romantic night. The food was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the spinach and artichoke dip! Will definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gnr014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I went with my boyfriend and i for restaurant week and it was so worth it!! The food was great and we had a really fun time making everything ourselves!! Great experience and i cant wait to get back there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, for a fun nite out
    Carylly
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food and atmosphere were our fav parts of the night. Went for my husbands 30 th b-day and was our first time having fondue so of course our excitement was above 100%. The waitress started off very attentive but then kinda just drifted and forgot about us. The manager actually checked in more on us than she did. My husband got the 4 wines tour that went with each of the 4 courses of our meal. Worst wine ever. Taste like $2 box wine. Which was very disappointing. To top it all the waitress kept forgetting to bring the glasses per course so we had 3 cups of horrible wine at one time. All of which was sent back full and she still expected to us to pay for them. Besides the waitress we will go again and will remember never to order the wine
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant
    luv2eat
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The Melting Pot is quickly becoming one of my "go to" spots. I love the food and the whole idea of fondue. Great food and get service. Our waitress was Tara, she was so cool and such a pleasure to have serving my family and me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night
    Drinks
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The private tables are perfect for a great night out with your significant other. The waiters/waitresses are very knowledgeable and can make an amazing cheese fondue!!! We loved it all!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun & Nicely Paced!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Aside from the food being very good and the commendable service, I have to say what I loved MOST about my dining experience was the ability to sit and eat and take our time! This is the perfect place to go if you are catching up with a good friend and don't want the waitstaff hovering to turn their tables! Service was excellent; the servers worked as a team to make sure that tables were well cared for. Management was also pleasant and visible. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to other people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very attentive staff
    thor2014out
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Had a great experience, for a long time couple it was fresh and fun.would recommend trying during restaurant week.Wine pairings great for the price of 16$, four well matched.Dessert was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • celebration
    preferit
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Melting Pot is a fun place to eat. It's even more fun if you go with several friends. It is not fine dining, but the food is good, especially if you don't overcook it. Service is friendly. The minor problem of inability to divide the check in half was promptly corrected. It's best if you use a coupon or Restaurant Week Special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it everytime
    Lilu
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Melting pot is one of my favorite places. Who doesn't love the cheese!!!!! Dessert is to die for!!!! The drinks are great!!!!! Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Place!
    Keith
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We come to Melting Pot in Farmingdale very often. The food is always amazing and we always have a great time. Excellent service, a great wine list, and the cheese fondues are always delicious! I definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My experience was less than adequate. Great food, but poor service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not kid friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    food was good, service was way too slow. I literally waited and waited and waited for my dessert order to be taken for so long that I decided no dessert then I waited and waited and waited STILL for my check which never came. I had to get up and ask for my check from the front desk. Very rude. The waiter obviously forgot about us or had more important things to do.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This place has always been a great time to me. Service from is always great and food os consistent. This is a wonderful place to sit down and catch up on conversation and relax. Our waitress, kerri was fantastic, I didnt feel Rushed T all, and she was always smiling
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10/10. Birthday package worth it.
    foodiealert
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I took my husband there for his b-day. We both agreed at the end of the night that it was the best date we had ever had and we're going for every special occasion that comes up. The service was fantastic (I asked, they go through three weeks of training) and the food was EXCELLENT. They make your cheese for you at the table, you cook your own entree in boiling liquid or oil, and dessert comes melted already. The experience overall was fun and exciting and much different. The waiter was very knowledgeable. And also, they bring you endless dippers so the fondue is good until the last drop. We left STUFFED (unexpectedly) and very satisfied. Dinner was 2.25 hours on Friday night. Birthday package was perfect. Call after you make res. for info.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It's good for desert or maybe a drink and fondue at the bar. Service bad, and very over priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ladies' Night Out
    babyfreenight
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My husband and I, along with another couple, came out for the 1st time for Ladies' Night on 10/16/14. We all had an amazing experience. The food was excellent and the experience was fun and different. Our server Joe was extremely knowledgeable of the menu. We had no clue what each of the courses entailed, but Joe was a great help. We were there for 4 hours, but I didn't find it a problem because it gave us time to digest in between each of the 4 courses as well as enjoy each other's company without our kids! The only complaint was that Joe forgot to give us something we had asked to take to go (but I called the restaurant back regarding that already). I have recommended this experience to my parents, and they have their reservation made!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT
    FANTASTIC1
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    WE WERE A TABLE OF 6 GIRLS DINING TOGETHER FROM WORK FOR THE BREST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT! THE SPECIAL DINNER WAS EXCELLANT AND THE PINK DRINKS WERE DELICIOUS. MUCH TO OUR SURPRISE WE HAD A PRIVATE ROOM AND A WONDERFUL TIME! OUR WAITRESS ALEXA WAS A GEM AND WE WOULD RECOMMEND HER AND THE MELTING POT TO EVERYONE!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Poor front of house staff. Open Table seating policy not well defined.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the Melting Pot
    Janger7
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Nothing more to note...other then I am never unhappy with the Food, Service, I receive from the Farmingdale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic night out
    Philba
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent job all around. Food was great and the service was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    ChroniusX
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Both the food and service was top notch. The experience was made easy (first time going) fun and very relaxing. The food was dynamite and we we're not rushed to make room for the next table.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    love100713
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Went to the Melting Pot - Farmingdale for my anniversary with my boyfriend. It was perfect. it was our first time there and the waiter helped us figure out the menu and what the best choices were. The noise level wasn't loud, the food was great. It was great for a romantic night for the two of us and we also noticed it would be fun to come with friends. We already know we'll definitely be back soon and I've already started recommending this place to friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic
    blondie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Alexa was great! We had a wonderful romantic time. Thsnk you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bogie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Womens bathroom was disgusting looked like it had not been cleaned from the day before . Mentioned it to the manager and he said he would take care of it ,when I went back in after dinner nothing had been done. Would probably not return for that reason.Unfortunate, because it was a nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fondue!
    jrcli
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It is such fun to prepare your own meal. It makes the meal an event. The cheese fondue may be even more delicious than the chocolate, if that's possible! LOL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Kalena
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very nice place! service is fantastic, I went to celebrate my husband birthday and thy did a such great job. The experience with the fundue was super, fun day. Very recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.