The Melting Pot - Farmingdale
The Melting Pot - Farmingdale

The Melting Pot - Farmingdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/farmingdale/specials
  • Phone: 6317524242
  • 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
The Melting Pot - Farmingdale reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (126)romantic (97)good for groups (74)fit for foodies (54)notable wine list (28)kid-friendly (27)hot spot (24)neighborhood gem (21)late-night find (11)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Mike j was our server he was amazing! He helped make our dining experience a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The melting pot staff had made celebrating my 21st fun and a great experience. I will definitely be back in the future!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The service was excellent. Our waitress Kerry was the best. The food was amazing. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Costly
    oldschool
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Went with the family. Underwhelmed by whole experience. Menu is confusing. Ingredients were fresh, but sparse for the cost.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    nikkibeach23
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was my second time at the Melting Pot and the service was excellent. The food was good. You have to heat it up yourself, which some people might not like, but I enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An evening to remember
    bambam53
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The first time that I tried making reservations at The Melting Pot it was Valentine's this past year, unfortunately for us there were no openings. I didn't forget however and my wife and I just celebrated our 39th Wedding Anniversary and it was the perfect evening!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE FONDUE
    MAIRTHEMOUSE
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I brought 3 of my close friends with me to help celebrate my 50th! We had a blast & the food was great!! I treated myself to a 2nd pot of the swiss fondue for my entree as my friends were eating theirs. The service was good. Our waiter was very friendly & did a great job explaining our choices. I LOVE this place!! I will be back, even if by myself! hehehe I LOVE CHEESE FONDUE!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DELICIOUS
    Daddysangel4eva7
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I absolutely love coming here with my friends as well as with my husband. This place is great for both a friendly dinner and a romantic one. The food is simply delicious and this is one of my favorite places to eat. My first time here i was a bit uncertain about cooking my own food, but its fun and you get use to it. Most importantly, the food is so good from the cheese fondue to the entree and then to the dessert finale of chocolate fondue. There are several cheese and chocolate fondues to choose from and sometimes i come here just for those and skip the entree. I would definitely recommend trying this place if you haven't already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sat at the Bar
    secndlokk
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Best bartender I have had in a long time courteous friendly helpful had a great time. Meanwhile my daughter and her friends sat at a table on fondue'd themselves silly. staff was great. my kid loves the place, and i enjoy the dessert how could you go wrong with melted chocolate on anything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great, but...
    Alfe88
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    They never almost never provide napkins or not enough. The one thing I hate about this place is oil gets everywhere and there's nothing to wipe it up with. They NEED to provide paper napkins and wipes because it's gross and the bathroom is too far. Don't plan on wearing anything nice because I've ruined a brand new shirt before. I love the service here, never had a bad waiter or experience, but I can't stand how they explain everything to you like a child. I've been here 4 times and stated to them I've already been here, just prep stuff and go. I don't need all the showmanship, it gets really annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeri
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I love it! A wonderful dinner that leaves any foodie satisfied. Beware the chocolate fondue - it's irresistible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    For a nice romantic feel, or a good group of friends an excellent find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So enjoyable and delicious!
    FondueFanatic
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went for dinner on a Friday night at 5pm. We had dinner reservations for 6 but they seated us right away. Our server, Kerri, was great! We ordered cheese fondue, salad, and chocolate fondue. It was the perfect amount for the 3 of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE the melting pot! (Glutenfree)
    Mandarino
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went with the hubby for a date night. Impressive waitstaff - out server was personable, timed everything perfect, and was great but even other staff was quick to help. My hubby needs to be gluten free and most of there menu is naturally gluten free and the staff is knowledgable. We each took advantage of the 4 course meal and each item was better than the next. We most certainly be back and recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for drinks and dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a blast with friends over chocolate fondue with drinks. Great privacy, tho service was a little slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great appi and desert skip main
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service was not so great and I never say that. It was great fun but I would not order a main course again just appi and skip right to desert. The kids had a blast
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Dani
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The melting pot in Farmingdale is a great place to have a girls night with your friends or a date night with your significant other. I am there once every couple of months. Great food, great service and always a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like no other
    Mike
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    You won't find many places this great! The food and the experience is like no other and the staff is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had Angela as our server and she was fabulous. The manager came and checked on us. We love the place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for what you get
    Dylanj819
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Way too expensive. I got the Steak Lovers dish and it was $39 but there was about $15 worth the steak. The food did cook very fast but I do not recommend the steak. When you take it out of the pot its a depressed grey color and its extremely chewy. The Cheese Fondue was a dissapointment as well.I ordered the Fiesta Cheese. It was not cheesy, it's consistancy was like if you were to just melt cheddar cheese. It was rubbery and did not taste good. The best part of the meal was the dessert. I ordered the Chocolate Smores. The taste was amazing however they barely put any chocolate in the pot. It was mostly gone after dipping about 4 things into it. I would not recommend this restaurant, it is over priced and the food is decent at its best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Jackie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We loved The Melting Pot. The service and the food were amazing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    Justcheesy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The front rooms offer a sense of privacy with high backed booths which create a quiet, just You atmosphere. The back room where we were this visit was uncomfortably loud. The server was gracious & unintrusive. The food was excellent. The female bathroom was filthy but cared for when it was communicated to management. Overall an awesome experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!!!
    NicoleL
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Love going here. Been here twice with my boyfriends both to celebratr anniversaries! So romantic and fun :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It's a place to go for a different experience, it's also great if you just want dessert, just a little on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavenly Indulgence
    foodseeker
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is a not a small restaurant but it has an intimate, relaxed environment. The staff is warm and knowledgable. I don't have the words to describe how incredible the food tastes. We've celebrated many special occasions here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    Keith
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Another great meal at our favorite restaurant! We had an amazing meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic good, long service time
    acon
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We took my mother here for her birthday and the restaurant truly exceeded all of our expectations. They had a few birthday surprises for her and very friendly service. The food was delicious and we loved the cook-your-own-meal concept. Our only complaint was that the service was LONG even though the restaurant wasn't crowded at all (we had also been told we couldn't make an earlier reservation because the restaurant was packed, but that didn't seem to be the case). Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly- again, the length of the dining experience was our only complaint. If you do a full four course meal it is admittedly nice to space out each course so you don't feel overwhelmed with food, but it would have been nice to know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cant wait to go back!
    mylibraryfriends
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Finally made it for 80's night! Loved the menu, great service. Lots of fun with the fondue! Did think the 80's theme would have been more noticeable. Disappointed that the music seemed to repeat when there were so many other great 80's songs that could have been included.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My review
    Suzi
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I believe the most important part of the restaurant is when you first walk in and greeted by the hostesses the horstesses were Excellent and I'd like to thank them
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just because...
    CHfromSBUX
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were hungry. 4 courses were delicious. Knowledgable server. One if my favorite local spots.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for special nights out!
    da32
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is a great romantic spot. If you've never done fondue and are a little unsure, try eating dinner elsewhere and going to Melting Pot for just cheese and dessert fondue. We love it, and go at least once/year for the full 4 course meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Positive dining experience for me and my daughters ( ages 21 and 23). A lot of food options. (One daughter is vegetarian). A bit pricey but well worth it. Big food portions. The four-course meals is certainly the best value, but there will be so much food. Leave room for dessert. The chocolate fondue at the end is not be missed. If possible, request for Joe as your waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time
    RobR
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    First time to this restaurant and trying fondue. Both my wife and I had a great time. We went for our 26th anniversary. Food was great, had the 4 course meal that was filling for us. Waitress Danielle was one of the best waitresses we ever had. Made us feel welcome, helped with our selections and even brought us a plate written in icing that said “Happy Anniversary, Here’s to another 26 years of Love” with two glasses of champagne. Manager even was told it was our anniversary and came over to ask us how everything was and wish us a happy anniversary. Real nice touch. Going back with the family soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A unique dining experience
    JimLINY
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is a restaurant that we come to about once a month. It is a unique style that is always pleasurable. The food is always top quality and fresh. Don't even think of going here and not getting dessert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for dinner
    Musicalfoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Even though the staff was helpful and friendly, the food was not at all what I thought. All of it had to be cooked in oil on the table and came out either over or undercooked. This place is probably great for dessert but not for an actual meal. Also, at the end they would not let us take home the left over ravioli which we had paid for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hidden jem
    luvfood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Melting Pot has been open for awhile I don't know why more people have not gone the food there is great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    loveallfood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was delicious! We've never done fondue before. It was a great experience! Unfortunately I wasn't feeling well (had a migraine) so we skipped out on the chocolate. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our waiter was amazing and recommended the gluten free bread and gluten free deserts. He was extremely accommodating
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't a fan of the boiled food
    john
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Appetizers were great, Desert was great, just was not a fan of the way you cook the food there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun night out
    LotusVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food and lots of fun if you like cheese fondue, cooking your own food and melted chocolate. Good date spot
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.