The Melting Pot - Framingham
The Melting Pot - Framingham

The Melting Pot - Framingham

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/framingham-natick/specials
  • Phone: 5088753115
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm- 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Fondue dining is an excellent group activity and our restaurant is the perfect location for: Birthday or anniversary celebrations, Graduation celebrations, Bridal/baby showers, Rehearsal dinners, Special interest group meetings, Holiday parties, Corporate meetings.
  • Private Party Contact: Samantha Birtwell 5088753115

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 9
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Framingham
Located conveniently on Route 9, near The Natick Mall, The Natick/Framingham Melting Pot brings a truly unique upscale/casual dining experience to Boston's Metro West dining scene. The Melting Pot is a dinner only restaurant where fondue becomes a memorable and interactive four-course dining experience where patrons can "dip into something different." Following a creamy cheese fondue and lively salad, guests are able to choose from four 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 including fresh strawberries, cheesecake, marshmallows, pound cake and brownies.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Framingham reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)good for groups (38)romantic (37)fit for foodies (16)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (6)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)neighborhood gem (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Chocolate Paradise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    As always I left full and happy! Who doesn't love chocolate?! The specials they run are amazing and allow people who woulnd't normally dine there because of their budgets enjoy a full 4-course meal! It's a great date night! And on the weekends it's fun to bring my son for lunch or Sunday night when it's family friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great adventure
    joel67VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A fondue meal is an interesting adventure when taking grandsons there. The waiter was quite personable and good to the grandsons (although he became too busy and others had to take over). The food was good. I was glad to have (earned) a $30 gift certificate as it is not a cheap meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    momckb
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I went to Melting Pot in Framingham for our anniversary. They had an area which was supposed to be more secluded and quiet but, they seated a somewhat loud group of young women across from us which was disappointing (I had called to ask and was assured that the area would be "romantic.") I liked the idea of the fondue as something different and, it was. We got the plain broth to cook in and the meat was not great. We liked the cheese fondue better and really liked the chocolate one! We each got a red Sangria which tasted much more like a mixed drink than Sangria--the wine not being noticeable but, it was tasty. The server was efficient. We got a Fall Special which made the experience affordable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food was good, a fun place for a group of people for a special occasion. Server was very friendly but unfortunately an extended wait between courses. Led to a 3+ hour dining experience. Kind of tough because we had children in our group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    everything was perfect except waitress acted like she didn't want to wait on us! we sat so long before we even got water
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a pleasure!
    AmazingVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My friend and I went to Melting Pot for a celebration dinner and we had so much fun! We had to be practically rolled out of there! The food was delicious and the service was great too! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable meal
    NewcomerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had wanted to go to this restaurant for a long time and it met most of my expectations. The service was very good and the food was very tasty. We really enjoyed the fondue experience. However it was just too much food. I wish they had told us that it would be too much for one person and maybe just shared a meal. Next time we will do that. And because none of it is cooked, you can't really get a "goody bag"? But on the whole, it was a very fun night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow service during lunch hours
    wildarm
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Came here as soon as the restaurant opened at 12pm. It's a very spacious place, and given that there aren't too many customers during lunch hours, it was quite difficult to get a hold of the waitresses. We had to wait a long time to place our order, and wait quite a long time in between courses. Probably better idea to save it for dinner time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service this time was poor. long time between courses
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant
    Mooma
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love the food the service just everything about this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The service was great. So was the food. It was quiet and romantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting experience
    Whatwerewethinking
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Way over priced! Paying for the experience. Immature young wait staff. Portions small. Once is enough!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very tasty
    Gino
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My wife and I dined here for our anniversary. We got the cheese, salad, and dessert option. Our server was very friendly. The food was very delicious, but I wish more vegetables and less bread was provided for the cheese dip. The Original dessert fondue (chocolate with chunky peanut butter) was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    Kruzer
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Sarah the bartender was exceptional, Friendly and funny! Austin who waited on us was attentive and equally amusing - We found it a little confusing when ordering but it was our first time. Austin helped us through it! It was a wonderful evening had by my family!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unique experience
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was our first visit. Great to go here with family or a group. Very different experience. Lots of choices. Great sauces for whatever meet or fish you choose to cook in your fondue pot. Overall, however, the food itself is okay but I think one goes here more for the unique and interactive experience rather with reasonably good food, rather than for excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay
    Cath
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Definitely overpriced for what it is. I wouldn't ever go without a groupon. Sauces tasted canned. Meat was good quality though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a date
    abttown
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is one of my favorite places to eat! Especially great for a date, or group of friends. Just need to make sure you have plenty of time to eat! And come with lots of space in your belly, you'll want to try EVERYTHING.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed our visit and it was quite fun to dig in the pots. Unfortunately our waiter was not very helpful , but he was a nice young man. It was our first visit and we didn't know what to do and we would have to ask how we went about using utensils. We wished we had the server at next table because she took the time to explain to couple how everything worked and offered more veggies. Our server complained about having three tables.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance, but food not great
    GEOR
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The idea is good. The restaurant has great ambiance, but the food is not great, especially for the price. The chocolate fondue was the best thing there. Too expensive for the quality of food you get. $100 was not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food better service
    leaffan27
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had great service from all of the staff especially our waiter JD
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ConnecticutFoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love fondue and I love the Melting Pot. The ability to customize your experience is great too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great time
    mkel922
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    For our first time, we had a blast! We had a fantastic server, and the food was great. We can't wait to go back for more!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fondue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife and I had a great dinner at the Melting Pot in Framingham MA. We had the 4 course meal. The cheese fondue was delicious and the chocolate fondue was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finally back!
    Mascot
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've been planning to get back to this place for some time now. It was long overdue. We are a family of Fondue lovers, but we're the old fashioned kind. We like a regular Cheese Fondue, so we selected the Classic Alpine Fondue for four, We all started with a salad. Three of us selected the Caesar, which featured the unique touch of Parmesan encrusted pine nuts. While the fourth member of the party selected a "Limited Time Only" Strawberry Caprese Salad, which features fresh mozzarella cheese, Roma tomatoes and strawberries with a sweet white balsamic glaze and honey roasted almonds. Both were tasty. The serving size was perfect. We finished with a Pure Dark Chocolate dessert Fondue. Why did we wait so long to go back? We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too expensive
    lukie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had a groupon so decided to try it with a friend. Even with the groupon, way too expensive. Won't go back. Our waiter was nice but the food was just ok, and over-priced for sure.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not so great. horrible value
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We only went because of gift certificate. There was a smell in the seating area. Think from steam from pots. Didn't like everything being boiled. Takes longer than 2 mins to cook as recommended by our waitress. Poor on vegetables. Not fresh. Dipping sauces good. Salad good. Really expensive for low value food and volume!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been here a few times before and I am saddened to say it has gotten worse every time. The first time we came for dinner and everything was great. These last two times we went only for dessert and the fruit wasn't that great. We also went later at night these past two times and maybe that has something to do with it. I don't think we will be returning in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondue Fun
    foodiefan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Who can resist a restaurant where you're supposed to play with your food? Fondue is one of my favorites, and, as usual, the Melting Pot did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Melting Pot
    happycamper330
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Fabulous! The food, for all courses was outstanding. The service was bright and friendly. We went on the occasion of my daughter's twenty-first birthday. They acknowledged that with a birthday card and a candle in her dessert, and all I did was mention we had a birthday in our online reservation. The ingredients for each course were fresh and delicious and the table side cooking was fun and exciting. A bit pricey to do a full four courses for everyday dining, but great for a special occasion. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The waiter was extremely RUDE
    BADWTR
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our waiter was a terrible guy and was way too aggressive just hoping to make an extra buck. He was overly aggressive, it was clear that he wanted us to order the food ASAP. When we were not even finished with the main course fondues, he already came with the dessert menu and gave it to the youngest person of family. He did not even ask us if we were at all ready to look at the dessert menu, but instead just handed the menu to our youngest son and made a silly joke. How RUDE of him! We have come to the Melting Pot in Framingham for many years now to celebrate my son's birthday, but after this rather disappointing experience we will think twice next time if we want to come to the Melting Pot in Framingham again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice weekend lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had lunch here on Saturday, and it was a very nice meal. It was not extraordinary, but it was nice. The server was not amazing, but he was fine. My only problem was value-- it was very expensive for what it was.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HappyPants
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is my boy's favorite restaurant in the world!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun cook-your-own meal
    FoodieKitty
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Nice variety of choices. Picked the French Quarter as had The Classic before. Thought it might be too spicy since the meat came out covered. Once dipped in the buillion and cooked everything had a nice flavor with a little kick but not overwhelming. Started with cheese fondue (cheddar) and ended with chocolate fondue (flaming turtle) - both really yummy and had us scrapping the bottom of the pot! Nice wine selection - could choose a pairing with each course. Good place for either a group as they have larger tables or a tete-a-tete with nicely spaced booths. Also fun for kids as long as they know enough not to touch the cooking surface.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 880 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Framingham reviews archive.
  • Reward
    Reward
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This is our daughter's go to place when we let her pick dinner but we restrict it to special occasions. We had been traveling and she was a bit grouchy after a long travel day. We surprised her with dinner there as a reward for a great report card and being a pretty good traveler. She noticed the sign at the street for the Melting Pot right away but didn't realize this was the dinner location. We told her when we pulled in a received a very excited "really?" Dinner was great and her mood has been a lot better for the rest of the trip.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow has this become a long meal
    iamnotacritic
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We have had better experiences but this location is slipping. We wanted a nice family meal but nothing good can happen with a family of 5 and a 245 meal. After making reservations for 630 we actually left the restaurant after 915. Given that food is prepared at your table, 30-40 minutes between courses just isn't acceptable.
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  • Loved it!
    SCOlsenVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Went with three other friends and we all enjoyed it. Sorry I don't remember the name of our server but he was great! Explained everything to our satisfaction and was very helpful throughout the evening. We would definitely recommend the Melting Pot to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    service was slow the last time we were there. cheese and chocolate was still great though
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lots of fun
    chili
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The novelty of the fondue made for a very nice evening. The dipping sauces and fondue sauces/broth were very tasty. The steak needs more like 3 - 4 minutes, not 2.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place
    meshy21
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This is an amazing place for special dinner. My wife was so happy that I took her there for her Birthday.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love playing with my food!
    Tbone
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Who doesn't like food on a stick?? Especially when you get to dip it in melted cheese?? Mmmmmmm. The Melting Pot never disappoints, no matter which combination of cheese, meat and seafood fondues I choose. I can't speak for the chocolate dessert fondues, as I can never seem to save room! regardless, the knowledgeable attentive staff are happy to accommodate my limited stomach with a "free chocolate fondue" card. Too bad I always give those away!! I love coming here with my teenagers, friends and for a romantic evening for 2 - thanks to the cozy 2-fer booths! Only giving 4 Stars for the food quality - let's face it, it's not exactly gourmet. But it ranks 5 stars on the fun!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate