The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale
The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale

The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/ft-lauderdale/specials
  • Phone: 9545681581x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: Noon - 10:00pm
    Happy Hour At The Bar & On The Patio: M-F: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Private Luncheons Available
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, American, Swiss
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, 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
  • Entertainment: We offer a unique, interactive dining experience like no other.

    Gather around the fondue pot and enjoy table side preparation by artfully skilled servers in an atmosphere of casual elegance that is always relaxed and easy to enjoy!
  • Special Events: To find out more about our upcoming events, promotions, and club fondue member deals visit http://www.meltingpot.com/club-fondue.aspx

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. of Sunrise Blvd on Federal Highway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have plenty of self-parking directly in front and to the side of the restaurant.
A word from The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale
At The Melting Pot, the premier fondue restaurant, we offer an extraordinary dining experience that you won"t find anywhere else! Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, an award winning wine list & fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic occasion for 2, or a get-together with friends or group event, The Melting Pot always hits the spot.

To compliment your meal, choose from cleverly crafted cocktails or a glass or bottle of wine.

So come create memorable moments with that special someone, family and friends. Make reservations today and DIP INTO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
Thank you for understanding Open Table reservations are for dinner service only.
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The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (40)special occasion (40)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (7)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food and service were both excellent. The flaming turtle dessert fondue was amazing. The only problem is that the dessert was at the end when there was sooo much food that filled you up become you got there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Mirlo2425
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Well balanced combination of Fondue, Salad and dessert. House salad dressing was awesome. Pricing was very reasonable. One thing I would suggest is to widen your offering of single malt scotch. I was only offered two alternatives. Romantic way to spend the evening. Outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Snuffy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Amazing food and outstanding customer service as always!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed dining
    moodiefoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is the place for you, if you enjoy a leisurely meal. No rush, no hurrying, just all the time in the world to enjoy your delicious meal. This was our second time here and we requested Charles to be our server once again. He provided such a professional, yet lighthearted atmosphere that we really liked. He helped with recommendations when necessary, and he was very attentive without hovering. Made sure we were happy the whole time, providing extras of the bread cubes when we were running low, and offered refills on veggies, etc. The food was perfect, the sauces for the meat fondue were tasty with a nice texture. Can't wait to return, this is one of our favorite places now.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place To Have Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I really enjoyed having dinner at The Melting Pot. Food was great, service was great, drinks were great. My girlfriend and I both selected the 4 course option which was MORE than enough food. We ordered the Jackberry Smash and the Sailor's Punch. Both were amazing. The server Nika was great. Definitely ask for her when you visit the Fort Lauderdale location. We will be returning for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gwall22
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    had a great waiter named Charles, very attentive and explained the differences in all the selections, food was excellent and the portions were more than enough. we were greeted by the bartender upon arrival and he even wished us a good night as we left. very friendly place
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great service . Provided a memorable night . You guys even brought our food to the car that we had forgotten . Thank you
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, fun, fun!
    JoyousJohnsonAboutFood
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    A great place to sit and unwind with friends. The staff was great and the service attentive. Food was delish!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strawberry Salad is A M A Z I N G !
    LGfoodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had a perfect dinner experience at this Melting Pot! Delicious food, excellent service, fun atmosphere, and nice birthday card with gift from the restaurant staff. THANK YOU!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something special
    DesmoDirkVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great value for the money. And if you don't go for a 4 course menue, you can keep your expenses easily below $20 / person. Great service, very attentive and supportive, just the jazz background music was a) too loud and b) sounded all the same to us. Besides that we had a great dinner, were more than full at the end.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good
    Jthafakot
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We love coming to the melting pot. It's such a fun dining experience. The cheddar cheese is so delicious, the salads are fresh and full of amazing flavors, the meats are perfectly seasoned and the chocolate is of course worth finishing every drop. Must go.
    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.
  • Very enjoyable!
    Visitingfll
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were visiting Ft. Lauderdale. The Melting Pot was recommended by a friend. We throughly enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Evening
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I was celebrating my anniversary with my honey and two other friends of ours. We had already eaten dinner so we stopped in for the Chocoate Fondue dessert. Best decision ever! They even has a little Happy Anniversary card on our table signed by the whole staff. My party had never been to The Melting Pot so it was a great experience for them. We had a blast while it stormed outside.. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christopher
    NanCVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We visited Melting Pot in Fort Lauderdale recently. While sitting at the bar, I accidently spilled a full glass of water on my stretch pants. The manager, Christopher jumped to my rescue by cleaning the up the mess I made. He then went to the extraordinary and procured his personal hair dryer from his locker and gave it to me to dry my slacks. There was a receptacle in the ladies room and I was able to dry my pants and dine in comfort. What a guy! Kudos to him and many thanks. The meal was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 11th year anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I went for our 11th yr anniversary and this is the 2nd time we have been. The 1st time was at the one in Pembroke Pines about 8 years ago and this time on sunrise and both times were great! Very romantic, private, and the food was great especially the dessert. The only thing we didn't like was the chicken because it took too long to cook and 3 pieces were still chewy after 5-7 mins. We got the 4 course menu and it was all good. I would recommend this place to anyone especially if it's a special occasion and on top of that if you give them your email they will send you offers and I received an email for 6 free chocolate covered strawberries because of our anniversary. Our waiter was very nice and sweet and so was the manager.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Complex to do this too often
    Aiki
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I've avoided this place for years cause my first experience seemed too much work for me to pay so much for dinner. Decided to go back for a special occasion (party of 6) thinking it would be fun. Not much has changed other than a few menu options and the prices. Too dark in the restaurant area we were located made it difficult for he group to feel comfortable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent place.
    tossit
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Everything was great. Our server was friendly and funny. She was very helpful and was always checking up on us but in a good way she wasn't interrupting. The food was excellent I recommend this place to any lover of fondue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Cheesy Birthday Party
    BoSox15
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Staff very attentive and friendly, which made our Birthday celebration perfect. Food was great and atmosphere was very festive for our occasion. Everyone enjoyed their evening. This makes 25 years in a row we've celebrated at the Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Awesome Experience!
    Thail
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We had never done fondue before so for this to be our first experience it will definitely not be the last. The Melting Pot Rocks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable experience
    moodiefoodie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My husband and I received a gift card for our anniversary. We didn't know what to expect, but our server, Charles, explained everything in great detail. It was an evening of leisurely and very enjoyable dining. The timing of the servings was perfect. The sauces that were served with the entrees were awesome, we even had to have two of them refilled. The chocolate? What can I say? Yummy! We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour
    Sher
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We came for the happy hour and they gave us a regular table since we were a large group. Kate was our server. She was excellent. She provided us separate checks, water refills without asking, and brought us extra dipping items. The service was seamless for our large group. The food was excellent. The happy hour deal goes til 7pm and gives you 1/2 off cheese and 1/2 off dessert fondue. The cheese fondue comes with veggies, apples, multiple types of bread, and taco chips. The dessert comes with strawberries, pineapple, bananas, rice krispies, marshmallows, brownies, pound cake, & chocolate chip cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SamEnergyVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I went with my wife for lunch on Sunday. The food and service, outstanding. The bar service is one of the best in broward with great cocktails at very affordable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    despite the fact that we had a reservation, we had to wait, they did compensate us with free drinks and a coupon- I know the meals there take time, a suggestion would be to give more time between reservations
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy booths
    Whatucookin
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    If your celebrating a special occasion with your significant other, there are small booths where you can close the curtains & have all the privacy you want. Very romantic! Just remember that the people next to you can hear every sound you make! We started with the Cheddar Cheese fondue for 1, which is really enough for 2. Then we split a spinach salad with the house dressing & the 1 entree which we also split was the ever tender filet mignon! That way we could indulge in dessert without the overstuffed feeling we usually had before they had the single serving options. Great value!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Whether you are looking for a romantic spot, or a night out with your friends. It's amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food; Fabulous service!!!
    BobP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The four cheese fondue was incredible! We had never gotten cheese fondue here (in previous visits), but we most always will do so in the future. We had also always used the oil for the cooking of entrees, but this time we used the broth. Yet another thing we will repeat! And yes, we will most certainly be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • feel at home
    giuliana
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The waitress made us feel at home and enjoy the birthday dinner my family gave me. Love this place
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed
    Shorty2024
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We came here just to finally try the place and genuinely enjoyed our selves.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 99 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Ft. Lauderdale reviews archive.
  • Our Once-a-Year Visit
    Believer
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Came with our Niece from out of town who loves Melting Pot. Menu was revised a bit and some nice IPA beers added. One negative thing we noticed was the tempura batter would not crisp up in the oil. Seemed like they may have changed the recipe. The Alpine cheese was delicious and better than the old Swiss version. The special we had included endless chocolate and we took advantage of an additional pot as well as more blondies and pineapple.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Bntay
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    My wife and I always talked about going to The Melting Pot and finally decided to go. The food and service was excellent. It was fun dipping and sharing food. My wife says she would just order the cheese next time and that would fill her up because it is a bit pricy. If you're looking for a great date spot, I would def suggest this place.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back again....
    bnlink
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My husband and I went to The Melting Pot for his birthday last month. We enjoyed it so much that we wanted to go back again-- sooner than later. The French Quarter main course selection is absolutely delicious! The atmosphere, food, and service was great. We love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot
    SamiS
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    my experience was very pleasant at the melting pot yesterday evening. the staff was extremely accompanying and even helped my party decide what choice to make between two different options for desert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Carolina
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We loved the atmosphere, very classy and romantic. The food is nothing out of the ordinary, but the whole experience was nice and fun.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice date spot
    sdotsdots
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was my third time at Melting Pot, first at this location. It is a nice place to go for a date with someone you've recently met or someone you've known for years. The interactive nature of a fondue-style meal is a nice, fun deviation from a typical, sometimes boring, talk nonstop dinner date. The ambiance is still such that you can have a nice intimate conversation. This was my girlfriend's first time and she loved it. We both left with full bellies, just be prepared to spend over $100 for 4 courses for 2 people including tip but no drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday
    cassie
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Took daughter out for birthday dinner. Server, Kate, was great. Personalized our dining experience and was just great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Girls Night Out
    TheBrowns
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We had 5 girls and the fondue was delicious. Have loved this restaurant for years, but one of our guests had never been. She loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Time, Server Needs Training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Service was a bit slow at first, waiter had to be reminded to take our drink order before the food order. Drinks (alcohol) were brought to my son and I, but not our wives (soft drinks were brought when food was brought to table), so wasn't timed well, and the ladies, of course, felt ignored by that action. As night went on, server was more attentive. As always, food was fresh and "the cook it yourself" was fun as always.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Expensive for What You Get
    Aiki
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    The tables are a bit pressed for room (both leg room and table room). Although my kids had fun with cooking their own food, I definitely do not recommend it for kid that are picky eaters; getting more than one type of fondue pot takes a special effort. I might go back for dessert, which was very good. I just felt the protein portions are bite size and you end up having to spend a lot of money of the other items (cheese fondue, salad, etc.) to fill up. Below is what $160+tip got 2 adults and 2 children: Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue, 2 servings 3 protein selection Main Entrée Fondue, 2 adult servings and 2 children servings Oreo Chocolate Fondue, 4 servings 1 glass of wine 2 beers
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took my daughter for her 21st
    Sampson
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Took my daughter for her 21st birthday. She chose that restaurant due to our prior experience. The service was excellent and the staff wished my daughter Happy Birthday which made her feel very special. She had a hand written birthday card at the table as well. It was a wonderful, relaxing dinner and our waiter, Josh, was so helpful and explained everything.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been going to the Melting
    msag
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I've been going to the Melting Pot since they first opened and have never been disappointed. Everything was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate