The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids
The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids

The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/grand-rapids
  • Phone: 6163650055x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    Closed Thanksgiving Day
    Closed Christmas Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for all of your large party needs. Whether it’s a feast with friends or a corporate gathering our private dining room offers the atmosphere and functionality you need to enjoy a Perfect Night Out.



    Party Room Features Include: Seating for up to 32 guests, frosted glass doors for privacy, projection screen for presentations, structured seating layout perfect for guest speakers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Beltline & Knapp
  • Public Transit: There is a Rapid bus stop located behind the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids
Welcome to The Melting Pot. We offer a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)romantic (71)good for groups (27)fit for foodies (27)notable wine list (15)late-night find (8)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (7)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Excellent Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 1-year wedding anniversary here, and the staff made it so special and enjoyable. The entire staff signed a Happy Anniversary card, they drizzled "Happy Anniversary" in icing onto our dessert plates, and gave us complimentary chocolate covered strawberries to take home. The staff was incredibly kind, very energetic, and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent! What a Memorable Night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We celebrated our sons 20th birthday and it was our first experience at The Melting Pot. The service was excellent as well as the food. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Evening
    merlotqueen
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dinner and service was wonderful. My husband and I took my brother and sister in law out for his birthday. We are seasoned vets at the melting pot, but they've never been so it was great to the excitement their eyes when course after course came out. It was a great night and we WILL be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Theguy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Melting Pot was outstanding! The service was prompt and friendly, and the menu was explained thoroughly. The seating was beautiful, with each table being separated from the others, deleting the awkward stare-down that is inevitable with the other customers. The food was absolutely stunning, both in taste and appearance. It was a bit pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service!!
    Ginny
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Anthony was our server and was outstanding! He explained everything at detail for us and was always making sure we were taken care of! It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Was very impressed with The Melting Pot. Good food and service. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was good service was NOT!! We mentioned Groupon and service very quickly was bad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    StaciLynn
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was our first experience at The Melting Pot and it couldn't have been better! Amazing food, great service, awesome atmosphere! A little pricey but it's worth it! Perfect for a romantic dinner for two! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bummed...
    tigers67
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were so excited to try out The Melting Pot! However, from the second we entered the restaurant, we felt as if we didn't "fit" or something.. just the vibe we got from the hostess and server, and other guests. It was indeed a quiet, ambient, secluded feel, which was nice, but our server seemed kind of annoyed at us since this was our first time dining. We weren't sure how the fondue-style-menu worked out, and had lots of questions. This server answered them, but his demeanor and personality weren't attractive while doing so. The food was good, not to die for, and if we go back it will only be for the dessert - the chocolate fondue was the best out of the whole night! Very delicious, along with the desserts to dip in. Interesting night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good JOB!!
    Krupman
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    As professional single parents not getting much free time to have date nights, this place took the cake!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Refreshing Experience
    NerdLuv42
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    After being on vacation for a week of mediocre restaurant experiences, my wife and I decided to take advantage of the GR Restaurant Week deal and have dinner at the melting pot. The food and services were excellent. Our table was always well observed, and food came out at a great pace. It has always been an excellent experience when going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the melting pot
    agent
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Everything was perfect the food our waitress. The only problem we had, was with the hostess she had a gray spirit. Which killed of the mood. but our waitress was sure to turn that around.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience, Expectaion not met
    Staffing
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I had heard great thing about the restaurant, so we wanted to try it for our anniversary. Upon walking in I was immediately impressed then FLAT. Took almost 3 minutes to be greeted and we were immediately greeted with apologizes. Upon being sat at a table I was more than pleased. Waitress was great, personable, outgoing, explained everything very well. So did the rest of the staff to the tables around us. The only exception is that the entire restaurant was understaffed and the service was incredibly SLOW. We sat quite some time between courses and with out water on a few occasions. The waitress and manager both asked how things were and my response was the same as it is here. GREAT but a seems to be very slow paced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too expensive for the taste
    NOTAFAN
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    For the price of the food, the experience was ok but the food did not taste that great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and experience.
    Diner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The experience was excellent along with the food and service. The ahi tuna was my favorite. We will return but found the price to be high.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but pricey
    luvfood
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Maybe all the hype made the experience not as great as we expected it to be. The service was subpar from the unfriendly hostess seating us to our waiter than never checked back on us or refilled our drinks. We saw another waiter who was really informative and eager to give excellent service, unfortunately we got stuck with a dud. We ordered the fondue for you where you get three choices each. The classic broth fondue was lackluster. The vegetables were good but really only enough to serve one person and not the two of us. My sirloin and filet just came out tasting like a boiled steak. Really not worth the money but maybe we ordered the wrong thing. I'd go there again but would hope for better service and a guide toward better food choices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!!
    Williams1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Melting Pot was a great way to celebrate our 12th year anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Was not very happy that you can use a Groupon any day except for Saturday. We did receive a small discount, because of it. Very overpriced but a great first time experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    fonduer
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Melting Pot is a great place to meet friends for a meal. It is a relaxed dining process that allows for plenty of leisurely conversation as you share and cook your meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 17 year old's birthday choice
    birthday17
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We called ahead for a "Birthday Event" everything at the table was as advertised ..The hostess was not the warmest friendliest but OK. Our server introduced himself and was available and perfect all night. This is a unique menu and style and takes a lot of explaining especially for kids,,we had our 17 and 12 year old.. They loved the whole night.. The Fondue experience and the flavors were excellent..everyone was happy with their choices.. they were OK with bringing in a couple of gifts and that was very cool. The Manager on duty came by a couple times checking on things ,,,very nice..Just a bit of "sticker shock" when the bill showed at $189.00 with tip ,,,severe $220..other than that Great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An experience
    Allingoodtaste
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is a very slow and intentional way to eat, so don't go there famished. The salads were fresh and crispy and both the traditional and mojo bullion bases for the cook pots were flavorful without being too salty. Many different meats were tried and everyone was pleased by the quality of them, especially the pork and shrimp. The different sauces served with the entrees added an extra depth of flavor to the meal. Raw veggies came separately which we threw right into the pots to cook along with the meats. We ended with a turtle chocolate fondue which was good fun with its bits and pieces of dessert fare, but it was a bit too sweet. I'd go for a darker chocolate one next time. Great service made it a wonderful evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Very good as usual. One of our favorite places. Probably too long of experience for young kids, but otherwise great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    FondueMaster
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food is so amazing at the Melting Pot, I would suggest anyone to at least try it once!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Experience
    lovethepot
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The melting pot was such a fun dining experience. The food was great with amazing flavors and the service was awesome. I have never tasted such great flavors in vegetables! I would definitely recommend it to everyone! It is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. I wish I could afford to dine more often!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening out
    datenight2
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    What a great special occasion place! We had date night out with another couple and had so much fun! We ended up being there for over 3 hours and it flew by! Good food, nice service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had a great dinner at Melting Pot. The food and service were excellent. If going, plan on spending approx $35 - $45 per dinner (not including drinks).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    SeaHawk
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This was our first time at Melting Pot. My wife and I were joined for dinner with another couple for a pre concert dinner. All of us were very pleased with the overall experience. The concept was explained by our wait staff, very professional. All of us choose the four course option. At first glance the portions seemed small, but after having the whole meal, they were just the right amount. After talking between all of us, we agreed we would recommend this restaurant. Just do not expect to rush in and out, set enough time for a relaxed dining experience, about 2 hours would be about right.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not worth it
    Zman
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was ok, spent $100 for 2 people, not worth the cost.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    ChristiK
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I visited the melting pot two years ago and was blown away by the food and service. When I visited last night, my waitress had me stirring the zesty fondue ( not to mention she apologized for forgetting the bacon then left my table to find it and said my fondue would be ok without it) and she recommended another fondue and when I told her I did not like it she agreed! She was missing for more than 15 minutes at a time and was not knowledgeable about the wineenu. I asked her for a five ounce glass and she came back with a 8oz saying that it was only a couple dollars more... top the night off, she brought me a bill that was $81 dollars. I was charged a la carte and for the four course meal. When she corrected my bill it was a $16 dollar diff.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice change of pace
    jjfood
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was good. We used a Groupon. I wasn't stuffed when I left, but was satisfied. We were bothered by all the management asking how it was. Three different people, in addition to the waitress. That was annoying.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting pot
    Jlkamr
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were disappointed with our meal. The cheddar cheese fondue had an extremely bold beer taste to it. Main dish the broth that the waiter recommended was over powering. The smell alone made us nauseous and we couldn't wait for them to remove it from our table. It made everything we had for main course taste the same. (Steak,chicken, shrimp,lobster and vegetables). For the 115.00 bill plus tip for the two of us we were extremely disappointed. The service was amazing and so was the dessert. We said we would come back for dessert sometime.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing Experience!
    Dee523
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A group of us went to The Melting Pot for a girls evening out. Everyone loved it! The food was great! Our server, Anthony, was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our First Visit
    marriedwithkids
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    As our first visit things just seemed rushed and we weren't for sure exactly how everything worked. We loved the chocolate the best and would return for desert another time perhaps. The veggies served with the cheese did not taste fresh and the bread was hard. Our entree meats tasted good but the cooking style (complementary) was much to salty. Again the chocolate was fantastic and we loved the variety of dipper options. The setting was a bit dark and we may have enjoyed it more if the window coverings were open.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    cksimon
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Our first time was so wonderful. I would suggest making a reservation since I'm guessing that's why we got a more secluded seating location and that definitely made the evening very nice and calm. The food was delicious and the entertainment aspect was fun as well. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    clawman1
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We were very happy with the service we received and were even more impressed when we found out that our waiter had only been ther a couple of weeks. He was very knowledgable and explained everything very well to us. he was also very pleasant and friendly! We had a great experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We used a groupon for this meal. The food was OK and even with the group on it seemed expensive. I don't think we will go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small portions, broth toughens meat
    kelb
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Literally - 2 salads, 4 mushrooms, 4 pieces of broccoli, 5 pieces of potato, 8 pieces of steak, 10 shrimp, 4 pieces of chicken and tuna for like $60 - very overpriced - i was glad i had a groupon. Cooking the raw meat in boiling broth made outside overdone/tough, inside undone. Had the "experience", won't go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing
    heavykevy
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The service was top notch and the food was most excellent. I'm definitely going to be a repeat customer.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Gem
    Jude6747
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Delicious Food and such food variety. Pricey but worth it and there are options to reduce cost. I think the happy hour option would be one great way to do that!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's An Experience
    Facilityman
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My wife and I went here for our first time. It was to celebrate our 37 years of marriage and what a great night. We normally both eat very fast and this style of dining caused us to slow down and enjoy every morsel and enjoy each others company. The food is great and the ambiance cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet