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

The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/grand-rapids
  • Phone: (616) 365-0055
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the overall feel of the restaurant was great. However the waiter didn't stop by our table much at all to ask how our food was or anything. It took us a very long time to get the bill and I had to ask for a refill, after he came to our table twice, at a restaurant as nice as this I would have preferred that to be taken care of without a thought, especially since he told us he had been working there for quite some time."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Outstanding service, friendly attentive staff. Food was good, quality was what you should expect. Only downside due to popularity of current Groupon they were sold out of two popular entrees both of which we would've liked to order. Manager did an outstanding job making sure we had a great dinning experience after finding out we we're disappoint about the sold out entrees."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "took a girl I have known for 15 years for dinner here as a first date. it was the first time we were both single at the same time and I could not have asked for a better location to impress and enjoy her company. food was excellent , server was smart and knew what to say and when to be at the table and not at the table. had great recommendations from the manager on wine selections and the crème bule dessert was the icing on the cake. even got a request for a second date."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Expensive. Took a chance on the groupon because it sounded like a good deal--my Husband had two Bud Lights and I had a Sangria, which ended up being $20! Tack that on to the price of the groupon and your talking $60+ with tip. That's pricey for us. Feel like we paid more for the experience than the food. Fun to try, likely won't go there again. Ridiculous that the Happy Hour specials "are only available in the bar and cannot be claimed in the dining area". I've never heard that before!! Wasn't informed of this either until we were settled in. Felt like we were also being pushed into purchasing more--appetizers, different cooking sauces, chocolate menu. The chocolate menu described as "The most important decision of your night""
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Food tasted great! Server did not seem to pay attention. She asked us twice if we wanted more chips or bread to go with the spinach dip and we never saw it. Then, when the manager asked how things were and we politely explained the situation, he apologized and said he gave us each a complimentary drink. We never saw those either! Not quite sure what happened. We went there for our anniversary and it was not as special as we remembered it from previous times we had been there. Probably not going back any time soon.😔"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "birthday party for 6, perfect table size, excellent help from waiter on how to order. We had a very nice time."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our server was awesome! Very friendly and willing to answer any questions we had!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Although we were seated almost immediately, it took 15 minutes for anyone to even come by our table and offer us water and menus. The manager finally noticed us and had a server come over. The server did apologize and admitted he had no excuse other than it was a "crazy day". Having worked as a waiter myself, I did not personally find it that hectic. Once we ordered he did explain the menu very well, especially since I had never been there, but each time he said he would "be right back" with drink refills or just to check, we had to wait longer than we should have. I will most certainly not return unless my wife leaves me no other dining choice, nor will I recommend the restaurant to my friends. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I deeply enjoyed our time at the Melting Pot. We went to celebrate our anniversary and were rewarded with a quiet space to reconnect and enjoy time together. The fondue experience slows down the whole evening allowing you to just enjoy the moment together. We did three courses and were there about two and a half hours. Our server was fantastic, attentive and helpful but gave us space to enjoy our time together. She paced the evening beautifully as never felt rushed or like we were kept waiting. We sat in the "lover's lane" section and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of having our own little spot. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Went with another couple--very different night out, the food was tasty and we left comfortably full. You need some a la carte desserts though--we had one in our group who detests chocolate and therefore got no dessert. I would have liked more potatoes too. It was fun though and we will go back. The wait staff was very friendly and patiently helpful with first-timers, attentive too. Always seemed to be there just in time to see how we were doing and ask about more drinks etc. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Second time dining at The Melting Pot. Once in Minneapolis, MN and once in Grand Rapids, MN. It's definitely a bit pricey, but it is a real delight in both service and quality / quantity of food. This is a great date night or special occasion destination."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The service was very helpfuland polite, the food was great and looked even better. The portions they give are huge so it was more than filling."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was ok, our waiter was great, but I feel things went a little slow. We waited to long for our waiter at first, then a felt time waited in between courses was to long. Also, easy to dark, we were there at 12pm, seemed like evening. Ive wanted to try melting pot for along time, it was a pretty good expierence once, now the novelty has wore off I probably won't go back"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was fantastic and and fun although a bit pricey. I was slightly disappointed that you had to choose only 1 style for cooking. I did appreciate the fact that you could get extra dippers for the cheese fondue."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I've been wanting to try Melting Pot FOREVER, so, for our 2nd wedding anniversary I made reservations here. The appetizer and dessert fondue was delicious. The salad and dinner meat/seafood, I could have done without. The prices are quite high especially given that you have to cook your own dinner. I would consider Melting Pot a "one and done" type restaurant "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Charlie, our server was awesome. Great food and fun. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I don't have much experience in the fondue business but the melting pot was an absolutely wonderful experience! The food was amazing! The service was excellent! And the desert is the single best desert I know of! I would recommend the melting pot to anyone who enjoys a great experience!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were celebrating my wife's 40th birthday, and brought the kids (8 and 12) and were super pleased. We drove an hour and 1/2 to get there and truly enjoyed ourselves. Our server, Chelsie, was incredible. Using this website, I was able to make a note of WHY we came to Melting Pot and WHAT we were celebrating, and every detail was noted and every chance for them to make my wife feel special was taken. The ONLY negative was the chicken being overseasoned. We enjoyed the 4 course meal, but were stuffed after the 1st course. In hindsight, a perfect evening.....a $150 meal for 4, but well worth it for that special once a year night out/experience. PACE yourself, tho...the chocolate course is worth not eating a few bites of cheesy bread. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I found the food to be excellent, we were greeted with a friendly smile and seated very quickly( i did have a reservation). The things that need improvement and fine tuning; we waited over ten minutes before anyone stopped by our table to say hello or take our drink order. We arrived at 7pm and left after 10, more then 3 hours, to me this is a bit to long for a meal. I understand that this place is under new ownership and my take a while to get the bugs worked out. Overall I would only recommended this pricey fine dining experience if you have a lot of time and money spend. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My server Charlie,was absolutely amazing. The Melting Pot went above and beyond my expectations and he made it that much better!!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I was blown away with the whole experience and for a great price. This was the perfect place to bring my girlfriend on her birthday for the mid week romantic special she was amazed by everything and loved the food the employee was extremely nice and I don't think I could say one single bad thing defiantly will be back. 5 stars "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Been to many melting pot locations and this one ALWAYS falls short. We were there over 2.5 hours because every course had a 20-30 minute delay afterwards. No refills on drinks. Our waiter said they were understaffed. Very disappointing. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I made reservations for Easter and I expected to have a wonderful experience, since I had heard good things about this place. My husband and I felt we were invisible some of the time. Our waiter did not know the Easter special for kids and confused our small party greatly. We were expecting to spend 2 hours at the restaurant and were there for just over 3 hours but most of that time was waiting for food to be delivered or with empty plates and glasses at our table. We had to ask for refills of drinks, leading us to believe that there were no free refills on sodas. This was supposed to be a nice break from the traditional Easter and I guess it was but most of the time was spent playing our hand held games at time table."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "With three children, my husband and I rarely get a night out. We tried going to a few "hip" places around town and each one we walked in to was so loud and jam packed with people. One place had a table of screaming kids too! We wanted a quiet, intimate evening together. We finally decided to try The Melting Pot, and we could not have been any happier! The ambiance is comfortable and beautiful, the staff is attentive and kind, the food is rich and flavorful. Our server was very knowledgable and explained everything to us very well, he stopped by our table at all the right times while still giving us our privacy. The whole experience was perfect! The ONLY negative thing I have to say is that there are no beers on tap!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I made reservations at the melting pot for a date night out with my husband. I have been before, this was his first time. I've always had great food and service, but the was nothing close to my previous experiences. We decided to do the 4 course option. Our cheese fondue was not good at all, you could barely get past the taste of alcohol in it, but that could have just been a taste preference. My husband ordered Italian meats to go with the cheese fondue. Our waitress did not bring it. We reminded her, but our fondue was nearly gone by the time she brought it. Service was not attentive. Every course had something missing. When we asked about the items, it was a long wait before we got them. From beginning to end our meal took 2.5 hours. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Our first time visit. Very impressed with the service. We dined with our children for our anniversary. The staff was very helpful and patient. Highly recommended to friends."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had such a great time and the food was really good and service was great would go back a million times"
    Dined on 4/12/2014