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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
  • Email: themeltingpot_gr@yahoo.com
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "The Melting Pot did not quite meet my expectations. It was a fun experience, but for the cost I don't feel like the quality or quantity was there. There were not enough of the dipping items for as much of the fondue there was and although it was fun to cook your own food, the ingredients were very ordinary. I would recommend trying it once for the experience but I don't predict we will return."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Delicious food and great atmosphere! Our server was fantastic too! My daughters and I loved it..."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I didn't lke tasting wine in my cheese sauce. There shouldn't be a wine taste in cheese sauce. The description menu didn't mention anything about a wine taste ."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I have dined here before, had great service and atmosphere. So this is why I chose it again. But, unfortunately, this time was not as good. It was extremely warm inside to the point of being uncomfortable. The service was very slow and the amount of food received for the price did not match up."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I saw the online reviews on them. I also got thumbs down from friends. Still went to celebrate my wife's birthday. I have spent $225 for 2 adults/one 8yr old including tips and gifts (table decor) for something that I feel should have been nearly half the price. Welcome staff was confused, 'not sharp', and 'not warm' at all. Had to wait for our table for quite a bit when the restaurant was half empty on the Friday night. I was willing to let go of the food quality if the service, ambience, and location was good. Called twice to give information about my special day, stroller need, wife's name. No special treatment at all, no mentioning of her name. When I called, the person was not warm at all. He was quiet. I should've taken the hint then."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "While there is no question that a full course dinner at the Melting Pot is not inexpensive when you keep in mind that it comes with incredible food and it is a full evening of entertainment it is worth every dollar. Recently went with a group of 8 to celebrate a bunch of birthdays we have wonderful food and great service and will do it again in the future!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We came to celebrate my husbands birthday and it was all of our first times at the Melting Pot. We were very pleased with the food and the overall experience!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was our 1st time at The Melting Pot and we enjoyed it tremendously. We had 3 teens, 2 adults and 2 seniors in our group. The 2 seniors thought that it was a bit too noisy as the evening went on. Everyone enjoyed the dining experience. The food was great, the service was great. If we had to pick a downside, it was that we had a wheelchair bound senior with us and it was a bit challenging getting in and out and around in the wheelchair. On the other hand, we also had a teen with Celiac Disease who required gluten free options and the staff was well-acquainted with what needed to happen to accommodate the gf diet which was refreshing in dining out."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our servers name is Charles or Charlie (tall, really sexy). It was our (party of 7) first time going to the Melting Pot. Our server was very helpful and explained how everything works, answering all our questions. My girl friends were not sure about the place but left very satisfied and its all anyone is talking about :D the price was a quite expensive, but the food came out great. We plan to visit again and hope to have the same server, he was really funny."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great evening, but we were a group of 10 and they had us in two adjoining booths, a little tough for conversing with all of our guests."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I didn't realize we would be "cooking" our own entree which was a blast and absolutely delicious but it took a good deal of time. If you're looking for a great date with lots of time to talk and a unique activity this would be great. It was a pretty quiet atmosphere, so you better like the person/people you are with! Worth the price on occasion, the quality of the meats and veggies was great and fresh."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Melting Pot has a great set up for reservations for two. You get your own private nook with high walls so it feels like you are the only ones there. The food is outstanding with multiple choices. The waitstaff explain everything thoroughly and make sure you understand how everything works. Management walks around talking to customers and make sure everything is good, bets more drinks or takes plates as needed. A bit pricey, but perfect for a special occasion, anniversary, or adult birthday dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was my first time at the Melting Pot and I had an absolute blast. Our waiter was hilarious, I loved all the food, and the overall experience was great. I cannot wait to go back with my friends. It is good for a whole dinner like I had with my family, but I want to go back with my friends for just dessert because it was so good and fun."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was a wonderful experience. It was my 19 year anniversary and I had heard great reviews about The Melting Pot, so I made reservations! The food was amazing. The service was also great! I definitely will be coming back:)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have been to other Melting Pot restaurants, but if this would of been my first experience I would never go to one again! I was with three others that had never been to a Melting Pot before and I am sure they will never go back. The veggies for both the cheese and the main cores were old and dried out so was the bread, and the fish was very, very fishy. The server did a poor job of explaining things. The overall experience was very disappointing!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This restaurant was awesome!! We had an excellent server and the food was delicious! Thank you Melting Pot of GR!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "One of the people at the table were gluten intolerant that Melting Pot was very accomodating."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We went with a group and the food was good, service left a bit to be desired. Our server was fairly new to his job and kept forgetting things for our table. There were long waits between asking for things and it was just really awkward. This is not the service we would expect for the amount we paid for our food. The food tasted good but, at this price, it would only be a special occasion place for us."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is all that I've heard it was--quite unique and delicious! I might try it again for just one of the 4 offerings but I could not afford to go and enjoy the 4 course meal again. It's a once in a lifetime treat and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would hope if I DID go and order "a la carte" for just the appetizer or just the dessert that the portion would be a little larger for the price that each person pays. The novelty of the place is very special and makes for a nice evening out."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was a great experience and the perfect choice if you are looking for great food and great atmosphere. I like the fact that it was different from the norm when it comes to dining. If you like cheese and chocolate and everything in between then this is an awesome option!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were seated at the back of the restaurant in a 2-person corner booth with the opening partially covered by a curtain. It felt very private and romantic. The server was energetic and friendly. He did a good job explaining how things worked. It felt very fun and intimate. It is a much more interactive dining experience, as you are cooking the entree in the fondue pot. The server mixes the fondue ingredients in front of you, which is fun to watch. The food was very good. My favorite was the snickerdoodle chocolate fondue we had for dessert. It was like dipping treats in a melted snickers bar. Absolutely delicious! It was expensive (around $100 for 2 people) , but worth it if you're going out for a special occasion now and then."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Well me and a friend went for my birthday. The food was good the service was ok, I just have one problem! I believe something got added to my bill! Yes the prices is high but we know what we order, and it should not cane up to what it did! I took the bill whiling my wife was in the restroom, which I should not have because It was my birthday so I could not focus for real! But if you would like to do something different and nice for your love one! Go there just don't drink too much so you can known what you paying for! They don't do nothing special for birthdays"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here, for her birthday, based on reviews. I assure you I was not disappointed. Absolutely a great atmosphere with wonderful service and food."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Very romantic just don't sit near the kitchen then you hear slamming."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Awesome food and dining experience. It was just my hubby and I for valentines day dinner. A little pricey for one night but worth the splurge for once in a while! We had a great waitress and she was awesome at explaining everything as well as keeping us well cared for."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Definitely a place for special occasions, as it's a bit pricey, but already I can't wait to go back. The atmosphere is extremely relaxed, our server was amazing and very informative and helpful. One member of our party was gluten free due to celiac disease, and our server was right on top of what was and wasn't gluten free. The food was absolutely outstanding and delicious, and just the fact that it's fondue made it even more so :)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Amazing service! Can't wait for the next occasion!!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is outstanding for a special occasion dinner, but I would cheerfully go there just for dessert after a movie or other night out. The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgable and the wine list and cocktail menu are outstanding! I highly recommend the Sunshine Sangria!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had reservations and still waited 20 minutes for a table, when open ones were clearly in view. When we were finally seated we were sat at a table close to the door where heavy traffic was passing by and cold air from the door kept getting to us. Another ten minutes passed before we saw our server. The food was good and the server was friendly and helpful. We were told to pick the 4 course entree (it was only two of us) because that would be the better deal. By the time we started our entree we were stuffed. We couldn't even enjoy our dessert we were so full. We were shocked at the cost. For the entire experience to be disappointing and then have to pay over $140 (without tip) was a bit ridiculous. We said we would never go back again."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had reservations and got sat 15 mins after them. Sat for 7 minutes before being greeted by our server and waited another 7 to get drinks. We had to wait a long time to even get be refill on water. Food was okay but didn't make up for the horrible service."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant to have a slow relaxing dinner with your spouse and enjoy some time together. The food was fun to cook and experience and the drinks were awesome. We really had a nice time away from the kids. It is a little pricey but still well worth it."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "First time ever and we were very disappointed and would not go back. Food was OK but no where worth the money. Waiter was excellent however!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We went to The Melting Pot for my birthday. We were greeted at our booth with a nice birthday card with a personal hand written birthday wish. Our server was well versed and very helpful. She patiently guided us through the four courses. It was a fun relaxing evening. To top it off, my dessert plate had a cute birthday wish written on it. Great extra touches made my day special."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Skinny dipping menu is fab. Lower prices, still great amount of food, plenty of choices. Perfect option."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We like the Melting Pot not only for it's unique and delicious food but because of the overall experience. We brought new business associates and had a wonderful evening. Tyler our server really put us at ease and we enjoyed talking with him."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My husband and I had a great time. We don't get to go out often without our 2 young children, so we really enjoyed it. The food was amazing like always. But our waitress was not. She brought out the cheese, which wasn't what we ordered, lucky for us it still tasted good. Once my husbands drink was gone she never asked if he wanted another or something else. We waited for almost 20 minutes for our dinner plates to be cleaned up, which ended up being done by someone else who had walked by our table 3 or 4 times afte we were done."
    Dined on 1/25/2014