The Melting Pot - Knoxville
The Melting Pot - Knoxville

The Melting Pot - Knoxville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/knoxville/specials
  • Phone: 8659715400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (bar only), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jackson Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered spots are free after 6:00 p.m., and free on Saturday and Sunday. Otherwise, the closest parking is right behind our building at Central Parking. There are also several other parking lots around The Old City.
A word from The Melting Pot - Knoxville
The Melting Pot offers a relaxed atmosphere, plush private booths, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four course dinners. It is perfect for a romantic evening, corporate dinner parties or friendly gatherings. Creamy cheese fondue, fresh salads, a wide variety of entree selections and mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts are offered.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Melting Pot - Knoxville reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)romantic (84)fit for foodies (37)good for groups (30)notable wine list (21)neighborhood gem (16)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (8)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I have been using The Melting Pot as a romantic dining option for years. As of the last outing we will be looking for other options. The waitress was poorly trained and the food was lacking quality. Sadly disappointed
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occassions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great place to celebrate your special occasion. Service is always top notch. Relaxed dining experience. Take your time and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I always enjoy our experience at the Melting Pot, and we like the fact that we know it will consistently be great. We are expecting our first child next weekend so we went as a last big date night and had a fabulous time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but beware!!!
    Gupbear
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Been to melting pot many different times at all other locations. The knoxville location was about the least romantic setting for a melting pot. It was loud inside there was no privacy as we were accustomed to at other melting pot. It has been a couple of years since we have been to one, they have restructured the menu portion size seem to be smaller and now they charge for the traditional cooking. which is oil. They give the chicken broth complimentary we paid 45 dollars a person for a small amount of food and they have the nerve to charge additional 6 bucks for oil. I feel that this is unjustified because that is the original way to fondue. Extremely disappointed with this location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Melting Pot
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food ! Great experience ! Had been a while since we last visited the Melting Pot, it was a fun time for our anniversary the cheese fondue was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    Rypa
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went for a "girls night out" with my mom and best friend. We had a blast! The food and wine was wonderful, our waitress was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere private. I would definitely recommend the Melting Pot for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A bit pricey for the amount of food (especially meat) that you get, but our server was spectacular and attentive. I appreciated the complimentary strawberries for our anniversary meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent for special occasions
    candyr93
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Had a really great birthday dinner here. Our server, Fred, was amazing! He went above and beyond for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    KJ1966
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our evening at the Melting Pot with friends was a big hit. The server was very knowledgeable and informative without being condescending, which was a big plus given that the total experience was new to most of us. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We always have a wonderful experience at the melting pot! Very yummy, Fred is always our server and he is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    2goodfoodgoodtimes
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We grabbed a last minute family dinner for this past Sunday. We love this Melting Pot as our favorite good time, catch up place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondue Fairytale...
    proudgranny
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I recently attended a special event with my daughter and granddaughter at the Melting Pot. They far, far exceeded my greatest expectations. The entire restaurant had been turned into a frozen wonderland, and the characters weren't merely nearby. They came around to each and every table and spent real time with the girls, talking and taking pictures etc.. I can't begin to say how impressed I am with the Melting Pot for holding this kind of event and hope there will be more to come. I loved a chance to introduce my granddaughter to fine dining in a way that made sense to her. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Evening
    Daryl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We did the Mid Week Romantic Getaway and turned out to be a nice, quiet evening together. Our server Zari was outstanding and always had a welcoming smile on her face. I highly recommend requesting her if you are using Open Table for reservations. The manager Kathy checked on us a couple times to make sure everything was going as expected, which was nice as well. Great place to spend a quiet evening and not be rushed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomadating
    Jsclark564
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've always loved The Melting Pot, and when we brought our three year old with us for a family night, they made sure it was a pleasant night for all! Great customer service. Our waiters went above and beyond for us. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for special occasions
    Benson2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service was excellent. Too pricy for the amount of food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • been there 3 times
    lifespuppet
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It is worth ever cent. I have been their for 6month anniversary and valentines. Treat you 5 star
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE the Melting Pot!
    Nursejill
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    There was a group of 5 of us. We normally go to MElting Pot for a special occasion but this time it was just a night out with coupons we received from HalfOff Depot.. There were a couple of new items on the menu and we tried them both. The chocolate dessert is always to die for. Our server did a fantastic job. Melting Pot remains a favorite in our family!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Special Occasions
    Trevor
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I have been here several times for special occasions. The most recent visit was for our anniversary, and as usual, we weren't disappointed
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just go for Desert
    beadabl
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was my first experience at Melting Pot. It was quite interesting and I did have fun with my friends, but there were times we were like, "where's our server? We need refills." The food was good but not great - not for the price. I liked the wine list but not particularly the wines that came with the special we had purchased on line. The only reason I'd go back is if someone was paying my way or for the desert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting pot review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The overall experience was good. We have been before (2x) but this last time the serving size was far less than previous. Rather costly for what we received. The server (Daniell) was nice and helpful. Both my wife and I had difficulties hearing the greeter and also the server. We both found ourselves having to repeat our responses and hearing the options from the server.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask for john
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was our first time at melting pot and he made it great from the cheese fondue to chocolate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I had a truly wonderful time here. The food is excellent as is the service. Our server took the time to explain everything to us each step of the way. He even offered to bring soda water for my wife when she got chocolate on her white shirt! Now that is going above and beyond. We have found our new date night gem!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a stellar evening, at all
    lithicschik
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The hostess was quite rude to both myself and my friend, who ate with me. She actually argued with my friend. The food was okay, but the cheese fondue was runny. Our meals were quite rushed, with salads coming out before the cheese was finished. The chocolate menu was placed directly in front of me, not even halfway through the entree. I had to move the menu out of the way to get back to the fondue pot, which caused my wine glass to spill. The servers decided to clean their sections around us, even though we left over an hour before they closed. The restaurant is not well maintained, and a little shabby. I expect better service, food and atmosphere when choosing to dine at a place like The Melting Pot for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kowboy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food & experience was very good ..relaxing enviroment & fun
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one time enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    glad I finally tried it but have to say it was overpriced for the food & experience & don't feel compelled to do that again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Experience
    Foodfan
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The Melting Pot is experience dining. The food is great, but the environment and ability to cook your own food is something you can't get at other places. Thats why I come back and love it so much.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I LOVED IT
    electro
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was my first time visiting this restaurant and I really loved it. The food was delicious and the server was very courteous and entertaining. Ask for Danielle and I'm sure your visit will be fun and just as memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the Line Every Time
    Kristi
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is the best special occasion restaurant of all times. We love it every time we come!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    MP1989
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Dinner was delicious and really hit the spot on a night with two special occasions. Fred was a great server.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice but becoming overpriced
    nice
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food is alyways great. Too many changes to the menu and not easy to understand. we've been going once or twice a year for 15 years. Price has increased while portion and selections have decreased. Couldnt really understand our options. Almost ordered too much food at twice the price. instead we paid what we normally do and still left a little hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere for a date night!
    NikiMathan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We celebrated our 5th Anniversary by doing a 4 course meal. The atmosphere, service and food were all amazing. We had a quiet and relaxing evening to just unwind and enjoy time together.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Coachcash5
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had a great time. They even had an anniversary card waiting for us. Could not have been more pleased with the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went the extra mile
    table4two
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I are Melting Pot fans, and the one in our town closed a couple years ago, so we don't often get out to them. This year, we decided to celebrate our 5th anniversary and her birthday (all on the same day) by driving up to Knoxville and enjoying the Melting Pot there. I informed them of our reason for celebrating via the Open Table system, and we found our table in a secluded corner decorated with hearts, a pretty table centerpiece and a happy anniversary card signed by the staff. Our server was very cordial, prompt and attentive. The manager on duty stopped by also. We were unbothered by other patrons, and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Pleasure
    Kaylene36
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Melting Pot is always my special treat for those times when I want to celebrate happy life events, enjoy a romantic evening and even pamper myself. The food is always wonderful and the dessert is divine. I mean warm chocolate and cheesecake, how can that not make life better right?
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun night out!
    Ripley
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This was the 3rd time my family has gone together to The Melting Pot. Two were for 21st birthdays and this time was to celebrate other milestones for our children. We have enjoyed each time we have been here. Lots of sharing - of food and conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great interaction!
    Captain
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was great, our server brandy was awesome albeit her first night! I would certainly recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening, we only looked at our phones to check the timer for cooking, unheard of nowadays! Price is on the high side to value but all in all great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • boiled food
    bartolo
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Cheese and dessert were great. The rest was just boiled meat that wasn't good at all
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Restaurant
    fonduefool
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    When a special occasion arises, the Melting Pot is the place to take your loved one. Upscale, but perfectly fine to wear your nice shorts and polo for a nice evening out. Great food and lots of fun to prepare it yourself as the simple act of cookery becomes a conversation piece and it is hilarious when you loose something in the cooking liquid from your fondue fork and have to fish it out. I suggest finding a groupon or half off depot coupon the first time you go as it is rather extravagant in pricing for something you do yourself and a restaurant obviously can purchase in bulk creating a huge difference in the bottom line and the price charged. Overall, it was great, great service from our server and others seemed very pleased, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timers!
    lindalouinAZ
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our daughter worked at the melting pot in myrtle beach, so we had heard for years about the melting pot. On a recent trip we stayed overnight in knoxville and my wife surprised me with reservations at the melting pot. we had a great time! The food was great and the server was very nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies night out
    GNO4
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have been several times but 2 of the girls in our group have never been and our waiter Fred was spectacular. He was quite funny and entertaining. He made the night really special with his sense of humor and outgoing personality. He also took great pictures of all of us. There was another waiter, I believe his name was Scott possibly long brown hair, very handsome that stopped by our table to talk and make us laugh. He was such a sweetheart and also took our picture. One of the best ladies nights we've had and the other 2 girls who have never been there will definetly go back because it was just such an amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.