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The Melting Pot - Knoxville
The Melting Pot - Knoxville

The Melting Pot - Knoxville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/knoxville/specials
  • Phone: (865) 971-5400
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My wife and I have celebrated several anniversaries here and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We love the melting pot every time! It never disappoints! Very unique and delicious!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Had a reservation, but 2 couples with later times seated before us. We were told to have a seat- but there were none, and my disabled wife had to sit on the staircase. Were told what we could and could not order. Loud, rowdy party behind us- could not talk to ourselves at the table due to the noise. Food so overspiced it was inedible. Both mine and my wife's, and the table behind us! We heard their complaints to the manager also. Offered no compensation, still paid $50 for melted cheese on bread. Never again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was not our first time dining at The Melting Pot, but it was our first time dining at this particular location. The food was amazing as usual, and the ambiance at this location was very nice. Our particular server for the evening was not the most attentive. When we did gain the attention of our server, it took longer than it should have to receive what we asked for. Knowing the standards of The Melting Pot, I am sure our experience with our server was rare. I still highly recommend The Melting Pot."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My husband and myself along with my best friend and her husband decided to celebrate my birthday at The Melting Pot. When we arrived I had a birthday card sitting on our table that had been signed by all the staff. Our server treated me like a guest of honor all evening and my dessert plate was served with a birthday candle! Our entire party was well taken care of and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience, but it was pricey for the meal that we received. It is a unique dining experience that was very relaxed. You would not want to go to this restaurant if you have a tight schedule. It's great for a special occasion! They had an anniversary card on the table which was a special treat and our waitress was very helpful."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Melting Pot is always a fun place to go -- combines good food with an enjoyable social experience. And our service was outstanding. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "You always know what to expect! Good food, great wine, good service. Always a excellent choice!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend for her birthday, it was both of our first time there. Heard great things about the food and it did not disappoint. The setting was very cozy, the music was outstanding and server Zari was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! She was very knowledgeable, she explained everything perfectly and MOST importantly she consistiently made sure we we alright. My girlfriend had a great birthday and THATS what matters most. We will DEFINIENTLY be back"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and requested a private table, which the restaurant accommodated nicely. We decided on the four course experience, we indulged on cheddar fondue, house salads, the classic entree, and s'mores chocolate fondue. The food was outstanding and dessert was exceptionally delicious. The wait staff was above par. All in all, a truly wonderful dining experience. One word of advice, don't burn your mouth."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I had an enjoyable night with my wife celebrating our 20th. Most enjoyable part was dessert and company. Great place for talking and socializing......we liked dessert better than the main course but was an enjoyable night"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The waiter was great. Super friendly, helpful, knowledgeable about vegetarian and vegan needs (I am vegetarian). The new menu offered a good vegetarian option and for that I was grateful. Unfortunately, the food was forgettable and very expensive. I understand paying for an experience, but it was way too much food and didn't really taste like anything special. It was just ok. This was my second time visiting and I just don't think I will return. It is a kitschy place and has a cool retro thing going on, but it's not my cup of tea."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed eating at this restaurant. But would just recommend for cheese fondue and chocolate fondue. The middle course was just okay and could be skipped to have an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming to The Melting Pot for many years, opting to keep it on the list of places to go for special occasions. We've found it works for a romantic evening alone or with a large family group when everyone comes to visit. We used to get "The Big Night Out," but that's no longer available, so now we get either "The Classic" or the The "Land and Sea.""
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 1st anniversary, but although our meal was good, the service was not. Our server, John, disappeared halfway through the meal. At one point our pot was boiling so violently that the liquid was boiling over. Another waiter noticed we were w/o service, so he graciously stepped in to help. Our server eventually did return, but without so much as an apology for his extended absence. This poor service was especially disappointing considering that we spent upwards of $125.00 and were celebrating a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Fun for my daughter and I first visit. She is twelve and loved it! Would definitely so again for a girl's night out!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I ate here, the Melting Pot, for our 2 year anniversary and it was amazing! The food, service and atmosphere were all terrific! I recommend it for anyone looking for a romantic and entertaining meal!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We chose to have our bachelorette party here and it was absolutely perfect! The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. It gave us all a chance to hang out and enjoy good food and conversation without feeling rushed. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Dinner at The Melting Pot was my Mother's Day gift from my son, and I have to tell you, one of the best gifts I've ever received! The cheese course was delightful and the entree was seasoned to perfection. The filet mignon was so tender it could be cut with a fork and melted in our mouths like butter. The Flaming Turtle chocolate and caramel fondue was exquisite! Our server, JC, was great. He was funny and informative, attentive but did not hover over the table. We had a great night with excellent food and conversation and can't wait to do it again! I will highly recommend The Melting Pot to anyone looking for a fantastic dining experience."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our 6 year anniversary. When we first got there they gave us an Anniversary card and sat us in a booth and it was away from everyone else. At first I wasn't sure if the money would be worth it, but it totally is. We never get to go out as much anymore since we have a toddler so to splurge that kind of money to go here every once in a while is totally worth it. The food was amazing and I wish I got our server's name. He was outstanding and explained everything so well since it was our first time here. I am definitely coming back!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is a great restaurant for a date night. Very dark setting and intimate. This IS NOT a place for children. The way the meal service is set up you will be there a good two hours but you will be eating and/or preparing your meal the entire time. The length of time and short attention span of small kids is the reason I say, don't take your children. I took my mother and grandmother here for Mother's Day. My grandmother is 96 and gets around fairly well, but there is no other way in or out without traveling up and down steps which proved difficult for her. It would be great if they would have a handicap accessible way to travel. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is the second time we have dined at The Melting Pot. The first time it was a pleasant experience for Knoxville and a break form many restaurants that are very similar. This time we finished eating and received out bill and after looking at the detail closely to understand why it was much higher than I anticipated I noticed that a 20% tip had been added. We tried to find out why and no response other than you have to pay it. I e-mailed management later that evening via their opinion survey page and they have not responded as to why the mandatory 20% tip. We won't go back plain and simple. We strongly believe tips should be based on the quality of service and food you get. Poor service no tip. Great service great tip. Pretty simple. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent place to enjoy fondue with family & friends. Very helpful staff. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Me and my best friend went to the melting pot to celebrate our birthdays. We have been enjoying the melting pot for years and knew that going for our birthdays would be great. We don't get to come to the melting pot often so I always look forward to our next visit. Everything was great. What a great way to start out birthdays!!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were having a hard time to determine is the food finish cooking or not. The server gave us instructions and timing frame for each meat we ordered. When I cut the meat open I am having hard time to see is the meat ready or not due to the light. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were able to enjoy a wonderful meal at the Knoxville Melting Pot this past weekend. We have eaten at the Melting Pot no fewer than 30 times and Knoxville is always the best. The restaurant has a great feel and always has the best servers. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Excellent.......................................excellent!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is one of those great places that promotes an interactive dining experience with its engaging wait staff, its great food that promotes being more than just sitting their eating. The experience great for dates and special occasions as well as just getting out for something different. Well worth the price. Our waitress Belina at the Knoxville location was a joy and a pleasure to have taking care of us. she really added to the enjoyment. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I recently made our first trip to The Melting Pot. The service was exceptional and the food was marvelous. I had joined the fondue club online before going and called in advanced to recieve chocolate covered strawberries at the end of our meal. The four course experience was out of this world and the chocolate strawberries we got to take with us after the meal were just the icing on the cake. We had a wonderful night at an exceptional restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Went there for our son & wife's 1st anniversary. Arrangements had been made in advance for balloons & confirmed. Upon arrival I asked if the balloons were in place and told of course. They were NOT. Eventually someone comes with them and says Happy Birthday. The cheese, salad okay. The waiter brought bouillon rather than oil. He finally got oil but it was not warm. Had to wait 25 min. for it to warm. Basically ruined our meal. Dessert was good. We were told multiple times that the manager would be by to see us but he did not come by. I was totally disappointed in Melting Pot. A very expensive meal and huge disappointment. We've been to the MP in Charlotte. No comparison. We will not return to the one in Knoxville. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Quite expensive but the food quality makes up for the price. Amazing choices in drinks and everything within the meal. Time consuming bc you cook everything and everything is prepared for you."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went for a date night. Was our first time enjoying this restaurant. Our server was very helpful in walking us through the process, as it is a bit different then your run of the mill restaurant. I would recommend The Melting Pot to anyone looking for a romantic escape, and quite a bit of fun. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was a choice for 2 birthday celebrations, a 22 year old and a59 year old. Age did not matter, we had a great evening with fantastic food and service. It is our new special occasion restaurant "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "It was my second visit to the Melting Pot. I took my wife for her birthday. The food and ambiance were very good, but the service was very slow. While our waitress was pleasant, it often took her over 10 minutes to get me water refilled. Considering you drop $100 for dinner for two, I'll likely be trying other restaurants in Knoxville for special occasions in the future. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Been wanting to go for years. We celebrated our 12th Anniversary. Really enjoyed. Had a great time."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We usually do not go on Fridays and it was so busy that the service was slow. I would not go back on a weekend again as sitting on those hard benches for a longer time is not comfortable. Will stick to a week night instead. The food and dipping sauces are excellent. The amount of food has gone down and the price has gone up. So, we will only be going here for special occasions or when they have special prices per person. I like the revised menu where you can select one item such as just chicken. However, when everything is al la carte it is so much more expensive."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted something different for date night, and we were very pleased. We ordered the 4-Course Experience to share and thought it was a good choice. Since we don't drink, our server accommodated our request to prepare the cheddar fondue without beer (they have a bouillon they can use with certain cheeses). My wife chose the California salad and said she thought the candied pecans really enhanced the flavor. For the entrée we went with The Classic, substituting salmon for the shrimp (which they were happy to do). I learned I'm still not a mushroom fan. :-) Loved the chocolate (duh). We appreciated how having to cook the meat slowed down the meal, so we ate less, but next time we'll probably just do the cheese and chocolate."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The entire experience was AMAZING (as always!) We ADORE The Melting Pot and will certainly be back for more special times there!!!! We recommend your restaurant to all our family and friends and many have come there because of what we said! Thank you for making our special night wonderful :)"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a waiter, I believe his name was JC. He really helped us out since this was our first time. He was awesome."
    Dined on 4/4/2014