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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
  • Email: meltingpotknoxville@yahoo.com
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "I typically take my wife here for special occasions. I'm not a huge fondue person, but the food and staff are excellent. I recommend couples to get differing meal choices as to get more variety. The 4 course is very filling and very good. Overall, the ambiance and staff make this a great date restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fred was our server. He was funny, attentive, and felt like he cared about our experience. He funny and candid. The melting pot experience was made great because of Fred! If you are making a reservation book his table. The food was fresh and delicious. We will be going back and of course sitting with Fred!!!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This restaurant is fantastic for a romanic dinner or for a specia occassion. The food is wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to The Melting Pot for our one year anniversary. The waiter we had made the evening with attentive service, great recommendations, and an excellent personality. The food was delicious, and being that I'm gluten-free, tons of food options. It is an expensive experience, but well worth the price. I would only recommend this for adults. Though they are great about accommodating children, the overall experience would be perfect for a mommy/daddy date out. Incredibly pleased with the overall experience and will surely go back again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at our favorite restaurant, The Melting Pot. It was just as wonderful as the night deserved. Thank you for helping us celebrate this important milestone. Everything was perfect!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I've heard quite things about this place but after finally coming here I was overwhelmed by a steep bill for what you actually get. Being that it was out first time here, we weren't explain anything and the service was horrible. I probably will never come here again."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had been wanting to go to The Melting Pot for some time, but could never get it scheduled after being told how long the dining usually takes. Well, we finally went and what a great experience! We all had the 4-course meal and we enjoyed every bite! It is so worth the time and money. Plus, it's time we spent bonding as a family. I highly recommend the experience!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I took my husband to The Melting Pot for our 3 year anniversary. He had a blast. The food was good, our server was good and the atmosphere was nice. It was a good romantic dinner. It feels a little overpriced but for a special occasion, not too bad. The wine and beer selection was great but the mixed drinks were too small for how much you paid. Overall it is super yummy and fun, just be prepared to dent your wallet."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great experience, you have to have time to enjoy and sit back and relax. but it is worth every minute you are there. Recommend the 4 course dinner can't go wrong. Everything was wonderful and the ambience couldn't be better. So go and enjoy a wonderful evening and enjoy the ambience you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My partner took me out for a date night to the Melting Pot. It was an intimate setting and quiet and romantic. The service was fabulous and the food was very tasty. At first glance the menu was overwhelming but our server took the time to explain everything and we were able to enjoy ourselves. We enjoyed cooking our food and feeding each other. The starter and the dessert course were amazing. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is a dining experience. The food and atmosphere are amazing."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It was a little too dark to see the menu and to tell 100% if the chicken was done so I over cooked mine. The food was great!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "While the service, ambiance and food were noteworthy, the booth experience should be left for parties of 4 or less. The seating is a little too tight for an active dining experience; ie when you are cooking your own at the table."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My fiance and I came in to celebrate our engagement and it was perfect!! We had such a great time and it was very romantic and hopefully we can make this a tradition! Thanks for the great service and we can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We have been here several times in the past. We normally go here for romantic evenings and anniversaries. Our experiences have always been top notch, but not this past time service was poor and food was sub par do to the service. We will certainly go back hopefully we will have our normal experience which is great and romantic."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "When I made my reservation online for a party of 3, I noted that it was 2 of the guest's birthdays. I've been to the melting pot for my birthday a couple times and they usually do a card,& candle during dessert. This didn't happen. Which isn't a huge deal. The food and service was great, I just wished there would've been that little something extra to surprise my friends with."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We are people who go to Melting Pot once every 2-3 months. This is not in our home town so we figured it would be fun to check out downtown Knoxville and try Melting Pot. I wouldn't go back, the parking behind the building left me feeling very uneasy about walking to my car in the dark.The seating felt much more like a typical restaurant where you can see and hear other couples/families than the private dining experience I am used to at a Melting Pot. Our server was fantastic! The hostess was less then welcoming and the place is NOT accessible to anyone with any mobility limitations."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant to go and spend time with friends and family. It's quiet and a wonderful time for conversation and fun."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The melting pot is one of our favorites and have never had anything to complain about. Perfect night out!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We have eaten here a handful of times but this visit stood out because of the service by JC. Truly the best service I have ever experienced in my entire life. He was so personable and like able and very attentive. Normally you can expect to be at the restaurant for almost 3 hours if you get all the courses but he was so attentive to when it was time to start transition to next course that we were out in 2 hours! I will always request his service from here on out. Great guy. The food is always delicious but this experience was trumped by his on point service... Which I work in the service industry so I recognize those who go above and beyond."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Once again The Melting Pot nailed it.. The cheddar fondue was complex and rich. The house salad was fresh and full of flavor, the homemade bleu cheese dressing was the right fit. The chicken, shrimp and beef served for the fondue was excellent. Everyone at the table loved the dipping sauces."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great food & a unique experience overall. Our waiter was excellent & he could be a James Franco look alike! I can't remember his name but he went above & beyond to make our dinner one we won't forget (he was also gracious after we told him he looked like James Franco, and had a great sense of humor about it). Whenever we visit Knoxville we will come back to the Melting Pot"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a couple of friends and we went to the Melting Pot for Knox Restaurant Week. The food was amazing and the deal for restaurant week couldn't be beat. It was crowded and really hot inside the restaurant--that would be my only complaint. The food was awesome, the price was amazing, our server--David--was fantastic, very attentive."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I have always loved this restaurant! However I feel as part of Restaurant week, desert should have been added to menu since that is what you are primarily known for. As a couple with 2 children to have a bill at $200.00 is pretty steep for Knoxville, Tn."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Tried this restaurant for Restaurant Week and as a get together for someone's birthday. Was informed at seating that if anyone in the party opted for the Restaurant Week menu that all parties would have to do the same, which is not fair to do to people if that is not what they wanted. As a result, everyone chose what they wanted but several ended up spending considerably more for their meals than had been anticipated. The server was friendly but seemed overwhelmed in having to explain how the menu worked when people in the party arrived at different times instead of waiting until all individuals had arrived. The food was good, but I could take it or leave it and the menu was somewhat confusing."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Unfortunately, our experience was not a good one. We were seated right away but was checked on by 6 different people while there. That was a little overkill. My husband and I went there for dessert. The chocolate fondue was wonderful. The sweet treats that were served with it were stale and of very small amount. Two people got to share four slices of a banana, 3 sliced strawberries, 2 small bit size pieces of brownies and red velvet cake , 4 bite-size pieces of rice crispy treats and a sliver of cheesecake and 4 marshmallows. Really?? For a total of $16. It wouldn't be so bad if the treats tasted good but stale treats are unacceptable. We will not go back there again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I have been to the Melting Pot several times, and this visit was by far the best experience ever. The service was outstanding. The food was over the top. Our server was friendly, but didn't hover. He was very informative, and made several recommendations for us. Everything was outstanding and worth the higher prices here. I cannot wait until we get to go back."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "It is always a treat to eat out at the melting pot. The food is always fresh and taste amazing!! Very romantic"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This is one of our yearly celebration spots. We were a bit disappointed with the ambience on this visit. The restaurant was very loud, and the booth in which we were sitting was against the wall with VERY bright light bulbs. The food as always was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Such a wonderful atmosphere, and great food. I love the experience of having great food and not being rushed through it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I went to the Melting Pot after Valentine's Day to celebrate the holiday. I had been a number of times before, but my husband had not, and neither of us had been to the Knoxville location. While the food was fantastic, as expected, the service and atmosphere were not. A large group with young children sitting nearby were somewhat disruptive, and the service was below par at first; the server was clearly handling too many tables at once. (Poor staff scheduling on the manager's part?) Once the evening died down and the restaurant emptied somewhat, our dining experience was much better. We will return, but we expected a more quiet and personal experience for the amount we paid."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I loved the food and experience, but the service could have been better as slow as they were. The server took his time getting us refills and we had to wait 15 minutes to get the check and then another 10 minutes to get our card back. Other than that it was great."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The reservation process was easy and we actually were seated a few minutes early. Our server was outstanding and very knowledgeable. The food was fabulous as always. It was a perfect dining experience and we truly enjoyed all of it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The service and food are exceptional at The Melting Pot of Knoxville! Their attention to detail made it such a great dining experience. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014