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
120 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (105)romantic (97)fit for foodies (40)good for groups (40)notable wine list (29)neighborhood gem (18)late-night find (15)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Wonderful special occasion place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant for a special occasion. Wonderful for couple conversation. Lighting is a bit too low, as it is difficult to read the menu. Would recommend that the lighting be dimmed after ordering. My birthday was very special and the Melting Pot provided the excellent opportunity to celebrate this year. Thank you for making it a memorable event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My wife and I went on our anniversary. As soon as the hostess got our name, she immediately congratulated us on our anniversary. Our waitress and even the manager stopped by to say congratulations. They also presented us with a card that was signed by the entire staff. Everyone done a fantastic job making it a great and personable experience. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone celebrating an anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dining experience ever
    Wilksss21
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Aside from the amazing wine, entree, and dessert, the service was outstanding. I have never been pleased more than I was at The Melting Pot. It was my girlfriends and I first time dining here, and the server explained everything to us extremely well. She knew everything we needed to know and more. She even asked if we wanted a picture taken of us since it was our anniversary. The manager came and checked on us more than once to make sure we were doing well. The server and manager both congratulated us on our anniversary and made this night even more special for us. We could not have been happier with every single part of our meal, service, and overall experience with this restaurant. We will absolutely return without question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous! !
    StalveyReview
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    There Is Just No Word To Really Say But Fabulous! Everything From The Start To The Finish Was Great,No Extra Detail Just Fabulous! We Will Eat There Again And Again With What We Have Seen There Everything Was Perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun night out
    Sebastien
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was very fun to go to the melting pot. I regret about the cheese fondue, toasted bread would have been perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondue fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Any time we have a special event or just a simple date night we LOVE going to the Melting Pot. It's the only place in town where you can sit and relax while eating your 4 course meal. You are not rushed nor made to feel like you need to eat and go. Hands down our fav restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good times and good food
    volforlifegirl
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We went on ladies night. The menu was set which was good for my friend for her first time as the regular menu is fairly long. We had a great time. The food is delicious. It takes a while so don't be in a hurry to leave. Enjoy the ambiance, the food preparation and the good company you will be with. The servers are attentive and we lacked for nothing. I would recommend. I will be back just for dessert - chocolate fondue !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Greatplacetoeat
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great place to relax and enjoy some good food! We always love coming here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great for celebrations
    cdhudd
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Such a neat dining experience. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly! It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!! Our Best Find yet : )
    Socrates
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We absolutely Loved it. It has excellent food and a Wonderful Ambiance. We highly recommend it. The food & preparation are so unique. The serice was top notch.Can't give it a high enough praise. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    It was my husband and mine's 7th wedding anniversary. We go to the Melting Pot a lot for special occasions but this time was particularly special. Both Danielle, our server and the manager went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful, memorable evening! Cannot wait to do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    FoodieFool
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Wherever we go and there is a Melting Pot it is always great food atmosphere and a wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend for adults and maybe the older kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill
    Lndrm6
    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
    eat2live
    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.