The Melting Pot - Lyndhurst
The Melting Pot - Lyndhurst

The Melting Pot - Lyndhurst

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/lyndhurst/specials
  • Phone: (216) 381-2700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot - Lyndhurst's private dining rooms are a superior venue for that special dinner or cocktail reception & provides an executive retreat for your next business meeting or family celebration. The “PDR” seats 12, the party room seats 40 & both rooms combined can seat 60. The Melting Pot offers a very special banquet menu designed especially for private dining guests! Lunch packages start at $20.00 per person!
  • Private Party Contact: Laylonnie Jones, Banquet Sales / Guest Services 2163812700x
  • Special Events: Join Club Fondue to learn more about special promotional nights such as spa night, beer and wine dinners and 80's night. Sign up for Club Fondue and receive special discounts and first shot opportunity for holiday reservations. http://www.meltingpot.com/our-menu.aspx

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richmond
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Provided by Legacy Village for $5.00
    Plenty of parking in Legacy Village parking lots.
A word from The Melting Pot - Lyndhurst
The Melting Pot Lyndhurst is a modern, romantic, interactive, upscale, casual & fun fondue restaurant. From an intimate dinner for 2, to a girl’s night out, to a banquet of 100, The Melting Pot Lyndhurst is a place to escape the day to day & relax! Our beautifully appointed dining rooms, superior service, Wine Spectator award winning wine list, luscious and creamy cheese fondues, crisp seasonal salads, succulent entrees including steak, lobster, chicken, shrimp, vegan & vegetarian meals plus our decadent chocolate fondue desserts make for a perfect dinning experience in casual elegance! Winner of Smart Business Magazine's 2007 World Class Service Award for the Great Escape, the 2005 Silver Spoon award for best new restaurant & winner of Wine Spectator's 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 Best wine list!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Lyndhurst reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)romantic (93)good for groups (71)fit for foodies (50)notable wine list (28)hot spot (23)neighborhood gem (22)late-night find (18)great for lunch (17)kid-friendly (16)great for brunch (10)scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • The service was great but the food was not good
    TRSreport
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    I am a foodie and was looking forward to trying the food. I ordered the coq au vin since I cook this at home and love it. I was so disappointed. The food had no flavor. It tasted like meat boiled in water. I was told by a frien afterwards that I should have ordered an oil based cooking style. I don't anticipate going back. The service was excellent and the dining area was beautiful. The baked potato cheese appetizer was yummy. The salad was good and so was dessert. The main course was my only disappointment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Be prepared to wait..
    mask
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Still had to wait half hour after reservation time (and already had a late reservation time). Was really noisy - had to wait for service several times but our server was great! Expensive but had so much food leftover - could have easily shared a meal. Still had a great time though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started out bad but recovered as dinner progressed
    SJE1
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had an 8:15 reservation on opentable, arriving at 8:00. We did not get seated until almost 9. The waiting area was chaotic. At 8:45, I went to the hostess and asked for an update. She told me "there are others ahead of you." I explained that we had an 8:15 reservation and she said there are still others ahead of you. I gave her a puzzled look and clarified that I had a reservation and she said "I can't control how long people eat." We made our way back to the bar area and really had nowhere to stand, having 4 children with us. I made a comment to one of my dinner companions that maybe our getting in everyone's way would encourage them to seat us. One of the manager's overheard me, apologized, and said he would seat us asap. We ended up with a private room and the waiter and manager took good care of us from there. I just think they need to have a talk with their hostess. She made me feel like I needed to apologize to her for questioning my reservation. As a hostess, she needs to be used to dealing with that. If we walked in off the street and they told us the wait was XX long, I could understand, but again, we had a reservation. Even if they were in a jamb, an apology for the wait was all that was necessary. Like I said, the food was very good, especially the fondue and the desert. It was more expensive than I would have expected, but the kids had a ball.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Our server was not very attentive. She came to the table maybe 4 times throughout the 1.5 dining experience. Tables were close and distracting. Hard to be romantic when all you smell is heated oil and have to cook your own food. Overpriced for what you get.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    BrittP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We came here for our anniversary dinner. Everything was perfect. We were sat early before our reservation. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant
    Food4fun
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    If your looking for something a little different then this is a good place to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had such a great time. Great food and service
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Loved our waiter Des. Manager visible and cordial. Good was great and they treated me special for my birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IT IS REALLY EXPENSIVE AND OUR SERVER WAS SLOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    MY HUSBAND AND I HAD A NIGHT AWAY FROM KIDS AND DECIDED TO HAVE MELTING POT. VERRRRRY EXPENSIVE AND THE DIPPING FOOD FOR CHEESE COULD BE BETTER AND PRICES COULD DROP IT DOSENT COST THAT MUCH FOR MEAT AND CHEESE. OUR SERVER WAS SLOW AND WE HAD TO ASK MULTIPLE TIMES TO GET ITEMS
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot
    Sugarbowl93
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great as always Megan is so awesome The food is great and service is wonderful It is my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening
    David
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    It was our first time at The Melting Pot and we have to extend our thanks to our server, Jules. She was very patient and took time to answer our questions and explain the process. Her timing was perfect and her recommendations were excellent. Overall, we had a great time with food that was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but very pricey
    Kacey
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I wanted to take my family and friends out to dinner. I was really taken back at the price of the dinners. $40.00 a plate. Everything was good but it was not worth that price. To save myself embarrassment we stayed and I paid an outrageous bill. Live and learn I guess.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    Rybbe
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We came as a family to celebrate our daughter's belated birthday. The food was excellent, the wait staff was super friendly, fun and engaging, clearing our table quickly and extremely knowledgeable about the cooking methods, flavors and time it would take to prepare the food. We had the best time and made it home just in time to watch OSU beat MSU!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dessert was the best part
    mnl57
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I had a great evening celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary! Our server was wonderful and very personable. I would recommend making reservations especially if you want to sit at a table without other people. We had the banana foster for dessert and I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Having dined at a Melting Pot many times, were anxious to invite our friends. Was not impressed with the Quattro Formagio cheese appetizer. The cheese just did not melt very well nor was it very hot as the other cheese dips are. Very disappointed in the cheese, especially paying $7.95 per person, or $31.80 for a pot of cheese. Also requested a table for 4 and 2 pots and was told there were none available, even though our reservations were early, at 5:15pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good
    Puckerbrush
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Too expensive and everything tastes the same when you dip it! I don't want to wait for each piece to be done. It is not my style of eating. And the cost...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This restaurant was extremely helpful due to my boyfriend's many allergies. Our waiter was great and checked, then double checked everything we ordered to make sure everything would be okay. Food was fairly good, mostly about the experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Awesome experience. It's not a grab and go place, make sure you have some time set aside to sit, relax and take it all in. This is what memories are made of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Wonderful food and service. The staff made our anniversary very special.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will definitely go again
    FirstTimers
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We ate there for the first time the other night. It was a very fun & enjoyable experience. We got seated right away. Our waitress was very friendly & promped. There was a couple extra things she forgot to bring us but we were so full we wouldn't have been able to eat it anyway haha. We ordered the 4 course meal...it was UH-mazing!! We can't wait to go back & try other things on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night
    JandD
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The staff at Melting Pot have always been top notch but this time they totally went above that. Dave was friendly, informed, and attentive without being pushy. Leylonnie the manager stopped by and chatted a couple times and even remembered us from a visit months ago. They both went out of their way to bring us specific extras that they saw we liked. The food was, as always, delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    tarheelfan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was great and service was fantastic. My wife and I love this place. A great experience every time we go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • time with my huanniversary !!
    Carkat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our 1st time experience at the melting pot especially love to getting the chocolate covered strawberries with happy anniversary written on the plate in chocolate it was a great evening!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's an experience!
    Surprised
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The restaurant was beautiful and quiet. The baked potato cheese fondue was great. The salads were delicious. However, the experience turned not so great when we realized they bring raw meat to the table for you to cook. I did not enjoy that at all. I did read that anywhere on the website before going. For this reason, I will not return. I think it's something to do, but not a place I would recommend. I can spend $70 on a much better eating experience and much better food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Coupon
    Coupon
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    1We used the $50 coupon they gave us when we had our Valentine dinner there. Great value, great reason to go back! Also highly recommend going for Valentines day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday for a 6 year old
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Melting Pot outdid themselves making my 6 year old niece feel like she was the grandest in the land! Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • october
    October
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Good food, but not enough meat for the price. Did not appreciate sitting by the kitchen when we made reservations & the place was clearly not packed--then sat a table with kids right by us. I did still appreciate the experience though.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The good and bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food is good. The experience is what brings people there. Not satisfied with the reservation process. I did an online reservation and still had to wait about 45 minutes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Stacey
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had a great dinner as always! Never a disappointment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Satisfied
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was my first visit to The Melting Pot. It was a wonderful experience. We weren't sure what to expect and the waitress explained the menu and options very well. We will definitely be visiting this restaurant again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Everything was great except for the service. it just seemed like our waitress was in a bad mood. Took until the main course was nearly here to get a refill on our drinks and it wasn't even our waitress who noticed or got our refills.The main course was brought to us and it wasn't our order, so we had to wait longer for them to get the right meal.I've bee here many times and have never had that kind of experience here. It was sad given how it was my mother's first time here taking me out for my birthday and we had to experience that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wondermom
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    a great special occasion place! Staff (Leiloni and David) were knowledgeable, funny and efficient. They did their best to make sure our dining experience was a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a special occassion
    anniversarydinner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very interesting place, unlike any I had been to before. We enjoyed our meal, but would probably only visit on special occasions because it's roughly 3 times the price of a regular "chain" restaurant. Service was fantastic, and booths are very private. The "dark" atmosphere was interesting, but felt it was maybe a bit too dark overall. You had to really hold your food up to the light to make sure it was cooked enough, which was a concern off the bat being a first-timer. This is not a place for a quick bite, we were there for a full two hours for dinner (not that I'm complaining!). Dessert was the best part, and I'd consider going there for "dessert only". A very positive experience for an anniversary/birthday/etc in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Place
    JRo2
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Best food....cheese and chocolate! You will not leave this place hungry. My 5 and 7 year old love dipping their food, chocolate was their favorite of course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great job
    kmsiskind
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Johnt was our server, he made sure everything was awesome throughout. We had 3 girls age 9-10 with us for our daughters birthday. The night was great, the food was good, the service awesome. From the bus boys to the server to the manager, we felt welcome and like we were one of them. It was a pleasant change after our last time there... Thanks again, it was a memorable night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maryhill Wine Tasting
    tracyjack7
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My friend and I were looking forward to this night, and it did not disappoint. The meal was wonderful, and the chosen wines complimented each course perfectly. We had a wonderful time, and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place
    Sooze
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Enjoyed our courses and Washington wine pairing was great. Felt the two first courses we were rushed. Other than that my husband enjoyed his surprise birthday dinner very much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kacc
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    really enjoyed our visit, the service(our waitess) stephanie was outstanding, and food was great, along with the wine we chosen we met the manager, who was very nice and friendly, will revisit, and recommend to others
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SURIAYA FRANKLIN
    cozysweet
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I WOULD LOVE TO SAY THAT WE REALLY DID ENJOY THE MELTING POT. IT WAS A WONDERFUL, ROMANTIC, AND INTIMATE EVENING. IT WAS PERFECT FOR THE OCCASSION.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservation??
    Amalea
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I made reservations at 8:30 but didn't get my table until 9 then our server rushed us out in 15 minutes.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went to The Melting Pot for dinner and loved our experience. The food was superb and the service was impeccable. I recommend the duck breast and the original chocolate fondue. It was just a very unique and overall enjoyable experience. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.