The Melting Pot - Minneapolis
The Melting Pot - Minneapolis

The Melting Pot - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/minneapolis/specials
  • Phone: 6123389900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner: Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our Chocolate Fondue Fountain can be rented for your next event! We also provide catering options for select charity events.
  • Private Party Facilities: Looking for a great place to host your family gathering, corporate party, friends outing, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, bachelor and bachelorette parties, grooms dinner or wedding reception? Sir Things Up at the Melting Pot where group dining can be as fun or formal as your occasion requires. We feature private and semi private dining areas that seat 8 to 200 guests, expert service, customizable menus, and interactive dining....all the ingredients you need to make a lasting impression! Ask to speak to our Group Sales Manager 612.338.9900 or email events@meltingpotmn.com and start planning your special night!
  • Private Party Contact: events@meltingpotmn.com 6123389900
  • Entertainment: Great stage area for any size band if you would like to book for your private party! Live Band for Special Occasions (i.e. New Years Eve)
  • Special Events: Become a Fan of the Melting Pot on Facebook and be the first to hear about our upcoming special events. Or join our Club Fondue and receive e-mails about new promotions. You also receive a Free Chocolate for 2 just for signing up!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marquette
  • Public Transit: We recommend using the 5th Street stop on the Light Rail of any Metro Transit bus stop on Nicollet Avenue downtown.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We recommend The Metro Ramp located on 9th Street directly above the restaurant.
A word from The Melting Pot - Minneapolis
The Melting Pot can turn any occasion into a truly unforgettable experience. From intimate proposals to large gatherings, our distinctive atmosphere and delectable fondue provide exceptional dining for parties of any size. Anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, date nights, rehearsal dinners, you name it, The Melting Pot experience can really Stir Things Up and make your outing remarkably special.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
293 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (237)romantic (178)good for groups (114)fit for foodies (100)notable wine list (57)hot spot (37)late-night find (21)great for lunch (21)kid-friendly (19)neighborhood gem (16)great for brunch (5)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Good Food - LONG process
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I had wanted to try The Melting Pot for quite a while now and decided to go there for my birthday this week. While we really enjoyed the food and the activity.....it took ENTIRELY too long (for no reason)! We were there for 3 hours! Each course was fabulous, but the time between course was the problem! Our waiter even had an assistant, but they could not seem to coordinate the change in courses.... each time the assistant would bring the next pot, turn it on, and after we waited for at least 20 minutes our waiter would say the put was not hot enough and he needed to turn it up. Really? This is the point of the restaurant.....multiple courses with "Melting Pots".
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a one time experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I would not go here again.It is about the experience...not really the food.I ordered the 4 course meal. The cheese course was fair to good. I was expecting better quality cheese for the price vs shredded cheese. The salads were something I think I would have found at a diner.Caprese salad was good. They need to bring the balsamic glaze up a notch. I got the steak lovers. It was very good. I didn't find any grizzle or weird things as I was eating it. The chocolate was okay.It was very expensive for what you got & the quality was standard.There are just too may other great places to go to to try.We spent 150 for 2 meals with tax, tip & 3 drinks.Expect to pay a lot,you are worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebratory Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great place to celebrate milestone events - the waitstaff made everyone at the table feel pampered, and celebrated right along with us with well wishes and fun conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went there for are 7 year anniversary.It was very good ,but also very expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    KZ22
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This place never fails to serve us well, consistent fresh food to cook and consistent excellent service, tip: you need to reserve 2 weeks in advance
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    20yearsinlove
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband surprised me with a romantic dining experience for our 20th anniversary. We had a very wonderful intimate evening . It was just perfect all the way around and would recommend this to anyone celebrating a special event or asking someone to marry you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite the experience
    NumNum
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The hostess made us laugh. The waiter was highly experienced and walked us through the whole thing. Our group of four was impressed with the food choices. Dessert was my personal favorite. I would recommend the Melting Pot for special occasions. It is a bit pricy for just any old day - our check was around $200 for four with tax and tip on the fall special. Comfy, clean, friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I was excited to try this restaurant during restaurant week, where the price was slightly more affordable. I'm not really sure what I was expecting, but everything was very mediocre. You don't get much meat for cooking, and their "signature sauces" are all boring and generic. There just wasn't much flavor to anything. Plus, it still ended up being a $100 dinner only with one glass of wine. If you're craving fondue, spend the money on some quality cuts of meat and a good bottle of wine and just do it at home. Thumbs down.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always satisfied
    Happyrents30
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Not once have I left the Melting Pot feeling frustrated with the price I paid. Service is always top notch and the food is decadent. With great specials to keep the cost down for those who prefer not to have a large bill, I would recommend the Melting Pot to a variety of people and across age groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as usual
    worldcupguy
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Another good experience for Restaurant Week. The menu changed a bit, with a salad instead of cheese fondue, which was a little disappointing. Otherwise, it was a nice meal!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wedding Anniversary
    luvs2eat
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The wife and I had a great time. There was a mix up with our food but it was fixed in no time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doing it once is enough
    StPaulfoodie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food was good, but I only would have to go once. It's fondue, how many times do you really need to spend $150 on fondue for two? I would say try it out because it was a fun spot to have a nice little date night. But if you want to get a group together spend $60 on three pots, $40 on whatever foods look good and for $100 you could host a fun/unique party.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Waiter was the highlight with suggestions, what to try
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Veryfullandhappy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Everything was great! We know we will be back! It's a really fun experience and nothing like any other restaurants I've been to. The service is amazing as well! And make sure if you get dessert (which you need to!) that you know you can ask for more of your favorites to dip in the chocolate! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at the Melting Pot. The food was delicious, our waitress was great and attentive, and it made for a great night out. We have been to another Melting Pot location before and it was even better than we remembered as they had changed how the four course meal worked. The manager took time to stop at each table and say hello, even had learned from our waitress we had been to the Omaha location and stopped to ask about it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    happycustomers
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I had an amazing time! It was quiet, romantic, dark, and the food was phenomenal. We will definitely come again for another date night in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    McLuvin
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    i went here on a date with my girlfriend. We sat at our own individual booth with no view of anyone else in the resturant. Very private and romantic. The server was very nice and outgoing. Overall a great experience. P.S. The desert is the BOMB
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nofoodiehere
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is a great place to go for a special occasion. The food is delicious, and it is such a fun experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always thrilled
    cleoeyes
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My daughter and I have always loved our trips to city, especially when The Melting Pot is on the Agenda. we had a great time, great food and service staff was awesome. glad we get to do this once in a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter was terrible
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a man who wasn't the greatest to our group. We felt like we were wasting his time by being there to eat. He served us the wrong chocolate and never came over to us to ask how things were or if we wanted more or something. It was either the boss or manager that finally came over to help us. Rediculous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun but Pricey
    ShanghaiMary
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a fantastic waiter and it was fun doing the fondue thing but for 3 of us it was 180.00 and that was having only one beer. Would only go back for cheese and desert not the full tilt.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect as always
    craftyrivers
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've always had a good experience at the melting pot, and this was no exception. I reserved dinner for two to celebrate my niece's golden birthday. They pulled out all the stops and really made her feel special. Big thanks to Kevin for making her night even more memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    Murphy356
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fondue Style service, very pleasent experience overall, not a typical dinning experience, staff took time to explain cooking method, times, choice of oils etc and menu. Food is basic stuff to stick in a hot pot of oil, but lots of fun with a small group. The meal its self becomes part of the dinning experience and guest interact beyond simple conversation. Perhaps a little pricey, but not that bad. We made the mistake of going during the Zombie Pub Crawl event and parking was a bit of an issue, but would certainly go again and would recommend it. I think on a cool and snowy Minneapolis night this would be a perfect dinner spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DateNight
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Some what lack luster experience. If you're looking for an uncommon dining experience, then it's probably a reasonable fit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    lysum
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    They really made me feel special on my 50th brithday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melting pot melts our hearts!
    meltmyheart
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I visited the Melting Pot-Minneapolis for our 20th wedding anniversary! Our waitress was AWESome, very friendly, happy, quick witted and on the spot service! She was honest with her recommendations and we ordered as she suggested and everything was perfect! My ONLY complaint is that there was an odor in the air for part of our visit that was very bad, not sure if it was seafood or one of the spices or the cooking top but my husband and I almost asked to try a different table d/t the horrific odor. Thankfully it waned and we were able to enjoy our meal :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    just awesome food! the seafood, (Salmon, ahi ahi tuna and shrimp) to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun with friends
    stamper1004
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    we had a girls lunch with the cheese and chocolate...great fun! : )
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    mplsdiner
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My daughter wanted to celebrate her birthday at the Melting Pot. I have been wanting to try this restaurant for years now so I booked a reservation for a Sunday afternoon. While the experience was fun for the kids, I would never go back. The steak was very tough and chewy, even the filet mignon. The oil got disgusting halfway through the meal, we should have ordered 2 pots of that along with the broth. The chocolate fondue was a disappointment as well. I thought the overall experience was not up to par for the amount of money we spent and it took over 3 hours before we got out of there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this Restaurant! GF Friendly
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I love this restaurant and they are very gluten free friendly. The food is amazing and being gluten free I don't feel I'm missing out. They have gluten free bread with the dippers for the cheese course and gluten free brownies and cake with the dessert course. I think the food here is excellent and I love the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st wedding anniversary
    Linus2075
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We chose to go to the melting pot for our 1 year wedding anniversary and had a wonderful experience! We were even given take home dipped strawberries for later! :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    For the price, I do not consider this a place I'd recommend to friends. This was our first visit to restraunt- many choices to make, our server was impatient and snapped at us. The food tastes good- but there's too many other better places in town that are better for the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great First Experience
    FirstFonduers
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went to The Melting Pot to celebrate my wife's birthday / our recent wedding anniversary and could not have been more pleased with the entire experience. This had been something we wanted to do for some time and finally just took it in. The staff was extremely helpful for first-timers like us in regards for what to expect, help with the menu and overall how the cooking process works. The food was outstanding for all four courses and we even had a private booth where we could have great conversation and fun making and enjoying portions of our meal. Would for sure recommend the experience to others and to join their rewards program, Club Fondue, for nice deals and incentives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We go here for our anniversary every year and usually for each of our birthdays. This visit we had slow service. We felt like it was a lot of time in between each course. Some may like that, but we kept feeling like we almost wanted to skip the next course to get done quicker. We usually don't experience this.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took Too long
    process
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a new server ( she kept telling us she was new several times) which was OK, but our meal last 3 and half hours. It took way tooo long and we were getting impatient with the entire process. We had been there many times prior and had never been that long and drung out. That was the only bad thing - the length of the meal. Otherwise the meal was great! The server was friendly, but she stressed too much she was NEW!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Experience
    thetp
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good food, good atmosphere, fun time; but, nothing specifically special about the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • intimate
    anniez
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I like the fact the tables were so intimate! Felt like we were by ourselves. Didn't see other diners. Food is fun and good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun dining experience!
    Jess
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Definitely a different dining experience! Great service and good food! Had so much fun celebrating my husband's birthday here!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different!
    NMarie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    While I would not recommend Melting Pot for dinner, since I don't think the portion sizes for meats warrant the prices, I love the idea of stopping in for the cheese and/or chocolate courses before a night out on the time or whenever you're hungry, but not enough for a full meal. The fact that there's unlimited bread & veggies is a total bonus! Tip: try the apples dipped in chocolate, sprinkled with a very small amount of sea salt
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fondue restaurant
    Alex
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    That'sounds the place in Minneapolis, if you want a fondue restaurant. I recommend Bourg onese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.