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The Melting Pot - Minneapolis
The Melting Pot - Minneapolis

The Melting Pot - Minneapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/minneapolis/specials
  • Phone: (612) 338-9900
  • 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 (612) 338-9900
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Perfect for a special occasion. Had a lot of fun and the service was fantastic.. Very friendly service"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have been trying to get to The Melting Pot for 10 years but could never talk my husband into it. Finally, we went and it was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. We went over lunch so it was quiet and not busy so our waiter was almost 100 % ours, he was fabulous and so attentive. The food was wonderful and he explained everything to us so well. He even lit our dessert on fire, it was so cool. I am NOT going to let my husband make me wait another 10 years before going back here."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This place was a lot of fun and I'd bet it will even better the second time around now that I know what entrée items I love to fondue!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "After we were seated, it took over 10 minutes for anyone to come to our table, and I had to go back to the front desk to request our server to come to our table. Through the night we only saw our waitress when it was time to bring our next course out, and one other time to get a refill (and I had to peek out of our booth to make eye contact with her just so she knew to come over) I have brought my wife to The Melting Pot several times in the last few years, but if service continues like this i may just find another place to go."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had 3 living social deals, and brought a party of seven. They were exceptionally kind (some places with deal vouchers arent so kind), but the service was amazing!! We were in a private room, and even my grandma had a blast! Kevin and Camille were amazing and we always felt well taken care of. :-)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "this was the first time the group I brought had been to a melting pot (I have been there several times) and it was AWESOME! they had such a great experience! thank you!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I thought it was over priced for what was offered. I was expecting more..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had been there quite a while ago, place has NOT changed, this restaurant looks old, no technology wires, cord hanging down under the tables. Ok the food or lack of it is amazing, ordered the three dish choices, got two steaks, and shrimp, which meant 5 small shrimp, and 8 bite size pieces of meat, which you cook your self, and is the only fun part. Used to give you oil to cook in now you get a flavored soup broth, which I did not care for. We each ordered a salad first, smallest plate and amount I gave ever seen, there was never an offer of fresh ground pepper, in fact service is slow. This meal cost a little over 70.00 and we did not have anything to drink! Deserts were starting at nine dollars for chocolate fondue"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday there and had a wonderful time. The food was great--just make sure you have about 3 hours if you plan to do the 4 course meal!!! I would suggest people try all of it if you are dining there because is was fabulous. Our waitress was personable and knowledgeable about all of the foods and drinks but she did not come back to our table often enough to check on things."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, as always. The service was possibly the worst I have ever experienced. We were seated over 20 minutes before our server greeted us. When he finally did greet us, it was with this: "I'm so sorry you guys, I've been here all day and am just ready to go home". We were celebrating our anniversary so we didn't want to complain or go somewhere else and ruin our night, as we had been excited to go to the Melting Pot for a while. We chose the 4 course meal, and our server forgot to bring our salad and then blamed it on his help staff, although he had been to our table numerous times and should have clearly seen that we were not, at any point, eating salad. Other odd comments from our server, not enough room here..."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had not been to The Melting Pot for many years. We used to visit the location in Atlanta when we were younger, so we were looking forward to going back. We had our 20 yr old Daughter with us as a Newcomer to this Style of Dining. It was so much fun. The Food was Great. The Service, though was what made it such a memorable evening. Our server was so nice. You could tell she was experienced and enjoyed what she did. She explained things very well and recommended things when we couldn't decide. She was interactive throughout and made the whole experience exceptional. We will definetly be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was mine and my husbands first time eating at the Melting Pot and it was great. Our waitress (Silvia) was great at taking the time to explain everything. We will for sure be back. Great food and great service."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our service was slow even though our reservation was for 9. Very humid in the restaurant. Made it seem like an inconvenience we wanted a second pot for a vegetarian at the table so we were not cooking in the same pot."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. made reservation a week in advance. A day before I got a call confirming reservation AND asking if we are celebrating something and as I mentioned the occasion so they offered me if I would like some decorations...like balloons, bouquet for my wife or a gift basket..since we are not into much decoration so I passed but it was thoughtful on their part...and when we went in...they had special booth ready for us with a anniversary wish card..manager came to wish us...service was good..our cook was great! since this was our first time..he walked us through the menu..and kind of guided us through..and in the end..we got complimentary chocolate coated strawberries :)"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was my 3rd visit and by far my least favorite. The food was okay but I can tell you are getting less than what you once did yet the cost is the same or higher."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Tried to change reservation to have friends join us, they said they were completely booked & then we were seated at a table for 8 but it was just 2 of us. Furthermore the restaurant was not "booked"; it was like eating at chuckie cheese with all the dang kids acting like wild animals; food was way over priced; & service was marginal. On top of that, every time our waiter came to our table, he thought he was Matthew McKnight.... "all right all right all right"!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were there for a four course pm we would expect about a two hour process. We were there for over three, toooooooooooo much waiting for every course, over booked tAbles for one server.... Disappointed, didn't want to order more food or drink due to time to get things"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "It was a good experience. The waiter was not exceptional but the other servers that came to help were fabulous! Fantastic food and an overall good experience!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I love this place and I will be back!!!! I love the food the overall experience was great!! It's a great place place to go for a romantic date and it's kid- friendly too. And the service was great everyone was friendly. This was my 2nd time I'm here and it was just as good as my fisrt time!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went for Father's Day, and had 6 people in our party. We arrived 20 minutes early, but were seated immediately, so that was great. Sound level was quiet, and very enjoyable. We only had 2 cheese settings, and 2 dessert settings, and opted not to eat a full meal. Food was fun to eat, but slightly more $$ than I am used to spending. Our party of 6 cost around $110.00, with all of us drinking only water. Service was great, and free refills on dipping items was good. Even though it didn't appear to be much food for 6 people, we were all satisfied at the end of the meal with our portions. I would go again, on another special occasion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I surprised my fiancé with a trip to the Melting Pot and we both really enjoyed the experience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Mediocre service High prices Small portions Server and hosts need improvement or maybe they would fit in better at Applebee's. Poor service. Rushed. Sarcastic. Impatient. Didn't even get my strawberries. No happy birthday either."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Gift Certificate was one reason we chose the Melting Pot for an early evening dine, the other reason was just curiosity. Since this was our first time at the restaurant we decided to enjoy the 4 course fondue meal. The adventure through each course was surprisingly delicious. Breads, vegetables, and apples to smother with the cheese fondue, salad, and main course included fillet mignon, chicken, shrimp, and pork all seasoned with tasteful spices excited the taste buds. Ending with the chocolate fondue topped off the meal. This is definitely a place to try. You will be surprised."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Was not what we expected. food was good nothing special. I probably wouldnt go back again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We arrived during the dinner rush which made us a little disappointed but by being one of the last tables of the night we were much more pleased in the service. We always go to the melting pot for our special occasions and will still choose them in the future."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "we had a living social coupon for 2 salads & 2 entrees, it was a little date night with my boyfriend and i and we'd both never been to the melting pot so i thought this would be a good time to try it. The food was really good, though the salads were VERY SMALL. They were practically served on a bread plate. We ordered a variety of meats/poultry for the main course and it was plenty for 2 people. we definitely didn't have room for dessert. It is a little bit more expensive than i had anticipated... for two of us to have 1 drink each, salads, and and entree, it was $98 before a tip. (without my living social coupon). Great server, his name was Joe, and he was very knowledgable and helpful. Booth was very snug and a bit claustrophobic."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We were able to get a private booth for two for birthday boy's evening. He didn't want any frills, so we kept it quiet and the staff was completely on board. Our waiter was prompt, knowledgeable about the menu, offered suggestions, had a great tableside manner as he prepared food, and even took our picture for us at dessert (our camera). Birthday boy received a card and strawberries from 'the house' which was a lovely touch. We will be coming back soon just for good times!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Fondue is a fun group dinner experience, and 4 girlfriends and I were excited to share it. All of our food was delicious at the melting pot, but the service and ambience left much to be desired. While the price of the food was on par with a fancy restaurant, our server and other bussers acted like they were working in a diner. Service was very casual and unprofessional. For a table bill of $180 we would have expected a different service experience."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My fiancé and I had a great server, Alexandra, and the manager was very kind to us as well. The food was phenomenal. Wonderful variety, and bonus that everything you eat is hot because you cook it right there at the table!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was fantastic! We had never been to one before and it was a fun and unique experience. The service was great and so was the food. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was a fun place to eat, however I would not come again for the food. You're definitely paying for the experience over the food, which was mediocre. I was disappointed, especially given the high price. However, the service was great. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My husband and I went to the Melting Pot for our Anniversary. I loved it. It's fun and different from normal restaurants. I very much enjoyed the whole experience. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I went for my birthday and had a group of 6. This was just the right number of people, any more and it wouldn't work well. It seems like a good place for a date or small groups celebrating something. The food was not spectacular, but the quality was very good. I thought it was overpriced. I don't have a problem spending $50+ per plate, but this food didn't seem worth it. I'm glad I went for a special occasion, but I don't think I would go back. The server was very friendly and it was a fun experience (but I fondue at home for much cheaper)."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Being one that likes a great steakhouse, this place is not that. If you wish to have a different experience in your dining, sure, go here. But if you want a real meal, and pay the same for a "real meal," this is not the place."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "A must for everyone. I surprised my girlfriend on her birthday. This was our first time. Nice atmosphere and good service. The food was good. It's an exciting experience to cook your own food right at your table. A little pricey, but I highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our waitress was great and the staff was so kind. I guess, because of all of the great reviews I've read and heard, I thought the food would be better."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Awesome place. Was my first time there. My wife took me to dinner. This was the best. Service was slow and not consistent. I would go again though."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Waitress was very helpful and nice. The food was awesome. Really great experience."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I ate here on a Saturday night with my boyfriend and purchased the extras that were offered to make it more romantic (including rose petals, champagne, and a framed picture) for his birthday. It was absolutely amazing. The drinks were tasty, the service was fantastic and the food was even better- I could barely walk out of the place we were so full! The Melting Pot is obviously expensive though, so plan on paying a hefty price but it's worth it!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The experience of cooking your food made the dinner great!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014