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The Melting Pot - Nashville
The Melting Pot - Nashville

The Melting Pot - Nashville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/nashville
  • Phone: (615) 742-4970
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: !:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Contemporary French / American, Shabu-shabu
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Just north of Commerce Street on Second Avenue N.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered by a private independent vendor. Valet is $7 on Weekdays and $10 on Weekends.*note

    Garage parking is located across the street in the Commerce Street Parking Garage or in the Caremark Building. Pricing ranges from $10-$10 depending on events in downtown.

    *note Valet Service can be disrupted by downtown event on short notice. Please call with any questions.
A word from The Melting Pot - Nashville
The Melting Pot Restaurant in Nashville is where fun is cooked up fondue style.

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT FOR COUPLES - 10 time winner of the Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville Most Romantic Restaurant.

Our Historic Second Avenue cellar location in downtown Nashville provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood and vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale, all served with an array decadent dippers.

Extensive Wine List and Hand Crafted Cocktails are available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed everything about our dining experience but the s'mores dessert is a real winner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a great time. Service was great, so was the ambiance and food. I thought it was a little strange that we had to wait so long for our dessert course while watching 2 other tables who came after use get theirs, but all and all, a good time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Sometimes it's tough making a teen happy when you have a more refined taste, but The Melting Pot is a great spot to linger over a long, scrumptious dinner so you can actually have a discussion with your otherwise clammed-up kid."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food and drink choices are always amazing. It's fun, the food is fresh, and the end result is fantastic. It's expensive...we spent $150 for two..four course meal with drinks. Our meal called for sirloin and they ran out. Our server wasn't very attentive. He served the salad without dressing and our waters stayed empty. You can do better Bobby! But the sauces, spices, flavors, and fun drinks like TN tea made it another wonderful meal. We do expect a higher level of service overall that fits the atmosphere, but the product and experience are very unique and worth the visit."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Fun, elegant, tasty. First time at a vice not like this. I would recommend it for anyone. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Every year we come here to celebrate birthday/anniversary. I always threaten to try somewhere new but always change my mind. I know that the food is good, great service, and I will leave there full. I have never been disappointed. They are very accommodating, eager to please. They make sure my meal and celebration is everything I want it to be."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food was good, cheese was amazing, all the staff were excellent!!!! I went for my birthday dinner and it I'd definitely a birthday I will never forget. We had love martinis at the bar, a newly added cheese fondue appetizer, the land and sea entree, and the flaming turtle dessert. It was all great! Highly recommend for any special occasion. We had so much fun and everyone from the hostess, bar staff, and waiters were very helpful and genuinely nice....the whole evening took several hours, due to our many courses, which I count as time well spent!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was very good however it took 4 hours to get through our dinner. We had a very hard time understanding everything you offer on your menu to place our order. Too many choices and way too confusing to understand what went with what. We ordered drinks and were told that the bar was backed up so we did not receive our drinks for quite awhile and had to ask our waiter many times where our drinks were. We placed our food order and had to wait quite awhile for the food. I and our group will most likely not return and will not give this restaurant a high recommendation to others. The manager was very nice and we enjoyed his sense of humor."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife was in Nashville on business and we made a reservation. We had seen a tv show that featured The Melting Pot so we were super excited to try it. It was our best dining experience of the 3 days we were in Nashville. This is a must try!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We took our children to celebrate a special event. It was a perfect ending to a special day."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "First, a small inconvenience of not finding our open table reservation booked on the same day (they claim they only see open table reservations made 24 hours in advance), they were able to accommodate us, so beware.... It's a nice restaurant to bring someone on a date. Good service. Slightly expensive, but fun to cook your own meal... I would absolutely come back in a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We had a great time at the Melting Pot for my daughters birthday. I highly recommend it for a group."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "After dinner at another location, my wife and I visited the Nashville, TN Metlting Pot for dessert to cap off a night of celebrating my 33rd bday. What we hoped for certainly is not what we got. The romantic time to sit and talk while indulging in quality food dipped in a slowly melted fondue was more like sardines crammed into a damp dungeon with a pot of already melted chocolate thown on a dirty oven burner with a plate of food that my 5 year old boys would turn there nose at. I wouldn't give $2 a head for lthe ess than average service, poor ambience, poor food quality, and the presentation was so poor I have nothing to compare it to. We were in and out in about 20 minutes b/c the experience was SO BAD!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Great service, wonderful atmosphere, an excellent waiter all combined with really great fondue. They make special occasions more memorable."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Love this place! Always fun and so tasty. Servers are always great. Always something to pick from no matter what we feel like having - seafood, beef, chicken, veggies and let's not forget the Cheese and the Chocolate!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Excellent fondue experience and great customer service"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "way too pricey and the restaurant will attempt to overcharge. Please please please pay attention to your bill."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We always get great service and fantastic food. With wine and drinks it was $140 for two of us. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Melting Pot is a great place! My friends and I frequent this spot often! The food & the service is always great! If you are looking for something different from the usual, this is the spot for you! It is most definitely an experience you will not forget! FUN FUN FUN! :)"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Food was very bland. Service was slow despite restaurant being fairly empty. Price is up there with expensive restaurant despite the fact that the food is just bland and very run of the mill. They charge per person for a pot of fondue appetizer. basically paid $32 for a pot of "velveeta". Entrees - had teriyaki steak, filet, chicken and shrimp. paid extra for Coq au vin to "add flavor". Tasted like boiled meat. Dessert was OK. I would not go again. For the money there are much better restaurants in Nashville."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We've celebrated special occasions at Melting Pot restaurants throughout the country. Although the staff here tried their best to make our evening pleasant, the proximity of our booth to others took away the romantic ambience we've enjoyed at other Melting Pot restaurants. We also noticed that both the cheese and chocolate fondue pot seemed a little less full than we remembered from other Melting Pots. I don't know if that is a local or corporate decision."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Our first time to the Melting Pot. Our server Stephen took his time and explained the menu. My wife chose the 4 Course and I chose the individual choices. From the beginning to the end the experience was great. I would tell others who want to try a different dining choice Melting Pot will be place I will recommend."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "It was our first visit to Nashville and found a few great reviews for this restaurant online and thought we'd give it a shot. Really glad we did! Service was great, food was very good, room was quite cozy. Would gladly recommend this restaurant to my friends!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "The service was outstanding, and the food was very good. This is a great place to go with a group of people and have a great time"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Food is very good but this is my first time going for lunch and service was not as expected, it seems they do not have enough personnel to attend property, I had to wait long to order my food."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "It has been awhile since I have been to The Melting Pot. I took my daughter for the very first time. The portions of food have shrunk so considerably and yet the prices have skyrocketed, what happened to this place? My daughter is 8, I ordered 2 full adult meals, paid $120, and we both left hungry. It was a long time since I last frequented this restaurant and I have to honestly say I won't go back, we were both so disappointed."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "My mom, my daughter, and I ate at The Melting Pot on a Friday night before the Taylor Swift concert. They were busy, but the service was still excellent. As usual, the food was perfect. We will be back!"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "I am a big fan of The Melting Pot. The do-it-yourself fondue forces people to eat slowly and enjoy the time spent with one another. The quality of the food is very good, and the desserts are top-notch. It is a little pricey (about $40 per person, not including alcohol), but I would highly recommend it, especially if you are looking for something a little different."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "Even though I had a reservation I waited almost 30 minutes to be seated. The hostess said the Open Table reservations had to be manually checked and they hadn't checked recently. I made my reservation about an hour before. Once seated the hostess had a nice explanation of the restaurant, but then I sat with no contact for over 10 minutes. No water or drinks. Eventually I was waited on by 3 different servers as my server was new and running behind. At one time my broth for my meat had been boiling for over 10 minutes but no meat to cook in it. My tradition Swiss cheese fondue was not much with flavor and it my favorite so I know the way it usually is. On this particular experience the service was much slower than usual."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "We arrived before our reservation and had to wait to be seated. Once seated, the first 2 courses went by with perfect timing. After the entree, we had to wait a while for our table to be cleared. The food was great, as always. The service was an 8 out of 10. We will return in the future. Make sure to use the valet service out front. It's cheaper than the parking and you don't have to walk :)"
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "I have been taking my girls to the Melting Pot to celebrate their birthdays every year for about the past 10 years or so (since they were in middle school). We always have such a great experience, and really love this place. It has always been consistent and fun, and you never walk away hungry!"
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "We went for the fixed menu with a different Coppola wine with each course. The food was excellent and so were the accompanying sauces. The staff were knowledgeable and polite and delivered the courses in a timely manner. We had a little problem with the bill at the end but it was fixed immediately. My only other complaint was the amount of time we had to wait to be seated - nearly ten minutes after our reservation time. The waiting area annexed from the restaurant tables so we had no idea what was going on. It was kind of like sitting in a doctor's waiting room. The seating area is dark and not very comfortable and when asked if it would be much longer, we were told to just be patient."
    Dined on 7/18/2013