The Melting Pot - Portland
Fun, romantic yet lively.Fun, romantic yet lively. Food and service was great!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Mother's Day!I made a reservation on Saturday for Mother's Day at the local Melting Pot. We have eaten there before for our anniversary and Valentines. We brought our two boys with us this time. I received an email for Mother's Day special, unfortunately, that wasn't available on Saturday as advertised. We ordered off the standard menu. The first course was not as good as others we tried. One son (16) didn't care for it, but other (9) gobbled it up! It was different dining for them, but they loved it. Dessert was delicious. We love coming to The Melting Pot. It is a BIG splurge on the budget, but when done once or twice a year, it's worth it! We'll be coming back. Thanks again to Jerry our server.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BEST anniversary celebration!We wanted to try something different and had heard of the Melting Pot from friends. The hostess was welcoming and helpful. Paul, helped us choose an amazing wine. Our server, Thomas was attentive, gracious and gently educated us in our choices and the art of fondue. We appreciated meeting the manager Kelly. We felt relaxed and even enjoyed the music, which seem tailored to a romantic evening. The food was amazing! The duck and beef terriake were perfectly marinated. Dark chocolate dulce fondue is now our favorite dessert! The special touches of an anniversary card and the strawberry/chocolate plate made our experience so memorable! Thank you all for a unique dining adventure! We will return and bring friends!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe paid for a picture forWe paid for a picture for our night out and it was very unflattering. I wish we had gotten to see it before they printed it out.
A positive was that I did not like the first fondue and they made a different kind for me that was delicious.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPortland melting potNever disappointed when I dine at the meltu pot. Will always bidget to go here a couple time a year. Its worth the money you spend.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Date NightWhen you need that extra little thought for a nice date or to mark a special occassion. The cheese fondue was exceptional. The choices available are overwhelming but a wonderful surprise. I believe other people should read about the upscale casual dress code since it means to at least try a little.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an experience and somethingIt was an experience and something new. I recommend trying it at least once, and now that we have we both agreed not again :( not that everything wasn't good the service was spectacular its just that after we did the 4 course experience and paid 50 each we were hungry within half an hour of leaving the amount of food for the price wasn't worth it to us. So we won't be going again but it makes a great bucket list restaraunt! It's also a restaraunt that will go out of their way to cater to a special evening if that's what you're looking for, but I'm sure a lot of restaraunt would.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMUnforgettable experienceThis was a first-time visit to a Melting Pot. We were celebrating our anniversary, and it certainly did not disappoint. The day before our reservation, I received a call confirming the reservation and details about our celebration including the spelling of my wife's name. We arrived a little early, but they were able to accommodate with very little wait. The manager (April) stopped at our table to congratulate us and delivered a card personalized to my wife and I. Sean was our server and was very helpful. His recommendations were spot on, and his service was perfect. Nice balance of timing and privacy. The four course option was perfect - reasonably price with more food than we could eat. Thank you for an unforgettable celebration.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty Cool PlaceWe did the 4-course meal. The cheese fondue appetizer was fabulous, as was the chocolate fondue dessert, but the entrees and salads left much to be desired for me.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a pleasant dining experienceIt was a pleasant dining experience. However, found the menu to be a bit confusing and even the waitress said that was the hardest part of the dining experience. For the price that is charged, it was felt that the portions were small and in some ways you are reminded of that as you try to figure the menu out. My feeling is that the Melting Pot caters more to special occasions where people may be willing to spend a little more to get a bit of special attention towards the occasion (be it birthday, anniversary etc). They did have a nice touch with these recognitions but not sufficient that I would go again as it was over priced for what you received in my opinion.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an fabulous time celebratingWe had an fabulous time celebrating our Birthdays! Jeffrey, our waiter, was awesome!! We will definitely be returning very soon.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique dinning experience.Unique dinning experience. Our first time and will come back4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good for a small groupVery good for a small group because its kind of expensive. But other than that, it's super fun and the dessert is delicious!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience!After just my first visit to The Melting Pot, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fantastic dinner and as a date location.
The service, food, and environment were just outstanding!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDate nightSuper site for a special date if you can get one of the quiet corner booths.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMthe setting is nice a lotthe setting is nice a lot of booths but each booth seems private like you are all alone not to noisey liked it4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAppreciated the personal touchAppreciated the personal touch regarding our birthday and anniversary celebration.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Spendy and misleading...Great dessert fondue, but portion sizes per person weren't very big. Also, very misleading menu... $10 desserts are $10 Per Person, but the menu, and the waiter, made it sound like it was per dessert. It was hard to imagine the size of a single serving. I came with three other friends, we are not unhealthy, and definitely not over weight, but probably could have each devoured a "2 person fondue" by ourself. The overall price was A LOT to spend and I probably won't go back for this reason, sad, but true.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in Portland, OregonI love the Melting Pot. We always get the same waiter in Portland. Jerry is the best! The food, service and the ability to handle special requests it outstanding. It's a bit expensive, but absolutely worth every penny.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place to go too havegreat place to go too have fun and a great dinner at the same time...4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and waiter were awesome!Food and waiter were awesome! Very satisfied with everything.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was absolutely amazingIt was absolutely amazing couldn't of asked for a better evening4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience!The Melting Spot was a great experience and I would recommend it for couples. I originally requested a table and we were originally placed by the bar. There were more groups in this area, so my wife asked our waiter if we could move somewhere with less noise. Within five minutes he found us a quiet and more private table for two. We really appreciated them accommodating us in a polite manner. The food and service were excellent for the rest of the stay! I would recommend the 4 Course Experience for first time customers.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly service, notVery friendly service, not too pushy. They are patient when you can't decide on a menu choice and will give a good recommendation if your having a hard time choosing a fondue or chocolate.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staff & gluten free optionsThe staff was very knowledgeable and having a gluten free person in the party, they made great recommendations and the menu is very accommodating. The location and layout is nice as it feels like there is privacy. But we were most impressed with the professionalism of the staff and how helpful and unpretentious they were.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFor the price you pay it wouldFor the price you pay it would be nice to get a few more. Veggies4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWell Worth It!It was our anniversary and we went to the Melting Pot for dinner. I was taken aback at having to go underground to get there, but it was perfect! The table was small and cozy in a dim lit corner, perfect for snuggling between courses. There were rose petals scattered on the table and a box of yummy chocolates! The server let us taste a couple wines to pick just the right one. And the food was amazing! It was fun, interactive, and just the perfect evening! Well worth the cost! And to be honest, for a 4 course meal with wine, extras, and tip, it was only $150! Not bad!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for an Easter special.We went for an Easter special. They had an earlier than usual opening (2pm), and it felt like they weren't ready for the guests with the 2pm reservations. We waited at street level until exactly 2:00 when they opened the gate for us. We then waited another 10-15 minutes to be seated. The rest of the meal was outstanding.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were only in Portland forWe were only in Portland for one night and wanted to go to a Melting Pot somewhere on our trip back from Southern California to Canada. We thought Portland would be a great spot to find out why my husband had been raving about the experience, having been to the one in Tacoma on a business trip years previous. We were with our two sons and they loved every course of our meal and it was nice to be able to eat slowly and have conversation instead of finishing a meal quickly and then just heading back to a hotel. The portions were good, I was pleased that a broth was used instead of hot oil, and we savoured every bite of our chocolate fondue dessert!
It was a very memorable experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a little pricy. ButIt was a little pricy. But we'll worth it the service, the food, and the experience was amazing. It was my first time there and I will be returning. They went out of there way to make sure we had a wonderful experince and the got my vote. Try it you'll love it.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife, daughter, and sonMy wife, daughter, and son and I enjoyed our meal and really liked the change in menu from the last time we went (a year or so ago) that allowed each of us to choose our own meat selection for the entree portion of the meal. The burner seems touchy at first, and our cheese fondue was not as well mixed as expected at first, but the server rectified the situation soon. :) All the food was excellent!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time goingThis was our first time going to the Melting Pot and we had a great time!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMService was the most outstandingService was the most outstanding for us. Food was very good and the cooking it ourselves was fun.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday card and my daughter'sBirthday card and my daughter's name on the plate written with chocolate was very thoughtful.
Thank you.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA great spot for special occasionsMy wife has been wanting to try The Melting Pot for years, so I decided to take her there on our 10 year Anniversary. It was a very nice experience, with tasty food, and a great place for a quiet dinner. It was a bit pricey for my family budget, so I will reserve this place for special occasions only, which is a major bummer because my wife and I really loved the experience.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMKitchen Table!When they confirmed the reservation they noted it was our 20th anniversary. When we arrived the hostess said 'We have your table ready.' We walked around the dining area, turned the corner and there was a very small half table next to the kitchen door! My face fell and my husband just grinned and shook his head. I was so disappointed particularly since we passed two very nice tables that were unoccupied. I then asked her if we could have one of the other tables and she moved us, but I had to ask. I was surprised that they would put someone in that table when they knew it was a very special occasion. However, the waiter was fabulous and they had a card and a dessert plate with '20th' written in chocolate. Turned out to be a great evening!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a really good time,We had a really good time, the food was awsome as always and the staff was very accomidating and friendly. Our waiter was very nice and went out of his way to make it a wonderful experience for us.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a special occasion,Great for a special occasion, the melting pot has that unique experience you're looking for. While a bit expensive, for a dinner if two you are not hungry.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Birthday EveningThe food was excellent and the service was even better (if that's possible). It was my daughter's 6th birthday and everyone made her feel so special. She will remember this special birthday ALWAYS. Oh, and she has a new favorite place to eat :)3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special occasions,Great for special occasions, service was fantastic!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Very accommodating for gluten free food! Prices are a little steep though.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful evening andHad a wonderful evening and the food and service were great.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM