The Melting Pot - Raleigh
The Melting Pot - Raleigh

The Melting Pot - Raleigh

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/raleigh/specials
  • Phone: 9198780477
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, European
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot of Raleigh can accommodate parties of up to 50. We will also open for lunch for parties of 12 or larger with a signed Large Party Agreement.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager, raleighmeltingpot@yahoo.com 9198780477

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-440
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You may use any available parking spot in the Holly Park Shopping Center.
A word from The Melting Pot - Raleigh
The triangle's favorite celebration restaurant. "The Melting Pot is pure entertainment" declares the NY Times. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of friends for a bridal or baby shower, Girl's Night Out, or birthday The Melting Pot has the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our inviting,elegant atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of fondues, sauces and fine wines. Winner of an "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Raleigh reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)romantic (40)notable wine list (19)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (13)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Special experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We usually choose The Melting Pot for special occasions and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family night
    Familyof4
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We took our two children with us to dinner. Melting Pot had a special this week, children eat free when an adult buys a 4 course meal. We chose the steak. We always enjoy our time there. The only negative thing I can say is my wife ordered a alcoholic drink but the bar tender did not add the correct ingredients ( White Russian) for the drink. But it was taken off the bill. Overall a great experience. Will come back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special occasion place
    kboulia
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We took our three children to The Melting Pot to celebrate the first day of school. It is absolutely their favorite place but given how expensive it is, we only go on very special occasions. The food was very good as always. Steven our server was awesome. He paced our meal well and was very nice to our children. It's definitely a family favorite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun date night
    kdbrn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a nice birthday dinner with my son. A little pricey, but worth it for a special occasion. The Wisconsin cheese fondue was great. Had the classic meats; didn't care for the pork rub, but the rest was good. Dark chocolate turtle was devine! Take a jacket; it was chilly. And don't plan anything too far afterward; we were there almost 3 hours!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed feelings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love The Melting Pot, but this was not our best experience. Ours was a party of 3 and we got seated at a table with one burner. We asked if we could move to one with 2 burners because we have always had it that way and much prefer the flexibility. The server checked and said they were completely booked and we could not move. The table immediately next to us was empty when we first arrived and remained empty until we left. That was very disappointing. We also spent too much time waiting with nothing in front of us which was frustrating since we had a theatre performance to make it to. Not the best experience this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par this time
    Betterlucknexttime
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This time our server wasn't nearly as helpful as last year. The staff couldn't help that the table next to us was talking loudly about topics we'd rather our younger children not hear, but that was added to a less enjoyable night. Lastly, my oldest fully unfolded his napkin to discover a DISGUSTINGLY unclean, dried mess stuck in his napkin. The server was also shocked and showed the manager who did come to the table and apologize, "having never seen that before!" but offered NO compensation in even a small way. Our visit fell below the expected bar this time around, sorry to say. Our food was still tasty but our overall mood when leaving won't have us running back this time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We enjoyed our experience and it was a nice way to dine at a more leisurely pace. However we specifically asked about the quantity of food and the waitress kept encouraging us each to do the four course option since it was our first time. In the end we couldn't even manage dessert and were offered a voucher to come back for dessert sometime. I would eat there again but would certainly only order one 4 course and perhaps an extra salad for the two of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible Service- So Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have visited many Melting Pot locations over the years- including this one in Raleigh-Durham. Each time we have had great service except for this past weekend. We had a server who failed in almost every way. The manager also failed by repeatedly telling us the server was one of his best which does not bode well for the future of this location. The server was a young man who after making a couple of early mistakes- which he could easily recover from- began to ignore our table completely. He was at the table next to ours frequently talking and laughing ( and working on what he perceived to be a large tip potential) -he would avoid coming to our table. We asked to see the manager once to alert him to our difficulties- no change.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun choice for a family celebration
    eatoutreviews
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had eaten at a Melting Pot years ago, but this was a first visit for the rest of my family. Kids enjoyed their meal and my spouse was pleasantly surprised at the quality. Cooking time slows down the meal in a good way, encouraging conversation. Tip: I used the timer on my smart phone to remind us when to take things out of the hot broth, which was very helpful for getting different items properly cooked.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food and great service!
    LindaC
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I am a very picky eater and the melting pot accommodated all of my very different tastes. The cheese fondue was absolutely delicious and both of my daughters who are also picky eaters were very happy with the melting pot. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, food acceptable.
    dine4fun
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The servers know the menu and all ingredients. The food is brought to your table fresh and cooked right there. The food is overpriced. You are paying for the experience at the Melting Pot. The cheese fondue appetizer was tasty but the bread served with it, not so good. Salad okay. For the price you pay at this restaurant $30.95- $45.95 PER person, depending on the entrée, you would expect highest quality. Just get the complimentary vegetable broth, it doesn't really change the flavor in an 8-10 minute cook, then you dip all of the food in about 6 different sauces. The best part of the food was the dessert. I would go back to this restaurant for two reasons, the service and the dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big Fan of The Melting Pot
    FondueFans
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We are big fans of The Melting Pot and we were happy to see one right down the street from our hotel in Raleigh, NC this weekend. The food was almost as good as our regular Boca location. The service was good, the ambience wasn't as romantic as we are used too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Wonderful!!!
    CorpBlk
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We enjoyed everything about the experience. This was our first time visiting. The food & wine was delicious. The wine suggestions went well with the 4 courses. The service was polite & very helpful. All of this together made our first & definitely not our last visit wonderful!! I definitely would suggest that first time visitors order the 4 course meal. It gives you a chance to experience a lot that they have to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing Pace
    ExPatNYer
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Having a family Father's Day dinner lasted 2 hours... but it is the comfortable and enjoyable pace makes that entirely appropriate. Don't come in a rush.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    pjleary
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We were seated promptly. Our serve must have been new because he kept having to look at notes on his phone in order to complete our order and prepare our foods. He was not very good at explaining the process, we had a guest who'd never been there before. The food was very good, no disappointment there. However, the meal was poorly timed and went much too late due to server inexperience. If it hadn't been such a good deal because it was restaurant week, I would have complained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had better !
    Attorney
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We have been to this Melting Pot several times. However, this was not good. Our server was "new." He did not know how to set things up. he splashed hot oil at us. Another waitress tried to help him and turn our burner OFF so then the food just soaked in oil. I will say that the manager did come over and offer her apologies and gave us a discount.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    Janesdelights
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Lovely lovely lovely. What a beautiful gem we have here in Raleigh. The Melting Pot was exceeded my expectations, with a elegant atmosphere, knowledgable & kind staff, & of course delicious food. I got to enjoy a 4 course meal and enjoy watching the food made and cook some of my food to my preference. This incredibly enjoyable, unique restaurant is now one of our favorites from one trip. Fantastic food. Fantastic people. Fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ryan my server was amazing!
    Natti
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I love the melting pot, and any chance to take a newbie with me I jump at. Ryan our server made my friend at ease, and explained everything. I will always request h when I go!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Aimee
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My boyfriend and I went for Triangle Restaurant Week and although I'd been before he had not been on a long time. We loved the cheese fondue to start. the entree was a bit trickier to figure out but once he got the hang of the cook times and what sauces went with what ( I used them all for EVERYTHING) he really enjoyed it. Dessert will really finish you off though. the chocolate fondue is rich and very filling, Great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One more place checked off the list
    Doug
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The Melting Pot wasn't bad, but neither was it good. It suffers from being a chain. I want more than I got for $120 (for 2), with tip. Went for Raleigh Restaurant Week. There was no special menu, a subset of the normal menu for $30/person. The Swiss cheese fondue was OK, if not a bit bland; the main risk here is that you eat too much and "ruin you appetite". My date ordered the spinach salad, which was fine. I ordered the California Salad; it had Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry black walnut vinaigrette. YUK! It was drowned in the over-the-top-uber sweet dressing. And it had the candied pecans too. The main course was OK; the chicken had an odd flavor and took a long time to cook. The dark chocolate dessert fondue was also just OK also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of food for the money
    xorainxo
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We visited during Triangle Restaurant Week and it was worth it. The food can be expensive but very good and you get lots of it. If you like to eat a lot, definitely visit this place! It's like a buffet at your table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I will definitely go back!
    pelolargo
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    This was my first time at The Melting pot and I was looking forward to it. It did not disappointed me. We order 4 course meal. For the cheese fondue we order the Classic Alpine, a combination of Swiss fondues, with lemon juice and nutmeg which gives it a kick. The caesar salad was one of the best I've had, those parmesan pine nuts in it complement beautifully the caesar dressing. For the main course we chose the French Quarter in a Mojo cooking style. Now the meats were nicely seasoned but the flavor of the mojo was not vibrant. Now, for dessert we chose Chocolate S'mores and let me tell you... that was extraordinary! My mouth was experiencing the 4th of July fireworks. I totally recommended it and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Dnelms
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The Melting Pot never fails to impress. We have been going there for over 25 years now and one of the best things, is there is so little turnover. We sometimes have had the same waiter/waitress with months in between visits. Mushrooms, stuffed and fried are the best thing going!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Night
    emtpcoble
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    A great place to take someone that you want to relax and have the opportunity to talk. The atmosphere and the food food courses lend themselves to conversation and sharing. Be prepared to spend two hours or more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Scythril
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dining at The Melting Pot is an experience that is completely unlike your average restaurant. The food and wine are great, and the servers are very friendly and accommodating. If you don't like dipping/cooking your own food then it is not for you, but that is all part of the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 401 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Raleigh reviews archive.
  • Lots of Fun
    BDMurphy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I brought my parents here for my father's retirement and they absolutely loved it. The service and food were both fantastic and we will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Date
    Raybert
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We've lived in Raleigh for 14 years. We knew about the Melting Pot but always considered it too pricey so we never went there. When we received a gift card for our anniversary we finally went and found it to be a very nice place for a special occasion dinner. It was romantic, fairly quiet, the food was excellent, and the service was the best. It is pricey so we probably will not go there every week, but we will go back when the occasion is right. By the way, the bar staff is tremendous. I highly recommend the Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • YUM!
    LindsayMVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Melting Pot, as always, delivered a delicious meal! We had a great time, and enjoyed ourselves! We are customers for life!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great fun fondue
    ctttt
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great cheese and chocolate and the salads are super too! Service is wonderful!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food; poor service
    Yummystuff
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We were there for two hours. It took a full 30 minutes for us to get a drink; then it wasn't refilled until after the meal was through. Waiter forgot about us throughout the meal. Broth for meat was bland and did nothing for the flavor. I could have poached the chicken in plain water with equal results. My teen liked the experience and food; I did not.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No longer in Kansas.
    moost
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My family has been to the Melting Pot before in our previous state. We brought friends along for dinner and as it was their first time, they were not sure of how things went. Our waitress rushed her explanation, then she did not bring out what they ordered to go with their cheese pairing, during the entree, she forgot about their specialty drink order, and tried to lie about one of the features of the desert saying that it must have been on a menu online for a different venue, when we just read it on the desert menu for Wake Forest. Will think again before returning.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    serobinson3
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We LOVE the Melting Pot and usually take the opportunity of any special to visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fondue
    Stephanie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    the melting pot is a good place for special occasions and romantic nights out. the meal although does not come with any pre-meal bread or snack which is expectable because its not really a great place for kids. The overall experience was good. my favorite part of dinner was the desert!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    Steve
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The Melting Pot is my wife's favorite restaurant. We dine here several times a year; most recently, for her birthday. As always, it was an awesome dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Good food and a lot of fun to do. No rush great atmosphere. Great for special occasions as well as a good just to do spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad start...nice ending
    BDUJeff
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    When we arrived there was a group of friends talking to one of the waiters. They were blocking the entrance at the hostess desk, talk about personal stuff and loud. I don't care about the car you want o buy and the 10 g you have to put down on it. We had reservations, but with all the car talk we had to wait 10 min for the waiter t clear the area and allow the host/hostess to seat groups ahead of us. After that, the service was exceptional as it always is, and no further complaints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great ambiance
    Geezy
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Food was good! First time at the place. It doesnt seem like alot of food at first, but we were stuffed after the four course meal. Everything was great, from presentation to taste! Our waiter was nice and fun, although she disappeared for long periods of time. Overall, Melting Pot is a good choice for a nice romantic date night/special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Favorite
    serobinson3
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    After our first visit we were hooked, now whatever the special we are there :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great celebration spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. Food is fabulous and the ambiance allows for romance or just friends enjoying each other's company.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Noisy But Overall Good
    Out2Celebrate
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This was our first time to The Melting Pot and it was a pleasant experience. Our service and food were very good. It was a little noisy for my taste as I imagined it to be a more private experience for 2 people but there were several large groups dining as well. The noise level was never too high so it wasn't much of an issue and would not sway me from returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.