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The Melting Pot - Raleigh
The Melting Pot - Raleigh

The Melting Pot - Raleigh Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/raleigh/specials
  • Phone: (919) 878-0477
  • 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 (919) 878-0477

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Melting Pot, as always, delivered a delicious meal! We had a great time, and enjoyed ourselves! We are customers for life!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great cheese and chocolate and the salads are super too! Service is wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We LOVE the Melting Pot and usually take the opportunity of any special to visit!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "After our first visit we were hooked, now whatever the special we are there :)"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. Food is fabulous and the ambiance allows for romance or just friends enjoying each other's company."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great time had by all. I will visit The Melting Pot the next time I'm in Raleigh."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I have been to the Melting Pot several times over many years for special occasions. The food and service are great! I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a girls' night out at The Melting Pot of Raleigh. You can't go wrong with any of their cheese or dessert fondues, which are above average compared to other fondues (but how often do you get to compare fondues?). The salads are also slightly above average, but I wouldn't go just for the salads. The entree pots are better for the experience than the flavor, so we skipped them this time. The service was slow getting started, but the waiter was otherwise attentive and later made sure we made it out of the restaurant on time after we told him we were running behind schedule. It was a very busy night. All in, I recommend The Melting Pot for adult outings when you're looking to step it up a notch from your average dining experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The fondue is good; however the price is very high for what you get."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "It was the first time that my date and I had ever been to The Melting Pot! The staff was very friendly. My date and I really had a good time! The table seating was a little small for only two people, the food was really good but a little on the salty side."
    Dined on 2/8/2014