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The Melting Pot - Poughkeepsie
The Melting Pot - Poughkeepsie

The Melting Pot - Poughkeepsie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/poughkeepsie/specials
  • Email: themeltingpotpk@optimum.net
  • Phone: (845) 632-6171
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Contemporary European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering options are available.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have several private dinning booths for parties looking a nice romantic evening. Request one or our famous Lover's Lane Booths. We can also accommodate parties up to 35 in our party room.
  • Entertainment: Join our Club Fondue to keep up to date with our special events and many promotions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 9
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Mall Parking, located on the lower level near Macy's.
A word from The Melting Pot - Poughkeepsie
Welcome to the Melting Pot Restaurant of Poughkeepsie NY. We invite you to indulge in an interactive authentic fondue dining experience. We provide many private dining options for parties of all sizes, including our famous lover’s lane romantic booths for two. You can also bring the whole family to experience the Fondue Effect. Join us for the perfect night out whatever the occasion.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "You kind of know what you are going to get here. It is good family fun with fondue. Service is fine and the food they prepare was good quality. It might not be what you are looking for every week but you will enjoy your visit and there is nothing really to complain about."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was a great experience! We both had a lot of fun. We can't wait to go back, especially for a double date!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My wife enjoyed it very much. Out waiter was great and very proffesional"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I went with my mom for a her birthday. We didn't know what to expect but we were up for an adventure. The waitress was extremely helpful with all of our choices. The food was so fresh and delicious. The process to "fondue" was so much fun and so easy. We came from a full day of walking and were so hungry -- I thought it was going to be a long wait for our food to cook and a bit of a tedious process -- it wasn't anything like that. It took 2 minutes for the meat to cook (we didn't have to hold it the whole time) and we were eating the veggies while we waited. Also all the dipping sauces were so much fun to try. We had gotten salads and I didn't expect them to be quite so good -- We are already planning on coming back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I love this cooking style. It takes a while to get through 4 courses, so plan on at least 2 hours. Our server Ashley was great. The kitchen gave her the wrong entrée dish insisting it was ours, but she got it corrected quick. Because you cook your food, it's always hot. I got the Fondue Delight. The filet was great, very tender, and I loved having options. They give you 3-5 big chunks of each protein, which might not sound like a lot but it is... I promise. The amount of food throughout the 4 courses was plentiful. I can't see how anyone could leave there NOT stuffed to the gills. I went with someone who's a bottomless pit and he was satiated. I was way past that point with the entrée, but who can't find the room for dessert?!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a groupon and someone to watch the kids, so we decided to try something new for a date night. The atmosphere was nice and the booths were very private. We decided to splurge and order a cheese instead of sticking strictly to the groupon deal. Although it was okay tasting, it was so small. Ridiculously tiny for what we were charged. The waitress also took it away before we were finished. We felt a little rushed. Our entrees came, and once again for two people we got four little potato wedges, a couple of broccoli, and a couple of mushrooms. The meat was okay nothing spectacular. All in all, it was a different experience, but not worth it to repeat. Way too overpriced and I could get better food elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food and service are excellent. It is a bit pricey though and a full meal is entirely too much food. I would reccomend dpi g cheese fondue ans dessert instead."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Was delicious and a great deal with the 4 course menu."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The restaurant has nice ambiance and the wait staff was friendly but the area is not the best. It's nice for a special occasion or a romantic dinner but it's a bit expensive for a regular restaurant of choice. Fondue is a fun experience, though not the most kid-friendly environment."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I received great service on our recent visit (2nd overall). Great ambiance and food. Highly recommend the rubbed angus."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We had excellent service and the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our server Crystal was excellent and the manager Jeremy made our Anniversary a special night."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It was our first experience dining there and we had such a good time choosing the dipping sauces and food and esp. desserts. Very impressed with the waitress doing all the work at the table and explaining the whole concept of the meal. We will definitely go again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We have been to the restaurant before and didn't know about the limited menu on valentines. We did not really like not having choices since the three choices were pretty much the same and a lot more expensive Than what we would have chose. We also had a 'gift card' that we were not allowed to use because it was a holiday... We really didn't appreciate that since that was one of the reasons we decided to go that day. The service was great and the food was great as well overall that was my most inconvenient experience. I will not make the mistake of visiting the restaurant on a holiday again so I can use the coupons you give out while we are there. I will go somewhere else on holidays."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a 9:00 pm reservation didn't get seated till about 10. Then we get to are table and the rose option I asked for had wilted roses. That's not all! We where then trying to order dinner and they where out of everything exept one course so much for options. Big big disappointment."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had been so looking forward to trying The Melting Pot. A fondue restaurant - great idea, but The Melting Pot was unable to execute it well. The food was VERY bland and unimpressive - even the chocolate. It was extremely overpriced, particularly since diners have to cook their our own entrees. The house white wine was an extremely sweet and semi-bubbly wine, which the hostess told us she could not identify for us due to restaurant policy (??). All four people in our party were extremely disappointed, and we agreed we would not be returning to The Melting Pot."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Service was great. Fun dining experience. We had a great time."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Had the best time and our waitress Ashley was amazing."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The fondue theme is really fun, and gives you the opportunity to linger and chat while you cook each bite. Just make sure you leave yourself time. I'm not complaining it was a nice time but you should expect it.. We spent two hours for cheese/salad and main course.. No dessert..."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The service and experience of fondue dinner is exquisite. Something different from the ordinary and a treat for adults. Personal booth space and cooking right at the table with endless options for discerning pallets makes this a A+ night out."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Over priced for the menu and the size portions. So much for the Fondue experience….not greatly impressed."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Very expensive and not a particularly good value, but great spot for date night!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed dining at the Melting Pot! It was a special dinner for the two of us"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I made reservations at the Melting Pot as a surprise for my boyfriend and myself for New Year's Eve! He was surprised and loved every second of it. It was our third time there together and as always, the service was fantastic. Our server, Carly, was very attentive to us but not overly attentive which was nice. She made conversation with us and was very pleasant. The manager of this specific location was walking around checking on everyone and was also very nice. I had spoken with him the last time we went to dinner there as well. The New Year's Eve menu was interesting and i cannot wait to go back on a normal night! Definitely recommend this restaurant to all of my friends!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was our first time to the Melting Pot on New Years Eve and it was a really fun night. They had a prefix 4 course dinner that was perfect for the evening. Our waitress, Nicole, was outstanding and made the night very enjoyable. We loved the Champaign fondue!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My father, daughter, and her boyfriend went to The Melting Pot. It was a nice experience except our waitress make a comment about how much we were eating. We each had a salad, and the food was unlimited, and then we had the chocolate. After they bring out the food, the customers can order more because it is unlimited. However, when they bring out the second, third, etc. plates, they do not contain a lot of food and they are for the entire table. There is a mixtures of meats, but only 2 shrimp for a table of 4. I think the waitresses comment was rude and unprofessional. Also, we were told that we would get coupons for our next visit for a free drink, which we did not receive and we forgot to ask before we left."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "The food was good thought it was overpriced and limited as to how you could order. You should offer just chicken on the 4 choice. Not liking that you had to stay with the grouping and if you change your mind and want dessert you get charged more. Everything is upgraded to more if you don't go with the standard"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "From my wife getting a job offer for a teaching position, when we closed on our house, when we found our we were having twins - The Melting Pot is always our go to celebratory place to eat. This time, it was celebrating a 30th birthday party (and another in a few weeks). We can spend 90 minutes slowly enjoying the meal. Cheese, salad, a main course, and desert is the only way to go. The menu system had changed since the last time we were here, but it was still a pleasure."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Meal takes several hours to work through the courses. That gives plenty of time for unhurried conversation. Wait staff is very friendly and goes out of their way to serve your table, even if they are very busy. Have time and come hungary."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "It was my first time going here and the staff were the most friendly people I've ever encountered at a restaurant! The food is also very good and the restaurant is just really fun and I would definitely recommend it for parties or just a fun night out."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "this is our third experience at the melting pot in each time it has been a wonderful meal my chief complaint that has happened all three times I have gone with a gift certificate and have been unable to use it for various reasons. this time no exception I was not allowed to use my gift card because I used the special promotion for restaurant week and was not told in advance that I could not use my gift certificate"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Everything that I requested for the reservation they gave to me, the waiter was excellent, the food was great. The melting pot shows fantastic hospitality, will certainly be making another visit! If you are having dinner with your special someone request the private booth!"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "The fondue experience was unique and fun. Perfect for two people, but a bit pricey. However, our waitress was very friendly and attended promptly to all our needs. The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening out or just for a quiet evening bonding with your child."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The service was amazing. I received my free chocolate covered strawberries and a birthday card signed by the staff at the Melting Pot."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Overall, the food was great. The service was AWFUL. There were many waitstaff running around like chickens with their heads cut off. It took 30 minutes just to get a drink. At another point I had to get my own drink from the bar. The manager said it was due to having 15 new waitstaff....Might be a bad idea to train everyone on the same night especially on a Saturday Night???"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "service was less than expected particularly when dropping $200 - very slow - sat 4 feet from the bar and took 20 minutes to get a drink....may be an off night but I can assure you I wont be back anytime soon."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I must eat gluten-free. I provided the information through our reservation so the restaurant knew in advance. The staff is very knowledgeable and the menu in conducive to gluten-free dining. The restaurant even provided gf brownie bites and muffin bites for our chocolate fondue! Great experience!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "The melting pot is wonderful! Our server happily moved us to a bigger table so that we could have more room. Our server was funny and helpful. The entire staff makes sure you are well taken care of throughout the night. We never had an empty glass or an empty plate throughout the meal."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I go to Melting Pot whenever we can, and it's been outstanding every time. The food is delicious, and the atmosphere romantic. You really can't go wrong with any of the food selections. Service is great. If you've never tried the Wisconsin Trio cheese fondue, you should! It's easily our favorite. Melting Pot is a wonderful place."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Very busy with crying children. Servce is hit or miss. This time was good. Allow 3 hours for a full meal."
    Dined on 10/19/2013