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The Melting Pot - Rochester
The Melting Pot - Rochester

The Melting Pot - Rochester Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themeltingpot.com/rochester
  • Email: rochestermeltingpot@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (585) 424-6358
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Swiss
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: MAKE YOUR EVENING EXTRA SPECIAL WITH ONE OF OUR CELEBRATION PACKAGES!


    Balloon Bouquet
    Surprise your guest with three balloons, a chocolate bar and a commemorative photo in a custom Melting Pot frame. $16.00



    Single Rose Package - $19
    One rose in a vase with a chocolate bar and commemorative photo in a custom Melting Pot frame.



    Half Dozen Rose Arrangement - $29
    Six roses in a vase with a chocolate bar and commemorative photo in a custom Melting Pot frame.



    One Dozen Rose Arrangement - $45
    Twelve roses in a vase with a chocolate bar and commemorative photo in a custom Melting Pot frame.



    Prices subject to change on holidays or special event nights. Please note a 12 hour notice is required for all packages.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Rochester
Welcome to The Melting Pot. We offer a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue.

Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie.

Make reservations today, and see what people are talking about.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have loved the Melting Pot since a trip to Florida in the early 90s. When they expanded to my hometown I was thrilled. I choose this restaurant for special occasions, and I have my daughter loving the chocolate fondue. There is no other place like it and my only complaint is that there isnt enough cheese or chocolate! We always want more!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Our waiter Dino was terrific!! Great service! Had a fun time celebrating my daughter's birthday"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Server was good, pleasant, provided a little extra with respect to it being a b-day celebration. Overall good, but very expensive for what you get ... that translates into a good business model (high profit margin comparatively). $11/glass for basic wine is a excessive. Having never been there before, it was a unique experience. The quality of the food items was very good. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Another nice experience at the Melting Pot in Rochester. We never go all courses there so I can only comment on cheese fondue and salads. Always good and fun for family with older kids. Server was OK, seemed very rehearsed whereas other servers we've had there are suprisingly genuine. Only downside was that they apparently don't take promotion coupons on Saturday. Never seen that at restaurant before, but it was in the fine print, so our bad for not reading fully."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very Good service and had a great time for Girls Nite Out!!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was good, nothing spectacular. However it was a good experience, and a good for a special occasion when you have a couple hours to spend on dinner. For me I would prefer not to cook my own meal, but I get it, it's more of the experience of fondue. All in all it was a pleasant time and I would recommend the melting pot. The server we had was outstanding, really explained everything, ingredients, cook time, pairings, etc.."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was an excellent dining experience! Friendly and curtious staff...no one sat idle...everyone helped , from servers to managers. Our server was very nice and knowlegeable....he went above and beyond his job. the food was great, We had fun!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed ourselves however it is too expensive to have to cook my own food. I rather have the food already prepared. The desert was the best part!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was fun! It was also rather pricey, but you are paying for the experience above good food and exceptional service. Our waiter, Dan, was great, explaining the components of the 4-course meal and making recommendations. We had (in order) the Swiss fondue, the California Salad, a main course with filet, sirloin, pork, chicken, shrimp, and veggies that we cooked in Mojo broth; and the Ying and Yang desert with dark and milk chocolates. All portions were delicious and quantities were adequate. Many of the better selections on the menu have up-charges which can be annoying since they are the tastiest. Also mixed drink prices are at the $10 range; beer is less."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "not cheap but worth it. unique it takes time but that is how it works. great waitress we had."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I'm surprised people rave about this place. The ambiance and service was fantastic but the food was underwhelming and something that anyone could do at home. Plus it was grossly overpriced for what you receive. They could cut the prices in half and still make a handsome profit."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I had a blast! We loved being tucked away in our own little table. The service was excellent and the food was even better! We plan to return as soon as we get a chance."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Went there for our 6 year anniversary and had a wonderful experience. It was very romantic filled with awesome food and great service."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I've been to the Melting Pot before, but nobody else in my family has. So I was thrilled to take my dad there for the first time. We were both pleased! Great service, a very nice waiter whose name was Mike, and was very patient and always had a happy countenance. He explained everything well to my dad (the first-timer), so that was great. We barely had any questions. We split the Fondue Delight 4-Way-Experience, and I was worried it wouldn't be enough food for the both of us. I'd read other reviews saying it was enough, but I was still afraid. It turned out to be the perfect amount! We were both full when we left, and enjoyed all the food. Overall a wonderful lunch experience, and yummy food! Definitely going to return in the future."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The serve was the best. The staff was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions perfectly. They are eager to make sure your experience there is a wonderful experience. I'm going back over and over AGAIN! Btw...the FOOD was flavorful and Delish! You have to experience it for yourself. There are no words for the fun I had. One thing that was a negative...the heat at the tables were extremely hot! It was kind of expected since you are cooking your food at your table but its REALLY hot! With the nice time I had, its still so worth it all!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is my favorite restaurant. I've never had a bad experience there. The service is always top notch and the food is great. I love how hands on it is, it's really a whole experience not just dining out"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have been to The Melting Pot a few times and each time it has been a pleasure. If you go the full courses, dining can take up to 3 hours but is a great family experience, or for a special occasion. I have enjoyed every course. The staff explains every step and prepares all the dipping sauces right at the table. Each course is better than the last, don't skip dessert! Or a great place to go for only their dessert and coffee- nice experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excellent service by our server, Brandon, and excellent food and drink as always."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I am a frequent customer because an evening at The Melting Pot is always an amazing experience. It is a very personable and intimate dining experience that makes dining more than just choosing something off a menu. You are actively involved with other people at your table as well as with the preparation of it. The servers are knowledgeable, friendly, and personable."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I was a little confused when I saw they were in the middle of a Mall, but once inside it was clear they knew what they were doing. The entire restaurant was created from dark woods and lavish tile, creating the feeling of a 5-star restaurant. It was 5 when we went and the Mall was very sparse with customers but I'm sure that even if it was crowded and loud that day that the pocketed location of the Melting Pot would have kept the dining experience good and quiet. It was a perfect evening and I would love to go again"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I love how this restaurant has individual booths separated by full walls which allow for an extremely intimate private setting. The tables for 2 have you sitting next to your partner - L shaped seats - so you can be close and share the fondue easily. The food is amazing, and designed to be shared - at least the cheese and chocolate which are the best parts of the meal. You can easily make a meal of the cheese and chocolate with the salad if you want to save a bit of money - it is fully satisfying but they also have a nice selection of main dishes which are individual so you and your partner can order something different and try a bit of both if you enjoy sharing. They also have packages to make the night even more special including roses."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was our first visit. We had a very fun time. The food was good. The prices were very high. Our bill was $148 for 3 people with drinks. I would go back, but possibly only for dessert."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my daughters birthday (5 of us) and we ended up with a $167 bill... Although the food was tasty, we felt it wasn't worth so much money. That's my only critic..."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This was my first time. Took extended family of 10. Menu was not easy to interpret especially for large group with children. Now that I know how to order will be easier next time. Food and experience were terrific."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for a valentines day diner and let me just say it was an experience. The service was outstanding, Nate was incredibly helpful considering it was our first time and didn't know what the heck we were doing. The manager stopped by to check on us and even he was insanely pleasant. We were almost begging for somebody to be a little unpleasant by the end of the evening. We sat in lovers lane and it was very cozy and intimate. The food in general I thought was on par with every other restaurant we have ever been to but the flaming turtle chocolate fondue was amazing. Overall well worth the time and money to give it a try."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. We go with the same couple everytime. Sometimes just for fun and sometimes to celebrate. This time we were celebrating a birthday and a new job. They brought us champagne and drew special messages on our dessert plates it was great. Staff is always wonderful and we cant wait til our next dinner."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Our server JD was fantastic. Extremely polite, became engaged in conversation and seemed excited to be working there."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and everything was incredible."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We went for the free fondu chocolate, Evan took wonderful care of us, she was extremely attentive and knowledgable of both the menu and the drink menu. We were celebrating my girlfriends birthday (which was the day before we came in), Evan wrote on a plate "Happy birthday Lia!" which was nice that she not only knew but remembered her name. Overall Very happy with the experience and excited to come again."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "This was my third visit to The Melting Pot, previously I have gone w/ my boyfriend twice. The first two visits were absolutely great experiences, it can be a very romatic place. My third and latest visit to the Melting Pot was for my sister's birthday. There were six of us very energetic (and LOUD) women, and the experience dining with a large group was much different, but almost better! It was an absolute blast! My sisters, Mother and Aunts all loved it, it was their first time. They will all be back and will defintetly recommend the Melting Pot to their friends. Also, I had pre-ordered the three balloon package for the bday girl and it was on the table waiting, she was so impressed! Great service and the food is SO DELICIOUS! :)"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Love the ambiance. I like to go to the melting pot to meet with friends whom I want to catch up with because the place is quiet enough that one can talk in normal voice, yet not so quiet that one has to whisper. Food is decent, but not exactly fancy....except for the desserts. Those are fancy."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, excellent dining, fun and interactive while still classy and elegant."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "It was nice doing something different. But I have to say, it is pretty expensive and you don't get much food for the price. It was nice to got his time to try something new and our waiter was great, but honestly I probably won't go back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Skinny Dipping menu, designed to include three courses for under 700 calories. We opted to add a single serving of the traditional fondue to share between us. Our server was very helpful, even getting us a copy of the restaurant's calorie sheet to help us with future choices. I wish they'd keep the Skinny Dipping menu permanently."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We gave friends a gift card to The Melting Pot. Since we had not ever dined here before we decided to try it with them. Everything was great but I think it was too pricey. The server was fun, a great presenter and we enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I have been to melting pot restaurants a number of times, and fully enjoy it every time. I have celiacs, and this company does VERY well to accommodate, especially when you add the " note" to your reservation. I always recommend it to people, and have brought multiple friends there for their first times, and all of them have loved it."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "we've been to Melting Pot many times. Our favorite server, Brandon, did his usual excellent job in taking care of us, including making wonderful recommendations and sharing good stories about family and the holidays. One of the managers, who has seen us many times before, came over to wish us well and chat. In addition to the great food, the friendly service makes this a great place."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Five of us went out for my birthday, and the experience was amazing. Not all of us had been to the Melting Pot before, and one of us had never even done fondue. There were plenty of gluten free options for me, and we all left satisfied, even with only doing three pots of cheese and two of chocolate! Can't wait to go back :)"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We enjoyed sharing fondue pots, and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Family of four went for a birthday celebration. Service staff were very helpful in ordering. It was a unique experience to cook your own food at the table rather than have it prepared for you! Nice for the entertainment value and the kids loved it! Expect a couple of hours for the four course experience but it is worth it. The ambience is very nice. Booths are large and private for an intimate experience. It would be a great place for a first date."
    Dined on 12/6/2013