The Melting Pot - Rochester
The Melting Pot - Rochester

The Melting Pot - Rochester

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themeltingpot.com/rochester
  • Phone: 5854246358
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Melting Pot - Rochester reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (67)romantic (53)good for groups (29)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • A sweet meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I happened to come on Sweetest Day, and their special Sweetest Day couples menu was so much fun. We had never been to The Melting Pot before, and we very much enjoyed the experience. Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. The food was very tasty, and we had a very nice time cooking our own meal and trying all the flavor combinations, with the different meats, batters, and sauces. (Although our favorite was just plain cooked in the hot oil.) We each had a cocktail and a drink with dinner, and we spent about $170 including tip, so it's definitely a special occasion spot. Also, we mentioned to our waiter that we were there celebrating a new job, and the staff went out of their way to make the evening special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night find
    Great
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A great place to take your significant other for a date night. Quiet, perfect lighting, great food, and excellent staff all combine to make this a great place for a date! We have been to several of these in Florida, this one is clean, friendly, and inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sweet
    yum2tum
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very good food. The service was fast and the setting was relaxed. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat customer
    OhSoSweet
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The melting pot is a great place for a romantic night out, a small group celebration or for a more exciting business meeting. The tables are private and cozy where the experience is hands on fun. The key is in the right server because they will be your guide throughout your whole meal. They are always very friendly and knowledgable about their trade. We shared our experience with the server Brendan who I would recommend for future customers. For the full taste of the menu it can get fairly pricy but there are options that can help your wallet
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondue Heaven
    NotAPhillyPhanaticNatFan
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had a wonderful meal there! The staff is excellent! The food is fabulous! Everything about The Melting Pot is fantastic. We had the four-course meal, and a small carafe of wine each, and the entire bill, including tip (and I tip at least 20%) was under $140!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Waitress was spectacular. Food was superb. It was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No strawberrys for our 1st time?
    StrawberryWhine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our 1st time at melting pot & our 11th wedding anniversary. Our waiter was definitely aware of this. Great experience. Drinks were great &most of the food was wonderful. Love the array of dipping sauces. Disappointed in a few things. Potatoes were discolored, didn't eat them. Broccoli took on too much peppery flavor from the broth making it impossible for us to eat. The couple next to us complained of the same to their waitress who was different from our waiter Barry. We offered our agreement. Our biggest dissatisfaction was the waitress for couple next to us gave them a complimentary take home box of chocolate strawberries, stating it was because it was this couples 1st time there. We left wondering why we weren't given any strawberries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    anumerixVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    A terrific dining experience - excellent food - friendly, professional service - and management went the extra mile to ensure a special experience. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic service
    Jceg92
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We just came in for our first anniversary, and our waiter truly made our night special. He had an extensive knowledge of the wine list, and it tied the whole meal together. He truly went the extra mile to make our night perfect.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glenn
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was very nice. They took great care of us, on our aniversary. We had a lot of fun!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    bebacks00n
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our server Joe was great, very patient and helpful as he walked us through our experience. The food was delicious and it was fun to cook it in the fondue pots. I will definitely go back there again either with friends for fun or a date for romance. Who would think you'd find a restaurant this great in a mall?!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went out to dinner to eat; not cook our meal. It was assumed that we could have black pepper in our cooking sauce. Should not ignore a customer's diet restrictions.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    mandersp3
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary. It was nice because it was a step above other restaurants due to the special 4-course meal. Our waitress was personable and very informative about our food. The food was very delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our table side server was Tori and she was great! Very personable and fun! The staff was very attentive and friendly as well. I definitely recommend The Melting Pot for your next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    FonduLover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Once again, as I have told many, many people, this is a class act. They never disappoint. This time we had Brian as a server and he was great. Great personality, knowledgeable, genuine and all around nice guy. We live approximately 2 hours away, and I wish we could afford to do this once a month because we would be there. This has become one of my favorite things to do. It is so much fun. I think we have been three or four times this year. I'm really looking forward to the next "Endless Fondue" special you run, because we will definitely be there. It's pretty neat to try different cheese fondues, and there isn't a bad choice when it comes to the desserts. Yummmmmmmmm! Awesome, awesome restaurant. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to celebrate a birthday
    birthdaygal
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I treated my best friend who I've known over 50 years to a special lunch at your restaurant. It was exactly what I expected and more. The server, Chang (I believe) spent extra time with us explaining options and making sure we were pleased. He added to the overall experience. My friend really enjoyed it. Lunchtime was quiet so we enjoyed time to chat. A group birthday card given to my friend, along with candle on one of the food items, really tickled her! Thank you for a unique dining experience. We are sure to return. Cheese and chocolate course were to die for and the strawberry salad was perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful..
    6yearsandcounting
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised at the quick service and knowledgeable staff. Tori was friendly, answered any of our questions and made our evening very relaxing. I would certainly recommend the Melting Pot to anyone wanting to have a unique and memorable dining experience..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have had the same waiter..Chris.. who was wonderful and added to our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our service was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable. The food was okay. Potatoes didn't cut in the broth and they were in there for 20 minutes. Lots of fruit flies too. Not sure if we would go back or not.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Group or Special Occasion
    SeafoodLover
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a great time with my parents, son and daughter-in-law for this belated Father's Day dinner outing. The food was good and service was good! While I wouldn't recommend the Melting Pot as "kid-friendly" (because of the "hot pots and limited kid friendly menu) - they did make accommodations for our little one - cutting up apples and bringing milk for him. We will return - and recommend to friends - just not with little kids in tow!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We purchased a Groupon for this restaraunt so we could try a new place. We were extremely satisfied with the experience. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxing and our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wednesday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We enjoyed the experience. The food was good. Our primary server was not good. We spent too much of our time looking for him. Fortunately, the rest of the staff (including the manager) always seemed to notice us looking, and stepped up to get us what we needed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fondue
    Robert
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Excellent fondue. Especially good for dessert. A little expensive and long for a full meal
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed with The Melting Pot
    mmn12083
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This was our first time visiting the restaurant (party of 2). Nice atmosphere. Our server was awesome and knowledgeable. Unique dining experience. Food was delicious, especially the chocolate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New comer
    Weezer
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went for dessert. It was ok. Not enough quantity of dipping items.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    SentimentalGal
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I wanted to take my parents someplace special for their 30th Anniversary. I wanted it to be something they'd remember and appreciate. The Melting Pot was the perfect choice. I had the option to select a celebration package, which I did. There was a single, beautiful rose on the table complete with rose petals. Not only was our server very helpful in explaining how we would be using the burners and the pairings of the entrees with the drinks and the sauces, but Chris also kicked it up a notch. He brought us all champagne to toast to their 30 year together. He also took a photo of all of us and framed it and gave it to us to take home to remember. My parents loved it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    TreeAndKay
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had such a wonderful waitress, she accommodated our dessert first routine. Very enthusiastic, genuine, and sweet. We were so pleased with our food and the environment. We have been at the melting pot a handful of times and will continue to go for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress/Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was our first visit to The Melting Pot and it was a great experience. The food was great, due to the outstanding explanation of every question we had. Hillary was our waitress and she was truly amazing. Not sure how long she has been employed there, but she knew anything and everything about the menu, including the ingredients for one of our attendees who has a food allergy. I will definitely return and will ensure we ask for Hillary again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great experience
    TonyDeWonderful
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We tried the melting pot this past weekend. We had a groupon so it made it worthwhile. We had a great experience at the restaurant. Our server, Andrew, was great at explaining exactly how things worked, what he recommended for cooking styles, etc. Without the groupon this would definitely be on the pricy side. That being said, we would definitely recommend the restaurant. The food was delicious! Our groupon was for 4 entrees so we tried the marinated steak, salmon, chicken, and pork entrees (all were very good). Our groupon didn't include dessert but we ordered some anyway - it was well worth it. In the end we had a great time and would highly recommend it - just be prepared to pay for the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    sapphiregirl
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Amazing food. Each and every menu item sounded delicious. Our salads were "scrape the plate" worthy. The cheese was so rich and flavorful, and our entrees were more flavorful and decandent than we expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It is a nice way to make sure you relax and take your time through dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    foodie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This can only be described as a dining experience. It takes about 3 hours for the 4-course experience. It is so different and so much fun. We celebrated my daughter's graduation. I added in a balloon bouquet which included 3 balloons, a box of chocolates, a card signed by the whole staff, and a framed picture of us. When they found out it was her graduation, they used balloons in her school's colors, her name to personalize the card, and the type of chocolates. With the dessert fondue, they brought her a piece of cheesecake with a candle on a plate decorated with "Congratulations' and a graduation cap. She was so pleased with the special attention. The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding! Outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girl's Night Out
    4birthdaygirlnightout
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The Melting pot was Hosting a Vintage Girl's Night Out on June' 25th which just happened to be my daughters 4th birthday. I dressed her up-we invited two of her girls to join us at dinner for the special birthday. The girls were treated like little princesses by everyone. They had their picture taken on the red carpet, the host from Macy's gave them tons of Hershey kisses, and the ladies from Clinique refreshed their lip-gloss. It was a totally awesome experience for the girls. They have not stopped talking about "The Melting Pot." The best part for me as a parent was the food was awesome and all I had to do was supervise the fondue pots so that no-one got burned. What a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, Service
    Leacherie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Excellent food, service and cheese & chocolate delicious. This is a great place to relax and unwind with the girls.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yooper
    Yooper
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Stopped in enroute to Michigan. Only other time at a Melting Pot was 2001 in Nashville. Place was extraordinary busy. Ryan was our waiter even though he supposed to bus tables, it was that busy. Seating was only 5 min late despite the traffic. Excellent service and food; cheaper than Nashville as well. Won't be waiting 13 years for the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had reservations and had to wait about 30 mins.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Specialized
    HenryVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Limited menu but a unique dining experience. Items are ala carte unless one opts for the four course special. Special occasion restaurant as it is mainly fondue and expensive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 278 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Rochester reviews archive.
  • A Fun Experience
    Sher
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The Melting Pot is tucked into a corner of the mall and was hard to find, but worth it once we did! The prices are rather high, but you can easily share one dinner between two people and be quite satisfied. The menu is confusing at first because there are so many options! Our waitress was wonderful in explaining the whole process to us. My husband and I found it to be fun, romantic and delicious!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Fondue!
    landw
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with dinner out at The Melting Pot. When the staff heard that, everyone went out of their way to express their best wishes and to make our time there pleasant. The food was great, we were very impressed by the service, and we would enjoy eating there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Dining Experience
    watkins
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife and I went to The Melting Pot to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed the fondue experience and found the foods very flavorful. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall