The Melting Pot - Rocky River
The Melting Pot - Rocky River

The Melting Pot - Rocky River

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/fairviewpark-rockyriver/specials
  • Phone: 4403568900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot - Rocky River's private dining rooms are a superior venue for that special dinner or cocktail reception & provide a retreat for your next business meeting or family celebration. The “Private Dining Room” seats 14, the party room seats 50 & both rooms combined can seat 64. The Melting Pot - Rocky River offers a very special banquet menu designed especially for private dining guests!
  • Private Party Contact: Barb Haas or Eric Mc Intyre 4403568900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Center Ridge Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Rocky River
The Melting Pot is an interactive and fun fondue experience. From an intimate romantic dinner for two, to a girl’s night out, The Melting Pot is the perfect place to escape and relax! Our beautifully appointed romantic Red Room can accommodate parties of two, while our private dining areas can accommodate groups up to 100 for all of your special occasions. Known for superior service our well-trained staff will guide you through this unique dining experience. The Melting Pot features an extensive bottled wine list, a cocktail list with trendy martinis and seasonal, local beer choices. Our dinner menu of creamy cheese fondues, fresh salad and entrees including steak, lobster, chicken, shrimp & vegetarian meals are all prepared tableside. Don’t forget to leave room for our decadent chocolate fondue desserts rounding out the perfect dinning experience in casual elegance!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Rocky River reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)romantic (92)good for groups (37)fit for foodies (37)notable wine list (24)neighborhood gem (13)late-night find (13)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were so disappointed for what was supposed to be a special anniversary evening. We had had great dinners there in the past . I receive 2 calls confirming our reservation and expected a well prepared event that didn't' happen. They had us wait 20 minutes after our reservation to be seated and the delays were seen over each course. A poor pregnant waitress was given this big group event and had to do all her own prep work in the kitchen. We saw our dessert waiting on a tray for 25 minutes before she had time to serve it. Our special night table was across from the bar as people came in and out all night. Even the wine event was poorly planned as order forms were given for event wine but no stock was available.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    frywalk
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    There were six of us celebrating a 65th birthday. Four of us arrived nearly an hour early to have drinks in the bar. One in our party uses a walker. When the staff was alerted to the fact that the bar was too crowded for us, they gave us our table even though we were early. We were so appreciative of that extra care and concern. The food was wonderful! Rarely can we spend 5 hours at dinner and not be rushed by the staff. The only downside was later in the dinner service, our waitress was apparently required somewhere else and we waited quite a long time for her to come back. But this is unusual and I would highly recommend this Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was our first year wedding Anniversary and the staff made us feel so special!! Food was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Splicer
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great place to go never been disappointed, the server was friendly and each course was brought out timely
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good for kidd
    getaway4
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We came late for our reservations, had a screaming child part of the time, two people who had to fight to stay awake and yet the staff seemed to understand and were extremely understanding. They got a balloon for the child and packed up the remains of our dinner and dessert for us to take back to our hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night without the kids
    MrMrs4ever
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first of many visits to come! Perfect place for a date night. Friendly,helpful, staff. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work on time to table issues
    mfredVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Dined with family and loved that I was sat at a table where we could choose two broths. All four of us got a salad. These were surprisingly great! Even the dressings were stellar. But then.....we waited.....and waited....and waited..........and waited longer. It was 8:00 when we arrived and it took 1 hr and 13 mins for raw food to arrive to our table. Our children were exhausted and starving, and as a result were less than kind to each other. I mentioned to both the server and manager that our wait time was excessive, and both agreed, but no one did anything about it. By the time we ate, we were so tired we just wanted to end it, but the kids were so sad that we had to stay longer for dessert. Got home past 10:40 on a school night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always an experience
    mynewfav
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I must say the first time I went to the Melting Pot it was the best experience. And now every time I return it is just as good. We enjoy both the themed events you put together and just the regular menu as well. The Melting Pot has become my new favorite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around
    tcme
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The Melting Pot is definitely on the pricey side, but it's an excellent experience and worth the cost. Very good food, plenty of options for all tastes and preferences (of course, within the restaurant's niche). Probably one of the best places for romantic or group/interactive dinners. The wait staff is probably the friendliest and most professional of any in the area. Very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    ClevelandDining
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Have never been to this restaurant before and saw a groupon. Ended up buying a groupon and didn't expect much. The experience I had at this restaurant was incredible. The service was excellent and the good was incredible. Will be returning in the future!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome time
    jess
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Our server sam is very knowledgeable and recommends the best choices! The mood was romantic and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lengthy Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We spent about two hours here. Seeing as we rarely get to go on dates, it was great to be able to spend that much time together. The environment was so romantic and relaxing, we didn't even realize that we had spent that much time there. Not to mention the delicious food. It's a great way to try a variety of things if you each get a different entree. Despite seeming a bit pricey, you definitely get a substantial amount of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service with cozy surrounding
    Bigspender
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was our first time here. We had a lot of fun and had the pleasure of getting the best server (Michael) we have ever had!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth the Money
    Loral4at
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was our daughters 19th birthday dinner. We were so excited. We had a 5pm dinner reservation and got seated immediately. Everything went down hill from there. Basically the place was understaffed. It took us 18 minutes after we were seated to get our soda. Basically over 2 hours to get through our cheese fondue, meal, & dessert. The wait in between was ridiculous. We got our drinks filled at the end of our meal. The waitress Kelly was clearly taking care of too many tables. Our bill was 129.00 for the 3 of us and normally that would be ok with good service but it was awful. I will not go back to this restaurant. Also, it was so dark we could barely read the menus.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful, awful service
    Service
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I took our 7 and 5 year old. Sat down to eat a 5pm, left after 7pm!! Service was terrible. Waited at least 15-20 mins between every course....and we do all the cooking. Never going back!'
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great gluten-free dining experience
    everyoneishappy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our family often has a hard time finding a restaurant that effectively accommodates one of our family members who needs gluten-free food. However, The Melting Pot had a gluten-free menu and gluten-free dipping items. Our family member said this was the best gluten-free dining out experience she has had in a long time. Will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Special occasion Dining
    AmyC
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food is consistently good, the service accommodating. We took advantage of "2 Can Dine for $69 with Wine" which was a great deal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Forgotten
    Supperer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Took my bf here for his bday. The service started out excellent however we were most definitely forgotten about having to wait AT LEAST 30 minutes for server to return each time to where by the time I got to request more curry sauce I was done eating. The waiting was excruciating given the music selection here (I'm pretty easy going and eclectic about music, but it was bad r&b- and I like most r&b) and the fact that we were done eating and had no more drinks. Saying all of that I've been here one other time and had outstanding service from a different waiter. I guess I should've requested him. Overall I think they need more servers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Melting Pot- Rocky River, OH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food and fantastic service! This was our first fondue outing and it is quite the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience, just wish it
    Beer4me
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Was more affordable. We had a romantic dinner for 2, only because I bought a Groupon for it. If they were more reasonably priced without a Groupon we would go more often. Food, service and ambiance were outstanding! I know your paying for the experience, but I could probably drop over $100 for 2 at a place downtown Cleveland. Would recommend for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Jordon
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything about it was phenomenal. Highly recommended. Will go back for the next special occasion.
    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.
  • No chicken
    NOchicken
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The only suggestion I would have is to not order the chicken for an entree. The chicken seemed to take the longest to cook. Our cooking oil wasn't heating up so that might have been the issue. It definitely isn't pleasant to bite into a raw piece of chicken.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but needs fine tuning.
    FineDiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was excellent, and the experience was definitely out of the ordinary. Service was attentive, but a little slow. We found ourselves waiting for our drinks right off the bat. Later, I went to the bar for a breather and waited well over 5 minutes for a bartender to appear. My biggest criticism was price. We arrived with a groupon, and the waiter immediately seemed to change his service level. throughout the meal, he was constantly trying to upsell to higher priced items and additional portions. I disliked the fact that the check blatantly reminded me to tip based on the pre-discounted check. I also disliked the additional line below the total on the merchant copy of the receipt requesting "Additional Gratuity".
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Queeny
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This place is very expensive. I really did not like paying to cook my own food. We got a cupon for 25.00 for 2 peeps. The scam is 19 percent tip is automatically applied to the bill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unusually bad service
    thrawn19
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Usually the service at this restaurant is decent, but on my most recent visit it was terrible. To start with it took almost 30 minutes to seat us after we arrived on time for our reservation. Then when we were finally sat, we were missing silverware. The waiter wasnt terrible at first, but after the first 2 courses we rarely saw him, and it was hard to get someones attention to get drink refills. The only saving grace was the food; excellent as always (Though we were sad to find no cheesecake on the desert plate).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Celebrations!
    garyclark
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food is excellent and our server was very helpful in explaining the many menu options. This was our third visit to the Melting Pot although our first at this location. We chose it because we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and we knew that the food would be great, the experience would be quiet and romantic, and we were not disappointed. It is so very dark however that it takes a few minutes to really adjust to just how dark it is inside the restaurant. But it would not deter us from returning for another special occasion in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not the best deal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The groupon was only good for a few choices from part of the menu, not the most popular part. Wouldn't buy this groupon again. Have always had great experiences at melting pot, but the groupon should just be a gift certificate for a dollar amount of food like other restaurants, not a limited selection. Really disappointed in whoever put together this deal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luckey
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We enjoyed our experience very much. The food was good and the atmosphere was quiet. Nice place for a date
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not my favorite visit
    kimf17
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is the third time we have been to this location and I must admit it was not my favorite. They seemed short staffed. The server was very good and pleasant but she seemed to be spread thin. Things were not brought out quickly. Hopefully this was just a bad night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing start to finish
    Girlsnightsout
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Every aspect of our experiance was amazing, from the food to the service to the custom cocktails
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Pghsuperstar97
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food, atmosphere, service. Gave us two free chocolate covered strawberries for our anniversary with our dessert plus a half dozen to take home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very good experience
    hannahxo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had reservations..however when he arrived we were told we would have a long wait unless we took a booth in the bar section. We agreed to that. However we did not know that we would have horrible service. We were there over 3 hours! The waitress was horrible and it took 30+ minutes to come ask us how our food was or how we were doing. The manager made up for it by paying for some of our food,which was a great thing. The food was very average,nothing to write home about. Overall,I will not return. I'm very upset I spent my birthday dinner there!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I don't get out to nice restaurants very often. I took her there for our 42nd anniversary and we both enjoyed it very much. We had a corner booth that was very romantic. Our waiter Sam was the best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic for 14th Anniversary
    Celebrant74205
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food. Great company. Nice ambiance. Server sometimes not around but when she was, she was attentive. Staff took our picture and was really quite sweet about it
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Eatme
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and ambiance were excellent. A little pricey but the Groupon helped reduce the cost. Service was subpar, particularly for the cost. The waitress disappeared for long stretches of time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Natgeo2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I had a very nice time at The Melting Pot (Rocky River). Our dining experience was about 2 hours ; since we did the full four course meal. Anytime we plan to go to the Melting Pot, we always make sure we come hungry because there is a lot of food but it is spaced out very well that we leave full and satisfied with no food leftover. Perfect place to go to have a nice meal with someone whom you enjoy spending time with.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Onit
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great for the family, we used a groupon which was helpful because this place is expensive. Not a place for weekly visits. A restaurant for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience, again.
    tammigirl
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We frequent this location because of the quality of service. Sometimes reception at the front desk can be a little cold, but the servers we have at this location are always warm, welcoming, and take care of us with their hearts. They always serve you the freshest food. You will not find an undesirable piece of meat, vegetable, or fruit on your plate, ever. They care about quality control, and giving you the best experience every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice for our anniversary!
    Yummy123
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Very nice place to dine at for a special event. We celebrated our anniversary at The Melting Pot, and thoroughly enjoyed our food, the service, and the ambiance. Definitely will go back for a special celebration outing some day!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricey
    bjs923
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything was good, but it was overpriced. Our service was very good. It was a little too dark, so much so that we could barely read the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.