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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Rocky River reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (104)romantic (93)good for groups (35)fit for foodies (31)notable wine list (24)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (9)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (7)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Awful, awful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Good, but not filling
    luvmorefood99
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    In order to really feel satisfied I think just the salad and entree just isn't enough. The salad was so skimpy for the both of us even though we had different ones. Also, the portions are small even with the entree selections. The bill adds up quickly and really there was not much to eat. Our waitress was nice but she made very sure that we were to tip on the full amount of the bill. I had no problem with this but I felt it unnecessary to be so forward. I'm not sure I will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodie4
    foodie4
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were celebrating one of my best friend Eileen's birthdays so I booked the reservation for the 2 of use. There was a promotion 2 for $59 which gives you appetizer/salad/entrée and dessert/what a deal! Michael was our server, very engaging and attentive. He explained all the courses to us and checked in often to see how we were doing. It was just enough food and all very delicious! The sauces were great too (the gorgonzola was my favorite!), will definitely be back soon! Thanks Melting Pot for a memorable dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It was a new experience. Loved everything about the place but the waitress we got. She spoke to quickly and confused us. We were a little lost after she rattled off everything so quickly. Food was good if you like playing with your food and making it yourself. Other than our waitress talking a million miles per minute the rest of the staff and experience was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Danielle was Super!
    TheFinalist
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The Melting Pot is one of my favorite spots for romantic, or special occasion dinners. However, thanks to a Groupon purchase I chose to have a casual dinner with my mother on a weekday. Our server, Danielle made on average evening out into a memorable "Ladies Night". She was detailed and attentive without being overbearing. We were provided with exceptional service. As usual the food was above and beyond delicious, especially my person favorite the California Salad which I highly recommend! I should also note that this was my first time to the Rocky River location, as I normally dine in Lyndhurst. However, I plan to return very soon!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night of romance!
    jfranks81
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The Melting Pot is a great way to kick off a night of romance. We love it, the booths sit in little nooks for privacy, they had flowers on our table to help us celebrate our anniversary, they brought out a personalized dessert plate. Danielle our server was fantastic and personable without being overbearing. Totally recommend
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    For my best friend's birthday I took her to a day of pampering and food! We went to get a manicure and pedicure, then splurged at our favorite make-up store Sephora then headed to The Melting Pot. When we arrived we were greater by a great hostess which seated us right away. When our waiter came he was enthusiastic and very friendly telling us about the menu and his favorites. The whole meal was amazing! There was more than enough food for us and plenty of options. It was not silent which was great because I do not like it when I think our neighbors can hear every conversation I have. I will definitely return for other special occasions or when I am in the mood for some great chocolate fondue!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    PowellFamily
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We chose went for our anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. Even with our three kids in tow, the dining experience was fun and relaxing. We all enjoyed the novelty of dipping foods into different cheeses and sauces, and dessert was amazing. No true kids meal, but the place isn't really known for being kid-friendly. We ended up having plenty of food to go around with two adult meals and two cheese fondue pots. The service was nice. Our server even brought us a plate of chocolate covered strawberries with sparklers! Prices are a bit steep for food you cook yourself (and it's pretty easy to overcook meat when you're sticking small pieces onto skewers and plunging them into pots of boiling broth), but with a Groupon it was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delicious
    Lcommisso04
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My husband and I went to the Melting pot just because. We had the new tomato pesto cheese fondue, which was fantastic. We ordered the pick your own, which is always good. I ended up buying their cook book because I love their food so much. If only they had carry out where all of the prep work is done...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good til the lights went out
    FoodFan04
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The restaurant and server were great. We ordered our dessert and final drinks and then the power went out. The escorted us out without any care to the items we had just purchased. It was sad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Melting Pot is the Best
    Eveyn
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I usually go to dinner at the Melting Pot with my husband for our anniversary.. But this year my husband wanted to take me for my birthday. We had a great time, we bought my granddaughter that has never been to the Melting Pot with us, and we all had great laughs & memories. We will be back in August if not sooner..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday to remember
    babe75
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    It was my daughter's 10th birthday and the server was excellent in making her feel special. She had a fantastic time for her first time in a 'fancy' restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Princess Lunch
    Megcat
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We went for the princess luncheon with the "Frosted" princesses. Unfortunately there was only one princess there (Anna) and apparently Elsa was at the east side location. Great idea, but they fell short in only offering one princess there. The princess that was not there (Elsa) was the one all the girls wanted to see. We have been here for dinner several times before. It is pricey but a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time
    templarwd
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Could not have had a better anniversary dinner ! Yes it is expensive but you get what you pay for. Outstanding !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The Food was Good The Prices r High for the Fact that you are technically Cooking your Own Food! But They have Great deals on Groupon which definately makes it a place worth trying! The Food Was Pretty Tasty! I believe they put us at a table in the wrong area because everyone else was on the other side of the room and it took a while before we even get water I believe some servers were Leaving and they placed us at a table where the server already Left Someone eventually Came and serviced our table and he was really nie and helpful!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding service
    tablesevenfour
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We came for our anniversary. We had a drink at the bar before our reservations and the bartenders were fantastic. Kelly our server was friendly, knowledgable and prompt. Food and drinks were great. The manager Justin was awesome. He helped with wine selections and stopped by our table several times to make sure everything was fine. Another great experience at the Melting Pot. We will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.