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The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/university-city/specials
  • Phone: (314) 725-4141
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00am, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Dessert, Vegetarian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private room that holds up to 32 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (314) 725-4141
  • Entertainment: We have live music every Saturday night. Starts at 6:30, goes to 10:30

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kingsland Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is metered parking in front of the restaurant. Also, there is a large public lot behind the restaurant.
A word from The Melting Pot
At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different - and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Melting Pot is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is excellent, and service is great. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is our go-to special occasion restaurant. Private booths and lots of time."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Every year I choose the Melting Pot for my birthday dinner and the service is always wonderful along with the food but I felt this year's service was extraordinary along with the fantastic specialty menu they had over the holiday weekend. I couldn't have asked for a better dinner."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary! Truly wonderful dinner! Our service was amazing! Tye, was our server and was so pleasant , knowledgeable about the drink menu and our meal! The hostess and manager were so personable!! We can't wait to come back !! Thank you for a Fabulous experience!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a great time at the Melting Pot. Service was great, food was delicious, and we had a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was a great visit"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food choices were great and creative; the dessert was the best. The steam from the double boiler and the broth for meal cooling were a bit much; I did not care for the odor from the boiling broth. We have decided that we will bring visiting family or friends there for a dessert treat. The chocolate fondue with coffee was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful visit with more food than we could eat! The atmosphere was intimate and the server was patient with our questions and occasional confusion with all the choices."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We had no idea how everything worked. We were given much help by patient people! Much appreciated. We were so impressed by the fact that 9 individuals came to the table to serve/assist us. The food was wonderful, the service ws awesome. Chris was fun and very knowledgable. We enjoyed our new experience and plan to come back. We decided as a family to try 52 new things recently. This was our first. We will be back. The whole evening was fun but when Chris came back with our bill he arrived with chocolate covered strawberries. Wow!! Kelsey loves them and it just made for a perfect ending of evening. Thank you for a fun night."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here at The Melting Pot...When we arrived the staff had a red rose on the table. That was a nice touch"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Its not a bad restaurant at all. I think it was misunderstanding on my part that i thought the food was cooked in a pot in front of me but no. They give you the ingredients and then its self service. Dessert was the only good part. Next time you feel like cooking in public and pay good amount of money for it then this is the place for you."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was the first time at the Melting Pot for myself and most of my party. We had a fabulous time! The food was great and our waiter was so accommodating (we had several in our group with gluten sensitivities). The bar service was wonderful and the drinks were well made. The hardest part was trying to decide between all the options on the menu!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I am a frequent diner of The Melting Pot, and this last experience was quite a disappointment. Lots of changes as usual, this time not for the better."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday an it was our 1st time at the Melting Pot. The atmosphere was cozy an romantic; the waitstaff was very personable and attend to our every question an need...Our waiter Steve made very good suggestions which made our dining experience an the celebration great. The 4 course meal was well worth the price and portion appropriate; as we are still enjoy the dessert because we had to get it to go. The Melting Pot is not just a restaurant it is a dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Delicious food. Good atmosphere, though a little dark (a ceiling light was out). Average service but helpful manager who floated but did not impose."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The fondue is cheese you would find in a bag at the grocery store. For the money, it isn't worth it. The ambience was great, that is really what the high cost is about. The service was very good. I would go again only for the dessert, which was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We were enjoying our anniversary at The Melting Pot. We had a great time! We had a drink at the bar before our table was ready. Our bartender, Jordan was awesome!! Dinner was fantastic and we loved our server, David! It was a very wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "great dinner - our Waitress didnt rush things, we ended up staying about 2.5 hours with dinner and drinks. Nice atmosphere good service."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our server was excellent, the owner himself even came by to check on our experience, the food was absolutely delicious, very fun dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is always and great place to celebrate a special occasion. We were celebrating our anniversary. The staff made us feel special and the food is incredible. It was truly a wonderfully romantic experience. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "As always I had a delightful experience at the melting pot. We went there for my birthday and my best friend's birthday. We each had a coupon for chocolate covered strawberries as well. We all ate the ladies night petite feast (even my husband) and it was fabulous! You may get a little less than the regular four-course feast but you still leave plenty full! The petite feast is also only $29/person. My friend and her sister each ordered a special ladies night drink and I ordered a Mirrasou Pinot Noir. All the drinks were fabulous as well. It was a wonderful experience and I would go back in a heart beat. It is my favorite restaurant after all :)"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "After being recommended from a friend, my wife and I dined at The Melting Pot to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our server was great, the experience was excellent, and our food was delicious! I would recommend The Melting Pot to anyone or a group looking to celebrate a special occasion! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We got a weekday special romantic getaway package and it was an awesome deal! The food was amazing! I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "My wife has been begging me to go here for awhile, I've never had fondue so I was kind of going in there not knowing what to expect, but I am sold!! It was amazing; the food and service!! We will be back!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Celebrated my Girlfriends Birthday, awesome experience. No group coming around singing Happy Birthday just a nice little candle on a brownie. Very tasteful touch. Food was fantastic and our server Kelly was great very professional, explain everything since it was our first time, took her time with us, wasn't in a hurry to get to another table, made the experience all the better. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary. The food was amazing and our server was great. Gave us a nice, private booth. Only complaint is that our 4 course dinner took almost 4 hours, but it was fun. Just dont go if you have plans afyerwards. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "It was our first time to the melting pot and the server was very helpful in explaining how everything worked. He made great suggestions and the staff, not just our server, was very attentive. My only critique is that the time in between courses was long. we spent almost 3 hours there. But overall for a first time it was great. The pricing was good and the atmosphere is just adorable."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent service food atmosphere as usual. Always impressed that Mike ( owner) always stops by every table when we are there to make sure all is perfect."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have had nothing but great service both times I have went!!! The atmosphere is great, service awesome, a all about great experience!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food,service,everything awesome. Nice mid to fine dining"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I took both of our mothers to dinner at the Melting Pot. It was the first visit for the both of the and they had a great time. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Wife wanted to go here for our anniversary. Made reservations for 7:30. Arrived at 7:20 and they made us wait until 7:55 to be seated. We walked past 8 empty tables on the way to our both. They only seated one other couple before us so to keep us waiting that long, with a reservation, was ridiculous. The food was decent, but nothing special. You could easily make this at home without the high price tag. The environment is romantic and it was a different experience, but we both agreed that will be the last time we visit."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I have enjoyed every visit at the melting pot, It use to be once a month now it is once a week due to the happy hour drinks and food. My Wednesday night server does not have the best personality for that scene, but she can really make a wild berry margarita. I did however have a bad apple that spoiled my visit by telling me that I could drizzle my left over chocolate over my fruit because she did not think that I needed a to go container for the chocolate I had left, which was more than a drizzle. She sent the hostess back he boxed up our fruit with a smile and saved the day. By the way she just dropped the containers off with out attempting to box the food up. I have met the owner and the general manager both very nice people. ."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Great service. Very first time friendly and the food is on point. We couldn't eat it all but they gave us a desert rain check. Awesome!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is my favorite place to go in the loop and quite possibly my favorite place to go, period. I love cheese and cheese loves me. Since they changed the menu and made the four-course meal more affordable I'll be going there more often. The only things that I'm irked about are they got rid of the Wisconsin Trio cheese fondue and they 86'd the cheesecake bites that came with the chocolate fondue! That was my favorite cheese fondue and my favorite part of the chocolate fondue :("
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We love dining here with the exception of the a la carte food pricing- I don't understand why a child's meal only includes meat items- no cheese or dessert. That is paid for individually. You really want your children to have a neat dining experience here, but it's a shame for all of the add on pricing. As far as adult pricing, you'd think you pay $90 for two people that would include dessert as well, but it doesn't. This place is very nice, but they would be better if they made their prices more attainable for the everyday family out for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I was honoring two ladies for their business achievements...one of whom had never been to The Melting Pot. It was a phenomenal experience, and the staff (very effortlessly) blended offering professional, courteous service with a friendly, relaxed warmth. The food, as always, was fabulous, and it was intimate without being too secluded. I highly recommend The Melting Pot, and particularly, the University City Location for any event, or even "just because.""
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE. LOVED IT !! Food was the way i wanted it and was delicious .. Service is excellent and i would give this place 6 stars out of 5 definately they blew me away with excellence.. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "My husband and I make a point of going to the Melting Pot every year for our anniversary. The food is excellent and we love the entire experience. We never feel rushed. We love it."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I've never been to a fondue restaurant before though i have been to some of the best restaurants in St. Louis as well as many other cities. The bottom line is that i'm sure that the melting pot is good for a fondue restaurant but i wasn't impressed with this type of restaurant at all. The cheese course was just OK, tasted strongly of the wine that they mix in. The entree' course was most disappointing. Lots of corn starchy thick sauces to compliment boiled meat - not that great. I did like the dessert course with the chocolate fondue and would consider ending a long evening with friends here for just that course. My epiphany at the end of the meal was that i really like having a professional cook my food if I'm going to pay for it."
    Dined on 4/20/2014