The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/university-city/specials
  • Phone: 3147254141x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Fondue, 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 3147254141x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (129)romantic (117)good for groups (48)notable wine list (44)fit for foodies (36)late-night find (20)hot spot (17)neighborhood gem (17)kid-friendly (13)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Melting Pot
    Brit
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I have been to multiple Melting Pot location across the country, but the Saint Louis Delmar Loop location is by far the best. The waiters are friendly and always accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfection
    luckyone80
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    From start to finish the food and service was perfect. For some the price my be a bit steep but i day for a special occasion or a romantic night its worth every penny, Trust me your date,wife,fiancee ..whom ever will appreciate it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 15yr old daughters bday
    Fondue45
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We celebrated my daughters bday with a few friends. It was a great experience, I have shared with several people and told them they need to visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    amac618
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    So much fun to do something different than the usual dining experience. The staff is awesome throughout the entire restaurant, from the hostess to the bartender to your server. They definitely make sure you have an amazing experience from the minute you walk in the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious, Fun, and Romantic
    SamRenn13
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was wonderful. Truly a sensual experience, from the lovely smells to the delightful visuals of the way the food is laid out...and that's before I even mention how delicious it was. Each course complimented the others. Couple this experience with great company and it is truly hard to beat. Romantic and dim atmosphere, but could also be lively and super fun with a large group. We will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super fun!
    Etac90
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went to celebrate my friends birthday. The restaurant was not overly busy. The service was pretty slow. We sat for a long time in between courses. The food was delicious and our dessert came with a candle the celebrate the occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service not so much.
    Jdl7
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was good as usual but the service was not what we have come to expect.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To start or rekindle a relationship
    maroach2
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Melting Pot is a place where I would recommend for people starting or rekindling a relationship. The setting is perfect when you want impress that special someone that you truly care about them. There is no better way to show them that you care about them than when you are dinning together. The special way that the Melting Pot does it is by the two people cooking food for each other, together. What a special way to say I love you. The atmosphere is perfect for two or a party of more, but I suggest that you ask for a private booth that keeps the two of you cozy. Price is not bad for the experience you get and believe me, whoever you take to the Melting Pot will truly remember this evening. I give it a ten out of ten for best couple spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • notjustaboutfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love having a professional wait staff. Kristine was attentive, engaging and humorous without interfering or being part of our evening. That is hard to find but it adds to a perfect night. The bar tender Jordan was also incredibly knowledgeable about her craft. I could have talked to her all night. You could see her passion and her expertise but again, not at the expense of us being the center and meeting our needs. It was an event not just dinner out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Came in for dessert after my graduation. The waiter was amazing. Even the Asst Manager came by to congratulate me. Thanks for the great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was amazing!
    Jwoodland
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food is great! Dessert is even better. Sucks you have to cook your own food but it was amazing! Cheese fondu was okay. Not the best. I recommend coming early as you will be there for 2 hours cooking your food and everything.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must take date place
    LuvInLife
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    What a great place to take a date. A bit pricey but will be sure to impress.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food as always
    Philly23
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Go eat here it's great. Especially if you have never had fondue this place has it down to a science. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the romantic
    MisterT1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The atmosphere is OK. I have been to the melting pot in KC and the romantic ness of the place there is more personal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Anniversary Dinner
    Jezabell
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My spouse and I enjoyed a romantic anniversary dinner at The Melting Pot. Even the general manager came by our table several times to make sure everything was OK. She as well as several of the staff also wished us a Happy Anniversary. The ambiance is perfect for. We enjoyed the 4 Course Meal and my choice of the steak lovers did not disappoint. They were even happy to make a substitution for me. This is by far the best Fondue restaurant I have had the pleasure of dinning in. I cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time
    Paul
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great experience, and great food. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but expensive
    nata
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food all tasted great. Our dinner pot was boiling for about 15 minutes before waiter brought the food so that was a little disappointing. It is good for a special occasion but due to price I would not go otherwise.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great restaurant. Our waiter and the general manager made our night out SO special and they were so great! Definitely recommend this location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rick
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Staff is great about recognizing special occasions. Wife and I started with a cheese fondue and split a salad. We could easily have split an entree and been plenty full
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Birthday for 10yr Old
    sdunnin
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Celebrated birthday at Melting Pot. Complementary balloon bouquet was a nice touch. Menu can be a bit overwhelming but our server was very helpful and accommodating while we figured it out. Recommend asking for a table with 2 burners for parties 4 or more because it gets to be confusing when you get too many skewers in the pot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very poor service.
    Lastvisit
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The waiter greeted us and dissappeared. We had to ask for our server on at least 4 occasions. We also would order a drink and he did not bring it until we asked a second time. Table was constantly left with dishes that were finished...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was great!! Never had and empty glass or flag down our server for anything. Great experiance, im stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood and. my girlfriend came up to visit me for the weekend and was her Birthday. I made reservations and noted that she was coming up for her b-day, and they gave us champain and her a rose.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Do if you Fondue.
    hardyworld
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I came here for our anniversary. She's been gushing about this place ever since before we met and I agreed to give it a try for the occasion. We ordered the full fondue meal for 2 (4 courses included with appetizer, salad, a selection meats, vegetables, dessert, etc.). I'd say the 1st course (veggies & bread with cheese fondue) was average at best (my wife loved it). I'd say the salads were above average (my wife loved it). I'd say the main course of meats was above average (my wife loved it). I'd say the dessert was above average (my wife loved it). If you like the experience of fondue and ingredients, this is a good place. If you are like me and want a well-prepared meal served to you, then this isn't worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better service wanted
    Luv2DineOut93
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our meal was great and so was MOST of the staff, except out server... Started out great - ended horribly. Andrew needs more training on how to work better when the restaurant is busy. His service alone will makes me have second thoughts on visiting this particular location again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but crowded
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Came here for our anniversary. The food was excellent, but they had 2 group promotions going on during the same night which made it super-crowded. Our waiter was very professional and friendly, but it was apparent that they were not prepared for the volume of people they had. To be fair, on a normal night it would have been great, I'm sure, but it took 3 hours because it was so crowded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We always have a great experience & wonderful service. The Melting Pot is our favorite place for all our special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT TIME
    JLZ3
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Batina was an awesome waitress.... very knowledgeable and fun! Drinks were great, food was great, options at the ladies night (BFFF) were great! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    BestAuntEver
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I took my 14 year old niece to dinner for her birthday. It happened to be BFF night so I would we would partake in that event. I was a little disappointed in the portion of the dinner, the meal was only 3 dollars cheap than the Big Night Out and the main entree portion was two pieces of shrimp, three small pieces of chicken, 3 small pieces of sirloin, and 2 tiny raviolis. Was it tasty? Yes! I didn't care for our server much as I have had much better service in the past. I typically go to the Town and Country location, but the Delmar location was close to my niece's home. I will stick with Town and Country going forward.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is all about the experience
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Is the food at Melting Pot exceptional - NO but you go there for the experience. My 9 year old son loves the place. What is more fun than cooking your own food and having a chocolate sauce buffet at the end of your meal? It also gives you time to talk. All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening and I would definitely go back for the experience and to see the smile on his face!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Owner checked on us multiple times to be sure we were happy. It was a great night and a fun way to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIVE STARS!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've only been to the Melting Pot once and the one time I went, it was exquisite. The overall was experience was great, I've never been to a restaurant quite like that one before. I enjoyed every minute I was there from the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out. The atmosphere was nice, the employees were all very friendly. My waiter was excellent, new everything about the menu, checked in on us multiple times. It was just outstanding all around. I will be coming back!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    lalalalalalaaaaaa
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went to the Melting Pot for my birthday . I had a BLAST !! The atmosphere was great and comfortable. Its a great place to go with friends or your other mate. Plus a great experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    frugalguy14
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was excellent. Our waiter Brian knew everything that was there and seeing as how it was my first time, he took his time to explain the menu and all of the options perfectly. A great romantic evening for my lady and I.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    5ofus
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to dinner for my daughter's 14th birthday. We had a great time and the food was delicious. Our server did a great job. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to take a SO
    visitorofstlouis
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I wanted to treat my girlfriend for the night and this place was just right for the cause. It has a great atmosphere prefect for aa special night with a significant other. The staff know what they're doing and are very attentive. The food tasted great and fondue is a great way to eat dinner and have some fun while doing it. We had a great time here and would go back again. The only problem is the price. You'll have a hard time getting out of there for under a hundred with a date but for someone special it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Kids
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The cheese and dessert where our kids favorites- the main course was ok may have been the broth we ordered- hardly any flavor
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • INCREDIBLE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My boyfriend and I have gone to the Melting Pot for multiple occasions and every time is better than the last. The server we had at our most recent visit, Brian, was truly amazing! He lead us to step outside of our usual choices and recommended delicious alternatives without being pushy. Honestly, one of the best we've had, although all we've always had amazing service. We plan on making the Melting Pot a regular visit for us, always a wonderful and romantic evening, they never fail to make it special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    gfpd1985
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a great experience the food was fantastic as well as the service, the server was very helpful for being the first time that we ate there. would defiantly go back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    clbgrdnr
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went for my anniversary, I had been there before, but she really liked the cheese and dessert fondues... It was a wonderful time, and I would recommend for everyone to experience it. Our waiter was definitely well mannered and worth the large tip.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    orion02
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always a fun romantic dinner with great food. My wife and I have been to this restaurant many times now. The service and food are always fantastic. The hostess forgot to check us in when we arrived and we sat in the bar for a while. But this was the first and only mistake we have ever experienced. As soon as hostess realized we had been left at the bar. We were seated immediately and received some free drinks. The excellent service by our waiter and great food more than made up for the slight wait. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.