The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

  • 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 - 11:00pm, 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
146 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)romantic (110)good for groups (51)fit for foodies (40)notable wine list (34)late-night find (18)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (16)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • great food, but light on portion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As usual the food was great. The thing that my wife noticed was that the portion of veggies and portion of deserts where much smaller than sremebered. This is a great special occasion destination.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I enjoyed the experience. I didn't like the fact that I had to cook my own food especially with the price I had to pay. The fondue appetizers and desserts are fun though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MikeMen
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Tye and Bridget were amazing! Tye said he had been there about 5 months, but seemed like he was a veteran waiter! Awesome job Tye. Take care of them nephews and neices! Bridget was an amazing GM. Everything they said was spot on. This place is on point and recommend the ultimate romantic package. Wine, 4 course, glasses, pic, roses, you name it. Will be back in the future. Treated very respectfully. I don't mind leaving a tip of that amount with that kind of service. Great job Melting Pot crew Mike
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a date night.
    ofhisimage
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We love coming here. One of our favorites! The restaurant did a great job with food and wonderful service. The manager Mary is so very sweet as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than last time
    DipHappy
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My wife and I visited this establishment years ago when it first opened in the loop. Pleased with the overall experience then, but left a little to be desired. On a just because night out we decided to give it another shot. We were more than pleased with the upgrades to the menu. The bar tender was excellent and had great recommendations. Service was prompt and friendly. All menu options were explained and offered. Our waitress was better than I've had in a long time. We will be frequent visitors. This just because night turned into a night to remember. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very Happy to have to have this experience with my wife . Love this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for Anniversary
    MrsPhd
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My husband and I spent our third anniversary dining here. It was the most romantic evening we've had together in a very long time. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I am looking forward to frequenting this establishment on other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wait!
    dine42
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I made a reservation and had to wait at least 10 min for our table to be ready, and I thought the point of a Reservation was to have a Open table ready when your time slot occurred. So I was not happy about that but I was patient! Other than the set back the food was pretty good the waitress was helpful and friendly, which made us/me happy that we didnt decided to leave the restaurant !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everything exceeded our expectationsour server pay close attention to our needs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum
    Yummy1
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We went for our anniversary and everything was great! An all out good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love at first bite
    sjohnso
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We always love eating at The Melting Pot. We consider it food + entertainment. My only complaint this time was a extra $5.00 charge on our bill that I do not think we should have been charged. We were not told that there would be an extra charge. When the meal is as expensive as this, even another $5 is too much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Bash
    Worththecost
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My family of four went to celebrate my daughters 14th Birthday. The food was wonderful and our waiter was awesome. He noticed the fact that our family doesn't drink and at the end of our meal when they normally serve complementary champagne he brought non alcoholic for my husband and I and put the kids drinks in champagne glassware. The staff also wished my daughter a happy birthday from the hostess up to the manager.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing Evening
    kickinit8
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Everything was perfect. Service was great. We had a wonderful time and will be coming back again for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    sirricealot
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    If you're looking for a quick affordable bite to eat, this place is not for you! BUT, that's what makes everything so much better. We spent nearly 3 hours sitting from greeting by our server, to paying the bill and saying our goodbyes. I do plan to return sometime in the next few months!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • so, much fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had a blast. The setting was romantic, friendly, laid back. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The owner was amazing, very nice and funny. Our server was a little on the slow side. We were there first and ordered right away, yet three couples were done prior to us due to our having to wait on her.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ramic
    Ramic
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    THis place is the best place Ive been for dinner, we are always going to come here for our special occasions, this was my first time here for a birthday party my friends were having and we enjoyed it so much! I will definitley be coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IMPRESSED
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was my first time there, I thought it was amazing. The ambiance was wonderful and our waiter was extremely helpful. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great environment
    Somuchfood
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Everyone was friendly even those who weren't our server. Explained how things worked specifically and engaged in conversation making the experience enjoyable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    Stljasons
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I did not get to sit at a table until 9:30 after making reservations at 9. The food was great. They made everything flow smoothly. First time in years that I left full.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Enjoyed our evening out great drinks and atmosphere the food was a nice variety and the desert was amazing even gave us free champagne with our desert loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always superb!
    Zonacatsfan
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I love dining here. Food and staff are always Top Notch! Try the white chocolate crème brulee, it is super delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delmar was NOISY
    Steff28jee
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Private booths were unused and we were placed across from a bachelorette party. Hostess's communication skills were lacking. Server never refilled our drinks until we sat for 10 min & finally saw him to ask. We've had MUCH better service before.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Mm1022
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food is amazing and our server was outstanding! Highly pleased with our experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try this place!
    CraigL
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We totally enjoyed our night. The food was great. If you've never been, this is a must try.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A one-time event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was a wonderful place, really pricey but it is great for a one-time special event otherwise it would be something I would not eat on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent
    love2eat
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Would recomend this place to all my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced & full of noisy kids
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went to celebrate our anniversary because it's supposed to be a very romantic place. Despite making 7 pm reservations, the restaurant was full of noisy kids. The cheese fondue was good, but the dippers were just stale bread, tortilla chips and baby carrots. The salad was fine. I'd been before years ago, so I knew that the entrees were raw meat that you cook yourself in the boiling boullion. Of course, that means it takes a long time and you're essentially eating boiled meat. The chocolate fondue was good, but the dippers were again unimpressive. A few slices of strawberry & banana, and a plate full of factory made brownie bites and pound cake that were far from fresh. $100 for a ho hum meal is ridiculous. We won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long wait
    foodcritic
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our reservation was for 8:30 but the table wasn't ready until almost 9. The service was attentive but nothing special. The salads were the smallest I've seen at any restaurant. The cheese fondue was fun and filling, but I probably wouldn't order it again. The main entree was okay. Dessert was my favorite part. Definitely a "special occasion" only restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent gem
    lovingfindinggems
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went to The Melting Pot for the first time on our anniversary and my hubby fell in love with the place. Its much bigger than we thought upon arrival. We got the special event package which as really nice. The server was very good and helpful. I just wished he was around little more frequently. It was a saturday night and they were packed. Overrall experience 4.5
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but cramped
    NomnomfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We really enjoyed most aspects of our evening. I made a reservation a week prior to us going. When we got there they stuck us in this little tiny half booth which was not only hard to squeeze into but very stuffy and cramped. Beyond that we had a really good experience and it looked as if that was the only booth like that in the restaurant. Guess we just got the short end of the straw there. Our server was great and all 4 courses delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening!
    Micki
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went for our anniversary. The seating was perfect, quiet and romantic. The service was amazing! Everyone from the front door to the bartender to our server to the people clearing the table were extremely friendly and all wished us a happy anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    we celebrated our anniversary there and everything was fantastic. we will be back and will be bringing family and friends to share with. thank you for the most pleasurable night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Overall, I've always enjoyed going to the melting pot. This time we took my stepdaughter there for her birthday dinner. We called ahead to let them know hoping they would do something special for her. There were 5 small balloons at our table, which was fine. Not a lot, but she enjoyed it. However, when we received our bill, we were surprised to see that melting pot charged us $8 for these balloons. Bad taste in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unhappy Birthday
    lemonvanilla
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    As was clearly stated in my reservation, this outing was to celebrate my daughter's 12th birthday. While the reservation running 30 minutes late was tolerable, it was the fact that other tables were clearly celebrating with balloons and various excitement provided by The Melting Pot staff. However, after 3 mentions to the staff, even our server could not bring himself to even say happy birthday to the little girl. After visiting this location numerous times for other events, I expected to have my children treated with the same courtesy. Unfortunately, the staff provided poor service at best and ignored our guest of honor. While the food was incredible as always, I will certainly plan a different outing for my family in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    tealoveit
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I love this place. My girlfriend and I go here for special occasions and we love it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Something different. A little over priced. Need reservation
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time and it was great
    TrogdorEats
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Loved it. I will go again, for sure. The staff was friendly and explained everything.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Melting Pot
    MRMAGOO
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I love the Melting pot. We just love everything about it. The food is great, the ambiance is just what we are looking for. The place is a little far for us to drive so we only go on special occasions. We celebrated our 17th anniversary this time and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing and MORE!
    ilovetoeat
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our first time at The Melting Pot. We went during our 1 year anniversary, and we want to go back ASAP. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was amazing, and the staff there are very nice and professional. We can't stop talking about our time there, and will bring a group of friends next time we go!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.