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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 - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Owner checked on us multiple times to be sure we were happy. It was a great night and a fun way to eat."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been going here every year for our anniversary. Every time our servers are amazing and friendly. I food is always delicious. I recommended this to anyone!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our room was hot. Our fondue was a bit watery and tasted good but not as it usually does. We prefer the town and country site and our visit made it clear why. Uninspiring visit but still an enjoyable time."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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 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 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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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