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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (142)romantic (123)good for groups (48)notable wine list (47)fit for foodies (37)late-night find (19)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Overpriced & full of noisy kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
  • Excellent gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • goodread
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great food & service. we were there during the week so it was quiet. Nice atmosphere and service
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.