The Melting Pot - San Antonio
The Melting Pot - San Antonio

The Melting Pot - San Antonio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/san-antonio/specials
  • Phone: (210) 479-6358
  • 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, European, French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blanco and Bitters
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - San Antonio
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - San Antonio reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (93)romantic (81)notable wine list (37)fit for foodies (32)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (13)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Loved Loved Loved!
    Porkchop
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I surprised my husband for his birthday with dinner at the Melting Pot. We have never been and we were very excited. The 4 course option was plenty of food for the 2 of us. We had a lot of fun with the whole fondue experience. The restaurant was very nice it can be romantic and fun place for two or friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for special occassions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My wife and I always come here for birthdays & anniversary. Can never go wrong coming here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    romance packages are nice, and food is great for an occassional something different pricy for a regular spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way Better than last time!
    JulianBubbles
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    this was my second time visiting the restaurant and i must say i was fairly impressed with the service. The server actually did a good job this time and they had all of the sauces this time. The server we had this time made all of the difference for us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out with wife.
    TableHopper
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Every now and then my wife and I get the chance to go out without kids. We try to go out in style, so we tried the Melting pot. Reservations were easy to make on the same day, we didn't wait at all at the door, and were given attention right away. Since this was our first encounter with fondue, we were glad to get a very clear and confident explanation about how to do fondue. I have to admit I was a little worried about having to cook my own food, especially when I received a plate of raw meats, but after giving it a shot, all went well. Word of advice however... Bring a timer, or use the app on your phone for best results. Trying to guess cooking times when cooking chicken is not a good idea. Finally, dessert is to die for! Great night out
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Hiccup, Amazing Everything Else
    Fondue4Two
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was my first time at this establishment. I had made reservations for my 3 year anniversary with my wife about a month ahead. Two weeks before my reservation I called to set up their Romantic Night package (private table, a dozen roses, a picture to be taken and framed for us, and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us). Unfortunately, they had either forgotten or didn't write it down because that didn't happen. That was the small hiccup. We sat at our table, the atmosphere was perfect. Great lighting, everyone was courteous, oldies music playing quietly, it was quite relaxing. The waitress helped us out plenty being it our first time. The food was scrumptious. Highly recommend. Planning on going there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food wine and place
    FelipeD
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Everything was so good, the place and the package for a romantic diner was nice, the service so good and their recommendation was excellent, this is a place to enjoy, sure we'll go again and again. Thanks for a great moment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected more...
    2NOLAFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We visited the Melting Pot and honestly, I was expecting more. We went early on a Sunday thinking that we would get out early enough to unwind b4 our girls' bedtime--we did not. Service was very slow, Our waiter did not check on us as often as he should have. Our bar drinks took forever to come! This was upsetting bc the bar was pretty empty. We ordered a bottle of wine and our waiter poured the wine, filling each of the 4 glasses almost to the rim. Since it was our first time at MP in nine years & first time for friends, I was hoping our waiter would have taken more time walking us thru the menu. The food portions were ok, but our husbands left hungry. For the amount of money you pay, you are better off having dinner at a steak place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Yumyum
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Still one of my favorite places for a special night! Love the new lobster cheese!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food , Great Service
    dgr05600
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food here was awesome , lots of fun cooking your food at the table. The service was the best I've experienced in a long time
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun for all
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our group ranged in age from 11 to 74 and everyone loved the experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My experience was awesome!!! The food and atmosphere was great
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first time experience.
    Shodan
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The food was great. Our server did a fantastic job of guiding is through the menu and is options.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for children
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Please don't bring your young kids here. It is unsafe for them at the tables. Also, it takes away from my special occasion to hear them yelling a couple of tables down.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always exceedingly awesome
    Usaf2go
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Again our anniversary dinner was one of the best meals of the year because of the Melting Pot staff. The server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food is always above average and the s'mores desset was just great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our first experience at The Melting Pot and we were not satisfied. We had a reservation and had to wait 45 minutes before someone took our drink order. We waited at least 20 minutes for every course sitting there with empty plates, bowls, and drinks. Then at the end we were told by our server that they were short staffed. Not good. We were expecting quality for the price we paid.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stillooking
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Good for special occasions. Or a fun night out with the girls. I didn't find the quality of the food that great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just meh
    Unsatisfied
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was all "just alright". We had a 7:30 reservation and didn't leave until almost 10:30. I was shocked at how long it took us to get through all 4 courses. We waited at least 20 minutes before we ordered our food, and there was quite a bit of wait time in between courses. Our waiter gave us cooking instructions for the entrees, but they were incorrect. My chicken was raw for the time he gave us. It was not an experience I enjoyed and for having a $120 tab before tip, I will not return. In my opinion it's not a lot of food for the price you pay.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oustanding
    Pandora91
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This place always seems to impress me everytime, I can never get tired of this place. Love the food. I went for the Couple 4 course meal with the wine. I must say the wine did compliment each course. It was wonderful! My boyfriend loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • texasgirl06
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our service and food was great! We had a private booth which was very nice as it allowed us to have privacy and yet be spoiled with eating out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed in service
    letsdine
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have been to The Melting numerous times and have never been disappointed until my last visit. On the first course we found a long hair in with the chips for the cheese fondue. The waitress looked irritated when we showed her, didn't apologize, and then took 8 minutes to bring us more. When she brought the new bowl she set it down and walked away without a word. The rest of the meal we experienced extremely slow service waiting about 20 minutes between courses. We weren't looking for much but would have appreciated an apology or acknowledgment of the situation and good service considering the prices at this place. Very disappointing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Uniquely Wonderful
    foodgypsy
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I do not know if I would call myself a foodie. That term has taken on a seemingly pious persona at no fault to the word itself. I do frequent eateries in which I have a high expectaion based on the restaurants reputation. The Melting Pot did not disappoint. At first the "cook-it-yourself" novelty seems as though it would be short lived. It was not. Two hours into our great dinner I was still looking forward to the next hunk of delicious meat to emerge from the boiling goodness that is referred to as the "cooking style". From the table side fondue preparation, circa 1930's, to the secluded "kiss me" environment, to the absolutely terrific service you can be guaranteed The Melting Pot will be frequented by this patron.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic date
    BuckBanger
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This is a great place for a romantic, interactive dinner. Most of the seating is semi-private for 2 or they can accommodate a group. Tell them of your special event and the staff signs a card to you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trey was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our first visit to the Melting Pot and were a little lost on the menu. Trey made it extremely comfortable and explained everything to us. He gave us his recommendations and they were perfect! My husband and I will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    AMeltingJoy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The experience was awesome, and our server was the best I have had serve me in quite some time, he was very attentive and lots of patience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have always walked away very pleased with our experience ..until this last visit. As we entered the restaurant our reception was with no response...almost a burden. We were seated ...having a many options [appeared we were 2/2 familes in the entire restaurant] ..... directly next to the second party with two excited children. Even the 'manager of the night' lacked professionalism and in my opinion did not compliment the eliteness/elegance of what we consider a fine dine. The save of the night was our server Monique.... she was very attentive professional and delightful!!! I am hopeful this was an isolated experience ....
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food,inattentive fake service
    DesignAngelVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I have always loved the melting pot. Since this is a chain it is to be expected that things will served the same way. But the service was horrible. The server could've worked McDonald's. We were trying to have a very romantic special occasion dinner. And the food and the drinks were great! The server made the dinner feel less than special. What a shame...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday to me!
    Tlovesfoodandmusic
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I decided to have my birthday dinner here, and am so glad that I did! Our server Tre was awesome, my table was adorned with rose petals and the food was SO delicious. Our group didn't even realize that we had spent 3.5 hours there...time flew by! The soundtrack was amazing, great food, great service and a birthday picture...it was a great birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night Out
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to melting pot with my family to celebrate getting a new job. The food and service were wonderful. This is a place to enjoy family time or it can be romantic with just two! Not only is the food great but it is fun to cook your own food. The cheese and chocolate fondue is incredible, try the fiesta cheese and banana fosters chocolate!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Dessert is my favorite, especially when it consists of chocolate fondue!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anna
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We laughed so much it was a blast trying to rescue our food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    slugger07
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had higher hopes, and was disappointed in the food quality. Not worth the price in my opinion. I've spent my hard earned money in better restaurants. The service was great, the ambiance was a bit of a disappointment compared to other restaurants in the city.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Fun
    2busymom
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our family always has a great time whe we dine at the Melting Pot! Great food, atmosphere and service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I brought my sister here for her birthday and it was her first time. She loved it! We will do this again. The drinks were good, the food was fun and the peaches and cream chocolate fondue was a hidden treasure that topped off the night!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a special evening
    Kevthebrit
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Fantastic wine list; great food, service is attentive and not intrusive. The concept is fun and this is a great place for a special meal or event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    debc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We go to the Melting Pot quite a bit. We love it and were very happy to see it take part in Restaurant Week. Hope they repeat this every year.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great in almost everything!
    Funduelovers4
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The dinner, the service, the restaurante and the ultimate romantic package was fantastic. The only point to improve was the private dinning area, that happened not to be so private. A loud group was placed next to the table and the privacy and romantic scenario changed. However, our server Lauren was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice birthday dinner
    PegnDave
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were celebrating two birthdays. The part about the birthdays probably got lost when we had to switch the day of our reservation, but the dinner was still excellent. The service was top-notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not happy with waitress
    diningbad
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    She did not come back to refill my tea. It took a long time for our ticket to get from her.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ABCDEFG
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is not good. Save your money and go to Silo instead. Ambience is nonexistent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate