The Melting Pot - Scottsdale
The Melting Pot - Scottsdale

The Melting Pot - Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/scottsdale/welcome
  • Phone: 4806071799x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner:Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Vegetarian, Shabu-shabu
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Room has a capacity of 48 and has AV capabilities at no additional charge.
  • Private Party Contact: Ivars Melbardis 4806071799x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hayden & Royal Palm
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Well lit private lot in front of the restaurant. Covered parking available in the garage at no extra charge.
A word from The Melting Pot - Scottsdale
The Melting Pot Restaurant is where fun is cooked up fondue style.

Romantic for Couples and Great in a Group.

Our Scottsdale restaurant is easily accessible from the 101. About one mile West on Via De Ventura in the Commons at Hayden Plaza.

The modern yet warm casually elegant atmosphere sets the mood for a relaxing evening. The leisurely paced four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood and vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale, all served with decadent dippers. Most make reservations for the four-course dining experience but more than a few have stopped by to satisfy that cheese fondue or chocolate craving. Hand crafted cocktails and great wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (100)romantic (85)good for groups (37)fit for foodies (29)notable wine list (12)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (10)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (5)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • a bit slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    As a family the service was a bit slow. The sever should read the table a bit better. Younger people may get board.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sooo yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I love love love the cheese fondue! It was absolutely delicious! We also had the peanut butter and chocolate fondue and it was also fantastic. I was very surprised to find out how well they cater to gluten free. I have Celiac disease so I was a bit worried about my dipping options but they had yummy GF bread, brownies, and pound cake (alone with the normal fruits, veggies, and marshmallows). I was so happy I could fully enjoy the meal. 😊 we'll definitely be back next time we're in town! Also, reserving a table online was great. Was able to reserve it, then go back later to change the reservation with no issues!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too long away...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I haven't eaten here in several years. A coupon got me back to visit again and I was not disappointed at all. It was the first time I sat back in one of the curtain drawn tables. I was there with a date and it made the dining experience private, cozy and special. The food was fantastic. We had a sampling of several meats and seafood. Loved all the sauces to accommodate the meats. You can't leave there without trying the chocolate fondue even if you just split one serving. Great evening...I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • forgotten
    4gotten
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were seated in a private table with curtains which was great and very romantice, but with the curtains closed our server didn't realize we were even there. We were forgotten!!! Once they realized we were there the manager apologized and bought our dessert. Nice but we were there much longer than we had planned. Service was great after that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun but slow service
    kjode
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Always fun. In this case it took an hour for our first course to arrive despite out telling the waiter our time frame (2.5 hours... melting pot by its nature isa long meal).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a very nice meal, but we waited a long time between courses. We were seated at 6:30 PM and did not finish dinner until after 9:00 PM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    missy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The waiter was very polite. He should get a raise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place but slow service.
    Charley
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The atmosphere was fantastic upon our arrival and being greeted. It took almost 20 minutes to get our first drink and even longer to get the food. We ordered two of the specials which advertised them as being all you can eat. Due to the service being so long we tried to order more but our requests were never met and the food never came. Due to our dinner now approaching 3.5 hours we opted to have desert and skip the additional food. The desert again took very long to arrive.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our server, Joe, was great! We had a great time celebrating our 22nd anniversary as a family. Thanks for the online pic. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Food
    FairGuy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great place with friendly people and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot review
    rickyrick1221
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Was an amazing dinner date experience for my girlfriend's birthday. It was a little more expensive then I would have liked but was expecting that. I wouldn't go there often but it was perfect for a once in a while special occasion. The private booth was perfect and would recommend getting it on a date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • experience it once
    golden
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    if you have never been to a "fondue" restaurant - then try it but don't have more than 2 people and really research the process and menu items. however, if u go for dessert only - it's awesome!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    ehadrian
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We arrived quite early and our table was ready shortly thereafter. Our reservation was for a booth for 2 which was very secluded. Nick, our server, was prompt and provided excellent service. The food was delicious and we enjoyed a wonderful, kid-free night out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 100% turnaround!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Fathers Day was a not so great experience. But, the manager took the time to listen to my visit and invited us back. Hesitantly, we went back for me and my fiancés two year anniversary. Couldn't have been better. 100% difference from the first visit and we will definitely be enjoying The Melting Pot in the near future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We always enjoy our dinning experience at the Melting Pot. Desert, of course, is something we look forward to, but it is all GOOD.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great expectations met
    TheBloodman
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We dine at the Melting Pot on Long Island often. On vacation, we found one in Scottsdale AZ and selected it because we are familiar with the menu and food. We were not disappointed. The same great selections and the same great tastes. Our server, Nick, was very attentive. My glass was never empty and he was checking every few minutes to see if we needed anything else. Top notch service. We were seated in a private, curtained booth which added a very intimate feel for the evening. This Melting Pot was a lot less noisy than our usual spot and made for a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service!
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our "fondue" experience was good as always, but I have to comment on the great service we got from our waiter. He went out if his way to please us with some special requests, and we really appreciate it. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bday place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We took our 15 year old here for his birthday. The whole experience was perfect. No need for the bday package. The picture thing was plenty and the staff recognizing him as they did was perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Hnm123
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Even better than we expected. Can't wait to go again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not good
    NotComingBack
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've been to the Melting Pot almost a dozen times. In recent years the service has dropped off. The other night it was HORRIBLE! The waitress shouldn't be waiting on tables.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been to this Melting Pot several times & it never fails to please. The food is excellent & the wait staff is fun & attentive. I always consider the Melting Pot for our family's special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Balloon man at The Melting Pot?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I always love going to The Melting Pot, especially for special occasions. Their servers are experienced and friendly and the food is always perfect. When I went to The Melting Pot the other day, however, it was interesting to see a balloon man walking around entertaining the kids. I had to ask myself if I was at Red Robin or a nice restaurant that I am paying a decent amount for. While trying to enjoy my dinner, I kept hearing "Do you want a lion, a hat, or a sludge hammer?!" This was a little disappointing and put a bad taste in my mouth. The next time I decide to go out for a special event and spend a good amount of money on a meal I might consider going somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a great time and the food was great. Unfortunately, the service was very slow. We have been going there yearly for the past 12 years and this past experience was not as good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Value
    yomomma
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I hadn't been to Melting Pot in about 14 years prior to our family dinner there. Back then I was unhappy with the low quality and quantity of food. Things have not changed. Understand that you go there for the experience of swishing your food in hot liquid, and not for a delicious meal expertly crafted by a professional kitchen. Be prepared for "upsells" to more expensive fondues, meats and cooking broths beyond the basic, which is already expensive to begin with. If you are fine with all this, then you can possibly have fun. I have to say that service was attentive and was the only thing to keep us from feeling utter disappointment over the entire meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful night
    LolaB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We are from St. Louis and enjoy TMP there. This restaurant was great in every way and we will be coming back very soon. Their happy hour is something we will try this week. The price is outstanding and of course the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dirty
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    There should not be food on the curtains, the walls, and the condiment containers. It should also not be 20 min between entrees. First timers should be given recommendTions..the service was slow and uneducated on the menu. I wish I could get my money back. Ridiculously expensive for the quality if food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food & Top Notch Service
    dineoutlots
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had never been to this restaurant and not sure exactly how things would work. Frankly, the only reason we went is because we had a gift card! Our server Nick (excellent by the way) immediately got us up to speed and started us on our culinary adventure! We went with the 4 course special including first course - cheese fondue (we went with Fiesta which was marvelous) then to a salad (fresh and crisp) and then to the main course (we wanted to try a little bit of everything and it was all so good) and then on to the chocolate fondue (smores was beyond good!) We were there for 3 hours, but it went by so fast that we did not even realize! Truly a very special and fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our server was great and the chocolate fondue was amazing. Great atmosphere. Very intimate, which we liked
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Glow
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent dinner experience. Was pleasantly surprised at our arrival; my daughter and I found a rose and a teddy bear sent by my husband and provided by the manager John. Food and service were great! Thank you
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kambam
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Didn't find the food all that great and didn't like having to cook my own meat. It just took to much time to eat. Our waitress was slow. Took like 20 minutes just to refill our waters and bring us more of the filet since we ordered the all you can eat package. It took us 2 and a half hours to eat our meal. Ridiculous, specially if you have kids. This resturant makes bank because the food/ value is waaaay off. I would only recommend once for the experience but I would never go back unless it was just for dessert
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not The Best Meal
    azdiner90
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Dinner went downhill fast due to neglect by a waiter.... Manager stepped in and saved as much as possible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot - Scottsdale
    FoodSnob
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    While the food is never disappointing this time our service was. Our server took way too long to take our orders and check on us. Normally, a dining experience like this can take from one and a half to two hours but this time it took almost three hours! My wife and I love this place and we will undoubtedly return so we hope that this doesn't happen again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fondue
    Love2eat
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The quality of the food continues to be extremely high. It is just FUN to fondue!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Gluten-Free options are minimal. The server was advised of our GF needs and was reminded at each course. The sauces came out & there was teriyaki as one of the sauces. Teriyaki is rarely if ever GF. I asked if it was and the server said "no". Had I eaten it, I could have become very ill. I appreciate you offering GF but the servers need to be better educated in knowing what is actually GF due to intolerances and not a dietary choice. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Declining service
    ParentWhoLikesFineDining
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Have been going to Melting Pot restaurants for years. I don't mind the shrinking portions of food as much as I am completely dissatisfied with the poor service. Maybe it is just this and all Phoenix area locations, but I suspect there is a trend.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Melting Pot is hot !
    Scottsdaleshmoozer
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    What a great place to take a date. It's very upscale yet comfortable and the staff is wonderful. The interactive experience of preparing the good is fun and makes for great conversation. Did I mention the food is delicious ?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing couples night
    DateNight
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had a romantic date night celebrating our birthday and Fathers day. Being our first time there it was great. The only issue I had was wanting a booth with a curtain but when we were sat I asked for it and the hostess had told me it wasnt possible because they were completely full. When we walked past them there were plenty available. I was actually kind of bummed because that was one of the perks I was looking forward too. Other than that our server and all the staff were very helpful and on top of everything. we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Everything was good, but I was a little disappointed that they charged me $4 for a cup of coffee and didn't tell me that they we going to charge me another $4 for a refill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Place
    KarKar005
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    For me, eating at The Melting Pot is always a special occasion. Happens once or twice a year and is always phenomenal. I love the relaxing environment and the food is always amazing. This is somewhere you go when you have 3 to 3.5 hours available for a meal. If you are short on time, they now have a happy hour special with a limited menu that doesn't take as long. Eating at the melting pot is always an experience :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad experience
    bellem
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This was our first time eating at the Melting Pot. We had to wait 15 min for our reserved table. We were told a group of 10 came in before us and that the servers were too busy with them to seat us and give us the best service. Our waiter was less than informative with cooking our food and helping us with the menu. It was so dark we used our cell phone light to see if our meat was cooked thoroughly also for a timer for cooking time. We noticed that other tables lights seemed to be brighter than ours. The staff seemed to cater to a large groups sitting next to us. For as much money as I spent on a dinner for 4 I think we should have felt just as important. The chocolate was delicious and was the only thing we liked about our evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate