The Melting Pot - Scottsdale
The Melting Pot - Scottsdale

The Melting Pot - Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/scottsdale/welcome
  • Phone: (480) 607-1799
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Melting Pot - Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (101)romantic (94)fit for foodies (38)good for groups (38)late-night find (13)notable wine list (12)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (6)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • I love The Melting Pot.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food is excellent including top of the line filet mignon. Drinks are generous. Waiters are alway professional and timely. I am never left to twirl my thumbs in between courses. Please do not change Melting Pot!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    KarKar005
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I went to The Melting Pot for my birthday dinner. It was a wonderful experience. The food was great as always. We tried the lobster bisque cheese deep and it really is amazing and worth trying if they still have it available. Overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend The Melting Pot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popcorn
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Fun dining experience.....food and portion size is good......ambiance is nice-private dining experience pretty much wherever you sit....hostess very friendly.....wait staff was friendly, but missing for 15-30 minutes at a time.....not even at another table where you could flag them down if you needed something.....luckily you are cooking your own food so don't need them much.....definitely not a place if you want a quick meal, but perfect if you want a nice leisurely dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    MichelleMichelle
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Beautiful table! So romantic! We had a super nice night! Thank you
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Very private, romantic setting. Was perfect for our Anniversary dinner. Personally, I don't like the idea of cooking my own dinner at a restaurant. But that's me. Otherwise, amazing experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • price
    Jem81234
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food is not worth the price... Especially the vegetarian meal. Broth, some veggies, tofu, and a few tiny ravioli for $25. Not worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dining
    adventuresnfood
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Being our anniversary and our first time, we were anxious. well worth the price and time. The portions were perfect and timed just right. Great tasting and amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Let Down
    NotUsuallyUpset
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We go here for all birthdays. This year was awful. Kids running around like it was Pizza Hut and our waiter was gone for 20 minutes at a time while we were waiting for the next course. This is our first time at this location and we will be going to the others from now on.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great service fun thing to do with our group of four!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group Difficulty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Although I LOVE the Melting Pot for a date night with just two, it was VERY difficult to do a group party menu. I think it would be helpful if the table had more burners, or there was a "Group Experience" Cost that made ordering simple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed new place/To slow
    newexperience
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was our first time at the Melting Pot and it was a special occasion. We enjoyed the experience very much, the food was fun and tasty. The waiter was very helpful with getting us started, but the only problem we thought was it took to long. We were there for 2.5 hours which is a long time. We did have a party of 7, but it still took to long in between courses we felt. Other than that is was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Really glad the manager suggested we pick more entrees with smaller portions. Nick was very knowledgeable & corteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisey Birthday
    Merlin
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to the Melting Pot for a birthday celebration. When we were seated we felt dripping water on us and asked about it. Apparently the fire sprinklers we dripping and they were aware of the issue. During the course of the dinner we heard management dicussing if they should turn off the sprinkler system. In my opinion this was not a good idea as there are hot surfaces and curtains in some of the seating areas. In addition there was quite a bit of drilling and noise during the evening. We were never offered an apology for the situation or offered anything to try and make up for the less than acceptable experience. On a minor note our server did not give us the option to choose our cooking style. Next time I will go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • boxingbev
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Overall, I was not impressed. The food is expensive, expecially when you are basically cooking your own food. There are too many waiters/waitresses intervening, room was far too dark and the print on the menu was very small. We had to use the flashlight on our phones to read the menu. The concept is very nice, but overall, not for me.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Fundue"
    Boganz
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A fun dining experience not meant for random diners. It's best to know what fondue is all about. I am glad I was able to review the menu (online) ahead of time. We liked the "Fondue For You" as it allowed us to try a few different items and not just one entre. Variety of hot and gooey decadent cheese as an appetizer is brilliant. A little pricey but definitely NOT your mother's 1970's take on fondue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 10/09/2014 Dinner with the wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have been to the melting pot in ahwatuke before, but the Scottsdale location was far superior. Romantic dining, amazing server, private booth, great for anniversary dinner or to just celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Consistent
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Arrived 40 minutes prior to dinner reservation. Service in bar was slow, took 15 minutes to even get noticed. Ordered Happy Hour fondue before our meal and bartender was so busy we were a half-hour late for our dinner reservation. Not his fault since he was super busy and had no help. Food was good as always since we cooked it to our liking!😉
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frustrating Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I'm a huge Melting Pot fan and visit this location several times a year. Sometimes the service is spotty, but I've never had an experience like this. We never knew who our server was because someone different came to the table at each course. Nobody every checked with us between courses and we had to get up to look for someone to help us each time we needed something. The worst of it was during the dessert course when the chocolate just wouldn't heat up. We sat there like fools waiting and waiting for someone to check on us until finally getting up AGAIN to summon someone over. This was not a relaxing way to dine. I really hope this was an isolated incident and that the place isn't going downhill because I'd miss it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    Love2DineWithHer
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Melting Pot offers a fun and new experience, where you get to play with your food and cook some of it on your own as well. It's a fun time, and very romantic indeed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was nice but needs an update
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food was good, restaurant needs to be updated for how much they charge, service was exceedingly slow, took 3hrs to eat waited up to 30 minutes between courses. Waiter dropped multiple items on us and splattered food all over the table and did not clean it up. Not impressed will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Treat
    punkiesanniv
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My wife and I went here for our 4th anniversary. It was our first time and really enjoyed all aspects of the meal. I would recommend it to anyone for a relaxing romantic treat .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different Dining
    MHEast
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    If you want a different dining experience and can afford about 3 hrs. This is your place. Fresh and delicious food. Excellent service and ambiance. Fondue style. Lovely spot for a birthday or anniversary. $$$
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A longer fun experience
    Dippinfun
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was amazing and always love that it's a longer more enjoyable night out. Something different then the usual dinner dates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to the hype
    Gilbertfoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was fine, and the experience was different. I'm glad that we went for the experience, but honestly we will never go back. Not enough food for the prices, and it takes forever to get to eat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • really good food, slow service
    blondie98
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very good overall experience, with very good to excellent food (the garlie bacon fondue is outstanding), marred by unusually slow service. They were out of the wine we asked for, and they served red wine in a white wine glass. The chocolate dessert fondue (as well as the garlic bacon one) made it worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a bit slow
    Slow
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sooo yummy!
    Mitso874
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too long away...
    Sherri
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    missy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The waiter was very polite. He should get a raise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.