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The Melting Pot - Syracuse
The Melting Pot - Syracuse

The Melting Pot - Syracuse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/syracuse
  • Phone: (315) 471-6358
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, American, European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
  • Catering: We offer Cheese and Chocolate fondue catering for your special events.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have private dining space available for party sizes from 2-35. With the ability to accomodate accommodate larger party sizes as well.
  • Private Party Contact: Mike Stygles (315) 671-6358

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hiawatha Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Bus Stop and Train station near by.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Located in the new secion of the Carousel Mall. Destiny section.
A word from The Melting Pot - Syracuse
Welcome to the Melting Pot of Syracuse. We offer a unique authentic fondue dining experience. Our service is world class and is prepared table side in a traditional fondue setting. Our meals can be individual or family style. Our private dining areas and intimate atmosphere will provide you with a wonderful romantic setting to wow that someone special. We are known for creating the perfect night out, especially with our infamous private dinning section for 2, called Lovers Lane. Our wine list was selected to offer you the best selection of varietals from all around the world.
Our location in the Destiny Mall (Carousel Center) will be the first environmentally friendly location of its kind in the world. Our restaurant will be the only LEED Certified Melting Pot location.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We definitely wouldn't bring our 5 year old here but for an adult night out this place is great. You have time to talk while you are cooking the food."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Date night with the wife and we were pleasantly surprised at how nice the experience was. The Gluten menu was great for my wife. Service was very good. Because this was a bit on the expensive side, we probably would revisit only for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a great time on our anniversary. However, we could not imagine taking our two year old and 8 month old. Leave the kids with grandma. Couldn't be happier with the service or with the meal. Everything was amazing. It is my wife's favorite spot."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Aside from the brown lettuce in my salad everything was pretty good. You don't really expect something so easy to catch when you are paying $50/person for dinner."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at The Melting Pot several times now (at different locations), and the food and atmosphere were always great. We took my mother-in-law at the Syracuse location, it was her first time having fondue and she loved it! Our server, Maya was her name I think, was phenomenal! She was very attentive, funny, and helpful with menu choices. Though it is pretty pricey, we'd definitely come back for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Even though we had reservation for 8 pm, we were not even seated until almost 9 pm. Do not make reservation on a busy day, place is obviously overbooked and people are left waiting for unacceptably long time. Food was good and waiter was trying his best to get our food on the table quickly and efficiently."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went to the Melting Pot to celebrate my daughter's graduation. We were 5. We had never dined like this previously and were not sure what to expect. The experience was fabulous, the food great and service was super. We highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I took my mom there to celebrate Mothers Day early and it was awesome! She loved it and the service and food was great. Just make sure you have a lot of time to spend because you want to enjoy the experience without feeling rushed."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Made reservations through open table for a surprise on my daughters day at the mall with her friends celebrating her 16th birthday. Our waiter was very good and did well with a group of 5 girls. I would come again with my wife for dessert as I don't think she would go for the whole meal being fondue style. My daughter even got a nice surprise treat at the end !"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "While the food and service was amazing the noise level was a bit loud in the back room and the floors creaked alot while walking to and from our table. Sounded like we were walking on thin metal and didnt make me feel safe. But the wine and food was really good. The desert pot was lacking in size but its was a good expierence in all. Would reccomend doing this in groups because you can get more pots and fondue."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great place for a family celebration! We each ordered the four-course meal and split a third meal between our three kids, and there was plenty of food for all. Dessert is the highlight of course, but they enjoyed it all!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had the most pleasant hostess and waiting staff."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our server Charles was great. Food was good, the new dark orange chocolate was fantastic - highly recommend if you like orange chocolate. Will say this though for the price of a sailors punch compared with the same at the Albany location, their size for the drink was worth the money this location not so much but were still good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Communication from the front desk to the waiter could have been better, certain things weren't communicated at all. We had a special movie deal with the meal. This was put in the Open table comments. When we arrived the manager knew what was there because we asked but he never told the waiter. :( The waiter also didn't seem to know what glasses to server with sparkling wine. Other than that everything was good. Food was good, strawberries were great."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My best friend & I were in Syracuse for a special occasion and she had never been to the Melting Pot. My first experience in DC made this a MUST DO for our weekend. We were greeted immediately (AND the host said my name right - usually very difficult for some reason) .. we were seated quickly & our server, ALONZO, was the best. He was knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and just purely joyous addition to our evening. The food was AMAZING, the wine was delicious AND we had a ball. Thanks again Alonzo & Melting Pot for making it an AWESOME night!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I have a 10 month old and are expecting our second child in a few months, so its safe to say we don't get out much. We finally got a babysitter and went to the Melting Pot for a four-course meal. We really enjoyed the meal and it was fun to cook our own food. We loved the dessert the most. While we don't see us doing this that often, we know we will be back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my boyfriend and I's first time going to the Melting Pot. It was absolutely amazing. The menu was a little confusing but out server, Jordan, explained it so well and recommended the perfect dishes for our taste. The experience alone was worth the money paid. A little pricey but SO worth it!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went out for a date night with my husband. Requested a quiet section and they obliged. The waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. Overall the food was good. It was the first time we went there but will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is one of the only "chain" restaurants that we frequent. The food is always amazing from the cheese course to the chocolate. Service is generally hit or miss here at the Syracuse location. Our server tonight was awesome...very fun and energetic. If you're looking for great food and the experience of fondue...The Melting Pot is your place to visit. Plan to be there for about 2 hours or more. The courses aren't rushed and you can just have a great night with a special someone or small group of friends."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Of course the food here is to die for. But what keeps bringing us back is the amazing service. Every person we've come in contact seems to truly love their job and knows everything there is to know about the food, drinks, etc."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My wife and I attended with another couple and combined we have 5 children. It was a welcome night away from the kids, peaceful, relaxing. Not rushed. Able to enjoy the meal. Others don't like the pace but they did not have kids. It was a perfect night out for us with great food!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Haven't been in years to a Melting Pot...decided to try because it's in Destiny USA. Let me just say that we've had fondue in Europe, so may be a bit biased. If you've had the real thing, don't go, unless you're willing to risk being disappointed. The Swiss Cheese fondue did not have the right blend or consistency of cheeses, the kirshwasser had no effect on taste, and we had to stop the server from emptying a too-large portion of garlic into the mix. We also did a broth fondue, which should have been a simple vegetable broth, but was on-fire spicy from the start. Had to send it back and get another pot of broth. Did an oil fondue for tempura - that was good. Accompaniments like veggies and apples were great. Ambiance inside is dark /dull."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Fabulous dinner. Food was fabulous. Staff was pleasant and efficient."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Our server was the best, he knew his stuff and made sure we were well taken care of!! He explained everything to us and gave many good suggestions! As a total surprise to us our server brought us girls each a glass filled with chocolate dirzzled on the glass, whip cream and a large strawberry dipped in chocolate on top, and a lit birthday candle!!! We thought our husbands did this, no it was our server!!! We called that GREAT customer service!!! We had the best time and will sends all our family and friends your way!! Thank you for making our celebration a great one!!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Going to the Melting Pot is a true culinary experience. I love the pace at which you eat because you are cooking pre-portioned food in a variety of cooking "styles." I never feel stuffed after the meal and I can enjoy the rich flavor in the extremely fresh food they serve. I have been there there three times now, and while the setup is intimidating at first, the experience quickly becomes fun and exciting when everyone understands what to do! I would definitely recommend the Melting Pot to anyone looking for an exciting and delicious dining experience"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The Melting Pot gave us a great date night event. The food was amazing, and the experience was even better. You don't know a true fondue dining experience until you go to The Melting Pot."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The hardest working staff I've ever seen! Excellent service and food that's a lot of fun, especially with a group."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "service and atmosphere was good. we enjoyed the cheese fondue and the salad also the dessert but did not like the entree, we had 2 differant cooking styles but disliked both. we will probably not return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We went to the Melting Pot for my daughter's birthday. The food was very good as always, but the server was not very attentive. At one point, my daughter spilled her drink, and though the server walked by several times, she did not help us clean up, or even take away the small pile of wet napkins that resulted when we cleaned up the spill ourselves. On the plus side, the manager came by and was very friendly and we appreciated that. We like this restaurant and we will go again."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "This was our 5th visit to a Melting Pot and we have never been disappointed. The ambiance is always quiet and romantic the service superb and the food is made to your liking (since you cook it in the fondue). This time we opted for the 4 course dinner with the basic cheese fondue appetizer (with unlimited stickers), house salad topped with egg, a fresh California salad and two different entrees, the classic and fondue fusion. The entree variety was very good with lobster, shrimp, beef, pork, crab and a variety of vegetables. The chocolate fondue dessert, had a good variety of stickers which were unlimited. Service was attentive but not overbearing. If any downside it was that salads arrived before we had finished our appetizer fondue."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Alonzo was very attentive. Food quality was excellent. Nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I were celebrating and the Melting Pot was perfect for our date/little occasion. The service was great and dining was an experience! :-)"
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "The Melting Pot is a nice place to go if you want a predictable night out. The food is good, not too imaginative and just about anything you order will be good. I find it's a good place to eat if you're in an unfamiliar city and need a decent place to have a slow meal. However, you will see families celebrating birthdays and people in T Shirts. I'm not complaining just expressing the facts. The service is always good, and the staff is always careful as possible with seating."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Wonderful! We had great food, an excellent waiter, and a fun time."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "Extremely romantic! I requested romantic seating and we were given a great spot! Server was delightful and the food was such an experience. Pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "This was a great experience. We loved the food and it was a lot of fun cooking in the pots. The was was great but when th dessert came it was heaven. Pricey but a great experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "The staff was friendly and the food is fun. Not a place to get stuffed, but definitely enough food to be satisfied. We were celebrating a birthday and had four children ages 6,8,11,12, and two adults. We ordered entrees, drinks, dessert. There is a children's menu. It was great fun."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "Our meal met all of our expectations. We had gone to a Melting Pot in California, so we knew that it would not be a quick meal. Our cheese appetizers were delicious as were our entrees. We ordered 3 four course dinners and 1 entree only for 4 people and it was more than enough. Next time we will order 2 four course dinners for 4 of us. Dessert was great, except no one liked the marshmallows. The manager stopped by to see how things were going, he was very friendly. Later he apparently thought we waited too long for our entree (to be honest we were just starting to notice it had been a while when they arrived---so it couldn't have been that long). Anyway we got a free round of drinks for the table for our wait. We will definitely go bck."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "It was our first time at the restaurant and I have to say we were confused on our options but the wait staff simplified it and walked us through step by step with personal recommendations. It was a lot of fun!!! Loved cooking our own food and just the general set up. Exceeded my expectations! Great job guys, keep it up! Also, the person I was with received an "okay" review from a friend before we went and you exceeded her expectations as well she loved it!"
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "I was treated to Mother's Day at the Melting Pot and it was great. The experience was the best I've had at the restaurant. I think it just matters so much when you go-when they are busy it's really hard to get good service-when they aren't it is a much better, personal experience. Mother's Day it was not full like it usually is, and so our server was fantastic and really explained everything very well. The food was great. I missed the regular menu options but still enjoyed the special occasion menu."
    Dined on 5/12/2013