The Melting Pot - Tacoma
The Melting Pot - Tacoma

The Melting Pot - Tacoma

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/tacoma/specials
  • Phone: 2535353939x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Bar Hours:

    Monday-Friday 4:30pm-11:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday 4:00pm- 11:00pm

    Happy Hour in the Bar/Lounge:
    7 Days a Week 4:30-6:30
    Every day Late Night 9:00 - close

    Happy Hour in the Bar Only:
    Friday 4:30-6:30 & Late Night 9:00 - close

    5 Items for $5: Pure Chocolate Fondue, Cheese Fondue, Any Salad, On Tap and Bottled Beer, and Happy Hour Wines.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bring Home The Flavors Of The Melting Pot!
    Our Garlic & Wine Seasoning, House Dressings, Chocolate Bars, Beautifully Hand Dipped Strawberries, & more are available for purchase.
  • Private Party Facilities: We are the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends, host a luncheon, or hold a business dinner. Our managers are there every step of the way to guarantee the success of your event & to create a memorable and successful experience for you.

    We can accommodate personal & professional parties of all sizes: Cambria Room seats up to 16
    Rainier Room seats up to 40

    Special Occasion Packages:
    Whether you're joining us for a romantic evening for 2 or creating memories with family, friends, & colleagues, Celebration Packages & Keepsakes are available & will be set at your table, ready to surprise & delight upon your arrival!

  • Private Party Contact: Sean Hanson 2535353939x
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour in the Lounge
    Monday - Friday 4:30-6:00 &
    Every Day Late Night 9:00 - close

    $4 off cheese & pure chocolate fondues; $4 off brie plates; $2 off all salads. $5 well drinks & $7 select wine pours. Beer specials.
  • Special Events: Ladies Night Thursdays!
    Ladies receive happy hour drink prices all night long PLUS enjoy cheese fondue, salad, & chocolate fondue for $20 per person

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5 for valet parking
A word from The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Situated in the hub of Downtown Tacoma, the Pacific Ave. location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing 4 course experience begins with cheese fondue prepared tableside. Fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, & vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh, & flavorful. Entrees are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the fun. Your choice of chocolate fondue is the grand finale, served with a variety of delicious dippers. Many have stopped by to satisfy that fondue craving after a concert at The T Dome, a visit to the Chihuly Glass Museum, or a family outing at the zoo.
We feature an extensive wine list, fresh trendy cocktails, & specialty martinis.
It’s the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, overdue date night, family night, or a group gathering!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Tacoma reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (139)romantic (113)good for groups (61)fit for foodies (48)notable wine list (34)kid-friendly (21)hot spot (20)neighborhood gem (13)late-night find (9)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Shelby was outstanding and the Manager appeared at our table to personally greet us. The overall experience was great, each time we visit the Tacoma Melting Pot the more we look forward to returning. I would Like to Especially Thank Shelby she truly took very good care of us, even though she was very busy with another table, we have visited there many times before, and we have always had a good experience, however she made the little difference from the other visits. Thank You, I really enjoyed my birthday visit, Thanks
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plan at least 2 hours for dinner
    kenai
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was good, although next time we would probably spring for one of the "deluxe" cooking methods (broth), as the standard court bullion was rather flavorless & the meat is not seasoned. While our server was very friendly, he kept forgetting to bring items we requested or brought them way too late to be useful - like more veggies during the entrée. The progression of courses is extremely s-l-o-w, so schedule ample time to enjoy them at the set leisurely pace. Even with only 2 of us, we felt rushed allowing for only 1 & 1/2 hours to complete the meal before needing to leave for our next commitment. We also found that ordering only 1 portion of the cheese & dessert fondues to split was more reasonable volume-wise, and more economical.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Islandboy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had a great time and excellent experience. Our waiter Justin took plenty of time to explain the menu and over all did a great job of taking care of us. The food was excellent...loved the fontina cheese dish and of course you have to have their flaming turtle fondue....it's wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4 year anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was my boyfriend and I's first time here ever and the service was great, they acknowledged our anniversary and congratulated us. It was a perfect occasion for us to try it out and will come back for nice occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It was my first time here. Waiter Michael was very knowledgable and friendly. With four people and our groupon for several entries we were to full to try the chocolate fondue! We had one of the cheese fondues that was delicious. It was a fun experience in the dining area. We did not have a good experience I. The bar. We sat waiting 18 minutes with no one acknowledging us. I noticed 2 other couples sitting there waiting for service. Not sure if it was a off night with one server but, we never ordered a drink since our table was ready now ready.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    2thscraprr
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The waiter didn't know the menu well & could not keep up. He had to go ask a manager 2x what was the seasonal beer selection. 30 mins later after we got our cheese fondue he tells us they're out of the beer ordered. THEN he took the rest of our order. Which came out wrong.He argued that Teriyaki Steak was the only other steak option.Since we still had our menu's, we showed him that wasn't true.He brought out the correct steak for 2 people, but 1 of us hadn't said to him that his order was wrong too, so he didn't get the correct order. We were just ready to get out of there & done with all of the chaos. We hadn't realized that not only was dessert not included but the cheese wasn't either. The waiter told us that we couldn't use our 20% off.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Social Time
    Buterfli1966
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Reservations important! Because of fondue meal structure multiple courses, it can take a while and is a great time to visit with your loved one(s) or friends! Sit back, enjoy your company and a great meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Brelynn33
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our first time here and we had a fantastic dinner! Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The salad's were deliciuos then
    Datenightdinner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    the dinner arrived, we enjoyed cooking it our way we had enough food to fill us up. We finished with a milk chocolate dessert which was eaten very quickly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    hkmarie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    went for our 7th wedding anniversary.... loved the food, servers/staff were attentive n freindly. Expensive but felt food n experience worth it for a special night
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, excellent service!
    OpenTablereviewer
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We loved the entire evening! From the food to the service, everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    MommyGamerSayWhat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This a great place to get together to catch up. We were there for over 3 hours. That included a lot of talk time. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. I would recommend The Melting Pot to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night
    melting
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great servers and food! No issues and they brought extra dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melting Pot
    Weerd1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A very nice experience with an interesting set of courses and a unique menu. Great for a romantic evening and fantastic service too.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    strandyman
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This place never disappoints! It has very friendly staff and amazing food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not quite as good as in the past.
    Notasgood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Fondue not as good as past. Also, dipping bread was too dry. Desert fondue was excellent, including dipping ingredients. I typically would have rated food and service one star higher in the past.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The menu was confusing to us but the waiter and manager were both patient and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cheese and Chocolate
    Jayzee
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great service and ambience. Not crazy about boiling meat, you need the sauces to flavor the otherwise bland entree. My favorites are still the cheese and chocolate fondue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner w/ some pitfalls
    Mark
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had never been to the melting pot before so I was excited but unsure what to expect. The fondue "experience" is certainly very fun and engaging and the food is good if somewhat lacking in presentation. Our service was only average; our waitress had been given a large table somewhere else in the restaurant and, as such, spent little time with us. Given the quiet and intimate atmosphere of the restaurant, that would have been acceptable however, when she did show up to wait on our table, she was visibly frazzled and frustrated. Overall, one overworked waitress does not deserve condemnation; I would consider it worthy of a second try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great but leave the kids home
    mtdmd
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First timers for the melting pot. Food was good, experience was unique. Staff was fairly attentive to our needs. Only complain was other customers. One family brought their whole family including their crying 1 year old. Kid cried the whole time. Another family needed to stay in the trailer park. Teenage girl would clear her plate right on the floor. To top it off, they broke out the cartoons on the phone for the baby and the dad ran his timer alarm on his phone very loudly. Next time they need to go to McDonald's. They staff was really good and no complaints on the establishment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • jmp537
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Amazing Service and food as always. Do yourself a favor and take that special someone in your life to the Melting Pot; ask for Rashard to be your waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best birthday ever!
    Christa
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Picked the melting pot for my birthday dinner and so glad I did! And the complimentary birthday strawberries were delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All you can eat entree event
    mjhseattle
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We went to the Melting Pot for their annual all you can eat entree event. The food was excellent as always, but the service not so much. We had to wait multiple times for drink refills. Also, we were not offered any additional entree and had to ask for another serving. We were rushed into dessert and that was it. They should not offer such an event if it is not going to be supported by the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    As expected, the food and service was great! Our server was relatively new - female and I forgot her name :(.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night location
    nettyb
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My husband and I had a fabulous time at dinner a few nights ago. Fondue is fun but trying to do it at home is messy, a lot of work and expensive. At the melting pot all the work is done for you and all that's left for you to do is have fun. This was a long, leisurely dinner and we enjoyed every minute of it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place
    Ladyhunter
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is a nice romantic spot but would be fun for friends and family too! Had great service and awesome food! I had such a fun experience I am planning to go back next week!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    DjJustCharles
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I could not say enough about how great our dinner was at the Melting Pot! We got there a few minutes before our reservation and they seated us right away! Our server Dominic was great. He was very attentive and made sure we were getting everything we needed. All the wait staff was actually pretty great. Our food was amazing! Everything was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our waiter could not have been better. Food was great. I asked If they sold the melting chips of chocolate. Waiter came back with a small bag for me to take at no charge. It's the little things that make the most impact. I could never afford to eat here. Got an excellent groupon. Will be back for happy hour in te lounge when prices are more reasonable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was good, but the server took 15 minutes to even show up to ask us if we wanted a drink. The meal took us almost two hours, Partially because its fondue, but mostly because it took forever to get anything. I would still recommend it if it was cheaper. But for 45 dollars a person you'd better have better service than that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Visit Lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Have loved the Melting Pot forever but disappointed with a recent birthday at Melting Pot. I loved the proactive pre-call offer to arrange the special occasion. But, that night the waiter wasn't knowledgeable of menu or special occasion arrangements made in advance. We told him we were hungry when we arrived so we wanted to start on cheese right away but it didn't arrive until 1 hour later! And, the serving was for 2 not 4 as ordered. When dessert came the waiter didn't bring the special occasion plate with customized message I had pre-ordered. There was a 10 minute delay afterwards on getting that. In general we were not taken care of by the wait staff to our satisfaction. Disappointing for a normally great and fun restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good cheese and chocolate
    JnJB
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Don't go for dinner. Too little food for the price. The cheese and chocolate are awesome though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    diningstars
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Melting Pot is my favorite place for a special celebration with my best friends. It's a true dining experience and the nature of the shared fondue inspires laughter, conversation and palate-pleasing oohs and aahs! The service this last time was slightly off but normally the service is impeccable too. I recommend the Melting Pot to anyone looking for a treat in a dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Amazing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Entertaining waiter, great food, very spendy so appropriate for a special occasion. Very fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Five of us ladies visited before a concert..The whole experience was great from the time we got there til the time we left...Great service , great, food,service...its a fun, quiet, different experience...Cant wait to go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service gets worse each time we go
    Meganthoms1982
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We have been to the Melting Pot in Tacoma about 5 times. The first time was wonderful. The second time, our waiter was distracted. It went downhill from there. This time, our waiter took our order and disappeared. We had to flag down the passing manager to get more veggies. We both had the distinct impression that we were inconveniencing our waiter with our presence. We won't go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL
    jknmmiller
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We always love goiing to the Tacoma Melting Pot as a couple or on group dates.. Always wonderful food and service. JD was our server this time and he was just lovely The Manager even stopped by to fill water galsses and chat with all the tables.. All the satff were super friendly and attentive.. We never wanted for anything beacuse someone was always stopping by to ask if we needed more bread, vegis, fruit or anything
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duke7
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My wife and I go to The Melting Pot every year for her birthday, and we always walk away very satisfied. The staff are always so nice to us when we come in, and the waiters and waitresses are always helpful with explaining the new meals. I personally would like to thank everyone at The Melting Pot for another great time, and thanks for helping me score "points" with the wife..........again. We just need to try coming in for a regular dinner sometime. Thanks Again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for special outing!
    Seabakers
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We celebrated our daughter's 16th birthday here. What a fun experience! First time for all of us, our server was friendly and helpful with explaining the menu and the whole Melting Pot experience. Plan for a longer meal (we were there for 2 1/2 hours) if doing the 4-course meal. Everything was done in a timely manner, but it truly is an experience. As a family we had time to chat, enjoy each other's company and eat at a leisurely pace. Definitely get the DESSERT fondue! It was delish, but make sure you leave room for it! Overall, a fun experience, but is on the pricey side. For a special occasion though...totally worth it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for occasions!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The melting pot may be a bit pricy, so be sure to get the Groupon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Outstanding
    Wolflore2000
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The service and food was fantastic! It can be a bit spendy, but well worth it for that special occasion. For us, it was my parents visiting from out of state. We wanted to give them a moment to remember. Well done, "Melting Pot", well done.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate