The Melting Pot - Tacoma
AmbienceGreat place for an intimate dinner or couples night out. Wait staff was extremely helpful and always checking on us . I was also pleased with the decor and setup of the entire restaurant.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomenessWhat a fabulous experience we had. From the people to the food, A+6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time, great eats!I took my wife to the Melting Pot for her Birthday and we had a great time! The food was great and there was a lot of it, and the the service was awesome!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding all AroundOur family has dined at the Tacoma Melting Pot only on 2 special occasions. My sons likes to choose this place for birthdays. The times we have been we got the same server, within almost year of each, and he remembered my husband. My 6 year old son enjoys the experience and is treated great by all the staff. We love coming here for our birthday dinners. Kudos to the server(wish could remember his name). He and the food are AWESOME! Thanks.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really liked the serving/presentWe really liked the serving/presentation. NIce amount of food (although it looks small- you end up quite full!) Maybe more fruit for the chocolate fondue would be nice-apples, oranges,etc.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat restaurant great serviceThe service was really outstanding. Very nice and the manager of the shift (june 9th , ~5pm) even gave us amazing tips for dessert which were not on the menu (e.g. flaming turtle but with white chocolate!!! You are welcome!). The prices are kinda high for the small amount of meat we got, but it was high quality and in the end (four course meal) ~100$ for two people isn't too bad. Drinks, one cocktail and a café latte included. And nonetheless, I was stuffed to the top at the end. You can also always ask for more bread (1st course cheese fondue), or more fruits (last course, chocolate fondue) The ambiente, service, quality of the food and just the special event of having fondue everything, was worth every penny6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMReliable Anniversary Dinner SpotMy wife and I have visited Melting Pot restaurants all over the US. They are always quiet and dim, with a romantic ambiance for a nice date out with your partner. The food is fun and conducive to good conversation while you eat. The Tacoma Melting is set in an old warehouse with elegant touches built in to an industrial building. The wait staff are always top-notch professionals, with knowledge of the menus and a charming demeanor. I highly recommend the Melting Pot to anyone who enjoys Fondue and an elegant setting for dinner.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Special Event ExperienceThis was first time experience for my wife and I. We had no idea of the format or how to order. The waitress was most helpful with her explanations. The food was good as was the service. Additional helpings were available. Dipping strawberries, cheesecake and other snacks into a pot of melted chocolate was an special treat.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFriends, fonduing and fun.We enjoyed our wait staff and the fun of fonduing with friends. I enjoyed the new menu and being able to pick my own food rather than sharing. The personal magic show was a nice touch. We were amazed and had a good laugh. Wish I had a bigger appetite to enjoy so much food.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousMy husband and I have come to the melting pot two years in a row for our wedding anniversary, it is a great place to go to have a wonderful, romantic dinner and talk. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We will 100% be back, not only for our next anniversary, but when ever we make it to Tacoma from Bremerton. I can't wait to bring our kids when they get a little older, I know they would love it as well.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious FoodWent out to celebrate a fun occasion! We needed a break from the usual and wanted to make up for a missed Valentine date in February. Our server was delighted in our Summer Valentine occasion. He joked with us about it and even wrote it on our receipt! All around us, couples were finishing their food before going off to the prom, so I know they must have been busy, but everything was beautiful and our reservations were on time. We were able to have a leisurely meal, stretching our courses out for several hours. We were also able to make a custom-dessert! The food was delicious! This is our favorite special-occasion restaurant.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, slow serviceWe had a reservation, so we were seated within about 5 minutes. The food was great! Our server was very friendly, but only refilled drinks upon request and forgot to bring one of our drinks completely. We also didn't see much of him, so drinks would sit empty for a while. Overall we had a great time!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI was hesitant taking my kids...I went for a fairly late night meal (7:45 PM) with a friend, and my two boys, ages 6 and 8. My friend and I were worried that there might be a problem waiting for the food to cook at the table and the time it takes to eat. I'll never worry about that again. They had a great time, loved cooking their own food, and trying all the sauces.
Mostly the staff made it wonderful. Oh, the food was good, the dipping and skewers for cooking were fun for everyone... but really, everyone who served at our table gave outstanding service and were so friendly and patient with the kids. They were open with suggestions on what to order for them. Each and everyone talked to them so kindly and openly. It made their night and mine.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing first experienceThis was our first experience with this type of restaurant. It was simply amazing! Would highly recommend everyone to try this restaurant, the staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and the service was fantastic. Will definitely be doing this again.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-birthday dinnerWe had the best waiter ever! He was so very professional with an amazing sense
of humor! Thank you for making our dining experience so enjoyable and full of laughter....5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was greatYou really made Prom amazing! We loved everything you have us. The host was amazing an the servers like wise. Thanks you sooo much.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday BashWe took a friend out for her birthday and had an excellent time! It was a new experience for us all but was quite enjoyable. Everything about this whole experience was great and I have not stopped singing the praises of the Melting Pot to everyone I met. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a girls night out or a romantic evening. I love this place.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe food was very good with a fun atmosphere. Excellent waiter. Was very helpful5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only reason it didn'tThe only reason it didn't get a 5 star for service is that I think our waiter was new. He did really good, but it sounded very much like he was reciting a script and it was clear he was a little nervous and uncomfortable. He did a pretty good job. He didn't ask us one question of preference as to cooking style that we have always been asked before on our visits but I attribute that to his being new and nervous and probably forgot that part. All in all, it was a great trip as per usual. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Tacoma.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time atThis was our second time at the Melting Pot in Tacoma, WA. For this trip, we had a reservation at 1400, but chose to wait an additional 35 minutes at the bar in order to ensure Rashard was our waiter. The bar staff was very friendly, courteous, thoughtful, and just the right amount of chatty. Once again, Rashard was outstanding. He continues to be very enthusiastic, attentive, thoughtful, and well spoken. He remembered that my wife was gluten free and kept that in mind throughout the meal. Remember it is rather expensive but well worth it; especially, if you are looking for unique and delectable meal in a romantic setting. To help make the experience a bit more memorable and enjoyable ask for Rashard to be your waiter.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Mother's Day DinnerThe dining experience at "The Melting Pot" is always nice. The service was wonderful. We had Rashad as our main server. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and his product. He was also serving two other large parties so he had Nathan check on us from time to time. Both gentlemen were wonderful. The wine list was very decent ranging in prices. We chose a less expensive wine and it was very enjoyable. Rashad apologized for not being able to be more attentive due to serving larger parties. As we left he gave us a box of chocolate covered strawberries.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Different Twist on Dinning OutIf you want to score some major points with your wife, take her to the Melting Pot, as she will be delighted with the selection and ambience!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA yearly thingLast year at this time was our first time eating at The Melting Pot. We will make it a special event place as it is always a nice treat to have cheese fondue and hopefully we left room for the dessert... Always great food!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood TimesWe had a great dinner and the staff was very nice.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for anniversariesSpent here on my 5th year wedding anniversary and being my first time here. The corner booth was perfect for the both of us. Our server gladly explained the 4 course experience and it was splendid! Even though, we did not get to our dessert course, the server has given a free voucher for it on our next visit. Sure the food was pricey, but the experience there was excellent along with the staff there. Would definitely dine there again for exquisite fondue dining.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMwhat a surpriseMy wife had heard of the Melting Pot, but we had never gone. I finally took her for Mother's Day and I was surprised how nice the restaurant was and the service was excellent. The way you heat items at your table was pretty fun. We will make sure to eat there again!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place to relax and enjoythe meal takes some time and interaction from the guests. this is a real great to sit and chat while eating. If you are in a hurry, don't go here... excellent5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Night Out With Friends!The Melting Pot was the perfect choice for dinner our with friends. Our server, Sarah, was excellent - attentive without being overbearing. The food was good and we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy each part of the 4 course meal.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty darn goodWent here on a date night and left completely stuffed with a smile on my face. Had the traditional Swiss fondue, the Cajun entree, house salad, and yin & yang chocolate fondue. The Oreo coated marshmallows in the fondue made my mouth incredibly happy. I might go back just for the fondue. The entree was just alright. A lot of work to cook it all in the same pot with my husband, and we had differently seasoned meats. Took a very long time to actually eat. Overall a good experience. Not a huge beer selection - nothing dark, which was pretty disappointing.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice spot for a special occasionThe Melting Pot is perfect for a special occasion of any kind. Plenty of choices on the menu and the "cook it yourself" aspect is a fun diversion from a more typical restaurant experience. Our service at the Tacoma location has been consistently good over several visits. It's not an "every week" kind of place, but we will be back for birthdays and the like.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLate night on a Sunday, soLate night on a Sunday, so take with a grain of salt. Service was very good, although slightly disorganized when it came to drinks.
Took 5-10 minutes to be seated despite having reservations, AND despite only 4-5 other tables occupied.
Food was excellent, as expected. Some of their cocktails were not, however. One, something with "Breeze" in the title, was a gin based cocktail that was mixed with cranberry and mint.. But tasted syrupy and was too sweet. Would not recommend or order again.
Pricy was decent, and aside from a few quirks in the experience, overall excellent time there.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Melting Pot was a lotThe Melting Pot was a lot of fun. The menu is confusing but once we understood the menu it was good. The restaurant is all about the experience as the food is not special other than the chocolate at the end, which was very yummy.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great! I reallyThe food was great! I really loved the banana's foster chocolate!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMbest night ever!we had a wonderful experience our server Rashard was so knowledgeable,nice,and very outgoing. we have had dinner at so many five star restaurants but the melting pot is by far our best experience. Rashard made the night worth the while. when we come back we will always request him n we will tell all of our friends to request him.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time experiencingThis was my first time experiencing the Melting Pot experience. There were six of us celebrating my birthday. The server was fantastic from a personality perspective. It was a bit of a challenge to get water and drink refills at times. Also, our dinner salads came out right after our main courses, which was quite a challenge space wise. Two of us literally held our salad plates in the air with a free had as we ate them. The topper was all of us putting our salad plates up high on the booth ledge, and they never cleared those until the end of our meal. Good food experience but the pace and service was lacking.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnnoying laughEverything was great except for a woman with an annoying laugh all dinner long4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambiance was truly invitingThe ambiance was truly inviting and romantic. Excellent staff and service. The food was a delight! Will definitely return for another 4-course experience or just drinks at the bar with some dessert fondue! :)4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the Melting Pot.We enjoyed the Melting Pot. It was a bit pricey for what we got, but very tasty! The waiter was very nice and helpful, but with the restaurant not being very busy, I would have liked a bit more attention than we got. We were not rushed, and had a very nice dinner to celebrate my son's 16th birthday.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeness!!!!Great place to celebrate any occasion or to just eat!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly a place I would sendTruly a place I would send my friends to 5 Stars from every aspect of the restaurant, from everyone upon entering to departing and everything in the middle. To include the manager filling my water glass a the table, Again a rely good place to take Special person or a place for good friends.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to The Melting Pot. I told the lady I was with,"My taste buds are having a party like never before!" The food was amazing, the staff was the best ever. The next time there is a special event, I am bringing the occasion to your restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time experience at theFirst time experience at the melting pot. They take fondue to a new level. Great flavors and excellent food quality and service!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my nine year old daughterI took my nine year old daughter for the first time. The server was especially attentive to her! She loved the experience and the food. The food was delicious! We will be going back very soon!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server Nathan was wonderful.Our server Nathan was wonderful. Besides a group of noisy teenagers seated next to us and being a little loud, the service and meal were wonderful.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMRashard... We loved you!!!Rashard was the best waiter in the world. He took time to interact with all age groups at the table. We had a party of 7 (3 were 10 yr old boys) and he was wonderful. We will defiantly request him the next time we go.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time! what a neat experience.Great time! what a neat experience. It should be called Fun-do!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. WaitressFood was very good. Waitress in Bar was friendly with a good sense of humor. Waiter in the restaurant was outstanding.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be back again!The food was excellent as usual. We were there for our daughter's birthday and the wait staff wished her a Happy Birthday several times which made her feel special. Our server was excellent and very attentive and explained the menu choices with great knowledge. The new per-person menu selection and pricing is definitely an improvement and well received. Will definitely consider The Melting Pot as a top choice for special occasions and casual dining in the future.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had a veryMy husband and I had a very enjoyable evening. It was our eighth anniversary and we hadn't been to the melting pot since our first anniversary. Food was very good.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic, phenominal waitress,Fantastic, phenominal waitress, I will definitely come back again. However please extend the military discount so it includes friday and saturday.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM