The Melting Pot - Tacoma
The 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMWe will be back. The staffWe will be back. The staff was awesome and the food excellent.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood ExperienceThe first hour was great. We went for our anniversary, but around 7pm familes with small kids showed up and that put a damper on the romantic atmosphere. The service was excellent, food tasted good, and the desert was outstanding. We feel like we would just visit again for desert only because it is the best price for taste/amount.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AM