The Melting Pot - Tacoma
The Melting Pot - Tacoma

The Melting Pot - Tacoma

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/tacoma/specials
  • Phone: (253) 535-3939
  • 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 4:00-6:00
    Every day Late Night 9:00 - close

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

    Happy Hour Menu: Brie plate, pure chocolate fondue, cheese fondue, any salad, on tap or bottled beer, well drinks 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
144 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (119)romantic (103)good for groups (47)fit for foodies (40)notable wine list (26)late-night find (18)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always Lovely
    Great
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    The Melting Pot is always a great dining experience and such a nice alternative from our usual "grabbing a quick bite" routine. It is so much more than a simple night off from cooking, which I admit is my usual goal. When you go to the Melting Pot you feel like you have actually been "out". I love their California salad, but wish we didn't always have to decide between the Cheese appetizer versus the Chocolate dessert. We simply can't do justice to both and have decided to alternate choices between visits. I wish we lived closer so we could stop by for a Happy Hour cheese appetizer or a late evening chocolate pot. Always a fun and delicious evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always
    Everydayfoodie
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    With tickets to a concert, we didn't feel we could enjoy the full two hour dining experience my husband and I usually enjoy with the full four course meal. We explained to the front desk about our deadline and the very friendly, efficient staff made sure we were well served and out the door in time. We chose to have the cheese fondue, salads and then dessert and were well satisfied for a meal. The dark and dulce fondue is our new favorite. Well done and many thanks to the staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Attentive Service
    Singleaim
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    From the time that we made the reservation through the end of our service, the staff was attentive, helpful and friendly. We made last-minute requests and the staff did all they could to accommodate us. My family uses the Melting Pot for special occasions and we have always had a nice event with them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, confusing menu pricing, nice to kids.
    ldrpupule
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The food was good, the menu pricing was confusing. We ordered the 4 course and it appeared that every course came with an additional price. When we got the check it was less than I had anticipated. Then after giving them my Discover card we were informed they no longer take it which was surprising in Tacoma at a business of the Melting Pot's caliber. We had a 15 month old dining with us and made very early reservations at 5 pm and they were most gracious with us and her. The other slightly annoying thing was making on line reservations then the restaurant called my cell phone leaving a request for a return call. It took 3 return calls to actually speak to a person at the restaurant after once being told the mail box was full then being informed I needed to call back after 1 pm. I would probably just call the restaurant direct next time rather than make on line reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    we had a reservation for 7pm but didnt get seated until 730....our server seemed a little overwhelmed with the amount of tables she had and at one point, her manager took over her duties. There was also some kind of commotion going on just outside of our table that was a little distracting and a bit annoying. The food was great, and was very filling. It is a fun way to interact with friends or loved ones.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • everything was perfect!
    scorpio8
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I took a friend on a third day. We treated very well for being to men. I did not tell me my date where we we going. It turned out to be his favorite place and I got the kiss at the end of the night!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food was amazing
    Gretchenloveschocolate
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    By the time you get to the most amazing dessert you realize your in a food coma and you walk out on this wonderful food high OMG!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I do find Melting Pot to be a bit pricey especially when paying full price for children. It was also very dark inside we could barely read the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmm...
    kllh260
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    So my husband and I have been to Melting Pot many times for special occasions; it was his birthday this time. We were quickly seated in a very dark corner (the lights to the table next to us were burnt out), our order was quickly taken and I got my first glass of wine quickly. That's when things went downhill. The rest of the service was VERY slow, but they weren't that busy. I don't know if our guy was new or he had too many tables spread too far apart. Our cooking broth sat boiling for a soild 10 mins, boiling out half of it, while our food sat out on a tray at the next empty table for that entire time and our waiter seemed surprised to see it sitting there later, even though he was the one who set it down! Chocolate service equally slow and not enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moore lovebirds
    29andcounting
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great atmosphere, fantastic cuisine and our waiter was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. We'll be back - (Arnold voice)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    tracim
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    It was our first time there. The waiter was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, Food was okay
    hungrynerd
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The waiter was really nice and honest. My girlfriend and I weren't super hungry so he suggested a single fondue serving and entrée. We had the cheddar fondue and the honey roasted duck. The duck was fantastic; my first time having duck. The cheddar fondue was not very good, though. I might go back to try some other fondue choices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    kgraves1989
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We go to the Melting Pot 5 to 6 times a year. We love it! The food has always been great. We've never had a bad experience. Always recommend the place to friends.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    Sandra
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Love going there. Love the atmosphere and our waitress Shelby was the best!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Postman
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I had never been, but my girlfriend had (about 10 years ago) and had been dreaming about returning for years. I enjoyed myself and she said it was just as good as she remembered, if not better.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rbd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We have enjoyed your restaurant and recommended it to our friends. This time I set up a special occasion dinner for my wife's birthday. We felt rushed, our waitress could not make any helpful suggestions, and for the first time we did not have a good experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A joke
    Disappointed101
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Not satisfied at all. Portions were way small and over prices for what we got it's like a meal for a child. I wanted a nice romantic nite out and it was a huge joke and way expensive for what we got.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • irish284
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    About 7 of us went to Melting Pot for a birthday. It was our first time, so we were all a little confused. The food was good, although rather pricey which was expected. However, at first, the service was good but as time went on it seemed like our server kept forgetting about us, or had other priorities. She forgot the drinks that a few of us ordered, and when she finally did bring them (after a second request) we were about to leave. I ordered the vegetarian plate, which had vegetables and some pastas. My friend ordered the duck and it was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing manager
    JPierce
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    When I made reservations I let them know one of our party needed a gf menu. Upon being seated we were placed at a single fondue pot table. We told our waiter the problem as we couldn't be dipping any glutton products in our daughter's sauces. He seemed unable to grasp the problem or find a solution so we asked for the manager. The manager moved us to one of the double hot surface tables, then went over all the meal options. Out daughter ordered the gf beer cheese. Ours was served but hers was not. After 10 minutes extra, the manager came rushing to our table with an Albertsons bag. Since they were out of the gf beer he had gone and bought gf beer as well as gf bed! He was amazing and made our night for us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bummed out waitress
    Timkuncl
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything was great except our waitress was really bummed out. She wasn't happy and it showed with her mannerisms. I didn't skimp on the tip but I really felt like leaving nothing. It was my wifes birthday and I wanted it to be perfect. The waitress made it weird and off. Thank you for great food anyways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place !
    Cinnamon
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My husband & I went to MP for our 1st anniversary and while spendy (over $100) it was a new experience we'll treasure always. But, first our notes. #1 the hostess did not seem concerned that I was standing in the waiting area and after I addressed her and she noted I was in fact there had to wait to be seated, there is irony for you. I had made very specific notes that when we were there my husband was to have NO alcohol in his food as he is anaphalatically allergic to it. And it wasn't till after he tried some dipping sauce with red wine the server had enough sense to say anything about it containing alcohol. Beyond that it was a neat slower paced eating experience. The food was amazing and our server was very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Celebrated my son's 16th birthday and it was an overall success! It was the ONLY Melting Pot out of 3 that I called that would cater for a party of 10 so that was very helpful. The waiter Victor did a great job, friendly service, and knew the menue quite well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was helpful and wonderful
    MichelleAaron
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was great. Our server was a awesome, which we were worried about because we saw other reviews that said they had slow service. The server was on it, our whole experience took about 90 minuets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice treat
    UltimateDiner
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. I like that you can ask for special packages to be added to the table before arriving. I had rose petals, balloons, candles, champagne, and choc. covered strawberries set up at the table. It was a nice surprise. It was nice and quiet. Ambiance was great. We were sat in a private corner. Food was delicious. However, there was too much time between each course. The waiter left us for a long time. Being that the food is not cooked in the kitchen (however at your table). I'm not sure why it took so long. Other than that, definitely will be going back. It was delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 40th anniversary here and had a wonderful time. The staff was very attentive and all extended their congratulations!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server was wonderful!
    Fundue4me
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I absolutely loved the cheese fondue and the chocolate Turtle dessert fondue...dinner wasn't my favorite part and the price was too high for what we received IMO, the service was amazing!! I will go again, and I'll skip the dinner package and order only what I truly enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Friendlynote
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I love that they whole environment experience- only thing lacking was the wording for my daughter in chocolate, since it was her B-day- I just asked for it to say to my lovely daughter which it did not -- but still enjoy the whole dinner process. Different had great food - just plan on paying for it. Pricey-
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have been to the Melting Pot 3 other times so this time I brought 3 friends with me that had never been. They had a great time but were confused because the waiter did not explain the menu very well. Don't get me wrong the waiter was great. It is my opinion that the menu is a little overwhelming. It would be helpful to have an explanation of how the process works and that you get to choose everything.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night.
    Rick
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had the 4 course meal. For the cheese we did the spinich artichoke dip, absolutely amazing! Salad was typical. For the meats we had the classic and the steak lovers with caq au vin for the coupling style. Great for the steak but just OK for the other stuff. Then finished with the flaming turtle (I think that's what it was called). That was beyond amazing. The service was great. It was a great date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant and they never disappoint!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good and service was good.
    nanz
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Waited 20+ mins. when we finished was the deal breaker when they knew we were waiting for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • She said yes!
    Malkuris
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I took my girlfriend there for her birthday and proposed to her. The staff was very friendly and helped to make the night very romantic and fun. It was a great place to eat. The food was amazing as well. I will definitely be going back :-D
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot-Tacoma
    DeDeerae
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our meal at the Melting Pot was an evening of total enjoyment. The time to saver the food and spend quality time meant so much to my husband and me. The Gem of the evening was our Waitress. She shared so much valuable information about the items on the menu. Taking the time when needed with us -when we were unsure about what we truly wanted. Due to her skills and the meal itself-we would highly recommend the Melting Pot for any special occasion or just an evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful
    Greatfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our first time going to the Melting pot. The server was really great. But I wish she checked in a little bit more. No biggy. The food was wonderful. I have never had so much fun having dinner before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    2thdoc
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Tacoma Melting Pot was again, outstanding. We have eaten there before, so know the routine. The experienced wait staff, led by Adrian, anticipated every desire and fulfilled it rapidly. The food was more than we could eat. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Timing
    Charliebinks
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I went there for dinner. They seated us in a private quiet corner of the restaurant. All was fine until they decided to clean the room next door. The stench of bleach was overwhelming. All they did was appologize. I could barely breath and could not enjoy my meal. Not sure why they found the need to clean the room when there were customers around instead of doing it before they opened or after they closed. Definately was a massive turn-off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great with Friends
    Just4Fun
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We used our Living Social coupon with our friends. The offer was great and we had a fabulous time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Took some friends here for a treat. It is fun night out. You can dine at your own pace and have a nice chance to socialize. Food was very good, lots of it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING STAFF
    22tango
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This place has such a warm, relaxed atmosphere. The menu is simple but the flavors are well "mouthwatering". The cheddar cheese and turtle chocolate fondue had us scraping the bowl. The staff is attentive and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miss the Traditional Swiss Fondue
    chris
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have gone to the Melting Pot for many years and enjoyed the Traditional Swiss Fondue. The new fondues are not good. I do not know why they no longer serve the good fondue.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate