The Melting Pot - Towson
The Melting Pot - Towson

The Melting Pot - Towson

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/towson/specials
  • Phone: 4108216358
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A separate dining room can accommodate groups up to 32.
  • Private Party Contact: Management 4108216358

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pennsylvania
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered parking lot behind restaurant, metered parking on the street
A word from The Melting Pot - Towson
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four-course dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to get-togethers with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. Make reservations today and come dip into something different. Reservations of parties 5 and larger can not be made online.
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The Melting Pot - Towson reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)romantic (88)good for groups (57)fit for foodies (39)kid-friendly (22)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (12)hot spot (10)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love The Melting Pot for special occasions. I visit this restaurant a few times every year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Server was awesome and food was great but we were there for 3 hours! Took my daughter there for her 10th birthday which was on a school night. Reservation for 715 and did not leave until 10. It was not very crowded- it just seemed like we waited unnecessarily even for drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My boyfriend and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary and had a great time, awesome server very knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great time
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I brought our kids to our anniversary dinner. The kids loved the interactive aspect of the dinning experience and the service was excellent. We went off of peak hours so that the kids did not disturb other diners, though, they were busy "playing" with the food to make too much of a ruckus. They really loved the dessert as well a wonderful ending to a great meal. I have gluten sensitivity, and the menu selections could accommodate, but since you are sharing a single pot, every one should abstain for the very sensitive, which thankfully, I am not.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great everything!
    Bell
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I recently had a romantic dinner for two with my boyfriend and choosing this resturant was the perfect choice. It was nice and romantic, quiet. The food was delicious, we were so full we decides we will have to go back for desert sometime. Drinks were delicious as well. Service was great. It really was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Unique Experience near YOU
    Jackalstooth
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As far as national chains go, you can't as for much better. Somewhat quiet atmosphere, attentive service, honorable reservations... The food is awesome, a lot of colourful flavours. Cheese and chocolate lovers shouldn't skip it, by the way, it's a fondue joint! Though you'll have to do a little work of your own, it's a great time and a FULL evening of fine dining. I recommend the EVERYTHING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We frequent this restaurant for all of our special occasion celebrations for small groups. You get a few hour long dinner which gives you plenty of time to hang out and socialize and the food is fun and delicious. The drinks are all made to perfection and you won't be disappointed with any facet of this place. The bathrooms even smell like heaven! :) ♡ Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great every time
    Ryguy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always go back for the great food and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a wonderful evening . Service was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As always a fine way to celebrate with friends in a warm, noise free environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My boyfriend took me to the melting pot for my birthday, it was the first time for both of us. Our waitress made the experience wonderful! We were there for over 3 hours enjoying ourselves. The coffee drinks are a must! We took my parents to the melting pot for their first time this weekend&they loved it! Totally worth the price, which is on the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The atmosphere was nice, food was excellent, good service, we did the 4 course option n we were there two hours which was a little to long for my personal taste.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Treat!
    Sophia
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The restaurant week menu gave a good entree selection. We were happy to have dinner there and enjoy catching up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We visit melting pot often....great for catching up with friends because you are there relaxing between courses of fondue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dineoutcouple
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We dined during Restaurant Week and were amazed at the choices for their special menu-excellent food at a great value! Our waitress was friendly and responsive without being intrusive. Highly recommend their specialty drinks from the bar as well. The seating is comfortable and the atmosphere lends itself to whatever type of party you come with ie: groups, couples and families. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will go again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    sugarskull
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Initially we thought the portion size was very small, but after the bread and cheese, veggies and cheese, and Caesar salads with lovely sweet crunchies on top, the dinner portion was just fine. We had teriyaki filet mignon, sirloin, shrimp and ravioli with potatoes, broccoli and carrots. It was amazing. We added on the simply chocolate desert which, I could have just had that as my whole meal. I also enjoyed the sparking sangria which was very very good. Overall I was impressed. I would even go as far as to say it's one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's okay
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was of good quality. The filet meat was top notch (comes raw and you have to cook it yourself). It's fun to try once if you've never been. But otherwise I'd probably go somewhere else if it were just for a well prepared meal. I would however return for happy hour with cheese fondue - it's just both fun and delicious! I imagine it's also good for a first/blind date as it supplies an activity as well as something to talk about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good!
    KGrice
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was excellent would've chosen a more flavorful fondue, just had a little too much uncooked wine in it. My waitress was very slow. The meats were incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun....
    Tourist
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is such a fun place to eat at! We took the grand children and had a blast! Fondu is fundu!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melting pot- special
    Kepilarski
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It's definitely a special place for a date... Love coming here. The food was very good & the service was fantastic! This is always my special pick to go for special date nights.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and good meal
    Soonman
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went for restaurant week and anniversary. We have visited before. My partner and I were seated within minutes of reservation time. Didn't like the inital seating area but requested to move and it was no big deal at all. Server was accommodating. We ordered the European style cooking and we didn't like it. We switched to the French style and it was delishous. Restaurant staff was great. Food great. Quiet peaceful envoirnment. Intimate and romantic. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday
    Donna
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My granddaughter saw The Melting Pot menu and asked if we could go there for her birthday. The four "ladies" in the family went and had a wonderful time. Especially the 10 year old granddaughter. Although I do find this restaurant a bit pricey, it was worth it to watch her experience fondue the right way. Our server, Sam, was wonderful and she couldn't have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i <3 the melting pot!
    goodeats
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Either for a date night, or girls night out... Its always a pleasure when I dine at the melting pot!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    Jewels
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our one year anniversary. This was both of our first experiences at the melting pot. We had a knowledgeable waiter who took the time to go over the menu for us. We got the four course experience and everything was delicious. It was kind of pricey but you get a lot of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just a night out
    Fondude
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A group of friends and I took advantage of the shrimp fondue special over the weekend. The food was amazing! The fondue was made by our fantastic waiter Darrell. He was charismatic and kept up with our jokes all night. He was attentive and we didn't have to ask him for refills because he kept our glasses filled. I think we chose the Maryland Surf and Turf dinner. We started out with shrimp fondue with old bay. After our salads we dug into our main course, which included beef, chick and shrimp covered in old bay. I think the longest wait we had was for our beverages, which wasn't long at all. The meal flowed seamlessly. We chose the flaming turtle chocolate fondue for our dessert and it was delicious!! We will be back for sure!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for special occasions...
    MrEbelair
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good place if your looking to have a good time while not feeling rushed. The foundue menu allows you to eat at your own place and enjoy the food an company that you are with. The new menu that allows each person to have their own entree is nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!!!!!
    Ronnie2010
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The melting pot is the best restaurant ever! I love the food, the staff are always nice and pleasant. Scott the manager is awesome, he always comes to see if we are satisfied and to see if we needed anything. I love taking my children and my best friend introduced to me to the restaurant; and it's our favorite place to go to treat ourselves. The atmosphere is wonderful and relaxing. We love the melting pot!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night out
    Kate
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It had been a while since dining here, but it was such a wonderful experience we know we'll be back soon. The service was incredible...very attentive, knowledgeable and prompt. Was also checked on by more than one manager during our meal...people could not have been more welcoming. I gave it a "fair" review for ambiance only because they are currently in the process of remodeling. I'm sure once all of it is completed, it will be an even better experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and romantic atmosphere
    Nikki
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Melting Pot in Towson is a great location for a date night and other special occasions. Atmosphere usually fairly quiet. Service is excellent and food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Great - Service Poor
    Teknofauz
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Although the food was spectacular, Monica, our server left much to be desired. Other servers were visiting their tables 3-4 times as much as Monica visited us. We overheard helpful hints that other servers gave that we were not given. Wait times between courses were excessive. We will probably not return nor recommend the Melting Pot to others.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Hope
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Dinner was wonderful and service was great! Can't wait to go back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Full Circle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The last time my wife and I came to The Melting Pot was in 2010, on her birthday, and happened to be the night that I proposed to her and subsequently we got engaged. Now, we're 39 weeks pregnant, our daughter could be here at any point and we wanted to go out for one last big night out. (see what i did there?) We arrived and were seated immediately, and were introduced to Katie, a super friendly girl who was very knowledgeable about the 4-Course offering, the entire menu, and even the drink selections. She recommended a Flying Dog brewery beer, and we laughed that she was a girl after our own hearts. She gave great suggestions and made sure that we had enough. The meal was great and romantic, just what we needed. Katie was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this restaurant!
    SLKiley
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I've never had a bad meal here, even when it's been crowded. I came here for my birthday dinner with my husband on Monday. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating (I asked for some minor substitutions and had some questions about the menu because I'm pregnant). The food was delicious, the service was exceptional, and the atmosphere was great as always. Quiet enough to have a nice conversation with my husband.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • so-so
    kallwoer
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    good food, service was lackluster. long wait times between courses and awkward conversation. wouldn't necessarily return again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • up to its reputation
    Bmorediner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Melting Pot has a justly-deserved reputation for relaxed and romantic dining, and it did not disappoint on our recent visit for an anniversary celebration. Several new and seasonal selections grace its menu and we definitely enjoyed those we tried--particularly the new cheese fondue. The service was attentive, informative, and responsive, if perhaps a bit on the overly familiar side. The Melting Pot is a bit pricey, but it makes a great gift card option! :-)
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kids Free promo
    TTop
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Brought my mentee here as she had never dined fondue style. She found the food to be ok, it really wasn't presented in a kid appealing way. The "dippy" activity book would've been the bridge to her boredom but the hostess could not provide crayons. The waitress was informed that it was my mentee's first time but still didn't walk her through. I purchased the land and sea entree; regular cheese, seasonal strawberry caprese salad, mojo broth for chicken, shrimp and FM, and Smores chocolate. Overall, everything was better than average. Service lacked a smidgen, as there were many times we looked up wanting the hostess to check on us and bring the next course. The restaurant had only 4 tables being served. No excuse for lacking CS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always an enjoyable dinner
    eatinbaltimore
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I took my two 13 year olds for dinner and it was very nice. The fondue approach to food is wonderfully different and the service was great. The great thing about fondue is that we really eat "together" - literally, rather than just eating at the same table. Thus the conversation with the kids is at a much higher level than usual - anyone with 13 year old knows the value of getting their kids engaged in a good conversation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, superior service
    Gau89
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was our first visit ever to a fondue restaurant. It was an interesting and informative experience that we will now repeat a little more often. The food selection was very good and the materials fresh and inviting. Judging by the noise level, a great place to bring the children for a fun and interesting experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice anniversary dinner spot
    ToughFoodie
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Easy to book the reservation. The cheese fondue appetizer could have used a bit more garlic and spice but passable. Salads were finely done and very fresh. Main course meats and vegetables were VERY good. The choice of the six sauces was an excellent idea. Our waiter was very friendly but a little too quiet for her to hear us and us to hear her. The table was little bit too busy with all the plates, utensils, and glasses. We enjoyed the evening overall. Parking nearby was a bit of a hassle on account of the rain; only one hour at a time to pay for the parking space; and luckily we brought an umbrella with us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent service
    goodeats
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our server was GREAT! He was very patient, and accommodating. He made our ladies night awesome... and his drinks were even better :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.