The Melting Pot - Towson
The Melting Pot - Towson

The Melting Pot - Towson

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/towson/specials
  • Phone: (410) 821-6358
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Melting Pot - Towson reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (104)romantic (82)good for groups (52)fit for foodies (49)notable wine list (24)hot spot (16)neighborhood gem (14)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Pleasant but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The restaurant was noisy on a Friday evening. The server was very attentive. The food was good, but is way over priced for the quantity and quality, especially since it is prepared tableside. I will not return any time soon due to the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First-timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    It was a fun experience and I enjoyed it. I came for a special four course deal they had for $30/person and it was great. I would return again!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a disappointment
    MMGW
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Another great experience at the Melting Pot! They had changed some of the cheeses and salads since the last time my husband and I were there. We got the Green Goddess cheese, which I think might be my favorite. I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have the spinach and mushroom salad, but the tomato and mozzarella salad was pretty good. The main course was fantastic, as always! We got the seasonal pumpkin chocolate for dessert, which had a nice mild flavor. Our service was good, and since we went right when the restaurant opened, it was nice and quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service & food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Everyone at the Melting Pot of Towson is fabulous! They are very informative, attentive to your needs and make the dining experience there fantastic! The manager actually remembered us, where we sat and some of the things we had discussed and it had been a year! It's a great place for a celebration, or just a quiet relaxing evening with your spouse. Plan to be amazed and enjoy the entire experience for about 2 hours. It gives you fun, quality time to catch up whether it is with your significant other or a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at the Melting Pot
    bassmaster
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The restaurant was dimly lit and very romantic. It was a neat experience to cook your own dinner. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. My wife and I ordered the 4 course meal and they gave us ample amount of time to eat and settle before the next course. We never felt rushed and spent roughly 3 hours to finish our meal. The wine list was extensive and the prices were very reasonable for what you got. The only drawback was parking was very limited so you had to drive around the block to find a space and the outside of the restaurant was dark so di=riving by we could not see it and had to call to find out exactly where it was. Aside from those 2 items I would give the Melting Pot 5 STARS.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good food!
    Lubay21
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Always love the food of The Melting Pot. It's a nice time to enjoy the food and the company you are with. Because you cook your own food, it does take time...but that allows you to engage with your dinner companions vs inhaling the food as soon as it arrives and leaving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good time
    justme69
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Decided to try Melting Pot for my birthday celebration. We had trouble finding parking as it seems the restaurant doesn't have their own lot. Then when we got to the door for our 6:30pm reservations, the door was locked. We had to call to see if they were even open. Once we did get in the service and food were terrific. Our server was fantastic explaining each course. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a great time at the melting pot in Towson. Our server was friendly and provided good service. Our children, ages 8 and 13 thought it was amazing...they really enjoyed the experience. We had the 4 course experience...cheese, salad, main entree, and of course the dessert! Our children don't care for salad so he made theirs to go for us and we enjoyed them the following day. Great time and good food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just the two of us
    inhonorofJeff
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had an wonderful dinner just the two of us at the Melting Pot in Towson. Our waitress Melissa was the best. The manager stopped by a few times to check on us also. Food was fabulous and we had a excellent night out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of fun and tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The Melting Pot in Towson was awesome! We were there for a birthday celebration and the food was great and so much fun! Worth trying if you have not been there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Martha
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food is always outstanding. The staff is wonderful. Fondue is a fun thing to do.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • May102014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great dinner. Wish had more times available to select only time available was 4th pm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Birthday Date Night
    IanCVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Took my girlfriend here, it was her first time at a fondue restaurant, and she loved it. I would definitely recommend The Melting Pot - Towson for a romantic date night or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good!
    Beckett
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was our 3rd time eating at a Melting Pot, but we haven't been there in over 5 years. Food was as delicious as we remembered. The service was excellent. I had forgotten how good the desert is! Everything was excellent and we will return again one day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Chris
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Amazingly good fondue restaurant. Will be coming back here soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly Disapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I went here 5 years ago for my sweet 16 and loved it! I thought this would be the perfect place to go for my 21st birthday. My boyfriend and I decided to just go with the chocolate and cheese and I was very disappointed in the cheese and vegetables. The "local" vegetables looked like they came out of a frozen bag of veggies and were super small. The cheese tastef like it was just a bad of Kraft shredded cheese melted. Our server was also very aggressive when stiring the melting pot and we had cheese all over the table. The chocolate was much better, however. If I had to go again, we would have just gotten the chocolate. I also felt that since we chose not to go with the 4-course option, we didn't get the same attention as the other tables.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great night out!
    luv2dinewithwine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    my husband and I wanted a baby free night for our 2nd year anniversary we decided on the melting pot and i am so glad we did, it was phenomenal! when we got there my husband had done an online reservation and under special requests he asked for them to put rose petals and champagne on the table. When we got fo the table they did all the requests and there was an anniversary card from the staff! It was so romantic i was surprised and he himself was shocked because he did not know if they would be able to pull that off! it was great from the food to the atmosphere and we had a great server Matt. He was phenomenal and very helpful with everything. It was very romantic one of my best anniversary of yet! Very Happy customers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesomeness at its Best!
    Sher
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We LOVE this place! Delicious food, great service, fun evening! As always, The Melting Pot did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Auggie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The melting pot is always delicious. The middle entree is a bit much (to cook meat etc) so we only got cheese, a salad, and chocolate fondue. Still very filling and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server Molly was excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    She talked and laughed at all of our corny jokes LOL We stayed for a while and I could tell Molly was a little beat from a long day but she kept smiling and kept an upbeat positive attitude all the way through. Thanks Molly!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We come here every year for my daughter's birthday. It's always a fun celebration. I just wish the value for the money was better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    Dine4fun
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We have been to Melting Pot several times and we have always had a great meal with terrific service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service and our waiter Brian was very friendly, made an enjoyable night for my fiancé birthday. The manager was also very friendly; he went from table to table asking how the service, meal or anything he could help with. We would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Evening
    slillard
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I had a wonderful experience, as usual. Our server, Molly Ann was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I love the melting pot! I always enjoy my meal and the service
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed w/staff
    Shygirl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I made an reservation after I spoke with the manager about a kids menu. We arrived 30 minutes early on a Sunday at 4:00 and was told that our table was not ready. The person at the front was very rude to us or suggested that we leave. Yup just what I want to do with two small children. We decided to return at 4:30, the place was pretty empty. We were told they were short staffed. We got the Savor Day special and the food was good, cheese was amazing the chocolate was the kids favorite part. I did feel like we were rushed in some of our choices. Not sure when we will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    CyberGirl
    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
  • Wikki2
    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
    Debbrzo
    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
    Dine4fun
    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