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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Melting Pot - Towson reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (109)romantic (83)good for groups (53)fit for foodies (36)kid-friendly (19)neighborhood gem (17)notable wine list (16)hot spot (12)late-night find (11)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    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