The Melting Pot - University City
Great Anniversary CelebrationMy husband and I decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at the University City Melting Pot. This was not our first visit, but we were impressed with the way our special occasion was recognized by all of the staff. Once we informed the hostess that it was our anniversary, our waiter, the General Manager and the owner all made sure we received well wishes and had a great evening. Our waiter was difficult to find most of the evening, but aside from that it was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted and overall it was a wonderful evening.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentWe went here for my wife's birthday and everyone from the hostess to the servers were great. The food was wonderful. The highlight had to be the chocolate fondue for dessert . I usually don't eat dessert but this was too good to pass up . I would recommend the melting pot to anyone that wants to enjoy a unique dining experience6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceI LOVED this restaurant! My husband and I went there for our 1 year anniverary. Both of us had never been there before. The wine list was great and the staff were very firendly. Our server was the best. She answered all of our questions on how to do the whole fondue experience. The food was incredible! The owner was there and walked around to every table to ask us how our food was. This was by far the best place we have ever eaten at!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMade Our Romantic Night SpecialWe went there to dine for our first anniversary. It was a first for both of us. The experience was amazing. It was laid-back and relaxing, intimate. The food was absolutely amazing. We started off with the fiesta cheese -- yum!! Then had salads with the house dressing. Then we got the Land and Sea and Steak Lovers entrees with the coq au vin cooking broth. The meat cooked a lot faster than we thought, but we got the hang of it quickly. The dessert, all I can say is TO DIE FOR!! He wanted chocolate and peanut butter; I wanted turtle. We compromised and got the turtle with a bit of peanut butter. Amazing!
I have to say the waiter was nothing short of excellent and made our experience even better. Perfect evening out!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ChoiceThis was my first time visiting this restaurant. It was a birthday present for my husband. The service was excellent. The staff made the experience personal and special. The setting was intimate and we were so very pleased. The food was excellent and our waitress was very professional and friendly. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a special place to celebrate or just have fun.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT ExperienceHeard many great things about this place and it did not disappoint for what we were expecting. Our server was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful in our 1st time dining there. The 4 courses came out in perfect succession. Each one more delicious than the next. For the main entrée I got the French Quarter. The seasoning on the meat along with the Mojo cooking style we chose was fantastic. Closed the evening with the Cookies & Cream dessert chocolate and it was great as well.
Loved the dim lighting atmosphere. Really felt private even though people were everywhere. Server, again, was exceptional. GM was great as well after an initial table mix up(that she promptly fixed)she checked on us throughout the eve5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service, delicious foodWe have been to the melting pot on several different special occasions now and this has quickly become my favorite date night restaurant. Everything from the cheese fondue to the chocolate fondue was more than quality and seasoned just right.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM"Honoring Nurses"We really enjoyed our dinner. We liked the ambience and quietness of the dining experience. The food was great, wonderful selection and plenty of food to eat and enjoy.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this PlaceThis was my third time here at the Melting Pot, and each time i come here, i feel very welcomed and love the experience, it is a very different experience from other restaurants, where else do you get to cook your entree on your table?!? Love this place, people say it is a little pricey, but i think every once and a while it is a nice night out. I took my mom for her mother's day present and she loved it!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulHad a great time with my mother and sister. Everything was perfect and look forward to my next visit.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBig Night OutI took my girlfriend here for her birthday, and finished the night by proposing to her (she said yes!). There is a reason I came here to do it, because there is no equal. I would highly recommend couples to give this place a try, you'll love it. 5/5.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Romantic Night OutThis was the BEST Romantic Night Out my Fiance' and I have had in a long time. We celebrated his Birthday and the Melting Pot over-exceeded my expectations! They took care of EVERYTHING as far as roses, champagne, etc! All we had to do was show up! Our Waitress, Wendy, was AWESOME!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT RESTAURANT!I took my lovely mother to lunch at The Melting Pot for Mother's Day, and she loved it! They have great food and it is such a unique experience!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA+As always, food was superb, service was wonderful, and atmosphere was great. Everything was perfect. Will definitely be coming back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceThe food was great. The owner was excellent. And Jennifer our waiter was amazing.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeWe have dined here on our special occations several times and the food and service are always exceptional!!! The atmosphere is exceptional as well. The waiters are wonderful and go out of there way to accommodate any of your request, they are absolutely wonderful!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific foodThe food was, as always, terific. It was presented in a beautiful way and the flavor matched the presentation. However, if you don't have incredible service to match the food, the restaurant will be found wanting. Our waiter was.......INCREDIBLE! He presented to food well, explainded was the sauces were each used primarily for, and even brought me an extra cup of dark chocolate for my dessert.........wife likes milk chocolate.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNight of RomanceFor our anniversary we decided to take a trip to the city, not knowing much about The Melting Pot we chose this for our romantic dinner getaway! We booked online made reservations for two and in the special requests asked for the anniversary or date night out package, which was INCREDIBLE! This place has the BEST service I've ever experience! We walked in and was automatically greeted with smiles had our choice of waiting at the bar or in the front. We waited only maybe 2 minutes before we were seated at an extravagant table! Champagne, roses, champagne glasses, picture frames, a very romantic private booth! We got to take all of this and more home with us! Four course meal you don't leave hungry! I would recommend to anyone!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMelting potThis place is awesome every time I go, whether it be for special occasions or just a night out!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood experience!This is the type of restaurant that you will want to visit for a special occasion. The staff does a great job walking you through the processes, timelines and expectations. We felt very comfortable there, enjoyed the unique food and had a nice time.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMService from Katie was great.Service from Katie was great. The food was delicious. A bit pricey considering you're doing your own cooking, but I guess you're paying for the experience. Had a great time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful Experience!Every time I dine at The Melting Pot, I leave wishing that I could come back everyday! The staff is always friendly and courteous. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable about the menu items and has always been very helpful when answering any and all of my questions. I've always had a reservation, but from what I've seen, other peoples wait time to be seated has been very short. Last, but not least, the food is amazing! And the updated menu has made things even better! I highly recommend it!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed theWe thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the food. The only glitch is that it takes too long between courses. Our reservation was at 7:00 PM and we were not finished until 9:00 PM.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant definitelyThis restaurant definitely provides an experience that you can't get at any other restaurant. The servers are great, the options available put you in control of creating a wonder meal that you know you'll enjoy, and it's definitely with what you Ph.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was me and my partnerThis was me and my partner first time ever at the melting pot and let me start my saying it was a fantastic experience like no other.
The set up was cozy, the dimming of the lights were great.we had the 4 course menu and I would recommend it. The waiter was very helpful with making suggestions.food was delicious. The waiter even helped us carry our gifts to the car. The whole staff was friendly ,and prompt with filling glasses. Very romantic place, can't wait to go back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDouble date nightMe and my husband went for double date night with a couple that have never been there. The server was wonderful, he explained everything to the other couple. He recommend entrees. He provided excellent service!! He brought us extra everything, extra veggies, fruit, and even extra chocolate!!!! The owner also can by to check on us!! I will go back!!! The entire experience was wonderful!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCould have been betterThe food was excellent. However, the service was questionable. The server recommended a bottle of wine when uncorked is yours. It definitely was not a sweet white. It was tart. She responded,"sugar will give you a headache hangover." Any nice restaurant should carry ketchup and cocktail sauce. She said they stopped offering that 3yrs. ago and would try to find some or check next door at a fast food place. Really? I left the table to inquire from another waitress after 10-15 min. & she brought some out for me. This is the second time I've been here where the server tries to avoid getting ketchup by suggesting it is not a stock item & will be inconvenienced by going next door to obtain. When paying $200.00 for a meal, please stock both.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only possible downsideThe only possible downside that I could see with this restaurant would be that it takes about 2.5 hours to eat. It wasnt a big deal for us, but just plan to be there for a while.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA FULL Experience, Great flavors!ABSOLUTELY fun and fantastic flavors of food that you get to prepare at your table. The servers are smart and fast and the flavors of food and sauces make this one of the most fun dinners out you can possibly have. It takes a while to get through a few courses, but the food, fun, conversation and flavors make this more than any meal in town... a full experience. Great for special occasions and older teens to older adults. Kids will get bored here. Good drinks and wine list, great cozy booths and tables make it feel somewhat private, so it's the perfect place to catch up with friends, family or a romantic dinner. For a chain, this St. Louis (Delmar Loop) location is outstanding. Parking in back is sometimes busy and the Loop area is fun.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time toThis was my first time to the Melting Pot. Great restaurant. Expensive, but great. We went with the anniversary menu and we were not disappointed. Great place to go on a date or celebrate a special ocasion. My only complaint is that even with a reservation we still had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 4 course EVENT makes forThe 4 course EVENT makes for a longer experience. I enjoy the extra time to visit with my friends and family.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWife's New Fav SpotThis was our first experience at The Melting Pot. Didn't know what to expect, or really what to do. Our server, Jennifer, made the experience one that must be repeated. The food was exceptional. The experience was one that will soon not be forgotten. We had a quiet L-shaped booth made for two in the corner. It was very romantic, in a casual kind of way.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the place! We hadI loved the place! We had the four course meal. The spinach and artichoke fondue was very good. The salad was small but appetizing. The main course, the meats(there's a vegan selection and a gluten free menu upon request), were great! The burners on the table make for a fun evening. You cook your own meat in broth of your choice. We had the one with the red wine. It was ok. The sauces were a bit strange for my taste. The blue cheese one goes well with the mushroom tops! The chocolate fondue at the end was fabulous! We will def go back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a really nice time.We had a really nice time. Quiet evening for 2 friends to get to catch up over great food! Can't wait to do it again. Thanks for honoring teachers. Much appreciated!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Steve, was fantastic.Our server, Steve, was fantastic. He was super friendly and imformative. The owner stopped by and chatted with us several times as well, and we had a really nice evening. The food was great and it was a good way to spend a girls night out!
It was a little hot in the restaurant, that is the only thing i would change.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great birthday dinnerWe had a great birthday dinner for my husband! Our server was excellent, and knew how to create a "take your time and enjoy yourself" feel...this is a nice departure from the typical rushed steak house experience....melting pot is an event! Not the place to eat and run...but this is a good thing if youre looking for a relaxed meal!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was the best experienceIt was the best experience I've ever had at a restaurant and the food was spectacular! I will definitely be back soon!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at this restaurantFirst time at this restaurant and it was AWESOME!!! All the choices were great for each course and were delicious!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!First time here and I look forward to coming back. The food was fantastic, and the service was excellent. The staff took the time to explain how things work and made excellent recommendations.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood experience, fit the expectatioGood experience, fit the expectation based on what others have shared with us in the past. The food was good and the environment was nice. We did feel it was a bit humid and warm, but not too uncomfortable, it seemed to be just a result of all the at take cooking.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant atmosphere and quiet.Pleasant atmosphere and quiet. Great for a group, to celebrate, or just to enjoy an evening with someone else. You pick how many courses you want to have; even if you just want dessert! The service is wonderful and they can accommodate food allergies as well.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM