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The Melting Pot - Bedford/Burlington

4.1
956 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
Looking for something different in the Burlington area? The Melting Pot Restaurant is THE place for a fun and unique fine dining experience. We offer multi-course fondue dining, perfect for all occasions.
Our menu has something for everyone! Choose from a variety of creamy cheese fondues, fresh salads, and fondue-style entrees (including seafood and steak), cooked right at your table. A trip to the Melting Pot isn’t complete without indulging in one of our decadent chocolate fondue desserts. We also have a full Gluten Free menu and can accommodate vegetarian and most other dietary requests.

We are located right on the Bedford and Burlington line and can be accessed easily from routes 3 and 128 (I 95). We are located less than 2 miles from the Burlington Mall and AMC Burlington Cinema and within driving distance from Massachusetts’ North Shore and Southern New Hampshire.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with great people!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was horrible. Arrived early for our reservation and was told we could not be seated early. The restaurant was literally empty. Once seated and greeted we immediately ordered our food. Our drink order took 30 minutes to arrive and our raw meat another 15 after that. 45 minutes in we were cookin’. Probably took us 20 minutes or so to eat however we didn’t see our waitress (and her handler) for at least 45. We were going to order dessert but the time it took for the waitress to visit us was so long we bailed on that thought.

Not sure what happened to this but the “experience” shouldn’t be waiting around for our waitress to visit and more about the food. Sad.

JL
JulieL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We love the Melting Pot but this past experience was disappointing. The cheese fondu is now made in the kitchen and our cheddar fondu was not properly mixed so it was greasy and gloppy. The alpine fondu was excellent as usual. The salads were damp and the lettuce brown. Our entrees and chocolate were good. Our server was dismissive and seemed to be actively avoiding us. Hoping the Burlington location improves as we love the Melting Pot.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

TLDR: Mai Thais are rocket ships. Guaranteed great date if you like cheese and chocolate.

I love the melting pot. Some may say it’s gimmicky, but the experience is always predictable and I LIKE THAT. I know what I’m about to get into, each table is intimate and isolated from the rest. I like that from where you sit, you cannot see any other patrons. Makes it intimate and private.

There are 4 courses, cheese, salad, entree, desert. Every time. They’re all good, and drink pairings are great. I recommend getting a wine flight to get a new glass each course. I mean, it’s pretty much a 99% guaranteed great date as long as you both like cheese and chocolate.

My only complaint was the under-staffing. They were all very nice and accommodating but it was so obvious they were missing people. We arrived at 7:30 and didn’t get out until 10:30. Would have been more painful if we didn’t have Mai Thais to sip on the whole time.

Bonus point to the bar girl that poured us the booziest Mai Thais I’ve ever had. First stirred down mai Thai I was skeptical, but damn those Mai Thais took us where we needed to go FAST!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was awful and apparently the server no longer prepares the cheese fondue and chocolate fondue at table. Burners didn’t work and fondue was cold. When sought assistance from server, she lacked skill to assist and we had to try to find her. She was no where to be found yet the restaurant was not busy. The restaurant used to be great. No more. Very disappointing.

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vipkareng
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We love this place - it's just fun and different. But they seem to be having help shortages. It was a quiet Tuesday night and service was SLOW. You had to tell the server everything you might want as soon as he arrived because you weren't sure when you were going to see him again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very relaxing experience. Good service, good food and good drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The experience was great! It’s something different. I don’t know if I would come back. Maybe just for fondue appetizers and desert. Not a big fan of the meal(grilling on the table) and I think i would like it better if we had more options of sides. Server was really nice and tables are very private so I like that.

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food6715
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great for the experience, but the food was very average- definitely not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first Fondue experience in many many years. We had the four course dinner for two and selected the Classic Alpine Cheese Fondue; The Classic Entree with the Bourguignonne cooking style; and the Flaming Turtle Chocolate Fondue. We had a choice of salads: I had the House and husband had the Caesar. We selected the same entree, but we could each have picked our own entree. We happened to like the variety on the classic. All was excellent! Our waitress was training a new staff member and both were lovely, attentive, and did a great job. There was a lot of food and everything was delish! Fun experience!

MD
vipMaryD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my daughters birthday. Brought along their SO whim had never been or had fondue. It was so much fun , that is until they say a large party with a lot of little kids in our room and the noise level went off the charts. To the point where we couldn’t hear each other talk. They weren’t crying or anything just extremely loud, and that really out a damper on trying to talk to each other. But all in all a fun night

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The server was sweet but definitely overwhelmed. The kitchen and cooks seemed to not be very kind to her as we had a few issues with food that she had difficulty resolving due to the kitchen staff. For the cost of the meal for 7 (actually 8 because my son ordered two meals), I would have expected the food to not be an issue.

JK
JenniferK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to be back after a long absence. Service was great. Lots of new people being trained. Food was good but more overpriced that usual. Especially since we cook it ourselves but still worth a very occasional treat.

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vipDavid
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful date night last night there. The food was amazing, good atmosphere, great drinks, lot of fun. Our server Cat (Catherine) was excellent, nice, friendly and very knowledgeable. Thank you for making our night memorable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night!

e
viperic
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was disappointing. Food was good. Overall did not feel welcome. From the call because we were 10 minutes late on a Tuesday to the greeting and the below average service. They used to make the cheese and chocolate at the table, now it comes from the kitchen premade. Not the same as before. Probably will not be back anytime in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I have been to the melting pot many times - this experience was not stellar - they placed A party of four adults next to a table with children one that cried the whole time. That table would’ve been better sat up front near the bar where it was lighter and the kids could look out the window and have something to do. Our waitress was either new or very inexperienced, water glasses were not filled my granddaughter did not get the drink she ordered my daughter asked for a refill of water and a new straw did not bring the new straw did not clean the table between courses with spillage on the table did not clear empty glasses I could go on and on not a good experience at all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Slow service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Melissa was fabulous!

TD
TheDiner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a year of lock down, this was a super fun was to have evening out with family, The fondues were delicious. The waitress - so friendly and accommodating. Never felt pressured or rushed. Just a great relaxing, fun dinner. Not your average food. we chose to get 2 cheese fondues, salads, and 2 dessert fondues. Everything was delicious.

BA
BrendaA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have been many times, and have really enjoyed the experience. This time I took my 10 year old grandson for his birthday. The whole reason you pay premium prices for Melting Pot is the show the waiter puts on mixing everything in the pot in front of you. Now they bring out a bowl of cheese, and a bowl of chocolate. Now it’s just way overpriced and definitely not worth the money. I spent $84 with tip for only the cheese and chocolate courses and 2 overpriced drinks. I won’t be back.

AP
ArelyP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love the place! Excelente food , friendly staff . Can’t wait to back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Cat is very personable and accommodating, as was the hostess when we called to say we were late.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We love The Melting Pot and save it for special occasions. We were at the restaurant for three hours. It was longer than we anticipated and we had long waits in between courses. I ordered coffee with dessert but we finished dessert before the coffee came out and we had to leave. Still a good experience and our waiter was very friendly and we really enjoyed him. We were just there for too long.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was pretty good wasn’t really thrilled with what I got for food I don’t think I made the right choices on the selection wish I had more help with that

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was excellent (except the salad was wilted and slimy) but we had the worst service we have ever had at a restaurant. We always love going to the melting pot but idk if we will return to this one which is sad because it’s the only one super close to us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Went for my daughter’s birthday. Have gone many tines before. Food was fair - chocolate fondue was a big disappointment.
Service was very slow - waiter kept forgetting to bring drink refills or take orders for the next course.
It is usually a fun night out, but I always feel it is one of the worst values for the money in the restaurant biz. Almost $300 to cook a small portion of food yourself.
Been there many times over the years, but that may have been the last time.

VR
vipVincentR
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time for my partner’s birthday! The service was great.

JL
JoanneL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing! Our server Dan did was super attentive. He explained everything to us very nicely and even gave us recommendations on what to order since it was our first time. I’d definitely recommend this place to anyone!! Perfect date night!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my daughter.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very slow service. Very pleasant, but slow.. offered us extra dippers for dessert long after the fondue had burned while we waited for extra. Overall food is good, but way to expensive for what it is.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh and the manager (sorry cannot remember her name) were awesome and helped make my birthday extra special.

Rich is still trying to figure out how josh guessed his birthday.

DG
DinnerGuest
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

People next to us had their phone turned on. Every time they texted (and it was a lot) you could hear the click click click. It was so loud, we asked the waiter where the noise was coming from. They took FaceTime call while at dinner. Seriously, who does that???? This was our first visit. The owner was delightful. The hostess could have been nicer but the waiter made up for it. It’s an expensive night out for sure but we enjoyed the food and the experience. Just wish we had a different couple next to us.... :/

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was my daughter I who went on Mother’s Day! From start to finish absolutely amazing! We will be returning

MD
vipMelissaD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

My daughter suggested this restaurant to celebrate her 8th birthday. She told me that this was the best birthday ever! The cheese and fondues are amazing. The main course selection is quite expensive and not as tasty (especially because you are cooking the food). Our Waiter was amazing! While the service was slow he made the night fun, made my daughter feel special and offered honest and tasteful suggestions.

DM
vipDaveM
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Always a good time and fun!

MC
MarkC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, our waiter was friendly and knowledgable - a unique dining experience!

CH
CoreyH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, kids loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The actual food and ambiance was great. It was the waitstaff that wasn’t up to par. We had someone who was new or newly returning (Hailey) and while very friendly and nice- she forgot about us quite a few times (and couldn’t do something as simple as open our bottle of wine, she had to ask for help). Between courses we were left waiting for at least 20 minutes. She forgot refills of water after asking twice. We asked a question about the dessert and she said she would be right back but we didn’t even see her for another 30 minutes- another waitress (Nicole) could definitely tell something was up and checked in with us. She grabbed our dessert and bill within 5 minutes, so I’m not sure why we were left waiting for so long. She also kindly gave us a discount which she didn’t have to do, but it did slightly help the situation. She’s the only reason why we would come back.

The menu is expensive (although I’m aware we are paying for an experience) so the waitstaff should definitely be more attentive and professional- I say that because the neighboring waitress had two very loud and long conversations with the table next to us, where she was cursing and also went into very personal details about her trying to get pregnant at 38. At least speak a little quieter.

We were there for almost 3 hours, when the dining limit is 90 minutes in MA and it wasn’t through our fault. We ordered our ENTIRE meal in the first 5 minutes and ate quickly.

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vippaulc
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dining is still weird due to the pandemic. The service was fine but I could tell the staff has to limit their exposure so while we never waited for anything and our server took good care of us we didn't see her as often as we would have pre-covid.

Nothing against the restaurant it is what it was we still had a very nice anniversary dinner.

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The Melting Pot - Bedford/Burlington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 791-0529.

The Melting Pot - Bedford/Burlington is rated 4.1 stars by 956 OpenTable diners.

The Melting Pot - Bedford/Burlington does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.meltingpot.com/bedford-burlington-ma/melting-pot-events.aspx#event-dipdrive.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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