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The Melting Pot - Bedford/Burlington

4.2
970 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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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve

    $74.95 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    2022 couldn't come soon enough! Ring in the New Year with style and flavor with an exquisite 4-course dining experience created just for the occasion. ***Telephone Reservation Recommended***

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
What 970 people are saying
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4.1
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4.2
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3.7
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vipkathleenk
New England
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and superb service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid date night spot

DM
vipDaveM
New England
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Mellisa was an excellent waitress! Food was really good and the drinks were prepared well. Even changed tables for us when the first one had a noise coming from the fondue pit burner. Just another great time at Melting pot celebrating another anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, and great server! love how everyone works together all extremely pleasant from drinks at the bar to service at the table. Would go again! Quiet atmosphere too

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

The hostesses were absolutely incompetent and couldn’t handle a specific table request. When I expressed that the table that they seated us at wasn’t what I requested, their response was “well next time you need to use these exact two words in order to get that table”. Mind you, that was their own jargon for a section that I had never heard before so how was I to know? When my date asked if we could wait for an available table in the section we wanted, he was told that they’d have to make a new reservation for us (an hour later) and we’re very snippy about having to go tell the server they didn’t have us anymore. It is what it is and an hour later, we were seated where we wanted with a fantastic server. These hostesses just left a very sour taste in my mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Delicious food and great service like always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were all excellent

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vipMarieM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We got there 5 minutes prior to our reservation time but the hostess said we were too early and wouldn’t seat us yet. The person waiting on us was attentive and felt terrible that several ingredients for the salads were unavailable. No complaints about her. The food we did get was delicious. Dippers for cheese fondue was plentiful. Dippers for chocolate fondue was sparse, especially the fruit.

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vipFabianaM
Anchorage
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my first time here, and my taste buds were all over the place!! Everything was absolutely wonderful. I ordered a flirtini and an spinach artichoke cheese fondue with a side of vegan polpette.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We made reservations however arrived at the restaurant early. The hostess was very rude that we were early. We had a seat in the lobby across from the hostess stand.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I have a lot of patience for new staff, but they should definitely at least know what level to put the hot plate at in order to keep things warm. Our cheese went cold and stringy in minutes, when asked to turn it up our waitress did and then said we could feel free to do it ourselves.... definitely doesn't seem right.. What really turned us off though was the DIRTY utensils we got with dessert. Very visibly dirty with a chunk of food hanging off... which could be raw meet for all I know. At anytime this is highly unacceptable but especially with the possibility of contamination with raw meat and during a pandemic. Didn't even apologize for giving us dirty utensils. Unlikely to return.

FH
FoodieatHeart
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and vibe at The melting Pot is one that is enjoyable and pleasant. The food is delicious, and served well plated and appetizingly. If you want to get the full experience, definitely recommend trying the full night out, or the big night out. Doing the four courses is worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Staff was really new, slow service

JC
JuniaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service a little delay
The all drinks was hot

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juane
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Had no idea how everything worked and got no instructions we didn’t eat any of our dinner was a shame

BM
vipBigMac
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I know it takes time and am comfortable with the usual 2 hours. However, this time it was 3 hours! Charcuterie board came after done with the cheese already and still charged full price. Servers did not know items on the board either.

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vipECeleste
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Melting Pot for a late lunch at 3pm. It was very nice. The food is delicious especially the Alpine Fondue. The S’Mores dessert is also fabulous. Overall, a great experience!

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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
32 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.

OT
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
16 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

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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
24 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!

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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

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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.

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BrendaA
Chicago
6 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.

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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.

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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 4.2 stars by 970 OpenTable diners.

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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