About The Melting Pot - Bedford/Burlington

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.

213 Burlington Rd
Bedford, MA 01730
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm

Cross Street:
Network Drive, Burlington

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 791-0529

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/bedford-burlington-ma

Parking Details:
Unlimited free parking immediately adjacent to the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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Private Dining

The Melting Pot Private Dining Room can accommodate parties of up to 36 guests. PC connection and audio/visual available.

The Melting Pot - Bedford/Burlington Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Special Occasion (55)
Romantic (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (47)
Fun (47)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Cozy (33)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Gluten Free Options (21)
Comfort Food (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Casual (16)
Kid-friendly (11)
Authentic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We've been fans of the Melting Pot for quite about ten years. While it's not inexpensive, it is a wonderful "special occasion" dining option because of the uniqueness of the the self-cooking fondue. The "Lover's Lane" option is particularly well suited to a gently-paced and intimate dining experience. We're even happier with this most recent dining experience as we noted the significant improvement this restaurant has made to its stemware. We used to refer to their martini and wine classes as "sippy cups." The problems of the old glassware (too small, too chunky) are gone as the new martini and wine glasses are elegant and grown-up sized. The Dark & Dulce chocolate fondue dessert was especially wonderful!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Went for the first time. 2 of us. 3 hours for 4 courses. Cheese fondue was average although dippers were good and fresh. The Caesar salad was below average. The sangria although came with a few cubes of ice was warm and was one of the worst glasses of sangria I have ever had neither one of us drank it. The sangria was $12 a glass. Filet mignon was tasty.the herb chicken was not. At that point the waitress didn't come back for over 20 minutes. We had no water and just wanted to move on with the course. We chose to Tuffy crunch chocolate fondue and again the dippers were out of this world. Although the chocolate was just a one step above Hershey's syrup. Overall I was somewhat disappointed I guess my expectations were far higher.... note to self.. have no expectations

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This meal was such a disappointment. We waited 30 minutes for our table despite having a reservation. The bar was not crowded but had no seats at all, only standing, which was very uncomfortable. When we got our table it was right by the kitchen with lots of loud servers streaming past constantly, banging doors, and kitchen noises. The food was good and our server Betsy was attentive and nice, but that couldn't make up for a very loud and uncomfortable experience.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a reservation for 4 people on a Saturday night, and with only a few hours to spare had an extra person who wanted to join us. The person who answered the phone when I called to modify the reservation was very friendly and spent a good deal of time trying to figure out a solution for us. He took my phone number and called me back when he figured it out. The 5 of us had a great dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a reservation for 8:30 and arrived at 8:15 we were told there were a few parties in front of us but we would be seated shortly, which was fine because we were early anyways. So we went to the bar area and had a drink. The wine was disgusting and old and must have been opened a long time ago and was just sitting around and was way over priced for a Moscato so a drink and 45 minutes later still no table the hostess was super rude and basically didn’t care that people had been waiting and never came over to apologize or say anything about the delay in seating at that point we left because we just knew dinner would have probably also been a disaster and didn’t want to be stuck there for hours and already were very unhappy with the level of service we received. I would avoid this restaurant at all costs it is poorly run and this is not my first bad experience there from a service stand point , after this I will never go back!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Extremely slow service and the food made me sick as soon as I ate it. Server did not explain anything to us as it was our first time. Def wasn't worth the $170. It was a three hour dinner. Way too long. Never again will I go here.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was good and the server was helpful, but they seemed under-staffed. They also made recent changes to the menu pricing to make it more expensive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great meal and experience. Even gave us a coupon for the desert course because we were so full! Waitress was really nice!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great atmosphere. Delicious food. Attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I go to this loction every time we have a special event - valentines, promotions, anniversaries. It is a huge favorite of ours. We will continue to come here for years to come. It is impossible to leave hungry.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Everything about this place was great, our waitress had only been there a short while she said but she did a great job. I liked the manager doing appearances at each table. Good was very good, the chocolate was great and nice look to the place. I, unfortunately will not be back because it's a bit too pricey for me.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Jennifer was awesome! We sat in Lover's Lane and the table was so quiet and intimate. We got the 4 course meal with the 4 course wine pairing and it was amazing!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This place is quite awesome. Great for a date or for hanging out with friends

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was a very pleasant surprise and great dining experience. At first looks a little complicated but the waitress was excellent in explaining. The cooking at the table is an excellent way for carrying on conversations. Would be a great place to take a date.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have been wanting to try The Melting Pot for a long time now. We were on a schedule so we stuck to cheese (Wisconsin Cheddar), salad (Caesar and House), and dessert (The Original) courses. All were good. Will have to come back another time to try an entree.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I love The Melting Pot. We go there frequently. However, I'm glad this particular occasion was not my first time because I probably wouldn't go back if it had been. Our waitress, while very nice and friendly, clearly needed to be re-trained. She said she was new and that was clear. She disappeared and we hardly saw her. My friend waited half an hour for her glass of wine to arrive. I asked for another napkin because mine had fallen, and she never brought one. It took nearly 45 mins between the time she cleared our entree and the time she brought our chocolate. At one point, we had to stop another waitress to ask her to find our waitress. We ordered the oil for our cooking style. Once our food hit the pot, the oil temp went down. As a result, by the end of our meal, the food was greasy instead of crispy and none of the batter would stick to the food. She never came back to check in or turn up the heat. She charged my friend almost twice the price of a glass of wine instead of the cost of the house wine. Meals at TMP are always a bit longer than other places because you're cooking your own food, but our meal took 3 1/2 hours! Thankfully I had good company because the rest was not a good experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Waitress was very flighty. Would forget to bring things over. The service was slow beyond the courses taking time to begin with. The server, Ashley, made a comment while a guest was in the bathroom, about removing his half drank beer ( he ordered after his mixed drink because the Tonic was flat). One guest told her to take it, I told her to leave in incase he still wanted it. Her response was " ok I don't want him to yell at me ". I don't know what indication she was giving that he would yell at her to begin with let alone for such an inappropriate comment to be made... roughly after 10 before 1030p we were told the restaurant was closing and that we could take our chocolate fondue Togo... um ok? We wouldn't have bothered to order it if we couldn't eat it at the table. She informed us her manager told her to let us know.... the manager should have came over to us. Rushing us out the door on a $200+ bill was rude. We were suppose to receive instructions on reheating the chocolate at home. Didn't get those either. 2 out of the 3 guest were first timers. The food was good but the service broke the experience. The server needs to be coached significantly on her table etiquette. I'm by no means impressed. Can't say we will be back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was really disappointing. We had a 6:45 reservation, with 2 kids, and we didn't get out of there until 9pm. The server was wonderful but it was just too slow and the food was just ok. The kids loved the dessert fondue - that was definitely the best part. The other things were just kind of bleh. It ended up being almost $300 with tip, for 3 adults and 2 kids, with only 3 glasses of wine (total). That said, it was packed, so maybe others had a better experience!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

They made our date more special but placing us on “Lovers’ Lane” where it was quiet, separate, and featured awesome booths meant just for two! Our server (Jessica) was fantastic, attentive, and helpful during our first visit!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love it! Great food, great service and so much fun!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is always delicious and I think the cheddar cheese is always my favorite! The staff are always very nice and have great recommendations!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Thought the food was fantastic. The cheese fondue and the chocolate fondue were definitely the best part of the 4 course experience. My date and I were absolutely stuffed to bursting once we finished. We will probably only get the cheese fondue and the chocolate fondue next time instead of the 4 course experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall bad service was left waiting between courses upwards of 40 minutes, ended up spending well over and hour and half here for them to bring out raw food that we had to cook... you would think that raw food wouldn’t take 45 minutes to prep.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The experience was fun but the whole process took almost three hours. Our waitress was new and did her best but seemed a bit frazzled. Had a reservation for 8:00 and the hostesses were NOT interested in helping us or seating us on time even though the restaurant had plenty of open tables. So we waited at the bar where again the bar tended ignored our group. Our group was very excited for the appetizer round where you get the cheese fondue. The one we chose had way too much wine in it. If you like wine to show through in your food/cheese then it's okay but we didn't love it. Next time we will get the cheese fondue without wine. The meat/seafood course was delicious but I wasn't a huge fan of the coq au vin cooking style/broth we ordered to cook the meat in. It is very red wine flavored and it was what the waitress recommended. The dessert course was AMAZING! Got the smores chocolate fondue and it came with cakes cookies rice crispies and fruits. I will certainly return but don't expect for it to be a quick experience. It wasn't too busy of a place but our waitress did not check on us much for the first 50 minutes and it took that long to get the first course. We would have at least appreciated a check in to see if we needed drink re-fills and what not. My review seems specific and dramatic but we did have a nice time and I will definitely return, just now that I wont be a first timer I think it'll be better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great dining experience, my significant other and I really enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I would say it's unfair of me to review The Melting Pot because I've been going there for 10 years, a few times a year. But perhaps that's exactly why I should leave a review - I've been returning to this restaurant for over 10 years. It's expensive. If you get the 4 course meal, you won't walk out for under $40/person, alcohol not included. It'll take you about 2 hours to get through the cheese, salad, entree, and chocolate. But. It is completely worth it. The people are great. The managers know us by name and happily greet us on our arrival. The food is good quality. We are always satisfied.

Yes of course I'll return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our server was genuine, engaging, and efficient. Food was good and fondue is just fun. Lots of noise from the next booth with small children detracted from our enjoyment.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Family in town! It has become our tradition to splurge on dinner out at Melting Pot! We now know to arrive hungry and resist eating all the cheese to save room for delicious seafood and meat, and then, of course, the chocolate! Love it there!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Server was new but didn’t come back to check burners and they got too hot. She also took too long coming back to give us our check. We had a table with double burners and it seemed awkward for her to reach across to the far burner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Customer service by host and waiter was fabulous. The experience was delightful. The menu was described by the waiter with recommendations provided.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had an incredible birthday dinner! Everything was perfect!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

My wife and I try to go at least once a year. Pricey, but well worth it, the food is amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Being new to Fondue, we were confused at first but food choices and the experience was great,

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

It's a great restaurant if you want to celebrate an occasion. If you are going to get the 4 course meal, expect to be there for several hours. But it is worth it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a great time celebrating my birthday at the Bedford Melting Pot! The brie cheese is to die for and our waiter was personable and even brought me out pound cake with a candle when he found out it was my birthday! We've been going to this Melting Pot for my birthday for a while now... we love it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Been there on so many occasions including your grand opening so many years ago. Over the years we have noticed the prices go up and the amount of food go down but this was the worst ever. Your filet was horrible and barely anything to eat so thin it curled when cooked instead of being an actually nice cut of meat. We received the same amount of cheese for two as we did for four yet I paid double the price!!! This used to be my all time favorite restaurant and now I have no interest in going back. My bill was over $360 so I think I deserved to leave satisfied!

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The background music was very odd. It was classic rock like The Rolling Stones and the Beatles and journey. Should have maybe been instrumental quiet music to match the intimate atmosphere. Also there were many many little bugs (fruit flies) that were constantly flying around our food.
The bar was very cool

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

This place is awesome! We will definitely be going back. There are tons of options for fondue that everyone can find something they like. However, do not come here if you are looking for a quick meal because it takes a while for everything to cook, as it is done right at your table.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fun, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great meal. However if you want a quick dinner, this is not the place for it as everything is cooked at the table. Fantastic food!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Overall a lovely experience! We were celebrating our son's birthday, and had invited friends to join us. The noise was an issue, but it was a busy Saturday night, so it was to be expected. Our server was warm and friendly, and she took quite a bit of time explaining the menu. It would be nice to see smaller portions available on the menu, but we knew what to expect beforehand. We would certainly recommend The Melting Pot for group outings and special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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