The Melting Pot - Columbia SC
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Join us at The Melting Pot for an exclusive 5 course meal on New Year's Eve. This is the only menu we will be offering on New Year's Eve, you can view the menu here: https://www.meltingpot.com/columbia-sc/melting-pot-events.aspx
Restaurant Week menu was wonderful. It was a great date night for us and Cassidy our server was personable and her attentiveness was spot on.
My son and I dined here for the first time. My server Edger was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The food and presentation was great. I will definitely be back.
This was by far the best experience I’ve had in a restaurant!
Great date night! The food and service was excellent and the manager made sure to check on us. Many others could learn from the Columbia Melting Pot.
We were celebrating after our daughter’s Class Ring ceremony at USC and made reservations on 10/17/21 for later that afternoon. The waiter was very patient, attentive, and accommodating. The food was great and everyone left full and happy.
Delicious & entertaining experience. Very enjoyable ♥️. They even had gluten free bread. 😀
Tristan was the best. Very attentive and pays attention to the needs of the customers. Without hesitation he moves like a pro. I will definitely be coming back to enjoy his service.
Great Nick our server was great.
Absolutely fabulous! Our server Tristan was friendly, knowledgeable and kept on top of anything we needed
This place hits all the high points. Food was great, service was outstanding in a relaxed fun atmosphere! We are planning our next visit.
Dinner was great as always. Only thing we dislike is when they start getting busy - which happens. Then It will take a little longer to get some extra refills on food and drinks. We will definitely be back again though!
Our experience tonight started off really good. Our server was very personable and helpful with suggestions. The table was perfect just what I asked for is secluded booth and the back as we were here to celebrate a special occasion. The first course came quickly and we were having a really wonderful time. Not sure what happened mid meal but everything sort of slowed down tremendously. I think we spent at least 45 minutes waiting for one thing or another during the latter part of the meal. The food was excellent as always! I have never had a bad meal here yet. However by the time we finally got our check and our boxes we were both extremely tired and ready to leave. Overall it was still a good experience however the moves between courses and then the wait for the check were very slow too slow. I definitely don't want to discourage you from visiting because this is an awesome place to spend a special occasion or a date night. We will definitely be back.
Christina was our server and she was great and made our experience even more enjoyable. The food and experience was awesome!
Fantastic food and friendly service!
The decoration in our table was really nice, food was really good.
Great anniversary dinner! We always love to celebrate our family’s special occasions at The Melting Pot.
Celebrated my birthday. Food was great.
Service was outstanding, food was fantastic, ambience was perfect. If you are looking for a place to slow down, relax, and enjoy great conversation this is the place for you.
Birthday for my wife.
Great experience for my daughter (daddy-daughter date). Kayla was an exceptional server - conversationally appropriate & professional.
This was my first time in a long time!!! The experience was great and the server was awesome. Stephanie really did help in providing great suggestions and made the experience even better. She’s definitely a jewel. I will definitely return!
Kayla is the best waitress I’ve had in a long time. She has the most wonderful smile. She wasn’t supposed to be our server but saw us waiting a little while and stepped in to take care of us. She is truly a hard worker and that’s hard to find these days in restaurants.
Our server Elizabeth was excellent. Perfect Date Night!
Server Lucas was great. Everything was good.
The Big Night Out is an excellent offering and everything was delicious! Very happy with our experience.
Came here for my partner’s birthday and our anniversary— Olivia was AMAZING! great experience, worth the price!
No wait. Great server who was knowledgable w new menu. Great food.
Our last few times here have been very disappointing. Service was incredibly slow and inattentive and food items were missing parts of the “normal” experience. We have been going since 2010 and it has been really poorly the last 6-8 months. Generally we love the food and the experience, I hope they take steps soon to remedy whatever the issues are.
It wasn’t what I expected
Yummy dinner and superb service!
Great birthday dinner for my wife.
Sevcice was first class and the food was fabulous! Would definitely recommend.
WE LOVED IT
The staff was amazing. They made sure we had an enjoyable experience and had everything we needed.
The server was amazing. I mentioned to him that I hated cilantro when we were choosing our broth. When he brought the meat out he realized one of the selections had cilantro on it. He warned me about it and brought out some filet for me, without me even asking for it. He was very thoughtful!
It was amazing!
Great place for friends, date, or special occasion.
This was our first time at The Melting Pot. I made reservations for our 30th wedding anniversary and asked for the most private table possible with candles. Out table was on time and the setup was great. There was a rose for my wife, rose petals littered the entire table, a card signed by the staff congratulating our anniversary! Our table was so private that we could at no point ever even see another customer. This type of dining is time-consuming, we were seated for about two hours. The entire experience is very intimate with your other diner. As usual, there was someone's toddler running up and down the aisle next to us the entire time but we never had to see him, only hear him. The whole experience with cooking your own little pieces of meat and veg is a bit gimmicky tho. All of the ingredients were fresh and of high quality. How your meal turns out is however all up to you. Since you have to cook every bite of your entree one at a time, it takes a while. If you have bad food here, it's your fault. Overall The Melting Pot did a great job without anniversary dinner. The bill was about $150 for two people with a 25% tip, not something I would do more than once a year (that bill includes the mac daddy levels on all courses and a few beers) Tip: When asked which of the four cooking styles you want for your entree, don't take the familiar deep fry oil choice without thinking it over. Deep-fried filet Mignon is not as good as it sounds and deep-fried lobster is downright not good. . Next time we will try a seasoned broth cooking style.
The Melting Pot - Columbia SC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 731-8500.
The Melting Pot - Columbia SC is rated 4.8 stars by 756 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.