The Melting Pot - Madison

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Fondue
At The Melting Pot, fun is cooked up fondue style, creating an out of the ordinary dining experience. You"ll discover all the ingredients for a perfect evening, including attentive service, private tables, & an atmosphere of casual elegance. In addition to the cheese & chocolate fondues which have made The Melting Pot famous, they offer a fine selection of beef, chicken, seafood, vegetarian & gluten free entrees, as well as an exceptional wine list & a full bar. You may enjoy a romantic evening for two, a special occasion with forty of your closest friends, a dining experience to impress your boss, or a night out with the family. Whatever the occasion, an evening at The Melting Pot is always a celebration. Call directly to inquire about the Romance Packages in The Melting Pot’s private curtain booths for two.

Specials

FIVE-COURSE FONDUE DINNER with Wine $99* PER COUPLE

The Melting Pot of Madison has the perfect ingredients Sundays through Thursdays - an all-inclusive five-course fondue dinner, including select bottles of wine for only $99* per couple!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 2, 2019

Ends: May 3, 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 5:00PM-9:00PM

Join us for Melting (Happy) Hours - Everyday 5-7 pm

$2 off beer, wine and specialty drinks. Our Happiest Hours: Every Day from 5 pm to 7 pm. These specials are available in our bar area.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 12, 2018

Ends: October 13, 2117

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 290 People Are Saying
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BG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rarely write reviews but I felt compelled in this case. I can’t speak highly enough about this place, the food was outstanding and everything was top quality. Everyone is so polite and the the ambience was so nice. The chocolate fondue for dessert really blew my socks off too! Highly recommended!

GG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun for my son and I to hangout!

CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The experience and food are still good but the value has declined over the last 10 years. Portions, menu options/value, ability to get extra items when the first portion runs out (bread, veggies, etc) is more difficult, and many other small things. The main vibe I get is that corners are being cut wherever possible to cut costs...... and they all add up to a reduced experience for the cost. The overall price of a meal has gone up slightly but not huge. To get the same amount of food and enjoyment we end up having to spend more. We loved Melting Pot 10-15 years ago but after the last visit I am starting to question if it is worth going back versus a higher end restaurant where for the same money I would walk out feeling better about what I received for the bill. If there was another fondue type restaurant in town we would definitely be trying/comparing it. Wishing for the old Melting Pot back.... or perhaps trying a different location to see if the chain is changing or just the one location.

N
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend this place! Everything is amazing. The staff is incredible and they go above and beyond to make sure that their customers are well taken care of for sure.

C
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their alpine cheese fondue is the absolute best, but they have no bad food. 14/9 would recommend.

SP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our tradition to come on Monday every year when we attend our conference in Madison!

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun place for couples & romantic!

L
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Was very disappointed with the service. We waited for very long periods between each course. I actually think the waitress may have forgotten we were there on more than one occasion. Asked for drink refills and did not receive until asked two more times. Overall the food did not make up for the poor service. Will not go back.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was very helpful, especially when we were trying to use the entire amount on our gift card.

KO
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening!! They accommodated our gluten/dairy free eater so graciously. Our waiter was attentive and helpful.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 2

We bought groupon tickets and were supposed to have 2 choices for dinner cooking methods and desserts since we had another couple, who were paying seperately, with us and we were sat at a one pot table. It also seemed at the end of our experience the restaurant was getting busy so we were forgotten by our waitress. I had a better experience with a group of 15 people then i did with 4. And it was our 1st wedding anniversary which they did nothing for! Not sure if id go again for the experience.

D
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The value for a meal that I had to cook myself was not comparable. I enjoyed the food very much, but I did not think the price was proper for a meal I cooked myself. As well, I did not know I had to cook my entrees and had the impression, as with most other restaurants, that my meal would be prepared and ready to consume after my order.
The portion sizes were also not the best. The selection was superb, and the seasoning was excellent. Even with a spacious four-course meal, I left feeling under-satisfied. I don’t expect to feel engorged, and would rather not after four courses, but I expected more.
Overall, my wife and I enjoyed our meal, we enjoyed our time to ourselves from our daughter for a few hours, and highly recommend our server to anyone. She was outstanding.

SP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

It was our first visit. We were very confused on how to order our food. If it was explained at any point that would have helped. Also I was charged twice the listed amount for my child's kids meal. We left contemplating going to get pizza on our way home as we were still hungry $140 later. 1 red potatoe divided between four people is just not enough food.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going there! We celebrate every anniversary there and sometimes for birthdays we just go for cheese and chocolate. It’s always a great experience.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful and willing to put up with all of our chatting. It was a perfect Ladies night out!

BG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was good except that we only wanted to get cheese fondue (for dinner), and the portion sizes were ridiculously tiny. Note that we are not even big eaters who expect a ton of food. We had to order again after the first order disappeared rapidly.

MW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for a date so you can have an intimate conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to Melting Pot for a night out. Food is always delicious, service is always excellent. Can’t wait to come back!

MG
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was out of this world! We had my daughters 16th Birthday party here and it was so beautiful. Our server bent over backwards for us and the food was exceptional.

KT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I went on a Monday night for Ladies Night and it is a great deal! The four course meal and certain drinks are discounted which makes the experience a little more affordable. Our waitress was amazing!!

T
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was wonderful!!!!! We will be back soon!

WR
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here many times and everything is consistently good. Service always friendly and timely

ER
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate 35 years of marriage. Absolutely delicious food! Great service!

LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch was delicious for restaurant week. The cheese fondue was excellent- although we could have used more bread as we ran out before the cheese was gone. Rather than offer more breads they just took away the unused cheese. The salad was good. The dessert was amazing as usual. Even with the restaurant week special it was $74 for 4 of us for lunch with only water to drink. Definitely more of a special occasion restaurant- but still a favorite.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I arrived right when they opened at 5pm for dinner to redeem a Groupon. Service was fast and everything tasted fantastic! Plan to spend 1.5-2 hours for the full 4 course meal experience. Well worth it! Can be pricy without a Groupon. Not a bad idea to check their menu prior to arriving if you have never been here before. Lots of choices, but no matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of five came for the ladies night special on Monday. Even the gentleman in our party were allowed to order from the special menu. Our server (I believe her name was Megan) explained everything well and was the right amount of attentive. They accidentally brought my sister potstickers instead of chicken, but rectified the situation and let us keep the extra. The four course menu had plenty of options but was well organized to avoid confusion. Overall, we all really enjoyed the experience and the food.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star review and rating! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Dave - Owner

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SB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, tasty food, with exceptional service!

WE
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Melting Pot was awesome. Went to one in South Carolina and loved it so had to go back once I found one closer to home. The whole experience along with the wait staff was exceptional.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

WendyE, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating and review! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Dave - Owner

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great for birthdays or other special occasions. Go there once a year and that is enough.

JN
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! It was our first time. She explained the entire experience and made us feel very welcome and at home! She gave great recommendations and input and helped make the evening super special!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating and review! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Dave - Owner

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AH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

This was my first time here and it was my birthday dinner. Our sever was just not very friendly. One of my guest ordered a drink and it took over 30 midtown get it. She never apologized for it taking so long. Also we were very cramped. I was really looking forward to a great experience, this is a place I always wanted to go.

AP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My girlfriend and I both greatly enjoyed our time Abe experience at The Melting Pot. It was for our one year anniversary, we had our own private booth with a curtain for privacy. Booth was a bit small and lighting was a bit dark, but we enjoyed it still. Our server was phenomenial. Our experience was a 5 out of 5.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

ArlinP, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating and wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Dave - Owner

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AD
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had a 9:30 pm reservation and the restaurant closed at 11 pm that night. Upon arriving no one was at the hostess stand so we waited. Upon seating we saw no waitress so we waited. Upon ordering our drinks and food we saw no waitress bringing our drinks so we waited. Upon receiving our order we asked our waitress for some additional sauces and veggies and began to eat while we waited. Eventually we needed the additional sauce and refills on our beverage but still no waitress. After some more time my spouse got up and met the waitress around the kitchen area where she was chatting it up. Not the experience I expect when paying at least $45 a head.

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had 5pm reservations and were seated quickly. However, it took until nearly 5:30 for us to even get water brought to our table. That was surprising.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. My apologies it took so very long to receive water and service. I have addressed this with our staff. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Dave - Owner

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OT
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LIZ WAS AWESOME AND GREAT FOOD AS USUALLY AND FUN LNO!

DG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our date: services, food and atmosphere was amazing. We are definitely looking forward to going back.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

DalysG, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star review and rating! We cant' wait to see you again soon! Best, Dave - Owner

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JE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice quiet evening and it was my girlfriends first fondue experience for my girlfriend... she loved it and enjoyed her meal thar I cooked for her. Our waitstaff was perfect and took care of us well.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

JasonE, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star review and rating! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Dave - Owner

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KT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and server was especially attentive without hovering. She explained things well and made good recommendations. Place was quiet, but quite full for a weeknight. A bit pricey, but worth it.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

KevinT, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star review and rating! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Dave - Owner

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely incredible. So happy that there is now a vegan option! The vegan beer cheese was heavenly and melted just like the real thing. Our server, Brad was great too! Very tentative and lovely to talk to. We’ll be back soon!!!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

TaylorB, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star review and rating! Happy you were able to try our new vegan menu! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Dave - Owner

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SA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic server. She really knew what she was doing. So many choices! She helped us make our decisions and we really enjoyed our food and drinks! Such an enjoyable time.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

SusanA, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star review and rating! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Dave - Owner

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