The Melting Pot - Madison

4.6
362 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Experiences

  • ThursDate

    $45.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Keep the romance going with our new decadent date night! Make a reservation with us any Thursday and ask for our "ThursDate" special. We'll seat you at a candlelit booth in a guaranteed private section with rose petals covering your tabletop. You'll also enjoy our ThursDate menu which features a 4-course dinner for $45.95 per person and our exclusive Sparkling Chocolate Fondue. When it comes to love, we’re willing to go the extra mile.

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
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 362 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

There was a limited menu which was not ideal but the service was great and we had a special night.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded a day ago

Thank you for dining with us on Mother's Day and for your 5-star rating. We appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating Mother’s Day and I can’t say enough about our waiter Owen. He was the absolute best. Very knowledgeable and he made our brunch. A+++

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us and for your wonderful review. Also, thank you for your kind compliments for Owen. We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike (owners)

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Rafael
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it, will be coming back. Service and food are great, very different concept from what I'm used to.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded 17 hours ago

Rafael, Thank you for dining with us and for your wonderful review. Also, thank you for your kind compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike (owners)

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vipDinnerbeforeshow
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a graduation celebration here. The room is always so dark and our table was too wide/big for our group of 7 to reach the fondue pots easily. The meal took 3 hours from start to finish because they must have been a little short staffed.

Having said that, the food is very good but very expensive.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded 17 hours ago

Dinnerbeforeshow, Thank you - and congrats - for celebrating graduation with us. Our apologies service was a bit slower than usual; graduation weekend is always a bit busier than usual. We appreciate your honest feedback as we continuously strive to improve. Again, thank you for dining with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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JeanS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good time, a wonderful server (Allie), great food with a fun flair! It was graduation weekend at UW Madison, so it was understandably noisy and crowded, but still Covid-compliant and safe. We hadn’t been to a fondue restaurant for ages, so it was a novel experience for the whole family!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded a day ago

JeanS, Aw, thank you for this wonderful review and thank you for dining with us. We've shared your kind words with Allie, too. We appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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MichaelH
Naples
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and owners. Fun experience.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded 3 days ago

MichaelH, Thank you for dining with us and for your kind words. We appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. Our server did a phenomal job making us feel welcome and taken care of!!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on April 24, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took the kids for the experience, all in all they had fun. The dessert was their favorite. Very good server, a bit on the pricey side but a good overall experience

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for bringing your kids to try our fondue experience. We appreciate your kind words for our staff too, which we've shared. We look forward to seeing you again! Fonduely, Mike & Robert (owners)

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Dons
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Our server Sam was friendly, prompt, and funny.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on March 28, 2021

Dons, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star review. We appreciate your kind words for Sam, too, which we've shared. We look forward to seeing you soon! Fonduely, Mike & Robert (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very good time

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star review. We look forward to seeing you soon! Fonduely, Mike & Robert (owners)

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vipSeanW
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. It was great sitting at the booth with 2 burners because it allowed us to have 2 cooking styles and that made the whole table happy. We also had Tiara (hope I spelled her name right) as our server and she was amazing!!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on March 18, 2021

SeanW, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star review. We appreciate your kind words for Tierra, too, which we've shared. We look forward to seeing you soon! Fonduely, Mike & Robert (owners)

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SabrinaB
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The front staff and wait staff were super friendly, accommodating, and attentive.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on March 3, 2021

Hi SabrinaB, Thank you for the 5-star review and for dining with us. We especially appreciate your kind words for our staff which we have shared with them. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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Anty
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Not the experience we expected given the noise levels and ambiance - thought it would be more intimate. The food was very good.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on March 1, 2021

Anty, hey there! This is Rob and Mike the owners and we wanted to apologize for the noise levels and ambiance. It breaks our heart to hear we did not live up to your expectation. If you could give us a shout at rob@cheesecartel.org I am confident we can arrange for the most amazing experience you could ever have anywhere. We will stop at nothing to earn your trust back and give you an unforgettable experience.

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QuinnyGT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Melting Pot is about the same every time, very filling but good quality!
I would recommend not getting all four courses because we have done this both times and regretted it after, it's simply too much food. The cheese fondue was amazing, we got the white cheese. Salad is great and nice to have some freshness in an otherwise heavy meal. The main, I got a little freaked because I bit into an uncooked piece of chicken. My fault, but still. The chocolate is ok, the dippers are just too sweet, it's low quality overall. Main point of the review is ambiance, the waiter couldn't have been more cheesy, he did a good job, but the tip there defaults to 25% "unless you want to change it", yes we did change it because that was a huge tip. They also tip on the tax, which we generally do not. The place was PACKED even though they said it was only 50% (covid). I do not think they are abiding by those rules.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on February 22, 2021

QuinnyGT, Thank you for dining with us and for your awesome review. Yes, the 4-course meal IS a lot of food, we concur! (PS you can ask for your salad course to be packed up to take home to enjoy later, if that helps.) #stuffed We've passed your kind words about our staff on; thank you. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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vipRachael
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was an amazing way to spend my girlfriends birthday! It was so much fun. We tried multiple items and all shared! Are way to much but was absolutely worth it!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on February 26, 2021

Rachael, Thank you celebrating your girlfriend's birthday with you us and for your 5-star rating and review! We look forward to seeing you soon! Fonduely, Mike & Robert (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time doing a fondue meal and I was so happy with The Melting Pot!! Abbie, our waitress, gave us her favorites and helped us figure out what we should get based off of our preferences. I loved every second there! The general manager, Rob, stopped by a few times to check on us and he gave some great suggestions too! 5/5 stars! I will go back!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on February 11, 2021

Aw, that's great! Happy 1st time! Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star review. We've passed your kind words to Abbie, too. We can't wait to see you again. Fonduely, Robert & Mike (owners)

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AngelaA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best night out for Galentine’s Day! Thanks for offering the special. The food and service was amazing. Chloe our server was so attentive and even put Happy Galentine’s Day in chocolate on our dessert plate. What a special touch. We love everything about The Melting Pot.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on February 2, 2021

AngelaA - Aw, that's great! We've passed your kind words onto Chloe Happy Galenine's! Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We can't wait to see you again. Fonduely, Robert & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday. Not really enough of the chocolate fondue. Too much of the meats.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on January 29, 2021

Happy Birthday! We appreciate you chose to celebrate your special day with us. Also, we appreciate your feedback. If you'd like to tell us more, please send us an email at madisonmeltingpot@gmail. We look forward to welcoming you back. Robert & Mike (owners)

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vipchiefmadman
Denver
214 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Filet fondue and Yong and Yang dessert were great. Wisconsin cheese appetizer with mixed too thin, bread was stale and bad selection of veggies for this appetizer. Only bad part of the dining experience.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on January 24, 2021

Our sincere apologies that your food wasn't all that it should have been. We'd like to learn more. Would you please send us an email at madisonmeltingpot@gmail so that we can make it right? We look forward to hearing from you. Best, Mike & Robert (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really loved our waitress Hailey! She was super engaging!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on January 23, 2021

Aw, that's great! We've passed your kind words onto Hailey. Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! Fonduely, Robert & Mike (owners)

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vipGeoffS
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good dinner and lots of fun. Our server Tiarra was a rock star! We were a table of 4 and seated at a table with one burner, which at first was puzzling because we all would have agreed to the same cheese fondue, cooking style and dessert fondue. We asked to be moved to a table with 2 burners, but we were lucky they had an open table, otherwise our menu choices would have been limited. The service was outstanding and we all had a great time and good food.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on January 6, 2021

GeoffS, Thank you for dining with us and for your review. Our apologies for the initial confusion with the tables. We've shared your kind words with Tierra. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Fonduely, Mike & Robert (owners)

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Doug
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was very nice. Fun time and something different for our family of four. Service was super. Manager took extra time to visit with us. That was special. Definitely recommended.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on January 10, 2021

Doug, Thank you for celebrating 12/24 with us! Also, thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Fonduely, Mike & Robert (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on December 24, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for the 5-star rating. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on December 20, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for the 5-star rating. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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vipWestLoopE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Server was good! But the food was way too expensive. We got a plate of stale bread and apples for $20

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on December 22, 2020

WestLoopE, Thank you for sharing your comments. We'd like to hear more about your experience so we can improve your next visit. Please send comments/suggestions to us at madisonmeltingpot@gmail. Thank you. Robert & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic and was able to guide us, as it was our first time there. the food was delicious!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for your awesome review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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VickiS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the grandkids age and10-14 (4 of them) and the staff was incredible! The kids menu is a great value! This place never disappoints!!!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on February 17, 2021

Aw, VickiS, you absolutely made our day! Thank you for your wonderful review and for bring your 4 grandkids to visit us. Also, thank you for your kind words for our staff which we've shared. We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike (owners)

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vipSeanW
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abbey was wonderful. The food was delicious, as always.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on November 15, 2020

SeanW, Thank you for dining with us, and for your 5-star rating. We've shared your kind words with Abbey, too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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vipCora
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great the atmosphere was also amazing! This may be my new go to for special occasions!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on November 4, 2020

Hi Cora, Thank you for dining with us, and for your 5-star rating. We've shared your kind words with our staff, too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, and for your 5-star rating. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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ANDREAK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Service is aleays spot on! Food came put in good speed and we didn't feel rushed at all! Only thing is we had chosen the emdless entree and staff didn't ask us about wanting more (turned out ok, but expected them to at least ask/offer).

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on October 30, 2020

Andreak, Thank you for dining with us, and for your wonderful review. Our apologies that we didn't inquire if you wanted more endless entree. Please drop us a line about this at madisonmeltingpot@gmail. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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John
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Birthday dinner for my daughter.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on January 8, 2021

John, Thank you for celebrating your daughter's birthday with us! Also, thank you for your 5-star rating and review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Fonduely, Mike & Robert (owners)

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AnalynW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy with our experience while we were in Melting Pot. The servers were very nice and very patient with all of us. It was an overall great experience.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on October 14, 2020

AnalynW - Thank you so very much for dining with us and for your very kind words. We have shared your review with our entire staff...thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary. It was also our first time here. I put in our reservation that it was our anniversary and when we checked in we were told happy anniversary by the hostess and our server. They also placed a card at our table too. That was so thoughtful! I loved our table area. More tucked in in the back of the building like our own private area. The only issue I had was they put another couple right next to ours so we could hear them talking even with walls up around our table. But we didn't let that ruin our evening. We did the experience for 2 and it was worth it. We each were able to pick our own entree choices and we loved that, so we didn't have to share meats. Everything was delicious and we loved the dessert fondue part! Portions were good sizes too. You'd think with the little portions you get, you would still be hungry. That is not the case here! Don't let your eyes fool you! And make sure you cook your food through. Its hard to tell with the lights so dim, but we just left ours on the grill a bit longer just in case. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you so very much for dining with us and for your very kind words. We have shared your review with our entire staff...thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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vipTeaLover
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved our visit to the melting pot. Due to Covid - I was a little surprised that an extra plate or napkin could be available for the forks that went in/out of the pots. Also since we handled our food to get it on the prongs it would have been nice to have a hot towel at the end of the dinner - or at least some wipes for our hands.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on October 11, 2020

TeaLover, Thank you for dining with us, and for your 5-star rating. We'll definitely take your suggestions into consideration re: towels post-dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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vipSeanW
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Anna is one of the best servers. We appreciate everything she does.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on October 5, 2020

SeanW, Thank you for dining with us, and for your 5-star rating. We've shared your kind words with Anna, too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall nice meal, but they must have been short handed because the service was subpar. Have been here three or four times previously and has been very nice with really good service. Just not this time unfortunately. Forgotten orders, taking too long to get our order, having to repeat our order because waiter forgot it. Shame because it was for a friend’s birthday. Still made the best of the evening though.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on September 21, 2020

My sincere apologies for your less than perfect birthday celebration. Would you please email us/me at madisonmeltingpot@gmail with your phone number and name so we can make this right? Thank you, Robert (and Mike) - Owners

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Go every year for my birthday! Love it as a special treat!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and we're so glad we're your birthday place! We can't wait to welcome you back soon. Fonduely, Robert & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to celebrate my 40th Birthday and it was an incredible experience. There were chocolate dipped strawberries and a card signed by all of the staff at our table for my birthday and that was very special.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on August 30, 2020

Thank you for the spectacular review! We're so happy you enjoyed your 40th with us. We can't wait to welcome you back soon! Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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vipSeanW
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyra was amazing. We were very disappointed to find out that ladies night is no longer the same. Please bring back the old ladies night.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on August 28, 2020

SeanW, Thank you for your kind review and for your lovely comments about Tyra. We'll be sure to pass them onto her. Also, we appreciate your feedback on Ladies' Night. We can't wait to welcome you back. Best, Robert & Mike (owners)

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The Melting Pot - Madison is rated 4.6 stars by 362 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.