The Melting Pot - Madison

4.5
387 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 387 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipSeanW
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love melting pot. It's always a great time and great food.

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DavidK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually come twice a year it’s always a great experience thanks and keep up the good work! Our server was very good as well

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded 2 days ago

DavidK, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating. We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike

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PamelaL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every bit was mmmm good. Server was excellent. Best meal in years.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on October 18, 2021

PamelaL, Wow, "best meal in years" made our day. Thank you! Also, thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating. We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike

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vipLDNLA
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a tremendous dining experience. Rob the owner was so kind and our waitress Haley was wonderful. You are missing something special if you have not been there.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on October 4, 2021

LDNLA, Aw, thank you! Your review made our day. Thank you so much for kind words for Haley, too. We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike (owners)

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MelissaP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location is a wonderful place for date nights, nights out with friends and family!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on October 1, 2021

MelissaP, Thank you for taking the time to write this stellar review for future guests. We appreciate your kind words and wonderful recommendation so much, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Treated us wonderfully!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on September 24, 2021

So awesome to hear it! Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating. We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike

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LL007007
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't had fondue in years and I'm so happy we found the Melting Pot. We'll definitely be back.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on September 7, 2021

LL007007, We're so happy you found us, too! Thank you for dining with us and for your terrific review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service for a bachelorette party. Ethan was an awesome server

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on September 5, 2021

Wonderful to hear it! Thank you for celebrating your bachelorette with us and for your kind words for Ethan. We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike

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HollyZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cody was an amazing waitress!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on August 28, 2021

HollyZ, We're so happy you enjoyed having Cody as your server. We also agree they are amazing. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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vipCasualDiner
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

For the price, the food was disappointing. We all enjoyed the cheese fondue, and the pure dark chocolate dessert, but the protein options for the main course were not great, and the salmon, specifically, was bad. I know we live in difficult times, but even recognizing this, our service was very slow. Consider going for just the cheese and or chocolate courses.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on August 17, 2021

Dear CasualDiner - Thank you for sharing your experience with us, as we are always looking to improve. Our sincere apologies for missing the mark especially with our service level. We'd like to hear more if you'd be willing to send us your contact information (name, phone number, and best time to call) to madisonmeltingpot@gmail so we can be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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DeniseS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Enjoyed every minute of our dinner.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on August 15, 2021

DeniseS, your review made our day; thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike (owners)

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vipKirbzster
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The fondue experience is fun, but it definitely comes at a price, and the quality was a mix of very good with some "so so". Will come back but only very occasionally.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on August 5, 2021

Kirbzster, Thank you for dining with us and for giving us a try. We'd love to welcome you back again sometime for another special occasion. If you'd like to share more with us so we can improve, please send us an email (madisonmeltingpot@gmail) with your name, phone number and date of visit, so we can be in touch. Thank you so much. Rob & Mike (owners)

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ChristineM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience. Highly recommend. SO MUCH DELICIOUSNESS :)

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on August 4, 2021

ChristineM, Happy 1st time! We're delighted to hear you had a great experience. Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We look forward to welcoming you back for your 2nd visit. Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on August 1, 2021

We're delighted to hear it! Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We look forward to welcoming you back. Rob & Mike

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Everything was ok. The server was obviously new. Our drinks took over 20 mins to get to the table. I saw him head towards our table and then run off. It was OBVIOUS he had forgotten to put in our drinks, but told us another server had taken them by mistake. Be honest! He should have told us the truth. He had very little menu knowledge. Rarely came to check on us. When we were ready to order the chocolate course he was no where to be found. He came back at least 15mins after we finished the 3rd course, shirt untucked, and by then we couldn’t order any after dinner drinks. When I paid, he literally staring right at the devise as I tried to put the tip. Very awkward, gave him a good tip only because I felt so uncomfortable like he just wanted us to get out ASAP. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for over 15yrs and I understand at the end of the night you want to get out. But take care of your tables before doing your side work! Good food, poor service. The server next to us was so more engaging, informative and attentive. Wish we had him.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 24, 2021

First and foremost, we are so sorry. We pride ourselves in delivering an amazing night out, and it breaks our hearts that we didn't deliver one for you. Would you please send us your name and phone number and your date of visit, to our email at madisonmeltingpot@gmail, so we can be in touch? We are confident we can arrange for an unforgettable experience and we will stop at nothing to earn back your trust. We look forward to hearing from you. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dining experience, excellent food, and our server was fantastic!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 24, 2021

Wonderful! So delighted to hear you had a great visit. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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Teach07
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The melting pot is one of my favorite places to go for a special night. Our servers were friendly attentive and gave great suggestions.
We went on Wednesday for their BFF night. They have enhanced items for the cheese and chocolate courses.
There are no extra fees for certain
Upgrades like before.
Will definitely be back!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 16, 2021

Teach07, Thank you for dining with us and for sharing your wonderful review with us and future guests. We appreciate it, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was great. Awesome first time experience.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 10, 2021

Happy 1st time! We're so glad you dined with us, and we hope it'll be the start of many visits. Thank you for this wonderful 5-star review, too. Best, Mike & Rob (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere for a special occasion or even a gathering with friends. Certainly a bit pricy for what you leave having eaten…

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for your review. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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

It was wonderful staff and service was great

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating. We also appreciate your kind words for our staff! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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MBG17
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun and fantastic outing for Father's Day. Exceptional waitress. Our kids had so much fun cooking their own food, and the chocolate fondue was, of course, a huge hit! We all left with full stomaches and it was a fun experience for the kids.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 22, 2021

MBG17, Thank you for celebrating Father's Day with us and for your 4-star rating. We appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food was exceptional! The manager stopped by to make sure everything was to our satisfaction, which it was. Great experience.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 14, 2021

Terrific to hear! So delighted to read your review. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for birthday parties

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 6, 2021

Wonderful! We're so glad. Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! Best, Rob & Mike (owners)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you for dining with us 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
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 10, 2021

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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frankb
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservation for Mother's Day. Asked to sit in booth for personal reasons and one of the owners at reception desk accommodated us. Waitress was great and made tis a special afternoon. Have never been disappointed to go her. Keep up the Great Service- Frank

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 12, 2021

frankb, Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day 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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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 10, 2021

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
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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 on May 10, 2021

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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Dinnerbeforeshow
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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 on May 10, 2021

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
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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 on May 10, 2021

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
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and owners. Fun experience.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 8, 2021

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
4 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
Milwaukee
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
20 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
2 reviews
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
7 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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The Melting Pot - Madison is rated 4.5 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

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