The Melting Pot - Madison

4.5
280 reviews
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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 280 People Are Saying
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JA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

OT
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
6 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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AK
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun, yummy experience. Unfortunately would only do once because of the cost.

D
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was worth the experience, for sure. The server was stellar! She was friendly, prompt (almost spooky how she'd show up *right* as we were finishing our course), skilled, and very knowledgeable. Though the portions of each of the 4 courses were quite small, we left full and satisfied. It's still a tad pricey in my opinion, though.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 23, 2019

Dusty, Thank you for dining with us and for your 4-starreview and rating! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Dave - Owner

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c
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good, and our waiter great, but I was very unsatisfied with how management handled our bill. We paid with a meal for two Groupon— they had stated that the original value of the Groupon was $87(this is the price of two four course meals). However, apparently the Groupon didn’t include cheese fondue, even though the original price of the Groupon would have covered two cheese fondues. In spite of this, management refused to give us the cheese fondues (ultimately what we came for- the entrees are never very good), so we had to buy them, and ended up paying nearly full price for the meal. It made date night extremely stressful and frustrating. Usually, the melting pot is our favorite place for date night, we’ve been there multiple times, but I left questioning whether or not I would ever come back. Extremely unsatisfied.

UW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, great place with delicious food and bottomless choices.
Will forever remember the day - got to propose to my girlfriend. P.S. she said "Yes"

J
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Server was not knowledgeable. Our cheese never melted and oil wasn’t hot- we told her several times and never remedied. Our salads and entrees came out wrong twice.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

Jessica, we are disappointed to see your visit with us wasn't perfect. I'd like to hear more. Please email me with the details of your dining experience at meltingpotofmadison@yahoo Thank you. Dave - Owner

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OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LIZ WAS A GREAT SEVER!! Everything was awesome and my mom and I had a fantastic time at ladies night!!!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We're so happy you enjoyed Liz and your Ladies' Night Out! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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NH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food experience. Waiter, Henry, was friendly and helpful with our table of fondue rookies. Three relaxing hours were full of delectable foods and great friends without being rushed. We had the four course experience and were all thrilled with our choices.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

NiciH, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed Henry and your fondue experience! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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RW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought our granddaughter and she had a blast! Would have like a few more kid friendly choices for her though. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable. She went over all the meat choices, but we were a bit preoccupied with our granddaughter and missed some of them. Would have been nice to have something written down to identify which meats & sauces were which - esp the hot / spicy ones. Overall a great experience and we will be back

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

RicW, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome, our waiter, Thomas was great, not overbearing and not neglectful either. Our only annoyance was the waitress at the table next to us was really loud. We will definitely go back and recommend that everyone go here at least once.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

DavidS, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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LF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful waiter who explained everything to us since it was our first time there. He tried to give us pointers to what our likes would be. We had our own little area behind curtains which made it seem real private. The food was great but not a lot of meat. Chocolate fondue was a highlight for us.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

LisaF, Thank you for dining with us and for your 4-star rating and your thoughtful review! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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