The Melting Pot - Madison

4.4
341 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 341 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
GS
vipGeoffS
Milwaukee
6 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)

Report
D
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 7 days ago

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)

Report
OT
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)

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 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)

Report
WL
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)

Report
OT
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)

Report
SW
vipSeanW
Milwaukee
15 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)

Report
C
Cora
Milwaukee
3 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)

Report
OT
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)

Report
AN
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)

Report
J
John
Minneapolis
6 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)

Report
AW
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)

Report
OT
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)

Report
TL
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)

Report
SW
vipSeanW
Milwaukee
16 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)

Report
OT
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

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 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)

Report
OT
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)

Report
SW
vipSeanW
Milwaukee
16 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)

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to welcome you back soon. Robert & Mike (owners)

Report
KC
vipKimC
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

After we were seated, it took over 20 minutes for our server to assist us. We had a reservation. Other patrons were being seated and immediately assisted by their server, however ours did not. At this point, there were approx. 4 other tables in service. Our server saw us as we were diagonal from the table he was serving. Still after no acknowledgement, we went to the front of the restaurant and grabbed a manager for assistance.
We gave our drink order to the manager as our server still had not come to the table. We were comped 3 drinks ~a beer, a glass of wine, and a kiddie cocktail to make up for the "mix-up". After that, the service became rushed as 2 tables of 4 were seated directly behind us.
There was too much garlic (about 2 tablespoons of garlic is the guesstimate as they pour it into the pot while you are watching) in the cheese fondue. He was quickly trying to get through the service. The cheese fondue was awful, but we continued to eat it as we didn't want to have to have it thrown away, or become more disappointed because we would need a new one. We moved onto the meat/shrimp and it was suggested to use the broth. However the broth never quite heated up so we moved to oil. At this point, the server now has 4 tables. The manager did come back and check on us, as our server did not have the time. We planned on dessert fondue when the reservation was made as we were introducing our son to fondue. The dessert fondue was nothing special. Just a small amount of heated chocolate and small pieces of dippers. This first fondue experience we wanted our child to have was a disappointment.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on August 4, 2020

Dear KimC, We're sorry your visit to our restaurant was less than perfect, and we'd like to learn more about your visit and how we could have done better. Would you please send your contact information (email and phone number) to us at madisonmeltingpot@gmail? We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. Best, Robert & Mike (Owners) 

Report
SW
vipSeanW
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Anna is the best. We definitely appreciate her.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 31, 2020

SeanW, Thank you so much for dining with us and for your compliments for Anna! We can't wait to welcome you back. Best, Rob - Owner

Report
SW
vipSeanW
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was and always is amazing. We appreciate her. The owner is wonderful and nice to talk to. He is very personable. The food as always was fantastic.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you so much, Sean W. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Rob - Owner

Report
SW
vipSeanW
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna is wonderful. We loved her. The food as always was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My Birthday Party was special, and fun, just make sure you plan enough time, otherwise they rush it, but other than that, it was perfect and so much fun! I definitely recommend! its more fun as group! :)

SW
vipSeanW
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing every time I go. I love everything.

MK
MikeK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and our server Chad was great. We go every year for my wife's birthday.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I wanted the 2 for $99 deal when I made the reservation. However by the end, I must have initially got the wrong menu and had a check for $200 for the whole meal. Was pretty upset but didn’t want to make a scene in front of my significant other. Was pretty disappointed in the whole thing. The food was okay but everything was just put off by the end total for me.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Valentine’s Day

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

For the second visit in a row the hostess was awful. First visit we were told there were no tables. Only booths. Even though we’ve been to the restaurant several times and there are tables. She looked at us like we were idiots. Followed by her telling her “it’s going to be a long wait. We’re busy tonight”. The wait was less than 2 minutes. No idea what that’s as all about.

We came in again for Valentine’s Day and the hostess and a gentleman helping the hostess completely ignored the fact that we walked in the door and we’re standing right in front of them for close to five minutes. Once we were acknowledged they checked us in and told us other people were ahead of us.

Although there was nobody ahead of us. Only people coming in being greeted and being shown a seat. Only until after I said something where we seated.

Once you get past the front door, the restaurant is great. I ignored it the first time, but being in management I wanted to make sure the manager knew this was going on for two separate visits.

Thank you.

ZR
ZachR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation for my wife and I for our Valentines dinner. Showed up and was seated way back in an overflow type room where barriers were set up to split large party tables even though there were multiple tables open in the normal dining area as we passed. We could not sit across from each other had to sit cramped beside each other which meant I had to sit sideways in my chair to look at her to talk. It was cold had to put my winter coat back on. After 25 minutes of waiting we had not seen a server at all. Was never offered water or anything by anyone. The manger walked into the room to check it, I guess to see if it was set up the way he wanted, and totally ignored us. The hostess sits another couple in the main dining area where I can see since I have to face that way to talk due to the seating. They must have been special cause that table along with another table in the main dining area had been open the entire time. Needless to say after watching a server go to them after they sat down for less than 2 minutes, we knew we had been forgotten. First time trying to eat here and our last! Left the pot steaming with our menus on the table. Told the hostess as I left who said she was sorry but never offered to get a manager or anything! So avoid this place is my opinion. On the bright side found a awesome Japanese Fusion Bar downtown with excellent food to save the date.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m honestly at a loss for words how unbelievably terrible our service and food was at the Melting Pot. Absolute BELOW POOR in every single way possible from start to finish. Appalling.

NB
NikkoleB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

I think the food is absolutely delicious. Especially the dessert but, I think it's a little over priced.

MU
MollieU
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal for a fun night out!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Specified on reservation that I didn't want to sit in the bar. Ended up getting seated in a bar booth. Loud, no ambiance. Food was excellent though.

BF
BrendaF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and service! Paul was our server. He was incredible!

DN
DebN
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate in Lover's Lane to celebrate my daughter leaving for a study broad experience in London. Service was friendly and timely. Andrea was especially a star, thank you! While cheese and chocolate are our faves here, everything is always delicious. Can't wait to come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We have been going here many years, we went tonight and it was the worst experience of almost any restaurant. We have always been impressed with this restaurant’s timeliness and courteous servers who walk through the process and make it a fun experience. Tonight our server took about 15 minutes to greet us at our table. Took about 20 min between each course, no apologizing for late service, no warning of hot plates or how to cook meat without contaminating your plate. We went to talk with the manager after and he seemed to have no actual remorse for the situation. He just said a lot to servers called in. Manager and hostesses were just standing around while the rest of servers were drowning. They didn’t seem to have much teamwork. We will never be going there again. We were there celebrating a birthday and they never mentioned it and all ended up leaving there upset.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Melting Pot - Madison using the Order Online button. The Melting Pot - Madison also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 833-5676.

The Melting Pot - Madison is rated 4.4 stars by 341 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.