The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh

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376 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
Pittsburgh's favorite celebration restaurant. "The Melting Pot is pure entertainment," declares the NY Times. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two, a gathering of friends for a bridal or baby shower, girl's night out, happy hour, or a birthday, The Melting Pot has the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our inviting, open, elegant atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of fondues, sauces, and fine wines. Winner of an "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine. The Melting Pot specializes in fondue and offers a wide variety of menu options for all dietary needs. In addition to our regular menus, we also serve gluten free and vegan offerings.

Specials

Melting Hour Specials

Join us at the bar or on our patio for Happy Hour! Enjoy $3-$6 bar bites and drink specials weekdays between 4PM and 6:30PM. Looking to satisfy your late night cravings? Reserve a table weeknights after 9PM or Saturday nights after 10PM for Late Night Fondue: cheese, chocolate, and a bottle of house wine for $44 per couple.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 15, 2019

Ends: May 16, 2118

Availability: Sun 8:00PM-9:00PM
Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:15PM 9:00PM-10:00PM
Fri 4:00PM-6:15PM 10:00PM-11:00PM
Sat 10:00PM-11:00PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Nothing says “I love you” like The Melting Pot’s cheese and chocolate fondue! Give your special someone the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience by booking a table at the Melting Pot as we offer a pre-fixed 5-course dinner guaranteed to create the perfect night out!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 376 People Are Saying
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KJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a night out. My husband and I try to go at least once a year as a special treat. The food was spectacular.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the melting pot and dine there frequently as it is one of the only restaurants to offer safe gluten-free dining for people with celiac disease. We always make a reservation and are sure to put that in the notes of our reservation. Tonight our only complaint was we had a small table for seven adults and only two burners. This forced the table to all order gluten-free or we risk cross contamination/ five people would have to share one pot with the two gf people sharing the other. We brought this up to the server that basically didn’t care or hear out our concerns. He was very dismissive about something that could make us very sick. Like I said, we’ve never been disappointed at MP but tonight got off to a frustrating start. Food was delicious as always though.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Winter 2020

DD
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

My family used to love the Melting Pot (when in the old location). The ambiance isn’t the same - it’s bright, noisy and in no way the intimate experience it used to be. More importantly the food was mediocre at best and where they used to bring the ingredients and cook tables de in the fondue pot they now bring it to the table already prepared except for an ingredient or two. It arrives cold and requires time to heat up on the heating element. All of what made the evening special seems take away and now it’s just another chain restaurant.

AK
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall, the Melting Pot is a fun experience to do every now and again. Honestly though - skip the entree course unless you are going to cook the meat on the cast iron pan. Boiling the meat in liquid is really just okay. Not terrible, not delicious. The appetizer cheese course is delicious and the dessert chocolate course is delicious.

My friend and I went for restaurant week, and had a good time. Although our server wasn't the most professional (he was telling us about how he once splattered something onto a woman's shirt and the "flirtatious" comment he made to her about it).

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful meal! It was our first time at a melting pot and our waitress, Haley, was so wonderful! She explained everything and took great care of us! We will definitely be adding this to our list of fav resturants!

AB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I don't think I'd do this with more than 4 people. Quality of the meat was surprisingly good and the cheese was surprisingly sub par.

AB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

By far, one of the most relaxing dinners out with a friend in years. A bit noisy due to central location of our table, but that was to accommodate handicap accessible seating. Our server, Dallas, was very patient in explaining the dishes. During the meal, she timed our needs to change up courses and refill drinks without intrusions. The food was great, but the service enhanced this to a memorable evening out.

AN
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Words can’t describe how amazing our date night was at the melting pot. Our waiter was fantastic and coming over to check up on us. He was funny and just a terrific waiter. Food was sooo good. I can’t wait to come back here again

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my sister here for her birthday. Amanda our server was awesome and engaging. We will definately be back!

BP
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. Pre-fixe meal was $32.20, a great price for a considerable amount of food. My mother was in a wheelchair and we added that to the “notes” section in Open Table and the manager showed us two options he had thought about for seating. Table for 5 behind the hostess desk will he our requested table from now on. Patrick was our server and he was great and personable.

JK
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY the best place to go... love the cheese!

JS
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience last evening was great as always. We frequently visit MP all year long but still decided to swing in there for an anniversary dinner as we love the staff, love the food, and love the restaurant. As always service from Mitch was excellent. Amanda was great when helping out with an unfortunate cheese separation. Everything about our dinner was great. Thanks for another excellent visit.

D
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really cool experience, very hands on. The thing I liked the most was the service, I’ve never had such great service at any restaurant. It was our first time dining at the melting pot and our server, Taucher, made us feel really comfortable and gave us free chocolate covered strawberries when we couldn’t get dessert because we had to leave earlier than expected! The food was great too, the cheese fondue was exceptional. 100% recommend going to at least once

HC
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The atmosphere is a little less warm and cozy since they remodeled and updated (and moved locations), but its still a nice place to go for a special occasion. They've also changed the menu a bit and eliminated some old favorites (specifically the sesame batter, it was SO YUMMY!).

Service was a little slow; we waited on our server to return a lot. The meal is always long, but we were there for over 3 hours, yikes!

Very accommodating to our party's peanut allergy, which is always a big relief when dining out!

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration with my family. Everything was wonderful. Alex our waiter truly made the experience so enjoyable. He was the best.

OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took my little sister for dessert and it was amazing!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had the best time here on NYE. We love it here

S
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The new location is really nice (bigger), we loved the experience but I think it was a little overpriced for the amount of food offered in New Years celebration.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

New Years Eve

JB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Melting Pot. Garrett provided us with excellent service. A perfect New Year's Eve experience.

KG
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy The Melting Pot. The lunch special for New Year's eve was outstanding!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food the very good and it’s a fun dining experience. However, the new location is too noisy and open. The special ambiance is gone.

FW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We planned a night out for my wife’s birthday. We were seated right inside the restaurant by the host and restrooms. It was very cold, noisy, and chaotic with all the traffic. The food was good, but unlike previous visits, the fondue was not prepared at the table. It felt as if we were being rushed out of the restaurant as they came several times asking if they could clear stuff. The manager checked on us a couple of times. He was great. He quickly fixed an error with our bill and took care of refilling our drinks. The Melting Pot is my wife’s favorite restaurant. This was not our favorite trip there.

D
Pittsburgh
262 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meh. Not sure how they charge so much for mediocre food and people seem to really enjoy it - or at least - business there seems healthy.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!!

A
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was poor. Very slow, water was never refilled.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at this beautiful intimate table with comfy seats. Everyone in the restaurant was very helpful not just our waitress.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We went for my wife’s birthday, if you have never been, get ready to be confused. Looking at the menu it’s about $50 for one person. You have to cook your own food if you order meats or veggies. The staff was friendly, but took our plates and such while there was still food on the plates!

JZ
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice new location with plenty of seating. Helpful service and delicious food. A great place for a special occasion or a date night.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at a holiday lunch with a co-worker. We were able to split a four course meal, so the price and amount of food was perfectly.

SG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at the new location. I did miss the ambiance of the original restaurant. The experience is always amazing !

P
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family went for the Santa Event. It was awesome. The children had a great time. It was great service, food, and a great experience.

KC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time ! Santa and Ms . Claus were awesome . The food was perfect . Thank you .

JS
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service, and environment were great. The staff were working together like a well oiled machine. Mitch and Amanda were both fantastic. Great experience!

JS
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service from Megan was fantastic. The food was better than normal tonight. Service pace was perfect. Overall a great visit as always!!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Great experience!

EP
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious as always! I also recommend the berry mojito!