The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh

4.7
509 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.


The Melting Pot of Pittsburgh will re-open for dine-in service beginning on Friday, June 5. To-go options are now available! Place an order online or by calling the restaurant!

Experiences

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Special menus

  • ThursDate

     $44.00 per person
    Starting Aug 6, 2020
    Looking for the perfect weekday dinner for a romantic occasion? Join the Melting Pot for ThursDate! Select from a menu of your favorite cheeses, fresh salads, and chocolate fondues while enjoying our premium Big Night Out entree for 2 all for $88 per couple. Reserving this special grants you access to one of our always romantic tables preset with rose petals and a candle.
  • 4-Course St. Jude Thank You Dinner

     $55.00 per person
    Oct 17 - Dec 24, 2020
    For the 17th year, The Melting Pot and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will partner for the Thanks & Giving Donation Campaign. Between October 17 and December 24, The Melting Pot will offer a special 4-Course Thank You Dinner featuring Cheese, Salad, Entrée, and Chocolate Fondue. The cost of the experience is $55 per person with $5 going to St. Jude. The Melting Pot thanks you for your support to end childhood cancer!

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 509 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was very bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a dining experience. Our server Aaron was really attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone

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Elmer
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great the dinner date for two was great value

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vipMichaelJ
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Sean L was amazing. The food at the Melting Pot is always consistently delicious. I visited Saturday, 10/31/202 for a date night I've been to the Melting Pot many times but this time I had exceptional service. Sean L was attentive and went above and beyond. A big THANK YOU for Sean L. My date night was a success. As a side note the host did a great job educating me on the St. Jude promotion which is what I ended up ordering. so YUM!!!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on November 2, 2020

This is great news and we will be sure to commend Sean on a job well done. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review and we hope to see you again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most incredible experience!!!!! Loved it & planning on going back soon!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us and we are vey happy to hear that your experience was Incredible!! See you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It has been almost two years since we have been to the Melting Pot here in Pittsburgh. It used to be a unique experience and an intimate date night. You used to feel all alone with their large booths and dark lighting. Then they moved to their new location, it’s modern, bright and speedy. Fondue is no longer made table side (not just because of Covid), it’s no longer an intimate experience. It’s just another restaurant, the food was okay, nothing wonderful, nothing bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1st time I ever went, I think it was nice, for a 1 time experience. It's very exspensive.

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vipChristopherB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and food was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The ambiance is not as good as it use to be at the old location. It use to have a very romantic vibe but now it reminds me of a high end tgifridays. Portions aren’t what they use to be either.

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Ryan1
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience, definitely worth trying. Definitely will be back again!

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DiannS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The melting pot is always outstanding! The food is awesome, although a little higher priced than necessary.

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vipJoshuaS
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was a fantastic server. She was very friendly and courteous and she was also very prompt with refills and requests. The food was top notch as always and we appreciate the great food and service we receive at The Melting Pot! Thanks to the whole staff for another great experience!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on October 9, 2020

This is fantastic to read. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again in the future.

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vipCatherinec
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a huge chain person. My daughter wanted to try it out, and I agreed. It’s a fun trip, but really, the quality of the food is sub par for what you pay. This isn’t a pittsburgh specific experience - had the same experience in Charlottesville (this time it was my son who was dying to try it). So, overall, it’s fun. A good place to get your kids off of their devices because they have to actively pay attention to their food - that should get it an extra star, actually. But if you want excellent food or good value, try a local chef!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for dining with us recently and your honest feedback. We do understand that the fondue experience is not for everyone and certainly appreciate your opinion. We would like to hear more about your experience regarding the food if you have the time to elaborate, please send your feedback or contact details to pittsburghmeltingpot@yahoo and I will contact you to discuss. Regards, Chris M. - Owner

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Not sure why they ask for occasion when no one recognized our sons birthday. It wasn’t a busy night and as server’s walked by table they kept trying to take our food not eaten yet. Server adjusted fondue and it burnt at bottom some. He had temperature so high my son reached across pot and steam burned his wrist due to temperature so high. It by far wasn’t a busy night and with social distancing us being out helping restaurant the experience could have been far better for my son’s favorite place to eat on his birthday. Maybe they just had a bad night. Last visit someone fired a waitress and all she did was curse on way out door.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a great experience overall. Our waiter was great, everything was clean and following CDC guidelines which made me feel very safe eating here during a pandemic. The only downside was the table we were seated at which was in a very odd location (like between two walk ways) and the table was much taller than the chairs which made it a bit awkward and less enjoyable.

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for dining with us recently and your review. We appreciate you noticing that we are committed to providing a safe & sanitary experience for our guest and do agree that some our our tables locations are not the best. Your perspective is valuable and we will look at ways we can correct this going forward. We hope to see you again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great !! Celebrated my daughters birthday

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your recent occasion. We are happy to hear that you had a good time and hope it was a memorable birthday for your daughter.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just got home from my best friend’s birthday at the Melting Pot, and everything was perfect! Aaron S. was our server and we had two other (Aaron/Erin)s with us and had a great time with that!! Food was amazing!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 28, 2020

This is awesome and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review and will be sure to pass it along to Aaron and the entire staff. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect day for my friend. Both her and I loved each and every moment of it!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 28, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for the warm review and we hope that you will return again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Have not been to the Melting Pot P

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TomG
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok
table out in the open and upstairs
Celebrating Anniversary

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JG91
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dessert option for a quick, last minute trip.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and being they were slower due to Covid I assume the service was great and how it used to be at the old location

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Lindsey
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at this location! Mike J was our server this time, and was always on top of everything we needed, we never had to ask for anything! Awesome service.

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CurtW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Everything was excellent. We had the bigger night out meal and were incredibly pleased.

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 21, 2020

We are so happy to hear that your experience with us was a positive one. Thank you for choosing to dine with us and we cant wait for your return!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating our anniversary. Service and food were fantastic! Loved the thursdate special!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for dining with us to celebrate your anniversary. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service, food and Thursdate! We hope you will join us again in the future.

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vipJoshuaS
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dakota's service was fantastic. She was friendly and upbeat throughout our visit and made sure we had everything we needed. Great food and great service as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good distancing, got to our table and didn't see anybody but our server until we left! Great food, can't wait to come back next year and try a different combination.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 3 year anniversary and really enjoyed the food. I didn’t care for the chicken fondue but loved everything else.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16th Birthday. Great experience.

JS
vipJoshuaS
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always. We love the team at our local MP!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time there and the food and service were amazing. We will be back in the future!

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RachelE
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, food incredible- celebrated a birthday !

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Too much work

LM
LisaM
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for spending time with loved ones. There is time to visit in a great environment

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Birthday
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with the restaurant week special and had such a wonderful time. The food was great, I especially loved the addition of the dessert course to this year’s special. I also LOVED the wine flight option. It was fun to get a new wine with each course. I loved our server and truly wish I could remember her name, I’m so sorry! She was perfect though!

It was just a really great time, couldn’t be happier that we went!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Well the food was amazing, the presentation was extraordinary and the quality matched as well. How ever I wanted to order my beautiful date a nice glass of red, the manager came over very awkwardly afterwards and was insinuating that I was drunk I wasn’t even drunk just very tired after working 12 hours. I do understand why they didn’t want to serve me. The music matched the vibe and the steak was amazing and the chocolate was to. However I did notice the sauces/fondue did easily slide off of the food. But my experience was great! Definitely would go back just not as high.

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KatiP
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding. The food, as usual, was amazing especially the chocolate fondue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the experience was excellent. However the filet mignon and teriyaki sirloin were very tough even when cooked on the lower end of time. All else was delicious. Restaurant week 2020

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 261-3477.

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 509 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.