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About The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE

The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & fabulous four-course dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to get-togethers with friends, meetings or large groups. The Melting Pot always hits the spot. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.

1601 Concord Pike Suite 43-47
Wilmington, DE 19803
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Foulk Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 652-6358

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/wilmington-de/specials

Additional:
Full Bar, Non-Smoking

The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Special Occasion (39)
Romantic (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Fun (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Cozy (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Worth the Drive (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Healthy (3)
Great Beer (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came for a birthday dinner, food was great and we had good service. Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a new server and was a little upset that when she spilled our $20 daiquiri on us that she didn’t refund nor did she bring a new one she let it sit on the table. There was also a 16th birthday party and they were extremely loud. Our reservation was for 7pm and in a restaurant like this, the staff should have done something about it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our waiter was very nice and he did his best. But the food is exorbitant and not really worth the price. Also, there is very little flexibility with the menu.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Very disappointed they had to remake our cheese fondue because there was hair in it and then the second pot they over did the garlic and it was all you could taste. Once we got to the meat course the broth used to cook in was way over seasoned that all you tasted was seasoning the meat flavor was lost. The only good part of our meal was the chocolate fondue which was amazing. They did compensate us slightly by taking $50 off our check but our dinner still cost us over $150 for something that was horrible and very disappointing on our anniversary.

Tags: Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun atmosphere for a date night. Lighting is nicely done: it's not overly bright but light enough to always see what you're cooking. The decor and lighting creates a nice evening ambience. Love that you are not pressured to get in, dine, and get out. On the contrary, the experience takes time and enjoying is the point. I had a four course meal and was there for over two hours. The food is quality and well portioned between fondue and dippers. The dipping selection with my cheese was a little strangely paired (apples and raw veggies), but the bread varieties are good. The meats are delicious and the desert selections are well varied. I do wish you could cook more meat at once - two skewers and 1-2.5 minutes per piece is a bit tedious. The servers are out of necessity coming and going with courses a lot, but it doesn't feel overly intrusive. The staff here were great: friendly and wanted you to have a nice experience. They also have a bit more hands on work than your typical server, since they have to be knowledgeable about how to cook different foods, temperatures, how to operate the stovetop... Makes you appreciate their contribution to your dining experience. The cost is barely more than you would spend at any nice restaurant, but the experience is unique.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great meal. Our waitress was terrific and made the experience more enjoyable. Very good time.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our waiter, Chuck, was incredible as was the food per usual. Only mild complaint was that it was incredibly cold inside the restaurant

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is always good and changes so you can try new things. I have been there twice in the past 3 weeks and both times our waiters were outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Jamie was are server and was fantastic. Food was good and plenty of it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Absolutely love this place, we go for every occasion we can!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This was for my wife’s birthday dinner. Ask specially asked for a nice private booth to enjoy our night out. We were placed in a smaller the normal table in the corner that had an overly brigh table light shining in your face. The waitess said yeah this light is a common problem and tried to dim it but couldn’t because the entire section had to be dimmed as well. It was busy although we we seated at 7:35. We received our first drink at 8:45. An hour and ten minute no food or bread, nothing for 1:10 minutes. After that. The food was ok and were told if we order the 4 course meal it is better but we didn’t even need the salads. Waitress, don’t worry I’ll order it to go for you and you can take it home. Never brought our salads out with the bill and left with no salads. Overall, food was avaerage at best, wine menu sub par and they had 3 or 4 good beers to choose from but the service was horrible. I would not recommend this place and won’t be going be going back.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food is always great. Service usually better than this visit.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food is incredible, and it was my first time their and our server was absolutely excellent in guiding us through our first dining experience. Would come again and recommend to a friend.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Must go place...................................................................................................................................................................................................................GO GO

Tags: Romantic, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We met for a birthday dinner and had such a nice time. Our waiter was awesome - very attentive and also funny. They had some specials that were great, and our waiter had some great suggestions for us as well. The pacing of the meal was wonderful - especially for a nice night out when you don't want to feel rushed. Everything was wonderful, the prices are really reasonable for what you're getting, and we had a great time. We'll definitely be back soon.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was excellent as always but our waiter was very awkward and uncomfortable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great quiet place for a date night. Allow at least 1.5 hours for the full four course meal.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a great experience for our anniversary. Our waitress, Sydney, was excellent; she explained everything and had great recommendations. The cheese course and desert course were the highlights.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We use to come here on a regular basis but it has been a little while since our last time dining here. Food is still great but it has become more loud and casual. Not really the place for romantic night out anymore. Several loud kids groups late Friday night. Still a fun dining experience, though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our favorite place to dine! Great place to celebrate!

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. Tabitha was an excellent hostess. She ensured everything was set just right. She was timely with our courses and explained everything very well.

Even though we were set up in a somewhat “cozy” booth a family of about five were eventually seated next to us taking some of the quietness out of the evening. Ito a point I understand due to the layout of the restaurant; however, I would have thought the rest of the staff would take our occasion into consideration.

Regardless, the food was excellent and the table was prepared the way it is described on their website. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We will definetly be coming back! Our waiters name was Zach J, and he was awesome! He made the whole experience amazing :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Just got dessert, which I had mentioned before arriving via this app. The service wasn’t great, I ordered a martini which I never got and didn’t see the server to ask for it until we were basically finished the chocolate which by then, didn’t want it anymore. I don’t know if they were understaffed or they just sat us right after the server had gotten a table but it wasn’t up to the quality of service that we normally receive when going there for dinner or just going for dessert. Being a sever, I’m not upset for my drink being forgotten but if I were the server I would be a little bit more apologetic about it. We aren’t moochers so we didn’t want anything for free it just didn’t seem like the server cared very much about it. From what I learned about incredible customer service is that it’s important for the customer to be heard. They just want validation. This experience left a bad taste in my mouth. But not literally because the food and chocolate is always great.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Best service ever!!! Our waitress was absolutely amazing! The next time we go we will ask for Sydney!!! She took a special birthday dinner to a whole new level! Food was great! Even our picky eater enjoyed the Melting Pot. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We went to The Melting Pot for my daughter's 18th birthday. The manager was more than accommodating to my family. Our waitress was great, she offered us options and explained each dish carefully and made suggestions! The bus boys kept our waters filled and even gave us a few good laughs. The entire staff at The Melting Pot made this night memorable and I couldn't thank them enough!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food and very friendly and courteous staff. The only downside was the way the tables are positioned you can hear everyone write ind you. There were some folks near us who were really loud and that hampered the mood a bit. Still recommend to go.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent. We have been multiple times and have always been happy. Great atmosphere and service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very nice and great food/ love the fondue part.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was excellent. Drinks were so so. The temperature was terrible. Given all the fondue pots heating at one time, you would think the restaurant would have better ventilation/cooling.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious food, good cocktails, and a really fun experience! Service was a little slow, but our waiter still checked on us. If you follow the 4-course menu (cheese fondue, salad, entree, chocolate fondue) plan on spending a few hours here.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a great time as usual .The Melting Pot never disappoints.+ The food is awesome. Sometimes we just go for dessert

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Repeat customer, food is almost always amazing, fairly new pretzel bites a great addition. Service was far below what we are used to, never received a request or refill of our water for the entire dinner. Waited over 10 minutes for our take home food and specifically asked for some sauce to go home and when I opened the food for my leftover meal, I learned that the sauce was not even provided.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service was great, our waiter was very accommodating and entertaining. The Melting Pot really is a dining experience. The ability to personalize the cook styles and how you want to cook your food provides a creative environment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nice location. Good food. Friendly staff.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

There were 3 of us for dinner and it took 3 hours. Way too long. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable but absent. Basic mistakes were made. And since they just starting to use a new point of sale system, our bill wasn't accurate. We waited for some time while the Manager tried to figure it out. Eventually, we only paid for the amount that was charged, far less then what it should have been. From that perspective, their customer service was excellent. But I would not want to go back. Not worth the money for the food or service received.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went here the other night for my boyfriend's birthday. We made a reservation but got there a little early, we were seated immediately. There was a loud party of 14 going on, but we didn't mind, it wasn't too distracting for us. Our waiter, Zach, was possibly the coolest and most attentive waiter we could have had - the big party had him running around a lot but once things died down, he chatted with us a bit and was one of the best customer service experiences either of us has had.

Almost everything on the menu has a gluten free option (grateful celiac, here) including a couple of GF beers. The drinks were good too, I had a peach cosmo that was absolutely delicious. The food options are vast, we didn't know where to start, but we finally ended up getting the four-course option which was stellar. Price point is a bit high, but for a nice occasion, it's a lovely and unique dining experience.

One thing to keep in mind is that you do have to cook your own food at the table - I was unaware of this aspect, and while it wouldn't deter me (it truly was delicious), I just wasn't expecting it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Made our Anniversary very special. Complimentary champagne toast, chocolate covered strawberries, anniversary card, staff coming by to wish us a Happy Anniversary. Food, atmosphere and service was excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

We celebrated a Birthday with the Wine Tasting Menu! We loved it & had a great dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our waiter was great ! Mixed drinks were awesome but a little on the pricey side. It was cool to try it as an all you can eat. We were able try things we wouldn't have normally. Over all it was a great experience and will do again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a good meal. Server was a bit slow at times but overall good experience

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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