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The Melting Pot - Baton Rouge

4.4
4.4
515 Reviews
$30 and under
Fondue
Welcome to The Melting Pot of Baton Rouge featuring our unique fondue dining experience. The Melting Pot, Baton Rouge, opened in November 1999, is a locally owned and operated restaurant. We offer a truly unique Fondue dining experience, that is enhanced by our local staff with their Southern Hospitality. Try our Fresh Spinach & Artichoke Cheese Fondue to start. Enjoy lobster, filet mignon, shrimp in our Mojo cooking style. Top it all off with one of our 10+ decadent chocolate fondue desserts!
Great for date night, anniversaries, birthdays, girls night out, or just getting away with family & friends. Family Friendly.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (225) 928-5677

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    pGet a $50 gift certificate* when you plan your large Party at The Melting Pot? Enjoy an evening of fondue and fun that your guest will remember for a lifetime. We can host parties from 10-160! Prices Start at $19.95 per person. We will open for private LUNCH parties of 10 or more.

  • Private party contact

    Patrick Tolbert: (225) 928-5677

  • Neighborhood

    Baton Rouge

  • Cross street

    College Drive

  • Parking details

    Parking is free in the lot adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at Esplanade Mall. Corner of College Drive and Corporate Boulevard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 515 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’m so sad to see this place go! Last experience was great, I just wish my card didn’t get charged for the wrong meal of $200.00+ right before rent is due.
  2. n

    nolaboy504

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will miss the melting pot as they closed permanently on the night of our dining reservation. Was such a fun place for us to go for so many years !!!!! We hope someone will buy the franchise and reopen in Baton Rouge !!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wanted to enjoy our final dining experience as the Melting Pot is closing in Baton Rouge.
  4. PB

    PorshaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hate to see them leave Baton Rouge! The food is amazing and it’s always a great experience. I celebrate all important events here, but I will have to find somewhere else...sadly
  5. C

    Cubby

    Baton Rouge

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Good for a date night. Server could’ve been more educated in choices and discriptions of courses. But overall a good dining experience.
  6. LH

    LacyH

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fondue is a fun meal to have and the Melting pot has some great options for different tastes
  7. J

    Jane

    Baton Rouge

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so upset that the MP of Baton Rouge has closed for good. The closest MP now is too far away to drive for a meal, which means the MP experience for us will live in our happy memories. Thank you for providing many enjoyable experiences. We will miss you as you are our favorite place to go.
  8. SP

    SherryP

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was great. Our waiter was not happy about the closure and her negativity was reflected in her attitude. She was trying her best, but it came through. I am just so sad about the closure of the restaurant. This was my children’s big celebration place. They now have to find another special place.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooo sad that is the last time we will get to go there. We went often as a family to catch up on life happening. One of my sons purposed to he girlfriend there and they have been married for 14 years. Melting Pot was the first restaurant that had gluten free food for my granddaughter. We will miss them!!
  10. M

    Mizz

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love the Melting Pot. I loved and frequented the New Orleans location simply because it was closer, but it closed in May of 2018. I love the Baton Rouge one, too, and unfortunately, it is closing September 29, 2018, which is a shame! My husband is hard to get to go out on a date, and this was his favorite place, so now I go back to no dates again unless I want to drop a fortune to eat at his other favorite place.
  11. ME

    MichE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, but the waitstaff seemed confused and loud. We went for my birthday, I also was supposed to receive a dozen free chocolate covered strawberries but was told that there were none made because they are trying to close. We were given 4 cream puffs in order to compensate for the 12 missing strawberries.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Reservation was at 8:30, but got seated finally at 9:40. Out of Green Goddess Dressing, Apples, Carrots, Cauliflower, & SO much more. Had to repeatedly ask for silverware & dipping spork tongs for fondue. Got check at 12:10am!!!!!
  13. HM

    HopeM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went to the Melting Pot before it closed. It's expensive, but it was a fun date night.
  14. LB

    LoriB

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    We had a horrible experience. They did not accept our Groupon which we should have received the face value. Our waiter did not come back to check on us. We had to track him down. He put our oil for the entrée very high and burned the meat too quickly. The busboy spilled hot grease on my daughter and they did not offer anything but burn cream. I guess it is good they are closing.
  15. TS

    TinaS

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and delicious food. Terrific place to celebrate a special occasion.
  16. HC

    HarmoneyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service, as always! Great ladies night out or date place!
  17. c

    chassitym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    got seated very quickly, server was great and attentive, and manager stopped by the table to make sure we were satisfied
  18. TO

    TONYL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding attentive but not intrusive, informative and helpful
  19. JL

    JonathanL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    If it's your first time, it's not known that you have to cook your meal yourself. The experience was great other than that.
  20. L

    Leec

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Hostess wasn’t nice. We had reservations on open table but she said they over book reservations. We had to ask three times and she told each time that we couldn’t get our table until 8:30 when we had a 6:15 reservation. If you call the phone number it’s a recording from Valentine’s day which was 6 months ago!
  21. IW

    IraW

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing and the food was very good!! Wish it had been a lil more private but we loved it!
  22. GB

    GwenB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I think the melting pot was over priced. The food was ok.
  23. TS

    TracyS

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived, the entire experience was fantastic. The hostesses were welcoming. Ashley was our waitress. She was amazing. The ambiance was quiet and allowed us privacy. The food was delicious.
  24. J

    Joseph

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Service was very lacking. Wasn't explained how anything worked. Had to wait 45 minutes between courses. 3 tables around us came and went while we still had the first course. food was tasty. atmosphere was nice.
  25. C

    Chrispy

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Waited over an hour with an empty glass before finally having to request a refill. Took another 20min to get the refill once I asked. The taste of the food was off and the filet was tough. Was overcharged/charged for an entree which I didn't receive. I ordered a crate your own-pick 4 and only received 3 of the items. The server immediately realized this and said she would correct it but did not. The bill arrived uncorrected so commensurate with the level of service we received over the course of the meal she only got a 10% tip.
  26. EA

    EricaA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Horrible experience. We got seated in the bar at table that had a broken burner, the controls for which were sitting on a chair that had been pulled up to the booth. Our food was a mess and not good- the “filet” tasted like pot roast at best. Our drinks took forever and at one point we overheard the bartender say “oh sorry, I keep getting caught up in this tv show.” (Bob’s Burgers was playing on the bar tv). And it was SWELTERING hot. I was sweating the whole time and by the end we were tempted to just eat the cost and skip dessert to get out of there and stop sweating.
  27. JM

    JessicaM

    Nashville

    46 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I never have written a bad review however this time I can only do that. The service was terrible and unfortunately our waitress maybe had a bad day. The food is nothing to brag about either. You go here for the entertainment purpose and to dip in the fondue. If you’re looking for great food and service, this is not it. If you’re looking for entertainment with friends with mediocre food, bad service and dated decor, this is it.
  28. BJ

    BreJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I went to celebrate his birthday. From the time I reserved until we left it was an easy amazing experience. Our waiter was chase and he couldn't have been any better. He made the experience fun and we loved all of it! Thanks so much for taking great care of us chase! We will be back!
  29. LW

    LakeidriaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time coming there, it was me and my boyfriend celebration of 2 years being together. It was very different and odd, and I LOVED IT!!! We’ll be back! Thanks for this great opportunity
  30. CB

    ChristiB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    They need new menu options and new cooking styles !
  31. CJ

    CarkaydraJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant, the staff was amazing. Although it’s A little pricey, however you are paying for the experience. I attended the melting pot for a birthday dinner.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    It was fine, but the booth seats where pretty bad. Huge dips in them. The lights kept flicking. The service was good and the drinks where very tasty but the food was just ok. Nothing to go back for. No real flavor. I know of many other places that taste much better for the same price
  33. TS

    TSRR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our two year anniversary and because we are plant based, its very difficult for us to find places to go on dates so we don't go on dates often! When we saw The Melting Pot at least offered vegetarian options we were thrilled. Even though it wasn't vegan, we just wanted to go on a nice date. That is exactly what we got. Wonderful service, our waiter was kind and had a wonderful attitude. They gave us champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. We would go here again and again for special occasions!!
  34. JW

    JaimeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food experience was amazing! It was my first time and I enjoyed it very much. However, although the server was very polite and informative, she was a too quick to remove the food from the table, assuming that we were finished and ready for the next course.
  35. LP

    LisaP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very personable and refilled our drinks numerous times without having to ask her. It took a little while for the first course to come out, but all of the other courses, including the check, arrived at a great pace. The food was delicious! In the past I had various milk chocolate desserts, but this time I tried a white chocolate option. It was great! I thought that the taste of the white chocolate blended better with the dippers than the milk chocolate did. The waffle pieces were my favorite.
  36. AC

    AmyC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was phenomenal! It was my husband and i’s first time there and it was so good and fun! S’mores fondue was the best!!!! Thanks again for a wonderful experience
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional. We had a loud family with younger children next to us and the staff were more than happy to move us to a quieter area
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  39. C

    Crissy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The server was noticeably new, but also was doing the best she could with the table. The food came out fine and the tickets were split correctly and the payment process was smooth. The bartender that came by the table was extremely rude, and also made a scene with another coworker out in the open which everyone at the table found unprofessional. Would not return here again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is always good and the experience is always well worth it!

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The Melting Pot - Baton Rouge is rated 4.4 stars by 515 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    College Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Baton Rouge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is free in the lot adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at Esplanade Mall. Corner of College Drive and Corporate Boulevard.

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (225) 928-5677

  • Private party facilities

    pGet a $50 gift certificate* when you plan your large Party at The Melting Pot? Enjoy an evening of fondue and fun that your guest will remember for a lifetime. We can host parties from 10-160! Prices Start at $19.95 per person. We will open for private LUNCH parties of 10 or more.

  • Private party contact

    Patrick Tolbert: (225) 928-5677

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