The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee

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Fondue
The Melting Pot is Arizona's premier fondue restaurant. Enjoy four courses of fondue and reconnect with your friends, family and colleagues. Savory cheese fondues; entrees cooked table-side that include filet mignon, lobster, and shrimp just to name a few. Include chocolate fondue for dessert and they all melt into a unique dining experience. The Melting Pot has a full complement of beer, wine and cocktails to enhance your dining experience. Intimate booths for two, private rooms or dining room tables are available nightly. The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is a unique way to create memories with your party. Reservations recommended.
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NM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great place and as always the food is always fun and delicious however our server left a lot to be desired

DW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is far from our first visit to the melting pot. We have been regular guest (5 times a year or so) for the past 14 years. Everything food wise and service wise was wonderful per usual. During the new check out process where the being the card reader to your table to take payment the waitress stand there while you do the whole process including the tipping. We had Katie and she was wonderful. I do tip off of service and don’t like someone standing over me while we pay the bill. Please change this as soon as possible. I was awkward and not a pleasant way to end our evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was incredible had the four courses and was a fantastic experience

SA
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Over priced expect more
Food quality was questionable

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my Daughter’s Birthday dinner, and her first time here....she thoroughly Ethel whole experience!! We’ll be coming back for a dessert night!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Server was fantastic and friendly, we had a four course meal. However, the food was horrible the quality of the food disappointing. The Atmosphere was embarrassing and outdated with a 70’s vibe. The music was horrid. We’ve always wanted to go to the Melting Pot for years... Not what we we’re hoping for... we’re big fans of fondue, but this place was the worst that I’ve ever been to. I predict that this place will be out of business soon.

A
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess and server were relatable and professional. Food was excellent. Price was quite high, but worth it for an anniversary.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I have been to this place several times and this is the first time that k was truly unsatisfied. The service was not good and definitely seems so much more expensive than other days. I always like to give a good tip, it’s the right thing to do. But I really dislike when the waiter puts its own percentage. Like can’t I choose?! Our dinner felt rushed and just not comfortable like past experiences. I took a few friends for the first time and they were not impressed.

MB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience are unique and fun!
The server we had was great and just the right amount of attentive.

VG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was extremely slow. It took 1 hour to even get our order and we were there 3.5 total hours. We were ready immediately to order but the service was not even to a mid level dining expectation. The place was not busy and we left with a below par experience and a $900 bill celebrating my daughters birthday with friends and close family. Not to mention it needs renovation and a good cleaning.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary dinner and the quiet setting was perfect. Our server was very knowledgeable and made the experience even better. I would highly recommend!

RL
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience1

Seated in the back room alone but melting pot should be an intimate booth did not like the room, service was good waitress was nice and attentive along with manager food was ok did not like 1 course but that my fault for what I ordered. The portion size and value is NOT here have been here a number of times and maybe they raised prices or I forgot I don’t mind spend $400 for meal if you get value spent $175 and got practically nothing and obviously the food is not cooked not trying to be stupid but food needs to be prepped in kitchen but your not paying large highly skilled kitchen staff as you would in normal restaurant value for what you get is just not there and food was ok but nothing great it is an experience that dollars don’t add up for that experience I would pay $200 for 3x the amount of food that received and be happy so it’s it’s not the overall dollar amount it’s what you get for the dollars spent

TS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Typed in iPhone please forgive any spelling or grammatical errors.


First time ever going so I can chalk that up to something new. However, let me start. Told them it was for an anniversary, we got sat at a general table when there was plenty of tables with curtains. Didn’t know they offered that so didn’t special request it, sometimes restaurants have the kindness to notice it’s a special occasion and ask (¯\_(ツ)_/¯). So sat at our table, the lights were intense. The person with me noticed as well. The lights were lower hanging over the table and really bright, so much for the romantic lighting.

The food ok is our first time there. Didn’t know how the place worked. Got the cheese and bread tray with fruit. That was good. Then learned we had to cook our own food. Ok no biggie. New experience let’s go. I guess I was a little sticker shocked. I am ok with paying for good food. I think the shock was the price and then learning I had to cook my own food. Listened to the instructions and went at it. I think the food was good but I do not thing the meat was $60 a plate good. Again, especially since I’m not cooking it.

Finally, the dessert. The creme brûlée white chocolate. I let my date get it even though I don’t like white chocolate. It wasn’t really creme brûlée to me, just warm whit chocolate. My date thought it was good but not amazing. But it was nice to know you can get refills on the items that go into the chocolate.

So overall, will I go back? Yes, but mainly for the appetizer and then a different dessert. The meal just didn’t do it for me. I also definitely won’t make it a romantic meal either.

I don’t remember our waiters name or nickname (fail on my part) but he was fun. More chatty and I was fine with that. I do feel sorry for him having to give the first time customer spiel. That was long and he had to do it multiple times. But he did have it well rehearsed.

l
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good although it was barely warm and typically it is hot at The Melting Pot. Fast and friendly service

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and was a treat for my boyfriend before he had to go back to his college.

BS
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome New Year's Eve experience

F
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was good, service good, restaurant was dusty and dirty

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was very accommodating and engaged. My birthday is 12/24 so availability has always been an issue, and there were some seating issues at the beginning, but I found the food and the service to be great overall.

s
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting experience and the booth was great and quite private. Food was good but it was Christmas Eve so we had a fixed price and actually it was quite a bit of food. I totally enjoyed the fondue experience.

AW
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Service was great, our server Sophia helped us through the process since we had never been before. Really wishing we would have picked A different cooking style. Not enough food in each course.... feel like we needed a second serving for both of us. We left full, but were hungry shortly after.

DC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife's birthday here, just the two of us. Had a wonderful private booth with curtains, and enjoyed great food and service. Well worth it! A terrific place to sit back and talk and enjoy a relaxed meal.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very dissatisfied for have picking this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. We spend over $650 and we had bad services from the start, to overall. I would love if I can actually speak to management because Because we were left with some concerns.

NA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration? This is the place to go!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for cozy private dining experience. Service was great and food was good and plentiful

RL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The server (Austin) was outstanding, very friendly and informative, the only thing I would have liked a wine holder with ice to keep our white wine cool.
There were some billing issues going on at a table near by that were bothersome but overall it was an enjoyable delicious dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very cool personal experience with my significant other

JW
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! Great service; will be back for sure :)

LP
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family loves Melting Pot. We had great food and our waiter was fantastic!!

Z
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food and experience was amazing, this was our first time dining at any Melting Pot ever. We were unsure about the menu, did not know if we ordered the cheese fondue, and entree at the same time, did not know if we had to get the same one, simple questions like that. We told our waiter that we wanted to do the four course experience and he said okay what cheese fondue would you like and then asked what entree and we told him and he never asked us what salad we want. Our salad never came, when we got the bill we were charged for a four course meal but only received the cheese, entree, and dessert fondue. Very poor waiting. Was not helpful either with the menu and rushed us to decide, did not tell us that we could order different meat entrees either.

CK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not bad, just overall not worth the price.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Logan was amazing! It was our first time dining there, and we are definitely going to be going back!

JB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin was unbelievable. Bummed we didn’t get a curtain booth

BF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The food and decor are really a killer of the restaurant. It really needs a face lift and was kinda gross. Me and my girlfriend noticed a musky smell that bothered us the entire time.

The food really lacked passion. The food felt store bought especially the the beginning course. The bread was a bit stale and artificial.

For the price My girlfriend and I expected to be blown away. It was a let down because we could have gone to City Hall Steakhouse for the same price for food 10 times better.

They really need to rethink there prices and menu

WG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was superb and very attentive. Made for a great time for our granddaughters first time.

TB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Josh was our server it was very good Oh the first time they’re really didn’t know anything about it and he walked us right through it

OT
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 2 year anniversary dinner there. It was amazing food was delicious and drinks were yummy. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome! Chewy (server) brought a personalized touch to the already great experience.

CT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well managed and excellent service!
Highly recommended for special occasions

PC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent. Drinks could have been a little stronger, like where I could actually tell there was alcohol in them. An example would be the espresso martini, should kind of take your breath away but more or less tasted like a latte. Only reason for giving 4 instead of 5 stars.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! The food is always delicious. Serving staff is polite and we always feel welcome.