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About The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee
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.
Ahwatukee, AZ 85044
Fondue, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
2 miles west of the I-10, north side of road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Well lit lot in front of the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit the event section of our website (www.meltingpot.com) for additional details on everything we're cooking up at The Pot!
We are a great place to host your next party. Our leisurely four-course dining experience is perfect for corporate gatherings, office parties, birthday parties, bridal luncheons, school functions and more.
The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee Ratings and Reviews
It was disappointing. We were in a large room, not cozy or romantic. It was my birthday dinner, but there was nothing special about it. The food was tasteless. No lemon butter sauce for the lobster. The filet mignonette was tasteless.
So disappointing after my wonderful fondue dinner at Lake Louise two years ago
This was great food, great service. Unfortunately we had a 6 month old baby with us. This is not the place for kids/babies. I was uncomfortable when he got fussy. You can't hurry the food, because you have to cook it. I would do it again in a heartbeat...without a baby. The waitress even offered to hold the baby so that we could hurry and eat our food. She was extremely kind.
We didn't feel like it was as good as it used be. it used to be a fancy place where you wore you nice clothes. Not short and flip flop. Plus the i though it was a place that was more romantic. The light were dim and that were the romance stopped. We sat next to a family of 4 kids with Kids YouTube on. I mean we got out to get away from that. For the price of the food which was $150 the food part wasn't that good. The dessert was amazing and even the cheese was really good but the food part was OK. Our server was outstanding. I remember it being a high end dinning and it was more like a regular dinner. If I come next time I'll make sure to eat before coming and only have desert or the cheese fondue and request to be in more secluded area.
Everything was great, as usual, except the service, which is usually excellent. Right off the bat, the server told us it was his 1st week waiting tables. Didn't inspire confidence. He forgot to bring our entree refill. Then forgot to get more broth to cook it in because we had waited so long it all burned off in the pot. It made for an even longer meal than usual as we waited for the server. We've been coming for fifteen years so we understand it's normally a long experience, but this was egregious. Maybe he was just having a forgetful night. Everyone has off-days sometimes.
We requested a table with two pots but were seated at a table with one, we had to wait 15 minutes but were able to switch. It seemed to take a little while to get our food when there weren't that many customers there. They did not have the french onion cheese that we get at home and did not try to make it. This was my daughter and son in law's first visit and not sure they will go back unless we are there and suggest it.
Although the food was tasty, it was really difficult to enjoy the evening due to the staff constantly coming by the table wanting to clear plates, and asking if we were done. When we actually needed something, no one was to be found; this happened on multiple occasions.
What should’ve been a relaxing meal felt very rushed. Really would love if the staff were outgoing, had some personality, and helped to make the evening relaxing and fun; however everything was very procedural, sanitary, and the overall attitude and unenthusiastic personality of the staff overshadowed decent tasting food, making us wish we could just forget the whole event.
Unfortunately, this was our first, and last, and only visit to melting pot, and that’s just sad.
Please, do yourself a favor, maintain a positive experience with fondue, and go somewhere else, anywhere else. The Melting Pot needs to mature before it can be considered an unique experience, fine dining or a destination for a special occasion … especially at these prices.
Everyone working at a high-end restaurant looking and acting like they're all teenagers? Irritating, interrupted every 4 minutes, by everyone who worked there asking way too many personal questions. Seemed like whoever was in charge told them all to maybe make more conversation? Annoying. Food was just okay. My least favorite melting pot by far.
Hostess was absolutely terrible. One of the worst I have ever dealt with at a restaurant. We might as well have been at Taco Bell. In and Out staff rate higher on energy and customer service. But our waiter CJ was more than fantastic and really helped to make our dining experience an amazing one. We were a big group with hangry kids and CJ was accommodating and fast on his toes to meet every need and request. Loved him!!!
We have dined at The Melting Pot for many years. We decided to go there to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary after seeing a movie last Sunday.
We arrived before our reservation time and waited at the bar while our table was prepared. My husband ordered a bottle of Bud Light (which was on display). The bartender brought him a can. My husband prefers bottled beer. The bartender had none of the bottled beers available that were displayed. He settled for a canned beer in a glass.
We were seated at our table fairly quickly. Our server, TJ, greeted us and ask us if we were celebrate a special occasion.
After looking over the menu, my husband and I decided we must have eaten too much popcorn and weren’t as hungry as we thought. We don’t like desserts, so the four course meal isn’t for us. We decided we just wanted cheese fondue and a salad.
TJ seem unhappy with our decision. He prepared our cheese fondue, brought us our salads and my husband had another beer.
My husband and I were visiting and reminiscing at our booth. The music playing was a Daughtry song, we commented to each other that we felt like we were at Applebee’s not The Melting Pot. The “fine dining” ambiance was missing.
TJ flew by and without stopping commented that he would get us our check. We hadn’t ask for it, we were thinking about another drink but okay we will leave.
Overall, it was a disappointing evening and not the place we remembered.
Our food was great. But what I can't stand is when you have a waitress that talks to you like she is reading off a script and you feel no one on one. Felt like she was speeding us out of there. We have been going to the melting pot of years for our anniversary and enjoy the melting pot.
Our server and food were great. However, one of our burners was not working properly. It took the other part of my party much longer to cook and enjoy their food, or we cooked it for them in our fondue. We notified our server, who notified his man, but nothing was done. It was not a great first impression for my sons and their girlfriends.
The manager was combative and rude from the time we arrived. Service was extremely slow. The manager came to out table and was argumentative and rude. We left before we got to eat due to the poor service and attitude of manager Victor Felix. Do not visit this location as they do not care about the customer at all.
It was an exceptional first-time experience. The service was outstanding, I always felt tended to and they answered every question I had, with ease. The food was second to none, everything was absolutely delicious and presented in a fun way — I love the unique meal prep and such that can only be found at The Melting Pot.
The server was great, the hostess was robotic, the appetizer and desert fondue great, the meats all tasted the same, like the broth cooked in, nothing special. This would be something you should do once but I don’t plan on returning for a actual meal. I would prefer JC’s Steakhouse in Gilbert for an exceptional food and experience with friends and family.
We have been a regular at The Melting Pot of Scottsdale for many years. After recently moving to Chandler we decided to try this location. It was not a very good experience. I understand our waiter was probably new but to start off with, he brought the wrong bottle of wine. It was not even close to what we ordered. He did a very good job cooking the cheese fondue. However when he brought out the oil and the food, the oil came out very cold and not even close to cooking temperature. We waited about 10 minutes until we saw him again and asked him if he could please turn up the temperature on the oil. He did so and then left. A few minutes later we were both forced to vacate the booth because the oil or something started popping and was spraying oil on the table and the pan was actually popping off of the burner. I jumped up and found the control on the table and turned it down. This was witnessed by the people across the way and they wondered what was going on. I have no idea what was wrong with the oil but something really was. I inform the waiter when he returned to the table. We did not eat a lot of our meal as it was taking very long to cook. When desert came, of course the chocolate was absolutely Stone stone-cold and barely melted. We waited about 10 minutes for the chocolate to heat up before beginning to eat our dessert. It was quite a disappointing meal. And considering that it was a special day and the only thing that could be ordered was the 4 course feast which we were made aware of on the day of our reservation, we probably should have cancelled our reservation and just come back at a less busy time. I could only give this particular meal a 2 at best.
First off we have been to Melting Pot many times and this last time, was the worst and will be the last time. The server was nice, but very uneducated with ingredients, cooking times etc. The food was subpar literally we were served brown apples, crusty dried out celery, wrinkled dried olives and meat that smelled less than fresh (which we didn't eat). We wont be back, spent over $200 and left feeling disappointed and disgusted by the experience.
A very dark and unfriendly ambience. You can't see other guests as you sit in a closed off area.
A confusing menu but the server -an excellent one- explained it to us.
The four course menu is too much food. But we enjoyed two fondue choices. No consistency in the presentation of the tray with the veggies, bread and meats.
The second tray was quite different from the first one.
It's also not easy to find the place if you go for a first time. Very poor signage outside that is barely lit.
All in all, a rather disappointing experience for us.
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