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.

3626 E Ray Rd
Ahwatukee, AZ 85044
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
2 miles west of the I-10, north side of road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 704-9206

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/ahwatukee-az/welcome

Parking Details:
Well lit lot in front of the restaurant.

Additional:
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!

Private Dining

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

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4.3

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4.3

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4.2

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3.5

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80% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Healthy (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined on April 15, 2018

We told the server repeated that we had not been to the restaurant before but she would not answer our questions about how/what/how much to order or what our options were so we ended up with way more food than we wanted/could eat. We threw out 1/2 the filet mignon and couldn't get dessert because we had already ordered and tried to eat too much food. We had asked if we could get one of order of meat and she said each person gets there own. We asked about the Big Night Out package but couldn't get a straight answer out of the waitress. We had to asked over and over to get our empty water glasses refilled. It was really bad.

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·Dined on April 15, 2018

First date and had an absolute blast. Had a private booth with curtain and they let us stay there talking till closing. Josh was our server and highly recommend getting him if you can.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 14, 2018

The waiter was very nice but the food was super slow. We. Had tickets to a show and missed part of it because the it took so much time between courses.

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·Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful service. CJ was exceptionally friendly considerate fast and complimentary. Made our 20th anniversary night feel like he really cared about us being taken care of and enjoying ourselves.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 9, 2018

We typically go to the Arrowhead location, but because we were meeting one of our daughter's friends as a surprise, chose this location instead. Big mistake. First, we arrived early and were told that there was no way to get us in before our reservation time of 6:30pm. Not a big deal, until we were called back (at 6:30) and saw that there were only two other occupied tables. That was a minor annoyance. This was followed by a 30-40 minute wait in between each and every course. It took us over 3.5 hours to get through our dinner. We are accustomed to this dinner taking a while, and had planned for it, but this was a bit extreme. Especially after the salad course. We'd also put on the reservation that it was for an 18th birthday and had ordered chocolate covered strawberries. We did not get those, but after 3.5 hours, decided it wasn't worth it to even ask. Normally, for special occasions, the plates are written on for the celebration..and even though this is a small detail, it was disappointing that this didn't happen. I felt bad that this was our daughter's friends first experience. It was really bothersome considering there were no other tables in our entire section that had any guests. And the waitress that took over for our waiter during his break was not personable at all. She really didn't seem to want to be at work at all that day. Very disappointed and won't be back to this location.

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·Dined on April 9, 2018

We enjoyed our experience very well. We’ll be coming back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a dessert option for 8 people. Was amazing.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a special place for dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on April 4, 2018

It was a good one time thing to learn how this thing works. Would not go there for the food but for appetizer or deserts.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful service, delicious food! We love the Melting Pot, a little on the pricy side. We love the employees at Olive Garden.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 28, 2018

Quiet, romantic setting with a curtain for privacy. Perfect amount of space for a couple to enjoy a fun make your own meal dining experience. Full course with wine is great for all in, but just cheese and chocolate is equally appealing. Perfect timing for course deliverance, and preparation is spot on. Would recommend to anyone looking for good food and a family or romantic couple environment.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on March 21, 2018

Second time in one year . Very good vibe. Manager on spot to meet n greet . Very friendly and excellent care of our table needs & questions. It was relaxing no rush fun time. Our 18 yr old son loves coming here.
It is a great place for romantic dates, quite dinner, a small group of friends /family.
Business dinner is awesome . It’s so easy simple menu with a lot of options .
A little pricey . But check out Groupon fir deals

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 11, 2018

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

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·Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything was good but get dark chocolate with peanut butter and you will be in heaven!!! So good

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 25, 2018

Visited this location as the one in Tucson closed. They didn't have one of the sauces that Tucson had. I believe it was the gorgonzola sauce. Other than that, it's expensive but expected. My daughter who is 11 loves the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 24, 2018

I thought it was awful but my wife liked it. Fondu is kinda gross.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 24, 2018

Everyone had a lot of fun and left very full. This was a fun experience for all of us.

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·Dined on February 23, 2018

John the server did a great job!

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·Dined on February 21, 2018

We had very friendly service and delicious food, as always.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good food. Went for a Valentine’s Day celebration. However, we were not aware that only one menu was available for that night (the 13th) and spent triple what we expected. Be prepared to spend your money.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was amazing and the service was outstanding! It's a little pricey, but worth it especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place for date night, especially the private booths.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

CJ was amazing. Best service ever, and we were testing his patience. He was so fun highly recommend him!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Normally I would give a five star rating, but they were extremely busy and we were seated in the open dining area and not a private booth. The noise from the large family next to us did not create a the relaxing atmosphere we were looking for.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Melting Pot is such a wonderful place for a great dinner. The menu choices are plentiful and the end result is some good food.

The Long Island Iced Tea is made well. It was one of the best I've had.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Service was great our waiter was extremely helpful and gave great tips on what to try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This is our go-to for "THAT" night out! We always think we will go somewhere else - and then we don't!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic place for an engagement. Will definitely be going back

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Table for two was cozy...a little crowded for all plates that arrive. Food was excellent and plentiful. Service was attentive. Nice experience for son’s (12) birthday. Candle provided with birthday plate was unexpected and cute.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went there for our 1st Anniversary and to Celebrate Adopting our two grandsons. Our waiter, Chuy, was Amazing. He took very good care of us, did not make us feel rushed at all and was very entertaining and attentive!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The services were amazing. We had the best server. Everyone in the restaurant was very pleasant. The food was absolute to die for! 10/10 recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here. The food, service and atmosphere was amazing. Looking forward to many future dining experiences at the Melting Pot.

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