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The Melting Pot - Albany

4.5
623 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fondue
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  • Romantic (14)
Welcome to the Melting Pot Restaurant of Albany NY. We invite you to indulge in an interactive authentic fondue dining experience. We provide many private dining options for parties of all sizes, including our famous lovers’ lane romantic booths for two. You can also bring the whole family to experience the Fondue Effect. Join us for the perfect night out whatever the occasion.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fondue
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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(518) 862-1292
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What 623 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Went to the Melting Pot in Albany for an anniversary dinner. Waiter provided good service and was very polite. For the amount of food you get for the 4 course experience, it’s over priced. The only thing that costed the restaurant any money to provide was the steak and lobster. Not worth $50. The meat portions were small. The main reason we came here was because we had a gift certificate. We were told we couldn’t use the certificate because it was a “holiday” (New Years day). It’s a gift certificate already paid for, there should be no restrictions. We called the manager over and he was not helpful and somewhat rude. He could have let us use our $25 gift certificate no problem but he didn’t. Our bill was $100 (no drinks). He’s a manager, his job is to over ride the system when necessary to make customers happy. Overall, kind of disappointed. Other than to use our gift certificate, we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Great atmosphere. Great food. Great place to celebrate.

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Fred (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

First of all - reservations are highly recommended! It's a busy restaurant located inside the crossgates mall. The main (and recommended) feature is the 4 course meal. Cheese fondue course, salad, meat/fish/vegetable fondue course and the incredibly good chocolate fondue course for dessert. All those courses take at least 2 hours to complete - so plan accordingly. The ingredients are fresh, the food is excellent - just takes time to enjoy all that fondue!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

Food is fantastic, especially the chocolate fondue at the end of the meal. The waitstaff is always friendly and helpful. No long waits if you arrive early.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was great, and while the prices are usually a bit high for a minimum wage budget, a coupon helped me follow through with plans, our server was quick to deliver our next course after we finished the previous one, and helped us with cook times for meats we were unfamiliar with.

Thanks for the great experience!

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KathleenQ 
5.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

So relaxing! We walked in there feeling like the world was on our shoulders and how could we possibly relax enough to celebrate a birthday. And by the time we left, 2.5-hours later, we were so relaxed we felt like nothing could get us down. We felt closer together than ever. Truly a marvelous experience. Ask for lovers lane, take only your significant other, tell the babysitter you won't be back for a long time, and order some of their signature cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Overall, the experience was good. Our waiter did mis-identify my partner and I as father and son which was very unprofessional, but he apologized profusely. I would recommend to my friends and family.

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Claudette (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 18, 2017

We are seasoned melting pot nuts. Would eat here weekly if we could. Nice variety of meats. You can specialize your menu to your liking. It is at least a 2 hour time frame depending on the amount of people in your party. We happen to enjoy the process. It gives us time to chat. Some don't like having to cook your own food. My only complaint was that we went for the brunch which was still on the website only to be told it's no longer available.

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HappyinAlva (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on November 16, 2017

The restaurant is very nicely decorated and the tables are placed well apart. Our party of four bought two of the 4-course dinners to share, and it was more than enough for all of us. We thought that the cheese fondue appetizers and the chocolate fondue desserts were the best. The salads also were excellent. Regarding the entrees, we felt that the hot oil overpowered the flavor of the meat, poultry or fish so that we couldn't really taste the flavor of each. Just our opinion. The choices were very fresh, nothing wrong with them at all. There are many sauces to choose from, and it was difficult to remember what each one was. It would be better if the names were on the dishes. If we wanted more of the fruit or side dishes, more was provided quickly at no charge.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

We didn’t like the main meal. The cheese fondue and chocolate fondue were very good. We mentioned it was my birthday and not even a Happy Birthday was acknowledged

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fondue
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Cross street
Washington Ave
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(518) 862-1292
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Catering
We can do Fondue events for large functions.
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Parking details
Located in Crossgates Mall In Albany, near Dick"s Sporting Goods.
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Public transit
Public Bus Stop located near main entrance.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wine