The only issue we had is that it was very cold inside for a 6 pm reservation. Maybe next time we will ask for a table deeper in the building ....... they were not really able to warm the place up ..... that’s all...... otherwise we had a great time
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.
Great atmosphere. Great food. Great place to celebrate.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.