The Melting Pot - Albuquerque

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Fondue

***ADVISEMENT***
We are excited to announce that we will be dipping back in business Thursday, September 3rd! Come celebrate any of life's special occasions that you might have missed.

Effective 10/16/20 The Melting Pot will initiate some minor changes to continue to serve New Mexico and comply with New Health Orders, these changes are as follows:

Restaurants who serve alcohol will have to shut their doors at 10 p.m. as such we can only accommodate tables after 9:00 p.m. to cheese fondue, salad, and/or chocolate fondue to ensure tables are finishing by 10:00 p.m.
No alcohol will be permitted after 10:00 pm.
Table Time Allotments due to Health Order
In order to continue to serve New Mexicans and comply with new health order we will be allotting tables of 4 or less a leisurely 2 hours for the completion of their meal and tables of more than 4 guests a leisurely 2.5 hours for the completion of the meal.

Thank You for your continued patronage!

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Spend Thanksgiving over a steamy fondue pot with loved ones, Our 4-Course FIXED menu is only entree that will be served for $49.95 an adult. Kid's menu $19.95. Credit card required to reserve (cancel required by 11/19/20 or $25 cancellation fee assessed.) A leisurely 2 hours per table is allocated.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Seating noon to 8:30pm Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The only menu served is our Holiday 4-Course for $59.95 per adult, $19.95 for kids under 10. Reservations require credit card guarantee, cancel by 12/15/20 to avoid $25 non-appearance fee. Tables allotted a leisurely 2 hours for your dinner.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2020

Seating noon to 8:30pm Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The only menu served is our Holiday 4-Course for $59.95 per adult, $19.95 for kids under 10. Reservations require credit card guarantee, cancel by 12/15/20 to avoid $25 non-appearance fee. Tables allotted a leisurely 2 hours for your dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice place to eat

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vipBobM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really was not worth the price

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Criff
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great, the experience was definitely fun and tasty. Our server was friendly and quick and it was a nice quiet place to take your time over a meal to talk and enjoy. The place was very nice but the seating is in these little cubbies that were snug and cozy but maybe a tad small. I understand that you don’t want a huge space, so you don’t have to stretch to get to the fondu pot or your food, but still a little small.

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Vegfoodie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The melting pot is a great experience. My only caveat is the people prepping the dippers weren’t wearing gloves or masks the entire time. My companion is a chef and he was able to look directly into the room from his seat and let us know of the substandard hygienic practices. Ultimately, this didn’t diminish from our dining experience. It’s a great evening of delicious food.

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Coley
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delightful Birthday dinner Great cubicle style to stay safe during pandemic! Nice and romantic

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Was sat next to the kitchen and was very load. Don’t know if the waitress other tables were across the restaurant but seemed like she forget about us. When they brought the cheese to us she did not turn on the burner the cheese was not hot. When we turned on the burner there was no water in the cooker that it just burned. Took a very long time in between courses. We asked for refills of our drinks and she only brought two drinks and left one almost empty.
Was very disappointed in the service quality a fool for how expensive it was. Been to the Melting Pot numerous times and loved it. I know we’re in a pandemic but this service and food was very not the quality that I was expecting from the Melting Pot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not sure why the food & service was so bad. We’ve been several times prior to this, but no one ever turned on our burners, the cheese fondu was already made (not at our table) and was cold, all the silverware & prongs were dirty with food, we had to wait & ask several times to have our water refilled, the chocolate fondu came out cold & was not presented table-side. Our dinner took almost 4 hours. We were there for a birthday, but were given what looked like leftover pieces of pastry & other desserts thrown on a plate instead of the chocolate covered strawberries that were promised. There was no manager who came to address any of the issues & nothing was addressed by our waiter. Really disappointing considering we like to frequent the restaurant.

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vipChrisR
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, as always.

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RN505
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We waited 20 mins before our waiter even saw us and when he finally came to the table he brushed off the fact that it we had been waiting for so long and rushed us throughout the entire process. It kind of felt like he wanted us to hurry up and get out so that he could go home. He also barely checked on us. I usually don’t leave reviews because I don’t like offending anyone but the service he provided was horrible and we felt like we were inconveniencing him by being there.

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CatherineL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner on a Sunday evening! Got seated right away. My husband is handicapped and the staff was amazing. Lacrisha our server was perfect! She timed everything perfectly as to not rush us! The food and my martini was very very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not rushed and great atmosphere

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Kevsbabe
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. Had to wait quite awhile before someone took drink order.

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vipDebbieB
New Mexico
39 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The greeter wasn’t very friendly, but our server was good. The manager came by the table to check on us, that was positive. The ambience was nice, but the problem is that when you cook your own entree i.e., chicken, fish, beef it would be helpful to have a light to make sure you reach your desired temperature. Cell phone light helped. All in all, enjoyed ourselves and my teenage son decided he wasn’t too bad at cooking on the grill.

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vipKathy
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went there for our 37th Wedding Anniversary. Inside was very cozy and the atmosphere was low key, as far as noise level. The Big Dinner for two was great! I loved the cheese fondue especially. It had bacon bits mixed in with the cheeses. The entree had both meat and fish, plus veg. for cooking and several sauces. The chocolate fondue for dessert was really good too, but I wished they could have given us a little larger portion.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I went to Melting Pot for a belated birthday for her. I just wanted to say how delightful our server Joseph was. He was funny and nice and surprised my mom with a little makeshift birthday cake. He helped make our celebration night a wonderful night!

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RobertG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed ourselves, excellent service, superb food, great staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with friends. Noah, our server, was affable and attentive. Enjoyed the whole experience.

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LarryH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome, great experience. Sydney our waitress was fantastic. Going back next time in Albuquerque😀

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GARYC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

If I decided to operate a restaurant where food quality didn’t matter and I wouldn’t need to not bother hiring a pesky chef, Melting Pot would be the place for me!

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Guest
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Overrated and overpriced. It's in a strip mall for goodness sake For the outrageous price we paid I would have expected more. Never again.

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jmac
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We go to Melting Pot a few times a year and to their valentines dinner for multiple years. This year must of missed the sign up email, so went with 16th at 530pm. Food was good as usual but little choices from their normal menu. Should have ordered the same stuff off the normal menu and saved $$. Out of pasta .
Service was s l o w. Not just our server, who was great when there, but others also. Heard a lot of "sorry haven't forgotten you. Sorry it is so slow.." at the 2 hour mark, still were waiting for the chocolate course.
Overall a good experience. But it seems Melting Pot has some internal issues that need to be addressed. To me they just upcharged their normal meal . Their slow service also affected our overall experience.

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MiguelH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time coming here to try out. I thought it was going to be very different, but I was completely satisfied with the turn out. I was very content with the entire experience. My partner/best friend had decided for us to go there. I had an ulterior motive for going there. The whole staff made my evening, one to remember for always. I'm pretty sure she will remember it forever. So anyways, the last courses were approaching. I was in dire need of talking to the server. They were busy so I also did not want to be a pest. Finally, I found him. He asked if i needed help, I said yes sir. I need a lot of help, with what I am trying to do. He asked, what was it, so I pulled out a ring for my partner. He was so surprised that he was going to be a part of this. Next thing I know is the entire staff wanted in on this. So every one had something to do my grand jester of proposing to my partner. She was so surprised with everything that was going on. So the staff helped me out, big time. For doing this on a wine, everything turned out great. She said yes to my proposal, everyone e did such a fantastic job there, I was so impressed by the effort this team did to help me out. I want to thank the entire staff for helping me out. Thanks all. Could not of done this without your alls help!!! Much love to you all for all help. I will recommend this place to all I know. As we were asked by the hostesses, if we would come back for our anniversary, of course we will do that. Melting pot, thank you for giving a very memorable moment to us , thank you for everything you did on 02/16/2020, appreciate everyone there for doing what they did, in such a short notice, thanks again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When we walked in there was no one waiting at the hostess counter and the hostess wasn’t there. After about a minute she walked up and I told her we had a reservation at 2:45 and it was 2:50. She checked us in and told us to give her a minute while she found us a table. We stood off to the side and the floor was extremely sticky for whatever reason. Two other couples walked in while we were waiting and one had a reservation and one didn’t. It was about 3:05 when the hostess finally told one of the couples that had a reservation AND walked in after us that their table was ready. While the hostess was seating that couple another couple walked in and just kind of stood there confused so when the hostess came back I asked her if she got us check in for our reservation and she looked almost confused but then said oh yeah you’re next follow me. I mean it just seemed a little weird like we made a reservation and we still had to wait almost 20 mins for a table? The melting pot is a great restaurant but I don’t think they have enough staff and if they do I don’t think they have enough staff that care. Other than that first impression, everything was great.

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SherryeM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s pricey but nice and we didn’t like that we had to do the preset menu

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Sky4
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I would like to discuss a refund but the service was so terrible that I don't want to even bother. Me and my girlfriend went for
a Valentine's dinner and it was very disappointing.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was dirty, the bathrooms were atrocious. The service left a lot to be desired. For a place that is so expensive, the experience was not up to our expectations. Our reservation was set for 7:45. We were not sat until 8:30. Our waiter was less than attentive with long spans of time between our courses. It took an hour to get the drinks we ordered from the bar. Our glass had food inside, the waiter never took it from our table. Our utensils were dirty and so were the plates that the waiter brought from the kitchen. You could here the wait staff yell corner every time they walked into and out of the kitchen. There was a yellow wet floor come by our table the entire meal. We were told the meal would take an hour and a half, we were there for over three hours.

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RogerS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The management and waitstaff were amazing. The manager went above and beyond with all of our requests.

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DavidM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, perfect for a romantic Valentines Day!!

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Steve
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal to spend an early valentines

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RobertM
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was good. Food as always was great. Our service with Steven was very pleasurable and we fully enjoyed our evening

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Megan
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time and very good service. We were a group of 9 that had the 4 course lunch on a Saturday. Brought my 13 yo and 6 of her friends here for her birthday celebration and both the management and waiter were very accommodating. They let two of us sit at a separate table so that the 7 girls could sit together and provided very helpful (and accurate) advice for how many meals would need to feed the group, which saved me money. The waiter was also excellent and very patient with this group of young ladies!!

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Catsafae
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They managed to fit us in at the last minute. There was a problem with one of the burners at out first table, but they dealt with it quickly and professionally. Everyone was friendly, and the food was, as usual, excellent. We were slightly sad for the absence of cauliflower and broccoli, but we still had enough to eat. In fact, the entree portion size for Cheese Fondue Day was a little smaller than the regularly-priced entrees, and we were able to eat the chocolate and not feel overstuffed.

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vipfly2dine
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, service seemed a little indifferent, resulting in a leisurely three hour meal.

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Heather
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience5

Waiter was good at the beginning but after our salads he came only a few times. We were completely out of water half way through the meal. Very disappointed!

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vipStacie
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was delicious, it always is which is why we chose The Melting Pot to celebrate my wife’s birthday, it is one of her favorite places.

Everything was going great. While waiting in the entree, I spoke to our server Nate (Nathan) and let him know that we were there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. He said that he would bring a “Celebration plate” out fir her during the entree.

The entree came, Nate checked on the table, then that was the last we saw of him for at least 45 minutes. I finally went to get a manager to ask for the check. I also asked them to cancel our dessert order (my wife’s favorite part) since we had to get the kids home for bed. Obviously, since there was no server, there was no birthday celebration plate. Nate never even bothered to apologize.

At the end, we did get help from a nice, apologetic server named Joe. The Manager was very apologetic about it, but the damage was done.

It was still a very good meal, but a very disappointing experience.

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HappyDiner4321
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very small portions. Table of 6 given same amounts as table of 4 or less. Expensive versus portion size. Used to be bigger portions.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I’ve been to this location many times and always had a great time. This time our reservation ran 30 minuets late, bummer it we showed up 40 minuets early. Our waiter was horrible!!! You could tell he just wanted to get off the clock and go out. He NEVER took a drink order, I had to ask for a bottle of wine, he never asked what we wanted. We had to remind him that he needed to ask us our cooking style, and what meats we wanted. He was just walking away after asking our salad, cheese, and dessert. He brought our wine after we finished our cheese so I sent it back, no reason to have it if we have to rush a whole bottle now. He never gave us a refill on our water, and left a tray with dirty dishes at our table for almost the whole meal. Talked to management and he took the tray, couldn’t get out of the booth since it was blocking us and had to flag someone down. We got champagne with our meal... well we should have. We had to remind him of this as well and he said oh ya it’s been a long day. After paying for our meal and waiting 15 minuets for our champagne we decided we’d leave. Our waiter was at a table full of coworkers wrapping silver ware, chatting away. He looked at us leaving and ran to get the champagne, walked past us and never said anything to us to apologize. Worst experience I’ve ever had at the melting pot, and I’m not sure if I’d ever go back, brought this to managements attention and nothing was done. Sucks getting service like this after paying so much.

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DanielleH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

My husband and I went to the Melting appt for New Years Eve. We had a reservation at 8, but weren’t seated until 8:20, which is understandable. We spent at least 20-30 minutes waiting between each course. Anticipating a long wait for the check, we asked our waiter to bring it out with the chocolate fondue. We waited for that for 40 minutes before deciding to call it a night. I asked to speak to a manager, who apologized and said he would take the chocolate off of our bill, and give us a gift card to come at another time for dessert. We declined the gift card, as we have no intention of returning. Our waiter came out with our bill, and the manger asked if he had already run our card, which he had. We then waited for the bill to be adjusted, as promised. The manager left and never came back. So we paid $170 (excluding tip) for a 3 hour dinner without dessert. It’s unfortunate, as we used to love this restaurant and the experience. Our waiter even admitted that they were not prepared. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food took a little long and portions were much smaller then the last time we dined. Our vegetables and apples for the cheese fondue for minimal and when we saw another guests come out it was full

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GlendaF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

When they called to confirm my reservation one of the very first things they told me is that we would only be allowed to be there for two hours because of “how busy they were“. That definitely did not make me feel very welcome. Our reservation was at 5 o’clock, and when we showed up at exactly 5 o’clock they told us that they would get a seated “In a few minutes”. They had us wait five minutes for absolutely no reason. There was hardly anybody in the restaurant at that time. Once we were seated, it took 10 minutes for anyone to come to our table. He offered us complementary cider and champagne and took our order for cheese and salads. I told them that my daughter was celiac and that she would need a special plate to herself. Throughout the entire meal I kept asking if certain things that were delivered to us were gluten-free. Each time he told me “yes“ however I was never 100% convinced that they were. I guess it was just his attitude, He just never sounded 100% certain that what he was telling me was actually true. When they brought her plate with pasta on her it, I again asked if it was gluten-free and he told me “yes“, however I did not see anywhere on their menu where the pasta was gluten-free, so I was not 100% sure he was correct, therefore I told her just not to eat it. He never asked for our drink order so we finally just told him what we wanted to drink, however we did not receive our drinks until the third course. There was not one single problem that stood out, Just a lack of customer service all around… From the confirmation phone call till the end of the meal...I just feel that for the price of the meal and the expectancy of a good service this was definitely service I would expect at Applebee’s, not a place that cost about $100 a person. We used to come here all the time, and the Manager used to come around and talk to everybody, however the last three times I have been the service has just declined. I don’t anticipate going back.

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The Melting Pot - Albuquerque is rated 4.1 stars by 2586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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