The Melting Pot - Albuquerque

4.2
2656 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
Per the Governors Public Health Order, we are TEMPORARILY re-opening indoor dining through the 4/30/21 in compliance with the latest public health order effective thru 3/12/21.
We have limited seating, therefore have Introduced one set menu for $50 a guest that includes all 4 courses (pricing excludes beverages, tip and tax.) You can also upgrade to the $189 a couple ALL-INCLUSIVE Prix-Fixe. We are seating Thursday through Sundays. All reservations require a credit card to secure and are non-refundable, with a $50 non-appearance fee being assessed.

You can also get your Cheese and Chocolate Fix with our To-Go Program offered Thursdays thru Sundays, View menu and place order at meltingpot.com/albuquerque. Curbside Pick-Up or Take-Out: Thursday thru Sunday.

View menus and how to reserve on our events page.

Seating Thursday Through Sundays: (Indoor Dining until 4/30/21)
Thursday and Friday Seating 4pm thru 8:15pm.
Saturday and Sunday&#

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2656 people are saying
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4.2
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4.1
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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chrisj
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Melting Pot continues to be a favorite of my family for special occasions. I'm having more and more trouble justifying the cost for value received. This latest visit, I found the cheese fondue skimpy, not even enough for the dippers we were provided. For the price, another 3/4 cup of cheese would have been nice.
The meats were high quality and the sauces as usual were tasty. I'm especially fond of the green goddess daubed into the mushroom caps, and the angry cocktail sauce for the shrimp.
My biggest problem was that my seat was directly under the HVAC register, and I was cold the whole time. Couple that with the house music system turned up too loud and I didn't really enjoy dinner that much.

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Karol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Melting Pot! Very cozy private booth and the food and service was great! Will definitely go again.

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KellyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, food is unbelievably good. Staff went above and beyond for me and my family.

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TylerN
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

They changed the recipe of the classic cheese, but still call it classic. But the kicker is they do not offer oil to cook the entree proteins any longer. Quite a disappointment.

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BrianH
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Was seated 35 minutes after our reservations. I understand that it was a busy night but rushing to get us seated and done close to closing was uncomfortable. We were sat in the back which was quiet until the bus staff and other waiters were heard joking and talking loudly while we tried to eat. I understand being understaffed on a busy night is tough but feeling rushed to finish because the staff wanted to go home early felt uneasy. I think based of the limited menu and long wait, we will wait a long time before we go back there.

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LeeM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I had a excellent time together here after a very stressful week. Our 2 hour reservation flew by! We will definitely be back!

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DominicC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our server was horrible we didn’t see him fir the first 20 minutes then we finally ordered our drinks and our cheese was out before our drinks probably came by 4 times or less he had a trainee with him that was doing his own thing and helping us better then the original server was then when we were cashing out he blamed the new guy it was ridiculous would have been better off with the trainee

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Saera
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for an anniversary. We were early but staff were welcoming and got a table for us right away. Our waitress was friendly, attentive and helpful but also gave us plenty of space. The stuck in the photo is a Love Martini, very sweet and fruity. We especially enjoyed the Gorgonzola sauce with the meat, and the local flavor of the Hatch Chile cheddar fondue. The complimentary chocolate covered strawberries and the sweet anniversary wish went the extra mile. We'll be back for other special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Very different experience

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Chris
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun time, good food variety, and unique experience just hits the wallet pretty good too

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MadalynS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. One of my favorite date nights. It’s fun, interactive and everything tastes amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, always amazing staff, food is amazing, u think that doesn't look like enough but definitely is. It's amazing for date nights too, it's nice and relaxing and ur not rushing anything just enjoy each other and be able to talk. This has been our go to place everytime,absolutely love it, u won't regret it and I think the price is well worth it.

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idab
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was slow, and when we found a long black hair (at least 10 inches) in our meat dish they were so slow to check on us we had to find someone. They did replace the meat dish and said they would discount the meal. They discounted 10% which is unacceptable for a $100 meal. Then we could not get drink refills because they were avoiding us, but we still tipped 20%. We should have left when the hair was discovered especially if they were going to ignore us the rest of the meal. Plus they don't discourage patrons from using timers to disturb your meal. Will never return.

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Belladonna
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Sadly, I doubt we will return to the Melting Pot. We used to live coming here but this time was an unpleasant experience.

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JulietteR
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love The Melting Pot, the fondue is brilliant and I cannot wait until they are able to make it at your table again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Good stuff.

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife there for a nice dinner without the kids. We were seated at the time of our reservation. We enjoyed a delicious 4 course meal. Our service was attentive but not too attentive. The only issue, although small, is that there were some staining on one of our booth seats. Having children I understand where they likely came from.

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Dawn
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my youngest out to celebrate the end of elementary school for her. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our waiter, Victor, made sure everything was perfect, and the food was excellent.

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Kitty
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of meats! The teriyaki beef was exceptionally delicious!

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Yvette
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4 to celebrate a special occasion. The staff was inviting and the restaurant was comfortable, not too loud, not too quiet. Our waiter was attentive and explained how everything works since it was our first visit. The salads, cheese, breads, steak, seafood, chicken, chocolates and desserts were all very tasty. We'll be back.

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Jessib
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The melting pot was great! The waiter gave us complimentary champagne since it was our two year anniversary.

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MikhaileR
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was so-so. I don’t think for the money you pay is worth it.

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TravisNM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Frozen meat doesn’t cook properly. Out of many items on the pre fixe and only option for holiday dining.

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Mustgo
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We went to Mother’s Day dinner. We had a two hour time limit. It was a good thing because we didn’t see a waiter for the first 30 minutes, then the food that we did order was either incorrect or we had to asked for it to be sent. The picture is a picture of the California salad that we received. It was lettuce no dressing no fixings just lettuce. It was a very disappointing evening for our Mother’s Day dinner. The restaurant did compass one meal and a bottle of wine but it was disappointing because it was supposed to be our special day.

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RobertD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

It's Mothers Day. I took my wife and kids to Melting Pot for the Mothers Day special. It's turned out to be a not-so-great experience. Considering a special menu and a set price for it, the one thing you don't want to hear is "Sorry, we ran out of that". Well, we heard that three (3) times during our meal.

First, they ran out of the dressing for the Caesar salad. But yet, they served it anyway.. dry. After taking a mouthful of dry salad, I told our server that our salads were dry.. and he replied "yea we ran out of dressing". Went to see if he could find any and couldn't so returned with a cup of Ranch. Didn't even offer to bring the optional other salad. I guess he didn't think we'd notice it was dry. So ranch dressing was our only option if we wanted to have a salad.

Next in the main course they ran out of the "Special Pasta" that was to be included on the meats platter. Nope, ran out. Subbed with nothing so I guess we just get to miss that. (But pay for it)

Lastly for Dessert, they brought the platter but as informed once again.... "Sorry we ran out of everything so this is what we had and I can't bring anymore".

Wow. I wanted a special evening for my wife on Mothers Day... and paid nearly $300.00 for the meal... to have several things that "ran out".

Quite a disappointing evening to say the least. Oh by the way.. They had a mandatory 18% gratuity added. Mandatory.

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CharlieS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

All was well EXCEPT. We were at our table well over 2 hours. I don’t know if they were overrun, Ill prepared, or wait staff was neglectful. Great periods of time lapsed between courses.
The food and theme were quite pleasing though so I will give them another try.
It just seems that if one has a limited set menu for a special day (Mother’s Day) the operation should run a little more smoothly. Especially since they don’t actually cook anything.

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KerryB
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were understaffed.
Our waiter was courteous and tried his hardest to stay up with the demand.

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KathrynR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only had to wait a few minutes upon arrival of reservation time to be seated, seating was quiet and intimate, service was good, never had to wait for next course and at the same time didn’t feel rushed to finish the meal. Food was excellent, just a little pricey. Good place for dates or special occasions.

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Terasita
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The Melting Pot is probably OK for a regular meal, but I wouldn't recommend going there for Mother's Day or holidays. The Menu Prix Fixe was expensive ($50+ per person), so the meal should have been worth it. Service was extremely slow (3 hours total), and they got the appetizer wrong - twice. The infra-red unit at the table was wonky and wouldn't hold temp, so cooking the entree took way too long. On the plus side, the peppered sirloin and dessert course were very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was not at the standard you would expect it to be considering the amount of money you will be spending. The food was just okay and it also was not up expectations set by the price. This was an experience that you can really inlay have once, sadly it was not a great one.

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DesireeC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love going here! We got engaged here and try to plan our date nights here as often as possible. The food is great and so are the drinks!

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Renzu
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The whole night was ruined for many people due to the lack of employees. One person was sick so they did not come in and the remaining skeleton crew slowly grew more panicked making everything super choatic and service super slow. We were pretty understanding in the beginning but later on it was inexcusable. We were one of the last customers there and service was still very slow. We asked for waters repeatedly throughout the night and we did not get any until we left our table to ask a different server. It may have been a one time thing but it was overall not a very good night for my fiance and I who were celebrating our anniversary.

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Zach
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! The service was fantastic and the food came out quickly and was delicious. We will be going back soon!

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DocL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese fondue then salad then entree broth fondue the. Chocolate. All amazing. Come hungry

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RicardoB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there. It was a great experience,loved the food and ambiance would go back forsures

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Rachael
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too long waiting. Food was good but too pricy. It’s ok to go once to enjoy the experience but I won’t plan on going back.

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RayD
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the General Manager stopped by our table and checked on us and retrieved plates from our table. Leadership like that goes a long way to exhibit positive customer service.

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Joseph
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

The restaurant has a lot of management problems. It seemed as though kitchen staff and wait staff were never on the same page nor did they have any wine list. The food is as good as any melting pot location however we were rushed out at 10pm when our entree only came out at 9:50pm. There was no notice that we had to leave so early until the last minute so we were unable to finish the meal and had to take desert to go. The waiter seemed to try very hard throughout the service and deserves praise for his efforts, but the organization and management of this location is terrible.

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EricaM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the experience! It was definitely worth it!

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PaulW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday and it was the perfect location for a small get-together. The four-piece selection was just right and was delightful. We will be recommending it to our friends and family.

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Albuquerque offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 843-6358.

The Melting Pot - Albuquerque is rated 4.2 stars by 2656 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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