About The Melting Pot - Arlington TX

At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different - and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in a Lovers' Lane booth or host a fondue party in our private room. Happy Hour is in The Fondue Bar, Monday - Friday 5-8 p.m.

Located in the Arlington Highlands, The Melting Pot can be found near World Market and is just one of many great places to shop and dine.

4000 Five Points Blvd., Suite 119
Arlington, TX 76018
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & Super Bowl Sunday. Holidays often have special hours.

Cross Street:
Matlock & I20

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 472-9988

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/arlington-tx

Catering:
Personalized options are available. Contact a manager for more details.

Parking Details:
Handicap spaces available in front.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The first Tuesday of every month is Ladies' Night Out with a four-course menu for $30 per person and you can enjoy regular wine and beer dinners featuring four-course menus of palate pleasing pairings. Join Club Fondue to receive priority notification, exclusive invitations, and complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries! http://bit.ly/ICS3oS

Host your next celebration in the private party room or inquire about exclusive restaurant access. For parties of ten or more, a custom preset menu will be arranged at a comparable per person price. Visit the Large Party section of the website for more details.

Private Dining

With fondue dining, the more the merrier. We work with you to ensure your event is exceptional start to finish.

The Melting Pot - Arlington TX Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.5

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4.5

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
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Romantic (33)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Fun (27)
Cozy (25)
Worth the Drive (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Healthy (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Vegan (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great service, great food, great server!
We always come here for Valentine’s Day and enjoy it every time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 3 days ago

Went to restaurant for a Valentine's Day dinner. The experience was less than memorable if it was it would not be for good reasons. Never been to a resauraunt like this before, the waitress did not do a good job explaining how the courses work. She did not know the ins and out of the menu so the food I ordered was not something I want to come back again for. While cooking my meat portion the recommended time to cook was wrong bc the chicken and beef came out under cooked so literally it had to stay in pot close to 5-6 minutes instead of 1-2mins. After going home reviewing my check I paid for, I remembered we never recievied our salad which was a part of the four course meal I paid for. I am beyond fed up and will not go back and would rather fondue in the comfort of my own home with better results than to come back and spend that much money for something that kept me hungry after the dinner and buy something else to eat. Would not recommend to anyone and have already suggest this to no one I know.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 4 days ago

The biggest turn off on the whole evening was when we sat in the bar for 45 minutes and then they attempted to seat us at a table in the bar that sat empty for 45 minutes.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

We got there 10 minutes before our reservation at 8:45 , and we re told it would be a few minutes for us to get a table so I assume it was ok because I had some time before reservation, but the hostess was not nice at all not even a welcome or a smile, and when you are going to spend at least $300.00 on a family dinner I think that’s the least you can get .. finally we got seated at 9pm waited for 25 minutes So what’s the point of a reservation?! Anyways the food was good our server was great I just don’t appreciate the treatment of the hostess

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Be sure and save some time to eat here. We spent a little over 2 hours here for the 4 course meal. Amazing, cozy and romantic.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

everything was pretty good, the only issue I had would be the increased prices for valentines day and the mandatory 18% gratuity.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I love the Melting Pot. It's nice and quiet with a lovely bar and friendly, knowledgable servers. If you like fondue and "experience" dining, this is the place to go. While I enjoy the entrees, the appetizer and dessert courses are the stars of the meal.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a great time, quiet back corner booth for two was just what we wanted. Food was great as usual and our waitress was awesome

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Been there before and food was good. Not really impressed this go around. Waitress was great and place is good for a quiet meal. Just not worth the money in my opinion.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was probably the worst service ever. Our server wasn’t engaged with our table whatsoever. We felt like more of a burden to her. We came in for some cheese dip and dessert for our kiddo. Started out fine, but once we ran out of “dippers” for the cheese, it was at least 15 min before out waitress came back and asked if we wanted more bread. We asked for more bread, and she comes back 10 min later with a bowl of tortilla chips saying they were out of bread at the moment. All the while the cheese is now basically cooked to the walls of the pot. Once that was done, we did the chocolate turtle fondue. She came to the table, mixed it up and “flambéd” our chocolate. She said “it might not be quite ready just yet”, and simply walked away. Our daughter took the first dip, and you guessed it, cold! I had to turn the heat up myself and we waited another 15 min for the chocolate to warm up. I’m not one to complain, and I didn’t complain to the waitress at the time either. I just wrote this because of the extremely poor service and poor quality of the food for the price. We will not be returning to the melting pot anytime soon. Tortilla chips?!?! Really?

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I loved how fast the food came out and how each individual course was just enough to fill me up for the next. If my server wasn’t available there was always someone else to help out to make sure we had the perfect dining experience. My boyfriend and I celebrate Valentine’s Day every year here ( we won’t be able to celebrate it on Valentine’s Day due to he is going on a ski-ing trip, so we are celebrating early) everything about my night was perfect, waiter was amazing & everything in general about my night was perfect and I wouldn’t have thought of any other better place to enjoy dining with someone I love. Thank you Melting pot.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was great as always!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our visit was outstanding! My only complaint is that the chicken was not very good quality and they never give you enough vegetables in the main course, just a few potatoes and mushrooms. Not enough. Cheese and chocolate courses are the best.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had a wonderful meal with great service. We highly recommend the Melting Pot for a nice quiet meal especially for couples.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Manager went out of his way to make this occassion special for my granddaughter. My family and I frequent the Melting Pot in South Arlington a lot. Only once did we have a bad experience in all the years we’ve gone and they more than made up for it. Truly a good place for a special experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Waited longer than I would have liked for a table that the reservation was for but everything else was perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful experience - they had one major hiccup. The system let open table reserve too many tables for the evening so even for reservations we had to wait 45 min to get a table. Otherwise - exceptional in every way.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We arrived a little earlier than our reservation which is our fault but then they started seating walk ins that came in behind us. They finally told us 10 minutes after our original reservation that they were “wiping down the table” but we did not get seated for another 7 minutes. We got to the table and the first thing our server says is he is really busy tonight. Which is understood for a Saturday night. Later in the evening two employees had an argument near our table then one started clearing a table by throwing things around. Our server didn’t ask if anyone wanted anything other than water to drink. Finally my husband asked for some wine. And I had to tell the server about what was on the wine list. The food was great, but the service was not good or really having a tough night.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food and service was great! Couldn’t have asked for better food recommendations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Came here to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday with friends. Had never been before, so we didn't allow enough time to have the full experience. However, with that said, I told our waiter that we were on a schedule and he went out of his way to make sure we finished on time. I would love to come back again when we have the entire evening to devote to the experience.

There were six of us and they sat us in a booth for 6. I did think that it was weird to be reaching across each other trying to reach the pot furtherest from you, or passing your skewers to be put in the pot. Based on that I wouldn't return to this restaurant with more than 4 people.

We were also required to agree on the what was in the pots, so even though you can choose your meats individually, there still has to be some collaboration on the pots instead of everyone getting their own personal preferences.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Wow. Great dining experience! Great service and food! A little expensive for me to go there very often.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My first time...very different. .enjoyed the four course meal..will definitely recommend! !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

To start off it was disappointing. I have been to this location before and it was great but this time I did not have the same experience. It was not busy at all yet we had poor service- we were always waiting on our server for drinks or the next food option. I ordered a coffee with dessert but it never came, the bill was in the $150 range which we swiped our card for but when the receipt came back it said $285. Had to wait an extra 35 min for the manager to get out of the restroom to fix which made us miss our movie.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The visit was for our 38 anniversary. We had a great time, but our service was slow. I don't know the reason, but the time between time between courses was too long.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was great. Good food and good atmosphere.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything was delicious, and the bartender David was on point. My only caveat was the main portion size...

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Very good food and a server who was very nice and helped offer what fondues would go with what entrees. Great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I have spent hundreds of dollars at this place through the years. I brought my granddaughter this past week for a special treat for a grandmother/granddaughter date. She was so excited. The place was not crowded at all. We were put at a table that management and staff knew had burner issues and they coukd have put us at any other table that did not have “known” issues. Our cheese stayed cold to lukwarm. The chocolate never heated and remained room temperature. The meat would never cook thoroughly so I gave all the steak and shrimp to my grandchild. I ate the chicken and pork which stayed partial raw. I called over the manager and he acted surprised, apologised and gave my granddaughter a box of strawberries. Upon leaving the waitress told me everyone including the manager knew our table and the table in front of us had faulty burners and they took forever to heat up (if ever) then she apologized. I was furious to know other tables were available and we were put in a spot with known bad burners. I feel my granddaughter’s experience was ruined. We spent almost $100 for a bad experience. The general manager should be told. This is very bad business.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great time! I guess my only disappointment was the photos that were taken, they were taken at the end of the evening (so all of us weren't as fresh as when we arrived) and the photos were fuzzy, but it was still a fun time!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

While the place is nice. Our waitress was sick she said she wasn’t one of the other who came by to Bring something said she was in bathroom all night sick, which is exactly whom I want near my food and what I want to be told by another waitress whom is just dropping off a drink as to why we can’t get service, (insert sarcasm). The food was good, but since our waitress was a absent from her duties we did not get service. 6 people at our table drink refills were challenging, the New Years $140 special came with memory pictures we did not get either. The gratuity was figured on our bill automaticity and was well more than what should have been tipped for the service we had, our table of 6 spent right at $650.00. So appreciate table service and to get what we paid for in a timely fashion is not to much to ask. I understand everyone has bad days but she should have stayed home as a result we will not go back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We’ve been here multiple time and have yet to be disappointed. We love that it takes a while to get through the meal so that we can have more conversation and enjoy each other’s company. I love the pacific rim or the surf and turf. So yummy! Would recommend this to anyone!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was good as always. Our service was fantastic. Only negative comment has to do with their wine list. Wines are listed on an iPad which gives some great information on the various bottles they carry - unfortunately their inventory is NOT kept updated. It took three choices before I got one of my choices - neither of the two first choices I made indicated they were out.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was my second time coming to the Melting Pot and my boyfriend and I absolutely love it! The course meal is amazing and so filling and I always leave happy! It is also the perfect date night dinner place if you are wanting something intimate and romantic. It is hard for us to go anywhere else but The Melting Pot for date nights now!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Good value. Great experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was exceptional. We came about 45 minutes before our reservation time and was seated in a timely manner and was able to enjoy the bar as an interim solution. Food was excellent and the experience was memorable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My fiancee and I went on Christmas Eve. Robert our server was absolutely amazing. I've frequented a lot of restaurants. He could've been serving pig intestine pot pie, and I would've given top stars. I was grateful I had the foresight to make a reservation. It was crowded, especially for a holiday season. The bartender, David I think, made some excellent mules & he had a colorful personality as well. I loved the Christmas carols were playing and we had an intimate booth? The cheese and dessert course were to die for. I could've done without the salad and entree course. What I appreciate most about a good cut of meat is it's distinct flavor. The cooking style makes all of the food taste almost identical. For the price; there should be a better entree option. If it weren't for Robert; I would've focused on the areas of opportunities. He provided a welcome distraction. I'll go back, not often, but I would hope there will be menu changes.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great server. Great food.

When clearing the table, bus person dumped a dish of curry dip and a dish of teriyaki all over my husband's suit and shoes.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our family Christmas get together. I was a little concerned at first since they split us up to accommodate all 12 of us. However, we were right next to each other and had a blast. Once we figured the ordering out with the wait staff's assistance, we really got into it. Sending fondue forks down the tables to try various cheeses, broths that were selected for the meats to cook and the Chocolate fondues was a blast, entertaining and a way to co-mingle with everyone. This could become a tradition, it was that much fun.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The wait staff and manager was awesome. The food was excellent and plenty of it. This was our first time but not our last.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My boyfriend and I had such a great time the first time we went. We decided to go back for a pre Christmas dinner. We tried different cooking methods and different menus. The meal and the overall experience was just as good as our first time.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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