The Melting Pot - Arrowhead

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Fondue
The Melting Pot is Arizona's premier fondue restaurant. Enjoy four courses of fondue and reconnect with your friends, family and colleagues. Savory cheese fondues; entrees cooked table-side that include filet mignon, lobster, and shrimp just to name a few. Include chocolate fondue for dessert and they all melt into a unique dining experience. The Melting Pot has a full complement of beer, wine and cocktails to enhance your dining experience. Intimate booths for two, private rooms or dining room tables are available nightly. The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is a unique way to create memories with your party. Reservations recommended.
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L
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What can be better than melted Cheese and Chocolate with a little meat and vegetables thrown in for good measure? The restaurant was not busy, but we thoroughly enjoyed the excellent service by our very efficient waiter.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner and it was everything I hoped for. She had never been and was just blown away. The food was great the service was top notch!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service & ambience!! 1st time at the Melting Pot... will definitely be going again! GREAT experience!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

When we got there it took about 5 minutes to be acknowledged, then the host went around cleaning tables without any update as to the hesitation to seat us. The host had no personality and did not give a friendly greeting, nor the exit. The food was out standing and the server did an excellent job, but there is something about being greeted upon arrival. This was not a busy night, no line at all and very few customers were in the restaurant, maybe he was having a bad night.

C
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Yes, the price of the meal doesn't match the ambiance. It's an experience being at the restaurant, but we can get the same quality food somewhere else for a quarter of the price. Way to expensive!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server was great, friendly, and helpful... obviously, this is a busy job with the preparing at the table and all the moving parts. Although I wouldn’t normally think much of it, when you’re paying that much for a meal (over $250 for 4 people) I would expect my drink to never be empty and dirty dishes to be cleared. Perhaps it would help to have a second person assigned to an area to take care of these things that are small, but make a big difference to the customer.

KT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance is always top notch! I have been at the melting pot hundreds of times and I have never had Ralph as my server..he was awesome! He was very friendly and accommodating and put up with our girls night! I was also blown away by all management and particularly that night by manager Brooke . me and my husband had dinner there a few weeks ago and we had asked for chocolate covered strawberries but there were none available. During my girls night out, manager Brooke remember and gave me some to take home. I was blown away by the fact that she remembered. Because of this review and all of our visit, The Melting Pot, is mine and my husband favorite restaurant.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating engagement

CK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

bday celebrate

t
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We go to Melting Pot every year for two
Of our kids birthdays. We made a reservation in the beginning of the week. When we first arrived our waiter was extremely attentive. The salads came out at the same time as our cheese which was a bit rushed. Then it took forever for our main course to come. We finished eating and no one cleared the plates and mess for about 20-30 minutes after we had finished. It took a long time for the dessert to arrive. Our waiter must have had too many tables maybe, and didn’t ask for any help. We needed extra vegetables for the main course but no one was around to ask if we needed anything. Same with dessert, after it was served no one came to see if we needed anything, which we did. The food quality was very good as usual. The service could have been a lot better.

B
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Overpriced for what you get. It is a unique experience, I get that. But the price is really out of this world for the food quality and quantity. I will not go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with good food

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Arrive for our reservation early and they head open tables but had a special table waiting for us so we had to wait until our reservation time. Once seated, we were treated to a good explanation of the restaurant and the menu by our waiter. The food was definitely filling as we ordered the arrowhead special couple menu. Pairing your food and your sauce is critical in making sure that your meal is delightful. Ours was indeed delightful. The restaurant was quite pricey. It would be a great restaurant for a date or to go with friends. Just be sure and bring your American Express :-).

TP
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

What a neat concept and our server was amazing. However, it was not worth the $451 bill for 6 people. The lighting was so dim we had to use the flashflights on our phones to see the menu. This place is WAY overpriced for the food you get and we would not go there again.

JA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is my 4th dinner at the Arrowhead Melting Pot. The food was excellent and the server was good, but not great as our fondue pot ran dry and I had to shut the heat off. I also found the cost of the experience had gone up and will certainly factor in future restaurant choice decisions.

LC
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly in a nice quiet secluded booth. Nathan our server was excellent, anything he didn’t know he quickly found out. Also, they gave us a military discount! it was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Made for a good birthday for my lady. The timing of all the courses was perfect and our waitress was great!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

It was our 16th wedding anniversary. I figured we’d be seated in a more private and quiet place, but we were seated at the corner of EVERYTHING. It was loud, every time a staff member walked by they would say ‘corner’. Granted I understand the safety measures of the mmmmm saying this, but when you specifically state that this is an intimate engagement, you wouldn’t necessarily except to be around crying children, loud parties and constant noise. Overall experience was fine. We enjoyed our meal and a few cocktails. We’d go again I’m sure, but would kindly request a more secluded area next time.

KF
Acapulco
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice experience but overpriced.

KB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a family Christmas event. We all enjoyed it very much. Wish you had a closer location. The Scottsdale location was perfect

DZ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

While the concept is a unique experience, the food itself is mediocre and not worth the exorbitant price. With a table choosing to use a grill, the room became full of smoke and a door to the outside was opened to let out the smoke, chilling the room. Maybe it was the part of the restaurant where we sat, maybe it was our large party (7), but the experience was over-priced and under-whelming.

G
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful and prepared either by us or in front of us for such a fun experience. I recommend going with a bunch as you get more cheese and chocolates to try. We had 7 in our group. It was a little long but we expected it and had fun chatting. Thank you Stuart for a great fondue experience even though we were just a bunch of first timers.

RA
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The waiter took very long to come back and check up on us for our drinks and in between our mealtime.

LQ
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening and we will be back! 👍 The food was good, service good we are glad we went.

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I usually don’t take the time to write anything unless it’s really good or not really good.
But, just had to make notice of last night here at Melting Pot
First off...it was late(10:00) but says open till 10:30...last reservation was at 10:15. So...as I

KK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It was for my daughters birthday, her special day! The waitress would be gone for long periods of time, drinks were empty and we were ready for refills. She seemed overwhelmed and stressed. They ask if it’s a special occasion and didn’t even sing happy birthday to her or even offer a simple desert... The chocolate fondue we ordered was suppose to be flaming turtle and she forgot pecans and said she’d get them and never did. So we just ate without the pecans but I was embarrassed because that’s what the birthday girl picked.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow slow service, unclear descriptions of menu/cost, waiter didn’t seem to thrilled to assist with explaining everything. Felt like not explaining made it easy to charge for items since we didn’t understand. We weren’t sure if we over paid or not by the end. For what we paid I don’t feel the value was there and the service and experience definitely fell short compared to the size of the bill and the amount of food we received.

LG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We just had challenges cooking our meat during the main course. Everything else was grest!!!!!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

MP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband brought me here for our 1 year anniversary of being married this was our second time here we were so excited becuase the 1st time we went there it was amazing everything was delicious this time we both were a little upset we both got the 4 course i got the classic my husband the steak lovers both our garlic pepper sirlon tasted as if the meat was old at first my husband thought it was just him so he had me try a piece of his i had not cooked mine yet and it did tast funny so i cooked a piece of mine ans tried it and mine tasted funny as well so we brought this to our servers attention my husband didn't want to say anything but i said we are paying for our meal so we should be able to say something he told the server the meat tasted funny as if it was old the server said he would ask the chef if it was old and back and said the chef stated that the meat was cut to serve for every order he didn't really answer how old the steak was the server offered to give us more meat but my husband declined he felt bad saying anything but everything else was delicious I'm just upset that we paid so much money and the sirlon tasted funny 😭

TA
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first visit and we really liked it! Kinda confusing but everyone was so helpful!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and plentiful. The chocolate caramel toffee fondue was AMAZING. Staff was very attentive.

MJ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The Melting Pot was an anniversary tradition for my husband and I. It has been several years since we have been because the one closest to us closed. We were visiting Phoenix and used the opportunity to celebrate at the Melting Pot this year. The server was good, however, I really feel like the quality of the food has diminished. For the cheese course we are used to apples, bread, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. There were a just a few pieces of those things and the plate was bulked up with soft pretzels, olives and tomatoes. The pretzels tasted ok with the cheese, but we were not at a ballpark, we were at a restaurant that is all about fine dining. And tomatoes and olives with cheese? That was not the least bit appetizing! Although we were full by the time the chocolate course, again the traditional dippers like a cheesecake slice have been replaced with cheaper options like additional marshmallows and rice krispy treats. I can understand subbing cheaper ingredients to keep the prices low, but the prices have shot way up! Dinner + 2 drinks for him and a wine flight for me + tip was over $200! Definitely was not a $200 meal or a $200 experience. Sorry Melting Pot, we won't be back!

k
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience3

First off our server was excellent. He did an amazing job explaining the menu, options and favorites customers usually pick from. It was very detailed on the ingredients that went into every pot.

However, the portions were very, very small and extremely expensive. Five of us had water, one person 2 beers, cheese appetizer, main course and dessert. The bill was almost 300.00 with tip.

For the cheese appetizer you get a selection of breads, apples and veggies but mostly bread. The cheese had good flavor but the breads were too dry and the dark bread was bitter.

Main course - we had a variety of meats, shrimp and scallops. We picked broth based pots...no frying or grilling. Unless the meat was premarinated it was very plain so you really relied on the sauces to give it flavor. The sauces were very small and had to be shared by all five of us instead of each person having their own. The shrimp were VERY small. Scallops were a great size. We tried the Teriyaki tofu and it was absolutely terrible. It was like chewing a sponge and we normally enjoy tofu. Basically you got 15 small bites of meat (with the exception of scallops because they were large) the 2 boiling pots and 2 small bowls of vegetables.

The desert pots we're probably the best. However, the items used to dip we're very dry and you got one of each item basically. Very light on fruit. Each person got about a half of a strawberry and one slice of banana and a couple of bites of pineapple. I'm no fan of marshmallows and you got two different types of those with two bites of Rice Krispie treats.

Again, server was amazing. Fondue is fun but price is unreasonable and may be why the restaurant was virtually empty on a Saturday night.

JB
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat way in the back of the restaurant in a room with8 booths... no windows. Didn’t really care for that. Waiter was the best part of our dinner... funny, friendly and knowledgeable. Dinner was interesting and mostly delicious. It’s a full evening with dinner taking about 3.5 hours from start to finish.

CD
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Terrible service. We have been to the Scottsdale location many times. We did nothing but wait all night for a very expensive dinner. Just sat for 10 to 15 minutes intervals waiting for drinks and courses. Arrowhead melting pot will not be getting my business again.

BM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, helpful wait staff. Wonderful way to spend a few hours with a friend.

MB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

If we did not sit in the booth next to the kitchen the noise would have been very quiet. The cheese fondue was excellent but we ran out and still had 50% of the bread and veggies left. Love the experience!!

y
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good times with friends