About The Melting Pot - Austin - Northwest

The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won’t find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, an award winning wine list & fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get-together with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. The Melting Pot offers the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique sauces & delectable chocolate fondue desserts.

13343 N Highway 183 Suite 350
Austin, TX 78750
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, Swedish

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm


Cross Street:
Anderson Mill Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 401-2424

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/austin

Entertainment:
We host periodic wine dinners, wine tastings and "Girls Night Out" events. We offer e-mail event listings. Please let us know if you would like to be included in our e-mail list.

Catering:
Chocolate Fondue & Chocolate Covered Strawberries are available for catering events & take out.

Private Party Facilities:
The Melting Pot in Northwest Austin has two private dining rooms. Our large room can accommodate up to 32 guests, while our more intimate room can seat 12.

Group menus are available for your convenience.

Private Party Contact:
Andrea, andrea@austinmeltingpot.com: (512) 401-2424

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
ENJOY OUR CHRISTMAS EVE MENU FEATURING SOME OF OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY RECIPES NEW AND OLD STARTING AT $44 PER PERSON FOR 4 COURSES. KIDS 12 AND YOUNGER CAN ENJOY A 3 COURSE MEAL FOR JUST $24.95.
* Brunch menu is not available on 12/24.

JOIN US AS WE COUNT DOWN TO 2017 WITH A 5 COURSE MEAL STARTING AT $59 PER PERSON FEATURING YOUR CHOICE OF APPETIZER, CHEESE FONDUE, SALAD, ENTREE AND CHOCOLATE FONDUE PLUS A COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE TO TOAST THE NEW YEAR!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Start a new holiday tradition with Christmas Eve Brunch or Dinner at The Melting Pot. Relax in one of our comfy booths or tables big enough for the whole family. Come early and enjoy our fabulous brunch menu or come for dinner, but be prepared to make holiday memories!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR THE EARLY, FAMILY FRIENDLY PRE-FIXED 3 COURSE CELEBRATION FROM 2:30-4:45 STARTING AT $39 FOR ADULTS AND $24.95 FOR KIDS.
THE DINNER CELEBRATION INCLUDES A PRE-FIXED 5 COURSE MEAL STARTING AT $59 PER PERSON (5PM-MIDNIGHT). Regular Dinner Menu is not available.

The Melting Pot - Austin - Northwest Ratings and Reviews

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based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (51)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Good for Birthdays (37)
Romantic (34)
Fun (29)
Cozy (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Casual (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined a day ago

Another excellent meal! Our waiter was a sweetheart and very attentive. One of our favorite date night location.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were excellent. Wait staff was very personable and knowledgeable. I was disappointed that six adults were seated in a booth instead of a table. Being so crammed into such a tight space took away from what should have been a great dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding customer service, called to make change in number in party met with "we can do that". Our Server Brianna, top notch, she knew her stuff and was always willing to repeat instructions as 6 of the 8 people attending had never done fondue. she was extremely knowledgeable about all the meals and the flavors. was willing to share her favorites and made the whole night a success. it is a great place for dates and anniversaries. will be taking my wife back in the future. Thank you for an awesome night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Love the Melting Pot. Great food and wonderful experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The mule cocktail on their menu was practically undrinkable due to the overwhelming amount of ginger in it. It basically assaulted our taste buds and we had to chug waters just to cleanse our palettes to continue our meal. Service was fairly slow; we waited close to 20 minutes before we even got waters at our table. However, the rest of the dining experience was pleasant once we got over those first hiccups.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's birthday here as we have for about 5 years now. She loves it! From the friendly host to the wonderful server, we had an awesome experience. Katie, our server, knew everything we asked and prepared our dishes all the while explaining what she was doing and keeping us entertained. She even brought out apples for me for the chocolate fondue as I'm allergic to strawberries. She made a great night even better!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I take my daughter here every year for her birthday. This year, we were very disappointed. Usually, we receive a lot of choices to dip into the cheese fondu. This time, we received green apple slices, bread, and vegetables. I asked the server about this, and said we usually have more choices, such as chips. She said, “I’ll see if I can scrounge up some chips in the kitchen.” Then brought a bowl of chips. Our server rarely checked in. Later, the chocolate was very watery. It would not stick on the food it was so thin. My water was refilled after I drank about 1/4 of it, but then not again throughout the night. I ran out of water 30 minutes before we left and did not receive a refil. This was very unusual for us to experience such poor service. The server even commented when we first arrived that they had expected to be busy, but due to the rare snow falling they were very slow. Yet, we were not provided the food we paid for and we were pretty forgotten as far as service goes.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food, helpful and personable wait staff, always an enjoyable experience! Been there several times, and look forward to it when we're going.

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food and service were great but unfortunately I can't get past that my wife and I had an 830 reservation and weren't seated until 10 minutes till 9. The point of a reservation is that you don't have to wait and are seated very close to the time that was reserved. At no point did anyone even simply apologize for the wait. Acknowledging that there was a mistake or problem would have went a long way.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The staff has always been the best and very accommodating.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Seriously great food! We have been three times. All for special occasions. The food is always amazing. I love steak so I get the Steak Lovers. It never disappoints. Out waitress forgot to get my 2nd drink and about a half hour later when she appologized and asked if I still wanted it I declined. She brought us half a dozen chocolate covered strawberries to make up for it. And make up for it they did! My wife loves them. We were celebrating our anniversary that night and they brought us drinks to celebrate it. On top of that, they made sure to bring a non-alcoholic drink for my wife who is about a month from her due date. There is a lot of attention to detail at this place. Needless to say, we will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The experience was wonderful. Great cocktail selections and wine. It was a great way to have a romantic date

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We had a very friendly waitress who gave us great recommendations on our choices. We were there for a Teacher Appreciation Dinner (thanks for the free chocolate fondue for later!) We were disappointed and confused by the extra charges (for cooking styles) that appeared on our bill. We were unaware that choosing different cooking styles was extra - which btw, I don't think it should be.) After talking to the manager, she kindly removed the charges. Thanks! The food was excellent and it's such a great experience. You can have some great conversations as this dining experience can take 2+ hours!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was a good experience

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I had an amazing time here. It was my birthday and everyone there made sure to tell me Happy Birthday. It was so thoughtful. I got candles on my pound cake, free chocolate strawberries and free champagne! Our server Dani was great. So nice and joyful. My friends and I come semi-regularly for girls nights, but this time was really memorable. Thanks to everyone there!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I come here all the time, one of my favorite restaurants. Although, this time we had a new waitress whom was not comfortable or knowledgeable of the menus or pots. We had to get another pot because the oil got too hot & was popping all over the place & on us. However, we made the best of it, the love martini was the best part.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I went to the melting pot since we had been craving fondue for awhile. We had not been there in at least 10 years and had a wonderful time!! We will not wait so long between visits next time. We had a great server and they treated us so well, very attentive. The food was great and the whole experience was very fun! Just keep in mind that it does take awhile to work through the courses if you go the 4-course route, although the time definitely flies when you're having fun! :)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great price for the amount of food your recieve. Interactive meal makes it unique and special. Great for special occasions and a fun dinner date. Service was also amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We have a child with special requirements and they always do a great job of accommodating it on top of having delicious food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I haven't been to The Melting Pot in years, and it was way better than I remembered it to be. Our waiter was great, as well as the other staff, who were all very attentive to our needs. We brought our teenage children for the first time and I was worried because they can be picky eaters, but they enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. I was very happy with the four course meals that we had, and everything tasted delicious!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I enjoy The Melting Pot every time I go. The 4-course is just that, cheese fondue, salad, dinner, dessert. Though it will take you about 2 hours to enjoy. But if you don't want all of that, you can enjoy the cheese, dinner or dessert separately.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Had a great dinner. Hostess -Danni- was awesome. We go here often. Eating suggestion.... Just dump the food in the pot. Scoup it out 7 min later season and eat!

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was excellent, but rich. Our waitress was very personable. She read us well, and only served us a single order of each of the fondue courses. It was excellent! We look forward to going back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

First time coming here and I loved it. Came for my boyfriends birthday and they gave him a box of complimentary chocolate covered strawberries which was very nice. We each had four courses and were pleased with each.Our server explained how everything works and we had no problems. I’d definitely come back next time my family comes to visit, I look forward to trying more options out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and a great overall experience! We always look forward to our anniversary dinner at The Melting Pot!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lackluster. The cheddar cheese course was bitter and didn't taste like cheddar. Our main course was fresh and delicious. Chocolate course was great. Service was very slow at first, and then, as we were one of the last people there before we even got to our chocolate course, was rushed. "You guys are STILL cooking?" Well, yes, when you spend almost $200 on a meal, on your anniversary, you don't eat it the way you'd eat a happy meal at McDonald's. Our plates were being picked up as my husband was still eating! It was incredibly awkward and short-sighted. If we come back at all, it will be for dessert only. We won't be dropping that kind of money for that again.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Sadly the service was poor. The server was very nice but would leave for long periods of time without returning and our dinner took 2 hours as a result. We were only one of a few in the restaurant so there was really no reason for not being better served. I even had to get up and go looking for him at one point.
The food is good but $104 for three (only one bar drink) was excessive. The carpet next to our booth was worn and had tears as did the booth across from us showing the restaurants age. All in all not the best. I would have likely said something but I was treating my daughter and her boyfriend for her birthday and didn't want that to be what they remembered. Disappointed and likely will not return.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Unbelievable. Always great food, great service. Overall great dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The over all experience was absolutely amazing! Our waiter, Gino, was great. My friends and I had gotten together for our friends 20th birthday, of course a group of girls are going to get kind of loud at times, he dealt with our craziness so well and even chimed in from time to time. He made our over all experience 10x better!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We had a wonderful time as part of a bachelorette party! Our wait staff was wonderful, the food was stellar and the experience was fabulous!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I frequent the melting pot, and had a great server who made our night fun. He brought champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for my friend as it was her birthday. A nice touch. Service was a little slow, however we enjoyed our time to talk to one another. Thank you very much for a fun evening! I can’t wait to take my boyfriend here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

The Melting Pot is an amazing fondue restaurant - with amazing service! If you've never done such dining - YOU MUST TRY IT! It is perfect for "that special occasion"! By far, my MOST favorite part was the dessert! Dipping brownies, fruit, and other goodies... BOOM! DYNAMITE!

Weekends can be very - very - busy. We went on Tuesday night - with 5:30 reservations. We arrived at 5:15 and were seated within 3 minutes!

I recommend visiting!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Dinner for five seemed terribly expensive, not to mention the three hours it took to get our food, cook it, and we did not even get dessert! Worst of all, we were put in a back corner Booth that had no ventilation with other tables cooking oil around us. There were five people in our party and at any one time at least one or two of us had to leave the table because our eyes were burning so bad! Not sure how this place can stay in business with no ventilation and all this grease cooking at the table!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had a very bad service experience. Our waitress seemed uninterested in providing a friendly or enjoyable experience.
We ordered a drink with some changes that were ignored and sent the drink back to have an equally bad one replace it.

Ordering was slow and difficult. The food was delivered by a gentleman that was much more service oriented than our waitress. We would have had a much better evening if he had been our original server.

Ultimately our time was so bad we opted to cancel the dessert fondue and go home as our dinner was ruined.

Incidentally, the dinning room was decorated with Veuve Clicquot bottles, however it was neither on the menu or available.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

second time to eat at Melting Pot in N. Austin. first time, 10 years ago for my birthday and 2 nights ago for my 2nd Anniversary. food was phenomenal, as always, ambience was soft and romantic, & service with Destinee was amazing! at the end of the night, 2 glasses of champagne with strawberry hearts on the rim were brought to our table & of course, it made me cry. had never had such a special experience. every bit of the 4 course experience is worth every penny that you spend. oh! & the Deep South Tea is ABSOLUTELY to die for!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We went for the couples special, we asked if it applied to everyone at our table since we had an uneven party due to a friend’s husband being away. It was implied that she would get the same promotion, but when it came time to order she was told she would have to pay full price. Had we been notified beforehand we would have declined to dine on this occasion.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have been Melting Pot customers for a very long time (fondue club member), since this Austin location opened actually. We love the food and the ambiance but I was a bit disappointed this time. We came to celebrate our son's 21st birthday (pretty special birthday) and the server didn't even do anything special. Usually, the birthday person gets a special plate with Happy Birthday written on his dessert plate. This time, nothing. The server kept forgetting to bring us what we asked for such as more wheat bread for the cheese fondue, refills on iced teas, extra marshmallows for the chocolate fondue. When we finished our salads, the server had to ask us to repeat our order for the entree again because either he didn't write it down or the kitchen lost the order. He did told us it was very busy that night (Saturday night) but this is not a new restaurant and they are usually busy on a Saturday night anyway so that's no excuse.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our favorite spot to celebrate a special occasion...even our friend-iversary. The Flaming Turtle chocolate fondue is scrumptious and best enjoyed with great friends! Cheers!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 22, 2017

A great visit to the Melting Pot. Jose did a great job of attending us and making our experience such that we would love to come back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

My husband and I always consider this restaurant for special occasions and we are never let down by the food or the wait staff - both were great this time. However, the hostess was very rude and did not acknowledge me after I gave her our name for the reservation. Instead, she had an argument with whoever was helping her out about where to seat us. Also, we were seated in a high traffic area where everyone passed the table and that detracted from the experience considerably. Our fellow guests seated at the tables near us were also quite loud and I got to hear them read the menu out loud and provide every opinion that ever crossed their mind about everything they had experienced in life. I love the concept and the food but these types of experiences make me think twice about coming back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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