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About The Melting Pot - Bellevue
Situated in the hub of Downtown Bellevue, The Melting Pot provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing 4 course experience begins with cheese fondue prepared tableside. Fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, & vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh, & flavorful. Entrees are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the fun. Your choice of chocolate fondue is the grand finale, served with a variety of delicious dippers. Many have stopped by to satisfy that fondue craving after a movie at Lincoln Center, a day of shopping at Bellevue Square or The Bravern, or a family outing at the park.
We feature an extensive wine list, fresh trendy cocktails, & specialty martinis.
It’s the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, overdue date night, family night, or a group gathering!
Bellevue, WA 98004
Hours of Operation:
Dining Room Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Lunch: 11:30am to 2pm
We are Closed on the Following Holidays:
Happy Hour in the Bar/Lounge:
7 Days a Week 4:00-6:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:30am to 2pm
Happy Hour Menu: Brie plate, pure chocolate fondue, cheese fondue, any salad, on tap or bottled beer, well drinks and happy hour wines.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Happy Hour in the Lounge
1/2 off cheese fondue, pure chocolate fondue, brie plates; & all salads. $5 well drinks & beer & $7 select wine pours.
Bring Home The Flavors Of The Melting Pot!
Our Garlic & Wine Seasoning, House Dressings, Chocolate Bars, Beautifully Hand Dipped Strawberries, & more are available for purchase.
Street parking or garage parking is available at no charge
Located one block from the Bellevue Transit Center on 108th Ave NE
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Service Appreciation Monday - we thank all of our service men and women with 20% off dinner on Monday nights!
Ladies Night Thursdays - Ladies receive happy hour drink prices all night long PLUS enjoy cheese fondue, salad, & chocolate fondue for $20 per person
Kids Eat Free Saturdays & Sundays - From 4 to 6pm, one child 12 & under eats free per paid adult. See store for details or restrictions.
The Melting Pot - Bellevue Ratings and Reviews
I had booked the reservation for 3. When someone called me to up sale the strawberries, I change the reservation to 5 . When we showed up they had the reservation still for 3. So we had to wait while they fixed a stove for us at a table. When we got there the strawberries were already there where they sat for the whole dinner. I felt they should have been brought out to him as a special thing for his birthday after dinner. We had to keep telling our son that he could not have them until after dinner. Then the other burner went out and we had to change tables. Then the waiter accidentally knocked over a wine bottle and broke one of the wine glasses that my husband had all over his hand with red wine and broken glass. He was fine and went to the bathroom to clean up. They cleaned it all up. But we had to ask about 10mins later if they would kindly bring us a replacement glass of wine. The food was great and we had a great time, but for a $400+ dinner just maybe expected a little better service.
The entire experience was amazing! I must comment on our wonderful service including the bar tender. We arrived early and had to wait roughly 5 minutes at the bar. The bar tender had just enough time to make us a drink. I had the lemonade berry mojito. It was AMAZING! I strongly recommend it. He adds sprite to make it sweet and the muddled berries make it amazing.
I was very happy with our experience, we went for our 6 month wedding anniversary and they let me drop off a necklace and flowers before hand to have at the table when we showed up. My wife was extremely surprised and we were both very happy. It's a unique experience, if you are thinking about going plan for atleast 1.5 to 2 hours. It takes a while, but it's very entertaining and the food is very good!
I am a returning customer to the melting pot. They have amazing food in a fun 4 course experience. I chose this restaurant for our one year anniversary. However, this was honestly the most awkward dining experience I have ever had. The waitress was completely unprofessional. She did not know how to pronounce the menu items correctly and was not able to answer any questions we had about cooking styles. She did say she just started, I'm sure she would greatly benefit from more training however she was definitely not ready to be working independently.
Overall a good experience but not likely to return. My boyfriend and I went to celebrate my birthday. We were first turned off by either the manager or shift lead who was very apparently stressed out and rude to his staff. After we seated at our table, a nice waitress took our drink orders. We found on the menu a 3% surcharge charged to all parties regardless of size to account for minimum wage increases. We kind of snickered and thought oh well. We each did the 4 course. My boyfriend got a Caesar salad which did not taste anything like a traditional salad. We enjoyed the appetizer and dessert and were ok-satisfied with the main course. A nice selection on our plates but not nearly enough to fill us up. After our meal we received our bill which was correct. My boyfriend handed our waitress his card and when she came back with the slip to sign, we noticed it was $80 more than our bill was supposed to be. We realized she charged our card on someone else's table. She apologized and went to fix. She came back and noted the new receipt and to let her know if we had any questions. This new receipt was about $15 less than our original bill, and we were charged $10 for 'aqua pana'. We had tap water to drink so I'm not sure if this was a mistake or if they really charge $10 for tap water. By this time we were just ready to leave so we signed and left. Good food and a good date, but I would much rather buy my own fondue kit and do it at home.
Always a great place for a special evening. Excellent wait staff and managers make for a memorable experience. Take your time and enjoy the ambience. Lots of dishes and cooking styles to choose from. Great for children and choosy dinners too. Gluten free options.
I was SO disappointed with my experience at the Melting Pot. I had always wanted to go because the fondue experience sounded fun and I was anticipating it being the perfect setting for a fancy night out. It was the exact opposite experience- cheesy, low-class, unprofessional. The food was horrible (bland with low-quality ingredients ), the waiting staff were lackluster high schoolers, and the bill was $135 (which I would’ve been fine paying had it been the upscale experience I was expecting). The tax was also over 10% and they charge an additional 3% surcharge to account for the increased minimum wage. All in all, do not go!
The manager was amazing. I would say that the dessert dippers could be if a higher quality. It tasted like lower quality items vs higher class and you all need to-go containers for when people want to take home the broth.
But overall it was a fantastic experience and I am excited to come back.
We planned on going to Melting Pot for a nice, romantic anniversary dinner. We did not experience that at all. Upon arriving, one of the hostess asked another about where we were initially going to sit. She responds to the other girl,”just put them in the regular rotation. It will get them out a lot faster” we were seated in between two families. On one side, the family was constantly standing up, taking pictures of each other, and the food and moving so much that the bench seats were shaking, making it very distracting to concentrate on anything else. It was not romantic to constantly have someone’s butt inches away from our faces, and the flash of a camera constantly blinding you. The food was sub par, and they ran out of the beer my husband ordered. Our server, Aiden, was the only positive thing about our experience. He was kind, friendly, and did his job with ease (even if it was only his 5th day on the job). We will not be returning to that location, and would NOT recommend it to anyone.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, for anything. It starts with the parking. There is a garage but once you are parked it is not clear how to most easily get to the restaurant. The process of ordering is somewhat confusing. Once you battle through the ordering process the food is okay. I wanted to like it more than I did because it was a special occasion and it was expensive. The service was good. The worst part was the bill. There was a 3% surcharge added that we were completely unaware of. The surcharge is a political statement about providing the employees with a living wage, $11.00 an hour. I will never return to this restaurant and would strongly discourage anyone from dining there. It is not worth it.
Food was good and it was a nice way to spend a couple hours. Timing of the food was really good -portions were just a little on the small side. The server seemed to be working from a script and not very personable, but was pretty timely. The seating was tight and you sit far away from your date.
I love fondu - but the Melting Pot not so much... for the price we paid for mediocre cheese and dipping items, tiny bits of meat and okay chocolate I could've purchased 2 new fondu pots with all the fixings and had much much higher quality food and way more of it. The cheese was bland (how easy is cheese?? I love cheese and we were all like, "meh not great") the bread dry and the portions very small. The boxed fondu you find at the grocery store is more creamy and delicious than what we had. Also the menu pricing is confusing and limiting. With a party of 4 we could only pick one cheese choice, one meat cooking broth and one chocolate. Maybe its worth it for happy hour? For the same price I could've had dinner across the street at SeaStar and had some amazing seafood. I won't be going back.
We went to celebrate my birthday. We had a nice relaxing dinner. We ordered a bottle of wine, cheese Fondu, salad, our main dinner Fondu and a chocolate Fondu. All of it was amazing. Our service was exceptional. Our server was friendly and very attentive. We will go back again.
We love this place - Kate is the best!! Wish you gave couples more privacy, the shared bench is not optimal when you're in a date dropping $150 for dinner! Rethink that set up, we asked hostess and she insisted it was all they had! On a Friday night at 8:45pm, boo! :-(
Terrible service. We were very excited about chocolate fondue, but our waiter dropped off our dessert menu at 9pm and returned at 9:40 pm. He was incredibly inattentive and we skipped dessert. It was very loud in the restraurant, which we didn't realize appeared to double as a sports bar. Not very fondue relaxing when people are yelling at the game. Food quality was mediocre at best. Will not return. Have had great experiences at the melting pot in downtown Seattle and North Carolina, but Bellevue was just a sad experience.
It's hard to tell whether the food is more expensive because of Washington's minimum wage law (in a practice I deeply dislike, they add a 3% surcharge instead of just building it into the menu prices), but it's gotten more expensive than I remember. Four-course dinner for two, plus one small glass of wine and one cocktail, was well over $100. We had a groupon that brought it down by about $50, which made it worth the money for a special date. We wouldn't have bothered with the salads if they hadn't been included with the groupon; they're the least special part of the meal. The new soft-pretzel bites with the cheese fondue were delicious, and the standard array of dippers for the chocolate fondue were as tasty as usual. There was precious little chocolate fondue for $21, though. ($10.50/person)
Restaurant is very dark, very bad sound and no music. You can hear everyone's conversations.
The service sounded or was delivered so quickly like the a script the four of us look at each other and requested she restate every work she said.
Not a good experience
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