The Melting Pot - Bellevue

4.2
1958 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fondue
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Hours of operation
Mother's Day - 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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:
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Independence day
Superbowl Sunday

Happy Hour :
7 Days a Week 4:00-6:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:30am to 2pm
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Phone number
(425) 646-2744
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
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.



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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street parking or garage parking is available at no charge
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Public transit
Located one block from the Bellevue Transit Center on 108th Ave NE
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Entertainment
Happy Hour in the Lounge
Daily 4:00-6:00pm

1/2 off cheese fondue, pure chocolate fondue, brie plates; & all salads. $5 well drinks & beer & $7 select wine pours.
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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.
Additional
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
What 1958 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Wife’s Birthday!!

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MR
3.0
Dined 7 days ago

tl:dr - cheese was ok but expensive, chocolate was delicious, service was excellent

The cheese fondue was a good consistency, but the cheese flavor was mild and the beer flavor shone through. I am not a fan of beer or beer taste, so the cheese fondue was fine. The bread dippers were soft and flavorful, but the seasonal fruit dippers were soft and the vegetable dippers were sparse.
The chocolate fondue was delicious and the dippers were tasty. The fruit was a little soft, but it was still good. My only problem was that the fondue we ordered, the turtle fondue, said it came with caramel AND pecans on the menu, and the fondue we received had CARMELIZED pecans. Totally different thing in my book.
The service was amazing. This was the first time we each had had fondue, or had been to the melting pot, and our server dealt perfectly with our questions and requests and explained everything perfectly.

Overall, I would say, if you enjoy beer flavor and are willing to shell out 60+ dollars for two people, then the melting pot is the place for you.

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ML
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Service was top notch! Our server Aspen was incredible and the bartender was great. The general manager even stopped by our table to make sure we were having a great experience. Pricey special occasion place, but totally worth it.

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OT
Seattle
2.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Food was flavorless and overpriced.. will not come back.

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TR
Seattle
4.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

As always, we had a wonderful experience at Melting Pot for our son's birthday. A couple of the old 4 course choices are off the menu, which we missed, but with a build your own or a substitute here or there, we got the entrée items we wanted. Our server was fairly new, but she did great. We enjoy the slower paced, time to talk while things are cooking sort of meal once in a while. We would recommend the 4 course route. Tried the spinach and artichoke appetizer fondue for the first time and it was very good.

We had a couple of small issues with the bill, but nothing significant enough to ask for correcting... a wine flight with 2 different prices on two different menus and a third price on the bill... my wife asked for and was charged for a latte but there machine was broken and she just got coffee... and the silly 3% surcharge for the minimum wage boost which is no longer listed in any of the print I looked at, but does show up on the bill.

We don't go often as it is very expensive, but we always enjoy it when we do.

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

I’m a regular customer at Melting Pot in Bellevue. All great! No negative experience.

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PC
Hawaii
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was great! We don’t have a fondue restaurant in Hawaii so we enjoyed the experience! Our waiter was awesome and explained what to do and recommended which cheese to try. Will be back on our next vacation to Seattle!

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JE
Seattle
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

We love this spot for a (usually) quiet date night experience. Personal service with great attention to detail, tasty dishes and drink specials. I recommend the happy hour for the best bang for the buck.

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HA
4.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Fun experience and great food! Would recommend for special occasions.

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TB
3.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Disappointing service overall... from checking in to settling the bill.

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M
Seattle
4.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Love this place, was not excited about half booth and table, though.

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TS
2.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

My party and I felt the menu and website were very confusing as to how a first time visitor could learn about the "process". Our server was excellent, but the cost and portion sizes are skimpy for just cheese, a few other ingredients for $12/pp. The four course offering takes 2.5 hrs apparently. I'm not into that "experience". I believe others are, but for a single mom with some hungry young adult children along... we can do this at home. I didn't anticipate the four course meal having much more on portion sizes, and with the length of time required to cook my own meal AND pay $50/pp, no thanks. The atmosphere was excellent and all employees were courteous.

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RJ
Seattle
3.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Person that greeted us was not friendly. We were earlier than our reservation by 30 min. They made us wait the entire time even though there were 4-5 tables open. It was raining outside and nowhere to wait except the bar which is small and occupied. After we were seated, the fondue experience was great. Our waitress was nice and helpful. The food was very good and desert was awesome. We had the flaming bananas’ foster - which alone would bring me back. The 4 course meal is $50 each, with out “add-on” options and drinks. The value is worth it. Most important was that we had a great time and left happy.

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MT
Seattle
2.0
Dined on June 4, 2018

we took our daughter here for her 14th birthday. While it is a novel experience to eat fondue and cook at your table, it is crazy expensive for what it is. To summarize, great for a one-off with the kids for a special occasion. That's it.

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KY
4.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

The service was great! Meats were very tender and high quality. The amount of food was great for people who don't eat much or those who are looking to cut back on the amount of food that they eat. I did not give a 5 star rating because of the cost. Dinner for 3 ended up being $230, but that included tip and 3 drinks. Not outrageous for fine dining but definitely not a good deal.

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NL
5.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

Super fantastic as always. Food was great, service was awesome! Love coming to the melting pot especially with endless fondue!

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M
Seattle
5.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

Birthday dinner for my friend! Her first time! Great options for GF!

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MB
4.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Went for our anniversary dinner and had the table covered with rose petals as well as a bottle of champagne chilling . Each course was wonderful and cooking in the pot was a great way to enjoy the meal . Couldn't have asked for better service from our waiter as be made it an enjoyable experience. Will definitely be going back.

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RM
3.0
Dined on May 23, 2018

The Seattle location is much better if there's any way you can go there. The open concept of the tables, with fabric panels mimicking walls, means that servers and managers basically pop out of thin air to grab plates and put things on your table so you never feel "safe," or I didn't. I was always waiting for the next person to pop out of thin air to startle me. Not a pleasant experience. I much prefer the all booths of Seattle (except the bar area). We requested a booth but were still put in a table despite there being many open booths throughout out entire meal on a weekday that wasn't terribly busy.

Our server was new and we did give her a lot of leeway because of that but we asked for more of things that never showed up, had to wait very long times for more water or soda, the manager had to step in to give us things she'd forgotten, stuff like that.

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J
4.0
Dined on May 21, 2018

I was really disappointed that our entire table had to eat the same thing. That’s not what I expected at all and when we asked to move to a different table with two burners we were told no. If I wanted 4 people to eat the same thing I could have just stayed home and cooked. To spend over $200 on a meal and have half the people be disappointed was not how I expected to spend my birthday.

Also, the sign on our table said that kids eat free from 4-6 and we got there at 5:30 but our daughter’s meal was not free. Plus, they charged us for the $29.99 kids meal and not the $12 kids meal with out asking or getting clarification. So basically we paid $30 for 9 raviolis.

Overall it was a good meal. Nothing spectacular and we probably won’t go back. I can have fondue at home for a fraction of the cost if everyone has to eat the same thing anyway. I honestly would never have gone in the first place had I known that.

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SA
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

The waiter was great! I always enjoy going to The Melting Pot!!!

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CC
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

Repeat visitor to this restaurant. Their quality is always consistent and the service is excellent.

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AD
4.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

Our server was very nice and professional. We had great experience. Thanks.

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FO
5.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

Manager was very pleasant! There was a misunderstanding with the host when she called me to confirm reservation, and manager was more than giving. My family enjoyed the presentation and was very appreciated. Will be coming back for another occasion!

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DE
Seattle
2.0
Dined on May 15, 2018

We were celebrating Mother's Day with my 95 year old Mother-in-law. It would have been helpful to have had handicap parking near the restaurant or some indication of the ability to pull up in front of the restaurant due to my Mother-in-law having a disability. Once we were seated, we had the unfortunate experience of having a waitress who was not very friendly or engaging. When we asked questions about the food she was non-committal on answers and not very helpful. The pace of the service was too slow and when we needed something it would take quite some time to flag down our server and then to receive whatever was needed. The pace between courses was also very slow. The food was not as tasty as expected and the price for the meal was too expensive for the service and food. We would not recommend or return to this restaurant.

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RZ
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Our server was a bit slow bringing each serving. She forgot our meat extras. The desssert choc was cold.

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o
Seattle
3.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Came her for our Anniversary. Arrived a little ahead of our reservation so began with cocktails in the bar area. Drinks were delicious and bartender was friendly! Moved to our dinner and although I requested a nice table for the occasion we got sat at a tiny booth with no view. Our server Jessica was AMAZING, although her first week serving, she handled everything like a pro and was super nice. She even swapped out our cheese course because the white wine was too strong for my husband. It was overall a nice time, but the filet mignon didn't seem as tender as in past dining experiences, the quality seemed more like New York to me. We wrapped up the meal by stuffing dessert in. The 4 course is a lot of food! Dessert was yummy and we were given two chocolate covered strawberries on the house for our anniversary. A nice touch!

Overall, the 4 course is nice for the rare special occasion, but Happy Hour is probably better for the frequent customer. Next year, we'll spend the $100 on Steak and Lobster tails at home.

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b
Seattle
5.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Service was excellent. The sat us quick enough (we did make reservations), we went on a Friday night at 7 p.m.
Our server checked on us often enough and other people came by, including the manager, to see how things were going.
We told them we were celebrating a few things and they gave us a "congratulations" plate with dessert.
It's a fun experience, with some many options to modify the meal to make it what you want.
It's a really fun, awesome experience. I highly recommend it.

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AH
4.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Thank you Janae for doing a great job serving our table

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PK
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

Loved the cheese, the vegetable polpettes and mushroom sachetti from the entree were also very good. Would love more vegetarian options for the entree though. Would also be nice if there was a more bitter dark chocolate option for dessert

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JG
5.0
Dined on May 3, 2018

Brought my girlfriend there to celebrate her birthday. The Melting Pot is one of her favorite restaurants. I have actually never dined there before. We enjoyed it thoroughly. The waitstaff was extremely helpful and courteous. The food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely dine there again.

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j
Portland
5.0
Dined on May 3, 2018

Great place for special occasions. A bit too expensive for your everyday meal, but it's always a great experience. Highly recommended.

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SK
4.0
Dined on April 29, 2018

Great cheese & chocolate fondue, coconut flakes to chocolate was bomb! They also had gluten free options for all 4 courses. But, the main entree was ok.
If you are to go for 4 courses meal, make sure to go for seafood option. meats were okay, maybe a little disappointing, considering the fact that they are filet mignon and sirloin steak bites.

Server was nice but explanation he gave as if you were listening to fast-paced-kindle.
I'm not sure if the hall he was in charge of was too big for him to cover in timely manners, but we had to wait 10+ minutes until he informed that next meal is ready. And another 20+ to get served.
The table we sat were a little loud as it was crowded.

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S
2.0
Dined on April 23, 2018

Our waitress was so busy an preoccupied we got left alone for most of the night.. really sad cause we traveled all the way from Alaska to go to this melting pot an our waitress was a let down.. we had to remind her of everything we needed..

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TR
Seattle
4.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Had a birthday dinner for my wife. We enjoy the Melting Pot in that it is a longer, less rushed meal where it is quiet enough to talk and you can enjoy the experience and the conversation. We had the 4 course meal, which allows each family member to choose their own salad and main course, which is nice. We debated the white chocolate and cherry dessert fondue but went with the old standby of milk chocolate. Never quite sure where to park in the garage east where it says parking for Melting Pot, and the construction going on around it required that I go a slightly different way than normal to get there. Very enjoyable dinner!

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MD
Seattle
3.0
Dined on April 18, 2018

Our service was extremely slow in the beginning and the instructions as to how to order weren’t given to us very clearly, especially since we were all first timers to the restaurant. The chocolate fondue at the end was probably the highlight of the dining experience.

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JS
5.0
Dined on April 15, 2018

We went for our anniversary and it was very good!!

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DH
5.0
Dined on April 15, 2018

Staff is amazing, I booked this place to purpose to my girlfriend, and the staff went above and beyond to help me out! Food was super amazing as well!!!

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OT
Seattle
2.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

Server was forgetful and slow.
Options for $4.11 fondue was poor. Menu is very unclear if you aren’t doing the 4 course meal.

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s
Seattle
5.0
Dined on April 12, 2018

Great lunch with my daughter!!!

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