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About The Melting Pot - Boise

At the Melting Pot we specialize in fun and interactive four-course fondue dinners, great for every occasion. The fondue experience begins with a savory cheese fondue prepared tableside, followed by your choice of fresh salad. For the main event, choose from a wide variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, and fresh vegetables, certain to please even the most particular of palates. Then cook them tableside in one of our savory broths or even in traditional oil. All of our entrée selections are paired with our famous house dipping sauces, including the garden fresh green goddess, our sweet teriyaki glaze, and the tangy ginger plum sauce. And just when you think it couldn't get better, the grand finale: a choice of decadent chocolate fondues presented with a platter of sweet bits for dipping.

200 N. 6th St.
Boise, ID 83702
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
6th and Idaho

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 343-8800

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/boise/specials

Parking Details:
Street parking is available outside the restaurant. There are also two pay-to-park surface lots, one to the north and another to the south. The closest parking garage is 1.5 blocks away on Idaho.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Melting Pot - Boise Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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90% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 5 days ago

Service is always exceptional at the Melting Pot. I’m excited to go again.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was extremely friendly and great at his job, he made our experience memorable!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

It was wonderful!

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I went there for my birthday with a party of 15. This is the secind time I've been there with a large party. They can easily handle a geoup of that size and it is just so much fun! The food is amazing and when you are there with a group it is fun to walk around and try the different types of fondu, it becomes a social event. It is a bit pricey but worth it for the overall experience. I'll definitely go back again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had a great dinner at the Melting Pot. We enjoy good food and were pretty impressed with the quality of meats that they served. The key is to not overcook it so it becomes rubbery. We had the Wisconsin Trio cheese and really liked it. I would highly recommend the yin/yang chocolate with dark/milk together. They had a decent wine list. All in all it was a very nice meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary, and had probably the best Waiter I've seen in a long time. His timing was impeccable, he was very attentive yet didn't 'hover.'.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have made it a tradition to bring our daughter to the Melting pot for dessert for her birthday. This year we were disappointed in the quality of the chocolate and most of all, the price. Enough where my 12 year old daughter has requested to no longer visit the melting pot on her birthday. The chocolate lacked creaminess and a good chocolate flavor. The food used to dip in the chocolate had almost a stale, dried out flavor and texture. We were charged for 2 servings for each pot of chocolate which we did not ask for. My husband and I did not partake in any of the chocolate fondu, and we brought an entire plate home with us. Our bill was $40....for dessert. Again, we were very disappointed this year.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The meal was phenomenal, we went for our 2 year anniversary and our waiter was very friendly and the food was delicious. Everything was explained very well and there were plenty of options. Worth the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

It was excellent. Our waiter did a hell of a job with making sure we were taken care of, but not overrun by ,”how is everything? Do you need more water? Would you like me to blow your nose, etc.” he prepared our food it was the right temp, it was plated beautifully. The ambience was everything and more that we imagined. Thank you melting pot!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was amazing as it always is. If it wasn't for the food, we wouldn't come. We've had a few servers who were duds. But this last server just had a poor attitude and didn't listen to us with our request. This time we used a 25% off coupon for once and he seemed dumbfounded. I don't think we got our discount because we didn't get to see the whole bill. But just a poor attitude for $150. But will always come for the food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was fine but we had a rather poor server. We know they're not all like that as we could observe other tables doing better. Ambiance is great.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was great as always except our waiter was really dull. Not typical of the Melting Pot. Other wait staff at other tables seemed much more personable and entertaining. Always great food and fun.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a really fun and great server! Expensive but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent dining experience! The food is great, service wonderful and the ambiance is incredible.

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was our second time in. It was a date night and we received wonderful service. the food and wait staff were perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our family loves The Melting Pot for a fun birthday dinner!

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food was amazing and the server was one of the best we've had in a long time. She was very friendly and helped us understand the menu since it was our first time at The Melting Pot. It is definitely the kind of place for special occasions, but you can make it a lot more affordable if you just order the fondue. The four course meal is a great experience though and should be tried at least once.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 17, 2018

It's been over 10 years since I went to the Melting Pot in Seattle. Visited the Boise location to have a nice get together with my parents. Everything was delicious, and our server was on top of it. It's definitely expensive, but a nice way to treat yourself. Don't forget to tip accordingly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I enjoy The Melting Pot! Would recommend to anyone. Unique eating experience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Ужасно you get bread and raw meat have to cook it in ramen noodle broth pay 90$ :(

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Over our 26 years of anniversaries, we have spent 8 of those at a Melting Pot around the country. Always has been a wonderful experience, romantic and fun.

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Wonderful ambiance for a special date night! Our anniversary was made perfect by Jake!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 7, 2018

To overall experience was enjoyable. The waitress, cute blonde haired, glasses wearing college student, was amazing. The bill was a little steep for my liking so probably won't be back as often as I'd like. But all in all a nice place for a special birthday treat.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service took took too long between courses. Burners left in in between and smoked is out and then had cold chocolate

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our server, Jake, was excellent. It was an amazing overall dining experience and incredibly intimate.

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was lucky that half of our group had been in before as the server did not explain the complicated menu. Advice would be- if you have never eaten here before be sure to ask the server to walk you through the course and menu for a better experience. The food was great as always.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful New Years dinner! Melting Pot had an exclusive menu filled with Cajun flavor and inspired flavors from New Orleans. It was our favorite menu so far. I highly recommend for a date night, special occasion or just for a really delicious experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to the Melting Pot for New Year's Eve and had a great time. Service was great and so was the food. The food is fairly expensive but it is also entertaining and worth it if you are willing to take the time to enjoy the experience. The cheese and chocolate fondues are my favorite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Enjoyed our time at The Melting Pot. Food was good and the fondue experience is fun. Service was good and allowed us the right amount of time to enjoy ourselves.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been to the Melting Pot numerous times and the experience is always good. On the night we were there, our waiter was a young man named Bergen. He was fantastic, and worked very hard and was very sociable. The food was great as always. Just remember if you go to allow yourself at least a couple of hours to truly enjoy yourself .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The desert is absolutely amazing! We always fill up before we get there and regret it, so save some room for chocolate fondu!

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fun place to go with a group. Plan for family style dining and around $50 pp after tax and tip. LOVE the chocolate and the cheese courses. Beer and wine only now that they no longer have a full liquor license.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have visited the Melting Pot on Christmas Eve for many years. This year we were less than pleased with our visit. To our surprise, they no longer have a full bar; just beer and wine. For some reason, carrots are no longer part of the fondue experience but tomatoes are. The whole experience seemed to have cheapened. On a bright note, our waitress was exceptional. Had it not been for her it would have been a disastrous night. I doubt we will return next Christmas Eve.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a great time, the service was outstanding. The only complaint we had was the noise level, it gets pretty loud in there when there are a lot of folks dining. As we had a later reservation, it thinned out before we left and wasn't so bad then.

All in all, a wonderful experience and one we hope to do again.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We took our three grandchildren, ages 13, 7, and 6, to the Melting Pot for an early Christmas celebration. Poor decision on our part. Because it is so very expensive--check out their prices before you go!--we ended up only ordering cheese and desert fondues. The cheese was average, at best. And the chocolate was also pretty fair. The young server, while obviously well instructed on what to tell us about how it all worked, talked very fast and seemed more interested in getting us to make a quick decision than she was in helping us truly enjoy our night out. Our suggestions are to study their menu on-line closely before you book a table, check out the other many (more affordable) choices for great food in the downtown Boise area, and, if you decide to go to the Melting Pot anyway, keep your fingers crossed you'll have a better time than we did.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great service and great food - as always!

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My date and I had a wonderful time. The food, my gosh was fantastic! We will be going back eventually for another special date absolutely!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waitress was no personable at all during our visit. We explained to her that we hadn't been to melting pot for a few years so briefly went over the menu with us. When it came time to explain how long the food would need to set to cook, we had to ask her for directions instead of her offering. We fortunately heard the waitress from the table next to ours explaining how things should be cooked and went off of what she said. It was a disappointing visit.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our first time to The Melting Pot. We’ve heard good things about it but unfortunately, our service was so awful that it made the whole experience negative. Our waitress didn’t exlain much about the whole process and kept forgetting things. We were completely shocked when the meat came out raw! We had no idea we had to cook our own meat after asking several times when ordering what the “cooking style” meant. We waited over 15 min to get our drinks. She then was about to take our order and couldn’t find a pen so said she’d be right back and literally (no exaggeration) was gone for 20 min. Then she brought the cheese fondue awhile after that but had forgotten to turn the hot plate on so after she poured the cheese n beer into the cooking bowl and tried stirring it, nothing happened. She kept splashing the liquid everywhere and we waited another 15 min for it to get hot and melted. The ended up bringing the salads before the cheese when she realized how long it was taking to heat up. They were tiny!! She kept forgetting the wine option my husband had chosen with each course and we waited for another long time to get the main course. By the time the broth was boiling and we had to cook our meat, little by little, we had already been there 2 hours. Several other tables had come after us and were finished before us and they also had the 4 course option. We were seated by 8:10 and didn’t leave til 10:30. We were the last people in the restaurant. We ended up missing a Xmas party we had planned to go to after cuz it got so late. We were excited to try something new for our anniversary and ended up being quite disappointed. We usually try to give the benefit of the doubt and not complain, but this was exceptionally bad.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 16, 2017

They no longer sell liquor which is disappointing. Service was poor. Slow for one and I ordered a salad that was never delivered. Portions also seemed smaller than before. Not sure it worth the money. Food still tasted good though.

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