The Melting Pot - Buffalo

4.7
1350 Reviews
$30 and under
Fondue
Welcome to The Melting Pot. We offer a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue.

Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie.

Make reservations today, and see what people are talking about.

Experiences

  • Thursdate 4-Course Date Night

    $39.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Keep the romance going with Thursdate, our new decadent date night every Thursday! Enjoy a private, candlelit booth with rose petals on your table and a 4-course dinner for two. Enjoy your choice of any cheese fondue, any salad, an entree of filet mignon, teriyaki sirloin, herb-crusted chicken, and any chocolate fondue. Not valid with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Minimum of two guests.
  • BFFF

    $29.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Every Wednesday: 3 Courses: $29.95 per person (Cheese Fondue, Salad and Chocolate Fondue). 4 Courses: $39.95 per person. Grab your besties and celebrate friendship with our Best Fondue Friends Forever menu! Enjoy cheese fondue with special BFFF Dippers including prosciutto, summer sausage along with the classic dippers you love. Enjoy a fresh salad of your choice too, then finish your meal with chocolate fondue and another round of extra-special BFFF Dippers including macarons, créme puffs and more! Make it all 4 courses with our BFFF Entree of Filet Mignon, Teriyaki Sirloin, Herb-Crusted Chicken and Shrimp.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1350 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious but expensive. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time introducing my in laws to the Melting Pot our waitress Danny was incredible and very nice!! Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an experience and a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursdate set up was very romantic and it was an amazing experience as it was our first time dining at Melting Pot. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves fondue. We’ll definitely be coming here again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend had a wonderful time! Food was incredible.

JG
JonaiG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great fast service steak was pretty good. Thanks

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MarcelH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at The Melting Pot. We were celebrating a special occasion and the entire staff made us feel welcomed and like a VIP client!! Hats off to the entire staff at The Melting Pot - Buffalo! Thank you :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at The Melting Pot! Great service and experience!

SG
ShandraG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was the first time for my boyfriend and I to be there. And just sadly we weren't wowed as much as we thought that we would be. The best parts of the night were probably the Salads, and the dessert.

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RogerR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! I love it here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my daughters and mother for their 1st time and we all loved it!

JW
JohnW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to spend an evening dining!

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UpstateNYHappyFeet
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Melting Pot is one of our favorite restaurants. We went to celebrate our son’s acceptance to college. We did the four course meal and it was delicious. We tried the bourbon bacon cheddar fondue and it was terrific! The salads and main courses were fresh and flavorful and we liked the sauce pairing card we were provided. We finished our meal off with the S’mores fondue which was delicious!! The staff were personable, responsive to requests, checked in with us when we needed them and timed each part of our meal perfectly.

The Melting Pot - Buffalo
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you for the review and congratulations to your son! I am glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Jim Materese Owner

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JoyZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always! Thank you for the excellent service!

DJ
DJEl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved going, we’ve been talking about it since.

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vipIcis127
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our server Joey was wonderful!

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RachelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect and the service was excellent! Will definitely be back for Thursdate again!

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Implodingsporks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I wish I wasn't writing writing this review. My fiancée and I love the Melting Pot and tend to go here for special occasions. She recently received a raise at work, so we set this reservation up to celebrate. The mood for the evening went from happy to uncomfortable and upsetting pretty quickly due to our server. My fiancée has a stutter, and the server proceeded to laugh at my fiancée when she was struggling to get a word out. I wanted so badly to speak up about it, but my fiancée was already embarassed and didn't want me to bring any other attention to her. The rest of the night we tried to make the best of it. I don't know if our server got overwhelmed by the amount of tables she had or if she realized we were upset by her actions, but she tried to avoid us and was scarce the rest of the night. We have always had really great experiences here, but this one was so bothersome that I woke up this morning still upset. I don't know why a stutter is funny to this server, but she needs a serious wake up call into the reality of the variety of people she might serve.

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JoyN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

HD
HappyDiner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was exceptional!! Only problem was that we were seated in the bar area (only 1 burner) and seated directly behind another group. If there was plexi glass atop the backs of the booths it would be safer!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriends first time and he absolutely loved it!

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RogerR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Took our daughter for her 16th birthday. The wait staff and management were phenomenal in accommodating a very severe allergy issue and made it a very enjoyable meal

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BrookeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere! My family LOVES the Melting Pot. We used to go to the one in Rochester, was our favorite, but it closed down. Now it is completely worth it to drive a few hours for!

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my wife and my 1st time at the Buffalo location and they did a great job--from the server to the manager. I mentioned that I was unable to take advantage of the birthday dipped strawberry gift due to the COVID pandemic and our Rochester location being closed down and they presented me with 6 dipped 🍓shortly thereafter. It was well worth the hour drive to Buffalo. We'll be doing it again in the not too distant future.
Great job everybody!

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AngelC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was great as always. We had to remind the server a few times about drinks we ordered but over all she did well but sitting by the door that led to the mall was absolutely terrible.

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AaronL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, very good food! Amazing hospitality by the wait and host staff! Our waitress Tanya (I don’t know if I spelled her name right) was amazing! Definitely coming back!

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NoahM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish it was endless but still great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

We love the melting pot but this experience was AWFUL!!! Starting with a not Covid friendly waiting area!! We got the touch of romance package but didn’t... until 15 minutes after we were seated. Staff was overwhelmed and very unorganized. Staff also playing games by the bar was loud and took away from the romantic atmosphere. We are usually impressed by the experience we receive at the melting pot but tonight was not that. The food was amazing but you didn’t provide an atmosphere worth the bill. We hope you’ll clean up your act for when we return.

The Melting Pot - Buffalo
Responded on February 15, 2021

I sincerely apologize your experience was not perfect. Please contact me at the restaurant so I can address the issues and make it up to you. Thank you, Jim Materese Owner 716-432-6640

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kortney
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

My husband & I and another couple went for the Valentines Day pre fix menu. We’ve been there multiple times, this time wasn’t as great as usual. The service was spotty, our stuff came out cold instead of them mixing it in front of us. I’m guessing it’s because of the high demand of the weekend.

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AliviaD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience cant wait to go back!!!!

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NicholeD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my husband. We really enjoyed the experience and atmosphere. The pre planned menu for Valentine's Day was great!

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Sarah
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first time here and will always leave satisfied. We did the full course meal and I highly recommend the Wisconsin cheese fondue and the s’mores chocolate fondue. It’s such a good place for any occasion big or small.

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aaront
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Me my wife and 3 kids went its so over priced and food wasn't good at all my one son didn't eat anything because look nasty he said cheese was cold and meats were so thick took forever to cook and wasn't good at all people told us not to go but we wanted to try it I wish I didn't go it was a waist of 400 dollers and time we didn't eat really any thing we left and went and got food after we left there would never go again

The Melting Pot - Buffalo
Responded on February 9, 2021

Aaron, I apologize you did not enjoy your experience with us. Our concept is definitely different than most restaurants and I appreciate you giving us a try. Based on the comments of your cheese being cold and the meat taking a long time to cook I am wondering if there was an issue with your cooktop. I would appreciate it if you would please contact me so I can properly address those issues. Thank you, Jim Materese Owner 716-685-6358

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our very favorite restaurant for date night. Food and service is always perfect. Love the quiet atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

They stuck us in a tiny booth in a hidden corner. Where I believe even our waitress forgot about us. She never explained a thing to us and did not come back to check in or refill our beverages until our meal was nearly finished. The heating element was not warm enough to heat the cheese, the broth, or the chocolate. We had to ask for it to be turned up. And that was not by our waitress that was by someone else walking by. The salmon had bones in it.
We were cashed out by someone other than the waitress who made an excuse that she was extremely busy. Although we saw plenty of employees walking by all night. We were there over two hours because everything took so long to out. Definitely a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived and were seated in a timely manner. Our server was fantastic, the only issue was there was no happy birthday anything for my husband, I told them in notes before arriving and also told them when we were there. But the food was great

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samantha
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything there was wonderful. Went for their galentines special and it was worth it and so much fun. The servers were super nice!!

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Buffalo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 685-6358.

The Melting Pot - Buffalo is rated 4.7 stars by 1350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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