About The Melting Pot - Buffalo

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.

One Walden Galleria Suite TH 119
Buffalo, NY 14225
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,


Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm,


Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
http://www.meltingpot.com/userfiles/Store130/buffalo-dinner-042712.pdf

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(716) 685-6358

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/buffalo/welcome

Parking Details:
The 3 level parking ramp is the most convenient place to park. There is also valet parking outside the mall entrance for a fee of $10.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
MAKE YOUR EVENING EXTRA SPECIAL WITH ONE OF OUR CELEBRATION PACKAGES!

BIRTHDAYS: please give the birthday person's first name and date of birth with the year.
ANNIVERSARIES: please give the couple's first names and wedding date with the year.


Balloon Bouquet - $16.95
Surprise your guest with a bouquet of three balloons and a commemorative photo that is printed and framed before you leave.


Single Rose Package - $19.95
One rose in a vase with a commemorative photo that is printed and framed before you leave.


Half Dozen Rose Arrangement - $29.95
Six roses in a vase with a commemorative photo that is printed and framed before you leave.


One Dozen Rose Arrangement - $45.95
Twelve roses in a vase with and commemorative that is printed and framed before you leave.


Prices subject to change on holidays or special event nights. Please note a 12 hour notice is required for all packages.

The Melting Pot - Buffalo Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.7

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4.6

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4.2

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Good for a Date (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (48)
Romantic (47)
Fun (40)
Good for Groups (34)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Cozy (32)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Casual (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Kid-friendly (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very over priced ....just was not for us not much food for the price I really don't think this is a kid friendly place either it was like boiled meat we were eating ...just not for us very diaspointed :( and it was my 40th bday I was not happy by time I left and I have been wanting to come here for ever at melting pot

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Went to the melting pot pre- shopping. Knew we were going in for just cheese and salads. There were only 2 of us. The Wisconsin cheddar was good, but we had so many more dippers than we had cheese, I almost felt as if we were shorted on the cheese amount. Usually, we run out of dippers! Our salads were good, but very overdressed. With tip, our bill was close to $60. A bit high for not really eating much food. There was one cocktail, but that was it. The salads are pretty small also.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was fabulous ! We all had something different for the main course and everything was amazing. I loved the cheese fondue the best. We will be back for sure because we all want try something different.
The service was excellent. Went above and beyond and her kindness was appreciated.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was perfect. We were celebrating a 60th birthday after a long day of shopping and just wanted something relaxed and casual. Never did we feel rushed to finish.
An excellent choice all round !!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I’ve been to the melting pot several times and it’s usually pretty good. This time, our order was screwed up, we received green bell pepper in our cheese fondu instead of jalapeño, had to ask the waitress twice for a military discount thatbis advertised, and waited a long time for drinks from the bar. I am disappointed that The Melting Post doesn’t offer more than a 5% discount for military personnel, especially on a military related holiday, considering they offer great deals for everyone else (teachers, nurses, etc).

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

Our waitress was inctedibley nice. Our booth was partially walled in, so it was very intimate (which we appreciated). The food was absolutely delicious
My only critique was that it was very dark and very warm...we started to get very drowsy
Overall, a great date

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious and gluten friendly! Our waiter Chris i believe (longer hair) was so helpful welcoming and kind. Very nice spot for my husband and myself to date before our baby arrives :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server made the experience all that better explaining things and bringing our food in a timely manner. The food was delicious, all four courses were exactly as I expected them to be based on their descriptions. The red velvet martini was amazing

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I attended for the Girls night special and was not disappointed! The cheese was wonderful as always, the salad was delicious and the chocolate was heavenly! Our waitress was also amazing! She was bubbly and very attentive! She also had good wine reccomendations as pairings to the cheese! Not my first time there and will not be my last! Outstanding!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The Melting Pot is always great. We drove 100 miles to enjoy their cheese fondue (we ate 4 portions) and chocolate fondue with fruit. A good bottle of Savingnon Blanc was a good accompaniment.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Awesome time for a mother daughter evening! Great place to share a fun meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The Melting Pot is not a bad restaurant, but the server really followed the "script", which we did not appreciate and we felt rushed out.
We were asked for our cheese fondue selection prior to placing our drink order, we were asked for our dessert choice while eating our salad, and we were asked if we wanted our bill when dessert was first brought to the table. I understand that servers are to follow protocol and are probably given small sections in order to provide good service, but I felt like we were being rushed out so they could get more tables in. Food was okay, not worth the value TBH and I felt like when we decided against the 4-course option, the server looked down on our choice.
Next time we are down to visit Buffalo, I'm not sure we will be visiting here.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We visited from outside of Toronto ON. We were away on a girls shopping weekend( to celebrate my sisters birthday) at the Walden Galleria and had reserved a table at The Melting Pot for dinner. Our service was outstanding, the food was incredible. we were not rushed whatsoever. The wine list is extensive (we enjoyed a couple of bottles of Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio - it complemented the all three courses wonderfully - its crisp and clean finish was a delight.) We started with the Wisconsin Trio for our cheese course, the Bourguignon for our main (I wish they'd have given us the option to turn the last of it into a rice dish - that broth was divine after cooking our veggies and chicken, ravioli and filet mignon... *sigh... just thinking of it... mmmm... we ended our meal with 'making our own' dessert - dark chocolate and grand marnier - fantastic! Its a fun and interactive experience. (We will definitely make the drive for The Melting Pot again!) - Tip - check their website out for their events, we lucked out - during our visit it was the end of restaurant-week and so we enjoyed our menu for around $31.50 USD each. Cheers! Thanks for the memories Melting Pot!

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is a nice mix of cozy and intimate or great for a group depending on where you sit. I came for my birthday with my husband and this is one of the most romantic restaurants I've been to. We walked past a main dining room with a large group, and walked through a maze of smaller rooms to our table where I couldn't see another diner. The tables are situated in a way, that while in your booth, there isn't any other people within view. It's very cozy and romantic. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful and the food was really good. I would go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

4 course meal was delicious and fun

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Loved it! It was a great date and we can't wait to go back. The servers were so nice and the food was, while heavy, very very good! (And what else can you expect from delicious melt cheese?!)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We celebrated a birthday. First time trying the Melting Pot. The service was amazing. Our server was attentive, informative and kind. Everyone that came to our table (from the hostess to the support staff, server and manager) was wonderful. The food was delicious. The gluten free options are truly appreciated. Thank you for an amazing dining experience! Have already recommended the Melting Pot to friends and family. Can't wait to visit again. Thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

ladies night is the best deal.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food, service, atmosphere. I would like to eat at the Melting Pot every other week. It is so fun and delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

They’re gluten-free options are amazing! We had a really great time and absolutely loved all of the fondue, especially the chocolate!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always the food was great, the experience was awesome and we all had a fabulous meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We ordered the surf and turf. The food is served raw and you cook it in your pot. The broth was tasteless and cooking the meat in it made the meat "chewy" and bland. Maybe if we choose a different broth it would have had more flavor but would still have been chewy. Its like boiling your meat in water, something you should not do to a good steak. Lobster was good when dipped in the butter sauce. The cheese fondue and desert fondue was good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The four course fondue dining is a relaxing dining experience. Lots of laughs keeping track of our spears of food in the pot. Great time with friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our waiter Alex was amazing and made my daughter who turned 10 and my birthday extra special.. if I went I would request him for sure....

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Had a great meal, comfortable ambiance , very helpful and kind server, loved that management checked in to make sure all was well.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Went here to Celebrate with my new Husband. Our first meal being married was here and it was so much fun and extremely memorable. The Food was amazing, and the service was brilliant! I've been recommending this place to everyone I know who's planning on being in the Buffalo area. The fiesta fondue is so yummy if your into a cheese that has a spicy kick. The classic Alpine is excellent with the meat platter and wine. The Strawberry salad and the Raspberry salad (Can't remember the proper names for them) are really well done.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful evening celebrating birthdays.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

For the most part, we enjoyed everything about our Melting Pot experience. The waiter was very friendly and helpful, but he would disappear for a while without checking back for a fairly long time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Chris was a magnificent server on task and very informative with a great personality. The strawberries were phenomenal I couldn’t wait I ate them before lunch. Love this place!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We out with my mom and sister for dinner. Our server was great. We enjoyed our time there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service is always great, staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. One of my favorite spots. Managers are always about to ensure everything is well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Pricey, but well worth it. Had a Groupon which helped. Food was fantastic. Left there stuffed. Our waiter was great - walked us through the process and made good suggestions.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a great evening..our waitress though I forgot her name swastika friendly and did little extras that made it a great time

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our waiter Alex was amazing! He made this wonderful! It was my first time. I really enjoyed the explanations and details he gave us. Excellent waiter would request him next time.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Have been to the Melting Pot several times in various different cities.....love it....it's fun, the service is always friendly and efficient. Just a fun night out and the food is good too.....I recommend the experience.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

I would like to thank the melting pot right away for being able to provide me with a private booth for my anniversary. I called a little to late to get the romantic package and the table and the woman on the phone said she will do her best because it was such a busy night she couldn't tell me if I was going to have it but thank you very much!! Shawnna(sorry if I spelled it wrong) she was an amazing waitress. We hit it off really good. She was witty and fun! She thought me and my boyfriend were cute for some reason lol. She was amazing and really made our night more special and amazing!! She was really sweet and made the experience a lot of fun! You're awesome girl and I just want to thank you for an amazing night!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Casual, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Groups, Vegan, Organic, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was excellent, food was very good, and it is a different sort of dining experience. Went for wife's birthday with our parents and it was a great time. Meal does take a bit longer than usual and it is a bit expensive. Overall, though, it was a very good meal and I would do it again for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Everything was great... service and food!!!! Unfortunately very expensive

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food and drinks were amazing. My date w as very impressed. We will be coming again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was my boyfriends birthday and we had a great time. Food was great and the experience of cooking it yourself was fun.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I feel like this Melting Pot is a little superior to some of the others I've been to. Service was great, as was the ambiance. Extra touches were noticed and appreciated. Food was amazing. Our server Alex was top-notch and I think we'll probably drive back to this location (from Pennsylvania) vs visiting those that are closer to us. We loved it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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