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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (45)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
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Romantic (41)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Cozy (29)
Fun (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Casual (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Vegan (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Just a lot of fun. We hadn't seen my sister in a while and wanted a fun night out

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Been here many times and have usually had a great time. This time the service was slow but the server nice. Still had a great time and the food was amazing.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We celebrated Valentine's Day here - Wonderful Time! I'd enjoyed fondue several times, but it was a first for my boyfriend. The food was delicious, the only complaint was the dippers were heavy on the bread but light on the veggies, and extra dippers were removed each course. We would have enjoyed them with the broth as well, vs the mushrooms and potatoes that were served. I would recommend you ask them to be left, as I'm sure they would.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Brittany was very helpful. She checked on us as much as she could. Made my first Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had an outstanding valentine's date night. Our server Oz at the Buffalo Melting Pot was fun and knowledgeable and made the experience that much better. This style of dining enables the customer to get tastes of so many different items and you leave feeling full. Personally we split the 4-course Fondue Delight and it was superb! The sauces/toppings you get for the different items were so tasty, we loved the curry spread and the green goddess the best. With the delicious flavor of the seasoned broth fondue underneath the flavor of everything you cook, you get so much variety and it all compliments each other wonderfully. We will definitely be back!

Thanks again Oz!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

We took advantage of the Valentine's Special and had an absolutely amazing experience. The ambience set the mood and our server Justin was beyond wonderful!! He made the experience even more enjoyable and even stopped to take a picture for us.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was great! Drinks were a bit pricey. Food was good as always.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

As usual, the Buffalo location did not disappoint us! We had a blast and our reservation was perfect we received everything we asked for. Matt was great as our server and very excited to serve us!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Cheese and chocolate were great! The portions were small an boiling meat wasn’t great... service was great !

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Although our online reservation got canceled for some odd reason, the staff were very friendly and accommodating .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at the Melting Pot. It was delicious food, great service, and a wonderful experience all around!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Out waitress was very nice but she was new and overwhelmed. Drinks weren’t refilled, spoons for dips came close to the end of our main entree, and there were prolonged times of absence. Chocolate pots came out ice cold. WE turned the burners on to heat them up. We go there a fair amount and this was by far the worst experience we’ve ever had... very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Came in to celebrate a birthday. Food was great, service was good, felt a bit rushed though. But overall great time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was good as always.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was very enjoyable to have the three course "Galentine's Day" menu. One of us had never gone for fondue before, and she really enjoyed her first fondue experience. The food is always good, and the service by the very personable Madison was wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food tasted terrible and the waiter brought us our food and didn't come back to check on us. My husband ordered a long island ice tea and he brought him a mohito looking drink.. then he ordered another one and it was right but we still got charged for both. We had to get another waitress to find our server and she had no idea who he was. We would of had at least 4 more cocktails but we never got the chance to put a order in. Finally at the end my husband asked for a shot and he charged us 7 dollars.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service and drink menu were lovely, however the value was not there. It was far too expensive for what we went for - a simple night out dessert. I would not go again simply for the prices - I would rather go elsewhere. The noise level is also high despite the dining rooms being separated.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great place to experience and enjoy the fondue life style. We go at least 2 or 3 times a year and love the service and quality every time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was my birthday. Our waitress sat us in this cozy little private corner away from the noise. The waitress brought a card, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne on the house. She was so sweet and attentive, even the manager came over to wish me a happy birthday and take pictures for us. The food was amazing and perfect portions even though I ate way too much of the pretzel bread. It was the perfect night.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We visited the Melting Pot on a special price night. It was our second time there so we knew the routine. We had friends with us were there for the first time and it seemed a little rushed and they were slightly confused. Besides that, the food was great and we enjoyed our time there!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was great Candice our waitress was awsome very friendly and knowledgable . great time with freinds.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have visited this location a couple times a year since it opened. Every other experience was CONSISTENTLY GREAT. This one was NOT! They have changed the process of how they prepare some food. Cheese was not prepared table side. It was brought out pre-melted, but cool, took forever to heat and was lumpy and tasted funny once it did. Similar experience with the chocolate, waiting 10 minutes for it to heat, only after the manager finally turned up the temperature. The waitress was not very good (another change from past visits). Manager tried to explain, and offered to comp part of our meal. In the end, we just hope they make some major readjustments or this restaurant will fall off our list of favorites.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was great. I wish we would have gotten rice Krispy treats with our dessert! Our waitress was a bit pushing us out the door even though there were open tables. Definitely overpriced!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our waiter was Kelsey and let me tell you how good she was. From beginning to end she was just fantastic. Deserves a raise and a promotion. Our favorite waiter since first dining at the melting pot.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy, Vegan, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

It was pretty nice! Went for the cheese and chocolate and were surprisingly full at the end, enjoyed the server Justin and his trainer Malory I believe! Will be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Overall a very good experience. Kind of hard to find outside entrance but easy to find if in the mall.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Just a fair value at $50 pp for 3 people sharing 2 of the 4 course dinners (including 2 wines and a soft drink)

Service was really attentive, friendly and certainly explained the menu and routine for ordering.

Food is OK and a novelty, but it gets boring to eat after a while.

OK once, but wouldn't return

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I have not been to this establishment since it opened, and I was very disappointed. The food was subpar, skimpy and dull. Veggies were stale and were not presented in a manner that reflects the price. Bread was hard, not the freshest. Fruit was not very fresh, apples were not crisp and strawberrys were mushy. I was very disappointed in the presentation, and wish I would have went to another restaurant to spend my money. Very disappointed as it was a special occasion, and we left with a bad taste.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We came for our 3 year anniversary, we’ve been to melting pot before, always love it. The waitress recommended a wine for me, it was delish. The waitress was nice and friendly, her name is Shaunua or Shauna.. can’t read how its spelled, all in all it was a good time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I really enjoyed our server and the atmosphere. This one of our go-to restaurants because we always leave full and there are always deals going on. I have never left dinner there feeling less than satisfied.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our server was the sweetest girl! We had the entree’s cooking in oil which got a little smelly by the end of the meal but was overall good. Next time I will try another cooking method.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A favorite of our families, bc we enjoy the experience, the food is always good, and the servers are always amicable.

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was my first and probably my last dining experience there. Cool concept but the food was mediocre, small portion size (and way too overpriced) and the service was not the greatest either. A very disappointing experience overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner was awesome! Fabulous special pricing made it even better. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Great time :-)

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Disabled Access, Vegan, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We got the anniversary special so it was a good value for the amount of food we got. We had a reservation at 6:30 but they were able to sit us early at 5:45. Not many people in the restaurant esp for Christmas Eve. Our service took three hours would be my only complaint. I know it’s a longer meal time but with a toddler and an infant I would have hopes to cut that time in half. The waiter was very polite and knowledgeable but he was forgetful and slow.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Unfortunately we had poor service...but the food was wonderful as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I have to say I was really disappointed Again. I dine here A lot and the last 2 times I went there were screaming kids so loud that I couldn't hear myself talking. The cheese and chocolate fondue was burnt and our waiter was not very friendly and attentive. This place is expensive to eat at and I would expect a much better quality atmosphere for dining.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We come to the melting pot frequently, it’s a great place for us to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. We always try something new and it’s always a great time

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