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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4.5

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4.5

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4.5

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4.0

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (46)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Good for a Date (41)
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Good for Birthdays (40)
Romantic (34)
Fun (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Cozy (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Casual (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Authentic (7)
Vegan (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Healthy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Business Meals (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·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 6, 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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·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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·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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·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 22, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The Melting Pot is a great place to go for a special event or celebration. It's all about the dining experience at the melting pot; and the food is good too!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Had a wonderful server and enjoyed the meal very much!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Well rewarded after waitress spilled a tray of drinks on me chef came and apologized and gave two fee rounds of wine and wind up paying $10 bucks for a full course meal on ladies night. Overall I would highly recommend

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Went there for our anniversary. They had such great details with us, this is what makes a difference in service. We had a really good time enjoying the foundue. Everything was delicious. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

There was no tap beer, only bottled beer. For all the beer lovers not a great option. The food is cooked in the clear broth they can do better food with better sauces provided. The cheese option is good. The food is to be had with different sauces served separately, it is not worth the price. The service was good, the beer selected was not available. For people who love flavor and taste you can't get it here, it is just boiled meat. Not for us.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Justin our server was outstanding. He was very personable. We didn't want the experience to end.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had a lovely time at the melting pot. Our server right from the beginning was very helpful and professional. It was two of us dining and they gave us a lovely booth in its own private section, very nice and private! Once moving onto our chocolate fondue she surprised us with some writing on the plate in strawberry sauce which was so nice of her! We did the endless fondue and it was great we were definitely full by the end of the night.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The service we had from Nick was exceptional. We will be back for future outings!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our waitress Maggie was very sweet. Excellent waitress. Made our experience that much more enjoyable.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dinner was fabulous from start to finish.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

so nice for a date, it's a 2 hour dinner experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was good. Service was slow and forgot some items until it was too late.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We always have a fantastic time at the Melting Pot. Servers and staff are super friendly, have fun with the guests and help create a great experience.

One aspect that you cannot control are the folks that bring young children/babies to the restaurant. Often this results in listening to screaming, crying, and I must believe in some cases burned fingers or worse. Certainly not an appropriate dining concept for kids under 12. Due to the nature of potential injuries, I personally would institute a policy that does not allow children under 12 due to the potential hazards of fondue dining. At a minimum (our Melting Pot has this) - please put all families with young children together in the separate dining room.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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