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About The Melting Pot - Castleton

The Melting Pot provides a unique, upscale & intimate dining experience with its assortment of fondue cooked at the table by the guest. It is a perfect location for a romantic evening, corporate dinner party or friendly gathering. Guests can enjoy a variety of tasty entrees served with special dipping sauces. The menu also includes creamy cheese fondue, fresh salads, fine wines & mouth watering chocolate fondue desserts.

5650 E. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, French, Swiss

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed - Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Cross Street:
Allisonville Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 841-3601

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

Catering:
Chocolate fondue only - dessert

Parking Details:
Public lot parking is limited.

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

The Melting Pot - Castleton Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Romantic (56)
Special Occasion (56)
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Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Fun (35)
Cozy (34)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Casual (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Business Meals (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (7)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a group of 7 people and this was perfect! We had the Wisconsin Three Cheese and Spinach and Artichoke to start off. We each created our own entrees, and I really liked the duck. Other favorites at the table were the fillet mignon and the shrimp. Ask about the Snickers fondue for dessert! It's amazing!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server would disappear for long periods of time after serving a course. Drinks would go unfilled for a spell. A parent was allowing her kid to test all of her ringtones in her phone over and over and this was killing our atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

We were celebrating a 17 year olds birthday. We had 4 teenagers and the meal seemed to drag at times. Our server talked way too fast, but at times made excuses why food wasn’t coming out. So, the timing seemed off. Food was good-not great.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Disappointed that the menu hasn’t changed at all in several years. I almost felt rushed by the server. I was looking forward to the spinach and mushroom salad- which is the one thing you got rid of. The salads were tiny and not enough dressing choices.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Waitress was preoccupied with too many tables. Service was slow for $$$

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very nice dinner, wished we could have gotten a more private seating. We were out in the open it seemed. But otherwise everything was fantastic

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was great. Food was excellent. Our favorite parts were the cheese and the dessert. We definitely did not leave hungry

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place. Great food and service.
If you are a table of four of more i would recommend a table with two burners.
That way you can get a second dipping sauce.

Overall a great place

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have been to the melting pot several times. Because this is fondue my review will be based off of the service we received. It was fairly busy Friday night but it took at least 20 minutes just to get our drink order taken and the service was down hill from there. We had to stop someone other than our waiter to ask for extra sauce because we never saw him after he dropped off our food. We were not given a menu for the chocolate fondue, at least we knew what we wanted. We sat for 15 min after our chocolate was done before anyone stopped to give us our bill. Do a meal that was over $100 we do expect better service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was great once again. One of our favorite spots to go to for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really appreciated the great service they provided. I took my wife out because we were going through a tragedy. I requested a more private area and they were more than accommodating. Even left rose pedals on the table. Service was great the waitress was very friendly, it really helped cheer her up and I greatly appreciated how hard they worked to make it a nice time when it was badly needee. Thank you!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Monica, our server, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She enhanced our experience.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our entire dinning experience was simply wonderful and a romantic memory for both me and my date. Although it had been quite a long time since I dined at this location, for my date it was her first time to experience The Melting Pot. Our server was remarkable in her ability to make us feel at home and well cared for the entire evening. Her knowledge and suggestions made the dining experience a cherished shared event.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

From the very beginning, it was a bad experience. We didn’t have a server for 20 min. Once we finally ordered our drinks, it took a while to get them. The cheese course was delicious. When the server brought out the cooking pot, she didn’t turn it on. We realized this after our meat had been sitting in the liquid for 5min and didn’t cook. Our meal turned out great after it got turned on. Then the same thing happened to our chocolate. The server never took responsibility for anything and kept blaming either us, or “mechanics” for the issues we were having.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was our 23rd wedding anniversary. We had reservations at a rather early dinner time of 6:15 PM. Unfortunately our waitress was very impatient and kept rushing us to make decisions at every interval. I was hoping for a very slow dinner and it turned into a race somehow. She was friendly, just flustered and rushed to the point of annoying. She made a great cheese course and wine recommendation that we loved. We chose the traditional Coq au vin main course cooking method and she poured in so much red wine that all our food turned purple and tasted odd. We were sat near the kitchen and the traffic and noise in that hallway was very distracting. Not the kind of romantic evening we were hoping for. May not do this again for future special events ... or any time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I really enjoyed the food and the look of the restaurant. We went there for my husband’s birthday and our anniversary. My complaint is that the waitress was not personable and she was irritated by the amount of people she was serving. At times she talked to us as if we weren’t understanding what she was saying. That ruined our overall experience. We waited a really long time for the raw meats to be brought to us and our pot was boiling on our table for 30 minutes. The table beside us who came in after us were brought their meats before us but they hadn’t been provided with their pot yet. The waitress didn’t put in for the premium add on with the cheese so we weren’t provided with the meats that come with the cheese. I didn’t mind the long wait but it was so unbearable for my husband he said he probably wouldn’t be back which is sad for me because I really enjoyed everything but the waitress. The waitress later in the evening even said don’t I seem calm now which seemed inappropriate to us. We were there for 3 hours which seemed like a long time for a 4 course experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Me and my girlfriend have gone there twice, both times on her birthday. We love it so much, we have decided this will be an annual thing. Absolutely great food and the service is phenomenal. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The Melting Pot is positively delicious and a good twist on dining out. There's nothing at all like it in the Indianapolis area. It's truly a gem! We love the food, the experience and the setup. It's intimate for date night but still appropriate for families and friends.

My only suggestion is to work to make the time between courses faster. We waited nearly a half hour between salad and dinner. By then, in that low-lit atmosphere with bellies already full of delicious cheese, we were sleepy about about ready to go home -- before the best parts (meat and chocolate!) had even arrived. Our server, Michael, was balancing between the bar and our table and was great. He complimented our fun Halloween costumes and made us feel right at home. The speed of service appears to be an overarching issue I've had every time I've visited. It was not unique to this server.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

This restaurant is truly breathtaking. I went here with my girlfriend for our year anniversary. Not only was the atmosphere lovely the server was friendly and made sure our every need was met. The food is exceptional, the freedom they give you is extraordinary. I loved the cooking process while being able to have a conversation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our waitress had only worked at Melting Pot for 3 weeks yet she did an amazing job! We could not have asked for a better experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I took my daughter and a few friends to the melting pot for her ninth birthday. When I booked on OpenTable, I specifically marked it was for her birthday. Our waitress was not kid friendly and never said a word to her or wish her happy birthday. Nor did she interact with the kids at ALL! As we were leaving, I told the manager and all she had to say was “oh sorry that was our fault.” In my opinion, this is not acceptable when I spent almost $200 on a meal.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was a great experience for our family. Enjoyed the server’s introduction to every course. She was very knowledgeable of the food and very helpful when ordering our entrees. Just a little expensive for more frequent visits.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our server was great and the food was delicious! Thanks!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This has been one of my son's favorite places since he was young so we like to go there for his birthday. The portions were perfect, not too big, not too small. The meal is more for an experience so you need to make sure you are not in a hurry and enjoy the courses and the process.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My husband and I went to the melting pot to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. The food was delicious. The staff was wonderful. We even got chocolate covered strawberries to take home as a gift. Absolutely recommended this restaurant for anyone and everyone!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had 2 DISCOVER book coupons for the party of 4. The coupon is buy 1 entree get one free and there is no restriction on the # coupons used in a party, however the manager would only allow us to use 1. Then, when we checked out-she only gave us half off 1 entree!
Very unsatisfying and service was very slow-3 hours

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

This is our fourth visit to the Melting Pot at Castleton, and it was the best yet. We opted for an early dinner, which possibly attributed to the faster service time. We expect to spend two hours dining here, as it is a four course meal. The food came at a perfect pace, and everything was prepped very nicely! We will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Soooo delicious!!! Worth every penny. So much fun, too. Ask for Phil!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I personally would not eat at this restaurant again it’s overrated

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We went for the Ladies Night Out. The email I got said the evening included massage. The massage person wasn't there. I went with 2 people who had not been there before so I really was looking for it to be a great experience. However the service was VERY slow and I had to ask twice to get help: once to place our order (30min after being seated) and the next in when they would bring out the next course. Usually the service is great. I was disappointed this visit and hope the experience doesn't keep my two friends from trying it again in the future.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We attended the advertised "Ladies Night" and suspected there was a problem while we waited to be seated, based on the frazzled hostesses. Granted, 4 out of 5 in our group were between 10-15 minutes late for our reservation, but when we apologized the hostess let us know our timing was not the issue. We ordered the package cheese, salad and chocolate meal and a bottle of wine. Every time our server left the table it was at least 15 minutes or more (usually way more) before she returned. Never a comment as to "sorry for the wait," although we did get the message that they were understaffed for the advertised event. The wine didn't show up until 1/2 way through the dining experience. Almost sent it back but it was a necessary evil at that point. Promised to bring more cheese for a runny mix in one of the pots we got and that never happened, nor was it even mentioned again. Asked for more bread and that never happened. Seriously disappointed in our experience.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was my first time eating a fondue meal, and WOW! Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu, as well as the timeframe needed for each individual meal. My date and I were on a time constraint due to plans later on in the evening and, had the waitress not mentioned to us that the original menu item we had chosen would take about 2 1/2 hours to fully cook and consume, we would not have had time to finish our meal. The food was delicious, drinks were well-mixed, and ambiance was just right! Will DEFINITELY be going back to this establishment in the future!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Pretty good place.. never been wanted to try so we did.. good place for a date or anniversary.. a little pricey for you to cook your own food.. but would return

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

For $150 date I would have expected better food and better service. Once you get past the novelty it was a subpar resteraunt. It was worth no where near the $150 we spent for 2 of us.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great romantic atmosphere. Great food and service.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Had a good time. Food was very good. Had fun for my daughters birthday. She had a wonderful time

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Cheese and chocolate fondue were excellent. Meat fondue not so much. Our server was pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. Loud group and server in the room next to us made conversation at our table challenging. Neat (novel) experience.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Was very disappointed... service was terrible and the waitress was Hispanic. She talked to my husband the entire time in Spanish like I wasnt sitting there. I will not go back.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good food, great service, a bit pricey but you definitely do not go away hungry.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our first time at the restaurant. The server went over the menu well and explained the multiple courses of the meal. She also gave us a heads up as to how long the dinner can take which was greatly appreciated as we had two kids with us. Once the food service started there was minimal time in between courses. Everyone enjoyed their meals and had a lot of fun with the entire experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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