The Melting Pot - Cincinnati

4.6
2701 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
Cincinnati's favorite celebration restaurant. "The Melting Pot is pure entertainment," declares the NY Times. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of friends for a bridal or baby shower, Girl's Night Out, or birthday The Melting Pot has the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our inviting, warm atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of fondues, sauces and fine wines. Winner of an "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine.

Experiences

  • Thursdate

    $42.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Keep the romance going with our new decadent date night! Make a reservation with us any Thursday and ask for our "Thursdate" special. We'll seat you at a table with rose petals covering your tabletop. You'll also enjoy our Thursdate menu which features a 4-course dinner for $42.95 per person and our exclusive Sparkling Chocolate Fondue.
  • Fondue With Santa

    $39.00 per person

    Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2021

    Fondue With Santa - Join us for our annual Fondue with Santa on December 12th & December 19. Santa will be present throughout the entire event and will meet and greet with each child, hand out gifts and pose for pictures. $39 Per Adult & Kids Eat Free! One free kid per paying adult. Additional kids are $28.

Offers

  • Buy $125 Get $25

    Nov 26 - Dec 24, 2021

    Sun 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon - Tue 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Give The Gift Of Fondue this holiday season. For every $100 of Melting Pot Gift Cards you purchase between Black Friday and Dec 24 receive a complimentary $25 Gift Certificate. In store only. Begins Black Friday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
What 2701 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
180 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

This was one of e worst meals I have ever had! The presentation of the bread and veggies was pathetic. The salads were passable. The cheese fondue was awful and the broth used to cook the meat and veggies was not good. I will never go back! I would like to commend our server though. He was a very nice and competent guy.

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JoannaB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was tasty. Our favorite is Spinach and Artichoke cheese and it did not disappoint! They even let us do 1 3-course and 1 4-course of the BFFF-super accommodating!

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KimKolleck
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the fun specials The Melting Pot offers. The food was out of this world!!!! Great drink specials and our server was amazing!!! He explained the menu, cooking methods, substitutions for one of us that had allergies!!! He was on it and the restaurant was busy but he stayed attentive to us! Great experience!

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JeremyL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place for a date. Expect to be there for 2.5 to 3 hours

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special occasion appropriate. Fun experience and our servers were great. Just attentive enough.

AH
AmyH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was great! Very busy, so service was a bit slow.

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DanaS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I'm not a big fan of the seating arrangements. I feel like I have to share space with strangers.

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Srmrymrgrt
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect restaurant for celebrating a special occasion. My go to!

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NoNickname
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had an 830 reservation. We were sat at 8:50. What’s the point of a reservation if I still have to wait? Other then that great food and service. Our server was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server Destiny! Very attentive without being overbearing!

JP
JerryP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Takes time but its worth it. Save room for the chocolate at the end.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always amazing! Our server took a little while at first but after that it was on point. The manager Brennan was very accommodating and nice!

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vipMaquis
Des Moines
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Fun time with the kids 😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all around. Fast and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother daughter night

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vipKathleen
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both outstanding, that’s why we keep coming back to melting pot. Thank you Brennan

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Melting Pot for my birthday. It was AMAZING! One of my favorite places and we will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time, as usual, and Rachael was an excellent server!

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vipStephandStretch
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the 4 course meal with The Bigger Night Out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server was extremely personable, however was not extremely punctual at times throughout the experience. Food was delicious and we will definitely be back again.

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vipLizS
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our server was super sweet but it was slow. Clearly they are understaffed. Bar service extremely slow.

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on October 26, 2021

LizS We are very sorry to hear about your poor experience. We are dedicated to making this right and making it up to you. Please reach out to us at cincinnatioh@meltingpotfranchise.co m and we can discuss the situation further. We look forward to speaking with you! Thank you, Koko Matsukura

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We didn't get an opportunity to order due to not being waited on. We sat there for 20 minutes and no one acknowledged us. We decided to leave. Recieved a call from the bartender, who was very nice, apologized and took my email to send us a comp. That email was never received. The table wasn't private, really miss the private ambiance it used to have.

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vipLilMsSunshine
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Maybe I was more disappointed because I know how fabulously this place used to handle birthdays / special occasions but this visit left me without a strong desire to return.

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on October 20, 2021

LilMsSunshine, We are deeply sorry to hear that this visit did not meet your expectations. Know that we are dedicated to making it right and would like the opportunity to discuss your experience further. To provide me with further details of your visit please feel free to email me at cincinnatioh@meltingpotfranchise.co m. I look forward to hearing from you. Jarred W. - GM

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JohnD
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Our server was the best!

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AMAZING
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was EXCELLENT. I took my husband there for the first time and he was in awe about everything. Our server Justin was stupendous and the food was AMAZING!

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you all enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you guys again next time! Thomas R - Owner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. Loved the alpine Swiss fondue.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome sever! Personable and attentive!!

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vipKathleen
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and perfect as always. That’s why we keep coming back!

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Jorden
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible atmosphere and experience. Highly recommend for date night or a special night

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DougC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Over all pretty disappointed. Just not my thing I guess.
About $25 worth of food you cook yourself for over $100
Interesting concept but extremely overpriced in my opinion.

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on October 19, 2021

DougC, So sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your experience with us. If you would care to discuss things further we are happy to listen. You can feel free to reach out at cincinnatioh@meltingpotfranchise.co We look forward to your response and the opportunity to serve you again. Jarred Wilkins GM

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vipNelly
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were once my family's favorite restaurant and then lost my confidence in handling our food allergies. But, this last visit was exceptional and they are earning my trust back. The food was outstanding as always. So many flavors --- love all the courses and the way we can each customize our own meal but still share in the fondue together. It's really an experience -- not just a meal. Back to the food allergies. Their menu is very capable of accommodating a wide range of allergies but newer staff in the past hasn't been as knowledgeable as necessary. On this visit, the GM and our server, Marty, were incredibly attentive and knowledgeable -- making sure we were safe (with our allergies) and had a relaxing, enjoyable dinner. SO HAPPY!

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on October 18, 2021

Nelly, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are so glad you all had a great visit that that our GM, Jarred, and Marty took such good care of you all. We look forward to seeing you all again next time! Thomas R - Owner

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NurseRatchet1
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The bread was stale and dry for the cheese fondue. The quality of meat and seafood used is not very high.. overall it was very expensive for the quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipKellyH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch service!

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JAMES
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server,Japneet S. Made our meal perfect. She took time to explain, was patient and absolutely perfect. Everything else was great, all the food wonderful.

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Trista
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Don’t think the restaurant week deal was worth it.

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Tucan
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a fun interactive evening with friends & family while cooking and eating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great time! Food was delicious and service was great. Highly recommend!

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You can order delivery directly from The Melting Pot - Cincinnati using the Order Online button. The Melting Pot - Cincinnati also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 530-5501.

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati is rated 4.6 stars by 2701 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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