The Melting Pot - Cincinnati

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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.
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OD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been there but was glad that we went everything was great.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Our server Cara was wonderful. Friendly, competent with allergies, and just super kind.

a
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great time but timing was slow

AT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful every time we visit. Awesome and affordable deals every month!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and made for a great experience. We went for my birthday and had a wonderful time. Left feeling very full and satisfied!

ST
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food, good service, fun time as family. Under construction right now but when done going to guess it will be even better!

AH
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always The Melting Pot did not disappoint. Everything was great even through the remodel going on. Keith was our host for the evening and was attentive and took care of everything.

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 15, 2019

Glad you enjoyed Adam, thank you for the review!

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was so nice and very quick. The food was amazing, this was our fourth visit. Such a great experience!

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Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for the review, glad you all enjoyed.

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g
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, dinner was good. The service was a bit slow but the food was good.

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 15, 2019

Gill, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Will be sharing your feedback on pace of service with staff. Hope to see you again!

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B
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I would maybe recommend to a friend, after they are done with their renovation.

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 15, 2019

Benh, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and thank you for bearing with us while we remodel to better server our guests. We should be done around the end of October. Cheers!

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TM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I gave 4 stars on everything so I could give 5 stars to our server Cara! Wow, we've been there so many times and this by far has been the most outstanding service ever!!! She had the best pace of any server we've ever had. From the time she took our drink order to the delivery of the bill. We never waited on her to clear table or bring next course, she literally would walk by and look to see where we were at and she'd time it so when we just finished one course, she was there with the next one. We've been there times that we felt really rushed by the server and then other times, we were looking everywhere for our server because we hadn't seen them for quite some time, dragging the dinner to 3 hours or longer. She was absolutely fantastic!! I hope you will recognize her because she was spot on!

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 15, 2019

Tina, thank you the review and kind words for Cara. We will definitely share your posititive comments with her. Hope to see you again! ZH

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NB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came to The Melting Pot to celebrate our anniversary. I'd been looking forward to the experience for months, and it exceeded my expectations! Food was incredible. I figured the salad would be the least exciting of the four courses, but we agreed it was the best salad we've ever had. Server was funny and very helpful. Great place for a date night. Definitely worth the price for a special occasion--highly recommend!

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thanks for the review Nicole. We are thrilled you chose us for your anniversary. Glad you all enjoyed!

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ML
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Everything was great with the exception that there was construction going on. I would not recommend until remodeling is finished. The house level seemed a little high too. Food was great and so was the service.

LM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Melting Pot to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and we could not have been happier with the experience. We were treated so great by our server who went above and beyond to make our day so special. We couldn’t ask for anything more.

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 14, 2019

Glad you enjoyed Lisa, thank you for the review.

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CH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday very nice venue

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Responded on September 15, 2019

Happy belated Craig, glad you enjoyed!

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LH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We're not very big fans of the change with the cheese being prepared in the kitchen. We like the way it was made in front of you at the table. The service as always was outstanding.

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 15, 2019

Lee, thank you for your review. I am sorry you were not given the option. Next time in let the server know you want the cheese prepared table-side when placing order. My apologies. Cheers, Zach Hearon

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TH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We did the special 2 for 59, the last time we did this there was more options and the cheese was made at our table and this time it was not so this experience wasnt as great as last. But it was still good

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 15, 2019

Tara, thank you for the review. Next time in ask server to make cheese table-side when they great the table. My apologies if this option was not given to you. Best regards, Zach Hearon

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S
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic anniversary dinner! Thank you to our awesome server and the support staff!!

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 15, 2019

Happy belated Anniversary! Thank you for picking us!

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BD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love the Melting Pot for special occasions. Great time spent over great food. Our server was attentive and very personable. See you again next special occasion!

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 15, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review Brian - glad you enjoyed!

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AK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing!! If you are looking for a good place to go for a date, this is THE place!

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati
Responded on September 15, 2019

Glad you enjoyed Austin, thank you for the review!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality is excellent. Atmosphere is great. The cheese and chocolate option is very reasonably priced. The total full course meal is good, but just not worth the money. But I do enjoy that it takes a long time because you get to enjoy each other’s company around the table. But I recommend just doing the cheese and chocolate.

L
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful time.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter’s 13th birthday! The birthday card and special dessert were a wonderful surprise and made her feel so special. Great service from Al!

AK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cara waited on us and she was fantastic. Food was good, as ever.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Our server, Al was phenomenal! He took very good care of us the entire night.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go a few times a year and always excellent

D
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food as always was great but they now offer a grill option. It produced some smoke but the favor was wonderful. Everyone should give it a try.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, the food was amazing, and our waiter Keith was FABULOUS!!

JJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a birthday! They had balloons and chocolates on the table!

MJ
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a long awaited date night for me and my same sex partner who I haven't seen in weeks due to my hectic work schedule. This was also our first time ever eating at the melting pot and I must say our expectations were definitely EXCEEDED. We were treated like high valued customers although we were young and our server Cara never passed judgement. From the beginning to end she was patient with us and she walked us through the entire process of how to order and read the menu etc. She recommended every meal course that had and I must say the choices were amazing. The food was so good, like totally unbelievable. Our reservation was near the closing time but she remained patient and professional the entire time. It is very hard to find good service in restaurants due to servers passing judgment, but I must say Cara went Above and Beyond for us. I have recommended this restaurant to ask if my friends and family and we definitely will be back. Thanks for everything Cara.

C
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Jessica, our server, was great too.

BW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband is a Prosecutor and it was our 30th wedding anniversary.
Of course the minute we sat down he got a call and was busy the rest of the meal. Our waiter was very kind to me and made me laugh despite my obvious disappointment. Had to leave before the best part (chocolate ((he had a night meeting to get to))) but want to say thank you to him. Excellent staff.

k
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love when they run their 4 course specials for a discounted rate! For only $31. My friend & I left incredibly full of all of our favorites. It was nice to see some new dessert options on the menu, and I'll have to come back to try the raspberry dark chocolate next time!

H
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an awesome experience. Great opportunity to spend a night out with my spouse. Our waitress CoCo was amazing and walked us through everything. We will definitely be spending another special night with them.

KJ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I recently visited the Melting Pot for their end of July special, and they never cease to impress me. The food was, as always, wonderful, very inexpensive for what was provided, and delicious. The ambiance was warm, classy, and comfortable, the place you’d love to spend two or three hours in. However, there was one weak point when I visited, and it had nothing to do with the shortcomings of the restaurant. At around 9:30 on a Tuesday night, a woman two tables away from us began yelling loud enough that we could hear her, and neither I nor my friend could focus on the conversation we were trying to have. She, apparently, was upset by the way her bar tab had been calculated, and demanded that the entire table have their drinks comped. Both of us work in food service, and we both know that drinks are a heavy portion of the bill (our own three Mocktails made up a good portion of ours). She continued to yell until the managers told her that they would not charge her for the drinks, and then she continued to yell about other aspects of the restaurant that had apparently disappointed her. Our server, Elise, who was very nice and had done a fantastic job, returned to our table, looking like she had been crying, but remained very professional and courteous in the face of such a rude and immature occurrence. I sincerely hope that she received some sort of compensation for having to deal with such terrible guests. If you are going here for a relaxed, delicious, romantic meal, you have come to the right place.

KF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the melting pot and enjoy the affordable specials!

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's such a great romantic experience. Had a lot of fun and the server was so nice.

A
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were very good - quality ingredients and attentive staff. Seating for two lacked sufficient leg room. Helps to know in advance that you'll be cooking your own food and expected to time the cooking process yourself.

PB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very interesting and unique dining experience. We enjoyed the surprises for our Anniversary.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The only problem was the dry rub on the chicken was too much. Outside of that it was wonderful way how to spend our Anniversary....

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