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About The Melting Pot - Cincinnati

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.

11023 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 5PM- 10PM
Friday : 5PM - 11PM
Saturday: 12PM - 11PM
Sunday: 12PM - 9PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 530-5501

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/cincinnati/welcome

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We enjoy working with groups of all types and sizes. From hosting a private holiday party, work function, to catering dessert at your next event. Give us a call and we will take care of everything.

The Melting Pot - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Special Occasion (50)
Romantic (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Cozy (32)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Fun (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Groups (22)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Authentic (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Casual (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 9 hours ago

Always a delicious meal with my daughter and great service!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Staff was very accommodating and food was very good. Had a very good time with my family .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing experience! Food was delicious, service was great! Never been anywhere like this!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Only complaint was the horrible table we were sat at. Right next to the back door. Was cold and completely took away from the whole ambiance of The Melting Pot. Service and food was excellent, pricey, but we’ve come to expect that.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant is very nice , almost elegant . To go to this place you have to be willing to try new things. I would say the menu is for adults unless you are getting desserts. A romantic night out would be great for here. The staff are all nice and welcoming and do a good job recommending and giving you all information needed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love the melting pot we live in Wv and anywhere we go out of town we reserve dinner at a melting pot

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Incredible food, but unfortunately slow service. Arrived at 7:55 pm for 8:15 pm reservation, finally seated at 8:45 and then left at the end of our dinner at 10:45 pm. Not because of excessive talking, but took a long time to receive service. Lovely staff and maybe it was just a busy night.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a reservation for 7:45, but we didn’t get seated until half an hour after that. We didn’t end up leaving until 10 pm which was a little frustration. The food was good and we had a good night

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good service. Lauren the manager was very pleasant and our server was even better!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

This place is awesome! The food is delicious and it’s a dining experience. The waitstaff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful without the slightest hint of condescension. Between the food and the service this is an all-around great place to go. It is a bit pricey but well worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful experience, great food, fast service, excellent server. A must try!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a great meal and Sean our server made it very entertaining as well. We will be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is my personal favorite restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is amazing. They have a ladies night which is fun to go out with the girls. They also do make accommodation for special occasions. I would not recommend if you have small children as there is a hot plate on the table for cooking. I waited to bring my children so they could appreciate the experience. My coworkers and I visit frequently. We all love this place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Didn't expect to have to cook my own food. Boiling steak in a bouillon broth was gross .

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food always great, but always notice the portions get smaller. However, our server was awesome, and the “early bird” special is great!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Best experience yet! Our waitress (I forget her name unfortunately, 😕I) was fantastic. Attentive, thoughtful, and outgoing! We were treated so well. And Jared made a point to make our experience great as well. We definitely will be coming back. Couldn't have asked for better service. A memory for the books.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Melting pot is my favorite restaurant. However this time we were disappointed in the service. At a restaurant that is such an interactive experience, the service really makes the meal. We thought we were off to a good start with the GM greeting us at our table. He took our order and our requests of waters to accompany our drinks from the bar we ordered before being sat at our table and my request of extra green goddess sauce. My boyfriend also ordered the flight to pair with the courses. During our meal the flights were delayed to the point where he was getting them after he had finished the cheese, then salad and so on. The waters we had asked for did not come until we were almost done with our entree. Bartenders were great though! Will still like to visit soon but will ask for a different server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server was awful, probably the worst I’ve ever had but the food was great like always

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A very enjoyable way to spend a rainy cold Saturday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing! Service was top notch Lacey was our “guide” through our first time there! Was extremely helpful with every aspect of the expierence. Timing of “courses” were prompt and not rushed to order! I would recommend to anyone looking for a first time date to a couple of 18yrs who don’t get out much! The Melting Pot was just plain great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I have nothing but positive things to say about every part of the experience. Took my girlfriend there for her birthday. Neither of us had been there before. Our server was great - explained everything to us in detail. We’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I am not exactly sure what is happening but I have noticed a significant decline in our overall experience in the last year. We are somewhat regulars, go about 4-6 times a year, and it seems some changes have been made. It seems the overall staff has been reduced resulting in servers having more tables and the overall server guest experience has dropped. Servers seem too busy to converse with diners. Our drinks are not refilled nearly as fast and the pace of the meal seems even slower than normal. The salad portions have noticeably been reduced and the green goddess dipping sauce has been sadly changed. On our last visit, I even noticed the bathroom napkins were changed to cheap towels. (A minute, meaningless detail on its own but when you couple it with all the other cuts, it’s concerning). I am fine with increasing prices but please do not try to save money by going cheap on portion sizes or staff. While we love The Melting Pot, we are afraid the food, service, and overall experience is starting to not be worth the money. Please, please simply increase your prices slightly and do not make cuts that affect the overall experience.
Thank you,
Long time diner.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The staff is amazing! Very friendly and attentive; they make their guest feel very special! Delicious food! Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fantastic dining experience. I have heard about it for years from others, but you must come and see for yourself to understand how awesome it is to eat here.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was delicious as always, but the service was horrible. Although our server was friendly and nice, we waited at least 10 minutes after we were seated until anyone came to our table and then waited another 20 minutes for our glasses of wine to arrive (we actually received our salads before our drinks and we ordered the drinks first). One of our salads arrived without the dressing and since no one came back to check on us, we had to track down another server to get us dressing. We asked 4 separate times for water refills and never got them. We go to this location a few times a year and the service is bad every time. I think we'll just have to throw in towel on the Melting Pot and find somewhere else for our group to meet, despite the fact that we enjoy the food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful experience. Waiter Jon was fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

the reason i gave it only 3 stars in service is because the reservation was for 6:15 and they took over half an hour to seat us (we arrived right at 6:15). what’s the point of making reservations and arriving on time then? it’s not like this is a brand new restaurant that’s figuring out their operations.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our experience at the Melting Pit was excellent. A great restaurant to relax and have great conversation will cooking your own food. Our server Allison was excellent!! We will be back and will be sure to ask for Allison as our server

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was ridiculously slow. We had 2 courses, cheese and 1 entree, and we were there for three hours. Fun at first, but by the time the entree came we were ready to leave.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was our third time at this location and knew exactly what to expect; great service, great food and did not leave hungry!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Girls night was a blast! A little slow for the cocktails to come out , but other than that it was good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Waited 45 minutes to be seated even after having a reservation. Not the best experience and overall service was very slow.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had dinner at Melting Pot for a special date and was not disappointed! Service was friendly and welcoming, and absolutely attentive. The waitress took her time explaining the menu, and made sure we got exactly what we wanted.

We ordered the Big Night Out and were not disappointed. The chicken was nothing special but everything else was incredible and the Lavender Tea was great. Dessert was the Flaming turtle and it was lovely.

Well worth the money and we'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Celebrated my wife's birthday with kids. Great food, fun, and service. Always a great special occasion destination. I do wish they could do something to improve the exhaust, but maybe that's to be expected with fondue.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Waiter was awesome and lots of fun. The food was very average and over priced. Cocktail prices were also too expensive. It was a different experience but I doubt I will return.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Unfortunately, we had a very bad first impression :-( Our reservation was for 8:30 and when we walked in, there was a large crowd of people in the lobby. I thought that maybe a large party was leaving and just chatting before heading out into the cold night. We soon found out we were very wrong. After waiting for 5 minutes at the check in (we began to think that maybe we there was some place else to check in) a woman walked up and asked if we had reservations. We told her 8:30 and she smiled and said, ok, you are all checked in. The crowd of people was still there so I politely asked how long it would be since I had assumed that if you make a reservation for 8:30 that you won't be waiting long. She smiled and said, there are a lot of people ahead of you but people are starting to leave. We were not starving so we headed to the bar to get a glass of wine. We had seen a bartender there but as soon as we walked up and asked for help, he said just a minute and left. After waiting 5 minutes and hearing another couple say to each other that they had been waiting for over 45 minutes, we left. Extremely disappointed and hoping that maybe this was just an off night for them. No plans to return any time soon though as we have plenty of great restaurants to choose from in Cincy :-)

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was fine.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a wonderful time. It was my first experience and my server, Sean, was fantastic. He was very personable and remembered things we had spoke of early in our meal. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We have been here several times, and usually have a good experience. However, service was slow, and our server was switched partway through. We had to wait for utensils, salad dressing, and drinks. Server was pretty sloppy, altho he was nice. I had informed them of it being my husband’s birthday, but no one acknowledged it. Very disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a 25% off coupon that apparently was for the Dayton location. Disappointed that they would not accept it. They were also under staffed for the amount of people so the service was not what it should have been. Not sure that we will go back - at least to this location.

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