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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

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (56)
Special Occasion (49)
Romantic (44)
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Good for Birthdays (38)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Fun (32)
Cozy (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Worth the Drive (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Casual (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Waterfront (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·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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·Dined on January 13, 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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·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 7, 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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·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was fine.

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·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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·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was good, service was poor. I understand the unique pressure that serving fondue provides, but refills were sparse, the mixed drink we ordered never was entered nor never arrived. Entree course was a little late. Overall we enjoyed ourselves, but many things worked against us.

Worst of all was attempting to maneuver with a toddler in arms through the crowded "center" of tables. If more than one table was setting up a new course, it was hard to get past. Once child was in her high chair, it felt that she was in the way of our server and other servers. Leaving the dining room was just as treacherous with child in my arms.

Next time we think about coming to The Melting Pot, we will have to leave baby behind or simply wait until she's bigger.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great gluten-free dining experience. On the pricey side but worth it for a milestone 18th birthday for my daughter with celiac disease. It's been hard to find a restaurant that takes gluten and cross-contamination issues seriously since her diagnosis, but The Melting Pot does without sacrificing quality or taste. The service was excellent as usual. Well done Melting Pot!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fun experience and good food! Very pricey if you want to take your whole family out to dinner. A little disappointed in the vegetarian meal. Definitely not worth the price but my husband and daughter LOVED their meet choices. The cheese fondue and the chocolate fondue were amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a reservation and had to wait over 45 minutes for our table. Our server and the food was great. They should just not overbook. It was New Years Eve so they should have been extra careful to not make people wait on a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Melting Pot is a fantastic fine dining experience with great food and service

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good and Ariel was excellent

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I took my wife here for my birthday. Our waitress Ariel was what made her night amazing. She was very professional yet very laid back making us feel right at home. Definitely would recommend her. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were adequate. It was a very enjoyable night there.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

we found that cooking all the main course food in the same pot caused all the food to taste the same. did not feel that cooking beef, duck, shrimp, lobster, and veggies. basicly thgether allowed us to enjoy the different flavors of the meal

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It had been a while since we had been to the Melting Pot, but we were really pleased with the whole evening. The ambiance, food, service and pricing were all just great. Laura did a wonderful job serving us, and the different fondues made the evening interesting as well as tasty. Would highly recommend the Melting Pot. I’m sure we’ll go back soon.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food and great atmosphere

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always good food and enjoyable atmosphere.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love the Melting Pot! Yummmy

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Server was fantastic, somewhat frequent diner and he was one of the best. Never had to ask for anything.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Getting through dinner took longer than we expected. But overall very good!

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 (Toledo)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was excellent with a great variety. Service was even better. MacKenzie was an awesome waitress

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We came for the event with Santa and boy was that a treat! We brought our 6 year old and she had a lot of laughs with Santa before we sat down and then colored him a picture before she left to hug him again. He did an amazing job. Our waitress was wonderful and gave our little one all the attention she could have asked for, she felt like a princess! The food was incredible as usual and we all came home stuffed and completely in bliss! Thank you for this event!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We always have a positive experience here. We never worry about getting rude service, the wait staff is always smiling and friendly. The food is amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was great once we were seated. My only issue is that my reservation was for 8:15.. I arrived early and yet I wasn't seated toll almost 9:00. Made a rough start for what was supposed to be a special occasion

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were seated promptly. It was quiet and casual. The server was knowledgeable and very helpful. We enjoyed the large sampler meal. Everything was tasty and good. The only problem we had was at the specific table we were at, there was no lighting overhead. It was very dark in our booth and difficult to see the menu and then our food. Part of the enjoyment of a meal is the sight and presentation of a meal. To give an example, at the end of the meal I turned on my phones flashlight and realized that the sauces were brightly colored, including a BRIGHT YELLOW sauce. Throughout the meal we had no idea of what our meal actually looked like. Very confusing to eat a meal in a very dark location. I would not recommend it. Especially when you are cooking your own food. Its hard to tell if it looks done or not. Summary - good food - bad lighting. The other tables all had an overhead light and I am sure they did not have the same problem. When I mentioned to the server how dark it was, she said she liked it because she did not bump her head on a light when she was serving. If we ever go again I would not sit in the booth we had.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Cheese and dessert are the bomb. Vegetables decent and salad pretty good. Meat (we got chicken and filet) were both so so. It took us two hours - most of the time was waiting for the next course. Need to speed up the process!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service and staff were great and very accommodating...

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Set up reservation as a special occasion for our anniversary. Our table was the only one without a light, service was extremely slow and nothing was acknowledged regarding our anniversary. Food was good. It was our first and last time.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

our waiter was phenomenal. it was my first time at the melting pot and i took all of his suggestions which created an AMAZING dinner!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our waitress was amazing!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Overall experience was good. Ordered drinks at the bar while we waited. They called us for our table before our drinks were ready. Said they would bring over to us, but they forgot to bring the drinks to our table. Very kind about it and covered the drinks (we did not ask for that). Food was good, dessert is delicious! Double date deal was ok if you liked exactly what is included, but after all our upcharges to make changes, I think the Big night out would have been a better value for us to get what we wanted. There was a large party next to us that was a handful and loud (no fault to MP), but we felt bad for their waiter!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our server was fantastic. Our food delicious. Will return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at The Melting Pot. This was also our first time to dine at this restaurant. What a lovely experience! Our server was wonderful. She even gave us an anniversary card and champagne for a toast! The food and wine were amazing! We will definitely be going back again. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Another great experience!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary and it was amazing. Treated to complimentary glasses of champagne and had excellent service for the whole evening.

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