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The Melting Pot - Cincinnati

4.6
1982 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fondue
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 5PM- 10PM
Friday : 5PM - 11PM
Saturday: 12PM - 11PM
Sunday: 12PM - 9PM
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(513) 530-5501
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Set Menu Day. Enjoy our four-course Mother's Day Special for $39.95 per adult and $24.95 per Kid 12 and under.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1982 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 11 hours ago

Our booth was in main hall which wasn’t the best place with people constantly walking by. Service was okay this time-usually very good! Overall good experience and will return

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful dinner and waitress was great "Lacey?'. The check however is always a killer.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant. It's expensive, but worth it. The food is delicious, and the fondue experience is unlike any other. They have various steak and chicken options, but also seafood and veggies for your main course. Plus you can always add a salad, and the cheese and chocolate alone are worth the visit. The service is always excellent. The lighting is very dim, which creates a very nice atmosphere, but could be considered a negative to some. It's the only thing I can think of worth pointing out as a negative.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our server was wonderful

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

I was excited to try the melting pot out during restaurant week. The decor is quite dated and looks like in bad need of a renovation. You probably can't find another restaurant in cincinnati charging $25-50 per meal that is so dated and lackluster decor.

It sounded like a great deal for $25 per person for restaurant week so we went. The 1st course cheese fondue was fine. It was good, but not amazing. The salad 2nd course was fantastic.

However the main course with filet, teriyaki sirloin, pork, and potstickers were all pretty unimpressive. The quality of the meats were low grade. In fact for a filet mignon, it was the worst i've ever had. It wasn't 'bad', but I've rarely had one that wasn't amazing, and this sure was not.

Overall, If i was going to spend Over $20 on a dinner, there are plenty of options that are much higher quality. I can't see myself going back unless for just dessert. If all the items were incredible tasting, I'd be happy to pay more, but there was nothing special about the food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Such a fun time. My wife and I really enjoyed our service. Everyone was so unbelievably great to us. Constantly checking and being helpful to us. Loved every second of it.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Overall good amount of food that was all pretty good, but nothing specially really. Biggest issue was that we got a 3 course meal (cheese appetizer, salads, and entrees) but they skipped our salad course. When we mentioned it we were told they could make up for it with desert. That sound great and everything was fixed, except for we were billed for the desert. When asked they said it was because they just made it a desert for 1 instead of 2?? Kind of put a damper on the experience, didn't make sense how we weren't given food then charged for extra food we were told was to "make it up to us".

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always an excellent dining experience! Delicious food, wonderful service, worth every penny.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was ok, it was fun to do fondue. However for the price I have had much better food and wine for a fraction of the price. Our dinner was about 180.00 for two of us. We got the 4 course set meal and a bottle of wine. The wine was a 32 dollar bottle that tasted like a two buck chuck. The restaurant looked like it had not been updated in quite some time. Food quality I would say was in line with a place like Red Lobster, not great but not bad. I felt that the meal really should have been more around the 100/120 dollar range. It was not fine dining but a fine dining price tag.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Went for a 1-year anniversary dinner with my girlfriend (a followup to a Valentine's Day group dinner that was also fantastic). Had the Big Night Out 4-course dinner. The food was incredible and our waiter, Marty, was fantastic - Both charming and entertaining without being overbearing. Made for a wonderful dinner to mark the occasion. Try the Whiskey Thistle! A very tasty little cocktail and quickly becoming a favorite in my circles.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Ariel is wonderful as always and thrilled when she is working!! She is friendly, efficient and makes us feel special since we come so often.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Awesome cheese!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our evening was wonderful and the bacon mushroom cheese fondue was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My husband and I have been here before with different couples but this was the first time that we actually dined by our self. It was very nice! The food as always was fabulous. I love to go there because it is just a different way to have your meal served to you. Because you’re preparing the meal yourself you have a lot of time for conversation and it was very nice. The waitress Shelby was excellent she answered any question that we had and was very alert to our needs. As you can see in my pictures the first one is the Wisconsin cheddar cheese fondue. They give you fresh vegetables different breads and granny Smith apples to dip in it and it is excellent. My second photo is the s’mores chocolate fondue I recommend this if you like s’mores!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our waiter, Jim made the entire experience excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing, our waiter was fantastic and friendly, and my boyfriend really loved it; which was the goal! He has dubbed it our official anniversary spot.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was delicious and our server was amazing. We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Overall, it was a great experience. A bit pricey for small portion sizes. The service was great, ambiance was nice.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Server was great. Food was great. Just a little pricy

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for the Easter Special and it was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great place to celebrate any occasion. Coco, our server, was delightful! We didn't feel rushed and savored every morsel!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter dinner- very good experience..not bad for kids- our server Titus is the man!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good experience. Waitress and manager went out of way to address an issue and we appreciated it a lot

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Marty was a fantastic waiter for our meal. He didn’t take himself too seriously, which allowed for some good-humored banter throughout the entire experience. The food is delicious and the ambience was great for a more romantic evening.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Celebrating early Easter and wanted to participate in a dine to donate. Our food was good as always and our waiter was exceptional!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great fun experience. Servers were were very attentive and knew the menu well. McKenzie was awesome and helped with great menu choices. Was so much food, I would skip the entree course and stick to the cheese and dessert. So good!!

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Usually a great experience but this time it took 3 hours, you got charged to substitute chicken for shrimp, the herb crusted chicken was not great, the cost for the tiny dishes and bites is really expensive and the waiter was not thrilled to go get us more bread and veggies. They sat 6 of us at a booth and it made it very difficult to get to both pots. No longer worth the cost for what you get.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This place never fails to incorporate you and your oartner into decisions for food! The have great waiting staff that knows the menu very well, what tastes good with what, and what doesnt go with a certin food. The lighting is very dim for a romantic evening out, or for those special occasions. Highly recommend for those first date couples. It takes about 2 hours for the 4 course meal, not too expensive. Gives you the perfect amount of time to get to know someone! Keep up the good work "The melting pot" cincinnati!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was very good and our server was very nice. She gave us our appetizer for free due to the amount of time we were waiting.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent service by Marty. The food and drinks were great. Only negative is that they were out of the first choice wine for our date.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great experience here, as usual. Food is bountiful!! Very easy to order too much. Pace is extremely relaxed and tall booths make intimate conversations the rule instead of the exception. Expect to leave here having spent a great evening out with friends, family or a romantic interest.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Me and my wife went for the first time ever. Our waiter just transferred over from the Nashville store and he was outstanding. Very informative. I don't know why we waited so long to try something so good. Overall experience was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our dinner was sooo good! Loved the experience and our server was awesome!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My expectation from what I heard and what I actually received was a disappointment. For the price I paid for the romance package , I walked out feeling as if the night I planned and the money that was spent was a waste . I don't think my wife enjoyed this anniversary dinner and i know I surely didn't . I will not be doing this again no matter who brags about this place!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My boyfriend and I had never been and it was his birthday so I reserved a table for us. We had such a good time. Our waiter was so knowledgeable and patient with us and his recommendations were just what we needed. I asked for something special because it was a birthday celebration and outside of the balloon arrangement that I purchase, a plate with happy birthday written in chocolate with Rice Krispie treats and strawberries and a candle were provided. I was so pleased because I was nervous and this turned out to be perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

It was wonderful as always!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Girls night out

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was our first time and the service we got was perfect! She was very helpful in explaining how it works. We had a great time!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great time and experience! Excellent service, food for all courses was good.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our waitress Lacie was amazing and you could tell she has worked there for a long time. My husband and I had an amazing time at dinner! The food was delicious! Our only complaint was that it was very cold in there! I was shivering and had to eat with my jacket on and was still cold. But other than that it was amazing and we will be back!

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