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About The Melting Pot - Columbus
The Melting Pot offers a unique and interactive dining experience in a casual elegant atmosphere. It's the perfect location for a romantic evening, corporate dinner party, or friendly gathering. Guests enjoy a choice of 4 flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of entree selections combined with special dipping sauces. The menu also includes creamy cheese fondue, fresh salad, fine wines and mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts.
Columbus, OH 43219
Hours of Operation:
Sunday thru Thursday 12pm-9pm
Friday and Saturday 12pm-10pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On street parking available as well as two public parking lots. Valet Parking available at Easton Station, or enjoy either of two parking garages less than a block from the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is unique way to create memories with your party. Our event coordinators can help create customized menus, menu print-outs, wine pairings, and bar packages. The Melting Pot has private booths for two guests up to a banquet room for groups of 45 guests.
Private Party Contact:
George Chaposky: (614) 476-5500
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - Columbus Ratings and Reviews
We've eaten here at least 10 times before and the service and food has always been outstanding.
Tonight we came in for my daughter's 7th birthday and from the start the service was slow. Took at least 10 minutes just to place our order. Our drinks didn't make it out until almost 20 minutes after we ordered them. We didn't have our first course until well after 30 minutes and everything gradually got worse.
For dessert my daughter picked the cookies and cream marshmallow dream chocolate. It was prepared at almost exactly 10pm. It had an overwhelming aroma of booze. The alcohol taste was so overpowering you couldn't even taste the chocolate. We were going to ask for them to remake it but after waiting 25 minutes without seeing our waiter we elected to just to snack on the desserts without the chocolate. Now at 10:45 we have still not seen our waiter and flagged down a passing hostess to get our check.
We arrived at 745pm and did not exit the restaurant until 1105pm. I get that the courses are typically spread out a fair amount but many times throughout the evening we found ourselves waiting upwards of 20 minutes just to see our waiter again. I never got even one refill of water and had to ask a passing waiter for a second drink for another member of our party.
I took out my wife after she returned from a month-long trip and had my son who just returned from a deployment. Did not know what to expect, but the ambiance was great. The menu had something for everyone. The price was a bit more than I would have liked, but it was a great experience.
I've been holding onto a Melting Pot gift card for several years, and my husband and I finally decided to go for our anniversary. Having never been there, we didn't know what to expect. The restaurant was not very busy, but our meal took nearly three hours to complete. The food was just okay and way overpriced. Honestly, if I wanted to cook my own meal, I would have just stayed home and saved myself a bundle. Overall, it just wasn't a great experience, and I doubt we'll ever go back.
Had a great time. Wasn't sure what to think at first never had been before. It was truly a unique dining experience one that everyone should try and definitely go back. Would be fun with group of friends or just two people. Try the Four Course option and they allow substitution - which is always a great option!
My wife and I go here all the time. Some of the staff know us by sight. Usually we love it; but this time there was a huge noisy group next to us, our waitress was clumsy bordering on careless (spilled several things, banged dishes down on the table, etc.), she didn't make the cheese correctly (left out ingredients), let the broth boil down so much that we had trouble cooking in it, and was generally inattentive to the status of our drinks, food, etc. The entrees were good, but let's face it no one goes here for the food alone. It is entirely too expensive considering you do most of the cooking yourself. Without top-notch service and a quiet, romantic ambiance it was an extremely disappointing experience.
We went to the Melting Pot for my boyfriend’s birthday. Neither of us had ever been so we wanted to try something new. We got the Wisconsin cheese and were not disappointed! Everything from the salads to the meats were delicious! The amount of food given was more than I thought and we were both stuffed at the end! Our waiter Bill constantly was checking on us and if we wanted more bread he was on it! I was surprised there was a good size selection for the chocolate fondue.. we went with the s’mores and were not disappointed! You are given a huge selection of things to dip from bananas, strawberries, pineapple to marshmellows, brownies, pound cake and more!! The booths were high so it added privacy where you felt like you were the only ones in the restaurant! We can’t wait to go back!
Upon our check-in, we were told that we would be seated shortly. The restaurant was not busy and they apparently forgot about us. After about 15 minutes, I approached the bartender and asked if he knew what was the hold up. He promptly ran to the front desk and checked. We were seated immediately after. Drinks were strong and prompt. The pace of the courses were spread apart. We were given ample time and didn't feel rushed or feel like we were waiting long periods between courses. A little pricey but overall delicious and fun.
I was at Melting Pot 4 years ago and had a delightful experience. I was so disappointed this visit. The cucumbers for a hot cheese appetizer is a horrible idea and combination. The service was average and the strawberries I downloaded for signing up for the Melting Pot club wasn't ready. It truly put a damper on my special occasion dining experience
The portion size was meniscal when considering the absolutely outrageous prices! The prices are totally absurd!!!! Indeed it was presented as a four course meal but regrettably after spending almost 190.00 for a party of 4; we spent additional money buying more food within hours of leaving. The experience was certainly unique however, impossible to justify regardless of the occasion! Taste, portions and costs, absolutely wasn't worth it!!!!
We were a quartet of older people who find the full four course dinner just too much to eat. We ordered salads and two different sets of fondue appetizer (one after the other). The salads were fine. The fondue comes with various things to dip but in both cases the dippers far outlasted the fondue. We would like enough fondue to use up the dippers! We also wish we could have an option of just getting a nice big pot of fondue and as much good baguette type bread as we need.
The Melting Pot is usually one of our favorite restaurants. But, that wasn't the case tonight. The food (what we ate) was good as usual, but this particular visit, we had horrible service.
We refused the main course and asked to speak to the manager after waiting for 20 minutes after our pot of cooking broth came to a boil. In fact, one waiter walking by, asked if we were finished since the pot was nearly empty. The couple seated next to us arrived 10 minutes after us and completed their main course by the time our waitress finally showed up to start ours. Typically, I would over look the slow service, and write it off as the restaurant being busy, but this wasn't the case. I had to ask for our upgraded appetizers twice and inquire about my missing cocktail. When it finally arrived, it was not what I had ordered.
After waiting for the manager to arrive at the table, for the second time in the evening, she apologized for the terrible experience, and removed our drinks from the bill and provided us a $50 coupon.
My wife and I work most weekends and had waited weeks for the opportunity for a date night at The Melting Pot after a day of shopping at Easton. (we live 4 hours from Columbus) I was very disappointed and don't' feel like she did enough. I don't know how quickly we'll trust the Melting Pot again for dinner with one of the few weekends we have off.
Our experience was, as usual, great! We had not been to The Melting Pot for some time, but it was just as good as our previous occasions. The unique menu and style of dining makes it stand out, and the relaxed pace of a four-course dinner makes it easy to have conversation and engage with those who are with you. The selections were sufficient to cover our different food preferences, and it was nice to be able to substitute a non-alcoholic base for the fondue cooking segment (although, it would be nice to see a couple additional non-alcoholic choices included on the menu). The server was very friendly and did a good job of providing the right amount of service at the appropriate time, including bringing the bill when requested in order to make our following entertainment for the evening on time. All in all, an enjoyable dinner and we will be returning in the future.