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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.

4014 Townsfair Way
Columbus, OH 43219
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue

Hours of Operation:
Sunday thru Thursday 12pm-9pm
Friday and Saturday 12pm-10pm

Cross Street:
Chagrin

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 476-5500

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/columbus-oh/

Parking Details:
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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We have 3 great romantic dinner packages available on Valentine's Day, February 14th. We are also offering romance packages for the week leading up to Valentine's Day

The Melting Pot - Columbus Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (43)
Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (41)
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Romantic (37)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Fun (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Cozy (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Casual (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Authentic (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I was shocked when I arrived and realized that the cheapest option was 40 dollars per person. You are not given the option to order just an entree (which is absurd). The only option is to get a 4 course meal. We ended up spending 102 dollars and the only drink we got was water. It’s ridiculous- do not go here. The server was kind but the over all feeling of the place is dark and grimey. It does not even have a high class feeling (which I feel is necessary in a restaurant where you spend at least $100).

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

I was very impressed with my meal and the service. The waiter—Chris, I think was his name—was phenomenal. I highly recommend this place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Overall a good experience. It was our second time at the Melting Pot in Columbus. The first time we had a great time with just two of us. We had great prompt service and an excellent server.

This most recent time our server was missing for long periods of time while we waited for drinks, sauces, and the different courses.

The worst wait was when it took almost a half hour to pay and leave as our server dropped off the bill, said "Whenever you're ready.", and then disappeared. When he finally reappeared he disappeared for another ten minutes to run the debit card.

Despite the poor service, it was still great food, and we enjoyed it. We will go back.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The best restaurant in Columbus!!!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Tyler Was a complete professional server. I think that Was his name. He was accommodating and entertaining And he left us alone to enjoy ourselves when it was needed. I could see how the experience there would have been mediocre with a less personable server. The melting pot is a very creative concept And I see the appeal based on that. But the service I got took it over the top.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

I made our reservations to celebrate our 26th anniveresary. Our server, Adam, was warm and engaging throughout the evening. The menu was perfectly reviewed and our meal was expertly presented. Truly a wonderful experience from beginning to end where we both felt catered to. They set the bar high in service and quality. Will never contemplate going anywhere else for important celebrations!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. Great waiter and delicious food. Definitely a perfect place for a special occasion or a date night. We will be back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Tim, our server, was excellent. Fun, different way to spend the evening as a family, celebrating a birthday. While it does take some time, it was very enjoyable, kept kids (ages 10 and 12) engaged in conversation while cooking. A bit pricey to go frequently but worth a special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Cozy and comfortable. Was great for our anniversary dinner and service was wonderful. We will come back for sure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary and loved it from beginning to end. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was intimate, and we were able to take our time to dine and enjoy each other’s company.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 25, 2017

While this restaurant is normally quiet, we were seated next to a large group with children who couldn't sit still for the extended time it takes to get through a meal here. This is not the restaurant's fault, but I wish they had a different area for large groups or had an age limit as most kids don't have the patience for this type of experience.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I believe this is a great experience. The costs are a little high, and make it more of a special occasion thing.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fun place to go for a special occasion or anniversary! Make sure you allow plenty of time as it takes about 1.5 to 2 hours for cheese fondue, main course and chocolate fondue dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 17, 2017

There are much better dining options at Easton then The Melting Pot which felt outdated and a poor value compared to other nearby options. Our server was really nice, but the overall experience was disappointing. We had a gift card, but had we paid for it ourselves we would've been extremely disappointed. Outdated atmosphere aside, the cheese and chocolate courses were enjoyable - if you can put aside the outdated feel of the place, this would be a fun place for a snack before/after shopping.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our overall experience was just OK. Our server was nice but we feel we were misled when we asked if we could order only cheese and then desert fondue. He essentially told us that we would pay for the entire dinner even if we did not eat the dinner course. We found out toward the end of the meal that is not the case. Disappointing. There are too many wonderful restaurants at Easton. We will not return to the Melting Pot.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Best restaurant I’ve been to in years! Wonderful experience! You get to cook your own food At your own pace with great conversation and drinks.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great! Service was excellent- thanks Shane!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Pricey for the amount of food and experience might have been a little better if we had a better server. Had to constantly ask for drinks.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

awesome! Food was great! Service was exceptional. Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had flower waiting st table, good friendly service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great waiter was lazy, slow, and not very helpful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

our waiter was a very nice gentleman he helped us along every step of the way especially since it was our first time the ambiance was very nice and I would definitely recommend this place for any special night

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was good but got really sick afterwards, waiter could have been more personable

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great way to spend our 23rd anniversary . Food was awesome and service was amazing

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love coming here to enjoy an experience along with our food!! Everything was amazing, staff, the food, the table...everything!!!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Christmas kickoff

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

If I'm being honest it was quite expensive but impeccable. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My daughter chooses to eat here every year for her birthday. This year we had a terrific waiter who made our meal all the more enjoyable. Go hungry, plan on taking a while to eat and enjoy yourselves.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Not a pleasant experience

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Shane was a really great server. Shared some great stories! Went the extra mile for my sisters birthday!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The Melting Pot made for a fun girls night out! The entire meal was delicious and interactive. My only complaint was that our cheese was made with too much white wine and that was the only thing we could taste while eating it making it hard to enjoy it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Everything was amazing. Even when we spilled our drink the servers were very helpful to clean it all.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We arrived earlier than our reservations and we were surprised to be taken right back. The food was spot on! It is a nice quite location for a dates and a romantic time with loved one. OR, it could be for anyone wanting to spend quality time with family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had an awesome night out to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. Food was great. Here's a tip, one meal was enough for the two of us.

Tags: Fun
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