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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

The Melting Pot - Columbus Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.5

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4.0

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
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Romantic (47)
Fun (37)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Cozy (32)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Groups (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Loved our waiter made the process easy and was professional and gave opinion on choices and parings when asked. Loved our food and will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 2 days ago

It was a wonderful experience, our first opportunity dining in this fashion. Our server walked us through the entire way and was gracious and attentive to any questions. They also helped us navigate the cooking process so it was an all around enjoyable afternoon. We'll be back again!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined 2 days ago

It was our first time and we will definitely go back! We had an excellent server who explained the process, was very attentive and the pace of the 4 course meal was perfect! Loved the experience!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great place for a fancy date night. So much fun and delicious food!

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·Dined 3 days ago

This was a nice date night with the wife. Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very romantic.wife felt cherished

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Super slow service.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

My biggest disappointment to this experience was the restrooms. I have not been to The Melting Pot in several years, and I couldn’t believe how much work the restrooms needed. My toilet would barely flush and my friend’s toilet seat was broke. The water coming out of the faucet to wash your hands was ice cold. I informed the hostesses of this, and they said “oh - the water is always that cold.” The restrooms are years behind needing remodeled. For what you pay for the food & experience, this should definitely be fixed.
Also - the wine list was disappointing. There was not a good selection, and the wines on the menu were not good wines, but overpriced for the options.
I’m not sure I would go back anytime soon, and would probably advise others to avoid the Columbus location until these upgrades are made.

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

It was good overall. The entree portion was on the smaller side

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 13, 2018

It was a great visit to The Melting Pot. We were seated right away. The server was very attentive to our needs. He even took a picture of us. Each of the four courses was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Our server Josh was wonderful! Great food as always, I’m always glad to see delicious vegetarian options!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Love love love the melting pot. Went here to celebrate Valentine’s Day and had the 4 course for couples. Was phenomenal and our waiter was great! Will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Always a nice change to eating out...
You will not leave disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We took our daughter here for her 5th birthday, and she was amazed! Food was amazing (as always) and our server was attentive and helpful!

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went there for an early Valentine’s Day date. Waitress opened the bottle of red wine and ended up getting splashed on the face, arm, and shirt with wine. Didn’t offer to take it off the bill or to pour an extra glass. We go there all the time and the service is hit or miss. Food was excellent as always. Just wish the price point would be a little better considering you have people that spill wine on you or forget your drink orders.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love the Melting Pot. It's a family favorite and we try to make it there frequently.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was amazing, as usual and our server, Phil, was incredible. Thank you for a fantastic night!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything was perfect as I requested... Beyond expectations!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We usually dine at this location about 4-5 times per year, but this visit was not one of the better ones. Most disappointing was finding out that we couldn't use our $25 off coupon because we didn't order the Big Night Out or Create Your Own meals. Ironically, we both ordered 4-course entrees which were higher prices than the Create Your Own meals. That makes no sense and it was very frustrating to find that out upon paying the bill. We had received $100 in coupons ($25 for each quarter of 2018) as a bonus for purchasing a $100 gift card in the month of December.

The overall cadence of the meal was just off on this visit. A few examples:
1. While our server was very friendly, it felt that requests for drink refills and silverware were forgotten because we were seated back in the far corner. It was by far the longest dining experience we've had there (2.5 hours), which was not ideal.
2. Our tongs were taken away mistakenly after our first course, which presented a problem because we still didn't have them when our main course arrived. Even after asking for new ones, it still took at good 5-7 minutes to receive them while our food sat there.
3. Waited a very long time for chocolate fondue to cap off the meal, and then it took about 10+ minutes to get warm. We finally flagged down our server and asked to have the burner heat turned up higher.
4. Finally, even though I included a note about celebrating a birthday on our reservation, no special acknowledgement was made like on all previous visits.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very pleased with our recent experience. Waiter was extremely polite and had multiple table touches by management. Food was excellent. Did not feel rushed whatsoever. Overall a fantastic dining experience.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice experience. Expensive for sure. Meal for three adults with no dessert was $155. But for a once and awhile special occasion it’s perfect.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service and food was great! Wish we had one closer to Youngstown.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fun, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 28, 2018

There are very few romatic/special occasion type places that are also kid-friendly, this is one of the few. They have 2-seater booths that feel bigger than they really are, allow you to sit "next to" your date rather than across... at the same time, on the other side of the restaurant, they've got larger tables to accommodate larger families with children. It's a great date night and kid type restaurant because it's an interactive experience, and getting messy is expected, so all the fussiness that might usually come with a "special occasion" place is not really possible... The cooking style takes a while to get used to, if you don't cook or aren't familiar with fondu, and to be sure, I find filet mignon to be cooked MUCH better when it's not cut into little pieces and boiled in broth (or oil, depending upon your cooking style preference), but this isn't about the best steak in town, it's about having the best EXPERIENCE in town, and Melting Pot certainly provides that!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and staff were great but I gave th server a 3 star on his device as he left us hanging for our desert. Luckily another server came to our rescue. His name was George and he cleared our plates and brought us our dessert and him I give 5 stars for taking care of the first even though it wasn't his table. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a great experience at the Melting Pot!! Love the wait staff love the food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our experience was fantastic, but Joey was exceptional. Attentive, patient, witty.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Be ready to be here for two plus hours. Also our service was extremely slow. We had to wait 15-20 minutes after being finished with the first course to get it cleared from our table and then ANOTHER 15-20 for them to bring the next course. We did not even get to enjoy our dessert fondue because by the time that is had arrived the restaurant had been closed for almost 2 hours and we were the last ones there. Feeling really awkward about that we decided to just pack it up and leave. When we got the dessert course we asked for our check which took our waiter another 20 minutes to get to us. Our reservation was for 8:45pm, first course came at 9:20pm, second came at 10:10pm, and dessert came at 10:45pm. I enjoy a lengthy dinner as much as the next but over two hours on a weekday is not what we had in mind. Especially because the closed the restaurant at 9pm.

Tags: Fun
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We had a great time celebrating my birthday. Our server was fantastic and very personable.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We were very excited to finally get to try Melting Pot after missing out on reservations the last few restaurant week events. Our waiter seemed nice at first, making recommendations since we were new, but then never checked back on us during any course. He only came to start the next course and leave again. When telling us how to cook the main course, his instructions differed from every other server we could hear around us. He also recommended a certain cooking style for the main course without mentioning that it was a significant up charge. I had ordered a glass of wine as well, and when I got the check I noticed it was almost double the price I saw on the menu. When I asked why, he said I must have been looking at the single pour and he brought me the next size up, again without asking or mentioning the up charge. The food was very good and it's a great concept but it would have been nice to have a little more care and consideration.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Gabriel provided excellent service. Food was great as always. Enjoyed our dinner date there.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We always have a great time at the Melting Pot. Great friendly Service and delicious fresh food is a wondeful way to decompress and enjoy one anothers company.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This place was fantastic and our server was amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of our favorite special occasion venues! The tempo of the 4 courses is perfect for relaxed conversation, catching up with friends, date night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

Great! Second time going, I love it. Very cool experience

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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 (Charleston)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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