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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Enjoy our Prix Fixe 4-course Christmas Eve fondue dinner. We have two dinner choices available with special pricing for children 12 and under.

The Melting Pot - Columbus Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.4

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3.9

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Romantic (34)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Cozy (28)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Fun (22)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Casual (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

Great! Service was excellent- thanks Shane!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It seems expensive but when you opt for the four course meal it's really very reasonable in cost. Trust me though don't go on a Friday or Saturday night, they're packed and noisy; plus parking is at a premium.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our food was excellent as always, our server was pleasant and did a great job explaining menu and working with on a special order

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent experience this time! The burner was able to regulate the heat and the restaurant was a comfortable temperature (can be difficult in a restraunt where there is cooking facilities at every table). The service was top-notch!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

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!!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our meal was great, but portions have diminished by half since we started coming to the Pot about 10 years ago, and the ingredients seem to be getting cheaper too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food great service , a little pricey but totally worth it !

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was not very good quality and overpriced. Our waiter was not very certain on many things. He was nice but you could tell he doesn't wait very often.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wonderful as usual!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Absolutely wonderful meal. Great experience and staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

It's a chain, but a higher end one. Having Fondu is an experience; so expect to spend a couple of hours there. The meat/seafood/cheese/etc that we got seemed good quality, and it's kind of fun to cook it how you want it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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