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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4.6

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4.5

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (36)
Special Occasion (35)
Romantic (33)
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Good for a Date (32)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Cozy (25)
Fun (22)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Casual (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Not a pleasant experience

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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.

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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!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great for our 31st Wedding Anniversary!!! "Every aspect of the evening exceeded expectations."

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The fondue experience is worth checking out. Food didn't seem as fresh as it should've been for the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our waiter was VERY patient with us, explaining the dining options for two old fogies celebrating their anniversary. The food was good, but the Wisconsin cheddar cheese fondue was too plain. It needed some spicing up. Dinner with wine (modest quality) came to $135 plus tip. Quite a bit on the expensive side.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was great! The service was poor. We had to ask for drinks multiple times. Server did not come to table other then to bring our food to the table. We went for a special occasion and the server had to ask what the the occasion was multiple times. This was not our first time at the melting pot and we have always been impressed with service, but not this time.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Just came for dessert on my wife's birthday. Staff was friendly and executed on delivering a good experience.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Even though we had to move to another table, Bill took great care of us! Spoiled the kids, which always wins points in my book. Had a great family date night! Thank you!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was very good & service. Too much food for us. We did the 4 course. We could've easily split the entree.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We celebrated an engagement at The Melting Pot and everyone loved it! The cheese fondue (bacon & jalapeno) was delicious and just the right amount of warmth. Everyone loved dipping the veggies in addition to pieces of bread. Nice salads, and a perfect size. Everyone chooses their own entrée - from all steak to all seafood, plus one veggie only. We used the oil for cooking and it was fun and delicious. Then wrap the whole thing up with a 'turtle sundae' chocolate fondue and we were in heaven! The quality was amazing, service fantastic, and we consider it good value for everything you get!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We enjoyed great service and a nice atmosphere. The cheese course was particularly good. The dessert course had a great presentation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I bring each of my 5 grandchildren to Melting Pot for their birthdays. Many times we have had Emily as our server. My grandkids remember her and she was very sweet and attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

The service was great! Everyone was so friendly and willing to help make our dining experience the best. The food was delicious and we loved the hands on experience of cooking our food at the table. Everything about the melting pot is amazing, from the food to the atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

On an all around basis I would not recommend the Melting Pot. NONE of the food was over the top. For about $100.00 we could have had outstanding seafood or steak. The cheese fondue was pretty good except for the big fat hard carrots you get for dipping. The bread for the fondue was good but when the waiter took the cheese he also took the bread which would have been good with our salads. The salad was excellent. The entrees and dipping sauces were mediocre.
It takes more than two minutes to cook the meat if you have several in at once.
The chocolate fondue was good. The fruit and pound cake were perfect for dipping , not so much the sweet items.
The booths for two were perfect.
The service wasn't too bad until it was time for the chocolate fondue. We waited quite a while and finally a manager showed up with the final course.
All of that being said, nothing was really bad or disgusting just not that good.
My opinion, go where someone else can do the cooking and the quality is better!!

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Everything was fantastic! Only downfall was that I ordered roses for my fiancée and didn't recieve them and we ordered Diet Coke and received regular. The food was superb and ordering was made easy by the servers! Great night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Always a unique experience when I eat here. Amazing service and excellent food. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Such a great restaurant and a very fun date night!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Pricey but good for a nice date or special occasion.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

My friend and I enjoyed ourselves and appreciated the privacy of our table

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Had a great time with my fiancee! Wanted to try this place with her, and surprise her to a new dining experience. The four course meal was great, and definitely was a cool experience with the fondue. A little pricey compared to traditional places, but definitely worth the experience, and a great date night for sure!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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