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About The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids

Welcome to The Melting Pot. We offer a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie.

2090 Celebration Dr NE, Ste 130
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Independence Day
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Closed Christmas Day

Cross Street:
East Beltline & Knapp

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(616) 365-0055

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/grand-rapids

Entertainment:
Live Music on Friday Nights in our Lounge

Public Transit:
There is a Rapid bus stop located behind the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

'Tis the season to fondue. Open Christmas Eve!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate the New Year with style and flavor. We are featuring an exquisite, prix-fixed 5-course dining experience at The Grand Rapids Melting Pot. We'll be offering this exclusive five-course menu only for this special evening.

Private Dining

The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for all of your large party needs. Whether it’s a feast with friends or a corporate gathering our private dining room offers the atmosphere and functionality you need to enjoy a Perfect Night Out.

The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (39)
Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (38)
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Romantic (35)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Cozy (19)
Fun (19)
Good for Groups (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 20 hours ago

Food, atmosphere, and staff attitude were absolutely fantastic. This place meets, and maybe even exceeds, the bar that I expect from any Melting Pot. The manager gave us a call to confirm our reservation. They also asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. Yes we were! A birthday! Melting Pot made our night extra special. They promised to skip the birthday song singing. :)

Food: 🔥🔥🔥/3
Atmosphere: 🔥🔥/3
Staff: 🔥🔥🔥/3
LGBT friendly: Yes! 🌈
Accessibility: ADA folks will need to enter from the back. There's a revolving door in the front.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We chose the Melting Pot to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary. We chose the ultimate anniversary package and we weren't disappointed. The food and atmosphere was awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

My husband treated me to the Grand Rapids Big night out for my 41st Birthday. The four course meal was fantastic and I paired it with the suggested wine for each course. This place is perfect for a romantic birthday dinner. Make sure you make a reservation early, this place is very busy on weekends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was excellent. Seating was tight for big people. The server we had was excellent! She was patient and engaging and explained everything well for those of us who have never been there before. One recommendation, explain how your meals work on your website. If I hadn't had a friend who had been there, I wouldn't have gone. Anniversary package was well worth it!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

I went for a date, but it was ladies night, so I think it was a bit louder than normal. The tables were a bit small for 2 people as just the plates and sauces had to be constantly sorted in order to share. All in all, a great place to eat, but not unless it's discounted as $100+ is too much for what you get for 2 people. Our server was nice, but seemed like she had too many tables to give the attention that I've had there before (for $50 a plate, they really shouldn't appear to be in a hurry, in my opinion) . If the place had a more reasonable price tag, i would happily come back.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Went for a date. We got seated in a small cozy booth that set a nice tone to our meal. Our server was great. He was very polite, chipper, and helpful. The food was great and it’s just a fun experience overall. It does take a long time to get through a meal so leave plenty of time!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had a great time at the Melting Pot. We were celebrating a friends birthday. The service was fantastic. Our server, Jordan, was a lot of fun. He easily interacted with us. He had great recommendations for my vegetarian friend. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We really enjoyed this unique experience. It's been a long time since we did fondue. The food was very good as was the ambiance. Our waiter, Chris, took very good care of us. All the staff was extremely friendly. I would recommend this establishment to friends, especially for a special occasion as it is a little pricey.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was great !! Can’t wait to go again! Phenomenal experience and great service from our waitress. We were new customers and we are so happy we chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Fun, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Such a great place to eat and so much fun!! Sad the fiesta cheese was removed from the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The table where we were seated was a high top table, in the very back corner. It seemed like it was an add on, and we were just pushed to the back corner. Our waiter was good, but could have brushed up on the deals a little bit (I knew more about them than he did) but he was super nice and pretty easy to talk to. Food was excellent. Love that the apples are local (Robinettes).

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I visited the Melting Pot about a month ago and didn’t have the greatest experience due to lengthy times between courses and the long wait to be seated when I had reservations. But the manager reached out to me and made things right. I gave it another try and it was a great experience. I am glad I went back. We will definitely be going back again. Thanks Chelsie!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Annual Anniversary trip with my wife that we look forward to all year! Nick was our waiter and did a great job!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Waiter was snippy at first, he did bring us extra strawberries but was in a hurry to givebus our bill when he knew we wouldn’t order more than what we came there for and we weren’t drinking alcoholic drinks.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. Service was thorough and efficient but not friendly. I would not recommend the tuna but the shrimp was excellent. Our teenage son loved the entire experience and every part of his meal. It was a special day for us so we wanted to end it with a memorable meal. I’m glad we came even with the couple of things that weren’t perfect. It’s pricey but you get a lot of food. You won’t leave hungry.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a great experience. Loved it! They all were very helpful since it was our first time. Very informative.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had dinner here tonight and everything was fantastic! My boyfriend and I were both first timers and were beyond pleased with the food and the service. We both agreed we would go back simply because of the service though. I can't remember our servers name but he was by far the kindest and understanding human being in the entire planet. I swear it. He made the experience 120% more enjoyable and he definitely deserves a management position, or at least a raise!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a wonderful girls night out celebrating 2 friends birthdays. William provided excellent service and was spot on in his recommendations. Thank you.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I had a reservation set for 7:30 and we showed up at 7:15 just in case we could get seated early (no big deal if we couldn’t). However we were not given a table until just after 8:00 which is not acceptable.

The potatoes, meat and broccoli were in such large pieces it took forever to cook thoroughly. I have been here a few times before and it was not like this.

It took forever to get our food and drinks. We were afraid to ask for anything additional because we thought it was going to add an extra hour to our night. The time between courses was also painfully long.

For what we paid to experience a great night we do not have any plans on returning.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our server's name was Ryan and he made sure we had a fantastic four course experience for a date night. We didn't quite expect to spend three hours at a restaurant, but it was worth it. The food was great and definitely not something you will find elsewhere. We will, without a doubt, be back!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Was a perfect choice for a double date. Cozier feel with the high back long booths and wonderful patient pace of both food and time to fill 2 hours easily. We had the three course option and we all felt stuffed when we left. I recommend the old Bay cheese option, coq au Vin cooking style, and dark chocolate with Bailey's for dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

A great place for a new experience, or just to have great fondue. The staff is friendly but don’t expect to dine and dash - eating here will take an hour or two minimum.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food and staff were both great. My only gripe is the prices seem excessive, like I get it, it's a fancy place and it's not going to be a cheap meal but for being melted cheese and a couple of very small pieces of meat it feels like you're being gouged a little bit.

Also the menu isn't super comprehensive, I assume this is on purpose so people spend more money than they need to.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Was a wonderful, new experience! definitely recommended for anyone who wants a different kind of dining experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing restaurant. Food is amazing. Service was perfect (thanks Amanda for making our night)

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was subpar. Took almost 3 hours to eat here because the service was so slow. Ran out of alcoholic beverages and water frequently. Took 20+ minutes just to get our bills. Friend got a metal splinter off of a skewer.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

For the most part everything was great. At one point our waitress seemed to forget about us and another server had to actually bring us our entrée. Other than that it was a very good experience. The food is delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fun time cooking the food, but I hope you have all night for your meal. We go here because my daughter loves to cook the food and it is entertaining. But tonight they may have given me a reason not to come back. Service was especially dismal. It actually took 3 hours for dinner and this is not a 4 star restraunt. My wife and I laughed when they blamed it on the kitchen, not sure how much cooking goes into chopping up raw meat and vegetables. The manager did come by and apologize plus discounted the meal, but I will need to be convinced by my daughter if I am ever to go back.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food and service were incredible, as usual. Since it was a Friday evening we experienced significant wait time, but the overall experience made the wait worth it! Make sure to allow for extra time so you don't feel rushed - we were there 2.5 hours.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I was a little confused about why I had to pay $20 to cook my own food.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Jordan our server was wonderful, informative and kind. Great job!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Graduation

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

This place is the best, one of my favorites for YEARS! We live in Kalamazoo, and it's so good-we're willing to drive over an hour just for the experience. One of my first choices for ANY special occasion, or 'just because' they're running a great special. Fondue, I love it, and they really have it down to a science

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Thank you! I received a reservation confirmation call within 10 minutes of my on-line reservation. They asked if there was a special occasion for the dinner and quickly gave me options to make the Birthday dinner special. This is the level of customer service that has fallen by the wayside! Bravo!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wonderful food per usual. Absolutely loved the cheese and chocolate fondue! Carl was a friendly waiter.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wonderful food and great service! The menu is extensive and the cocktails were divine.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Everything was perfect. Totally unique dining experience. Don't hurry through it! Our waiter, Nick, was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The fondue was nothing special, I could have done this all at home for wayyy cheaper and it would have tasted the same.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fantastic! We were celebrating our anniversary and they no longer have the angry cocktail sauce that is my favorite sauce there. The waiter went in back and made some for me because I told him how much I loved it. Now that's service. Atmosphere is romantic and food was delicious as always.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

waiter not so attentive. Very slow at times getting food to table. Forgot food items.

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