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

Private Dining

The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids is the perfect venue for any occasion! Our private dining room offers adjustable lighting and music with a spacious layout which creates the atmosphere and functionality you need to enjoy a Perfect Night Out.

The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Romantic (43)
Special Occasion (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (40)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Cozy (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Fun (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Casual (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Seasonal (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I had a wonderful time at our dinner tonight! Everything was delicious and perfect! Chris is an amazing server, he's an awesome people person and he made sure we were well taken care of! His suggestions were tasty as well when asked to surprise us with a drink of his choice!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointed. My husband and I were finally able to make a trip to the melting pot and have been looking forward to going here for awhile. Our reservation was for 8 PM made a couple weeks in advance. When we arrived were were greeted by one of the three hostesses and told out table would be ready in just a moment as they were cleaning it off. 35 minutes later we were finally seated. We looked the menu over and the food sounded really good so we were very excited. After 25 minutes of sitting at the table watching servers walk by we ended up leaving without ever being greeted. We were so bummed! We spent an entire hour in the restaurant without ever being able to even get a water and left hungry. My husband was the most disappointed because this was what he had planned for us to celebrate our first Valentine's day as a married couple.

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·Dined 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I came out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We got seated right at 7:30 but it took a total of THREE HOURS to fully serve us our four course meal. Missed our 10:45 movie time and sat there for two hours waiting for our uncooked meat to come out so we could cook it ourselves. Server was kind and pleasant. Very quiet. Asked other server if he was new- turns out he had been around for a while. Below par service & personality. Never once did our server physically refill our drinks in the 3 hours we were there. Other servers did it for him. Asked a few times for a couple extra dippers- dippers never arrived. Never did our server ask us how our food was tasting. Terrible conversationalist. Impressive knowledge of the food and his job- lack of social interaction and personality. I watched a couple kitty corner from us be sat and never greeted. The couple sat there for a total of about 10 minutes and left because they had gone unnoticed. Will not be coming back for a long time.


Not sure if place was understaffed or employees were having an off night? Please work on training your team members to improve their communication with their tables and speed.

Beautiful resuraunt. Have never had a problem here before- this last visit has left a very sour taste in my mouth.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We loved our first melting pot experience and will definitely be back

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food is amazing, just remember to show up with a big appetite or you'll never make it through all the courses! The restaurant has a nice relaxing vibe and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I went for Valentine’s Day this past week and it was both of our first times being at the Melting Pot, all that we could say after the evening was done was that it was so amazing and worth every single penny. Our server, Amanda, was so great as well! She was really knowledgeable about everything that was being served and even gave us a little bit of extra fun facts about different things. She really made the experience that much better! We will most definitely be back for more date nights!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Spent $161 and I felt like it was worth $50. We got the wrong desert and the entrée was covered in pepper. Very let down with the food and wouldn’t go back again.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I got the Ultimate Romance package. Now I’m not much of a wine drinker, so I was clueless on what to get. Our waiter, Chris, was very knowledgeable and helpful on helping us choose a wine. He talked us through how the dinner was supposed to go and he always had a smile on his face. He wasn’t pushy, but he didn’t stay away for too long. All in all this place is wonderful, the staff is amazing, and I would go again in a heartbeat if I could afford it!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great place, worth recommending I have been there multiple times.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

The wait staff was very friendly, atmosphere was relaxing, was a little chilly in the restaurant. The food was interesting, its a different kind of experience.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was very good as always, but the service was extremely slow. The table next to us probably saw their server double what we did. He did not explain the process and was very rude when we did not order cheese. I would go back because I like the food and the experience but I did not like that server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We made our reservation almost 2 weeks in advance and I requested a private table, also told the woman who called to confirm my table request. When we got there we were seated next to a large birthday party with several teenagers that were basically screaming to each other across the table. I was so frustrated since we hardly ever get to have romantic dinners.... I addressed the issue with the hostess and she immediately moved us to a table in the designated couples area and I was so pleased. We went on to enjoy a wonderful meal and have a beautiful night together.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I was so disappointed. We have been here before, always for my birthday. They kept saying Happy Valentine's Day. I made it clear it was for my birthday, I even had a coupon for free chocolate covered strawberries for my birthday. We paid extra for a coating that you deep fried at the table. It was horrible. Everything was sticking to the bottom. It was heating at first then, was burning the coating and my chicken wasn't cooked in the middle. The veggies just tasted like grease. Our waiter said it was so good and everyone loved it. It was nasty. The batter never stayed on the chicken or steak. We added to the dessert with cheesecake and this puffs with a cream in the middle. They were frozen solid. I said something to the manager and she was nice enough to bring 3 more. Those were frozen as well. We had to wait for water 3x until someone finally filled it. They had a big party in that our waiter was dealing with, assuming it was a teen birthday party. We felt like the back burner table. For $115.00 the food wasn't good and the service was par.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

It was me and husbands first time and we loved it. Definitely something different and romantic. I feel it was a little pricey but makes up for it with the experience. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a wonderful time! Our server Nick was awesome!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We book the reservation for the Princess Tea Party. It was great. My daughter had a wonderful time with the other princesses and the special tea party had crafts and crown making with kid friendly tea and lemonade. The meal service was a little slow between courses (took 30 minutes between the cheese course and the meat course, the 30 minutes was with the broth for the meat boiling on our table waiting for the meat)

Other then that it was a great time, reasonably priced for bringing a child. Was definitely worth it and I would recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 3, 2018

First off, the food was excellent. The fact I cooked it myself doesn't say much to the restaurant though other than they had good choice of ingredients and quality meat. Our server was good though my water only got filled 2 times in the 2.5 hours of eating there. It mostly sat empty.

This dinner was for my girlfriends birthday as she loves going here so I had requested their chocolate covered strawberries with my reservation per the instructions on the website. That request was ignored and my girlfriend was disappointed about that. Also during reservation i was asked if this was for a special occasion and I said it was my girlfriends birthday. During dinner, every table around us was greated with "I see its your birthday dinner tonight, happy birthday," our greeting was, "Welcome, what are you here for tonight?" I guess they just dont pay attention to the questions they ask.

Long and short of it. If you set a reservation for here and request anything or if its for any special reason. I would call a day before and make sure they actually got the message.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our reservations were at 3:00 on a Saturday afternoon. It was a great time and we had a great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our waiter Chris made sure that celebrating my birthday was important to him also, and went out of his way for us!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Tapas
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

The service was great and the food was some of the best food I have had at a restaurant in my life. Be warned that it is very expensive!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pricy but high quality food. Worth the trip from Kalamazoo

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were celebrating our son moving to Grand Rapids and getting a new Engineering job. The server, Michelle, happened to be from the small town where he will be working. She was an excellent waitress and took time to help us learn about the town, and places to visit during our time here . We had traveled here for helping him get moved in all the way from Florida . Not knowing anyone in Grand Rapids or at Federal Mogul , she went out of her way to make sure we felt welcome and helped make the night very special. We appreciated the excellent food and service ! She made wonderful recommendations and we will definitely return to the Melting Pot .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a nice time. For 6 of us, the booth seating was not conducive. The seats were deep and it wasn’t worth continuously reaching over everyone to try the ‘other’ pot. A round table would have been better. The mule from the bar was made with a can of gingerbeer that was flat. It was corrected but should have been right the first time for the price. Our server was admittedly new-fine, but kept telling us what she DIDN’t know instead of what she did. We were there for 3 hours, a full hour after closing and we could tell there was some rush at the end. The guy overseeing the new employee was trying to straighten things out as we went and was very nice about it. The food was great, the time with my family was wonderful, the experience was new but I think next time for the price we might only come for dessert. A party of 4 would probably work better

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was an amazing opportunity to sit with friends and enjoy a meal with company. It was a truly memorable experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 15, 2018

It was pretty quiet on a Monday night, and our server was amazing. She was very kind and was willing to go above and beyond to accommodate a few ingredient restrictions. I've been to the Melting Pot many times because the food is fantastic but this ensured that it will be high on the list for future visits.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious food, amazing staff, and very accommodating for my food allergies. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was very disturbing, other than that the experience was great!

Tags: Vegan
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a great first experience for my husbands birthday. Jojo was awesome!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 13, 2018

There were several times it took our sever a long time to come back to the table with beverages or the next course. We were a large group so his tip wasn't based on his performance. Food was good and there was plenty.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My sister and I met for dinner at the Melting Pot. We were seating near the door and could feel a huge cold draft coming through every time the door was opened. My toes were numb after eating dinner. We heard others walking by our table saying it was "20 degrees colder out here". We asked to be moved to a different table for the last course. Our request was accommodated but only after some confusion. The server was not clear on how we would be charged for what we ordered (we decided to order ala carte). What he said was the opposite of what was printed in the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It was an amazing experience, thank you for making this night such a special moment for us. We had a great anniversary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our server, Nick, was awesome. He was very helpful and tended to our every need. Would highly recommend this location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dinner here is always a great time. I usually only get really awesome waiters and waitresses. This time I got a newer gal. She was very friendly!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a favorite for me and my other half. We go for anniversaries and birthdays. This last one was a reward from my job and we were able to pick where we wanted to go for a great meal and we choose Melting Pot without hesitation! I have never been anything other than satisfied when we leave. The entire staff is friendly and delightful. Truly a great place to go!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our server Will was outstanding and made our experience truly wonderful.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was great and our server was awesome! We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The wait staff was poorly trained. The meal took 2.5 hours to complete due to inattentiveness of staff. I would not recommend the restaurant nor will we return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I’ve been to the Melting Pot many times before and have always enjoyed my experience, whether it be just dessert or the full dining experience. My fiancé has never been and I thought, since it was our first New Years together it might be fun to get dessert before heading out to our festivities for the night. I booked the reservation with no warning that NYE they only offer the full dining menu. We showed up for our reservation only to be disappointed that we couldn’t dine unless it were the full 5 course menu. Our service as great for the single glass of wine that we ended up getting but just a little disappointing we didn’t get to enjoy the night like it was intended.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was ridiculously slow even for a holiday. We were charged for a cocktail we didn't order but didn't even bother to have our server fix the bill because it would have taken so long. I called ahead of time to confirm vegetarian options before making reservations only to discover the night of that they didn't have what they said they would. What they charged for said "vegetarian" meal was insane. I love the food and fondu experience but will never return on a holiday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great atmosphere! My wife and I love it. Staff was on top of everything. We have been twice now and can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Healthy, Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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