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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Nothing is sweeter than Valentine’s Day at The Melting Pot. We are featuring an exquisite, prix-fixed five course dining experience at The Grand Rapids Melting Pot. We'll be offering this five course exclusive menu only on February 14. We will open early at noon.

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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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Romantic (42)
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Good for a Date (41)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Cozy (24)
Fun (22)
Good for Groups (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Casual (10)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Vegan
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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 10, 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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·Dined on January 8, 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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·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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·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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve. Only 2 entree options for $60-70 per person. 2pc of shrimp OR 2 pcs of bread with an 1/8c up of bruschetta was miniscule 1st course. Small salad was iceburg lettuce - no mixed greens - cheap. Cheese fondue was ok. Entree was good but small amt of vegetables. Chocolate fondue was good but very small amt of fruit. Our utensils were not all clean. Extremely overpriced even with the fondue experience.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The menu is unclear, so you end up with too much food and it becomes too expensive. Also, our server was not attentive as he should have been. We had had to ask for silverware and skewers more than once. We had a table of 6 and only 4 napkins and silverware. We paid over $300 for a night out and it should have been a flawless evening. His manager came over and asked us how we were more than he did. She was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

This visit was for my fiance's birthday; he also proposed to me here so it is a special place for us.

I called over a week in advance to set it up, as it was a surprise for him, and was asked if I'd like the cheese fondue to be started by the time we arrived for our reservation--I said yes because we had booked the dinner and a movie deal and the movie was to start just over two hours after our reservation time, and I knew that dinner usually takes about 1-1/2 to 2 hours, so I wanted the fondue to be warmed and ready when we got there so we wouldn't risk missing the movie. Unfortunately, they were either short staffed, running slow, or the note about having it ready when we arrived was lost, because it wasn't started until we were already seated. And on that note, we arrived on time for our reservation, but weren't seated until ten minutes after, delaying us even further.

An unexpected plus was that we were seated at the same table he proposed at, so that was a happy bonus!

Our waitress said "Oh they didn't start your fondue...let me get that started for you", and while she was kind and interactive, our service (receiving drinks, food and taking away dishes) was excruciatingly slow. So much so that we did indeed miss our movie start time and had to push the second part of the date night to another night, which we still have yet to utilize because our schedules rarely line up for such things, and we have to plan months in advance to have time together like this...That was highly disappointing.

While we may likely return for anniversaries and the like, I would HIGHLY recommend making reservations well in advance if you have plans afterwards, just in case.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The service was incredibly slow. It took forever to get our chocolate fondue. I know it is suppose to be a slow eating style but I thought we were going to need sleeping bags. Food tasted great but it needs to be a little faster.

Tags: Casual
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was very delicious and our waiter was engaging and answered our questions.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent restaurant, excellent food, a unique dining experience. We really had a good time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our meal was very good, our server Brandy, as well as all other staff were very kind and attentive. Overall I was very pleased with our meal and seating. My only complaint would’ve been them seating tables with younger children near us after we had been seated. Will visit again.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, great service. Always fun fondue-ing with friends and family. The Melting Pot is something we do once/year, however, as it is very pricey.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our servers were friendly and attentive int he beginning, but they got a little absent as the night went on. There was hardly any other customers there, so we were surprised at the delay. Would still go back, but they were aware of our unhappiness on the delay and offered no concessions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tapas
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I enjoyed our meal. However, it took approximately 20-30 minutes between each dish. Our table was a little too small for the dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We visited for our 11th wedding anniversary. Amanda was our server and she went above and beyond. She was very knowledgeable and very attentive throughout our meal. She even brought us a nice edible anniversary note with dessert.

The food and service were excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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 on December 16, 2017

Part of a national chain of specialty restaurants, where to go for authentic and great fondue. Service was excellent, the food was great and we had another good evening. Love to stop in for a late desert fondue when we're in the area . . .

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always one of my favorite restaurants to visit when I am in town. Its not often as I live 120 miles away, but there is no melting pot / fondue place in my hometown. Impeccable service, have never had anything other than excellent service when at a Melting Pot Restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

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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·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food was amazing!

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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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