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About The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids

2090 Celebration Dr NE, Ste 130
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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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.

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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (39)
Romantic (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Fun (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Cozy (19)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined a day ago

It was something different and for it to be a 4 course meal was perfect just expect 2hours when going to be done with your visit but it was perfect.

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·Dined a day ago

The Melting Pot is a true experience dining. The menu is great, the atmosphere is wonderful. Yes, the price is a little more than some would like, but you get what you pay for.

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·Dined on June 9, 2018

This place was amazing!!! We celebrated my husband's birthday and this was a perfect fit to celebrate him!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on June 9, 2018

We definitely will be back. Are waitress did a out standing job we couldn't be any more happier with her performance and her personality was amazing. The food was absolutely delicious thanks again for a great night out

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on June 9, 2018

Great dining experience

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 2, 2018

We went to celebrate a birthday. It has a quiet atmosphere and the food is amazing !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on June 2, 2018

We were very satisfy with the food quality and overall experience .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on May 31, 2018

Marcus was our waiter. Made the experience great for my niece's birthday:)
Loved the cheese course. My mom didn't really know if this would be something she'd enjoy, now she can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 29, 2018

Food was good, not spectacular especially for the price. Service was slow, it ended up being a 3 hour meal. It took 30 minutes just to get our check. It was a fun place to try out once, but I doubt we'll go back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on May 27, 2018

Fabulous. It was home away from home. We enjoyed it and would always come.back there for anniversaries

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on May 27, 2018

The service was amazing and the setting was nice and cozy. It was our first time going and we are looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on May 26, 2018

Absolutely loved it this evening! Thank you!

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·Dined on May 26, 2018

They have really kicked up their menu a notch. Very impressed with the new options. Our server was great. Very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on May 26, 2018

love the menu and the uniqueness...never a disappointment!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on May 23, 2018

Made reservations at 4, door still locked at 4:15 finally was let in. Other than that, wonderful.

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·Dined on May 21, 2018

Nothing outstanding really. The waitstaff was the best attribute.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on May 18, 2018

Good food, good service. A little expensive for a college student, but great for an extra special occasion with your significant other.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on May 16, 2018

The lighting was a bit dark so we had to use our phones lights to look at the menu. Everything else about our experience was great. The waiter did a great job explaining everything and coming out with the next course at the right moment. The food was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on May 13, 2018

Our server, Marcus, was exceptional. He made sure we knew how everything worked and we had a lot of fun with him.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on May 13, 2018

Service was very slow - we did 4 course and it just took too long between courses. It was a busy night there on Mother’s Day. Some food selections were out of supply as well.

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·Dined on May 12, 2018

Been awesome in the past. Have had our anniversary here for the last couple of years. Love the quite, personal booths in the back that was always the standard experience for this special occasion. To bad we didn’t get one this time, despite specifying the occasion when setting up the reservation two weeks in advance.

We spent our anniversary in the back corner of the bar room, at a tiny table with stools next to where they pile the extra stools, overlooking the parking lot, next to many screaming kids (we had gotten a baby sitter and came HERE to escape that). This place is way too expensive to feel like we’re just sitting at Applebee’s, which is exactly what it felt like. We normally get wine, but the mood was ruined... this was not the romantic candle lit dinner we have always had here in the past.

Our server disappeared frequently for long periods of time. We were there for 3 hours it was so slow. We had to stop two different servers from taking our fondu pot before we had even gotten our main course to dip in it. As the clock ran out on for when we absolutely needed to leave, with no chocolate in site yet, a manager finally stepped in to get us our chocolate course 5 minutes before we had to run to pick up the kids. We had to rush through it and run... not really getting to take our time to really enjoy our favorite tasting element of the place.

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·Dined on May 12, 2018

Our server at The Melting Pot was both knowledgeable and upbeat. She explained the menu options well and asked the bartender help us with selecting wine. While we only visit once or twice a year, the staff are always in a good mood, knowledgeable, and eager to help.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on May 12, 2018

My sister and I too my mother there for Mother's Day. We had a 6:00 pm reservation and were not seated until after 6:15 (restaurant was only about half full). Terribly overpriced, especially considering we actually cook the food ourselves. Not enough food for the price - we left hungry. Hostess was friendly but we were quite neglected by our server. After expressing this to a manager, one of our coffees was taken off the bill. The four-course experience ended up taking 2 hours! Was fun to partake in the fondue experience though (1st time). The restaurant and staff looked very elegant.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on May 11, 2018

Great experience!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on May 10, 2018

The food was great but the wait was way too long. We went on a Monday night and there were only a few tables at the restaurant. We saw our waiter very few times. It took around 20 minutes to get our drinks... we ordered the 4 courses and did not receive our salads until 1 hour and 20 minutes into our meal. After we received our cheese we did not see our waiter for easily 25/30 minutes. We understood it would be a long dinner but the wait in between courses was far too long. By the 1 hour and 45 minutes we waited to get our main course we were ready to leave and had arrived hungry. We finally left around 9:15 after having a 6:30 reservation. It was a cool experience but I hope to have better service next time.

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·Dined on May 5, 2018

Food and experience were wonderful, but our server, Wade?, was a little inattentive and we had to ask someone else to get our bill sent to the table. Also, the Monterey cheese dip was a bit harsh tasting with the blue cheese and uncooked white wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on May 5, 2018

Went there because we had a gift certificate about to expire. Thought their prices were a bit too high for a meal I had to cook myself. Took about 2 hours from start to finish. Was surprised to see how little the vegetable portion was. Even after the gift card it still came to $30 before tip for the 2 of us to eat there. I will stick with a nice steak house in the future

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·Dined on May 5, 2018

We had never been here before. Our waiter was Wayne and he explained the menu pretty well. The four course meal was satisfying portions and paced pretty good. I believe we were there for two hours, which I think is perfect for a dining “experience” such as this. Wait staff was appropriately attentive and we enjoyed our birthday celebration!

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·Dined on May 5, 2018

Great atmosphere, food was good but service was slow at times and then rushed when it was closing time.

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·Dined on April 28, 2018

Took wife there for her birthday dinner. Absolutely loved it. We will be back!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on April 28, 2018

Our third or fourth time at Melting Pot. Seemed a bit disorganized with reservations and table seating, but it was very busy. The staff was calm and we felt well cared for.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on April 28, 2018

Extraordinarily good food, and a lot of fun for a special occasion or group get together! Pricey, but very worth it. Friendly waitstaff, and great options for vegetarians, vegans, and others with dietary restrictions.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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·Dined on April 21, 2018

I thought it was a little expensive but was prepared for that... It was overall a very good experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on April 21, 2018

The Melting Pot in Grand Rapids was very accommodating. A group of 4 of us went there before Prom and we were running short on time and the staff was very helpful and understanding. Everything was explained wonderfully and I would go back again!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on April 15, 2018

The server bandy was awesome. Food was very good!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on April 7, 2018

This has become a favorite spot for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary. The food is amazing, the servers are very good at what they do, and it is an overall very fun experience. The tables for special occasions feel very secluded and are very quiet. Highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on April 7, 2018

As always amazing food and atmosphere, the staff are so friendly and great at what they do!

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·Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing food and service! Only issue I had was we were seated by an emergency exit and it was COLD and drafty. I mentioned it 3 times. Never got better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on April 7, 2018

I was totally impressed with our server. I can't remember his name, his birthday is today i remember that.
We frequent melting pot for special occasions and it is sooo much fun. Come with an appetite!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on April 6, 2018

This was mine and my girl friends first time at Melting Pot. I arrived 5 minutes early to check in and was told to wait at the bar until the rest of them to arrive. I proceeded to get a drink and ordered a Cesar salad while I waited. Ten minutes go by I have my drink and still no salad. It was not busy at the time. My friends arrived and bartender said that they would deliver my salad to our table. Sure, ok. We are seated waited about tens minutes for our server to introduce and to get drink orders, we also asked for waters all around. Still no salad. We had plans at 7:00pm and mentioned that to our server at 6:00pm. It took 15 minutes for drinks and we only received two out of the for waters we asked for and it wasn’t even our server that delivered the drinks. He was helping another table with their fondue setting. Still no salad. I ordered my salad at 5:50 and turned into a 45 minute wait for a regular house Cesar salad, that looked like it sat in the window, weak. When my salad did arrive we had to ask for our checks because we felt it would take sometime before we would finally get those. Our 7:00pm plans were not far but how our initial experience we decided against ordering anything else.
I felt that we were not well taken care of.
We were not checked on and the things we did get took way to long to get to us. They did not give a reason why it took so long. We are an understanding bunch but this was ridiculous.
I would say we would go back but first impressions were everything. We also said we’ve never been before and were excited to try it.

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