The Melting Pot - Houston

4.6
1555 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
The Melting Pot Restaurant is where fun is cooked up fondue style. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, long overdue date night or celebrating with a group.

We are the premier fondue restaurant, centrally located on Westheimer, providing a casually elegant dining experience and an intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side and fresh salads while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables in the cooking style of your choice. Each bite is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces. Chocolate fondue is the finale, served with decadent dippers. Most make reservations for the four-course dining experience but more than a few have stopped by to satisfy that cheese fondue or chocolate craving. The Melting Pot also features a great wine list, specialty cocktails and martinis.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1555 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, pleasant

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PeteP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It's overpriced, I'm not coming back to this place.
Some of the lowlights, not enough amount of cheese, limited toppings, they just bring you bread and broccoli, due to covid we couldn't use a chair and we ended up having 4 people around one stove and 1 person on the other one.
Chocolate fondue better than the cheese one.

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George
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter (Yip) made sure we were taken care of, especially noting substitutions for my date's gluten-free requirements.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were seated in a very noisy area despite putting on the reservation it was a date and would like a quite table. Our server took a while to get to us but once he did he was very nice and fairly attentive. The food was good, we've been to other melting pots and it was the same. The stove top did move in the middle of the table and the staff seemed upset to be there but overall was a good meal and a good server.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food quality. It’s the perfect dinner for any special occasion. A little expensive for everyday dining, but it has become our go-to choice for anytime we want to celebrate an event.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time. Will come back again. Clean. Socially distanced. Quiet. Attentive server. Clean restrooms.

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BradR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful safe experience. The food and service was excellent.

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LornaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and delightful! The Melting Pot has always been on of my favorite places to eat.

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vipKaat
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always fabulous. The restaurant itself could use a bit of a makeover. It kind of looks like a 1980s-era Bennigans with all the wood and clunky booths (good for COVID though). The staff was very attentive and sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend is a foodie and loves unique experiences. She had never been, so I surprised her with dinner here with a couple friends. Even though we were seated at the end of the night and were the last people in the restaurant, we weren’t rushed. The food was good quality and the presentation fun. We ate at a 2 star Michelin restaurant last week in Vegas and I think she enjoyed this more...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

This was my first time at the melting pot. I did expect a little bit higher and quality and the tables and Decour. Some of the skewers were dirty when we got them. The food was good but not super high end. The meet was good as well. It was a great experience probably won’t be back though.

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vipJobby
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service great food quiet place to enjoy family on my Wife’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Trying to enjoy a quiet birthday date. It was great til 6 drunk twenty somethings were sat at the table next to us.

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vipchubbyviking
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was a very good meal. It was very quiet on a Wednesday night. The one drawback was that after starting out as very attentive, our server disappeared for literally over 30 minutes. The layout with high backed booths with added plexiglass barriers made me feel the most comfortable of any restaurant in terms of COVID protection.

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vipidineout
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome meal!

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PaulT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Birthday for my son... service was not as good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, wait staff amazing

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CydneyC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

We went out to the Melting Pot to celebrate our Anniversary. We ordered based off of waiter recommendations but were quickly disappointed with the presentation and taste of the products. Our waiter did not explain what any of the dipping items were or how long to leave them on. I had also been explicit while making the reservation that it was for our anniversary and the host did congratulate us, but the waiter said nothing. We also knew that the Melting pot was expensive but when the bill came - my face actually flushed. We will pay for a nice full dinner, just was very upset to have to pay $170 for two people for a lackluster celebration. Felt like we could make it at home 10x better and 10x cheaper.

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AnaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Over priced. Super sub par food. Really low quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday and I had a good time! This was our third time eating here and it was exceptional. We definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good. Quite. Always leave happiest than we came. Food is fantastic

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Thebossnay
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, perfect place for a group date night! Delicious food and great service!

IA
IsabelA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melting pot has become one of the places I visit for a much needed date night. Love the experience and the food.

TC
vipTCA5
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant anniversary dinner at The Melting Pot. Good, tasty food options and especially pleasant and helpful service (thank you, Shaun!). And it's a great location for a dinner table conversation — the time spent cooking/dipping one's food item by item lends itself naturally to discussion opportunities, as well as appreciating each of those bites as you consume them. In these pandemic times, eating out has become far less common, something my wife has not been comfortable doing much. But when asked whether/where she might want to dine out for our anniversary, she immediately said The Melting Pot — and we had a very nice, enjoyable time there.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son was celebrating his 10th birthday and he requested his favorite restaurant. The Melting Pot did not disappoint. Their COVID-19 protocols were second to none, and our waiter was top notch. They made his birthday a special day. We can’t wait to return.

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Rudy
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall restaurant decor was boring and dull. Plus, we didn’t like the fact that we had to cook our own food, but then again this was our first time to this place. I don’t think we’ll be back.

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vipJohnr
Mississippi
63 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food that you cook yourself is good. But it is worth going one time. Everything is average.
The service is really really good.

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vipmarfabw
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is always excellent. Since people starting bringing small children, it's not as quiet as it used to be. The waitstaff is usually very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner!

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HeatherJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went with friends for my birthday. Great ambiance. Lots of privacy. Great social distancing. Wish we had more burners per table. The spelling was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service- fun night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good. Cooked it myself. Service could have been a little better.

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CynthiaW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come every year for my daughters birthday since she was 15. This week we celebrated 26th. Was a great time as usual. Our server Will was very attentive. A little slow start but made up for it.

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vipStaceyM
Houston
114 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding service-- Yay Jordan!!!, good social distancing, one of my favorites but even more so for value during Houston Restaurant Weeks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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PEIDIL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Sucks. Of all my years eating out. By far the worst place I've been to. Wanna recreate it for 1/10 the price? Get some water throw some wine and boil your meat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Lipstick was found on my beverage glass from a previous patron during the Covid crisis, our server rushed our meal until I spoke with the manager, and the manager was pretty undisturbed by the whole ordeal. As a longtime patron of this chain I was very disappointed.

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Sprocket
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Not worth the price. Approximately $50 per person for very small portions of food. I could have spent the same amount of money at Fogo de Chao and gotten 2-3 times the food for the same price. Small pieces of bread and veggies, hard to spear with fondue forks.

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ChristineV
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My coworker and I had an early dinner during HRW here on a Friday. It was a great time. The food and service was great. The server and her assistant came around every so often, but not too much to feel bombarded. They seemed to be monitoring from afar because when we were ready for our next course, they were ready for us. It is not a quick bite to eat, it is an experience. I'm going back for drinks today! Their drinks!!! sooooooooooooo yummmmmmmmy!!!

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 532-5011.

The Melting Pot - Houston is rated 4.6 stars by 1555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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