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About The Melting Pot - Kansas City

At The Melting Pot, fun is cooked up fondue style, creating an out of the ordinary dining experience. You'll discover all the ingredients for a perfect evening, including attentive service, private tables, & an atmosphere of casual elegance. In addition to the cheese & chocolate fondues which have made The Melting Pot famous, they offer a fine selection of beef, chicken, seafood, & vegetarian entrees, as well as an exceptional wine list & a full bar. You may enjoy a romantic evening for two, a special occasion with fifty of your closest friends, a dining experience to impress your boss, or a night out with the family. Whatever the occasion, an evening at The Melting Pot is always a celebration. Call directly to inquire about the Romance Packages in The Melting Pot’s private celebration booths for two.

450 Ward Parkway
Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, American, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Cross Street:
Pennsylvania

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 931-6358

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/kansas-city/specials

Parking Details:
The Melting Pot offers complimentary covered parking in the public garage above the restaurant. Enter off Pennsylvania next to California Pizza Kitchen.

Executive Chef:
Jason Miller

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Large private room capable of accommodating up to 56 people.

Private Dining

birthday, rehearsal, wedding, celebrate, grad*, engagement, dinner, lunch, reception, luncheon, shower, bridal, baby, bachelorette, business, ceremonies, awards, graduation, client, employee, appreciation, boss, gift, chocolate, fondue, strawberries, romance

The Melting Pot - Kansas City Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.3

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4.4

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4.0

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (86)
Romantic (76)
Special Occasion (75)
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Good for Anniversaries (68)
Fun (64)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Cozy (54)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Worth the Drive (51)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Good for Groups (38)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Casual (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Authentic (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Healthy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Seasonal (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Vegan (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Gabriel was fantastic! Really made our anniversary shine!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Had a ton of fun and the food was very good. I recommend anyone to go there.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Vegan
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Best Vegan and gluten free options. Surprised and blown away.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Had a reservation at 6:45 had to wait for a table until 6:50. Sat down and didn’t get a waiter/waitress for 10+ minutes. Left without anyone coming up to us.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was okay and the service was unusually slow. My husband and I have dined here previously and it has always been an excellent dining experience. We were surprised that the service was not at It's usual high level . Even so, the Melting Pot is a fabulous place to have a romantic dinner.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything was outstanding. Great food, great service, and a whole lot of fun! It was a real treat!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

My girlfriend and I went to the melting pot to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Neither of us had ever been. The ambiance was very nice and all of the staff was friendly. We were seated and given menus, and our waiter (can’t remember his name but I think it’s Adam) was fabulous. Very helpful showing us how the melting pot works. Our only complaint was the table next to us was loud and belligerent. The food was amazing and the price is a bit high but the value is good.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had the best waiter named Gabriel. He was awesome, very knowledgeable, friendly, funny. My granddaughters loved him. It was a very enjoyable evening and wonderful memories for my girls.

Marcia Kreimendahl

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Fun, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Organic, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Romantic, Casual, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Ben was great..the food was wonderful

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful birthday dinner. All three of our kids (15, 11,and 5) LOVED it. We were served plenty of food and even brought home leftover dessert dippers. Three courses is too much, though. Cheese and chocolate was enough to fill us up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was good. The server seemed really busy, but it wasn’t busy in our area. Reservation was for 130p. Was sat around 145p, than we didn’t get drinks and the 1st part of our fondue till 230p. We were a bit hungry by than. We didn’t finish till 430p.
Even if it was a special occasion which it was not. Just a girls day. It went very long for a an afternoon luncheon.

I will be back because we like the whole thing, but training servers is a must.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been repeat customers at this location for the last 10 years, and actually got engaged here. It’s sad to say that over the course of that 10 years the service level has continued to drop in quality. We came this time for our Anniversary as we do almost every year at this time. This time a deviation occurred to our regular course of action which was a family member calling ahead and paying for our meal. However since we enjoy a particular meal when we come to the Melting Pot things did not coincide with the package that was paid for by our family member. This threw a total kink in things as there seemed to be no way of just applying what our gift from the family member was to what we actually wanted to order. Not to mention the fact that we were seated and waited 15min for our server to arrive at the table before giving up and going to the hostess station to find out why we hadn’t seen our server yet. A failure of communication that the restaurant was short staffed could have made for a much more understandable time, but alas that didn’t happen till after the fact. Going back to the gift from our family member, since no one had an inkling of how to handle the situation it ended up turning something nice that someone tried to do into a headache and in the long run we just paid for the meal ourselves and took that satisfaction of a good deed away from our family member. Who I think was a manager took over our table after the failure of the original server and did a good job in terms of expected normal service. In short the meal itself was good but the way in which the circumstances were handled was severely disappointing.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time at the Melting Pot and it was amazing. Our server was great and friendly and the food was delicious. They forgot to clean our table and there was chocolate from the last people on it so they gave us a free round of drinks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I love The Melting Pot. Everything was delicious. Especially dessert.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food is always good but the last few time service has has been fair at best.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The cost of the food did not match the amount of food received.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

A group of us came down for a 21st birthday celebration. Having never been before I was pleasantly surprised at the amazing service and wonderful food. Pricey, but well worth it...will definitely be back for occasions in the future. Such a fun place!!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We sat in a booth with closable curtains that provided for an intimate conversational experience. Food was fair. The experience was what we enjoyed most.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Floors were sticky, and the host staff was concerning. It's overpriced for sure, but the dessert is worth it. Fun for what it's worth, but the few times I've been here I haven't been blown away.

Tags: Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good as usual but sat at a table that looked directly into an open service area. Not a table I would expect for the price paid for dinner

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was great and our host Gabrielle was so nice and professional! We really appreciated him.

It was an amazing experience. So fun!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Was great service and great food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I surprised my significant other for date night. When booking our reservation, I asked for some special favors. The Melting Pot absolutely came through by placing us in the quietest, coziest little room all to ourselves where there was a rose and card waiting on the table. Our very kind waiter made us feel very welcome and also took a picture for us without hesitation. Along with the romantic feel, the food was absolutely wonderful and the drinks were to die for. Needless to say, my significant other (and I) loved everything about it!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Anniversary dinner

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The experience was a great one! Our waiter did not bother us too much but was very nice and warming. Would for sure go back again!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Way over priced. We had a party of four and didn't get enough cheese fondue and was told if we run out we would need to purchase more. The chocolate fondue was good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I made a reservation for a date so we could grab something to hold us over until dinner later in the evening and while we strolled around the Nelson-Atkins museum. The service was amazing, always is. Since we just did the cheese and chocolate we were in and out relatively quickly. It was early in the day so very quite. This place is superb, great for a date and the bar area could also be fun and suitable for a less romantic outing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was my birthday. Our server took a long time to finally greet us. when he finally did, he did not take our drink orders or ask us if we wanted an appetizer. We had been there 30 minutes before actually being officially greeted. We were very hungry and anxious to get started. The server we had behind us was excellent. I even told him that I was going to request him the next time we were there. The experience was great, the food was delicious and I will definitely be back to try something else.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Melting Pot has always been a sentimental favorite restaurant of our's; it is a perfect spot to linger and talk, eat delicious food and enjoy each other's company!
Salads were delicious, but a bit small! Overall, yummy dinner though!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was the perfect spot to celebrate my boyfriends birthday! He was especially impressed and thoroughly enjoyed his first time at The Melting Pot. We hope to visit again in the future!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A good experience with great service.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was our first time and definitely not our last. I’d recommend experiencing this restaurant without kids. We had the four course experience and it was phenomenal from start to finish. With the four course you get an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. We ordered 2 but we came hungry any other day it is definitely something we’d split. It’s a lot of wonderful food. Oh and be prepared to have a meal that last for at least an hour or more. Ours lasted 2. It was wonderful to actually sit and converse with my husband without any interruptions. The atmosphere was intimate, at least where we sat, and all ages friendly. It’s pricey but I felt it was worth it. The decor of the restaurant was a bit dark, a little dated, but very clean. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The other servers that passed were helpful to us as well. We went at lunch tine which to me was perfect. There wasn’t very many people there and it felt like we had the restaurant to ourselves. We had a wonderful time and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We had a great time for Ladies Night at the Melting Pot. The cheese we chose was the Wisconsin Cheddar and we added the Boulevard Wheat to it, and had the original chocolate. They were both great! Highly recommend going to Melting Pot on Mondays for the Ladies Night special!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Every time we go to the melting pot we have phenomenal service. However our two hour, drive to KC was, bombarded by the rudeness of the gentleman checking people in. We drove up to the city for my birthday and called ahead to see if we needed to make reservations. We were told the bar is always open, and reservations are not necessary. We were just looking to get our annual birthday dessert. We arrived and were told we could only go to the bar which was fine. We walked into the bar and were not acknowledged for about 5-8minutes. When the bar tender finally greeted us she said “ what do you need”. We asked if it was self seating or would we be seated. She said well we are only doing drinks. We told her the gentleman up front said desserts and drinks. She said well I don’t know what to tell you we are only doing drinks.
I told the guy up front what happened and asked how long would we have to wait for a table. He told us that they’re not taking anymore walk ins, and that all reservations are full.

We walked out and went to reserve a table online, and there was a table for 1930 avilable. There were actually serveral times available for 2 people.

Walked back in and were seated within 15 minutes. Could not believe how bad the service started. However our server Gabriel was wonderful. We’ve never had a bad expirence till Sunday. It made me sad cause we drove so far just for my birthday and were treated so unkindly.

Gabriel definitely made up for it! He was great we will probably be requesting him from now on! Despite the initial interaction dinner was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Fantastic experience. Our server Dillon was great.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We were very disappointed... We went during restaurant week. The food amounts were extremely small and very bland. The meats and veggies were very bland as they are boiled in stock at the table. Have you ever had boiled filet mignon or chicken? It would be better to put small hibachi's at the table! I understand the portions are much smaller during restaurant weok. There were multiple fillers (bread, carrots and potatoes), but small portions of meats and other veggies. The house raspberry vinigarette on the salad was great, but overpowered by the blue cheese. The dessert fondue was very much worth the additional cost, and had close to 40 items to dip! We were seated in a private section, but about 20 minutes into our meal, a group of about 10 very loud woman were seated next to us. They were drinking, so their volume kept increasing! We couldn't even hear each other from across the table! Nothing was done to quiet the group or make us more comfortable with the situation. I have been wanting to try this restaurant for many years. I am glad I did it during Restaurant Week, so I didn't waste a lot of money!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We had a great time! Great food and fantastic service!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went for restaurant week. The food was great as always! I started the experience with a Yin and Yang! What a yummy creamy cocktail! We went with the Wisconsin cheddar cheese fondue. Just the right amount of garlic! I had the California salad and it was delicious.
I like that we could choose our meats for the entree course since I’m not a seafood fan.
We went with the dark and dolce for our chocolate course. My husband isn’t a huge dark chocolate fan but with the dolce added — he really enjoyed it too. We added on one of the special dippers since he’s not a huge fruit fan. Plenty to share.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My husband and I went here this year for restaurant week. We have visited the melting pot for restaurant week for the last 3 years. Unfortunately, this year, they changed their lunch menu and didn’t offer the $16/per person lunch as they have in past years. When we were seated in our booth, we quickly found that the booth had not been dusted/cleaned in awhile. There were large dust bunnies lining the wood ledges of the booth and inside the can light directly above our fondue pot. My husband made a comment to the effect of “they must keep the lights dim in here for a reason.” The food was great as always and our server was good, however after this year’s experience, we most likely won’t be back. $100 (including tip) for lunch for restaurant week was a bit much and the cheesy 90’s love music did not help the cause.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Beautiful experience can’t wait to go back truly enjoyed my days with the hubby and the drinks were so unique I adored them !

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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