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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Good for Anniversaries (66)
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Romantic (57)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Fun (50)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Worth the Drive (34)
Cozy (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Good for Groups (26)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

This place has been talked up to us, which is why we chose our anniversary to be our first time here. Huge let down! Wait staff was less than helpful, the entree was a pain (and not that good), it was fairly noisy, and the booth was a mess! My partner got chocolate on the seat of her pants from the booth that was dirty when we got into it! I spent $197 on a mediocre dinner. The best tasting thing was the wine, which is not an attribute of the restaurant, they merely sell that vintage. First and last time there.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Fun night, great service, our waiter was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed our annual birthday celebration as usual. We always look forward to our visit.

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·Dined 5 days ago

This is my first time going in all the years I have lived here. It was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and our waiter was more then accomodating. Prompt service and excellent service. I would highly recommend to anyone and will go back as well.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience. Wonderful server. Loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great restaurant! I enjoyed the food and the service was exceptional. I was very pleased

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

The sitting was a little awkward, but the overall experience was very memorable.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

So I reserved my table early specifically because it was my bday and we had three couples coming. (With 2 people that had severe food allergies)They didn’t have the table available when we got there and they could have easily reached me and let me know beforehand. Then our reservation was at 7pm and it took them 40 minutes to bring us water. Between each course after we finished we just sat at our table for about 20-30 minutes before they would start the course. We didn’t leave until after 10. My entire party was squished in a booth and the cooking experience was crowded because of the lack of burners. It was awful and it was my bday. I’ve been several times and never did it take over 3 hours to get out of there and we DIDNT EVEN DO THE CHOCOLATE COURSE! Ruined my birthday.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was the first time for three of us and the third and second time for the rest had a great time

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I always have a great experience at the Melting Pot. The food was delicious and our waiter Gabe was AMAZING. Very engaged, friendly and charismatic! The only part I was slightly disappointed about was the seating. I very much so enjoy the secluded booths, but this time we sat in the booths near the open tables. The noise level was higher and it wasn't as secluded and personal as I usually prefer that. Still would return a thousand times over! My favorite restaurant.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Simply awesome

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Definitely not a noisy restaurant, great for a date and quiet and intimate conversation. Great drinks great food. The selection is good across-the-board no matter what you go with. I've eaten there twice I will eat there again and I would definitely recommend

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We came for our 5yr wedding anniversary and couldn't have been happier! The food was fantastic, the service was great and we had a very memorable experience. I would highly recommend The Melting Pot!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was an amazing night! We got a private booth and they even had a message waiting on the tv congratulating us on our anniversary and flowers waiting on our table

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was wonderful and we have had Ben the last 3 times and he is WONDERFUL.....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Daughters always like to come here annually for birthday. Always unique great food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Melting Pot
It was tasty....
It is expensive but fun!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The waiter, John,was AWESOME! The experience is t really our cup of tea but fun one-time event with our daughter.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our server was amazing. The atmosphere was above and beyond what I expected. The food was fantastic. I have never been to Kansas city before and this was our first place to eat and it was well worth it. I will be back every single time we visit Kansas City.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Dinner was delightful, and our server Ben was a joy, as was manager Natasha. Would definitely return. Thank you for making our anniversary special!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The eating is fun but hope you get a good waiter. We have been twice for my daughters birthday. The first time she received a piece of cheese cake with her name on the desert. The last time she received nothing and the waiter kept checking for payment even though we were eating still.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Melting Pot was a fun experience. The food was fantastic. Our waiter was wonderful. We had never been there before so we had no idea what to expect. We really enjoyed the four courses. We will go there again. We loved it. It was especially nice for special occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was my first time at The Melting Pot and the menu was some what confusing. But after we got things together it was fine. The food was great. But the service was not very good. We were left alone for quite a while just waiting and waiting and waiting and we made mention of it to our server he didn’t seem to really care he just made excuses. Which we can understand that he was busy but we still felt neglected. Then when it was time to pay I told him that I was disappointed in the service and his response was “aren’t we all” and I just don’t think that was a proper response. I mean but overall for my first experience there it was good. But I probably won’t go back.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

This place is great for a quite conversation. Would be a great romantic date or for anything where you wanted to have a nice, quite, long dinner. Expect to spend 2 hours here. When dining for 2, the private booths have excellent privacy and are great for a quite conversation of food, while you enjoy the the fondue and cooking your meat to your liking. This occasion happened to be just taking my daughter for her sweet 16 birthday, bit it would certainly be great for a romantic date if you are looking for a nice quite place with a lot of privacy. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We did the four course option. The food was excellent and plenty of it. Allow at least 2 hours for this option. We were there 2.5 hours and that was a 3:30pm weekend reservation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Waiter seemed a bit rushed and did not thoroughly explain the menu. I was left feeling confused about how to order. Entree portions were minimal and overpriced for the quality. Great place for dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent service, food, atmosphere and would recommend it to anyone

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very nice. Kids enjoy

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Dillon was an amazing server! He definitely made our night so enjoyable! :)

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our server was great. Food was very good. There was a group of women and little kids who were very loud and running around. I wish the manager would have done something about that. For 2 hours it was very hard to converse with the people I was with.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was excellent and fun! Prepare to be there at least a couple hours if you do the full 4 courses. Dessert was unbelievable. Our server was on-point. Cant wait to go back again!

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was very good, as always. However, even though I had made reservations and let them know if was for our birthdays, we were seated right behind the hostess stand next to the bench where others waited and anyone walking into the restaurant went by. Not very private or quiet to say the least. Service was OK, but after 45 min all we had was our wine and a steaming pot. I know it is a leisurely dinner, but that seemed excessive to get it started.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

It was fabulous, and so much fun, relaxed atmosphere, great service, and as it was our first time, great explanations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We always have consistently good food and service here. The staff is very friendly and well trained. We always leave full and satisfied with a good meal. It is very pricey (Upward of $100 for a dinner for two), however the wonderful and unique experience makes it worth an occasional night out here. They even have romance packages available such as flowers that can be put on the table which is very helpful for a busy individual trying to plan a date. Probably my favorite thing about The Melting Pot (aside from the delicious food) is the quiet atmosphere where you can actually carry on a conversation.

That being said, I do have a few suggestions for the restaurant. One thing that could increase the value of the experience is an accessible WiFi network, as the "basement" location makes for very poor cellular service. (Though this might be seen a positive for those who wish to remain uninterrupted during a romantic dinner.) The only other minor inconvenience is that we are never seated right away, even with a reservation. We usually end up waiting about 10 minutes even when the restaurant is visibly slow. The accommodations for those waiting are not ideal, with only a couple small benches in the foyer. I'm sure there must be an operational reason for this delay, however that reason is not immediately clear to a customer such as myself.

These minor flaws aside, I would highly recommend The Melting Pot to anyone looking for a romantic night out, or even just a special night out with friends.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We went for the ladies night special and it was great! So was our service!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love the food. Love the drinks. Love the fact you can book a reservation online. Thought the service started off painfully slow. We were sitting at the table with menus for almost minutes before anyone came over for even our drink order. However, after someone finally came, said server remained relatively attentive the rest of the night. My only other "complaint" is minor - I made a reservation online, got there 15 minutes early.... and was sat a a table in the bar area. Next time, I expect to have a booth and will say something if the situation repeats itself. What's the point of making a reservation if you aren't going to be sat at a booth in the restaurant proper? Otherwise, it was awesome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Wonderful food in every course. Our group spanned ages 7 to 70, and everyone was pleased with the experience and cuisine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The ambiance is depressing....in a dark basement, dirty carpet. The menu & ordering is more complicated than it needs to be. We took our family for my daughters birthday. It was really expensive for what you get. The salads looked like they’d be made 2 days earlier. And be warned that they put pine nuts on Cesar salad which I have a child allergic too. Tons of wonderful restaurants in KC. Skip this place.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

The service was good. If your have 2 1/2 hours to spend on a mediocre meal and prices that are too high for what you get then try it. I won't return

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Wouldn’t seat us until we were all there even though the restaurant was nearly empty at 5:30 and 4/5 people were there. Tried to sit us at a table that had a fog of flies above it (no joke). Then reseated and had to wait about 10 minutes to actually place our order.

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