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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

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (67)
Good for Anniversaries (64)
Special Occasion (64)
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Romantic (55)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Fun (53)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Cozy (36)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Worth the Drive (33)
Good for Groups (26)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Casual (13)
Happy Hour (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had never been to the Melting Pot before and didn't realize it was more of an experience than a dine-in meal. We had a tight window of time before our daughter performed at Crown Center, so our server, Jacob worked to make sure we experienced all of the Melting Pot experience without feeling rushed. He even gave us coupons to come back after the performance to complete our dinner with the dessert course that we didn't have time for. The food was great, and was a wonderful evening! But Jacob was the best!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

1st time to this restaurant- the overall appearance of restaurant was dirty! The floors were very unkept! Our table was still dirty & very sticky from last seating before us! Our new CLEAN napkins & silverware were covered in crumbs & shredded cheese & our chairs were crumbed and 1 chair had sticky drips still on it - I asked to have table cleaned again & new silverware then to be told by waiter the dark granite makes it difficult to know if table is clean - REALLY!! Very shocked by it all - I would love to go try again but for the expense I’m still just shocked hope to go & have a better experience another time!

Tags: Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was amazing. Very attentive even though we in the private dinning area.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

It was our first time at Melting Pot! We loved the entire experience! Great date night/Special Occasion restaurant and cozy environment!
We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food , good service, good time. Reservation for eight and all eight would say the same

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wouldn’t know how the food is, but had to give it a star to complete review!
We were there for 45 minutes and never received so much as our drinks, so we left!! Also see lengthy review at TripAdvisor

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a reservation, but still had to wait about 15 mins for our table. After getting to our table we had to wait another 10 mins before our wait staff greeted us. After informing the wait staff that we had theater tickets, (we had allowed 2 hours for dining), we still experienced slow service. By the time our cheese course (appetizer) had arrived, we had been at the restaurant for 60 mins. Immediately after receiving our cheese course I requested the check which took another 20 mins to sort out. Lastly, one of our guests ordered a beer that was never deliver and yet it showed up on the check. We had a very poor experience and won’t plan to visit again.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great but our dinner took almost 3 hours. Our server would disappear for long periods of time, my water only got filled once and it was at the time we were paying our check. We would sit for 20-30 mins between courses just waiting for our server to come back and bring us the next option. It was my 8 year old daughters birthday and she was getting restless by the end of it. If the service had been better it would have been an outstanding night. Food was great though, but considering we do all the work at the table I don't know what else to say other than it was quality ingredients.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was our 16th Wedding Anniversary memorable. Our server was superb!! Ut was awesome. Thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent change of pace for something we don't have in my home of Wichita.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have to give a HUGE shout out to Sawyer, our server! He was excellent at his job as he was patient and very knowledgable about the food. We have not eaten at The Melting Pot before but given the food and experience we will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great time taking our 4 and 6 year old boys for their first fondue. The manager was excellent and brought out corn chips for the boys to dip in cheese rather than the veggies. Staff was engaged in the whole table making our experience very enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding! Can’t wait to go back next time we are in town 😊

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was amazing! My boyfriend loved his birthday dinner! service was perfect and fun.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The melting pot is an over-priced experience. No one can seriously go for the food. We were there for two and a half hours and saw our waiter 4 times. We were always out of water and someone else brought what I consider the most important course of the meal - the meat without good cooking instructions.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and service was amazing! Will definitely be going back!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The atmosphere and the food were perfect for my date

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was our first time visiting this restaurant. Our server was very knowledgable and helpful. We were shocked to know it was only his second week working. The food was delicious and we loved the overall experience! We can’t wait to come back.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We can here while in Kansas City on our honeymoon and we could not have been more pleased! The service from Sam was wonderful and the food was so good! My husband and I really enjoyed the whole experience and look forward to returning the next time we are in town!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cancún)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Muy malo, la mesa pésima, comes en un sótano espantoso, el servicio de comida tardo 4 horas y nada especial y al final el costo excesivo para la baja calidad de los alimentos, el peor lugar que he comido!!!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The hostess was rude, we waited 15 minutes past our reservation and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful and fun dining experience for all ages--Grandmas to grandkids!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went out for a date evening with my wife and ordered the Wednesday special (4 course dinner for 2 with wine for $99, an excellent deal). We both enjoyed the house moscato. We chose the alpine cheese fondue for the first time, which turned out to be an excellent choice and probably our favorite part of the meal. Loved the experience and the food, as always. Not our first dinner and definitely not our last. The 4 course does last a couple of hours, so budget time accordingly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 22, 2017

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 on November 21, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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