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About The Melting Pot - Lyndhurst
The Melting Pot Lyndhurst is a modern, romantic, interactive, upscale, casual & fun fondue restaurant. From an intimate dinner for 2, to a girl’s night out, to a banquet of 100, The Melting Pot Lyndhurst is a place to escape the day to day & relax! Our beautifully appointed dining rooms, superior service, Wine Spectator award winning wine list, luscious and creamy cheese fondues, crisp seasonal salads, succulent entrees including steak, lobster, chicken, shrimp, vegan & vegetarian meals plus our decadent chocolate fondue desserts make for a perfect dinning experience in casual elegance! Winner of Smart Business Magazine's 2007 World Class Service Award for the Great Escape, the 2005 Silver Spoon award for best new restaurant & winner of Wine Spectator's 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 Best wine list!
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Fondue, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking Provided by Legacy Village for $5.00
Plenty of parking in Legacy Village parking lots.
Private Party Facilities:
The Melting Pot - Lyndhurst's private dining rooms are a superior venue for that special dinner or cocktail reception & provides an executive retreat for your next business meeting or family celebration.
Private Party Contact:
our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 215-1497
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Join Club Fondue to learn more about special promotional nights such as spa night, beer and wine dinners and 80's night. Sign up for Club Fondue and receive special discounts and first shot opportunity for holiday reservations. http://www.meltingpot.com/our-menu.aspx
The Melting Pot - Lyndhurst Ratings and Reviews
This was our first visit to the Melting Pot. As a kid during the 1970's I remember the Fondu fad back then, but this experience is nothing like what we had at home!
The service was very good. Our server may have been a little overwhelmed at first as another server had to take our order and continued to assist throughout the meal. Having said that, the servers were very attentive, explained everything to our satisfaction and engaged in small conversation as time permitted.
We will definitely be back!
Scheduled reservation for 7:15 pm was seated at 7:30 pm. Placed bar order took 15 minutes to get drinks. Asked server Micca if bar was behind. He told us New trainee was working bar. Cheese fondue was excellent. Iceberg wedge salad good, entrees were flavorful. Turtle chocolate fondue was outstanding. Micca was polite and attentive server. Bussers were effectively cleaning away dishes and refilling water glasses. We were disappointed they were out of lobster. However, we substituted salmon which was delicious. Given today's difficulties in finding employees, experience was
satisfying. I will recommend Melting Pot.
Our experience was excellent. The server (I wish I could remember her name) was outstanding! She made us feel like old friends visiting. She was extremely friendly - made sure we enjoyed every moment - especially my son-in-law who experienced it for the first time.
An enjoyable experience. Attentive service and comfortable atmosphere. Never felt hurried. Cheese fondue was excellent. Entree variety was good and sauces made the meats and seafood better than expected with this style of cooking. Chocolate fondues for dessert were outstanding. All in all, a fine evening.
I have been to this restaurant before but I didn’t remember it being so expensive. They charged over $30 for meat and vegetables. Then they charged for the method to cook. ( oil or wine). It was fun and food was good but I felt like the price was way too much for what we got to eat.
The reservation was clearly marked "wedding anniversary" with special order of 6 chocolate covered strawberries. It was Saturday night for a special occasion.
It took forever to get seated and a table for 2, for a reservation 15 minutes after ours, was seated ahead of us. The hostess could not explain why when we inquired.
We got stuck at a table by the bar with a view of the TV March Madness basketball game 😡 It took 20 minutes for any waiter to show up. My husband was ready to walk out. The drinks ended up being delivered after the first course of food got to the table. At the end of the meal the waiter showed up with 4 strawberries, not the 6, and my husband was beyond irritated.
I don’t think I could have had a more terrible experience. Made a reservation for 6:30 and arrived to restaurant on time. Had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Once seated, had to wait another 15 minutes to be greeted be server. Host did not ask me if I wanted coach check until I was seated, and did not provide me with special menu until I inquired about the special dinner for two they have been advertising. The first bottle of wine I ordered they did not have. Of course the server did not know this so another wait ensued. Ordered a second bottle of wine. They were out of that as well. Of course the server did not know this either. Another wait. One hour after arrival I settled on a third choice of wine. Server was not communicative and was not trained well. Did not clear plates and did not ask for additional refill on wine since I had to settle on the third option which was a half bottle. Silverware was dirty. Salad was stale and pre-made. At a lower price point you would expect this level of service perhaps, and you are paying for the novelty of this experience, but this was a catastrophe. I will not be back.
Normally when your server greets you, they ask if there is any special occasion that has brought you in. After our waiter did not ask, my boyfriend mentioned it was my birthday and asked if they did anything special for birthdays. Our waiter said yes, he will figure something out but then never brought anything over for me. A person in the booth next to us was celebrating her birthday also and their waitress brought over a small cake with candles but yet I never got what my waiter promised. Also he did not come over very often, we never got refills and we waited at least 10 minutes for him to pick up our check and then return my change. Overall, he wasn't very good but I still love the melting pot. Hopefully next time I will receive a better server.
We had a nice time at the restaurant, the waiter was very good, explaining the menu options and refilling drinks. For such an expensive place ( our Bill was $250 for 5 of us) there were a large number of children making a lot of noise, which surprised us. The food was good, the wait staff was good, we enjoyed ourselves, they had placed balloons and chocolate covered strawberries on our table as we had requested for our daughter's 18th birthday. They accommodated our party even when we arrived half an hour earlier than our reservation was for.
Had to wait 40 minutes AFTER our reservation time to get seated. Not acceptable. There is no point in having a reservation if you have to wait that long. Kind of set a bad tone for the evening. Took over 3 hours from walking in to walking out - so a long time. Nice private table and delicious cheese and dessert. Would not go back if they are not honoring reservations in a timely manner - caused too much frustration.
The cheese and chocolate courses were the best. Great place for martinis. Service was excellent. We had a party of 7 and had two different fondue pots for each course, but the chocolate fondue should have had more chocolate. We ran out of chocolate and still had a lot of items to dip. Took 3 1/2 hours for 4 courses.
We were really excited to have a little room all to ourselves as requested!!! However, our waiter seemed to be in a really bad mood. He wasn’t very attentive (we went pretty long without being checked on/waiting for water/waiting for refills) and he just seemed quite grumpy. Kind of frustrating with how expensive this place is. The food was amazing as always!!!
The waitress was very friendly but she was not very well trained. I don’t know if was her first day or not, but she couldn’t explain to us how the service worked.. it was our first time there so we were lost with so many options .. she could have been more clear in her explanation... but the food was really really good! We will try again and I hope having luck to get other attendant...
This is the second time we have been here. The first time we went with friends. This time we took our 10 and 15 year old daughters. They were not impressed by anything but the dessert. Both my husband and daughter ate half cooked chicken and I had to inspect every bite after that. We were there for over 3 hours! The food is just ok to me. For the price, I would rather take my family out twice to another nice restaurant. Our check was almost $250 with tax and tip. No alcoholic beverages!!!
I was really disappointed in the quality of food. It was my first and probably last visit. The bread for the cheese tasted stale, the salad was soggy, and the meat was bland. The dessert was the only good thing. We also weren't given good instructions in how to cook the food.
Food was good, but it was very pricy for the amount you get. Expect to be here awhile, 2 hours in and we hadn’t even gotten to order the dessert that came with our meal. We waited a good 45 minutes between courses for the food to even be brought out, even though it’s brought out raw, which we couldn’t understand. We brought this to the managers attention and he was very responsive, which was nice. Overall the experience was good but a little frustrating.
Service was excellent. Atmosphere was great, it has a romantic vibe without being too quiet. Having the cheese fondue as an appetizer, it was fun, delicious, interesting, everything a small plate dish should be. I thought the main course might be the same but it quickly looses its excitement. For the price tag, I would expect something a little more complex in both aesthetics & taste. In my personal opinion (coming from a chef point of view), leave the fondue for small plates or appetizers. Let the main course truly be the main course. Now as that is the idea behind the entire restaurant, things might just have to stay the way they are & obviously a lot of people love it. These are just my thoughts
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