The Melting Pot - Minneapolis

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Fondue
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Bring your big appetite to the big city. In downtown Minneapolis, The Melting Pot is your quintessential fine-dining restaurant. Start with freshly made salads and handcrafted dressings before you skewer succulent strips of steak, and finish the smorgasbord with our famous chocolate fondue. Desserts rank high here, and just like the complex taste of our entrées, there’s something to be said of our artisanal cheeses and luscious chocolates. But in our cozy corner of dessert paradise, we’re more than just a classy addition to Minnesota’s culinary scene. We are casual and approachable, which makes us an excellent choice for reconnecting with long-lost friends, updating loved ones about your life, or simply breaking the ice on a romantic date.

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Join us in our lounge and enjoy 1/2 price cheese and chocolate fondues, and 1/2 price drinks!

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TiffanyB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun experience

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BrandyE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is something fun about fondue! My husband and myself celebrated two years together by going to this restaurant. We’ve been to one prior to this in California. Just like the California Melting Pot, it was a wonderful experience. We got seated in a booth with a privacy curtain. It was very intimate and comfortable. There were lots of options for food. Everything we ordered was delicious and tasty. A little pricey but worth it!

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MakalaJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the Melting Pot and go every time we visit the cities, it was very good this time as well, however we did have to wait when we had a reservation so that is the only thing I did not like.

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vipAwesome
Minneapolis
50 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time at a Melting Pot restaurant. The first impression is the interior is drab and boring. The concept is fun, especially for a family. The service was excellent. Our server was attentive, helpful, very nice and just overall really good at her job. That’s always a plus to have an excellent server. The food was really good too. We enjoyed the cheese fondue, the salads, the main courses and the desert fondue. We had Cajun chicken, different varieties of filet and some ravioli. All of it was tasty. The only downside to this place is we thought it was quite expensive all things considered. Party of four with two adults and two teenagers with only one glass of wine and three sodas between us and the bill was $240. We eat out lots as a family and so we are very familiar with the costs of going out to dinner. We loved the whole experience but we are unlikely to return as the costs outweigh the enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Lasted 2 hours and a half there and food was mediocre and not worth the money at all. Spent 90 dollars and left starving!

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Jess
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and food! We will definitely be back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good as always. Service however was inconsistent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom out for her half birthday is was her first time there along with my brother. Server went above and beyond, wonderful experience!

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IonGP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server was very friendly and accommodating, food was good, overall a nice experience

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SaraY
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time! Wish we had something spicier and more fruits for dessert.

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great (we missed the broccoli tho— zucchini was in it’s place), our server did a good job and we had a great time!

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vipPeonyLover
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great meal. We did feel server tried to rush us a bit.

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our family had so much fun during our experience! The food was plentiful and delicious!

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dphgsp
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and plenty of it. Our waiter was excellent and made the visit more enjoyable. It is a little spendy but worth the trip.

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vipAshleyC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waited a very long time for someone to take our order and had to ask several servers if we could place a drink order.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice servers. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was even more amazing than I imagined for a Valentines Day Celebration!

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WilliamP
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food, ambiance, and service were outstanding. The food for the price was a bit much. Surprisingly a bit much.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great food and a one of a kind experience

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Early Valentine’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My young kids really wanted to try fondue (thanks YouTube) and have been asking for a while...so we finally picked a date and made it happen. It was everything and more than they thought it was. Our server was very helpful and it was the easiest dinner, even though it was 2 hours, with my kids in a line time. Very fun!

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kwlundy
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Didn't like where we sat, which was right by the front door in the waiting area. Cheese and dessert rounds were delicious. Steak pieces that come with entree round are hit/miss.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was really great except I would recommend for four people request a booth with two pots

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with outstanding food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food was great.

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vipShanghaiMary
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pre show meal

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

As this was our first experience at The Melting Pot and we had friends who had been before and had a great experience, we had high hopes of the same great experience. Unfortunately that was not the case for us and not only will we not be back, but we will not recommend it to others. For how very, very expensive it is, we expected more and was not worth the value. If anyone ever asks if they should go, I will tell them no and to spend their money somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Teen daughter birthday

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Jess
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious every time!

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KenB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good experience. We had an awesome waiter. He brought extra veggies and desserts and was very attentive. Melting Pot is not a inexpensive option, but always a good fun meal. It was the first time we brought the kids and they had a lot of fun.

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JoshS
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Melting Pot. We were not sure what to expect. Our server did an excellent job explaining how every thing works and some of his favorite things.
We did the 4 course meal.
Our cheese fondue with bread, apples and veggies was had good flavor and was a good mix. Our salads came out next, my ceaser and my wife's blue cheese and Bacon salad were both delicious.
3rd came the main course. I had the classic, it consisted of parm chicken, shrimp, rubbed pork, sirloin or Filet. My wife created her own main course with duck, Filet mignon and Ravioli. We chose a seasoned vegetable broth to cook it all in. It all turned out great. I would be interested in trying some of the other cooking methods they have as well.
The last was the Dark & Dolce dessert fondue. Probably our favorite part but we also have a sweet tooth.
Over all loved it. A side note if you have never been there, make sure you set aside plenty of time to be there. It takes 2 hours or maybe more depending on your group.

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vipmunchkin
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Great way to spend a relaxing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good, server was not very attentive. Waited 45 minutes and reminded him multiple times for a lemonade. Had drinks and other drinks well before lemonade...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at the melting pot. Delicious food, great service and a view of downtown while dining. You can’t ask for more! Can’t wait to go back for our next visit!

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KWell
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Very disappointed in the service here. We made a reservation, wanted to do a chocolate/ cheese fondue and then they tried to stick us in a freezing cold window section of the restaurant claiming their tables were for reservations. We had a reservation??? We were finally moved to a main area but only after complaining. The frustrating part is the place was dead - there were at least 5-6 empty tables the entire time we were there. Why not try to give us a nice experience so we would come back? And when we mentioned we were newbies we got little guidance on what to choose, how the restaurant works etc. thank goodness the chocolate was delicious or this would have been a waste of our time and money. Definitely in need of a customer service makeover.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved, very delicious.

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CarolF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience5

I asked to have my dessert for my boyfriend to say happy birthday etc, they called and confirmed that they would do that and I left disappointed because they didn’t write it!

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