The Melting Pot - Minneapolis

4.5
3304 reviews
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Fondue
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.

Specials

1/2 Price Apps and Drinks

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 2, 2019

Ends: May 3, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 3304 People Are Saying
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KT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! It was my wife’s birthday and they made it very special. Our waitress was exceptional! The food was incredible!

LA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ian was our server and he was the best! A nice experience! Plan for 1-1/3 hours of delight!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!

AJ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Melting Pot is an experience as well as a tasty gluten free meal. This meal will make the diners become a team as you choose and prepare the courses together. I have eaten at this location twice over the past 5 years. The first time with great friends and the second time with my husband. This is a great place for an intimate meal that won't leave you feeling too full, yet extremely satisfied. There is no time to be on your phones because you will be too busy timing your fondue cooking. This leads to deep conversations and making memories. The best part is the chocolate! I only wish that they had an interactive timer on the table or in the booth so your phone could be completely off the table.

JT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere of sitting and having conversation together all while enjoying a fantastic meal. We love the Melting Pot!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

They need to update there prices or put in more detail of prices on the website. I bought a champagne toast for my friends thinking it was 12 dollars like the website said. I was wrong. It was 12 dollars per couple. No where on the checkout part of their website does it say that. I was not happy.

w
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I would recommend the Melting Pot as long as it is understood that the pricing is not cheap. The service was very good, easy to find easy parking and easy to get out of. Just be aware that you are paying 50 bucks for an 8 oz steak.

HM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter had her 16th birthday at the Melting Pot. It was excellent. Service was excellent. Staff was excellent.

B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I visit the melting pot usually 2 times a year . I love the fondue , and the foods alway great . The service is usually great too, but I was not to pleased this time around. Our waiter, was not only slow , but also just not to friendly. We had ordered our cheese and when he came out to make it , he made the wrong cheese, I can kinda understand a simple mistake, but then he spent 5 minutes trying to convince us to just have the cheese he made , and if at that point we did not like it , he would make us what we initially ordered. It was not until I directly said “ sir I really just want the cheese I ordered “ that he finally made it right , but not without a smart little remark under his breath. For the rest of our dinner he acted annoyed with us , he did not go over any of our food cook times , or the different sauces , we had to over hear and listen to a different waiter at the table next to us , explain the cook times and sauces . At that point I had wished we had that server . I have been here probably a dozen times now over the past 6-7 years . Usually it is a very nice experience, but not this time

l
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Ian was fantastic! He had a lot of great energy and was very pleasant. He made me feel very special as it was my birthday dinner! He sang beautifully too😊 He was very creative in finding an alternative to carry out boxes as the restaurant had run out. He made something so that we could take our food with us. Everything was delicious and he explained the menu well. Thank you, Ian!!!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents Christmas present

J
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love The Melting Pot. Great atmosphere, awesome food. We go here with our kids, as a date night, etc. It is a special place for my family. And, we are never disappointed! Time and time again I'd recommend The Melting Pot for somewhere different. It is not cheap, but it is worth the experience, and the food!

TW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing, but the server was overwhelmed and didn't explain much when it came to the portions.

SL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic!

RP
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was mediocre at best. Very confusing what to order and how to keep utensils straight.

TC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to the melting pot for my birthday with some friends and the server was exceptional as was the food

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Out for a girls night and stopped in for the cheese and the dessert courses prior to going to the lounge/club we were going to. This was a perfect amount of food for us and still had the experience of the restaurant for less than half the cost of the 4 course option. Highly recommend

CJ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience ! Will be back very soon ! The food was good , the cooking style of doing it yourself was good ! & the service was great .

NI
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my mom, sister and niece here for restaurant week. The food was fantastic and so was the service from Johnny. Great place to be interactive and have an overall great time

JP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall wonderful dinner experience! Kind, knowledgeable staff. Attentive. Able to educate us on each choice and style available. Made suggestions based on our input and ensured a positive dining experience. Food was delicious and quality!

**Fire alarm was going off for about the first 30 minutes of our experience which was distracting and took away from what I imagine is normally a quiet, relaxing place...seems the fire alarm is a common occurrence on hot days per the reassurance of the restaurant staff.

T
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Would’ve been five stars, but the fire alarm went off in the middle of our dinner for about 20-30 minutes... bummer! Nothing they can do about it though, alarm was triggered by another area in the building. Fantastic service and food, would go back again!

YR
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time to The Melting Pot. Unfortunately, the two in my city have closed. This was a fun place for a group!

AS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time here was a fantastic experience. At first glance I thought it was too pricey, but when I saw how much you get out of it I thought it was very worth it. I would highly recommend this place

JN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I proposed to my now fiancee here and it was a fantastic evening. It was awesome that the waiter was super friendly and helped me with the proposal. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who is looking for a great date night location.

S
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our oldest's 15th birthday. We all had a wonderful experience. It was Restaurant Week and The Melting Pot had a special menu. We will definitely be back, and will recommend it to others.

T
Minneapolis
134 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Melting Pot is a very unique experience and we try to go once per year. The cheese fondue is fantastic, best part of the meal. Salads are great also, especially house dressing. Entrees tasty. I do think the dessert is a bit overpriced unless included in your meal choice.

CM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such delicious food!! The experience is awesome, the service was great. One of my favorite restaurants!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Michael was amazing! The food was great and fun!

MA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice over all service. I would come back again. The waitress was very helpful and resourceful about the food.

V
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall we enjoyed our experience and the food was delicious. It was a bit noisy, but not terrible. While it is a little spendy, the food is good and you get a good amount. While they asked if we were celebrating anything and we told them it was our wedding anniversary, they did absolutely nothing nor acknowledged it. We didn’t need anything, but not sure why they even asked to ignore it? Overall we recommend going. Dessert was by far the best part.

DS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I'm highly allergic to mushrooms. Informed our waitress of this fact, so that the mushrooms would be not part of our fondue pot. The waiter who was helping by bringing out the hot pots, automatically dumped the vegetables, into the pot, even though I tried to stop him. We were then ready to cook with the Mojo pot but were delayed with the other pot, due to needing a replacement. To bad the communication wasn't a little better between the serving staff.

S
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The server was not very attentive and the food, which should be fresh, was bordering on being spoiled. The pineapple was overripe, as were the bananas and the chicken didn’t taste good. The lettuce in the salad was also not great and bordering on being bad.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The cheese and dessert was pretty good. The salad and meat were not worth the money.

MA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

My server did a wonderful job and the food was amazing as always. The service was a little slower than usual and there were noisy children there so it’s not something necessarily within the restaurants control unless there is a way to prevent small children from attending the restaurant I don’t mind as long as they are 5 or above as it is not enjoyable to hear a toddler tantrum or baby scream while trying to enjoy your only date night in years due to poverty. I understand if this isn’t a policy that can be changed and it was more rude other customers verses anything the staff did. The service was a little bit slow but someone may have called in and I understand there are staffing issues everywhere in MN. My suggestion for preventing this is the same as with everywhere else provide full health and medical benefits at a low cost and provide paid days off and paid sick days as that is not common in a restaurant jobs if this something already being provided then I commend the company for doing the ethical thing when it comes to employee treatment. The better you treat your employees the better they’ll treat your company.

JR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful place for special events. Ours was an anniversary. Friendly staff that was knowledgeable about the different courses and food choices. We will come again to try something different.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to Celebrate!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

MI
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was a good dining experience, just way over priced. It is fondue and very good but we left feeling hungry and ended up picking up some fast food later.

MA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! This is definitely a unique experience. If it was a first date I would say it would be a cool place to visit.

DV
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a first experience there and it was wonderful. Nice and quiet environment for a date night! Wonderful service!

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