The Melting Pot - Minneapolis

4.6
3187 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 artisan 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Mommy daughter date!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They never acknowledged Our Anniversary which was referenced in our reservation. They were more concerned if we had ever dined there before as three different people asked us that question.

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KevinA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was A+. Our waiter, Ian, was fantastic making sure everything was satisfactory throughout our dinner and ensuring our experience was nothing short of amazing. The food was absolutely top notch. The experience is not cheap but the price matches the quality and service and, in my opinion, is well worth it.

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viptgchuckie
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoy coming here. The food is very good. The drinks at the bar were better than the same drinks at the table, which does give me pause. For example the Modern Old Fashioned at the bar was amazing. That same drink ordered at the table was of much lesser quality.

I also saw there was a promotion going on for endless cheese. This was not discussed with us or we would have bought up. BUT, the staff was super busy. So no harm done. For as busy as they were, our service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It was our daughter’s birthday and we had a party of five. We have dined here many times as a party of four, and we’re disappointed that although we paid for 5 people, we were served for four through the entire meal except for the salad that we each got. It was very disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Day date with my son. And it took 3 hours! Our server was quite nice, but very loud and overboard and left us for far too long between switching pots. My 6 yo enjoyed it for sure as did I, but 3 hours was way too long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Host And Server could have been more enthusiastic.

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vipKgeiger0113
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting after years of hearing good things about the establishment. We will be back! Especially to get our dessert. We didn’t realize how long it would take to get through 4 courses so we took a rain check on the dessert. Which was completely fine because we were so full! The food was amazing. We chose the fiesta cheese fondu with the mojo broth for the meat. Cook the chicken first, then the steak, then the seafood. That way the rest of the meat doesn’t taste like the seafood. Even the salad was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and on top of almost everything, with the exception of one small miscommunication- they were out of the wild mushroom pasta and substituted squash ravioli. It was very good regardless! Can’t wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter turned 18

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Dolly
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dining experience! Highly recommend, especially for special occasions!

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DarrenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Over the past 7 years, we've been here 4 times and have always enjoyed it. The last time we were here was at least 3 years ago and we were unfamiliar with how the 4-course meal worked. Last night, our waiter had little to no insight when we asked questions and the volume of his voice was so low that I couldn't hear him when he spoke. We learned a tremendous amount of information when we listed to the waiter who was serving a row over from us.

I don't enjoy spending almost $400 for poor service but because I'm sympathetic to everyone in the restaurant industry, I still tipped him very well. I hope he doesn't think he did a great job because it was from from enjoyable. Because my meter was up, I had to leave the restaurant before I could pull this person aside to share with him that he should mimic the other waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating 2 birthdays, a 21st and 22nd. Everything was great. Great service by Tyler!

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Cessie
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s just good for a group dinner and enjoy the art of fondue. Cheese fondue was great but the entree and the dessert are mediocre. For the price you’d expect big red strawberries and more bananas and pineapple. Instead you get tiny slices. We did ask for more but it was still disappointing. They did up the prices and now it’s not even worth going back for regular dining. Maybe if you wanna impress a friend visiting or special occasions.

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vipTonka25
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so great for special dinners with our family. Excellent food and service. One of our favorite places to go.

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CharlieC
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our own booth with a curtain. Nice and private. Shut out some of the noise.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server. Gave us an amazing wine suggestion. The food was amazing!

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Lolo1214
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and dining experience. Great for couples or groups.

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HappyDiners
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience! The food was delicious, and Connor was an outstanding server! He was so polite, professional, kind and hard working! Connor definitely made the dining experience so positive and memorable!

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RichardP
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our waiter was obnoxious and and detracted from the evening. We’ve been to the Melting Pot in several other cities and loved it. This one doesn’t come close. It was a disappointing evening.

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KateB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are always so kind and helpful. The host is awesome as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really fun

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ChristaK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun date night. Helpful and friendly server. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were bummed the cheese fondue was taken off the restaurant week menu but it didn’t stop us from ordering our favorites and a yummy cheese! This is one of my favorite places for a special occasion treat and everything was delicious. Our waiter did a great job helping us navigate through everything and the service was awesome! I can’t wait to go back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Food is always amazing and an overall great experience going.

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mitchello
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great server, perfect noise level. I enjoyed this so much! It is in a great spot downtown. Got a very nice outlook of the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was good but there was such a focus on rushing through the courses that it lost the Romance. We ordered the wine pairing but the food was coming so fast that the wine was coming at the end of the courses instead of the start.

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vipLuv2Party
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an awesome place to celebrate any special occasion. They have have rooms for large groups too. it is a very fun and engaging dining experience unlike any other.

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Foodie
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress explained the menu choices clearly and steered us to tasty choices and the most economic way to order.

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KristinG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great service!! Food was amazing!

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ccrowhurst
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent grub

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vipAlexander
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was average. The cheese fondue was good, and the chocolate fondue was very good, but the entrees were not up to the standards that we have observed at other Melting Pot locations in other cities. The meat and salads did not seem to be very fresh and tasty. The service was attentive and good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waiter was very inattentive. Took our order without writing anything down, great if you're a good waiter, he forget half of what we said and had to come back and ask us for the order again. After the main entree was cleaned up it took 33 minutes before dessert was brought to the table.

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KimR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was hard to hear the waiter's explanation of the dishes and instructions on how to make the food and what the sauces were. We had to have him repeat it several times. We liked that there were vegan options for the cheese and chocolate. Nice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely.

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Mike
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service level at this Melting Pot has gone down significantly post pandemic. They used to hire tenured and seasoned servers. But our server on this special occasion for my daughter‘s ninth birthday had just transitioned from being a cook to being a server. He was tremendously horrible. The cheese fondue was runny and terrible. We were overcharged. He made no conversation. Looked unprepared and created an awkward and uncomfortable atmosphere. The manager came around and was disinterested in our feedback. We were charged over $200 and only did the cheese and dessert fondue. I will never return to this Melting Pot. Recommend others avoid as well.

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MerbearMN
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent waitstaff, yummy food! A little pricey, but because they have such good service & 4 course fondue is rare in Minnesota, I’m okay with it.

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JustinG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. This location is perfect and easy to get in/out of.

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BettyM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Good food and great service. Nice family dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Frustrated to be seated in a back booth when specifically requested preferred location for special event. Very frustrated even after requesting better seating. Also stuck next to noisy group and left early.

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The Melting Pot - Minneapolis is rated 4.6 stars by 3187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.