The Melting Pot - Minneapolis

4.6
3464 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
What 3464 people are saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
7 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
6 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
Minneapolis
1 review
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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KimZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server I have had in my life! Will be back!

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TimP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing! Fun atmosphere! We will definitely return.

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BobbieL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Absolutely loved it!

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RaeL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, the food and the experience was delightful. As we love having a taste of everything, we usually opt for the "Big Night Out' selection. Although, att $150.00 for two with only 1 glass of wine, it is a bit steep on the budget. We'd come more often, if it wasn't quite so expensive.

More than once, we've ended up taking some home with us.
Perhaps a less expensive option, with the variety intact, but the quantity reduced, would be an option?

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Henry was phenomenal!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Easter brunch

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viprobwoo
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always...you never leave hungry that's for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It’s okay, the service was not

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The service was pretty good and we enjoyed our food. The Wisconsin Trio had waaaaaaay too much white wine in it, but it still tasted pretty good. The dark chocolate pure fondue was divine.

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vipCarol
Minneapolis
62 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The Melting Pot concept certainly feels fun and festive. And it was, for the most part. Also felt rushed, formulaic, and less special or unique than I'd hoped for for our really important little celebration. The booth was so tiny and dark. Glad to have tried it, but don't need to head back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Portions seemed a bit small for the price but very delicious. Warm welcome for my son's celebration of his ACT score - thank you!

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DavinaS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was me and my husband first time coming to the melting pot it was great next time we come i hope to get one with a curtain but it was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience dining at The Melting Pot! Service, food, and environment were excellent. Highly recommend!

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vipJTVH
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bounded meal was great! The spinach artichoke cheese dip was surprisingly delicious, the coq au vin seasoned the meat and vegetables well, and Oreo chocolate dip ended the meal perfectly. This was the second time eating here this month and it hit the spot both times. We will be back.

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Kimberly
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s a good experience and fun to share with other couples.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The turtle dessert is to die for!
The food was very good flavor-wise but the texture of boiled steak is definitely different then grilled, it almost tastes rubbery, even medium rare.

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McDanno
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to make a night out...takes a good couple hours if you do all the courses. Food and presentation is wonderful, enjoyable, unique experience all the way around.
You do cook your own food, 1 bite at a time!!!

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MaxJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food were fantastic. Seems expensive but that is because 3 courses takes a couple hours to get through. The service was personable and outstanding. I highly recommend to all who like fondue or want to just give it a try. Super fun experience.

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vipsued
Minneapolis
152 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went during restaurant week. Great deal and delicious meal.

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Ilikefood
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went during Restaurant Week since this is one of our family favorites but oh so pricey. The limited menu was still delicious!

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vipk9nj
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the big dinner for two plus (includes 4 pieces of lobster to share). Considering how much lobster generally costs, this was acceptable for a $10 upcharge, and it did taste great, even though there wasn't much lobster. Salads were at room temperature, I should have sent mine back, but I ate it. Otherwise, everything was good. We were certainly full enough of good stuff by the end of the meal - at about 2.5 hrs! There were 4 of us, and we had two hot plates. One was vegan, so they got the Court Boullion. We got the cast iron pan, which gave the protein good flavor! The small containers of sauces are a pain, but the server gave us more of whatever we'd wanted. Our fellow diners have gone often, we have just gone a couple of times, with the same people. With a few Ying Yang Martinis, and four courses, each couple paid $167 before the tip. We will go again when we want to splurge.

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The Melting Pot - Minneapolis is rated 4.6 stars by 3464 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.