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The Melting Pot - Minneapolis

4.5
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3430 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 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.

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Special menus

  • Forever Fondue Endless Entree

    Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2020
    Every Monday-Wednesday in September Enjoy a 3-Course Experience, (salad, endless entree, chocolate fondue) for $39.95 per person or a 4- Course Experience (cheese fondue, salad, endless entree, cheese fondue) for $49.95 per person. Not valid with any other promotions or coupons.
  • Forever Fondue Endless Entree

    Sep 7 - Sep 30, 2020
    Every Monday-Wednesday in September Enjoy a 3-Course Experience, (salad, endless entree, chocolate fondue) for $39.95 per person or a 4- Course Experience (cheese fondue, salad, endless entree, cheese fondue) for $49.95 per person. Not valid with any other promotions or coupons.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3430 people are saying
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vipBryanN
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ian, was the best server we had in a long time at any restaurant; made the experience fun.

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SteveM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food was good as normal. Price is high for what food you receive, but a great place to enjoy a dinner with your spouse or significant other.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Great food.

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vipTEELOVE
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were amazing.

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ThomasW
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, waitstaff is superb. Very expensive but we knew that going in. Dinner for the price of a push mower.

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vipJenM
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took a long time to be seated, even though we had reservation at least 30 min. Could they possibly cut too many servers for the volume they book????

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vipBetsy
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ian was amazing! He sang to me for my birthday and was very attentive. It’s tradition for my kids and I to go for mothers day but that was cancelled (covid) this year so we rescheduled for my birthday. We had a great time together again as a family! ❤️😁

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love coming to the melting; this visit just reinforced that. It started even before we came, they called to confirmed and asked if we were celebrating anything; I let her know we were and asked if we wanted anything special like flowers and a card. I thought that was a great idea to add a little special touch. The flowers and card were all ready at the table when we arrived, helping make the date make feel more special. Then our server Zach was great, made navigating the meal and making recommendations a breeze. He was attentive the whole time and made the meal really enjoyable. Lastly, of course the food was great as always!

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Stina
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Keeping their patrons safe with reservations and careful seating, it was a lovely evening and the reduced seating availability allowed the service to shine. The staff took care of the bday girl who had diet restrictions and ensured all enjoyed the evening out.

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vipMadisonZ
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner that truly is an unforgettable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cheese fondue, fresh salad and sweet chocolate fondue. Unique dinning experience. Lots of food for two people if you get the whole course. Come hungry.

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really fun place with a group or just a great place with your significant other

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Always have a good Time here!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was amazing. The food , the service were great. I did notice the booths are looking a bit worn out. I’m sure they have been struggling with the pandemic like everyone.

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vipTurtleox
Minneapolis
165 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Melting pot remains a very unique place to eat. Restaurant week gives nice variety of food at a very fair price. All food was excellent.

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CarrieB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Cheese course and dessert are very good. Dinner is okay. Service was very poor. Sat between cheese and dinner course for 20 minutes with no drinks. Salads were forgotten. Not at all impressed for $200 for 2 people

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MariannaL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great fun for the first time going there. Hard to say if it was worth the price. But so delicious

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vipsued
Minneapolis
146 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value on happy hour. Food was very nicely presented and tasty.

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TabbyJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the best service! We will be back just for our same waiter!

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TaraH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christina & Ian were phenomenal. Christina did her best to make sure we felt welcome and Ian was a great waiter! Very attentive and entertaining!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hello! We came during restaurant as we always do and had an absolutely amazing night. Our server Ryan was incredible!

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Enjoygreatfood
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Customer Service was amazing!! Great wait staff!! Our family had a nice time celebrating our son's Graduation!! Thank you Melting Pot!! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our daughter picked this for her birthday choice, and I notes it on the reservation. We also mentioned it to the host as well as to the server, but there was nothing offered, not even her non-alcoholic beverage.

Dinner was great but at the end the server forgot that my daughters boyfriend has a severe egg allergy (he had checked earlier to see if the breads had egg in them) and served us a chocolate fondu option with egg in it. After we had started enjoying the dessert he realized it and rushed to tell us, but it was too late. He expressed his apologies but no manager appeared and I wonder if it was reported. The bill was not changed, nor did we ask it to be, but I was a very disappointing ending to what had been a fun and yummy meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for going with one other person!! It is pretty pricey so I couldn’t imaging paying for a family meal. Service was great and it was an amazing memory to make with my boyfriend! We would love to go back!! It was roughly $140 for us to eat (plus one drink) and we left full and happy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A nice birthday dinner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here always enjoy the food such a wonderful place to eat

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DarrenS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for my daughter's birthday and had more than enough to eat. Our waiter was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This made for a very nice birthday dinner. Everyone enjoyed the dinner. The younger kids didn’t enjoy the cheese starter but loved, loved, loved the deserts. We will be back again.

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KELLYG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

My husband and I both got very sick after our meals...gut cramping for hours

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You helped make a birthday extra special this year.

MO
vipMyOpinion
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was outstanding

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Breanna
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely amazing! Very knowledgeable, helpful and fun! There are so many options, he made the experience very easy!

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KarenR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful!! We had an amazing time celebrating four birthdays, one graduation, one anniversary, Fathers Day, etc. We don’t usually spend this much money on a meal, but it was all so delicious and definitely an experience we will remember fondly for years to come. Thank you to our server, Chris. She was fantastic!

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vipeyedoc
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience - way cooler even than expected. Loved cooking everything and being able to eat at your own pace... that being said it is a long meal if you do all 4 courses. The turtle chocolate fondue was heavenly as was the teriyaki marinated sirloin. Appreciated the staff wearing masks and that social distancing was in effect. Felt safe and well taken care of. Will definitely return!

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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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vipLunch
Minneapolis
53 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!

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Minneapolis is rated 4.5 stars by 3430 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.