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About The Melting Pot - Nashville

The Melting Pot Restaurant in Nashville is where fun is cooked up fondue style.

Our Historic Second Avenue cellar in downtown Nashville is close to all downtown hotels, Broadway Honky Tonks, Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena, Acsend Amphitheater, TPAC, Schermerhorn, Music City Center, The Country Music Hall of Fame.

The experience is great in a group and romantic for couples. The intimate cellar location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood and vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale.

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT FOR COUPLES - 20 time winner of the Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville Most Romantic Restaurant.

166 Second Ave
Nashville, TN 37201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, Contemporary French / American, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Just north of Commerce Street on Second Avenue N.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 742-4970

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/nashville

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered by SP+ Parking - $10. Garage parking is located across the street in the Commerce Street Parking Garage or in the Caremark Building and other surface lots*Note Valet Service can be disrupted by downtown event on short notice. Please call with any questions.

Executive Chef:
Demetrius Kelley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Melting Pot - Nashville Ratings and Reviews

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (89)
Romantic (80)
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Cozy (39)
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Good for Groups (33)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Tasting Menu (14)
Authentic (13)
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Notable Wine List (13)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Seasonal (9)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been to this location before and enjoyed it. This time we dined at 530pm on a Weds, not a busy time. Despite that service was excruciatingly slow. After we placed our cheese course order we waited 20-25 min. This was made worse by our waitress saying “I’ll be right back with your cheese” and then the long wait.

The long waits continued. I enjoy a leisurely meal, but 2.5 hours was excessive. Furthermore, I had told my waitress multiple times that we were on babysitter time and therefore wanted to enjoy our courses in a timely fashion.

I don’t know if they had understaffed or...but the anxiety and frustration about waiting for food really diminished my experience.

When our waitress had time for us she was pleasant and informative.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was amazing and he went above and beyond to tend to my dietary needs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great date night at The Melting Pot Nashville after having enjoyed Melting Pot locations in different states. We enjoyed our fondue choices and ended up not being able to finish everything. Our waiter Austin treated us very well and explained everything that we needed to know. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined 6 days ago

Everyone was great staff helped me out for a special occasion. Food was Perfect. We really enjoyed our day. Thank you for making it Perfect

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined 7 days ago

We will definitely be returning,I took my boyfriend here for the first time he just couldn’t quit talking about it

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined 7 days ago

I truly enjoyed my experience at the melting pot and looking forward to returning again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined 7 days ago

We had a great dinner! Our waiter did a good job explaining and serving but whomever was supposed to keep our table bused must have been off duty. Glasses and extra plated piled up and the table was making me cringe. Love the concept and the food was really good with plenty to choose from. It is very expensive but the experience is always fun!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

First time customers, we had no idea how or what to order but waitress was very helpful, cheese fondue was very good, we didn't really care for cooking our own meat but that's part of the experience, the chocolate fondue was amazing. It is expensive so be prepared for that. Over we really enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 17, 2018

Great space and as always great selection of make your own delights. I have never left Melting Pot hungry .

Tags: Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 17, 2018

The waitress was very good. She was polite, nice and quick. I know how to cook, but it would still have been much more helpful if she had told us which items are cooked first. Nevertheless, she did a very good job. The food was worth the money spent.

The booth table that we sat at should not be there. It is adjacent to the women’s bathroom; it is very close it to. It was a terrible experience sitting across the bathroom. We tried to eat as quickly as possible and we left because of that. For a such high-end restaurant they should not try maximize profit for profit. I would still go back and eat at the Melting Pot because the food is good and cooking it yourself is enjoyable. It’s just that whole row of tables need to be removed or bathrooms transferred to another side.

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·Dined on February 17, 2018

Austin was our server and he was great! We came in towards the end of the night but service was still great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 17, 2018

We ate with another couple for a late Valentines celebration. The food and service was impeccable!! It is terribly expensive but the food and experience is top notch. The bananas foster fondue is the best!! It’s off the menu but they fixed it anyway!!

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·Dined on February 17, 2018

We were given the wrong price for the Valentine special, told &69 got two when it was $69 per person. Food was good very noisy and slow service.
Prices are extreme

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·Dined on February 16, 2018

My favorite part is the cheese course !! You must go if you haven't already! Worth the money!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on February 16, 2018

Loved the food and the experience. However the parking was horrible and Gave the night a rough start

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 16, 2018

I recommend the Melting Pot for special occasions and when you have a couple of hours to spare. My wife and I really enjoyed the four course meal and being able to cook our own food. The food was delicious and quite filling. Our server was knowledgeable and fun to talk to.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 15, 2018

Private booth made the dining experience unique and personal. Perfect place for great food, conversation and friends.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 14, 2018

This place is amazing! Every on edeln the host/hostess to the manager were great! Very professional.
Especially Joe (Joseph). He was awesome! I never feel like I am bothering the servers with my questions. It’s like they feed on sharing their knowledge.
I just love this place!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

This was a very special occasion for us. Our server was nice. The food was delicious. We had a romantic dinner with wine and everything turned out perfect.

We will tell our family and friends that this was a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I’d like to preface this by saying that throughout all of this the staff was very courteous. But why do I keep coming back here? Having to wait 30 minutes past our reservation that required a deposit is unacceptable. Being served a lukewarm beer while my wife and I waited was just salting the wound. The overall experience tonight was comically bad. Do you guys get your menus from corporate or are they written in house? While we pondered over the “nustard powder” and the “black walnu vinaigrette” I powered through two of the worst cocktails I’ve had in my life, in the hopes that some alcohol would lubricate the rest of the experience. Alas, it was not enough to distract from remarkably gritty scallops and, somehow, weirdly gritty lobster as well. Not tough, as if we over cooked it— no, gritty. Sandy. Like it was seasoned with gravel.

The cheese fondue and chocolate fondue were the stars of the show. If you’re going to come here at all I’d advise sticking to these courses and nothing else.

The final offense of the evening was the check arriving with a 20% auto gratuity that was mentioned nowhere prior. In fact open table used the word “suggested”. Not mandatory or required.

Melting pot seems to me to be a restaurant almost doing things correctly. Just not quite. The staff is pleasant, accepting my friendly complaints throughout the evening with smiles and apologies, but ultimately taking no action. Melting pot is like sex with no climax. Like going to the zoo but none of your favorite animals are anywhere to be seen. Every time I dine here I marvel at how this is a successful business model.

Tags: People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on February 12, 2018

A Monday night, empty restaurant, Valentine minimum for a child’s birthday, automatic gratuity for a waiter who never took to time to explain any of the cheese options or broths, without our asking. We have gone there many years for a child’s birthday, but this was the last. Mediocre service and over priced food for a party of 5.

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 (Western KY)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We celebrated Valentine’s Day. We enjoyed our food and service. Everything was nice. We were aware of the Valentine’s menu prior to our meal. It was just so expensive!! But, we had an enjoyable time with no complaints.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time visiting the Melting Pot. The Valentines special was a little pricey but the overall experience was very good. The food and service were extremely good. We had the fiery turtle for desert, it was excellent.

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 (Western KY)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely amazing venue. The food was outstanding, they treated you like a king and queen, romantic ambiance, and a very unique experience to say the least.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Definitely Enjoyed it. The experience was just as good as the food as they prepared your fondue right at your table. Seeing it come together was amazing and everything was awesome. They have it down to a science and it all makes for a great time. Definitely worth the event!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great restaurant great food very good service we did not receive our gift card for this occasion and we did not receive our picture for this occasion other than that it was a very nice experience

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Service was not good and the food has gone downhill..... :(

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Good anniversary dinner

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Way overpriced for what it was...150 dollars for unprepared chunks of ingredients and a stew pot. Spend 20 bucks at a grocery store and save yourself the small fortune...because you’re cooking it yourself anyway.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went for my Anniversary and it was perfect!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was fantastic. Both our waiter and waitress were very attentive and helpful. The amount of food that we received was very little for the amount we paid.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a great time very cozy and intimate enjoyed our servers attitude

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Friendly accommodating staff. Made this anniversary the best yet!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Perfect place to go on a date. Romantic and fun!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Third time visiting this location. Each visit has been exceptional! The atmosphere is amazing, and the food (especially the dessert) is an experience unlike any other!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server was new and it showed - handing salads across the table when there was access at all points - but pleasant. Again, my constant complaint, is when we arrive on time for a reservation on time don't keep us waiting and then have all the servers clustering around the host stand chit-chatting. The tables were available, so we assumed it was a staffing issue until all the chatting began.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Favorite restaurant! My wife and I go every year for our anniversary and always have a wonderful experience.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Absolutely Love this restaurant, always amazing! Never had a bad experience! Great for a date night or with the kids, mine love dipping and cooking their own food, ages 10-8- 6

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Incredible!

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