The Melting Pot - Portland

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$31 to $50
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Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon and elegantly appointed and furnished, The Melting Pot is the perfect destination
for an out-of-the-ordinary experience.

Celebrating something special? Our Hospitality Specialists are able
to assist with all of your entertaining needs. We offer everything
from personalized hand-written cards and balloon bouquets to
long-stem roses and champagne waiting on your table when you
arrive.

Reservations are highly recommended. We will help you create a dining experience you won't soon forget.
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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Melting Pot restaurant in Portland. We go a lot but tonight was one of the best. Bridgette was out waitress and she was awesome. Best waitress at the Portland Melting Pot. Salads were better than normal. Just overall excellence.

DD
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, good food, a bit overpriced.

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

Birthday dinner for mother in law. They have her a card. Everyone was very nice and the food was delicious. Something for everyone

JI
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We arrived early and asked if we could be seated early. We were told yes, about 10min. We were not seated early we had to wait until our reservation time. Being our first time here for our 15th Anniversary we were disappointed with the ambiance, very dark and had a weird smell. After being seated our waiter was very nice and explained everything to us. Shout out to Ryan. We got the 4course meal. The cheddar cheese dip has a weird after taste. We thought the bread was blah and very stale. The side of carrots, celery and tomatoes was very odd combination to dip in hot cheese. The salad was okay. Then the meat course. The waiter had told us 2-3 min per piece. Well that was not true, the chunks of chicken and pork took 5-6 minutes to cook all the way through. Doing that 15 times took forever. I feel like there should be a side of something to snack on while you cook you’re own dinner. This was truly not what I had expected. I thought they were small strips that would cook quickly. I did during our dinner use the restroom and found that very odd. Didn’t feel super great in that hallway. Just seemed cold and not in cohesive with the restaurant theme.
Dessert was very delicious and would come back for that. But all in all a huge miss for $111. I could of cooked all of that at home for way less. The 4 course meal should include a drink. Not alcohol just maybe a coke or coffee and tea. And you should validate parking. Your yelp reviews say you do but once there we were told the new owners do not do this. Huge disappointment.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The melting pot was an amazing experience! Our server Jerry was the best server my boyfriend and i have had i long, long time. I definitely recommend going here!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!!!

PB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The entrance made us a little nervous as it is underground. The wait staff were all super friendly and the restaurant was beautiful. We were there for my wife's birthday. They put us back in a little cubby corner that was very private. I had ordered the rose petals, balloons, photo, and chocolates, and it was all waiting at the table for us when we arrived. We arrived early and they got us back to our table about 20 minutes before our reservation.

I confess, I did not enjoy the cheese fondue or the salad, but those are not my favorite kinds of food. We had to leave suddenly when the meats arrived because my wife suddenly started feeling ill. She didn't eat much and started feeling better once we got into our air conditioned car, so we think she just got overheated. It was a very warm day, and being back in that small area with stoves all around, it was pretty warm.

The food really isn't my sort of fare. I am sure most people would enjoy it, but the first two courses were not food I enjoy.

I won't be coming back for a while, because it is VERY expensive. I don't spend that much on four nice dinners out most of the time.

However, for a once-every-few-years thing to do, it is quite nice.

BM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE the Melting Pot! The new earlybird promo for $59 makes it easy for us to come in more often.

h
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal, and our server (Brooke) was very friendly and attentive. This was a celebration of my parent's 45th anniversary, and we all enjoyed the experience. The fondues (cheese at the beginning, chocolate at the end) were all delicious, and the main course meats were very well-seasoned and tasty. Great place for a special occasion.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to the melting pot and the server was very nice and explained everything.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.. The food, price and ambiance was fantastic!!

Thank-you to all who made this evening SO special for my guests and I. <3

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was nice and decent

DS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good for a one-time dinner; maybe for future drinks and cheese course only. Too expensive to enjoy except on special occasions or just for drinks/cheese.

MD
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Melting Pot. We don't have one in my state (Arkansas). So, I have it every chance I get.
Gayle Marcks

JK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very fun experience. Cost was a bit high at $140/ tip for two adults.

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

Had an amazing night with my wife to celebrate 8 years of marriage. JD our server was so great! He went above and beyond to make our night special! I recommend The Melting Pot to everyone!

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

The experience was excellent. The team at the Portland OR location webt out of their way to kake the evening special and romantic for my girlfriend and I. Thank you for great experience, we will be back.

PW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening and dining experience, our server was very knowledge able and the food was good!

CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutley perfect!
It was a great date night!
Thank you

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes it is pricey & honestly was worth it took my family out for a family night! It was our first time being there our waiter was very nice and would come check up on us making sure everything was okay ! We took our 6 year old & she had a blast! She loved the factor she was able to cook her own food! Super worth the price & food & The desert was phenomenal thank you again! Will definitely be going back!

V
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with friends from out of town. This is our 2nd time at the Melting Pot. It was a Tuesday evening so much quieter than our first visit because it wasn't busy. But the Saturday night we were there last Fall was great too - just busier. HIGHLY recommend Ophelia, our server! She was funny, helpful, gracious and attentive. Food is great - PACE yourself. There's a lot of it and it's all delicious. We'll be back!

GM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the melting pot whenever our travels take us to one. This location was nice and we enjoyed our visit. We got the prix fix menu with cheese fondue, salads, main and chocolate fondue. I do think the meat is not super high grade (not angus beef for example). I would be willing to pay a bit more for higher quality meat.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful as usual

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

Expensive but a very nice meal! The server was helpful to us newbies, and not a bit snobbish. Glad we had reservations!!

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

The lack of stars is mainly due to the hostess situation. When we walked in a gaggle of girls were having a giggling fest and couldn’t be bothered to stop discussing their personal lives, just because of our presence. The girl I assumed was the lead hostess (Tori) was the worst and a disgrace to the professional restaurant industry. Once we were finally acknowledge I indicated there were 4 of us, but was so put off by their behavior when we walked in, I forgot to tell them we had a reservation. When they told us they could not seat us until 8:15 I promptly spoke and said we had a reservation. While one girl was looking at the computer another said 6:30, I said no 6. Tori then very rudely said , “well, how many are thee, 4 or 6!”. I told them no our reservation should be for 6pm. She began to argue with me and when I showed her the reservation confirmation on my phone, she said “oh, well that app makes mistakes all the time, I don’t know what to tell you.”. I’m getting a little more than annoyed at this point. I have 2 children with me and I would have come at 6:30 had that been our reservation , BUT IT WASNT. I asked why does the restaurant use an app that doesn’t work? She just shrugged and said you’ll have to ask the manager. I asked if they could please try to get us seated sooner and she said it would be after everyone else that had a reservation was seated. I DO HAVE A RESERVATION. One of the FIVE girls up front FINALLY went and got the manager. When he came up he said he would be getting us seated in just a few minutes. At this point I just want what just happened with the hostesses addressed. He didn’t seem to really care. Once we were seated everything was great. When leaving a tip I asked the waiter if he tips out the hostesses. He smiled knowingly and said no, but they do get a cut of the total sales. We spent over $300 that night. I don’t think the girls should see a dime. I would have walked out, had my kids not been so excited.

G
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the fondue. We had cheese and chocolate.

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

Me and my boyfriend decided to try it for the first time for date night and we were more than happy! I usually hate a lot of things and am very particular in what I eat, but I went in wanting to try something new so I tried the spinach and artichoke fondue, something I never dreamed of liking and I was blown away by how amazing it was! Now I can't stop craving it! We also had the smores fondue for dessert and I couldn't believe how delicious it was! The brownies the fondue came with were so good it felt like I was floating. I can not wait to come back soon and try more of what they have to offer! The server was very good as well and patient with us being first time guests! He was fun and didn't overwhelm us which was very appreciated, but also was attentive when needed! I would give this place way more than 5 stars if I could!

JC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I went in with the understanding that we could have happy hour. The nice lady at the front desk told us that was OK. And I felt bullied by our server into having a meal even though I was told we could have happy hour at the table for my party four. I did not want to move to the bar area with a young child. Sometimes I just want peace and quiet with a meal and the entertainment was very forced.

RT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Really not like it used to be.... Food quality and value, have suffered.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sever drew was great!

JC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect spot to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. Bridget is an excellent waitress! So much fun.

EB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Melting Pot has a stove top at each table and they cook the fondue right at your table, which was a really cool experience. Our server was very friendly and had a relaxed energy and he was very happy to explain how everything worked. My boyfriend and I got the Alpine fondue and it had fontina cheese, white wine and nutmeg and came with a side of artisan bread, apples and veggies. It was delicious!! The flavors were unique and worked well with each other. I would definitely go back and take my family here when they visit Portland.

DB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Drink menu was ample. Private table for two . Service was great. What more could you want.

BJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I have been going to the Portland Melting Pot for 10+ years for special events and dinners. My wife and I consider this our favorite restaurant and recommend it regularly to others. In the past it has always been a relaxing experience with great food and excellent service. This visit was very different. The environment was not very relaxing. The music was not a soft back ground theme but was a dominant foreground presence, due to its volume and style of music being played. The food was still good, but the service actually impacted this as well because the broth boiled down too far before the server put in the other ingredients. This changed the way the food tasted and appeared. I had difficulty cooking the shrimp and feeling confident that it was cook because the appearance was different. I have never had this problem in the past. I have had more pleasant experiences in busier restaurants at a lower cost. From my perspective, it appears that there has been changes in management/focus for the Melting Pot. This is not what I have come to expect and will probably not return in the near future.

DW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience and wonderful service from the staff.

J
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly loved Ofelia, our server. However, the front desk person was a nightmare. She literally ruined my birthday dinner with my terminally ill wife. Plus, I asked for a large booth and she ignored my birthday request by putting us into this small corner booth. She needs to go!! She is tall, with shoulder length hair and wears glitter across all over her eyes. My wife and we’re about 20 minutes late to our reservation due to traffic and parking issues. Therefore, she punished me in the worst way! We are regulars to your restaurant and this hostess has ruined the future dining experiences. And let’s not forget, I ordered three weeks in advance the free chocolate covered strawberries for my birthday reward and you all were completely out. The manager didn’t even offer a discount off of our $185 tab “WITHOUT BOOZE”.

CP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was one of the best I’ve ever had at any restaurant, the food was excellent, and it was overall an excellent night out. We’re glad we chose the melting pot for our anniversary!

KO
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went their for an anniversary and we got the romantic package which did not disappoint. The food was so good and well portioned. Even one of the servers gave me her charger for my phone. Which was nice of her. Overall would come back again.

AF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good food, and an overall wonderful dining experience!

JL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant! Our "Alpine" fondue was a little too lemony for our tastes, but we did not speak up about it so that is on us. Overall a fun place for a different dining experience.

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