About The Melting Pot - Raleigh

The triangle's favorite celebration restaurant. "The Melting Pot is pure entertainment" declares the NY Times. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of friends for a bridal or baby shower, Girl's Night Out, or birthday The Melting Pot has the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our inviting,elegant atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of fondues, sauces and fine wines. Winner of an "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine.

3100 Wake Forest Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue, European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
I-440

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 878-0477

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/raleigh/specials

Parking Details:
You may use any available parking spot in the Holly Park Shopping Center.

Private Party Facilities:
The Melting Pot of Raleigh can accommodate parties of up to 50. We will also open for lunch for parties of 12 or larger with a signed Large Party Agreement.

Private Party Contact:
Manager, raleighmeltingpot@yahoo.com: (919) 878-0477

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Melting Pot is open for normal business hours. However, online reservation is not available for this day.

The Melting Pot - Raleigh Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.3

value

4.0

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88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (20)
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Quiet Conversation (14)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
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Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Such a unique experience. Great way to spend quality time with people lingering over a long dinner. Bring a big appetite. And leave room for dessert --- it is the best part.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

The reservation was so easy via the app, and although I had to update the reservation (changed from 4 people to 5) it was very easy to do. Also, the dining experience was also very good as well. We went to celebrate a birthday, and it was great is a nice memory as well.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience, excellent hostess. Too much food, but all good!

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate my birthday, and it was amazing. Our server was great. This was my first time here so he did a wonderful job explaining everything, and he gave excellent suggestions. Overall we had a wonderful and romantic time.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I am used to going to the locations in San Diego California, so when I asked to be seated in Lovers Lane if possible and the people didn’t know what I was talking about it was a disappointment. Other than that everything was good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were really good. Unfortunately a party of 6 in a booth was very uncomfortable and crowded.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our waitress was absolutely outstanding! Would definitely recommend her!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We normally visit the melting pot in durham and I always have a great experience. This was my first time visiting the Raleigh location and I didn't feel that warm welcome that I'm used to receiving. The hostess seemed preoccupied, there were no smiles, and she spoke with a blah demeanor. The same with the waitress she seemed disinterested so to speak or as though we were a bother( we barely requested anything and knew exactly what we wanted as I stated before we go at least one a month). The manager did come by and we stated a concern about the chocolate not being milk instead it was dark and we had already sent it back once. Her response "well if you've sent it back once I'm sure it came back correctly " it was not but that's neither here nor there. I will continue to visit the Durham location versus this one. On a better note, the lobster was delicious!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Melting Pot has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. We try to go once a year for a special occasion; this year it was a Mother/Daughter Day with my kidling while she was home from college. We split one cheese, entree, and chocolate, which was just the right amount of food for the two of us and not too expensive for on a teacher's salary.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Entering, it was a great dinner place. Nice low lights, greeted nicely and helped. Given plenty of information and many questions asked. Was shown and great advice on how to prepare our food

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We dined to celebrate our anniversary. Our service was great & food was so flavorful. The mojo broth seasoning is amazing! Our next visit is likely to be with friends/family.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

This has become our anniversary tradition. Great date night.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was not impressed with this Melting Pot. Upon arrival, even though we had a reservation, tables were empty and we still had to wait for our seat. When we were waiting at the bar, there was garbage all over the floor kicked behind a nearby waiting sofa. The portion of filet mignon I ordered was good, however the chunks they were cut into were uneven so the cooking time for each peace was different.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our waiter dropped a glass on the table and shattered it, spilling the drink on me, then overcompensated and spilled the rest of the drink tray on my 7 yo daughter. It was a mistake, obviously, and unintended. However I felt that our meal should have been discounted or comped and it was not. I should have asked for the manager, but it was a special occasion (Christmas Eve) and I didn’t want to make more of an issue of it. I’ll be driving farther to a different location next time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food is always good at the Melting Pot! Great holiday treat!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I am celiac and they provided gluten free food! Was a wonderful experience, worth the money, and delish!

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

As usual ALWAYS!!!! AMAZING!!!! ENUFF. SAID....." AS THE MIKE DROPS"

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fun and delicious. Nice to have a relaxed meal in an intimate setting.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service was bad. Food that came to the table, including drink, was not what we ordered. Waited 30 for chocolate before canceling.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Leah, our server, made our whole dinner. The best server we've had in Raleigh, hands down, since we started dating and going out to dinner together. We will be back as long as she serves us!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Melting Pot is always fun and delicious. So many options, you can do it differently every time and never get bored!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I would not recommend anyone go here the food is not worth the value they are priced way to high and it's a shame fond do is not done this way.
For 50. Dollars I got 4 bite size pieces of chicken and 4 bite size pieces of beef. Then the cheese starter was shared by all in group and dessert was shared by all at table. The salads were very small.
The beef was tough and not chewable.
I will not ever go back or recommend any one to it.
I do better fond do at home

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was outstanding! Wine list is decently well rounded. Best anniversary dinner we have had. We will definitely come back

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Server and food was great

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Sam did a fabulous job with the service for the evening and made my wife’s birthday one to remember

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Interesting new dining experience with good food and good service in pleasant environment.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waitress was very helpful ,great service would defenitly dine again .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Extremely overpriced for mediocre food. Will not return.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I always have a great experience at The Melting Pot in Raleigh. The staff is incredible and the food is always perfect! I highly recommend this place!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was my first experience at this Melting Pot location... loved it! I most definitely will return when the time is right. My girlfriend and I visited to celebrate her birthday. The staff and our waiter were great... even wished my girlfriend a happy birthday along with giving her a birthday card. The 4-course experience was definitely worth the value. The fondues were rich and astounding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my first experience at the Melting Pot. It beat my expectations. Our server was very helpful and attentive to our needs. She even help pick out our main courses for us when we asked. The good was awesome and we are every bit. The cheese dip was delicious. Chocolate dessert was to die for. We had an overall incredible night out.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good unique place. We have been going every Friday after Thanksgiving for the past 6 years and it is one of those places where you can actually talk and hear each other. Great place for grandparents to actually have a conversation with their teenage grandkids.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

There are many options on the menu so everyone can get something they like. It is a very nice dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The fondue tasted burnt, but the chocolate was delicious💗

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always a fantastic meal at the melting pot.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I went with a group of five women and we enjoyed the whole evening. Great atmosphere, service was on point and food was delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was amazing and our server Hailey was attentive, kind, and all around amazing! Great place to celebrate with a fun way to eat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been to several other melting pots and the one in Raleigh just didn't hold comparison to the others. The set-up and mood needs some attention. Privacy on special occasions is key. Re-train the wait and hostess staff on being better with people skills.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 7, 2017

While a little on the pricey side, it is a fun experience and a great way to have fondue. We hadn’t been in MANY years, and we’re very impressed with all the options for cheeses, main courses and chocolates. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First Melting Pot visit, glad to mark it off my bucket list. Fun experience.

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