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

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Good for a Date (50)
Romantic (47)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Fun (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for Groups (26)
Worth the Drive (23)
Cozy (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Casual (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Authentic (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Kid-friendly (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Greensboro)·Dined a day ago

The food was great as always, but we had a very disinterested waitress.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Neither my husband or I had ever been before so we weren’t super sure what to expect. Our waiter didn’t seem to know what he was talking about. Never really answered our questions. Just talked in a round about way and then asked if we had any questions....after we had asked a question. I’m not a fan of just boiling meat and that’s it. If there was a little flat top to sear he meat as well, that would be so much better. Dessert was the only decent part of the meal and even then I’m pretty sure our waiter left out part of what was supposed to be melted into our chocolate, which definitely wasn’t the milk chocolate we were supposed to get. All in all, probably will never go again.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The overall expierence was excellent!! Our server was named Leah and she done a great job at explaining to us what the meal was and breaking it down for anyone to understand. It was me and my dates first time going so it was a rather pleasent expierence. We will defiantly be going back in the near future! Great food, waitress, and scenery.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food and staff was AWESOME. Our waitress was very friendly. All the questions we had about different things on the menu, he could answer.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

We love this place the food is awesome and so is the service. It is a place we love to go to for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

I was really excited to try this place because I’ve never had fondue before but was very disappointed when it came down to the fondue. All I tasted was wine I know fondue is supposed to be made with wine but I didn’t think that’s all I would taste. Also I was expecting to be able to dip my entree into the fondue but instead you cook your meat or seafood whatever you get into a boiling pot of water with herbs which was weird since it isn’t a fondue place the only good thing there was the dessert but other than that it’s way to over priced spent 130$ that day.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

My first time dining at the at The Melting Pot and it was the best experience I can recall having. Most definitely will be back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Mary did a great job serving us and answering all of our questions! It was a great lunch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Good food and great for a special date but a once in a while thing cause of price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

A Great time with Great service and a Great experience!!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Birthday dinner for my daughter.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Hailey was great! She took the time to explain the process and made it so enjoyable! Thank you!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

I absolutely love the melting pot. I never have a bad experience and if something is wrong with the food, the waiters and waitresses are always so willing to fix it. Thank you for making my 2tth birthday so amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

If you want a special treat, then this is the place to go. Be prepared to spend some money but it is worth it. If you have a sweet tooth, the dessert chocolate menu has something for every chocoholic! We had white chocolate with Baileys, and it was amazing. My other favorite was the cheese fondue. We had the cheese which had tomatoes and pesto. Fabulous! I could have eaten more of this and called it a meal! The seafood and accompanying dipping sauces were a nice plus to the sampler platter as an entrée. The only negative is the cost; however, you do get what you pay for! Our waiter, JT, had perfect timing and was outstanding. He would appear with the next course at just the right time.

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

Early Valentines Celebration. Our server Sam was excellent!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Was our first time eating and was a wonderful experience. Fast & friendly service. Food was fresh and tasted very good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Come ready to eat if you plan on dining at a Melting Pot! They do not play around with ordering options serving typically 3-4 courses. The plan they seem to push the most is a set price for a cheese fondue appetizer, individual side salads, main course proteins, and dessert fondue. I had to tap out after a few pieces into the main entrée of proteins. Since we were not able to eat the dessert, they gave us a coupon to come back at any time to eat our dessert fondue at the bar. It is not worth busting your gut to eat it when so full, it is not enjoyable.

Go here for the experience and eat slowly to enjoy each bite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Our server for the evening was Mary. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and her explanation of the condiments was very helpful. we explained that we were in a bit of a rush and she always had the next course on the table when one was finished. We couldn't have asked for a server with a better attitude and personality.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We loved our server and enjoyed the night very much. Thank you for a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had not eaten here in ages but it made for a great date night. The meal was not fast, which is good, you don't feel rushed and can just enjoy the conversation.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a great dinner with a friend and we both we very happy with the dinner

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Tried here for the first time for my wifes birthday.would definitely recommend.the food was absolutely delicious and our server went through every step of ordering and how to cook it.would definitely go back for a second time

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The Melting Pot is always a pleasure to go to. Raleigh's location has a very romantic and cozy atmosphere, perfect for an anniversary.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I went for restaurant week and it was amazing! I went last year in Durham for restaurant week and i love the food and my waitress was amazing. I wish i remembered her name

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It’s a lot of food. With 4 people and only 1 pot you have to agree on 1 course. Meat was excellent, Shrimp and salmon very good but ahi tuna was fishy. Chocolate fondue is always great. They had some special treats for gluten free eaters. It took us 2 1/2 hours and that made all worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was my first time going and our waitress was very helpful and friendly. Very fun and great experience, will definitely go again

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The four of us came to the Melting Pot for restaurant week special - 4 courses for $30 each. It was fantastic from the cocktails through the wonderful artichoke cheese dip, entrees of chicken, steak and shrimp and ending with the Oreo Chocolate fondue. OMG - I forgot how wonderful and fun it is to do fondue. I would definitely come again with my crew.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great service our waitress was amazing

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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Thanks Duncan for a great time. Service and food were great.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I have never been disappointed with the quality and taste of food at this restaurant. This was the first time the server was a little too slow. It was a work night and had to wait to pay my check.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Birthday dinner. Alexis was fantastic

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Guy was our server and he was fabulous. He was attentive and kept up with our tables needs without being over attentive.
The food was great, the options and menu were perfect.
Would recommend this location to friends

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were out for a business dinner and had a wonderful time. Great service by Bryan who could also give great menu recommendations. Seating options were very nice in that you felt you had a private area for enjoying your dining experience. I'll be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food and fantastic service, will probably return in the future

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

We love the Melting Pot, especially the cheese fondue and the chocolate dessert! The wait staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Would love to see more of a variety with the main courses.... like a half portion, or senior portion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 11, 2018

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

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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on January 8, 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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was delicious as always. Never go wrong with the 4 course experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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