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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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

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Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Romantic (24)
Fun (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Notable Wine List (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Casual (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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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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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We made reservations to come for dessert. The hostess was friendly but she did not give us the correct menu. Also, it did not seem like the workers were happy we were there. We walked out with no one saying “having a great night” or anything. We were expecting better customer service. Quite a disappointment.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and service is excellent. The staff treated us very well. This was our first visit, so we did not know what to expect, but our server patiently walked us through the entire process. Be prepared to dig a little in your wallet. Our lunch for two was about a hundred bucks. Ouch!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fantastic as usual. We had a reservation and were sat immediately. Our server was fast, friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. She helped us decide the best way to order for our group so we got everything we wanted for the best price. The classic alpine fondue was fantastic, the meats and veggies fresh and the flaming turtle was the perfect way to cap off a memorable meal. I highly recommend The Melting Pot.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server didn’t ask us what cheese fondue we wanted and just brought out one without asking. Also the dessert fondue was only like warm when served and we had ordered the flambé dessert too! Besides the server the food and atmosphere was great

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Melting Pot is not the fine dining experience it used to be. The place feels run-down, with some of the tables having cracked burners, a very poorly-maintained ladies room, and dated decor. The food was good (especially liked the traditional cheese fondue) and our server was nice. It just felt neglected overall .

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful fun experience! Food and service was above standard

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent as usual. We go about once a month. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

As always most of the time great at the Melting Pot. Their filet used to be dynamite tender, then they weren't serving good filet, but this I think they changed their brand to the better filet. It was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Spent an extra $5 on an additional dessert plate just for the creme puffs. Was not told until the plate was delivered that they were out of creme puffs (would not habe ordered if they told me). Restaurant was very cold and smelled like pine cleaner. Food was delicious but $175 for 3 people (and No alcohol) should be fabulous! Was given a card for our anniversary celebration but no discount off our meal.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved taking my Mom to celebrate her Birthday to Melting Pot on Saturday! Was definitely more expensive than I anticipated but getting the "4-course experience" seemed the best bang for our buck so we went for it! We loved everything! Still think Melting Pot should do something special for Birthdays - free drink, bday cupcake etc. would definitely go back for another special occasion!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Really nice cheese fondue. Confess I was not all that into the entrees... they were good, but the cheese ones were better. next time I will end up doing more cheese fondues rather than doing the 4 dishes. overall I really liked the place! will definitely come back

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our server kristen was amazing! She helped with every choice and we LOVED it, even down to the drinks

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food is ok. Cheese fondue was good but you fill up on bread. We got a surf and turf selection fried. The lobster was outstanding. The steak not that good. Be aware. If you want to take your uncooked surf and turf Home, you can’t unless you cook it. So eat the lobster first so if you get full you can leave the meat behind—no loss. Ceaser salad was good but kind of a high price. In fact, everything is expensive and without equivalent value.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food and environment were outstanding as always. Though not up to previous standards, the service was good.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 10, 2017

outstanding ambiance and atmosphere!! wonderful serivce and quality food!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Took my kids(6 and 9 years old) here for good report cards and it was $188 for dinner with 2 adults and 2 kids. Kids loved it because of the fun dipping of the foods, but it was a nightmare trying to time everyone's meat.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, and very neat dating location. Not your average restaurant.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Horrible! We were treated so rudely and disrespected the entire time. AND the waitress took it upon herself to keep a $70 tip on a $133 check!!! Obsurd! I would LOVE a partial refund or something! She did NOT deserve a $70 tip!!!! Accusing my boyfriend of being belligerently drunk when all he had to drink was a half of a cocktail because it was made so poorly and two or three beers. We were trying to have fun laughing etc and we were treated like garbage!!! Very disappointed to say the least! I USED to love this restaurant when I lived in NY I'll never go there again or suggest it to anyone!

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Had a great time. An the waitress was great. Ordered a drink that came not quite like normal she immediately went An had it fixed correctly.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our server Kirsten was amazing. The food was delicious and y daughter loved the experience!

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Another outstanding, annual birthday celebration. The food, as always....very yummy. And our service was once again off the charts.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food and service were great. A little pricey. Restaurant needs some updates (ragged booth). Would go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The AC was on high so it was very cold. Our server was very enthusiastic and attentive. We found the food to be okay but honestly did not like the meat. Chicken ended up being tough and tasteless. It's fun to cook the food but we found it to be very expensive for what you get. Won't go again.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The overall experience was a great one & never disappoints when it comes to the food. Having just moved from NY and constantly going to the one in Farmingdale, my only complaint is when you have 4 people, we are used to getting 2 pots. We had made a reservation and when asked about 2 pots so we can get more then one type of fondue at a time we were told they were all booked up. We too had made a reservation, and yet when we went to the restroom there were several empty tables with 2 pots. It was a bit disappointing being my best friend was in from NY, we were celebrating our anniversary and took our 5 year old for his first experience! Other than that... can’t complain the food is always delicious and the experience is like no other!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We went to the Melting Pot in Raleigh to celebrate my wife's birthday. It was exactly what I had hoped for. It was quiet, romantic and the food was great. The waitstaff were superb. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server Brian was awesome. He helped us make our selections and when he learned we had concert tickets he was mindful of our time (without rushing us). The food was good. The main attractions are the cheese at the beginning and chocolate at the end. Salad was decent but small for the price. And I'd be just as happy to have someone else cook my entree. But it is a nice "occasion" place and one should definitely consider dinner there the entertainment of the evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great experience and food! Highly recommended for couples or families.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

As usual, the food and service was great.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

one of my favorite places to eat dinner...service was not that great this time, but food was great as always!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Harrison, our waiter was fantastic. We will definitely come back and request to have him again. He was super friendly, helpful and overall a great worker.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very poor service all the way from the beginning to the end. I've been to this location several times, but this last time was very unsatisfying. The food was great...however, the waitress and manager were rude. So sad.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Melting Pot is always a great option for a night out. This is a traditional fondue meal and is not for anyone in a hurry. Our normal location closed last year and we switched to the Durham NC location, which is being renovated. Took a little longer drive to Raleigh and was not disappointed. Hostess, Wait Staff, Bartender, and Manager were all great. It is pleasant to have a meal with service staff that interact well and contribute to the ambiance of the evening. Would definitely recommend this location and might even make this my new go to, even though it is 120 miles from home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The worst service of all time! The waitress never came around. Each course took forever! We were there for over three hours and missed our movie. We finished each course and never saw or waitress. So we waited and waited. No water refills. I have food allergies and explained I can't have mushrooms. She came by and dumped mushrooms in our pot. I explained I'm allergic and she scooped them out and made a mess on the table. I explained I needed An entire new pot Bc the mushrooms went in it and we got a HUGE attitude. It was just an awful experience.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 21, 2017

This is a good place to visit if you have never experienced a fondue restaurant. Unique and fun! However, the interior of the restaurant is dark and dated. It does not appear anything has changed since the 1970s. We waited at the hostess stand for 5 minutes before we were greeted by or even saw the first employee. Other than that everything was good. Great server named Sam. Overall a very fun experience. They really just need to update the restaurant because it feels like a blast from the past inside.

4 course meal: 1st course (fondue cheese) was excellent. 2nd course (salad) not that great. 3rd course (fondue entree) good but not great. 4th course (fondue desert) was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Fun
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