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About The Melting Pot - Rochester

Welcome to The Melting Pot. We offer a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue.

Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie.

Make reservations today, and see what people are talking about.

290 Miracle Mile Dr
Rochester, NY 14623
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, Swiss

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Jefferson Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(585) 424-6358

Website:
http://www.themeltingpot.com/rochester

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

Special Events & Promotions:
MAKE YOUR EVENING EXTRA SPECIAL WITH ONE OF OUR CELEBRATION PACKAGES!


Three Balloon Bouquet- $16.95



Single Rose Package - $19.95



Half Dozen Rose Arrangement - $29.95



One Dozen Rose Arrangement - $45.95



Berries & Bubbly - $39.95
Bottle of house champagne and six chocolate covered strawberries.



All packages include a commemorative photo in a custom Melting Pot frame. Prices subject to change on holidays or special event nights. Please note a 12 hour notice is required for all packages.

The Melting Pot - Rochester Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Romantic (22)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Cozy (17)
Fun (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Casual (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 9 hours ago

Always a pleasure to dine there. Mike, the owner, waits tables and talks to you. The customer service is outstanding throughout the restaurant.

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·Dined 3 days ago

First time there definitely above expectation. Definitely coming back and referring others.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our server was great. Food was great. Nice and quiet. However, we were there for the Valentines Day special and were supposed to get a photograph which did not happen. We spent quite a but of money and were disappointed that we missed out on that.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, service and the ambiance was amazing! Will definitely go again! While it is a bit expensive it is 100% worth it with the amount of food provided and the overall experience. I can't wait to go again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a great experience here. It's expensive but worth every single penny. Can't wait to come back again

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Me & three of my friends/family went to the Melting Pot for Galentine's Day - our 3rd or 4th year in the tradition.
We had Brian as our server and I cannot tell you how much we loved him! He was great, on the spot, funny and attentive.
We hope you keep going with this tradition so we can keep going!!

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food is always great. It's so fun to talk with your group as you fondue.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Victor the server is awesome! Great food, great place to have a special night out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It took 15 minutes to come to the table to ask for our drinks...and honestly for the cost of this restaurant to bring the food raw and you cook it yourself I could have did that at home and paid less. Then for my friend to mention that she has a shellfish allergy and be told "well they change the gloves and plates so you SHOULD be fine" is a careless and ridiculous answer...we left and went elsewhere. I would never return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This is a lovely experience. It’s relaxing, upscale and anytime you go it’s a wonderful time to gather with friends. We make it a point to come with Friends several times a year and spend about 3 hours enjoying this unique dining experience. The menu is fresh and there is something for everyone. The prices may seem a little on the high side but it’s an all inclusive price from appetizer to dessert. This is the place to come if you want someone to feel special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Boiled meat is just awful!! Not worth it at all Especially for the price!! Portions are ridiculous for the price.
Cheese and chocolate were ok.
I won't be back

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was my first time at the melting pot. I was very confused with the menu. The server did go over the menu but it was very quick. The meal was good. I however didn't get a refill at the end if the meal before the chocolate fondue was brought to our table. The waitress was not in sight for about 30 minutes to even ask for a refill another server was the one to bring them to us.
I was not happy to receive my bill with a lot of extra charges. Things that were not explained to me when we were ordering. When I asked the server about the bill her response to me was that I asked you at the beginning. My response to her was that it was very confusing. I asked for her to change my bill. I ordered 2 sodas, a salad, 4 course experience and a create your own meal. I had a extra charge for cheese. If i would have had a better understanding of the menu and how things worked I would have ordered much differently. I work in a restaurant and am very aware of customer service. This being my 1st time there I was not impressed at all. I am not sure if I will be returning.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Some problem with the order entry.... very slow service. Usually one course follows another closely and we would sit at times
For 30 min with no food. 4 different waiters/greeters asked me if I wanted another martini... that was annoying. Manager who was also the guy that sat us checked in an hour later to see how we
Were. Obviously not great... we weren’t eating anything when he checked in we were just sitting there bored. We didn’t speak up...not confrontational. He should have noticed without asking. Bummer cause it’s my favorite restaurant. But 3 hours for a meal is just to much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food. Very fresh ingredients. Price was a little high.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Another excellent visit to Rochester Melting Pot! We were there to celebrate my son’s 10th birthday, so I ended up calling in the morning and added on the balloon package. Zach was so excited and surprised when we arrived (he found out we were going there as we pulled towards the parking lot), and even more so when he saw his balloons and chocolate! As an even bigger surprise, my ‘don’t take my picture’ son was excited to get his picture taken and then receive it framed! Several of the staff stopped by the table to wish him a happy birthday, of course included in that were several stops by manager Kevin (who is just wonderful!!!). Amarra (sp?...card is downstairs) was friendly, informative, and great with my son. She went out of her way to engage him in conversation (she talked to him about Star Wars after noticing his shirt...he was a fan), and made it fun for him! She made sure we had everything we needed in a very timely manner, and explained things to Zach in a way that was easy to understand, but while still making him feel older! And as always, the food was amazing!!! When it came time for chocolate, in addition to ‘Happy Birthday’, she also wrote ‘May the force be with you’ on his dessert plate...very cool! And that one little extra thing brought a huge smile to his face!
Great great great evening...thank you!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had an amazing time overall. Although the food was still a little garlicky, it was less so than the last time so we enjoyed it more. The service was good and we were checked on multiple times to see if we needed anything else.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I have been to Melting Pot restaurants before but this one was wonderful. We had a very private table for 2 which was great for conversation. Our serve, Poe, was so good to us and fun to talk to. We had a fantastic date night!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We come once a year only, if it wasn't so expensive we would come more often.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very pleasant and attentive service. Great food as always. We had the Baked Potato Cheese Fondue and the White Chocolate Creme Bruleé Fondue - both were delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and drinks were very good. I like the selections in the 4course menu. Portions were a little small for the price. I is definitely fun cooking the food. Cheese appetizer fondue was delicious!

Tags: Casual, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I had a great time! Was well taken care of and will definitely return and recommend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service was sub-par. Had a reservation, the place was kind of empty, but seating still took a while. The food was good - just has two kinds of cheese fondue and two kinds of chocolate fondue. The portions are so small that the min order is 2 portions. The waiter did not control the temperature properly - we had to do it ourselves, which would have been fine had we been told from the start, so we make the best of the fondue. As far as value for the money, it's really expensive to the point that it's not worth it - and that was without any entrees, which are even more expensive. will not go there again and will not recommend the place. Sorry.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Anniversary

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The server and manager were more than helpful and friendly with their menu, and with accommodating special requests. However, one option that I believe needs to be added to the reservation section on line is the fact that depending on the special request, they need to leave a price notification, something that tells you ahead of time that you will be charged depending on your special request. Because I was surprised with an extra 20 dollars on my bill at the end for a single rose... it was cool that we got to take the vase it came in home tho, as well as the rose! Overall I’d give it 10/10, would recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Went for my daughter's 26th birthday with 6 of us in the party. Two newbies in the group. The waitress was awesome, extremely helpful, explained everything very well. The dessert plate for my daughter had "Happy Birthday" written in glittery gel on it and there was a birthday card for her on the table signed by all of the restaurant employees. Every one of us in the party had an awesome time. Just make sure that you have a lot of time if you're going for the 4 course meal. If you've got newbies, or indecisive people, it can take 3 hours to get through the 4 courses.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our experience was awesome! Our server Johan was friendly and informative. A true gem! Managers Kevin and Mike were attentive, making sure we had a great time. A+ in every way! We will definitely come back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion. We were a group of six and it was fun and great food. The server, Phil, went out of his way to make sure we understood the process and was very helpful. We were there for a birthday celebration for 2 people and they brought champagne with our dessert fondue and gave plates with Happy Birthday on them to the celebrants. It a very good evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We celebrated birthday / anniversary with another couple. It was their first time and they found it to be quite a unique experience
Our server Victor absolutely made the night
He was funny and charismatic and made our dining experience and celebration of our occasions a night to remember !!
We will be back again and will request him again if possible on our next visit

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My friend and I were at the Melting Pot tonight for dinner. We mixed up the dates for the Friendsgiving special, which doesn’t actually start until tomorrow, but the manager was kind enough to still let us do it! The food was as amazing as always and Poe (our waiter) was lots of fun and took great care of us!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our server was very kind and accommodating. The food was very good, but there was a bit too much garlic in everything.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It's always a great experience. The service was excellent, the food was as good as ever, and the leisurely pace was perfect for the occasion

We'll be back soon.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I were there for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We went there for our first date Valentines Day 2015 and I fell in love with The Melting Pot. The food is absolutely delicious and we are never hungry when we leave. We always have excellent and outstanding service. Everyone is extremely nice and pleasant. The manager Kevin remembered us from our last visit this past April. My husband took me for my birthday which happened to be Kevin’s birthday too which was really cool and he was our server that night. For our anniversary dinner we had Michael and he was wonderful and very pleasant. We were there for just over 3 hours and enjoyed every minute of it. We can’t wait to go back!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went for early dinner for an easy going “catch up with each other” meal. The pace of a fondue meal is totally in the control of the diners, and the wait staff are extremely attentive to match your pace, be it quick or slow.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My server and the manager were excellent and checked in often. After I forgot my cell phone the manager even stayed after close to return it to me! Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had another great visit. The food was tasty and the service was excellent - very attentive with special touches to help us celebrate our anniversary. The only distraction was a few bugs flying around us, which we noticed on our previous visit too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been there several times and truly enjoy it. Just special time being able to go there. Quiet, Cozy and Food is amazing.
The owner came up to us and talked and wanted to make sure we were enjoying our evening. The manager came by to talk and also make sure all was good.
Our Server was Amora and she was fantastic !

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

No one in our party of four had ever been to a Melting Pot. Our server, Sarah, did an awesome job of waking us through the adventure and answering our many questions.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

It was a great time. Will be goimg back for sure! Meed more specials through.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My family and I visited the Melting Pot for the 1st time this past weekend. We went for my wife's birthday with the plan of sampling some 'desserts.' From the moment we entered until when we left about 90 minutes later, we were treated as though we were the most important people in the restaurant. The staff was friendly, helpful, and explained everything about the menu, expectations, etc. "Dino" was our waiter and he was excellent! He was friendly, used humor, and took good care of our family. We ended up having an appetizer and then dessert. Both were excellent! At 2 times during the visit, the manager visited our table to check on our experience, etc. It was nice to be treated so well at a restaurant. It doesn't happen a lot anymore...The food was pricey, but we knew that going in, but it was well worth it! We probably won't visit a lot, but on special occasions: a great place to celebrate and to be treated like kings and queens for the moment!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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