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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

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4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (26)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
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Special Occasion (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (15)
Fun (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Casual (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Authentic (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·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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·Dined on October 23, 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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Absolutely loved brunch! I've dined at this melting pot on several occasions and never been disappointed! I was skeptical about brunch but would absolutely do it again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very good as always.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fun and enjoyable to eat at with family. We all had phones out with timers to time our cooking experience. That was just fun. The food quality is top notch.

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Love going, I'm starting to feel like the servers remember us.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Good night: Fulfilling my 8 year old's dream of seeing her first live musical. (In The Heights!, it was fantastic and blew her mind!)
Better night: Dressing "fancy" and eating somewhere special. Her #1 choice is The Melting Pot.
"Best night ever!"(Actual girl child quote) That's when you can arrive a tiny bit late to the Melting Pot, but still have to time to add in an extra cheese course, all the ridiculous questions and jokes my daughter asks, and I guess a main course as well (Who knew she was that hungry)? All that and the staff made sure we left exactly on time.
Thanks for helping ensure that her first theatre experience was perfect.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The waitress was great and very likable. The food an overall experience was great an I plan on coming back for another occasion at some point with friends. Recommended for any special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Organic, Fun, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Quality experience! Great service and atmosphere, although it was slow and quiet.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went as a family of five and the staff was wonderful, cheerful, and made us feel welcome. The food was amazing and we had a great night!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went for my birthday and had a really great server! She was ver nice and interested with my kids. She even let my 6 year old help make the dessert and she was very excited to help. The food is always really good and has never disapointed us. This is the second time we have gone there, the first time was for our anniversary and loved it! This is our new favorite spot for dinning out on special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The food delicious and the choices are vast. The quality of the fondue is superb and the only thing to consider is the price point. It’s not cheap but the food is delicious and the service excellent. The wait staff are friendly and go out of their way to make your experience great. In fact we were celebrating our daughters 21st birthday and they brought our complimentary champagne for us all during dessert. Overall a class act!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We always go here for our kid's birthdays! It's their first place of choice for their birthday or whatever special occasion it is. Victor was our server and he was wonderful! Full of smiles and happiness! He was on the ball and quick to get whatever refills we needed. The food is tasty and so filling, especially if you do the 4 course meal choice. I'm glad there is a local Melting Pot in Rochester!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The service was very slow, but the food was good. Our server was very nice, but not sure why it was slow, as the restaurant was not busy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Secluded intimate seating, great for romantic dates or even just a night with friends. Friendly staff.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our server Brian was AMAZING!! We drove 2 hours just for the food and the service made it totally worth it as well as warrants another trip in the future!!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our waiter Poe was awesome along with the food. The manager however was not. I probably won't go back because of him.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

This was our first time here.....and we loved it!! Our experience was one we will remember for a long time!!! Lots of fun and awesome food!!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our server Ben was amazing Bethany was great. Two of the manager's came to greet us and check in with us. Overall, our experience was MAGNIFICENT.
All hail The Melting Pot!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food was amazing - especially the cheese and chocolate courses. Our server, Brian, made it a fun experience, too. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Because we were there pretty late, it was very quiet and we had a great visit with our server Ben and owner Mike. We got some great local information, particularly about a side trip to the Finger Lakes wine region.
Of course dinner as always was great! They were very accommodating to special requests.
Fondue is one of the best inventions ever.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We have been dining with the melting pot for years now. We come every anniversary and sometimes birthdays or when there is a special worth coming for. Their food has never disappointed us. We always leave full and satisfied. Their staff is always so happy and joyous from the time we arrive until the very end. I have never been dissapointed. I recommend this to anyone celebrating a special occasion or just to try fondue and add a new restaurant to the dinner list.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Delicious food and great service. The Melting Pot never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had an awesome experience. The food was delicious and interesting. The staff was friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

A welcome change from the routine. A bit expensive --- over three hundred dollars for a family of five-- and some of our kids shared courses. So we will be back but probably not too frequently due to the cost.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This was our first time there. Our waiter, Johan, was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The only drawback is that it is so pricey that we would only return for a special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great! Highly recommend.

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·Dined on July 13, 2017

As usual, it was a fun, delicious meal. This time we took our daughter and son-in-law. They also enjoyed it. Fun choices, plenty of food and lovely gracious servers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Our server went out of his way to please us. He was fun and helpful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Good service, food was good but entree seemed blan. You cook your on entrees in a broth.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was poor. Our server raised his voice at me. Ignored my question. Overcharged us. Definitely go back but never with that server. My husband agreed. He wanted us to spend more $ clearly. We only ordered 1 cheese pot but the server ordered us 2. We did order a drink and add on meat dish=$30. Respect people's finances please! I'll b out of work in 3 weeks on maternity leave for 6 weeks. Gee. Mgr was very polite and host as well.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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