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About The Melting Pot

At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different - and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.

6683 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, Dessert, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Kingsland Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 725-4141

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/university-city/specials

Entertainment:
We have live music every Saturday night. Starts at 6:30, goes to 10:30

Parking Details:
There is metered parking in front of the restaurant. Also, there is a large public lot behind the restaurant.

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private room that holds up to 32 people.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (314) 725-4141

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Melting Pot Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Romantic (44)
Special Occasion (44)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Worth the Drive (29)
Cozy (28)
Fun (27)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Kid-friendly (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Our experience with food was great but waitress didn’t really helped us with the kids menu. We told one kid entree and told her to make it combo. When we received the bill it was one kid entree and she had two kids combo. Kids ages were 6 and 3year old. We told her we needed help with kids menu.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Very good service, and great way to bond while eating. The fondue and meats are extremely mediocre and over-priced though.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

I love The Melting Pot, it's actually one of my favorite restaurants to attend. Customer service is excellent, atmosphere is very romantic and the food is delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was just perfect. Great food and excellent service

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Beyond disappointed!!! As it was my idea for my friend and her daughter to meet my son and I here. It was all of our first times eating here also.we told the hostess ,the young lady who brought us drinks ,and the I assume to be the manger on duty and yes of course the server her self.. who is Vivian, and whom gave the worst service I ever experienced .. we waited over 30 minutes to order due to in her words a order she needed to take care of that was running behind .we then waited over an hour to even get our first course and my friend had to go grab her drink she had ordered from the bar herself that was completely watered down from sitting there for who knows how long , we received refills twice on our children's drinks ,had to ask to get plates and glasses removed, and to top if off she never came back for payment so we left the bill with the bartender and as we are walking out she is standing at the hostess stand socializing..just and all around horrible experience and to spend 3 hours and cost between the 4 of us well over 200$ I'm discouraged on if I will return .. if i did it would be for the chocolate fondue.. that was delicious

Tags: Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Terrible terrible service. Made comment about it when asked, by/to the owner, but nothing changed.

Further, a drunk patron at another table was loud & obnoxious, yet none of the staff asked him to tone it down.

We eat at MP frequently and this was the absolute worst experience. When you pay that kind of money for a meal, you expect better service & ambience.

Ps - despite describing in my open table rsvp that it was my wife’s birthday, the waitress still asked if we were celebrating anything special?!?!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I have been going to the melting pot for a little over 3 years now and visit frequently but lately the service hasnt been the best the last 3 times i have been i have had issues but in the past ive always rated the melting pot a 10 out of 10 but here lately the service hasnt been the best as it usually is and it seems as if they dont "aim to please" anymore the food has ALWAYS been great but the service has gone down hill 👎

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Upon arrival we were greeted by a beautiful and pleasant woman. The restaurant was unusually cold. Once seated we couldn’t help but notice that the area was extremely drafty. This compromised our comfort level even further. Our waiter graciously allowed us to move to a different location.

We have had our food prepared better during previous experiences. Thank goodness the manager, David, came by our table to check on us. Our main course “rescue” spoon was covered in food and debris. David agreed that the spoon was visibly dirty and secured a clean spoon for us.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Our service was outstanding, working in the service industry myself I was extremely impressed!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We have celebrated many special occasions at this Melting Pot location. This was the first time that we were very disappointed. The service was very poor.

During our cheese course the tray with all of the ingredients sat at our table untended for at least 5 minutes while our server was no where to be found. Since the liquid in the double boiler was on for so long before the fondue was made, it was completely evaporated before we finished the course and was actually smoking (very unpleasant) instead of steaming.

At our main course, again, the tray of raw food was delivered but we didn't have our cooking pot for another 5 minutes, at least. Our server brought white zinfandel when I ordered a second glass of the wine I'd brought from the bar - it was clearly a red wine. When the manager checked in with us I told him we were having service issues. He cleared our table but was obviously frustrated to be doing it. He did not apologize for the situation or make any offer to rectify the situation.

Finally, my husband said he did not want chocolate fondue & should only have been charged for a 3 course meal but was charged for 4 courses. We didn't ask to have the bill revised because we knew it would prolong an already bad experience. I think our server may have served a quantity for 4 people but my husband had clearly said he didn't want it and we indicated that the other 3 of us didn't want the extra serving.

Our server was very pleasant and she was attentive to the gluten free needs of one in our party, but the service was horrible. The Melting Pot was our 17 & 21 year old daughters' first choice of places to celebrate their great first semester grades. It has been their go to celebration spot for years. After this visit, we're not sure we'll go back.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is a very enjoyable place. The atmosphere and ambiance is great. Dinner is a bit long, but it's worth the time to enjoy conversation with your party. Great for special occasions and other gatherings.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was great. One child was not sure he would like it but he ended up raving about it. Service was slow-we made jokes about the waiter saying that he would be back in 2 minutes-it was always a minimum of 20.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fabulous as always. We took our 5 year old granddaughter her 1st melting pot experience. She loved it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love this restaurant. Everything was awesome. Great service. Always recommend to others. Thanks for a great family night our.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was fantastic!! Wife and I had never been and the waiter was great at explaining how the entire process works!!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was one of the best Melting Pot experiences we've had! Our server, Katelin (may be spelled differently), was attentive, quirky, and lots of fun. We loved having fondue for our Christmas Eve dinner, and may make this a family tradition!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fun, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

service for less than 6 is always perfect. The last 2 times, with 6 people.... over 3 hours! I'm all about a relaxed evening, but that was a little much.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Music was more suitable for a teen girls birthday party and service stopped during main course waiting 20 mins for water

Brought coffee during last 3 bites of dessert finally and it was warm at best

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our servers Jordan and Amanda were great! The burners were a little finicky but we enjoyed the time to talk

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is the first bad review I’ve written in my entire life. Being at the melting pot multiple times, this was our worst experience. Probably won’t be returning anytime soon. It was our anniversary, got a terrible corner booth, almost like a kids table. Was an hour and a half at least before we got anything. Knowing they were busy we put in our order early. The portions were smaller then I’ve ever experienced. The broth steamed out before we even received our entree. I’m aware of being busy, I’m a server. This was not that busy. The server had a good attitude, that’s about all that was okay. We had reserved a week ahead for our anniversary. Seems that didnt matter to anyone there.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was very good with the exception of the the witty salad. The service was horrible. We were sat for at least 10 mins before we saw the waitress. When she did the cheese fondue, she forgot the bread. Said she would be right back. After 5 minutes I had to find the hostess who came by the table a few minutes later to see if we got bread and it had still not arrived.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Celebrated my daughters birthday . Service was excellent . The server was very friendly and knowledgeable . Seating was both cozy and private. The food was good . Bit pricey but perfect for special occasions .

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We love The Melting Pot! Servers are always so personable & sweet.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We typically dine here every holiday after a family holiday outing and have a wonderful experience but this year was totally different. First we had a reservation and had to wait about 20 mins to be seated. Even while others without reservations were seated before us. Then, we were seated next to an extremely messy area (think food on floor and dirty dishes) that was promised to be cleaned up right away but was not cleaned up through our entire meal. The service was slow and inattentive. We had to wait for water and drink refills and were finished with our meals before asked if we wanted any extra dipping sauces etc. We were so disappointed.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Normally the cheese is my favorite part of the meal, i tend to get the same one every visit. (Think it's called Wisconsin cheddar?) This time the cheese was not as great as it has been previously... not sure if it had same ingredients or the server made it slightly different??

Tags: Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I realize that eating here is an "experience", not to be rushed. At this Delmar location the food itself was excellent but it was 45 minutes before we even got our first cheese course. A total of over 3 hours... Also, the bathrooms weren't up to par (messy and out of papertowels). We normally eat at the Lamp and Lantern restaurant, have always had a wonderful experience there, and will be returning there to eat from now on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing service.(ragina) helpers were great too. Nice to be greeted and checked on by owner(mike) everyone made it a fun and exceptional experience

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We got seated around 645 and paid around 945, which was pretty late, and long, esp for a school night. It wasnt crowded, actually fairly empty, and we were sat way in back corner, and it was chilly. The server took a long time in between entrees, to either come back and check on us, or to get things moving. Cheese water pots were boiling for at least 20minutes before she came back. I dont feel like the meats/entrees were explained well enough. I guess for the amount of money and time spent, it just wasnt worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Been there before and loved it! Decided to take my besties to celebrate my birthday..made reservations for 8 wasnt seated till after 830...drinks and food was amazing as usual..waiter was hard to find ..guess he was really busy...my friends didnt undersatnd why I didnt get balloons.
Lol..so they took one off the sign out front...and wrote on it..took two hours for drinks..cheese and chocolate fondue after being seated late...so surle to time restraints ee werent able to spend more time in the loop as we planned..the owner Mike talked and sat with us and was nice...wish the waiter was around more and we could have been out in an hour instead of two...

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food! Stuffed, but sooo worth it!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was excellent. Service was awesome. Will return soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nice atmosphere for a date.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Thought the service was very slow, and pushy to buy more than you might want, and very expensive for what you got.
Not really authentic fondue at all.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Much better than last time we were here. Requested a private booth to celebrate a birthday, which was accommodated. Kitchen was running behind due to large crowd, and food was delayed. This was fine for us, as we were not in a hurry, but be aware that it may happen. Our waitress and the manager kindly comped us a round of drinks to make up for the delay. Food was excellent, as always.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I’ve dined here several times. This was my least enjoyable visit. Oils were too hot and burned the meat and the meat selections in the specials aren’t so great but I love melting pot. I could do cheese and chocolate any night❤️

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was good for a unique experience. Service was good. Food was decent. Would go back, but could go either way.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Regina was amazing!
This was our first fondue experience and it was awesome.
We're already planning our next trip(we drove from Springfield, IL).
Loved the layout too.
Thanks for a great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I am so happy The Melting Pot of University City is now open for lunch! My girlfriend and I tried the crave combo with the Alpine Cheese, California Salad, and Yin Yang chocolate. The food was amazing and I want to go back again next weekend to try an entirely different combo!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Took my girlfriend here for her first time having fondue and she absolutely loved the food and the experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and a wonderful server.

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