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About The Melting Pot - San Antonio
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.
San Antonio, TX 78216
Fondue, European, French
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
Blanco and Bitters
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a unique, interactive dining experience like no other.
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - San Antonio Ratings and Reviews
We went for my Birthday and the staff made me feel so special with a handwritten and signed birthday card, very thoughtful and unexpected! Our waiter was phenomenal, by being very patient with us and answering all of our questions with great knowledge. It was a little pricey but all in all well worth it. You get what you pay for and we will for sure be back!! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
The best of San Antonio offer the meats didn’t have taste to it, I ordered another site of meats to make up for the lack of seasoning and they didn’t have what I wanted and also the chicken breasts didn’t have any seasoning on them. There was a table beside us that were screaming and being to loud for this kind of dining experience. I wouldn’t visit again since it was overpriced for the dining experience and our server was very much absent
We usually like the Melting Pot, but this time there was no sauce for seafood. They did away with their cocktail sauce a while ago and now you have to special request it when you make reservations and the lemon sauce they came out with they also did away with. So I will no longer be able to eat seafood there :( Also, this time there was a couple of crying kids the entire time we were there. With the amount of time you typically are there I do not feel that this is a child friendly place and anyone who does bring them ruins the atmosphere for everyone else that is there.
The group I was with all took part in the fondue - I; however, am not a fan of the meat / veggie fondue portion of the meal, so I ordered a soup, salad and drink and it was over $17.00 -- salad was small, and the French onion bisque wasn't very good at all.
Second visit with guests, and even better than the first visit. My guests were leery at first not knowing what to expect, and then learning they would cook their own meal. A little stress. I knew it would work out beautifully, and it did. Much of that was because of Lance, our server, patiently explained how to "fondue!" He reminded us to not touch the "hot zone," and reviewed our orders with us. My guests went from not sure about this to loving the experience and we DEFINITELY enjoyed the food. WE "died" when we go to the chocolate! My guests loved The Fondue Pot, and they liked Lance from the get--go. Friend Bill raved about the scallops wrapped in bacon -- he doesn't eat fish. And Sharon had to buy a bottle of your garlic seasoning. What a wonderful way to say farewell to them as they traveled on to their next stop in their newly retired journey.
This place was definitely a let down. I went with three friends for my birthday and it was honestly a waste of money. For 50.00 I would expect our second course to arrive way sooner then it did. It took us 2.5 hours to go from the cheese to salad course only because we complained. Our server seemed to be drunk or high. Overall I will probably never go back. We got there at 8:30 and the whole meal to 4 hours
Very disappointing experience. We will not go back. We were sat at a back section of the restaurant that wasn't even apart of the restaurant. It was a hallway they squeezed a couple of booths into just to have more tables. The booth had walls all the wall up to the ceiling and faced the wall, so you are squeezed into this small cube with no room. The booth was a small corner booth for 2 with one entrance where you had to slide around the seat. Under the table was this large metal bar (joining the booth to the table), so you couldn't put you legs under the table properly. My husband had to keep his legs in the isle just to sit.
If that wasn't bad enough, the meal took 3 hours...not because we took our time, but because the restaurant brought us the wrong meal so we had to wait for them to redo our order. We sat in-between our courses for a good 15 min before they brought the next course.
The bread was hard as a rock and old...but the best part was that because of the horrible booth that had no ventilation of open circulation...there was no place for air to go. This means as we cooked in our fondue pot, the steam had absolutely no place to go...so it went directly in our faces the entire time. I physically had to keep waving the steam out of our faces just to see. The waiter finally turned down the burner to help it a little but could only turn it down a little so that the food could still cook.
Absolutely would never go back.
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