About The Melting Pot - Seattle
Situated in the hub of Queen Anne, the Mercer St. location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing 4 course experience begins with cheese fondue prepared tableside. Fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, & vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh, & flavorful. Entrees are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the fun. Your choice of chocolate fondue is the grand finale, served with a variety of delicious dippers. Many have stopped by to satisfy that fondue craving after a concert at The Key Arena, an Opera or Pacific Northwest Ballet performance at McCaw Hall, or a family outing at the Seattle Center.
We feature an extensive wine list, fresh trendy cocktails, & specialty martinis.
It’s the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, overdue date night, family night, or a group gathering!
Seattle, WA 98109
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2pm
Happy Hour in the Bar/Lounge:
7 Days a Week 4:00-6:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 2pm
Happy Hour Menu: Brie plate, pure chocolate fondue, cheese fondue, any salad, on tap or bottled beer, well drinks and happy hour wines.
We are Closed on the Following Holidays:
Between First Ave and Queen Anne Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Happy Hour in the Lounge
Daily 4:00 to 6:00pm
1/2 off cheese fondue, pure chocolate fondue, brie plates; & all salads. $5 well drinks & beer & $7 select wine pours.
Bring Home The Flavors Of The Melting Pot!
Our Garlic & Wine Seasoning, House Dressings, Chocolate Bars, Beautifully Hand Dipped Strawberries, & more are available for purchase
Valet parking available for $9.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Service Appreciation Monday - we thank all of our service men and women with 20% off dinner on Monday nights!
Ladies Night Thursdays - Ladies receive happy hour drink prices all night long PLUS enjoy cheese fondue, salad, & chocolate fondue for $20 per person
Kids Eat Free Saturdays & Sundays - From 4 to 6pm, one child 12 & under eats free per paid adult. See store for details or restrictions.
The Melting Pot - Seattle Ratings and Reviews
Every time we're here, the servers we get are absolutely top tier. They include our son without blinking, they make jokes, explain when we look puzzled and are the absolute best at knowing exactly what they're giving us and recommending alternatives when it's something we can't have due to dietary restrictions. We continually come back to the Seattle location year after year due to the fact that they make us feel right at home, the food is fresh and delicious and the employees are great. Time and time again we walk out telling ourselves we're glad we found a place we don't regret spending money at.
We came here for our anniversary and had a really nice time. The service was pretty slow and we didn’t get something we ordered, but our server was friendly and we loved having a little booth to ourselves. There was one server who kept singing REALLY loudly and I found it super annoying...but that’s just me, haha.
We have dined here 4 times, we always set a reservation. 2 of the 4 times we were sat then forgotten about. We are done going to the melting pot, absolute worst service I’ve ever experienced. This last visit we were sat immediately and then we were not acknowledged for 30 minutes, this was our final visit to the melting pot.
We had to have all of our silverware changed out at least twice bc there was food stuck on them. Several of our plates also had stuck on food. I was over having to hear my coworker complain about the quality of the silverware to the point where it ruined my experience and this is my favorite restaurant. I typically go to Bellevue but Seattle was closer at the time.
The food is always fresh and well portioned. Likely won't need a second round of veggies even if you think you do. You would think that the cost of the meals would keep the families with crying children and uncouth loudmouths at the Denny's, but nope, they'll be sat right next to you. Not MP's problem, just an uptight Seattleites..
Me and my boyfriend went on New Year’s Day to celebrate our anniversary. Since our anniversary is on a holiday it can be hard to go out and celebrate our anniversary on the date since most places are busy and loud with people celebrating but the melting pot had a good noise level and made the night enjoyable. The restaurant wasn’t packed and was a very good atmosphere. We had a 6PM reservation and arrived 20 minutes early due to other reviews saying it took 10-15 minutes for seating. When we arrived they said they would seat us closer to our time which was completely fine but they ended up seating us 15 minutes early. The manager took us to our seat and told us his name in case we had any problems and told us who our waiter would be. He also came around later in the night to check on us again to make sure we were still doing good.
Our waiter Aleki was amazing. As soon as he arrived he congratulated us on our anniversary and then asked us if we had ever been there before, which we hadn’t, and ran through the menu with us. When we ordered I informed him that I am allergic to onions, which is a very uncommon allergy, and he was very thorough to go through everything we ordered to make sure nothing I ate had onions and when he brought out the meat sauces he moved the Green Goddess sauce to my boyfriends side of the table and made sure I heard him say that it had onions. When dessert came he brought us each out a chocolate covered strawberry as an anniversary gift. He made sure to come around often to make sure we weren’t waiting on him for one of our courses and to make sure we were still doing good.
We got the four course meal which included 1 salad for each of us, 1 pot of cheese fondue, 1 entree for each of us with a shared cooking pot and 6 dipping sauces, and 1 chocolate fondue pot. And we each got a non-spirit drink and our total bill was $127. If you’ve never been there before the entree price is the total price for the 4 course meal which is confusing.
Service was slow and although we had four people and wanted to try different things, they refused to seat us at a table with two pots, resulting in all four of us needing to want to eat the same appetizer, entree, and dessert. For a $250 meal for four people I expected better service.
My wife and I went to The Melting Pot for the first time for our anniversary. I wish we tried the Bellevue one, because the parking /valet was a nightmare. Made it a stressful start to our romantic night. Our server was great, the food was yummy. However, upstairs where we sat, was not the cleanest. I was a little grossed out by the lack of cleanliness.
We love going to the Melting Pot! We wish we could go more but it is too pricey for us to go except for special occasions. We pick the $50 4 course dinner and split it between the 2 of us which is enough food for us as we are not big eaters. It is always soooooo good !!!! I find the service hit or miss but when we went this last time our server was great.
I can't wait to go again !!
I personally have never had such a lousy time at a supposedly high end restaurant. Was extremely excited and maybe a little naive as far as fondue goes but........ if you have a decent staff it would be an exciting exercise in trying new things.
I was expecting a very quiet, romantic atmosphere and what we got was an aging Denny's.
1. After being seated we ordered our first course of the cheese fondue and our drinks.
2. 10 minutes to receive the fondue pot, 5 more minutes to add the ingredients and another 5 or so minutes to have it cook down to start using our little forks. All in all the fondue was decent. Could probably have been more flavorful oh and while waiting the waiter stood there and said I can put in your order your entree right now. Tried to ask questions and received minimal answers to those questions.
3. 20 minutes after receiving the fondue our drinks finally arrived. luckily we were served water so I didn't choke to death on the food.
4. 30 minutes waiting for the main course, no waiter in sight.
5. Main Course shows up and we had ordered the big night out so it included several choices of Shrimp, Lobster, Chicken, Teriyaki Beef and Filet Mignon Florentine. Mind you these ingredients are raw and require cooking and were all spread out on one platter no effort to separate them from each other. Ever heard of cross contamination? Left half of the ingredients on the platter they were the worst ever. Seasoning way over the top on some, nothing on others?
5. Approximately 20 minutes later still haven't seen the waiter , plates pushed to the end of the table still no waiter At this point we just want to get to the chocolate fondue and get the hell out of there.
6. Chocolate fondue was decent, that's all I can say about that other than I will never, ever go to this restaurant again.
7. ALL IN: 2 HRS AND 45 MINUTES. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR A FIRST DATE TAKES SO LONG YOUR SILENT PAUSE MAY BECOME VERY AWKWARD.
The food was tasty but the service was a hot mess! Our server seemed unsure of himself and did not know that our order included a coffee or glass of wine. Then he couldn’t find someone who knew how to use the espresso machine for quite a while. There was far too much time between courses -it took 3 hours to get through dinner! We planned on 2 hours and had to call our sitter and apologize for being super late as we rushed through dessert. We really didn’t get to enjoy the chocolate fondue because we were frustrated and stressed at how slow the service was and at how late we were going to be arriving home. We wanted one of the cozy tables upstairs that is very private and secluded but ended up downstairs next to a table with someone who had a wet cough and another who had a person staring at us. Not romantic! I should have specified about the table. Good food but nothing special and ridiculously slow service. Lastly, the restaurant wasn’t full at all but we waited about 10-15 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation and were a few minutes early. Plus, we waited another 10-15 to order a beverage. Normally (in a good restaurant) a waiter will offer water and/or take drink orders within a few minutes of being seated.
It's been years since I've been to this restaurant, but I was very disappointed starting with the service I received from the time I walked through the door, the hostess was rude. Our server was great, just slow and not always on top of things. The food was so so. Our appys were not fresh (day old bread etc...) our salads turning brown, main course & dessert were fine. I was overall disappointed and not sure i'll be back. It's such a fun experience and we introduced our kids to it for the first time before hitting a show in Seattle. I hope the hostess "moves on". She was NOT a good representation of this establishment.
The menu is a bit confusing for a large group and the waiter was not extremely helpful with this. Also the front of house staff claimed our reservation was for one less person than it was, despite me having my confirmation email. So there was quite a wait for them to get a table ready for us. This was disappointing since I had planned this dinner over a month in advance as a special surprise for my family and because we were on a time crunch to make it to the Nutcracker after dinner. The food was good and the experience of cooking in fondue was unique.
We traveled to Seattle to attend the Nutcracker and The Melting Pot was the perfect prelude to make our special day a perfect day.
At The Melting Pot, you'll get much more than a meal, you'll have a unique experience and make memories that will last a lifetime.
The Seattle Melting Pot staff was excellent and added to our experience.
We highly recommend The Melting Pot, but make sure to allocate enough time (2 hrs) to enjoy the experience.
Loved the ability to eat smaller bites of food I loved. You're able to cook the meal to whatever degree of doneness you want. Large variety of choices to make the meal something that caters to your special needs, vegan/paleo/bariatric etc. Staff is very attentive and makes excellent recommendations. The atmosphere was quiet and we were able to converse in normal tones without shouting at each other. Will definitely return.
The Valet parking has changed. We had to drive down to the entrance, but we were blocked by out coming cars. Had to pre-pay for City parking costs in addition to paying the valet. We had a party of four but were seated at a table with only one burner. Would have preferred two burners for more options. Also were seated in a section with many children and would have preferred a more adult section (I guess next time we will request to sit in the bar area).
We dined at the Melting Pot before attending the Nutcracker. Service was incredibly slow even though our server knew that we needed to be at the Nutcracker at 7:30. We had a ridiculous amount of wait time between courses. We waited over half an hour between our entree and our chocolate fondue. We had a spill at our table and even though a busboy was clearing the table next to ours, he was reluctant to give us a towel and then he just watched us awkwardly as we tried to clean up the spill.
I had an terrible experience at the Melting Pot in Seattle. I had to tell the waiter to make my meal gluten free countless times. Jen failed to do so each time. I ended up eating food which contains gluten. I am allergic to it so it was not good. The food was expensive. This would have been fine if the service wasn’t so bad and slow. I will not be returning to this restaurant.
There was a small note in the front explaining the 3% surcharge, but nothing in the menu so it had to be explained. The Ice Wine was obviously VERY OLD. At $12/glass it should have been fresh and crisp not flat and dead. The drinks came out after the appetizer was already served. The duck didn't taste anything like duck and the shrimp, steak and lobster were OK in quality. The concept is really great and it is something I would recommend to do just for the experience, but the price point was pretty high. Dinner for 2, one drink each before and one dessert wine it was $200.00.
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