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About The Melting Pot - Somerville
Located close to the Bridgewater Commons Mall in historic downtown Somerville, The Melting Pot brings a truly unique upscale/casual dining experience to Central New Jersey. At The Melting Pot, fondue becomes a memorable and interactive four-course dining experience where patrons can "dip into something different."
Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot of Somerville 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.
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Somerville, NJ 08876
French, Fondue, European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
N. Doughty Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Ample parking is available behind the restaurant. The parking lot is accessible by turning on Davenport Street OR N. Doughty Ave from W. Main Street.
The NJ Transit Train Station is a short walk away. The NJ Transit bus stop is across the street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
The Melting Pot - Somerville Ratings and Reviews
Extremely bad waiter. We had ordered two four course meal and a kids meal. Didn't bring two cheese fondues or two choc fondues, had to argue about it. Similarly, didn't bring any bread or chips for the cheese fondue so had to ask for it and waiter behaved as if he was doing a favor. Money totally wasted and spoiled a special day...totally not worth going to this location. Over all Melting Pot is a great place but not Somerville location.
We've always enjoyed the Melting Pot at various locations. This location seems a bit outdated in its decor, and our server must have been inexperienced because he had to ask another employee a few of our questions about the menu. Otherwise, he was accommodating to us having two young children.
Love the melting pot. Cheese and chocolate were great. Service was poor. Made reservation via OpenTable yet we had to wait over 30min to be seated. Host and hostess were disorganized and harried. Table was wiped quickly no utensils/napkins. Had to ask twice and silver ware was put in a heap on the table. I understand being busy but overall poor poor service esp for the ever increasing prices and declining portion sizes. Will not be going back to this melting pot again
First and last time ever eating at this location. Horrible service, completely understaffed, and such a negative atmosphere. Made a reservation for 7:30PM did not get seated until 8:00PM. The server was not knowledgeable of the menu and the dessert ordered was not presentable and distasteful.
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. The place was very busy. The staff was running around like crazy, but managed it all very well. We loved the experience! Our server was excellent and our food was great! It made for a fun date on a rainy Saturday night.
Fondue is always good and we loved it.
Service was subpar: very slow and with some minor mistakes such as no water in the pot which delayed our dinner.
The venue was very different from the many Melting Pots I have visited. In Somerville our table was in a narrow corridor, and it was challenging for wait staff to service us as other clients tried to pass behind them. The front door would often be left open which would bring in a freezing wind gust of 15 degrees.
Parking was an issue on Main St, especially because of the cold. Walking 3-5 blocks was not fun.
This was a fun birthday celebration for a party of six. We chose the four course option. Would have liked to have had 3 pots for dipping as opposed to 2. I felt it was a little pricey for the amount of food you get for the main course. On the up side the Birthday girl was happy and fun was had by all.
I have been to your location many times and was always happy to come back but this time was different. The service was just ok, portions of fondue was minimal, the filet minion was very chewy and the dessert to was minimal.Usually when I leave i am not hungry at all. This time I left not stuffed. Your restaurant is by no means cheap and my daughter was treating me and I felt not satisfied.
Had an 8:00 reservation. Got there for our reservation and the hostess told us it would be 1/2 hour wait. I told her that we had a reservation and she said that they were backed up. She did not even apologize. We ended up leaving. Honestly, it looked a little dirty. Would have given 0 stars if I could.
The wait time excessive. Very over priced for small portion of the main food and have to cook it ourselves.
The only thing worth dining for is for the fondue cheeses and deserts. I would not reccinend dinner
The bill was over $200 and only 3 entrees were ordered. No kids menus Defining not kid friendly as far as dinner Should have more options.
I would not even take a date there
Food was fine, waitress was nice, but service was ridiculously slow. Only 2 waitstaff working in entire restaurant for many tables. As waitstaff prepares appetizers at table, everything was excruciatingly slow. Been there many times, but this time makes me question if I’ll return. Very poor job by management trying to save $ by having less employees.
Being born and raised in the restaurant industry as well as my husband being an executive chef, I really hate to knock a restaurant but this has to be one of the worst experiences we've ever had at a restaurant.
First off, the ambiance is not what I pictured at all. Very dull and we were sat at one of the 2 person tables facing this old dingy wall. We couldn't see anyone else. No one could see us. But not romantically secluded. Just creepy. Anyways... course 1: the cheese. Took forever to melt. The bread they served with it were hard as a rock (pretty sure they used the same ones for croutons) and the vegetables looked old and dry... Course 2: house salad. Drenched in dressing... course 3: the raw meat you now have to cook yourself. Okay so we didn't know this prior to going nor did our waiter say it beforehand when we explained it was our 1st time. I am pregnant so everything I eat must be fully cooked and I did state that I was pregnant and had to be very careful of what I ate. They give you one bowl for the serving sauce to share with the table. However I had shrimp and my husband is allergic so we had to wait for him to cook his meal for 5 minutes than for me to cook my meal. Another 5 minutes. I was so over it by then I barely ate. And plus I was disgusted and petrified I would get sick. My only saving grace was that I was there with my husband who knew everything was thoroughly cooked. Course 4: chocolate fondue with desserts. This was okay..no real complaints. Our server I forgot his name. He was very nice and the only one working the entire place (although it was kind of empty) but service was a tad slow. We were there for 2 hours.. we came here on a $250 gift card and it was my husband's birthday. We only spent about 100 of the gift card and I plan on giving the rest away because I will never go back here.
Our waiter was bizarre, and that’s putting it mildly. He was extremely loud and cursed. We all thought he was drunk or High. Also we were there about 2 hours before getting food. We were there almost 4 hours total. It was the strangest dining experience of my life. I love the melting pot, just not this particular location.
It was a great experience from our waiter and my girlfriends first time. Unfortunely we only had 10 mins to enjoy it before rowdy crowds got seated behind us and we have to physically scream to have conversation. She loved the experience I frequent melting pot but I’m rethinking it due to dropping 100$ on an evening just to scream and hear the waiter behind us served alcoholic to minors.
It was very loud, there were a lot of teenagers running around and yelling. This location also smelled kind of stale and seemed worn out, I felt like we were in a hotel restaurant at an airport because it just wasn’t the Melting Pot experience I expected from another location I’ve been to in the past. The food was very good though despite all this.
The Melting Pot is a fun alternative for people who want to interact with each other without just talking about current events! Two things - first I requested a moscow mule, the bartender gave me a mojito and said that it was a moscow mule AND that he used ginger beer - two kind of outright wrong statements! Second, the seating is in these large booths which get unbelievably HOT when those burners go on, causing discomfort! Pull out some of those booths and put in tables and chairs please!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are a group of six or more adults, those large booths are TOO WARM!!!!!
The food was delicious and fun to cook. The cheese fondue and chocolate fondue were both outstanding. A fun place to eat, especially if you are dining out with friends and want some time to relax and catch up. My only suggestion would be a better bread for the cheese fondue. The one served was tough and chewy.
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