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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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190 West Main Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Fondue, European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
N. Doughty Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 575-8010

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/somerville/specials

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
The NJ Transit Train Station is a short walk away. The NJ Transit bus stop is across the street.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

The Melting Pot - Somerville Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.5

ambience

3.6

value

3.1

Noise

Moderate

63% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (13)
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Romantic (13)
Fun (12)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Cozy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was very blan. Spent 200.00 for. Valentines night. Felt like we were getting rushed out. Forgot our wine during dessert. Only good thing was desert.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I always love coming here for special occasions. It’s a really treat. I also love how it’s a fun experience and different from other restaurants.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

It was an excellent experience. The special half lasagna is definitely amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Slow service, very expensive for what you get, and it is dirty and dated. Our silverware was dirty. Will not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Did not meet my expectations. I expected ambiance and food offerings to be better. Price was very high for the amount of food we receive. The plates and utensils old.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Terrible service. Clearly under staffed, took one and a half hour for the entree to even show up. Dessert too another hour.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had so much fun celebrating with The Melting Pot. It was the perfect amount of food and the ambiance was stupendous. We will definitely be back for the next special occasion!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food and service was good but there were items not available.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Was great food and employees! One thing is it was a little loud and busy. The seating was nice but the one in Atlantic City had private booths which was so nice for conversation/

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I went with a friend for dinner. We try to go to a different restaurant once a month, It was probably more than we wanted to spend, but she had never been there and wanted to try it. The food is good and fondue is a fun meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food. Great about gluten free options! Will definitively be going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Don't go on holidays. And make sure you ask for all your courses

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Took my mother and mother in law to dinner for Christmas. We enjoyed our meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Used to go to the Melting Pot in Red Bank before it closed down. Loved it there. Somerville location was very underwhelming, starting with the ripped up seating in our booth. We will not be going back.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good food. Service was great!! Can't wait to go back!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The Cheese and the chocolate fondue were very good but overall price was way too much for what you received. Server was nice but very slow. There should be fans over each table for the steam. We saw several spider webs and menus were sticky.

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

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was our first time at Somerville. We were disappointed in the drink selection and the table and sitting area were filthy. We asked to have the table wiped down and the hostess never did.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food & server Brian were fantastic!!! Enjoyable evening & night out!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!!!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Lovely, efficient and pleasant server (Bernard). Good food. Good time had by all.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was friendly but super slow...options are less flexible than they used to be so it cost more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The place was good, food was good but service was slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was amazing and the waiter was very nice and explained everything to us since it was our first time.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service here was unbelievably slow and food was just okay at best (that's being nice). After we were seated it took 15 min for the server to come over and another 10 min to get water. We ordered the 4 course special which on paper sounded good. The 1st course, the cheese fondue, was good but the main course was over priced and just okay quality (not acceptable for a $100+ dinner for two). The time between courses was horrendous. It took ~25min from when we finished one course to get the next. We were there for about 3 hours before we said to hell with this place and ended up leaving before we got the last course (which we still had to pay for). Overall awful dining experience. NEVER going back and do not recommend to anyone.

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