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The Melting Pot - Somerville

3.7
212 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Fondue, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,

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

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(908) 575-8010
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Cross street: N. Doughty Avenue
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What 212 People Are Saying
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3.7
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4.1
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.3
value
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

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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Kimm 
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 30, 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.

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Ali52 (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 27, 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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AB12345 (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on December 11, 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.

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NYCnative (New York Area)
2.0
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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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Fondue, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,

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

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Cross street
N. Doughty Avenue
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(908) 575-8010
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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.
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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