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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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3.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.6

ambience

3.7

value

3.1

Noise

Moderate

64% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Romantic (9)
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Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Cozy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 14, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·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.

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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·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 2, 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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·Dined on December 1, 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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·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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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 12, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Seated at 6:30 pm. We have two young children. It’s now 9:30 and still haven’t made it to the dessert portion of our meal. Service is painfully slow. And we are noticing it at tables all around us. Literally EVERYONE is complaining.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food with good friends. My only complaint on this return trip was several times needed to remind our server of food allergies.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful dinner with the family. The kids love coming here. It is three hours of fun and conversation without phones. The food is always filling and worth a long night. Birthday dinner go to spot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I received an email that they were having a wine tasting special called uncorked, when we got there they knew nothing about it. I showed them the email, their response was that it was not in New Jersey. I showed them that it showed New Hersey was included. Again they apologized

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been to this melting pot location several times and have always been satisfied with the food and service. This last experience was the worst service I have ever had in a restaurant in over 40 years. We waited over 30 minutes to have a waiter come to our table. Then we're told there was a mix up with who was assigned our table. The meal went downhill after that. Other tables who arrived after us got there meal before us. Kept on being told by waiter 5 min and our food would come out and waited over 20-39 min for each course. Never even got a refill for my drink despite asking waiter. We spoke to manager who did his best to met our needs. He even checked in with the table. The manager refilled my drink order and he also provided our dessert more promptly than the waiter. This was a special occasion for our family and the service succeeded in ruining the day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Dessert and cheese is best. Not dinner.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife was extremely delighted and that matters to me . Great job

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

First time and would try again. Our waiter was great. We told him it was our first time and he took the time to go over everything.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Server didn't know how to make the cheese. I had to tell him and it was still wrong. Place was dead and he still disappeared for long stretches where I had to go walking through the restaurant looking for help when he didn't bring all of our stuff and when we needed drinks. At one point I found him just hanging out at another table with 3 other workers. All the Food was not very fresh.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our waiter was very slow. I have ordered a Flight for drinks. Basically you are supposed to enjoy paired with with each of your four course meals but everything was extremely slow. The wine was always served after next coarse is already started until I got to the bar and he got me my wine served. From that point whatever i needed i got from the bartender. I have left tips for bartender not for the waiter.
Please improve your service. This is my fourth Melting pot location but I was very disappointed with the service provided.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Definitely a let down. Expensive and the salad was not fresh, the food was not great and I was very disappointed. The service was also slow and the restaurant was not crowded. The salad was brown and the celery was brown too. The food was way over seasoned. Don't waste your money, it was such a let down.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The service was great and so was the food. On the night we were here, it was very warm outside and it wasn't much cooler inside. They could definitely turn down the AC more in here, especially with all the heat coming off the tables. Also, we were seated close to the kitchen and it was super noisy. We've been to other Melting Pot's and this one seemed to lack the ambiance the others had.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Very nice place, and the environment was pretty quiet.

Tags: Tapas, Romantic
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Amazing food. Although a bit pricy, it is definitely worth the experience and great food for a nice night out once in a while. My favorite restaurant 😌

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Our waiter was terrific, patient and kind. We were celebrating my son's birthday and it will be memorable. Thank you!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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