The Melting Pot - Tacoma

4.1
2879 Reviews
$50 and over
Fondue
Located in historic downtown Tacoma, The Melting Pot provides a unique, interactive dining experience in a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. Stop into our gourmet fondue restaurant after a concert at The Tacoma Dome, a visit to The Tacoma Art Museum to see the Dale Chihuly Museum of Glass, or a family outing at the Point Defiance Zoo. Choose from 1, 2, 3, or more courses, including savory cheeses prepared tableside, fresh salads with house-made dressings, tempting meats and seafood, and of course, creamy chocolate fondue served with an array of delicious dippers. Complement your selections with a specialty cocktail, craft beer, or glass of wine from our extensive wine list. No matter what menu items you choose, or how many courses you order, we encourage you to savor every moment.
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Experiences

  • Large Party Dining

    Multiple dates available

    We look forward to celebrating together! We require all large parties to select a custom, 4-course menu. After you complete your OpenTable reservation, we will reach out with menu details. Additionally, you will need to sign a DocuSign agreement for a large party. Please note there is an automatic 18% gratuity for large parties, as well as a 4% surcharge for all tables. Your reservation will not be finalized until this agreement is signed and returned to the Melting Pot via DocuSign ​and you have been contacted by a Melting Pot team member to confirm. Please also let us know if you have any special requests for your event! Thank you!
  • Daddy - Daughter Sweetheart Lunch

    $5.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    11:30AM-2:00PM ONLY - Any reservation made outside this timeframe will be CANCELLED. Lunch menu is $84 PER DUO. $5 Booking Fee will be refunded after lunch. Celebrate Valentine's Day with your child at a memorable lunch on February 12th. We're offering a 3-course Cheese, Entrée and Chocolate menu. Plus we'll include a red rose and chocolate-dipped strawberries from Dad! Make memories you'll both cherish for many years to come! Menu & details are available on our website. Our regular menu is NOT available, nor is our kids menu. *Offer valid for all parent/guardian/child blends. A credit card is required to confirm. No-show fee is $25 per guest. Your table will be reserved for 2 hrs for parties of 1-4; 2.5 hrs for parties of 5-6.
  • Valentine's Weekend

    $5.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022

    Dinner is $120 PER GUEST. $5 Booking fee will be refunded after dinner. 'Due Something Romantic! Feb 12th - Feb 14th. We're offering a pre-fix 5-Course Fondue Experience. We'll send every couple home with a free box of chocolate-dipped strawberries and a $25 certificate to use during a future visit. Menu & details are available on our website. Our regular menu, nor our kids menu, is NOT available. We'll start with a champagne toast! Enjoy Melting Pot favorites down to our famous flambéed Maple Chocolate fondue. Premium wine flights, champagne and lovers cocktails will complete your evening. Credit card is required to confirm. No show fee = $50 per guest. Your table will be reserved for 2 hrs for parties of 1-4; 2.5 hrs for parties of 5-6
  • ULTIMATE Night of Romance

    $5.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022

    Dinner is $140 PER GUEST. $5 Booking Fee will be refunded after dinner. 'Due Something Romantic! We're celebrating Feb 12th - Feb 14th. Our Ultimate Night of Romance for two includes 5-course pre-fix menu along with a bottle of champagne, rose petals and candles on the table, a box of chocolate-covered strawberries and a $25 Certificate to use at a future visit. The Ultimate way to say I love you! Menu and details are available on our website. Our regular dinner menu is NOT available, nor is our kids menu. A credit card is required to confirm. No-Show fee is $50 per guest. Your table will be reserved for 2 hrs for parties of 1-4; 2.5 hrs for parties of 5-6.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2879 people are saying
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MichaelH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service, great atmosphere. Perfect for a special occasion!

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Salina
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was so nice and knowledgeable. We will definitely be returning

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded 3 days ago

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for the kind words

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, I spilled my Italian soda and she rushed over and saved me. Was very sweet and friendly too!

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vipJohnP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really fun date experience. I highly recommend it.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded 5 days ago

Happy to hear you had a nice time!

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StacyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and the experience was fantastic! The server was extremely nice and the food was amazing! I would definitely recommend

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded 5 days ago

Sounds like a great time! Thanks for sharing your kind words

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor made the night extra. Her personality and that she explained what she was doing each part of the meal. Great night and great food

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Kermo
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was very good food and service wise. It was our daughters birthday and Taylor our server brought out a very nice happy birthday plate, which was nice of her. Taylor was awesome. Very spendy our bill for four came to $515 which I left a nice tip. I did ask for a receipt but didn't get one. Seemed a bit off price wise we each had two drinks and each couple shared the the Complete experience which was $115 per couple. All in all our experience was great. Price and value was not.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was so amazing! Our server, Gracie, was attentive and kind, the drinks were delicious and made perfectly! The food……soooo delicious! It was our first fondue experience; we went for the ‘dinner for two’ and absolutely loved each course!! We will certainly be back!

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 21, 2022

Sounds like a wonderful evening! We'll pass along your kind words to Gracie. Hope to see you again soon, thanks again!

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AaronB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server made my date night with my wife, a night to remember. As always, thank you Melting Pot for a wonderful evening.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 18, 2022

Sounds like a great evening! It looks like Mandi was your server. We will be sure to share your kind words. Thank you!

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MayelinV
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall1food2service3ambience1

For one parking was not the best at this location. We did not feel very welcomed when we walked in. Secondly the bathroom was completely out of paper towels. The servers was very sweet, however we never got any fresh water. It was my daughters birthday and we had a free box of strawberries and they were out from the time we sat down at the table and remained outside the entire time while the heat from the burner was melting them. I ordered cheesecake and thought it was just a New York style but was never Informed what type of cheesecake it was I had to pretty much guess and seen what it actually was when I got the bill, because the waiter wasn’t quite sure himself. They brought out a plate that said happy birthday and it wasn’t even my daughters name it was someone else’s name on the plate and the waiter made a joke about it and we just laughed and went with it but I felt that was pretty embarrassing. I was charged $120.00 for two when it clearly said $115.00 on the menu. Then I was told they would apply a 20% military discount and it was not applied. They had already charged my card. Then we asked for a bag for our food and it took 10 minutes to locate one and once they finally came out with one it was completely ripped and I had to show the lady the bag and she apologized yet again and went to go locate another one. I asked to speak to the manager and I just waited as she brought back another bag and she never mentioned that she got the manager and that she was on her way. So I was already aggravated and did not want to wait any longer. As we tired to leave the doors where closed there for we had to wait until someone returned to let us out. Over all the expensive was very unpleasant, very unprofessional, and service was not what I expected. And I have been to several melting pots and this was by far the worst. For the price that we paid for the over all expenses it was not worth it. I will not return to this melting pot location ever again.

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Melody
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Generally I would give a 5. Based on this experience my score is low. Had to ask to be moved because music was so loud and we were under a speaker. Cheese was thin and almost watery. Salad brought before cheese. However our server was very nice.

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JakeY
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great date night choice for us. A fun, unique dining experience with a nice quiet atmosphere. I wouldn’t recommend with young children though.

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Halie
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we had an amazing time! Very fun and cool experience and our server, Taylor, was EXCELLENT!! 10/10 :)

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for checking us out! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We have been here many times in the past 5 years. I know things change but was super disappointed in our food for the price we pay. Not sure we’ll be going back which is a bummer

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CharH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. The kids enjoyed their first time experience and had fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Server was fantastic. Food was sooooo mediocre for the price. I knew this wasn’t going to be the mo

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Abigail
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience for a special occasion! Waitress was very sweet and attentive. Food was greaaat, happy to celebrate my husband’s birthday there (:

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BDGH2022
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was ok nothing special this time as prices have sky rocketed and there is a hidden 4%. If you need to increase prices don't hide it just increase the price.

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LouAsh
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok I guess. Nothing I couldn’t do at home honestly. Price was pretty steep for the amount of food even with it being the bigger dinner for two. The waitress and staff were amazing though and if I could grade it solely on that it’d be an amazing review especially the one busgirl with the curly hair and glasses! She was super nice even though she wasn’t our waitress. Idk if I’ll return with those prices.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hello, happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience with the server and busgirl :) Thanks for your kind words

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent.

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MauliP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had 4 people who wanted to order meal for two but we were sat at a table with one burner. We had to pay full price but only got to order one type of cooking method and one chocolate since we only had one burner. Super disappointed.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi there, thanks for sharing your thoughts about this. In the future, you may always request a table with multiple burners. I've sent you a message and hope to discuss further.

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JustinF
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time. Food was good , service was outstanding

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 10, 2022

Happy to hear it! Thanks - hope to see you again soon

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AlyssaNicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fun experience for a special occasion. Be willing to eat slowly and converse with your party.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks for sharing your special occasion with us. Hope to see you again soon

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EdwardH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! I took my daughter for her 24th birthday! Food was great!

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks for celebrating with us! Happy to hear the service was great too, Thanks again!

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Gramz
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Off the top of my head, they have two dressing choices for salad. Salad is served as one of the courses. The staff was great, but the ambience was not there. I don't feel as if the price fits what you get. Keep in mind that you are responsible for cooking every morsel that goes into your mouth.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hello, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We can always work on improving our guests' experience.

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vipHappyguest
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My son asked to go to The Melting Pot for his birthday dinner as he hadn’t been in a while. His fiancé had never been and really enjoyed it. We started with 5:00 reservations and left about 3.5 hours later. Our server did a great job of explaining the menu and the experience. I had the classic wine flight with paired well with the courses. Definitely pricey for four with drinks but it made for a good birthday

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks so much for celebrating with us. Sounds like a great evening! Hope to see you again soon

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JoelL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Absolutely excellent food but for the price I expect the service to be on point and our server disappeared at the end and was lacking. The table busser and other servers were more attentive than him. He didn't even bring the check, someone else did. And on another note the drinks were good but surprisingly weak. However, the food was spectacular!

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi Joel, Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience. Happy to hear the food was delicious, but we're bummed to hear about the service. This is certainly a learning experience for our team and we'll share with him immediately. We hope to see you again soon, thank you again!

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ErinB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious and our server was doing his best but I believe he was way too busy, or the kitchen staff were way too busy. Took a very long time to receive dinner and when we asked for extra dippables for the cheese and chocolate fondue, we received very little even though we were a party of 6.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi Erin, Thanks for taking the time to write to us about your experience. Happy to hear the food was delicious. Busy or not, no excuse for you not to receive the extra dippers for cheese and chocolate. I'll send you a quick note

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RebeccaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great, the food was just average compared to other fondue restaurants I've been to. Cheese fondue was good but vegetables weren't very fresh. Chicken was good, steak a little tough. Chocolate fondue was pretty good. Think I'd skip the meat portion if I were to go back.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi Rebecca, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. While we are proud to provide excellent service, it's a bummer the food was spectacular too. We'll review our standards with the kitchen team. Thank you again!

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DeziraeB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amani was WONDERFUL. Such a light, even through a busy night. Best way to spend New Years Day!

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you so much! We will be sure to pass along your kind words too. Hope to see you again soon

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JaycieJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

got seated immediately. service was great and food was delicious! one of my favorite spots to eat.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thanks for spending NY Day with us. We hope to see you again soon

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TalonM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible service and small portions for the very high price of the meal. We waited almost an hour for our pre prepped meat to be brought put to the table

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MarkC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long wait for seating even with reservations, but it was New Year's Eve. It was worth the wait. Dinner was fantastic!

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi Mark, thank you for understanding! Glad to hear you had a fantastic dinner. Happy 2022!

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RochelleR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Ugh I feel so bad but our service was terrible and our cheese fondue was SO SALTY and I love a salty dish so, that’s saying something.
Drinks were watered down and you could tell had sat for far too long. We never got the water we ordered…. Got sat 40 minutes after our reservation time... It was a busy night but don’t try to cram as many ppl as you can… less reservations and more attention to detail is better than more ppl and rushing things.. love you guys.. sorry!!!

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patriciat
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant seemed not well kept. Bathroom was dirty. The cheese fondue and dessert was good. The salad greens were not fresh and the main course was flavorless. Our meal was 300 with tip.

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DavidH
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was cheerful sweet and very patient with our learning curve for the fondue dinner. Plenty of food, great variety, yummy dips and toppings. A little pricey, and we wish for better variety of non-alcoholic drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Our waiter was nice but the amount of time it took to have things cleared was to long our chocolate didn’t get to temp because someone turned off the burner completely choice of food for New Year’s Eve night wasn’t that good as my wife couldn’t eat the sea food due to being pregnant other wise it was good time.

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MichaelR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

730pm reservation, was not served the main course meal until 9pm.

Dinner for 2 at a cost of $220 (with 20% tip). Almost sick at the amount of money I spent for lackluster cocktails, service, and food.

Cheese fondue was nice, Caesar salad was very sad, main course was very bleh, and the chocolate was just okay.

Ambience was kinda weird. Was it pop music they were playing???

I will not return to this place again. I recommend going next door for steak instead.

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AnaiyahB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Did the Thursdate dinner and it was great ! Probably my favorite choice by far

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on January 6, 2022

Happy to hear it and hope to see you again soon! You'll have to try our BFFF Menu on Wednesday too!

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The Melting Pot - Tacoma is rated 4.1 stars by 2879 OpenTable diners.

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