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About The Melting Pot - Towson

The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four-course dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to get-togethers with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. Make reservations today and come dip into something different. Reservations of parties 5 and larger can not be made online.

418 York Rd., Suite 420
Towson, MD 21204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Pennsylvania

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 821-6358

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

Parking Details:
Metered parking lot behind restaurant, metered parking on the street

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Wine

The Melting Pot - Towson Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Special Occasion (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Fun (18)
Romantic (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Cozy (13)
Worth the Drive (9)
Casual (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Healthy (6)
Authentic (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Business Meals (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

the food was great , the service not so much . we started out ok , but we needed things we didn't get like iced tea , water and green goddess . then we were left sitting waiting for our dessert and someone other then our waitress came didn't say a word . he just dropped the cookie crumbs in and left . I had to finish stirring . this was the second time in a row we had poor service . if I had been there only 2 times I would never go back ! the server makes all the difference when dining at The Melting Pot . I am not sure we will go back . then someone else brought us the check , I felt like we were imposing !

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

We went there to celebrate my birthday and when I reserved the table we specifically mentioned about the birthday. The other tables have balloons and we did not. My daughter was a little upset by that. We enjoyed the fondue except the cheese, because it is too garlicky. I remember the last time we went there, the server ask if we want the garlic or not before she poured it over the beer for the cheese fondue. But this time before we can ask the server he already pour it over the mixture. It's not his fault, we could ask him ahead of time. When we arrive the front was not very accommodating, unlike other restaurants you would think front desk will have a smile for the guest but she wasn't. The meal was good. We ordered the 4 course meal. I like the california salad, the french quarter was good, I like the cajun flavor, my daughter like the sausage, my husband had the steak lovers and he seems to like it too. The classic chocolate is my favorite I had it the last time we were here and still get it this time. The server Ryan was very nice. He mentioned about a candle over the cake but he said he cannot find one.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

This was our first time there but Will did a great job describing what happens and what choices we needed to make. He was entertaining too. Food was great and even though we were stuffed, when it was time for chocolate...we managed! Tops for birthday dinners for my daughter.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Long time customer, usually the service is top notch. Was sub-par on this visit, server kept forgetting to bring items that maybe casuals would not have known were missing. Food was great. This one visit would not deter future visits unless this lower level of service becomes the norm.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful server named copper and the manager Caroline is always pleasent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It’s a great fondue experience. The food and drinks are amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another outstanding dinner to celebrate my birthday and New Year's Eve. Outstanding service. Perfect four-course dinner with several selections to choose from. The unexpected shrimp appetizer for all the guests was delicious. And the champagne flute glass gift at the end of dinner was a wonderful surprise. Not to mention the chocolate covered strawberry gift for my birthday. I just love this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was my first time at The Melting Pot, even though I have lived nearby the restaurant for years. My husband and I went as a celebration. The service was excellent; our server was very attentive (the perfect amount), and everyone we came into contact with was welcoming and friendly. The decor is a bit outdated (think grouted/tiled tabletops), but it was cozy nevertheless. We ordered the four course experience, which included a cheese fondue, side salad, entree, and dessert fondue.

The food was OK. Honestly I wasn't wowed, and I am no gourmet foodie by any means. It always seemed like an upscale restaurant to me, and I expected a lot more. We got the Wisconsin cheddar fondue, and it was somewhat bland and lacked flavor. Salad was tasty and appropriately sized. What I didn't realize prior, was that you actually cooked your own entree food in a broth. The server instructed us how long to cook meat vs. seafood vs. veggies, but it seemed to take longer than she said. We got the Coq au Vin broth, and I wasn't crazy about the flavor; it was more earthy than I expected. Perhaps a different broth would change the experience.The array of sauces they provided helped make up for it.

It was somewhat of a novelty to cook your own food, and forces you to slow down and enjoy the meal; however, it was hard to keep track of the cooking times, and we were so focused on cooking that we couldn't have much of conversation. You get two skewers, so you can only cook two pieces at a time, and it was difficult to remember how long they had been in the broth - we had to use the timers on our phones!! The dessert fondue (dark chocolate/marshmallow creme/ oreo cookies) was delicious.

I do think it is normally a quieter restaurant, but we had a group of 8 college girls who were very loud a couple booths down. But they were clearly having fun, and I was there not too many years ago, so we didn't say anything :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Just make sure to be careful with cooking and handling meat since it is raw.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were there celebrating our daughters birthday,and the server was excellent, the food was delicious. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

This will always be one of my favorite places to eat. So fun!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The manager Caroline was great! My server was not to attentive and always had excuse to why he was just coming. He apparently was too busy but yet the waitress for the other table was on point with everything for her guest. Caroline made up for where he lacked in the end. Would definitely return just don't want him to serve me.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was outstanding and fun, the waitress was well aware of the questions we had and her service was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent service and totally delicious! Be aware that this is not a quick meal, though! Allow 2 hours and be prepared to linger and enjoy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our waiter made the experience memorable. His recommendations were spot on. This was the second time we were there & the food was tasty. Fondue is the best way to gather with friends. My friends & I are excited to plan the next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We went for a date night and specified that it was a date night, yet and still we were placed next to two different kids birthday parties. When asked to move, we were moved but only a couple booths over where the noise level was still exceptionally loud. Very disappointed with this visit but our server made up for a lot of it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My wife and I had a tradition going that we would have a nice meal (without the kids) every year around the holidays. After a couple years of not having the opportunity, we decided to visit the Melting Pot in Towson. We have been to Melting Pot a few times before but this was the first visit to the location in Towson. This is also my first visit to Melting Pot since I had to adopt a gluten-free diet over 4 years ago.

The staff were very inviting and helpful. I suffer from gluten intolerance and have to eat gluten free to avoid getting sick. The waitress was extremely helpful explaining the options and the menu was clearly labeled. In many cases, certain items were gluten free without any modifications required. In some other cases, items could be switched out for items are safe for me to eat.

One of the primary considerations if you are eating gluten-free (due to allergy/sensitivity) some decisions have to made for the entire table. The nice thing with Melting Pot is there is still plenty of choices available so my wife and I did not have to be restricted to a single option which is a common frustration when we eat out with very limited options to choose from.

We had a very delicious meal. The GF bread which we shared was very good. My wife (who still eats gluten-based bread) mentioned the bread was very good and you could not tell it was GF. Most GF breads have a distinctive texture and tend to be drier. Their bread was very good. I also enjoyed the GF cake and brownies for dessert. Both were delicious and had a good texture.

While we do not eat at Melting Pot, we will definitely be back to this location in the future due to great food, great ambiance and fantastic service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We go to the melting pot every year for my birthday. We always enjoy ourselves.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My husband wanted to go for his birthday. We had an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our visit was AMAZING. Sam was a WONDERFUL waitress. She was quick and polite. Perfect experience. Thank you to the manager, JUSTIN!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Adam our waiter was great! The food was delicious as usual. It was a little loud in this location but we still had a great time!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A good time was had by all and even the kids liked everything. Kiana was a nice server at the restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had a fun experience, my boyfriend and I came here for the first time for our one year! The meat section wasn't so great but the cheese and chocolate were amazing!! It was all over a very fun experience. The only bad things I have to say is that it took forever to get a drink once we first got there, and I later found out that on special occasions they bring something special out for you.-No one asked us if we were there for a special event! Though we did tell our server that it was our one year she still didn't bring out anything special, it wasn't even busy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Melting Pot is my favorite restaurant and usually celebrate a special occasion when we go! It was my birthday dinner on Saturday November 4th. It was the worst experience I have had at the restaurant. We were a party of four. Arrived at 6:30pm and didn't leave until after 9:30. The service was horrible and just made for a terrible experience. It ruined plans we had for after dinner. The manager was nice enough to take money off the bill. Don't know when I will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Birthday dinner was great!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was great, food was delicious and we had a great time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were there just for dessert for our one year anniversary! It was perfect! We were given a corner booth that was close and intimate and the service was great!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We’ve visited this restaurant many times and it used to be an intimate, quiet experience for a date or even a nice conversation within a group. This visit was loud and there was no intimacy at all. The food was good, however after the cheese and salad, we waited over 35 minutes to even receive our main course to begin cooking. Of course the cooking takes time and by then we were a bit irritated considering once it’s done, you are eating two bites of meat at a time while you are waiting for the next two bites to cook. We usually love this place but the atmosphere has changed and I’m not sure that we will return. Our server was great, very friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was terrible waitress came back every hour seated for over an hour with no drinks waitress was not giving us the same attention as other guests across from us making our attendance at the restaurant from 730 pm til 11 would not recommend to anyone really ruined my birthday for me

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Came in 10/20 for my wedding anniversary dinner with my wife. Food was great as usual, but waitress was very inattentive. Solid 25 min gaps between end of app and her bringing out the entre. Then another 15 min of her being MIA after her seeing we wanted the check. GM was around and noticed us waiting and took care of us. Won't deter us from coming back, this was a one in a 30 trip occurrence.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food is always great. Experience is great. Air conditioning was a bit cold.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

A very nice place where to eat. Service is very good. I would recommend for everyone looking for tasty food in a quite romantic atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The Melting Pot is definitely an experience. Nothing like a normal dinning experience. I really recommend it for first dates because it makes you interact with the people or person at the table. But on top of the experience the food is delicious. And you won't leave hungry.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The Melting Pot was a great experience. Our server was excellent, he explained the menu with great details. Also Dan (I believe) helped us every step of the way with cooking the food. Overall great place to experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I absolutely love this place! I'm here pretty often. How come I haven't received a gift yet? Lol I like the atmosphere. The food is simplistic enough to make and the cocktails are great. The staff there is amazing especially the hosts they're so sweet! My fave is the Cesar salad and the Land and Sea. Just a nice restaurant in general.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was not good at all.
The food is what it is. Boiled.
A fun atmosphere for family

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

The service was great and freindly. The food was delicious and very filling. Great for a special occasion, we got one of their special packages and the staff created a very romantic table setting to set the mood.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food was overpriced with small portions. The food was not tasty i.e. bland. The atmosphere was dated. The chocolate sauce was similar to Hershey's syrup.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

First time dining at The Melting Pot. Staff was friendly and polite and explained The Whole dining experience. Food was fantastic, a little pricey especially for mix drinks. Will definitely be back and would recommend The Melting Pot to others!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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