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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

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (27)
Fun (25)
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Good for Birthdays (25)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Cozy (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (11)
Authentic (7)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I took my boyfriend and his mother here to celebrate their birthdays and figured it would be a really cool dining experience. The meal you cook yourself in a fondue pot and all of the ingredients are very fresh. The dinner was amazing, however our server lacked time management and was not very attentive to our needs and forgot multiple things down to just asking for lemon for our waters. However, one of the hostess/managers Caroline apologized on behalf of the poor service and made sure we got our food in a timely manner. At the end we got the check and were completely astonished that she cut the check in half. On our way out we thanked her so much for saving the night and making my boyfriend and his mother’s birthday one to remember. Definitely recommend coming here.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

loved it here! we had an awesome waitress and the food was great ! I'll defiantly be coming back !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Go for the experience more than the food. Service was a little slow and while the experience overall was fine, we felt rushed to cook our food and eat it quickly before the next course came out rather than getting to more fully enjoy both cooking and eating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our waitress Sydney was great, she was super nice and explained the whole cooking and ingredient process thoroughly! We went for our anniversary and she remembered later in the night and got us an anniversary plate with our dessert. The food was excellent as always and it was a fun experience. I can’t wait to go back again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2018

AS always we are never disappointed at Melting Pot. Our waiter this time made the experience even more so than usual. Lots of new items on the menu well worth trying. Even a bacon lover's fondue

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Went with a good friend after a movie, we have been to this location before, and as usual it was fantastic. The service is always friendly and attentive. We had recently had a disappointing experience at the Columbia location, and we decided that we would only go to the Towson one, and we were very glad to find that Towson's standards of service and food is still the best. We did the Towson Big Night Out menu, with a couple substitutions, and it was great! Our server was wonderful, a very attentive and friendly server, was so nice about bringing us extra items. All of the staff appear to be Towson University students, and we have never had a bad experience at this location, the staff is always very friendly and caring. Overall a great experience, can't wait to come back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was very slow, server brought out entree before salads. Wasn’t till i said something that she realized she had done it. We also added the meat tray to complement the cheese fondue and it came after the cheese fondue was gone

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waitress was extremely friendly and very informative.( I wish I could remember her name but I do know she graduated recently and was studying sign language) which we thought was very cool! She brought our son a congratulations plate because we were celebrating a great report card which was a nice touch. The food was amazing and although we had been before, this was the first time our son had been and it is now his favorite restaurant and wants to come back soon ! Such a great time and food and service was exceptional- we had the 4 course meal . Our favorite was probably the teriyaki steak and wild mushroom sachetti. Highly recommend the Coq Au Vin broth as well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

This was our girls night out dinner. We enjoy coming to The Melting Pot as you are not rushed and we can enjoy the meal and time spent together in conversation. Our server, Brittany was amazing. Brittany took the time with one first timer and really enjoyed sharing information with us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was good and service was good. We thought the wine was to pricey by the bottle and glass.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food, service, atmosphere here is always awesome. We go out of our way to eat here for all special occasions...and just because. If you want privacy they have several tables with curtains.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time there so did the 4 course with wine pairing. Everything was good and gave me and my friend time to have a nice long conversation without feeling rushed. It will take some time if you do the 4 course. Next time I will probably just do the cheese and dessert, with wine of course!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Was a great experience. Tried some new flavors. Service from Will was amazing. He was a sweetheart and provided good conversation while we waited for our cheese n chocolate to cook. Great time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food is amazing and very tasty with lots of options for everyone to choose from. The fondue pot at our table was located in an awkward spot on the table making it hard to reach but otherwise a very good dining experience for a fancier date night.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I have been to TMP on several occasions for the last 10 years. I have obviously enjoyed this dining experience, this is why I return as often as I do with friends and family!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great waitress, great food. Had a wonderful time
The cheese fondue and chocolate fondue was amazing

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Waiter was very helpful with selections. Spot on with the bananas foster!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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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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 (Baltimore)·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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 (Baltimore)·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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 (Baltimore)·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 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 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 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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 (Baltimore)·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (Baltimore)·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Baltimore)·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 27, 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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 (Baltimore)·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 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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