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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.
Towson, MD 21204
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Metered parking lot behind restaurant, metered parking on the street
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Wine
The Melting Pot - Towson Ratings and Reviews
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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