The Melting Pot - Westwood

4.5
1119 reviews
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Fondue
Come experience "The Fondue Effect" at Bergen County's favorite celebration restaurant. We have the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our private, elegant atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of cheese fondues, fresh salads, succulent entrees and fine wines. Remember to leave room for our prize-winning chocolate fondue desserts!
We have a Gluten-free menu and accommodate most food allergies. Please let us know when making a reservation.

The Melting Pot is THE place for Bridal and Baby Showers, Bachelorette Parties, birthdays or any occasion that has to be fun and different. When making your reservation please tell us about the guest of honor and we will do our best to make their occasion special.

- Winner "Award of Excellence" - Wine Spectator magazine
- Zagat Rated "Excellent"
- Accredited by the American Vegetarian Association 2004 - 2012

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Hip Hop Hooray Easter’s On Its Way… Come experience something "Egg-Straordinary"at The Melting Pot of Westwood! Brunch Menu is available 12-3:30pm & Dinner Menu available 12-8pm

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Melting Pot. Still remains one of my favorite go to spots.

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SV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The place barely had anyone in it. It was my wife’s birthday and they seated us near the bar and entrance. Not exactly romantic or relaxing which is why we liked the Melting Pot in Whippany. The waitress also felt pushy all night. We literally had uncooked meat on our plate and meat cooking in the pot and she was like “are we all finished?” What?! The booths also feel old and worn out. I’m 220 so maybe it sunk down more than normal but it was not that comfortable. For a $120+ meal, I’d expect a better experience.

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SF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for an anniversary date and they put us in a private little alcove which was really nice. Server (pretty sure her name was Kate) was so kind and helpful and the food was really good. Definitely a little expensive, so I'm only saving it for special occasions. People around us were a bit noisy but there's only so much you can do. Some birthday parties around. Wouldn't let that deter me unless I was looking for a very quiet evening. Def recommend! Couldn't get dessert but we got a coupon for free dessert so we'll be back!

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AM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved for my wife, myself, and two other friends and we all had a great time.

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KS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Its the 2nd time I was at the Melting. The food and the service were great, as expected.
I was in the restaurant for about 2 hours for my daughters 18th Birthday. She had been so looking forward to it.
ALL NIGHT all we heard was a baby literally screaming - it did not stop AT ALL. The child was right behind us.
I know that the facility has no control over people's children BUT my bill came to about $300.00 and that is A LOT of money for me, if I am spending that kind of money I REALLY DO NOT want to listen to a child screaming all night. It ruined the night. It took me a very long time to save up to be able to take my daughter there and then for it to ruined like that was a HUGE disappointment.

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Girl Scout night. Just me and my girl. And grandma stopped by.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

This was our worst Melting Pot experience ever and we have been to 4 locations. They were overbooked and not efficient. We were there for over 3 hrs and left very unhappy.

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SL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We usually went to the melting pot in Whippany. So sorry it closed, atmosphere was so much better there. Going to miss them.

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, great server, some minor slip-ups with our order, but overall a great dining experience. The only issue I had was that I made a reservation the day before and we were 2 minutes early but had to wait at least 10-15 minutes past the time that I booked for “tables to be cleared.” I’m pretty sure that’s not how reservations work, the entire reason of making one is so that you can be seated when you booked it for.

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little overpriced, but its ok if you go once in a blue moon.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Joel, was very friendly and made great conversation. He made an already great experience even better with his positive demeanor - any restaurant would be lucky to have such an excellent server!

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HW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They changed the menu and it was a bit confusing. They need to simplify it properly.
The waiter started out good but never asked us if we wanted something to drink. We finally asked. Once he set down the main course (the meat) he disappeared and we were almost done with it before he turned up again.
But overall it was good. We will be back.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was friendly but very very slow. Pricing is pretty outrageous. $120 for two meals and tip with no drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delish food good service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter John was fantastic!!!

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NV
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our 4th time coming here and still great service, it’s a nice night out, great customer service, great food.

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GA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melting Pot is always delicious. We’ve never had bad service and always enjoy our meals.

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DO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took us in earlier than reservation. Great service from staff all around. Food was amazing. Very private and intimate dining experience. Overall an amazing place for special occasions.

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VT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Melting Pot was a good experience but more of a special occasion option. We were seated next to a very loud family, which made the experience less enjoyable overall. I understand that this is a bit out of the restaurant's control, but it was definitely a damper on the mood. Overall, the food was quite tasty but cooking and timing the food for the entree got a bit tedious. I would consider coming back for a special occasion or perhaps just to get the cheese fondue and/or the chocolate fondue - neither of which require you to cook your own food.

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Such a fun experience for me and my girlfriend. Such a cool place to go and spend a couple hours bonding

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timer and the service was excellent, the food and portions were excellent. Overall very great experience.

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MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing but our 2 servers today were the best we’ve ever had! Attentive to our needs but allowed us to enjoy our time as a family.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty good place excellent service. The wait time was a bit slow with everything. Waiter was a bit slow in this case but I do get it since she was the only one waiting for 5 or 6 tables.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Adam was lovely and was very kind. Also, the manager (John?) was adorable and was helpful!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was awful. Waited 20 minutes for drinks I got mine the others didn’t until I had to ask when the first course came. It was only soda. I asked the hostess to find our server. First course of cheese sever never turned in burner- had to ask another waiter. Meal came never was asked if we needed anything. Others cleared our table and took a refill drink order. Dessert came and burner turned on 3 never got hot. Just an overall awful experience.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Melting Pot. I’ve only been to the Westwood location. Great service! Amazing food!

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful date night at the melting pot. All of the food was fresh, and high quality ingredients. Will definitely be back again, because it's one of my favorite ways to eat food. It's different and enjoyable. Definitely a conversation starter. The wait staff was wonderful, and very on point. The dinner ran smoothly with no hiccups, and we didn't wait for anything. Will definitely be back.

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AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Been here plenty of times always good. The only complain I have is our server Isaiah. He was all over the place, confused by our simple request of sharing on entree and making a big fuss. Wouldn’t want him again but definitely won’t stop us from going

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been here on multiple occasions, tonight seemed off. Our server was less than engaged.

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came here for an anniversary dinner and our server, Deanna was great. The cheese fondue was great. Lots of fun things to dip into it. The salad was delicious. Greens with a raspberry dressing and candies pecans and Gorgonzola. The main course was a little confusing. Didn’t realize we had to cook our dinner ourselves. But it was still nice, and the Coq au Vin was very good. The various sauces to go with the meats were a nice touch. Dessert was awesome. Chocolate with fruit and some other goodies. Delicious.

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Made my birthday so so special with free chocolate covered strawberries to take home & a special desert. Our waiter was so nice and helpful explaining all our options and choices and checking in on us!

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R
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was lovely, although a little too relaxing with kids. However, everyone enjoyed, ate well and a good time was had by all!

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OT
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun as always. Enjoyed dinner on NYE!

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GA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun time during New Years. Interactive for kids too.

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KG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful service and a great time. Absolutely fantastic time!

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FS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melting Pot has long been a family favorite. We tend to eat quickly and the pace of a fondue cooking meal forces us to slow down, talk more, laugh more, and enjoy each other more!

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e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Melting Pot is always a fantastic place for a celebration. Food was fun and terrific. And we had a great time.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we go to this restaurant every year for my moms birthday, this year was no different, it was just as amazing. the service was very nice and accommodating, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We love this restaurant but this trip wasn’t the best. Oil pot was turned up too hot and burned a lot of the meats within 15-20 seconds in the oil. By the time we were able to get our waitress, two guests had burned lips... we traded the oil for a broth. They did apologize for the oil pot being turned up too high. Costly dinner for six when two guests spend dinner with ice on their lips and leave with lip blisters from the oil. Disappointing this trip.

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LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Sunday brunch. The service was exceptional, very attentive.

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