About The Melting Pot - White Plains

"The Melting Pot is pure entertainment" declares the NY Times. Come experience the Fondue Effect! Whether it"s a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of friends, The Melting Pot has 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 fondues, sauces and fine wines. Remember to leave room for our prize-winning chocolate fondue. Reservations are highly recommended.

30 Mamaroneck Avenue
Lower Level
White Plains, NY 10601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, European

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm- 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 993-6358

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials

Entertainment:
Wifi ready with audio visual equipment.

Parking Details:
Valet is available directly across the street from the restaurant on Mamaroneck Avenue for $10.

Parking is available at the City Center parking garage on Mamaroneck Avenue between Martine Avenue and Main Street. Try using the Park White Plains app on your mobil device: http://parkwhiteplains.com/ for the download. You may enter the restaurant from Mamaroneck Avenue.

Public Transit:
The White Plains Train Station is a short walk from the restaurant. Turn left onto Hamilton Avenue, right onto North Lexington Ave, left onto Main Street and right onto Mamaroneck Ave (just past the Galleria Mall). The restaurant is 1/2 a block up on the right, across from the movie theater.

Private Party Facilities:
The Melting Pot can accommodate up to 60 guests in their private party room. Menus can be customized to fit any budget.

Private Party Contact:
Greg Malara, meltingpotny@verizon.net: (914) 993-6358

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Balloons... $14.95
A bouquet of 3 latex and 1 Mylar balloon, tied to a chocolate-fondue goodie box.

Roses... $19.95 (3) / $29.95 (6) / $49.95 (12)


Teddy Bear Package... $24.95
A Melting Pot plush teddy bear, tied to a chocolate-fondue goodie box, with balloons.

Evening Under the Stars (Romance Package)... $149 / couple
Includes a 4-course meal for two, bottle of champagne, 3 roses, and guaranteed seating in our romantic private dining area.

The Melting Pot - White Plains Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.3

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4.2

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3.8

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (22)
Romantic (21)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Cozy (12)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Healthy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Unfortunately I️ never got to experience the food at Melting Pot. I️ made a reservation to celebrate my Birthday, almost 3 weeks in advance. I had friends traveling from out of state, with majority very excited to experience the Melting Pot as they had never been. I️ called day of to ensure my reservation was set, and ask if 3 more guests to be added to my table, which they assured me was no problem at all. They also asked me to submit the cheese fondues for the table, so they could be ready at our table when we were sat. My reservation was at 8 pm, and my party was right on time. We were told our table would take a few minutes and to wait at the bar, which was not a problem at all! After 15 minutes went by, I️ asked if our table was ready, and we were told in a few minutes. Then it was 8:30 and a friend went up to ask again, then it was 8:45 and a different friend went up to the host to ask about our table, where she was told “yeah you guys have been asking us a lot”. Finally by 9 pm, we called another restaurant who was more than happy to accommodate our party. As we were walking up the steps, I️ told the host to cancel my reservation, to which they replied “your table is like ready now”.. Now should have been at 8 pm when my reservation was made 3 weeks prior.

It was extremely disappointing, as we were all looking forward to the dining experience. The host never tried to accommodate our party by splitting us into 2 tables or offering free drinks or something to compensate for the delay. They also never kept us aware of our tables status, requiring members of my party to have to check with the host to ensure we were not being forgotten. With 10 people taking advantage of the pre-fixe menu options and drinking, our bill would have easily been at least $700- a loss for the restaurant. This encounter has left a bad experience in my mouth, and those of the other 9 guests, many who had never dined at Melting Pot, and after this, probably never will.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good service and a very nice and unique atmosphere. Be prepared to spend money, not cheap and honestly the quantity isn’t very generous. The food tastes good; however, this is more of an experienced based resturant. It’s all about the experience and it’s truthfully a great place to go out with friends to do something different. Cheese and chocolate are the best the main coarse is very different you have to cook your own meat in a broth fondue style which can be fun but one is enough for me . The meat selections are very overpriced and not worth it, that’s just my opinion. Overall a great resturant definitely worth a shot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We just loved the Melting Pot! You never see fondu offered in restaurants and I have very fond memories of growing up with Fondu served at home. In fact Fondu Pots were often a great wedding or birthday gift. The dipping choices were wonderful and the meat choices were of excellent quality. The service by our waitress was always good. She carefully and expertly prepared the table for us. Our family really enjoyed the experience and we highly recommend The Melting Pot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything is great, a bit expensive though. Great for anniversaries and birthdays.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a great time for our one year anniversary. Service was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a fun experience, went during Restaurant Week always recommended as pricey on a normal night! Great fun for a double date, love going to this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a great time celebrating my daughter's birthday. Food was tasty, and the children enjoyed cooking it by themselves. And at the end, they brought a nice dessert with candles so we could sing her happy birthday!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is always great for a special night. They are soon to serve vegan cheeses and desserts.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always have enjoyed their unique experience, was sad when the Poughkeepsie location closed, but it is still worth the parking hassle of White Plains, which is why we drove double the distance to go to Poughkeepsie.

Also, our server, Danielle was friendly and on top of everything. Ask for her.

Tags: Healthy, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves very much although we did have a food coma after from the amount we ingested - clearly our own fault haha

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We always look forward to coming back here especially now that our 2 kids can really appreciate a fondue dinner and dessert. Melting Pot is an old favorite!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was a very nice restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Have only had positive epleriences at The Melting Pot. Such and enjoyable way to have a meal with family and friends.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Sadly, we chose the Melting Pot to celebrate my daughter's 12th birthday with our family. Although our sever was lovely and nice, the meal was a disaster. We ordered two cheese fondues, one was yummy, the other was not. Then we ordered salads, all mediocre. Then we had the savory course which was unappetizing, at best. The idea is to cook your own raw beef, chicken, lobster, and shrimp in a bubbling broth. First, all that raw food is not appealing to be sitting around. Second, I found myself worrying that the kids weren't cooking their food long enough, so I started monitoring every piece. Third, the broths that our food was cooking in was not tasty, so needless to say, the food was not tasty. Fourth, this having been our first time, we overordered and wound up wasting a lot of expensive food. The only course that was actually really enjoyable was the chocolate fondue course. That was delicious. But at that point, we had been there 2 1/2 hours and were exhausted and frustrated by the whole experience. We will not be going back again. If anyone was interested in going, I would recommend simply going for dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fondu was wonderful.
Fresh veggies and fruit also to dip.
Shrimp was very large and fresh.
Disappointed we didn't know we had to do our own cooking.
Might be fun with a larger group but ee had 1 1/2 hours.
Shared 1 entree and it took all,the time we had.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been to this location many times, we drive all the way from Danbury, CT just to come to this place! We have never once been disappointed with the service or food! Perfect for a romantic date night, booths are very private and very comfortable with a quiet, low light setting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Took my wife for her birthday and the staff went above and beyond to make the evening perfect!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This is where we always have our date nights. And it’s literally the best happy hour deal in town!! $5 drinks at the bar! Anything behind the bar. Grey goose martini.. you got it 5 DOLLARS!! Food is excellent and the staff are amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a great server, but since it's fun to eat fondue, there were lots of screaming kids, which was kind of uncomfortable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

we had a fantastic dinner once again . I took my family to celebrate my 14th wedding anniversary. The server was very nice and the manager made sure the service was good.
it was on Sept. 24th 6pm reservation

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

There were five of us. For most of the cooking time, we only had one pot. Then the waiter decided to remove the cheese (which wasn't really thin/smooth enough for fondue) and two pots made it much easier. The chocolate fondue was yummy and fun, but there was too little of it. So I'd say 'less cheese, more chocolate.' And when the treats were brought out for the chocolate, there was so little of it. It seemed to be one small plate for five of us. ?? We had to ask for more, and then a larger plate was brought out. I'm not rushing back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food is only matched by amazing staff. They engage you and make an attempt to find out why you chose to go here. Which is nice. We love all the food, every option, and always leave full, but always consider when we may be able to come back. Always have an amazing time and perfect scores in all areas .

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I love fondue. They had a great special when we went. So took advantage of it.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Waiter dropped soda on my suit, shoes, socks... F'N mess :(

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Amazing place and great server! I brought my boyfriend for his birthday and we both had a blast! Very romantic

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Didn't like the food. We're told how long to cook the food and after following instructions food was still not cooked. Got sick from it, very overpriced. Would not recommend to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Rebecca was a great waitress and perfectly guided our way through the four course dinner without having to feel rushed. Fun time, delicious food, great drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

For Fondue Lovers, the Melting Pot is one of the finest restaurants. The 4-course menu is excellent, with lots of veges and fruits and great bread for dipping. I highly recommend visiting the one in White Plains. Great tables, great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

When we arrived for our reservation we asked for a 2 burner table (my husband & I like different entrees). We noticed that the restaurant was empty & that only a few sections were open. The host took a look at his computer for a while & told us that he doesn't have a 2 burner available. We then told him that he needs to look harder for a table, since the place is empty. Sure enough, in 2 seconds he found us a table. What was that all about?

We were seated and had the nicest waitress.

Through the years we've noticed that the cheese fondues were getting smaller and smaller. This time we thought we'd wise up and ordered doubles of the cheese fondues since we were having the cheeses as our meals. To us, it appears that our doubles are the same size as singles of years ago. We also ordered side salads which were good but meager portions. Our cheese fondues were each about $22 each & the salads were $7 each. We spent more than $60 and still left a bit hungry. So, not great bang for your buck at Melting Pot.

The only saving grace of the place was the sweet waitress.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our service was amazing ! Always checked up on us and made sure each course came out on time . A little on the pricey side but so worth it. Would definitely go again for any future special occasions!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

My family loves going there and that day was great. The staff and the food where very good

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

I was very impressed with The Melting Pot when I visited this past weekend! The food was incredible and so fun to make! The service was outstanding, thanks to our lovely server Olivia. Overall, it was a great time and I'd definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We want there for a friends birthday dinner and everything was great. One guest had two food allergies and the waiter came with a print out of things she should avoid. The restaurant itself is very accommodating to food allegories and even has gluten free bread for the cbeese fondue course and gluten free treats for the dessert course. The waiter went out of his way to explain everything and the food was delicious. Bonus, great for lingering and chatting. Never felt rushed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We always enjoy The Melting Pot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Everything was excellent! Server was great with navigating menu! Cocktails were great! Only thing was we felt a little rushed to order dessert when we just needed a break. Food is so good! It hard to not over eat!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Our server was extremely knowledgeable and very patient with helping us figure out the menu and decide on our dinner. Plus he has to deal with 7 loud 16 year olds! Food was very good and a lot of fun to cook it in front of us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was impeccable thank you Andre for your service and expertise, it was well worth it!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Meh compared with other fondue places, perfectly fine compared to other restaurants

On the positive side, it's still exists. Which sadly is not true of our favorite Westchester fondue restaurant. And if you go expecting a medium-high quality restaurant that happens to serve fondue you'll be happy. The drinks were quite tasty, the service was excellent, and the seating was comfortable. That said...

The cheese fondue is quite small and really intended as an appetizer. For a couple this is not necessarily an issue - if all you want is cheese you can ask for four orders - but this wouldn't work for a foursome since the restaurant relies on induction cooktops instead of sterno (and there is only one cooktop per table). Worse, this means that everyone has to share the same fondue - one kind of cheese, one kind of cooking the meat (broth OR wine OR oil), and one kind of chocolate (OK...that one's not so bad...as if any choice but pure dark chocolate matters).

Lastly, keep in mind that this is an American/fondue restaurant not a Swiss one. So no raclette, no spatzli, no wienerschnitzel, etc.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We usually have a great experience here. The cheese and chocolate were excellent but service was lacking. We did not get our extra dippers for the cheese and did not get our drinks until the salad course. I ordered cheesecake with our chocolate and it was frozen solid. Did not get a replacement and was also charged. Meh.. would probably venture elsewhere next time.

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