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About The Melting Pot - Arlington TX
At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different - and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in a Lovers' Lane booth or host a fondue party in our private room. Happy Hour is in The Fondue Bar, Monday - Friday 5-8 p.m.
Located in the Arlington Highlands, The Melting Pot can be found near World Market and is just one of many great places to shop and dine.
Arlington, TX 76018
Fondue, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & Super Bowl Sunday. Holidays often have special hours.
Matlock & I20
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Personalized options are available. Contact a manager for more details.
Handicap spaces available in front.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The first Tuesday of every month is Ladies' Night Out with a four-course menu for $30 per person and you can enjoy regular wine and beer dinners featuring four-course menus of palate pleasing pairings. Join Club Fondue to receive priority notification, exclusive invitations, and complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries! http://bit.ly/ICS3oS
Host your next celebration in the private party room or inquire about exclusive restaurant access. For parties of ten or more, a custom preset menu will be arranged at a comparable per person price. Visit the Large Party section of the website for more details.
With fondue dining, the more the merrier. We work with you to ensure your event is exceptional start to finish.
The Melting Pot - Arlington TX Ratings and Reviews
We arrived a little earlier than our reservation which is our fault but then they started seating walk ins that came in behind us. They finally told us 10 minutes after our original reservation that they were “wiping down the table” but we did not get seated for another 7 minutes. We got to the table and the first thing our server says is he is really busy tonight. Which is understood for a Saturday night. Later in the evening two employees had an argument near our table then one started clearing a table by throwing things around. Our server didn’t ask if anyone wanted anything other than water to drink. Finally my husband asked for some wine. And I had to tell the server about what was on the wine list. The food was great, but the service was not good or really having a tough night.
Came here to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday with friends. Had never been before, so we didn't allow enough time to have the full experience. However, with that said, I told our waiter that we were on a schedule and he went out of his way to make sure we finished on time. I would love to come back again when we have the entire evening to devote to the experience.
There were six of us and they sat us in a booth for 6. I did think that it was weird to be reaching across each other trying to reach the pot furtherest from you, or passing your skewers to be put in the pot. Based on that I wouldn't return to this restaurant with more than 4 people.
We were also required to agree on the what was in the pots, so even though you can choose your meats individually, there still has to be some collaboration on the pots instead of everyone getting their own personal preferences.
To start off it was disappointing. I have been to this location before and it was great but this time I did not have the same experience. It was not busy at all yet we had poor service- we were always waiting on our server for drinks or the next food option. I ordered a coffee with dessert but it never came, the bill was in the $150 range which we swiped our card for but when the receipt came back it said $285. Had to wait an extra 35 min for the manager to get out of the restroom to fix which made us miss our movie.
I have spent hundreds of dollars at this place through the years. I brought my granddaughter this past week for a special treat for a grandmother/granddaughter date. She was so excited. The place was not crowded at all. We were put at a table that management and staff knew had burner issues and they coukd have put us at any other table that did not have “known” issues. Our cheese stayed cold to lukwarm. The chocolate never heated and remained room temperature. The meat would never cook thoroughly so I gave all the steak and shrimp to my grandchild. I ate the chicken and pork which stayed partial raw. I called over the manager and he acted surprised, apologised and gave my granddaughter a box of strawberries. Upon leaving the waitress told me everyone including the manager knew our table and the table in front of us had faulty burners and they took forever to heat up (if ever) then she apologized. I was furious to know other tables were available and we were put in a spot with known bad burners. I feel my granddaughter’s experience was ruined. We spent almost $100 for a bad experience. The general manager should be told. This is very bad business.
While the place is nice. Our waitress was sick she said she wasn’t one of the other who came by to Bring something said she was in bathroom all night sick, which is exactly whom I want near my food and what I want to be told by another waitress whom is just dropping off a drink as to why we can’t get service, (insert sarcasm). The food was good, but since our waitress was a absent from her duties we did not get service. 6 people at our table drink refills were challenging, the New Years $140 special came with memory pictures we did not get either. The gratuity was figured on our bill automaticity and was well more than what should have been tipped for the service we had, our table of 6 spent right at $650.00. So appreciate table service and to get what we paid for in a timely fashion is not to much to ask. I understand everyone has bad days but she should have stayed home as a result we will not go back.
We’ve been here multiple time and have yet to be disappointed. We love that it takes a while to get through the meal so that we can have more conversation and enjoy each other’s company. I love the pacific rim or the surf and turf. So yummy! Would recommend this to anyone!
Food was good as always. Our service was fantastic. Only negative comment has to do with their wine list. Wines are listed on an iPad which gives some great information on the various bottles they carry - unfortunately their inventory is NOT kept updated. It took three choices before I got one of my choices - neither of the two first choices I made indicated they were out.
This was my second time coming to the Melting Pot and my boyfriend and I absolutely love it! The course meal is amazing and so filling and I always leave happy! It is also the perfect date night dinner place if you are wanting something intimate and romantic. It is hard for us to go anywhere else but The Melting Pot for date nights now!
My fiancee and I went on Christmas Eve. Robert our server was absolutely amazing. I've frequented a lot of restaurants. He could've been serving pig intestine pot pie, and I would've given top stars. I was grateful I had the foresight to make a reservation. It was crowded, especially for a holiday season. The bartender, David I think, made some excellent mules & he had a colorful personality as well. I loved the Christmas carols were playing and we had an intimate booth? The cheese and dessert course were to die for. I could've done without the salad and entree course. What I appreciate most about a good cut of meat is it's distinct flavor. The cooking style makes all of the food taste almost identical. For the price; there should be a better entree option. If it weren't for Robert; I would've focused on the areas of opportunities. He provided a welcome distraction. I'll go back, not often, but I would hope there will be menu changes.
This was our family Christmas get together. I was a little concerned at first since they split us up to accommodate all 12 of us. However, we were right next to each other and had a blast. Once we figured the ordering out with the wait staff's assistance, we really got into it. Sending fondue forks down the tables to try various cheeses, broths that were selected for the meats to cook and the Chocolate fondues was a blast, entertaining and a way to co-mingle with everyone. This could become a tradition, it was that much fun.
Had horrible service. Server got our bill wrong three different times, we eventually just paid despite it still being wrong so we could leave. Only saw the server when she brought the food. Didn’t bring drinks or refills when requested. Food was okay, but have had much better fondue other places.
Enjoyed our 4-course meal at the Melting Pot. This was our second visit to this location and both times the food, selection and wait staff have been outstanding. Both times the courses were a little slow coming out, but we don't plan anything with a start time afterwards so we can just enjoy the meal. If it takes a little longer that's okay. With the exception of the entree, the fondue portions seemed smaller than I remembered, but I was by no means hungry when I left. Enjoyable evening all around.
Our food was great. Unfortunately our waitress was sub par at best. She was very casual and almost unprofessional in her words and tone. She forgot drinks and made a mistake with one of our orders and when addressed, her response was “my bad”... yes, your bad.. I just spent $195 on dinner for 3, and was expecting a little higher caliber of a waitress.
My daughter and I visited last night for a "girls night out". She's only 5 so we only wanted cheese and chocolate courses. I explained to the server that we only needed the "1 person portion" because my daughter really wouldn't eat that much. Our server was very sweet and did a great job to help us have a fun evening, but I was very disappointed to see that we were charged DOUBLE because there were "two of us". Even though the food was delicious and the experience was fun, this will definitely NOT be something we do more than maybe once a year. You should also explain that you are going to charge full price for a child. (And if that is the case, I would expect way more food to accommodate for the price. There was definitely not enough food had there been another adult with me.)
All in all, the food was good, but the price was not worth the amount which is very disappointing because we would have liked to have gone back more often.
I've been to another fondue place and was not impressed because the only way to cook the meat was in oil. I liked the melting pot because they had options other than just oil. We just used the vegetable broth to cook our meat and it was not overly salty and it cooked the meat fairly quickly without getting in the way of the flavor of the different meats we got. We had a 615 reservation on a Saturday. We got there at 545 and they were able to seat us. It is a very clean restaurant and the bathrooms are also clean. I don't think the service was slow, our waiter just had to do so much for each table that we didn't leave until a little after 8. I wasn't really happy about being there for so long but considering how much time he spent with us explaining the menu and then getting the cheese and dessert fondue made that I knew he was busy with every table and not just ignoring us. The quality of the food was very good but I don't think it was worth the price. The price was really the only complaint I had but I did my research and knew it was expensive before we went so I didn't get sticker shock or anything like that.
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