About The Melting Pot - Boise
At the Melting Pot we specialize in fun and interactive four-course fondue dinners, great for every occasion. The fondue experience begins with a savory cheese fondue prepared tableside, followed by your choice of fresh salad. For the main event, choose from a wide variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, and fresh vegetables, certain to please even the most particular of palates. Then cook them tableside in one of our savory broths or even in traditional oil. All of our entrée selections are paired with our famous house dipping sauces, including the garden fresh green goddess, our sweet teriyaki glaze, and the tangy ginger plum sauce. And just when you think it couldn't get better, the grand finale: a choice of decadent chocolate fondues presented with a platter of sweet bits for dipping.
Boise, ID 83702
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
6th and Idaho
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is available outside the restaurant. There are also two pay-to-park surface lots, one to the north and another to the south. The closest parking garage is 1.5 blocks away on Idaho.
Private Party Facilities:
The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is unique way to create memories with your party. Our event coordinators can help create customized menus, menu print-outs, wine pairings, and bar packages. We offer romantic private tables for two, and can accommodate private parties for up to 30. We also offer an A/V ready room for up to 16 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Jason Chaddock: (208) 343-8800
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - Boise Ratings and Reviews
First our waitress told us something we ...
First our waitress told us something we ordered wasn't gluten free even though the menu said it was (and I've had it probably 20 times before). I asked if they had changed the recipe, she replied no. She told me it had to be made with gluten free beer, so I asked if they had any, she replied yes. I asked why it wasn't gluten-free then, she told me that it just wasn't a good cheese. It is my favorite. Then while she was stirring the cheese she got it everywhere including in our drinks. She never checked back on us to see if we needed more dipprts. Then the chocolate came, it was cold. We have gone to The Melting Pot in Fort Collins Colorado many times and it is always been amazing this is the second time to the one in Boise and it was less than incredible both times.
We had such a wonderful time. We always ...
We had such a wonderful time. We always do! This is our 3rd year in a row going for our anniversary and it was the best yet. Our server, Alexis I think, was very friendly and explained everything great. She picked a wine for me and I absolutely loved it. We left full of food and laughs. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back.
Absolutely loved dining at The Melting P ...
Absolutely loved dining at The Melting Pot. The server was amazing and explained everything well and gave great recommendations on the menu. I also loved how the cheese fondue was prepared right at the table. The portions were right on; at the end of the meal I was very full but not so stuffed that I was uncomfortable. The price IS pretty steep, but for the occasion I visited, it was worth every penny. I will definitely be going back for another special occasion!
First time at this restaurant. It's an i ...
First time at this restaurant. It's an interesting dining experience. This was New Years so they had a special menu for the evening. Starting with a cheese hor D'oeurves of breads and veggies, then salad, then meats/veggies and then finally a chocolate fondue dessert. It was a mix of good and so-so and since you are cooking just about everything they bring you on average of 1-2 minutes each it makes for a lengthy meal. We were there from 7-9. Also, since you are cooking each course in the same pot the flavor tends to get a bit monotonous. We were sat in a corner booth which gave us very good privacy and the place was dimly lit so it created a pretty romantic atmosphere. The very big problem I had with this establishment is that as part of the special New Years Eve menu you were purchasing a meal package. With these packages you had a choice of drink options so lowest tier you could get a soft drink, the second tier a cocktail , another tier a bottle of wine and so on. Well, the cocktail options were limited to three craft cocktails. Two were Vodka drinks and one a Gin drink. No Rum, Bourbon, or Tequila! So when I was told I couldn't substitute a Pomegranate Margarita which was priced the same as the drinks they were offering and would have to pay the additional $7 to what was already a $140 dollar affair I knew that I wouldn't ever be back at this place. The waitress was very nice otherwise however, having been in both the restaurant business and customer service business for many years I cannot justify returning to a place that says no to a $7 substitution request. Too many dining options in this town that will go the extra mile to exceed their customers expectations.
The family went to the Melting Pot for a ...
The family went to the Melting Pot for a special New Year's eve dinner. We appreciated the staff dressing in the themed 20's period costumes. We had fun and dressed in period as well. The service was great and the food was delicious. Having two burners at our table of six was nice. It allowed us to have pots for two types of cheese, dinner broth and chocolate desert. The price was a bit high but not unexpected. The coat rack by the front door was nice so we didn't have to crowd our seat with large coats. The only complaint was the tip numbers preprinted on our bill. All the percentages listed were completely wrong and high for the percentage listed. A 15% tip was listed as $54.18 when it should have shown $44.68. We couldn't figure out where the numbers came from. Must be new math. The service warranted a higher tip but it would have been nice if it were our choice.
The Melting Pot is my wife's favorite pl ...
The Melting Pot is my wife's favorite place to go on our anniversary. We have been many times over the years and I cant see that changing. The food is good and the service has always been great. we love the fact that we can sit and enjoy our food for as long as it takes and each others company without feeling rushed.
Surprised my wife with a birthday dinner ...
Surprised my wife with a birthday dinner here and she loved it. Great food, great drinks and even better dessert. The place is generally quiet and relaxing, but during our visit there was a group that didn't know how to use their inside voices. Server was excellent as well. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend going here.
I love the Melting Pot. I've been going ...
I love the Melting Pot. I've been going for years. But, I absolutely hated my server. She was awful. She was fake. Her trainee was better than her at making sure our table was bussed and we ere happy than she was. That speaks volumes!! She even served me the wrong entree and I called her out on it and she proceeded to argue with me. To which I stated, let me see the menu. I'm not wrong. I was going to show her that she was. I ordered an $85 bottle of champagne. My tab was $260+ I know that menu well and all he could come back with was the correct entree and a couple more pieces. A manager should have been at my table to apologize at the very least!!
Would definitely come back, food tasted ...
Would definitely come back, food tasted great. Would probably just get the cheese and dessert course though, thought the protein/veggie course was decent but not on the same level as the cheese! Service was decent but not amazing.
Incredible experience! We felt a little ...
Incredible experience! We felt a little underdressed, but we are from Twin and didn't know what to expect. Our server was phenomenal and I will absolutely be coming back. She made my boyfriends birthday great! Thankyou.
Sarah was our Fonduist again and she wen ...
Sarah was our Fonduist again and she went above and beyond the call of duty!!!! Even though it was a Saturday night and it was busy Sarah made us feel extremely comfortable and appreciated. Love Sarah to pieces!!!!
Food was great but the service was beyon ...
Food was great but the service was beyond slow. I think we waited over 30 minutes just to get our bill. Not to mention the other 15, 20, and 30 minute wait we had.we were there for over 3 1/2 hours. That to me was not impressive.
This was our second time going to The Me ...
This was our second time going to The Melting Pot. It was a great experience. The food was once again outstanding and we had tons of fun while dipping and cooking our food. Definitely a great place for a date night or a special occasion.
Hosted a small Bridal Shower dinner for ...
Hosted a small Bridal Shower dinner for a friend. We were able to have a large table with 3 pots going at a time which allowed for great conversation as well as incredible food. Ryan was our server and did an incredible job - we had people that were seasoned fondue consumers as well as some people that were fondue virgins! He did a great job of taking care of our entire group as well as being available for menu information, details, and recommendations. Fondue is such a wonderful group experience and the ability to share food and flavors is a great way to spend the evening with friends.
I fell in love with this place after my ...
I fell in love with this place after my first visit. Here's why:
The fondue/chocolate/cooking stew is made table-side, making for great, personal service opportunities which they definitely take advantage of.
The four-course option is expensive but offers an exceedingly and surprisingly large amount of food. Even the most macho hungry-man will be rolling out of the restaurant.
It's quiet, dim, and very personal. Particularly at two-person tables, everything was closed in or had barriers between other guests. It made the experience very one-on-one.
Variety found here is amazing - I was even impressed with my salad. It had eggs, mushrooms, spicy candied nuts, and a fantastic vinaigrette. The main course came with some combination of three or four meats - mine had shrimp, steak, and duck.
I will definitely be coming back!
We went to celebrate our daughter's 16th ...
We went to celebrate our daughter's 16th birthday. It was a fun time and everyone enjoyed the meal. However, nothing was done by the staff to recognize my daughter on her birthday even after mentioning it at the time of reservation and as we were seated. The service was good. The main disappointment was that it was overpriced for what was provided. The food was good, but it was not $40 per person good. I would really like to see the food quality improve for that price point.
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