About The Melting Pot - Boise
Boise, ID 83702
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.
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
I've been there several times and normal ...
I've been there several times and normally love the ambiance.
This time we got put in the closet, literally it was a closet! Horrible little room, it was uncomfortable and we felt like we were being put in time out for something. We had to stand up in order to see the food in the pot as the cooking surface was too far away.
We made advance reservations for the mid afternoon and they weren't busy so we could have easily been put in a normal table.
My wife and I enjoyed our first experien ...
My wife and I enjoyed our first experience with The Melting Pot! It was pricey, which we knew in advance, but the food and experience was worth it. Not something we do everyday, but special occasions, sure. Darcy, our server, was wonderful, and helped make our experience a good one. Ask for Darcy!!
I was called prior to our valentines dat ...
I was called prior to our valentines date and they informed me about a special they have for V-day I nicely said no thank you but I will at least take a look online. He said yes and then he confirmed my reservation time. When we arrived, we soon found out that the special was the only option. This was not clear over the phone. So, we ended up paying over double what we had budgeted. The most frustrating part was that the "manager" (never stated who he was) was not apologetic at all. Just awkwardly stared at us and waiting for us to say something. I told him that we needed a second to decide if we are going or staying and he said okay, and walked off. The food was good, our waiter was new (which we have lots of grace to give), but not clear about the special and the manager was awkward and unprofessional.
We really enjoyed being seated in the pr ...
We really enjoyed being seated in the private room. It used to be the bell tower for the old Boise fire station. It's super romantic and there are initials carved into the brick walls (we may have added ours!).
I will say that, compared to other Melting Pot locations we've visited across the country, the amount of cheese was less. Other than that, it was really great and the service was phenomenal.
Went to celebrate Valentine's Day. We bo ...
Went to celebrate Valentine's Day. We both had a wonderful time and got choices we both very much enjoyed. It was quiet with jazz in the background and service was splendid. We took our time and never felt rushed or like an annoyance. Overall I think we will be returning here for Valentine's Day again.
Each year my daughter asks to go to the ...
Each year my daughter asks to go to the Melting Pot for her special birthday treat. I had made a reservation for 7pm this last Friday. Upon our arrival the hostess' were short, very unfriendly and not engaging at all. This made us feel very unwelcome and uncomfortable. As the first point of contact for your guests, I would hope that they would be more willing to appreciate the individuals that would like to dine with you. We did get seated on time, however this experience left a very bad impression on us.
We had a great time but we're quite anno ...
We had a great time but we're quite annoyed by other tables using the phone timers with the volume turned all the way up to time their food cooking....and it wasn't just one table. All we heard the entire time were timers going off. It pretty much ruined our date night conversation. Maybe the staff could add a request during their menu presentation to turn down or off the sound on phone timers if they are going to be used.
My daughter wanted to celebrate her 16th ...
My daughter wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday with friends and chose the Melting Pot. We made reservations through Open Table and when we dropped the girls off and explained it was just the 4 girls, no adults, celebrating a birthday they were still very accommodating. The girls had the best time and loved every bit of the food. (we ate their leftovers and they were great) Ashlynn, their waitress went out of her way to take care of them which helped the girls feel very comfortable. All of the staff was wonderful and extremely accommodating. I would highly recommend the Melting Pot for any occasion but especially for a "special" occasion. Good food makes us want to come back and enjoy it again. Great food plus great service makes you want to share that experience and come back again and again.
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.
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