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.
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: 2083438800
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - Boise Ratings and Reviews
My girlfriend and I choose Melting Pot t ...
My girlfriend and I choose Melting Pot to have dinner and celebrate her birthday. We wanted something 'new' and a 'different' and we were pleasantly surprised. We were both new to the Fondue and luckily our waitress Kristina was an absolute gem. She was cordial, professional, informative and funny. The whole evening was excellent but it was her friendly service that made it perfect!
Great for special occasion!
They went out of their way to make our special birthday celebration even better! Even a candle to blow out for the birthday girl. Also, we very much appreciated the plate of gluten free dessert goodies for our family member with celiac. Looking forward to our next visit to The Melting Pot!
I also recommend making reservations with Open Table.
Colossal waster of time and money
Our family celebrated a birthday at The Melting Pot. The food was average at best, and the time required was excessive. We were there for nearly two hours, spent 180$ on around 40$ worth of food, endured an obnoxious, loud group next to us, and left very disappointed. We will not return.
We came here for our 26th anniversary. ...
We came here for our 26th anniversary. We were advised to get two full meals. This was WAY too much food for us and I would have rated everything higher had we been given an honest recommendation to start with 1 person's worth of food, as that would have made the end of the meal MUCH more enjoyable. As it was, we ate too much and couldn't finish over half of the desert. Conversely, offer a 1/2 size portion for less money. Either way, we'll know better next time. Also, it would have been nice if you had a section with ambiance more in mind. It wasn't too bad until the 10 year old child was seated at the table next to us and was restless so decided to play the drums with the silverware on the table. Quite obnoxious. Server was fantastic, food tasted great.
Our table was quiet and perfect for a ro ...
Our table was quiet and perfect for a romantic anniversary dinner. The staff had even left us an anniversary card at our table! The was outstanding and the server was thoughtful to make recommendations. We had a wonderful unhurried quiet dinner. It was great!
More than a meal it was an event. Top notch
I asked for a special request when I reserved online. I asked them to remind my wife just how special I think she is. I was half kidding. Hailey stepped in to our dining area and introduced herself as our server and told my wife what I had requested. When a restaurant takes the initiative to see that through one is guaranteed they won't miss a thing in your dining experience.
The food was top notch, Hailey was great in explaining what pairs well with the sauces and an overall joy to talk with during this experience. I will recommend The Melting Pot to all who ask about a place to dine. Can't wait to go back
Always a good time
We love the Melting Pot. Very few can match the combination of food, atmosphere and overall dining experience. Our service has always been top notch. Be sure to plan ahead since this is a dining event so plan on at least 90 minutes to run through all of the courses.
Good food, good atmosphere. We came here for dinner a few months ago, and now for lunch for our 3 year wedding anniversary. Food was good, it was really quiet and almost no one was there. We had a great time, and the food was great. Best value was the Fondue for You. Includes Cheese Fondue, Salad, Meat Fondue and then of course Dessert/Chocolate Fondue. We'll be going back for sure.
Love this restaurant!
Every aspect of dining here is wonderful! It's a great place to set apart any occasion. The flexibility of how to create a single shared experience while still meeting the particular tastes of each guest is a real plus. This is our go-to place when we feel like indulging or celebrating.
Great for a romantic dinner night. (Private booth)
Took my wife to the Melting Pot for evening dinner. Very nice ambiance and the private little booth was a plus. Service was excellent and the food was delicious (since I was the cook). Many choices on the menu and it can seem overwhelming, but the waitress was a huge help in making recommendations and showing us how the process works. Wine and cocktails are great. We enjoyed our night and will return.
We were met with smiles, when we walked ...
We were met with smiles, when we walked into The Melting Pot after finding a parking space right out front. We arrived on a Monday night for my birthday. Our server was wonderful! She was friendly, attentive, and knew what she was doing. When she found out it was my birthday, she brought out a small dish adorned with a fondue treat that had a lit candle on it. She had written, "Happy Birthday," on the dish beautifully! The food was delicious and well-presented. We had plenty of privacy as the booths had tall sides - which I loved, with relaxing ambiance. We are definitely going again and again!
Great Dark Corners - if that's what you want.
Was seated at a 2-top (table for two people) when we arrived to celebrate our anniversary. With our view of a wall and the bar underneath the table bumping our knees, the ambiance wasn't that great... But if you're interested in a romantic night out and staring into each other's eyes, then this was the perfect table. Our server was very friendly and helped us pick out our courses, which was great. She was very knowledgeable about all of the options. I loved the food but my boyfriend stated that he would have preferred additional sauce options (he didn't like the ones we were offered). Admittedly, we did not ask if other options were available. There was another 2-top right next to our table, separated by only a narrow divider; when the other couple showed up (about when we were finishing our main course), our little corner of the restaurant got a little loud. The waitress for that adjacent table was very loud, and we could hear everything (breathing, chewing, etc) going on at the table next door. It was kind of unfortunate, but we managed to finish our dessert course quickly and leave.
Loved our visit!
Had the four course option, and loved every course. I do wish that the vegetable options were a little more interesting (but I don't care much for veggies anyway, so I enjoyed the meal just the same) . Enjoyed the variety of meats available during the entree. Got the extra plate with our dessert course--it was well worth it!
This place is sham. Set up to get everyone to order an overpriced platter of meat that when it arrives is less than enough food to feed one person. Quality of the food across the board is poor. One small of bowl of fondue cheese for four people? Really? And salads too small to even satiate our kids. Server disappeared for 15-minutes after serving main course. Ran out of dipping sauces, water and wine. Honestly, I'm not sure how a place like this survives. We felt fleeced. Will never go back to this "chain" restaurant again.
Mystery Chocolate Fondue?
Overall we had a great meal, we did the cheddar cheese course and a chocolate course. We went for the local "Bananas Foster" to try something different, but when it came out our waiter stirred in a spoonful of caramel? Definitely wasn't expecting that since it want listed as an ingredient. Okay, but go with the classic chocolate next time.
Loved the private atmosphere. The food was excellent, great sauces for the meat. We had the 4 course meal...a great value. It is very relaxing, time between courses and fun cooking your own meat. The server was very helpful with explaining the many choices and made great recommendations. Fairly extensive wine list.
Amazing Dining Experience!
I can't say enough about the high quality of food, service, and ambiance for this restaurant! All personnel with whom we interacted were friendly, courteous, knowledgeable an definitely interested in providing a quality experience for us. The quantity of the food was a great value for the price. The expertise of our server and her experience with the serving and the food choices made our meal perfect for our group in every way. This is a great place to linger over the meal with friends and loved ones where everyone's individual tastes can be met. This restaurant exceeded our expectations. We plan to dine here again and recommend it to others.
Pricey but pay for the experience
This restaurant has very good food. The 4-course is highly recommended for 1st time visitors as you get the best bang-for-your-buck. I would recommend this as a special occasion place only as it is extremely pricey (the 4-course is about $50 a person with drinks). However, the food is very good and the experience is amazingly awesome.
Great date night or celebration spot!
I have came here on two different occasions, a date night and a mini family reunion. Both times the service was spectacular and the overall vibe was great. They have private booths for those who wish to use one, or tables that are more open. It is a quiet place allowing you to actually converse with your party. On both occasions we spent 2-3 hours here indulging and enjoying one another's company.
Cool and different
Went with a group of friends that had never been before and it turns out we had been missing out for a long time. We did the 4-course Experience and it is well worth the price! Cheese fondue, salad, cooking your own meat, and ending with chocolate fondue. It was awesome! It was all tied together with a great server that was friendly and fun! We will be back!
Fancy, Fun, or family it works with all three.
Always a special place. We go there for birthdays and other special events, it seems like there is always at least one birthday going on. New Years dinner is great! One year they did themes with everyone dressed in 1920's era clothing. That was a lot of fun. We almost always splurge and add a lobster tail to the meal. Sometimes it is great to just go for a fun night out and have the desert fondue and skip the dinner. Turtle fondue with fresh fruit and cheesecake. Add two glasses of wine (or two cups coffee if you prefer) in a romantic setting. Hard to beat a night like that.
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