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, 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
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.
Excellent setting and romantic ambiance ...
Excellent setting and romantic ambiance - full points for that. Many/most of the tables are in private/intimate settings and let you enjoy your company without interruptions from others in the restaurant. The portion sizes were good, not too small, not too big. Filet mignon doesn't work that great in a fondue (I'd rather just grill it) - but the shrimp and the lobster were absolutely fantastic. My recommendation to anyone who goes would be to go for seafood in the fondue. Our server was very attentive to our needs, very friendly and yet not overbearing or intrusive. All in all, my wife loved it for our anniversary celebration, and that's what counts.
I was looking for a special place for ou ...
I was looking for a special place for our anniversary and had read a review about the melting pot. It was a great experience and fit right into our vegetarian diet. From the anniversary card on the table to the attention shown by the manager it was great. Our waitress paige was very friendly and attentive and the best fondue instructor ever. With so many restaurants to try we hardly ever go back a second time but we will be returning to the melting pot and probably take the whole family this time.
my date and I had a wonderful time! our ...
my date and I had a wonderful time! our waiters were awesome and super friendly! the food was spectacular. I wish I would've known that we could've split the meal because it was a lot of food and it would've made it way less expensive. Everything was great, I definitely want to go back.
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!
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