About The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids
Welcome to The Melting Pot. We offer a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie.
Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Independence Day
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Closed Christmas Day
East Beltline & Knapp
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music on Friday Nights in our Lounge
There is a Rapid bus stop located behind the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for all of your large party needs. Whether it’s a feast with friends or a corporate gathering our private dining room offers the atmosphere and functionality you need to enjoy a Perfect Night Out.
Party Room Features Include: Seating for up to 32 guests, frosted glass doors for privacy, projection screen for presentations, structured seating layout perfect for guest speakers.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids Ratings and Reviews
Upon entering, you are greeted warmly. ...
Upon entering, you are greeted warmly. The ambiance is inviting and the food is delectable.
What makes this place special is that it is an experience.
Your dining in layers which allows the focus to be on conversation and the company.
The service is excellent and they put in effort to make your time there delightful.
The perfect place for friends or date night!
What are you waiting for?
I brought to female friends from work to ...
I brought to female friends from work to show what a great place this is. You can spend as little or as much as you are comfortable spending and enjoy a great experience. The cheese and chocolate fondues were wonderful as was the lobster roll salad. The server was excellent and the other people who helped us were great, too. Very knowledgeable and friendly. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and they are ready to go back!
This is always a great place when you ar ...
This is always a great place when you are looking for a change of pace "date night" as we were. I had been to the Melting Pot before however it was my Fiance's first time. We decided to have the four course meal and really enjoyed the food. Our server Tina was great! Very attentive, checked in appropriately and I never once had to ask for a refill on my drink since she was on top of it...now that is great service!
Thanks again for helping my fiance and I have a great date night!
Our server was trying really hard, but t ...
Our server was trying really hard, but the entire meal took three hours because he kept forgetting things and mixing up our orders. He was a nice kid, but at least two tables with different servers were sat, ate, and finished in the time it took us to get out of there. The restaurant was kind enough to give us 20% off, but this is after we complained because they didn't adhere to the happy hour specials they advertised. We were sat in the dining room, I asked the server if there were any specials, he brought me a specials menu, we ordered drinks on special, the bill came and we pointed out drinks were full price, he went to talk to the manager about it, came back sweating bullets and told us that the manager refused to give us the specials price because the happy hour was for the "bar area" only. Nowhere on the specials menu did it indicate that only bar patrons were privy to the specials. Completely false advertising on top of really poor service.
Needed Night Out!
My husband and I went on a "Romantic" date to The Melting Pot and it was wonderful!! It lived up to the lovers lane seating. The food was great and service was fabulous. It is pricey but for a special night out or a much NEEDED date night it was well worth it.
My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary on 6/8/2016.
The food and service was great! The only advice that I would give is that when you offer potatoes, please let the customer know how long it will take to cook them. The only cook times that were given were were 1:30 an 2:00 minutes for the meats. If offering potatoes with the meal I would ask the customer if they could be put in the broth right away so they would be ready to eat in 10 to 15 minutes.
It was my boyfriend and I's second time coming to the Melting Pot, and we loved it just as much the second time there! We had our own secluded booth and privacy; it was very nice. Great experience making your own food, and not feeling rushed to get through a meal! Perfect for date night or special occasion!
Great place! Service was wonderful!
Our waitress was wonderful, many managers came by to c that we were good. The only complaint I have is the price for entrees. There was no flexibility by way of only getting a chicken or a seafood entree. It was a mix of beef, chx and seafood mostly, which made the price very expensive.
Our sever was terrible, he never congrat ...
Our sever was terrible, he never congratulated us or introduced himself. He just took our order dropped off our food and never showed up until he dropped off our check (even though we wanted to order more wine AND our chocolate fondue was burning)
Horrible waiter. Never want to come back because of him. He was a bald white tall man, seems like he was in his late 30s.
Nice way to spend an anniversary
My husband and I love coming here for our anniversary. The food was exceptional as always. We were a little unimpressed by the service this time. We had a team of two severs helping us and even though the receptionist knew it was our Anniversary the wait staff did not and asked if it was a special occasion. Also my husband expressed concern about having another option in place of the cheese course as he doesn't eat diary and the server didn't explain our options enough for us to understand and they brought a double portion of the cheese and didn't acknowledge our concerns about it. I know it was a Sat night, but I felt the experience would have been better if this would have been addressed. We've ate here many times and had great service so I hope this doesn't happen the next time we decide to dine here.
A Wonderful Treat!
My fiance and I went all out for our shared birthday dinner ! We got the 4 course meal with cheddar appetizer, lobster and filet mignon entrees, and dulce de leche dessert. The salads were a little smaller than I expected, but ended up being the perfect size for the meal. Definitely a treat since it was a bit expensive, but totally worth it. My fiance and I had so much fun, and can't wait to go back!
One of the faves
My friend brought 2 older kids with us, one of whom was experiencing the melting pot for the first time. We weren't sure how they were going to behave but the waitstaff was really nice to them and the whole experience was very pleasant. Thank you for the extra patience. We all had a nice time.
Worth every penny
My hubby and I had a blast. It was a quiet romantic evening that lasted a good 2.5 hours. Our waiter really knew his stuff and made it so easy to make our meal decisions and make our evening very enjoyable! We reserved a table online and so we got a secluded booth which made our time very special. It felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant. We will definitely be back!
A fun experiance
over all this is a fun dinner. I would never go if I had a short amount of time or did not have reservations. It is not a bad price for the interaction you get with the servers. I would not recommend if you are not into cheese though. Also I would plan on getting messy. You may not but it is a lot of fluids being moved around at the table.
It took 3 hours to eat our meal. The waiter took 30 minutes in between courses and messed up the dessert. When confronted about it he tried giving us a voucher instead of refunding that portion of the check. The concept is great but for a $200.00 bill, I would suggest a place where you don't have to wait forever to cook your own food.
We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. Service was excellent. Our waitress and the other staff went out of their way to make sure no pineapple was in the food and sauces. Since I'm allergic to it. She did an excellent job taking care of us. Food and atmosphere was wonderful. We enjoyed our time very much. Thank you Melting Pot team.
It is a little pricey but this was a really great place to spend a special occasion. It was the first time eating here for both of us and we will definitely be returning. It was pretty cool what they did for my significant others birthday as well. Thanks for the great service and good times!
Too much for not enough
Our waitress did not help us with the menu at all. There were 7 of us eating and we shared meals and she didn't not advise against it. We asked for double portions and it didn't seem to be doubled at all. There just wasn't enough food for all of us, especially given the price of the meals, and we should've been advised to order differently.
Great for leisurely meal...
We chose the Melting Pot specifically because we wanted a delicious restaurant that was quiet and private so we could TALK and be heard ... with new friends. It was delightful! We all got what we wanted to eat. They had very good gluten free options, too. Nice atmosphere...we will come again!
This was our first time at The Melting Pot, and our server explained the process well. We got the classic cheddar fondue (delicious), we each picked 3 entrees as the sampler platter (very good), and finished off with the Dark & Dulce dessert fondue (sooo incredibly good!) The service was a bit slow, but we had planned time for that. It's kind of pricey, but worth it for a treat every once in a while!
Service was good. Only recommend desert
Service was good. Food was good but over priced. I understand paying extra for the romantic setting, but paying that much and cooking food yourself in hot water. Nah! The desert was awesome though. If you want steak or seafood recommend going to a steak or seafood place. Want good drinks and dessert I recommend the melting pot.
Food was great, with good quality and ni ...
Food was great, with good quality and nice selection. The atmosphere is such that it makes for a nice semi-private and even romantic experience. We each had filet mignon and lobster, both of which were very good. Dessert was awesome which you expect from fondue! Price is a little bit higher but you get a great experience and something different than your average restaurant. Overall experience was great!
More than just a meal!
My boyfriend and I have visited this place every year for the past 3 years and have never had a bad meal or bad service. Our waiters have been more than helpful in explaining the dining choices and meal options to suit our needs. The price seems a bit high for "a meal" but it takes us over 3 hours to complete the four course dining experience the Melting Pot offers. Where can you go for three hours and leave with a full belly and spend quality time together for $120? Really, this place is more than a meal, it truly is an experience I would highly recommend!
This is my favorite restaurant. The staff is friendly. I would like to see paydays put on the dessert tray to dip in chocolate. This was the first time since my weight loss surgery in 8/2015. I didn't think I'd be able to eat here again....I was glad I was wrong.
Amazing time. Reserved a table for a belated valentines day dinner,and I couldn't have been happier. Every course,including the salad,was delicious! House made dressings and sauces are great. While you may pay more for the 4 course package,the amount of food and quality of food was spectacular. The wine selection,service,ambience... EVERYTHING was great,I am usually very fruggle but have absolutely no issue spending my money here and will most definitely be back again.
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