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
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.
Our server went above and beyond to make sure our visit was perfect. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!
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.
Great experience. This was our first time at the Melting Pot. It was a fun experience. Our server was great and walked us through the evening. It was a little on the pricey side, would would visit again for a special occasion.
Great with Couples & Time.
It can be an evening event all by itself. Lots of fun !
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.
I was very impressed with the service an ...
I was very impressed with the service and the presentation, The food was very fresh and very good as well. Would go back for sure
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!
What a great Easter special, we loved ev ...
What a great Easter special, we loved every bite !!
We love melting pot for a special occasion! It is a bit so we go there too often. It is also a place you should visit when you have a lot of time and in a hurry.
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!
Good service, great food! We took 2 friends that had never been there before and they were very impressed! We will be back for sure!
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.
Very pleasant experience; fabulous food; expensive
It was a very pleasant experience and the food was fabulous!!! I thought the price was a little outrageous though.
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.
Food was great, nice romantic dinner!
The food was great but service was super slow since they had a party of 20 come in right at the same time. The cheese and chocolate fondue were out of this world and I'd recommend the Teriyaki Sirloin to anyone! Hopefully we won't get pushed aside for a large group next time. We were sitting waiting for the next course for at least 20 minutes (not one person stopped by our table, just walked right past it) and in the process filled up on bread. Spent a lot of money that we didn't even have room for and it's not like you take it with... it's raw meat after all!
The restaurant, food, atmosphere, etc. was fantastic and I would go again. I am not so happy with this review. I wanted to rate the Melting Pot because we truly enjoyed ourselves, but I am not happy that I am not able to submit this review without leaving a 50 characther written review, a title, and a review nickname....
Everything was amazing all around.
The service was pleasant and respectable throughout. I even had a waitress, who wasn't our assigned waitress, come by refill our drinks, as well as gave us some great advice and tips on the wine. I had another waitress do the same. Our waiter was great by the way. We dined for about an hour and a half, and learned so much about fondue while enjoying the experience.
Was not told about pre-set menu, didn't plan for the occassion due to no notification, very disappointing.
We went to the melting pot for the first time for an early Valentine's Day dinner. It was pricey but it was totally worth it. The food was fantastic, and our waitress was patient and knowledgable. I would definitely recommend it for a fancy night out.
Girls night out
My two girlfriends and I love this restaurant. It is a great place for a "girls night out". The staff was great and the food was good and fun to eat. We will be back!
We decided to try the melting pot as a c ...
We decided to try the melting pot as a change for our date night, definitely switched it up.... We were seated at our table in a secluded spot in the back of the restaurant, nice and intimate. My husbands first words were the tables were large and it felt like we were miles apart. Servers were awesome, very welcoming and informative for us first timers. The cheese dipping sauce was great just different tasting with what is provided for dipping, the food was great, for something new. Not a place we would go to often but great if your looking to switch things up. It was just under a hundred for 2 of us the food was filling. Will definitely go back.
Fun experience, but I was unhappy with t ...
Fun experience, but I was unhappy with the fact that even though I made reservations a few weeks in advance, we were seated in the far back corner. We had an extremely cold draft the entire time we were there! It was awful! I did not go to a $100 meal with the idea that I would be freezing the entire time. We also had a waiter who did not come back to the table frequently so our dippers were always running out. Thankfully, other staff members were on top of things and kept refilling them for us as well as watching our pots as they were needing to be turned down/off. Not the best first time visit, but we would give it another try just for the experience. We would just have to be more vocal about being unhappy with things at the time because it is way too costly to deal with not being 110% satisfied!
My guest and I went there this past weekend. Service was fine food was good. However, when my guest and I got up the leave after asking for box for our leftovers, we heard the manager (who was sitting down at the booth next to us for a good portion of the night) and our server making fun of us. I work in the restaurant industry so I understand the dynamic of it all. But that is completely unacceptable. We pay good money to come to this restaurant to eat. Being insulted is not the way I appreciate leaving.
Interesting new experience
We enjoyed the fondue experience. A little dark inside though. Don't come absolutely famished, it is a slow moving process but fun and romantic
Great spot for a food experience. We ha ...
Great spot for a food experience. We have always had a wonderful food and service.
Great dining experience for special occasions!
Worth the $33 and up per person cost. Strongly recommend the 4 course fondu option even if you take some home. Only downside: you will leave tubby, but quite content!
Grand Rapids Michigan
Tina at the Grand Rapids Michigan location was a delight. She was tremendously friendly and a great waitress.
Service is the only savior
Booked through Open Table and we were on time for our reservation but were still made to wait a fair amount of time before being seated. Wife's cocktail was flat and not well made. The menu is confusing and forces you to order more items than you may want. The servers do a great job of table side prep but the food is average at best.
Pricey but Good
Pricey for what you get but very enjoyable for special occasions. The wait staff were fun and provided great service.
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