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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.
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - Grand Rapids Ratings and Reviews
Was a perfect choice for a double date. Cozier feel with the high back long booths and wonderful patient pace of both food and time to fill 2 hours easily. We had the three course option and we all felt stuffed when we left. I recommend the old Bay cheese option, coq au Vin cooking style, and dark chocolate with Bailey's for dessert.
Fun time cooking the food, but I hope you have all night for your meal. We go here because my daughter loves to cook the food and it is entertaining. But tonight they may have given me a reason not to come back. Service was especially dismal. It actually took 3 hours for dinner and this is not a 4 star restraunt. My wife and I laughed when they blamed it on the kitchen, not sure how much cooking goes into chopping up raw meat and vegetables. The manager did come by and apologize plus discounted the meal, but I will need to be convinced by my daughter if I am ever to go back.
This place is the best, one of my favorites for YEARS! We live in Kalamazoo, and it's so good-we're willing to drive over an hour just for the experience. One of my first choices for ANY special occasion, or 'just because' they're running a great special. Fondue, I love it, and they really have it down to a science
Thank you! I received a reservation confirmation call within 10 minutes of my on-line reservation. They asked if there was a special occasion for the dinner and quickly gave me options to make the Birthday dinner special. This is the level of customer service that has fallen by the wayside! Bravo!
Fantastic! We were celebrating our anniversary and they no longer have the angry cocktail sauce that is my favorite sauce there. The waiter went in back and made some for me because I told him how much I loved it. Now that's service. Atmosphere is romantic and food was delicious as always.
The bread was stale and vegetables were browned. Was very disappointed. We wanted to take our kids for a fun treat and it wasn't good. The chocolate fondue was good but after the cheese was taken away we waited over 30 minutes for the chocolate and they weren't that busy at all! Disappointing all around.
We had an eightieth birthday and two other birthdays celebrating together with a group of seven people. We ordered our selections in advance and had all fondues prepared at the table. It was a fun experience and while it took us two and a half hours from start to finish, it was well worth the time spent. We had attentive waitresses even though two other groups were also being served. It is a great place for a special occasion such as ours.
The cheese fondue was the only decent part and even that was served with stale chips. I ordered the steak and duck and both contained pieces that were chewy and full of fibers making it unpleasant to eat. Service was okay, took over 10 minutes to receive drinks.
The menu was complicated and pricy. We did not understand that each type of cooking oil, cheese, and chocolate had an add on price.
We waited a full 30 minutes between courses for our waiter to appear making it a 3 hour lunch. That is way too much!
At $50 per plate, too expensive also
HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! Took the 45 min drive for a "dining experience" only to spend $130 and sit in an ICY and EMPTY bar for two and a half hours to be served stale bread bits and Gordon Food service pound cake.
From the location to the quality/flavor of food served it was a "meh" dining experience. Taking into consideration the price paid and lack of attentive service, it was a very NEGATIVE dining experience: After our entree pot was cleared, we waited for 25 mins before finally catching someone's attention to ask "Where's our server? Where's our dessert?" During that 25 mins we watched the manager entranced (mouth hanging open) by a poker tourney broadcast, off-duty servers mixing "Shirley Temples," and the hostess's boyfriend playing a game of "toss the teddy bear to the ceiling." So NOT the "dinner and a show" we were expecting.
The Melting Pot was a lovely setting for our mothers birthday celebration. This was a wonderful experience for all seven of us, since we have never been to this restaurant before and never tried fondue before. Great fun for a large group. Food was very good and cocktails were tasty. The cheese fondue was the appetizer, in which we selected two cheeses to dip a variety breads and fruit into. The salads were next, in which were very fresh and delicious. Then the entry was 3rd, in which most of us had the chicken, shrimp and steak trio, which was very good. Lastly, our favorite part was the chocolate fondue. A variety of treats and strawberries to dip into the chocolate fondue.
Our servers name was Will and he made the experience even better. He is a wonderful person and great server with a fantastic personality. I would recommend anyone going there to ask for Will to be your server. This certainly is not a normal dinner situation, so expect your experience to last several hours for a larger group, but the time past so quickly because we were having a great time and even greater laughs. One of our guest at our table had several food allergies and the wait staff was very concerned to this specific situation, in which I felt they went above and beyond the call of duty to accommodate our needs. I would definitely recommend this location to friends and family and going back is a definite YES.
My wife and I surprised her parents with a special dinner at the Melting Pot because it's something they would never do for themselves. 1) our server was patient, kind, friendly, and non-invasive. So helpful for making our time wonderful. She gave us great tips and really impressed us. We felt like we got special treatment, even though we aren't high end fancy people. 2) watching my mother-in-law throughout the entire dinner process was priceless and she was in awe with how fun and neat it was to watch them make our food at the table. We had a really great time and I've never had a bad experience at the Melting Pot Grand Rapids (I have been several times).
Very nice atmosphere, all we expected. Had reservations arrived early and got seated right away. Greeted very warmly by the staff, checked on by manager. Our waiter had only worked there for two weeks and very knowledgeable and helpful to us and our inexperience. Great place
This is the second year in a row that we have spent our 15th, and 16th Wedding Anniversary. Food was good as always, and service was outstanding and attentive! Our waiter Max, whom we we got both times, is a testament to the excellent service that has been provided. We'll definitely be coming back again!
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