About The Melting Pot - Houston
The Melting Pot Restaurant is where fun is cooked up fondue style. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, long overdue date night or celebrating with a group.
We are the premier fondue restaurant, centrally located on Westheimer, providing a casually elegant dining experience and an intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side and fresh salads while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables in the cooking style of your choice. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces. Chocolate fondue is the finale, served with decadent dippers. Most make reservations for the four-course dining experience but more than a few have stopped by to satisfy that cheese fondue or chocolate craving. The Melting Pot also features a great wine list, specialty cocktails and martinis.
Fondue, Japanese, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:30pm
Between Hilcroft & Fountainview at Greenridge
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of public parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - Houston Ratings and Reviews
Can't go wrong with the 4 Course Experie ...
Can't go wrong with the 4 Course Experience; the Land & Sea was delicious! If you're stuck for which chocolate to choose, I recommend the S'mores. It was amazing and worked well with all of the selections offered.
Overall the food was good, but not great ...
Overall the food was good, but not great. However, the dessert fondue was very good. (We had the Smores version but with dark chocolate) The restaurant was clean, but the appearance is dated and tired. The booth seat padding was worn out and hurt both of our backs after a 2.5-hour dinner. Yes, 2.5 hours - be prepared for a long experience. That is not a complaint, just letting people know what to expect. What dropped this to an overall 2-star rating was our waiter. He was very impersonal and talked at us instead of to us. It was like we were on a ride at 6 flags and he was tired of saying the same thing over and over again. He wasn't rude, but he certainly did not make us feel welcomed either. Overall for the price ($130 for 2 people before tip) we expected more, and with better service.
food was amazing as always. Marquise was ...
food was amazing as always.
Marquise was out waiter. he knew everything he was supposed to. he was very friendly. I would definitely request him by name to be our waiter next time and any other time that we went. very good experience.
The service is always top notch. Atmosph ...
The service is always top notch. Atmosphere is great. However, the quality of the food did not match the price tag this time. Much of our salad was brown stemmed lettuce, and cheap processed looking boiled eggs. Our broccoli was also not very fresh during the cheese portion. Almost all of the pieces were looking as if they were beginning to turn brown. We have dined there several times before and have never had such poor quality food. I really hope it was a fluke, but it will be a long while before we come back. We just can't spend that kind of money for sub-par quality food.
This was a fun and different dining expe ...
This was a fun and different dining experience. The food was great and employees were very nice. It took about hours get through the 4 courses dinner. It is pricey, but worth it for special occassions. For a party of 4, with a total of 4 cocktails, the price was $265.
This restaurant has failed several times ...
This restaurant has failed several times in the past but I keep coming back. But now I've finally learned my lesson. It wasn't enough that the their parking lot is taken over by a neighboring restaurant and they make excuses for that. You'd think a manager would care but the one I talked to did nothing but make excuses. Then one time I make a request because I'm a larger man and they make fun of me. And that involved a manager at the host stand. But now they claim our table was "too loud" despite there only being one table anywhere near us and they were two sections away. And no, we weren't given any warning - just some manager wanting us to move. I asked for a check and then got in to an argument with manager Dustin Wendel, who by the way, has a low tolerance for customer anger. He told me that if I were to talk at that level, he wasn't interested in talking to me (paraphrase but the point is valid). This guy shouldn't be a manager anywhere. Were we loud? Maybe? But instead of embarrassing us and asking us to move, maybe you should to talk to us first and see if something can be done. We had a first-timer to the Melting Pot who I guarantee you will not be back. And I have done at least a dozen Valentine's Day here but never again. I sure hope the accusation made by a single table was worth losing a long-time customer who gave you many chances. Avoid this restaurant at all costs.
Have been here twice over the years. Enj ...
Have been here twice over the years. Enjoyable place to take the kids for special occasions. However, the overall concept I really do not understand. It is a nice novelty place, but the food is just not really that outstanding for what it costs. Service was great.
great food. the cheese and dessert were ...
great food. the cheese and dessert were top notch. odd music playlist, pretty sure it was a pop top 40 playlist. family with many loud children on the other side of the partition.
Excellent food and service, not the atmosphere I was expecting.
My husband and I made a reservation for ...
My husband and I made a reservation for our first anniversary and it was amazing! We had two servers - Josh and Tristian - and they were both very kind, informative, and helpful. Our booth was a cozy corner fit specifically for two people, which made it perfect for the occasion. The only problem we had was that the four-course special (similar to a special we finished without a problem at Simply Fondue in Fort Worth) was SO MUCH FOOD. We were full by the time we got the third course! Luckily, they gave us to-go containers so we didn't feel our time or money was wasted.
All in all, a great place to go every once and a while - either with big groups, family, or for special occasions. A little pricey, but totally worth it.
Love this place! It is fun and the food ...
Love this place! It is fun and the food is always good quality and tastes great. The cocktails are amazing and the service is outstanding. Visit when you have plenty of time to sit and enjoy all of the courses. It is an experience that shouldn't be rushed. Ask for Les!
Loved the Melting Pot. 1st time to go t ...
Loved the Melting Pot. 1st time to go there. Food was excellent quality and the drinks were superb. Waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Atmosphere was quiet but enjoyable...you could hear some laughter during the evening but nothing disturbing. Manager stopped by to ensure everything was going well for us. That was nice. Great place for a special evening.
First: waiter"jj" gave my husband a very ...
First: waiter"jj" gave my husband a very dirty beer glass, which he replaced it with a hot glass and a cold beer.
2: he forgot to turn on the pot, which we waited for about 15-20min for us to let him know because he would hardly come back to the table. From there.... it went down hill. It took for ever, therefore, we had to ask for our salad. Wegotignored, Ihad made reservations for 4 with my family tocelebrate my birthday! !
Tristan our server was great. This was o ...
Tristan our server was great. This was our first time at the Melting Pot. The food was great. Tristan helped us pick out some of the flavors and cooking styles being it was our first time. It is the perfect place for a nice quiet date. Will definitely be going back.
The service was surprisingly slow even t ...
The service was surprisingly slow even though we were there at opening time, and with a reservation. We have been to this location several times over the years, and had not previously had this poor experience. The food was very good, as usual, and the server was very friendly. I hope the slow service we experienced this time was just an aberration.
Too loud, seems to be more like a sports ...
Too loud, seems to be more like a sports bar than a romantic restaurant. We told the manager about the other table being so obnoxiously loud and he did not said anything to us or them and just left. Bad experience.
Had a reservation for 4 at 4pm, arrived ...
Had a reservation for 4 at 4pm, arrived 5 minutes early, had to wait approx 25 minutes. It would have been nice to be told how long the wait would be. We didn't see a lot of other patrons waiting, but some came in after us and were seated ahead of us.
This was a horrible dining experience. M ...
This was a horrible dining experience. My husband and I arrive 15 minutes prior to our reservation & sit at the bar to order a drink. Hostess very rudely demands that we must close our tab at the bar before we can be seated. Our first time here & our waiter was not helpful at all. He spoke so fast you could barely understand what he was saying. Didnt offer any helpful tips on food selection or preparation. We learned more by eaves dropping on the table next to us as their waiter went over the menu giving them great advice about the foods. We were stuck in a back corner booth that was so dark we couldnt see the bugs crawling on us that left us covered in little flea like bites all over our arms & backs. I wouldnt recommend this place to my worst enemy on a bad day. Would have filed a complaint but wouldn't know who to complain about because I don't think our waiter even told us his name!
15 minutes before waitress attended my t ...
15 minutes before waitress attended my table for the first time. After each course was finished it took about 25 minutes for my table to receive the next course. For a restaurant where food is cooked in front of the customer. It took way to long for my table to be attended.
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