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
Great service and food. Great place for ...
Great service and food. Great place for quiet meals and family friendly for most ages. I would prefer if there were a little bit more options on kids menu choices. What other foods can be used that kids like that can be dipped in the fondue?
There is a timer online on the website, however, i would recommend a small table timer for kids to use to time their foods as hands on makes their experience better. Maybe have it light up instead buzzing to keep the quiet scenery pleasant for you and others? This will help reduce the "is it done yet?" It is fun for them to look at the meat and learn how the meat changes during cooking. This place offers a learning experience for children too. The service is always great. The food is well worth it.
We were only there for dessert, and it w ...
We were only there for dessert, and it was our first time there. We didn't realize that the pricing was per plate. Like I said, it was just dessert, so it wasn't the end of the world, but it would have been nice for the staff to let us know that as it may be on the main menu, but we didn't see that information on the dessert menu.
Went for a nice dinner with my wife and ...
Went for a nice dinner with my wife and friends. We have wanted to try it for a long time and I would say it was worth finally going. Service was awesome, food was great, and the experience was unique and fun. I do a lot of cooking and entertaining so this was a great way to enjoy cooking, great company, and a cool outing. Prices are a little lofty, but you are really paying for the experience. The only very small inconvenience was the noise level when talking to friends, but we were out to enjoy and so that just fed our evening of fun and excitement.
We celebrated our anniversary here. My s ...
We celebrated our anniversary here. My sweet husband had arranged for rose petals and a rose to be on the table when we arrived. What a nice surprise! We had the Wisconsin cheese trio fondue, and turtle fondue for dessert. The service was great and we had a lovely time.
The host and hostess were very accommoda ...
The host and hostess were very accommodating. The bartender waited on us. We had a 13 month old with us and the bartender understood children. We did not have to worry about items being inappropriately placed in front of our baby. He provided exceptional service which was much appreciated.
This was a date with the woman I love an ...
This was a date with the woman I love and the Melting Pot made the evening perfect. We had the Lovers Lane package and the setting, table, service, and meal were all truly superlative. For a special night out, this is one place I will always consider
I really enjoyed my dining experience. ...
I really enjoyed my dining experience. Our host was very accommodating and knowledgeable about menu options. I also liked how private the sections are. It was my birthday, and the staff wished me happy birthday upon my arrival. I even got a birthday plate with my dessert. Overall a great experience.
Ours was an 18th Anniversary dinner, wit ...
Ours was an 18th Anniversary dinner, with 3 pre-teen boys. The dinner was Excellent and our waitress was Very good with our children. Also, her knowledge on the different dishes was impressive as we decided on our different courses of our four-course meals. I would give 'The Melting Pot' my Highest recommendation for a restaurant to impress your date with. Very quiet and the layout of the restaurant gives the impression that you are all alone together. Excellent Job. !!!!
This was my first time visiting the Melt ...
This was my first time visiting the Melting Pot. It was such a great experience and I can't wait to go back. The waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. It is just such a different dining experience. It is so interactive and delicious. I definitely recommend the 4 course experience, especially your first time. It takes like two hours to eat and you really get to savor the food and flavors.
The Melting Pot has supremely well train ...
The Melting Pot has supremely well trained staff who are quick to meet the needs of its different diners. The family tables around us were accommodated as well as the quiet dinners for two. Wait staff are well educated on the menu options, and quick to modify any meals when requests. A great meal every time.
First time eating here, for my 29th birt ...
First time eating here, for my 29th birthday after hearing rave reviews from all of my friends. The food is amazing!!! Everything is seasoned perfectly, excellent portions, romantic, private. Service was top notch, very knowledgeable and friendly servers. I am definitely coming here again!
They are not sure what kind of place the ...
They are not sure what kind of place they are. You enter a strip center with the appearance of fine dining- white cloth across forearm, and from there your party is seated in booths or tables where casual food servers walk you through a complex fondue menu. The food is just ok, and upon ordering coffee with dessert they're out of cream or milk. Does that mean the full service bar can't serve a White Russian or whatever other cocktails which call for cream? They don't bother to run next door to the Valero and buy a carton of milk? Good Lord! I think a small carton is less than $3.00.
Overall this place was great! We went fo ...
Overall this place was great! We went for a date night that was long overdue, so I scheduled ahead and had them put rose peddles on the table ( The romance package) and it was lovely. The only thing I had a problem with was the fact that I made the reservation days ahead of time, got there 10 minutes early and I still had to wait 25 minutes for my table. Aside from that, the food and experience were definitely worth the price. That was the first of many for me!
Service was ok but getting our cocktails ...
Service was ok but getting our cocktails & a bottle of wine was extremely slow, we ordered everything at our table but especially the bartender to bring our cocktails ahead of time before the wine. He made 1 out of 3 drinks right, brought out drinks we didn't even order!
The food was excellent as always.
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.
Starting with Dawn the hostesses started ...
Starting with Dawn the hostesses started things out very pleasant, then passed us off to Tristian which was phenomenal he was entertaining and enthusiastic about what he was doing and the way he communicated with us! Everything was fantastic and I thank you all for making my experience great.
The fondue was amazing! But ONLY the fon ...
The fondue was amazing! But ONLY the fondue, I am dissatisfied to find out that I paid $150 to cook my own meal of which was small portion and not cleaned seafood. We were new and did not know we were going to have to cook the food ourselves but after trying it we were very disappointed.Our server was slow to greet us, get our order, And to bring our food... But was able to promptly serve the table across from us. We were FORCED to order only one type of fondue and dessert because we were put at a table that has only one burner. My seafood was not cleaned/deveined and my steak was not seasoned. PLUS the fact that I had to FRY my top sirloin, the batter didn't stay on the food and the server splattered the hot oil all over the table and myself after we were done! Had we known about the poor service and the horrible main course options, we would have only ordered fondue and left to get dinner elsewhere!
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.
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