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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 bite 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.
Houston, TX 77057
Fondue, Japanese, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday : 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Between Hilcroft & Fountainview at Greenridge
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of public parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - Houston Ratings and Reviews
service was exceptional. from the moment we walked in we were welcomed and invited to an experience we will never forget. We were seated very quickly. Our server was not only polite but very knowledgeable. From the appetizers to entrees, she was vibrant. we dove right in to the classic. The salad our server recommended was beyond delicious. The colors popped and the flavors tied in with every bite. I would definitely be going back.
My only suggestion would be is to be mindful when a special occasion is disclosed when a reservation such as an Anniversary or Date Night is made where it's clearly a couple, not setting them near children. We love The Melting Pot and always go on special occasions, however, there has been a time or two including this past time (Oct. 7) where we were sat next to loud children while trying to have a romantic dinner. I know this is something that can't always be prevented, but maybe there could be some sort of solution.
We use this restaurant for special occasions or just a relaxing date night. However, of late the service has become hit or miss. When the service is good, the experience is hard to beat. Conversely, if the service is off, it detracts from the full meal. Recently, about every third or fourth visit, we've had questionable service. It had gotten to the point that we even request a specific server. Unfortunately, he wasn't working on our last visit.
One of the things we really appreciate about a fondue meal is the pave that allows us a great opportunity for conversation as the food is prepared. Four courses usually mean that dinner will be around an hour. On our last visit, the server was ready to remove our cheese course and start the preparation for our entree while we were still enjoying the cheese. It's awkward to be eating one course while someone is standing at the end of the table waiting to switch the cooking containers.
We had the opposite situation between the entree and dessert courses while we were left sitting there waiting for the chocolate preparation at arrive.
These may sound like minor issues, but when I'm dining at this level of restaurant, I don't expect there to be any issues. For the price of a meal for two at Melting Pot, we could have dined at Commander's Palace and there would be no question about quality of service.
Our waiter (Ezra) was great. However, one of the managers on staff (Michele) was unprofessional and rude. My friend and I asked a question regarding the wine pairing with a 4 course meal promotion and when the bill came it was not what we expected. When we approached Michele about it, she was anything but gracious and accused us of misunderstanding what she meant. Instead of apologizing and providing customer service, she was rude, snippy, and not an accurate representation of what Melting Pot stands for. Luckily our waiter was awesome and made up for the lack of customer service and general respect for my friend and I who come to Melting Pot frequently.
I chose this restaraunt for the setting of my girlfriends Birthday, decision I do not regret at all. The lighting, service, and food were all fantastic. A factor in choosing this place was the participation in Houston Restaraunt Week, not the reason I will be returning in the near future. We were extremely happy with the entire experience. I mentioned that it was my girlfriends birthday and the extra touch in the display that awaited us was much appreciated. A card and rose pedals set off the evening in a way that could only be improved by the great tasting food that followed. I would recommend the melting to my family and friends, and have already. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
I have taken my niece a couple of times because we always do a meal after the first week of school and last couple of times we picked melting pot and they had called to confirm reservation and asked if it was a special occasion and I told them that it was, because my niece is a senior this yr,so it will be the last time we do this they made it a point to come over to the table and congratulate her on her senior yr and wished her well. It was great,even the waiter commented on it. It was very sweet and we had fun. Btw the fondue is great too. Fiesta chocolate was yum. We ordered the baked potato cheese...so good. Thanks melting pot, we will return.
The stuff is super friendly good to be interactive with friends celebrated my best friends birthday and our anniversary. Was kind of pricey, but well worth it. The fondue, salads, main course and dessert are amazin. Be prepared to be there for at least three hours it is an experience more than just a meal.
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