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About The Melting Pot - Kansas City
At The Melting Pot, fun is cooked up fondue style, creating an out of the ordinary dining experience. You'll discover all the ingredients for a perfect evening, including attentive service, private tables, & an atmosphere of casual elegance. In addition to the cheese & chocolate fondues which have made The Melting Pot famous, they offer a fine selection of beef, chicken, seafood, & vegetarian entrees, as well as an exceptional wine list & a full bar. You may enjoy a romantic evening for two, a special occasion with fifty of your closest friends, a dining experience to impress your boss, or a night out with the family. Whatever the occasion, an evening at The Melting Pot is always a celebration. Call directly to inquire about the Romance Packages in The Melting Pot’s private celebration booths for two.
Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64112
Fondue, American, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Melting Pot offers complimentary covered parking in the public garage above the restaurant. Enter off Pennsylvania next to California Pizza Kitchen.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Large private room capable of accommodating up to 56 people.
birthday, rehearsal, wedding, celebrate, grad*, engagement, dinner, lunch, reception, luncheon, shower, bridal, baby, bachelorette, business, ceremonies, awards, graduation, client, employee, appreciation, boss, gift, chocolate, fondue, strawberries, romance
The Melting Pot - Kansas City Ratings and Reviews
AC wasn't working in our area so it was extremely hot without having the burner on. Not much done to correct this. Enjoyed our Fondue, but took cooking style reco from the server and it actually made us dislike our entree. It was our anniversary, and we wanted to try something new. It was just an ok experience.
My wife and I went here to celebrate her birthday because we've had good experiences in the past. This time we were seated right across from the kitchen. The kitchen staff were very noisy and were cussing a lot. The light from the kitchen also showed how dirty the floor is and I could see tons of dust on the paintings. Definitely, didn't have the intimate feel that we've experienced in the past.
The prices were a little ridiculous for how much food we got and how much prep went into the food before we received it. It also took us a total of 2.5 hours to eat our 4 course meal and that was with skipping desert. There were very long 35-40 minute waits in between courses that were unbearably long. The restaurant was not even busy at the time. The concept is fun but I would never go back for a full meal. I don't have 3 hours for a meal. Lastly, the music selection was awful. The speaker was right above our heads and it was distracting and obnoxious. Overall I think this place is slow, overpriced, but unique. Maybe a once every few year thing if you have 3 hours to spare.
Glad we got there early so as to have area to ourselves for awhile before two very large loud groups were seated. We had added it was for two birthdays to reservation but they didn't have that nor our seating choice on file from our Opentable reservation. I should have called to reconfirm that day.
Our server was fantastic. Very friendly, knowledgeable, patient while our group of grandparents and birthday girl decided menus choices. Food was very good and plentiful. The only thing that pushed us to finish faster and leave was the loudness of another group's server. Because the group were high school students, he seemed to get louder with them, joking and answering questions from even across the room. He seemed to get louder as the evening wore on. I went to the restroom and could hear him even back by those doors. If this had been a romantic evening, it would have been ruined.
We will go back but will book early again for the quieter time so we can have a conversation.
Catch 22. Food was good. Slightly overpriced though for the atmosphere. Disappointed that my server had never had the food although the manager did let her try some of the cheese. Personally for such a place where you can easily spend over $100 I would think the managers would let the staff try a little bit of the food so that they are able to recommend what they liked best. Overall I would say it was worth it and will be back again!
We really enjoyed our evening. The service staff was knowledgeable and very nice which was especially since it was our first time eating there. The only thing on the down side was we always had to ask for water refills. I would prefer our server to notice and stop by often enough to notice that.
We ate at The Melting Pot for my boyfriend's birthday and we had a wonderful time! My sister and her husband recommend it to us, and it was absolutely perfect. We had great service and the food was beyond amazing! We will certainly be going back again some time soon.
Spent 130$ for 2 people to eat a very small amount of food scraps dipped in bland cheese. Spent 3 hours here partly because the server kept disappearing even after telling her we were on a time crunch. Nasty greasy liquid coming out from under hot plate/stove top. Could be cleaner! To top it off the strawberries we discovered were moldy after eating some. They knocked off our drinks from the bill but those were too pricey to begin with. Don't mind spending $130 for a meal but typically you would get a decent amount of food for that. Won't be back.
I've been once before years ago and had a great time. I thought it would make a nice stop on our vacation tonight. We were not in a hurry, but did have plans after dinner that we had to cancel. The service seemed VERY slow. I understand it is designed to be slower but it was just the 2 of us and 2.5 hours for dinner got to be a little rediculous. We saw the other servers flipping their tables and hardly ever saw ours. Though friendly and helpful, she was just not present! By the time the entrees came we were getting a little impatient, and honestly by the time the dessert course came we were just ready to leave, didn't even finish. We never once saw a manager on the floor either, which seemed odd. The food was good as expected, but your really just paying a premium for the experience. This will probably be my last time here just because I'd rather spend the same money at one of my other kansas city favorites and be blown away by amazing cuisine and service!
The Melting Pot is always delicious, and always insanely expensive. We go at least once a year for a birthday or anniversary. This was the first time I've tried taking the kids along - the 8 year old had a blast, the 4 year old was pretty dubious about the whole situation. They do have a kids menu, but the experience might be a bit much for the preschool crowd.
Very Very disappointed with our visit to the melting pot. For the price, I would highly suggest just coming here for the happy hour fondue and drinks. Save yourself the $, time, and effort as to not be dissapointed. I will give credit to our server for trying to salvage what turned out to be a terribly disappointing experience.
We've been several times for special occasions. Always a great time, but this time it was obvious they were short handed. We were sat near the kitchen which was very loud due to the staff. The ambience has gone down hill. They need to do a major cleaning & maintenance, carpet was filthy, our booth seats were torn/worn out & dirty.
Made our reservation over a month in advance. Because we were a party of 2 they refused to give us a booth. So we ended up an a very uncomfortable table. 3 hours we were there the large booths NEVER got sat once! Will never go back to that location. To many other places to spend my money!
A known restaurant in Kansas City, The Melting Pot offers a non-traditional setting with a 4-course fondue meal. While expectations were high, the food was just "pretty good" and the ambiance was interesting... However the service was spectacular and our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful.
We frequent the Melting Pot in various cities. We dine in a Melting Pot 3-4 times per year. The whole dining experience takes about two hours by design. We typically enjoy the experience and the flow of the meal. Our visit to the Melting Pot in Kansas City tonight was exceptionally slow. The server barely visited the table and after about 90 minutes we finally had our main course brought to our table. Several managers stopped by our table, one of them even offering to provide some kind of concession to make our experience better, however they never followed through. Also an advertisement showing all libations were half off on Thursday's with the purchase of a 4-course dining experience was not honored. I was told the martini that I ordered was not included. Again a manager visited our table but no solution was made. We enjoy the Melting Pot and will likely visit again, but it is hard to get excited about our experience tonight.
My fiancé took us here for dinner on a Saturday night for my birthday. We had a reservation for 7pm, we got seated 10 minutes early- but did not like our table (we were seated in a corner booth across from the kitchen and the table was simply too small). Our excellent waiter gladly moved us to a larger booth. From the cheese fondue all the way through to dessert, our waiter, Gabrielle, provided the most wonderful service we've had yet at The Melting Pot. Excellent food as always, but the service was even more worth the money. Definitely recommend this place to anyone willing to spend the money for the experience!!
Very unique dinning experience. A bit pricy but worth the experience. My husband and I were there on a date night before a concert and our table was very private. We even had curtains to close if we chose to. Would reccomend this dinning experience. The food was delicious as well.
It was my best friend's birthday and she had never heard of The Melting Pot. The state we live in doesn't have any and we happened to be out of town, so I insisted we go. She loved it and plans to bring her husband back for their anniversary. We had the most wonderful server too. Francesca made our evening one we'll always have great memories of when we look back on our trip
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